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Διανομές Linux (τα άπαντα) - Part 4





Συνολική Λίστα και πληροφορίες

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64 Studio

Attempts to specialize in audio and video production on x86-64 workstations.


French. Designed for data processing in educational establishments.


Former DeMuDi for multimedia production


Ubuntu based distribution for Lithuanian and Latvian people. Supported languages are Lithuanian, Latvian, Estonian, Russian, English, Norwegian and other around Baltic region. Main language is Lithuanian.


A compact distribution from the Czech Republic that focuses on providing a user-friendly desktop environment.


A Debian-based public Linux distribution developed by the German Federal Office for Information Security.

Corel Linux

Commercial. Short-lived desktop distribution, bought by Xandros Linux.

Damn Small Linux

A desktop Linux distribution designed to be extremely lightweight and run on less powerful hardware.


A Brazilian Linux distribution.


A Live CD and Distribution featuring Enlightenment as the only window manager. Aims to be intuitive and easy to use.


A small system administration Live CD that is available for multiple architectures.


A Debian-based, community-driven and -supported project tied to the commercial Linspire distribution.


Commercial. Router/firewall distribution.


A distribution promoted by the government of Extremadura, Spain.


Live CD for system recovery


A distribution solely for studying and playing the game of Go. Based on Damn Small Linux.


An installable live CD for desktop usage using KDE, focusing on convenient scripts and GUI for ease of use.


The first Live CD (later DVD) version of Debian GNU/Linux.


Earlier, it was a version of the Knoppix distribution, modified with Debian and designed for Brazilian users.

LEAF Project

The Linux Embedded Appliance Framework. A tiny primarily floppy-based distribution for routers, firewalls and other appliances.


An ISO 9241 industry workplace certified Linux distribution, deployed at the City of Munich, Germany.


Commercial. Desktop-oriented distribution, previously called Lindows. Focuses on a proprietary software application manager obtained via a paid (CNR) subscription. Bought by Xandros Linux.


A development platform for hand held devices such as the Nokia N800, N810 and Nokia N900 Internet Tablets and other Linux-based devices.


Focuses on ease of use. Also includes lightweight variant called antiX. antiX is meant to be used on older computers with limited hardware.


Debian based network penetration-testing distribution for mobile phones.


A Debian and Morphix based distribution focused for desktop usage in Nepali language computing.


A Japanese distribution based on Debian testing.


Debian packages and ROM image for the Sharp Zaurus PDA. Replaced by Ångström distribution.

Outernet Server

A modified version of Debian that installs pre-configured and is specifically meant for a High speed multimedia Networks.


Optimized for personal computers

Progeny Componentized Linux

Distribution from Progeny Linux Systems which was also founded by Debian founder Ian Murdock.


pure:dyne is a Debian based operating system developed to provide media artists with a complete set of tools for realtime audio and video processing.


Desktop-oriented distribution. Focused on providing proprietary software.


A Debian Pure Blend originally created to support the educational and free software diffusion goals of the Telecentres project of the city of São Paulo, Brazil.


Distribution developed and maintained by GMSI (Gemini Microsystems International) for its line of Visual Computing workstations.

Santa Fe Linux

A commercial distribution by New Mexico Software. Discontinued.


Multilingual desktop-oriented Live CD based on Debian unstable.


A distribution from Norway. It is provided as a thin client distribution for schools.

Sunwah Linux

A Chinese distribution

Symphony OS

Includes the Mezzo desktop environment. Previous versions were based on Knoppix.

The Linux Router Project

A defunct floppy-based distribution for routers and firewalls. Supplanted by LEAF Project.


A distribution sponsored by Canonical Ltd as well as receiving major funding from South African Mark Shuttleworth. Aims to offer a complete and polished desktop on a single CD.


Virtual desktop project


Commercial distribution that would have included GNOME. Short-lived.

Xandros Open Circulation Edition

Based on Xandros 3.0 Standard Edition. DVD burning is disabled and CD burning is restricted to a maximum speed of 4X.


For the Xbox home gaming console.

Feather Linux

Fits in under 128 MB. It boots from either a CD or a USB flash drive. Uses Knoppix-based hardware detection and the Fluxbox window manager.


The French translation of Knoppix.


A Live CD distribution with different flavours, including GNOME. Used as a base for many other custom live distribution such as Clusterix, PHLAK or Gnix.


A Knoppix/Debian based distribution, intended for music production, graphic design, audio, video editing, and other tasks. It is built with only free software.


A Live security distribution based on Morphix.

