Top 15 DistroWatch Alternative and Similar Softwares | Jan 2023

News and feature lists of Linux and BSD distributions.
The DistroWatch web site was first published on 31 May 2001. The concept started as a very simple table comprising of 5 major distributions and the chart only compared a few features (price, version, release date) and a few package versions (Kernel, KDE, Gnome, XFree86, Apache). Trying to make it slightly more comprehensive and useful (and failing to find anything similar and up-to-date on the Internet), I have kept adding more distributions, features and packages until the table reached fairly reasonable state in terms of information provided. At that stage, I decided to share the table with the Linux community worldwide and moved it from a spreadsheet into an HTML document. ...

1. Linux Distribution Chooser

Linux Distribution Chooser There are 100s of different Linux distributions and picking one can be difficult. So "Linux Distribution Chooser" is to help you find a good distribution to try for the first time.......

2. Puppy Linux

Puppy Linux Linux is a free operating system, and Puppy Linux is a special build of Linux meant to make computing easy and fast.......

3. Fuduntu

Fuduntu Punny Name, Serious Distro! Fuduntu is optimized for portable computers, but also runs great on desktops too. Tweaked and tuned for exceptional performance, low resource utilization, and maximum battery life. Fuduntu is a light hearted and fun Linux distribution that earns its name by its design to fit somewhere in-between......

4. Linux Counter

Linux Counter The Linux Counter ProjectThe Linux Counter Project was created in order to revive and replace the good old Linux Counter Project on counter.li.org.Since January 11, 2012 counter.li.org redirects directly to linuxcounter.net and thus, linuxcounter.net is the only and main real linux counter with the greatest userbase.The original Linux Counter was......

5. Lubuntu

Lubuntu Lubuntu is a faster, more lightweight and energy saving variant of Ubuntu using LXDE , the lightweight X11 Desktop Environment.......

6. SUSE Studio

SUSE Studio SUSE Studio is an online Linux image creation tool by SUSE. Users can develop their own Linux OS, software appliance or virtual appliance, mainly choosing which applications and packages they want on their "custom" Linux and how it looks.Users can choose between openSUSE or SUSE Linux Enterprise as a base......

7. Distro Picker

Distro Picker Just enter details of what you're looking for, and it will pick your perfect distro match.......

8. Korora Project

Korora Project Korora is an installable Fedora Remix Live USB image which aims to provide a complete out of the box experience for new users, including support for multimedia.......

9. Funtoo Linux

Funtoo Linux Funtoo Linux is a Linux-based operating system that is a variant of Gentoo .......

10. eZeY

eZeY eZeY (formerly Open Xange, before Xange and Vixta) is an easy-to-use, Fedora -based desktop Linux distribution featuring the KDE desktop.......

11. HandyLinux

HandyLinux HandyLinux is a user friendly desktop Operating System based on Debian that uses the Xfce desktop environment.Debian without headachesHandyLinux is accessibility for all and freedom for everyone to evolve on its own.Based on Debian GNU/Linux fast, lightweight and stable XFCE desktop environment.HandyLinux is safe, convenient and......

12. Super OS

Super OS Super OS is a modified version of Ubuntu with added software and tools, that aims to make Ubuntu more usable, in particular for users without an internet connection. Features compared to Ubuntu include better multimedia support, improved Internet experience (aMSN, Opera , Adobe Flash Player ),......

13. BackBox Linux

BackBox Linux BackBox is a Linux distribution based on Ubuntu developed to perform penetration tests and security assessments. Designed to be fast, easy to use and to provide a minimal yet complete desktop environment thanks to its own software repositories always been updated to the last stable version of the......

14. Pardus

Pardus Pardus is a GNU/Linux distribution funded and developed by the Scientific & Technological Research Council of Turkey. Pardus has a range of unique features, such as Mudur, a start-up framework of Pardus to speed up the boot process, and PiSi, an efficient package management system with a user-friendly graphical interface.......

15. Distro Chooser

Distro Chooser This test should help you while choosing the best Linux Distribution for you.The test contains several question to find the suitable distribution for you. Please note that the result is only a suggestion.......