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
md5sum: 57c72642a9ce10422e5dc58535caeff4
Genera Core-i7 485KB
md5sum: f9ee7c8cc2648b36ffb144a22599d7d8
Genera 8.5 Xlib Patched amd64 53MB.vlod
md5sum: 95995142e0032ea53121fa2d6f267511

F.H.C.

F.H.C.

Web site: fhclive.org (not active)
Origin: Italy?
Category: Security, Pentest
Desktop environment: CLI
Architecture: x86, x86_64
Based on: Independent
Wikipedia:
Media: Live USB
The last version | Released: 2019.02 | June 9, 2019
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F.H.C. (Forensic Hard Copy) – a Linux distribution, bootable from CD / USB (live), created exclusively to automate and speed up the identical copy of mass memories.

Such copying procedures are commonly used in the field of forensic computers; it is orthodox practice in this field of information technology, to acquire data from the offending media so as to preserve them from possible alterations or damage, and then subsequently analyze the identical copy. The project was created to meet the operational needs of law enforcement agencies involved in investigative activities of judicial police, technical consultants (CTU) and part (CTP), ensuring the inalterability and use of IT evidence in the criminal trial.

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F.H.C. live 2019.02 i386 471MB.iso
md5sum: 725c616024888eba53c152048131ae75

F.H.C. live 2019.02 amd64 471MB.iso
md5sum: 8232690add2e00fe630730d1a2ae9014

Amahi

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Web site: amahi.org
Origin: world
Category: Server
Desktop environment: CLI, Web based
Architecture: x86_64
Based on: Fedora
Wikipedia:
Media: Install DVD
The last version | Released: 11 | 2018

Amahi – a Fedora based Linux distribution offered as a home server which features software that runs on a dedicated PC as a central computer for your home. It handles your entertainment, storage, and computing needs. You can store, organize and deliver your recorded TV shows, videos and music to media devices in your network. Share them locally or safely around the world. And it’s expandable with a multitude of one-click install apps.

The Amahi Home Server makes your home networking simple. We like to call the Amahi servers HDAs, for “Home Digital Assistants.” Each HDA delivers all the functionality you would want in a home server, while being as easy to use as a web browser.

Amahi is running in over 35 countries and available in over 20 languages. With one of the largest media app and webapp store, tons of apps can extend your Amahi server to do anything you can imagine.

The Amahi Home Server is designed for home and small office environments where the ‘technical support’ staff do not want the job. The Amahi server is open source and GNU/Linux-based, which means it’s rock-solid reliable and virus-free.

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VINO

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Web site: eecs.harvard.edu/~syrah/
Origin: USA
Category: workstation
Desktop environment: CLI
Architecture: unknown
Based on: NetBSD
Wikipedia: VINO
Media: Install
The last version | Released: 0.50 | December 1998

VINO – an extensible operating system. This means that application software, running with the privileges of an ordinary user, can provide extensions to operating system (specifically, operating system kernel) functionality. More importantly, this can be done both safely and reasonably securely, and also efficiently; efficiently enough to make it worthwhile.

VINO is also a Unix-like operating system. It includes an almost complete set of Unix user-mode tools and will compile and run much standard Unix software unmodified. It also offers some extended functionality beyond what is traditionally available under Unix.

VINO is largely derived from NetBSD. The core of the kernel and some of the highly kernel-dependent user tools are VINO code, written mostly from scratch. The “uninteresting” parts, from a researcher’s point of view, including most of the user-level tools and device drivers, were assimilated from NetBSD to avoid having to write them ourselves.

VINO does not support multiprocessor systems; however, for reasons connected to the extensibility research, it features a fully preemptible kernel with fine-grained locking. This requirement was the fundamental reason we wrote a whole operating system: at the time, none of the freely available operating systems offered fine-grained locking.

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VeraCrypt RescueDisk

VeraCrypt RescueDisk

Web site: veracrypt.fr
Origin: France
Category: Rescue, Others
Desktop environment: CLI
Architecture: x86
Based on: unknown
Wikipedia:
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 1.13 | ~2015

VeraCrypt RescueDisk – a live CD disk which features the VeraCrypt encryption software and lets you boot your computer to repair it.

VeraCrypt is a free open source disk encryption with strong security software for the Paranoid brought to you by IDRIX and based on TrueCrypt 7.1a. It adds enhanced security to the algorithms used for system and partitions encryption making it immune to new developments in brute-force attacks. It also solves many vulnerabilities and security issues found in TrueCrypt.

VeraCrypt is free open-source disk encryption software for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. In case an attacker forces you to reveal the password, VeraCrypt provides plausible deniability. In contrast to file encryption, data encryption performed by VeraCrypt is real-time (on-the-fly), automatic, transparent, needs very little memory, and does not involve temporary unencrypted files.

