Sprite

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Web site: ftp.cs.berkeley.edu/ucb/sprite/sprite.html
Origin: USA
Category: Workstation
Desktop environment: CLI
Architecture: DECstation, SPARCstation 2
Based on: UNIX
Wikipedia: Sprite
Media: Install
The last version | Released: 1992

Sprite – a research operating system developed at the University of California, Berkeley, by John Ousterhout’s research group.

Sprite is a distributed operating system that provides a single system image to a cluster of workstations. It provides very high file system performance through client and server caching. It has process migration to take advantage of idle machines. It was used as a testbed for research in log-structured file systems, striped file systems, crash recovery, and RAID file systems, among other things.

The Sprite project has now ended, although Sprite is still running on a few machines. If you have a DECstation 5000/200 or a SparcStation 2, you could try running Sprite off the Sprite CD-ROM.

The one single archive contains following files:
– bench.tar.Z: Sources for a collection of small benchmarks used in the paper “Why Aren’t Operating Systems Getting Faster as Fast as Hardware”.
– gdb.tar.Z: gdb for Mach 3.0. (missing)
– gld.tar.Z: Gnu linker with modifications for cross-linking between different machine types.
– hash.tar.Z: The Sprite hashing package. You’ll also need the list package.
– list.tar.Z: The Sprite list package.
– mab.tar.Z: Sources for Modified Andrew Benchmark (used in paper “Why Aren’t Operating Systems Getting Faster as Fast as Hardware” and for other purposes).
– mipsim.tar.Z: A simulator and assembly-language program debugger for the MIPS R2000 architecture, written by John Ousterhout for use in a freshman-level course in C and assembler.
– tcl: A subdirectory full of various files containing sources and documentation for Tcl and Tk and related packages. See the README file in that directory for more information.
– xtsim.tar.Z: library to interface event driven simulator to Xt toolkit.
– sprite-1.096.tar.Z: Sprite kernel sources, version 1.096. Won’t compile into a kernel, but useful for browsing or borrowing code.
– sprited.tar.Z: Sources for a Mach-based Sprite single-server. Mostly of interest only to people doing work with Mach.
– cdrom.txt: Information about Sprite sources and docs on CDROM.

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Sprite archive files 8MB.zip
md5sum: 6f67131f55f5069026f1e70b429983c3

OpenELEC

OpenELEC

Web site: openelec.tv (not active)
Origin: Switzerland
Category: Multimedia
Desktop environment: Kodi
Architecture: ARMHF, x86_64
Based on: Independent
Wikipedia: OpenELEC
Media: Install USB
The last version | Released: 8.0.4 | June 4, 2017
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OpenELEC (Open Embedded Linux Entertainment Center) – a free, embedded, source-based operating system providing a complete media center software suite. OpenELEC is a small and fast-booting Linux distribution.

OpenELEC is based on the Linux kernel and providing a complete XBMC based multimedia center. It allows users to manage a home entertainment center (home theater) offering easy access to TV channels, DVD player and Sky box.

Unlike orhers operating systems, OpenELEC is very small and fast, however it allows you to manage and configure the system and devices.
OpenELEC is available for machines/devices such as: i386, x86_64 and Raspberry Pi.

To install OpenELEC:
– unpack the downloaded OpenELEC archive
– create a bootable Live USB using included script (256MB minimum)
– boot the computer from the USB drive, which will run the Live installer
– install OpenELEC on the second USB Flash drive (2GB)

Starting from version 5.0, OpenELEC is equipped with Kodi (formerly XBMC).
With the release of version 6.0, support for i386 machines was dropped.

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OpenELEC 20101218 devel i386 114MB.tar.bz2
md5sum: d955367834de980847a6d7616162ad4c
OpenELEC 20101218 devel amd64 92MB.tar.bz2
md5sum: 1b5b972d7ea6813493278486aed0fb76

LOCUS

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Web site: (not active)
Origin: USA
Category: Server
Desktop environment: CLI
Architecture: VAX-11
Based on: UNIX compatible
Wikipedia: LOCUS
Media: Install
The last version | Released: 1983

LOCUS – a UNIX-like distributed operating system developed at UCLA (University of California, Los Angeles, USA) between 1980 and 1983.

LOCUS is a distributed operating system which supports transparent access to data through a network wide filesystem, permits automatic replication of storaget supports transparent distributed process execution, supplies a number of high reliability functions such as nested transactions, and is upward compatible with Unix. Partitioned operation of subnetl and their dynamic merge is also supported.
The system has been operational for about two years at UCLA and extensive experience in its use has been obtained.

