Windows 7 Alternatives for Linux

    Windows 7 is not available for Linux but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The best Linux alternative is Ubuntu, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Windows 7 and loads of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to Windows 7 are Linux Mint (Free, Open Source), Debian (Free, Open Source), Arch Linux (Free, Open Source) and Manjaro Linux (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Nov 8, 2021

    1. UberStudent is a free, full-featured, user-friendly Linux operating system for learning, doing, and teaching the essential skills of academic success at the higher education and advanced secondary levels. It is supported by a free virtual learning environment.
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    2. Bluestar Linux is an Arch Linux-based distribution, built with an understanding that people want and need a solid Operating System that provides a breadth of functionality and ease of use without sacrificing aesthetics.
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    3. Elive provides a dynamic and clean interface without saturating the look. Nothing in the desktop is static. Simplicity and intuitive is one of its best points.
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    4. Cinux is a from scratch designed, built and packaged operating system. It runs on top of the Linux kernel providing a secure, intuitive and full of capabilities workspace. It's user will enjoy a whole new but, familiar desktop experience.
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    5. ZevenOS is an Ubuntu -based GNU/Linux distribution with focus on providing a fast and easy-to-use system with BeOS-like user interface and support for older hardware.


      Development seems to be stopped with last version, ZevenOS 6.0 – Goodbye Edition, released in December 2014, which is still downloadable and supported till 2019.

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    6. BeeFree OS is inspired from Ubuntu, Windows 7 and Linux Mint. The name is acronym for Beautiful, Effective, Efficient and Freedom.
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    7. Frugalware Linux is an independently developed general purpose desktop Linux distribution designed for intermediate users. It follows simple Slackware -like design concepts and includes the .
    8. The community-oriented Unity Linux is a minimalist distribution and live CD based on Mandriva Linux.
    9. eZeY (formerly Open Xange, before Xange and Vixta) is an easy-to-use, Fedora -based desktop Linux distribution featuring the KDE Plasma desktop.
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      Karoshi is a free and open source school server operating system based on Ubuntu.
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