Porteus is described as 'complete linux operating system that is optimized to run from CD, USB flash drive, hard drive, or other bootable storage media' and is an app in the OS & Utilities category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Porteus for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Self-Hosted solutions, Windows, Mac and Chrome OS. The best alternative is Arch Linux, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Porteus are Google Chrome OS (Free), Haiku (Free, Open Source), Puppy Linux (Free, Open Source) and SliTaz (Free, Open Source).
- 25 alternatives
- Arch Linux is an independently developed, i686- and x86_64-optimised GNU/Linux distribution targeted at competent Linux users. View 181 alternatives to Arch Linux
- Free • Open Source
Arch Linux vs PorteusPorteus can be downloaded, installed to a usb pendrive, booted live, installed to a hard drive and fully configured in the time it would take to boot Arch Linux, which would then take a week to configure before it inevitably broke.
- CloudReady is a operating system built and maintained by Neverware. Based on Google’s open source Chromium OS, CloudReady uses web apps and both cloud storage (Google Drive) as well as local storage (File manager). Comes without Android app support. View 127 alternatives to CloudReady
- Freemium • Proprietary
- Chrome OS