Ubuntu Server Edition

An official derivative made for use in servers. Ubuntu Server handles mail, controls printers, acts as a fileserver, can host LAMP and more.


An official derivative of Ubuntu using KDE instead of the GNOME which is used by default in Ubuntu.


An official derivative of Ubuntu using Xfce. Xubuntu is intended for use on less-powerful computers or those who seek a highly efficient desktop environment on faster systems[2], and uses mostly GTK+ applications.


A complete Linux-based operating system targeted for primary and secondary education. It is freely available with community based support. The Edubuntu community is built on the ideas enshrined in the Edubuntu Manifesto: that software, especially for education, should be available free of charge and that software tools should be usable by people in their local language and despite any disabilities. Since version 8.04, Edubuntu has now been named Ubuntu Education Edition and has been made as an add-on for the Ubuntu operating system.[3]


Gobuntu was an official derivative of the Ubuntu operating system, aiming to provide a distribution consisting entirely of free software. It was officially announced by Mark Shuttleworth on July 10, 2007, and daily builds of Gobuntu 7.10 began to be publicly released. The project ended around the release of 8.04 and has since merged into mainline Ubuntu as a 'free software' option.

Ubuntu JeOS (pronounced as "juice")

Described as "an efficient variant [...] configured specifically for virtual appliances".[4]

Ubuntu Mobile

An embedded operating system designed for use on mobile devices. The operating system will use Hildon from maemo as its graphical frontend.

Ubuntu Netbook Remix[5]

Released in 2008,[6] Netbook Remix is an official derivative of Ubuntu designed for netbooks using the Intel Atom processor.

Ubuntu Studio

An Ubuntu flavor providing the best open-source applications for multimedia creation aimed at the audio, video and graphic enthusiast or professional. It can either be installed by DVD or "upgraded" from Ubuntu using packages.


provides an Ubuntu based and MythTV based distribution that is easy to configure, maintain, and use.


Developed by Remote Exploit and designed for penetration testing.


Ubuntu based distribution for Buddhists to complement Ubuntu Christian Edition and Muslim Editions


Ubuntu based distribution for users in Indonesia.


An Ubuntu-based Linux distribution, developed by Global IT professional services firm, ThoughtWorks. For agile developers.

CrunchBang Linux

An Ubuntu based distribution featuring the lightweight Openbox window manager and GTK+ applications developed from a minimal Ubuntu install and has been designed to offer a good balance of speed and functionality.


Router/Firewall and NAS/PDC


Specifically for the Eee PC range of netbooks


Light-weight and featuring the Fluxbox window manager


Designed for users who wish to use only free software. It is officially sponsored and recommended by the Free Software Foundation. The project has also produced a set of scripts that allow anyone to create a free distribution.


An Ubuntu-based distribution used internally by Google.


Uses the GNOME desktop environment with user interface enhancements to make it work more like Mac OS X, it also features Google Apps, Picasa, Google Gadgets and other web-based applications, and comes with Wine 1.0 pre-installed


Ubuntu-based distribution promoted by the local government of Andalucia, Spain, for home users and schools (cf. EduLinux, Skolelinux).


Chinese Linux distribution, based on Ubuntu. Its features include preconfigured Chinese applications, such as Chinese (simplified) input method, Chinese-English and English-Chinese dictionaries, and Chinese (simplified) true-type fonts.


Based on Ubuntu 8.04 LTS, designed by Canonical and HP for use on the HP Mini 1000 and 110 series netbooks.[7]

Impi Linux

South African and focuses on the enterprise and government sector.

Kuki Linux

Lightweight Ubuntu-based Linux distribution founded by João Ferro, built to be a replacement for the Linpus Linux Lite distribution on the Acer Aspire One.


Based on Ubuntu, specially designed to work on the Acer Aspire One series

Linux Mint

Linux Mint synchronizes its release-cycle with Ubuntu's, and is tailored to user-friendliness for desktop users.

LinuxMCE (Linux Media Center Edition)

Kubuntu based distribution that provides in-depth HTPC functionality as well as home automation.


A Thai Linux distribution.


A distribution by the Generalitat Valenciana

LOUD (LCSEE Optimized Ubuntu Distribution)

An Ubuntu distribution used at West Virginia University. It contains several specialized educational packages as well as its own themes and login manager.


Stands for MAdrid LinuX.


Ubuntu based initiative to introduce the Castile-La Mancha community in Spain to the information society.

Moon OS

Moon OS uses the Enlightenment window manager and also has an LXDE version, and is based on the LTS release.

