Alternatives to Windows 7 for Windows with any license

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    ReactOS

    ReactOS is a free, modern operating system in alpha stage, based on the design of Windows XP/2003. Written completely from scratch, it aims to follow the Windows...

    Free Open Source Windows

    • Although it's in alpha, ReactOS is being built from the ground up to work like Windows. It being FOSS is also a nice touch. liljjhJul 2016 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • As ReactOS is still in alpha stage and not suitable for everyday use, it is not very good alternative yet. Also, now (2017) React OS makes effort to be compatible up to Windows Server 2003, while Windows Vista is in higher class. But as soon as React OS became more stable (supposedly in version 0.5) it will became more serious alternative for everyday use for usual users. KuboFHromoslavMay 2017 Disagree   Agree
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    Illumos

    Illumos is a derivative of OS/Net (aka ON), which basically is a Solaris/ OpenSolaris kernel with the bulk of the drivers, core...

    Free Mac Windows Linux

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    xPud

    A Browser OS with an App Store - The desktop has never been this easy -- Get your favorite web browser with a simple web-based interface on top.

    Free Open Source Windows Linux

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    LuksOS Grape

    LuksOS Grape is a completely free, easy-to-use and almost 100% Windows-compatible operating system based on the ReactOS project. The main goal is to make computers work...

    Free Windows

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    DAMS OS

    A Small Debian-based Live OS.

    Free Mac Windows Linux

    • Discontinued Developed stopped in 2013. Last version, 2.0.1s32, released in September 2012, can be still downloaded from SourceForge.
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