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Windows 3.1 Alternatives

Windows 3.1 is described as 'The third Microsoft-Windows version to add a graphical user interface to MS-DOS, released in 1992. Runs on MS DOS 2.0 or newer (was not an operating system, but a program that ran on DOS). Windows 3.1 introduced better graphic, filetype, and audio/video support to users of DOS' and is a operating system in the os & utilities category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Windows 3.1 for a variety of platforms, including Linux, BSD, Windows, Mac and Self-Hosted solutions. The best alternative is Arch Linux, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Windows 3.1 are Fedora, Windows 10, macOS and Kubuntu.

Windows 3.1 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 3.1.
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The third Microsoft-Windows version to add a graphical user interface to MS-DOS, released in 1992. Runs on MS DOS 2.0 or...

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  1. Arch Linux icon

    Arch Linux

    • Linux
    194 alternatives to Arch Linux 

    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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    1.  Rolling ReleaseArch Linux supports updates that are continuously rolled out, rather than in batches of versions.
    2.  LightweightArch Linux consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    arch with KDE 4.4 desktop
    another arch with KDE 4.3 desktop
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    Fedora

    • Linux
    205 alternatives to Fedora 

    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.

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    1.  Privacy focusedFedora is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    2.  No TrackingFedora will not track you or use your personal data.
    Fedora 23 (GNOME)
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    Windows 10

    155 alternatives to Windows 10 

    Windows 10 is a personal computer operating system released by Microsoft as part of the Windows NT family of operating systems

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    macOS

    178 alternatives to macOS 

    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. Within the market of home computers, and by web usage, macOS is the second most widely used desktop OS...

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    1.  Privacy focusedmacOS is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    2.  Chromecast SupportCast your content to a Chromecast connected device with macOS.
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    Kubuntu

    • Linux
    213 alternatives to Kubuntu 

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

    Kubuntu 19.10 "Eoan Ermine"


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    openSUSE

    • Linux
    202 alternatives to openSUSE 

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

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    1.  Rolling ReleaseopenSUSE supports updates that are continuously rolled out, rather than in batches of versions.
    GNOME desktop in openSUSE Leap 15.2.
    KDE Plasma desktop in openSUSE Leap 15.2.
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    Xubuntu

    • Linux
    169 alternatives to Xubuntu 

    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.

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    1.  LightweightXubuntu consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    Xubuntu 19.10
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    ReactOS

    • Windows
    • FreeDOS
    173 alternatives to ReactOS 

    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).

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    FreeBSD

    • BSD
    • Self-Hosted
    204 alternatives to FreeBSD 

    FreeBSD is an operating system used to power modern servers, desktops, and embedded platforms. A large community has continually developed it for more than thirty years. Its advanced networking, security, and storage features have made FreeBSD the platform of choice for many of...

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    CentOS

    118 alternatives to CentOS 

    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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    The logon screen
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