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 Debian (Free, Open Source), Linux Mint (Free, Open Source), Manjaro Linux (Free, Open Source) and Arch Linux (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Aug 6, 2021

    1. Raspberry Pi OS (previously called Raspbian) is the Foundation’s official supported operating system. You can install it with NOOBS or download the image below and follow our installation guide.
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    2. Google Chrome OS is a Linux-based operating system designed by Google that uses the Google Chrome web browser as its principal user interface, so it works primarily with web applications.
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      Google Chrome OS vs Windows 11 opinions
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      PrinceSheep Google's ChromeOS is one of the most mainstream Linux based operating systems. Like Windows 11, it can run android apps. It can also run Linux programs too. You don't have to go through the hassle of installing it, since many laptops come with it.
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    3. Zorin OS is a multi-functional operating system designed specifically for Windows users who want to have easy and smooth access to Linux. It is based on Ubuntu which is the most popular Linux operating system in the world.
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    4. 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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    5. Red Hat is the leader in development, deployment, and management of Linux and open source solutions for Internet infrastructure - ranging from embedded devices to secure Web servers. Red Hat was founded in 1994 by visionary entrepreneurs Bob Young and Marc Ewing.


    6. Haiku is an open-source operating system that specifically targets personal computing. Inspired by the BeOS, Haiku is fast, simple to use, easy to learn and yet very powerful.
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    7. Linux is a free operating system, and Puppy Linux is a special build of Linux meant to make computing easy and fast.
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    8. Parrot is a GNU/Linux distribution based on Debian Testing and designed with Security, Development, and Privacy in mind.
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      PrinceSheep Parrot os is a specialized operating system for Penetration testing. Windows is a general use desktop operating system
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    9. Deepin is a reinterpretation to creativity and individuality. It is not only a rebirth to the system appearance, but also a brand-new upgrade to the operating experience! All of this lets deepin become the best partner of your computer.
      Deepin vs Windows 11 opinions
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      PrinceSheep Deepin is a beautiful desktop OS, making your computer usage feel fresh and smooth. Pros: From my testing, it runs pretty well on low end machines Beautiful desktop, can imitate Windows and MacOS desktop styles It is user friendly, the applications included look nice and are easy to use Cons: The developers and majority of the userbase are Chinese, it is hard to get help with an issue
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    10. MX Linux is an operating system - a cooperative venture between the antiX and former MEPIS communities. It is a midweight OS that combines an elegant and efficient desktop with simple configuration, high stability and solid performance.
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