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. The Chakra project aims to create a full-featured KDE Plasma build with the simplicity of Arch Linux builds.
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    2. SemiCode OS is a Linux Distribution made For Programmers and Web Developers . Includes Most of Popular Programming Languages Compilers,top Editors and best Integrated Development Environments.
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    3. Netrunner is an Debian -based distribution with a focus on desktop computing. It boasts a carefully tuned KDE Plasma Plasma 5 desktop.
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    4. CrunchBang++ is an open source and completely free [of cost (#!++ does include several of Debian’s non-free packages as well as the non-free repository)] computer operating system, designed as a continuation of the .
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • Nix Package Manager
      • Docker
      MerOS is a user friendly, good looking, general purpose Nix based GNU/Linux distro. It is ideal for those who want the most out of their computers, a well-designed desktop environment and an uncommon Linux experience.
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    5. Voyager Live is an Xubuntu distribution and live DVD showcasing the Xfce desktop environment.
    6. The CLIP OS project is an open source project maintained by the ANSSI (National Cybersecurity Agency of France) that aims to build a secure, multi-level operating system, based on the Linux kernel and a lot of free and open source software.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • Linux kernel
      Sourcemage is a source-based GNU/Linux distribution based on a Sorcery metaphor of 'casting' and 'dispelling' programs, which we refer to as 'spells'.
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    7. Lunar Linux is a revolutionary Linux distribution in that it is not binary based, as are most distributions, but is instead built entirely by compiling source code, using your own custom optimizations. It installs a complete bootstrap development system first.

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      The project is still developed, anyway last version, 1.7.0, was released in October 2014. It can be still downloaded from the official website.

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    8. Pisi Linux; which includes the PiSi package management system, it is an end-user oriented GNU / Linux distribution that aims to provide computer users with great ease of installation, configuration and use and to meet their main desktop needs.
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