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The distributions in this section are repeatedly cited by multiple community sources as being suitable for desktop use.

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The Slackware Linux Project

★★★★
SpecificationsThe Official Release of Slackware Linux by Patrick Volkerding is an advanced Linux operating system, designed with the twin goals of ease of use and stability as top priorities. Including the latest popular software while retaining a sense of tradition, p ...

Bodhi Linux

★★★★

Bodhi Linux

SpecificationsBodhi is a minimalistic, enlightened, Linux desktop based on Ubuntu 10.04 It's focus is the Enlightenment desktop and being minimalistic. Users should choose their application sets not developers.

Xange

★★★★

Xange

SpecificationsXange is a Linux Operating System, based on Fedora, KDE and Open Source applications. It have been designed for Netbooks, laptops, desktops and servers and It contains all the applications you need: * Firefox 3.0 Web Browser * Office Tools and VLC Multime ...

SimplyMEPIS

★★★½
SpecificationsSimplyMEPIS contains complete choice of the best of programs necessary for most people's pleasure and productivity, all delivered on top of a Debian stable core. MEPIS includes applications such as OpenOffice Writer, Firefox, and the Amarok music player. ...

ZenWalk

★★★½
SpecificationsZenwalk is a GNU/Linux operating system, designed to provide the following characteristics: # Modern and user-friendly (latest stable software, selected applications) # Fast (optimized for performance capabilities) # Rational (one mainstream applic ...

Gosalia

★★★
SpecificationsGnome Desktop Environment; Grub2 Boot loader; Gdm. Gosalia is an Operating System built for all ages. It comes with the latest Graphical Utilities in the open-source world and is guaranteed to be easier to use than Windows and Macintosh combined. Go ...

VectorLinux

★★★
SpecificationsThe creators of VectorLinux had a single credo: keep it simple, keep it small and let the end user decide what their operating system is going to be. What has evolved from this concept is perhaps the best little Linux operating system available anywhere. ...

Linux Mint

★★½
SpecificationsBased on Ubuntu, and in turn based on Debian GNU/Linux, Linux Mint's purpose is to produce an elegant, up to date and comfortable GNU/Linux desktop distribution.

Linpus Linux

★
SpecificationsSet up in 1997 with a vision to be the first Chinese language Linux distribution, Linpus has worked across a number of areas of Linux.

Source Mage GNU/Linux

Source Mage GNU/Linux

SpecificationsSource Mage is a source-based GNU/Linux distribution based on a Sorcery metaphor of "casting" and "dispelling" programs, which we refer to as "spells", and a package manager called "Sorcery". Our packages are designed to allow the user to customize the pa ...

PC/OS

SpecificationsSo what's unique regarding PC/OS. It's the first Linux based distribution that provides ease of use out of the box. It provides all multimedia codecs out of the box, an easy to use and simplified interface. Great compatibility with older hardware to help ...

Ultra X Linux

SpecificationsUltra X Linux is a Debain based Linux build that is fast and stable. Ultra x Linux utilizes the 2.6.24-16-generic with slight modifications and added support. Ultra X also sports a cool new script tmpclear; tmpclear clears out junk files and deletes ./loc ...

Absolute Linux

SpecificationsBased on Slackware, Absolute features a fast, stay-out-of-your-way desktop. No Gnome or KDE. Uses well integrated collection of the best lightweight software to give you most of the things the "big desktops" give you, only at at much, much faster pace.

Alt Linux

SpecificationsALT Linux was founded in 2001 by a merge of two large Russian free software projects. By the year 2009 it became a large organization developing and deploying free software, writing documentation and technical literature, supporting users, and developing ...

Foresight Linux

SpecificationsForesight is a desktop operating system featuring an intuitive user interface and a showcase of the latest desktop software, giving users convenient and enjoyable access to their music, photos, videos, documents, and Internet resources.

Frugalware

SpecificationsFrugalware is a general purpose Linux distribution, designed for intermediate users (who are not afraid of text mode).

Mythbuntu

SpecificationsMythbuntu is an community supported add-on for Ubuntu focused upon setting up a standalone MythTV based PVR system. It can be used to prepare a standalone system or for integration with an existing MythTV network.

OpenGEU

SpecificationsOpenGEU, previously known as Geubuntu, is a complete and fully functional Operative System based on the popular Linux Distribution Ubuntu. OpenGEU mixes the power and simplicity of Ubuntu and parts of the Gnome Desktop with the eye-candy of Enlightenment ...

Xandros Desktop OS

SpecificationsStarting with a strong Debian Linux foundation, Xandros tunes existing open source software and custom applications for users.

Kongoni

SpecificationsKongoni is the Shona word for a Gnu (also known as a Wildebeest) the animal which inspired the name of the GNU operating system. The name represents the spirit and history of Kongoni, a GNU/Linux operating system of African origin. Kongoni is a desktop or ...

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