Mundus OS

An unofficial derivative of Ubuntu

nUbuntu or Network Ubuntu

Based on Ubuntu. Available as a Live CD and Full Install with tools needed for penetration-testing servers and networks.


Ubuntu based distribution with Enlightenment window manager, previously known as Geubuntu.

Poseidon Linux

For academic and scientific use. Based on Ubuntu, but enhanced by e.g. GIS/maps, numerical modelling, 2D/3D/4D visualization, statistics, tools for creating simple and complex graphics, programming languages.


Ubuntu distribution intended for the PlayStation 3.


Ubuntu based distribution for Muslims (formerly Ubuntu Muslim Edition).


Lightweight Ubuntu derivative replacing GNOME desktop environment with lightweight IceWM window manager. Designed for ageing and low powered computer hardware.

Super OS (formerly: Super Ubuntu)

Aiming to provide an ‘Out of the Box’ experience, containing various enhancements over Ubuntu.


Created in Galicia (Spain). It has support for old PCs, includes a 3D desktop with Compiz.

TurnKey Linux

Open source project developing a family of free, Ubuntu-based appliances optimized for ease of use in server-type usage scenarios.


Created in Argentina.


Has the main goal to be very light consuming hardware resources. The last version uses the LXDE desktop environment. It was previously called Ubuntulite.

Ultimate Edition

Formerly Ubuntu Ultimate, it is based on Ubuntu and contains various software not included in the official Ubuntu repositories.


An embedded operating system with XBMC Media Center designed to make any computer into a dedicated media center appliance.


A series of operating systems made by PC User, based on either Ubuntu or Xubuntu, there are 4 releases.

Calculate Linux

Calculate Linux is a family of distributions.

Flash Linux

Customized to fit on a 256 MB flash drive


An adaptation of Gentoo for the Xbox.


For academic/student usage.


A new distribution aimed at USB sticks.


Aimed at easy installation of a Gentoo system by using install scripts instead of manual configuration.

Navyn OS

A Polish distribution focused on security


Penetration-testing Live CD

Sabayon Linux

An installable Live DVD with multiple desktop environments. Uses a customized version of Red Hat's Anaconda Installer. Includes a Media Center application.


System rescue Live CD version of Gentoo.

Tin Hat Linux

Based on hardened Gentoo


Made in Argentina


Uses Anaconda as its installer.

Arch Linux

An i686- and x86-64-optimized distribution targeted at experienced users. Arch runs on a rolling release system and uses the pacman utility for package management.

DeLi Linux

A desktop based mini distribution with office suite, web browser and other graphical programs to run on a 486. Built from scratch with some influences from Slackware and CRUX.


A general purpose Linux distribution designed for intermediate users. Has some influences from Slackware, and uses the Pacman package manager.


Based on Arch Linux since version R6.[8] Specialized distribution for easy setup of the MythTV PVR software.

Maryan Linux

Will be based on Arch Linux in the next release candidate (Codename Bulnesia). Uses Enlightenment as its default window manager, also has Fluxbox and Pekwm ready to use. It is aimed at users migrating from Microsoft Windows.


A distribution for home use designed to be equivalent to Windows XP Home (formerly known as Peanut Linux). Discontinued.

ALT Linux

Several distributions including Master, Compact, and Junior. Provides support for Cyrillic languages.[9]

Ark Linux

A distribution focused on ease of use and ease of learning.

Caldera OpenLinux

Caldera bought SCO then took the SCO name and no longer produces a Linux distribution. Last release: 3.1.1 - Jan. 30, 2002

cAos Linux

A general purpose distribution. Designed to have low overhead, run on older hardware, and be easily customizable.

PLD Linux


Community-supported distribution sponsored by Red Hat. It usually features cutting-edge Linux technologies.


A distribution promoted by the government of Catalonia, Spain.

Lycoris Desktop/LX

Mandriva Linux

Easy to use system through its unique Control Center.

Red Hat Linux

Split into Fedora Core and Red Hat Enterprise Linux. The last official release was Red Hat Linux 9 in March 2003.

SUSE Linux

A desktop-oriented Linux distribution by Novell, Inc., popular in Europe and having Eval versions.

·         openSUSE - A community-developed branch, sponsored by Novell. It maintains a strict policy of ensuring all code in the standard installs will be from Free/Libre/Open-Source Software solutions, including Linux kernel Modules. Novell's enterprise Linux products are all based on the codebase that comes out of the openSUSE project.

·         SUSE Linux Enterprise Server - A server-oriented Linux distribution supplied by Novell, Inc. and targeted at the business market.

·         SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop (previously branded Novell Linux Desktop) - A desktop-oriented Linux distribution supplied by Novell, Inc. and targeted at the enterprise market.

