Download Operating System - Best Software & Apps

  • Ubuntu

    (Xenial Xerus) 16.04

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    The best free operating system out there

    7
    507 votes
    • PROS: Completely free operating system, Very quick and easy to use, Easy Windows installer, Ubuntu One syncs with mobile devices
    • CONS: Can be difficult to install external components, Tricky to get used to after using Windows
  • Internet Explorer 9 64-bit

    Windows 7 64-bit 9.0.8112.16421

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    The latest edition of the web's most popular browser

    6
    325 votes
    • PROS: Faster multicore JavaScript engine, Support for HTML5 and CSS3, Very well integrated with the operating system, Sleek interface
    • CONS: Basic HTML5 support
  • Free PC Cleaner

    4.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Free and Effective PC Registry Cleaner

    6
    512 votes
    • PROS: This free PC cleaner works within minutes., Scans can be initiated with a single click., Constant monitoring helps to actively protect the operating system.,
    • CONS: As this is a free download it may not be as effective as a paid application., There can be times when a system is slowed down by this software,
  • Google Chromium OS

    (32516) 4.0.253.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Web-based operating system developed by Google

    7
    536 votes
    • PROS: Completely different from other OS, No learning curve: it's all a web browser, Takes seconds to boot, Perfect OS for netbooks
    • CONS: Only available as source code at the moment, Very early stage of development
  • Vysor Android Control on PC

    1.7.3

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    Mac

    Put your Android operating system on Windows

    -
    No votes yet
    • PROS: You may use a keyboard to interact with your phone, Point and click on your phone using this app
    • CONS: You have to give this app a lot of permissions, Users have to pay a subscription
  • Windows 7

    Home Premium 64-Bit Build 7601

    License
    try Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Another Strong Entry In A Venerable Operating System Legacy

    7
    6404 votes
    • PROS: High software compatibility, High speed, Secure and supported minimum interruptions,
    • CONS: May take some learning,
  • ProduKey

    1.53

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Easily recover the serial number of your operating system

    6
    26 votes
    • WinToUSB

      3.1

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Clone your Windows operating system to a USB drive

      9
      6 votes
      • PROS: You may clone your operating system in just three simple steps, Add your operating system to a USB flash drive
      • CONS: Installing on another computer still requires Microsoft registration, The cloned operating system will be missing a few features
    •  Intel® XDK

      1816

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Create Smartphone and Tablet Apps Using JavaScript and HTML5

      6
      48 votes
      • PROS: One-step solution, Support for multiple operating systems , In-cloud build system,
      • CONS: Finding documentation can be difficult, Performance isn’t the best
    • Windows 7

      Home Premium 32 bit

      License
      try Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Another Strong Entry In A Venerable Operating System Legacy

      7
      11062 votes
      • PROS: High software compatibility, High speed, Secure and supported minimum interruptions,
      • CONS: May take some learning,
    • Windows Reader for Windows 10

      6.2.8232.0

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      A simple, built in PDF reader for Windows 8

      2
      215 votes
      • PROS: Baked into the operating system, Snappy and responsibe interface, Ability to take notes, highlight, rotate and bookmark, Search is very useful
      • CONS: Zooming with a PC could be more intuitive, Doesn't open anything but PDFs
    • RamBooster

      2.0

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Free software to free up extra RAM within an operating system

      7
      150 votes
      • PROS: Users will not have to pay to download this software package., A user-friendly display will keep track of memory allocation at all times.,
      • CONS: RamBooster will not detect any viruses that may be present within a system., Not as effective as some professional disk cleanup programs.
    • Free MP3 Player

      1.0

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      MP3 Player for personal computers

      5
      2 votes
      • PROS: This software is completely free to download and install within a Windows operating system., Basic customisation options are available at the click of a button.,
      • CONS: There is little contact information if a problem occurs., Newer Windows operating systems are not likely to be supported.
    • Aurora Blu-ray Media Player

      2.18.15

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Enjoy Blu-ray Playback on your Computer System

      7
      284 votes
      • PROS: Compatible with most formats., Excellent audio and video, Available on most operating systems,
      • CONS: Requires an integrated DVD player on the device,
    • Chrome OS Linux

      1.9.1077_

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Fast and lightweight operating system built around Google Chrome web browser

      7
      103 votes
      • PROS: The best web browser, blazing fast and secure
      • CONS: Some hardware may not be fully supported
    • Microsoft Office 2008 Update

      for Mac 12.1.4

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Mac

      A Free Microsoft Office Update For Older Operating System Users

      5
      145 votes
      • PROS: Plenty of bug fixes, Installing is not difficult, Makes changes to almost all the Microsoft Office tools,
      • CONS: Only useful for people using Microsoft Office 2008, Not vital for the security of the Microsoft Office software,
    • Xiaopan OS

      6.4.1

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Wireless Network Security Testing Software

      7
      148 votes
      • PROS: Small download, Operating System is Impossible to break, Great for beginners, Free, Decent graphical user interface
      • CONS: Not all wireless cards are compatible, Macs cannot boot from a live USB or CD and must use virtual machine software
    • Firefox OS Simulator

      4.0

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows
      Mac

      Test Mozilla's mobile operating system within Firefox

      6
      50 votes
      • PROS: Fully functional Firefox OS simulation, Relatively stable for an experimental build, Speedy performance
      • CONS: Large download, Can't take screenshots
    • VirtualBox Portable

      6.4.8

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Create a virtual computer with a separate operating system inside your PC

      6
      52 votes
      • GBoost

        1.03.0

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Optimize the speed of your operating system

        6
        55 votes
        Softonic’s Best Rated Software for this topic
        #NameVersionVotesRatingPlatform
        1Home Premium 32 bit110627.3Windows
        2(Xenial Xerus) 16.045077.1Windows
        3(32516) 4.0.253.05366.6Windows, Mac
        4Home Premium 64-Bit Build 760164046.6Windows
        54.15126.1Windows