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. Calculate Linux is based on Gentoo that is well known for its stability and great performance on a broad range of hardware: from Pentium Pro to modern CPUs.
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      MerOS is a user friendly, good looking, general purpose Nix based GNU/Linux distro. It is ideal for those who want the most out of their computers, a well-designed desktop environment and an uncommon Linux experience.
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    2. Windows Server 2012, codenamed "Windows Server 8", is the sixth release of Windows Server. It is the server version of Windows 8 and succeeds Windows Server 2008 R2. Two pre-release versions, a developer preview and a beta version, were released during development.
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    3. Sourcemage is a source-based GNU/Linux distribution based on a Sorcery metaphor of 'casting' and 'dispelling' programs, which we refer to as 'spells'.
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    4. Lunar Linux is a revolutionary Linux distribution in that it is not binary based, as are most distributions, but is instead built entirely by compiling source code, using your own custom optimizations. It installs a complete bootstrap development system first.


      The project is still developed, anyway last version, 1.7.0, was released in October 2014. It can be still downloaded from the official website.

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    5. A cloud has never been this personal. All apps you find and use on Deta run in your own sandboxed ‘personal cloud’. You control your apps and your data, while app developers don't touch your infrastructure (unless you are the developer 🤓).
    6. ALT Linux is a set of RPM-based, APT-managed operating systems built on top of the Linux kernel and Sisyphus package repository branches. ALT Linux Rescue is, well, the disaster recovery tool.
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    7. A simplified Linux distribution built from containers, for containers. Everything in RancherOS is managed by Docker, with minimum software needed to run Docker.
    8. Nitrux is an Ubuntu-based Linux distribution suitable for laptops and desktop computers. Its main desktop environment is Nomad, a KDE Plasma desktop enhanced with "plasmoids" to create a special blend of aesthetics and functionality.
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    9. The distribution features many desktop editions which can be installed from live discs. Some patent encumbered open source software is included in GeckoLinux which is not available in the default installation of openSUSE.
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