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Elementary OS

What is it? Elementary OS aims to be a simple-to-use, good looking and fast replacement for Windows and macOS, offering an app store full of productivity, office and entertainment apps.

What's it like? TechRepublic's Jack Wallen praised an early version of the OS for being a user-friendly and high performing OS that took the right design cues from Apple's desktops, while also questioning its use of a niche browser that was incompatible with Google's G Suite.

How to get it: The OS is available to download here.

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By Nick Heath

Nick Heath is a computer science student and was formerly a journalist at TechRepublic and ZDNet.