Pop!_OS

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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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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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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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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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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Rocky Linux
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Rocky Linux

Rocky Linux is a community-developed, enterprise-grade operating system. The distribution was created to combate the declining trust in CentOS after the aqqustion made by IBM and Red Hat. Rocky Linux aims to provide a free and open, downstream, version-pinned option of REHL (Red Hat Enterprise Linux).

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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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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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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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