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. antiX is a fast, lightweight and easy-to-install linux live CD distribution based on MEPIS and Debian's testing branch for Intel/AMD x86-compatible systems. antiX offers users the "Magic of MEPIS" in an environment suitable for old computers.
    2. SparkyLinux is a Debian-based Linux distribution which provides ready to use, out of the box operating system with a set of slightly customized lightweight desktops.
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    3. SUSE is the original provider of the enterprise Linux distribution and the most interoperable platform for mission-critical computing. It's the only Linux recommended by VMware, Microsoft and SAP.
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    4. PCLinuxOS is a free easy to use Linux-based Operating System for desktops or laptops.
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    5. Mageia is a fork of Mandriva Linux formed in September 2010 by former employees and contributors to the popular French Linux distribution.


    6. A project providing a fully free (as in freedom) derivative of Arch Linux. Inheriting Arch's lightweight and flexibility, Parabola offers software freedom plus all power to the users.
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    7. GhostBSD is a user friendly desktop operating system based on FreeBSD , which attempts to conform to the Single Unix Specification.
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      illumos is a free and open-source Unix operating system. It derives from OpenSolaris, which in turn derives from SVR4 UNIX and Berkeley Software Distribution (BSD). illumos comprises a kernel, device drivers, system libraries, and utility software for system administration.
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    8. Sabayon is a Gentoo-based GNU/Linux Operating System designed for speed and ease of use. With the ability to use Gentoos Portage or Sabayons own Entropy system, the ability to compile a program for your needs or simply install a pre-built binary has never been easier.
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    9. Pardus is a GNU/Linux distribution funded and developed by the Scientific & Technological Research Council of Turkey. Pardus’ main focus is home use and office-related work with a user-friendly graphical interface usind Deepin De, Gnome or Xfce environments.
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