ClassiOS

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Web site: trumpet.com.au/index.php/products/classios.html
Origin:
Category: Desktop, Others
Desktop environment: CLI
Architecture: x86
Based on: Independent
Wikipedia:
Media: Install CD
The last version | Released: Alpha2 | March 25, 2008

ClassiOS – an object Pascal operating system. This operating system is built entirely with the Delphi Compiler – even the boot loader. This was achieved by replacing the System.dcu and related units by a custom unit which can run in Ring 0 of the x86 CPU.

Tattam Software is redeveloping the PetrOS® IA32 (x86) OS project.

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ClassiOS Alpha1 i386 170KB.iso.zip
md5sum: bc54fb4d1cb2618c3b93dd31df1c9b2b
ClassiOS alpha2 i386 199KB.iso.zip
md5sum: b47f07f5ea9a7265d6fc671c940102f9

 

PetrOS

PetrOS

Web site: trumpet.com.au/index.php/products/petrosr.html
Origin:
Category: Desktop, Others
Desktop environment: CLI
Architecture: x86
Based on: Independent
Wikipedia:
Media: Install
The last version | Released: 1.01 | 2001

PetrOS – a 32-bit operating system for the PC platform, by Trumpet Software International Pty Ltd. It a small, modular, easy to use, and not resource hungry.

PETROS(r) has been created from first principles, allowing it to focus on a small size and a modular approach. It is not intended to create yet another set of instructions and syntax, rather the underlying design concept has been to create a more efficient way of performing similar tasks without the overheads of resource hungry facilities or excessive feature creep.

Some of the primary features of PETROS(r) include:
– A micro kernel of about 100K, allowing much more memory for applications.
– A full working TCP system can be acheived in approximately 200K.
– It is fast loading, fast and easy to run.
– It runs on a 486 and above level of processor.
– It has a minimum memory requirement of 2MB.
– Standard peripherals are built in.
– It is fully multi-tasking.
– It has loadable driver modules.
– It has virtual paged memory.
– It will allow continued use of superceded machine configurations.
– It contains industry standard disk stuctures and executable formats.

Possible Uses:
– POP mail server.
– SMTP mail server.
– Firesock gateway machine.

Installation Instructions:
PETROS(r) is a fully functional operating system, which replaces the functions of MS-DOS or Windows(tm). As such, it will need to install important files on your disk drives that can prevent other operating systems on the same drive from working. You should make adequate backups and emergency recovery disks before attempting to install PETROS(r) to a hard drive that is used by other operating systems.

1. Installing PETROS(r) to run from the DOS prompt.

In order to coexist with other operating systems, PETROS(r) can be started from MS-DOS (native DOS, not a DOS box). If you are in Windows 9x, restart your computer MS-DOS mode. Create a directory (usually “petros”) to save the PETROS(r) files in and use the -noboot option:

C:\>md petros
C:\>cd petros
C:\petros>a:demo.exe -noboot

Once installed, start PETROS(r) from the DOS prompt by typing “pm”:

C:\>pm

PETROS(r) will start up and locate the drives and current directory.

2. Installing on a Floppy Disk.

To install PETROS(r) on a floppy disk, first insert a blank formatted disk in the drive. Copy the file “demo.exe” to a temporary directory on your hard drive and then type “demo.exe a: -boot”:

C:\temp>copy a:demo.exe
1 file(s) copied.
C:\temp>demo a: -boot

After the installation has completed successfully, leave the disk in the drive and reboot the system. PETROS(r) will now boot and you will be able to operate from the floppy drive.

3. Installing to a hard drive.

IMPORTANT – The PETROS(r) installer will overwrite any DOS or Windows boot sector with a PETROS(r) boot sector. Make sure you prepare a recovery disk to reinstate the DOS or Windows boot sector. SHOULD THE INSTALL PROCESS FAIL OR FOR SOME REASON PETROS(r) WILL NOT BOOT, YOUR DRIVE MAY BE LEFT INOPERABLE.

NOTE: If you require a multi-boot system we suggest that you install PETROS(r) on a fresh MS-DOS drive partition prepared using fdisk. Only primary partitions can be made bootable. Fdisk can be used to select between different bootable partitions. Programs like Partition Magic can assist in setting up your partitions to be used as a multiple boot system.

To install PETROS(r) to the hard drive, run the install program from the floppy drive:

C:\>a:
A:\>demo c: -boot

Fdisk can now be used to make sure the PETROS(r) drive is the active partition to run PETROS(r) remove the floppy from the drive and reboot your machine.

Download

PetrOS Demo 1.01 i386 524KB.zip
md5sum: 7b26d23ffbc0d235659b72b5c57121b8

 

ScorchOS

ScorchOS

Web site: github.com/TreacherousNexus/scorchos
Origin: United Kingdom
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: CLI
Architecture: x86
Based on: Independent
Wikipedia:
Media: Install
The last version | Released: 0.1.6 | October 4, 2018
Zobacz po polsku Zobacz po polsku: ScorchOS

ScorchOS – an independently developed 32 bit operating system that began operating in 2008 as a fork of “Bran’s Kernel Development”. The project does not offer ready-made live/install images, but rather a script to build your own operating system from source packages.

