List of alternative operating systems for old 32 bit hardware

This is a list of alternative operating systems that we can install on old 32 bit computers. Unfortunately, each year more and more operating systems drop 32 bit support and this list may get out of date very quickly. This list including modern operating systems that is considered currently the best options for home users and not including "lightweight" systems that is used mainly on media centers, servers, rooters..etc

ddabrahimList by ddabrahim, last updated 2021-04-18
  1. Zorin OS icon

    Zorin OS is a multi-functional operating system designed specifically for Windows users who want to have easy and smooth access to Linux. It is based on Ubuntu which is the most popular Linux operating system in the world.

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    Windows 10 layout
  2. MX Linux icon

    MX Linux is an operating system - a cooperative venture between the antiX and former MEPIS communities. It is a midweight OS that combines an elegant and efficient desktop with simple configuration, high stability and solid performance.

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    MX Linux screenshot 1
  3. Peppermint OS icon

    Peppermint OS is a user-friendly operating system that prioritizes mobility, efficiency, and ease of use, allowing users to quickly connect, communicate, and complete tasks without the need for extensive setup or customization.

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    Peppermint OS screenshot 1
  4. CloudReady icon

    CloudReady is a operating system built and maintained by Neverware. Based on Google’s open source Chromium OS, CloudReady uses web apps and both cloud storage (Google Drive) as well as local storage (File manager). Comes without Android app support.

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    CloudReady screenshot 1
  5. Puppy Linux icon

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

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    Puppy Linux screenshot 1
  6. Haiku icon

    Haiku is an open-source operating system that specifically targets personal computing. Inspired by the BeOS, Haiku is fast, simple to use, easy to learn and yet very powerful.

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    Haiku screenshot 1
  7. Lubuntu icon

    Lubuntu is a fast and lightweight operating system with a clean and easy-to-use user interface. It is a Linux system, that uses the minimal desktop LXDE/LXQT.

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    The new LXQt desktop.
  8. Xubuntu icon

    Xubuntu is an elegant and easy-to-use operating system. Xubuntu comes with Xfce, which is a stable, light and configurable desktop environment. It is based on Ubuntu Debian Linux.

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    Xubuntu 19.10
  9. Ubuntu MATE icon

    Ubuntu Mate is a stable, easy-to-use operating system with a configurable desktop environment. Ideal for those who want the most out of their desktops, laptops and netbooks and prefer a traditional desktop metaphor.

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    Ubuntu MATE screenshot 1

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