LOCUS is a Unix compatible, distributed operating system in operational use at UCLA on a set of 17 Vax/750’s connected by a standard Ethernets. The system supports a very high degree of network transparency, i.e. it makes the network of machines appear to users and programs as a single computer;
machine boundaries are completely hidden during normal operation. Both files and programs can be moved dynamically with no effect on naming or correct operation. Remote resources are accessed in the same manner as local ones. Processes can be created locally and remotely in the same manner, and process interaction is the same, independent of location. Many of these functions operate transparently even across heterogeneous cpus.

LOCUS also provides a number of high reliability facilities, including flexible and automatic replication of storage at a file level, a full implementation of nested transactions[MEUL 83], and a substantially more robust data storage facility than conventional Unix systems. All of the functions reported here have been implemented, and most are in routine use.

An important part of the LOCUS research concerns recovery from failures of parts of the system, including partition of a LOCUS system into separated but functioning subnetworks.

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Stampede

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Web site: stampede.org
Origin: USA
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: AfterStep, Blackbox, Enlightenment, IceWM, WindowMaker
Architecture: x86
Based on: Independent
Wikipedia:
Media: Install CD
The last version | Released: 0.90 | August 10, 2001

Stampede Linux – an independent Linux distribution developed by the Stampede Linux Foundation. Stampede is a remarkable new approach to Linux distributions. Ironically enough, in a world of so many Linux distributions that claim to do everything under the sun, it seems that none really exist that are designed to both perform tasks and maintain speed and reliability. Furthermore, most Linux distributions make too many compromises, whether it be sacrificing functionality to deliver ease of use, or vice versa, Stampede aims to take the middle road.

Stampede Linux was created on December 4th, 1997. This date holds significance as it is the birthday of Stampede Linux’s founder, Matt Wood. The distribution was named after Matt’s personal domain, which he created 6 months before work began on Stampede Linux. He decided to work on Stampede out of his frustration with the present distributions, since none of them could adequately fulfill his needs. Although Matt doesn’t actively work in the distribution today, we still continue on in the original spirit of the project, and he is available as an advisor when necessary.

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Eridani Linux

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Web site: eridani.co.uk/linux.shtml
Origin: United Kingdom
Category: Server
Desktop environment: AfterStep, Enlightenment, KDE, WindowMaker
Architecture: x86
Based on: Red Hat
Wikipedia:
Media: Install CD
The last version | Released: 6.3 | November 22, 2000

Eridani Linux – a Red Hat Linux based Linux distribution created by Michael “Soruk” McConnell of the Eridani Star System.

Eridani Star System was founded in March 1999 by a Linux enthusiast, selling up-to-date Linux distribution CDs over the Internet. Soon after that, other Linux CDs were also made available, directly as a result of customer demand, and this has resulted in the list of distributions that were available.

In late 1999 Eridani launched its own Linux distribution, Eridani Linux, as a kept-up-to-date distribution loosely based on Red Hat Linux. This has been kept going until the second half of 2003, when the decision was made to stop working on Linux distributions and change our focus to software. The last release was Eridani Linux 6.3 (“Aeryn”).

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Container Linux

CoreOS

Web site: coreos.com (not active)
Origin: USA
Category: Server
Desktop environment: CLI
Architecture: x86_64
Based on: Independent (based on Gentoo Linux)
Wikipedia: Container Linux
Media: Install CD
The last version | Released: 2512.3.0 | May 26, 2020
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Container Linux (previously: CoreOS) – an open source operating system based on the Linux kernel. It was designed to work on server stations, providing infrastructure to support computer clusters. The aim of the system is automation of operation, ease of application implementation, security, reliability and scalability.

CoreOS is a fork of Chrome OS – thanks to the software development kit (SDK) that comes with Chromium OS. Adding new features allows you to adapt your system to support the hardware used on your servers.

CoreOS provides only the minimal functionality required to deploy applications inside containers that provide isolated virtualization environments to safely run applications.

The system does not have a package manager, applications run in containers, using Docker and virtualization technology. This allows to run isolated Linux systems on a single host system and resource allocation is done through multiple isolated user spaces instead of using a hypervisor.

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CoreOS production ISO image amd64 466MB.iso
md5sum: a4d0abfd9df8993d16edaac8c46b25dd

 

RaspBSD

RaspBSD

Web site: raspbsd.org (not active)
Origin: France
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: LXDE
Architecture: armhf, aarch64
Based on: FreeBSD
Wikipedia:
Media: Install
The last version | Released: 12.0 | October 17, 2016
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RaspBSD – a version of FreeBSD, designed for small, single-board computers such as the Raspberry Pi (1,2,3), Banana Pi, and BeagleBoard Black.

