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.
JNode is a Java New Operating system Design Effort. JNode is a simple to use and install Java operating system for personal use on modern devices. Any java application runs on it, fast and safe. See our homepage for additional information.
Haiku is an open-source operating system currently in development designed from the ground up for desktop computing.
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.
Embedded Operating System
EXIRION/OS is an operating system for embedded computer systems. These operating systems are designed to be compact, efficient at resource usage, and reliable, forsaking many functions that non-embedded computer operating systems provide, and which may not be used by the specialized applications they run. They are frequently also referred to as real-time operating systems, and the term RTOS is often used as a synonym for embedded operating system. EXIRION/OS project, a Open operating system for computers that can be used in specific operations that require execute a task at a time, EXIRION/OS operating system is a monolithic and mono layered task, which can be used to control complex electronic equipment without the use of instruments PLC, offering a wide range of electronic and industrial applications, EXIRION/OS is also an educational tool, it is an open source operating system to use it as an example of building operating systems in universities and technical colleges.
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.
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
Written in pure ASM and Exode with cloud computing in mind.
Cloudium OS is being written in pure ASM. It's designed for speed and ease, having cloud computing in mind. It also is secure (without requiring constant user input like Windows). But, how are we going to do this? Well every os wants/says these kind of things, so to accomplish our goals we follow these simple rules: keep it simple (that's way better then these complex interfaces etc. almost nobody wants), generalize (this makes things easier and more useful without extra complexity) and be inventive (sometimes doing it the classical way just doesn't work). Note: development peace will be temporarily lowered until February the fifth. Please check out our OS and Project site!
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 email@example.com.
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.
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
Unix-like operating system for the TI-89 and TI-92+ graphing calculators.
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)
K-OS is an open-source realtime-operating-system based on the OSEK/VDX standard aimed at compiler and microcontroller independence. Currently we support Motorola (Freescale) HC12/HCS12/HCS12X targets.
Aicix is hobby Operating System (OS) of me. It won't be as big as Linux distributions are.
A little operative system with File System, Process Manager, but without a Grafical User Interface :'(
Aurora OS is an operating system designed in a microkernel format for all users. The object is to develop a modular, mulitplatform, multitasking Operating System that is simple, effective, and powerful.
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)
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>
CJet eXTreme OS is a new project to develop a cross platform operating system with a native application interface designed to make it easy to develop for several architectures at once.
The CK 64-Bit Kernel Operating System
This project is a implementation of layers. Use Virtual machines & virtual adapters alike an onion! Another operating solution instead of Microsoft Windows Server operating system. It is to be used via remote controlling. The special new "Cktool32" will make it easy to handle *Ck64Krnl*.
An open source operating system for x86.