The most prominent alternative computer operating systems to Windows

The most prominent alternative computer operating systems to Windows
The most prominent alternative computer operating systems to Windows

Windows by Microsoft is one of the most widely used computer operating systems worldwide, and ranks number one on the list.

Followed by the Mac for Apple devices only, then the unknown systems in the list, and among the most famous

Alternative operating systems for Windows

ArcaOS . Operating System

This operating system is based on the latest OS/2 version from IBM and is always in development cycles.

The system also offers Spanish and German versions that are currently under trial and due to be released in the next update.

ArcaOS has a powerful Unix-compatible subsystem, which includes a set of portable Linux applications and some drivers.

The system comes with a 32-bit architecture that runs on the x86 processor architecture, and although its native file system is JFS, it can run on the FAT32 file system.

Two versions are available, the personal version for $129 with 6-month support, or the commercial version for $229 with one-year support.

ReactOS operating system

The operating system is based on the Windows NT architecture on which all modern versions of Windows are based.

It is an open source system designed to be compatible with Microsoft Windows operating systems and applications.

The system contains some of the most popular open source applications such as LibreOffice, Firefox, Opera, and others.

Wayne or Us

It is considered one of the most prominent modern operating systems, as it was built on the basis of the open source Chromium OS kernel, but the system runs the usual x64 kernel instead of the Chromebook.

Instead of a traditional installation, the system is designed to be installed on bootable USB drives, and two versions of the system are available free or paid.

Linux operating system

One of the most popular free operating systems and the first alternative to Windows. If you want to use it, we recommend the currently most used distro. The system in general has a very active community across the web.


The system was written in the FASM assembly language and based on the source code of the MenuetOS operating system. It works without installation and gives you access to a number of useful applications. FAT and NTFS file systems are supported.

It has a number of audio and video device drivers and yet it does not support many productivity applications, but it is considered the best system for playing old games.

Haiku operating system

It was first released in 2001. Since then it has been constantly evolving and running many applications. Like VLC music and video player app and some other popular apps.

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