|Distributions are different versions or flavors of Linux OS. You can use it in a server, desktop and other devices.|
|There are over 100 recognised flavours of the Linux based operating system in development, and possibly many more 'home brew' efforts in the hands of hobbyists and enthusiasts colaborating trought the internet around the world.|
|Red Hat Linux - Red Hat has begun an effort to use its position as the dominant seller of the Linux operating system to try to smooth over a long-running divide about the look and feel of the OS. The company unveiled Red Hat Linux Enterprise version , which includes a new interface called Bluecurve that highlights Red Hat's focus on desktop users. In the past, Linux has been used chiefly for servers, but with the new version Red Hat is gunning for corporate PC users who don't need all the features of Windows|
|Lindows - Understanding LindowsOS has been a challenge for many and the reason is simple: most of us are Linux people viewing LindowsOS as a Linux distribution. It's much easier to appreciate the product when you approach it from a different viewpoint. LindowsOS is not made for Linux people, although they may like it, it's made for Windows converts. Remember, as you read, that you are probably *not* the demographic that Lindows.com is after, but also remember that you might like what you see. Also, the community seems to have ignored, similarly to the OpenOffice.org debacle, that there is no "Lindows." Lindows.com is the name of the company and LindowsOS is their flagship product.|
| Mandrake Linux - MandrakeSoft today announced the release of Mandrake Linux, a new-generation Linux operating system for servers and desktop workstations. Mandrake Linux combines all the power & stability of Linux with many new and unique features plus the famous "Mandrake touch" which has a long tradition of excellence and leadership on the desktop. |
According to MySQL CEO Marten Mickos, the database-feature war is over and the missing functionality in products such as MySQL is not needed by some companies. MySQL also is capable of performing transactions and can support 1 billion records, he said. If Oracle or DB2 is the Cadillac, then we are the Ferrari.
|Debian Linux. Community distribution with only free software applications and free drivers. Desktop Environment GNOME, KDE, XFCE. LXDE and others. Multipurpose Linux OS, used as a server, general desktop operating system, and base for other distributions.|
|Ubuntu Studio - Best User Desktop. Includes free software for audio and dj workstation, music recording, video production. Software like Pro Tools. Support for audio plug-ins and MIDI input is built in and patches are preinstalled. Audio recording tools with the JACK Audio Connection Kit. Based on Ubuntu.|
|Ubuntu Linux. Uses the easy to use Unity interface. versions with LTS (long term support) release. Guarantee 5 years of security and general maintenance updates every few months. Based on Debian. Provides access to a large repository of applications and packages.|
|Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL). Server distribution for enterprise and business. Trusted and used by many Fortune 500 companies. Uses tools for security, integration, cloud, IoT and management.|
|CentOS is a community based of the Enterprise version of Red Hat Linux. Reliable version with security and maintenance updates for to 10 years from the initial release of each version. Is one of the best options to install a server. CentOS is as reliable a server platform based on the Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) sources. Best Free Server. Based on RHEL. It uses the same installer as Fedora. Desktop Environment GNOME, KDE and others) Purpose General desktop operating system.|
Lubuntu is a Light version of Ubuntu. Uses the minimal LXDE desktop environment and a selection of fast, lightweight applications with less requirements on system and graphic resources.
|Linux Mint Includes most the software a user will need when switching from Mac or Windows. LibreOffice. Uses a Desktop environment interface where you to change the appearance of windows and menus. Cinnamon, Mate, Xfce or KDE. Download and Live CD (ISO).|
|Elementary OS Linux. Use the Pantheon desktop environment, based on Gnome and with a style similar to that of macOS. Versions Loki, Freya, with an application installer UI called AppCenter. Lightweight and easy to install with a clean and elegant user interface. Based on Ubuntu. Desktop Environment Pantheon. Lightweight desktop operating system. Based On Ubuntu.|
|Arch Linux User-friendly distro, the user can customise the packages to download and install using minimum disk and memory space. Useful for developers and users of old machines who may not want unnecessary packages. Uses the Gnome 3 desktop environment with the Cinammon, MATE, KDE and Xfce options. Arch package manager is called pacman.|
|Antergos is a graphical installer|
|Tails is a privacy-oriented Linux distro with special security measures. Secures your location and identity as much as possible. Uses Debian Linux and the Gnome desktop interface. Uses the Tor network routing for all the internet traffic to be anonymous and prevent data from being intercepted or analysed. (OS used by Edward Snowden).|
|openSUSE Previously SUSE Linux and later SuSE Linux Professional. Used by developers and system administrators. Uses strict security protocols. Most tasks will need to enter a root password. Destop enviroment with KDE, GNOME and other options.|
|Fedora Linux is a community distribution based on Red Hat. Updated with recent software and drivers. Desktop Environment GNOME, KDE and others. Based on Red Hat|
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|Parrot Linux - Based on Debian with security and penetration testing tools. Is a distro for sysadmins and network administrators. Uses Parrot Sec. Administrators tools for daily tasks for cryptography, cloud, anonymity, digital forensics, programming, and even productivity.|
|LXLE Lightweight Linux distribution. Small size. Is based on Ubuntu. Includes LibreOffice and GIMP.|
|Gentoo Linux distribution for tech users.|
|Snappy Ubuntu Core - Linux for Io - Used in hardware and drones.|
|Manjaro - Easier to install based on the Arch distribution. Lightweight. Desktop Environment Cinnamon, Enlightenment, XFCE, GNOME and others. Desktop Linux Operating System|
|Zorin OS is based on Ubuntu Linux. Includes a package of desktop applications with office, graphics, audio player, video player and visual effects. Desktop Environment GNOME, LXDE. The lite version can be used in older hardware. Based On Ubuntu.|
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