·         SUSE Linux Enterprise Real Time - A specialized version of the SUSE distribution from Novell designed to support low latency for time critical operations.


Based on Red Hat Linux.

Vine Linux

A Japanese distribution based on Red Hat Linux.


A desktop distribution from New Zealand that focuses on optimizing system performance for workstation use.

Aurora SPARC Linux

For Sun's SPARC architecture

Berry Linux

A medium-sized Fedora-based distribution that provides support in Japanese and English.

BLAG Linux and GNU

Made by the Brixton Linux Action Group.


For educational purposes (cf. Guadalinex, Skolelinux)

EnGarde Secure Linux

Server-only distribution designed to be secure.[10]


A distribution for educational purpose. Comes with LTSP support.

Linpus Linux

Focused on the Chinese market, along with Linpus Lite focused on the netbook market.


Built around the Intel Atom processor


Specialized distribution for easy setup of the MythTV PVR software, similar to KnoppMyth, based on Fedora.

Ojuba Linux

Focused on providing the best Arabic support, as well as some Islamic tools such as Hijra (Hijri calendar) and Minbar (prayer time indicator).

Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Red Hat's officially supported distribution. Meant for enterprise use.

Russian Fedora Remix

A remix of Fedora.


Simplis (formerly Vixta) is a distribution that tries to emulate the appearance of Windows Vista. It is based on KDE.


A distribution focused on security.[11]

Yellow Dog Linux

For the PowerPC platform.


A distribution co-developed between Red Flag Software Co., Ltd., Miracle Linux Corp. and Haansoft, INC., focused on Chinese, Japanese and Korean supports.


Community-supported distribution that aims to be compatible with Red Hat Enterprise Linux without the inclusion of proprietary software.


Small Business Server. File, Print, Messaging, UTM, VPN.


Based on Red Flag Linux. Provides support for the Loongson architecture.

Fermi Linux LTS

Based on Scientific Linux.[12]


Forked from Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3. Discontinued.[citation needed]

Miracle Linux

Developed by Japanese software vendor Miracle Linux Co., Ltd

Oracle Enterprise Linux

Supported by Oracle. Aims to be fully compatible with Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

Red Flag Linux

A distribution developed in China and optimized for the Chinese market. Based on Asianux.

Rocks Cluster Distribution

A distribution for building a High-Performance Computing computer cluster, with a recent release supporting Cloud computing. It is based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux but with extensions to support large multi-node heterogeneous systems for clusters (HPC), Cloud, and Data Warehousing (in development).

Scientific Linux

A distribution co-developed by Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory and the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), which aims to be compatible with and based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

SME Server

Based on CentOS and targeting Small and Medium Enterprises.


Based on CentOS.

White Box Enterprise Linux

A distribution designed to be compatible with Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Discontinued.


A security-focused server distribution. Originally based on Mandrake 9.2 but has diverged a lot. Discontinued.

Caixa Mágica

A Portuguese distribution.


A Mandriva-based distribution designed to run from CD or USB Flash Drive, focused on multimedia, internet, graphics.


A Live CD distribution. Originally based on Mandrake 9.2. Later rebased on Mandriva 2007.

Trinity Rescue Kit

Aimed specifically at offline operations for Windows and Linux systems such as rescue, repair, password resets and disk cloning

Granular Linux

Based on PCLinuxOS and features two desktop environments - KDE & Enlightenment


A PCLinuxOS-based distribution designed for use in schools.


A lightweight distribution based on PCLinuxOS


An 86 MB bootable live CD


A mini Linux designed to run in old PCs (386). Has a certain degree of compatibility with Slackware packages.

Draco GNU/Linux

A distribution based on Slackware[13][citation needed] that uses pkgsrc for package management.

Fortress Linux

Fortress Linux is an extreme secure and user-friendly Linux distribution that is build from scratch with some influences from Slackware (pkg), Hardened Linux From Scratch, Ubuntu, NetBSD etc and it comes with a powerful management tool, USB / flashcard key authorization and a stripped-down / Live version. Designed for modern personal computers, laptops, embedded devices and servers.


A live CD that features multiple customizable desktop environments.


HostGIS Linux is a Slackware based distribution specifically made for handling GIS information.


A desktop distribution aimed at intermediate users. It uses Xfce as its default desktop environment.


Floppy-based distribution with replaceable modules.


Completely customizable through the NimbleX website.

Recovery Is Possible

Live CD for system maintenance and recovery.[14]

Sentry Firewall

A firewall, server or intrusion detection system distribution.


