Last Updated on: 4th May 2023, 03:52 pm
Web site: www.giannone.ch/skatos/
Category: Game, Mini distribution
Desktop environment: SkateOSWM
Based on: Independent
Media: Live Floppy
The last version | Released: 2.0 | February 04, 2007
SkatOS – an independent, very small, floppy disk size Linux distribution which plays the popular German card game Skat. It features full network client/server support so you can play Skat over LAN with friends.
The live system runs XSkat 4.0 based on BusyBox 0.60.5, uClibc 0.9.24 and TinyX 4.2.1 X Server with Linux kernel 2.2.26.
It uses SkatOSWM window manager – a very small window manager which centers all new windows on the screen. It was inspired by two other window managers: sWM and TinyWM.
To copy the live image onto a floppy disk, use the command:
dd if=skatos.img of=/dev/fd0
You can test it in QEMU too:
The author of SkatOS is Bodo Giannone.
The latest version of SkatOS 2.0 was released in February 2007.