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Slax is described as 'minimalist desktop live CD based on Debian's "stable" branch, it boots into a simple desktop using the Fluxbox window manager which offers a small collection of applications' and is a operating system in the os & utilities category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Slax for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Mac, Windows, Self-Hosted solutions and Haiku. The best alternative is Arch Linux, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Slax are macOS, Xubuntu, Lubuntu and Ubuntu MATE.

Slax 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 Slax.
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  1. 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
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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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    Xubuntu

    • Linux
    188 alternatives to Xubuntu 

    Xubuntu is an elegant and easy-to-use operating system. Xubuntu comes with Xfce, which is a stable, light and configurable desktop environment. It is based on Ubuntu Debian Linux.

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    1.  LightweightXubuntu consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    Xubuntu 19.10
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    Lubuntu

    • Linux
    169 alternatives to Lubuntu 

    Lubuntu is a fast and lightweight operating system with a clean and easy-to-use user interface. It is a Linux system, that uses the minimal desktop LXDE/LXQT.

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    1.  LightweightLubuntu consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    The new LXQt desktop.
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    Ubuntu MATE

    • Linux
    209 alternatives to Ubuntu MATE 

    Ubuntu Mate is a stable, easy-to-use operating system with a configurable desktop environment. Ideal for those who want the most out of their desktops, laptops and netbooks and prefer a traditional desktop metaphor.

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    1.  LightweightUbuntu MATE consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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    Puppy Linux

    • Linux
    222 alternatives to Puppy Linux 

    Linux is a free operating system, and Puppy Linux is a special build of Linux meant to make computing easy and fast.

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    1.  LightweightPuppy Linux consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    2.  PortablePuppy Linux can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    EndeavourOS

    • Linux
    199 alternatives to EndeavourOS 

    Are you that distro-hopper that always have been curious to try Archlinux, but aren’t confident enough to do the install process and dealing with bleeding-edge releases after install, or are you already familiar with Archlinux, but you’re looking for an express install with a...

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    1.  Rolling ReleaseEndeavourOS supports updates that are continuously rolled out, rather than in batches of versions.
    2.  LightweightEndeavourOS consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    3.  Privacy focusedEndeavourOS is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
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    MX Linux

    • Linux
    194 alternatives to MX Linux 

    MX Linux is an operating system - a cooperative venture between the antiX and former MEPIS communities. It is a midweight OS that combines an elegant and efficient desktop with simple configuration, high stability and solid performance.

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    1.  LightweightMX Linux consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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    Windows 11

    201 alternatives to Windows 11 

    Windows 11 provides a calm and creative space where you can pursue your passions through a fresh experience. From a rejuvenated Start menu to new ways to connect to your favorite people, news, games, and content—Windows 11 is the place to think, express, and create in a natural...

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    Haiku

    197 alternatives to Haiku 

    Haiku is an open-source operating system that specifically targets personal computing. Inspired by the BeOS, Haiku is fast, simple to use, easy to learn and yet very powerful.

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    1.  LightweightHaiku consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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