An operating system based on the best Windows NT design principles
ReactOS is an open source effort to develop a quality operating system that is compatible with applications and drivers written for the Microsoft Windows NT family of operating systems (NT4, 2000, XP, 2003).
Run Linux on the Playstation 2
Kernelloader is a free bootloader for PS2 Linux and other Playstation 2 operating systems. Loading can be done by "Action Replay Media Player", by "memory card exploit", by "FMCB" or any other homebrew loading method. If you downloaded the latest Linux Live DVD, you need to run the online updater to be able to play Youtube videos.
Real-Time Embedded Operating System
Nuttx is a real time embedded operating system (RTOS). Its goals are: (1) small footprint usable in deeply embedded, resource constrained environments, (2) fully scalable from tiny (8-bit) to moderate (32-bit), (3) standards compliance, (4) real time, and (5) totally open. Think "Tiny Linux".
Syllable Desktop is a complete operating system that is easy to use, powerful, lightweight and extraordinarily fast and responsive. It has its own kernel, filesystem, GUI and applications. Syllable Server is a matching small and efficient Linux server.
Haiku is an open-source operating system currently in development designed from the ground up for desktop computing.
FreeMiNT is a free alternative OS kernel for Atari systems & clones
FreeMiNT provides the basis of a free TOS compatible replacement OS that can multitask. Used together with the free system components fVDI (device drivers), XaAES (graphical user interface widgets), and TeraDesk (desktop manager), it provides a modern user interface.
An open source operating system for x86.
GTCop Professional Security Appliance aims to provide a powerful tool for satellite communications, with enhanced QoS and bandwidth controls. As derived from IPCop Firewall, it is a stable, secure, easy to configure and maintain GNU/Linux firewall box.
Alternative operating system for x86 computers
Visopsys is an alternative operating system for PC compatible computers. In development since 1997, this system is small, fast, and open source. It features a simple but functional graphical interface, pre-emptive multitasking, and virtual memory. Though it attempts to be compatible in a number of ways, Visopsys is not a clone of any other operating system. You can demo the distribution from a “live” CD/DVD or floppy disk
A fork of ReactOS which aims to be compatible to the NT architecture (but not a clone) meeting WINE's standards every time a part of NT interface is implemented. The fork was done at revision 9494 before ReactOS changed slowly into Tinykrnl.
Industrial embedded Linux for Raspberry Pi
Nard is a software development kit (SDK) written from scratch for the Raspberry Pi family of boards. Unlike Raspbian, which primarily is for desktop use, Nard focus on embedded systems running day and night for years. It has many features requested by industrial users.
uDOS is a free operating system built on the FreeDOS kernel with DJGPP. uDOS provides an integrated suite of features inluding Perl, Python, etc., as well as a Watt-32 based networking environment and ELF library support. Can be run live from CD image.
This is an Open Source experimental OS with no kernel.
BOS – B.lu operating System, is an operating system dedicated to small microcontrollers and CPUs without MMU. Actually is dedicated to Texas Instruments MSP430 microcontrollers (it can be ported to other CPUs without great changes)
BNL OS is a free, modern operating system based on the design of Windows XP/2003.This is not a Linux based system, and shares none of the unix architecture. Please remember, this is in the development stage, and is not reccommended for everyday use.
Blueport is an italian Open Source 32-bit operating system ... This project has temporarly moved to Gna.org: <a href="http://gna.org/projects/blueport">Blueport project</a>
Allo stato attuale Internet non sara totalmente libera fintantochč non saranno completamente libere ed accessibili le strutture fisiche che lo trasportano.CityLAN vuole essere il manifesto di questa libertŕ...
Crosos is a SubLinux Distribution
Crosos is a open-source OS. It is based on the Linux Kernel and mostly uses the same code in Ubuntu (but it has been derived from Debian)
Cytrun Linux Secure Server is a distribution based on Slackware. It includes LIDS - Linux Intrusion Detection System, enhances the kernel's security by implementing Mandatory Access Control (MAC)
New Linux Based OS primarily for smart devices and PDA's, laptops, and eventually desktops. It offers an alternative to the "embedded" approach. All OS versions and applications will be hosted and then made available to the subscribers of cloud svs
ELKS is a subset of the Linux kernel that runs on IBM compatible PCs from 8086 up. It is intended to get use out of obsolete old hardware, for use in embedded systems, and as an educational tool. ELKS has been moved to Github to protest SourceForge's installer adware hijacking. This does not directly affect ELKS, but it does affect many major open source projects such as Gimp and FileZilla by attempting to trick the user into installing adware in order to download these programs. I refuse to leave ELKS here with such policies in effect. If you have questions about this, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
An operating system written in C & assembly.
An operating system written in C & assembly. FruityOrange uses the concept of a monolithic kernel and GRUB as bootloader for the kernel and some modules. There is still no release. If you want do try the development-version, get the Sourcecode and build by yourself!
HellGate™ is commercial Linux-based system for routers. It's absolutely FREE to try. Also it can be used for FREE with some restrictions.
New microkernel OS
IdyllaOS is simple operating system. System is based on monolithic kernel with drivers of devices loaded as kernel modules. As required for a modern operating system, it supports features like virtual memory, memory protection and multitasking.