On It’s FOSS, we regularly test various Linux distributions and share our experience with them. If you like to know about different distros, do read the reviews.
Latest Linux distribution reviews
Here are the latest reviews of various Linux distributions.
Linux Mint is undoubtedly the best distribution for the beginners. The Mint 21 release makes it a bit better in terms of features and functionalities.
SpiralLinux aims to provide a simplified and out-of-the-box Debian experience. Does it succeed in doing so? Read in this review.
Hash Linux is an Arch-based GNU/Linux distribution that provides four editions with different window managers such as Awesome, Xmonad, i3, and Bspwm.
Got an old computer? Revive it with these distributions
One of the several reasons why people use Linux is its ability to run on old computers. Here we reviewed some Linux distros for old laptops and desktops. Read the reviews and see which Linux distribution is more suited for your needs.
Bodhi Linux is a lightweight Linux distribution based on Ubuntu. The latest release brings the much needed visual refreshment. Read the review to know more about it.
DebianDog is a Linux project that aims to create small live CDs for Debian and Debian-based systems to serve mostly older Linux systems.
Q4OS is a lightweight Linux distribution based on Debian. It imitates the look and feel of Windows. Read the complete review to know more about Q4OS Linux.
4MLinux is a lightweight Linux distribution that can turn your old computer into a functional one with multimedia support, maintenance tools and classic games.
LXLE is a lightweight Linux distribution mainly focused on older systems. John takes it for a test drive and shares his experience in this LXLE review.
A quick look at FatDog64 Linux. This lightweight Linux distribution is best suited for using via USB on the go.
Ubuntu 20.04 Flavors
There are various Ubuntu flavors available and here we review most of them (if not all) in the 20.04 LTS series.
We take a look at Ubuntu Budgie 20.04 LTS release. Check out what’s new, what has changed and what it is like to use in this review of Ubuntu Budgie 20.04.
Ubuntu MATE 20.04 is an impressive update on its predecessor. One of the most popular Ubuntu variants just got better in the latest LTS release.
Ubuntu Cinnamon Remix is a relatively new distribution that brings the Cinnamon desktop to Ubuntu. Read the review to know more about it.
Lubuntu 20.04 LTS is significantly different than its previous LTS version. It is aiming to give you a more polished experience rather than just focusing on older computer.
Distros for a purpose
These Linux distributions have been specially crafted for a specific purpose be it hacking, schooling or gaming.
Built on top of low latency Liquorix Linux kernel, Draguer OS strives to give you an at-par gaming experience on Linux desktop.
Have a look at Escuelas Linux, a popular Spanish educational distribution based on Bodhi Linux that recently released its English version!
Kali Linux is not for beginners. Is that true? What is the use of Kali Linux then? Should you use Kali Linux or stick to some other mainstream distribution like Linux Mint or Zorin OS? Read this Kali Linux Review and find out.
Not so popular but worth a look
Here are some unusual Linux distributions that might not be popular but worth checking out because they are different than your regular Linux distributions.
There are distros that follow the crowd and there are others that try to make their own path through the tall weed. Created from scratch, Void Linux is an interesting distribution.
Experience a hassle free openSUSE experience with GeckoLinux. Give it a try if you are a distrohopper.
Read this Viperr Linux review and see if this minimalist Linux distribution is apt for you or not.
For nostalgia: Reviews of discontinued Linux distributions
Distributions of yesteryear. These distributions once had a good fan base but they don’t exist anymore. If you are feeling nostalgic or curious, you may read the reviews of these distros when they were alive and kicking.
Antergos is Arch simplified. But it is more than just a beginner’s Arch Linux. Read the complete Antergos review and find out why it’s one of the best Linux distributions.
I don’t understand the point of reinventing the wheel if you can’t make it better. Linux Mint has reinvented the wheel (Ubuntu) in a better one. Pear OS, on the other hand, while reinventing the wheel has focused so much on its look that the wheel is not ‘roll-able’ any more.