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. 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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    2. Hanthana is a Linux based operating system and a Fedora remix suitable for desktop and laptop users. Hanthana comes to you in the form of a Live CD for regular PC (i686 architecture) systems.
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    3. UberStudent is a free, full-featured, user-friendly Linux operating system for learning, doing, and teaching the essential skills of academic success at the higher education and advanced secondary levels. It is supported by a free virtual learning environment.
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    4. LuninuX OS is an Ubuntu -based Linux distribution designed to be beautiful, clean, simple, fast, and stable. Fast
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    5. ZevenOS is an Ubuntu -based GNU/Linux distribution with focus on providing a fast and easy-to-use system with BeOS-like user interface and support for older hardware.

      Discontinued

      Development seems to be stopped with last version, ZevenOS 6.0 – Goodbye Edition, released in December 2014, which is still downloadable and supported till 2019.

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    6. BeeFree OS is inspired from Ubuntu, Windows 7 and Linux Mint. The name is acronym for Beautiful, Effective, Efficient and Freedom.
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    7. Macpup is a minimalist desktop Linux distribution based on Puppy Linux . It uses Enlightenment as the default window manager and provides a user interface resembling that of Apple's macOS .

      Discontinued

      It isn’t updated since 2017, And it’s forum is an abandoned place.

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      Darwin is the Open Source operating system from Apple that forms the basis for Mac OS X, and PureDarwin is a community project to make Darwin more usable (some people think of it as the informal successor to OpenDarwin.
    8. Elive provides a dynamic and clean interface without saturating the look. Nothing in the desktop is static. Simplicity and intuitive is one of its best points.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      Cinux is a from scratch designed, built and packaged operating system. It runs on top of the Linux kernel providing a secure, intuitive and full of capabilities workspace. It's user will enjoy a whole new but, familiar desktop experience.
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