TLD Linux2010.01

GPL (GNU General Public License)    
3.0/5 2
A unique distribution of Linux that uses the RPM Package Management system, based on PLD Linux

editor's review



TLD Linux (Titanium Linux Distribution) is an open-source, community derived and freely distributable operating system based off of the PLD Linux distribution and oriented towards server machines.

It’s optimized for both 32-bit and 64-bit hardware platforms

This server-oriented operating system is unique. It is not available for download as an ISO image, but only as rootfs (root filesystem) and RPM packaged optimized for both 32-bit and 64-bit hardware platforms.

It’s an operating system designed for power users

Being distributed as a rootfs, TLD Linux is an operating system designed for power users. This means, of course, that they will have to prepare a computer before the installation by partitioning the disk and installing a kernel and the base system.

In addition, the user must configure network interfaces and install a bootloader in order to make the operating system bootable from the disk drive. Users can be created immediately after configuring the root account.

Desktop support is longer available on TLD Linux

When it was initially created, the distribution had support for the X11 window system and included various graphical desktop environment that could be added after the basic installation described above.

Unfortunately, desktop support was dropped and it became a distribution of Linux dedicated to servers. The desktop-oriented packages have been removed from the official software repositories do to lack of space and bandwidth.

Stable and development branches are provided

At the moment, the distribution’s development process is split in two branches, a stable one with thoroughly tested packages and an unstable one with bleeding-edge software.

As mentioned, most of the packages are optimized for both 32-bit (i386) and 64-bit (x86_64) architectures and built using PLD sources. RPM and SRPM packages are available for download from the official repos.

We don't recommend this distribution of Linux as a staring point for Linux beginners!

TLD Linux was reviewed by Marius Nestor
Last updated on July 17th, 2014

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