If you think that Windows and MacOS are the only fine Operating System options that you have, then you might not be right. 95% chances are that you will be using a Windows or MacOS or even Linux on your PC but that does not necessarily mean that there are no other options available. Being the biggest OS providers, MacOS and Windows have set up a monopoly that you can’t really move towards any other option. And ultimately, you have to pay the heavy costs for your registration and activation of your copy of the OS. So whenever you get your hands on a “free” Windows or MacOS, you are being deceived.
Operating Systems other than Windows, MacOS, and Linux are most of the time actually really free to use but still, they remain unknown to the majority of the world. Here we are going to cover the top 3 Operating Systems that you can consider as an alternative to your default Operating System.
If you have a bit of knowledge about the BeOS, Haiku somehow seems inspired from it. BeOS actually came out in 1995 for the first time and was available on the market for 5 years till 2000 and then vanished somewhere in the air. Haiku developers kinda have an easy job because they only need to create their own open source version based on the BeOS. In other words, Haiku is easy going for the developers as well as it users.
Another cool option available to us is the “Syllable,” which is based on AtheOS. Now if you don’t know much about the AtheOS, this is basically an AmigaOS clone. The AmigaOS became very popular in the year 2000 and hence the copy game began. AtheOS vanished from the scene quite a long time ago whereas AmigaOS has somehow managed to keep itself alive even it can no longer be used in the modern day computers. Talking about Syllable, it can be termed as the modern form of AmigaOS that is running in the current era. It is basically built for the office or home based users providing a simple UI with its own browser and an email client. The best part about Syllable is that it only requires 32MB of RAM to run on a PC and the full installation should only take up around 250MB of hard drive space.
Operating Systems which are the product of this modern era, if not based on Linux, will be based on BSD (Other than the mainstream Operating Systems). One of the options based on the BSD is FreeBSD in addition to the NetBSD, OpenBSD, and PC-BSD. All of these can be termed as the best alternatives to Linux as they are pretty much similar to Linux. The concept is to provide an open source software that is literally free to use.