Alternatives to Windows 10 for all platforms with any license

  • Ubuntu

    Ubuntu is a Debian Linux-based open source operating system for desktop computers.

    Free Open Source Windows Linux Windows S

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    • Ubuntu is free of charge but you can support them by buying a cap, polo, shirt etc. It is a light OS, not buggy, no virus, a beautiful philosophy! No spyware etc. You can remove the Amazon plugin with the Synaptic Manger. linuxienNov 2016 • 6 agrees and 3 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Similar to windows in philosohophy and features, good gateway distro Guest • Jan 2017 • 4 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Very user-friendly, stable and come with many free softwares mehdishokoohiJun 2017 • 5 agrees and 3 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It's open source, easy to use and more powerful than Windows 10. Guest • Nov 2017 • 3 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It's open source, has great user interface and is easy to use mmpoiuJul 2017 • 3 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Ubuntu is easy to install and has a clean user interface. Guest • Feb 2018 • 1 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • A truly stable and working Operating System, free, open source, secure, lots of softwares available? What more could we ask for? Guest • May 2018 • 0 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
  • Linux Mint

    Linux Mint is one of the most popular desktop Linux distributions and used by millions of people. The purpose of Linux Mint is to produce a modern, elegant and...

    Free Open Source Linux

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    • Already fully supports UEFI SecureBoot, haves perfect user interface (Cinnamon, particularly), does not track every your breath, and, mostly important, it's FREE! Guest • May 2016 • 9 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It's free, open source, user-friendly, based on the LTS (stable) versions of Ubuntu but better, fully configurable and really fast and lightweight. Guest • Jan 2017 • 5 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Microsoft 'NSA-Tool' Windows is spyware! Linux is not. FrodeLindeijerMar 2018 • 3 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Linux Mint overloads the hardware, especially with older devices, not like Windows 10, and above all you don't have a constant 100% disk load. And even all the other surprises of Windows 10, such as logging in with a temporary profile, you don't have under Linux Mint. The biggest advantage of Linux Mint (and other Linux distributions) is the fact that you can install updates without rebooting. Even when you replace the core. Guest • Nov 2017 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Free, OpenSource, User-friendly, Customizable, has addons mecubeApr 2018 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It supports most of the programs and boots up fast. Guest • Dec 2017 Disagree   Agree
  • Debian

    Debian is a free distribution of the GNU/Linux operating system. It is distributed with access to repositories containing thousands of software packages ready for...

    Free Open Source Windows Linux Windows S BSD Self-Hosted

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    • Debian is a not so good alternative for those who cares about updates. We know that to maintain the stability, the distribution (at least his stable branch) doesn't have the latest updates firstly. This way, some users won't feel truly fulfilled by the distribution. Guest • Sep 2017 • 14 agrees and 5 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Debian is one of the most stable operating systems ever built, and it supports alot of software Guest • Dec 2016 • 6 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • No SPYWARE- Not COLLECTING personal data. And not WORKING with their fellow NSA and CIA for the world domination of the internet. Open Source will eventually prevail, and GAFAMs will fail. Guest • Apr 2017 • 5 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • You can do whatever you did on Windows, plus much more, plus freedom in every aspect! vazirifiedMay 2017 • 2 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
  • Windows 7

    Windows 7 is the successor to Windows Vista . The new OS introduces a compelling combination of welcome innovations and much-needed...

    Commercial Windows

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    • Discontinued Mainstream support for Windows 7 ended on January 13, 2015. Extended support with security updates ends on January 14, 2020.
    • Less spying, no forced updates, less useless features like Cortana, overall less dumbed down beat_truckMay 2018 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • No spyware, cheaper, looks nicer and runs faster than Windows 10. Runs much more software than Linux. Guest • Jun 2017 • 12 agrees and 21 disagrees Disagree   Agree
  • Arch Linux

    Arch Linux is an independently developed, i686- and x86_64-optimised Linux distribution targeted at competent Linux users. It uses pacman, its home-grown package...

    Free Open Source Linux

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    • This distributions isn't a good choice if you're used to MacOS or Windows. It's very difficult even to install it. Everything is around the terminal and commands. It isn't for newbies, especially these who are entering on Linux world. williamneisJun 2017 • 31 agrees and 4 disagrees Disagree   Agree
  • Manjaro Linux

    Manjaro is a user-friendly Linux distribution based on the independently developed Arch operating system.

    Free Open Source Linux

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    • Even though its ease of use, the magnificent eye candy that can beat both mac os and windows, and letting you do your work without worrying about the computer internals Manjaro does not have completely free soft-wares as in freedom like other gnu based distributions. Guest • May 2018 Disagree   Agree
  • Xubuntu

    Xubuntu is an elegant and easy-to-use operating system. Xubuntu comes with Xfce, which is a stable, light and configurable desktop environment.

    Free Open Source Linux Self-Hosted Ubuntu Debian

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    • Stable, easy to use, lightweight on even lower spec/older computers. Guest • May 2018 Disagree   Agree
  • openSUSE

    openSUSE is a free and Linux-based operating system for your PC, Laptop or Server. The openSUSE distribution is a stable, easy to use and complete multi-purpose...

    Free Open Source Linux

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    • It is very light weight, minimalistic and smooth. It has the perfect balance of simplicity and customization. sambakerNov 2017 Disagree   Agree
  • ReactOS

    ReactOS is a free, modern operating system in alpha stage, based on the design of Windows XP/2003. Written completely from scratch, it aims to follow the Windows...

    Free Open Source Windows Wine

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    • ReactOS is not ready for daily use: it is unfortunately still in alpha. Guest • Jul 2015 • 14 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Because ReactOS is competible with Windows 10 drivers and programs. Guest • Jul 2017 • 5 agrees and 5 disagrees Disagree   Agree
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  • FreeBSD

    FreeBSD is an advanced operating system for x86 compatible (including Pentium® and Athlon™), amd64 compatible (including Opteron™, Athlon™64, and EM64T), ARM...

    Free Open Source BSD Self-Hosted

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Windows 10 Comments

Better than 8.1, yet still needs work.

Comment by thornecamila
about Windows 10 · Mar 2016 · Helpful Not helpful 9 Helpful Report as spam

I want to be a fan for Win10 (after 8.1, I really needed the upgrade) but I can't overlook the things which are bugging me. It is a very heavy OS and makes me computer slow down a bit, and tries to take decisions for me. Automatic updates are a pain and the fact that the apps cannot be placed in the main screen is a little ridiculous (calendar and weather used to be on my desktop, would like that possibility to return). Don't even get me started on the lack of privacy this OS has...

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Still not Moving to 8 or 10...

Comment by realnabarl
about Windows 10 and Windows 8, Windows 7 · Jan 2015 · Helpful Not helpful 3 Helpful Report as spam

I like the UI of Windows 7. Windows 8 and 10 use Metro UI, which looks quite boring.

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Comment by nomeacuerdo
about Windows 10 · Apr 2017 · Helpful Not helpful -5 Helpful Report as spam

Really stable and looks more polished than OSX (long-time OSX user that got fed up with Apple killing their desktop environment)

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