由自由软件基金会（FSF）负责维护的 Free GNU/Linux distributions 中列出了都不含有任何私有软件，著名的流行发行版无一列入。名单如下：
- gNewSense, a GNU/Linux distribution based on Debian and Ubuntu, with sponsorship from the FSF.
- Ututo, a GNU/Linux distribution based on Gentoo. It was the first fully free GNU/Linux system recognized by the GNU Project.
- Dragora, an independent GNU/Linux distribution based on concepts of simplicity.
- Dynebolic, a GNU/Linux distribution, with special emphasis on audio and video editing.
- Musix GNU+Linux, a GNU+Linux distribution based on Knoppix, with special emphasis on audio production.
- BLAG, BLAG Linux and GNU, a free GNU/Linux distribution based on Fedora.
- Trisquel, a GNU/Linux distribution oriented to small enterprises, domestic users and educational centers.
- Venenux, a free distro built around the KDE desktop.
- Kongoni is a free GNU/Linux operating system of African origin. The name comes from the Shona word for a gnu (also known as a wildebeest).