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. Raspberry Pi OS (previously called Raspbian) is the Foundation’s official supported operating system. You can install it with NOOBS or download the image below and follow our installation guide.
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    2. Gentoo Linux is a versatile, fast, highly configurable and completely free Linux and FreeBSD distribution geared towards developers and network professionals.
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      Gentoo vs Windows 7 opinions
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      SkyKuker Gentoo doesn't support deb's & rpm's, & you need to compile all from source. Some apps aren't open-source, so you couldn't compile 'em.
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    3. Red Hat is the leader in development, deployment, and management of Linux and open source solutions for Internet infrastructure - ranging from embedded devices to secure Web servers. Red Hat was founded in 1994 by visionary entrepreneurs Bob Young and Marc Ewing.
    4. Linux is a free operating system, and Puppy Linux is a special build of Linux meant to make computing easy and fast.
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    5. MX Linux is an operating system - a cooperative venture between the antiX and former MEPIS communities. It is a midweight OS that combines an elegant and efficient desktop with simple configuration, high stability and solid performance.
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    6. Deepin is a reinterpretation to creativity and individuality. It is not only a rebirth to the system appearance, but also a brand-new upgrade to the operating experience! All of this lets deepin become the best partner of your computer.
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      urielcastrohernndez it has a nice UI and it's easy to use
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    7. More than ever people expect a stable desktop with cutting-edge features, all in a package which is easy to use and ready to make their own.
    8. Are you that distro-hopper that always have been curious to try Archlinux, but aren’t confident enough to do the install process and dealing with bleeding-edge releases after install, or are you already familiar with Archlinux, but you’re looking for an express install with a...
    9. The leading platform for scale-out computing, Ubuntu Server helps you make the most of your infrastructure. Whether you want to deploy an OpenStack cloud, a Hadoop cluster or a 50,000-node render farm, Ubuntu Server delivers the best value scale-out performance available.
    10. Whonix is a desktop operating system designed for advanced security and privacy. Whonix mitigates the threat of common attack vectors while maintaining usability. Online anonymity is realized via fail-safe, automatic, and desktop-wide use of the Tor network.
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