LindowsOS

Lindows

Web site: lindows.com (not active)
Origin: USA
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: KDE
Architecture: x86
Based on: Debian
Wikipedia:
Media: Install CD
The last version | Released: 4.0.302 | June 22, 2003

LindowsOS (later: Linspire) – a commercial operating system based on Debian GNU/Linux by Linspire, Inc. It was focused on ease-of-use and targeting home computer users.

It used the WINE API to run Microsoft Windows applications. The WINE API was later dropped, as LindowsOS used a program called “Click’N’Run” (CNR). CNR is similar to Synaptic used to download apps with the APT tool.

Lindows was shipped with a customized KDE 3.x desktop, custom applications borderline cloning the Apple iLife suite, and a primitive “app store,” it was intended to be easy to use and fully functional out of the box.

In 2001, a company called Lindows Inc. created a new Linux Operating System.
The project founder is Michael Robertson.

Releases:
– 0.91 Sneak Preview 2 April 5,2002
– 1.1.1 June 21, 2002
– 2.1.40 October 24, 2002
– 3.0.0 November 15, 2002
– 4.0.302 June 22, 2003

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Lindows 2.1.40 i386 425MB.iso
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Lindows 2.1.40 Bootfloppy i386 1.4MB.img
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Lindows 3.0 i386 407MB.iso
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LindowsOS 4.0.302 i386 464MB.iso
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Symobi

Symobi

Web site: symobi.com
Origin: Germany
Category: Embedded, Mobile, Others
Desktop environment: GUI
Architecture: x86, PowerPC
Based on: µnOS
Wikipedia:
Media: Install
The last version | Released: 1.2 | October 22, 2006

Symobi (“System for mobile applications”) – a modern and mobile OS. It is based on the µnOS operating system which incorporates the Sphere microkernel. Symobi offers a complete graphical OS environment with services, a graphical user interface, standard programs, and drivers. The operating system is designed for the use in embedded and mobile systems, but is also suitable for other purposes.

Symobi is platform independent by architecture. Hence, it can be deployed on all modern processor architectures. Nevertheless, there is some work to do to really port Symobi to a new hardware platform. But this work is easy to do since only platform specific mechanisms (e.g. MMU) have to be implemented. There are no architectural changes to be made and there is no higher level programming work to do. As a result, Symobi can be ported to a new platform within weeks and to another processor model of an already supported platform within days. This basic ability of Symobi is liked a lot by our customers since it allows them to choose the hardware they really want and need for their application instead of having to choose a hardware fitting the RTOS used.

Valuable Abilities:
– real-time
– small size/footprint
– high provable stability/reliability
– simplicity
– high performance
– small, efficient API
– embeddable

Modern Features:
– multi-core/multi-processor support
– multi-platform
– client/server architecture
– isolated hardware driver architecture
– light-weight multithreading & multitasking
– strongly protected process spaces
– wide-range scalability

Supported Hardware:
– x386 / IA32
– ARM / XScale
– PowerPC

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Symobi 1.2 Wave Live Demo i386 9.88MB.iso.zip
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Symobi 1.2 PowerPC Live Demo 5.29MB.iso.zip
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Symobi 1.2 VMware Image Live Demo 1.3KB.vmx.zip
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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
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ClassiOS alpha2 i386 199KB.iso.zip
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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.

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PetrOS Demo 1.01 i386 524KB.zip
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ISlack

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Web site: marksman.beplaced.com (not active)
Origin: Bulgaria
Category: Specialist
Desktop environment:
Architecture: x86
Based on: Slackware
Wikipedia:
Media: Install CD
The last version | Released: 1.0 | 2005

ISlack – a security-focused distribution based on Slackware Linux.

To improve the security aspect of the distribution, servers have been removed, incoming ports closed and services turned off. Several programs for penetration testing are included.

The ISlack successor is NecSecl.

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HostGIS

HostGIS Linux

Web site: hostgis.com/linux.html (not active)
Origin:
Category: Specialist
Desktop environment:
Architecture: x86
Based on: Slackware
Wikipedia:
Media: Install CD
The last version | Released: 4.3 | October 30, 2009

HostGIS Linux – a Linux/GNU distribution based on Slackware and specifically made for handling GIS information. The goal of HostGIS Linux is to get you serving GIS maps in minutes, saving you the work of installing MapServer and its many related components.

Features:
· All the usual amenities of a Linux distribution: compilers, Perl, etc.
· Apache webserver, with PHP
· MapServer, and MapScript for PHP, Perl, and Python
· PDFlib, with support built in to PHP, Perl, Python, and MapServer
· PostGIS-enabled Postgres database server
· MapServer Web Client (MWC) to display great interactive maps without designing any HTML or JavaScript
· Example maps already installed: shapefiles, ECW raster, PostGIS, MyGIS, WMS server and client, and Flash output
· Webmin, phpMyAdmin, and phpPgAdmin for easy system administration

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HostGIS Linux 4.3 BasicServer 32bit 593MB.iso
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Stormix

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Web site: stormix.com (not active)
Origin: Canada
Category: Desktop, Server
Desktop environment: Enlightenment, IceWM, KDE, WindowMaker
Architecture: x86
Based on: Debian
Wikipedia: Stormix
Media: Install CD
The last version | Released: 2000 | December 1999

Stormix – a Debian based Linux distribution created by the Stormix Technologies Inc. Vancouver, Canada. Storm Linux had a much easier installer than the standard Debian installer.

Storm Linux comes with full Debian compatibility, packages can be installed through the apt-get or the Storm Linux Package Manager. Stormpkg is a front end to apt-get.

The project has been closed down in April 2001.

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ForthOS

ForthOS

Web site: sources.vsta.org/forthos/
Origin:
Category: UNIX-like, Others
Desktop environment: CLI
Architecture: Intel 80386, Motorola 68030
Based on: VSTa
Wikipedia:
Media: Install
The last version | Released:

ForthOS – a complete, standalone operating system for the PC. It includes command line, compiler, debugger, editor, and filesystem. You can give it a test drive by booting the standalone CD (image provided so you can burn your own). If you like it, you can install it onto a disk partition and boot directly from your hard disk.

ForthOS was the basis for the author’s own experimental software work; unlike many other Forth systems, this one as a real tool in day-to-day use as a part of a larger development. It is a fully standalone system, with a metacompiler used to generate new versions of ForthOS while running under ForthOS.

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ForthOS v1 448KB.iso.gz
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ForthOS v2 virtual image disk 717KB.img.gz
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FMI/OS

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Web site: fmios.org | fmios.ocgnet.org (not active)
Origin:
Category: UNIX-like, Others
Desktop environment: CLI
Architecture: Intel 80386, Motorola 68030
Based on: VSTa
Wikipedia:
Media: Install
The last version | Released:

FMI/OS (Flexible Microkernel Infrastructure/Operating System) – a copylefted operating system based on the VSTa operating system originally written by Andrew Valencia.

It shares most of the concepts with VSTa but has some new additions such as ELF support, POSIX environment, POSIX error numbers, and the ability to compile with the latest versions of GCC.

The project developer is Erik Dalén.

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