Kali Linux

Kali Linux

Kali Linux is a Debian-based Linux distribution aimed at advanced penetration testing and security auditing of computer systems and networks. Kali Linux contains several hundred pre-installed tools which are geared towards various information security tasks, such as computer forensics, penetration testing, reverse engineering and security research.

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Tails
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Tails

The Amnesic Incognito Live System or Tails for short is a portable operating system that protects you against surveillance and censorship. The operating system can started from a USB stick on any macOS, Linux or Windows computer, leaving no trace on that computer after it has been shutdown. Allowing you to make any computer into a Tails protect environment free of surveillance. Tails includes a variety of open source tools that can be used to browse the web, edit document and communicate saftley. Including Tor, Tor Browser, Pidgin, Network Manger, VeraCrypt, GNUPG, MAT, KeePassXC, GtkHash and many more.

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Debian
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Debian

Debian is a free and open-source operating system and GNU/Linux distribution that is openly developed by the community-supported Debian Project. The distribution was first released in 1993 and today it is the base of many other Linux-based distribution such as the popular Ubuntu. The project includes over 59000 packages, precompiled software bundled up for easy installation on your machine.

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Arch Linux
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Arch Linux

A highly modular, flexible and lightweight Linux distribution for computers with x86-64 processors. Arch Linux is a free and openly developed by the Arch community and released under the GNU General Public License.

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Manjaro Linux
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Manjaro Linux

A Linux-based distribution suitable for newcomers and experienced computer users alike. With Manjaro Linux the user have full control over your operating system and hardware, without restrictions. Manjaro Linux is developed and distributed free and open-source under a rolling release cycle that allows anyone to take part in the development of the operating system. This makes it ideal for people who want to learn how Linux works and how it is different to other operating systems.

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Xubuntu
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Xubuntu

A light-weight Linux distribution intended for both new and experienced Linux users. Xubuntu comes with the Xfce desktop environment by default which use fewer system resources than the default Ubuntu GNOME desktop. Xubuntu was officially released on 1 June 2006 and has seen active development since. It is openly maintained by the community and released free of charge under the GNU General Public License.

Suggested by Cathy Cathy
Pop!_OS
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Pop!_OS

Pop!_OS is a free and open-source Linux operating system for STEM and creative professionals who use their computer as a tool to discover and create. Pop!_OS is openly developed and released by the Linux hardware manufacturer System76. With Pop!_OS  you can unleash your potential on secure, reliable open source software. Pop!_OS is designed for fast navigation, easy workspace organization, and fluid, convenient workflow. Your operating system should encourage discovery, not obstruct it.

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openSUSE
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openSUSE

The makers' choice for sysadmins, developers and desktop users. openSUSE, formerly SUSE Linux and SuSE Linux Professional, is a free and open-source Linux distribution. openSUSE is openly developed by SUSE Software Solutions Germany GmbH and the community.

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Fedora
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Fedora

Fedora is a free and open-source Linux distribution developed by the community-supported Fedora Project. The project is primarily sponsored by the IBM subsidiary Red Hat while also receiving additional support from other companies. Fedora is used both on desktops and on servers where it power enterprise-level systems and provides the latest datacenter technologies.

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Ubuntu Budgie
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Ubuntu Budgie

Ubuntu Budgie is an official community flavor of the Linux distribution Ubuntu featuring the Budgie desktop. It combines the stable and thoroughly-tested Ubuntu core with a modern, lightweight and traditional-looking desktop developed by the Solus project. The desktop is adaptable to any device, keeping them fast and usable. 

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Ubuntu MATE
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Ubuntu MATE

Ubuntu MATE is a free an open-source Linux distribution that is openly developed by the community. The distribution is provided with the MATE desktop environment which is a fork of GNOME 2. In February 2015, Ubuntu MATE gained the official Ubuntu flavour status from Canonical Ltd. To this day, Ubuntu MATE is loved by MATE desktop users as it brings the stability of Ubuntu together with their favorite Linux desktop environment.

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Kubuntu
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Kubuntu

Kubuntu is a Linux distribution that provides all you need to have fun and be effective your computer. It's a great free and open-source alternative to Windows or macOS. Kubuntu unites Ubuntu with KDE and the Plasma desktop environment, bringing you a full set of applications. The installation includes productivity, office, email, graphics, photography, and music applications ready to use at startup.

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Ubuntu Touch
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Ubuntu Touch

Ubuntu Touch is a free and open-source mobile operating system maintained by the UBports community. The OS was first create by Canonical LTD, the company behind the Linux distribution, Ubunutu. With Ubuntu Touch, you can use your mobile devices in a free and open manner. Ubuntu Touch also allows you to turn your phone into a desktop computer using the "desktop mode"

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Lubuntu
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Lubuntu

Lubuntu is a free and light-weight Linux desktop distribution developed by the Lubuntu Community. The distribution combines the stability of Ubuntu with the faster LXQt desktop to provide a snappy operating system for low-spec computers. Lubuntu has been in active development since 2011 where it was first introduced with the LXDE desktop environment.

