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'. 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 Mar 31, 2021

    1. 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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    2. FreeBSD is an advanced operating system for x86 compatible (including Pentium® and Athlon™), amd64 compatible (including Opteron™, Athlon™64, and EM64T), ARM, IA-64, PowerPC, PC-98 and UltraSPARC® architectures.
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    3. 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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    4. 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.
    5. Solus Operating System is a Linux distribution built from scratch, exclusively for desktop systems.
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    6. Raspberry Pi OS (previously called Raspbian) is the Foundation’s official supported operating system. You can install it with NOOBS or download the image below and follow our installation guide.
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    7. Gentoo Linux is a versatile, fast, highly configurable and completely free Linux and FreeBSD distribution geared towards developers and network professionals.
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    8. Google Chrome OS is a Linux-based operating system designed by Google that uses the Google Chrome web browser as its principal user interface, so it works primarily with web applications.
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    9. Red Hat is the leader in development, deployment, and management of Linux and open source solutions for Internet infrastructure - ranging from embedded devices to secure Web servers. Red Hat was founded in 1994 by visionary entrepreneurs Bob Young and Marc Ewing.
    10. 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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