Linux Distributions

In this tutorial, we will learn about Linux Distributions and we will also cover different topics related to Linux Distributions. And, we will cover these topics.

  • Linux Distributions
  • Linux Distributions List
  • Choosing a Linux Distro

Linux Distributions

The Linux Distributions is also known as “Linux Distro“, It is an open-source version of the Linux operating system that is packed with other components such as management tools and additional tools such as the KVM hypervisor.

Linux is different from them and different parts of Linux are developed by different organizations. Different parts include the kernels, shells, utilities, x server, System environment, graphic tools, etc. We have an option to assemble all these parts and assemble them and make a new operating system but working on assembling is not easy it takes lots of time and knowledge to execute this assembly part.

Hereafter assembling these parts comes up with the Linux Distro. After compiling all the parts here come up with an entire operating system.

Linux Distributions
Linux Distributions

Linux Distributions List

In Linux, there are many distributions with having different features now we will discuss some of the Linux distros lists.

  • Ubuntu
  • Linux Mint
  • Debian
  • Red hat/Centos
  • Fedora
  • Kali Linux
  • Parot Os


Ubuntu is an open-source Debian-based Linux distribution system which is developed by Canonical Ltd and came into existence in 2004. It is very basic for the users to use in the beginning to learn about Linux.

Ubuntu is another version of Debian which is very easy for the users to understand and use, Its graphical user interface helps the user to understand this and to work on it. Now mostly in every system, ubuntu is preinstalled while buying any laptop or a desktop system. As its GUI has some inbuilt apps and repositories which are used by the user.

Linux Mint

Linux Mint is similar to the Ubuntu Operating System as some of the packages are very much common between them. In the early stage, it was the alternative to Ubuntu because of its software codecs and proprietary as it was present in Mint but was not available in Ubuntu.


Debian is one of the Linux Distro it was in existence from 1993 and was released in various versions but much slowly as compared to Mint and Ubuntu.

Ubuntu is based on Debian whereas in ubuntu they try to improve the core bits of Debian and to make it more user-friendly. Debian every release is based on the movie toy story.

Red hat/Centos

We heard about Red Hat as it is the world’s most leading Linux distribution company where Red hat is the commercial license distributor. It is open-source, free, and easily downloaded from the red hat official site.

Centos OS is a community project which uses the RedHat Linux code but removes the all mentioned trademark and makes it freely. We can also say that it is the free version of Linux and it is very stable and we can use this for a long time.


Fedora is developed for community support it creates innovative, free, open-source platforms for the cloud, hardware, and containers that enable the software developers and community developers to create a customized solution.

Kali Linux

Kali Linux is the advanced Linux distribution. It is an open-source and Debian-based Linux distribution that is most advanced used for penetration testing. It is geared more towards the Information security tasks such as Penetration Testing, Computer forensics, Security Research, and reverse Engineering.

Parrot Os

Parrot Os is the flagship product of parrot security which is open source and free for the developers and the security experts where they share their frameworks to make their jobs easy. The system is proven to be very lightweight, keeping security in mind it keeps all the security tools and security operations which keep our system data secured and provide us to keep away from breaches, viruses, and malware.

Choosing a Linux Distro

DistributionWhy Use?
UBuntuIt works like Mac OS and is easy to use.
Linux mintIt works like windows and should be used by newcomers.
DebianIt provides stability but is not recommended to a new user.
FedoraIf you want to use a red hat and the latest software.
Red hat enterpriseTo be used commercially.
CentOSIf you want to use a red hat but without its trademark.
OpenSUSEIt works the same as Fedora but is slightly older and more stable.
Arch LinuxIt is not for beginners because every package has to be installed by yourself.

So, in this tutorial, we discussed Linux Distributions and we have also covered different topics related to their implementation. Here is the list of topics that we have covered.

  • Linux Distributions
  • Linux Distributions List
  • Choosing a Linux Distro

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