Debian Distro of the day

Hello Everyone, like we posted Debian tool of the day the last time. Let us contribute to Debian distro of the day.

Debian distro of the day.

The sole purpose of making these artworks and sharing is to educate importance of free software to people who are limited to proprietary and to help others who are already into free software about different blends/distributions available for their specific/dedicated usage. It also helps in expanding debian community and welcome more developers into the community.

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Here is a list for our few more distros of the day.
Please go through and review them.


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Freedom Box FreedomBox is a free software home server operating system designed to be simple. It aims to make it easy for anyone to run a home server by offering single-click installations of server software for high-use online activities like messaging, voice calling, blogging, calendaring, file-sharing, and private browsing. Yes
knoppix KNOPPIX is a bootable disc with a collection of GNU/Linux software, automatic hardware detection, and support for many graphics cards, sound cards, SCSI and USB devices, and other peripherals. KNOPPIX can be used as a Linux demo, educational disc, rescue system, or adapted and used as a platform for commercial software product demos. When starting a program, it is loaded from the removable medium and decompressed into a RAM drive. The decompression is transparent and on-the-fly. NO
Damn small linux Damn Small Linux (commonly abbreviated DSL) was a computer operating system for the x86 family of personal computers. It is free software under the terms of the GNU GPL. It was designed to run graphical applications on older PC hardware—for example, machines with 486/early Pentium processors and very little memory. No
PureOS PureOS is a GNU/Linux distribution based on Debian. It is a desktop distribution that can be used as live media (CD or USB) or as full-featured operating systems installed on a hard disk. PureOS uses free and open source software exclusively and is endorsed by the Free Software Foundation. It ships with some privacy features enabled by default such as using DuckDuckGo as the search engine and the HTTPS Everywhere browser extension is enabled. NO
Raspbian Raspbian comes with over 35,000 packages, or pre-compiled software bundled in a nice format for easy installation on a Raspberry Pi. Although Debian produces a distribution for the arm architecture, it is compatible only with versions later than the one used on the Raspberry Pi (ARMv7-A CPUs and higher vs the Raspberry Pi’s ARMv6 CPU). NO
Tails The Amnesic Incognito Live System (Tails) is a Debian-based live DVD/USB with the goal of providing complete Internet anonymity for the user. The product ships with several Internet applications, including web browser, IRC client, mail client and instant messenger, all pre-configured with security in mind and with all traffic anonymised. To achieve this, Incognito uses the Tor network to make Internet traffic very hard to trace. NO
Kali Linux Kali Linux (formerly known as BackTrack) is a Debian-based distribution with a collection of security and forensics tools. It features timely security updates, support for the ARM architecture, a choice of four popular desktop environments, and seamless upgrades to newer versions. It is maintained by Offensive Security Ltd. NO
BOSS BOSS (Bharat Operating System Solutions) is an Indian GNU/Linux distribution developed by CDAC and is customized to suit Indian’s digital environment. It supports most of the Indian languages. and other packages that are most relevant for use in the government domain. NO
Parrot OS Parrot (formerly Parrot Security OS) is a security-oriented distribution featuring a collection of utilities designed for penetration testing, computer forensics, reverse engineering, hacking, privacy, anonymity, and cryptography. It includes a full portable laboratory for security and digital forensics experts, but it also includes all you need to develop your own software or protect your privacy while surfing the net. NO
AntiX antiX is a fast, lightweight distro for x86 compatible systems. antiX offers users the “antiX Magic” in an environment suitable for old computers.It should run on most computers, ranging from 256 MB old PIII systems with pre-configured swap to the latest powerful boxes. antiX can also be used as a fast-booting rescue CD. NO
AV Linux AV Linux features a large collection of audio and video production software(multimedia content creators). Additionally, it also includes a custom kernel with IRQ threading enabled for low-latency audio performance. NO
Deepin OS Deepin aims to provide an elegant, user-friendly and reliable operating system.It has its own desktop environment called DDE(Deepin Desktop Environment) which is based on the Qt 5 toolkit. Deepin focuses much of its attention on intuitive design. Its home-grown applications, like Deepin Software Centre, DMusic and DPlayer are tailored to the average user. NO
Debian Edu Debian EDU aims to provide localised environment tailored for schools and universities. It comes with 75 applications aimed at schools, as well as 15 network services pre-configured for a school environment.The core goals of Skolelinux are localisation and ease of system administration. NO
