ARX

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Web site: (not active)
Origin: United Kingdom
Category: Workstation
Desktop environment: CLI
Architecture: ARM
Based on: UNIX-like
Wikipedia: ARX_(operating_system)
Media: Install
The last version | Released: unreleased

ARX – a Mach-like operating system written in Modula-2+[3] developed by Acorn Computers Ltd. ARX is a comprehensive OS going beyond UNIX but backwards compatible is expected to be provided with a layer on top. Lightweight processes, share a common address space, amounts to little more than multiple program pointers with no mutual protection. Obviously this means that switching between such processes (called threads) is extremely fast.

ARX it has written in Modula 2 and is reputed to UNIX like. An interesting point for RISC haters is that the code compiled for the Archimedes is less than twice the size of the same code compiled for the 32016, which is very definately a CISC (Complex Instruction Set .. Computer).

Apparantly Acorn are not releasing details of the ARX operating system because they do not want to “confuse the market”. Even software houses, as a whole, have not been told about ARX. Whilst this may be just because ARX isn’t ready for release yet my paranoid brain worries about it’s price.

It was not finished in time to be used in the Acorn Archimedes range of computers, which shipped in 1987 with an operating system named Arthur, later renamed RISC OS.

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Genera

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Web site: symbolics-dks.com
Origin: USA
Category: Workstation
Desktop environment: CLI
Architecture: arm64, DEC Alpha, Apple M1,x86_64
Based on: Independent
Wikipedia: Genera_(operating_system)
Media: Install
The last version | Released: 2.0 Portable | 2021

Genera – a proprietary, commercial operating system and integrated development environment for Lisp machines created in 1982 by Symbolics. It is a fork of an operating system created on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) AI Lab’s Lisp machines which Symbolics had used in common with Lisp Machines, Inc. (LMI), and Texas Instruments (TI).

Symbolics is currently a privately held company which acquired the assets and intellectual property of the old public company called Symbolics, Inc. The old Symbolics was the premier producer of special-purpose computer systems for running and developing state-of-the-art object-oriented programs in Lisp. It designed and built workstations as well as writing a fully object-oriented operating system and development environment called “Genera” to run on those workstations. Symbolics also created a number of software tools to work with Genera. The new Symbolics continues to sell and maintain these products, along with Open Genera which runs on Alpha processor based workstations running Tru64 Unix. If you would like to know why you should be interested in developing your application in Genera, click here to see 25 reasons. Symbolics also distributes the Macsyma and PDEase software products for Windows PCs.

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Genera Core-i5 649KB
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Genera Core-i7 485KB
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Genera 8.5 Xlib Patched amd64 53MB.vlod
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RasPlex

RasPlex

Web site: rasplex.com
Origin: USA
Category: Multimedia
Desktop environment: Kodi
Architecture: ARMHF
Based on: OpenELEC
Wikipedia:
Media: Install
The last version | Released: 1.8.0-b | October 1, 2021

RasPlex – a community driven port of Plex Home Theater for the Raspberry Pi. RasPlex lets you turn your TV into a Smart TV. Similar to the AppleTV, but completely free and open source, RasPlex is basically a set-top box that lets you play content from your computer or smartphone to your TV.

Goals:
– The perfect client companion to the Plex Media Server, the Raspberry Pi mini computer becomes the perfect appliance for viewing your media on every TV in your home.
– At about half the price of an AppleTV, RasPlex can easily be on every TV in your home. RasPlex runs on the worlds most affordable computer, the Raspberry Pi
– Created from Plex Home Theater and LibreELEC Linux, with automatic updates pushed out as they become available.

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RasPlex 1.8.0-b RPi2 ARMHF 143MB.img.gz
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RasPlex 1.8.0-b RPi3Plus ARMHF 146MB.img.gz
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FedBerry

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Web site: fedberry.org
Origin: unknown
Category: desktop
Desktop environment: Xfce
Architecture: ARM
Based on: Fedora
Wikipedia:
Media: Install
The last version | Released: 29.1 | November 30, 2018

FedBerry – a Fedora Remix specifically built for use with Raspberry Pi® 2/3 Model B computers.

FedBerry allows people to easily install and use Fedora on the RPi2/3. FedBerry was created when Fedora did not previously support the Raspberry Pi 2/3 Model B (RPi2/3).

FedBerry is an optimised Fedora remix which fully supports all RPi2/3 hardware.

The major differences between Fedora arm releases as compared to Fedberry releases are:
• The use of our own custom kernels (using the Raspberry Pi foundation’s bcm2709 kernel port).
• The use of Raspberry Pi foundation’s own bootloader (ie. we don’t use uboot).
• The use of swap files in lieu of swap partitions.
• tmpfs is enabled but size limited to 100M.
• The root partition is automatically expanded on first boot.
• Various RPi specific applications / software are included by default.
• To facilitate optional headless booting, a default root password is set in the ‘minimal’ release.

