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Adamantix "aims to be a distribution that is hard to crack, but not hard to use. In other words, highly-secure but usable" was Trusted Debian trusteddebian.org + adamantix.com + adamantix.org + RSBAC + captain's blog
aLinux OS "Beautifying The Linux Desktop.. Superior to SuSE, Red Hat, Xandros & Linspire!" Jay L Klepacs Can was Peanut Linux & Forum + KDE
Arch Linux i686-optimized & pacman package manager + linuxlookup review + Underground Desktop w/KDE
AGNULA A GNU/Linux Audio distribution ***
Ark Linux new Jan03 for desktops
Asianux Corp "Red Flag, Miracle Linux & Haansoft sell identical product with 'Asianux Inside' mark in China, Japan & Korea"
Astaro Security Linux "a new firewall.. affordable Internet security solutions for protection against hackers, viruses, spam & other risks of connecting to the Internet"
BLAG Linux And GNU brixton linux action group "works to overthrow corporate control of information & technology through community action & spreading Free Software" RedHat-based
Castle "Server Distribution from ALT Linux Team" Ru
Clark Connect "Server & Gateway" Point Clark Networks "Build, Deploy & Manage Internet-Ready Devices & Appliances" Toronto + Suva "to securely manage a device over an insecure network"
The Community ENTerprise Operating System CentOS RedHat-based * * *
CollegeLinux Slackware-based Robert Kennedy College Delemont Switzerland + tutorials
Danix "Knoppix remaster.. localizing Linux for czech & Slovak users"
Debian: quality vs quantity HP-sponsrd Packages module updates apt-get Unofficial APT repositories + progs dselect, aptitude & apt-proxy + Concise apt-get / dpkg primer for new Debian users + Apt-Pinning for Beginners "mix-&-match between Stable, Testing, & Unstable sources" + Automatix "free graphical package manager for the installation, uninstallation & configuration of the most commonly requested applications in Debian based Linux operating systems. Currently supported are Ubuntu 7.04, 6.10, 6.06, Debian Etch & Mepis 6" + Jigsaw Download jigdo CD images + Ian Murdock's Weblog + Security Information + Debian Social Contract / Open Source Definition + Debian Administration "Tips & Resources" + backports.org + Bruce Perens on the new Debian Common Core [Alliance]: What it is, why it matters madpenguin 14Aug05 DCCA *** + debCONF "your info center for Debian conferences & events" debconf5 Helsinki + Dedicated Servers Managing Resources "from public debian mailing lists" ResellerHostingBOX.com + system administration howto & community network how to + Jesus M Gonzalez-Barahona's Debian home page + About Debian "Have fun learning" eg modem config + Debian Planet "News for Debian. Stuff that *really* matters" UK + Migrating to Linux Kernel 2.6 in Debian howto + DebToo "added support for automated package recompilation, patching & optimization" + Mainframe Linux Sine Nomine Assocs research engineering + Xebian "GNU/Linux on your Xbox" Xbox Linux & Modded X-Box howto PalmHeads Chch + USB Storage on Debian Bart Samwel + Create Debian Linux packages IBM + Installing & Configuring ALSA Sound Modules in Debian GNU/Linux HOWTO Version 1.1 LinuxOrbit.com 01Nov02 + Svein "Shane" Harang Debian Netinstall isos etc Norway + Benjamin Mako Hill Hardware Donations Manager
Distrowatch "Put the fun back into computing - Use Linux ..basic feature list & a package comparison table of the major, minor & regional Linux distributions" Debian-based * * * * *
Eiwaz Linux Eiwaz Systems
