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If you like alternate operating systems you will find nearly all on our mirrors. If you are missing something, just tell us, and we will do our best to make it accessible for you. On the mirrors you will find a repository for every operating system that is mirrored there. So you are able to update your system from this server.

Text processing#

Logo Software Description
software_logo Libre Office LibreOffice is a fullfeature, free Officeapplication, which has a simple Surface but lots of functionality.
software_logo Open Office OpenOffice is an office application suite available for a number of different computer operating systems. It is distributed as free software and written using the gtk toolkit. It supports the OpenDocument Format (ODF) for data interchange as its default file format, as well as Microsoft Office formats among others. As of March 2009, OpenOffice supports over 80 languages.
software_logo LaTeX LaTeX is most widely used by mathematicians, scientists, engineers, philosophers, economists and other scholars in academia and the commercial world, and other professionals. As a primary or intermediate format, LaTeX is used because of the high quality of typesetting achievable by TeX. The typesetting system offers programmable desktop publishing features and extensive facilities for automating most aspects of typesetting and desktop publishing, including numbering and cross-referencing, tables and figures, page layout and bibliographies.
Under linux you will find it in your repository using the word"texlive", for editing tex-files you will find Kile and Winefish for example, too.

App stores#

Logo Software Description
software_logo F-Droid main repository F-Droid is an alternative app store for Android. The special feature of F-Droid is that only free and open source software is offered in the official repository. The source code of each app in the F-Droid repository is not only available to the end user for inspection and modification, but it is also guaranteed that the downloaded apk file was generated from these sources.

Operating Systems#

Logo Software Description
software_logo Linux Kernel The Linux Kernel is the base for many Operatingsystems. Most Users don´t need to download it separately.
software_logo Debian GNU/Linux Debian is a computer operating system composed of software packages released as free and open source software especially under the GNU General Public License and other open source licenses.
Debian is known for strict adherence to the Unix and free software philosophies as well as using collaborative software development and testing processes. Debian can be used as a desktop as well as server operating system.
Please note: The best would be to look for a netinst-image according to your system architecture. That saves CDs because you will find every package on our server.
software_logo Ubuntu Ubuntu is a computer operating system based on the Debian Linux distribution. It is named after the South African ethical ideology Ubuntu ("humanity towards others") and is distributed as free and open source software. Ubuntu provides an up-to-date, stable operating system for the average user, with a strong focus on usability and ease-of-installation.
Ubuntu is sponsored by the UK based company Canonical Ltd., owned by South African entrepreneur Mark Shuttleworth. By keeping Ubuntu free and open source, Canonical is able to utilize the talents of community developers in Ubuntu´s constituent components.
software_logo openSUSE openSUSE, is a general purpose operating system built on top of the Linux kernel, developed by the community-supported openSUSE Project and sponsored by Novell. After acquiring SUSE Linux in January 2004, Novell decided to release the SUSE Linux Professional product as a 100% open source project, involving the community in the development process.
Beyond the distribution, the openSUSE Project provides a web portal for community involvement. The community assists in developing openSUSE collaboratively with representatives from Novell by contributing code through the openSUSE Build Service, writing documentation, designing artwork, fostering discussion on open mailing lists and in Internet Relay Chat channels, and improving the openSUSE site through its wiki interface.
software_logo Archlinux Arch Linux is a Linux distribution intended to be lightweight and simple. The design approach of the development team focuses on simplicity, elegance, code correctness and minimalism. "Simplicity", according to Arch, is defined as "...without unnecessary additions, modifications, or complications.." and is defined from a developer standpoint, rather than a user standpoint.
(Mirror: in /etc/pacman.d/mirrorlist:$repo/os/$arch)
software_logo OpenBSD OpenBSD is a Unix-like computer operating system descended from Berkeley Software Distribution (BSD), a Unix derivative developed at the University of California, Berkeley. It was forked from NetBSD by project leader Theo de Raadt in late 1995.
OpenBSD includes a number of security features absent or optional in other operating systems and has a tradition of developers auditing the source code for software bugs and security problems. The project maintains strict policies on licensing and prefers the open source BSD licence and its variants—in the past this has led to a comprehensive licence audit and moves to remove or replace code under licences found less acceptable.
software_logo Gentoo Gentoo Linux (pronounced /ˈdʒɛntuː/) is a computer operating system built on top of the Linux kernel and based on the Portage package management system. It is distributed as free and open source software. Unlike a conventional software distribution, the user compiles the source code locally according to their chosen configuration.
software_logo Knoppix Knoppix, is an operating system based on Debian designed to be run directly from a CD / DVD, one of the first of its kind for any operating system. Knoppix was developed by Linux consultant Klaus Knopper. When starting a program it is loaded from the optical disc and decompressed into a RAM drive.
Although Knoppix is primarily designed to be used as a Live CD, it can also be installed on a hard disk like a typical operating system. Computers that support booting from USB devices can load Knoppix from a live USB flash drive or memory card.
software_logo grml grml is an operating system based on Debian. It is primarily designed to run from a Live CD, but can be made to run from a USB flash drive. grml aims to be well suited for sysadmins and other users of text tools. It also includes an X server along with a few minimalist window managers such as wmii, fluxbox, and openbox in order to use the graphical programs, like Mozilla Firefox, that are included with distribution.
software_logo Fedora
software_logo Raspbian Operatingsystems for Raspberry Pi