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

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      Enso aims to be a clean and simple OS that is easy to use and incorporates some of our favourite projects from around the Linux world.
      show more
    1. Dragora GNU/Linux is a distribution created from scratch with the intention of providing a stable, multi-platform and multi-purpose operating system. It is built upon 100% free software.
      show more


    2. KaOS is a desktop Linux distribution that features the latest version of the KDE desktop environment, the Calligra office suite, and other popular software applications that use the Qt toolkit.
      show more
    3. CRUX is a lightweight GNU/Linux distribution for the x86-64 architecture targeted at experienced users. The primary focus of this distribution is keep it simple, which is reflected in a straightforward tar.
      show more
    4. BLAG is a single-cd distro with everything desktop users "expect" from a desktop, plus a collection of nice server apps.

      Discontinued

      The Blag Linux and GNU project is discontinued. It was removed from the 100% free distributions of GNU for this reason.
      https://www.gnu.org/distros/free-distros.html

      show more


    5. Pinguy OS an out-of-the-box working operating system for everyone, not just geeks This OS is for people that have never used Linux before or for people that just want an out-of-the-box working OS without doing all the tweaks and enhancements that everyone seems to do when...
      show more
    6. Trusted End Node Security (TENS), previously called Lightweight Portable Security (LPS), is a Linux-based live CD with a goal of allowing users to work on a computer without the risk of exposing their credentials and private data to malware, key loggers and other Internet-era...
    7. wattOS is a fast desktop Linux distribution based on Ubuntu. Using the lightweight .
      show more
    8. Calculate Linux is based on Gentoo that is well known for its stability and great performance on a broad range of hardware: from Pentium Pro to modern CPUs.
      No screenshots yet
    9. Sourcemage is a source-based GNU/Linux distribution based on a Sorcery metaphor of 'casting' and 'dispelling' programs, which we refer to as 'spells'.
      show more
    Showing 70 of 105 alternatives