So, you decided to try some other Operating System other than Windows and Mac which of-course are the widely used OP in the market. If you are not sure about the OP whether it is good for you or not than you can always try in Virtual machine.
One of the most common Operating System out in the market. The history of Windows dates back to September 1981, when Chase Bishop, a computer scientist, designed the first model of an electronic device and project “Interface Manager” was started. It has gone on long development since then, and now we can see it is heavily used OP used my many government agency, Private Users and so on. According to the latest usage data, there are roughly 1.36 billion active Windows users today. That’s nearly one and a half times as many people as in all of North and South America combined.
Ridiculously Expensive product of Apples Computer uses Mac OS, Beautiful and clean. The Mac operating system is designed to be easy to use and engineered to take full advantage of the technologies built into every computer- it is at-least what they claim. When Apple introduced the Macintosh, it wasn’t the first computer to sport a graphical user interface (GUI) on top of its operating system (OS), but it was an early success in the consumer market. Till today it has been one of the Top used OP out there.
Without Linux this list cannot be complete, It has been major replacement for Windows and Mac OS. Ubuntu, Fedora, LinuxMint are some of the successful distortion of Linux. The primary difference between Linux and many other popular contemporary operating systems is that the Linux kernel and other components are free and open source software. Linux is not the only such operating system, although it is by far the most widely used. Today, Linux systems are used in every domain, from embedded systems to supercomputers and also heavily used by many private users. If you interested, we have already covered How to install BlackTrack a Linux OP on the VirtualBox.
Android is an operating system based on the Linux kernel with a user interface based on direct manipulation, designed primarily for touchscreen mobile devices such as smartphones and tablet. But for the past few years a team of developers has been porting the open source operating system to run on just about any computer with an Intel or AMD processor. While Google and Intel work together to ensure that Android can run on devices with Intel’s Atom chips for phones and tablets, the Android-x86 team has been making good on its mission to let you run the open source operating system on traditional PCs. If you are interested installing android on your desktop we have already covered it for you.
Chrome OS is a Linux kernel-based operating system designed by Google to work primarily with web applications.that aims to build an operating system that provides a fast, simple, and more secure computing experience for people who spend most of their time on the web. You can already buy laptop with Chrome OS, Laptops running Chrome OS are known collectively as “Chromebooks”. Chrome OS is initially intended for secondary devices like netbooks, not as a user’s primary PC and will run on hardware incorporating an x86 or ARM-based processor. While Chrome OS will support hard disk drives, Google has requested that its hardware partners use solid-state drives “for performance and reliability reasons” as well as the lower capacity requirements inherent in an operating system that accesses applications and most user data on remote servers.
eComStation allows IBM OS/2 users to keep running existing programs on today’s hardware. When it became clear that IBM would not release any new retail version of the OS/2 Warp client operating system after version 4, users began to consider other alternatives. Then as an alternative eComStation was evolved.
SteamOS is a Debian Linux kernel-based operating system in development designed to be the primary operating system for the Steam Machine game consoles. SteamOS is designed primarily for playing video games. Users will be able to stream games from their Windows or Mac computers to one running SteamOS. Since SteamOS is designed for playing games it does not have many built-in functions beyond web browsing and playing games; for example there is no file manager or image viewer installed by default. Users can, however, access the available GNOME desktop environment and perform tasks like installing other software.
Syllable Desktop is an original, modern operating system design, in the tradition of the Amiga and BeOS, but built using many parts from the GNU project and Linux. It is designed and optimised for your desktop PC, making it exceptionally fast and responsive and easy to use. The goal of the Syllable project is to create a family of easy-to-use open source operating systems, for the home and small office user. Syllable Desktop is an original desktop operating system. Syllable Server is a matching small and efficient Linux server.
A claim was made that ReactOS contained code derived from disassembling Microsoft Windows. That means it is based on the best design principles found in the Windows NT® architecture (Windows versions such as Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows Server 2012 are built on Windows NT architecture). While many of the people argue it being Linux based, it is completely written from scratch, and is not a Linux based system, and shares none of the UNIX architecture.
There are many other Operating system out there. This is just the list of some of them that are pretty famous on the market. However if you did not like any of them as you replacement than you can try other which are not mentioned here. Some of them are Haiku, FreeDos etc.