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 Aug 6, 2021

    1. Hanthana is a Linux based operating system and a Fedora remix suitable for desktop and laptop users. Hanthana comes to you in the form of a Live CD for regular PC (i686 architecture) systems.
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    2. AcademiX GNU/Linux is a Debian-based Linux distribution developed specifically for education. The distribution was built on the Debian Linux (Stretch / Buster) distribution and contains free software for education.
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    3. 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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    4. 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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    5. 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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      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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    6. 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.

      Discontinued

      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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      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 .
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      Karoshi is a free and open source school server operating system based on Ubuntu.
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      The community-oriented Unity Linux is a minimalist distribution and live CD based on Mandriva Linux.
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