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Puppy Linux – Extraordinarily small, lighting fast yet quite full-featured Linux distro

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Puppy Linux is one of the earliest lightweight Linux distributions, originally developed by Barry Kauler from Australia in 2003 (which is still active today). It is a very reliable operating system for both old computers and new Linux users! It is small in size, simple in structure, fast in speed, and comes with a wealth of drivers and applications. Even better, it can be installed and run directly on storage devices like external hard disks and USB flash drives (that is, it can be booted from any computer that supports BIOS and UEFI).

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Manjaro – Free, fast, friendly and fine Linux OS distro for everyone

Ubuntu has become bloated and extremely slow (even has started to follow the trend of quickly refreshing the version number, and indulges in this disgusting behavior) for a long time, and its requirements for hardware configuration has far exceed those of Windows now. In other words, running an Ubuntu OS today means making your computer fan spinning at a full jump all the time. The noise of fan alone is painful enough. As a result, more and more people are abandoning Ubuntu, meanwhile increasing lightweight alternatives has emerged and are emerging, and many of them are even able to run smoothly on a USB device, not to mention HDD or SSD. Thereinto, Manjaro is one of the best.

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Tails – Live Linux OS aimed at completely preserving Internet privacy and anonymity

According to the developers of Tails: NSA (National Security Agency) has taken a number of approaches to put pressure on many free software projects and their developers. And, during a LinuxCon technology conference, the founder of Linux, Linus Torvalds revealed that the NSA hoped to install a backdoor in his operating system. In other words, for even Linux distributions, they are not absolutely safe now.

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Kali Linux – Most advanced Linux distro for penetration testing and ethical hacking

Kali Linux (successor of BackTrack Linux) is a free and open-source Debian-based Linux distribution funded and maintained by Offensive Security from Switzerland. Users can boot and use this OS via hard disk, live CD or live USB anytime and anywhere. Almost all open-source tools used for digital forensics, penetration testing, ethical hacking and network security assessments are included. There is no need to prepare and maintain this Linux distribution (including gathering all those software and their dependencies) by yourself, or to install any software and save any files on Kali.

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Wine – Direct and perfectly run many Windows apps on Unix-like OS

Wine (AKA: WineHQ, originally short for “Wine Is Not an Emulator”, another bad name for software) is a free and open-source tool designed for running more and more Windows apps on multiple Unix-like (i.e.: POSIX-compliant) operating systems by calling DLL (like Linux, FreeBSD, Solaris and Mac OS X). It’s first launched by Bob Amstadt in 1993.

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Cyborg Linux – More advanced, beautiful and poweful than Kali Linux

Cyborg Linux (AKA: Cyborg Hawk) is a Ubuntu (currently the most popular Unix-like OS) based penetration testing Linux distro, specially designed for hackers or cyber security experts to perform all kinds of network security penetration testing, assessment, computer forensics and more.

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