Download Operating System - Best Software & Apps

  • Windows 10

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Windows 10 is here to change the game

    7
    11294 votes
    • PROS: Free to upgrade, Consistent across devices , A more natural, customizable experience , Spartan and Cortana allow for more natural browsing and searches
    • CONS: If your only using one device, many features will be lost on you
  • Windows 7

    Home Premium 64-Bit build-7601

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Another Strong Entry In A Venerable Microsoft Operating System Legacy

    7
    7425 votes
    • PROS: High software compatibility, High speed, Secure and supported minimum interruptions
    • CONS: May take some learning
  • Windows 8

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Good for tablets: touchscreen operation, new apps and easier on the battery

    7
    10434 votes
    • PROS: Sleek, modern design, Very stable, Snappy interface, Includes new native Metro Apps, Support for traditional desktop apps
    • CONS: Metro interface takes some getting used to, Works better on touch screen devices
  • Windows 7

    Home Premium 32 bit

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Another Strong Entry In A Venerable Operating System Legacy

    7
    20251 votes
    • PROS: High software compatibility, High speed, Secure and supported minimum interruptions
    • CONS: May take some learning
  • Remix OS Player

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Play Android games on your PC

    8
    95 votes
    • PROS: Run Android games on the latest version of Android OS, on your PC, Map unlimited buttons to controls in the game
    • CONS: May not run with all games out of box
  • Ubuntu

    (Xenial Xerus) 16.04

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    The best free operating system out there

    8
    1152 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

    7
    609 votes
    • PROS: Faster multicore JavaScript engine, Support for HTML5 and CSS3, Very well integrated with the operating system, Sleek interface
    • CONS: Basic HTML5 support
  • Vysor Android Control on PC

    1.7.3

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    Mac

    Put your Android operating system on Windows

    9
    49 votes
    • 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
  • Free PC Cleaner

    4.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Free and Effective PC Registry Cleaner

    6
    400 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
  • VirtualBox Portable

    6.4.8

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

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

    7
    292 votes
    • DOSBox

      0.74

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows
      Mac

      Run MS-DOS classics without hassle

      7
      407 votes
      • PROS: Lots of games available, Can run any DOS application
      • CONS: Need to be familiar with DOS
    • VMware Player

      12.5

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Run a totally independent virtual PC in your computer

      7
      494 votes
      • PROS: Test a new OS and new software without risks, Easy to set up and run, Can easily share data with the host system, Lets you create virtual machines
      • CONS: High system requirements
    • ZoomIt

      4.4

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows
      iPhone

      Zoom in your deskop and draw right on it

      7
      131 votes
      • PROS: Easy to setup and use, Allows hotkey configurations
      • CONS: Doesn't offer many colours or marker sizes
    • EasyBCD

      2.2

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      A free duel-booting tool for your Windows PC

      7
      270 votes
      • PROS: May be used as part of your disaster recovery process, Great for backing up and repairing your bootloader
      • CONS: It offers solutions to problems that already have solutions, The free version has no instruction manual
    • Google Chromium OS

      (32516) 4.0.253.0

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows
      Mac

      Web-based operating system developed by Google

      7
      708 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
    • Chrome OS Linux

      1.9.1077_

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Fast and lightweight operating system built around Google Chrome web browser

      8
      89 votes
      • PROS: The best web browser, blazing fast and secure
      • CONS: Some hardware may not be fully supported
    • RamBooster

      2.0

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Free software to free up extra RAM within an operating system

      7
      276 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.
    • Linux Mint

      Gloria 7

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Free user friendly Linux distribution

      8
      621 votes
      • PROS: Free download , Simpler than standard Linux
      • CONS: Requires some reading , Not for everyone
    • Free MP3 Player

      1.0

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      MP3 Player for personal computers

      7
      22 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.
    • YUMi

      (Your Universal Multiboot Installer) 2.0.1.6

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Free USB operating system service

      7
      94 votes
      • PROS: Helpful guides, Wide range of tools
      • CONS: Some technical hardware incompatibilities, Slow updates
    Softonic’s Best Rated Software for this topic
    #NameVersionVotesRatingPlatform
    1(Xenial Xerus) 16.0411527.9Windows
    2Home Premium 32 bit202517.2Windows
    3104346.9Windows
    4Home Premium 64-Bit build-760174256.9Windows
    5112946.8Windows