Elemental

Elemental

Web site: ibiblio.org/elemental/
Origin:
Category: Server
Desktop environment: CLI
Architecture: x86
Based on:
Wikipedia:
Media: Install CD
The last version | Released: Lithinum | February 17, 2013

Elemental (The Elemental Linux Server (ELS)) – designed from the outset to be a minimal, no-frills server distribution.

There is no GUI, everything is console-based. There is no package manager, packages are installed from .tar.gz files. There is no administration tool, all configuration is done by manually editing files in the /etc directory.

There is also very little bloat in the ELS distribution.

ELS will easily install on the vintage 1998 Pentium II computer that’s sitting in your basement collecting dust. Don’t throw it out, reanimate it as a home file server or a personal web server.

The project founder is David Horton.

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Elemental Lithium Base i386 497MB.iso
md5sum: e749d2b6bef8973ab221cfdcbfee95ce

Elemental Lithium Extra i386 171MB.iso
md5sum: e2002c9f93bab7810538c0a01d4ab20f

Elemental Lithium i386 Source 520MB.iso
md5sum: 369d675165a00bf54265dc36e91f849d

 

TalkingArch

TalkingArch

Web site: talkingarch.tk
Origin: New Zealand
Category: Specialist
Desktop environment: CLI
Architecture: x86_64
Based on: Arch Linux
Wikipedia:
Media: Install CD
The last version | Released: 2017.10.03 | October 3, 2017
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TalkingArch – a modification of the Arch Linux installation media, enabling the installation of Arch Linux, also for the visually impaired.

TalkingArch started as Chris Brannon’s personal project to help him more easily install Arch Linux with speech. With much help and input from the community, and with the wonderful work of the Archiso team powering the back end, TalkingArch has grown to become one of the best available live images for rescue and recovery, as well as for installing Arch Linux.

Although it is not an official Arch Linux install image, the aim of the project is to stay as consistent as possible with the official install image and Arch principles, while adding speech and braille support to allow Arch Linux to be installed by blind and visually impaired users.

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TalkingArch 2017.10.03 amd64 566MB.iso
md5sum: b0960ee0c211be406bee3148b9a76a42

 

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
md5sum: 861a30aac53bc647eeafa05abc0f471c

 

Pebble Linux

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Web site: nycwireless.net/pebble/ (not active)
Origin: USA
Category: Embedded
Desktop environment: CLI
Architecture: x86
Based on: Debian
Wikipedia:
Media: Install
The last version | Released: 2004

Pebble Linux – a smallish (smaller than 64MB, larger than 8MB) Linux distribution designed for embedded style devices such as the Soekris boards, or a Stylstic 1000.

It is based on Debian GNU/Linux. It runs on many different types of systems, such as old 486 machines and mini-itx boards.

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UltraPenguin

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Web site: ultra.linux.cz (not active)
Origin: Czech Republic
Category: Server
Desktop environment: CLI
Architecture: x86, x86_64
Based on: Red Hat
Wikipedia:
Media: Install
The last version | Released: 1.1.9 | December 11, 1998

UltraPenguin – a Linux distribution for SPARC and UltraSPARC based workstations, which is based on Red Hat Linux. This distribution is for both 32bit and 64bit SPARC CPUs, the advantage is that this distribution works on 32bit SPARCs (sun4 (hopefully, SILO not yet, install image neither), sun4c, sun4m, sun4d) and on 64bit SPARCs.

It is released under GPL. There are really no guarantees and you cannot make Red Hat Software, Inc. liable for anything, as this is really just based on their work.

Supported Hardware CPU’s:
– Sun4 machines (4/300 only at the moment)
– Sun4c machines (IPC, SS1, etc)
– Sun4m machines (IPX, Classic, SS5, SS10, SS20, …, including SMP boxes; only SS5/170 is not yet supported)
– UltraSPARC SBUS based workstations (Ultra1, Ultra2, Ultra1 Creator, Ultra2 Creator, including SMP configurations)
– UltraSPARC PCI based workstations (Ultra30, UltraAX, Ultra10, Ultra5, Ultra60)
– UltraSPARC SBUS based servers: Enterprise 1, 2, 150, 3000, 4000, 5000, 6000, 10000 (SMP is being worked on)
– UltraSPARC PCI based servers: Enterprise 450 (including SMP)

UltraLinux is a fast 64bit free operating system, which supports up to 1TB of physical and another 1TB of IO memory, fully supports Linux/Sparc 32bit binaries plus will soon support 64bit UltraLinux ELF binaries. It uses the Visual Instruction Set for high bandwidth operations, even older 32-bit applications take advantage of this increased performance if they are dynamically linked. The 64-bit userland for UltraPenguin is half done, developers have initial statically linked ELF 64-bit binaries working. We will announce separately the availability of this so others can experiment with it and help us out, so please be patient.

