Operating Systems

Operating systems run your computer!

There are lots of innovative OS projects but only a few are really used.

Projects

Desktop

Aside from Linux, Windows, MacOS and derivatives… https://www.ipredia.org/os/

IlluminOS
An operating system that claims to provide advanced system debugging, a next-generation file system, networking and visualization.

Redshirt

Redox
is a Rust operating system with a microkernel-based design.
Urbit
A ‘universal function’.
MetalOS
A hobby project written by a single person.
InterimOS
Written to accompany mntmn’s custom hardware.
CirnOS
An operating system that transforms a Raspberry Pi into an Arduino. effectively.
Demikernel
interesting approach to architecture
NotOS
An operating system generator based on NixOS.
CrysaLisp
A next-generation Lisp machine.

TempleOS (racist)

CollapseOS
An OS written entirely in the Forth programming language.

Fuscia https://blog.quarkslab.com/playing-around-with-the-fuchsia-operating-system.html

Gentoo
An operating system that prides itself on building everything from source. https://ocharles.org.uk/posts/2012-07-09-leaving-gentoo.html https://www.paritybit.ca/blog/my-beginnings-with-gentoo
Qubes OS
An operating system that isolates every application and device on the computer, granting permission to each only when necessary. Many journalists and security professionals rely on this.
WhoNix
An operating system designed to completely sandbox your activity inside of a virtual machine.
Plan9
Defer to Devine’s notes on the subject.

Junos OS

Mobile

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=23100713

LineageOS
The most popular alternative Android operating system, built off of CyanogenMod. https://wiki.lineageos.org/devices/starlte/install https://www.reddit.com/r/degoogle/comments/gu2kk9/lineageos%5Fvs%5Fe%5Fvs%5Falternatives/
e
An operating system designed to function efficiently on older, refurbished devices. Built on LineageOS.
NixOS Mobile
A full port of NixOS to a mobile platform. It’s built on top of many previous efforts and relies on a tool to convert GTK applications to mobile equivalents.

Other

Wii-Linux :

https://mirror.dernuntius.de/projects/wii-linux/

October 14, 2020