CoreOS Alternatives

    CoreOS is described as 'new Linux distribution that has been rearchitected to provide features needed to run modern infrastructure stacks' and is a Operating System in the OS & Utilities category. There are more than 50 alternatives to CoreOS for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Self-Hosted solutions, Mac, Windows and Online / Web-based. The best alternative is Debian, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like CoreOS are Linux Mint (Free, Open Source), Manjaro Linux (Free, Open Source), Fedora (Free, Open Source) and elementary OS (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Nov 8, 2021

    1. NodeOS is a lightweight operating system using Node.js as userspace and managed by npm. Any package in npm is a NodeOS package, which at last count was 244,180 packages. The goal of NodeOS is to provide just enough to let npm provide the rest.
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    2. AmigaOS is the proprietary native operating system of the Amiga and AmigaOne personal computers, introduced with the launch of the first Amiga, the Amiga 1000, in 1985.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      Enso aims to be a clean and simple OS that is easy to use and incorporates some of our favourite projects from around the Linux world.
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    3. Photon OS™ is an open source, minimal Linux container host that is optimized for cloud-native applications, cloud platforms, and VMware infrastructure. Photon OS 2.0 includes new security features, OS management capabilities, and updated packages.
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    4. KaOS is a desktop Linux distribution that features the latest version of the KDE desktop environment, the Calligra office suite, and other popular software applications that use the Qt toolkit.
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    5. BLAG is a single-cd distro with everything desktop users "expect" from a desktop, plus a collection of nice server apps.

      Discontinued

      The Blag Linux and GNU project is discontinued. It was removed from the 100% free distributions of GNU for this reason.
      https://www.gnu.org/distros/free-distros.html

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    6. Pinguy OS an out-of-the-box working operating system for everyone, not just geeks This OS is for people that have never used Linux before or for people that just want an out-of-the-box working OS without doing all the tweaks and enhancements that everyone seems to do when...
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    7. Trusted End Node Security (TENS), previously called Lightweight Portable Security (LPS), is a Linux-based live CD with a goal of allowing users to work on a computer without the risk of exposing their credentials and private data to malware, key loggers and other Internet-era...
    8. Oracle Solaris is the #1 enterprise OS, delivering breakthrough high-availability, security, efficiency, and industry-leading scalability/performance.
    9. Spatry's remix of Manjaro Linux! It comes with the XFCE desktop, lots of themes and a complete software set designed to give you an enjoyable user experience.
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