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. Mageia is a fork of Mandriva Linux formed in September 2010 by former employees and contributors to the popular French Linux distribution.
    2. A project providing a fully free (as in freedom) derivative of Arch Linux. Inheriting Arch's lightweight and flexibility, Parabola offers software freedom plus all power to the users.
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    3. Clear Linux OS is an open source, rolling release Linux distribution optimized for performance and security, from the Cloud to the Edge, designed for customization, and manageability.
    4. alternative, open source version of Fairphone OS, built by Fairphone, that puts transparency and ownership in the spotlight.
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      illumos is a free and open-source Unix operating system. It derives from OpenSolaris, which in turn derives from SVR4 UNIX and Berkeley Software Distribution (BSD). illumos comprises a kernel, device drivers, system libraries, and utility software for system administration.
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    5. Pardus is a GNU/Linux distribution funded and developed by the Scientific & Technological Research Council of Turkey. Pardus’ main focus is home use and office-related work with a user-friendly graphical interface usind Deepin De, Gnome or Xfce environments.
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    6. GoboLinux is a modular Linux distribution: it organizes the programs in your system in a new, logical way.
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    7. Rocky Linux is a community enterprise operating system designed to be 100% bug-for-bug compatible with America's top enterprise Linux distribution now that its downstream partner has shifted direction. It is under intensive development by the community.
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    8. Korora is an installable Fedora Remix Live USB image which aims to provide a complete out of the box experience for new users, including support for multimedia.
    9. Edubuntu is an educational operating system that is a part of the Ubuntu family. It aims to make Ubuntu, the popular Linux-based operating system, a great choice for the computing needs of children, students, parents, teachers, and schools.

      Discontinued

      Edubuntu is still based on Ubuntu 14 LTS, which's support is ended in April 2019.

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