Windows 1.0 Alternatives

    Windows 1.0 is described as 'releases the first Microsoft GUI and it was an big update from MS-DOS and it made using the computer even more user friendly!' and is a Operating System in the OS & Utilities category. There are more than 100 alternatives to Windows 1.0 for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Self-Hosted solutions, Windows, BSD and Mac. The best alternative is Ubuntu, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Windows 1.0 are Debian (Free, Open Source), Linux Mint (Free, Open Source), Manjaro Linux (Free, Open Source) and Arch Linux (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Dec 3, 2021

    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. LuninuX OS is an Ubuntu -based Linux distribution designed to be beautiful, clean, simple, fast, and stable. Fast
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    4. 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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    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. 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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    7. 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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    8. Frugalware Linux is an independently developed general purpose desktop Linux distribution designed for intermediate users. It follows simple Slackware -like design concepts and includes the .
    9. 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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    10. 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.
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