More Latin American Linux distributions

In Latin America there are several Linux distributions

In this post we continue listing more Linux distributions from Latin America making a brief review of its characteristics. We leave you the task of downloading and testing them.

how i said in the previous article, If you are part of or know of any Linux distribution located on the continent that does not appear in this short list, the contact form is at your disposal so that you can tell us about it.

More Latin American Linux distributions

GNU/Linux Airport

a distribution developed by the Argentine State aimed at the educational sector and that has programs that can be used both in the school environment and in other activities. Beyond the technical aspect, pedagogical issues are also taken into account, since pedagogues, communicators, sociologists, historians, teachers and students of all levels are involved in its development.

Loc-OS Linux

This variant of Linux refers to itself as "The reviver of PC'S". It is based on Debian 11 with the LXDE desktop and does not use systemd.  The PC'S resuscitator comes because it is focused on old or low-resource equipment. It does not seem that it is short of software since, in addition to the traditional DEB packages, it has its own package system called LPKG


This is an unofficial version of MX-Linux which in turn is based on Debian 11. It is ideal for mid-range and high-end teams and comes with the Fluxbox and XFCE desktops.

Due to its mixture of stability and features, it is ideal for users who are just starting out in the Linux world.


This list is dominated by distributions based on Debian and this version of linux arrival from Mexico is no exception.  Your desktop is a customization of KDE Plasma. Regarding the installation of programs Nitrux uses AppImage which allows to have more current versions without conflicts due to dependencies.

In addition to the programs one would expect to find in a KDE-based distribution, Nitrux includes a suite of proprietary applications with converged interfaces called Maui Apps, these include its own file manager and terminal emulator.


A Cuban Development powered by a university in that country to reduce dependency on foreign software. It is the one that has the most versions on our list since to the traditional desktop version and lightly we must add a version for servers and another for mobile phones. The server version also has adaptations for specific uses.

While the normal desktop version comes with GNOME, the light version has its own development.

A piece of advice for the guys from Nova. Canaima also includes its purpose of achieving computer sovereignty on its website, but they have a space to name the mother distribution. I had to go to Distrowatch to find out that Nova is based on Ubuntu.

Parabola GNU/Linux-libre

We go down on the map and cross the mountain range to see a Chilean distribution based on Arch Linux. it seeks to facilitate the use of the distribution without giving up the characteristics that make the mother distribution distinctive.

Like GobMis (discussed in the previous article), Parabola GNU/Linux-libre adheres to the GNU Free Systems Distribution Guidelines (FSDG). The difference is that GobMis was aimed at the public administration and Parabola at the user in general.

The FSDG guidelines state that every last component of the system complies with the 4 principles of free software. To achieve this the Parabola developers build each package from source code removing any part that Richard Stallman, whose mother-in-law running her finger over his daughter-in-law's cupboards, would disapprove of.

OS Regatta

We return to Brazil to meet a distribution based on openSUSE and opting for the KDE desktop. It is focused on productivity and gaming use. It achieves the latter by incorporating support for advanced graphics processors and access to games from various online providers including a layer of compatibility to run various titles only available for Windows.

It also comes with pre-installed applications to easily exchange documents in the cloud and with other devices on the same network.

I repeat the invitation. There is no conspiracy theory to exclude any distribution nor did I forget any. I put all the ones I knew. The comment form is down there for you to add distributions from Latin America that I haven't mentioned.


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