The oldest living distribution, one of 2 in this list located independently of the alphabetic order. Slackware Linux is the most Unix like distribution, it is not recommended for starters, nor for people without time to experiment and fight with some issues, starting by part of it’s customization after the installation. GET SLACKWARE HERE
The design approach of the development team follows the KISS principle (“keep it simple, stupid”) as the general guideline, and focuses on elegance, code correctness, minimalism and simplicity, and expects the user to be willing to make some effort to understand the system’s operation.A package manager written specifically for Arch Linux, pacman, is used to install, remove and update software packages. GET ARCHLINUX HERE
is a Linux distribution developed by Red Hat and targeted toward the commercial market. Red Hat Enterprise Linux is released in server versions for x86, x86-64, Itanium, PowerPC and IBM System z, and desktop versions for x86 and x86-64. All of the Red Hat’s official support and training, together with the Red Hat Certification Program, focuses on the Red Hat Enterprise Linux platform. Red Hat Enterprise Linux is often abbreviated to RHEL, although this is not an official designation.
is a Linux distribution that attempts to provide a free, enterprise-class, community-supported computing platform functionally compatible with its upstream source, Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL). In January 2014, CentOS announced the official joining with Red Hat while staying independent from RHEL, under a new CentOS governing board. GET CENTOS LINUX HERE
The most popular Linux Distribution. Debian provides more than a pure OS: it comes with over 51000 packages, precompiled software bundled up in a nice format for easy installation on your machine. GET DEBIAN LINUX HER
is an Unix-like operating system based on the Linux kernel and GNU programs (a Linux distribution), developed by the community-supported Fedora Project and sponsored by the Red Hat company.Fedora contains software distributed under various free and open-source licenses and aims to be on the leading edge of such technologies.Fedora is the upstream source of the commercial Red Hat Enterprise Linux distribution. GET FEDORA HERE
Gentoo Linux is named after the fast-swimming gentoo penguin. The name was chosen to reflect the potential speed improvements of machine-specific optimization, which is a major feature of Gentoo. Gentoo package management is designed to be modular, portable, easy to maintain, and flexible. Gentoo describes itself as a meta-distribution because of its adaptability, in that the majority of users have configurations and sets of installed programs which are unique to themselves. GET GENTOO HERE