GNU/Linux® etc distributions
Adamantix "aims to be a distribution that is hard to crack, but not hard to use. In other words, highly-secure but usable" was Trusted Debian trusteddebian.org + adamantix.com + adamantix.org + RSBAC + captain's blog
aLinux OS "Beautifying The Linux Desktop.. Superior to SuSE, Red Hat, Xandros & Linspire!" Jay L Klepacs Can was Peanut Linux & Forum + KDE
Arch Linux i686-optimized & pacman package manager + linuxlookup review + Underground Desktop w/KDE & Antergos "Your Linux. Always Fresh. Never Frozen"
AGNULA A GNU/Linux Audio distribution ***
Ark Linux new Jan03 for desktops
Asianux Corp "Red Flag, Miracle Linux & Haansoft sell identical product with 'Asianux Inside' mark in China, Japan & Korea"
Astaro Security Linux "a new firewall.. affordable Internet security solutions for protection against hackers, viruses, spam & other risks of connecting to the Internet"
BLAG Linux And GNU brixton linux action group "works to overthrow corporate control of information & technology through community action & spreading Free Software" RedHat-based
Castle "Server Distribution from ALT Linux Team" Ru
Clark Connect "Server & Gateway" Point Clark Networks "Build, Deploy & Manage Internet-Ready Devices & Appliances" Toronto + Suva "to securely manage a device over an insecure network"
The Community ENTerprise Operating System CentOS RedHat-based * * *
CollegeLinux Slackware-based Robert Kennedy College Delemont Switzerland + tutorials
Danix "Knoppix remaster.. localizing Linux for czech & Slovak users"
Debian: quality vs quantity HP-sponsrd Packages module updates apt-get Unofficial APT repositories + progs dselect, aptitude & apt-proxy + Concise apt-get / dpkg primer for new Debian users + Apt-Pinning for Beginners "mix-&-match between Stable, Testing, & Unstable sources" + Automatix "free graphical package manager for the installation, uninstallation & configuration of the most commonly requested applications in Debian based Linux operating systems. Currently supported are Ubuntu 7.04, 6.10, 6.06, Debian Etch & Mepis 6" + Jigsaw Download jigdo CD images + Ian Murdock RIP & Wayback Ian Murdock Weblog gone: Ian Murdock's Weblog ianmurdock.com + Security Information + Debian Social Contract / Open Source Definition + Debian Administration "Tips & Resources" + backports.org + Bruce Perens on the new Debian Common Core [Alliance]: What it is, why it matters madpenguin 14Aug05 DCCA *** + debCONF "your info center for Debian conferences & events" debconf5 Helsinki + Dedicated Servers Managing Resources "from public debian mailing lists" ResellerHostingBOX.com + system administration howto & community network how to + Jesus M Gonzalez-Barahona's Debian home page + About Debian "Have fun learning" eg modem config + Debian Planet "News for Debian. Stuff that *really* matters" UK + Migrating to Linux Kernel 2.6 in Debian howto + DebToo "added support for automated package recompilation, patching & optimization" + Mainframe Linux Sine Nomine Assocs research engineering + Xebian "GNU/Linux on your Xbox" Xbox Linux & Modded X-Box howto PalmHeads Chch + USB Storage on Debian Bart Samwel + Create Debian Linux packages IBM + Installing & Configuring ALSA Sound Modules in Debian GNU/Linux HOWTO Version 1.1 LinuxOrbit.com 01Nov02 + Svein "Shane" Harang Debian Netinstall isos etc Norway + Benjamin Mako Hill Hardware Donations Manager + Point Linux "GNU/Linux distribution that aims to combine the power of Debian GNU/Linux with the productivity of MATE, the Gnome 2 desktop environment fork. Point Linux provides an easy to set up and use distribution for users, looking for a fast, stable and predictable desktop" PowerComp LLC Ru + Deepin Desktop Environment "commercial company focused on the R&D & services of Linux-based operating system" based on Debian stable branch Wuhan 2011 * * * * * * * * * *
Devuan GNU+Linux Debian fork without systemd
Distrowatch "Put the fun back into computing - Use Linux ..basic feature list & a package comparison table of the major, minor & regional Linux distributions" Debian-based * * * * *
