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Windows XP Alternatives for Linux

Windows XP is not available for Linux but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The best Linux alternative is Ubuntu, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to Windows XP and loads of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to Windows XP are Linux Mint, Debian, Arch Linux and Manjaro Linux.

Windows XP 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 XP.
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  1. Ubuntu icon

    Ubuntu

    • Linux
    • Ubuntu
    178 alternatives to Ubuntu 

    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.

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    1.  Support for scriptingUbuntu supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
    2.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsUbuntu can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    3.  LightweightUbuntu consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    4.  PortableUbuntu can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    5.  Privacy focusedUbuntu is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    6.  Ad-freeUbuntu doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    Ubuntu vs Windows XP opinions
    Almost everyone thinks Ubuntu is a great alternative to Windows XP.
    gdmanjaro0

    Doesn't have a 32-bits CPU support. Requires more RAM, than windows xp.

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    Guest

    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.

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    Linux Mint

    • Linux
    204 alternatives to Linux Mint 

    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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    1.  Ad-freeLinux Mint doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    2.  No TrackingLinux Mint will not track you or use your personal data.
    3.  Dark ModeLinux Mint supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    4.  Privacy focusedLinux Mint is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
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    Linux Mint vs Windows XP opinions
    pros, cons and recent comments
    Guest

    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 ;-)))

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  3. Debian icon

    Debian

    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Windows S
    • BSD
    • Self-Hosted
    213 alternatives to Debian 

    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.

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    1.  Rolling ReleaseDebian supports updates that are continuously rolled out, rather than in batches of versions.
    2.  No TrackingDebian will not track you or use your personal data.
    Debian 9 gnome.
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  4. Arch Linux icon

    Arch Linux

    • Linux
    194 alternatives to Arch Linux 

    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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    1.  Rolling ReleaseArch Linux supports updates that are continuously rolled out, rather than in batches of versions.
    2.  LightweightArch Linux consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    arch with KDE 4.4 desktop
    another arch with KDE 4.3 desktop
  5. Manjaro Linux icon

    Manjaro Linux

    • Linux
    • Arch Linux
    224 alternatives to Manjaro Linux 

    Manjaro is a user-friendly Linux distribution based on the independently developed Arch operating system. Within the Linux community, Arch itself is renowned for being an exceptionally fast, powerful, and lightweight distribution that provides access to the very latest cutting...

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    1.  Rolling ReleaseManjaro Linux supports updates that are continuously rolled out, rather than in batches of versions.
    2.  LightweightManjaro Linux consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    3.  No TrackingManjaro Linux will not track you or use your personal data.
    Manjaro 19.0 Kyria (Xfce)
    Manjaro 17.0 Gellivara (KDE)


  6. Fedora icon

    Fedora

    • Linux
    205 alternatives to Fedora 

    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.

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    1.  Privacy focusedFedora is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    2.  No TrackingFedora will not track you or use your personal data.
    Fedora 23 (GNOME)
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    elementary OS

    • Linux
    213 alternatives to elementary OS 

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

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    1.  Lightweightelementary OS consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    2.  Distraction-freeelementary OS has a distraction-free mode for when you need to focus.
    The boot screen
    The logon screen
  8. Kubuntu icon

    Kubuntu

    • Linux
    213 alternatives to Kubuntu 

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

    Kubuntu 19.10 "Eoan Ermine"
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    openSUSE

    • Linux
    202 alternatives to openSUSE 

    openSUSE is a free and Linux-based operating system for your PC, Laptop or Server.

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    1.  Rolling ReleaseopenSUSE supports updates that are continuously rolled out, rather than in batches of versions.
    GNOME desktop in openSUSE Leap 15.2.
    KDE Plasma desktop in openSUSE Leap 15.2.
  10. Xubuntu icon

    Xubuntu

    • Linux
    169 alternatives to Xubuntu 

    Xubuntu is an elegant and easy-to-use operating system. Xubuntu comes with Xfce, which is a stable, light and configurable desktop environment. It is based on Ubuntu Debian Linux.

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    1.  LightweightXubuntu consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    Xubuntu 19.10
    Xubuntu vs Windows XP opinions
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    Buster_Blue

    The low resource use of XFCE would be useful for running on the older computers that had Windows XP installed.

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