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    Windows 10 Alternatives for Windows

    There are many alternatives to Windows 10 for Windows if you are looking for a replacement. The best Windows 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 11 are available for Windows so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Windows alternatives to Windows 10 are Windows 7 (Paid), ReactOS (Free, Open Source), Kali Linux (Free, Open Source) and Windows 11 (Paid).

    This page was last updated Apr 16, 2022
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    1. 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.
      Debian vs Windows 10 opinions
      Most users think Debian is a great alternative to Windows 10.
      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 2 years ago

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      Debian is one of the most stable operating systems ever built, and it supports alot of software
      Top positive comment  over 5 years 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  over 4 years ago

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      it's not functional without user coding
      Negative comment over 1 year 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 about 3 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 almost 5 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 5 years ago

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    2. Windows 7 is the successor to Windows Vista . The new OS introduces a compelling combination of welcome innovations and much-needed polish. Windows 7 is built with the codebase from Vista and is a minor upgrade (6.

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      Mainstream support for Windows 7 ended on January 13, 2015. Extended support with security updates ended on January 14, 2020.

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      Most users think Windows 7 is a great alternative to Windows 10.
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      beat_truck Less spying, no forced updates, less useless features like Cortana, overall less dumbed down
      Top positive comment  about 4 years ago

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      Windows 10 lags most of the time. Never experienced it with Windows 7. No need to sign in. Windows 10 eats data faster then I can eat my lunch.
      Top positive comment  over 2 years ago

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      Not nearly as bad as Windows 10, but Windows 7 still is proprietary, not secure (especially since support has ended), doesn't have any package manager, not that customizable and its based on the flawed NT kernel. One advantage is that is still has good app compatibility (the gap is quickly closing, with more software support Linux!), but you'd be better off with using one of the many great linux distros.
      Top negative comment  over 1 year ago

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      Emiran Windows 7 Comes With New And Exciting Unique Compared To Windows 10 Which Gives Useless Features, Although It Is End Of Supoort, Many People Still Use This, You Can Still Use Windows 7 Untill 2022, When Many Progarms Will Became Incompatible With Windows 7
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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      it's better in every way except that we can't buy it anymore
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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      Is the best system of the world
      Positive comment almost 2 years ago

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      Still commercial. Has lots of security issues and still need a commercial anti-virus to be safe. But better than windows 10 in many ways.
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

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    3. ReactOS™ is an Open Source effort to develop a quality operating system that is compatible with applications and drivers written for the Microsoft® Windows™ NT family of operating systems (NT4, 2000, XP, 2003, Vista, Seven).
      ReactOS vs Windows 10 opinions
      Most users think ReactOS is a great alternative to Windows 10.
      It's not linux. rather, it's legacy comes from being an alternative beast of it's own! It works well with existing windows applications; keep in mind that it is still actively being developed, so things are being improved over time.
      Top positive comment  about 3 years ago

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      lounes-tb ReactOS is an opensource reimplementation of the NT api (ms windows) with a lot of inovative ideas like the package manager and the BTRFS support.
      Top positive comment  over 3 years ago

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      This is effectively a clone of Windows XP, and while it runs some software, it can not run most programs. It runs poorly on real hardware.
      Top negative comment  almost 2 years ago

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      Papel This is meant to be an "open source windows". Despite being in alpha, it works and you can still use all your .exes and installers, so no need to worry about having to abandon all your "windows only" programs.
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

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      Because ReactOS is competible with Windows 10 drivers and programs.
      Positive comment almost 5 years ago

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      petertrypsteen Application and driver compatibility.
      Positive comment over 5 years ago

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    4. Kali Linux is a Debian-derived Linux distribution designed for digital forensics and penetration testing, originally forked from Backtrack Linux by the Offensive Security team.
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      Windows 11 provides a calm and creative space where you can pursue your passions through a fresh experience.
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      PrinceSheep Windows 11 is the next generation of Windows, it supports all the same applications, and has a new user experience with many new features
      Positive comment 11 months ago

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      illumos is a free and open-source Unix operating system. It derives from OpenSolaris, which in turn derives from SVR4 UNIX and Berkeley Software Distribution (BSD). illumos comprises a kernel, device drivers, system libraries, and utility software for system administration.
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      The Windowsfx architecture is based on Ubuntu LTS. Windowsfx tries to take advantage of all the legacy Microsoft Windows user experience so that the learning curve on Linux is minimal.
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    5. AtlasOS is a 20H2 version of Windows which comes pre-tweaked with optimizations for FPS & latency.
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      BIOS-Implementation-Test-Suite-Based Python Operating System.
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