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    Looking for a new Operating System?

    I have no idea why it took me so long to make this post, but I have a list of OSs that are mostly free. I am going to give links to as many as I can right now, so if you're looking for an OS, read this thread! If anyone else wishes to reply with more links to OSs, then by all means go ahead.

    Some of these are based on Linux, some are not, but check out the links and see if you like anything. I know I am supposed to be the OS tester of AO, but I am currently out of boxes. All of mine are now in use, and so I can't test all of these like I would like to do, but if anyone does use them, please reply with a run down of how it looks, how good it is, what you liked, what you did not like much, stuff like that.

    AROS:


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    http://www.aros.org/download.php





    CP/M (Ripped off to create MS-DOS):

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    http://www.seasip.demon.co.uk/Cpm/software/index.html



    Misc :

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    http://developer.apple.com/darwin/

    http://www.kc85.de/download.html

    http://www.debian.org/ports/hurd/hurd-cd

    http://erika.sssup.it/download.shtml

    http://sources.redhat.com/ecos/getstart.html

    http://elks.sourceforge.net/download/

    http://os.inf.tu-dresden.de/fiasco/download.html

    http://www.eros-os.org/project/build.html

    ftp://freevms.nvg.org/pub/vms/freevms/

    http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO...k/mirrors.html

    http://www.freedos.org/freedos/files/

    http://www.cs.vu.nl/pub/minix/

    http://www.netbsd.org/Releases/

    http://www.oberon.ethz.ch/native/

    http://sourceforge.net/projects/crux/

    http://www.openbsd.org/ftp.html

    http://plan9.bell-labs.com/plan9dist/download.html

    http://www.reactos.com/index.php?tab...ection=reactos

    http://wwws.sun.com/software/solaris/binaries/get.html

    http://sourceforge.net/projects/winmac

    http://yamit.sourceforge.net/download.html

    http://www.menuetos.org/

    http://www.oberon.ethz.ch/

    http://www.eros-os.org/

    http://www.atari.org/

    http://www.amiga.org/modules/news/

    http://www.bebits.com/

    http://www.openbeos.org/

    http://www.yellowtab.com/

    http://www.petros-project.com/

    http://www.apple.com/macosx/

    http://www.software.ibm.com/os/warp/

    http://www.neuconcept.com/thepage/

    http://www.qnx.com/

    http://www.montagar.com/~patj/freevms.htm

    http://www.osdev.org/

    http://www.osnews.com/

    http://tunes.org/Review/OSes.html

    http://cio-today.newsfactor.com/

    http://tunes.org/Review/OSes.html





    Do you miss DOS? Look here:

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    http://www.phystechsoft.com/en/index.html

    http://www.freedos.org/

    http://www.rdos.net/rdos/index.htm




    Like Windows? Didn't think so. Want some options? Look here:

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    http://www.winehq.com/

    http://www.litepc.com/

    http://www.reactos.com/







    Need a GUI for DOS? Look here:


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    http://sealsystem.sourceforge.net/





    "But gore, I need something with business in mind"

    Ok:

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    http://www.unitedlinux.com/

    http://www.redhat.com/

    http://www.suse.com

    http://wwws.sun.com/software/solaris/





    "But gore, I'm a purist".

    No prob:

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    http://www.debian.org/

    http://www.slackware.com





    New to Linux? Read here:

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    http://www.suse.com

    http://www.winlinux.net/

    http://distrowatch.com/

    http://www.vmware.com/


    Looking for BSD? Look Here:

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    http://www.bsd.org/

    http://www.freebsd.org/

    http://www.openbsd.org/

    http://www.netbsd.org/

    http://www.daemonnews.org/




    Want to use Linux at work? No problem:

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    http://www.workspot.com/

    This enables you to access Linux without having to install or run Linux yourself. How does it work? Linux runs remotely on the servers of 'WorkSpot', while you access the Linux desktop (full graphical windowed user-interface) through your Web browser on your local computer (or anywhere in the world).

    This means that you do not have to install, configure and run Linux yourself.Send and receive email through Workspot, your email address is [email]yourname@workspot.com
    Screen shot: http://www.freebyte.com/images/workspot_thegimp.jpg


    Looking for something small? Look down Memory's Pants Or look here:

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    http://www.e-smith.org/

    http://www.ibiblio.org/peanut/

    http://tiny.seul.org/en/




    Don't want to install?

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    http://www.knopper.net/knoppix/index-en.html






    Want to learn more about Window Managers?

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    http://www.kde.org/

    http://www.windowmaker.org/

    http://www.gnome.org

    http://********-e.org


    Need links to more OpenSource friendly pages?

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    http://freshmeat.net/

    http://www.linuxjournal.com/

    http://www.desktoplinux.com/

    http://www.gnu.org

    http://www.fsf.org

    http://www.linuxbase.org/





    Need Java on Linux?

