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Linux is a family of open-source Unix-like operating systems based on the Linux kernel, an operating system kernel first released on September 17, 1991, by Linus Torvalds.
Linux is typically packaged in a Linux distribution.
Distributions include the Linux kernel and supporting system software and libraries, many of which are provided by the GNU Project.
Linux is one of the most prominent examples of free and open-source software collaboration.
– from Wikipedia


I’m not trying to collect all Linux distributions; only the ones that are interesting to me.

Tiny Core Linux

Kiss Linux

A Linux® meta-distribution for the x8664 architecture with a focus on simplicity, sustainability and user freedom.
The project was created by Dylan Araps who also acts as its sole developer and BDFL.
KISS’ tiny package manager


Arch Linux based distro that works out of the box but is still aimed at power users. Everything is lightning fast, flexible and just works.

Venom Linux

A lightweight source based distro for advanced Linux Users
Customize your system with Venom Linux, a lightweight source based distro for advanced Linux users targeting x8664 machines
The Package Manager used by Venom Linux

Static linux
Stali is a static linux distribution that follows the suckless philosophy
Doesn’t use systemd. Everything is musl libc based.
Upgrade/ install with git, no package manager needed.

Void Linux
X Binary Package System (XBPS)


Linux From Scratch
Linux From Scratch (LFS) is a project that provides you with step-by-step instructions for building your own customized Linux system entirely from source
Many wonder why they should go through the hassle of building a Linux system from scratch when they could just download an existing Linux distribution. However, there are several benefits of building LFS.

Beyond Linux® From Scratch (System V Edition)

Back to Linux - from macOS

By Bozhidar Batsov, Jul 31, 2021