Top 15 PC-BSD Alternative and Similar Softwares | May 2022

PC-BSD is a user friendly desktop Operating System based on FreeBSD .

Known widely for its stability and security in server environments, FreeBSD provides an excellent base on which to build a desktop operating system.

PC-BSD uses a host of popular open source window managers and uses a custom-tailored application installer that puts popular applications in easy reach of users.

1. NetBSD

NetBSD NetBSD is a free, fast, secure, and highly portable Unix-like Open Source operating system. It is available for a wide range of platforms, from large-scale servers and powerful desktop systems to handheld and embedded devices. Its clean design and advanced features make it excellent for use in both production and......

2. DragonFly BSD

DragonFly BSD DragonFly belongs to the same class of operating systems as other BSD-derived systems and Linux. It is based on the same UNIX ideals and APIs and shares ancestor code with other BSD operating systems. DragonFly provides an opportunity for the BSD base to grow in an entirely different direction from......

3. FreeBSD

FreeBSD FreeBSD is an advanced operating system for x86 compatible (including Pentium® and Athlon™), amd64 compatible (including Opteron™, Athlon™64, and EM64T), ARM, IA-64, PowerPC, PC-98 and UltraSPARC® architectures. It is derived from BSD, the version of UNIX® developed at the University of California, Berkeley. It is developed and maintained by a......

4. OpenBSD

OpenBSD The OpenBSD project produces a FREE, multi-platform 4.4BSD-based UNIX-like operating system. Our efforts emphasize portability, standardization, correctness, proactive security and integrated cryptography.* OpenBSD runs on many different hardware platforms.* OpenBSD is thought of by many security professionals as the most secure UNIX-like operating system, as the result of a never-ending......

5. MidnightBSD

MidnightBSD MidnightBSD is a FreeBSD derived Operating System. A critical goal of the project is to create an easy to use desktop environment with graphical ports management, and system configuration using GNUstep. The vast majority of the operating system will maintain a BSD license. Certain software packages use other licenses such......

6. NixOS

NixOS NixOS is a GNU/Linux distribution that aims to improve the state of the art in system configuration management. In existing distributions, actions such as upgrades are dangerous: upgrading a package can cause other packages to break, upgrading an entire system is much less reliable than reinstalling from scratch, you can’t......

7. RetroBSD

RetroBSD RetroBSD is a port of 2.11BSD Unix intended for embedded systems with fixed memory mapping. The current target is Microchip PIC32 microcontroller with 128 kbytes of RAM and 512 kbytes of Flash. PIC32 processor has MIPS M4K architecture, executable data memory and flexible RAM partitioning between user and kernel modes.......

8. OpenIndiana

OpenIndiana OpenIndiana is a robust enterprise operating system, based on the illumos kernel. It is open source, free to use, community developed, and suitable for servers and desktops. It forked from OpenSolaris after the discontinuation of that project by Oracle and aims to continue development and distribution of the OpenSolaris codebase.......

9. SUSE Linux Enterprise

SUSE Linux Enterprise SUSE is the original provider of the enterprise Linux distribution and the most interoperable platform for mission-critical computing. It's the only Linux recommended by VMware, Microsoft and SAP. And it's supported on more hardware and software than any other enterprise Linux distribution......

10. GhostBSD

GhostBSD GhostBSD is a user friendly desktop operating system based on FreeBSD , which attempts to conform to the Single Unix Specification. FreeBSD is known for its stability and security in server environments, which, incidentally, provides an excellent base for a desktop operating system. We base our work on......

11. Stella GNU/Linux Distro

Stella GNU/Linux Distro Stella is desktop focused, based on CentOS _remix_. Stella is not a fork.It is available as installable Live media and contains standard Centos software plus some multimedia and desktop additions.The Base repos are not overridden. Besides the changed artwork and naming what you get under the hood is......

12. Solaris

Solaris Oracle Solaris is the #1 enterprise OS, delivering breakthrough high-availability, security, efficiency, and industry-leading scalability/performance.......

13. EasyNAS

EasyNAS It uses openSUSE Leap as a base with the Btrfs advanced file system. EasyNAS is managed through a web-based interface and offers such features as on-line growing of file systems, snapshots and copy-on-write.......

14. Karoshi

Karoshi Karoshi provides a simple graphical interface that allows for quick installation, setup and maintenance of a network.......

15. 0Linux

0Linux Designed mainly for French-speaking and moderately technical users, 0Linux provides a minimalist installation CD, a text-mode installer program, and over 1,400 packages in its online repository. 0Linux uses custom package management commands for installing (spackadd) and removing (spackrm) the distribution's *.spack packages and a separate utility (0g) for installing a......