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Ubuntu
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Ubuntu

Ubuntu is a free and open source Linux distribution developed and released by Canonical. The distribution uses a customized version of GNOME as desktop environment and is based on Debian. Ubuntu is the most popular Linux distribution today, and continues to drive new people to the Linux ecosystem.

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Alpine Linux
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Alpine Linux

A Linux distribution based on musl and BusyBox, designed for security, simplicity, and resource efficiency. Alpine Linux is mostly used in server environments as its hardened kernel and resource efficiency makes it perfect for containerisation. The distribution compiles all user-space binaries as position-independent executables along with stack-smashing protection for stack buffer overflow concerns.

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Linux Mint
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Linux Mint

A free community-driven desktop Linux distribution based on Ubuntu and Debian. Linux Mint is widley popular and is used by millions of people across the globe and comes bundled with a variety of free and open-source software to enhance your desktop experience. The project was created by Clément Lefèbvre and is being actively developed by the Linux Mint Team and community since 2006.

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MX Linux
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MX Linux

MX Linux is a Debian-based Linux distribution created by the MX community. The operating system is a cooperative venture between antiX and MX Linux communities. MX Linux desktop environment is based on Xfce and provides a fast, low-resource and friendly experience. It includes modular core components for the full functionality expected from a modern desktop environment. A collection of powerful and handy “MX Tools” that cover a range of actions from boot options to repository management. A fast package manager that can install from Popular Applications, MX Test Repo, Debian Backports and Flatpaks.

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CentOS
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CentOS

The CentOS Linux distribution is a stable, predictable, manageable and reproducible platform derived from the sources of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL). The operating system is built with community-driven efforts and is released free and open-source under the GPLv2. Since March 2004, CentOS has been used to power servers and desktops across the world, and the project is still going strong to this day.

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Q4OS
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Q4OS

A fast and friendly, desktop oriented operating system based on Debian Linux. Q4OS provides a set of dedicated utilities and specific optimizations, combined with a focus on getting a productive system easily. This makes it ideal for people who want to get a working environment tailored to individual needs and preferences. Q4OS is a also a good choice for virtual cloud environments due to its very low hardware.

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Sailfish OS
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Sailfish OS

Sailfish OS is a European developed mobile operating system that offers exlusive licensing model for local implementations. Sailfish OS provides a deeper level of security including features, such as Mobile Device Management (MDM), fully integrated VPN solutions, enterprise WiFi, data encryption, and better and faster performance. Allowing you to enjoy a privacy focused and secure operating system for your mobile devices.

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OxygenOS
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OxygenOS

OxygenOS is a mobile operating sytem for the OnePlus series of Android phone. It provides a refreshingly simple user interface that allow you to navigate more efficiently with intuitive gestures to access what's important, and enjoy a more personalized user experience. OxygenOS is co-developed with the open source community and released as free and open software.

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FreeBSD
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FreeBSD

FreeBSD is a free and open-source Unix-like operating system descended from the Berkeley Software Distribution. FreeBSD was first released as in 1993, and is today the most popular free and open-source BSD operating system on the market today. In total, FreeBSD accounts for more than 75% of the market. FreeBSD can be installed easily on most machines and is licensed under the permissive BSD License.

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ReactOS
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ReactOS

ReactOS is a free and open-source Windows-like operating system for amd64/i686 computers. ReactOS was designed to be binary-compatible with computer programs and device drivers made for Windows Server 2003 and Microsoft Windows NT family of operating systems including Windows NT4, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows Vista and Windows Seven. To Some, ReactOS is a potential open-source drop-in replacement for Windows and for its information on undocumented Windows APIs

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Bliss OS
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Bliss OS

Bliss OS is a free and open-source operating system based on the mobile operating system, Android. It features  many optimizations and expanded device support and is avalible for Chrombook, Linux and Windows PCs. The project is developed by an 501 (c3) Non-Profit organization who's mission is to provide a variety of resources to the open-source community and others around the world by creating and fostering an all-inclusive learning environment for seasoned developers and newcomers.

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macOS
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macOS

macOS is a series of proprietary operating systems native to the Apple ecosystem. The operating system powers all of Apples desktop and laptop computers and is the second most popular operating system in the world after Windows.

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Elementary OS
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Elementary OS

Elementary OS is a neat and coherent, free and open source operating system based on the Linux distribution Ubuntu. The simplicity of Elementary OS makes it a perfect choice for people switching from other popular operating systems such as macOS or Windows. Elementary OS is a feature complete operating system that comes with its own desktop environment called Pantheon and custom built, pre-installed utility applications such as Photos, Music, Videos, Calendar, Terminal, Files, and more.

