Linux Distributions in the Best of the Web Directory

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Simple and lightweight Linux distribution developed with emphasis on code correctness and minimalism. Presents documentation, updates, and forums.


Enterprise-class Linux distribution based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Presents downloads, articles about the OS, and information on releases and support.

Cooperative Linux

Free and open-source method for Linux on Microsoft Windows. Includes news and sample screenshots of application with brief descriptions.


Linux distribution general purpose operating system developed by the Fedora Project and sponsored by Red Hat. Presents documentation and pertinent wiki articles.

Gentoo Linux

Distribution site offering documentation, downloads, and community forums.


Linux distribution that does not require a package database. Includes documentation, downloads, and sample screenshots of applications with brief descriptions.


Reference and reporting site for hardware compatibility and incompatibility issues with Linux distributions.


Distribution based on Red Hat and terminal server packages.

Linux Mint

Distribution based on Ubuntu featuring integrated media codecs and tools for easier system management and administration. Presents downloads, wiki articles, podcasts, and forums.


Site created to serve Linux distribution download needs. Provides email updates, updates on new distro releases, reviews, and mirror links.


Uses and builds upon Linux kernel, code are licensed under GPL version 2. Plus overview, forum and FAQs.

NoMad Linux

Linux distribution based on encap package managing system. Provides installation instructions and FAQs.

Allows users to boot and run the Linux operating system from a portable USB device.

ROCK Linux

Describes this distribution build kit.

SoL - Server optimized Linux

Linux-distribution which is designed and optimized for servers, based on XML.

Sourcemage GNU/Linux

GNU/Linux distribution based on Socery metaphors of casting and dispelling programs. Includes forums and brief overview.


Source-based distribution, it supports network profiles and adapt to different configurations.

White Box Enterprise Linux

Provides RPM-based Linux distribution that retains compatibility with Red Hat Enterprise. With news and FAQs.


Community-maintained OS derived from the Ubuntu operating system designed to use fewer system resources than the default GNOME. Site provides related news, a features tour, and help and support information.

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