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FedBerry 29.1 Xfce ARMFM 876MB.raw.xz
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JavaOS

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Web site: (not active)
Origin: USA
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: CLI
Architecture: x86, ARM, PowerPC, SPARC
Based on: Chorus
Wikipedia: JavaOS
Media: Install
The last version | Released: 1999

JavaOS – a closed source, based on a Java virtual machine, and written in Java operating system developed by Sun Microsystems. JavaOS is a highly compact operating system designed to run Java applications directly on microprocessors in anything from net computers to pagers.

JavaOS brings the design advantages of the Java™ programming language to an operating system. As perhaps the smallest and fastest OS that runs Java, JavaOS enables Java on a broad range of devices. JavaOS will run equally well on a network computer, a PDA, a printer, a game machine, cellular telephone, or countless other devices that require a very compact OS and the ability to run Java.

In addition, JavaOS has been built to be fully ROMable for embedded applications, and can run with as little as 512K ROM and 256K RAM. For network computers, an entire system with JavaOS, the HotJava™ Browser and space for downloading Web content and applets requires only 3MB ROM and 4MB RAM. JavaOS can be this small because it is almost completely written in Java.

JavaSoft, headquartered in Cupertino, CA, is an operating company of Sun Microsystems Inc. The company’s mission is to develop, market and support the Java technology and products based on it. Java supports networked applications and enables developers to write applications once that will run on any machine. JavaSoft develops applications, tools and systems platforms to further enhance Java as the programming standard for complex networks such as the Internet and corporate intranets.

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Zeroshell

Zeroshell

Web site: zeroshell.org
Origin: Italy
Category: Firewall
Desktop environment: CLI
Architecture: x86, ARM
Based on: Independent
Wikipedia: Zeroshell
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 3.9.5 | January 16, 2021
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Zeroshell – a Linux based distribution dedicated to the implementation of Router and Firewall Appliances completely administrable via web interface. Zeroshell is available for x86/x86-64 platforms and ARM based devices such as Raspberry Pi.

Features:
– Load Balancing and Failover of Multiple Internet Connections
– VPN Site to Site and VPN Host to Site
– Captive Portal Access for Internet Hotspot
– Firewall Rules using Deep Packet Inspection (Layer 7 Filters and nDPI)
– Quality of Services and Traffic Shaping using Deep Packet Inspection
– Transparent Web Proxy with Antivirus and URL Black Lists
– RADIUS Authentication and Accounting
– Bridging and VLAN Management
– Wireless Access Point with Multiple SSID Support
– Mobile Connections
– Tracking and Logging of the Network Connections

Zeroshell is available as a live CD or Flash disk image and can be configured using a web browser.

The distribution has been developed since 2005 (first beta on June 25, 2006), its developer is Fulvio Ricciardi.

On April 18, 2021 the developer announced of closing down the project.

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Zeroshell 3.9.5 x86 285MB.iso
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Zeroshell 3.9.4A RPI ARM 620MB.img.gz
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ChorusOS

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Web site: docs.oracle.com/cd/E19048-01/chorus5/index.html
Origin: USA
Category: workstation, embedded
Desktop environment: CLI
Architecture: x86, Motorolla 68000, PowerPC, SPARC, ARM, MIPS
Based on: Mach kernel
Wikipedia: ChorusOS
Media: Install
The last version | Released: 5.1 | 2011

ChorusOS – a highly scalable and reliable embedded operating system that has established itself among top telecommunications suppliers. The ChorusOS operating system is used in public switches and PBXs, as well as within access networks, cross-connect switches, voice-mail systems, cellular base stations, web-phones, and cellular telephones.

The Sun Embedded Workshop software provides a development environment with the necessary tools to build and deploy the ChorusOS operating system on a telecommunications platform. The ChorusOS operating system is the embedded foundation for Sun’s Service-Driven Network. Offering high service availability, complete hardware and software integration, management capabilities and JavaTM technology support dedicated to telecom needs, the ChorusOS operating system allows the dynamic and cost-efficient deployment of new features and applications while maintaining the reliability and functionality of existing networks.

The ChorusOS operating system supports third-party protocol stacks, legacy applications, and applications based on real-time and Java technology, on a single hardware platform.

The ChorusOS operating system can be tuned very finely to meet the requirements of a given application or environment. The core executive component is always present in an instance of the ChorusOS operating system. Optional features are implemented as components that can be added to, or removed from, an instance of the ChorusOS operating system.

Each API function in the ChorusOS operating system is contained in one or more of the configurable components. As long as at least one of these components is configured into a given instance of the operating system, the function is available. Some library functions are independent of any specific component and are always available.

