Our editions are optimized for performance on real hardware. So installing on virtual machines is not recommended.
Ultimate editions are made for having all the right tools needed to get gaming started on Linux, out of the box. For Ultimate editions we recommend a minimum of 6 GB of RAM and 40 GB of storage space.
Lite editions are made for having only minimal packages preinstalled out of the box. This way you can customize it later how you want - the choice is yours to make. For Lite editions we recommend a minimum of 3 GB of RAM and 20 GB of storage space.
KDE Plasma is made to stay out of the way as it helps you getting things done. Under its light and intuitive surface it is a powerhouse. You are free to choose ways of usage right as you need them and when you need them.
The MATE Desktop Environment is the continuation of GNOME 2. It provides an intuitive and attractive desktop environment using traditional metaphors for Linux and other Unix-like operating systems. MATE is under active development to add support for new technologies while preserving a traditional desktop experience.
LXQt is a lightweight Qt desktop environment that does not get in your way. Its focus lays on being a lightweight, lagfree desktop with modern look and feel. For LXQt, we recommend a minimum of 2GB of RAM.we use kwin tiling script by default.
i3-wm is a lightweight window manager that is operated exclusively with the keyboard. Our version has a simple and easy configuration with LXappearance to handle GTK themes. We do ship the configuration with an easy cheat sheet to get you started. Due to its light resources, it has a really small memory footprint.
The Deepin Desktop Environment (DDE) is the desktop environment of the deepin Linux distribution. It is designed by the Wuhan Deepin Technology Co. Ltd, China. Deepin is an elegant, easy to use and beautiful desktop environment.It allows you to experience a variety of recreational activities, but also to meet your daily needs.
RecBox is an OpenBox config focused on audio recording and daily usage. There are major differences between distributions designed for daily usage and "Studio" ones. It's possible to use them as daily driver but it's not necessarily comfortable when you want to use full potential of Linux as a system for audio engineering. So, RecBox is an attempt to merge both worlds.
Garuda Linux Barebones is made for users who do not want extra software and functionalities and complain about bloat. It contains only the bare minimum of packages needed to get going. (you are on your own, we dont provide any support for Barebones edition.)