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    openSUSE Alternatives

    openSUSE is described as 'free and Linux-based operating system for your PC, Laptop or Server' and is a very popular Operating System in the OS & Utilities category. There are more than 100 alternatives to openSUSE for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Self-Hosted solutions, BSD, Windows and Mac. Most alternatives are Operating Systems and Linux Distros. The best alternative is Ubuntu, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like openSUSE are Debian (Free, Open Source), Linux Mint (Free, Open Source), Arch Linux (Free, Open Source) and Manjaro Linux (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated May 1, 2022
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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.
    2. 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.
      Almost everyone thinks Debian is a great alternative to openSUSE.

    3. 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).
    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.
    5. Manjaro is a user-friendly Linux distribution based on the independently developed Arch operating system.
      Manjaro Linux vs openSUSE opinions
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      JohnFastman Manjaro doesn't use .rpm for its software packages, but it's similar to OpenSuse in these ways: 1) like OpenSuse Tumbleweed, it's a rolling distro, 2) KDE Plasma is the default desktop environment, 3) both have superb online community support.
      Positive comment over 5 years ago


    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.
      Fedora vs openSUSE opinions
      pros, cons and recent comments
      JohnFastman Fedora and OpenSuse are both excellent distros. What makes Fedora most obviously similar to OpenSuse is that they both use .rpm software packages. Fedora's default desktop is Gnome 3, in contrast to OpenSuse's KDE Plasma. But, of course, you can install whatever desktop you like in either case.
      Positive comment over 5 years ago

    7. 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.
    8. 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.
    9. Kubuntu is an official "flavor" of Ubuntu that uses the KDE Plasma desktop environment. This gives it a completely different look and feel.
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