Remix OS is a refreshing operating system but the impending merger between Chrome OS and Android may well make it less attractive, except if you plan to use it for x86.
New operating systems are often greeted with scepticism, especially since, as is the case with browsers, the investment is colossal and the ROI uncertain given the necessary time it takes for them to embed in the market.
Jide is backed by Foxconn, one of the biggest technology manufacturers in the world, and was founded by ex-Google employees.
Remix OS, however, allows Android to run on far more powerful hardware than is available in the ARM ecosystem.
That means having access to systems with far more cores/threads and even multiple sockets as well as other resources like GPGPUs – confirmed by Jide.
There's a file manager, a start button and a taskbar, as well as a number of improvements under the hood like multitasking and windowing.