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ChimeraOS Alternatives

ChimeraOS is described as '(formerly GamerOS) is an operating system that provides an out of the box couch gaming experience. After installation, boot directly into Steam Big Picture and start playing your favorite games' and is a operating system in the os & utilities category. There are six alternatives to ChimeraOS for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Mac, Windows, Steam and Raspberry Pi. The best alternative is RetroArch, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like ChimeraOS are SteamOS, Lakka, Ubuntu GamePack and Linux Ultimate Edition.

ChimeraOS alternatives are mainly Operating Systems but may also be Game Emulators or Linux Distros. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of ChimeraOS.
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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Linux

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    RetroArch

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Blackberry
    • iPad
    • OpenPandora
    • Steam
    • Raspberry Pi
    • Playstation
    • Xbox

    RetroArch is a graphical frontend for emulators, game engines, and media players.

    ⚫︎ Dark ModeRetroArch supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
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    SteamOS

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • Wine
    • Steam
    • Proton

    SteamOS is a Debian based Linux distribution designed to run Valve's Steam and Steam games. It also provides a desktop mode (https://alternativeto.

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    Lakka

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Cubieboard
    • HummingBoard
    • Raspberry Pi
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Odroid

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

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    Ubuntu GamePack

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    Ubuntu GamePack is an operating system based on Ubuntu, which will provide a guaranteed start in more than than 22 381 games and applications for MS Windows and MS-DOS, and original, designed specifically for GNU/Linux platform.

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    Linux Ultimate Edition

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    Ultimate Edition, first released in December 2006, is a fork of Ubuntu and Linux Mint , meant for gamers and low resource computers.

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    Game Drift Linux

    • Free PersonalProprietary
    • Linux

    Game Drift Linux is a new Linux distribution based on Ubuntu Linux. Game Drift has been optimized to deliver to you the best possible gaming experience on Linux.

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    Discontinued

    The distro is no longer updated. Last version, released in September 2011, can be still downloaded from the official website.

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