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
md5sum: 3e550bdf462c3fc86f8a92cbdb7712ef

Flint OS VMWare 0.1 749MB.ova
md5sum: 72a6fda1f81800a417c84e5ab68e2f0f

 

RaspBSD

RaspBSD

Web site: raspbsd.org (not active)
Origin: France
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: LXDE
Architecture: armhf, aarch64
Based on: FreeBSD
Wikipedia:
Media: Install
The last version | Released: 12.0 | October 17, 2016
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RaspBSD – a version of FreeBSD, designed for small, single-board computers such as the Raspberry Pi (1,2,3), Banana Pi, and BeagleBoard Black.

The live image of the system features the FreeBSD with the preinstalled Openbox window manager and the LXDE desktop environment.
RaspBSD also offers access to FreeBSD’s preconfigured package repositories.

RaspBSD is based on the FreeBSD -CURRENT tree.

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RaspBSD 12.0 armhf 284MB.img.gz
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Daylight

Daylight Linux

Web site: daylightlinux.ch
Origin: Switzerland
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: Fluxbox
Architecture: x86_64, ARMHF
Based on: Debian
Wikipedia:
Media: Live DVD
The last version | Released: 4.01 | September 6, 2019

Daylight Linux – a Debian based Linux distribution designed for PC (amd64) and Raspberry Pi.

The linux kernel is 5.3 version for the AMD64 live version and Kernel 4.19.68 for the Raspberry Pi version.
All packages are upgraded to the Debian 10 version or to the cutting edge version (experimental) for all current software.

ARM edition compatibility: all Raspberry Pi models, tested on : 3B+, 3B, 3A+, Raspberry pi 4
The last version is the branch Version 4.

root password: toor
live user:pasword: daylight:toor

The project founder is Hamdy Abou El Anein.

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Daylight Linux 4 armhf 3.4GB.zip
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Daylight Linux 4.01 amd64 2.56GB.iso
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Dowse

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Web site: dowse.eu
Origin:
Category: RaspberryPi
Desktop environment: CLI
Architecture: ARMHF
Based on: Devuan
Wikipedia:
Media: Install
The last version | Released: 1.0 | December 5, 2017

Dowse – a smart digital network appliance for home based local area networks (LAN) and also small and medium business offices, that makes it possible to connect objects and people in a friendly, conscious and responsible manner.

Dowse is a software designed by dyne.org to build into a small inexpensive computer.
It can be a board such as a Raspberry Pi, an OlinuXino, or just any computer you have standing around.

It allows you to see what kind of events are happening on your network in real-time. Dowse shades your DNS traffic to your Internet Service Provider. Dowse becomes the digital equivalent of a door and a curtain.

Dowse is free and open source software. There is no big company behind it. By installing the Dowse box you will get insight down to the network layer of what is actually going on in your home. Who is talking to whom, what, where and when? You can see which device connects to which company and you can turn that communication off, or allow it.

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Dowse 1.0 ARMHF Raspi2 347MB.img.xz
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arkOS

arkOS

Web site: arkos.io (not active)
Origin: USA
Category: RaspberryPi
Desktop environment: CLI
Architecture: ARM
Based on: Arch Linux
Wikipedia: arkOS
Media: Install
The last version | Released: 0.8.1 | October 19, 2016

arkOS – an operating system for securely self-hosting your online life from the comfort of your home. It is a flavour of Arch Linux ARM with a focus on easy self-hosting of a variety of content.

It allows you to easily host your own website, email, “cloud” and more, all within arm’s reach. It does this by interfacing with existing software and allowing the user to easily update and change settings with a graphical interface. No more need to depend on external cloud services, which can be insecure “walled gardens” that require you to give up control over your data.

arkOS has several different components that come together to make a seamless self-hosting experience possible on your embedded device or dedicated server. Each of these components will work with each other out-of-the-box, allowing you to host your websites, email, social networking accounts, cloud services, and many other things from your arkOS node.

Features:
– Built for embedded devices – arkOS is primarily an operating system for embedded devices. In fact, arkOS was initially designed for use on the Raspberry Pi, which is a simple single-board computer not much bigger than a credit card. Embedded devices are prized for their relatively low cost (usually less than $100), their availability, and their general-purpose nature. Other embedded devices boast more impressive specifications, enabling you to pay only for the performance you need. Choose the device that works best for you.

– Easy to set up – Download one of our easy installation programs and run it on your home computer. It will guide you through the process of downloading and installing arkOS to whichever type of media your embedded device supports. Setting up a home server couldn’t be simpler.

– Get connected – Plug the installation media into your device, plug the device into your home router, and you’re ready to host your own files, sites and cloud data. arkOS works right out of the box. Connect to the device via your home computer, and finish installing and customizing your arkOS node.

– Easily managed from your browser window – arkOS allows you to stay on top of your online life from an easy-to-navigate web panel. From here, you can easily install new applications, upload files, manage your cloud, update your system and much more. You can monitor the health of your system and get alerts if a problem occurs. arkOS can even back up your information, encrypt and store it offsite in case you need to roll back some changes.

– Open and fully extensible – arkOS is open source, meaning that any developer can take a look inside and tweak it to their liking, or submit improvements for everyone to enjoy. It has an open application architecture, so new functionalities can be easily developed and included in the arkOS App Store. A full REST API allows you to network your servers, remotely control them with your own software… the possibilities are endless.

