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The Stable Linux Distros of 2021 for Professionals

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In continuation to our previous blog, in this blog we will be covering 3 Popular Linux Distro for Professionals.

Arch Linux

Arch Linux is itself a simple yet powerful distribution with a huge learning curve. Unlike others, you won’t have everything pre-installed in one go. You have to configure the system and add packages as needed.

Arch Linux is an independently developed, x86_64-optimised Linux distribution targeted at competent Linux users. It uses ‘pacman’, its home-grown package manager, to provide updates to the latest software applications. Operating on a rolling release system, Arch can be installed from a CD image or via an FTP server.

The default install provides a solid base that enables users to create a custom installation. In addition, the Arch Build System (ABS) provides a way to easily build new packages, modify the configuration of stock packages, and share these packages with other users via the Arch Linux user repository.


Gentoo Linux is a Linux distribution built using the Portage package management system. Unlike a binary software distribution, the source code is compiled locally according to the user’s preferences and is often optimized for the specific type of computer.

If you know how to compile the source code, Gentoo Linux is a must-try for you. It is also a lightweight distribution – however, you need to have the required technical knowledge to make it work.


Slackware Linux is an advanced Linux operating system, designed with the twin goals of ease of use and stability as top priorities. Including the latest popular software while retaining a sense of tradition, providing simplicity and ease of use alongside flexibility and power, Slackware brings the best of all worlds to the table.

Slackware Linux provides experienced users with a fully featured system, equipped to serve in any capacity from desktop workstation to machine-room server. A full range of development tools, editors, and current libraries are included for users who wish to develop or compile additional software.


Also Read: The Stable Linux Distros of 2021 for Beginners


Wrapping Up

While there are still many other distros that are user-friendly for beginners and advanced users, we have covered three under each category. If you think we missed listing one of your favorites that qualifies to be a stable Linux distros, let us know in the comments’ section below.

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