ethOS is an operating system developed by Fairphone, a burgeoning eco-friendly smartphone company. It’s based on Linux and offers complete customization.

Let’s delve into the pros and cons:


  • Security: Significantly enhanced security with up-to-date patches, enabling constant personal information monitoring.
  • Privacy: Ability to prevent sharing personal data with third parties.
  • Personalization: Greater freedom to tailor the interface and toggle functions on or off.
  • Full Decentralization


  • Availability: Currently limited to Fairphone devices.
  • Apps: A notably smaller selection of available apps.

In essence, the drawbacks stem from it being a novel operating system. It might take a few years before it becomes widely accessible. Nonetheless, it remains an immensely intriguing project to watch in the future.

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