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Finnix

Finnix

Web site: finnix.org
Origin: USA
Category: Rescue
Desktop environment: CLI
Architecture: x86, x86_64, ARMHF, PowerPC
Based on: Debian
Wikipedia: Finnix
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: active | 2021
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Finnix – a small, text based rescue CD based on Debian GNU/Linux, targeted to system administrators. Finnix works in Live mode, but it can be installed on your computer’s hard drive. The Live system can be started from a CD, USB flash drive and via the network (PXE).

Finnix includes tools for disk partitioning, network traffic monitoring, boot record repair and installation of other operating systems.

Finnix is built on Debian from the testing branch and is available for i386, amd64, armhf and powerpc machines.

The Finnix Live image also includes the FreeDOS system.

The project was started in 1999, with its first public release in March 2000, making it one of the oldest LiveCDs (predated by DemoLinux and immediately preceded by the Linuxcare Bootable Toolbox).
The project developer is Ryan Finnie.

After 5 years of break, in May 14, 2020 a new version of Finnix 120 released.

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Finnix 120 amd64 470MB.iso
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Finnix 111 i386/amd64 163MB.iso
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Finnix 111 ARMHF 111MB.iso
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Finnix 111 PowerPC 158MB.iso
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Inferno

Inferno

Web site: www.vitanuova.com/inferno/
Origin: UK
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: GUI
Architecture: x86, ARM, PA-RISC, MIPS, PowerPC, SPARC
Based on: Independent
Wikipedia: Inferno
Media: Install
The last version | Released: 4 | March 28, 2015

Inferno – an operating system designed for building distributed and networked systems on a wide variety of devices and platforms. Inferno was based on the experience gained with Plan 9 from Bell Labs, and currently being developed by Vita Nuova. Applications for this system are written in the Limbo language. The name of the system and some related programs (including Styx, Limbo) come from the Dante’s Divine Comedy.

Inferno can run as a user application on top of an existing operating system or as a stand alone operating system. Most of the popular operating systems and processor architectures are supported:
– Host Operating Systems
– Windows NT/2000/XP
– Irix
– Linux
– MacOS X
– FreeBSD
– Solaris
– Plan 9

Inferno applications are written in Limbo®, a modern, safe, modular, concurrent programming language with C-like syntax. It is more powerful than C but considerably easier to understand and debug than C++ or Java. It is easy to express the concurrency in the physical world directly in Limbo’s syntax. Any Inferno application will run identically on all Inferno platforms.

High level security is an important part of the Inferno system. By using one standard protocol for all network communication, security can be focused on one point and provided at a system level. Inferno offers full support for authenticated, encrypted connections using a certificate based user identification scheme and variety of algorithms.

Inferno 4 was released in 2005 as free software.

Founded in March 2000, Vita Nuova Holdings Ltd is an operating systems and application development company specializing in technologies for distributed applications on network devices and embedded systems.

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Inferno 20150328 Unix-like systems (FreeBSD, Linux, MacOS X, Plan 9) 71MB.tgz
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Inferno Windows 2000, XP, and 7 62MB.zip
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Inferno Mac OSX 386 3,7MB.tgz
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Inferno source code
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CapROS

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Web site: www.capros.org
Origin: USA
Category: Microkernel, Others
Desktop environment: CLI
Architecture: x86, ARM
Based on: EROS
Wikipedia:
Media: Install
The last version | Released: 1 | May 2, 2005

CapROS (Capability-based Reliable Operating System) – an experimental capability-based operating system, based on EROS, KeyKOS, and Gnosis. Ports exist for the Intel IA-32 and ARM9 architectures. CapROS is an operating system that merges some very old ideas about capabilities with some newer ideas about performance and resource management. The result is a small, secure, real-time operating system that provides orthogonal persistence.

It is a pure capability-based system that features automatic persistence of data and processes, even across system reboots. Capability systems naturally support the principle of least authority, which improves security and fault tolerance.

The CapROS project is led by Charles Landau. It was under developed by Strawberry Development Group with funding from DARPA and others.

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CapROS source archive 43.7MB.tgz
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Maemo

Maemo

Web site: http://maemo.org/
Origin: Norway
Category: Mobile
Desktop environment: Hildon
Architecture: ARM
Based on: Debian
Wikipedia: Maemo
Media:
The last version | Released: 5.0 PR 1.3.1 | November 1, 2011

Maemo – a Linux based operating system and mobile platform from the Finnish communications and information technology corporation, Nokia. Software applications designed to run on the Maemo platform are developed by the Maemo Community, a nonprofit, open source community sponsored by Nokia.

Maemo is a modified version of the Debian GNU/Linux distribution, reconfigured for mobile devices. It uses libraries from the GNOME project, the Matchbox window manager and the GTK-based Hildon framework as its GUI and application framework. The GUI uses the GTK+ toolkit and Hildon user interface widgets and API.

Maemo operating system is designed for Nokia Internet Tablets, which feature very similar specifications to Nokia’s high-end N-series and E-series cellphones, with TI OMAP ARM SoCs, large screens, and expandable internal storage.

Maemo comes with a number of built-in applications such as Mozilla-based MicroB browser, Macromedia Flash player, Gizmo5, and Skype.
More applications can be installed from a 3rd party sources, via “Application manager”, or APT and dpkg.

At the Mobile World Congress in February 2010, it was announced that the Maemo project would be merging with Moblin to create the MeeGo mobile software platform. Despite that, the Maemo community continued to be active, and in late 2012 Nokia began transferring Maemo ownership to the newly established Hildon Foundation.

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