Alternatives to Windows 8 for Windows with any license

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  • 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 encourage its adoption, Microsoft announced that during its first year of availability, Windows 10...

    Commercial Windows

  • 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 aims to follow the Windows architecture designed by Microsoft from the hardware level right through...

    Open Source Windows

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    Illumos

    Illumos is a derivative of OS/Net (aka ON), which basically is a Solaris/ OpenSolaris kernel with the bulk of the drivers, core libraries, and basic utilities. It is dependent on OS/Net, which...

    Free Mac Windows Linux

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  • Windows Preinstallation Environment icon

    Windows Preinstallation Environment

    What's Windows PE (WinPE)? It's a small operating system used to install, deploy, and repair Windows. From Windows PE, you can: Set up your hard drive before installing Windows. Install Windows by using apps or scripts...

    Free Windows Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (ADK)

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  • Q4OS icon

    Q4OS

    Fast and powerful operating system based on the latest technologies while offering highly productive desktop environment. We focus on security, reliability, long-term stability and conservative integration of verified new features.

    Free Windows

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  • xPud icon

    xPud

    A Browser OS with an App Store - The desktop has never been this easy -- Get your favorite web browser with a simple web-based interface on top.

    Open Source Windows Linux

  • LuksOS Grape icon

    LuksOS Grape

    LuksOS Grape is a completely free, easy-to-use and almost 100% Windows-compatible operating system based on the ReactOS project. The main goal is to make computers work for everyone. Avaible in English and German.

    Free Windows

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    DAMS OS

    A Small Debian-based Live OS.

    Free Mac Windows Linux

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    • Discontinued Developed stopped in 2013. Last version, 2.0.1s32, released in September 2012, can be still downloaded from SourceForge.