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We've compiled a list of 146 free and paid alternatives to Ubuntu Core. The primary competitors include Debian, Linux Mint. In addition to these, users also draw comparisons between Ubuntu Core and macOS, Fedora, Windows 10. Also you can look at other similar options here: OS and Utilities.

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Linux Mint is one of the most popular desktop Linux distributions and used by millions of people. The purpose of Linux Mint is to produce a modern, elegant and comfortable operating system which is both powerful and easy to use. Latest : Tara (19.1)


macOS is a Unix-based operating system, designed to run on Mac computers.

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The Fedora Project is an openly-developed project designed by ...

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

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is a Linux distribution sponsored by SUSE Linux GmbH and other companies.

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A free, fast and aesthetically pleasing operating system based on Ubuntu

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ReactOS is a free, modern operating system in alpha stage, based on the design of Windows XP/2003.

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Xubuntu is an elegant and easy-to-use operating system. Xubuntu comes with ...

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is an official flavour of the Ubuntu operating system which uses the KDE Plasma Desktop.

A transactionally updated Ubuntu for clouds and devices.

Ubuntu Core Overview

Ubuntu Core, a minimalist rendition of Small Ubuntu iconUbuntu , is a lightweight, transactionally updated operating system designed for deployments on embedded and IoT devices, cloud and more. It runs a new breed of super-secure, remotely upgradeable Linux app packages known as snaps.

The strict separation between kernel and device drivers, OS and applications means embedded engineers and application developers can easily work in parallel.
The snappy approach is faster, more reliable, and lets us provide stronger security guarantees for apps and users — that’s why we call them “snappy” applications.
Snappy apps and Ubuntu Core itself can be upgraded atomically and rolled back if needed — a bulletproof approach that is perfect for deployments where predictability and reliability are paramount. It’s called “transactional” or “image-based” systems management, and we’re delighted to make it available on every Ubuntu certified cloud.

Ubuntu Core Features

tick-square Based on Ubuntu
tick-square Embeddable
tick-square Lightweight

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