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).
FreeDOS is a free DOS-compatible operating system.
FreeDOS is a complete, free, DOS-compatible operating system that you can use to play classic DOS games, run legacy business software, or develop embedded systems. Any program that works on MS-DOS should also run on FreeDOS. It doesn’t cost anything to download and use FreeDOS. You can also share FreeDOS for others to enjoy! And you can view and edit our source code, because all FreeDOS programs are distributed under the GNU General Public License or a similar open source software license.
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.
Run Linux on Windows or other OSes, natively.
Cooperative Linux is the first method for optimally running Linux on Windows and other operating systems natively. It is a port of the Linux kernel and support code that allows it to run cooperatively without emulation along with another operating system.
A port of the Linux operating system kernel and assorted GNU userspace to the GameCube and Wii gaming consoles from Nintendo. Please, see http://www.gc-linux.org for additional information.
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.
Free operating system for Atari computers, and more.
EmuTOS is a TOS compatible operating system for Atari ST series computers, and more. It is made from Digital Research's GPLed original sources and is a free and open source alternative to Atari proprietary ROMs.
a very fast full system simulator
SkyEye is a very fast full system simulator which takes llvm as IR of dynmic compiled framework.. It can simulate series ARM, Coldfire,Mips, Powerpc, Sparc, x86, TI DSP and Blackfin DSP Processor. Also can simulate multicore system by the multicore of host. The commercial support is provided by DigiProto Co. (http://www.digiproto.com)
The Xbox Linux Project aims to privide a version of GNU/Linux for the Xbox, so that it can be used as an ordinary computer. Linux should make use of all Xbox hardware and allow to install and run software from standard i386 Linux distributions.
The goal of the project is now to develop a user library called libpfm4 to help setup performance events for use with the perf_events Linux kernel interface. The development of the perfmon kernel subsystem, libpfm and pfmon has now stopped.
OS-9/6809 compatible operating system for Tandy CoCo and Dragon
The NitrOS-9 Project provides an OS-9/6809 compatible operating system for the Tandy/TRS-80 Color Computer and Dragon home computer.
This project maintains the Linux Console tools, which include utilities to test and configure joysticks, connect legacy devices to the kernel's input subsystem (providing support for serial mice, touchscreens etc.), and test the input event layer.
xinco [eXtensibe INformation COre] is a powerful Web-Service based Information and Document Management System (DMS) for files, text, URLs and contacts, featuring ACLs, versioning, full text search, an FTP-like client (easy install, J2EE+MySQL/PostgreSQL)
LUnix (little UNIX) is an operating system for the Commodore64 - a famous home computer back in the 80s. It supports TCP/IP networking (SLIP or PPP using a RS232 interface). LUnix aims to look and feel like UNIX.
The openwince project collects free (open source) software tools, modules, applications, drivers, and so on for Windows CE platform developers. Some of the modules are usable outside Windows CE development environment and are platform independent.
UNIX/LINUX and legal homebrew software on the xbox360 gaming console
An effort towards porting Linux and related open source operating systems to the Xbox 360. Another goal is to write homebrew applications with a legal and free Software Development Kit consisting of the Library (LibXenon) and the appropriate cross-compiler toolchain (Xenon-Toolchain). You can get informations and Source-Code on the following Pages: Wiki: http://www.free60.org Forum: http://www.libxenon.org Source Code: https://github.com/Free60Project
Building and running ancient Linux on Windows
While I may have started with Linux 0.11, I've expanded this to include several older relases of the Linux kernel that you can cross compile from Windows, and run on Qemu. I've managed to get the older versions of the software tools running on Windows, so that there is no major invasive source changes, outside of either broken drivers, or massaging the makefiles to find things in the new paths, and calling the appropriate tools where needed. Linux 0.10 is the first oldest version of Linux that is somewhat usable. While it lacks things like TCP/IP, and robust filesystems, it does offer a small kernel size, perfect for playing around with. You can comfortably make changes on Windows, re-compile and test all from a 'normal' desktop.
MGOS3 a small OS currently under development, MGOS3 is aimed at the IA-32 architecture, currently it is distributed in the form of .x COFF executables, which are used with a 1_44 floppy image for simulation or writing to a floppy disk for execution
FreeOS/1 is a Free, Open Source, FreeDOS based Free and Open Source Alternative OS, with open source Microsoft Windows compatibility using HXDOSExtender KernelEx,and ReactOS source code. FreeOS/1 will include new technologies and will be easy to use
Fast, multi-threaded OS for PCs and 386+ based embedded systems. Runs many DOS, DPMI and Win32 console programs. 100% assembly with segment protection.
Nucleus is an Operating system Kernel that is totally different from Linux and Windows. It is easy to understand and implement. It will have native support, small architecture and full VGA support (no text mode).
To develop and maintain a port of PowerPC Linux for Apple NuBus Power Macintoshes, PowerBooks, Performas and compatibles.
HelloOS is a simple free operating system for i386
This project is aimed at getting Linux to run on the palmOne Tungsten E device. This involves making a bootloader for the PalmOS 5, building a working Kernel, and making a distribution that will fit the PDA.
Clicker is a project for a Multitasking Open-source operating system written from scratch. based on a modular micro kernel. We want to explore new way of designing and using OSes :) [newz: PCI, NE2K and VBE]