500 Distros at ArchiveOS

The ArchiveOS.org service is active almost 3 years, which archives and shares work of many developers of open source and/or freeware distributions/operating systems, to never forget about them.

We have already collected 500 different operating systems of Linux, BSD, Solaris, DOS and other, independent developed, and we will be added next ones as long as possible.

Most collected operating systems is not active, but there a few still active what make some guys surprised.

Why a few of active operating systems are listed at ArchiveOS?
1. They have been added due to didactic purpose
2. They have been added dut to developers request
3. They are back to life and there is on reason to remove

As always, all of them are shared for you for free, just explore, test them and have fun.

Don’t forget to send a small tip to keep the project alive 🙂

Thank all of you for the last 3 years.
Aneta & Paweł

BeOS

BeOS

Web site: www.be.com (not active)
Origin: USA
Category: Multimedia
Desktop environment: Tracker
Architecture: x86
Based on: Independent
Wikipedia: BeOS
Media: Install
The last version | Released: 5.0.3 | August 9, 2000

BeOS – an operating system for personal computers first developed by Be Inc. in 1991. Be was founded by former Apple Computer executive Jean-Louis Gassée for its own type of computer, the BeBox.

Originally BeOS was designed for a custom computer system known as the BeBox that had special multimedia input/output features, and was later ported to the Macintosh, and finally ported to the PC.

BeOS was written from scratch and does not contain obsolete operating system design concepts. Designed as a single user operating system BeOS unfolds his optimal efficiency on multi-processor systems with several parallel running programs through it modern multi-thread based structure. BeOS basically does not run other applications that are not developed for this operating system. This operating system is only available in English, French and Japanese languages.

This version of BeOS is the Personal Edition, which can be downloaded freely from the Internet and installed under Windows. Under Windows 95 and Windows 98 you can just double click an icon to exit Windows and start this version of BeOS. On ME or NT 4 or later you can use a boot floppy to start the installed BeOS.

In 2001 Be’s copyrights were sold to Palm, Inc. BeOS R5 is considered the last official version, but BeOS R5.1 “Dano”, which was under development before Be’s sale to Palm and included the BeOS Networking Environment (BONE) networking stack, was leaked to the public shortly after the company’s demise … In September 2005, ACCESS CO Ltd. acquired PalmSource, the owner of the Palm OS and BeOS.

OpenBeOS (OBOS) has been founded in 2001 as the official successor of BeOS as open source project. Since 2004, the operating system is continued under the name Haiku.

Be Inc. released some components of BeOS under a free licence, so there are a few BeOS clones available, such as: Zeta (commercial distribution), BlueEyedOS, eB-OS (Extender Beos Operating System), Cosmoe.

 

Pingwinek

Pingwinek Gnome

Pingwinek Matchbox   Pingwinek Xfce   Pingwinek GNU/Haiku

Web site: http://home.gna.org/pingwinek/
Origin: Poland
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: Gnome, Xfce, Enlightenment, Matchbox, EDE, IceWM
Architecture: x86
Based on: Independent (Linux), Haiku
Wikipedia:
Media: Live DVD
The last version | Released: 1.0preview4 GNU/Linux | October 14, 2006 | 0.1.0 GNU/Haiku | March 11, 2007

Pingwinek – a Polish project which offers two separated distributions based on Linux kernel and Haiku.

Pingwinek GNU/Linux is an independent distribution which provides a live system with a few desktop environments and window managers of your choice: Gnome, Xfce, Enlightenment, Matchbox, EDE and IceWM.

The live 1.7GB iso image has a large set of pre-installed applications, such as:
– Office: Gnocky, Gnumeric, Grisby, LyX, OpenOffice.org, Rubrica, e-Sofokles
– Net: Blam and Liferea feed readers, Ekiga, GNU Gadu, Gaim, Balsa, Gwget download manager, Kazehakase web browser, LostIRC, Thunderbird, Tleenx2, XChat IRC client, Firefox, gFTP, gSTM
– Multimedia: Siobhan audio player, PenguinTV media aggregator, Audacious, Beep, Camelot, Diva video editor, Exaile, FM radio tuner, Gnome CD master, GnomeBaker, Helix player, Kino, Mplayer, Pitivi, Quark music player, TVtime, Thoggen DVD ropper, Winki the ripper, X-CD-Roast, Zapping TV Viewersteamtuner, vMovieDB, xine
– Graphics: Camorama, Comix, Dia, GNU Paint, Blender, GQview, Inkscape, K-3D, PlotDrop, Sodipodi, Gimp, UFRaw, Xara, gtkam, mtPaint
– Others: Leafpad, Dr.Geo, Galculator, gDesklets, SciTE, XaoS, Anjuta, Bluefish, Geany, Hex Editor, poEdit, gtranslator, Firestarter, etc.

It offers options of the live system to choose:
– English or Polish locales
– the default desktop
– or sipmly use built in wizard

Pingwinek GNU/Haiku is probably the first Haiku distribution. Beside the base Haiku system, it contains 40 packages ported from Pingwinek GNU/Linux distribution. It contains compiler (GCC 2.95.3), several simple games, SDL, Midnight Commander, ncurses.
The distribution doesn’t have an installer which could install system on a hard disk.

The founder and developer of Pingwinek is Grzegorz Dąbrowski.

Download

Pingwinek GNU/Linux 1.0preview4 i686 1.6GB.iso
md5sum: 0fff382c6f16d7b73689d96c1fc09614
Pingwinek GNU/Haiku 0.1.0 Virtual Disk Image 244MB.vmdk
md5sum: d4f158111653cd47b9d6d4c5c8246e06
Pingwinek GNU/Haiku 0.1.0 256MB.image
md5sum: 4b169325a2fe991d2336868a12d44bda