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

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      Lunar Linux is a revolutionary Linux distribution in that it is not binary based, as are most distributions, but is instead built entirely by compiling source code, using your own custom optimizations. It installs a complete bootstrap development system first.

      Discontinued

      The project is still developed, anyway last version, 1.7.0, was released in October 2014. It can be still downloaded from the official website.

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    1. Netrunner is an Debian -based distribution with a focus on desktop computing. It boasts a carefully tuned KDE Plasma Plasma 5 desktop.
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    2. SemiCode OS is a Linux Distribution made For Programmers and Web Developers . Includes Most of Popular Programming Languages Compilers,top Editors and best Integrated Development Environments.
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    3. The distribution features many desktop editions which can be installed from live discs. Some patent encumbered open source software is included in GeckoLinux which is not available in the default installation of openSUSE.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Linux
      • Self-Hosted
      Black Lab Linux is a custom Linux distribution that focuses on bringing stability to desktop Linux. This system provides high performance and enhanced multimedia capabilities to home, business, and professional desktop Linux users.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      Musix, a GNU+Linux distribution based on Knoppix, with special emphasis on audio production.

      Discontinued

      The project seems to be no longer developed. Last version, 3.0.1, released in March 2014, can be still downloaded from the official website.

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    4. Pearl Linux OS has been available for free download since 12/2014 with our first release simply titled Pearl Linux. It was based on the 14.04 released version of Ubuntu. That release was using the XFCE desktop environment.
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    5. Ubuntu Core, a minimalist rendition of Ubuntu , is a lightweight, transactionally updated operating system designed for deployments on embedded and IoT devices, cloud and more.
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    6. The unofficial successor of Antergos, RebornOS is an Arch-based distro that focuses on allowing the user to decide exactly how they want their system while making it easy for anyone to do so - both during installation and afterwards.
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    7. Semplice Linux is a simple, fast and lightweight distribution based on Debian's unstable branch. It includes a small collection of up-to-date applications running on top of the Openbox window manager.
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