|37 Recommended Products||Release Schedule||Based On||Default Desktop Environment|
|#1 Lubuntu· · ·||2 Year LTS / 6 Month Releases||Debian||LXDE|
|#2 Arch· · ·||Rolling Release||Arch||None|
|#3 Puppy Linux· · ·||2 Year LTS||Ubuntu||JWM|
|#4 Xubuntu· · ·||2 Year LTS / 6 Month Releases||Debian||XFCE|
|#5 elementary OS· · ·||N/A||Ubuntu||Pantheon|
|#6 Debian· · ·||2 Years||Debian||Gnome Shell|
Xubuntu is a community-maintained derivative of the Ubuntu operating system using Xfce desktop environment, instead of Ubuntu's Unity.
This distro, based on the Ubuntu LTS with a custom desktop environment called Pantheon, is a turnkey OS with a focus on user experience design.
Debian is composed of free software mostly carrying the GNU General Public License. The operating system is developed by an internet collaboration of volunteers aligned with The...
Home brewed since 2007
Bodhi is a lightweight Linux distribution based on Ubuntu that uses the Enlightenment window manager.
Based on arch Linux distribution with defaults set to use the Openbox window manager.
Manjaro Linux is a fast, user-friendly, desktop-oriented operating system based on Arch Linux.
Linux Mint is one of the more popular distributions, with editions based on Ubuntu and Debian. With some of Ubuntu's recent controversial changes, particularly in the user in...
Requires 64mb RAM, can be installed with a small footprint, and includes several lightweight desktops to choose from. Since its first beta release in April of 1993, the Slackware
Recommened system requirements: 512MB of RAM, 700MHz CPU, 5GB of HDD space.
ChromiumOS fork by Neverware that is free for single users as well as offers paid support for education.