Here we list a plethora of Linux distributions broken down by type, be it RPM based, Ubunutu based, Knoppix, and more. We also include links to useful information about the distributions.
Debian-Based Linux Distributions
Debian is a Linux distribution that focuses on and emphasizes free software. It uses the .deb format with the dpkg package manager. All distributions based upon Debian do as well. Some Debian-based Linux distrubutions are:
Corel Linux ♦ gNewSense ♦ Kanotix
Linspire ♦ MEPIS ♦ Ubuntu ♦ Maemo
Ubuntu-Based Linux Distributions
Althought Ubuntu is based on Debian, it works on a different release cycle and supports fewer architectures. It draws packages from Debian, but repackages them with Ubuntu version numbers. There are several "official" versions, including:
Ubuntu Server Edition ♦ Kubuntu ♦ Xubuntu ♦ Edubuntu ♦ Ubuntu jeOS ♦ Ubuntu Mobile ♦ Ubuntu Netbook Remix
Unofficial versions of Ubuntu include:
Easy Peasy ♦ Fluxbuntu ♦ Gnoppix ♦ gOS ♦ Linux Mint ♦ LinuxMCE ♦ PSUbuntu
Knoppix-Based Linux Distributions
Knoppix is, itself, based on Debian. It championed the bootable CD/DVD Linux craze and several other Linux distributions have been based on it.
Damn Small Linux ♦ Buildix ♦ Feather Linux ♦ Kaella ♦ KnoppMyth ♦ Morphix ♦ Musix
Other Noteable Linux Distributions
This is by no means an exhaustive list, and there are many more smaller versions of Linux than those listed or linked here. Those linked will provide you with a little bit more information on each of these Linux distributions, and we intend on adding to this list as we add more Linux distribution information and reviews to the site. For now, take a look at a few of these other notable Linux distributions: