Linux kernel Alternatives

    Linux kernel is described as 'The Linux kernel is the operating system kernel used by the Linux family of Unix-like operating systems' and is a well-known app in the OS & Utilities category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Linux kernel for a variety of platforms, including Linux, BSD, Self-Hosted solutions, Mac and Windows. The best alternative is FreeBSD, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Linux kernel are Linux-libre (Free, Open Source), OpenBSD (Free, Open Source), GNU Hurd (Free, Open Source) and MINIX 3 (Free, Open Source).

    The list of alternatives was last updated Jul 31, 2020

    • FreeBSD is an advanced operating system for x86 compatible (including Pentium® and Athlon™), amd64 compatible (including Opteron™, Athlon™64, and EM64T), ARM, IA-64, PowerPC... View 187 alternatives to FreeBSD
      Some users think FreeBSD is a great alternative to Linux kernel, some don't.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • BSD
      • Self-Hosted
      FreeBSD vs Linux kernel
      pros, cons and recent comments
      burnx50 FreeBSD is not a kernel, it's a full OS
      Negative comment about 1 year ago

      Emiran Free BSD May Give You More Complete Delivery Than Linux But It Has Bad Compatibility And It Is Not Completely Free Compared To Linux, But Still Good Thought.
      Negative comment 3 months ago

      voreni it's best alternative for linux
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

    • Linux-libre is a GNU package that is maintained from modified versions of the Linux kernel. View 3 alternatives to Linux-libre
      Almost everyone thinks Linux-libre is a great alternative to Linux kernel.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux


    • The OpenBSD project produces a FREE, multi-platform 4.4BSD-based UNIX-like operating system. View 179 alternatives to OpenBSD
    • GNU Hurd (usually referred to as the Hurd) is a computer operating system kernel designed as a replacement for Unix, released as free software under the GNU General Public License. View 4 alternatives to GNU Hurd
      Almost everyone thinks GNU Hurd is a great alternative to Linux kernel.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      GNU Hurd vs Linux kernel
      pros, cons and recent comments
      The GNU Hurd kernel is not compatible in any way with anything compiled for the linux kernel. The system libraries are different, owing to the different design decisions taken when making the two kernels.
      Negative comment over 4 years ago

    • MINIX 3 is a free, open-source, operating system designed to be highly reliable, flexible, and secure. View 179 alternatives to MINIX 3
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • BSD
      • Self-Hosted
    • Risc OS is an open-source OS specifically designed to run on the ARM chipset. View 151 alternatives to RISC OS
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • PandaBoard
      • BeagleBoard
      • Raspberry Pi
    • Redox is a Unix-like Operating System written in Rust, aiming to bring the innovations of Rust to a modern microkernel and full set of applications. View 31 alternatives to Redox
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
    • XNU is a hybrid kernel combining the Mach kernel with components from FreeBSD and C++. View 4 alternatives to XNU
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Self-Hosted
    • NomadBSD is a persistent live system for USB flash drives, based on FreeBSD. View 178 alternatives to NomadBSD
      • FreeOpen Source
      • BSD
    • A powerful, portable, FreeBSD desktop. View 179 alternatives to FuryBSD

      Discontinued

      From FuryBSD official website (https://www.furybsd.org/): "Thank you for your interest in FuryBSD. This project has been discontinued. Plans to publish Q4 2020 images have been cancelled."

      And their official GitHub repo (https://github.com/furybsd) GitHub repository has been flagged as "archived".

      • FreeOpen Source
      • BSD
      • FreeBSD
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