e-smith "server & gateway software.. dedicated to helping small organizations take advantage of the Internet to increase their effectiveness & profitability"
Foresight Desktop Linux "because your desktop should be cool! showcases some of the latest & greatest from GNOME" Conary package management & Mono + An Intro.. Gnome Journal * * *
Gazelle "O/S platform for retail Point of Sale, kiosk, vending machines & amusement devices" GNU Solutions UK
Gentoo: Portage package maintenance system "emerge" + Catalyst tool "used to build official Gentoo stage tarballs, packages & install CDs" + Gentoo Store + download + review + Handbook + x86 Installing Gentoo etc + Quick Install Reference + Friendly Quick Installation Guide OSNews 03Apr04 + Hardened Gentoo & SELinux Demo Machine + Gentoo Linux Stable + Project Chinstrap "to provide relatively new binary packages" + BreakMyGentoo.net + GeNToo "Gentoo on the NT kernel" 01Apr + Gentoo Guide linux reviewed + Growing with Gentoo 15Mar04 * * * + Installing Gentoo With Slackware Floppies + Craig's Linux Notes: Installed Gentoo Packages + gentoo.vidalinux.com "House of gentoo packages" & VidaLinux 1.1 "Gentoo Done Right" + Daniel Drake dsd "Code contributions" etc + Sabayon Linux "not part of the Gentoo project" + Gentoo MacOS X Released Gentoo Weekly Newsletter 19Jul04 + Mandrake Expatriate Syndrome MES + Gentoo Tips CLUG Wiki + One week with Gentoo Linux LinuxTimes * * *
gNewSense "GNU/Linux.. takes all the non-free blobs out of a rather popular distro' & makes it free" Ubuntu-based + HowToCreateYourOwnDistro
GNU/LinEx Debian-based Spain (Free Software) Extremadura Regional Government + Linex Empresa gnulinex.net
GoboLinux "based on an alternative directory hierarchy"
Hedinux GNU/Linux "french independently developed distribution inspired by the Linux From Scratch & Beyond Linux From Scratch books.. optimized for i686.. own packages management system"
Kanotix "GNU Linux Live system based on Debian Sid, optimized for HD-install & high performance" * * *
Kiwilinux.org Ubuntu-based DVD-access Romania
Knoppix: bootable CD-only Debian-based Linux distro + Hard Disk Installation HOWTO & Knoppix.net "a resource for users, developers, & testers" & Klaus Knopper author's site + ClusterKnoppix + Gnoppix w/Gnome * * *
Kororaa "install script.. takes care of most of the manual configuring required under the Gentoo method"
Libranet Debian-built desktop
Linare Corp "The Global Linux Automation" India
Linspire was Lindows.com, President & COO Kevin Carmony interview + TryOutLinux.com info * + Linux Shootout 8 CDs + ChoicePC campaign & now + DVD player * * * + Bill - I don't want your $1,158 Michael Robertson: Michael Robertson & MP3 * * *
Lunar Linux "fork of Sorcerer GNU Linux (SGL) late January to early February of 2002" "It's out of this world!"
Lycoris "Linux is for everyone" Desktop/LX operating system
Mandriva Linux was Mandrake-Soft: French RedHat/rpm derivative for multilingual Europe & home use, now own the major Brazilian distro Conectiva + Hardware Database * * * + MandrivaUsers Board Discussion forum + MandrivaExpert + Fast RSYNC downloader + Penguin Liberation Front PLF "repository of RPMs that cannot be included into the Mandrake distro" + trylinuxSD.com 'graphical HowTos' + The Mandrake Audio Workstation HowTo + Urpmi updater & EasyUrpmi + RPMDrake Tools howto Chad CLUG & here + MandrakeSecurity Multi Network Firewall MNF + Advanced Extranet Server ADVX "extensible.. Apache" + Mandrake Linux Business Cases + ...
