While Microsoft pushing Windows 10 as an update, Some moving to Expensive machines and Instagram models posing with their cat. It is your Old Computer needs to breathe in the open and fresh air. Here are some fastest operating system for old PC, you can install on your computer to make it live again. To make your OLD PC useful again, we put together a list of 12 Fast operating system.
If your computer having problems or lags while using Windows operating systems, you’ll discover some fast and lightweight OS in this article. There is another post where we discussed best alternative operating systems that are not specifically for old PC’s, Do you know other Alternative operating system that you can install on your computer?
Related Article: 15+ Alternative PC Operating Systems Top and Reliable
The majority of these Computer Operating System can be stacked to USB stick and keep running from it instead of installing on your hard disk. As well as some of them have options to install on hard disk.
Make sure all the hardware drivers are available for the operating system before you try on your hard disk. It includes burning tool and other required things according to according.
Contents in this post
- Alternative and Fast operating systems for PC.
- Android-Based Operating System for PC.
- 2. Cub Linux Operating system
- 3. Ubuntu Operating System.
- 4. Elementary OS
- Papyros OS – Material Design Operating System*
- Here comes the Lite and Fast Operating Systems.
Alternative and Fast operating systems for PC.
Let’s begun the countdown of operating system you can use and replace the typical Microsoft Windows and Apple’s Mac.
Android-Based Operating System for PC.
Read the original post here: Android OS for PC.
(Run Android on Your PC) An open source project to port Android OS to X86 Machines. Yes! It runs fast and works on both 32 and 64bit machines. The stable version is 5.0.1 that is Lollipop. But you may not want to use this for daily purpose, consider Remix OS and Phoenix OS, both are powered by the same project.
If you use its build, you won’t get as many features like Start menu and taskbar, but a full functional typical Android experience. Technically this is a pure Android on your PC as an operating system.
1. Remix OS (Android OS)
Remix OS 3.0 For PC made a huge impact on the internet. People went crazy about it, they all want to grab and install on their PC’s. It is a perfect combination of Android + Windows UI. You’ll Get powerful File Explorer (can browse HDD), Start menu, taskbar, notification bar and much more.
- Remix OS 32-bit / 64-bit Download it here
- Guide to Install Remix OS on hard disk makes it easier to load the OS quickly and without the need to USB anymore.
Based on the Android x86 project brings you more features. Now the Remix OS supports CPU with 32-bit and 64-bit compatibility.
1.1. Phoenix OS
Alternative to Remix OS, It works on 32-Bit Machines and has features like Remix OS. It was released just after Remix OS. Before Remix OS released the 32-bit version, people opted for Phoenix OS for its ability to run on 32-bit machines. However now Remix OS also released 32-bit variants.
The new installer version can save you work. Phoenix OS is a fast operating system for old PC’s and even runs on Intel Dual Core Cpu’s.
2. Cub Linux Operating system
CubLinux is based on Linux and can be installed on a USB as persistence so changes will be saved. Read more about Chromium OS for computers. I’m currently using it as a second operating system on my notebook and like real Chromebooks, all you need is an internet connection through Wi-FI or LAN and you’re good to go.
Cub Linux is without hesitation a recommended operating system from Quickfever even when the project is discontinued. You can still use their Github page to download ISO file.
3. Ubuntu Operating System.
That’s right! Nothing can beat Ubuntu, it’s fast and organized, that’s true. Ubuntu comes preloaded with several apps like GIMP, VLC, Firefox, etc. The latest version of Ubuntu is 16.04 which requires at least 2GB’s of RAM, however, you can download older Ubuntu version if your computer have lower RAM.
You need basic knowledge of installing an operating system on your computer.
4. Elementary OS
Elementary operating system is a fast and open replacement if you are using Windows or Mac. Besides it is not very light regarding size but has more flexibility. It is open source and has a dedicated community. Elementary OS is available for both 32-bit and 64-bit version. For example, if you are downloading the 64-bit version it is about 1.1GB.
The download page opens with an option to pay before you download, but just you can enter a value as ‘0’ to download the operation system without pay anything. (but if you like the efforts and the os, support them by paying some bucks.)
Download Elementary OS – official website.
Papyros OS – Material Design Operating System*
Previously listed as #4 on this list.
NEW Update: The Papyros looks very identical to Chrome OS, so you can try any unofficial chrome operating system. Cublinux added as #2 in this list.
Papyros OS – official material operating system website.
This Operating system is hard to install, you need to go to their official website and needs to follow instructions — there is no ISO or any installer available at this point of the time. You’ll need Archlinux to test this. I suggest you skip to the next operating System.
Here comes the Lite and Fast Operating Systems.