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SparkyLinux
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SparkyLinux

SparkyLinux is fast, lightweight and fully customizable operating system. The open source OS is based on Debian and released as free software under the GNU General Public License. With SparkyLinux, people can enjoy a stable operating system which is released with few different version depending on your use case. The fully featured release, with Openbox as a desktop environment and special editions called GameOver, Multimedia & Rescue.

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Puppy Linux
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Puppy Linux

Puppy Linux is a collection of multiple Linux distributions, built on the same shared principles, built using the same set of tools, built on top of a unique set of puppy specific applications and configurations and generally speaking provide consistent behaviours and features, no matter which flavours you choose.

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NixOS
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NixOS

NixOS is a unique Linux distribution that takes a unique approach to system configuration and package management. The operating system is built on top of the Nix package manage and uses a declarative configuration and allows reliable system upgrades. The open source project started as a research project and has since then grown into a fully fledged operating system with tools dedicated to DevOps and task automation.

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PrimeOS
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PrimeOS

PrimeOS is an Android-x86 based OS which provides desktop experience on any x86 based device providing user top of the line features like multi-window, taskbar and deca-pro key mapper for gamers. For desktop, PrimeOS features a start menu, taskbar and action center with multitasking support with app maximize, minimize, close windows. PrimeOS share many similarities with Samsung Dex which lets you get a complete Android-Desktop experience just by connecting a monitor to your smartphone.

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Peppermint OS
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Peppermint OS

Peppermint OS is Ubuntu-based Linux distribution that uses LXDE desktop environment. It aims to provide a familiar environment for newcomers to Linux. Peppermint OS requires relatively low hardware resources to run, which makes it a perfect choice for older or lower specced hardware. The operating system follows the Ubuntu release cyckle and provides support for LTS releases.

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HarmonyOS
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HarmonyOS

HarmonyOS is a free operating system designed for smartphones, smart TVs and IoT. The OS is developed by the Chinese manufacturing giant, Huawei.

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Remix OS
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Remix OS

Remix OS is an operating system for personal computers with x86 and ARM architectures that, prior to discontinuation of development, shipped with a number of 1st- and 3rd-party devices. With Remix OS you can run mobile Android apps on your Intel-based desktop PC.

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Asahi Linux
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Asahi Linux

Asahi Linux is a free and open source Linux distrobution that aims to bring you a polished Linux experience on Apple Silicon Macs. With Asahi Linux you can finally run your favorite open source operating system on the new line Mac's, starting with the 2020 M1 Mac Mini, MacBook Air, and MacBook Pro.

 

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Oracle Linux
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Oracle Linux

A cloud native environment of software components for the development and management of cloud-native applications developed. The operating system is developed by Oracle, on top of the Linux Kernel and adheres to the Cloud Native Computing Foundation and Open Container Initiative standards. Oracle Linux makes it easy to manage cloud native applications and perform installations, updates and upgrades on the underlying infrastructure.

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Zorin OS
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Zorin OS

A Linux distribution that is designed from the ground-up to be a replacement for Windows or macOS. With Zorin OS you can get to know Linux quickly with a desktop environment similar to your previous experience with the commercial operating systems. Zorin OS let's you choose a desktop layout that mimic your previous OS, be it Windows or macOS. The operating system is built on-top of Ubuntu and runs on the same open-source software that powers the U.S. Department of Defense, NASA, and more.

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GhostBSD
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GhostBSD

GhostBSD is a free an open-source operating system based on FreeBSD. GhostBSD comes pre-installed with MATE desktop, OpenRC, the LibreOffice suite and OS packages for simplicity adn ease-of-use.

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Deepin
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Deepin

Deepin is a free and open-source Linux distribution based on Debian. The distribution is developed by the Chinese company Wuhan Deepin Technology. Deepin features the modern looking Deepin Desktop Environment and its own app store, the Deepin Store. The Deepin Desktop Environment which is built with Qt can also be used on other Linux distribution including Arch Linux, Fedora, Manjaro and Ubuntu.

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ClearOS
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ClearOS

ClearOS is an open source software platform and operating system your computer, tablet, and phone. ClearOS is based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux and leverages the open source model to deliver a simplified, low cost hybrid IT experience for SMBs. The operating system ships with an online store of 100+ applications and services that SMBs can quickly browse and select to install on their server. This collection of free and fee-based applications empower SMBs to download, install, and pay for only those applications and services they need and value.

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ArcoLinux
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ArcoLinux

ArcoLinux is a free and open-source Linux distribution based on Arch Linux. ArcoLinux is a full-featured distribution that ships with three different desktop options as default, Xfce desktop, Openbox and i3 window manager. The project is openly developed by the community where the most activity take place in three different branches, ArcoLinux, ArcoLinuxD and ArcoLinuxB. Each provides individual preconfigured desktops and tools included during installation. ArcoLinux makes it real simple to get started with the widley popular and modular Linux distribution Arch Linux.

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