GLaDOS

GLaDOS

Web site: https://sourceforge.net/projects/glados/
Origin: USA
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: Text
Architecture: x86
Based on: FreeDOS
Wikipedia:
Media:
The last version | Released: ? | ?

GLaDOS – Genetic Lifeform and Disk Operating System is an operating system for personal computers. Inspired by the fictional artificial intelligence GLaDOS from Valve’s Portal video game series, this operating system is a fully functional replica of the operating system from the games based on the FreeDOS operating system.

GLaDOS is based on FreeDOS 1.0, a free and open-source operating system developed as a replacement for Microsoft DOS (MS-DOS), and both FreeDOS and GLaDOS can run programs intended for MS-DOS. Popular programs such as Fallout 1, Microsoft Word, Doom, Lotus 1-2-3, and more run flawlessly under GLaDOS without emulation.

Features:
– Drivers for Aperture Science Handheld Portal Device
– 4DOS command line for improved command-line functionality
– XCDROM and SHSUCDX to add support for CD drives
– Remote control support for Aperture Science Sentry Turrets
– DOSLFN 0.41 to add Windows Long File Name support
– CuteMouse 2.1 Beta 4 for programs that require mouse

GLaDOS is capable of running on any Intel 80386 CPU (or higher) PC with 512KB of RAM, and is available as a bootable floppy image or a bootable CD.

The project developer was Corbin Davenport.

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DOS-C

DOS-C

Web site: http://sourceforge.net/projects/dos-c/
Origin: Unknown
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: Text based
Architecture: x86
Based on: FreeDOS
Wikipedia:
Media: Zip archive
The last version | Released: 1.0 beta2 | February 3, 2007

DOS-C – a MS-DOS compatible operating system with the original FreeDOS kernel.

The project founder and developer is Pascquale Villani.

uDOS

uDOS

Web site: http://sourceforge.net/projects/udos/
Origin: Unknown
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: Text based
Architecture: x86
Based on: FreeDOS
Wikipedia:
Media: Source code
The last version | Released: 002 Alpha | June 19, 2006

uDOS – a free operating system built on the FreeDOS kernel with DJGPP.

uDOS provides an integrated suite of features including Perl, Python, etc., as well as a Watt-32 based networking environment and ELF library support. Can be run live from CD image.

uDOS is shipped as a CD iso which contains the source code packages.
There is an Aplha 002 version available only, released in 2006.
The developer of uDOS is B. Decker.

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uDOS 002 Aplha i386 Source Code 440MB.iso
md5sum: 92726b86d6cfe71b338428de9d0cb472

CarbonOS

CarbonOS

Web site: http://sourceforge.net/projects/carbon-os/
Origin: USA
Category: Desktop, Mini system
Desktop environment: Text based
Architecture: x86
Based on: FreeDOS
Wikipedia:
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 0.4.0 Alpha | September 20, 2014

CarbonOS – an open-source operating system, based on FreeDOS kernel. CarbonOS is a successor of discontinued LightDOS operating system created by the same author – Corbin Davenport.

The main goals:
– based on FreeDOS 1.1, giving Carbon 100% compatibility with DOS
– 4DOS 8.00 command line
– FAT12/16/32 file system support
– support for CD/DVD drives without configuration
– support for Win95 long file names

The most important change between LightDOS and CarbonOS is, that CarbonOS works as a live CD (and can be installed too) as most Linux distributions.
You can customize Carbon for whatever you want too, run the compiler, and create new .iso file ready for burning.

As of July 16, 2015 the project is no longer under active development.

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CarbonOS 0.4.0 Alpha i386 Live 13MB.iso
md5sum: eb6e04a06ca81311f228cefdd09256b1
CarbonOS 0.4.0 Alpha i386 Virtual Machine Image 14MB.ova
md5sum: 02c0ed2f501eae67d9e43b21a096161e

LightDOS

LightDOS

Web site: lightdos.wordpress.com
Origin: USA
Category: Desktop, Mini system
Desktop environment: oZone
Architecture: x86
Based on: FreeDOS
Wikipedia:
Media: Virtual Machine Image
The last version | Released: Prerelease4 | March 26, 2014

LightDOS – a free operating system based on the FreeDOS kernel.

LightDOS features built-in the oZone desktop environment, mouse drivers, long file name support, improved commands, support for popular file systems, and more. oZone GUI is a mutliplatform desktop enviroment which runs under DOS, Microsoft Windows and Linux.

LightDOS has full support for CD/DVD drives, can read and write to FAT12, FAT16, and FAT32 partitions, can read NTFS partitions. Thanks to the FreeDOS kernel, which provides full support for Microsoft DOS programs, LightDOS can run every program designed for MS-DOS and it’s clones.

The founder and developer of LightDOS is Corbin Davenport.
The last version of LightDOS Prerelease4 was published in 2014, then the author moved his project to CarbonOS as the LightDOS successor.

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LightDOS Prerelease4 Virtual Machine Image i386 14.6MB.ova
md5sum: 0977fa71c59af738ee516764f8a5c65e
LightDOS Prerelease4 USB Image i386 13.9MB USB.zip
md5sum: ba4e9d5bd0bf2d2bcf60a325c6d63911
LightDOS Prerelease4 i386 13.9MB VM.zip
md5sum: 0977fa71c59af738ee516764f8a5c65e