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Windows Vista Alternatives

Windows Vista is described as 'is the successor to Windows XP and is introducing a slew of new features some of the more notable are Windows Aero, Windows Sidebar and the new Windows Shell structure' and is a operating system in the os & utilities category. There are more than 100 alternatives to Windows Vista for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Windows, BSD, Self-Hosted solutions and Arch Linux. The best alternative is Ubuntu, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Windows Vista are Linux Mint, Debian, Arch Linux and Manjaro Linux.

Windows Vista alternatives are mainly Operating Systems but may also be Linux Distros. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Windows Vista.
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  1. Ubuntu is a community developed, Linux-based operating system that is perfect for laptops, desktops and servers. It contains all the applications you need - a web browser, presentation, document and spreadsheet software, instant messaging and much more.

    Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa
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  2. Linux Mint is one of the most popular desktop Linux distributions and used by millions of people. The purpose of Linux Mint is to produce a modern, elegant and comfortable operating system which is both powerful and easy to use. Latest: Uma (20.2).

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    Debian

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    • Windows
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    • BSD
    • Self-Hosted

    The Debian Project is an association of individuals who have made common cause to create a free operating system. This operating system that we have created is called Debian.

    Debian 9 gnome.
  4. Arch Linux is an independently developed, i686- and x86_64-optimised GNU/Linux distribution targeted at competent Linux users. It uses pacman, its home-grown package manager, to provide updates to the latest software applications with full dependency tracking.

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  5. Manjaro is a user-friendly Linux distribution based on the independently developed Arch operating system.

    Manjaro 19.0 Kyria (Xfce)


  6. Fedora creates an innovative, free, and open source platform for hardware, clouds, and containers that enables software developers and community members to build tailored solutions for their users.

    Fedora 23 (GNOME)
  7. Windows 10 is a personal computer operating system released by Microsoft as part of the Windows NT family of operating systems

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    Most users think Windows 10 is a great alternative to Windows Vista.
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    Windows 7

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    Windows 7 is the successor to Windows Vista . The new OS introduces a compelling combination of welcome innovations and much-needed polish. Windows 7 is built with the codebase from Vista and is a minor upgrade (6.

    Discontinued

    Mainstream support for Windows 7 ended on January 13, 2015. Extended support with security updates ended on January 14, 2020.

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  9. elementary OS is a free, fast and aesthetically pleasing operating system based on Ubuntu .

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  10. macOS is a Unix-based operating system, developed and marketed by Apple Inc. It is designed to run on Macintosh computers, having been pre-installed on all Macs since 2002.

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