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Operating system

Without an operating system, it’s rather difficult to operate a computer. From the mainstays like Windows, macOS, and Ubuntu, to rising stars like Linux Mint and ReactOS, to OSes on our mobile devices like iOS and Android, this software is the fundamental key to what the world sees as modern computing.

Platforms

  • Linux
  • Windows
  • Self-Hosted
  • Mac
  • Online
  • Android
  • BSD
  • Raspberry Pi
  • Android Tablet
  • Chrome OS
  • iPhone
  • Linux kernel
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Features

  • Based on Debian
  • Lightweight
  • Based on Ubuntu
  • Virtualization
  • Rolling release
  • Unix-like
  • Customizable
  • Security focused
  • Privacy focused
  • Based on Arch Linux
  • Linux
  • Hypervisor
  • Web-Based
  • Gaming-focused
  • ARM support
  • Easy to use
  • Portable
  • Minimalistic
  • Stability
  • Support for Docker
  • Community based
  • Out Of The Box
  • Configurable
  • Based on Fedora
  • Windows-like
  • XFCE support
  • VPN
  • UI customization
  • Run Windows software
  • Open Source apps
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License

  • Free
  • Open Source
  • Paid

Ubuntu

Ubuntu is a Debian Linux-based open source operating system for desktop computers.

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Windows 7

Discontinued

Mainstream support for Windows 7 ended on January 13, 2015. Extended support with security updates ends on January 14, 2020.

Windows 7 is the successor to Small Windows Vista iconWindows Vista . The new OS introduces a compelling combination of welcome innovations and much-needed polish.

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Debian

WHAT is Debian?

The Debian Project is an association of individuals who have made common cause to create a free operating system. This operating system that we have created is c...

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Linux Mint

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 : Tina (19.2).

  • Free • Open Source
  • Linux
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Android

Android is an operating system for mobile devices such as smartphones and tablet computers.

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Arch Linux

Arch Linux is an independently developed, i686- and x86_64-optimised Linux distribution targeted at competent Linux users.

  • Free • Open Source
  • Linux
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macOS

macOS is a Unix-based operating system, developed and marketed by Apple Inc. It is designed to run on Macintosh computers, having been pre-installed on all Macs since 2002.

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Fedora

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

  • Free • Open Source
  • Linux
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DOSBox

DOSBox is a DOS-emulator that uses the SDL-library.

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Windows 10

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

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Windows XP

Discontinued

Since April 8, 2014, support and updates for Windows XP are no longer available.

Windows XP is a line of operating systems produced by Microsoft for use on personal computers, including home and business desktops, laptops, and media centers.

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elementary OS

elementary OS is a free, fast and aesthetically pleasing operating system based on Small Ubuntu iconUbuntu .

  • Free • Open Source
  • Linux
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openSUSE

openSUSE is a free and Linux-based operating system for your PC, Laptop or Server.The openSUSE distribution is a stable, easy to use and complete multi-purpose distribution.

  • Free • Open Source
  • Linux
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ReactOS

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

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Xubuntu

Xubuntu is an elegant and easy-to-use operating system. Xubuntu comes with Small Xfce iconXfce, which is a stable, light and configurable desktop environment. It is based on Small Ubuntu iconUbuntu Debian Linux.

  • Free • Open Source
  • Linux
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Kubuntu

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

  • Free • Open Source
  • Linux
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VMware Workstation Player

VMware Workstation Player builds on the industry leading foundation of Workstation Pro, and delivers a streamlined user interface for creating and running operating systems and applications in a virtual machine.

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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...

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Lubuntu

Lubuntu is a fast and lightweight operating system with a clean and easy-to-use user interface. It is a Linux system, that uses the minimal desktop LXDE/LXQT.

  • Free • Open Source
  • Linux
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Linux kernel

The Linux kernel is the operating system kernel used by the Linux family of Unix-like operating systems.

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  • Free • Open Source
  • Linux
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Windows 8

Discontinued

Mainstream support for Windows 8.1 ended on January 9, 2018. Extended support ends on January 10, 2023.

Windows 8 is a operating system that is optimized for tablets, desktops and hybrid devices.

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Manjaro Linux

Manjaro is a user-friendly Linux distribution based on the independently developed Arch operating system.

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QEMU

QEMU (short for "Quick EMUlator") is a free and open-source hosted hypervisor that performs hardware virtualization.

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Docker

Docker is an open-source engine that automates the deployment of any application as a lightweight, portable, self-sufficient container that will run virtually anywhere.

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Ubuntu Touch

Ubuntu Touch is the Ubuntu operating system for mobile phones originally created by Canonical and now developed by the UBports Community.

  • Free • Open Source
  • Linux
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