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

TENS

TENS

Web site: spi.dod.mil/lipose.htm (not active)
Origin: USA
Category: Specialist
Desktop environment: Xfce
Architecture: x86, x86_64
Based on: Thinstation
Wikipedia:
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 3.0.1 | April 24, 2020
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Trusted End Node Security (TENS) – (formerly: Lightweight Portable Security (LPS)) is a Linux distribution created by the United States Department of Defense. The main idea is to increase privacy and improve security when using the Internet by US government employees. The system provides an environment free of viruses and spyware, which will not leave any traces of activity on your computer.

TENS comes with the Xfce desktop and provides several applications:
– Firefox with Flash and Java plug-ins
– Encryption Wizard-Public – data encryption program
– remote connection client (Citrix, Microsoft or VMware View)
– SSH client
– OpenOffice.org package (Deluxe version)
– Adobe Reader (Deluxe version)

The system uses the Common Access Card for identification in the DoD (Department of Defense) network.

TENS does not require installation on a computer hard drive, it can be run from a USB drive or CD-ROM.
The live system is available for 32 and 64 bit machines.

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TENS 1.7.2 i386 429MB.iso
md5sum: 7ee7cdbb92a5130f3d9870f9944380ad

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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Bluebuntu

Bluebuntu

Web site: louisrosenblum.com/bluebuntu (not active)
Origin: USA
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: Openbox
Architecture: x86_64
Based on: Ubuntu
Wikipedia:
Media: Live DVD
The last version | Released: 19.04.1.5.1 | August 30, 2019

Bluebuntu – a high-performance 64-bit linux distribution that runs smoothly on both low-end and modern hardware. Has a retro-style appearance that feels familiar for Windows 7 and XP users.

Recommended specs: 8 GB of disk space and 1 GB of RAM. Uses openbox as the window manager, lightdm as the display manager, tint2 as the panel, and XFCE for application launchers.

The minimal install CD is included as the default download.

The Software Pack Edition is 170 MB larger and comes with additional software such as audacity, qbittorent, filezilla, and vlc. You can read the full list of included software on the project homepage at louisrosenblum.com/bluebuntu.

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Bluebuntu 19.04.1.5.1 amd64 1.2GB.iso
md5sum: cca221b72071e1053ddb0824394c0e2f

Anarchy Linux

Anarchy Linux

Web site: github.com/AnarchyLinux/
Origin: USA
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: CLI
Architecture: x86_64
Based on: Arch Linux
Wikipedia:
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 1.1.0 | April 13, 2020
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Anarchy Linux – a simple and intuitive Arch Linux installer. The system was created as a fork of Arch-Anywhere, as a result of a potential infringement of the Arch Linux trademark by the developer of Arch Anywhere.

The Anarchy Linux ISO image includes a fully equipped live system that allows you to test it before installing on your computer. The live system uses the Xfce4 desktop by default and comes with pre-installed selection of applications.

The system installer offers support for many language versions and a wide range of configuration options for the target system.

Anarchy Linux also offers an additional text-mode installation media that comes with an installer that works in text mode.
Anarchy Linux uses the official Arch Linux repository package database and additionally uses its own repositories and packages.

The developer of Anarchy Linux is Dylan Schacht.

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Anarchy Linux 1.1.0 amd64 624MB.iso
sha256sum: 04d9c0b81a4ebda97183e7329b8041a2cd1bbd4818cbaabf059c5c01d51cab95

FuryBSD

FuryBSD

Web site: furybsd.org
Origin: USA
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: KDE, Xfce
Architecture: x86_64
Based on: FreeBSD
Wikipedia:
Media: Live DVD
The last version | Released: 2020-Q3 | September 14, 2020
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FuryBSD – an open source operating system based on FreeBSD, and targeted to laptops and desktops users.

This is an attempt to reinvigorate the spirit of other easy-to-use FreeBSD-based projects from the past (such as PC-BSD and TrueOS), but also provides added convenience of a USB/DVD hybrid image. The project provides separate live images with the Xfce and KDE Plasma desktops.

FuryBSD is free and can be distributed freely under the BSD license.

Live user password: furybsd
Root password: furybsd

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FuryBSD Q3 12.1-202009071 KDE amd64 1.8GB.iso
md5sum: a11fa73d50584853a3b14ef04e11813f
FuryBSD Q3 12.1-202009071 Xfce amd64 2.2GB.iso
md5sum: 24e1aa653a1a0414b358e378ad3814cf

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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IonicWind

IonicWind Linux

Web site: iwlinux.sourceforge.io
Origin: USA
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: GNOME
Architecture: x86_64
Based on: Ubuntu
Wikipedia:
Media: Live DVD
The last version | Released: 1.15 | February 16, 2017

IonicWind Linux – an Ubuntu based Linux distribution targeted to developers. It provides a compiler development and other tools.

The live system uses the GNOME desktop environment as default.

The latest version of IonicWind Linux is based on Ubuntu Wily Werewolf.

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IonicWind Linux 1.15 amd64 3.48GB.iso
md5sum: e3fdfa1b8fd26dd1ba5c26295560d573

IonicWind Linux 1.10 amd64 2.8GB.iso
md5sum: 37676e356a281127c0ae8006236b8f73

 

Subgraph OS

Subgraph OS

Web site: subgraph.com
Origin: USA
Category: Specialist
Desktop environment: GNOME
Architecture: x86_64
Based on: Debian
Wikipedia:
Media: Live DVD
The last version | Released: 2017.09.22-alpha | December 24, 2017
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Subgrah OS – a Debian-based Linux distribution that features a set of settings which provides security and anonymity when using your computer and the internet.

Subgraph OS uses the hardened Linux kernel, a firewall to block specific scripts while working in the network, and connects network applications through the Tor network.
The Subgraph OS file manager has tools to remove meta data from files and integrates file sharing via OnionShare.
The Icedove email client is configured to work automatically with Enigmail to support email encryption.

Subgraph OS is only available for 64 bit machines and is still in the Alpha phase.

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Subgraph OS 2016-12-30 Alpha amd64 1.3GB.iso
md5sum: 7e7d25989e125297f7fa41ffb2b70d37

 

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