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KaOS is described as 'desktop Linux distribution that features the latest version of the KDE desktop environment, the Calligra office suite, and other popular software applications that use the Qt toolkit' and is a Linux Distro in the os & utilities category. There are more than 100 alternatives to KaOS for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Windows, BSD, Self-Hosted solutions and Electrum. The best alternative is Ubuntu, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like KaOS are Linux Mint, Debian, Arch Linux and Manjaro Linux.

KaOS 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 KaOS.
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KaOS is a desktop Linux distribution that features the latest version of the KDE desktop environment, the Calligra office...

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  1. 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.

    ⚫︎ CustomizableUbuntu is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
    ⚫︎ Support for scriptingUbuntu supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
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    Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa
  2. 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: Uma (20.2).

    ⚫︎ CustomizableLinux Mint is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
    ⚫︎ No TrackingLinux Mint will not track or use your personal data.
    ⚫︎ Dark ModeLinux Mint supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    ⚫︎ Privacy focusedLinux Mint is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
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    Debian

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux
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    • BSD
    • Self-Hosted

    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.

    ⚫︎ CustomizableDebian is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
    ⚫︎ No TrackingDebian will not track or use your personal data.
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    Debian 9 gnome.
  4. 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.

    ⚫︎ CustomizableArch Linux is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
    ⚫︎ LightweightArch Linux consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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    arch with KDE 4.4 desktop
  5. Manjaro is a user-friendly Linux distribution based on the independently developed Arch operating system.

    ⚫︎ LightweightManjaro Linux consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ CustomizableManjaro Linux is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
    ⚫︎ No TrackingManjaro Linux will not track or use your personal data.
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    Manjaro 19.0 Kyria (Xfce)


  6. 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.

    ⚫︎ CustomizableFedora is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
    ⚫︎ No TrackingFedora will not track or use your personal data.
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    Fedora 23 (GNOME)
  7. 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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  8. elementary OS is a free, fast and aesthetically pleasing operating system based on Ubuntu .

    ⚫︎ Lightweightelementary OS consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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    The boot screen
  9. The Amnesic Incognito Live System (Tails) is a Debian 9 based live CD/USB with the goal of providing complete Internet anonymity for the user.

    ⚫︎ Privacy focusedTails is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    ⚫︎ No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in Tails without registration.
    ⚫︎ No TrackingTails will not track or use your personal data.
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  10. 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.

    ⚫︎ Privacy focusedmacOS is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    ⚫︎ Chromecast SupportCast your content to a Chromecast connected device with macOS.
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