We have talked a lot about Ubuntu based distributions in the past. Today, we shall see the best Fedora derivatives.
While Ubuntu has inspired a lot of Linux distributions, there are plenty of Fedora remixes too, if not as many as Ubuntu has. Since Fedora is based on Red Hat Linux, several of its remixes are inclined towards server side such as Clear OS.
But I am not going towards the server oriented Linux distributions. I am going to list here five Fedora based Linux distributions which are promising for the desktop Linux users.
Best Fedora based desktop Linux distributions
So, here we go with the list (in no specific order):
Though it is based on Fedora, Korora also has its own software repository. It provides a number of software and media codecs that are not available in Fedora by default.
Chapeau Linux is aimed at users who want Fedora to run out of the box. Targeting beginners, Chapeau provides a number of software, applications and media codecs in the default installation. No wonder the ISO is of 2.5 GB in size.
In a bid to provide better hardware support, Chapeau has released a Hardware Helper Tool in Chapeau 23.
Chapeau comes with GNOME desktop environment and provides support for 64 bit systems only.
Default Fedora installation doesn’t contains various software that are needed in day-to-day computing life. While it is easier for people with high speed internet to download the rest of the software after installation, same is not possible for the developing country users.
To solve this problem, Hanthana Linux was created in 2009 by Sri Lankan Linux community. Hanthana ISO is over 3.6 GB in size and has the essential software included in it. This obviates the need of internet after the installation.
Arquetype to Fedora is what Antergos to Arch Linux. Aimed at beginners, Arquetype focuses on the looks as well. Like other Fedora derivatives mentioned above, Arquetype also packs in a number of software in the default installation, including Wine and PlayOnLinux.
Arquetype is available in two flavors, Cinnamon and KDE. Since it is on the “modern” side of the Linux, it only supports 64 bit systems.
I focused mainly on desktop users. And since I was focusing on Fedora remixes, I obviously left out Fedora which itself is good enough to run out of the box, mostly. If you are willing to opt out of Ubuntu, do take a look at some of the best non Ubuntu Linux distributions.
Having said that, I leave the stage open for you to express your opinion on Fedora, its remixes and derived Linux distributions in general. See you in the comments :)