ScorchOS is being developed to enable programmers to learn more about how kernels and drivers work, and potential hobby kernel developers will find useful resources and code.

Features:
– Basic Memory Management (IDT, GDT, ISR)
– Interrupt Management
– VGA Driver
– Keyboard Driver
– Shell
– Cross-compiler support

The project developer is Bobby Moss.

 

X-Linux

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Web site: (not active)
Origin: Taiwan
Category: Embedded
Desktop environment: CLI
Architecture: Vortex86
Based on: Independent
Wikipedia:
Media: Live
The last version | Released: 5.7 | April 2010

DM&P X-Linux – a Linux distribution for customers need embedded Linux to start their development. X-Linux is maintained and improved since 2002. Bugs are fixed and customers can use it as their Linux application without embedded Linux platform setup. Because it does not provide full documents and tool-chain, developers needs to modify it manually.

X-Linux Feature List:
– Support Vortex86SX/DX/MX series.
– Only needs 10M bytes storage space.
– Only need 10 seconds to boot on Vortex86SX/DX/MX series after POST.
– Support EXT2/EXT3 filesystem.
– Working with read-only filesystem (using tmpfs to reduce writing Flash storage).
– Support serial console for device without VGA.
– Include FTP, TELNET and WWW server.
– Support DHCP client.
– Support NFS.
– Support SSH.
– Support USB mass storage and keyboard/mouse.
– Support NTP client.

X-Linux has installation scripts to install itself onto RAM disk, USB mass storage or IDE device. Download X-Linux RAM disk image from web site and make a bootable USB to boot into DOS (or, boot DOS from DOM) to run it.

XLinux OS developed by 网虎公司 in Taiwan, China. The last version is 1.5 released in 2000. Some information show that it’s mainly developed by Chen Yinghao.

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X-Linux 5.7 RAM disk image for Vortex86DX/MX makebootfat-dx 6.31MB.zip
md5sum: 4fd2bdfb850bf8cc5d3a08f415ae3465

X-Linux 5.7 RAM disk image for Vortex86SX makebootfat-sx 6.36MB.zip
md5sum: a007bd0ba7fdf55efacebe3c17c42937

X-Linux 5.7 Source for Vortex86DX/MX src-dx 4.74MB.zip
md5sum: 2bbae3bd1523bdc8d2122b35ab476e7b

X-Linux 5.7 Source for Vortex86SX src-sx 4.77MB.zip
md5sum: b9e40e367ca75580039abda50f54530d

 

Chakra

Chakra

Web site: chakralinux.org
Origin: Germany
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: KDE Plasma
Architecture: x86_64
Based on: Independent
Wikipedia:
Media: Live DVD
The last version | Released: 2017.10 | October 8, 2017
Zobacz po polsku Zobacz po polsku: Chakra

Chakra – an operating system, a community-developed GNU/Linux distribution with a focus on KDE and Qt software, utilizing a unique half-rolling release model that allows users to enjoy the latest versions of the Plasma desktop and their favorite applications on top of a periodically updated system core.

Features:
– Plasma by KDE – A continuously updated Plasma desktop.
– Bleeding edge applications – The latest versions of your favorite applications.
– Stable core – A periodically updated core system provides stability.
– One-time installation – Set up your system once, and you will receive all the latest changes by keeping it updated.

Download

Chakra 2017.10 x86_64 2.06GB.iso
md5sum: 3f12d2e658835b31939c75e21fb71004

 

TurboLinux

Turbolinux

Web site: turbolinux.com
Origin: Japan
Category: Desktop, Server
Desktop environment: KDE
Architecture: x86, x86_64
Based on: Independent
Wikipedia: Turbolinux
Media: Install CD
The last version | Released: 12.5 | August 29, 2012

TurboLinux – a Linux distribution created in 1992 as Pacific HiTech company in Sandy, Utah, USA by Cliff and Iris Miller, as a rebranded Red Hat distribution.

TurboLinux has been sold to Japanese software corporation SRA located in Tokyo in September 2002.
The last version of TurboLinux 12.5 was released in 2012.

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TurboLinux 6.0 Server i386 479MB.iso
md5sum: 98374dd86262d3623d2f45b92ca7a1a9

 

Xiange Linux

Xiange Linux

Web site: sourceforge.net/projects/xiangelinux/
Origin: China
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment:
Architecture: x86, x86_64
Based on: Independent
Wikipedia:
Media: Live DVD
The last version | Released: 2020.10.29 | October 29, 2020

Xiange Linux – a light weight Linux operating system based on gpkg and LFS. The distribution is based on the source code, optimized for the current CPU by default, and experience extreme speed. It supports for binary packages, and package file verification to prevent the system from being illegally modified.

It uses a package manage system called gpkg, based on Bash and C language,easy for understanding,porting, and expandation. It supports manual/automatic installation, experience the pleasure of full control system.

