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    NetBSD Alternatives

    NetBSD is described as 'free, fast, secure, and highly portable Unix-like Open Source operating system. It is available for a wide range of platforms, from large-scale servers and powerful desktop systems to handheld and embedded devices' and is a Operating System in the OS & Utilities category. There are more than 10 alternatives to NetBSD for a variety of platforms, including BSD, Self-Hosted solutions, Linux, Mac and Windows. The best alternative is FreeBSD, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like NetBSD are OpenBSD (Free, Open Source), MINIX 3 (Free, Open Source), NomadBSD (Free, Open Source) and GhostBSD (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Nov 8, 2021

      • Free PersonalProprietary
      • Self-Hosted
      NeXTSTEP is a discontinued object-oriented, multitasking operating system based on UNIX. It was developed by NeXT Computer in the late 1980s and early 1990s and was initially used for its range of proprietary workstation computers such as the NeXTcube.

      Discontinued

      Latest release was in 1995. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NeXTSTEP

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    1. Founded in 2014 by Oliver Pinter and Shawn Webb, HardenedBSD is a security-enhanced fork of FreeBSD. The HardenedBSD Project is implementing many exploit mitigation and security technologies on top of FreeBSD.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Self-Hosted
      ToaruOS is a completely-from-scratch hobby operating system: bootloader, kernel, drivers, C library, and user space including a composited graphical UI, dynamic linker, syntax-highlighting text editor, network stack, etc.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • BSD
      MirOS BSD is a secure operating system from the BSD family for 32-bit i386 and sparc systems. It is based on 4.4BSD-Lite (mostly OpenBSD, some NetBSD®).
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      • FreeOpen Source
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      The goals are to understand and learn how the operating system works at a detailed level and to attempt to adapt it to modern hardware and software systems, such as solid state based hard drive emulators and Ethernet connected devices.
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      • FreeOpen Source
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      • Windows
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      • Self-Hosted
      Xinuos OpenServer™ 10 is a 64-bit operating system based on the popular FreeBSD and designed to support business applications within an enterprise environment.
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