Eiwaz Linux Eiwaz Systems
e-smith "server & gateway software.. dedicated to helping small organizations take advantage of the Internet to increase their effectiveness & profitability"
Foresight Desktop Linux "because your desktop should be cool! showcases some of the latest & greatest from GNOME" Conary package management & Mono + An Intro.. Gnome Journal * * *
Gazelle "O/S platform for retail Point of Sale, kiosk, vending machines & amusement devices" GNU Solutions UK
Gentoo: Portage package maintenance system "emerge" + Catalyst tool "used to build official Gentoo stage tarballs, packages & install CDs" + Gentoo Store + download + review + Handbook + x86 Installing Gentoo etc + Quick Install Reference + Friendly Quick Installation Guide OSNews 03Apr04 + Hardened Gentoo & SELinux Demo Machine + Gentoo Linux Stable + Project Chinstrap "to provide relatively new binary packages" + BreakMyGentoo.net + GeNToo "Gentoo on the NT kernel" 01Apr + Gentoo Guide linux reviewed + Growing with Gentoo 15Mar04 * * * + Installing Gentoo With Slackware Floppies + Craig's Linux Notes: Installed Gentoo Packages + gentoo.vidalinux.com "House of gentoo packages" & VidaLinux 1.1 "Gentoo Done Right" + Daniel Drake dsd "Code contributions" etc + Sabayon Linux "not part of the Gentoo project" + Gentoo MacOS X Released Gentoo Weekly Newsletter 19Jul04 + Mandrake Expatriate Syndrome MES + Gentoo Tips CLUG Wiki + One week with Gentoo Linux LinuxTimes * * *
gNewSense "GNU/Linux.. takes all the non-free blobs out of a rather popular distro' & makes it free" Ubuntu-based + HowToCreateYourOwnDistro see Trisquel +++Free
GNU/LinEx Debian-based Spain (Free Software) Extremadura Regional Government + Linex Empresa gnulinex.net
GoboLinux "based on an alternative directory hierarchy"
Hedinux GNU/Linux "french independently developed distribution inspired by the Linux From Scratch & Beyond Linux From Scratch books.. optimized for i686.. own packages management system"
Kali Linux "Penetration Testing & Ethical Hacking Linux Distribution" kali.org + BackTrack
Kanotix "GNU Linux Live system based on Debian Sid, optimized for HD-install & high performance" * * *
Kiwilinux.org Ubuntu-based DVD-access Romania
Knoppix: bootable CD-only Debian-based Linux distro + Hard Disk Installation HOWTO & Knoppix.net "a resource for users, developers, & testers" & Klaus Knopper author's site + ClusterKnoppix + Gnoppix w/Gnome * * *
Kororaa "install script.. takes care of most of the manual configuring required under the Gentoo method"
Libranet Debian-built desktop
Linare Corp "The Global Linux Automation" India
Linspire was Lindows.com, President & COO Kevin Carmony interview + TryOutLinux.com info * + Linux Shootout 8 CDs + ChoicePC campaign & now + DVD player * * * + Bill - I don't want your $1,158 Michael Robertson: Michael Robertson & MP3 * * *
Linux Mint "Ubuntu-based.. goal is to provide a more complete out-of-the-box experience by including browser plugins, media codecs, support for DVD playback, Java & other components. It also adds a custom desktop & menus, several unique configuration tools, & a web-based package installation interface. Linux Mint is compatible with Ubuntu software repositories" Ireland * * *
Lunar Linux "fork of Sorcerer GNU Linux (SGL) late January to early February of 2002" "It's out of this world!"
Lycoris "Linux is for everyone" Desktop/LX operating system
Mandriva Linux was Mandrake-Soft: French RedHat/rpm derivative for multilingual Europe & home use, now own the major Brazilian distro Conectiva + Hardware Database * * * + MandrivaUsers Board Discussion forum + MandrivaExpert + Fast RSYNC downloader + Penguin Liberation Front PLF "repository of RPMs that cannot be included into the Mandrake distro" + trylinuxSD.com 'graphical HowTos' + The Mandrake Audio Workstation HowTo + Urpmi updater & EasyUrpmi + RPMDrake Tools howto Chad CLUG & here + MandrakeSecurity Multi Network Firewall MNF + Advanced Extranet Server ADVX "extensible.. Apache" + Mandrake Linux Business Cases + ...
