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Packages

Apache

Project Website /apache

The Apache projects are characterized by a collaborative, consensus based development process, an open and pragmatic software license, and a desire to create high quality software that leads the way in its field.

CentOS

Project Website /centos /centos-altarch

CentOS is built from publicly available open source SRPMS provided by RedHat. CentOS conforms fully with the upstream vendors redistribution policies and aims to be 100% binary compatible. (CentOS mainly changes packages to remove upstream vendor branding and artwork).

CTAN

Project Website /CTAN

The Comprehensive TeX Archive Network (CTAN) provides the most complete and up-to-date TeX-related software.

Cygwin

Project Website /Cygwin

Cygwin is a collection of tools which provide a Linux look and feel environment for Windows. Cygwin is also a DLL (cygwin1.dll) which acts as a Linux API layer providing substantial Linux API functionality.

Debian

Project Website /debian /debian-cd /debian-security Example

Debian is a free operating system (OS). Debian uses the Linux kernel (the core of an operating system), but most of the basic OS tools come from the GNU project; hence the name GNU/Linux.
Debian GNU/Linux provides more than a pure OS: it comes with many thousand packages of precompiled software bundled up in a nice format for easy installation.

Fedora

Project Website /Fedora

The Fedora Project is a Red-Hat-sponsored and community-supported open source project. It is also a proving ground for new technology that may eventually make its way into Red Hat products. The goal of The Fedora Project is to work with the Linux community to build a complete, general purpose operating system exclusively from free software.

Gentoo

Project Website /gentoo Example

Gentoo Linux is a special flavor of Linux that can be automatically optimized and customized for just about any application or need. Extreme performance, configurability and a top-notch user and developer community are all hallmarks of the Gentoo experience.

GNU

Project Website /GNU

The GNU Project was launched in 1984 to develop a complete Unix-like operating system which is free software: the GNU system. (GNU is a recursive acronym for "GNU's Not Unix"; it is pronounced "guh-noo".) Variants of the GNU operating system, which use the kernel Linux, are now widely used; though these systems are often referred to as "Linux", they are more accurately called GNU/Linux systems.

HBCD

Project Website /HBCD

Hiren's BootCD (HBCD) is a completely free bootable CD that contains a load of useful tools you can make use of in a variety of situations like analyzing, recovering and fixing your computer even if the primary operating system can not be booted.

Knoppix

Project Website /Knoppix-CD /Knoppix-DVD

KNOPPIX is a bootable CD or DVD with a collection of GNU/Linux software, automatic hardware detection, and support for many graphics cards, sound cards, SCSI and USB devices and other peripherals. KNOPPIX can be used as a Linux demo, educational CD, rescue system, or adapted and used as a platform for commercial software product demos. It is not necessary to install anything on a hard disk. Due to on-the-fly decompression, the CD can have up to 2 GB of executable software installed on it.

LibreOffice (tdf)

Project Website /LibreOffice (tdf)

The Document Foundation - Its mission is to facilitate the evolution of the OpenOffice.org Community into a new open, independent, and meritocratic organizational structure within the next few months.

LinuxMint

Project Website /LinuxMint

Linux Mint's purpose is to produce an elegant, up to date and comfortable GNU/Linux desktop distribution.

openSUSE

Project Website /openSUSE

The openSUSE project is a worldwide community program promoting the use of Linux everywhere. It is based on SUSE Linux.

Raspbian

Project Website /raspbian

Raspbian is a free operating system based on Debian optimized for the Raspberry Pi hardware.

SageMath

Project Website /SageMath

Sage is a free open-source mathematics software system licensed under the GPL. It combines the power of many existing open-source packages into a common Python-based interface.

Slackware

Project Website /Slackware

Since the beginning, the Slackware Linux Project has aimed at producing the most "UNIX-like" Linux distribution out there. Slackware complies with the published Linux standards, such as the Linux File System Standard.

Ubuntu

Project Website /ubuntu /ubuntu-releases (ISOs)

Ubuntu is a desktop Linux operating system, freely available with both community and professional support. Ubuntu will always be free of charge. Ubuntu is shipped in stable and regular release cycles; a new release will be shipped every six months. You can use the current stable release or the current development release. A release will be supported for 18 months. Ubuntu is suitable for both desktop and server use. The current Ubuntu release supports Intel x86 and AMD64 architectures.

Videolan

Project Website /videolan

VideoLAN is a project, run by volunteers, backed-up by a non-profit organisation, which produces free and open source software for multimedia, released under the GNU General Public License. The main software is the cross-platform VLC media player.