Alternative OS

  • Lakka icon


    Free Mac OS X Windows Linux Cubieboard Raspberry Pi ... Odroid Website

    Lakka is the official Linux distribution of Small RetroArch iconRetroArch and the libretro ecosystem. Each game system is implemented as a libretro core, while the frontend RetroArch takes care of inputs and display.


    Built on top of the famous RetroArch emulator, Lakka is able to emulate a large range of hardware and has some usefull features such as Braid-like rewinding, joypad hotplug and video streaming.

    User friendly

    Lakka is easy to setup and use. Once installed to your SD card, you just have to put your rom on the card, plug your joypad and enjoy your favorite old games.

    Low cost

    The hardware required to run Lakka cost only $35. We also support PS3 and XBox360 controllers so you don't have to buy new ones. The power can be supplied by any micro USB adapter like the one of your smartphone.

    Open source

    Our code is free as in freedom and hosted on Github. We accept external contributions, and we do our best to integrate our own patches into upstream projects.


  • Sailfish OS icon

    Sailfish OS

    Free Self-Hosted Website

    Mobile-optimized with the flexibility, ubiquity and stability of the Linux core and a cutting edge user experience built with the renowned Qt™ platform.


  • recalboxOS icon


    Free Linux Raspbian Raspberry Pi Odroid Website

    recalboxOS is a light embedded system created to run on the raspberryPi ,raspberryPI 2 and on PC x86/x64.

    You can transform your rpi or your pc in an emulation platform, supporting up to 40 systems !

    Supports Amiga, Atari 2600/7800, C64, NES, Game Boy, Game Boy Advance, DS, Super Nintendo, DOSBox and ScummVM, Master System, Megadrive (Genesis), FBA, iMame4all, PCEngine, MSX1/2, PSX, SegaCD, Sega 32x, and more!
    Build with buildroot, so the root file system is only 100MB compressed.
    Rescue system based on NOOBS : reinstall directly from your sd card or get the last version from the net
    Online update
    Network access to rom folder, screenshots, saves.
    fat32 rom partition : compatible with all systems
    Controller configuration in the frontend : configure once, play everywhere.
    Background frontend music
    PS3 and Shanwan Bluetooth built-in support (plug a controller, unplug and play)
    French, English, Portugues (thanks to mgoulart), Spanish, German and maybe other to come if you participate.
    Frontend based on Aloshi great EmulationStation2
    FBA optimized version with 4 player support (yeah Dungeons and Dragons)
    Use RPi GPIOs as controllers


  • Retropie icon


    Free Linux Raspberry Pi Website

    RetroPie allows you to turn your Raspberry Pi or PC into a retro-gaming machine. It builds upon Raspbian, EmulationStation, RetroArch and many other projects to enable you to play your favourite Arcade, home-console, and classic PC games with the minimum set-up. For power users it also provides a large variety of configuration tools to customise the system as you want.

    RetroPie sits on top of a full OS, you can install it on an existing Raspbian, or start with the RetroPie image and add additional software later. It's up to you.


  • batocera.linux icon


    Free Windows Linux Raspberry Pi Odroid Website

    batocera.linux is an operating system (like Windows 10 and Mac OS) specialized in retrogaming
    available for your pc and different nano computers like the Raspberry and the Odroids.
    Note that you must own games you play in order to respect legality.


  • Lineage OS icon

    Lineage OS

    Free Android Website

    A free and open-source operating system for smartphones and tablet computers, based on the Android mobile platform. It is the successor to the highly popular custom ROM CyanogenMod, from which it was forked in December 2016 when Cyanogen Inc. announced it was discontinuing development and shut down the infrastructure behind the project. Since Cyanogen Inc. retained the rights to the Cyanogen name, the project rebranded its fork as LineageOS.

    LineageOS was officially launched on December 24, 2016, with the source code available on GitHub. Since that time, LineageOS has been described as highly popular and forcibly developed; within 4 months from the initial announcement, LineageOS development builds covered more than 160 models of phone, and over a million users, having doubled its user base in the month February–March 2017.


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