Ubuntu Server Alternatives

    Ubuntu Server is described as 'The leading platform for scale-out computing, Ubuntu Server helps you make the most of your infrastructure. Whether you want to deploy an OpenStack cloud, a Hadoop cluster or a 50,000-node render farm, Ubuntu Server delivers the best value scale-out performance available' and is an app in the OS & Utilities category. There are more than 100 alternatives to Ubuntu Server for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Self-Hosted solutions, Windows, BSD and Mac. The best alternative is Debian, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Ubuntu Server are Linux Mint (Free, Open Source), Manjaro Linux (Free, Open Source), Fedora (Free, Open Source) and elementary OS (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jul 5, 2021

    1. openmamba GNU/Linux is a ready-to-use operating system for netbooks, notebooks, desktop and server personal computers.
    2. RetroBSD is a port of 2.11BSD Unix intended for embedded systems with fixed memory mapping. The current target is Microchip PIC32 microcontroller with 128 kbytes of RAM and 512 kbytes of Flash.
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    3. Parsix GNU/Linux is a live and installation DVD based on Debian GNU/Linux. The project's goal is to provide a ready-to-use and easy-to-install operating system based on .

      Discontinued

      According to DistroWatch, this distro was discontinued. Official website is offline.

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    4. The creators of Vector Linux had a single credo: keep it simple, keep it small and let the end user decide what their operating system is going to be. What has evolved from this concept is perhaps the best little Linux operating system available anywhere.
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    5. AriOS is an easy-to-use operating system based on Ubuntu. AriOS comes with a unique and optimized interface as well as many extra applications, multimedia codecs, flash and java plugins, and many tweaks!

      Discontinued

      Websites still exists, but has content unrelated to operating systems. Project seems to be discontinued.

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    6. Save time, increase scalability, and reduce costs with the Windows Server 2008 R2 virtualization tools, Web resources, and management enhancements.
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    7. Point Linux is a GNU/Linux distribution that aims to combine the power of Debian GNU/Linux with the productivity of MATE, the Gnome 2 desktop environment fork.
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    8. Bluestar Linux is an Arch Linux-based distribution, built with an understanding that people want and need a solid Operating System that provides a breadth of functionality and ease of use without sacrificing aesthetics.
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    9. aptosid is an operating system based on the Debian GNU/Linux unstable branch, codenamed sid, and our ISOs hold fast to the core values and the Social Contract of Debian (DFSG).

      Discontinued

      The project seems to be no longer developed. Last version, 2013-01, can be still downloaded from the official website.

    10. Superb Mini Server (SMS) is a Slackware-based server distribution with web, DNS, DHCP, file, print and fax servers, iptables firewall, mail server with spam filter and anti-virus scanner, and BitTorrent station.
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