Linux Distributions

Recalbox – retrograming distro

Recalbox is a retrogaming console that allows you to replay all the games, consoles, and computers from your childhood. It can be installed on inexpensive microcomputers like the Raspberry Pi 4 or any PC (modern or old). It’s based on the Linux system with Buildroot.

This retrogaming distro supports more than a hundred consoles, handhelds, computer games and arcade systems, from the most famous to the most exotic. For example, there’s support for the Megadrive, Game Boy Color, Vectrex, SuperGrafx, Sega SG-1000, Nintendo Satellaview, Virtual Boy, Amiga, MSX, MSX2, Game Boy Advance, ScummVM, Nintendo Gamecube, Oric 1 / Atmos, Nintendo 64, and many many more.

Recalbox includes nearly 150 totally unreleased games, often in total exclusivity.

It’s optimized to work natively with all modern HDTVs and computer monitors.


Working state:Active
Init Software:SysV
Package Management:-
Release Model:Fixed
Platforms:armhf, x86_64
Developer:Recalbox 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.
Notify of

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Inline Feedbacks
View all comments