ExOS

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Web site: pdos.csail.mit.edu/archive/exo/
Origin: USA
Category: Server
Desktop environment: CLI
Architecture: x86
Based on: Independent
Wikipedia: Exokernel
Media: Install
The last version | Released: 06.22.2000 | June 22, 2000

ExOS – an operating system kernel developed by the MIT Parallel and Distributed Operating Systems group, and also a class of similar operating systems.

An exokernel eliminates the notion that an operating system should provide abstractions on which applications are built. Instead, it concentrates solely on securely multiplexing the raw hardware: from basic hardware primitives, application-level libraries and servers can directly implement traditional operating system abstractions, specialized for appropriateness and speed.

The newest exokernel is XOK, which runs on PC hardware, and ExOS, our first library operating system (libos). The ExOS library provides a user-level and extensible implementation of an UNIX operating system. Most UNIX applications like gcc, perl, apache, tcsh, and telnet compile and work without changes using ExOS. Further, measurements of application performance show that ExOS performs at least as well as OpenBSD and FreeBSD and much better when using specialized libos’s. For example, the Cheetah web server built on top of XOK performs eight times faster than NCSA or Harvest and three to four times faster than IIS running on Windows NT Enterprise Edition.

The current exopc distribution contains the entire source tree for the XOK kernel, ExOS library operating system, and assorted user-level programs and tools for building the system. OpenBSD or Linux with libc6 is required to build the system and only certain disk and ethernet controllers are supported. It was written by a variety of people over the past four years under DARPA sponsorship. Currently, the system is still under active development by PDOS at MIT, Greg Ganger’s group at CMU, and Exotec.

Exopc is stable enough to do libos and application development but there are still many bugs and features that have not yet been implemented. Do not expect to compile everything and replace your current system with XOK/ExOS. However, things are progressing rapidly and hopefully with making the sources public the ‘net world at large can help speed development. Any additions or bug fixes are greatly welcomed and will be considered for incorporation into the main source tree.

Copyright (C) 1997 Massachusetts Institute of Technology; some code in this distribution is covered by the GNU General Public License; some files include the following copyright: Copyright (C) 1998 Exotec, Inc. (free).

Primary authors (alphabetical order):
– Hector Briceno
– Dawson Engler
– Greg Ganger
– Rusty Hunt
– John Jannotti
– Frans Kaashoek
– David Mazieres
– Tom Pinckney

Other authors (alphabetical order):
– Josh Cates
– George Candea
– Robert Grimm
– Eric Nygren
– Costa Sapuntzakis
– Yonah Schneidler
– Josh Stults
– Debby Wallach
– Doug Wyatt

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exopc 06.22.2000 source 53MB.tar.gz
md5sum: d1c2d45ec4204e61f84b0c8fe783f134

 

miniBSD

miniBSD

Web site: minibsd.org
Origin: Italy (?)
Category: Router
Desktop environment: CLI
Architecture: x86
Based on: FreeBSD
Wikipedia:
Media: Install
The last version | Released: 4.11 | March 3, 2005

miniBSD – a mini FreeBSD based operating system for using with CF cards, USB pens or other small media. This project is created on Manuel Kasper’s scripts. The latest version is based on FreeBSD 4.x 5.x and 6.x. This mini system can fit on 16Mb Flash. MiniBSD represents a compromise between a full FreeBSD system and a minimal system like PicoBSD.

MiniBSD consists of a series of sh scripts which support users in creating a small image containing a fully functional FreeBSD operating system. MiniBSD is designed for storage media such as smart-media or flash-cards that can be used in devices like epia, soekris or other.

