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
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V2_OS i386 6.5KB.img
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V2_OS i386 288KB.zip
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Morphix

Morphix

Web site: www.morphix.org
Origin: Netherlands
Category: Desktop, Web kiosk
Desktop environment: KDE, IceWM
Architecture: x86
Based on: Knoppix
Wikipedia (de): Morphix
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 0.5-pre6 | September 2007

Morphix – a live Linux distribution based on Knoppix.
Morphix is a modular distribution so it means that it consists of a number of parts which together form a working distribution.

Morphix flavours:

Morphix LightGUI – Aimed at lower-end PCs, LightGUI features the XFCE4 desktop and contains a reasonable amount of lighter tools. It was the initial version of Morphix, and the aim has been to keep LightGUI small enough to have it fit on 210MB CDR(W). LightGUI includes Abiword, Gnumeric, Dillo, Firefox, Gaim, Xchat, GIMP.

Morphix Gnome – (formerly: Morphix HeavyGUI) was for some time the only conterpart of LightGUI. Including Gnome, OpenOffice.org, Mozilla, and the kitchen sink, Morphix Gnome was aimed at office users with more recent machines.

Morphix KDE – it contains the whole KDE suite of programs, as well as Mozilla and other applications. Morphix KDE sits inbetween LightGUI and Gnome when it comes to size, and fills up approximately 400MB of space on your CD-ROM.

Morphix Game – An odd-ball in Morphix, this flavour contains the very light IceWM and a very large number of Open Source games: BZflag, Frozen Bubble, Freecraft, and many, many others, as well as it includes one or more demo versions or free full versions of commercial Linux games.

Morphing-Morphix – it provides the quick way to start Morphing and making your own LiveCD. Just boot the CD and start Morphing, no need to install tools, compile applications or switch operating systems. All is required is some space on a connected hard drive.

All the official Morphix live CDs contain the Morphix installer, as stated above. This tool allows users to easily install their Morphix (or derivative) live CD onto a hard disk.

Morphix was under development by Alex de Landgraaf between 2003 and 2007.

There are many derivates created on the top of Morphix, such as: Dreamlinux, Elive, GNUstep Live-CD, Clusterix, Freeduc-Sup, GNIX, Sork, NepaLinux, TOBIX, ZoneCD, etc.

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Morphix 0.5pre5_rc2 IceWM i386 244MB.iso
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Morphix Live Kiosk 2007-11-19–23-00 i386 220MB.iso
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Morphing Morphix 0.3.1 i386 212MB.iso
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Morphix Base 0.5pre6 i386 36MB.iso
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