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DistroWatch.com: Remix OS

Remix OS

Last Update: 2016-11-30 07:29 UTC

Remix OS is an operating system based on Android-x86. Remix OS merges the Android operating system with a PC/desktop style interface with a traditional desktop application menu.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 45 (240), 6 months: 50 (234), 3 months: 57 (202), 4 weeks: 58 (178), 1 week: 62 (160)

Average visitor rating: 6.75/10 from 8 review(s).

Remix OS Summary
Distribution Remix OS
Home Page http://www.jide.com/remixos-for-pc
Mailing Lists https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/remix-os-for-pc
User Forums https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/remix-os-for-pc
Alternative User Forums LinuxQuestions.org
Documentation http://support.jide.com/hc/en-us/categories/202520967-Remix-OS-for-PC
Screenshots DistroWatch Gallery
Download Mirrors https://sourceforge.net/projects/remix-os/files/
Bug Tracker --
Related Websites  
Reviews 3.x: Trashbox (Russian)
2.x: The InquirerLinuxInsiderTechCrunchAndroid PoliceGamenologyTechnoblog (Portuguese) • Geektimes (Russian) • The VergeDigital Trends
Where To Buy OSDisc.com (sponsored link)

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 • 2016-09-01: Distribution Release: Remix OS 3.0.203
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Feature 3.0.207
Release Date 2016-11-29
End Of Life  
Price (US$) Free
Free Download ISO
Installation Graphical
Default Desktop Android
Package Management DEB (apt)
Office Suite --
Processor Architecture i686, x86_64
Journaled File Systems ext3, ext4
Multilingual yes
Asian Language Support  
Full Package List  
Package 3.0.207
abiword (3.0.2) --
alsa-lib ( --
ati-driver (16.40) --
bash (4.4) 4.3
bind (9.11.1-P1) --
chromium (59.0.3071.109) --
cups (2.2.3) --
dhcp (4.3.5) --
e2fsprogs (1.43.4) --
firefox (54.0) --
freetype (2.8) --
gcc (7.1.0) --
gimp (2.8.22) --
glibc (2.25) --
gnome-shell (3.24.2) --
gnucash (2.6.16) --
gnumeric (1.12.34) --
grub (2.02) --
gtk+ (3.22.16) --
httpd (2.4.26) --
inkscape (0.92.1) --
k3b (17.04.2) --
kmod (24) --
libgnome (2.32.1) --
libreoffice (5.3.4) --
linux (4.11.6) 4.4.14
Package 3.0.207
lxde-common (0.99.2) --
mariadb (10.2.6) --
mate-desktop (1.18.0) --
mesa (17.1.3) --
mysql (5.7.18) --
nautilus (3.24.1) --
NVIDIA (381.22) --
openbox (3.6.1) --
openjdk (8u131) --
openssh (7.5p1) --
openssl (1.1.0f) --
perl (5.26.0) --
php (7.1.6) --
plasma-desktop (5.10.2) --
postfix (3.2.2) --
postgresql (9.6.3) --
Python (3.6.1) --
qt (5.9.0) --
samba (4.6.5) --
systemd (233) --
thunderbird (52.2.0) --
vim (8.0) --
vlc (2.2.6) --
xfdesktop (4.12.3) --
xorg-server (1.19.3) --

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Version: 3.0.207
Rating: 8
Date: 2017-05-30
Votes: 3

I just revived an EOL Vista laptop with Remix OS. I now have access to over 2.8 MILLION apps to do anything that I need with desktop android. No need to worry about updates, dependencies, command line, etc. Just install an app and go.
There are a few minor bugs on my setup such as automatic sleep not working properly and having to reboot to go from ethernet to wifi (full power down first). Also, since I have nvidia graphics on this laptop I had to add a flag on startup because of some flickering and screen overlays weren't working properly: nouveau.modeset=0
Also, don't update the Remix wifi app from the play store, it turns your desktop back to a tablet version. You have to uninstall it and clear the data and cache on the "launcher 3" app to go back. Just block that app from auto updating.
Since Android is a mobile OS, you have to realize your trackpad works differently. Moving your finger around moves the cursor, and you hold down your button to swipe the screen. Also remember with android you long press for actions.
Another bonus is if you install to your HD and do a dual boot Windows/Remix, it installs right to the C drive folder: RemixOS. You can do a simple copy/paste of the data file in it to another folder and you just made a complete image backup.
I would definitely recommend RemixOS. No need to learn a new OS as Android is already familiar. Looking forward to their next update.

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Version: 3.0.207
Rating: 10
Date: 2017-05-22
Votes: 0

Remix os on arm devices including Jide Ultra tablet works well. They are currently running 2.0.305 android version 5.1. The Ultra tablet is awesome. There are some rough edges but the battery power is great and It is easy to find programs to take care of any weak spots the tablet may have. Currently, I am watch a Linux Action video while typing this review. I am looking forward to Jide's New 12 inch tablet with remix 3.0. I am slowly using tablet as my everyday driver.

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Version: 3.0.207
Rating: 5
Date: 2017-05-15
Votes: 2

I tried ibstat system on two different machines with AMD processors.

On laptop latest machine with a6amd APU and radeon graphics & it did not boot
and on desktop with gigabit motherboard could not detect hard drive perfectly.

Maybe it works fine with other users. So gave 5/10.

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