Debian derivatives

Other Derivatives

This is only a sampling of the variety available from Debian derivatives. With more space, I might mention the recently popular MX Linux, Bodhi Linux with its desktop derived from the Enlightenment window manager, Raspberry Pi OS (formerly Raspian), and several dozen more. What is perhaps unusual is how many of the derivatives have carved out a user base for themselves and are more than simply a rebranded version of their parent.

After several decades, it was perhaps inevitable that one Linux distribution should become dominant. It need not have been Debian. However, the fact that it has is a testimony to Debian's strength, to say nothing of its ability to reinvent itself as an upstream source for innovators.


  1. DistroWatch Top 10:
  2. Distros based on Debian:
  3. Distros based on Ubuntu:
  4. Debian derivatives page:
  5. Debian Pure Blends:
  6. Derivatives based on Debian Testing:
  7. Derivatives based on Debian Unstable:
  8. Ubuntu:
  9. Linux Mint:
  10. LMDE download:
  11. Trisquel:
  12. Free distro list:
  13. Devuan:
  14. Init Freedom:
  15. Debian Edu:
  16. Knoppix:
  17. KDE Neon:
  18. Tails:
  19. elementary OS:

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