Top 15 Solaris Alternative and Similar Softwares | Jan 2022

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

1. 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.......

2. 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......

3. Illumos

Illumos Illumos is a derivative of OS/Net (aka ON), which basically is a Solaris/ OpenSolaris kernel with the bulk of the drivers, core libraries, and basic utilities. It is dependent on OS/Net, which Illumos will follow very closely while allowing to retain changes to code which might be unacceptable......

4. 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......

5. RLSD

RLSD RLSD is a small, "live" Linux-libre distribution with retro applications for the i686 and x86_64 architectures. It revives old hardware and the way computing used to be in the late 90s.The distro used to be known as "DSLR", which stood for "Damn Small Linux Remake".......

6. OpenSolaris

OpenSolaris OpenSolaris was an open source operating system based on Sun Microsystems Solaris. It was also the name of the project initiated by Sun to build a developer and user community around it.......

7. PC-BSD

PC-BSD 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......

8. Damn Small Linux

Damn Small Linux Damn Small Linux is a very versatile 50MB mini desktop oriented Linux distribution.Damn Small is small enough and smart enough to do the following things: * Boot from a business card CD as a live linux distribution (LiveCD) * Boot from a USB pen drive * Boot from within a......

9. CentOS

CentOS CentOS is a community-supported, free and open source operating system based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux. It exists to provide a free enterprise class computing platform and strives to maintain 100% binary compatibility with its upstream distribution. CentOS stands for Community ENTerprise Operating System.......

10. 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......

11. 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......

12. 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......

13. GNU patch

GNU patch Patch takes a patch file containing a difference listing produced by the diff program and applies those differences to one or more original files, producing patched versions.......

14. 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......

15. 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......