Alternatives to Linux Mint for all platforms with any license

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    Ubuntu

    Ubuntu is a community developed, Linux-based operating system that is perfect for laptops, desktops and servers. It contains all the...

    Open Source Linux

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    Debian

    Debian is a free distribution of the GNU/Linux operating system. It is distributed with access to repositories containing thousands of...

    Open Source Linux BSD Self-Hosted

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    Arch Linux

    Arch Linux is an independently developed, i686- and x86_64-optimised Linux distribution targeted at competent Linux users. It uses...

    Open Source Linux

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    Windows 10

    Windows 10 is a personal computer operating system released by Microsoft as part of the Windows NT family of operating systems To...

    Commercial Windows

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    Fedora

    The Fedora Project is an openly-developed project designed by Red Hat , open for general participation, led by a meritocracy...

    Open Source Linux

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    elementary OS

    elementary OS is a free, fast and aesthetically pleasing operating system based on Ubuntu .

    Open Source Linux

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    Windows 8

    Windows 8 is a operating system that is optimized for tablets, desktops and hybrid devices. It features the new Modern UI (formerly...

    Commercial Windows

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    Xubuntu

    Xubuntu is a lightweight variant of Ubuntu that uses the Xfce desktop environment, which is designed for low-powered computers....

    Open Source Linux Self-Hosted Debian

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    openSUSE

    openSUSE is a free and Linux-based operating system for your PC, Laptop or Server. The openSUSE distribution is a stable, easy to...

    Open Source Linux

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    FreeBSD

    FreeBSD is an advanced operating system for x86 compatible (including Pentium® and Athlon™), amd64 compatible (including...

    Open Source BSD Self-Hosted

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    SteamOS

    SteamOS is a Debian based Linux distribution designed to run Valve's Steam and Steam games....

    Open Source Linux

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    Kubuntu

    Kubuntu is an official "flavor" of Ubuntu that uses the KDE desktop environment instead of the default...

    Open Source Linux

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    ReactOS

    ReactOS is a free, modern operating system in alpha stage, based on the design of Windows XP/2003. Written completely from scratch, it...

    Open Source Windows

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    Manjaro Linux

    Manjaro Linux is a desktop-oriented, user-friendly distribution based on Arch Linux. Some of its...

    Open Source Linux

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    Gentoo

    Gentoo Linux is a versatile, fast, highly configurable and completely free Linux distribution geared towards developers and network...

    Open Source Linux

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    Remix OS

    Remix OS is an innovative Android-based operating system engineered to be equally adept on mobile and desktop devices.

    Free Linux Android Android Tablet

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    Tails

    Tails is a Debian based live CD/USB with the goal of providing complete Internet anonymity for the user.

    Open Source Linux

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    Chromium OS

    Google Chrome OS is a Linux-based operating system designed by Google to work exclusively with web applications. The only application...

    Open Source Linux

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    Haiku

    Haiku is a new open-source operating system that specifically targets personal computing. Inspired by the BeOS, Haiku is fast, simple...

    Open Source Haiku

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    Red Hat

    Red Hat is the leader in development, deployment, and management of Linux and open source solutions for Internet infrastructure -...

    Commercial Linux

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    Ubuntu MATE

    Ubuntu Mate is a stable, easy-to-use operating system with a configurable desktop environment. Ideal for those who want the most out...

    Open Source Linux

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    Puppy Linux

    Linux is a free operating system, and Puppy Linux is a special build of Linux meant to make computing easy and fast.

    Open Source Linux

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    TrueOS

    TrueOS is a user friendly desktop Operating System based on FreeBSD . Known widely for its...

    Open Source BSD FreeBSD

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    SliTaz

    SliTaz GNU/Linux LiveCD operating system. "SliTaz is a free operating system, working completely in RAM and booting from...

    Open Source Linux

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    OpenBSD

    The OpenBSD project produces a FREE, multi-platform 4.4BSD-based UNIX-like operating system. Our efforts emphasize portability...

    Open Source BSD

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    Zorin OS

    A friendly Linux Distro that will make the switch to Linux as seamingless as possible while still innovating.

