Top 13 Linux Distributions and Operating Systems (2023)

13 best free Linux Distributions and Operating Systems used by bloggers for private and commercial web hosting. Some of the features to consider before installing Linux Distributions OS include packages, security, support options, update cycle, installation documentation, management panel supported, supported CPU, performance, license type and cost. They have been ranked according to performance and popularity.

1. Ubuntu

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Ubuntu is a free Linux distribution software used on cloud hosting, data center, and edge. Ubuntu is ideal if you are building a large-scale infrastructure like OpenStack private cloud, big data, high-performance computing, and Kubernetes.


2. Arch Linux

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Arch Linux is a lightweight, simple and modern Linux distribution software. Its packages are optimized for x86-64 processors.


3. CentOS

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CentOS is a free Linux distribution software built from open source code provided by Red Hat. Most Cloud hosting companies like Google Cloud, AWS, Azure have CentOS already integrated into their infrastructure.


4. Debian

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Debian is a free Operating system and Linux distribution software. Debian is maintained by volunteer developers spread around the world.


5. Oracle Linux

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Oracle Linux is a free Linux distribution and Operating system distributed by Oracle. It is build from Red Hat Enterprise Linux source code . Although Oracle Linux is free to download, update and use without any any limits, Oracle offers optional paid support for business critical infrastructure.


6. ProxMox

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ProxMox is an open source server virtualization software. Its main software ProxMox Virtual Environment, Proxmox Backup Server, and Proxmox mail gateway can be used to build an affordable and secure IT infrastructure.


7. Manjaro

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Manjaro is an open source Arch Linux based Linux distribution software. It is available for use for 64-Bit architectures. Manjaro officially supports XFCE, KDE and Gnome editions.


8. OpenSUSE

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OpenSUSE is a free and open Linux operating system for devices and servers. Some of the most popular tools built by the OpenSUSE community include Tumbleweed, Leap, Open build service (OBS), openQA, YaST, Kiwi, etc.


9. Gentoo

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Gentoo is a free Linux Operating system. Gentoo can be used for building a secure server, embedded solution, development workstation, gaming system, etc.


10. PopOS

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Pop!_OS is an open source Ubuntu Based operating system. PopOS uses APT and Flatpak package management, making it easy to install, uninstall and update.


11. Amazon Linux 2

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Amazon Linux 2 is a Linux server operating system developed by Amazon Web Services (AWS). It can be used for developing and running cloud and enterprise applications.


12. AlmaLinux

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AlmaLinux is an open source and community maintained enterprise Linux distribution software. AlmaLinux operating system is 100% binary compatible with RHEL and pre-Stream CentOS.


13. Rocky Linux

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Rocky Linux is a free Linux operating system built and maintained by a community of developers. Rocky Linux comes in as a downstream build alternative to CentOS


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