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. Tiny Core Linux (TCL) is a minimal Linux operating system that manifests the Core Project's philosophy and focuses on providing a base system using BusyBox and flwm.
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    2. Chromium OS is an open-source project, used primarily by developers, that aims to build an operating system that provides a fast, simple, and more secure computing experience for people who spend most of their time on the web. Chromium OS and...
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    3. BunsenLabs Linux is a distribution offering a light-weight and easily customizable Openbox desktop. The current release is Helium, built on top of Debian (stable). The project is a community continuation of CrunchBang Linux.
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      MINIX is a POSIX-compliant Unix-like operating system based on a tiny microkernel running in kernel mode with the rest of the operating system running as a number of isolated, protected, processes in user mode.
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      An Ubuntu Distribution that aims to make the switch to Linux easier, simpler and faster not just for Windows users but also Mac and Linux Distro users alike for free. Feren OS aims to be one of the best Distros, if not OSs out there...
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    4. Damn Small Linux is a very versatile 50MB mini desktop oriented Linux distribution.

      Discontinued

      The project seems to be no longer updated (No release candidate since 2012, no stable release since 2008), but it still fully works.

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    5. gNewSense is a computer operating system based on Debian, and developed with sponsorship from the Free Software Foundation.
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    6. antiX is a fast, lightweight and easy-to-install linux live CD distribution based on MEPIS and Debian's testing branch for Intel/AMD x86-compatible systems. antiX offers users the "Magic of MEPIS" in an environment suitable for old computers.
    7. SparkyLinux is a Debian-based Linux distribution which provides ready to use, out of the box operating system with a set of slightly customized lightweight desktops.
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    8. SUSE is the original provider of the enterprise Linux distribution and the most interoperable platform for mission-critical computing. It's the only Linux recommended by VMware, Microsoft and SAP.
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