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Linux is amazing. Period. Over the years, Linux has gained tremendous traction — it built a complete ecosystem of developers and users who love working on open source. From a day-to-day use to sophisticated penetration testing, Linux has marked its presence everywhere. Also, one of the most amazing thing about Linux is that you can tweak or create your own distros. From individuals to big firms, many are creating Linux distribution and giving it to the world.
So, if you are a Linux enthusiast and looking for some new Linux Distros to get your hands, read along as we list down some of the most promising Linux distros to look for in 2019.
What started as a concept in a discussion about future options among members of the MEPIS community in December 2013, today it is one of the popular Linux distros. A cooperative venture between antiX and MEPIS, MX Linux is a midweight distro designed and built, combining an elegant and efficient desktop with a simple configuration. The distro is highly stable and has got a solid performance.
Started out with a purpose to deliver an OS that is modern, elegant, and powerful and also base on Arch Linux, Antergos is a rolling release distribution. So, when you use Antergos the best advantage you get is that from the base OS components to the applications that you install, will receive updates as they are released upstream—with only a minimal delay to ensure stability.
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Also, Antergos is free to download and use for everyone.
Specifically focused on minimalists, Bodhi Linux is the “Enlightened” Linux distribution. The distro is built as lean as possible. The main concept behind this amazing Linus distro is that — the user should be able to choose and use the applications they want rather than having a bunch of pre-installed applications.
The Bodhi Linux comes with the desktop called “Moksha” — which is a continuation of the Enlightenment 17 desktop.
If you are someone who is a minimalist, doesn’t want a cluttered desktop, then Bodhi is definitely for you. You can download the Distro from here.
Peppermint is a lightweight, stable, and a fast Linux OS. The latest version, Peppermint Nine is built on long term support (LTS) code base — built on the Ubuntu 18.04 code base. Meaning, one can easily customize and use it for a good amount of time. Also, it provides easy integration with cloud and web apps.
Click here to download Peppermint.
Previously known as ArchMerge, ArcoLinux is another promising Linux distro that a Linux enthusiast should definitely use. The best thing about ArcoLinux is that it is a completely Arch-based Linux distro. Users can build or tweak custom distributions. Furthermore, having Xfce as its default DE, the distro is a minimalist-focused. So, just like bodhi, users can install the application they want to use.
ArcoLinux is available for everyone for free and you can download it from here.
Tails is a complete privacy-focused Linux distro. It is basically a live operating system that anyone can use on any system just using a DVD or a USB stick. Based on Debian GNU/Linux, this amazing live OS let you surf the internet using any computer anonymously. How it does that? The OS makes use of TOR — it sends the traffic through TOR. That is not all, the Tails is designed in such a way that, once you unplug the USB or close the OS, it doesn’t leave any trace on the computer.
Tails are free and can be download from here.
Based on Debian GNU/Linux operating system, SparkyLinux is a fast, lightweight and fully customizable OS built around the Openbox window manager. The Distro offers different versions for different users such as GameOver for gamers, Multimedia for audio, video and HTML pages creating, and Rescue for fixing broken OS. It comes with LXDE or LXQt desktop environment with pre-installed common use software. Furthermore, this Linux Distro supports about 20 desktop environments and window managers.
Click here to download.
Robolinux is one such Linux distro that is unique compared to other Linux distros. The Distro is created to Windows XP, 7 and 10 virus-free. It is also considered to be one of the most secured operating systems. Robolinux lets the user create a Windows virtual machine that can run side by side with Linux.
Robolinux Raptor series 8, 9 & 10 Gnome, Cinnamon, Mate 3D, Xfce 3D & LXDE versions run significantly faster than any Windows OS and also makes it easy to run Windows programs flawlessly and natively inside its desktop.
You can download this secured Linus Distro from here.
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