Alternatives to Debian for Self-hosting with any license

  • FreeBSD

    FreeBSD is an advanced operating system for x86 compatible (including Pentium® and Athlon™), amd64 compatible (including Opteron™, Athlon™64, and EM64T), ARM...

    • Very stable and secure like Debian, but not Linux its BSD based. FreeBSD has been used as a base system for secure computing environments. OAKSIF0Jul 2018 Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source BSD Self-Hosted

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  • NixOS

    NixOS is a GNU/Linux distribution that aims to improve the state of the art in system configuration management. In existing distributions, actions such as upgrades are...

    Free Open Source Self-Hosted

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  • Pardus

    Pardus is a GNU/Linux distribution funded and developed by the Scientific & Technological Research Council of Turkey. Pardus’ main focus is office-related work and...

    Free Open Source Linux Self-Hosted

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  • Node OS

    NodeOS is a Linux-based operating system built entirely in Javascript and managed by npm.

    Free Open Source Linux Self-Hosted GitHub

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  • Oracle Solaris

    Oracle Solaris is the #1 enterprise OS, delivering breakthrough high-availability, security, efficiency, and industry-leading scalability/performance.

    Commercial Self-Hosted

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  • Black Lab Linux

    Black Lab Linux is a custom Linux distribution that focuses on bringing stability to desktop Linux. This system provides high performance and enhanced multimedia...

    Free Linux Self-Hosted

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  • OpenIndiana

    OpenIndiana is a robust enterprise operating system, based on the illumos kernel. It is open source, free to use, community developed, and suitable for servers and...

    Free Open Source Self-Hosted OpenSolaris

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  • CageOS

    We built CageOS to power Community Cube. It’s entirely an open source platform, designed to ensure your privacy and security.

    • Discontinued Official website unavailable.

    Free Open Source Linux Self-Hosted

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  • Minoca OS

    Minoca OS is a general purpose operating system designed specifically for feature-rich embedded devices.

    Freemium Self-Hosted

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  • Calculate Linux

    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.

    Free Open Source Linux Self-Hosted

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  • MidnightBSD

    MidnightBSD is a new BSD-derived operating system developed with desktop users in mind. It includes all the software you'd expect for your daily tasks — email, web...

    Free Open Source Linux Self-Hosted

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  • eComStation

    eComStation is an operating system based on IBM OS/2 that runs on current hardware. A proven and easy to install OS/2 compatible operating environment. At any time...

    Commercial $ $ $ Self-Hosted

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  • Visopsys

    Visopsys (VISual OPerating SYStem) is an alternative operating system for PC-compatible computers, written “from scratch”, and developed primarily by a single hobbyist...

    Free Self-Hosted

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