Best OS except Windows/Mac?

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  1. musty345 macrumors regular

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    I've had VMware Fusion for a while now, and i've tried running Windows on it. I've also tried Linux on it but it's not a big change from Mac OS. I was just wondering if there were any really unique Linux distributions or any other OS's that I can download a .iso for and try out with VMware fusion/bootcamp?

    This sounds stupid, but in spy movies they always have their own cool OS's, are there any real OS's which are like that?

    Thank you!
     
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    You can always learn Unix ;)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dFUlAQZB9Ng

    In all seriousness Solaris, or Free BSD would be alternatives to regular OS's. Also I'm not sure what Linux distro you had but I don't know any that are similar to Mac OS :confused:

    I do have a fondness for Mint Linux.
     
  5. Grannyville7989 macrumors 6502a

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    You and I both :)
     
  6. murphychris macrumors 6502a

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    Fedora. Bleeding edge Linux.

    CentOS, which is a nearly identical version of Red Hat Enterprise Linux if you need something rock solid stable.

    Illumos or OpenIndiana - fork of OpenSolaris.
     
  7. theheyes macrumors regular

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    The fact that you say Linux isn't all that much different than OSX suggests to me that you haven't looked much beyond the surface layer. Get stuck in and you'll find the cool stuff.
     
  8. Carlanga macrumors 604

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    Besides the ones mentioned, there is also Jolicloud if you want something a bit different. (Came before Chrome!)
     
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  10. leman macrumors G3

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    Ubuntu is pretty much the user-friendliest and most polished (in the sense that is just works) linux distro right now. Its last releases also copy much of OS X UI design (global menu,dock, launcher, etc.)
     
  11. Dark Dragoon macrumors 6502a

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    If you want to try something different for free how about BeOS Haiku, MINIX or for something different Plan 9. Plan 9 will take some reading to learn how to use though (it isn't user friendly), whereas Haiku is pretty simple to try out. As a bonus you can download Haiku in the form of a ready to use virtual machine.
     

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