Top 5 Best Alternative Linux Distributions for Windows 10 Users

2. Chalet OS

Chalet OS is a fairly new operating system that aims to steal you completely from Windows. The OS is by far the most aesthetically pleasing of the bunch – out of the box.

ChaletOS - A Ubuntu-based OS for users who moving from Windows to Linux

ChaletOS – A Ubuntu-based OS for users who moving from Windows to Linux

If you thought Windows 10 was quite the looker, give Chalet OS a try and you’ll almost never look back. Chalet comes with a complete and unique customizability set which is quite comparable to that of Zorin OS but much more extensive and consistent all through the operating system.

Given that Chalet OS is a relatively new operating system, you might be a tad unwillingly to give it a shot, but believe you me, I’ve test driven it for the well part of a week and I can very well say the stability is top notch and comparable to the rest of this list which is why I gave it the number 2 spot.

The latest Chalet image is based on Ubuntu 14.04.03 LTS which means you’ll continue to receive updates and security fixes for the next three years now.

The standard edition uses a slightly reworked XFCE DE (which is known quite well for its fairly lightweight nature and stability).

Chalet OS is easily a contender for what goes on your PC, eventually. Watch the video below to see what gives and be sure to check out the rest before you make a final decision.

As you might have guessed it, the operating system comes in a 32/64bit package; we advise that you download any of the single ISO and not the combined ISO image file (as it failed to boot for me).

You also have Wine preinstalled incase you need to run Windows apps as needed.

Note: from their website; “Known issue: If you try to install it in another language other than English, the installation might crash. So the recommendation is to install it in English language and later after you might have finished the installation and restarted your computer, change to the language you wish.”

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41 Responses

  1. SparkyOS says:

    Q4OS Linux beats Zorin on Windows Look alike.

  2. joe king says:

    Most programs out there say “you must have windows 10 or better”….so I installed Linux because Linux is better..:)

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