An unofficial port of Slackware to the PowerPC architecture.


An unofficial port of Slackware to the x86-64 architecture.


A very popular live CD which aims to provide a complete desktop for general use. Permanent installation of SLAX is not recommended or supported; it is designed for "live" use only.


Live CD


Designed to run from within Microsoft Windows, Topologilinux can be installed without any changes to the user's hard disk.


A lightweight distribution designed to be easy to use even for new users. Generally considered well-suited for older hardware.


A desktop-oriented Linux distribution based on Slackware, mainly targeted at home users, featuring Xfce.

Zenwalk Linux

Originally a minimal version of Slackware, Zenwalk has evolved into a very different operating system; however, compatibility with Slackware is still maintained.


A lightweight and portable version of Slackware


A live CD for data analysis and visualization.


A small distribution designed for running bioinformatics software, including BLAST and EMBOSS.


Designed to be used on a home server.


A live CD or live USB system administration toolkit and multi-boot distribution with the ability to install any of the included distributions.

Coyote Linux

Router/firewall distribution.


CRUX is a lightweight, i686-optimized distribution targeted at experienced users. The focus is "keep it simple", which is reflected in a simple tar.gz-based package system, BSD-style initscripts, and a relatively small collection of trimmed packages


Embedded firewall distribution.


Router/firewall/server distribution running from CD or USB. Configuration held on USB or floppy disk.


Version of Linux designed for the Nintendo DS.


Live CD geared toward multimedia (audio and video) production, but comes with other non-media specific application (eg: word processor, desktop publisher).

Endian Firewall

Specializes in Routing/Firewalling and Unified Threat Management.

Familiar Linux

Distribution for iPAQ handhelds.


a single floppy ISDN, DSL and Ethernet-Router.

Foresight Linux

A distribution built around the Conary package manager.


A free replacement for proprietary routers supporting up to 10 network cards and up to 10 modems.


Live CD media center distribution, mainly to play special-encoded video files (eg: .ogg, XVID) on home theater.


An alternative distribution which redefines the file system hierarchy by installing everything belonging to one application in one folder under /Programs, and using symlinks from /System and its subfolders to point to the proper files.


Router/firewall distribution.


Embedded Linux firmware for the Apple iPod based on the µCLinux kernel.


Distribution for the HP Jornada 6xx and 7xx and NEC MobilePro 900(c) handhelds.


Embedded Linux distribution


An independently developed distribution focusing heavily on gaming and multimedia.

Lunar Linux

A source code-based distribution descended from Sorcerer GNU/Linux.

MCC Interim Linux

MCC Interim Linux, possibly the first Linux distribution. Created by the Manchester Computing Centre in February 1992.

Microcore Linux

Small (6 MB), similar to Tiny Core Linux but with no GUI


A legacy distribution for PowerPC systems that runs the Linux kernel as a server on top of the Mach microkernel.


By Montavista for smartphones.

MontaVista Linux

Embedded systems distribution by MontaVista Software.


a floppy-based Linux designed to turn an old computer into a simple Network Attached Storage device.


Developed by Net Integration Technologies Inc., Nitix claims to be the first autonomic Linux-based server operating system.


Embedded firewall distribution.


Developed by Turkish National Research Institute of Electronics and Cryptology. It uses PISI as package manager, COMAR as configuration framework.

PS2 Linux

Sony Computer Entertainment distribution released officially for the PlayStation 2 video game console.

Puppy Linux

A mini distribution which runs well under low-end PCs - even under 32 MB RAM. Includes Slackware 12 support (since version 3).


A distribution built around the Conary package manager.

SliTaz GNU/Linux

A small desktop distribution. The ISO is under 30 MB; runs entirely in RAM; uses its own tazpkg package system.


Developed by the Santa Cruz Operation ( SCO UNIX / SCO Group ), formerly Caldera.


Router/firewall distribution.

Softlanding Linux System

One of the earliest distributions, developed from 1992-1994; Slackware was originally based on it.


A source code-based distribution.

Source Mage GNU/Linux

A source code-based distribution, descended from Sorcerer.


Thin client distribution supporting all major connectivity protocols.

Tinfoil Hat Linux

Bootable floppy distribution focusing on extreme security

Tiny Core Linux

Tiny Core Linux is a minimalist (around 10 MB) Linux system focusing on providing a base system with BusyBox, FLTK and other minimalist software.


Root boot disk.



Small distribution, aimed at being simple and usable. Features "plate" interface[clarification needed]

Yggdrasil Linux/GNU/X

One of the oldest Linux distributions, not updated since 1995.


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