Top 15 Windows 10 Alternative and Similar Softwares | Oct 2022

Windows 10 is a personal computer operating system released by Microsoft as part of the Windows NT family of operating systems

To encourage its adoption, Microsoft announced that during its first year of availability, Windows 10 would be made available free of charge to users of genuine copies of eligible editions of Windows 7 or Windows 8.1.

Windows 10 introduces what Microsoft described as a "universal" application architecture; expanding on Metro-style apps, these apps can be designed to run across multiple Microsoft product families with nearly identical code—including PCs, tablets, smartphones, embedded systems, Xbox One, Surface Hub and HoloLens.

1. Windows 8

Windows 8 Windows 8 is a operating system that is optimized for tablets, desktops and hybrid devices. It features the new Modern UI (formerly called Metro-Style) that is designed for touchscreen, mouse, keyboard, and pen input. It also adds support for the ARM processor architecture in addition to the previously supported x86......

2. ReactOS

ReactOS ReactOS is a free, modern operating system in alpha stage, based on the design of Windows XP/2003. Written completely from scratch, it aims to follow the Windows architecture designed by Microsoft from the hardware level right through to the application level. This is not a Linux based system, and shares......

3. Hexadecimal Interface Overlay

Hexadecimal Interface Overlay Hexadecimal is a Windows based software which, upon execution, creates an overlay interface that allows you to enjoy your computer and its features to the fullest. Since it's merely an overlay and not a replacement to your existing operating system, it does not replace or alter any important files on......

4. SolydXK

SolydXK SolydX and SolydK are Debian based distributions with the Xfce and KDE desktop. SolydXK aims to be simple to use, providing an environment that is both stable and secure. SolydXK is an open source alternative for small businesses, non-profit organizations and home users.......

5. 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......

6. ZevenOS

ZevenOS ZevenOS is an Ubuntu -based GNU/Linux distribution with focus on providing a fast and easy-to-use system with BeOS-like user interface and support for older hardware. The distribution is built on top of a recent Linux kernel and includes a large number of popular open-source software applications for office......

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. Scientific Linux

Scientific Linux Scientific Linux is a recompiled Red Hat Enterprise Linux, co-developed by Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory and the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN). Although it aims to be fully compatible with Red Hat Enterprise Linux, it also provides additional packages not found in the upstream product;......

9. Red Hat

Red Hat Red Hat is the leader in development, deployment, and management of Linux and open source solutions for Internet infrastructure - ranging from embedded devices to secure Web servers. Red Hat was founded in 1994 by visionary entrepreneurs Bob Young and Marc Ewing. Open source is the foundation of our business......

10. Point Linux

Point Linux Point Linux is a GNU/Linux distribution that aims to combine the power of Debian GNU/Linux with the productivity of MATE , the Gnome 2 desktop environment fork. Point Linux provides an easy to set up and use distribution for users, looking for a fast, stable and predictable......

11. Netrunner

Netrunner Netrunner is an Ubuntu distribution with a focus on desktop computing. It boasts a carefully tuned KDE 4 desktop with many integrated GNOME applications to offer users a selected mix of popular and powerful applications.......

12. Peppermint OS

Peppermint OS Peppermint was designed for enhanced mobility, efficiency and ease of use. While other operating systems are taking 10 minutes to load, you are already connected, communicating and getting things done. And, unlike other operating systems, Peppermint is ready to use out of the box. Why spend hours tinkering and tweaking?......

13. Linux Deepin

Linux Deepin Linux Deepin (formerly Hiweed GNU/Linux) is an easy-to-use Chinese distribution based on Ubuntu . Its features include pre-configured Chinese applications and tools, such as Chinese input method, the LibreOffice office suite, Chinese-English and English-Chinese dictionaries, and Chinese TrueType fonts. It also delivers a highly customised GNOME......

14. PapyrOS

PapyrOS Papyros is a modern operating system which adheres to Google's Material Design guidelines and is based on Arch Linux.......

15. antiX

antiX antiX is a fast, lightweight and easy-to-install linux live CD distribution based on MEPIS and Debian's testing branch for Intel/AMD x86-compatible systems. antiX offers users the "Magic of MEPIS" in an environment suitable for old computers. The goal of antiX is to provide a light, but fully functional and flexible......