MEPIS "Simple desktop Linux - an OS for the 21st Century" KDE Debian based += Ubuntu kernel & packages, by Managerial Educational & Personal Information Systems + Buy and/or Download + founder Warren Woodford interview + Forum + Mepis Lovers + dialup howto + MEPIS grundgingly complies with the GPL linux-watch 31Jul06 SimplyMEPIS 6.0: Linux Desktop on Steroids! raldztech.blog
Mockup "a complete desktop o/s.. usable & accessible.. Linux.. GNU.. Qt 4.x, the most advanced toolkit with support for OpenGL, pixel-based graphics, vector-based graphics & a powerful model-view architecture"
Nitix "server operating system" Net Integration Technologies + VirusProtect etc
NZ Linux "A Bilingual Maaori/English Distribution" WellyLUG * * *
PCLinuxOS "radically simple" Apt-RPM + KDE + Gnome + Wikipedia
Perl/Linux "A Linux distribution where ALL programs are written in perl" liperlux
Pioneer Linux was Frontier "Windows replacement O/S.. Pioneers of Free & Open Source software.. free versions are NOT to be sold for profit & only to be given away" & paid support TaFusion Colorado KDE + USB Flash Drive boot & webcams etc
PureOS.net "A user friendly, secure & freedom respecting OS for your daily usage. With PureOS, you are the only one in control of your digital life .. derivative of Debian GNU/Linux" Bryan Lunduke + Purism laptop puri.sm & Librem 5 phone +++Free * * * * * * * * * *
Red Hat: biggest biz Linux US manuals + Red Hat Linux 9 Hardware Compatibility List desktop support dropped = Fedora Project & FedoraForum.org "Support Forum & Community" + FedoraFAQ.org "The Unofficial Fedora FAQ" + Fedora indep package update sites + ftp.wicks.co.nz NZ updates mirror + Yellow dog Updater, Modified YUM "automatic updater & package installer/remover for rpm systems" Duke Uni + Fresh RPMs + RPMfind server SpeakEasy SuSE etc + rpm.livna.org up2date *** + Planet CCRMA Stanford Uni + Axel Thim + K3b rpm packages xcyborg /dev/null + WebTrek RootkitHunter etc [??!!] + j2solutions dozen + Maximum RPM "Taking the Red Hat Package Manager to the Limit" bk + sources.redhat.com "Free the Software!" + rpm.pbone.net "RPM Search" + AptRpm Conectiva & snapshot .Br + Apt/Yum RPM repository Dag Wieers + apt4rpm sourceforge + rpmrebuild "tool to build an RPM file from a package that has already been installed" + Making Fedora Core 2 & Windows play well together LWN 25May04 + Fedora Core 2 test2 SELinux FAQ + bytebot.net Colin Charles "Fedora, OpenOffice.org, GNOME & several other open source projects" Geek Docs howtos & blog + Oracle attack hits Red Hat shares bbc & "Oracle Support," an Oxymoron Linspire Letter Oct06
Security-Enhanced Linux SELinux National Security Agency USA + The UnOfficial SELinux FAQ Kerry Thompson NZ
Sentinix "GNU/Linux distribution designed for monitoring, intrusion detection, vulnerability assessment, statistics/graphing & anti-spam" * * *
Server optimized Linux SoL "performance, stability, security & sustainability" antitachyon
Skolelinux GNU/Linux "computer solution based on school's resources & needs"
Slackware: Patrick J Volkerding 1993-07-16 the 1st Linux distro & Rawrite & bootmgr tools + LinuxPackages Network [defunct?] & Emerde Project "Ultimate packages solution.. port of Gentoo's portage system" + Slax Linux "your pocket operating system" slax.org xlunch.org & SLAX.linux-live.org "Linux Live CD.. your pocket OS" + GNOME Slackbuild GSB & Gware & Dropline "All Roads Lead to Gnome" + Slackware Administrators Security tool kit SAStk "set of tools & utilities to install & maintain a reasonable level of security" + 4MLinux.com Maintenance (system rescue Live CD), Multimedia (video DVDs), Miniserver (inetd daemon), Mystery (games) * * * * * ...
