Top 5 best rising Linux distros in 2017

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Subgraph is a bit different in that it’s a rising star of a Linux distro which is designed specifically for privacy. The developers stress that it's still in development but the OS holds great promise for privacy lovers. 

Subgraph's kernel has been hardened using Grsecurity, which is widely regarded as one of the most secure Linux cores in the world today. This hugely reduces the chances of becoming a victim of DMA (Direct Memory Access) attacks, which is one of the most common methods hackers use to attempt to gain control of a computer. 

Applications such as the Tor browser or IceDove email client are sandboxed using a system named ‘Oz’, giving you an extra layer of protection if an app should be compromised. You can also use specialised whitelists and blacklists to determine which applications are allowed to run. 

All internet traffic is routed through the anonymising Tor network, which makes it extremely difficult to trace your location, but will slow down your connection speed to some extent. 

Despite all these privacy enhancing features which function out of the box, Subgraph is easy-to-use and works seamlessly, with all the heavy lifting done in the background security-wise. Unlike some other distros of its type, Subgraph is also quite easy on the eyes, using the Gnome desktop environment and Xpra to provide a simple but attractive interface.

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