If you enjoy the styling of Apple’s iOS mobile operating system but would prefer something a little bit more customisable and open source. Then you might be interested in the Pear OS 8 operating system which is being built based on Linux but styled by inspiration from Apple’s iOS software.
The latest version of Pear OS 8 takes many design features from Apple’s iOS software and the desktop version of Pear OS 8 is available in 32-bit and 64-bit editions.
The desktop version of Pear OS 8 offers performance, together with compatibility with a wide range of peripherals including MP3 players, cameras, and printers, as well as the Steam gaming platform.
After being amide available on both desktop and notebook systems, David Taveres hopes to now bring the Pear OS 8 to the tablet environment ad has this week started a new campaign over on the Indiegogo crowned funding website to raise €10,500.
The Tablet Edition Pear OS 8 is specially designed to work with Microsoft Surface tablet and two versions will be available Pear OS Tablet 8 Editon RT (ARM) and Pear OS 8 Pro Tablet Edition (x64). Taveres explains :
“These versions will not be available before a long development cycle. Several changes in Pear OS 8 will be made to adapt and be optimized for the touch screen to create a reliable and useful experience.”
For more information on the new Tablet Edition Pear OS 8 jump over to the Indiegogo website for details and the ARM Tablet Edition Pear OS 8 version will also be developed for compatibility with the Samsung Galaxy Tab, Note and Nexus 7 and 10 in the future.