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Windows 2000 Alternatives

Windows 2000 is described as 'is the successor to Microsoft's Windows NT. It is primarily designed for business users; its counterpart for home users is Windows ME' and is a operating system in the os & utilities category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Windows 2000 for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Windows, BSD, Self-Hosted solutions and Mac. The best alternative is Ubuntu, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Windows 2000 are Debian, Linux Mint, Fedora and macOS.

Windows 2000 alternatives are mainly Operating Systems but may also be Linux Distros. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Windows 2000.
This page was last updated May 17, 2017
  • Windows

Windows 2000 is the successor to Microsoft's Windows NT. It is primarily designed for business users; its counterpart...

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  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. Debian

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Windows S
    • BSD
    • Self-Hosted

    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.



  3. 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).

  4. Fedora creates an innovative, free, and open source platform for hardware, clouds, and containers that enables software developers and community members to build tailored solutions for their users.

  5. 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.



  6. Kubuntu is an official "flavor" of Ubuntu that uses the KDE Plasma desktop environment. This gives it a completely different look and feel.

  7. Xubuntu

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    Xubuntu is an elegant and easy-to-use operating system. Xubuntu comes with Xfce, which is a stable, light and configurable desktop environment. It is based on Ubuntu Debian Linux.

  8. openSUSE is a free and Linux-based operating system for your PC, Laptop or Server.

  9. 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 2000 opinions
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    KuboFHromoslav

    As ReactOS is still in alpha stage and not suitable for everyday use, it is not very good alternative. But if you have some legacy (maybe customized or abandoned) software / game that require Windows 2000, you should try React OS - it may work well and you will run your software in modern, supported OS. Also, the React OS's look is pretty close to Win 2000.

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  10. CentOS

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    CentOS is a community-supported, free and open source operating system based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux. It exists to provide a free enterprise class computing platform and strives to maintain 100% binary compatibility with its upstream distribution.

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