AlternativeTo Logo

    instantOS Alternatives

    instantOS is described as 'Manjaro based distro that works out of the box but is still aimed at power users. Everything is lightning fast and works out of the box' and is a Linux Distro in the OS & Utilities category. There are more than 100 alternatives to instantOS for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Self-Hosted solutions, BSD, Windows and Mac. The best alternative is Ubuntu, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like instantOS are Debian (Free, Open Source), Linux Mint (Free, Open Source), Manjaro Linux (Free, Open Source) and Arch Linux (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jan 17, 2022

    1. 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.
      show more
      • FreeOpen Source
      • BSD
      NomadBSD is a persistent live system for USB flash drives, based on FreeBSD.
      show more


    2. Bodhi Linux, a lightweight distribution featuring the fast & fully customizable Moksha Desktop (https://alternativeto.net/software/moksha/about/). The 64-bit is built on top of Ubuntu (20.04). The 32-bit Non-PAE architecture has a Ubuntu 18.04 base – Bodhi Linux 6.0.
      show more
    3. ArcoLinux is a distribution based on Arch Linux.
      No screenshots yet
    4. PCLinuxOS is a free easy to use Linux-based Operating System for desktops or laptops.
      show more


    5. 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.
      show more
    6. GhostBSD is a user friendly desktop operating system based on FreeBSD , which attempts to conform to the Single Unix Specification.
      show more
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      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.
      No screenshots yet
    7. GoboLinux is a modular Linux distribution: it organizes the programs in your system in a new, logical way.
      show more
    8. Netrunner is an Debian -based distribution with a focus on desktop computing. It boasts a carefully tuned KDE Plasma Plasma 5 desktop.
      show more
    Showing 70 of 202 alternatives