The 10 Best Debian-based Linux Distributions

There’s no doubt that Debian is one of the most popular distributions, especially among desktop enthusiasts and professionals alike. This guide features some of the most popular and widely used Debian-based Linux distributions.

1. MX Linux

Currently sitting at the first position in distrowatch is MX Linux, a simple yet stable desktop OS that combines elegance with solid performance. MX Linux initially came with XFCE desktop but has spread its wings to include KDE (MX 19.2 KDE) Linux and MX Linux Fluxbox (MX-Fluxbox 19.2) environments that were made available in August and September 2020 respectively.

MX-Linux 19.2 KDE is available in 64-bit and features an assortment of MX Linux tools, snap technology from AntiX as well as the AntiX live USB the system. Additionally, the KDE version also provides the Advanced Hardware Support (AHS) whose primary focus is to support the latest hardware such as the AMD GPU and the very latest Intel graphic drivers.

Also, you will get the latest out-of-the-box applications for daily use such as LibreOffice 6.1.5, Firefox 79, Thunderbird 68.11, and VLC 3.0.11, to mention a few.

Being a midweight distribution, MX Linux comes highly recommended as a distribution for ageing PCs thanks to its low-resource consumption while at the same time giving users a sleek UI and user-friendly experience. You can get started with just 1GB RAM, 10 GB hard drive, and either Intel or AMD processor.

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The 10 Best Debian-based Linux Distributions

The 10 Best Debian-based Linux Distributions

There’s no doubt that Debian is one of the most popular distributions, especially among desktop enthusiasts and professionals alike. This guide features some of the most popular and widely used Debian-based Linux distributions.

1. MX Linux

Currently sitting at the first position in distrowatch is MX Linux, a simple yet stable desktop OS that combines elegance with solid performance. MX Linux initially came with XFCE desktop but has spread its wings to include KDE (MX 19.2 KDE) Linux and MX Linux Fluxbox (MX-Fluxbox 19.2) environments that were made available in August and September 2020 respectively.

MX-Linux 19.2 KDE is available in 64-bit and features an assortment of MX Linux tools, snap technology from AntiX as well as the AntiX live USB the system. Additionally, the KDE version also provides the Advanced Hardware Support (AHS) whose primary focus is to support the latest hardware such as the AMD GPU and the very latest Intel graphic drivers.

Also, you will get the latest out-of-the-box applications for daily use such as LibreOffice 6.1.5, Firefox 79, Thunderbird 68.11, and VLC 3.0.11, to mention a few.

Being a midweight distribution, MX Linux comes highly recommended as a distribution for ageing PCs thanks to its low-resource consumption while at the same time giving users a sleek UI and user-friendly experience. You can get started with just 1GB RAM, 10 GB hard drive, and either Intel or AMD processor.

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10 Best Ubuntu-based Linux Distributions

Ubuntu is arguably one of the most popular and widely-used Linux distribution owing to its classic UI, stability, user-friendliness, and a rich repository that contains over 50,000 software packages. Furthermore, it comes highly recommended for beginners who are trying to give a shot at Linux.

In addition, Ubuntu is supported by a vast community of dedicated opensource developers who actively maintain contribute to its development to deliver up-to-date software packages, updates, and bug-fixes.

There are numerous flavors based on Ubuntu, and a common misconception is that they are all the same. While they may be based on Ubuntu, each flavor ships with its own unique style and variations to make it stand out from the rest.

In this guide, we are going to explore some of the most popular Ubuntu-based Linux variants.

1. Linux Mint

Used by millions around the globe, Linux Mint is a massively popular Linux flavor based off of Ubuntu. It provides a sleek UI with out-of-the-box applications for everyday use such as LibreOffice suite, Firefox, Pidgin, Thunderbird, and multimedia apps such as VLC and Audacious media players.

Linux Mint Desktop

Linux Mint Desktop

Owing to its simplicity and ease-of-use, Mint is considered ideal for beginners who are making a transition from Windows to Linux and those who prefer to steer clear from the default GNOME desktop but still enjoy the stability and the same code base that Ubuntu provides.

The latest Mint release is Linux Mint 20 and is based on the Ubuntu 20.04 LTS.

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The Best RedHat-based Linux Distributions

1. CentOS
Built around the Redhat architecture, CentOS is a free and open-source community-developed Linux distribution that provides an enterprise-level computing platform. Initially released in 2004, CentOS is an excellent free alternative to the enterprise RHEL operating system.
2. Fedora
Fedora is the upstream community distribution for RedHat Linux.
3. Oracle Linux
Oracle Linux is an enterprise-level operating system that is 100% binary compatible with Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4. ClearOS
A common challenge facing many small businesses is complexity in deployment. Granted, Linux has made tremendous strides with regards to providing easy-to-use and user-friendly distributions.

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Hal Sauer

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How to Install LAMP Stack on Debian 10 Buster Server/Desktop

This tutorial is going to show you how to install Apache, MariaDB and PHP7.3 (LAMP stack) on Debian 10 Buster. A software stack is a set of software tools bundled together. LAMP stands for Linux, Apache, MariaDB/MySQL and PHP, all of which are open source and free to use. It is the most common software stack that powers dynamic websites and web applications. Linux is the operating system; Apache is the web server; MariaDB/MySQL is the database server and PHP is the server-side scripting language responsible for generating dynamic web pages.

All of the four components are free and open-source. However, since MySQL is now owned by Oracle and there’s a chance that Oracle turns it to a closed-source product, we will choose MariaDB instead of MySQL.

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Hudson  Kunde

Hudson Kunde

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How to Install and Use Docker on Debian 10 Linux

Docker is a containerization platform that allows you to quickly build, test and deploy applications as portable, self-sufficient containers that can run virtually anywhere.

In this tutorial, we’ll explain how to install Docker on Debian 10 Buster and explore the basic Docker concepts and commands.

Install Docker on Debian

Perform the following steps to install the latest stable Docker version from the Docker’s repositories.

  1. Install the packages necessary to add a new repository over HTTPS:
sudo apt update
sudo apt install apt-transport-https ca-certificates curl software-properties-common gnupg2
  1. Import the repository’s GPG key using the following [curl](https://linuxize.com/post/curl-command-examples/) command :
curl -fsSL https://download.docker.com/linux/debian/gpg | sudo apt-key add -
  1. On success, the command will return OK.
  2. Add the stable Docker APT repository to your system’s software repository list:
sudo add-apt-repository "deb [arch=amd64] https://download.docker.com/linux/debian $(lsb_release -cs) stable"
  1. _$(lsb_release -cs)__ will return the name of the Debian distribution . In this case, that is _buster_._
  2. Update the apt package list and install the latest version of Docker CE (Community Edition):
sudo apt update
sudo apt install docker-ce
  1. Once the installation is completed the Docker service will start automatically. To verify it type in:
sudo systemctl status docker
● docker.service - Docker Application Container Engine
Loaded: loaded (/lib/systemd/system/docker.service; enabled; vendor preset: enabled)
Active: active (running) since Tue 2019-07-30 20:52:00 GMT; 1min 11s ago
    Docs: https://docs.docker.com
...
  1. At the time of writing, the latest stable version of Docker is 19.03.1:
docker -v
Docker version 19.03.1, build 74b1e89

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