LightOS

LightOS

Web site: http://sourceforge.net/projects/lightos1/
Origin: USA
Category: Mini system
Desktop environment: Text based
Architecture: x86
Based on: DR-DOS/OpenDOS
Wikipedia:
Media: Install CD/Floppy
The last version | Released: 3.0 | January 11, 2011
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LightOS – an open-source operating system for x86 computers, based on DR-DOS/OpenDOS 7.01.
LightOS extends on DR-DOS by adding a desktop, built-in mouse support, and better integration with programs.

It is very small of size image, which can fits to the standard floppy disk.
The system can be installed on a separated partition of a hard drive, opposite to existing operating systems.

The founder and developer of LightOS is Corbin Davenport.
The last version of LightOS 3.0 was released in 2011.

Download

LightOS 3.0 (OpenDOS 7.01) i386 1.2MB.zip
md5sum: 52b047ea43bdfde98bdca77b3c40bd00

Pocket Linux

Pocket Linux

Web site: www.pocket-linux.org/index.html.en
Origin: Poland
Category: Mini distribution
Desktop environment: Text based
Architecture: x86
Based on: Independent
Wikipedia (pl): Pocket Linux
Media: Live floppy
The last version | Released: 2.51-fix-4 | January 28, 2002
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Pocket Linux – a minimal, one floppy Linux based system designed to quickly convert PC workstation into secure Linux-based workstation using ssh to connect to remote host. It supports bootp for determining host IP and other network parameters.

Pocket Linux provides a small and efficient workstation that autoconfigures as much as possible and lets securely use the network from almost everywhere.

The founder and developer of the project is Paweł Więcek.
The last version 2.51 of the minimal in size Linux system was released by the author in 1998.
There is also available a newer version of 2.51-fix-4 released by Arkadiusz Miskiewicz.