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 Jul 21, 2021

    1. wattOS is a fast desktop Linux distribution based on Ubuntu. Using the lightweight .
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    2. Calculate Linux is based on Gentoo that is well known for its stability and great performance on a broad range of hardware: from Pentium Pro to modern CPUs.
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    3. SemiCode OS is a Linux Distribution made For Programmers and Web Developers . Includes Most of Popular Programming Languages Compilers,top Editors and best Integrated Development Environments.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • Nix Package Manager
      • Docker
      MerOS is a user friendly, good looking, general purpose Nix based GNU/Linux distro. It is ideal for those who want the most out of their computers, a well-designed desktop environment and an uncommon Linux experience.
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    4. Netrunner is an Debian -based distribution with a focus on desktop computing. It boasts a carefully tuned KDE Plasma Plasma 5 desktop.
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    5. The CLIP OS project is an open source project maintained by the ANSSI (National Cybersecurity Agency of France) that aims to build a secure, multi-level operating system, based on the Linux kernel and a lot of free and open source software.
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    6. Obarun is a GNU/Linux operating system that relies on s6/66 init and service management suite. The goal of Obarun is to provide an alternative for people looking for more simplicity and transparency in maintaining their systems.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • Linux kernel
      Sourcemage is a source-based GNU/Linux distribution based on a Sorcery metaphor of 'casting' and 'dispelling' programs, which we refer to as 'spells'.
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    7. Lunar Linux is a revolutionary Linux distribution in that it is not binary based, as are most distributions, but is instead built entirely by compiling source code, using your own custom optimizations. It installs a complete bootstrap development system first.

      Discontinued

      The project is still developed, anyway last version, 1.7.0, was released in October 2014. It can be still downloaded from the official website.

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    8. Pisi Linux; which includes the PiSi package management system, it is an end-user oriented GNU / Linux distribution that aims to provide computer users with great ease of installation, configuration and use and to meet their main desktop needs.
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