SOLinux Ordo Solis mediaeval roleplayers
Sun Java Desktop System "GNOME desktop environment, StarOffice Office Productivity Suite, Mozilla browser, Evolution mail and calendar, Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition (J2SE platform) & a Linux operating system" + SunNetTalk + StarOffice 7 Software Development Kit
Novell SuSE LINUX: Europe leader German design efficiency & Yet Another Setup Tool YAST + Open SuSE: Novell management tool going open source & Build Service "open & complete distro development platform that provides infrastructure for.. future openSUSE based distributions" + Enterprise Server 9 download + Novell Delivers First 2.6 Kernel Linux + Novell's new life in Linux Chris Barton NZHerald 11Nov03 *** ; SuSE Support knowledgebase of SUSE LINUX Portal + lists.suse.com "SuSE mailinglist archives" + SuSE Linux Mailing List Archives (english) Netsys UK + Windows No Longer Boots Following the Installation of SUSE LINUX 9.1 fix + Novell Releases.. Professional 9.2 Nov04 + Novell offers free SuSE 9.2 download Inquirer 15Jan05 ; Packages for SuSE Linux 9.2 fdupes etc & Details of some ISPs for SuSE Linux NZ.conf d/l V.Kuhlmann + SuSe 9.2 DivX stuff "to play dvd's & avi" & Packman + SUSE LINUX 9.3 Professional Review 2 novell 20Apr05 + Cool Solutions "Users, administrators & developers share their secrets in this online community which offers articles, tips, Q & A, & free tools to download" + Joint letter to the Open Source Community From Novell & Microsoft Interoperability Webinar
Trisquel.info GNU/Linux "fully free operating system for home users, small enterprises & educational centers" Ubuntu-based from gNewSense +++Free
Turbolinux "the leading supplier of Linux operating systems & applications in Asia Pacific" HP sales Server + cluster
Ubuntu.com "Humanity To Others.. both community & professional support" ubuntulinux.org Debian-built packages & download Releases by Canonical SA Launchpad project services & Snapcraft.io "The app store for Linux" & Mark Shuttleworth Foundation + behindubuntu.org "the people behind Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Edubuntu & Xubuntu" + Ubuntu Team Wiki support info + Lubuntu " fast, energy saving & lightweight variant using LXDE", Mythbuntu "standalone MythTV based PVR system", Ubuntu GNOME "Shell apps Desktop Environment", Ubuntu MATE "For a retrospective future.. community developed", Ubuntu Budgie "Simplicity & Elegance" GNOME & MATE by Solus, Ubuntu Studio "multimedia content creation aimed at the audio, video & graphic enthusiast or professional" etc + Ubuntu Server Guide + Go Open Source campaign + Geek Freedom League + world's 1st television series dedicated to oss + Upstart "replacement for the init daemon" & article + ubuntuguide.org new + old: Ubuntu Precise 12.04 LTS Unofficial Ubuntu 6.06 (Dapper Drake) Starter Guide + Dapper Upgrades + Windows with NTFS + Dapper Drake + Unofficial Ubuntu 5.10 (Breezy Badger) Starter Guide easylinux.info wiki + root account gotcha FAQ + OMG!Ubuntu!.co.uk "News, Apps & Reviews" + Easy Ubuntu "Install commonly requested apps & tweaks" GUI & launchpad product + RestrictedFormats player tweaks etc + Tombuntu.com tips blog + multimedia search tagjag.com + Debuntu.org "Debian/Ubuntu Tips & Tricks" + Ubuntux "for beginners & experts.. (K)Ubuntu community" + WinModemLucent + DialupModemHowto + How to Share Internet Connection in Ubuntu & Debian + HOWTO: Getting MIDI to work fully in Ubuntu + Ubuntu Blog "Not quite everything about Ubuntu, but close" + Ubuntu is Amazing Russell Beattie weblog review 15Apr05 + 4.10 review osnews + Ubuntu heads for the mainstream register 25Jul06 + Kubuntu w/KDE + Xubuntu "community developed operating system perfect for laptops & desktops" w/Xfce + Edubuntu "Linux for Young Human Beings" + Accessible Derivative + Is the word Ubuntu in "Ubuntu Linux" over-hyped? Decide for yourselves linuxhelp 15Aug06 + All you need is ubuntu Clinton bbc.co.uk Sep06 + nUbuntu.org Network Ubuntu "for the security aware" + Lubuntu etc light desktop mods (see Small Install section) * * * * *