    Free Personal Linux

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    Qubes OS

    Qubes is an open source operating system designed to provide strong security for desktop computing.

    Open Source Linux

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    Deepin

    Deepin is a reinterpretation to creativity and individuality. It is not only a rebirth to the system appearance, but also a brand-new...

    Open Source Linux

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    Slackware

    Slackware Linux is an advanced Linux operating system, designed with the twin goals of ease of use and stability as top priorities....

    Open Source Linux

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    Ubuntu Server

    The leading platform for scale-out computing, Ubuntu Server helps you make the most of your infrastructure. Whether you want to deploy...

    Open Source Linux

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    ArchBang

    ArchBang is a simple GNU/Linux rolling release distribution which provides you with a lightweight...

    Open Source Linux

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    Knoppix

    Knoppix is an operating system based on Debian designed to be run directly from a CD / DVD (Live CD) or a USB key (Live USB), one of...

    Free Windows

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    KDE neon

    KDE neon is a Kubuntu-based Linux distribution and live DVD featuring the latest KDE Plasma desktop and other KDE community software....

    Open Source Linux

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    Trisquel

    Trisquel is a computer operating system, a GNU Linux distribution, derived from another distribution, Ubuntu, which is derived from...

    Open Source Linux

Linux Mint Comments

MATE is the only good development from Minty land

Positive Comment by ohmyno
about Linux Mint Apr 2016

Gnome World Domination!!

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gets better and better.

Positive Comment by reddot
about Linux Mint and MATE, Ubuntu, Debian Sep 2015

i started my journey with ubuntu 10.04 5 years ago. I love mate, im using currently linux mint 17.2 mate for my laptop and desktop, i dont use anything else. both pcs work flawlessly, i have no problems to report. most users will be interested in cinnamon, mint offers you several de to choose from, cinnamon, mate, xfce and kde. you can install any other de even if not supported, like openbox. the point is youre not forced into one de like windows or mac. dont like mint? no problem look in distrowatch.com and start "distro hopping" everyone does at some point in gnu journey. BTW its really easy to learn mint, and fun too.

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Very buggy

Negative Comment by rindeal
about Linux Mint Jan 2014

I've installed it on three different laptops and everytime it was slow and buggy. Animations when switching between windows were rather laggy and often the apps included stopped reacting or didn't start at all.

If it works smoothly for someone, then cg!

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Best newbie-friendly Linux out there!

Positive Comment by Urayamashi
about Linux Mint Aug 2013

I was lookin for some Linux on my notebook, cuz I've had enough of that Windows machinery. I tried almost every popular and well-known Linux distribution - Ubuntu, Fedora, openSUSE, Debian and I don't know what else. But Mint, that was pure love.

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Nice distro. Use it daily. However, I have a feeling that t ...

Comment by runical1991
about Linux Mint Jun 2011

Nice distro. Use it daily. However, I have a feeling that the screenshots are a bit outdated. Linux Mint 10 doesn't use the green standard scheme anymore but uses a metallic scheme instead.

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Absolutely easy to use, wonderful distribution. I'd recomme ...

Comment by thelivingded
about Linux Mint Jun 2011

Absolutely easy to use, wonderful distribution. I'd recommend it to any newbies, or anyone really of any skill level.

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By far, my favorite OS. I tried Ubuntu on multiple occasion ...

Comment by evan
about Linux Mint Jun 2011

By far, my favorite OS. I tried Ubuntu on multiple occasions and just couldn't get a feel for it. IMHO, Ubuntu's interface is ugly and I don't like spending any more time than I have to getting it setup into a working state that I prefer. Mint is all the good of Ubuntu with little/none of the bad.

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The best linux distro! Everything you will ever need is al ...

Comment by thewilson
about Linux Mint Jun 2011

The best linux distro! Everything you will ever need is already in there, video codecs, flash, and all that other stuff Ubuntu doesn't like including. Gets you up and going easily out of the box. Heck, it'll even tell you when there are proprietary codecs available for your hardware that run better than the ones included. Don't skip it!

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