7 Operating Systems You Probably Never Heard Of


25 Responses

  1. Peach says:

    I am not really a linux fan but none of these I have heard of. I occasionally use Fedora and Ubuntu. Never know there are so many out there. Thanks for the post.

  2. Financial Crisis Jokes says:

    I’m using Slax, which can be easily installed on Pendrive and is one of the best and simplest Linux distributions. If you have 10 minutes and pendrive with at least 200MB of free space – you should try 🙂

  3. jl says:

    Just read OSNews.com (great website btw), most of these I’ve already heard of. The only one I haven’t is MonaOS (which seems to have a somewhat BeOS gui).

  4. Daniel P. Long says:

    Interesting post!
    @Jokes: thanks for the info, gonna download and try it rightnow 🙂

  5. Dzinepress says:

    really different article.

  6. Dennis says:

    These are all mainly UNIX operating systems… Just different distros.
    It would be even better if there was something in between Unix and Windows! 🙂

    Thanks for sharing!

  7. Nix Fan says:

    There are loads of Linux/Unix versions out there, most of them are awesome. My first was a Red Hat distribution. Currently I use Ubuntu 9.1 “Karmic Koala”.

    Some Linux versions are made for the purpose of rescuing windows machines.

    The more you get away from using GUI the faster your computing experience will be. I’m just waiting for the Ubuntu book to get here from the library so I can brush up on the command line.

    Good list though an incomplete list.

  8. Hermitbiker says:

    …. wow, just how did you ever run across these…. fantastic !!

  9. Rakesh Dewangan says:

    Nice post!!!
    my roommate is using windows 7, i am feeling jealous.


  10. rakesh dewangan says:

    Nice post!!!!!!

  11. Hunter says:

    Great post thanks.

  12. Earl says:

    The biggest difference between Linux distros is the user interface, I am currently running mint 8. If linux is really going to mature the developers need to come together, develop one package management system and begin to seamlessly mold everything together that allows point & click upgrades. If this is done linux will put MS into bankruptcy very quickly.

  13. Amberly | Web Designer says:

    nice.. Fist time…

  14. stib says:

    good to see reactOS getting a mention.

    @dennis: these are not all unix based. ReactOS is a free software version of windows, Haiku is based on BeOS, freeDOS is based on DOS. You obviously only looked at the first two.

    If alternative OSes are your thing you might also want to check out:
    – AROS the free open source amiga clone: http://aros.sourceforge.net/
    – Plan 9 from bell labs: http://plan9.bell-labs.com/plan9/
    – BSD – the unix-like (not unix clone) os on whic mac osX is based: http://www.freebsd.org/

  15. That Guy says:

    After several weeks your articles are still not aligned right in Safari on Mac OS X Snow Leopard. Looks pretty ugly.

    Good list though.

  16. Johnson Koh says:

    You are right with the title. This is my first time seeing them. 🙂

  17. lvleph says:

    Slax and OpenSuse are distributions of the same operating system and are not two different operating systems.

  18. Daniel says:

    I know one of them ! OpenSuse !


  19. Goji Marja says:

    Freedos looks pretty old.

  20. LV says:

    wow love it 🙂

  21. Kim says:

    As topic says I never found out these OS earlier than reading here. The post is sincerely a remarkable one.

  22. ejes says:

    I know all of these.

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