PureOS Alternatives

    PureOS is described as 'An operating system that respects your rights to privacy, security, and freedom, by design' and is a Linux Distro in the OS & Utilities category. There are more than 50 alternatives to PureOS for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Windows, BSD, Self-Hosted solutions and Mac. The best alternative is Ubuntu, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like PureOS are Debian (Free, Open Source), Linux Mint (Free, Open Source), Arch Linux (Free, Open Source) and Android (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Nov 9, 2021

    1. PCLinuxOS is a free easy to use Linux-based Operating System for desktops or laptops.
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    2. BackBox is a Linux distribution based on Ubuntu developed to perform penetration tests and security assessments.
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    3. A project providing a fully free (as in freedom) derivative of Arch Linux. Inheriting Arch's lightweight and flexibility, Parabola offers software freedom plus all power to the users.
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      illumos is a free and open-source Unix operating system. It derives from OpenSolaris, which in turn derives from SVR4 UNIX and Berkeley Software Distribution (BSD). illumos comprises a kernel, device drivers, system libraries, and utility software for system administration.
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    4. Netrunner is an Debian -based distribution with a focus on desktop computing. It boasts a carefully tuned KDE Plasma Plasma 5 desktop.
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    5. Pardus is a GNU/Linux distribution funded and developed by the Scientific & Technological Research Council of Turkey. Pardus’ main focus is home use and office-related work with a user-friendly graphical interface usind Deepin De, Gnome or Xfce environments.
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    6. AV Linux is a versatile, MX Linux -based distribution featuring a large collection of audio and video production software. Additionally, it also includes a custom kernel with IRQ threading enabled for low-latency audio performance.
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    7. Edubuntu is an educational operating system that is a part of the Ubuntu family. It aims to make Ubuntu, the popular Linux-based operating system, a great choice for the computing needs of children, students, parents, teachers, and schools.

      Discontinued

      Edubuntu is still based on Ubuntu 14 LTS, which's support is ended in April 2019.

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    8. Korora is an installable Fedora Remix Live USB image which aims to provide a complete out of the box experience for new users, including support for multimedia.
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    9. OpenIndiana is a robust enterprise operating system, based on the illumos kernel. It is open source, free to use, community developed, and suitable for servers and desktops.
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