MEPIS "Simple desktop Linux - an OS for the 21st Century" KDE Debian based += Ubuntu kernel & packages, by Managerial Educational & Personal Information Systems + Buy and/or Download + founder Warren Woodford interview + Forum + Mepis Lovers + dialup howto + MEPIS grundgingly complies with the GPL linux-watch 31Jul06 SimplyMEPIS 6.0: Linux Desktop on Steroids! raldztech.blog
Mockup "a complete desktop o/s.. usable & accessible.. Linux.. GNU.. Qt 4.x, the most advanced toolkit with support for OpenGL, pixel-based graphics, vector-based graphics & a powerful model-view architecture"
Nitix "server operating system" Net Integration Technologies + VirusProtect etc
NZ Linux "A Bilingual Maaori/English Distribution" WellyLUG * * *
PCLinuxOS "radically simple" Apt-RPM + KDE + Gnome + Wikipedia
Perl/Linux "A Linux distribution where ALL programs are written in perl" liperlux
Pioneer Linux was Frontier "Windows replacement O/S.. Pioneers of Free & Open Source software.. free versions are NOT to be sold for profit & only to be given away" & paid support TaFusion Colorado KDE + USB Flash Drive boot & webcams etc
Red Hat: biggest biz Linux US manuals + Red Hat Linux 9 Hardware Compatibility List desktop support dropped = Fedora Project & FedoraForum.org "Support Forum & Community" + FedoraFAQ.org "The Unofficial Fedora FAQ" + Fedora indep package update sites + ftp.wicks.co.nz NZ updates mirror + Yellow dog Updater, Modified YUM "automatic updater & package installer/remover for rpm systems" Duke Uni + Fresh RPMs + RPMfind server SpeakEasy SuSE etc + rpm.livna.org up2date *** + Planet CCRMA Stanford Uni + Axel Thim + K3b rpm packages xcyborg /dev/null + WebTrek RootkitHunter etc [??!!] + j2solutions dozen + Maximum RPM "Taking the Red Hat Package Manager to the Limit" bk + sources.redhat.com "Free the Software!" + rpm.pbone.net "RPM Search" + AptRpm Conectiva & snapshot .Br + Apt/Yum RPM repository Dag Wieers + apt4rpm sourceforge + rpmrebuild "tool to build an RPM file from a package that has already been installed" + Making Fedora Core 2 & Windows play well together LWN 25May04 + Fedora Core 2 test2 SELinux FAQ + bytebot.net Colin Charles "Fedora, OpenOffice.org, GNOME & several other open source projects" Geek Docs howtos & blog + Oracle attack hits Red Hat shares bbc & "Oracle Support," an Oxymoron Linspire Letter Oct06
Security-Enhanced Linux SELinux National Security Agency USA + The UnOfficial SELinux FAQ Kerry Thompson NZ
Sentinix "GNU/Linux distribution designed for monitoring, intrusion detection, vulnerability assessment, statistics/graphing & anti-spam" * * *
Server optimized Linux SoL "performance, stability, security & sustainability" antitachyon
Skolelinux GNU/Linux "computer solution based on school's resources & needs"
Slackware: Patrick J Volkerding 1993-07-16 the 1st Linux distro & Rawrite & bootmgr tools + LinuxPackages Network & Emerde Project "Ultimate packages solution.. port of Gentoo's portage system" + SLAX "Linux Live CD.. your pocket OS" + GNOME Slackbuild GSB & Gware & Dropline "All Roads Lead to Gnome" + Slackware Administrators Security tool kit SAStk "set of tools & utilities to install & maintain a reasonable level of security" ...
SOLinux Ordo Solis mediaeval roleplayers
Sun Java Desktop System "GNOME desktop environment, StarOffice Office Productivity Suite, Mozilla browser, Evolution mail and calendar, Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition (J2SE platform) & a Linux operating system" + SunNetTalk + StarOffice 7 Software Development Kit
Novell SuSE LINUX: Europe leader German design efficiency & Yet Another Setup Tool YAST + Open SuSE: Novell management tool going open source & Build Service "open & complete distro development platform that provides infrastructure for.. future openSUSE based distributions" + Enterprise Server 9 download + Novell Delivers First 2.6 Kernel Linux + Novell's new life in Linux Chris Barton NZHerald 11Nov03 *** ; SuSE Support knowledgebase of SUSE LINUX Portal + lists.suse.com "SuSE mailinglist archives" + SuSE Linux Mailing List Archives (english) Netsys UK + Windows No Longer Boots Following the Installation of SUSE LINUX 9.1 fix + Novell Releases.. Professional 9.2 Nov04 + Novell offers free SuSE 9.2 download Inquirer 15Jan05 ; Packages for SuSE Linux 9.2 fdupes etc & Details of some ISPs for SuSE Linux NZ.conf d/l V.Kuhlmann + SuSe 9.2 DivX stuff "to play dvd's & avi" & Packman + SUSE LINUX 9.3 Professional Review 2 novell 20Apr05 + Cool Solutions "Users, administrators & developers share their secrets in this online community which offers articles, tips, Q & A, & free tools to download" + Joint letter to the Open Source Community From Novell & Microsoft Interoperability Webinar