DietPi DietPi is distro primarily developed for single board computers such as the Raspberry Pi, Orange Pi or Odroid. DietPi also supplies builds for 64-bit x86 personal computers and virtual machines. DietPi ships with a number of menu-driven configuration tools which can be run from a terminal. NO
Grml Grml is a bootable CD including a collection of GNU/Linux software especially for users of text tools and system administrators. It also provides automatic hardware detection. Grml can be used as a rescue system, for analyzing systems and networks, or as a working environment. NO
Sparky Linux SparkyLinux offers a special gaming edition “GameOver” targeted to gamers. It features a large set of free and open-source games and some needed tools. Another special edition of SparkyLinux Rescue provides a live system and a large number of applications for recovering broken operating systems. As Sparky iso image features a few proprietary packages, the ‘Sparky APTus’ provides a small tool called ‘Non-Free Remover’ which can easy uninstall all ‘contrib’ and ‘non-free’ packages from the system. NO
SteamOS SteamOS is designed primarily for playing video games away from a PC by providing a console-like experience using generic PC hardware that can connect directly to a television.The OS natively supports Nvidia, Intel, and AMD graphics processors.Since SteamOS is solely for playing games without use of mouse or keyboard, it does not have many built-in functions beyond web browsing and playing games; for example, there is no file manager or image viewer installed by default. NO
Dyson Dyson is a Unix general-purpose operating system derived from Debian using the illumos kernel, libc, and SMF init system.Dyson is built from scratch to be as similar to Debian as possible, i.e. most of Debian packages should build on Dyson without changes, and architecture-independent packages (arch all in Debian terms) should be installable without modification. NO
YunoHost YunoHost is a Debian GNU/Linux based distribution packaged with free software that automates the installation of a personal web server. The purpose of YunoHost is to allow users to easily host their own web services by enabling a simple point-and-click web interface for installing various web apps. Currently supported apps include an email server with webmail interface, a WordPress website, an instant messaging server, a news aggregator, a file sharing server, and a seedbox, among others. NO
Debian Pure Blend A Debian Pure Blend is a project completely inside of Debian targeting a server or a desktop installation in very broad and general terms.It aims to cover interests of specialised users,who might be children, lawyers, medical staff, visually impaired people, certain academic fields, etc. The common goal of those is to make installation and administration of computers for their target users as easy as possible, and to serve in the role as the missing link between software developers and users well. NO
Debian GNU/Hurd Debian GNU/Hurd is a flavor of the Debian operating system based on the Hurd microkernel, instead of more common Debian kernels such as Linux or FreeBSD. , Hurd is not yet an official Debian release, and is maintained and developed as an unofficial port. NO
Sacix Sacix is a Debian Pure Blend originally created to support the educational and free software diffusion goals of the Telecentres project of the city of São Paulo, Brazil. Sacix is now being used in different projects with similar goals, basically because its main feature is an integrated LTSP-based solution with a profile for each project (login screen, wallpaper, pre-selected software) that provides a ready GNOME desktop to multiple thin clients, right after install. NO
VyOS VyOS is an open source network operating system based on Debian GNU/Linux.VyOS provides a free routing platform that competes directly with other commercially available solutions from well known network providers. Because VyOS is run on standard amd64, i586 systems, it is able to be used as a router and firewall platform for cloud deployments. NO
HandyLinux HandyLinux is a Linux distribution derived from the Debian stable branch.It is designed especially with inexperienced computer users in mind.The distribution has low system requirements, allowing it to be used on a range of older hardware that is no longer supported by the latest versions of proprietary operating systems. It is aimed particularly at older people with dated hardware who do not need or possess the skill to use many features afforded by state-of-the-art operating systems. It may also be useful for computer users with disabilities, such as the visually impaired. NO

@Yuvraj Nice list, here are some suggestions.

  1. Replace Linux with GNU/Linux wherever possible unless if they are mentioning Kernels.
  2. Change the title of the thread to Distro of the Week as the name has changed.
  3. Try to have some uniformity on the word count, some are less number of words and some are more.
  1. Please add proper attributions along with license of the content.
  2. It’s good if average words for every OS description are same.
  3. Logos and Screenshots of each OS to be collected.
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Add the plan for outreach and metrics of the outcome of initiative at the end of it to the proposal.

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