Google Chrome OS Alternatives

    Google Chrome OS is described as 'Linux-based operating system designed by Google that uses the Google Chrome web browser as its principal user interface, so it works primarily with web applications' and is a well-known app in the OS & Utilities category. There are more than 100 alternatives to Google Chrome OS for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Windows, BSD, Self-Hosted solutions and Mac. The best alternative is Ubuntu, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Google Chrome OS are Linux Mint (Free, Open Source), Debian (Free, Open Source), Manjaro Linux (Free, Open Source) and Windows 10 (Paid).

    This page was last updated Aug 6, 2021

    1. Ubuntu is a community developed, Linux-based operating system that is perfect for laptops, desktops and servers. It contains all the applications you need - a web browser, presentation, document and spreadsheet software, instant messaging and much more.
      Most users think Ubuntu is a great alternative to Google Chrome OS.
    2. Linux Mint is one of the most popular desktop Linux distributions and used by millions of people. The purpose of Linux Mint is to produce a modern, elegant and comfortable operating system which is both powerful and easy to use. Latest: Uma (20.2).
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      Most users think Linux Mint is a great alternative to Google Chrome OS.
      Mint is probably the best Linux distribution on this planet. It has a lot more possibilities than Chromium OS, but it is not as easy.
      Positive comment almost 4 years ago

      Not a cloud based OS like Chrome OS.
      Negative comment almost 2 years ago


    3. The Debian Project is an association of individuals who have made common cause to create a free operating system. This operating system that we have created is called Debian.
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      Most users think Debian is a great alternative to Google Chrome OS.
    4. Manjaro is a user-friendly Linux distribution based on the independently developed Arch operating system.
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    5. 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 would be made available free of charge to users...
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      Windows 10 vs Google Chrome OS opinions
      Some users think Windows 10 is a great alternative to Google Chrome OS, some don't.
      Not a cloud based OS like Chrome OS.
      Negative comment almost 4 years ago

      kayvonkamyar Runs chrome like a boss, and has waaaay more apps.
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

      Windows is partially a virus, and it also doesn't run on chrome hardware without advanced configuration
      Negative comment over 1 year ago


    6. The Fedora Project is an openly-developed project designed by Red Hat Enterprise Linux , open for general participation, led by a meritocracy, following a set of project objectives.
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    7. elementary OS is a free, fast and aesthetically pleasing operating system based on Ubuntu .
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      Very beautiful interface, Lightweight, speedy
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

    8. macOS is a Unix-based operating system, developed and marketed by Apple Inc. It is designed to run on Macintosh computers, having been pre-installed on all Macs since 2002.
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      Some users think macOS is a great alternative to Google Chrome OS, some don't.
    9. 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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    10. 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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