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Fedora is described as 'creates an innovative, free, and open source platform for hardware, clouds, and containers that enables software developers and community members to build tailored solutions for their users' and is a very popular operating system in the os & utilities category. There are more than 100 alternatives to Fedora for a variety of platforms, including Linux, BSD, Self-Hosted solutions, Windows and Mac. The best alternative is Ubuntu, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Fedora are Debian, Linux Mint, Arch Linux and Manjaro Linux.

Fedora 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 Fedora.
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  1. Ubuntu is a community developed, Linux-based operating system that is perfect for laptops, desktops and servers. It contains all the applications you need - a web browser, presentation, document and spreadsheet software, instant messaging and much more.

    Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa
    Ubuntu vs Fedora opinions
    Some users think Ubuntu is a great alternative to Fedora, some don't.
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    As of 2018, Ubuntu's installer will collect data about user devices. This has caused outrage amongst Linux users. Firstly, it's opt-out, rather than opt-in. Secondly, it shouldn't even be there. Thirdly, Canonical (Ubuntu's creators) have a very poor record on privacy, including harvesting local searches to drive Amazon sales and hostility to critics or their privacy practices. Try Linux Mint or Manjaro instead.

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    Solid, robust and powerful Ubuntu base with the latest Gnome desktop available. Some of the most painless proprietary software installation experiences on Linux, e.g. Nvidia drivers.

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    The Debian Project is an association of individuals who have made common cause to create a free operating system. This operating system that we have created is called Debian.

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    Debian vs Fedora opinions
    Almost everyone thinks Debian is a great alternative to Fedora.

    There is no support for newer hardware, particularly Network Adapters that require “non-free” drivers. I never had this issue with Fedora, Linux Mint, or Ubuntu by the way.

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  3. Linux Mint is one of the most popular desktop Linux distributions and used by millions of people. The purpose of Linux Mint is to produce a modern, elegant and comfortable operating system which is both powerful and easy to use. Latest: Uma (20.2).

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  4. Arch Linux is an independently developed, i686- and x86_64-optimised GNU/Linux distribution targeted at competent Linux users. It uses pacman, its home-grown package manager, to provide updates to the latest software applications with full dependency tracking.

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  5. Manjaro is a user-friendly Linux distribution based on the independently developed Arch operating system.

    Manjaro 19.0 Kyria (Xfce)
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    It does not have a software manager.

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  6. elementary OS is a free, fast and aesthetically pleasing operating system based on Ubuntu .

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  7. The Amnesic Incognito Live System (Tails) is a Debian 9 based live CD/USB with the goal of providing complete Internet anonymity for the user.

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  8. macOS is a Unix-based operating system, developed and marketed by Apple Inc. It is designed to run on Macintosh computers, having been pre-installed on all Macs since 2002.

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    It is stable and easy to set up like Fedora. Upgrades are a little less frequent too.

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    Kubuntu is an official "flavor" of Ubuntu that uses the KDE Plasma desktop environment. This gives it a completely different look and feel.

    Kubuntu 19.10 "Eoan Ermine"
  10. Pop!_OS is an operating system for STEM and creative professionals who use their computer as a tool to discover and create. Unleash your potential on secure, reliable open source software. Based on your exceptional curiosity, we sense you have a lot of it.

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