ChorusOS 5.0 runs over Solaris operating environments, and supports the following targets:
– UltraSPARC II (CP1500 and CP20x0)
– Intel x86, Pentium
– Motorola PowerPC 750 and 74×0 processor family (mpc7xx)
– Motorola PowerQUICC I (mpc8xx) and PowerQUICC II (mpc8260) microcontrollers

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SparkyLinux

SparkyLinux 1 Enlightenment17

SparkyLinux 1 Fluxbox    SparkyLinux 1 WindowMaker

Web site: sparkylinux.org
Origin: Poland
Category: Desktop, Game, Multimedia, Rescue
Desktop environment: KDE, LXQt, MATE, Openbox, Xfce
Architecture: x86, x86_64, ARM
Based on: Debian
Wikipedia: SparkyLinux
Media: Live DVD
The last version | Released: active
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SparkyLinux – a desktop-oriented operating system based on the Debian operating system. The project offers a ready to use operating system with a set of various customized lightweight desktops to choose from.

The project was born on October, 2011 as an Ubuntu remix with Enlightenment as the default desktop having the name ue17r (Ubuntu Enlightenment17 Remix). After a few months of testing, the base system was changed to Debian and it was renamed to SparkyLinux.

The default desktop environments are LXQt (former LXDE), MATE and Xfce but users can install other desktops via ‘Sparky APTus’.

As Sparky iso image features a few proprietary packages, the ‘Sparky APTus’ provides a small tool called ‘Non-Free Remover’ which can easily uninstall all ‘contrib’ and ‘non-free’ packages from the system.

Special Editions:
– GameOver Edition, targeted to gamers. It features a large set of free and open-source games and some needed tools;
– Rescue Edition, provides a live system and a large number of applications for recovering broken operating systems;
– Multimedia for audio, video and html pages creating;

SparkyLinux is still under active development, the post is published on 10th Sparky anniversary.

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SparkyLinux 1.0 E17 Full English 1.31GB.iso
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SparkyLinux 1.0 E17 Full Polish 1.33GB.iso
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SparkyLinux 1.0 Fluxbox Lite English 655MB.iso
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SparkyLinux 1.0 Fluxbox Lite Polish 674MB.iso
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SparkyLinux 1.0 WindowMaker Lite English 654MB.iso
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SparkyLinux 1.0 WindowMaker Lite Polish 673MB.iso
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SparkyLinux all present editions/versions amd64/i686/arm
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OpenELEC

OpenELEC

Web site: openelec.tv (not active)
Origin: Switzerland
Category: Multimedia
Desktop environment: Kodi
Architecture: ARMHF, x86_64
Based on: Independent
Wikipedia: OpenELEC
Media: Install USB
The last version | Released: 8.0.4 | June 4, 2017
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OpenELEC (Open Embedded Linux Entertainment Center) – a free, embedded, source-based operating system providing a complete media center software suite. OpenELEC is a small and fast-booting Linux distribution.

OpenELEC is based on the Linux kernel and providing a complete XBMC based multimedia center. It allows users to manage a home entertainment center (home theater) offering easy access to TV channels, DVD player and Sky box.

Unlike orhers operating systems, OpenELEC is very small and fast, however it allows you to manage and configure the system and devices.
OpenELEC is available for machines/devices such as: i386, x86_64 and Raspberry Pi.

To install OpenELEC:
– unpack the downloaded OpenELEC archive
– create a bootable Live USB using included script (256MB minimum)
– boot the computer from the USB drive, which will run the Live installer
– install OpenELEC on the second USB Flash drive (2GB)

Starting from version 5.0, OpenELEC is equipped with Kodi (formerly XBMC).
With the release of version 6.0, support for i386 machines was dropped.

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OpenELEC 20101218 devel i386 114MB.tar.bz2
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OpenELEC 20101218 devel amd64 92MB.tar.bz2
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Flint OS

Flint OS

Web site: flintos.io
Origin: United Kingdom
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: Chromium
Architecture: ARM, x86_64
Based on: Chromium OS
Wikipedia:
Media: Live IMG
The last version | Released: 1.3 | September 30, 2017
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Flint OS – a fast, simple and productive operating system built on open source Chromium OS.

Flint began with a vision where all applications and services we use today will be living in the Cloud. With the ever advancing browser platform technology and web frontend performances, it’s not surprising that most things we do today with the internet can be done through a single browser window. Powered by Cloud technology, driven by the open source community, equipped with an optimized custom kernel, bundled with the best browser platform and incorporating numerous user experience enhancements, Flint OS is here to take you to a new horizon of computing.

Flint OS works perfectly on most x86 and ARM based hardware platforms. We are particularly interested in making Flint OS run on single-board-computer (SBC) solutions based on ARM architecture, such as the Raspberry Pi, SBCs with RK3288 and RK3399 chips.

On March 6, 2018 Neverware announced about acquiring Flint Innovations, creators of Flint OS.

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Flint OS PC 1.1 Vanilla 516MB.img.xz
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Flint OS PC 3.2 Dev 608MB.img.xz
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Flint OS RPI 0.3 361MB.img.xz
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Flint OS VMWare 0.1 749MB.ova
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