Alindis - A GNU/Linux Distribution is a comprehensive guide which leads the reader from zero to his/her own GNU/Linux distribution. In the course of the lecture, the reader will be able to reproduce the creation of the Alindis GNU/Linux distribution, the example implementation of the concepts shown there. The guide and the distribution together form the Alindis project.
The Free&Alter Software Distribution offers a Free Software distribution downloadable for Solaris, HPUX, and IRIX. It contains 100 of the most popular Free Software applications used in research centers, like the GNU utilities, XEmacs, DDD, the GIMP, and Scilab. Unlike other distributions, it can be installed in the directory of your choice. The installation takes place in an intuitive GUI, and environment variables are easily managed by TkChoice.
Loonix is a custom Linux distribution meant for server applications. It comes with only the latest up-to-date programs and applications, all specially configured for optimal performance and ease of use. Programs are neatly organized in structured directories, and strict security rules are in place for sensitive configuration files and other data.
The Objex Project (like the GNU Project) aims to develop a complete operating system composed of free and open source software. In contrast to the GNU Project, it aims to build a modern system that brings together all the recent advances in computer science, instead of a Unix-like system. "A complete system" means that it will include the kernel, a full suite of developers tools, user utilities, and a graphical user interface. It is based on OSKit, a framework and a set of utilities, drivers, and program code intended for operating system creation.
SOSSE (Simple Operating System for Smartcard Education) is a free smart card operating system. It is implemented in C and assembler for the Atmel AVR smart cards (Funcard, PinkCard, Jupiter). The aim of this project is to provide something like Linux for smart cards, which is a market full of NDAs. SOSSE should make it possible to learn about smart cards, and to implement and test your own ideas.
EV-OS is an operating system which runs in real mode on the x86 platform. The system must be booted and run from floppy disk. The user interface is command-line based. Application programs must be prepared for operating system. EV-OS application programs can be developed under the Windows operating system, and a special tool is used to transfer files from Windows to EV-OS. EV-OS is written in assembly and the transfer program is written in C. The downloadable package contains an executable image file, the source code of the operating system, and some installation documentation.
The purpose of zdisk is to have a kernel of your choice and a rescue system on one floppy or cdrom disk. Zdisk copies a kernel of your choice to a floppy and puts a rescue system on the same floppy, creating a boot/rescue floppy. The kernel can't be more than 1070Kb in size. Ramf-117.exe at the same site has a similar rescue system, except it comes with a IDE kernel.