CentOS is a Linux distribution based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL). It is a popular distribution known for its long-term support and stability, with maintenance updates available for up to 10 years after the initial release. As CentOS is community supported software, it is offered free of charge
Ubuntu is based on Debian Linux. It is a very popular Linux distribution with a thriving community of developers and end-users around the globe. Life cycles come in short spans (9 months), and longer spans (5 years) for LTS flavors. The operating system itself is backed by Canonical, the top Ubuntu services provider.
Debian is one of the longest running operating systems built on top of the Linux kernel. Since 1993, thousands of contributors have worked on Debian to support over 70 languages, multiple system architectures, and regular software updates. In addition, Debian ships with access to an online repository of over 50,000 packages. Its lineage, support, and package availability position Debian among the top server operating systems.
Fedora is the upstream operating system of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL). It has a reputation for including the latest technologies and software packages into every release. In addition, Fedora is also a stable and secure Linux-based operating system, configured with Security-Enhanced Linux. Fedora Server offers a supported lifespan of roughly 13 months, with a upgrade path available to its newer releases
Net/OpenBSD is a UNIX-like operating system that originated in the mid 1990s. It is widely known for its portability, code correctness, and proactive approach on security. In addition, the folks behind the Net/OpenBSD project maintain other well known security-oriented projects such as OpenSSH and LibreSSL.
FreeBSD is a modern multi-user operating system with roots dating back to the 1970s. This UNIX-based operating system powers some of the busiest websites on the internet and is used by some of the largest IT organizations. FreeBSD's long list of features includes advanced networking, storage, security (firewall and jails), virtualization, and much more.
Arch Linux adheres to five principles: simplicity, modernity, pragmatism, user centrality, and versatility. In practice, this means the project attempts to have minimal distribution-specific changes, minimal breakage with updates, pragmatic over ideological design choices, user-friendliness, and minimal bloat.
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