During the process of preparing the encryption of a system partition/drive, VeraCrypt requires that you create a so-called VeraCrypt Rescue Disk (USB disk in EFI boot mode, CD/DVD in MBR legacy boot mode).

If the VeraCrypt Boot Loader screen does not appear after you start your computer (or if Windows does not boot), the VeraCrypt Boot Loader may be damaged. The VeraCrypt Rescue Disk allows you restore it and thus to regain access to your encrypted system and data (however, note that you will still have to enter the correct password then). For EFI boot mode, select Restore VeraCrypt loader binaries to system disk in the Rescue Disk screen. For MBR legacy boot mode, select instead Repair Options.

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VeraCrypt RescueDisk 1.13 i386 1.8MB.iso
md5sum: 5f0b97c1c62e06dbc18cf7fdec203810

Openwall GNU/*/Linux

Openwall GNU/*/Linux

Web site: openwall.com/Owl/
Origin: World
Category: Server, Security
Desktop environment: CLI
Architecture: x86_64
Based on: Fedora
Wikipedia: Openwall GNU/*/Linux
Media: Live DVD
The last version | Released: 3.1-20180703 | July 3, 2018
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Openwall GNU/*/Linux (Owl) – a small, security-enhanced Linux distribution based on Fedora, for servers, appliances, and virtual appliances. The Openwall project provides a set of patches for the Linux kernel to increase its security. The project also includes other applications that increase the security of server systems. The Openwall software is used by many Linux distributions.

The Openwall GNU/*/Linux live iso image can be used for remote, encrypted (SSH) connections to other systems, or for system repair or installation.

Owl live images are available for i686 and x86_64 class machines (the last version for x86_64 only) and run in text mode.

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Openwall GNU/*/Linux 3.1-20180703 x86_64 575MB.iso.gz
md5sum: d416931468e962e91a4902997d6dfaca

SavaJe

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Web site: savaje.com (not active)
Origin: USA
Category: Others, Mobile
Desktop environment: CLI
Architecture: JavaFX
Based on: unknown
Wikipedia: JavaFX
Media: install
The last version | Released: 2006

SavaJe – the SavaJe Mobile Platform, an open standards-based, Java™ platform for mobile phones, enables operators and handset manufacturers to rapidly brand and customize mobile handsets, while simultaneously delivering high performance and an advanced feature set.

The SavaJe OS was a monolithic OS-and-Java platform, an implementation of Sun Microsystems Java Standard Edition, as opposed to the more limited Micro Edition usually offered on mobile phones.

In 2007 Sun Microsystems acquires Assets from SavaJe Technologies.

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Cobalt

Cobalt

Web site: github.com/Cobalt-OS/Cobalt/releases
Origin: USA
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: CLI
Architecture: x86
Based on: FreeDOS
Wikipedia:
Media: Install CD
The last version | Released: 1.2 | May 19, 2016
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Cobalt – a free and open source operating system based on FreeDOS which makes it as easy to use as possible. The system has additional features such as: an optional desktop, support for CD media, long filenames, and a simple installer.

Unlike FreeDOS, Cobalt is designed for users with no previous DOS experience.
Cobalt uses the FreeDOS 1.1 kernel, making it 100% compatible with DOS programs and games.

It currently includes:
– 4DOS 8.00 command shell
– FAT12/16/32 file system support
– Optional graphical file manager
– Silent boot
– Support for CD/DVD drives
– Support for long file names

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Cobalt 1.2 i386 31MB.iso.zip
md5sum: 9f9ce4da247fc29650649438b1ddf9a8

AnthillaOS

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Web site: anthilla.com/en/projects/anthillaos/ (not active)
Origin: unknown
Category: Workstation
Desktop environment: CLI
Architecture: x86_64
Based on: Gentoo
Wikipedia:
Media: Install
The last version | Released: September 2017

AnthillaOS – a Gentoo based appliance operating system. It can be used to build a normal, standalone appliance, or can be used to build structured and/or destructured Clusters in High Availability and Fault Tolerance.

Anthilla OS aims to be a complete Linux System image to serve HA and FT services distributed and replicated (virtualized or not) with a primary focus on bypass the real problem of any “System” (System in general sense),the drift towards chaos.

This, simply Using and without structural modification or package forks or custom developments, we want to use a normal Linux (recompiled Gentoo, with Genkernel kernel images, like System Rescue CD, or Sabayon) System, as custom Linux embedded System readonly as possible, separating configurations, and Data leaving System image untouched.

Using heavily Systemd and looking to CoreOS and Android, CyanogenMod, or Network Appliances Custom application can be added (we suggest, as additional image) on the Boot Volume BootExt and loaded at boot with some pluggable runlevel (thanks systemd)

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Anthilla 2017 amd64 1.9GB.zip
md5sum: 2a3cc312ca0793c7b9bce9d31f62660f