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 is the most popular Linux alternative to Gentoo.
- - Ubuntu is the most popular Open Source & free alternative to Gentoo.
Comments about Ubuntu as a Alternative to Gentoo
As cakedy said, Gentoo is geared toward experienced Linux users. Also, Ubuntu includes a lot of software from the start, whereas with Gentoo, you would install everything manually and customize it to your liking.3
A few years on Ubuntu/Lubuntu/Xubuntu: it is good, usually no problems, even my grandfather can use it when I install it.1
Gentoo is mainly for experienced Linux users and is source based while Ubuntu is aimed towards newer users and uses binary packages.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: Vera (21.1).
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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.
- - Debian is the most popular Windows & Self-Hosted alternative to Gentoo.
Comments about Debian as a Alternative to Gentoo
It works. But old software != stable software. On the website of Audacity audio editor in the news I see that they have dark theme - I need dark theme - but in official Debian repository of Debian it will be after a few years.1
Arch Linux is an independently developed, x86_64 optimized 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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Comments about Arch Linux as a Alternative to Gentoo
Can be as minimal as gentoo.0
Also targets advanced users, but its excellent documentation, and slightly less low-level methods make it more approachable to newcomers as well.2
Fedora 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.
Windows 7 is the successor to Windows Vista . The new OS introduces a compelling combination of welcome innovations and much-needed polish. Windows 7 is built with the codebase from Vista and is a minor upgrade (6.
- - Windows 7 is the most popular commercial alternative to Gentoo.
Mainstream support for Windows 7 ended on January 13, 2015. Extended support with security updates ended on January 14, 2020.
Manjaro is a user-friendly Linux distribution based on the independently developed Arch operating system. Within the Linux community, Arch itself is renowned for being an exceptionally fast, powerful, and lightweight distribution that provides access to the very latest cutting...
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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. The product ships with several Internet applications, including web browser, IRC client, mail client...
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. Within the market of home computers, and by web usage, macOS is the second most widely used desktop OS...
- - macOS is the most popular Mac alternative to Gentoo.
elementary OS is a free, fast and aesthetically pleasing operating system based on Ubuntu .
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openSUSE is a free and Linux-based operating system for your PC, Laptop or Server.