Alternatives to macOS for all platforms with any license

  • Ubuntu icon

    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

  • Debian icon

    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

  • Linux Mint icon

    Linux Mint

    Linux Mint is an elegant, easy to use, up to date and comfortable GNU/Linux desktop distribution. Linux Mint is an...

    Open Source Linux

  • Arch Linux icon

    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

  • Windows 10 icon

    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

  • Fedora icon

    Fedora

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

    Open Source Linux

  • elementary OS icon

    elementary OS

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

    Open Source Linux

    • Elementary OS feels very similar to mac OS
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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

  • FreeBSD icon

    FreeBSD

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

    Open Source BSD Self-Hosted

    • Mac OS X kernel -- Darwin is based in part on FreeBSD.
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  • Lubuntu icon

    Lubuntu

    Lubuntu is a faster, more lightweight and energy saving variant of Ubuntu using LXDE, the...

    Open Source Linux

  • SteamOS icon

    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

  • ReactOS icon

    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

  • Manjaro Linux icon

    Manjaro Linux

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

    Open Source Linux

  • Gentoo icon

    Gentoo

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

    Open Source Linux

  • Remix OS icon

    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

  • CentOS icon

    CentOS

    CentOS is a community-supported, free and open source operating system based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux. It exists to provide a free...

    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

  • Haiku icon

    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

  • Ubuntu MATE icon

    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

  • Puppy Linux icon

    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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    SliTaz

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

    Open Source Linux

  • TrueOS icon

    TrueOS

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

    Open Source BSD FreeBSD

  • Qubes OS icon

    Qubes OS

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

    Open Source Linux

  • OpenBSD icon

    OpenBSD

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

    Open Source BSD

  • Antergos icon

    Antergos

    Antergos, as its father, Arch Linux , is a rolling release distro. It started life under the name...

    Open Source Linux

  • Deepin icon

    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

    • Dock looks like great! I'm Tested Deepin OS Good Artanative
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  • Slackware icon

    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

  • KDE neon icon

    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

  • Scientific Linux icon

    Scientific Linux

    Scientific Linux is a recompiled Red Hat Enterprise Linux, co-developed by Fermi National...

    Open Source Linux

  • ArchBang icon

    ArchBang

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

    Open Source Linux

  • Trisquel icon

    Trisquel

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

    Open Source Linux

macOS Comments

Why The New Name?

Comment by arkadiydeliev
about macOS Aug 2016

Still don't get it. Mac OS X sounded perfect! Why macOS. Apple, you're confusing me way too often nowadays!

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New Name

Comment by Satuim
about macOS Jul 2016

In light of Apple announcing the re-branding. I have changed the name and updated the descriptions. Although I've stuck with the OS X icon for now.

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I like Mac OS X

Positive Comment by OmgItsTheSmartGuy
about macOS Dec 2011

Honestly, I like OS X better than Windows. And I could never quite get the hang of Linux. So kill me.

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The screenshots aren’t all from OSX, some are from older ve ...

Comment by Munchlax
about macOS Jun 2011

The screenshots aren’t all from OSX, some are from older versions......

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The mac os is not an alternative to any flavor of windows. ... 1 Helpful

Comment by harshbarj
about macOS Jun 2011

The mac os is not an alternative to any flavor of windows. To run it you need a Macintosh computer. A true alternative will run on the same hardware. So Windows is an alternative to the mac os as it installs on a mac, but the mac os will not install on a pc (without hacks that are against the EULA).

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