If you are an avid user of Linux that jumps into distros every weekend, it can be confusing at times to choose which distro to install. Well, not anymore. There is a website called DistroTest that allows you to test Linux operating systems from your web browser without any installation, so you can get a better idea of what to expect from the operating system without even having it. Download.
The website offers 807 versions of Linux distributions on 244 operating systems . It is therefore more likely that the distribution you intend to consult will have its version on DistroTest. Cool, right?
The best part is that it will not ask you for any personal information and will not ask you to create an account on the website. This way, you don’t have to worry about privacy risks.
I have tried running DistroTest’s Elemento OS 5.0 Juno as you can see in the image above and have not encountered any major issues using the operating system in the browser except for ‘a slight delay in mouse pointer response.
Initially, DistroTest gives you 30 minutes to test the distribution . After this time has elapsed, you can click the Extend Time button to extend the time to an additional 15 minutes.
The website claims it can install and remove software, but during my brief period of testing the distribution, the functionality was not there. This could be due to the limited storage offered in the session or maybe it could be added in a future update.
Nonetheless, DistroTest is a great way to experience Linux distros for beginners without any commitment and we recommend that you try it once before installing your next Linux distro.
So which linux distro do you plan to try first on DistroTest? Tell us in the comments.
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