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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. DragonFly provides an opportunity for the BSD base to grow in an entirely' and is a operating system 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, OpenBSD, MINIX 3 and NomadBSD.

DragonFly BSD alternatives are mainly Operating Systems but may also be Linux Distros. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of DragonFly BSD.
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    FreeBSD

    • BSD
    • Self-Hosted
    204 alternatives to FreeBSD 

    FreeBSD is an operating system used to power modern servers, desktops, and embedded platforms. A large community has continually developed it for more than thirty years. Its advanced networking, security, and storage features have made FreeBSD the platform of choice for many of...

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    Raspberry Pi OS

    • Linux
    • Raspberry Pi
    172 alternatives to Raspberry Pi OS 

    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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    OpenBSD

    196 alternatives to OpenBSD 

    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.

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    1.  Ad-freeOpenBSD doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    2.  No TrackingOpenBSD will not track you or use your personal data.
    Example OpenBSD 5.2 desktop using Gnome 3.4.2 desktop environment
    Example OpenBSD 6.9 desktop using Xfce 4.16 desktop environment
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    MINIX 3

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • Self-Hosted
    192 alternatives to MINIX 3 

    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.

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    1.  LightweightMINIX 3 consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    2.  Command line interfaceMINIX 3 either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
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    NomadBSD

    • FreeOpen Source
    • BSD
    185 alternatives to NomadBSD 

    NomadBSD is a persistent live system for USB flash drives, based on FreeBSD. Together with automatic hardware detection and setup, it is configured to be used as a desktop system that works out of the box, but can also be used for data...

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    NetBSD

    15 alternatives to NetBSD 

    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.

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    GhostBSD

    191 alternatives to GhostBSD 

    GhostBSD is a user friendly desktop operating system based on FreeBSD , which attempts to conform to the Single Unix Specification. FreeBSD is known for its stability and security in server environments, which, incidentally, provides an...

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    CRUX Linux

    70 alternatives to CRUX Linux 

    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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    1.  LightweightCRUX Linux consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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    BlackBerry QNX

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • Self-Hosted
    178 alternatives to BlackBerry QNX 

    Based in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, BlackBerry QNX has provided foundational software for many of the world’s mission-critical embedded systems since 1982. From nuclear power plants, surgical robots and class III life-critical medical devices to autonomous vehicles and brands like...

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    MidnightBSD

    • Linux
    • Self-Hosted
    194 alternatives to 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 browsing, word processing, gaming, and much more.

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