Windows 10 Alternatives for BSD

    Windows 10 is not available for BSD but there are some alternatives with similar functionality. The best BSD alternative is Debian, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Windows 10 and eight of them are available for BSD so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting BSD alternatives to Windows 10 are FreeBSD (Free, Open Source), Gentoo (Free, Open Source), OpenBSD (Free, Open Source) and GhostBSD (Free, Open Source).

    The list of alternatives was last updated May 28, 2021

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    • WHAT is Debian? The Debian Project is an association of individuals who have made common cause to create a free operating system. View 194 alternatives to Debian
      Most users think Debian is a great alternative to Windows 10.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Windows S
      • BSD
      • Self-Hosted
      Debian vs Windows 10
      pros, cons and recent comments
      Debian is one of the most stable operating systems ever built, and it supports alot of software
      Top positive comment  over 4 years ago

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      i have linux mint 19.2 cinnamon and i find it very easy to operate windows always change desktop also my wife woke up to use her computer with windows 10 when she turned on it was completely wiped out her browser was not there all icons etc.
      Top positive comment  about 1 year ago

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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.
      Top negative comment  almost 4 years ago

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      it's not functional without user coding
      Negative comment 9 months ago

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      OKTAYMERCAN Like a vanilla linux os and most large packe library. also you can run windows games and other programs on linux.
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

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      vazirified You can do whatever you did on Windows, plus much more, plus freedom in every aspect!
      Positive comment about 4 years ago

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      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.
      Positive comment about 4 years ago

      5
    • 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... View 188 alternatives to FreeBSD
      Most users think FreeBSD is a great alternative to Windows 10.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • BSD
      • Self-Hosted
      FreeBSD vs Windows 10
      pros, cons and recent comments
      OKTAYMERCAN Diffrent and more stable and optimise but hard to use.
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

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      This is a real alternative. While Linux is great, this thing runs it's own kernel. This may come in very handy in the near future all things considered.
      Positive comment 10 months ago

      2


    • Gentoo Linux is a versatile, fast, highly configurable and completely free Linux and FreeBSD distribution geared towards developers and network professionals. View 183 alternatives to Gentoo
      This alternative is disputed. Gentoo is still a legitimate alternative to Windows 10, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • BSD
      • FreeBSD
      Gentoo vs Windows 10
      pros, cons and recent comments
      ab1 Seamless switch is impossible between WIndows and Linux. Different kernels. Different formats of executable files. Different and missing driver for peripheral on Linux.
      Negative comment 5 months ago

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      Really only good for a software enthusiast, or someone who genuinely needs to build a custom-compiled OS for some reason.
      Negative comment 11 months ago

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    • The OpenBSD project produces a FREE, multi-platform 4.4BSD-based UNIX-like operating system. View 179 alternatives to OpenBSD
      • FreeOpen Source
      • BSD
      OpenBSD vs Windows 10
      pros, cons and recent comments
      One of the most secured OS out there.
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

      0
    • GhostBSD is a user friendly desktop operating system based on FreeBSD , which attempts to conform to the Single Unix Specification. View 183 alternatives to GhostBSD
      • FreeOpen Source
      • BSD


    • RetroBSD is a port of 2.11BSD Unix intended for embedded systems with fixed memory mapping. The current target is Microchip PIC32 microcontroller with 128 kbytes of RAM and 512 kbytes of Flash. View 148 alternatives to RetroBSD
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      • FreeProprietary
      • BSD
    • MirOS BSD is a secure operating system from the BSD family for 32-bit i386 and sparc systems. It is based on 4.4BSD-Lite (mostly OpenBSD, some NetBSD®). View 165 alternatives to MirOS
      No screenshots yet
      • FreeOpen Source
      • BSD
    • miniBSD is a project to develop a set of scripts that shrinks a running FreeBSD system to a small sized miniBSD distribution suited for small media like USB pens and CF cards. View 148 alternatives to miniBSD
      • FreeOpen Source
      • BSD
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