Last Updated on February 13, 2024 by KC7NYR


 Linux Distributions

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Debian family tree

Debian Linux is a distribution that emphasizes free software. It supports many hardware platforms. Debian and distributions based on it use the .deb package format and the dpkg package manager and its frontends (such as apt or synaptic).

Linux Mint is one of the most popular desktop Linux distributions and used by millions of people. It is one of the best alternatives to Microsoft Windows and Apple MacOS.


The purpose of Linux Mint is to produce a modern, elegant and comfortable operating system which is both powerful and easy to use.

Some of the reasons for the success of Linux Mint are:

  • It works out of the box, with full multimedia support and is extremely easy to use.

  • It’s both free of cost and open source.

  • It’s community-driven. Users are encouraged to send feedback to the project so that their ideas can be used to improve Linux Mint.

  • Based on Debian and Ubuntu, it provides about 30,000 packages and one of the best software managers.

  • It’s safe and reliable. Thanks to a conservative approach to software updates, a unique Update Manager and the robustness of its Linux architecture,

  • Linux Mint requires very little maintenance (no regressions, no antivirus, no anti-spyware…etc)

Complete History of Linux Mint Debian


Recommend & Tested: LMDE 5 Elsie Linux Mint – Cinnamon Edition  [Download}


Ubuntu family tree

Ubuntu is a distribution based on Debian, designed to have regular releases, a consistent user experience and commercial support on both desktops and servers.

Current official derivatives

These Ubuntu variants, also known as Ubuntu flavours, simply install a set of packages different from the original Ubuntu, but since they draw additional packages and updates from the same repositories as Ubuntu, all of the same software is available for each of them.


Recommend & Tested: Linux Mint 12.1 Vera – Cinnamon Edition – [Download]

  • Linux Mint 21.1 is a long term support release which will be supported until 2027. It comes with updated software and brings refinements and many new features to make your desktop experience more comfortable.

Recommend & Tested: Kubuntu 22.10 – [Download]

  • Kubuntu is a community developed and supported project. Since its launch in October 2004, Kubuntu has become one of the most highly regarded Linux distributions with millions of users around the world. Our mission is to provide the latest stable KDE software, which includes the flagship project Plasma, our desktop environment on top of a stable Ubuntu core. We release in 6 monthly cycles, following the same freezes/milestones as Ubuntu.

Recommend & Tested: Lubuntu 22.10 (Kinetic Kudu) – {Download}



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