Pegasus OS

Pegasus OS

Web site: pegasusos.networkcore.eti.br
Origin: Brazil
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: Xfce
Architecture: x86
Based on: Ubuntu
Wikipedia:
Media: Live DVD
The last version | Released: 18.02 | February 18, 2018

Pegasus OS – a GNU/Linux distribution based on Ubuntu and Debian. The Pegasus OS highlight the easy and stable operation.

The current version name is Helix Nebula – every point version honors a celestial object, which does not necessarily need to be associated with the Pegasus constellation, which is already honored by the name of the distribution.

The focus is on ease of use and the possibility of being an environment for developing software and learning various tools.
It already has a video editor, IDE for software development, image editors, productivity suite, and others.

The project emerged as a personal initiative to improve learning about Linux, as well as the availability of tools used in the educational field. It is a hobby associated with professional and personal use.

It was decided to use the XFCE environment for its lightness, without losing its beauty, but it also has LXDE for faster access.

The project developer is Arnaldo Vasconcellos.

Download

Pegasus OS 18.02 i686 3.0GB.iso
md5sum: 0746766a2cf2a2e54028f90554c19cb9

 

Stux

Stux

Web site: gpstudio.com
Origin: Italy
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: Blackbox, Fluxbox, KDE, WindowMaker
Architecture: x86
Based on: Knoppix, Slackware
Wikipedia:
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 2.0 | June 5, 2007

Stux – a LiveDistro (CD) Linux distribution from Italy which is based on Slackware and Knoppix. Deployment can automatically load and save configurations and files on writable partitions.

The live system provides a combination of packages of Slackware Linux and kernel, modules and scripts of Knoppix. It includes automatic hardware detection and supports a vast majority of graphics cards, sound cards, SCSI and USB devices and other peripherals.

STUX allows a full system configuration and usage through the STUX-Utilities, an unique, easy-to-use graphical interface specifically designed for STUX distribution.

Slackware users can use and configure STUX as they have always done with normal Slackware installations.

STUX GNU/Linux supports i386 platform and features Blackbox, Fluxbox, WindowMaker and KDE desktop environments on a single CD.

Version 0.5.3 was launched on December 16, 2003, the last version 2.0 was launched on June 5, 2007.

Download

Stux 1.0 i386 695MB.iso
md5sum: 873daaaaa79251eaba3bf4615accdd98

 

Karamad

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Web site: karamad.com (not active)
Origin: Iran
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: Blackbox, GNOME, IceWM, KDE, Openbox
Architecture: x86
Based on: openSUSE
Wikipedia:
Media: Install
The last version | Released: 5.1 | January 20, 2009

Karamad – a Linux distribution from Iran that was based on SUSE Linux. The distribution had support for Persian and had several expansions that highlighted Iran’s history and culture. The distribution was designed for Iranian users and those interested in the language, culture and history of ancient Persia. The name “Karamad” means Efficient.

Karamad built at DPI(Data Processing of Iran-ext IBM) with the output of the FOSS Project that found in AICTC of Sharif University of Technology.

The distribution used the Blackbox, Openbox and IceWM window handlers and the GNOME and KDE desktop environment.
The distribution supported 32-bit x86 (i586) platform.

It can show and play most of sound & video files; software in Karamad are: OpenOffice, Firefox, KDE 3.4, Persian Help, English to Persian Dictionary.

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No download is available.
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Stanix

Stanix

Web site: stanix.sourceforge.net
Origin: Taiwan
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: KDE
Architecture: x86
Based on: Knoppix
Wikipedia:
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: rc4 | March 12, 2007

Stanix – a project based on Knoppix CD, the main goal is to provide a win98 clone of user behaving live-cd add additional tools (with C, perl and shell script) for the Chinese community based on the needs of Chinese speaking users.

Stanix provide a Simple/Stable/Comfortable environment for your desktop without deluxe decoration, easy to use directly, don’t worry about system crash or infected by viruses, let you focus and concentrate on your job.

The live system works on Linux Kernel to 2.6.17.

Download

Stanix rc4 i386 699MB.iso
md5sum: 156362dd11e77607c870e55b483ed171

 

AOS

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Web site: uni-giessen.de/faq/archiv/ibm-rt-faq.aos/msg00000.html (not active)
Origin: USA
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: CLI
Architecture: RISC 32bit
Based on: BSD
Wikipedia:
Media:
The last version | Released: ? | 1987 ?

AOS (Academic Operating System) was IBM’s version of UNIX 4.3BSD for the IBM RT (RISC Technology Personal Computer). Academic institutions were offered as an alternative to AIX, the usual RT operating system. It seems that there was a later version of the AOS that stemmed from 4.3BSD-Reno, but was never distributed in large numbers.

There is also the Academic Operating System from Scratch by Hirochika Asai, the last commit at GitHub was made in 2016.
His project page says:
“We are developing an operating system for my personal research and practical education. For the academic purpose, this motivation is similar to MINIX, but we do not focus on theories. Our main objective is to provide knowledges on hardware-related programming. This is one of the most difficult and complex parts when we start the development of operating system from scratch.”

 

Succi

Succi

Web site: succi.org (not active)
Origin: Brazil
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: JWM
Architecture: x86
Based on: Puppy Linux
Wikipedia:
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 2 (?) | September, 2010

Succi – a Brazilian desktop distribution based on Puppy Linux. The live system works in Portuguese as default.