Ulteo "use your Linux apps on Windows with Ulteo Virtual Desktop"
UserLinux "Repairing the Economic Paradigm of Enterprise Linux" Bruce Perens & co GNOME
UTUTO "licensed under the CC-GNU GPL" Argentina
Vector Linux "When choice matters" Intel Slackware-based
White Box Linux "forked from the source code for Red Hat's Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 product under the terms & conditions of it's EULA" for secure servers *
Xandros Desktop OS "intuitive graphical environment that works right out of the box & offers unrivaled compatibility with Microsoft Windows" Debian + Open Circulation Edition Download
Yellow Dog Linux YDL Red Hat based for Mac & PPC 64-bit etc + Terra Soft Solutions Integrated Solutions Provider
Yoper Ackd NZ
Review: Which Free Linux Desktop Is Best? Dr. Dobb's Journal Aug06
RetroFreedom.com / Ministry of Freedom "GNU+Linux laptops with Libreboot preinstalled. Secure, private. Free as in Freedom! 100% Free Software, including drivers (e.g. WiFi) & applications. Libreboot BIOS replacement & Trisquel GNU+Linux operating system pre-installed" minifree.org UK * * * * *
4MLinux.com maintenance multimedia miniserver mystery + 4MLinux Releases blog
AbsoluteLinux.org 64-bit Slackware base "concentrates on 'desktop' use.. ready for internet, multimedia, document & general home use.. lightweight" &= Porteus.org "small (under 300Mb) & insanely fast" desktop or Kiosk 32-/64-bit
All Linux Devices embedded etc
antiX Linux "Magic.. suitable for old & new computers" & antiX Linux Doesn't Fool Around linuxinsider.com 15Jun15 + MX Linux "cooperative venture between the antiX & former MEPIS communities.. midweight OS" & MX & antiX Downloads mx.debian.nz
AstLinux "custom Linux distro centered around Asterisk, the Open Source PBX.. ideal for embedded & commercial"
BeatrIX Linux < 200MB
BeOS 5 "store it as a file within Windows" 45MB d/l 8Jun00 [defunct]
Best lightweight Linux distros of 2021 "Operating systems which will happily run on older x86 machines" techradar.com 3Dec20 + 10 Best Lightweight Linux Distributions For Older Computers It'sFOSS.com 10Apr18 * * * *
BodhiLinux.com "minimalistic, enlightened, Linux desktop.. Minimum: 300mhz i386 Processor, 128MB RAM, 1.5g HD space" Ubuntu base
BusyBox "The Swiss Army Knife of Embedded Linux ..combines tiny versions of many common UNIX utilities into a single small executable"
CrunchBang Linux #! deprecated, Wikipedia & successors BunsenLabs.org etc Debian 32-/64-bit
Custom NimbleX "generate your customised NimbleX operating system" iso
Damn Small Linux "business card size (50MB) bootable Live CD"
DeLi Linux "Desktop Light Linux.. for old computers, from 486 to Pentium MMX 166 or so.. focused on desktop usage.. not more than 250 MB of harddisk space" De
Dettu[Xx] "probably the worlds nastiest Linux-distribution. Over 14 installations worldwide"
Devil-Linux "boots & runs completely from CDROM. The configuration can be saved to a floppy diskette or a USB pen drive.. originally.. dedicated firewall/router.. server for many apps"
DirectFB "thin library that provides hardware graphics acceleration, input device handling & abstraction ..adds graphical power to embedded systems & sets a new standard for graphics under Linux."
