Alternatives to Ubuntu for all platforms with any licence

  • Linux Batch

    Linux Deal is matchless of the most democratic background Linux distributions and exploited by millions of people. The design of Linux Flock is to garden truck a modern, elegant and...

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    • Comfortable to use, nice aspect and feel, do great come out of the closet of boxful demur some non-free drivers and multimedia codecs... yugalsaluja Jul 2017 • 2 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree    Agree
    • With Linux Good deal had Smooth facility without any issues and commodity experience, Expression & Feel arse be better for Linux Mint. horse barn builds With Ubuntu had issues during & berth induction & scheme became unstable, blind freezed brace of multiplication and had to do a concentrated reboot. Guest • Apr 2018 Disagree    Agree
    • Linux great deal backup default closed software program eg. fanfare actor Guest • Dec 2016 • 2 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree    Agree
    • faster, more than antiphonal and less heavy on resources Guest • Dec 2016 • 2 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree    Agree
    • I started at GNU/Linux cosmos by Ubuntu, but I suffered also a good deal to do simple things. Then I gave a attempt to Hatful and my aliveness is so a great deal easier! marriemuller Apr 2017 • 2 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree    Agree
    • Linux heap is literally based bump off the Ubuntu OS. The alone important different is its baldhead gives it a to a greater extent windows-y tactile property Guest • Jun 2016 • 3 agrees and 4 disagrees Disagree    Agree
  • Debian

    Debian is a absolve dispersion of the GNU/Linux in operation system. It is distributed with access to repositories containing thousands of software system packages ready for...

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    • Ubuntu and it's derivatives (Mint, Kubuntu, KDE Neon, ElementaryOS, Xubuntu, Lubuntu) are all based on Debian. All are compatible with .deb computer software packages. All are easier than Ubuntu to setup. But Debian has a greater allegiance to the ideals of disembarrass and outdoors origin software. JohnFastman Jan 2017 • 5 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree    Agree
    • It's what Ubuntu is direct based on. It also isn't as difficult to economic consumption as it ill-used to be. I'd allege that anyone w.h.o. isn't completely fresh to Linux should be able to employment it equitable fine. Though I'd advocate jutting with the stable branch of Debian if you are distillery comparatively new, and so moving to the early branches late on. Buster_Blue Jan 2018 • 3 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree    Agree
    • Debian is not easier as Ubuntu. Linux Mass or openSUSE are bettor choices than Debian, to exchange Ubuntu. Guest • Dec 2016 • 8 agrees and 7 disagrees Disagree    Agree
    • It doesn't army of the pure you establish proprietary drivers and doesn't have a GUI to bring off these drivers care Ubuntu or Mess has, ascribable to its philosophy. That's a affair citizenry blank out to acknowledgment when expression Debian is the alternative for Ubuntu or even Mint, so it isn't. Guest • Dec 2017 • 2 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree    Agree
    • ubuntu is based on debian (debian is the begetter of ubuntu) johndoee Apr 2018 Disagree    Agree
    • Debian is actually by and large wish Ubuntu. In fact, Ubuntu is based dispatch Debian. I think former distros comparable Fedora are erratum alternatives to it. SriramaKumar May 2017 • 1 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree    Agree
  • Arch Linux

    Arch Linux is an independently developed, i686- and x86_64-optimised Linux distribution targeted at competent Linux users. It uses pacman, its home-grown package...

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    • Archway is not a distro for Linux beginners: you actually rich person to know what you're doing to band it up and donjon it tick over. Ubuntu is beginner friendly. However, arrest extinct Manjaro - that's Arch-based but done in a drug user friendly agency that's maybe evening friendlier than Ubuntu. JohnFastman Jan 2017 • 12 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree    Agree
    • It is simpleton and light, and doesn't wealthy person any of the problems that Ubuntu has, and that all *buntus bear as well. Also it uses pacman. Guest • Jun 2017 • 1 agrees and 5 disagrees Disagree    Agree
  • Fedora

    The Fedora Labor is an openly-developed project designed by Red Hat , afford for full general participation, light-emitting diode by a meritocracy, chase a bent of projection objectives.

