RISC OS Alternatives

    RISC OS is described as 'Risc OS is an open-source OS specifically designed to run on the ARM chipset' and is an app in the OS & Utilities category. There are more than 100 alternatives to RISC OS for a variety of platforms, including Linux, BSD, Self-Hosted solutions, Windows and Mac. The best alternative is Ubuntu, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like RISC OS are Manjaro Linux (Free, Open Source), Arch Linux (Free, Open Source), Fedora (Free, Open Source) and Windows 10 (Paid).

    This page was last updated Jul 21, 2021

    1. Ubuntu is a community developed, Linux-based operating system that is perfect for laptops, desktops and servers. It contains all the applications you need - a web browser, presentation, document and spreadsheet software, instant messaging and much more.
    2. Manjaro is a user-friendly Linux distribution based on the independently developed Arch operating system.
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    3. Arch Linux is an independently developed, i686- and x86_64-optimised GNU/Linux distribution targeted at competent Linux users. It uses pacman, its home-grown package manager, to provide updates to the latest software applications with full dependency tracking.
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    4. The Fedora Project is an openly-developed project designed by Red Hat Enterprise Linux , open for general participation, led by a meritocracy, following a set of project objectives.
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    5. Windows 10 is a personal computer operating system released by Microsoft as part of the Windows NT family of operating systems To encourage its adoption, Microsoft announced that during its first year of availability, Windows 10 would be made available free of charge to users...
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    6. elementary OS is a free, fast and aesthetically pleasing operating system based on Ubuntu .
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    7. The Linux kernel is the operating system kernel used by the Linux family of Unix-like operating systems.
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    8. Xubuntu is an elegant and easy-to-use operating system. Xubuntu comes with Xfce, which is a stable, light and configurable desktop environment. It is based on Ubuntu Debian Linux.
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    9. Kubuntu is an official "flavor" of Ubuntu that uses the KDE Plasma desktop environment. This gives it a completely different look and feel.
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    10. openSUSE is a free and Linux-based operating system for your PC, Laptop or Server. The openSUSE distribution is a stable, easy to use and complete multi-purpose distribution.
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