The Top 5 Open source Linux Distributions

  • Wed, 05/27/2015 - 00:49 by aatif

The Top 5 Open source Linux Distributions

Linux is an open-source operating system. Linus Torvald is the founder of this Operating system. system. Linux was developed in 1991 by Linus Torvalds. But it is not a complete operating system. It is an open-source kernel. Different Linux distributions are made by using this kernel. Different Linux distribution combine Linux kernel with another open-source
software and make a full operating system.
There are many Linux kernel-based distributions. Each of these Linux distributions has some unique features and qualities. Lets we see the top 5 open-source Linux distributions.

Fedora is an open-source stable Linux distribution for Linux users. It is RPM-based Linux distribution. It is a very flexible operating system. you can change the desktop environment to Mate, Lxde, and Xfce. This distribution is sponsored by Red Hat. The main focus of this operating system is on free software. It comes with the GNOM 3 desktop
environment. Fedora comes with a wide range of software such as Firefox, LibreOffice, and much other software. Fedora was initially released on November 6, 2003.

CentOS(Community Enterprise Operating System) is also open-source Linux distribution. This distribution provides a community-supported platform. The aim of this platform is to provide functionality supported with upstream sources and RHEL. CentOS is a free version of RHEL it is a stable operating system and supported for the long term. The newest version of CentOS is 7. CentOS was initially released on 14 May 2004.

Ubuntu is a powerful Linux distribution operating system is based on Debian. It comes with a very beautiful Graphical User Interface. Ubuntu used a unity desktop environment. It comes with a wide range of free software by default such as LibreOffice, Firefox, Thunderbird, Transmission, and Sudoku, chess game. It offers releases every six months. It was initially released on 20 October 2004.

Linux Mint
Linux Mint is a safe light weighted and reliable Linux distribution. Linux Minute used the Ubuntu software packages. The most interesting thing in Linux Mint which is not included in Ubuntu is the media codec. Linux Mint used media codec proprietary software by default. It works with full multimedia support and is extremely easy to use. it also provides almost 30,000 packages and one of the best software managers. It was initially released in 27 August 2006.

Debian is a free and open-source operating system that used the Linux kernel. Installation of Debian is consists of very easy steps.This operating system comes with almost 43000 software packages. The free software which comes by default this operating system is LibreOffice, Evolution mail, Vlc media player, Iceweasel web browser, Gimp image
editor etc.It always no. one choice for web servers. It was initially released on September 15, 1993.