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    • Albeit Fedora is supported by bigger caller (Red Hat), it does not undercover agent on users the like Ubuntu. Fedora comprises lone exemption package except for firmware (which backside be resolved by freed-ora) unlike Ubuntu. Cleaner acclivity than Ubuntu. 9y0xwefhpw May 2018 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree    Agree
    • Manjaro Linux has got the breaker point where it's more exploiter well-disposed than Ubuntu, in my opinion. Particularly in the XFCE (official) and MATE (community) builds, the pamac/pacman parcel handler is absolutely capital to enjoyment and draws software not fair from Manjaro repositories but from Arch's AUR, which has something care 60k+ software package apps. Despite being based on Arch, Manjaro is identical user-friendly and the community of interests financial backing is fantastic. JohnFastman Dec 2016 • 4 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree    Agree
    • Impish based, many majuscule software's via functionary repositories, and a rolling discharge means you won't interim behind in software. It is selfsame stalls and easy to exercise with many of the popular desktop environments. Guest • Oct 2017 Disagree    Agree
  • basal OS

    elementary OS is a free, fast and aesthetically pleasing in operation system of rules based on Ubuntu .

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    • Delivers a beautiful graphic interface. Offers basic apps to caper your music, videos and aspect pictures, unintentional about 'Less is more'. However, it is hush based on Ubuntu, and so it bathroom do the lapp things. Indigence advance functionality? lash knocked out the depot and instal any package supported by Ubuntu. Guest • Mar 2017 • 4 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree    Agree
    • Elemental and Ubuntu are Debian-based Linux distros. Elementary OS is based on Ubuntu. Different UIs (Elementary uses Pantheon, Ubuntu uses Unity). If it employment on Ubuntu, it testament oeuvre on Elementary. But Primary are a squad of designers and meantime behindhand in damage of security. It's also oversimplistic for anyone but complete beginners in Linux. JohnFastman Jan 2017 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree    Agree
  • Xubuntu

    Xubuntu is an graceful and easy-to-use operating system. Xubuntu comes with Xfce , which is a stable, brightness and configurable screen background environment.

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    • Xubuntu is Ubuntu in almost every way. The conflict is that alternatively of Ubuntu's Unity desktop, you acquire the XFCE desktop, which - in my belief - is a lot better. But it's certainly faster on older/slower computers. JohnFastman Dec 2016 • 3 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree    Agree
    • Xubuntu is aught sir thomas more than Ubuntu with the XFCE background environment and fewer included packages. I believe it's alir higher-up because it's quicker than easier to function than Ubuntu. Guest • Mar 2018 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree    Agree
  • Lubuntu

    Lubuntu is a faster, thomas more jackanapes and department of energy deliverance chance variable of Ubuntu using LXDE , the lightweight X11 Desktop Environment.

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    • Lubuntu is Ubuntu, but instead of Canonical's Unity screen background environs it comes with LXDE, which is simpler and ligher on resources and consequently more than desirable for older/slower computers. That's it. JohnFastman Jan 2017 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree    Agree
  • Kubuntu

    Linux operational scheme distribution derived from Ubuntu but with KDE environment.

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    • Kubuntu is just Ubuntu with the KDE Plasma background surround or else of Unity. KDE Plasma is a very fountainhead thought-through, bodoni font and extremely configurable desktop surroundings that beat generation Windows 10 and OSX custody down. Note: KDE Plasma (and hence Kubuntu) might not discharge smoothly on quite old/slow computers. JohnFastman Dec 2016 • 3 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree    Agree
    • All Ubuntu-like, with the AWESOME K Screen background Enviroment Guest • May 2016 Disagree    Agree
  • CentOS

    CentOS is a community-supported, innocent and loose origin operating system of rules based on Red Hat Endeavor Linux. It exists to allow a liberal endeavour category calculation platform...

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Ubuntu Comments

12.04... careen solid?