dyne:bolic "free multimedia studio in a GNU/Linux live CD.. optimized to run on slower computers, turning them into a full media stations.. modded XBOX.. clusters"
ElementaryOS.org "completely modified & optimized using Ubuntu 12.04 as it's base, however its not a skinned Ubuntu, it takes things to the next level"
Embedded Debian "The Universal Embedded Operating System ..project to make Debian GNU/Linux a mainstream choice for embedded projects" EmDebian.org + debian-embedded mailing list + Stag "framework designed to use the Debian GNU/Linux package management system for [Mind] embedded development" + links * * * * *
Embedded Linux Hands ON course San Diego
Embedded Linux: Hardware, Software & Interfacing bk
Embedded Linux Consortium "dynamic trade association dedicated to promotion, evangelization, implementation & standardization of the Linux operating system throughout embedded computing"
Embedded Linux Journal Online ELJonline linuxdevices.com
Embedded System Wikipedia free encyclopedia
Firewalls InfoHelp Security link page * * * * *
GeeXboX OS bootable multimedia player
GNUpod "Perl-Scripts wich allow you to use your iPod"
4mb Laptop HOWTO TLDP
Handhelds.org "to encourage & facilitate the creation of open source software for use on handheld & wearable computers" & IpkgFind "Your familiar search engine" & the Familiar Project "creating the next generation of PDA OS" + Pilot-link DeviceMatrix + useables: Sharp Zaurus SL-5600 & SL-C760 & Zaurus Software Index + Lycoris Desktop/LX Pocket PC Edition + Dynamism.com "Next Generation Japanese Notebooks & Electronics" stockists US/K * * * + PocketPCcity "Software: Pocket PC Biography" etc + Chedware.com US + SuntekStore "PDA accessories" etc Can + theKompany developers Qtopia Zaurus etc US + SuperWaba "The Real Power of Mobile Computing .. Native ARM VM for Palm OS 5" Java etc + PalmHeads Chch + Suppliers: world InfoHelp Computer link page section
Inferno "compact operating system for building cross-platform distributed systems" Vita Nuova, Bell Labs
KwikByte "Low-cost, evaluation/development boards" US
Kwort.org "modern & fast distro.. combines powerful & useful applications to create a simple system for advanced users who finds a strong & effective desktop.. based on CRUX, so it's robust, clean & easy to extend.. Hardware Requirement: Processor 686, RAM 32MB, Disk Space 1.5GB, Media Drive 4xCD-ROM"
Lightweight Linux "Leverage older hardware & break the hardware/software upgrade cycle" IBM! * * *
LinuxDevices.com "the embedded Linux portal" DeviceForge & Embedded Linux Consortium ELC "championing the advancement of embedded Linux"
Linux Disks bootdisk.com links
Linux From Scratch LFS "Your distro. Your rules" build-your-own Linux
Linux Lite "Simple Fast Free" Xfce on Ubuntu 64-bit linuxliteos.com NZ!
Linux-Netbook.com "Small Linux Laptops" light hardware platforms * * * * *
Linux in a Pillbox LIAP for boot repairs
Linux On A Floppy LOAF - Ecks Group
Linux on the WRT54G Linksys wireless router Jim Buzbee
Lubuntu.net "faster, more lightweight & energy saving variant of Ubuntu using LXDE, the Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment.. official endorsement from Canonical" : "Pentium II or Celeron system with 128 MiB of RAM is probably a bottom-line configuration that may yield slow yet usable system with Lubuntu. It should be possible to install and run Lubuntu with less memory, but the result will likely not be suitable for practical use. If you have less than 160 MiB of RAM, you will need to use the Minimal installation instructions. Please note that especially on lower powered machines (older CPU's) or low RAM systems, that the installation may seem to 'hang' at about 95%, don't worry, it has not; it can just take some time (possibly over an hour). As support for i586 chipsets has been dropped from the kernel for the 10.10 series (These include VIA C3, AMD K6, National Semiconductor and AMD Geode) you will need to use the 10.04 Release. The team will support Lubuntu 10.04 for five years (as if it were an LTS)" wiki.ubuntu.com/Lubuntu + 10 things to do first in Lubuntu 18.04 LTS Bionic Beaver Easy Linux tips project 32-/64-bit &= LXLE.net * * * * *
