Windows 10 Alternatives for Mac

    Windows 10 is not available for Mac but there are some alternatives that runs on macOS with similar functionality. The best Mac alternative is macOS, which is free. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Windows 10 and six of them are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to Windows 10 are illumos (Free, Open Source), PureDarwin (Free, Open Source), GNU-Darwin (Free) and BITS-PyOS (Free, Open Source).

    The list of alternatives was last updated Jun 19, 2021

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    • macOS is a Unix-based operating system, developed and marketed by Apple Inc. It is designed to run on Macintosh computers, having been pre-installed on all Macs since 2002. View 163 alternatives to macOS
      Some users think macOS is a great alternative to Windows 10, some don't.
      • FreeProprietary
      • Mac
      macOS vs Windows 10
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      kayvonkamyar No viruses, cleaner UI, and more accessibility stuff, but you need Ferrari money to use it and there are less games.
      Top positive comment  11 months ago

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      Probably the best alternative. All of the software compatability and actually is beautiful and elegant to use. Only con is hardware (ie price and compatabilty-- projectors etc) a mac, all of the yes. Mac book, maybe not
      Top positive comment  over 1 year ago

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      You can't install it OFFICIALLY on any device. If you want macOS OFFICIALLY, you need to buy a Macbook or iMac. Pretty limiting.
      Top negative comment  over 1 year ago

      21
      what You can barely play games on it and the graphics ae horrible. If you're used to windows or linux mint and all tjos OS's don't use Mac OS
      Negative comment 5 months ago

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      in every way it is better. except price.
      Positive comment 9 months ago

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      MacOS is identical to Windows 10 in terms of overall support, which makes it a good choice for someone that doesn't want to run Windows at work, but isn't allowed to use Linux
      Positive comment almost 3 years ago

      -7
      Beautiful Design, More Stable, User Friendly, Pretty much virus free, Expensive hardware but you get free software updates and with tricks can install it for free on compatible hardware that is not from Apple
      Positive comment almost 3 years ago

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    • illumos is a Unix operating system which provides next-generation features for downstream distributions. View 181 alternatives to illumos
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux


    • 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. View 173 alternatives to PureDarwin
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
    • GNU-Darwin aims to be the most free software distribution. Our mission is two-fold: Focus on projects that leverage our unique combination of Darwin and GNU, and help users to enjoy the benefits of software freedom. View 165 alternatives to GNU-Darwin
      • FreeProprietary
      • Mac
    • BITS-PyOS means:- [B]IOS- [I]mplementation- [T]est- [S]uite-based- [P]ython- [O]perating- [S]ystemBITS is a custom version of GRUB2 that has an almost-bare-metal... View 142 alternatives to BITS-PyOS
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Chrome OS


    • A Small Debian-based Live OS. View 171 alternatives to DAMS OS

      Discontinued

      Developed stopped in 2013. Last version, 2.0.1s32, released in September 2012, can be still downloaded from SourceForge.

      • FreeProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
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