46 Ubuntu Alternatives & Competitors
The openSUSE project has three main goals: make openSUSE the easiest Linux for anyone to obtain; leverage open source collaboration; dramatically simplify and open the development and packaging processes.
Kodibuntu is a combination Kodi/operating system for use on PCs that are mainly just running Kodi. It is an alternative to installing Windows or a larger (and sometimes more complicated) Linux-based OS.
OpenELEC, which stands for Open Embedded Linux Entertainment Center, is a Linux operating system that makes the host computer a Kodi media center. The software was the winner of the Swiss Opensource Award in 2014.
Great Arch/Linux learning for beginers up. Want to learn Linux ground work? Want to learn how to customize your destop & experience? What to learn how to build your own functional iso? ArcoLinux is the answer. Period.
Dracos Linux is an open source operating system provides to penetration testing. Packed with a ton of pentest tools including information gathering, forensics, malware analysis, mantaining access, and reverse engineering.
Lubuntu is a fast and lightweight operating system with a clean and easy-to-use user interface. The core of the system is based on Linux and Ubuntu. Lubuntu uses the minimal desktop LXDE, and a selection of light applications.
Windows 8 is an operating system for Microsoft devices that combines some aspects of the traditional Windows system with the Live Tiles look of Windows mobile devices. Read more about Windows 8.
Lots of support
Wide range of software out of the box
Great long term support release schedule (2 years)
Use it on almost any device
Just works out of the box
Perfect for collaboration on open source projects
Good UI for small monitors
Good PPA repositories available
Cares about stable drivers
UTF-8 is the default character encoding
Dedicated software center
Company behind it
Has a clean Gnome interface
Runs 95% out of the box
Has amended ways
Finally amended ways to now start listening to users. Abandoned the old unity in favor of gnome.
No rolling release
Canonical does not respect Ubuntu users' preferences
Relatively high system requirements
Custom PPAs required for most software
Canonical (author) is proprietary
Binary incompatible to Debian
Splits the Debian community
A tweaked Gnome version
Software can be outdated
Random system errors may pop up
Not so strong at all
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