ZeX/OS

ZeX/OS

Web site: zexos.org (not active)
Origin: Czech ?
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: GUI
Architecture: x86
Based on: Independent ?
Wikipedia:
Media: Live
The last version | Released: 0.6.4 | June 26, 2009

ZeX/OS – a simple operating system written in C and assembly languages and published under GNU/GPL license version 3.

ZeX/OS provides you many different apps you can use everyday. There are favorite apps like irc client, netcat client, email client, web client, web server, text editor, music player, remote control server, some games, calculator, graphical user interface, etc.

Features:
– Archs: x86, x86_64, ARM
– Mode (i386): protected
– Supports: preemptive multitasking, shell, commands, multitty, paging, networking, graphical environment, 2D and 3D (OpenGL) graphics
– Drivers: built-in (floppy, video, keyboard, rs232, lba, vga, vesa, pci, mouse, speaker, pcnet32, rtl8029, rtl8139. rtl8169, AC’97)
– Apps: elf executable (irc, websrv, webcl, nc, wm, openchess, im, telnetd, sh, imgshow, zde, zjab, zasm, ..), built-in (fdisk, hdcat ..)
– Filesystem: zexfs, fat12, fat16, iso9660, ext2, vfs, znfs
– Networking: ipv6, ipv4, tcp, udp, icmp, arp, ndp, dns, ips, tunnel broker, unix

Administrator account:
login name: root
Password: root

Guest account:
Login name: guest
Password: guest

The project developer is Tomas Jedrzejek.

Download

ZeX/OS 0.6.4 i386 1.15MB.iso
md5sum: 3263b85c0cf006a663072efba2c727d1

 

Inferno

Inferno

Web site: www.vitanuova.com/inferno/
Origin: UK
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: GUI
Architecture: x86, ARM, PA-RISC, MIPS, PowerPC, SPARC
Based on: Independent
Wikipedia: Inferno
Media: Install
The last version | Released: 4 | March 28, 2015

Inferno – an operating system designed for building distributed and networked systems on a wide variety of devices and platforms. Inferno was based on the experience gained with Plan 9 from Bell Labs, and currently being developed by Vita Nuova. Applications for this system are written in the Limbo language. The name of the system and some related programs (including Styx, Limbo) come from the Dante’s Divine Comedy.

Inferno can run as a user application on top of an existing operating system or as a stand alone operating system. Most of the popular operating systems and processor architectures are supported:
– Host Operating Systems
– Windows NT/2000/XP
– Irix
– Linux
– MacOS X
– FreeBSD
– Solaris
– Plan 9

Inferno applications are written in Limbo®, a modern, safe, modular, concurrent programming language with C-like syntax. It is more powerful than C but considerably easier to understand and debug than C++ or Java. It is easy to express the concurrency in the physical world directly in Limbo’s syntax. Any Inferno application will run identically on all Inferno platforms.

High level security is an important part of the Inferno system. By using one standard protocol for all network communication, security can be focused on one point and provided at a system level. Inferno offers full support for authenticated, encrypted connections using a certificate based user identification scheme and variety of algorithms.

Inferno 4 was released in 2005 as free software.

Founded in March 2000, Vita Nuova Holdings Ltd is an operating systems and application development company specializing in technologies for distributed applications on network devices and embedded systems.

Download

Inferno 20150328 Unix-like systems (FreeBSD, Linux, MacOS X, Plan 9) 71MB.tgz
md5sum: 1b3b406dcaa9d7919e933dd192d53a39

Inferno Windows 2000, XP, and 7 62MB.zip
md5sum: 728b515bc6d866a24bed9b573965ee90

Inferno Mac OSX 386 3,7MB.tgz
md5sum: 83a10dc646f421dead3d59d63bc64ba8

Inferno source code
md5sum:

 

Linux Support Team

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Web site: informatik.uni-erlangen.de
Origin: Germany
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: GUI ?
Architecture: x86
Based on: Independent
Wikipedia:
Media: Install
The last version | Released: 1993 ?

The Linux Support Team Erlangen – a small group of students at the University of Erlangen-Nuernberg.

Developer’s description:
The LST distribution’s goal is to provide a solid, reliable, easy to install (even for beginners) and well-documented system. We are not hunting for the newest kernel or gcc versions. We do updates when they are necessary or provide really new functionality, are well tested, integrated in the system and working smoothly with the rest of the system. The distribution consists of a base system and additional packages.

