These days, the possibilities of a home computer are virtually endless! However regardless of your OS, you will probably find your default install more barren than you might like.
We provide a listing of the best free applications for all operating systems. Choose your OS from the list below to start browsing!
Android is a mobile operating system based on a modified version of the Linux kernel. It is free and open source with a large community of developers and contributors. Acquired by Google in 2005, Android is growing quickly, especially in the smartphone market. The Android software stack consists of a set of Java applications running in an object oriented framework on the Dalvik virtual machine.
The BlackBerry OS is a proprietary operating system developed by RIM (Research in Motion) to power their line of BlackBerry smart phones.It is best known for its advanced email capabilities and integration with the BlackBerry enterprise server. Developers can write software using the Java language over the BlackBerry API.
Technically called IOS, this OS is used to power Apple's popular iPhone and iPod Touch. It is proprietary, and not intended to be run on other devices. It is based on Mac OS X, and therefore a UNIX operating system by nature. The user interface is known for its simplicity and sleek graphics, as well as being well suited for touch screen hardware. Internal hardware allows it to respond to a number of physical actions, including shaking and rotating.
Linux is a free and open source operating system with a focus on reliability and performance.
Mac OS X is Apple's newest desktop OS, based on a UNIX platform.
Symbian is Nokia's mobile OS designed to run on smart phones.
The Windows operating system, development by Microsoft, is the standard in home computing today. It was first introduced in 1985 as an extension to the MS-DOS operating system. There are versions of Windows for the desktop (the most popular by far), the server, and even the mobile device.