Free and Open Source Operating Systems

Open Source Operating Systems

For Normal(basic) user

Ubuntu

  • Ubuntu is the most popular open-source operating system.

  • Community Support

  • Straight Forward UI

  • Low system requirements

  • Tons of Ubuntu flavours

  • Wide range of supported apps and software


Fedora

  • Straight forward Simple UI

  • Tons of flavours

  • Wide range of supported apps and software

  • Large Community Support

  • Backed by RedHat

  • Flatpak and Snap packages


Pop OS

  • Does not collect or store any info from user installations

  • Ubuntu-based and Good Hardware support

  • Handy keyboard shortcuts for mouse-free usage

  • Flatpack support added in Pop!_Shop


Elementary OS

  • Elementary OS Has a Clear Identity and Vision

  • Fast booting

  • This OS has its own AppCenter & Default Apps

  • macOS like aesthetics

  • elementary OS has a well-versed privacy policy


For Die-hard Windows user

Linuxfx

  • Very similar to Windows UI

  • Very easy to shift from Windows 10

  • Compatible with Microsoft windows applications

  • Compatible with Microsoft office suite

  • Ease of maintenance

  • Runs on any hardware○ Zorin OS

  • The Gaming version includes a selection of games.

  • The Multimedia version includes tools for creating and working with

various media applications

  • Windows like os

  • Very Fast Performances


Linux Lite

  • Very easy to shift from Windows 7

  • Lightweight

  • Low system requirements

  • Simple Windows Familiar UI


For Highly Privacy concerned users

Quebes OS

  • One of the three most secure and privacy oriented OS recommended by

Edward Snowden.

  • Linux based.

  • All the traffic is relayed through the Tor network.

  • Every application is opened in a Sandbox/Virtual Box (customizable)

  • As every application is opened in a sandbox, this OS requires a

reasonable performance. (eg: Minimum 16GB of RAM).

  • This OS is made based on ​ Whonix ​ and ​ Tails

Whonix OS

  • One of the three most secure and privacy oriented OS recommended by

Edward Snowden.

  • Linux based.

  • All the traffic is relayed through the Tor network.

  • Minimum requirement of RAM is 4GB.


Tails OS

  • One of the three most secure and privacy oriented OS recommended by

Edward Snowden.

  • Linux based.

  • All the traffic is relayed through the Tor network.

  • It has got only a live boot, which will not have any digital fingerprints.

  • Even though it has got live boot and doesn’t save any data, the user can

make a persistent storage.


For those who like macOS

ElementaryOS

  • macOS like aesthetics

  • Simple and clean UI

  • High privacy standards

  • Built-in AppCenter

  • Includes features like multi-tasking view, do not disturb view and

picture in picture mode

  • Perfect replacement for both Windows and macOS users who wants to

switch to Linux


For gamers

Pop OS

  • hybrid graphics support

  • Automatic Window Tiling

  • Smooth animations, but still feather-light on system resources

  • Pop!_OS – for both Radeon and Nvidia gamers