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KDE is probably the most popular user interface under Linux/Unix operating systems.

The desktop is available for all popular distributions: For example, these include Debian, Linspire, Kubuntu, Mandriva, Slackware, Red Hat, and SUSE, but KDE is also compatible with other Unix operating systems, such as BSD or Solaris. Since version 4.1, KDE can also be operated on Microsoft Windows and macOS.

Internationally, over 1,500 developers are involved in the project, which KDE provides in 90 languages. The documentation alone is available in 45 languages. credativ GmbH employs German KDE maintainers (responsible for project areas) and developers.

Besides a complete groupware solution, the OpenOffice.org word processing is also seamlessly integrated.

A sophisticated central assignment of rights with KDE Kiosk rounds out the user interface.

Ubuntu is a Debian-based distribution that is particularly user-friendly and comfortable to use. Ubuntu is becoming increasingly popular and is often used as an alternative to Red Hat and SUSE.

But, in the server area, many companies rely on Debian, which is valued for its outstanding security and stability.

You can find more information on the project page.

GRML is a live system based on Debian, which can be booted from various media, such as a USB stick, CD-ROM, DVD, or from a network. GRML contains a range of software packages for system administrators and users of text-based programs.

The GRML system boasts automatic hardware recognition and can be used as a rescue system for analyzing hardware and networks, or even as a working environment.

Thanks to compression, GRML provides over 2.1 GB of programs and documentation on a single CD. GRML is completely Open Source, flexible, and adaptable.

You can find more information on the project page.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux is an international market leader amongst providers of commercial Linux distributions. An alternative is the free Linux distribution CentOS, which is based on Red Hat.

You can find more information on the project page.

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) is a commercial Linux distribution created by Novell, which was specifically designed for corporate use. SUSE is one of the leading commercial Linux distributions after Red Hat.

The openSUSE distribution is available as a free alternative, for which numerous and comprehensive service and support offers are available from independent service providers.

You can find more information on the project page.

Debian is a Linux distribution based entirely on free software. The project is based entirely on the work of volunteers with the aim of developing a unique Open Source operating system.

Debian is very easy to install and can operate on numerous hardware platforms. The processor architectures currently supported by Debian can be seen here.

The use of a sophisticated package management system allows Debian to seamlessly integrate updates to new program versions, whereby dependencies between programs are automatically removed.

The system’s administration is consistent and flexible.

As Debian is a community project that is not subject to the interests of the market it will only be released once the system has been extensively tested and has adequate stability.

credativ GmbH employs numerous Debian maintainers and developers.

Debian offers a huge collection of over 20,000 software packages. These include:

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Skolelinux, alias Debian Edu, is a modified Debian distribution that was specifically developed for use in schools. The project has its roots in Norway. The included configurational profiles make it easy to install servers with an LDAP user database, a terminal server, or workstations and laptops. The software is based exclusively on free software and provides a range of learning programs. Skolelinux is considered a reliable, stable, and easy-to-administer distribution. As the distribution allows old PCs to be used as thin clients, the use of Skolelinux also contributes to the protection of the environment.

You can find more information on the project page.

FreeBSD is a unixoid operating system that is based on the Berkeley Software Distribution (BSD) developed at the University of California in Berkeley. FreeBSD is a stable and reliable system, and runs on numerous processor platforms. Development is focused on optimal performance as well as network and storage functionalities. FreeBSD can be used in servers as well as in desktops and embedded systems. Network services operate reliably under FreeBSD, even under high loads. This is ultimately also the reason why FreeBSD can now be found in various areas of the internet, such as routers, name servers, or web servers.

You can find more information on the project page.

CentOS is a Linux distribution based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux. CentOS is binary-compatible with Red Hat Enterprise Linux. This means that the programs that were compiled for Red Hat Enterprise Linux can also be run on CentOS. CentOS is managed and maintained by a group of volunteer developers.

You can find more information on the project page.