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    Windows XP Alternatives

    Windows XP is described as 'line of operating systems produced by Microsoft for use on personal computers, including home and business desktops, laptops, and media centers. The name "XP" is short for "experience"' and is a very popular Operating System in the OS & Utilities category. There are more than 50 alternatives to Windows XP for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Windows, Self-Hosted solutions, Mac and BSD. The best alternative is Ubuntu, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Windows XP are Debian (Free, Open Source), Linux Mint (Free, Open Source), Arch Linux (Free, Open Source) and Manjaro Linux (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Sep 23, 2021
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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 vs Windows XP opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Ubuntu is a great alternative to Windows XP.
      Stable, familiar user interface, safer than Windows from malware, lots of software available. And especially the Lubuntu version, runs VERY well on older computers with less power and memory.
      Positive comment almost 5 years ago

    2. 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.

    3. 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).
      Linux Mint vs Windows XP opinions
      pros, cons and recent comments
      it s all in + User frendly (you dont need to know what an Admin is,if U r root = it s 4 Relatives = They need no (less) support = YOUR Live become easy ;-)))
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

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

    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.
    7. 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.


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

      Windows 7 vs Windows XP opinions
      Most users think Windows 7 is a great alternative to Windows XP.
      It is the successor to windows xp
      Positive comment 8 months ago

    8. Windows 10 is a personal computer operating system released by Microsoft as part of the Windows NT family of operating systems
      Windows 10 vs Windows XP opinions
      This alternative is disputed. Windows 10 is still a legitimate alternative to Windows XP, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
      JohnFastman If you **must** use Windows then Windows 10 is the best Windows XP alternative, primarily because XP is no longer supported, no longer receives security updates and should be considered a security liability.
      Positive comment over 5 years ago

    9. Kubuntu is an official "flavor" of Ubuntu that uses the KDE Plasma desktop environment. This gives it a completely different look and feel.
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