Authors: Davide D’Amico, Dario Freni, Gianmarco Giovannelli

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miniBSD 4.11-050303 i386 6.0MB.tgz
md5sum: 272dbc0df20dadbb1dc045bf14eaea3d
miniBSD scripts 33kB.tgz
md5sum: 6a00ef9daf24e3aff052ac504a14fe6d

 

Bluewhite

Bluewhite

Web site: bluewhite-linux.com
Origin: Romania
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: KDE, Xfce
Architecture: x86_64
Based on: Slackware
Wikipedia (PL): Bluewhite64
Media: Live, Install
The last version | Released: 13.0 | November 16, 2009

Bluewhite – a complex, reliable, scalable open source pure 64-bit Linux distribution that runs on 64-bit single and multicore servers and workstations.

This project was started in May 2006 and was built from Slackware – current sources using the existing 64-bit multilib toolchain from the Slamd64 Linux to create a new 64-bit non-multilib toolchain in order to build the rest of the programs.

Apart from the standard edition there are live versions, namely LiveDVD and miniLive. These versions have their base root in the standard edition and offer extra packages created by the Bluewhite Linux community . The purpose of these live versions is to serve as a preview to those who wish to try the standard edition but don’t want to install it yet, as well as providing some new features.

Bluewhite Linux LiveDVD and miniLive are targeted toward beginners. A new distribution tends to make people skeptical, so I wanted to give them a chance to test Bluewhite Linux without installing it by using a bootable media. They include Bluewhite Linux standard edition plus some extra packages.

The project founder is Attila Craciun.

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Bluewhite 13.0 Install CD1 x86_64 538MB.iso
md5sum: 377c2bcf97535e22c72137a358591a2d
Bluewhite 13.0 Install CD2 x86_64 633MB.iso
md5sum: aa6d5a43f9d47059b379a384efc4a5ca
Bluewhite 13.0 Install CD3 x86_64 623MB.iso
md5sum: 94ef1487223cdc94173c0fa122418b20
Bluewhite 13.0 LiveDVD x86_64 2.03GB.iso
md5sum: 05721ffbc34b5e7a110b6a9d934fdd40

 

TrueOS

TrueOS

Web site: trueos.org (not active)
Origin: USA
Category: Server
Desktop environment: CLI
Architecture: x86_64
Based on: FreeBSD
Wikipedia: TrueOS
Media: Install DVD/USB
The last version | Released: 18.12 ? | December 15, 2018
Zobacz po polsku Zobacz po polsku: TrueOS

TrueOS – an open-source Unix-like, server-oriented FreeBSD based operating system. The project started as the PC-BSD project.

TrueOS was also able to run Linux software, in addition to FreeBSD Ports collection, and it had its own .txz package manager. TrueOS supported OpenZFS, and the installer offered disk encryption with geli.

The project founder is Kris Moore.
It was under active development between 2016 and 2018, and finished in 2020.

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TrueOS 18.03 x64 2.4GB.iso
md5sum: 1dfdf1689f3430600dfa9234b25503e9

TrueOS 18.03 x64 USB 2.6GB.img
md5sum: 3e4d6b2f8bc4c0dd004ea766dba84d51

 

Labyrinth BSD

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Web site: sourceforge.net/projects/labyrinthos/
Origin: ?
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: CLI
Architecture: x86
Based on: BSD
Wikipedia:
Media: Live
The last version | Released: ? | February 2003

Labyrinth BSD – a stable BSD implementation intended for the average user.

The Makefile in the source directory supports a number of targets for building components (or all) of the Labyrinth source tree, the most commonly used one being “world”, which rebuilds and installs everything in the FreeBSD system from the source tree except the kernel, the kernel-modules and the contents of /etc. The “buildkernel” and “installkernel” targets build and install the kernel and the modules (see below). Please see the top of the Makefile in this directory for more information on the standard build targets and compile-time flags.

Copyright 1997-2003 KyroSoft, Inc.

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Labyrinth BSD source 138MB.tar.bz2
md5sum: 788ec0abd4922a15e65188e5913b4539

 

Zopix

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Web site: zopix.org (not active)
Origin: Zopix
Category: Specialist
Desktop environment: CLI
Architecture: x86
Based on: Knoppix
Wikipedia:
Media: Live
The last version | Released: 0.5 (?) | February 2004

Zopix – ​​a Linux distribution, a remaster of Knoppix 3.3. It is a demo CD centered around the Zope application server. A selection of Zope products is presented, including Plone, CPS, Zwook, Zwiki, Fcforum.

