Alternative Operating Systems

Ones you may want to consider if you want to break away from MacOS, Windows, Chrome OS, iOS, or Android

  • Ubuntu Phone icon

    Ubuntu Phone

    Free Linux Website

    Ah, Ubuntu Phone (or Ubuntu Touch). How I misseth thou. Discontinued in April 2017, but was picked up by UBports soon after. I wish I had a device for it!


  • Linux Mint icon

    Linux Mint

    Free Linux Website

    Linux Mint is an elegant, easy to use, up to date and comfortable GNU/Linux desktop distribution.
    Linux Mint is an Small Ubuntu iconUbuntu -based distribution ( so Small Debian iconDebian based ) whose goal is to provide a more complete out-of-the-box experience by including browser plugins, media codecs, support for DVD playback, Java and other components.
    It also adds a custom desktop and menus, several unique configuration tools, and a web-based package installation interface.
    Linux Mint is compatible with Small Ubuntu iconUbuntu software repositories.

    Some of the reasons for the success of Linux Mint are:
    •It works out of the box, with full multimedia support and is extremely easy to use.
    •It's both free of cost and open source.
    •It's community-driven. Users are encouraged to send feedback to the project so that their ideas can be used to improve Linux Mint.
    •It's safe and reliable. Thanks to a conservative approach to software updates, a unique Update Manager and the robustness of its Linux architecture, Linux Mint requires very little maintenance (no regressions, no antivirus, no anti-spyware...etc).


  • Lineage OS icon

    Lineage OS

    Free Android Website

    If you want to stick with Android with all the Google stuff, Lineage is your best bet! It was created from what was left of CyanogenMod.


  • LuneOS icon


    Free Android Android Tablet Website

    h, the sweet, sweet nostalgia of WebOS. LuneOS works on many devices, including the Raspberry Pi and Galaxy Nexus!


  • B2G OS icon

    B2G OS

    Free Self-Hosted Website

    The community-driven continuation of Firefox OS.


  • Firefox OS icon

    Firefox OS

    Free Android Android Tablet Website

    The mobile OS by Mozilla, the company behind Firefox and Thunderbird.


  • Sailfish OS icon

    Sailfish OS

    Free Self-Hosted Website

    One of my favorites. The ability to run Android apps, a clean and easy-to-use UI... Sailfish would be my main OS if I could get a phone that supported it...


  • Ubuntu icon


    Free Linux Website

    Probably the first choice for most people when it comes to Linux. Great and easy to use!


  • Liri icon


    Free Mac OS X Windows Linux Papyros Website

    The merger between Hawaii OS and PapyrOS; created in 2016. Looks pretty nice!


  • PapyrOS icon


    Free Linux Website

    It's like ChromeOS but without all the Google crap, plus it's Linux!