Turbolinux "the leading supplier of Linux operating systems & applications in Asia Pacific" HP sales Server + cluster
Ubuntu "Humanity To Others.. both community & professional support" Debian-built packages by Canonical, Launchpad project services, & Mark Shuttleworth Foundation + behindubuntu.org "the people behind Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Edubuntu & Xubuntu" + Go Open Source campaign + Geek Freedom League + world's 1st television series dedicated to oss + Upstart "replacement for the init daemon" & article + Unofficial Ubuntu 6.06 (Dapper Drake) Starter Guide + Dapper Upgrades + Windows with NTFS + Dapper Drake + Unofficial Ubuntu 5.10 (Breezy Badger) Starter Guide easylinux.info wiki + root account gotcha FAQ + Easy Ubuntu "Install commonly requested apps & tweaks" GUI & launchpad product + RestrictedFormats player tweaks etc + Tombuntu.com tips blog + multimedia search tagjag.com + Debuntu.org "Debian/Ubuntu Tips & Tricks" + Ubuntux "for beginners & experts.. (K)Ubuntu community" + WinModemLucent + DialupModemHowto + How to Share Internet Connection in Ubuntu & Debian + HOWTO: Getting MIDI to work fully in Ubuntu + Ubuntu Blog "Not quite everything about Ubuntu, but close" + Ubuntu is Amazing Russell Beattie weblog review 15Apr05 + 4.10 review osnews + Ubuntu heads for the mainstream register 25Jul06 + Kubuntu w/KDE + Xubuntu w/Xfce + Edubuntu "Linux for Young Human Beings" + Accessible Derivative + Is the word Ubuntu in "Ubuntu Linux" over-hyped? Decide for yourselves linuxhelp 15Aug06 + All you need is ubuntu Clinton bbc.co.uk Sep06 + nUbuntu Network Ubuntu "for the security aware" * * * * *
Ulteo "use your Linux apps on Windows with Ulteo Virtual Desktop"
UserLinux "Repairing the Economic Paradigm of Enterprise Linux" Bruce Perens & co GNOME
UTUTO "licensed under the CC-GNU GPL" Argentina
Vector Linux "When choice matters" Intel Slackware-based
White Box Linux "forked from the source code for Red Hat's Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 product under the terms & conditions of it's EULA" for secure servers *
Xandros Desktop OS "intuitive graphical environment that works right out of the box & offers unrivaled compatibility with Microsoft Windows" Debian + Open Circulation Edition Download
Yellow Dog Linux YDL Red Hat based for Mac & PPC 64-bit etc + Terra Soft Solutions Integrated Solutions Provider
Yoper Ackd NZ

Review: Which Free Linux Desktop Is Best? Dr. Dobb's Journal Aug06

Small Install
All Linux Devices embedded etc
AstLinux "custom Linux distro centered around Asterisk, the Open Source PBX.. ideal for embedded & commercial"
BeatrIX Linux < 200MB
BeOS 5 45MB
BusyBox "The Swiss Army Knife of Embedded Linux ..combines tiny versions of many common UNIX utilities into a single small executable"
Custom NimbleX "generate your customised NimbleX operating system" iso
Damn Small Linux "business card size (50MB) bootable Live CD"
DeLi Linux "Desktop Light Linux.. for old computers, from 486 to Pentium MMX 166 or so.. focused on desktop usage.. not more than 250 MB of harddisk space" De
Dettu[Xx] "probably the worlds nastiest Linux-distribution. Over 14 installations worldwide"
Devil-Linux "boots & runs completely from CDROM. The configuration can be saved to a floppy diskette or a USB pen drive.. originally.. dedicated firewall/router.. server for many apps"
DirectFB "thin library that provides hardware graphics acceleration, input device handling & abstraction ..adds graphical power to embedded systems & sets a new standard for graphics under Linux."
