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Hello,

I made this list with all the interesting and extremely considerable distributions I'm able to find working on our raspberry pi. check out and enjoy.



The List :

OS General

Arch Linux armv6; OS, "older" Pi
http://archlinuxarm.org/platforms/armv6/raspberry-pi

Arch Linux armv7; OS, Pi 2
http://archlinuxarm.org/platforms/ar...raspberry-pi-2

DietPi; the minimal multi-talent
http://fuzon.co.uk/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=6

Bhodi Linux; the Enlightened Linux Distribution
Homepage
Download

RedSleeve Linux; "special" Linux-port, OS
Homepage
Download

Minibian; minimal Raspbian
https://minibianpi.wordpress.com/

nOS; Ubuntu-based with KDE
http://nos.net.nz/

PiBang Linux; CrunchBang inspired, Raspbian-based
http://pibanglinux.com/index.html

Plan9; OS
Overview
Download

9front; Plan9-fork, cloud computing
Homepage
Download

pipaOS; compact Raspbian
http://pipaos.mitako.eu/

Gentoo Linux; source-based Linux distribution
https://www.gentoo.org/

AROS; Commodore Amiga OS based
Homepage
Download

Slackware ARM; OS
http://rpi.fatdog.eu/

slrpi; minimal Slackware
http://sourceforge.net/projects/slrpi/

FreeBSD; OS
https://wiki.freebsd.org/FreeBSD/arm/Raspberry%20Pi

openSUSE; OS
https://en.opensuse.org/HCL:Raspberry_Pi

Moebius; minimal Linux
http://moebiuslinux.sourceforge.net/

Hypriot; Pi armed with Docker
Homepage
Download

Void Linux; independent distribution, OS
http://www.voidlinux.eu/

Tiny Core Linux; the smallest one (~12 mb), OS
http://www.tinycorelinux.net/ports.html

OpenMandriva Lx; OS, kde4
Homepage
Download

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS; OS
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ARM/RaspberryPi

RaspEX; based on Debian 8, Ubuntu 15.04 and Linaro, uses LXDE
http://raspex.exton.se/?p=79

NixOS Linux; OS
Homepage
Download

Tizen OS; open and flexible operating system
Homepage
Download

Xubuntu 14.04 LTS; OS
http://stefanius.de/xubuntu-14-04-lt...eroeffentlicht

PiLFS; Linux From Scratch
http://www.intestinate.com/pilfs/

AEROS; hybrid distribution of AROS and Linux ( commercial ! )
http://www.aeros-os.org/


"OS", for special purposes, tools

Kano OS; learn linux basics or programming skills the lovely way, for "kids"
http://www.kano.me

SliTaz; secure and high performance OS
http://www.slitaz.org/en/

Kali Linux; penetration testing, security, tools
http://docs.kali.org/kali-on-arm/ins...m-raspberry-pi

BlackArch Linux; penetration testing, security, tools
http://blackarch.org/downloads.html#blackarch-arm

Archphile; modified ArchLinux, support for USB and I2S Dacs
http://archphile.org/introduction

RaspAnd; an Android L on Pi project ( commercial ! )
https://extonlinux.wordpress.com/201...aspberry-pi-2/

PwnPi; pen test drop box distro
http://pwnpi.sourceforge.net/

QtonPi; Qt5 programming
http://wiki.qt.io/QtonPi

PiBox; lightweight GNU/Linux development platform
http://www.graphics-muse.org/wiki/pm...Pi/RaspberryPi

Raspberry WebKiosk; web kiosks and multi-user web workstations
http://www.binaryemotions.com/web-ki...erry-webkiosk/

ThinBox; Windows-based server connection
http://jontylovell.net/index.php?page=30

OpenWrt; wireless routing
http://wiki.openwrt.org/toh/raspberry_pi

VPNbian; OpenVPN Gateway
http://techfunbln.blogspot.de/2013/0...y-with-or.html

NetBSD; networking
http://wiki.netbsd.org/ports/evbarm/raspberry_pi/

PiPoint; wireless access point
http://www.pi-point.co.uk/

Angstrom; tiny server distribution
Homepage
Download

Mini vMac; early-macintosh emulator
Homepage
Download

FINNIX; system administrations
http://www.finnix.org/

Raspberry Digital Signage; OS designed for digital signage
http://www.binaryemotions.com/digita...gital-signage/

