DragonFly BSD Alternatives

    DragonFly BSD is described as 'DragonFly belongs to the same class of operating systems as other BSD-derived systems and Linux. It is based on the same UNIX ideals and APIs and shares ancestor code with other BSD operating systems' and is an app in the OS & Utilities category. There are more than 10 alternatives to DragonFly BSD for a variety of platforms, including BSD, Self-Hosted solutions, Linux, Mac and Windows. The best alternative is FreeBSD, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like DragonFly BSD are Raspberry Pi OS (Free, Open Source), OpenBSD (Free, Open Source), MINIX 3 (Free, Open Source) and GhostBSD (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Oct 21, 2021

    1. FreeBSD is an advanced operating system for x86 compatible (including Pentium® and Athlon™), amd64 compatible (including Opteron™, Athlon™64, and EM64T), ARM, IA-64, PowerPC, PC-98 and UltraSPARC® architectures.
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    2. Raspberry Pi OS (previously called Raspbian) is the Foundation’s official supported operating system. You can install it with NOOBS or download the image below and follow our installation guide.
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    3. The OpenBSD project produces a FREE, multi-platform 4.4BSD-based UNIX-like operating system. Our efforts emphasize portability, standardization, correctness, proactive security and integrated cryptography. * OpenBSD runs on many different hardware platforms.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • BSD
      • Self-Hosted
      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.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • BSD
      GhostBSD is a user friendly desktop operating system based on FreeBSD , which attempts to conform to the Single Unix Specification.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • BSD
      NetBSD is a free, fast, secure, and highly portable Unix-like Open Source operating system. It is available for a wide range of platforms, from large-scale servers and powerful desktop systems to handheld and embedded devices.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • BSD
      NomadBSD is a persistent live system for USB flash drives, based on FreeBSD.
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    4. CRUX is a lightweight GNU/Linux distribution for the x86-64 architecture targeted at experienced users. The primary focus of this distribution is keep it simple, which is reflected in a straightforward tar.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • BSD
      • FreeBSD
      FuryBSD is a brand new, open source FreeBSD desktop. FuryBSD pays homage to desktop BSD projects of the past like PC-BSD and TrueOS with its graphical interface and adds additional tools like a live, hybrid USB / DVD image.

      Discontinued

      From FuryBSD official website (https://www.furybsd.org/): "Thank you for your interest in FuryBSD. This project has been discontinued. Plans to publish Q4 2020 images have been cancelled."

      And their official GitHub repo (https://github.com/furybsd) GitHub repository has been flagged as "archived".

    5. Based in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, BlackBerry QNX has provided foundational software for many of the world’s mission-critical embedded systems since 1982.
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