Earlier this month, Google had announced its free operating system, which will be based on its Chrome web browser. The new entry will be an all new addition to the already existing portfolio of free operating systems, many of which are Linux variants.
The feature will walk you through the various free operating systems that are really garnering the user base and are famous with tech geeks and back end developers. The operating systems discussed here can somehow be tagged as competitors for proprietary offerings including Microsoft Windows, which is supposedly loosing on its market share at the cost of other available options.
Usually, free operating systems synonym Linux but this is not the case always. There are few free operating systems which are not based on Linux.
OpenSolaris It is an open source operating system based on Sun Microsystems' Solaris. It offers unique features designed to help you build and deploy high-performance application services like the Image Packaging System (IPS), the ZFS and featuring integrated virtualization options.
OpenSolaris scales with you from the smallest Intel Atom processors through enterprise systems with hundreds of CPUs.
The OpenSolaris code base supports systems that use SPARC and x86 families of processor architectures, e.g., UltraSPARC, SPARC64, AMD64, Pentium and Xeon EM64T.
Fedora Fedora is a Linux-based operating system that showcases the latest in free and open source software. It is always free for anyone to use, modify and distribute. It is built by people across the globe who works together as a community, called as the Fedora Project.
The Fedora Project is also open and all are welcome to join it. Its mission is to lead the advancement of free and open source software and content as a collaborative community.
Ubuntu Ubuntu is a computer operating system based on Debian GNU/Linux. It is distributed as free software. Ubuntu's goals include providing an up-to-date, stable operating system for the average user, with a strong focus on usability and ease-of-installation.
Ubuntu has been selected by readers, as the most popular GNU/Linux distribution for the desktop, claiming approximately 30% of their desktop installations in both 2006 and 2007.
Ubuntu is and always free from any licensing fees. You can download, use and share Ubuntu with your friends, family, school or business for absolutely nothing.
FreeBSD FreeBSD is an advanced operating system for modern server, desktop and embedded computer platforms. Its code base has undergone over thirty years of continuous development, improvement and optimization.
It is derived from BSD, the version of UNIX developed at the University of California, Berkeley.
FreeBSD provides advanced networking, impressive security features and is used by some of the world's busiest web sites and most pervasive embedded networking and storage devices.
It is an advanced operating system for x86 compatible (Pentium and Athlon), AMD64 compatible (Opteron, Athlon64 and EM64T), ARM, IA-64, PowerPC, PC-98 and UltraSPARC architectures. It is developed and maintained by a large team of individuals and additional platforms are in various stages of development.
FreeDOS FreeDOS is a free DOS-compatible operating system for IBM-PC compatible systems. It supports vintage hardware IBM PC as well as modern ones, in addition to embedded computers.
Unlike MS-DOS, it is composed of free and open source software, licensed under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL). At present, it is used for running classic DOS games, business software that only supports DOS and embedded DOS systems.
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