GNU-Darwin Alternatives

    GNU-Darwin is described as 'aims to be the most free software distribution. Our mission is two-fold: Focus on projects that leverage our unique combination of Darwin and GNU, and help users to enjoy the benefits of software freedom' and is an app in the OS & Utilities category. There are more than 100 alternatives to GNU-Darwin for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Self-Hosted solutions, BSD, Windows and Mac. The best alternative is Debian, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like GNU-Darwin are Linux Mint (Free, Open Source), Manjaro Linux (Free, Open Source), Arch Linux (Free, Open Source) and Windows 10 (Paid).

    This page was last updated Jul 21, 2021

    1. ReactOS™ is an Open Source effort to develop a quality operating system that is compatible with applications and drivers written for the Microsoft® Windows™ NT family of operating systems (NT4, 2000, XP, 2003, Vista, Seven).
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    2. openSUSE is a free and Linux-based operating system for your PC, Laptop or Server. The openSUSE distribution is a stable, easy to use and complete multi-purpose distribution.
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    3. Qubes is an open source operating system designed to provide strong security for desktop computing.
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    4. CentOS is a community-supported, free and open source operating system based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux. It exists to provide a free enterprise class computing platform and strives to maintain 100% binary compatibility with its upstream distribution.
    5. Lubuntu is a fast and lightweight operating system with a clean and easy-to-use user interface. It is a Linux system, that uses the minimal desktop LXDE/LXQT.
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    6. 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.
    7. 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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    8. Ubuntu Mate is a stable, easy-to-use operating system with a configurable desktop environment. Ideal for those who want the most out of their desktops, laptops and netbooks and prefer a traditional desktop metaphor.
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    9. Solus Operating System is a Linux distribution built from scratch, exclusively for desktop systems.
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    10. 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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