Alternatives to Windows XP 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

  • Windows 7 icon

    Windows 7

    Windows 7 is the successor to Windows Vista . The new OS introduces a compelling combination of...

    Commercial Windows

  • 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

  • macOS icon

    macOS

    macOS is a Unix-based operating system developed and marketed by Apple Inc., Designed to run on Macintosh computers.

    Commercial macOS

  • 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

  • Windows 8 icon

    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

  • elementary OS icon

    elementary OS

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

    Open Source Linux

  • Xubuntu icon

    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

  • Lubuntu icon

    Lubuntu

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

    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

  • SteamOS icon

    SteamOS

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

    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

  • Kubuntu icon

    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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    Manjaro Linux

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

    Open Source Linux

  • Chromium OS icon

    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

  • Red Hat icon

    Red Hat

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

    Commercial Linux

  • Raspbian icon

    Raspbian

    Raspbian is a free operating system based on Debian GNU/Linux and optimised for the Raspberry Pi hardware (the armhf processor...

    Open Source Linux Raspberry Pi

  • 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

  • SliTaz icon

    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

  • Zorin OS icon

    Zorin OS

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

    Free Personal 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

  • 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

  • Qubes OS icon

    Qubes OS

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

    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

  • Edubuntu icon

    Edubuntu

    Edubuntu is an educational operating system that is a part of the Ubuntu family. It aims to make Ubuntu, the popular Linux-based...

    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

  • PCLinuxOS icon

    PCLinuxOS

    PCLinuxOS is a free easy to use Linux-based Operating System for desktops or laptops. PCLinuxOS is distributed as a LiveCD, and can...

    Open Source Linux

  • Tiny Core Linux icon

    Tiny Core Linux

    Tiny Core Linux (TCL) is a minimal Linux operating system focusing on providing a base system using BusyBox and FLTK. The lead...

    Open Source Linux

  • gNewSense icon

    gNewSense

    gNewSense is a computer operating system based on Debian, and developed with sponsorship from the Free Software Foundation.

    Open Source Linux

Windows XP Comments

XP is still the best OS

Comment by YiangLin
about Windows XP Nov 2012

Cant complaign. Fast on slow machine is fun with this OS

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Flexible but a little unstable (and insecure, but the servi ...

Comment by SaltyMarshmellow
about Windows XP and Windows 7 Jun 2011

Flexible but a little unstable (and insecure, but the service packs helped with that), Windows XP was a decent Operating System.

Windows 7 is still one of the greatest OS of all time though, and I am going to stick with it (except for some older games that I run with XP Mode).

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XP: Definitely not a good OS...

Comment by thelivingded
about Windows XP Jun 2011

XP is definitely not a good OS... The bane of many IT peoples (self included).

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I'm so glad i switched to Windows 7. I hated XP

Comment by OMGBBQFTW
about Windows XP and Windows 7 Jun 2011

I'm so glad i switched to Windows 7. I hated XP, bluescreen every 10 minutes.

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Been using since 2002, I'll switch to 7

Comment by s0me0ne
about Windows XP and Windows 2000, Windows 7 Jun 2011

Been using since 2002, I'll switch to 7, when I get a new computer, but MS finally got Windows right with XP (2000 was good too).

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