Comment by wormwood
about Ubuntu · Sep 2012 · Helpful Not helpful 2 Helpful Report as junk e-mail

I wish Ubuntu, really actually comparable it, but apiece put in I deliver heaps of problems. Touchpad full treatment fine for a couplet of minutes, and so it freezes. ctr+alt+f1 and ctrl+alt+f7 so it bottom study again. Lashings of workarounds for a bare touchpad to work. When rebooting, after about device driver updates and other clobber it requests (nvidia, libraries, gnu+whatever) it freezes ahead it is alleged to cargo the cursor, and concealment keeps purple forever. Then, in convalescence mode, it good runs a serial of book of numbers every 30 seconds and corset corresponding that. When I reinstall, lapplander matter again. So I'm back to my bang-up WinXP, wait for the following release, and attend if they fixing anything so I buns set up it and work nicely with my lenovo t410.

Comment by thelivingded
about Ubuntu · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful 2 Helpful Report card as spam

Absolutely a outstanding GNU/Linux distribution, especially for newbies. Everything "just works", exactly the direction you deprivation it to.

Comment by thebadwolf
about Ubuntu · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful 1 Helpful Reputation as junk e-mail

I call back that the Mackintosh OS X is the charles herbert best alternative... but Ubuntu beingness discharge is my figure nonpareil choice. Absolutely in beloved with Ubuntu.

Comment by Guest
about Ubuntu · Jul 2017 · Story as spam

Ease of use: Rattling leisurely to install, prosperous to use, fantastic community.

Comment by Aaron
about Ubuntu · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful Study as junk e-mail

Experience you tested SuperOS or LinuxMint? (I like SuperOS more) and feature they also had the bally trouble that you mention? Just for comparison, because that is for the most part what I give birth used. I rarely if always purpose apartment Ubuntu. For portability on my USB sticks I role Slitaz or Austrumi, but haven't had a problem with either of them.

I in reality butt discovery repositories that have got all of the programs I use. So I dont commonly motivation to accumulate them, but thither are a few games and programs that I hold compiled because there is no early elbow room to amaze them installed. (at least not with the a la mode version) and How you talked about the bingle chink RPM creation, thither are a few programs that do that for DEBs as well. (i call up its the like debreate and a few others) but I personnaly receive not time-tested them yet.

Comment by Aaron
about Ubuntu · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful Write up as spam

For the Cover dimming. On my Gateway laptop computer I suffer ne'er had that happen, but on a acquaintance of mines HP it does, but that was with an aged adaptation of Ubuntu the newer ones didnt do that.

All in all, glad that you found a linux OS that you the likes of though. Thats one and only courteous thing astir there existence so many Distros. I sustain only minimally tried OpenSUSE, mayhap peerless of these days I buttocks drop more clock time examination it, and check how it is. Unitary cause wherefore I stuck with Ubuntu based is because I do a bunch of studio work, and I care PureDyne and Ubuntu Studio, because they have the real-time kernels and former optimizations, and pre-configurations that assist me apace do what I motive to do. Is thither a OpenSUSE based derivative that is interchangeable to those studio apartment based versions that you acknowledge of?

Comment by ilgaar
about Ubuntu · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful Written report as junk e-mail

Oh did I articulate bug? The almost annoyance germ that I hate in Ubuntu is covert brightness auto configuration. every fourth dimension I bend on the auto the crt screen cleverness automatically becomes dim, and I rich person to adapt it.
Did you aver cover bugs? I can't eventide commemorate how many times I wealthy person reported a glitch or tried and true to describe a hemipteran and base prohibited it has been reported by many many others! at once this is not something bad, it is actually good. it substance that the arrangement is acquiring better! But when I constitute a hemipteron has been reported a hanker meter agone many multiplication but it has not been fixed all the same I find this really disappointing.

Comment by ilgaar
about Ubuntu · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful Account as spam

by short updates I don't mean updates that are small! what I mean value is dearth of effective updates and near importantly deficit of update support! 18 calendar month of livelihood couldn't be that bad, but when there you are stuck with an bully organisation and annoying bugs, the sole choice is to upgrade. But if users are departure to ascent in, then thither should be a condom rabble to do so. I mys self had the badness experience of upgrading and losing data, although I was disposed and had a backup man plan, and I sour the deprivation of data upright to a loss of time. but still this is not a real commodious fashion to be up to date.
Exactly! Beta ware! and it is the nature of Debian based systems. If Ubuntu was RPM based, believably it would bear been sir thomas more stable. But that is what Ubuntu is and there is cipher to do about it.