Currently the following packages are available: doku (doc), text, tex, develop, xdevelop, xbasis, xappl, xemacs, tinyx, network, grafik, src, misc.

The complete system is 50 3.5″ disks and 1500 pages printed documentation including the LDP guides (IGS,KHG,NAG), HOWTOs, FAQs, the German Linuxhandbuch, install-guide and many other useful documents we collected over the time.

Our distribution is preconfigured for German users and comes with a 50 page step by step installation guide that leads you through the menu-driven installation scripts (both in german). We started this distribution to help newcomers with their first steps into Linux. Therefore our scripts are smart enough to handle all of the ‘dirty work’ like setting up system configuraton (including LILO, modem, mouse, mounts, mtools, access to DOS, users, X11) and network configuration (TCP/IP, Routing, Mail, News, UUCP, SLIP).

Historically (and of course easier for us) most of the documentation for this distribution is written in german, sorry, but we are planning to translate those documents in english, but at the moment we don’t have time for this. Any volunteers are welcome!

Our scripts also accept to install SLS and Slackware packages, but with no warranty if they work well together with the rest of the system.

The team members: Stefan Probst or Ralf Flaxa.

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TAMU Linux

TAMU Linux

Web site: tamulug.tamu.edu/tamulinux.html (not active)
Origin: USA
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: GUI
Architecture: x86
Based on: Independent
Wikipedia:
Media: Install Floppy
The last version | Released: ? | May 1992

TAMU Linux – the first Linux distribution which offered the X Window System instead of a text based operating system only. TAMULinux is primarily developed by Aggies at Texas A&M with the Texas A&M Unix & Linux Users Group.

The University launched TAMU in May 1992 and the TAMU Linux Users Group was trying to resuscitate as TAMULinux as late as 2010.

TAMU.99p12+ is the latest release in the TAMU linux series. Unlike previous releases, this one includes both integrated source and binary sets, with the entire binary set created from a single top level source make. This ensures that all programs are compiled and linked with the same current tools and libraries, and guarantees availability of working source for every program in the binary set. In addition, the new boot diskette fully automates the installation process, including partitioning, lilo bootstrapping, and network configuration. Installation requires no rebooting, and requires the user to know only the host’s name and IP address. At every step of installation, the program provides intelligent defaults, making it a snap for novices, while allowing experts full flexibility in setting installation parameters. Reliability has been improved over past TAMU installation by the use of labels on all disk images, so that the program can detect and recover from bad or misordered diskettes.

The release is a full featured package, including XFree86-1.3, emacs-19.18, net-2, bootutils, and sources for all installation programs (without any use restrictions.

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Yggdrasil

Yggdrasil

Web site: sunsite.unc.edu/Sep-29-1996/docs/distributions/yggdrasil/announcement (not active)
Origin: USA
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: GUI ?
Architecture: x86
Based on: Independent
Wikipedia: Yggdrasil
Media: Install
The last version | Released: ? | May 1995

Yggdrasil – a Linux distribution developed by Yggdrasil Computing, Incorporated, a company founded by Adam J. Richter in Berkeley, California. Adam J. Richter started the Yggdrasil company together with Bill Selmeier. Yggdrasil was the first company to create a live CD Linux distribution. Yggdrasil Linux described itself as a “Plug-and-Play” Linux distribution, automatically configuring itself for the hardware.

Yggdrasil was a bootable Linux/GNU/X-based UNIX(R) clone for PC compatibles, tentatively named LGX. The system uses version 0.99.5 of the Linux kernel, which is being developed from scratch by Linus Torvalds and an international group of skilled contributors working over the internet to complete the GNU project.

The first relase was published in 1994 (an alpha in 1992) as a single CD, the second (and the last) release of Yggdrasil was in 1995 as 4 CD.

