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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 a operating system 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, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Ubuntu Server and NethServer.

Windows Server 2012 alternatives are mainly Operating Systems but may also be Linux Distros or Firewalls. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Windows Server 2012.
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Windows Server 2012, codenamed "Windows Server 8", is the sixth release of Windows Server. It is the server...

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  1. CoreOS icon

    CoreOS

    • FreeProprietary
    • Linux

    CoreOS is a new Linux distribution that has been rearchitected to provide features needed to run modern infrastructure stacks.

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  2. 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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    AlmaLinux

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    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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  4. 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.

    ⚫︎ Two factor authenticationSambaBox supports two-factor authentication (2FA).
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  5. Amahi Home Server icon

    Amahi Home Server

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    The Amahi Home Server is designed for home and small office environments where the technical support staff do not want the job!

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    The Amahi dashboards "Storage" tab allows you to view the temperatures of your hard-drives (that is if they have that ability) and also how much used and free space that drive has. Can show unlimited amount of drives.


  6. Windows Server 2019 icon

    Windows Server 2019

    • Windows

    With Windows Server 2019 and Windows Admin Center (formerly 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...

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    Windows Defender ATP securing a machine running Windows Server 2019 Preview
  7. macOS Server icon

    macOS Server

    • Mac

    Just like that, your Mac is a powerful server.

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  8. Windows Server 2008

    • Windows

    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 icon

    Superb Mini Server

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    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. Windows Server Essentials icon

    Windows Server Essentials

    • Windows

    Windows Server Essentials (formerly Windows Small Business Server) is a flexible, affordable, and easy-to-use server solution designed and priced for small businesses with up to 25 users and 50 devices.

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