Porteus Alternatives

    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).

    This page was last updated Mar 18, 2020

    1. Damn Small Linux is a very versatile 50MB mini desktop oriented Linux distribution.

      Discontinued

      The project seems to be no longer updated (No release candidate since 2012, no stable release since 2008), but it still fully works.

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    2. The Temple Operating System (TempleOS) is a free and open source, x86_64, non-preemptive, multi-tasking PC operating system. FEATURES * x86_64, ring-0-only, single-address-map, multitasking kernel with multicore support.
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    3. MenuetOS is an Operating System in development for the PC written entirely in 32/64 bit assembly language. Menuet64 is released under proprietary license and Menuet32 under GPL.
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    4. Slax is a minimalist desktop live CD based on Debian's "stable" branch, it boots into a simple desktop using the Fluxbox window manager which offers a small collection of applications.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      OpenKiosk is a cross platform kiosk web browser based on Mozilla Firefox that can be easily installed and used to secure a computer for use as a public terminal.
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    5. Pearl Linux OS has been available for free download since 12/2014 with our first release simply titled Pearl Linux. It was based on the 14.04 released version of Ubuntu. That release was using the XFCE desktop environment.
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    6. Webconverger is a Linux-based operating system designed by Kai Hendry to be used solely for accessing web applications, first released in 2007.
    7. Macpup is a minimalist desktop Linux distribution based on Puppy Linux . It uses Enlightenment as the default window manager and provides a user interface resembling that of Apple's macOS .

      Discontinued

      It isn’t updated since 2017, And it’s forum is an abandoned place.

    8. JustBrowsing is a bootable Linux "Live CD" that does not make any changes to the existing operating system on the computer. Enjoy a simple computing experience with only a web browser (your choice of Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome).
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • Linux kernel
      Legacy OS (formerly TEENpup Linux) is a distribution based on Puppy Linux.
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