dyne:bolic "free multimedia studio in a GNU/Linux live CD.. optimized to run on slower computers, turning them into a full media stations.. modded XBOX.. clusters"
Embedded Debian "The Universal Embedded Operating System ..project to make Debian GNU/Linux a mainstream choice for embedded projects" EmDebian.org + debian-embedded mailing list + Stag "framework designed to use the Debian GNU/Linux package management system for [Mind] embedded development" + links * * * * *
Embedded Linux Hands ON course San Diego
Embedded Linux: Hardware, Software & Interfacing bk
Embedded Linux Consortium "dynamic trade association dedicated to promotion, evangelization, implementation & standardization of the Linux operating system throughout embedded computing"
Embedded Linux Journal Online ELJonline linuxdevices.com
Embedded System Wikipedia free encyclopedia
Firewalls InfoHelp Security link page * * * * *
GeeXboX OS bootable multimedia player
GNUpod "Perl-Scripts wich allow you to use your iPod"
4mb Laptop HOWTO TLDP
Handhelds.org "to encourage & facilitate the creation of open source software for use on handheld & wearable computers" & IpkgFind "Your familiar search engine" & the Familiar Project "creating the next generation of PDA OS" + Pilot-link DeviceMatrix + useables: Sharp Zaurus SL-5600 & SL-C760 & Zaurus Software Index + Lycoris Desktop/LX Pocket PC Edition + Dynamism.com "Next Generation Japanese Notebooks & Electronics" stockists US/K * * * + PocketPCcity "Software: Pocket PC Biography" etc + Chedware.com US + SuntekStore "PDA accessories" etc Can + theKompany developers Qtopia Zaurus etc US + SuperWaba "The Real Power of Mobile Computing .. Native ARM VM for Palm OS 5" Java etc + PalmHeads Chch + Suppliers: world InfoHelp Computer link page section
Inferno "compact operating system for building cross-platform distributed systems" Vita Nuova, Bell Labs
KwikByte "Low-cost, evaluation/development boards" US
Lightweight Linux "Leverage older hardware & break the hardware/software upgrade cycle" IBM! * * *
LinuxDevices.com "the embedded Linux portal" DeviceForge & Embedded Linux Consortium ELC "championing the advancement of embedded Linux"
Linux Disks bootdisk.com links
Linux From Scratch LFS "Your distro. Your rules" build-your-own Linux
Linux in a Pillbox LIAP for boot repairs
Linux On A Floppy LOAF - Ecks Group
Linux on the WRT54G Linksys wireless router Jim Buzbee
Mbedthis Software "Secure Embedded Web Server" etc
Minix 3 Andy Tanenbaum + Operating Systems: Design & Implementation 2ndEd informIT + Minix-vmd "an overdressed version of Minix" Minix3.org ***
Minux "The One Disk Linux System.. 3.5" floppy" old + links + Minux6.0 Fr
MyLinux PLW Insider's Pocket Linux Workstation "Open Source, custom Linux embedded platform small enough for your pocket and powerful enough for your workstation" Arizona Cooperative Power
m0n0BSD "version of FreeBSD.. stripped down to fit on a Compact Flash card, with a focus on embedded systems" + NetBSD Project * * * *
NSLU2-Linux Linksys NSLU2 "Network Storage Link for USB 2.0 Disk Drives" + Unslung & OpenSlug firmware
OpenEmbedded "full-featured development environment allowing users to target a wide variety of devices" OpenZaurus etc
OpenWrt "Wireless Freedom ..Linux distro for embeded devices" Linksys etc
Pebble Linux "smallish (smaller than 64megs, larger than 8 megs) distro image designed for embedded style devices such as the Soekris boards, or a Stylstic 1000.. build a wireless access point" NYCwireless Debian-based
PeeWeeLinux "Small Linux Distribution for Embedded Application"
PicoBSD "one floppy version" of FreeBSD
Puppy Linux "blindingly fast, incredibly powerful, amazingly tiny" + Puppy Web + User's Home + QEMU-Puppy "A Personal Portable Computer"
ROCK Linux "Distribution Build Kit" with IBM backing & v.cool portal
RouterOS "Routers & Wireless" MikroTik Latvia + Station Router StarOS "2.4.26 kernel" etc Valemount Networks
SiliconPenguin.com "The Embedded Linux Authority" * * * * *
See Slackware for one of the leanest, meanest, most popular & versatile distros * * * * *
Small Linux "Small Kernel Project.. console based on a 386 laptop with 2 meg of ram & a 40 meg harddrive" SuperAnt + smallX was tinyX + "Live Linux & Ruby CD" & "Medical Practice Management Software"
Small & live Unix distributions list Ben Gross * * *
Tinfoil Hat Linux "started as a secure, single floppy, bootable Linux distribution for storing PGP keys and then encrypting, signing & wiping files"
