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Chills

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#310613 5-Nov-2023 22:49
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I am curious, does anyone use any other OS's other than base Windows or Linux installs. I know there are many minimalist builds of those OS's but have multiple security risks aren't all that different.

 

 

 

If you have a cool looking or performance enhancing (or both!) OS, I'm curious what the OS looks like, and the pros/cons of it if you'd like to share.

 

 

 

I am purely just a performance freak who also loves seeing all the other Operating Systems that are out there.

 

 

 

Cheers.


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  #3156434 5-Nov-2023 23:07
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ChromeOS is good. ChromeOSFlex I have not tried yet. Android-x86 is dead. BlissOS I just found.

 
 
 

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  #3156452 6-Nov-2023 00:33
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Performance you say?

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clear_Linux_OS

I often hear Clear Linux is focused on performance, never tried it myself.

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  #3156467 6-Nov-2023 06:50
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Couple of clients on IBM i (OS/400). It’s still accessed via green screen text mode terminal emulator.




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  #3156494 6-Nov-2023 07:24
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Mac OS?


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  #3156497 6-Nov-2023 07:46
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I mainly use Mac OS, but also occasionally use Risc OS and I'm starting to look into Haiku.


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  #3156505 6-Nov-2023 08:21
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I had a laptop running Solaris for a while - high geek value, but at the time not a lot of compatibility with MS Office documents etc, so not as useful as it could have been...


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  #3156814 7-Nov-2023 00:26
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I am still running OS/2 as my web/ftp/smtp/pop and file server.  Since the PC it was running on died, it has been running as a virtual machine on my main Ubuntu box.  It is still supported these days as ArcaOS, and I am currently trying to upgrade it to ArcaOS 5.1, but there seems to be a bug, so I have a support ticket open.




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  #3156817 7-Nov-2023 00:34
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BadCo: Performance you say?

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clear_Linux_OS

I often hear Clear Linux is focused on performance, never tried it myself.

 

 

 

I actually had a look at Clear Linux and it looks really nice, but for my daily driver doesn't seem the best.. but I really, really like how it looks.


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  #3156832 7-Nov-2023 07:03
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Quite a few people here use FreeBSD for their routers, in the form of pfSense and OPNsense.

 

I use FreeBSD on my main desktop and development environment. Runs mostly the same software Linux would, so it looks and performs about the same. There are pros and cons to both, but I like *BSD for its permissive license, integrated ZFS and documentation. Linux distributions are a mess.


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  #3156941 7-Nov-2023 13:02
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Chills:

 

Any other OS's other than base Windows

 

 

 

or Linux installs. 

 

I know there are many minimalist builds of those OS's but have multiple security risks aren't all that different.

 

 

Is Linux an operating system or a kernel?

 

Theoretically most easily penetrable security flaws are within the operating system level.

 

 

 

and turn on TPM, OS drive encryption, done.


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  #3157063 7-Nov-2023 16:48
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Chills:

 

performance enhancing ... OS

 

 

 

 

AntiX. Technically it is still Linux, but not mainstream. You can boot to a full OS and desktop environment using only 130 MB of RAM. 


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