Here are some system requirements of Yggdrasil “Case 1993”:
– at least 386 CPU
– 4 MB RAM
– a supported CD-ROM drive
– ethernet card
– IDE or SCSI hard disk

Data of the distribution:
– Linux kernel 0.99.13 (released on September 20, 1993 as the first kernel with ELF support)
– size of the kernel image: 362 kbytes
– X-Window 11 release 5
– incl. TCP/IP and NFS
– software u.a. Andrew System version 5.1 (ez), Emacs, Ghostscript, Kermit, Z-Modem, Postgres 4.1, gcc

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Yggdrasil 1994 i386 268MB.tar.bz2
md5sum: 434a54f203830a95e6837013a3a4580c
Yggdrasil Archive-JulyAug 1995-1 i386 439MB.tar.bz2
md5sum: 955952669a83450c8e196659fd245d12
Yggdrasil Archive-JulyAug 1995-2 i386 489MB.tar.bz2
md5sum: c1a399e51609df5a29e4d33a7f220363
Yggdrasil Archive-JulyAug 1995-3 i386 485MB.tar.bz2
md5sum: 14713f50836587bbf84a0391fb859b54
Yggdrasil Archive-JulyAug 1995-4 i386 481MB.tar.bz2
md5sum: ca451a428fd6a77eb8d9fa541b4b37fe

 

V2_OS

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Web site: http://v2.nl/archive/works/v2_os
Origin: Netherlands
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: GUI
Architecture: x86
Based on: Independent
Wikipedia:
Media: Live
The last version | Released: 0.7 | April 3, 2002

V2_OS – an open source operating system, created by V2_Lab, International Lab for the Unstable Media, Rotterdam, Netherlands. Since V2_Lab released the source code to the kernel and modules, a lot of developers from all over the world are working with it, and help to make V2_OS grow.

V2_OS is the fastest operating system available for the 386+ PC. Everything in this system is focused on speed: the architecture, the file system, its avoidance of virtualization and of course, the choice of development language: V2_OS is written in 100% pure 32 bit assembler.

When you boot V2_OS from a floppy, it does not touch your harddisks. Only if you run the Format or the Syscopy command, you ask V2_OS to copy itself to the harddisks. Only do this when you know what your doing. Even then we suggest you test this on an empty harddisk or with a disk without any important data.

The native filesystem of V2_OS is V2_FS. It is a very fast filesystem since it does not suffer from things like defragmentation or slack.

To make a V2_OS boot floppy from DOS, you need: boot.v2s; system16.v2s; system32.v2s and writeos.exe. Just put these files in a directory; place a emtpy 1.44meg floppy in a: and run writeos.exe.

The project been under development beetwen 1999 and 2002.
V2_OS has been created by Joost Faassen and was maintained by himself and other contributors.

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V2_OS i386 856KB.iso
md5sum: 146da6411f30155942bc39e853dd87be
V2_OS i386 6.5KB.img
md5sum: 83484dd9c4ca51c9e38d273a7f4e3b7e
V2_OS i386 288KB.zip
md5sum: 1b6071658e297c7ca92a1a9c862467a5

 

DexOS

DexOS

Web site: http://dex-os.github.io/
Origin: Unknown
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: GUI
Architecture: x86
Based on: Independent
Wikipedia: DexOS
Media: Install
The last version | Released: 6.0 | May 12, 2012

DexOS – an open-sourced 32-bit operating system written in x86 assembly, and maintained by Craig Bamford and other voluntary developers.

It is a console like operating system, which has two modes for interaction: the graphical user interface GUI or the command line interface, both of which are available to user from boot. It runs in protected mode, is single-tasking (one process), has a command line interface and a graphical user interface, can load modules such as sound drivers, and has some built in commands, such as TIME, DATE, MORE (text viewer), HELP, and RUN. To run programs, it is optional to use RUN and the .dex extension. It has some network abilities, such as running a HTTP server.

DexOS is an acronym, Dex is short for DOS Extreme, and it is a V2_OS fork.

Download

DexOS 6.0 i486+ 9.8MB.zip
md5sum: 63b09924c4dd005945bdaa5999edf256

 

Wormux Live CD

Wormux Live

Web site: wormux.org
Origin: Unknown
Category: Game
Desktop environment: GUI
Architecture: x86
Based on: Slax
Wikipedia: Warmux (game)
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 1 | January 27, 2007

Wormux Live CD (WLCD) – a Live Linux distribution, based on Slax, and features an open-source game called Wormux.

WLCD is based on Slax 5.1.8, does not contain a traditional desktop environment nor window manager. It features the X Server which starts the Wormux game automatically.

