The best and rarest Linux distros of 2013


For some years now, rankings have been made on the best Linux distributions of the year. They are usually done by categories, since it would not be fair to just make a list. Each distribution has its scope of action and therefore we must know how to separate them. Here you will see the list of the best distributions of this year separated according to the category to which they belong:

  1. The desktop distributions are those specially designed for desktop computers. The best is undoubtedly Ubuntu, followed perhaps by Fedora and Linux Mint.
  2. Distributions special for laptops, give as a winner Fubuntu, with improvements of up to 30% in battery consumption compared to other distributions.
  3. We continue with the company distros, in which Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) stands out and on its heels we have SuSE Linux Enterprise Desktop (SLED).
  4. Within the distributions with special focus on company servers, master RHEL and SuSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES).
  5. If what we want is a security domain First of all, we can count on distributions that have a security-focused development emphasis. Among them we highlight Backtrack and Backbox, although there are more competitors like Lightweight Portable Security.
  6. On the other hand, if ours is the multimedia world, we will have to monitor environments such as ArchLinux that has thousands of software packages. ZevenOS would be another interesting option, although not so much.
  7. For the most gamers, we also have a special for distributions with better benefits in video games. Ever since the world of digital entertainment has turned upside down from pampering Windows to spitting in its face with the latest news about it, Linux seems to be a good gaming platform now. In this field, the Ubuntu experience stands out.
  8. And I add this category, because I think it is very interesting in these times. It's all about the systems for mobile devices (smartphones, tablets, etc.) based on Linux. Among these I would highlight Android above all, in addition to mentioning others that have been sounding a lot lately like Tizen and Firefox OS.
  9. Since we are here, why not also mention the most outstanding distributions of our land (“swordsmen”), Which not many people know. Among the national we can emphasize triskele (Galicia), Guadalinex (Andalusia), GNULinex (Extremadura), Asturix (Asturias), Lliurex (Valencia), MoLinux (Castilla La Mancha), MAX (Madrid) and Linkat (Catalonia). But there are more: GALPonMiniNo, ASLinux, melinux, Wifislax, Zentyal, Càtix, kademar, Molinux Zero, etc.
  10. Finally and adding a note of humor, I would also like to add THE MOST RARE LINUX DISTRIBUTIONS. Little is said about them, but judge for yourself: Hanna Montana Linux, Ubuntu SatanicEdition, Ubuntu Christian Edition or Ubuntu ME, Helal Linux, Jewbuntu,… in short, no comments.

And which one do you prefer? At the end of the day it is a matter of taste, it is not worth making a ranking if each of us has our own opinion and we are already "in love" with any of these distros. But it can be interesting for those who "come from abroad" and have not tried Linux yet.

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  1.   Gibran said

    For flexible, stable and versatile, I prefer Ubuntu in its 12.04.2 LTS version, I have tried the normal version but it is very unstable for my taste, Mint 13 in its xfce version is light and very complete, Debian 6 for servers is also Very stable and powerful, Manjaro 0.84 has become Arch's Ubuntu and of course for my desktop I have tested Ubuntu Gnome and Pear OS 7.

  2.   gamlr said

    It would be interesting too: the best gnome, the best kde.

  3.   sow said

    hanna montanna linux XDDDDDDDD

  4.   Eudes Javier Contreras Rios said

    My preference: Kubuntu

  5.   Eudes Javier Contreras Rios said

    Looking, I found the following distro «suicide linux», but it is not recommended for newbies as most of us are, because it is pure to use through the console and you are wrong, you delete everything, that is, you remove the OS with everything it has, in case perhaps: Suicide Linux
    I would call it the final test for the programmer

  6.   Publisher said

    The best I've tried "DMDc", based on Debian. It goes like a shot, here is the link in case you want to try
    I've been with LMintDebian for years but this one surpasses it.
    Ubuntu ... better not to mention, is a chestnut (apart from the betrayal of free software).

  7.   BluexLaU RedxRedHat said

    For servers I use Centos which works excellent, for desktop I prefer Fedora.

  8.   akwx937 said

    My recomendation is:
    (1) For beginners I think it would be better: openSUSE, Fedora or ubuntu.
    (2) With a little skill: Slackware or Debian.
    (3) And with considerable experience: archLinux or Gentoo (my favorite).

    BEWARE of BackTrack 5 which has SELinux pre-installed.

  9.   juan95 said

    I use puppy linux: D (on pendrive)

  10.   RoyalGNZ said

    Justin Bieber Linux - xDD

  11.   colossus said

    Machux, the Linux for Machops