Windows 11 Alternatives

    Windows 11 is described as 'provides a calm and creative space where you can pursue your passions through a fresh experience' and is an app in the OS & Utilities category. There are more than 100 alternatives to Windows 11 for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Self-Hosted solutions, BSD, Windows and Mac. The best alternative is Ubuntu, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Windows 11 are Linux Mint (Free, Open Source), Debian (Free, Open Source), Manjaro Linux (Free, Open Source) and Arch Linux (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Aug 6, 2021

    1. Ubuntu is a community developed, Linux-based operating system that is perfect for laptops, desktops and servers. It contains all the applications you need - a web browser, presentation, document and spreadsheet software, instant messaging and much more.
    2. Linux Mint is one of the most popular desktop Linux distributions and used by millions of people. The purpose of Linux Mint is to produce a modern, elegant and comfortable operating system which is both powerful and easy to use. Latest: Uma (20.2).
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      PrinceSheep The graphical interface is like windows, its stable, and does not spy on you. Using the xfce or mate desktop, it becomes very lightweight and can run on very old machines.
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    3. 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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    4. Manjaro is a user-friendly Linux distribution based on the independently developed Arch operating system.
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    5. Arch Linux is an independently developed, i686- and x86_64-optimised GNU/Linux distribution targeted at competent Linux users. It uses pacman, its home-grown package manager, to provide updates to the latest software applications with full dependency tracking.
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      PrinceSheep Arch Linux is for more technical users that want to customize their operating system from the ground up. I wouldn't recommend it over other Linux distributions since it has a large learning curve
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    6. The Fedora Project is an openly-developed project designed by Red Hat Enterprise Linux , open for general participation, led by a meritocracy, following a set of project objectives.
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      PrinceSheep Fedora is a Linux distribution sponsored by Red Hat, it offers the Gnome desktop by default, GNOME offers a diffrent yet simple desktop experience to Windows. Fedora does have some issues with app compatibility, but most major applications support it
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    7. Windows 10 is a personal computer operating system released by Microsoft as part of the Windows NT family of operating systems To encourage its adoption, Microsoft announced that during its first year of availability, Windows 10 would be made available free of charge to users...
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      PrinceSheep Although Linux is a great alternative to windows, people still use software that isn't compatible and aren't comfortable installing another OS. Windows 10 support ends in 2025, so you still have lots of time to comfortably use it.
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    8. 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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      PrinceSheep Windows 7 is an older operating system that support has ended for, I recommend using Windows 10 or switching to a Linux distro.
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    9. elementary OS is a free, fast and aesthetically pleasing operating system based on Ubuntu .
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    10. 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.
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      PrinceSheep Macos is the choice for creative workers. It is stable, has a nice UI, and is fast. It supports software such as Adobe CC and Microsoft Word.
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