The game was a project which was started in December 2002 by Lawrence Azzoug Moy as Wormux, and was renamed to Warmux in November 2010. Using at a time the ClanLib library, it now uses SDL; the game is multiplatform, available for Windows and Unix-like systems, including Linux, FreeBSD, Android, AmigaOS 4, AROS, Maemo, Symbian^3 and Mac OS X. The latest version is 11.04.1, released on the 30th of April 2011.

Warmux is playable against computer and/or in network.

Download

Wormux Live CD 0.0.3 i486 72MB.iso
md5sum: 0fa72fe428253bd88d33746cf22ac394

 

AtheOS

AtheOS

Web site: http://atheos.syllable.org
Origin: Norway
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: GUI
Architecture: x86
Based on: Independent
Wikipedia: AtheOS
Media: Live
The last version | Released: 0.3.7 | October 9, 2001

AtheOS – a free and open-source desktop operating system initially intended as an AmigaOS clone. AtheOS currently run on Intel, AMD and other compatible processors and support the Intel Multi Processor architecture.

AtheOS is not meant to be a new Unix clone (like Linux and *BSD) but a new clean desktop OS. It does support large parts of the POSIX standard and hence are able to run most of the UNIX CLI tools and it comes with a standard UNIX shell (BASH) but this does not compromise anything in AtheOS as a desktop OS. AtheOS have a integrated GUI that works in conjunction with the kernel and various other components to create a complete and consistent system.

The AtheOS GUI consists of two main components: An application server and a dll providing a C++ interface between the server and the application. The GUI is therefore programmed through a C++ API providing windows containing a hierarchy of widgets that all have their own graphical environment.

The kernel was written from scratch. It supports SMP (Symmetric Multi Processing), has a built-in network TCP/IP stack.

The system was under development between 1994 and 2001 by Kurt Skauen.

There is a fork based on AtheOS called Syllable.

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AtheOS 0.3.7 i386 20MB.tgz
md5sum: b3e56794b6d62db0a30910c006a842b4

 

Syllable

Syllable

Web site: www.syllable.org
Origin: United Kingdom
Category: Desktop, Server
Desktop environment: GUI
Architecture: x86
Based on: Independent (fork AtheOS)
Wikipedia: Syllable Desktop
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 0.6.7 | April 12, 2012
Zobacz po polsku Zobacz po polsku: Syllable

Syllable – an open-source and independent developed operating system for Pentium and compatible processors. It was forked from the stagnant AtheOS in July 2002, which was initially as an AmigaOS clone.

The main keys of Syllable Desktop:
– Operating system optimized for desktop computers.
– Easy to use graphical work environment with consistent, simple but powerful interface. Text console emulation is available as extra within the graphical environment.
– High response speed to user input, even under load.
– Fast start-up (under ten seconds on modern computers) and shut-down (around five seconds).
– Based on the AtheOS operating system. Modular. Multi-user. Memory protection. Pre-emptive. Kernel threading. Excellent support for SMP and multi-core systems. Originally inspired by AmigaOS.
– It has a native web browser (Webster which is WebKit-based), email client (Whisper), media player, IDE, and many more applications.

Requirements:
– Runs on Intel-compatible PCs in 32-bits mode.
– Minimum requirements are a Pentium processor and 32 MB memory. (To use the web browser you need some more memory, and 64 MB is needed for the Live CD).
– Base installation takes around 250 MB disk space, including a collection of applications.

Syllable Server is a small operating system built to be used as a server, using the Linux kernel. Syllable Server is suitable as a virtualization platform for running other operating systems using the QEMU emulator.

Requirements:
– Runs on Intel-compatible PCs in 32-bits mode.
– Minimum requirements are: a 486 processor and 16 MB memory.
– Base installation takes around 480 MB disk space.

Developers: Kristian Van Der Vliet, Kaj de Vos, Rick Caudill, Arno Klenke, Henrik Isaksson.
The latest version of Syllable Desktop 0.6.7 was released in April 2012.

Download

Syllable Desktop 0.6.7-1 i586 94B.iso.7z
md5sum: 0a3330ecb543aeb1ea4381cce512a640
Syllable Desktop 0.6.6 Live i586 56MB.iso.7z
md5sum: b3532634b0caef8b33b12b5cc5ea3039
Syllable Desktop 0.6.6 i586 56B.VM.7z
md5sum: 9f9b513df166d15ccbb50cd5b085d504