Mbedthis Software "Secure Embedded Web Server" etc
Minix 3 Andy Tanenbaum + Operating Systems: Design & Implementation 2ndEd informIT + Minix-vmd "an overdressed version of Minix" Minix3.org ***
Minux "The One Disk Linux System.. 3.5" floppy" old + links + Minux6.0 Fr
MyLinux PLW Insider's Pocket Linux Workstation "Open Source, custom Linux embedded platform small enough for your pocket and powerful enough for your workstation" Arizona Cooperative Power
MX Linux.org "Midweight Simple Stable Desktop OS.. cooperative venture between the antiX and MX Linux communities" Xfce KDE Fluxbox
m0n0BSD "version of FreeBSD.. stripped down to fit on a Compact Flash card, with a focus on embedded systems" + NetBSD Project * * * *
NSLU2-Linux Linksys NSLU2 "Network Storage Link for USB 2.0 Disk Drives" + Unslung & OpenSlug firmware
OpenEmbedded "full-featured development environment allowing users to target a wide variety of devices" OpenZaurus etc
OpenWrt "Wireless Freedom ..Linux distro for embeded devices" Linksys etc
Pebble Linux "smallish (smaller than 64megs, larger than 8 megs) distro image designed for embedded style devices such as the Soekris boards, or a Stylstic 1000.. build a wireless access point" NYCwireless Debian-based
PeeWeeLinux "Small Linux Distribution for Embedded Application"
USB PenDriveLinux.com "Boot & run Linux from a USB flash memory stick"
PicoBSD "one floppy version" of FreeBSD
PuppyLinux.com "blindingly fast, incredibly powerful, amazingly tiny.. Easily install to USB, Zip or hard drive media.. 85MB live-CD" + PuppyLinux.org User's Home + Puppy Web pupweb.org + QEMU-Puppy "A Personal Portable Computer"
Q4OS.org "fast & friendly desktop oriented o/s based on Debian" Trinity or KDE by q4osteam 32-/64-bit
ROCK Linux "Distribution Build Kit" with IBM backing & v.cool portal
RouterOS "Routers & Wireless" MikroTik Latvia + Station Router StarOS "2.4.26 kernel" etc Valemount Networks
SiliconPenguin.com "The Embedded Linux Authority" * * * * *
Slax see Slackware for one of the leanest, meanest, most popular & versatile Debian distros in eg Absolute & Porteous * * * * *
SliTaz.org Simple Light Incredible Temporary Autonomous Zone "Simple, fast & low resource Linux OS for servers & desktops - secure & high performance operating system using the Linux Kernel & GNU software" Openbox
Small Linux "Small Kernel Project.. console based on a 386 laptop with 2 meg of ram & a 40 meg harddrive" SuperAnt + smallX was tinyX + "Live Linux & Ruby CD" & "Medical Practice Management Software"
Small [& live] Unix distributions PhD BenGross.com list + links * * * * *
Tinfoil Hat Linux "started as a secure, single floppy, bootable Linux distribution for storing PGP keys and then encrypting, signing & wiping files"
Tiny Core Linux.net The Core Project "modular based system with community build extensions" FLTK or FLWM v.minimal 32-/64-bit
Tinylinux Tux.org download directory
Tiny C Compiler TCC + linuxdevices.com "compile a Linux kernel from source at boot-time in as little as 15 seconds" 28Oct04
TomLinux Chinese embedded distro
Tom's Root & Boot floppy disk
Trinux "ramdisk-based Linux distribution that boots from a single floppy or CD-ROM, loads it packages from an HTTP/FTP server, a FAT/NTFS/ISO filesystem, or additional floppies"
TRON "Japan's Homegrown Operating System: TRON Competes for the Info-Appliance Market" Web Japan 22May2003
Void Linux "general purpose os.. to quickly install, update & remove software"
Voyage Linux "Debian sarge-based distro (voyage) built from scratch.. best run on a x86-based embedded platform.. prism54, hostap, madwifi, ipw2100, rt2400 drivers" & d/l softpedia
wattOS "small footprint, low power.. simple quick interface" ubuntu i3 LXDE + reviews linux.com 14Oct16 & linuxinsider 15Nov16 * * * * *
Xbox Linux "GNU/Linux on your Xbox" & Xebian
