Windows Server 2012 Alternatives

    Windows Server 2012 is described as ', codenamed "Windows Server 8", is the sixth release of Windows Server. It is the server version of Windows 8 and succeeds Windows Server 2008 R2. Two pre-release versions, a developer preview and a beta version, were released during development' and is an app in the Network & Admin category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Windows Server 2012 for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Windows, Mac, Self-Hosted solutions and CentOS. The best alternative is CentOS, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Windows Server 2012 are Gentoo (Free, Open Source), Red Hat Enterprise Linux (Paid, Open Source), Ubuntu Server (Free, Open Source) and NethServer (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Aug 23, 2021

    1. Rocky Linux is a community enterprise operating system designed to be 100% bug-for-bug compatible with America's top enterprise Linux distribution now that its downstream partner has shifted direction. It is under intensive development by the community.
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    2. SambaBox is an integrated enterprise domain appliance which works flawlessly with Windows AD environment. SambaBox offers, Integrated DNS, DHCP, CA and SaltStack with web based management on hight secure environment.


    3. Endian Firewall Community (EFW) is a "turn-key" linux security distribution that turns every system into a full featured security appliance with Unified Threat Management (UTM) functionality.
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    4. Launched with the code-name Project Lenix, AlmaLinux OS is an open-source, community-driven project that intends to fill the gap left by the demise of the CentOS stable release.
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    5. The Amahi Home Server is designed for home and small office environments where the technical support staff do not want the job! It is easy to use and offers cross-platform compatibility (PCs, Mac, GNU/Linux, Playstation, Xbox, you name it.
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    6. Just like that, your Mac is a powerful server.
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    7. With Windows Server 2019 and Project Honolulu, customers will be able to easily integrate Azure services such as Azure Backup, Azure File Sync, disaster recovery, and much more so they will be able to leverage these Azure services without disrupting their applications and...
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    8. Save time, increase scalability, and reduce costs with the Windows Server 2008 R2 virtualization tools, Web resources, and management enhancements.
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    9. Superb Mini Server (SMS) is a Slackware-based server distribution with web, DNS, DHCP, file, print and fax servers, iptables firewall, mail server with spam filter and anti-virus scanner, and BitTorrent station.
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    10. The Amazon Linux AMI is a supported and maintained Linux image provided by Amazon Web Services for use on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2). It is designed to provide a stable, secure, and high performance execution environment for applications running on Amazon EC2.
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