Tinylinux Tux.org download directory
Tiny C Compiler TCC + linuxdevices.com "compile a Linux kernel from source at boot-time in as little as 15 seconds" 28Oct04
TomLinux Chinese embedded distro
Tom's Root & Boot floppy disk
Trinux "ramdisk-based Linux distribution that boots from a single floppy or CD-ROM, loads it packages from an HTTP/FTP server, a FAT/NTFS/ISO filesystem, or additional floppies"
TRON "Japan's Homegrown Operating System: TRON Competes for the Info-Appliance Market" Web Japan 22May2003
Voyage Linux "Debian sarge-based distro (voyage) built from scratch.. best run on a x86-based embedded platform.. prism54, hostap, madwifi, ipw2100, rt2400 drivers" & d/l softpedia
Xbox Linux "GNU/Linux on your Xbox" & Xebian

Other UNIX system-like OS
Absolute BSD "The Ultimate Guide to FreeBSD" Michael Lucas bk 'novice or junior-level sysads', et al
Apple Mach UNIX-based+FreeBSD/GNU OSX Open at the source & OpenDarwin "Since.. March 1999, Darwin has been the open-source OS technology underlying Apple's Mac OS X" + X11 for Mac OS X + Open Sourcing OS X forevergeek.com 21Jun04 + Fink port project + Darwine "Windows Apps on Mac without Windows" + Apple Developer Connection + Macworld news reviews etc UK + Safari browser + GarageBand "anytime, anywhere recording studio packed with hundreds of instruments" + Mac-on-Linux "linux/ppc program which makes it possible to run Mac OS in parallel with Linux" + Apple User Group of Canterbury Inc AUGC * * * *
Berkeley Software Distribution BSD Wikipedia page
BSD Certification Group "Creating the Standard"
BSD/Daemon News "Tips for Getting Started" bsdnews.com + BSDUpdates
BSDForums.org "The Voice of BSD"
BSD Guides "Doing Stuff With FreeBSD NetBSD OpenBSD & Mac OS X" Update *****
BSD Mall "Bringing You BSD" by Daemon News "Supporting BSD since 1998"
BSDnews.org May-Nov03 Layered Technologies
BSDnewsletter.com links
DesktopBSD "combines the stability of FreeBSD, the usability & functionality of KDE & the simplicity of specially developed software to provide a system that's easy to use and install"
DragonFly BSD Project "logical continuation of FreeBSD-4.x" liveCD Packaging etc & buy @BSDMall
FreeBSD® Project "stable secure simple. The power to serve. Based on BSD UNIX® ..derived from BSD, the version of UNIX® developed at UCB ..available free of charge and comes with full source code" & FreeBSD Handbook FBDP + Explaining BSD "in a copyright sense BSD is very definitely not UNIX" *** + The FreeBSD Foundation "the world's best open source operating system" + helptest d/ls + FreeSBIE "Free System Burned In Economy" LiveCD GUFI + Snapshots + PicoBSD "one floppy version" + FreeBSDDiary + FreeBSDMall + TrustedBSD Project Security Enhanced + slices & partitions HOWTO + meetBSD California '08 "To Celebrate FreeBSD's 15th Anniversary!" iXSystems San Jose + Painless FreeBSD System Updating BSDnews Nov03 + Destination FreeBSD "Interview with Release Engineer Scott Long" bsdforums.org 04Oct05 + Sites with longest running systems + FreeBSD: An Open Source Alternative to Linux
FreeNAS "The Free NAS Server ..minimal FreeBSD distribution, Web interface, PHP scripts & documentation.. based on M0n0wall"
FreshPorts "The Place For [BSD] Ports .." Dan Langille
FreeOsZoo "ready-to-run images of QEMU virtual computers, pre-installed with a Free Operating System & a set of popular free software"
Haiku "Free & Open" fast etc was OpenBeOS Wikipedia
HelenOS Project "developed by students of Faculty of Maths & Physics at Charles Uni in Prague.. Elements of microkernel design" + mail list
NetBSD Project "Of course it runs NetBSD" NetBSD Foundation
OpenBSD "Only one remote hole in the default install, in more than 7 years!" + Overview of OpenBSD informit 21Jan05 + monkey.org
PC-BSD "Personal Computing, served up BSD Style! ..free & open-source software" FreeBSD + KDE + PBC.pbi Package un/Installer GUI etc
Plan 9 from the Unix originator Bell Labs + wiki
Solaris "The only industrial-grade UNIX environment for x86 systems" & SPARC Sun Microsystems + SunOS + Licensing Policies + OpenSolaris & A Comparison of Solaris, Linux, & FreeBSD Kernels "change is most rapid in Linux.. documentation (& possibly some robustness) sometimes lags behind" ...
Tendra "a BSD-licensed C compiler, with C++ STL support forthcoming"
Thix Tudor Hulubei Unix

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