The Best Independent Linux Distros
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Most Linux distros these days are based on just three Linux distros. Debian, RHEL, or Arch. Meaning, that a lot of Linux distros are going to be mainly the same besides the desktop and what packages that they get. However, there are still some completely independent Linux distros that have their own package managers and code. I am going to go over 5 of my favorites, and providing a brief explanation as to what makes them unique.
@Anachron
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3 of the 4 distro links are wrong. This has haste written all over it.

@TheKernalBlog
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Shit. Sorry, I was really in a hurry, I wrote this in the airport. The links are fixed.

@Aiwendil
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As gentoo user running systemd…I think it’s a bit oversimplified to say gentoo doesn’t use systemd. Gentoo comes with profiles for systemd and openrc so I would say both are supported. And on a personal level I dislike the comparison to arch as both distro’s hardly share any overlap in target audience (But I think the article compares them on the one thing they have in common…gui less install)

Also kind of misses one elephant in the room…openSuSE.

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How does the repo size of these distros compare with Debian/Fedora/Arch?

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Miya
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@federico3
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I did and it’s misleading. Debian itself is independent.

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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 (or distro for short).

Distributions include the Linux kernel and supporting system software and libraries, many of which are provided by the GNU Project. Many Linux distributions use the word “Linux” in their name, but the Free Software Foundation uses the name GNU/Linux to emphasize the importance of GNU software, causing some controversy.

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