While Zircon as the core platform that powers the Fuchsia OS, is composed of a microkernel as well as a small set of userspace services, drivers, and libraries necessary for the system to load userspace processes and boot, among other processes. Fuchsia OS also supports Flutter apps and it's written in C, C++, Go, Dart, Python, and Rust programming languages.
Albeit, DahliaOS is still in its alpha stages of development, and can’t be used as a daily driver as the Wi-Fi and Bluetooth features don’t yet work.
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DahliaOS uses Pangolin-Desktop which feels rather like those of Phoenix OS and Remix OS, and it offers data Recovery as built-in capability, allowing users to download and boot from the image if anything goes wrong with the system to help you get back up and running.
It also has a marketplace for third-party apps, like Flutter apps and can run applications from other operating systems using its container application. And the OS is lighweight, requiring only a 160 MB image file, and it uses only 199 MB of RAM when idle, which is quite impressive.
But the Zircon variant of DahliaOS requires a minimum of 512MB RAM and dual-core 64-bit processor with Intel HD Graphics to run.
How to get Started with DahliaOS
If you wish to give it a spin right away, you can try out DahliaOS in your browser by visiting https://web.dahliaos.io/#/.
And you can download DahliaOS by heading over to this link and download the “dahliaOS-201004-efi.zip” file, which can be flashed on a USB drive using Rufus and boot directly into the OS using the boot options menu.
For additional information about the supported hardware, kindly see the DahliaOS documentation on Github.