Download

Succi 1 i386 90MB.iso
md5sum: fe72328d7995f80cfe5518ddd57a650e
Succi 1-r2 i386 100MB.iso
md5sum: 9b428afc43763bb4bcf2dbb7bad30f23

 

eComStation

eComStation

Web site: ecomstation.com
Origin: USA
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: GUI
Architecture: x86
Based on: OS/2
Wikipedia: eComStation
Media: Install
The last version | Released: 2.2 beta 2 | December 13, 2013

eComStation (eCS) – an Internet enabled platform for business desktop computing. The focus of eCS is to provide an organization with a set of world class business applications and an application engine which can support multiple API sets. eCS is REXX enabled and comes with support for Java, Windows 3.x (limited 32 bit Windows), OS/2 and DOS applications.

The eComStation was released by Serenity Systems and Mensys BV, but it is currently owned and developed by XEU.com.

Download

eComStation Demo EN_US 107MB.iso
md5sum: 4ed608b224261707f8dd4b9779caa952

 

Soyombo

Soyombo

Web site: sourceforge.net/projects/openmn/
Origin: Mongolia
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: GNOME
Architecture: x86
Based on: Morphix
Wikipedia:
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: ? | January 2, 2004

Soyombo – a Mongolian live Linux distribution based on Morphix with GNOME desktop environment 2.4 as default.

Soyombo was developed by OpenMN, a Mongolian Open Source Developers Community. The main purpose of developing a Complete Mongolian Linux System was support of classical Mongolian (Traditional) Script named Uigarjin which is maybe only script top down and left right in the world.

Soyombo is the first release name of Mongolian (cyrillic) Linux distro.

Download

Soyombo demo i386 492MB.iso
md5sum: bb4569a5b06729dedf19fd1e3e33a33e

 

OS/2

OS/2

Web site: www-01.ibm.com/software/os/warp-withdrawal/ (not active)
Origin: USA
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: Workplace Shell (WPS)
Architecture: x86, PowerPC
Based on: Independent
Wikipedia: OS/2
Media: Install
The last version | Released: 4.52 | December 2001

OS/2 – a proprietary operating system, started in 1985 by IBM and Microsoft with a name of “CP/DOS”. Originally, OS/2 was expected to gradually replace DOS and Windows.

In the summer of 1990, Microsoft announced Windows 3.0 and it became a monster hit. The relationship between IBM and Microsoft was already strained, and further development of OS/2 was left entirely to IBM. Microsoft went on to develop NT, enhance Windows, and produce Windows 95.

Eventually, IBM figured out what was wrong and fixed it. OS/2 2.0 and 2.1 used 386 memory management, ran almost all DOS programs, and ran most Windows applications as well. IBM now supports clone computers, and has largely abandoned its PS/2 Microchannel family for the same PCI, ISA, IDE, SVGA architecture everyone else uses.

In the fall of 1994, IBM released Warp (OS/2 3.0) and made its last big marketing push for OS/2. IBM had a product out ten months before Windows 95 would be released. OS/2 was technically a better system than Windows 95 would be, with real program integrity, priorities, and server-quality I/O. None of this was discussed in any of the IBM ads or announcements. Instead, IBM concentrated on a “one button connection to the Internet” through IBM’s expensive public network. It would be six months before IBM released a version of Warp for corporate and campus use (with LAN support) and IBM never succeeded in capturing market share for Warp among home computer users.

Application programs could not interfere with themselves or with each other. The system could natively use larger amounts of memory. Yet the system maintained the command language and file structure of DOS.

Each OS/2 program runs in its own address space. It is common to talk about the old 16-bit programs and the newer 32-bit programs, but OS/2 does not separate the two or treat them differently. More accurately, OS/2 assumes that each of its applications may have a mixture of 16-bit and 32-bit pieces. OS/2 is itself a hybrid system with mixtures of both types of code.

OS/2 recognizes when a program has been constructed using the old 16-bit tools (producing variable sized segments) or with the new 32-bit tools (providing 4K pages). The different EXE file structure changes the way that the program is loaded into memory. Once they start running, however, all modules get the same services and all are assumed to have both 16 and 32-bit components.

Native OS/2 programs open files, request storage, or load programs by calling standard system routines. These routines are packaged in the same sort of Dynamic Link Libraries (DLLs) that are used in Windows. There are 16-bit and 32-bit libraries with versions of all the standard system services, and a program can choose which to call.

The Workplace Shell (WPS) was introduced in OS/2 2.0. WPS is an object-oriented shell allowing the user to perform traditional computing tasks such as accessing files, printers, launching legacy programs, and advanced object oriented tasks using built-in and third-party application objects that extended the shell in an integrated fashion not available on any other mainstream operating system.

The last version of OS/2 4.52 was released in 2001.

The project was re-branded to ArcaOS and is under development by Arca Noae.

Download

OS/2 3.0 Warp i386 383MB.iso
md5sum: 290f78744f5343e3bf05a331a8e0e45f
OS/2 4 Warp trial 333MB.iso
md5sum: debd1d8e3ab5e9a940e4458b9a5d6955
OS/2 4 Warp interactive demo for Win31/Win95 84MB.iso
md5sum: 95cbf702a31541e7ad20bc5e2d32bcb4

 

OS|periment

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Web site: theosperiment.wordpress.com
Origin: France
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: CLI
Architecture: x86
Based on: Independent
Wikipedia:
Media: Install
The last version | Released: ? | 2013

OS|periment – a project which focuses on creating a desktop operating system that caters to modern computer hardware and usage patterns.

In the main codebase, it uses UNIX-style shell scripts, Assembly, C++, and C.

The project founder is Hadrien G.