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Haiku Alternatives

Haiku is described as 'open-source operating system that specifically targets personal computing. Inspired by the BeOS, Haiku is fast, simple to use, easy to learn and yet very powerful' and is a popular operating system in the os & utilities category. There are more than 100 alternatives to Haiku for a variety of platforms, including Linux, BSD, Windows, Self-Hosted solutions and Arch Linux. The best alternative is Ubuntu, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Haiku are Linux Mint, Debian, Arch Linux and Manjaro Linux.

Haiku 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 Haiku.
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  1. Ubuntu icon

    Ubuntu

    • Linux
    • Ubuntu
    186 alternatives to Ubuntu 

    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.

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    1.  Support for scriptingUbuntu supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
    2.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsUbuntu can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    3.  LightweightUbuntu consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    4.  PortableUbuntu can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    loziniak

    If you look for alternative to Haiku, you've certainly used Ubuntu and it's either too heavyweight or too mainstream for you.

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    Linux Mint

    • Linux
    205 alternatives to Linux Mint 

    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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    1.  Ad-freeLinux Mint doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    2.  Privacy focusedLinux Mint is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    3.  No TrackingLinux Mint will not track you or use your personal data.
    4.  LightweightLinux Mint consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    5.  Dark ModeLinux Mint supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
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    Debian

    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Windows S
    • BSD
    • Self-Hosted
    215 alternatives to Debian 

    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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    1.  Rolling ReleaseDebian supports updates that are continuously rolled out, rather than in batches of versions.
    2.  No TrackingDebian will not track you or use your personal data.
    Debian 9 gnome.
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    Arch Linux

    • Linux
    202 alternatives to Arch Linux 

    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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    1.  Rolling ReleaseArch Linux supports updates that are continuously rolled out, rather than in batches of versions.
    2.  LightweightArch Linux consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    arch with KDE 4.4 desktop
    another arch with KDE 4.3 desktop
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    Manjaro Linux

    • Linux
    • Arch Linux
    225 alternatives to Manjaro Linux 

    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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    1.  Rolling ReleaseManjaro Linux supports updates that are continuously rolled out, rather than in batches of versions.
    2.  LightweightManjaro Linux consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    3.  No TrackingManjaro Linux will not track you or use your personal data.
    Manjaro 19.0 Kyria (Xfce)
    Manjaro 17.0 Gellivara (KDE)


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    Fedora

    • Linux
    207 alternatives to Fedora 

    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.

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    1.  No TrackingFedora will not track you or use your personal data.
    2.  Privacy focusedFedora is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    3.  Ad-freeFedora doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    4.  LightweightFedora consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    5.  Rolling ReleaseFedora supports updates that are continuously rolled out, rather than in batches of versions.
    Fedora 23 (GNOME)
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  7. Windows 10 icon

    Windows 10

    155 alternatives to Windows 10 

    Windows 10 is a personal computer operating system released by Microsoft as part of the Windows NT family of operating systems

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    this is because this os is not unix based and proprietary

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    elementary OS

    • Linux
    214 alternatives to elementary OS 

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

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    1.  Lightweightelementary OS consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    2.  Distraction-freeelementary OS has a distraction-free mode for when you need to focus.
    The boot screen
    The logon screen
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    Kubuntu

    • Linux
    214 alternatives to Kubuntu 

    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"
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    macOS

    179 alternatives to macOS 

    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...

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    1.  Privacy focusedmacOS is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    2.  Chromecast SupportCast your content to a Chromecast connected device with macOS.
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    this is because this is proprietary

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