XFCE.org based desktops Xubuntu "CPU 300Mhz+, RAM 192mb" etc & see Kwort & see community Wiki system minimum_requirements
Zorin OS Lite Debian Ubuntu 32-/64-bit
Other UNIX system-like OS
Absolute BSD "The Ultimate Guide to FreeBSD" Michael Lucas bk 'novice or junior-level sysads', et al
Apple Mach UNIX-based+FreeBSD/GNU OSX Open at the source & OpenDarwin "Since.. March 1999, Darwin has been the open-source OS technology underlying Apple's Mac OS X" + X11 for Mac OS X + Open Sourcing OS X forevergeek.com 21Jun04 + Fink port project + Darwine "Windows Apps on Mac without Windows" + Apple Developer Connection + Macworld news reviews etc UK + Safari browser + GarageBand "anytime, anywhere recording studio packed with hundreds of instruments" + Mac-on-Linux "linux/ppc program which makes it possible to run Mac OS in parallel with Linux" + Apple User Group of Canterbury Inc AUGC * * * *
Berkeley Software Distribution BSD Wikipedia page
BSD Certification Group "Creating the Standard"
BSD/Daemon News "Tips for Getting Started" bsdnews.com + BSDUpdates
BSDForums.org "The Voice of BSD"
BSD Guides "Doing Stuff With FreeBSD NetBSD OpenBSD & Mac OS X" Update * * * * *
BSD Mall "Bringing You BSD" by Daemon News "Supporting BSD since 1998"
BSDnews.org May-Nov03 Layered Technologies
DesktopBSD "combines the stability of FreeBSD, the usability & functionality of KDE & the simplicity of specially developed software to provide a system that's easy to use and install"
DragonFly BSD Project "logical continuation of FreeBSD-4.x" liveCD Packaging etc & buy @BSDMall
FreeBSD® Project "stable secure simple. The power to serve. Based on BSD UNIX® ..derived from BSD, the version of UNIX® developed at UCB ..available free of charge and comes with full source code" & FreeBSD Handbook FBDP + Explaining BSD "in a copyright sense BSD is very definitely not UNIX" * * * + The FreeBSD Foundation "the world's best open source operating system" + helptest d/ls + FreeSBIE "Free System Burned In Economy" LiveCD GUFI + Snapshots + PicoBSD "one floppy version" + FreeBSDDiary + FreeBSDMall + TrustedBSD Project Security Enhanced + slices & partitions HOWTO + meetBSD California '08 "To Celebrate FreeBSD's 15th Anniversary!" iXSystems San Jose + Painless FreeBSD System Updating BSDnews Nov03 + Destination FreeBSD "Interview with Release Engineer Scott Long" bsdforums.org 04Oct05 + Sites with longest running systems + FreeBSD: An Open Source Alternative to Linux
FreeNAS "The Free NAS Server ..minimal FreeBSD distribution, Web interface, PHP scripts & documentation.. based on M0n0wall"
FreshPorts "The Place For [BSD] Ports .." Dan Langille
FreeOsZoo "ready-to-run images of QEMU virtual computers, pre-installed with a Free Operating System & a set of popular free software"
Haiku "Free & Open" fast etc was OpenBeOS Wikipedia
HelenOS Project "developed by students of Faculty of Maths & Physics at Charles Uni in Prague.. Elements of microkernel design" + mail list
NetBSD Project "Of course it runs NetBSD" NetBSD Foundation
NomadBSD.org "persistent live system for USB flash drives, based on FreeBSD®.. desktop system.. out of the box.. data recovery.. educational purposes.. test.. hardware compatibility.. installer will use the entire disk" * * * * *
OpenBSD "Only one remote hole in the default install, in more than 7 years!" + Overview of OpenBSD informit 21Jan05 + monkey.org
PC-BSD "Personal Computing, served up BSD Style! ..free & open-source software" FreeBSD + KDE + PBC.pbi Package un/Installer GUI etc
Plan 9 from the Unix originator Bell Labs + wiki
Solaris "The only industrial-grade UNIX environment for x86 systems" & SPARC Sun Microsystems + SunOS + Licensing Policies + OpenSolaris & A Comparison of Solaris, Linux, & FreeBSD Kernels "change is most rapid in Linux.. documentation (& possibly some robustness) sometimes lags behind" ...
Tendra "a BSD-licensed C compiler, with C++ STL support forthcoming"
Thix Tudor Hulubei Unix
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