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Zot OS – a small free OS with a GUI.
No download is available.
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Crunchbang Monara – a light and fast Live installable distribution based on Debian 8.5, Openbox with Monara tweaks.
Monara, alongside to Crunchbang++, continues ideas and works started by Philip Newborough in the dropped Crunchbang distribution.
Monara works in Live mode, with the possibility of installing it on your computer’s hard drive.
Firefox, LibreOffice, GIMP, Hexchat, Filezilla, Transmission, Thunar, Midnight Commander, Imagemagick, Inkscape, VLC, Bleachbit and many more are installed. Use Synaptic to install more apps. You can also keep your Monara system updated and upgraded through Synaptic Package Manager.
Live user: live, password: live
Stormix – a Debian based Linux distribution created by the Stormix Technologies Inc. Vancouver, Canada. Storm Linux had a much easier installer than the standard Debian installer.
Storm Linux comes with full Debian compatibility, packages can be installed through the apt-get or the Storm Linux Package Manager. Stormpkg is a front end to apt-get.
The project has been closed down in April 2001.
No download is available.
ForthOS – a complete, standalone operating system for the PC. It includes command line, compiler, debugger, editor, and filesystem. You can give it a test drive by booting the standalone CD (image provided so you can burn your own). If you like it, you can install it onto a disk partition and boot directly from your hard disk.
ForthOS was the basis for the author’s own experimental software work; unlike many other Forth systems, this one as a real tool in day-to-day use as a part of a larger development. It is a fully standalone system, with a metacompiler used to generate new versions of ForthOS while running under ForthOS.
ForthOS v1 448KB.iso.gz
ForthOS v2 virtual image disk 717KB.img.gz
Emperor-OS – an All in One Linux based operating system for programming, developing and data science. The aim was to provide, design, develop and customize Emperor-OS to be free and useful for normal and professional users.
Emperor-OS has over 200 apps and important tools which are all in one ISO for programming and data science. It is a complete Linux operating system that is customized to run from CD, USB flash drive, hard drive or other Bootable Storage Medias. It comes in 64 bit ISO and has five desktops. It also supports several programming languages and developing tools. It is distributed as a Live ISO image and can also be installed in your computer. Emperor-OS Linux is a non-commercial, special purpose Linux distribution designed for beginner and power users who appreciate working with programming, developing, big data and data analysis tools.
It comes with many tools for both programming and desktop users. In addition, it has a customized grub boot menu with two kernel release, Plymouth theme, customized login window with 5 selective desktop to login and default username and password. Also, it has quick Emperor Panel, quick run app menu to search your app, beautiful Cairo-dock and Conky theme, five pre-installed and pre-configured desktops (XFCE, LXDE, OpenBox, KDE Plasma, Mate). It has three browsers for the web, two groups of developing tools, fun games, many graphic tools and file managers and you can manage Emails, Rip CDs and watch video, play music, burn CDs and DVDs, manage and organize pictures. It also includes the WPS office which allows you to write letters, do spreadsheets, drawings and slide presentations; it has many settings and accessories. Everything you can do with other operating systems, you can do in emperor-OS.
The project developer is Hossein Seilany.
Emperor-OS 18.04.5 amd64 5.7GB.iso
FMI/OS (Flexible Microkernel Infrastructure/Operating System) – a copylefted operating system based on the VSTa operating system originally written by Andrew Valencia.
It shares most of the concepts with VSTa but has some new additions such as ELF support, POSIX environment, POSIX error numbers, and the ability to compile with the latest versions of GCC.
The project developer is Erik Dalén.
No download is available.
VSTa (Valencia Simple Tasker) – a copylefted operating system, originally written by Andrew Valencia, which uses ideas from several research operating systems in its implementation. It attempts to be POSIXish except where POSIX gets in the way, and runs on a number of different PC configurations. VSTa is also designed to take advantage of SMP right out of the box.
VSTa is an experimental kernel which attempts to blend the design of a microkernel with the system organization of Plan 9. The result is a small privileged kernel running user-mode tasks to provide system services such as device drivers, filesystems, and name registry. Like Plan 9, each service provides a filesystem-like interface.
While VSTa is not a real-time operating system in itself, numerous features associated with real-time systems offer themselves naturally to solve microkernel design issues. Process memory locking is necessary in order to allow a disk driver task to run as a user process (as otherwise, of course, you will deadlock when your disk driver tries to demand page in a piece of itself from swap.) Non-degrading priorities are necessary to permit critical system services to respond to many users without being penalized for their apparent heavy CPU use. Low-latency process dispatch is necessary to allow interrupt service code to run in a deterministic amount of time after a device event–especially important in the case of heavy data sources like dumb serial ports and LAN interfaces.
VSTa was designed with memory locking and real-time priorities. Except when a spinlock is held, a thread is preemptable even when running in kernel mode. Most spin-locks do not involve interrupt-driven code; for these, interrupts are still accepted and queued even while the spinlock is held–preemption to a real-time process is delayed until the spinlock is released.
VSTa Capabilities are the way by which VSTa defines it’s analagous to POSIX object security. It is a very general system, with a simple design, and high flexibility. A look at how the POSIX system maps into VSTa Capabilities will make it’s operational syntax clear.
The project developer is Andy Valencia.
ScorchOS – an independently developed 32 bit operating system that began operating in 2008 as a fork of “Bran’s Kernel Development”. The project does not offer ready-made live/install images, but rather a script to build your own operating system from source packages.
ScorchOS is being developed to enable programmers to learn more about how kernels and drivers work, and potential hobby kernel developers will find useful resources and code.
– Basic Memory Management (IDT, GDT, ISR)
– Interrupt Management
– VGA Driver
– Keyboard Driver
– Cross-compiler support
The project developer is Bobby Moss.
Cobin Desktop – a Fedora based Linux distribution, which was developed by the USA company Cobind located in Pittsburgh. Cobind Desktop merges the reliability of Fedora Core Linux, the speed of a lightweight desktop environment, and the usability of a best-of-breed application suite into a basic, high-performance Linux platform designed with the average user in mind.
The distribution used the GNOME, KDE and Xfce desktop environments. The distribution supported the 32-bit x86 computer architecture.
The last version 0.2 beta was released on June 23, 2004.
No download is available.
Openfiler – a browser-based network storage management utility. Linux-powered, Openfiler delivers file-based Network Attached Storage (NAS) and block-based SAN in a single framework. It supports CIFS, NFS, HTTP/DAV, FTP, and iSCSI.
Openfiler provides a simple way to deploy and manage networked storage. Installing Openfiler results in a powerful networked storage solution that exports your data via a full suite of industry standard storage networking protocols. Openfiler lowers deployment and maintenance costs for networked storage without compromising functionality or performance.
With the features we built into Openfiler, you can take advantage of file-based Network Attached Storage and block-based Storage Area Networking functionality in a single cohesive framework.
Any industry standard x86_64 server or virtual machine can be converted into a powerful multi-protocol network storage appliance, replete with an intuitive browser-based management interface, in as little as 15 minutes. File-based storage networking protocols such as CIFS and NFS ensure cross-platform compatibility in homogeneous networks – with client support for Windows, Linux, and Unix. Fibre channel and iSCSI target features provide excellent integration capabilities for virtualization environments such as XenServer and VMware.
Openfiler 2.99.2 Disk1 x86_64 623MB.iso