Linux Distributions

Adélie Linux – independent distribution

Adélie Linux is an independently developed distribution that targets many different types of platforms. From ARM, to POWER, to x86 and x86_64.

Adélie Linux defines itself with a unique focus on the ideals of reliability, security, portability, and usability. It’s bundled with Horizon, an easy-to-use installer to get you up and running quickly.

One of the project’s goals is to create a fully libre, open source operating system that passes POSIX certification.

The Adélie penguin is closely related to the Gentoo penguin, and Adélie Linux traces its roots to Gentoo Linux. Adélie is not a Gentoo fork.

Adélie in action

Working state:Active
Desktop:KDE Plasma, LXQT, MATE, XFCE
Init Software:System V-style with OpenRC service management; s6
Package Management:APK
Release Model:Fixed
Platforms:aarch64, armv7l, ppc, ppc64, x86, x86_64
Developer:Adélie Team
This article is part of our Big List of Active Linux Distros which is currently under development.

What's a Linux distribution ("distro")?

A distro provides the user with a desktop environment, preloaded applications, and ways to update and maintain the system.

Each distro makes different choices, deciding which open source projects to install and provides custom written programs. They can have different philosophies.

Some distros are intended for desktop computers, some for servers without a graphical interface, and others for special uses. Because Linux is an open source operating system, combinations of software vary between Linux distros.
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