July 12, 1997 – The UltraLinux team announces UltraPenguin 1.0 which was based on Red Hat Linux, version 4.2 for sparc.

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MkLinux

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Web site: mklinux.org
Origin: USA
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: CLI
Architecture: PowerPC
Based on: Independent
Wikipedia: MkLinux
Media: Install
The last version | Released: Pre-R2 | August 5, 2002

MkLinux – an Open Source operating system which consists of an implementation of the Linux operating system hosted on the Mach microkernel. We estimate that there are somewhere between 50,000 and 100,000 MkLinux users. A significant number of the installed MkLinux systems are being used in mission-critical applications.

During the early years, most MkLinux development occurred either at Apple or at The Open Group Research Institute in Grenoble, France. MkLinux Developer Release 1 (DR1) was released in early 1996.

MkLinux is a project begun by the OSF Research Institute (now Silicomp RI) and Apple Computer to port Linux, a freely distributed UNIX-like operating system, to a variety of Power Macintosh platforms running on top of OSF Research Institute’s implementation of the Mach microkernel.

Later that year, DR2 was released, incorporating numerous bug fixes. The Linux server was updated to the 2.0.x source base shortly thereafter. At about the same time, (December, 1996) PCI machines were supported and DR2.1 was completed and incorporated into Apple’s “Reference Release”. DR2.1 was released a few months later. With the exception of shared library support and support for 603e machines, very little changed until the appearance of the G3 PowerMacs in late 1997. Support for these machines trickled into the source base over the course of a few months, and pre-DR3, as it was then known, was frozen about March of 1998. While Apple’s quality assurance people tested the disk, the world moved on without it. As a result, a substantial number of bug fixes didn’t make it into the DR3 release.

By the time DR3 was released, at least three additional PowerBook models were partially supported (1400, 2400, and G3 series), and numerous major causes of crashes had been eliminated. At this point, a number of developers had made various fixes to PowerBook support, but they weren’t all in the same kernel.

At that point, at the request of Gilbert Coville, I sent out a request for patches and changes. The GENERIC kernels were born. Several developers joined me in setting up a CVS server for sources so that developers from around the world could easily coordinate their development efforts and maintain a single source tree.

Since the DR3 release, MkLinux has made significant advances in multiple Ethernet support, IDE support, floppy support, and overall stability. Literally hundreds of bug fixes and patches have been submitted in the past few months, and MkLinux is in a stronger position than ever to grow and improve for years to come.

Beginning in the summer of 1998, development work on MkLinux transitioned from Apple and OSF to a community-led effort.

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MkLinux DR3 cdimage 648MB
md5sum: e9b4b07649e9fd7e74431a8267b96784
MkLinux DR3 7.18MB.src.tgz
md5sum: ad36bf17f2856ba7a980574b40b3c6e0
DR3 osfmk.export 379KB.tgz
md5sum: d11f1b9c38ccb9df2fc9112109a8afe5
DR3 osfmk 4.6MB.src.tgz
md5sum: e4e914d9f849f77fb3746be02ccde1df
DR3 tools 174KB.tgz
md5sum: d2e9fe89c6bd61097b5de18cfdee66f8

MkLinux MAINDISK 669MB.img
md5sum: a33137a038bbc84a7348a4746fe9f825
MkLinux MAINDISK-OLD 673MB.img
md5sum: 4ef456439841c13ac71f6a6c0d550b7d

 

ClassiOS

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Web site: trumpet.com.au/index.php/products/classios.html
Origin:
Category: Desktop, Others
Desktop environment: CLI
Architecture: x86
Based on: Independent
Wikipedia:
Media: Install CD
The last version | Released: Alpha2 | March 25, 2008

ClassiOS – an object Pascal operating system. This operating system is built entirely with the Delphi Compiler – even the boot loader. This was achieved by replacing the System.dcu and related units by a custom unit which can run in Ring 0 of the x86 CPU.

Tattam Software is redeveloping the PetrOS® IA32 (x86) OS project.