These are the Operating systems able to run on likely on any PC, even with 126 MB* ram. (please check minimum recommendation of any operating system before using.) Below listed operating system are exceptionally fast and much easier to install temporally via a USB. Most of these lightweight operating system are linux distro.
5. Slax – can run on 256 MB Ram machines.
Slax Minimum Requirement: i486 or newer CPU, Intel / AMD processors with 256 MB RAM
Slax os can be run directly from an external media and no requirement of a permanent install. It is based on Linux, and working structure resides in an only path /slax/on your Computer, making it less demanding to sort out with your other information.
You can install instant messenger like Pidgin on the Slax OS.
Slax is available for both 32bit and 64bit processor architectures. The 32-bit version is designed to perform exceptionally better on older PC’s (such as Intel 486, if you go back to 1989). It will run legitimately on fresh out of the plastic new PCs as well. However, it is restricted in the measure of RAM it can see and constrained to 3GB of RAM most extreme.
The 64bit adaptation has no such points of confinement, yet won’t keep running on PCs more seasoned than a couple of years. On the off chance that you plan to utilize Slax on a hoary PC, or you look for a framework with most extreme conceivable similarity, then pick 32bit. If your aim is to utilize Slax on a fresh out of the box new machine, you’ll better go for 64bit.
Minimum Requirement: i486 or newer CPU, Intel / AMD processors with 64 MB RAM
Damn Small Linux is a highly flexible 50MB smaller than expected desktop situated Linux appropriation. DSL has an about complete desktop and a little center of order line devices. The total of what applications have been decided for the best adjust of usefulness, size, and rate. Damn Small likewise can go about as an SSH/FTP/HTTPD server right off of a live CD.
DSL can boot from a business card CD as a live Linux circulation or a USB pen drive. It can run entirely in RAM with as little as 128MB and sufficiently light to power a 486DX with 16MB of Ram.
7. Puppy Linux
Puppy Linux is designed to be extremely lightweight. When installed to a USB flash drive, it consumes only 100 MB of space. The installation ISO is just ~100 MB. It needs to burn on a CD/Dvd first then after booting you can make Bootable USB from its Menu. ( Burn CD – Boot – When it working – Menu – USB )
Minimum Requirement: Pentium II or newer CPU with 128 MB RAM
NimbleX is a small yet flexible working framework which has the capacity boot from CD, streak memory (USB pens or Mp3 players) and even from the system. Since it runs altogether from a CD, USB or system, it doesn’t oblige the establishment.
In NimbleX, you can browse the web with Firefox, chat with your friends using the Kopete multi-protocol IM application, download torrents with Transmission, use DC++, connect remotely to other computers and much more.
GeeXboX is a free lightweight and Open Source Media-Center purposed Linux distribution for embedded devices and desktop computers. GeeXboX is not an application, it’s a full-featured OS, that one can boot as a LiveCD, from a USB key, an SD/MMC card or install on its regular HDD.
GeeXboX provides you a ready-to-be-used, plug-and-play Media Center application that can play any multimedia content. It has been designed to be fully controllable through either keyboard, mouse or a remote controller and do not require any particular computer-related skills. It features the state of the art technologies as to provide you with the best multimedia experience to take the most out of your hardware.
Ubuntu Netbook Edition is great, but a lot of things don’t work out of the box. MP3s, for example, can’t be played until you install the codecs. EasyPeasy aims to be simple by offering proprietary applications and codecs out of the box.
EasyPeasy is designed for the cloud. It is configured with Wifi and wireless drivers that enable you to connect your netbook quickly to the Internet and enjoy web applications straight from the desktop. EasyPeasy is optimized for low power consumption and was from the early start developed with good battery performance and mobility in mind.
It is a Linux-based operating system became the best replacement OS for old PC sitting in homes, schools, and universities. Designed around the Jolidrive HTML5 interface which designed for the cloud but works great offline.
Jolicloud automatically updates your software, relies heavily on Chromium-based packages for running web-based applications with a curated list of 1,500 free apps.
I have not tested this particular operating system, but it tends to be another fast os for your computer.
13 (Bonus): ReactOS
Requires only 500 MB hard disk space and around 100MB RAM. it is also able to run windows application but limited. Well it works fine on 32-bit machines but if you’re looking for a 64-bit variant you’ll have to dig deeper.
There are uncountable number of the operating systems, we have a separate post where we added some other top and reliable operating system’s to supercharge your computer.
Now you know your PC can run other Operating system and will work faster compared to Windows or Mac OSX. Give any of these mentioned OS a try to make use of your old PC. the fast operating system can be a cure for your old PC if you want to relive your aged computer.
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