Apollo Computer

Web site: (not active)
Origin: USA
Category: Workstation
Desktop environment: wgmr
Platform: Apollo
Based on: UNIX-like
Wikipedia: Domain/OS
Media: Install
The last version | Released: R10.4.1.2 | March 1992

Domain/OS – an Unix-like and Multics*-like the Apollo/DOMAIN operating system produced by Apollo Computer, Inc. (founded in 1980 in Chelmsford, Massachusetts, by William Poduska) from 1980 until 1989, when it was purchased by Hewlett-Packard. It was originally launched in 1981 as AEGIS, and was rebranded to Domain/OS in 1988.

The first Apollo/DOMAIN systems were the DN100s, of which 2 were shipped on March 27, 1981 with Aegis SR1 installed on them to Harvard University (information provided by Jim Ward). Documentation for Aegis SR1 consisted of 3 books written by Penny Orwick. The DN100s were discarded by Harvard University a few years ago (Harvard CS Help Desk).

The latest OS that is available for Apollo’s is Domain/OS SR10.4.1.2 (SAU7) and SR10.4.1.1 (all other SAUs), consisting of 5 tapes for SR10.4 and 3 tapes for the SR10.4.1 upgrade. Hewlett-Packard offers some patches for Apollo/DOMAIN machines (You are now required to register (free) to retrieve any patches) (Domain/OS SR10.3.5 and SR10.4/SR10.4.1). Those patches bring the OS up to SR10.4.1.2. All the SAUs from SAU1 thru SAU6 (all three-digit machines except the new HP/Apollo 4xx Series) were dropped at SR10.4 and thus can’t run Domain/OS SR10.4 operating system. SAU1 (DN100, DN400, DN420, DN600) was dropped at about SR9.7.5 or SR9.7, thus making SAU1 systems (DN100, DN400, DN420, DN600) the only ones that can’t run any of the SR10 systems.

The DN10000 machines run a different OS release, with a .p suffix, which stands for PRISM, the name of the DN10000 CPU’s architecture (Parallel Reduced Instruction Set Machine), e.g. SR10.4.p. The latest OS for DN10000’s is SR10.4.1.2.p, consisting of the 5 basic install tapes for SR10.4.p, one upgrade tape for SR10.4.1.p and HP’s patches.

Apollo was one of the first vendors of graphical workstations in the 1980s, featuring a display manager which was integrated with the operating system’s own window manager known as wmgr.

*Multics (“Multiplexed Information and Computing Service”) is an influential early time-sharing operating system based on the concept of a single-level memory.

No download is available.

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Web site: | (not active)
Category: UNIX-like, Others
Desktop environment: CLI
Architecture: Intel 80386, Motorola 68030
Based on: VSTa
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.


No download is available.




Web site:
Origin: France
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: CLI
Architecture: x86
Based on: Independent
Media: Install
The last version | Released: ? | 2013

OS|periment – a project which focuses on creating a desktop operating system that caters to modern computer hardware and usage patterns.

In the main codebase, it uses UNIX-style shell scripts, Assembly, C++, and C.

The project founder is Hadrien G.


Commodore OS

Commodore OS

Commodore OS 32bit

Web site: (not active)
Web site (32bit):
Origin: USA
Category: Game
Desktop environment: GNOME
Architecture: x86, x86_64
Based on: Linux Mint
Wikipedia: Commodore OS
Media: Live DVD
The last version | Released: 1.0 beta9 | July 3, 2012
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Commodore OS (Commodore OS Vision) – a Linux distribution based on Linux Mint, and created for Commodore and games fans.

Commodore OS Vision is available only for x86-64 architectures, uses the GNOME 2 desktop and features Compiz/Emerald desktop effects. It includes pre-installed many games, Firefox and Chromium web browsers, LibreOffice, Scribus, GIMP, Blender, OpenShot and Cinellera, Ardour and Audacity, Linux MultiMedia Studio, etc. It has a classic Commodore slant with a selection of applications reminiscent of their classic Amiga counterparts.

Commodore OS is not compatible with Commodore 64 software, but it contains VICE, an open-source emulator of the Commodore 64, Commodore 128, CBM-II, Commodore PET, Commodore VIC-20 and Commodore Plus/4.

Commodore OS is designed as a way to look as the old Commodore system.

Commodore OS Vision was developed by Commodore USA between 2011 and 2012.
The last version 1.0 beta 9 was based on Linux Mint 10.

There is also available a VirtualBox image.
username/password: adminuser/adminuser
Root Password: adminuser

Commodore OS 32 bit (COS) – a Linux distribution, developed by a guy called ‘spannernick’.
It is not related to Commodore OS Vision 64 bit, but it based on Linux Mint too, and looks similar to the 64 bit edition.

COS 32bit was made to be working on a Pentium 4 which is 32-bit processor. Commodore OS 32-bit will provide emulators so you can play the Commodore 64 and Amiga games and programs. Games and demos for the Commodore PET, VIC-20, CBM-II, C16, C64, C128 and Commodore AMIGA can be run.

Password for Live account is: live123.


Commodore OS 1.0 beta9 DVD1of2 amd64 3.88GB.iso
md5sum: 994542e99984e4224d226bf78907636d

Commodore OS 1.0 beta9 DVD2of2 amd64 3.59GB.iso
md5sum: 06c3c02f11ceacd92c42c52295353666

Commodore OS 1.0 beta6 x86_64 VirtualBox Image (8.9GB unzipped)
md5sum: dec214a5671ba4f9cc94fb75b35c13ea

Commodore OS 1.0 beta6 Disc1 amd64 3.86GB.iso
md5sum: b2cc642fb05bda24bff9c4187f2e94f7

Commodore OS 1.0 beta5 Disc1 amd64 3.81GB.iso
md5sum: f526ad8fd6782cd74259fddafe0fb211

Commodore OS 1.0 beta4 Disc1 amd64 3.77GB.iso
md5sum: 306ce03ae784c0b380c46dd13c00e735

Commodore OS 1.3 beta8 i386 3.79GB.iso
md5sum: 5252b04e3b84df9a1c9347d33311b3e0