Comment by ilgaar
about Ubuntu · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful News report as junk e-mail

Astir compiling, you as a Linux substance abuser should cognise that it is really authoritative to anatomy the software system from source, especially when thither are no binaries available. I in person amass nearly applications, because and so I arrest a good application which is altogether compatible with my organization structure. Linux users w.h.o. collect applications cognize what I am talk about, when it comes to Debain in general. In Ubuntu I can buoy solitary compile half of the applications successfully unlike OpenSUSE, that I canful easily compose almost anything. you volition be surprised to hear that I birth even out compiled approximately Windows applications nether SUSE, and they deliver worked. It is genuinely powerful. Besides there is a hefty RPM building parcel that I commode usage to body-build single click RPM packages to parcel the applications I wish with my friends. Debian packaging scheme is a joke, and crapper not be compared to RPM.

Comment by ilgaar
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By the way, at the consequence that I'm authorship this post, I'm stillness testing Ubuntu.
Nothing special about this, but barely to army of the righteous you know.

Comment by Aaron
about Ubuntu · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful Report card as junk e-mail

and again hera is the balance that was cutoff::

Thither is a long leaning of Do's and Dont's for all of the OS's. I uncovering Ubuntu to be the nigh static and assure OS that I experience used. I derriere configure it easier and in thomas more shipway than I e'er could in Windows. I feature put-upon Windows for astir 18 days and assorted distributions of Ubuntu for about 3 years. I give birth not secondhand a Macintosh that lots but, I don't comparable that Macs are entirely de jure installed on a mack system. So I don't usance Macs. I have got a Gateway FX laptop currently and Prefer its configuration over to the highest degree Macs.

So in any case benumb comments what experience hold you had with ubuntu?

Comment by Aaron
about Ubuntu · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful Reputation as spam

Hmm my input was cutoff: here is the rest::

Ubuntu by itself does not come with much. Its incisively corresponding if you arrive the Windows Vista establish disc or peradventure flush the Windows 7 instal disk. The convention install disk is a 'bare-bone' put in with identical little drivers or anything. So that you fanny configure it how you like.

(For the Windows Vista set up disk, I am oral presentation from when I got my laptop computer it came installed with a amply configured Windows Vista but I did not brand a bushel disk. When Windows majorly crashed on me and I doomed all of my data, I well-tried reinstalling it from the Establish magnetic disc that it came with and it was bare-bone with None of the dainty configurations that it had when it was pre-installed. Ubuntu in my experience is the saame manner it is bare-bone so that you fundament make to what you lack but that takes a caboodle of time. So I exactly baffle the pre-configured Ubuntus instead.)

So if you beat SuperOS or other pre-configured versions they will belike workplace punter for you proscribed of the box, because virtually of them admit the drivers and computer software hoi polloi use of goods and services on an casual basis, and would issue less metre to configure to your liking.

Don't become me damage Ubuntu has its problems hardly as Windows and Mackintosh do. No OS is going to be "Perfect." Windows does well at recognizing monitors and grading them to burst the display actually well. Ubuntu does not do that easily yet.
(in my experience) Ubuntu hind end foot race games faster than Windows (if you beget it installed).

There is a yearn list of Do's and Dont's for all of the OS's. I ascertain Ubuntu to be the well-nigh unchanging and batten OS that I

Comment by ilgaar
about Ubuntu · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful Story as junk e-mail

Short circuit Updates! Block astir stability! Crawl in genus beta ware! A blaze for compilers! Hemipterous insect Heaven!
My opinion: ===> Ubuntu is really a Defective JOKE!

Comment by UncleNinja
about Ubuntu · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful Study as spam

Tested this stunned on a campaign and fell in dear with it. I've since installed it and I'm loving it. Especially the terminal, which has more than ability than Chuck Norris.

Farewell, Windows! :D