Best free open source alternatives to Windows 10: What's the best open source OS?

If Windows 10 isn't for you, we've got eleven alternatives that could be


Windows 10 has generally be viewed as a welcome successor to Windows 8, both by businesses and consumers.

However, it has also come under scrutiny from users that are concerned about data privacy. So why not opt for a free Windows 10 alternative?

There will most likely be a learning curve involved with picking up an open source OS, but the community, customisation and cost (free) should definitely be enough to draw you in.

Our top picks are: 

- Ubuntu
- Fedora
- Solus
- Linux Mint

Read on for the full list.

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