Live user/password: xiange

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Xiange Linux LiveUSB 2020.10.29 x86_64 2.2GB.tar.xz
md5sum: baa97bb9e36e7cd339c41402f1a06a56

Xiange Linux LiveUSB 201405 x86_64 814MB.tar.xz
md5sum: 13854497119478112f6f108b4f81da1b

 

ExOS

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Web site: pdos.csail.mit.edu/archive/exo/
Origin: USA
Category: Server
Desktop environment: CLI
Architecture: x86
Based on: Independent
Wikipedia: Exokernel
Media: Install
The last version | Released: 06.22.2000 | June 22, 2000

ExOS – an operating system kernel developed by the MIT Parallel and Distributed Operating Systems group, and also a class of similar operating systems.

An exokernel eliminates the notion that an operating system should provide abstractions on which applications are built. Instead, it concentrates solely on securely multiplexing the raw hardware: from basic hardware primitives, application-level libraries and servers can directly implement traditional operating system abstractions, specialized for appropriateness and speed.

The newest exokernel is XOK, which runs on PC hardware, and ExOS, our first library operating system (libos). The ExOS library provides a user-level and extensible implementation of an UNIX operating system. Most UNIX applications like gcc, perl, apache, tcsh, and telnet compile and work without changes using ExOS. Further, measurements of application performance show that ExOS performs at least as well as OpenBSD and FreeBSD and much better when using specialized libos’s. For example, the Cheetah web server built on top of XOK performs eight times faster than NCSA or Harvest and three to four times faster than IIS running on Windows NT Enterprise Edition.

The current exopc distribution contains the entire source tree for the XOK kernel, ExOS library operating system, and assorted user-level programs and tools for building the system. OpenBSD or Linux with libc6 is required to build the system and only certain disk and ethernet controllers are supported. It was written by a variety of people over the past four years under DARPA sponsorship. Currently, the system is still under active development by PDOS at MIT, Greg Ganger’s group at CMU, and Exotec.

Exopc is stable enough to do libos and application development but there are still many bugs and features that have not yet been implemented. Do not expect to compile everything and replace your current system with XOK/ExOS. However, things are progressing rapidly and hopefully with making the sources public the ‘net world at large can help speed development. Any additions or bug fixes are greatly welcomed and will be considered for incorporation into the main source tree.

Copyright (C) 1997 Massachusetts Institute of Technology; some code in this distribution is covered by the GNU General Public License; some files include the following copyright: Copyright (C) 1998 Exotec, Inc. (free).

Primary authors (alphabetical order):
– Hector Briceno
– Dawson Engler
– Greg Ganger
– Rusty Hunt
– John Jannotti
– Frans Kaashoek
– David Mazieres
– Tom Pinckney

Other authors (alphabetical order):
– Josh Cates
– George Candea
– Robert Grimm
– Eric Nygren
– Costa Sapuntzakis
– Yonah Schneidler
– Josh Stults
– Debby Wallach
– Doug Wyatt

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exopc 06.22.2000 source 53MB.tar.gz
md5sum: d1c2d45ec4204e61f84b0c8fe783f134

 

Bifrost

Bifrost

Web site: robur.slu.se (not active)
Origin: Sweden
Category: Routers
Desktop environment:
Architecture: x86, x86_64
Based on: Independent
Wikipedia:
Media: Live
The last version | Released: 7.1 | September 17, 2013

Bifrost – a small straight forward open source Linux distribution aimed at infrastructure networking, it’s highly specialized and tuned, with for a selection of chipsets, interface cards and other hardware. The distribution it also used in various R & D projects. The distribution of the Bifrost Network Project may be used and distributed according to the terms of the GNU Public License, incorporated herein by reference. The Bifrost distribution is proven and has been around since 1997.

Bifrost is collaboration between universities and ISP:s, companies
students and interested hackers.

Who is it intended for? “Networking people” with basic skills and interest in Linux/Unix needing a small flexible network- oriented distribution.
Basic functions? Routing, firewalling, login services, traffic logging, testing and monitoring and should be easy to extend for new applications.
Supported routing protocols: BGP, OSPF and of course static routes for ip4/ip6 via quagga.

The distributions are complete disk images of the system and can be unpacked directly on a flash disk with a fresh file system. To be able to mount the flash disk and create new file systems, one must have access to another Linux based PC with a flash disk reader.

People directly involved in this project are (with help from many others):
– Tom Johans (Department of Information Technology, SLU)
– Robert Olsson (ITS, UU)
– Emil Pedersen (ITS, UU)
– Hans Wassén (ITS, UU)

SLU (Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet) – The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences.

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Bifrost 7.1-1 amd64 137MB.tar.gz
md5sum: d876812cd7b72b764417ccdbee0bc447
Bifrost 7.1 amd64 124MB.img.bz2
md5sum: 13ec9d31ad76d5739cccaf4fb0447ae8
Bifrost 7.1 amd64 124MB.vmdk.bz2
md5sum: 67b9efd0caa7f9f5938d927b4fd659f8

 

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.

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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