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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 nine of them are available for BSD so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting BSD alternatives to Windows 10 are FreeBSD, Gentoo, OpenBSD and airyxOS.

Windows 10 alternatives are mainly Operating Systems but may also be Linux Distros. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Windows 10.
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  1. Debian icon

    The Debian Project is an association of individuals who have made common cause to create a free operating system. This operating system that we have created is called Debian.

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    Debian vs Windows 10 opinions
    Most users think Debian is a great alternative to Windows 10.

    Debian is one of the most stable operating systems ever built, and it supports alot of software

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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.

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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.

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    it's not functional without user coding

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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.

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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.

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    vazirified

    You can do whatever you did on Windows, plus much more, plus freedom in every aspect!

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    FreeBSD

    • FreeOpen Source
    • BSD
    • Self-Hosted

    FreeBSD is an operating system used to power modern servers, desktops, and embedded platforms. A large community has continually developed it for more than thirty years.

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    FreeBSD vs Windows 10 opinions
    Most users think FreeBSD is a great alternative to Windows 10.

    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.

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    OKTAYMERCAN

    Diffrent and more stable and optimise but hard to use.

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    Gentoo

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • FreeBSD

    Gentoo Linux is a versatile, fast, highly configurable and completely free Linux and FreeBSD distribution geared towards developers and network professionals.

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    Gentoo vs Windows 10 opinions
    This alternative is disputed. Gentoo is still a legitimate alternative to Windows 10, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
    ab1

    Seamless switch is impossible between WIndows and Linux. Different kernels. Different formats of executable files. Different and missing driver for peripheral on Linux.

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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.

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    OpenBSD

    • FreeOpen Source
    • BSD

    The OpenBSD project produces a FREE, multi-platform 4.4BSD-based UNIX-like operating system. Our efforts emphasize portability, standardization, correctness, proactive security and integrated cryptography.

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    One of the most secured OS out there.

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    airyxOS

    • FreeOpen Source
    • BSD
    • FreeBSD

    Airyx is a new open-source desktop operating system that aims to provide a similar experience and compatibility with macOS on x86-64 systems. It builds on the solid foundations of FreeBSD, existing open source packages in the same space, and new code to fill the gaps.

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    GhostBSD

    • FreeOpen Source
    • BSD

    GhostBSD is a user friendly desktop operating system based on FreeBSD , which attempts to conform to the Single Unix Specification.

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    RetroBSD

    • FreeProprietary
    • 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.

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    miniBSD

    • 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.

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    MirOS

    • FreeOpen Source
    • 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®).

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