Zorin OS Alternatives

    Zorin OS is described as 'multi-functional operating system designed specifically for Windows users who want to have easy and smooth access to Linux. It is based on Ubuntu which is the most popular Linux operating system in the world' and is a popular app in the OS & Utilities category. There are more than 100 alternatives to Zorin OS for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Self-Hosted solutions, Windows, BSD and Online / Web-based. The best alternative is Ubuntu, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Zorin OS are Linux Mint (Free, Open Source), Manjaro Linux (Free, Open Source), Windows 10 (Paid) and elementary OS (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Sep 27, 2021

    1. Netrunner is an Debian -based distribution with a focus on desktop computing. It boasts a carefully tuned KDE Plasma Plasma 5 desktop.
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    2. SemiCode OS is a Linux Distribution made For Programmers and Web Developers . Includes Most of Popular Programming Languages Compilers,top Editors and best Integrated Development Environments.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • Linux kernel
      Sourcemage is a source-based GNU/Linux distribution based on a Sorcery metaphor of 'casting' and 'dispelling' programs, which we refer to as 'spells'.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      Lunar Linux is a revolutionary Linux distribution in that it is not binary based, as are most distributions, but is instead built entirely by compiling source code, using your own custom optimizations. It installs a complete bootstrap development system first.

      Discontinued

      The project is still developed, anyway last version, 1.7.0, was released in October 2014. It can be still downloaded from the official website.

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    3. The distribution features many desktop editions which can be installed from live discs. Some patent encumbered open source software is included in GeckoLinux which is not available in the default installation of openSUSE.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Linux
      • Self-Hosted
      Black Lab Linux is a custom Linux distribution that focuses on bringing stability to desktop Linux. This system provides high performance and enhanced multimedia capabilities to home, business, and professional desktop Linux users.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • Raspberry Pi
      An open-source OS for exploration, creation, and play. Kano OS is based on the Raspbian OS which itself is based on Debian, a Linux based operating system.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Debian
      DebianDog is very small Debian Live CD shaped to look and act like Puppy Linux. Debian structure and Debian behaviour are untouched and Debian documentation is 100% valid for DebianDog. You have access to all debian repositories.
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    4. Nitrux is an Ubuntu-based Linux distribution suitable for laptops and desktop computers. Its main desktop environment is Nomad, a KDE Plasma desktop enhanced with "plasmoids" to create a special blend of aesthetics and functionality.
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    5. Garuda Linux is an appealing Arch Linux-based distribution with BTRFS (modern filesystem), Linux-zen kernel, auto snapshots, gaming edition, and many more bleeding edge features.
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