8 Best Alternative Operating Systems You Can Install
By siliconindia | Monday, 30 November -1, 05:30:00 AM IST
DexOS: This particular desktop OS does not have the usual assortment like windows with panels and launchers. Instead it provides a more console-like approach. The OS works in two ways: the graphical side that is more like a video game launcher rather than the traditional OS and the programmers has easy access to bare metal for maximum performance.
It is a new kind of approach from the standard windows and also with the rise of android and iOS this could very well take over windows in a couple of years. This OS is a great example of what part time hobbyist coders can do.
Inferno: Inferno has been around for almost a decade and in some respects it’s ahead of other OSes. It is built to be a distributed OS meaning it shares resources across machines. Inferno uses a protocol called Styx, where in any system running Inferno can share hardware and networking devices with one another without any problems.
The applications for Inferno are written using a language called Limbo, which is a compiled code for Dis, a virtual machine. These applications are portable across the various architectural Inferno supports.
eComStation: Microsoft and IBM created an operating system called OS/2. This project though was discontinued by Microsoft but was carried on by IBM. This operating system competed with the MS-DOS and other original versions of Windows. Unfortunately it could not beat the Windows of Microsoft but this OS/2 still runs in old ATMs and PCs.
IBM used to market it under the name OS/2 Warp, but has discontinued with this operating system now. The right to carry on development of this OS/2 is given a company named Serenity systems, who has the distributing rights as well. They call it eComStation. This new operating system is based on the IBM’s OS/2 with additional applications, drivers and other enhancements.
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