Windows 10 Alternatives for Windows

    There are many alternatives to Windows 10 for Windows if you are looking to replace it. The most popular Windows alternative is Small Ubuntu iconUbuntu, 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 Windows so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Windows alternatives to Windows 10 are Small Debian iconDebian (Free, Open Source), Small Windows 7 iconWindows 7 (Paid), Small ReactOS iconReactOS (Free, Open Source) and Small Kali Linux iconKali Linux (Free, Open Source).

    The list of alternatives was last updated Mar 11, 2021

    • Ubuntu is a Debian Linux-based open source operating system for desktop computers. View 155 alternatives to Ubuntu
      Almost everyone thinks Ubuntu is a great alternative to Windows 10.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Windows S
      Ubuntu vs Windows 10
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      Easiest to get up and running OOTB, even for newbies. It's also the most widely supported Linux distro in existence.
      Top positive comment  over 2 years ago

      It's open source, easy to use and more powerful than Windows 10.
      Top positive comment  over 3 years ago

      ab1 Far worse at many trivial things, many useful application just don't support Linux at all. Seriously bloated with few options.
      Top negative comment  4 months ago

      JackVegas Ubuntu is only a good alternative for Windows users open to a new OOTB experience and likely power users. For users who want something easy to use and familiar, Linux Mint, Pop_OS and Elementary are better alternatives by far.
      Negative comment 12 days ago

      Emiran Ubuntu Is One Of Beautiful Linux Distros Out There That Many People Choose As Their OS, With It's Customizable Source Code, KDE, Debian-based, You Should Try It.
      Positive comment 3 months ago

      rasser01 Extremely user friendly. A very good Windows alternative for non-tech savvy people.
      Positive comment 4 months ago

      A monkey can configure it. It also has a very high skill ceiling, allowing you to get a lot out of it.
      Positive comment 4 months ago

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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
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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 4 years ago

      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  12 months ago

      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 3 years ago

      it's not functional without user coding
      Negative comment 8 months ago

      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 2 years ago

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

      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



    • Windows 7 is the successor to Windows Vista . The new OS introduces a compelling combination of welcome innovations and much-needed polish. View 124 alternatives to Windows 7
      Most users think Windows 7 is a great alternative to Windows 10.

      Discontinued

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

      • Windows
      Windows 7 vs 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  almost 3 years ago

      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  about 1 year ago

      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  7 months ago

      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 3 months ago

      it's better in every way except that we can't buy it anymore
      Positive comment 8 months ago

      Is the best system of the world
      Positive comment 11 months ago

      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 1 year ago

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    • 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... View 158 alternatives to ReactOS
      Most users think ReactOS is a great alternative to Windows 10.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • FreeDOS
      ReactOS vs Windows 10
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      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 2 years ago

      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 2 years ago

      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  9 months ago

      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 1 year ago

      Because ReactOS is competible with Windows 10 drivers and programs.
      Positive comment almost 4 years ago

      petertrypsteen Application and driver compatibility.
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

    • Security and digital forensics focused Linux distribution with over 600 pre-installed penetration testing apps. View 15 alternatives to Kali Linux
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Windows S


    • illumos is a Unix operating system which provides next-generation features for downstream distributions. View 180 alternatives to illumos
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
    • 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
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      • Mac
      • Windows
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      • Chrome OS
    • Dedicated servers, private and public clouds, virtual private servers, award-winning infrastructure virtualization, IP transit, and fanatical support help us to provide every customer with the platform that meets their every demand constantly. View 259 alternatives to Server Wala
      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Software as a Service (SaaS)
    • A Small Debian-based Live OS. View 170 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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