Best Windows 10 Alternatives in 2021

    Windows 10 is described as 'personal computer operating system released by Microsoft as part of the Windows NT family of operating systems To encourage its adoption, Microsoft announced that during its first year of availability, Windows 10 would be made available free of charge to users' and is a well-known app in the OS & Utilities category. There are more than 100 alternatives to Windows 10 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 10 are Linux Mint (Free, Open Source), Debian (Free, Open Source), Manjaro Linux (Free, Open Source) and Windows 7 (Paid).

    This page was last updated Aug 6, 2021

    1. 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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    2. 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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      • 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.
      • 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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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      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 .


      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Self-Hosted
      Minoca OS is a general purpose operating system designed specifically for feature-rich embedded devices. It's got all the high-level functionality that you've come to expect from an operating system, but offers it in a fraction of the memory footprint.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      The community-oriented Unity Linux is a minimalist distribution and live CD based on Mandriva Linux.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • Linux kernel
      Karoshi is a free and open source school server operating system based on Ubuntu.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      eZeY (formerly Open Xange, before Xange and Vixta) is an easy-to-use, Fedora -based desktop Linux distribution featuring the KDE Plasma desktop.
    3. ULinux is based on openSUSE, and is a free linux distribution with the aim of combining the DIY-approach of Arch with the setup of Ubuntu.

      Discontinued

      We have discontinued our distribution as not many people are interested and we are not just creating U for the sake of making it.

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