non-linux OS that is free

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  1. Ahseyo

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    Anyone that knows a non-Linux OS that is free that does not either use a Linux Kernel but a own programmed Kernel from scratch?
     
  2. Beefcake

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    Take a look at freeBSD, another UNIX-like OS, but it's not Linux.
     
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    interesting will give it a try, but I've also seen quite alot of Unix OS'es... Isn't there any original OS'es build from a original Kernel, not using a Unix engine or Linux engine?
     
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    You're not going to find any modern OS that's not based on UNIX or is part of the Windows family. There's a couple ones made for enthusiasts like Haiku and MorphOS, but you're going to have a hard time running those on regular hardware.
     
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    Haiku- Open source OS based on BeOS

    OpenSolaris- Operating system based on Solaris and UNIX
     
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    Haiku would fit his request, but I'm a bit scared of its hardware support. OpenSolaris isn't really under development anymore, Oracle ruined it. It's been forked as OpenIndiana though, but it's still a UNIX-like, just like Solaris and OpenSolaris were/are.
     
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    He can also try using reactOS. Its not linux or unix. Its built from the same coding as WINE and is open source. The problem is that its still in its alpha stage and its not compatible with all windows software.....yet
     
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    Another option is GNUstep. Its not an operating system, but it is a development and graphical environment with its own workspace manager. It is open source and crodd-platform (works on windows, mac os x, linux, unix, etc). Its based off of NeXTstep, an os that NeXT inc (it was purchased by apple inc) made for their workstations.
     
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    MINIX! Minix uses a microkernal (about 4000 lines total) has a good gui now for all your surfing and irc needs, and will never crash on you... ever.
     
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    minix is useless
     
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    Agreed. You'd have to be living in 1997 to find it useful.
     
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    Nothing wrong with 1997...mind you could pretend its 1996 and impress your *Friends* with it.
     
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    torrent windows 7 or look into hackintoshing your desktop
     
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    Minix uses a popcorn kernel