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NeXTSTEP basically became MacOSX when Apple merged MacOS with it.

AROS is the next best OS to use as it has a low memory footprint and can run on X86 systems: http://aros.sourceforge.net/

If you want Windows try ReactOS: https://reactos.org/

OS/2 try OSFree: http://osfree.org/

BeOS try HaikuOS: https://www.haiku-os.org/

All are low memory OSes.




Couldn't get ReactOS to boot on any hardware that I own. HaikuOS boots with GFX disabled, but is not anywhere near stable.

Will try the other two, I guess. Not holding my hopes up.


> HaikuOS boots with GFX disabled, but is not anywhere near stable.

Can you elaborate? It's been fairly stable for me.

P.S. It's just Haiku, not HaikuOS


I get frequent freezes, followed by a kernel panic. Sound, network, memory management; every time it's different.


Try running it in a virtual machine.


OSX is horribly bloated already. I want to add in things without the bloat.

Never heard of AROS...

ReactOS is bloated by definition of replicating windows, isn't it? It probably uses less than main windows, but it is just my opinion that the 1990-1997 period preceded some of the real bloat added due to the massive Moore's law gains after that with the GHz races.

OS/2 ... seems obscure to me but I never used it. But NeXT and Beos had revolutionary capabilities, I think OS/2 was basically just preemptive multitasking for Windows. Is that right?

BeOS, which I've never used, is probably also a good starting spot. HaikuOS probably has more oomph behind it community wise.


>ReactOS is bloated by definition of replicating windows

It is very wrong assumption!




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