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), Windows 10 (Paid) and Fedora (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jul 21, 2021

    1. Zorin OS is a multi-functional operating system designed specifically for Windows users who want to have easy and smooth access to Linux. It is based on Ubuntu which is the most popular Linux operating system in the world.
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    2. Linux is a free operating system, and Puppy Linux is a special build of Linux meant to make computing easy and fast.
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    3. More than ever people expect a stable desktop with cutting-edge features, all in a package which is easy to use and ready to make their own.
    4. MX Linux is an operating system - a cooperative venture between the antiX and former MEPIS communities. It is a midweight OS that combines an elegant and efficient desktop with simple configuration, high stability and solid performance.
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    5. The leading platform for scale-out computing, Ubuntu Server helps you make the most of your infrastructure. Whether you want to deploy an OpenStack cloud, a Hadoop cluster or a 50,000-node render farm, Ubuntu Server delivers the best value scale-out performance available.


    6. Deepin is a reinterpretation to creativity and individuality. It is not only a rebirth to the system appearance, but also a brand-new upgrade to the operating experience! All of this lets deepin become the best partner of your computer.
    7. Remix OS is an innovative Android-based operating system engineered to be equally adept on mobile and desktop devices.

      Discontinued

      The company Jide decided to discontinue the Remix OS project and to focus efforts on the enterprise space: http://www.jide.com/ At the moment, last version, 3.0.207, released in November 2016, can be still downloaded from the official website.

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    8. Are you that distro-hopper that always have been curious to try Archlinux, but aren’t confident enough to do the install process and dealing with bleeding-edge releases after install, or are you already familiar with Archlinux, but you’re looking for an express install with a...
    9. NixOS is a GNU/Linux distribution that aims to improve the state of the art in system configuration management.
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    10. SliTaz is a free operating system, working completely in RAM and booting from removable media such as a CD-ROM or USB key. SliTaz is distributed as a LiveCD, and weighs less than 40MB. The system is quick and responsive, clean and robust.
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