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OpenSolaris Alternatives

OpenSolaris is described as 'was an open source operating system based on Sun Microsystems Solaris. It was also the name of the project initiated by Sun to build a developer and user community around it' and is a operating system in the os & utilities category. There are more than 25 alternatives to OpenSolaris for a variety of platforms, including Linux, BSD, Windows, Mac and Self-Hosted solutions. The best alternative is Ubuntu, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like OpenSolaris are Linux Mint, Debian, Arch Linux and Fedora.

OpenSolaris 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 OpenSolaris.
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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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  2. Linux Mint icon

    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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  4. Arch Linux icon

    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
  5. Fedora icon

    Fedora

    • Linux
    204 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.
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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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    openSUSE

    • Linux
    201 alternatives to openSUSE 

    openSUSE is a free and Linux-based operating system for your PC, Laptop or Server.

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    1.  Rolling ReleaseopenSUSE supports updates that are continuously rolled out, rather than in batches of versions.
    GNOME desktop in openSUSE Leap 15.2.
    KDE Plasma desktop in openSUSE Leap 15.2.
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    ReactOS

    • Windows
    • FreeDOS
    174 alternatives to ReactOS 

    ReactOS™ is an Open Source effort to develop a quality operating system that is compatible with applications and drivers written for the Microsoft® Windows™ NT family of operating systems (NT4, 2000, XP, 2003, Vista, Seven).

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