IPfire; Router, Firewall solution
Homepage (german homepage)
Download

arkOS; self-hosting, cloud solution
https://arkos.io/what-is-arkos/

NARD SDK; software development kit
http://www.arbetsmyra.dyndns.org/nard/

SailPi; Sailfish OS in Pi
https://sailpi.wordpress.com/

OpenMediaVault; NAS solution
http://www.openmediavault.org/

RACHEL-Pi; "offline" education server solution
http://pi.worldpossible.org/index.html

KA-Pi; Khan Academy on a Pi
http://pi.mujica.org/index.html


Mediacenter, gaming and others

Xbian; Mediacenter
Homepage
Download latest

OSMC; Mediacenter
https://osmc.tv/

SlaXBMC; Mediacenter
http://slaxbmc.blogspot.co.uk/

PiPlay; formerly PiMAME, gaming and emulation
http://piplay.org/

Volumio; audiophile music player
https://volumio.org/project/

RetroPie; multi gaming and emulation
Homepage
Download

GeeXBoX; Mediacenter
http://www.geexbox.org/

Raspicade; Moebius-based arcade distribution
http://sourceforge.net/projects/raspicade/

recalbox; multi emulation platform
http://www.recalbox.com/diyrecalbox

Pi MusicBox; A Spotify, SoundCloud, Google Music player ...
http://www.woutervanwijk.nl/pimusicbox/

DarkELEC; Mediacenter
http://darkimmortal.com/category/raspberry-pi/

runeaudio
http://www.runeaudio.com/about/



... and the generally known Distros on the raspberrypi.org mainpage (for sure)
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recommendations and suggestions are welcome.


this list is partly based on this one (you can find several more detailed descriptions there) but most time I need to search the web for hours while I'm trying to get the most complete list for us . This is the largest list out there !!
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useful additions/tools:

SD Card Formatter; to correctly format the sdcard including all partitions that windows doesn't recognize

Win32DiskImager; to write all the images you can download from the links above to your sdcard using windows (also works on 64bit)

BerryBoot; Multi-OS solution ( XDA Discussion Thread )

PuTTY; connect to your pi from windows via SSH

Moonlight; game streaming with Moonlight and GeForce Experience ( XDA Thread )

... tbc
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some things to look forward to:

FirefoxOS; you can try this

Chromium OS

CentOS

Mesa and DRM driver for Broadcom VC4 hardware; used in the Raspberry Pi hardware (including Raspberry Pi 2)

... tbc



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something about usage (ease of use, performance etc.), stability, special features and so on...

try to be (a bit) specific. not like: "...... is the best" or "...... rocks"

useful ones will be linked in op

don't discuss single distributions or ask about them in here. for questions use this. and for discussions open a new thread if it isn't done yet

but you can discuss about the single feedbacks or the list itself. and give me suggestions if there's something i missed for sure

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How about this one https://eltechs.com/exagear-desktop-...-raspberry-pi/
Drop me a line if you'd like to test ExaGear.
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Quote:
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How about this one https://eltechs.com/exagear-desktop-...-raspberry-pi/
Drop me a line if you'd like to test ExaGear.

interesting. definitly. sorry for the delay. it will be listed in the next few days for sure as i'm going to look for updates for the list. meanwhile maybe you could give me a suggestion for a short-description.

... and I will definitly test it
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Quote:
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meanwhile maybe you could give me a suggestion for a short-description.

ExaGear Desktop, emulator that allows to run x86 apps on RPi
https://eltechs.com/product/exagear-desktop/
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Great list! Here is another one:

RTAndroid: Android-based image for reliable applications
https://rtandroid.embedded.rwth-aach.../raspberry-pi/
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What about OpenELEC and LibreELEC?
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What about kali linux distribution repo?
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How about adding DreamPi to the list? http://blog.kazade.co.uk/p/dreampi.html?m=1

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Is it able to run iOS?
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