Alpine Linux Alternatives

    Alpine Linux is described as 'security-oriented, lightweight Linux distribution based on musl libc and busybox' and is an app in the OS & Utilities category. There are more than 50 alternatives to Alpine Linux for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Windows, Self-Hosted solutions, BSD and Mac. The best alternative is Tails, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Alpine Linux are Qubes OS (Free, Open Source), EndeavourOS (Free, Open Source), Whonix (Free, Open Source) and Linux Kodachi (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jul 21, 2021

    1. The Amnesic Incognito Live System (Tails) is a Debian 9 based live CD/USB with the goal of providing complete Internet anonymity for the user.
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      Tails is extremely security-focused
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    2. Qubes is an open source operating system designed to provide strong security for desktop computing.
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    3. Are you that distro-hopper that always have been curious to try Archlinux, but aren’t confident enough to do the install process and dealing with bleeding-edge releases after install, or are you already familiar with Archlinux, but you’re looking for an express install with a...
    4. Whonix is a desktop operating system designed for advanced security and privacy. Whonix mitigates the threat of common attack vectors while maintaining usability. Online anonymity is realized via fail-safe, automatic, and desktop-wide use of the Tor network.
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    5. Kodachi is a Debian-based distro which can be run from a DVD or USB thumb drive. It filters network traffic via a VPN and Tor, obscuring the user's location. It attempts to clean up after itself, removing traces of its use from the computer.
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    6. Regolith Linux is a distro for people that prefer a spartan interface with polished and consistent system management. It brings together a trifecta of Ubuntu’s ubiquity, .
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    7. Tiny Core Linux (TCL) is a minimal Linux operating system that manifests the Core Project's philosophy and focuses on providing a base system using BusyBox and flwm.
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    8. BunsenLabs Linux is a distribution offering a light-weight and easily customizable Openbox desktop. The current release is Helium, built on top of Debian (stable). The project is a community continuation of CrunchBang Linux.
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    9. MINIX is a POSIX-compliant Unix-like operating system based on a tiny microkernel running in kernel mode with the rest of the operating system running as a number of isolated, protected, processes in user mode.
    10. Rocky Linux is a community enterprise operating system designed to be 100% bug-for-bug compatible with America's top enterprise Linux distribution now that its downstream partner has shifted direction. It is under intensive development by the community.
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