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Slackware Alternatives

Slackware is described as 'Linux is an advanced Linux operating system, designed with the twin goals of ease of use and stability as top priorities' and is a popular operating system in the os & utilities category. There are more than 100 alternatives to Slackware for a variety of platforms, including Linux, BSD, Self-Hosted solutions, Windows and Mac. The best alternative is Ubuntu, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Slackware are Debian, Linux Mint, Arch Linux and Manjaro Linux.

Slackware 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 Slackware.
This page was last updated Jun 15, 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.

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    Too much M$ Windows like.

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  2. Debian

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    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.



  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.

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    Arch is better with updates.

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  5. Manjaro is a user-friendly Linux distribution based on the independently developed Arch operating system.

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    Manjaro is better with updates.

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  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.

  7. elementary OS is a free, fast and aesthetically pleasing operating system based on Ubuntu .

  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.

  10. Pop!_OS is an operating system for STEM and creative professionals who use their computer as a tool to discover and create. Unleash your potential on secure, reliable open source software. Based on your exceptional curiosity, we sense you have a lot of it.

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