There is no one Linux. To have, install, and use Linux, one must choose one or more distributions, often called distros, flavors, or flavours. Hundreds exist, and more emerge every month. Each has merits, and often weaknesses, as most exist for specialized uses. It is easy to make new ones, as Linux is open source software. Distributions are listed in this category and many subcategories. On this page, categories are arranged in three groups and levels: 1) Top group: issues spanning multiple unrelated distributions. 2) Middle group: types or classes of distribution. 3) Bottom group: specific distributions, individual instances; there is at least one distribution of this name/type, with its own category.
Please submit retailers of Linux distributions to Vendors.
Debian and related distributions of Linux can be found here.
There are lots of flavors of Debian GNU/Linux and here we let the world know of them.
This category is for sites containing alphabetical or classified lists of resources cataloging and sometimes comparing Linux distributions.
This category is for sites containing alphabetical or classified lists of resources cataloging and sometimes comparing Linux distributions.
Fedora Core is a Linux distribution. A cutting-edge free operating systems from Red Hat. It is related to Red Hat Linux.
Please only submit sites that are directly related to Fedora and Fedora only.
Gentoo Linux is a special flavor of Linux that is normally custom-built on every machine and thus can be automatically optimized and customized for just about any application or need. This should provide better performance and configurability. Small setup-files, called ebuilds, contain the information about how to build a package. When the user installs the package, it is transferred to the machine, compiled and installed.
This category lists entries that provide information about the Gentoo/Linux Distribution. Among others this includes official sites, community sites, sites that provide additional ebuilds, reviews, help, tutorials and other information around the distribution.
Reviews on existing distributions and HOWTOs to help you make your own.
This category is for Linux distributions that are optimised for multiple countries or for people who speak languages other than English.
Sites in languages other than English should be submitted to the proper World sub-category, not here.
A "live CD" Linux distribution (that is, it runs straight from a CD). Based on Debian GNU/Linux. Contains 2 GB of compressed software that runs directly from CD.
Lindows distributions, and related information can be found in this subcategory.
Linux distributions made to boot from a CD and run from RAM without changing the computers hard drive.
Mandrake is a Meta distribution of Red Hat Linux. It is one of the most full featured and popular Linux flavors. Sites regarding this distribution are kept here.
Sites comparing Mandrake to other distributions or operating systems should be submitted to Comparative Reviews and reviews of other distributions should be sent to the category for that distribution..
Desktop live-CD derived from Debian, using KDE.
Red Flag Software Co., Ltd., a fast-growing firm, makes several Linux distributions and products: Red Flag Linux, Red Flag Linux Desktop, Red Flag Cluster Server, and Red Flag Webmail Server. It was cofounded in June 2000, as a joint venture between the Institute of Software, Chinese Academy of Sciences (ISCAS), and government-owned Shanghai NewMargin Venture Capital. Jiang Mianheng, son of former Chinese president Jiang Zemin, plays a prominent role in Red Flag management. The firm is partnering with many Western firms. Their headquarters is in Beijing, People's Republic of China. Their website has information, documents, downloads, product lists and images, news and announcements, and is in Chinese and English.
Red Hat distributions, metas of Red Hat and related flavors can be found in this sub-category.

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Sites containing information on the various releases of Slackware Linux are within this sub-category.
SuSE Linux and related meta and minor distributions can be found here.
Only specific single pages about SUSE should be submitted here. Ideally, these pages would be from websites where the majority of the rest of the content is not SUSE-specific.

Entire websites, or large sections of websites, dedicated entirely to SUSE Linux should be submitted to this category''s parent.

Linux distributions optimized to fit on standard removable media and/or to run in smaller amounts of RAM. Where possible, typical distribution size follows description as last item mentioned.
Please submit only links to Linux distributions specialized and optimized for embedded uses. Submit mere tiny Linux distributions to the suitable Tiny Linux category. Thank you.
Tools to help you install a distribution.
Turbolinux is the leading Linux distribution and supplier of the Linux operating system (OS) in the Asia Pacific region. They have websites in English, Chinese, and Japanese. Their customers range from large scale firms, to small scale and Web businesses, and products include multiplatform clustering and distributed computing software for high availability and throughput. Turbolinux is part of UnitedLinux, a global, uniform distribution of Linux designed for businesses and supported by most enterprise system and software vendors.
A Debian-derived distribution aimed to make Linux more accessible. Sponsored by Canonical.
A Debian-derived distribution aimed to make Linux more accessible. Sponsored by Canonical.
Distributions that install to a DOS drive and/or run under DOS or Windows.
Standardized distribution created and used by Conectiva S.A, The SCO Group (was Caldera), SuSE Linux AG, Turbolinux, Inc. Site has FAQs, press, white papers, release schedule. Available in several languages.
Contains sites for or about Linux distributions that are no longer maintained.
This category is for sites for or about Linux distributions that are no longer maintained.

The unmaintained category is not for older copies of active distributions (like older copies of Ubuntu or Fedora). Sites containing older versions of distributions that are still maintained must be placed in the categories for those distributions (or directly under the Linux: Distributions category if there is no category for the given distribution).

Linux versions that are user assembled and source based: built from source code by end users or under greater than usual (higher) control by end users; far more configurable than normal versions.
Please submit only user assembled and source based versions of Linux.