The live image of the system features the FreeBSD with the preinstalled Openbox window manager and the LXDE desktop environment.
RaspBSD also offers access to FreeBSD’s preconfigured package repositories.

RaspBSD is based on the FreeBSD -CURRENT tree.

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RaspBSD 12.0 armhf 284MB.img.gz
md5sum: 46483cd9ebda0745c5672dba2b2b10b8

 

Isotop

Isotop

Web site: 3hg.fr/Isos/isotop/
Origin: France
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: Xfce
Architecture: x86, x86_64
Based on: OpenBSD
Wikipedia:
Media: Install DVD
The last version | Released: 0.3.2 | April 11, 2018
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Isotop – a distribution of the OpenBSD system intended for personal computer users.

Isotop is an OpenBSD customization script. The goal is to provide you with a pre-configured environment to help you get your bearings in this environment and see how great a system it is.

In short, the developer forget an idea that OpenBSD is made only for informed users. To help you get started, some tools that will have to remain light are integrated. Whenever possible, the default OpenBSD programs are used.

According to the developer, Isotop is neither a fast system nor a system with the latest tools. However, it is a good compromise between these features and maximum security.

The system is offered in the form of Full and Netinstall installation images for i686 and x86_64 machines.

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Isotop 0.3.2 Full amd64 1.69GB.iso
md5sum: b6af4716abe629c1c2d73afe5f5af5b3

 

CloverOS

CloverOS

Web site: cloveros.ga (not active)
Origin:
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: GNOME, KDE, LXDE, LXQt, MATE, Pantheon, Xfce
Architecture: x86_64
Based on: Gentoo
Wikipedia:
Media: Install DVD
The last version | Released: 20200313 | March 13, 2020
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CloverOS GNU/Linux – a minimalist iso image that allows you to easily install Gentoo Linux on your computer’s hard drive. The system is set up and easy to use just after first start-up.

Packages are built with Ofast/LTO/Graphite. CloverOS uses FVWM/dhcpcd/wpa_supplicant by default, and gives you the ability to install and load any desktop environment/window manager on startup with ~/.bash_profile.

By default, Systemd and Pulseaudio are not included in the system.

The creator of the project is a developer called “Placeholder”.

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CloverOS 20200313 amd64 1.15GB.iso
md5sum: 05e9a79bbf6169c35f2dbb2b0c5f372a

CloverOS 20180920 amd64 1.06GB.iso
md5sum: 97334f2b28aab771c35368bad7cdc580

 

Superb Mini Server

Superb Mini Server

Web site: sms.it-ccs.com
Origin: Greece
Category: Server
Desktop environment: Web interface
Architecture: x86, x86_64
Based on: Slackware
Wikipedia:
Media: Live CD, Install CD
The last version | Released: 2.0.9 | October 4, 2016
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Superb Mini Server – a Linux operating system console based and manageable through Webmin web-based interface. Although described as a mini server, have all the features of a powerful server such as apache2, sendmail, postfix, spamassassin, clamav, squid, iptables, MailScanner, mysql, cups and lot of other server packages.

SMS is based on Slackware 14.0 (Since version 2.0.0). The LiveCD created with linux-live scripts and the livecd’s text-installer taken from Slax’s development. This server runs from a live CD or installed on a hard disk through Slackware’s text installer.

Superb Mini Server has no GUI (kde, gnome, xfce) is console based OS and is manageable through webmin interface.
Although there is an Add-on package of KDE for those who want it.
The purpose of this server is to set it up, plug the Ethernet and leave it be. All the manage is done through web interface or you can use a SSH client such as PuTTY.

Passwords:
root password is toor
Webmin Login: admin : admin
TorrentFlux Login: admin : admin

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Superb Mini Server 2.0.9 Live i686 531MB.iso
md5sum: 0dfb7b2f02af14795f0176c4746926f6

Superb Mini Server 2.0.9 Install i686 721MB.iso
md5sum: 77dc64713d93d504b02abd2163c88215

Superb Mini Server 2.0.9 Live x86_64 542MB.iso
md5sum: 85cf9f3e64b006513f2b6179ccdfdce6

Superb Mini Server 2.0.9 Install x86_64 720MB.iso
md5sum: a96f4174ed3894857d279fdd64f0b9d1