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ClassiOS Alpha1 i386 170KB.iso.zip
md5sum: bc54fb4d1cb2618c3b93dd31df1c9b2b
ClassiOS alpha2 i386 199KB.iso.zip
md5sum: b47f07f5ea9a7265d6fc671c940102f9

 

PetrOS

PetrOS

Web site: trumpet.com.au/index.php/products/petrosr.html
Origin:
Category: Desktop, Others
Desktop environment: CLI
Architecture: x86
Based on: Independent
Wikipedia:
Media: Install
The last version | Released: 1.01 | 2001

PetrOS – a 32-bit operating system for the PC platform, by Trumpet Software International Pty Ltd. It a small, modular, easy to use, and not resource hungry.

PETROS(r) has been created from first principles, allowing it to focus on a small size and a modular approach. It is not intended to create yet another set of instructions and syntax, rather the underlying design concept has been to create a more efficient way of performing similar tasks without the overheads of resource hungry facilities or excessive feature creep.

Some of the primary features of PETROS(r) include:
– A micro kernel of about 100K, allowing much more memory for applications.
– A full working TCP system can be acheived in approximately 200K.
– It is fast loading, fast and easy to run.
– It runs on a 486 and above level of processor.
– It has a minimum memory requirement of 2MB.
– Standard peripherals are built in.
– It is fully multi-tasking.
– It has loadable driver modules.
– It has virtual paged memory.
– It will allow continued use of superceded machine configurations.
– It contains industry standard disk stuctures and executable formats.

Possible Uses:
– POP mail server.
– SMTP mail server.
– Firesock gateway machine.

Installation Instructions:
PETROS(r) is a fully functional operating system, which replaces the functions of MS-DOS or Windows(tm). As such, it will need to install important files on your disk drives that can prevent other operating systems on the same drive from working. You should make adequate backups and emergency recovery disks before attempting to install PETROS(r) to a hard drive that is used by other operating systems.

1. Installing PETROS(r) to run from the DOS prompt.

In order to coexist with other operating systems, PETROS(r) can be started from MS-DOS (native DOS, not a DOS box). If you are in Windows 9x, restart your computer MS-DOS mode. Create a directory (usually “petros”) to save the PETROS(r) files in and use the -noboot option:

C:\>md petros
C:\>cd petros
C:\petros>a:demo.exe -noboot

Once installed, start PETROS(r) from the DOS prompt by typing “pm”:

C:\>pm

PETROS(r) will start up and locate the drives and current directory.

2. Installing on a Floppy Disk.

To install PETROS(r) on a floppy disk, first insert a blank formatted disk in the drive. Copy the file “demo.exe” to a temporary directory on your hard drive and then type “demo.exe a: -boot”:

C:\temp>copy a:demo.exe
1 file(s) copied.
C:\temp>demo a: -boot

After the installation has completed successfully, leave the disk in the drive and reboot the system. PETROS(r) will now boot and you will be able to operate from the floppy drive.

3. Installing to a hard drive.

IMPORTANT – The PETROS(r) installer will overwrite any DOS or Windows boot sector with a PETROS(r) boot sector. Make sure you prepare a recovery disk to reinstate the DOS or Windows boot sector. SHOULD THE INSTALL PROCESS FAIL OR FOR SOME REASON PETROS(r) WILL NOT BOOT, YOUR DRIVE MAY BE LEFT INOPERABLE.

NOTE: If you require a multi-boot system we suggest that you install PETROS(r) on a fresh MS-DOS drive partition prepared using fdisk. Only primary partitions can be made bootable. Fdisk can be used to select between different bootable partitions. Programs like Partition Magic can assist in setting up your partitions to be used as a multiple boot system.

To install PETROS(r) to the hard drive, run the install program from the floppy drive:

C:\>a:
A:\>demo c: -boot

Fdisk can now be used to make sure the PETROS(r) drive is the active partition to run PETROS(r) remove the floppy from the drive and reboot your machine.

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PetrOS Demo 1.01 i386 524KB.zip
md5sum: 7b26d23ffbc0d235659b72b5c57121b8

 

ForthOS

ForthOS

Web site: sources.vsta.org/forthos/
Origin:
Category: UNIX-like, Others
Desktop environment: CLI
Architecture: Intel 80386, Motorola 68030
Based on: VSTa
Wikipedia:
Media: Install
The last version | Released:

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.

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ForthOS v1 448KB.iso.gz
md5sum: a222bb82a80b97a43ee1b324b95d2d34

ForthOS v2 virtual image disk 717KB.img.gz
md5sum: e19198440177084d85353e19e1c01f13

 

FMI/OS

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Web site: fmios.org | fmios.ocgnet.org (not active)
Origin:
Category: UNIX-like, Others
Desktop environment: CLI
Architecture: Intel 80386, Motorola 68030
Based on: VSTa
Wikipedia:
Media: Install
The last version | Released:

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.

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