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 Fedora (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jul 21, 2021

    1. Void is a general purpose operating system, based on the monolithic Linux® kernel.
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    2. Linux Lite is a beginner-friendly Linux distribution based on Ubuntu LTS and featuring the Xfce desktop.
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    3. CoreOS is a new Linux distribution that has been rearchitected to provide features needed to run modern infrastructure stacks.
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    4. Ubuntu Budgie (previously budgie-remix) is an Ubuntu-based distribution featuring the Budgie desktop, originally developed by the Solus project.
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    5. ArchBang is a simple GNU/Linux rolling release distribution which provides you with a lightweight Arch Linux system combined with the Openbox Window Manager.


    6. Regolith Linux is a distro for people that prefer a spartan interface with polished and consistent system management. It brings together a trifecta of Ubuntu’s ubiquity, .
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    7. Chromium OS is an open-source project, used primarily by developers, that aims to build an operating system that provides a fast, simple, and more secure computing experience for people who spend most of their time on the web. Chromium OS and...
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    8. BunsenLabs Linux is a distribution offering a light-weight and easily customizable Openbox desktop. The current release is Helium, built on top of Debian (stable). The project is a community continuation of CrunchBang Linux.
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    9. 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.
    10. gNewSense is a computer operating system based on Debian, and developed with sponsorship from the Free Software Foundation.
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