There is a new OS in town. It’s called Pear and is out to carve out a niche for itself in the mobile connected devices and computing segment. A mix of the Apple software with a Linux flavor is what the Pear OS is all about. Linux has the advantage of being open source which means there are tons of apps available for it.
Developer David Taveres has already deployed the Pear OS 8 on desktops and notebooks. The next step is to get it working on tablets as well. The Apple OS touch on the Pear OS 8 is not only evident with the user interface but also the color scheme being used matches that of the iOS 7.
The OS also impresses with its performance on the device it runs on. It also supports a multitude of peripherals like MP3 players, printers, and camera and Steam game consoles. As of now, the desktop version of Pear OS 8 comes in both 32 bit and 64 bit configurations. For storing data in space rather than on a local physical medium, there is support for Pear Cloud where contacts, documents, pictures can all be stored.
Making the Pear OS run on tablet devices is the next stage that the developer team is set themselves to achieve and have set their sight on the Microsoft Surface line of tablet to begin with. An ARM version of the OS would run on Google Nexus and the Samsung Galaxy Tab as well as the Galaxy Note line of devices. There would be the x64 based version of the OS too that the developers would come up with.
The project cost is estimated to be €10,500 which is approximately $14,000 as per Tavares and a fund raising program is being launched by him shortly. Apple is the only company that has a different OS for its tablets and smart phones and another for its desktops and notebook systems. If Pear OS 8 succeeds then possibly OS x based tablets would take on this OS.