Zopix has been designed to easily create a live CD with your own personalized Zope content. Changes compared to Knoppix 3.3: Open Office has been removed for reasons of space. When starting two Zope instances launch automatically: one for CPS, and one for the rest (this because CPS uses modified versions of Zope libraries).

Evolutions planned for the next versions:
– Study of different live-distro: Knoppix is ​​a good base but starting from a Knoppix-MIB or a Dynebolic or other remains under study.
– Zope product watch: study existing Zope products in order to integrate the best in Zopix.
– Possibly make a program with GUI to create your personalized Zope demo without using a command line

Zope products installed:
– Zope 2.6.2
– Plone 1.0.5
– CPS 2.1
– Zwook 0.99.4
– CMF Bibliography 0.2
– CMFForum 1.0
– CMF Photo 0.3
– COREBlog 0.52b
– Epoz 0.6.0
– External Editor 0.7.1
– fcForum 2.0.6
– Localizer 1.0.1
– Photo 1.2.3
– PloneChat 0.4
– PlonePopoll-1.0
– CookieCrumbler-1.1
– Squishdot 1.5.0
– ZopeZen 0.5
– ZWiki 0.24

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CBSS

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Web site: hbsd.bsdux.com.br (not active)
Origin: Brasil
Category: Server
Desktop environment: CLI
Architecture: x86
Based on: PicoBSD
Wikipedia:
Media: Install
The last version | Released: 2.1 (?) | ?

CBSS – a PicoBSD based operating system, targeted to servers.

The latest version of CBSS was 2.1b which featured some tools, such as: firewall (ipfw), remote access (telnet), NAT, bandwidth control (dummynet), QoS (altq), and many others.

The CBSS project founder is Christopher Giese.

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LinVDR

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Web site: linvdr.org
Origin: Germany (?)
Category: Multimedia
Desktop environment: CLI
Architecture: x86
Based on: Debian
Wikipedia:
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 0.7 | ?

LinVDR – a complete, breathing Linux system smaller than 128 MB with a complete digital Video Disk Recorder (VDR)/Personal Video Recorder (PVR) and several plugins. For easy access we installed additionally the browser frontend VDR Admin and a Samba share for up- and downloading music or DVD images with Windows clients.

The base system is Debian Woody compatible (only compatible, not Debian Woody itself) with the DVB driver from Convergence and Klaus Schmidingers unbeated Video Disk Recorder Software VDR.

VDR was designed to work with so-called full featured DVB cards. This is a Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB) receiver card originally developed from Technotrend. Hauppauge adopted these cards and labeled them WinTV DVB-s/C or Nexus.

“root” password is “linvdr”
“linvdr” password is “linvdr”
Samba: workgroup “workgroup”, user “linvdr”, password “linvdr”
VDR Admin runs on port 80, German is default language, admin account is “linvdr”, dassword “linvdr”, “guest” login is disabled but has “guest” as pre-set password.

The project developer are Thomas Koch and Mirko Dölle.

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VDRLive

VDRLive

Web site: (not active)
Origin: ?
Category: Multimedia
Desktop environment: CLI
Architecture: x86
Based on: ?
Wikipedia:
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 0.4.0-rc1 | April 24, 2007

VDRLive – a modular, small in size, live Linux distribution which features preinstalled the VDR application. The live system works in text mode so can be operated from the command line only.

The project was under active development between 2004 and 2007 (?).

The VDR (Video Disk Recorder) is an open-source application for Linux designed to allow any computer to function as a digital video recorder, in order to record and replay TV programming using the computer’s hard drive.

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VDRLive 0.4.0-rc1 i386 27MB.iso
md5sum: ab707c85144951b8fe3720b826f26058