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    http://www.blackdown.org/java-linux.html





    Are you a student? Someone just trying to learn more about Operating Systems? Look here:

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    http://www.cs.vu.nl/~ast/minix.html

    http://www.cs.washington.edu/homes/tom/nachos/




    Now that you have a grasp on Operating systems, how about securing them? Look here:

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    Anti Virus:

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    Free:

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    http://www.vintage-solutions.com/Eng...per/index.html

    http://www.free-av.com/

    http://www.avast.com/

    http://www.grisoft.com/us/us_index.php

    http://www.bitdefender.com/bd/site/d...php?menu_id=21

    http://www.f-prot.com/products/

    http://www.handybits.com/vsi.htm

    http://housecall.trendmicro.com/

    http://www.pandasoftware.com/actives...asp?language=2

    http://www.pcpitstop.com/

    http://security.symantec.com

    http://www.trojanscan.com/

    http://www.vcatch.com/download.html



    Not Free:

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    http://www.authentium.com/

    http://www.ealaddin.com/esafe/

    http://www.invircible.com/

    http://www.srnmicro.com/

    http://download.mcafee.com/eval/evaluate2.asp

    http://www.nod32.com/products/nt.htm

    http://www.pspl.com/

    http://www.quickheal.com/default.htm

    http://www.kaspersky.com/

    http://www.norman.com/

    http://www.norton.com/

    http://www.pandasoftware.com/

    http://www.sophos.com/




    Free Virus Prevention:

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    http://www.analogx.com/contents/down...em/sdefend.htm

    http://www.freebyte.com/bootminder/




    E-mail Protection:

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    http://www.mailwasher.net/

    http://www.gfi.com/emailsecuritytest/

    http://www.yourtechonline.com/virus.php



    Virus Scanner Tests:

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    http://www.hackfix.org/

    http://www.thepcmanwebsite.com/virus_test.shtml

    http://www.virusbtn.com/

    http://agn-www.informatik.uni-hamburg.de/vtc/naveng.htm





    Free Firewalls:

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    http://soho.sygate.com/free/default.php

    http://www.kerio.com/us/kpf_home.html

    http://www.agnitum.com/products/outpost/

    http://www.omniquad.com/

    http://www.zonelabs.com/store/conten...jsp?lid=nav_za




    Encryption:

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    http://www.abisoft.net/bd.html

    http://www.alcuf.ca/fv.htm

    http://www.scramdisk.clara.net/

    http://www.pgp.com/products/freeware/default.asp

    http://www.gnupg.org/

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    Holy mother of pund cake! thats a lotta OS's! I like that one that runs remotely, im going to have to look in to that. I smell a sticky.....


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    Theres about 40 office computers that I could try to install it on, but I don't think anyone would be happy when they turn on their computer and it says Loading GRUB: Please select which OS to boot. lol
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    Looks like you wrote another *sticky*, Gore!

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    Originally posted here by Negative
    Looks like you wrote another *sticky*, Gore!
    Haha! Sweet! Did you make my other one sticky to neggy? I feel special, the first sticky in this forum was from me, and the second too, within like a week or so Thanks guys. I had fun making this thread.

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    wow!

    I'm going to add a link to your post to my desktop.

    And then print out 100 copies and post them around my house.

    And then read it until I have the entire thing committed to memory.

    And then...

    In other words, this post is invaluable to me. Thanks gore

    Later,
    mjk

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    Re: wow!

    Originally posted here by mjk
    I'm going to add a link to your post to my desktop.

    And then print out 100 copies and post them around my house.

    And then read it until I have the entire thing committed to memory.

    And then...

    In other words, this post is invaluable to me. Thanks gore

    Later,
    mjk
    Wow, thanks man. Heh, I'm glad it has helped you. I actually feel good! Well, you're more than welcome. It's good to see that someone can find this that useful. Operating systems is my main area in computing. I don't really know why, but for some reason I get a joy out of playing with new ones, and seeing how each one reacts in different ways.

    I do have something I can sort of add to this.

    The following is my opinion. Meaning don't take it as a fact of anything, but just my opinion on OSs you may come across in your computing, and what I thought were very good for one reason or another:

    Linux : This is one of my favorite OSs. I didn't really use it untill last year, but I have grown to love it. You can configure just about everything you could ever want to, including the programs that it runs. I love Linux, and I use it daily. I use SuSE, Slackware, Debian/Libranet, and Mandrake.

    Each one has something I really like about it. Debian and Libranet have one of the coolest command line utilities I have ever used; Apt-get. This has to be one of the best tools I have ever used. I think apt-get should be added to the kernel.

    If I can get a good amount of programming done, and I learn to do it will, I would improve on apt-get and add it as a program you can use on any distro, and release it. Slackware has a tool similar called Slapt-get, but I would want it to be used on any Linux system.

    SuSE, of course, is one I promote daily. IT has SO many applications. It also seems to go for security. It comes with a firewall I use called SuSEfirewall2. Great wall. It has so much to offer.

    Mandrake is another one I use alot. Mandrake has a nice way for updating. It will actually grab all updates for any program you have installed. Something that not to many distros seem to have. They also make it very easy for newbies to learn quickly. And, from what I hear, Mandrake 10 is fast as hell. So the new one should be great.

    Slackware....Slackware may be odd for a newbie to try out, as you have to do everything by hand, but it is VERY good. I am using it right now. Slackware aims to be the most UNIX like of any Linux distro. It also uses the same package management system that Free BSD uses. The .tgz. I love it.

    Windows XP has to be here because I have to use at least one Windows OS for school and so on. So I picked XP. It has good abilities for music and movies, and plays all my pron.



    BeOS was a nice OS, but they didn't know **** about business. It's a shame they went under.

    And of course I can't leave without saying something about DOS. DOS works on damn near anything, and has a great amount of hacking tools available, making learning security fairly easy. Also, learning DOS is a good way to do advanced tasks in Windows. Let's face it, there is only so much you can do with a GUI.

    Hope more people find this as useful as you have.

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    Cool

    Wow, I never thought DOS would be good for security... What kind of hacking tools does it have? Are these available in Windows command line too or just 'pure' DOS? Maybe I should find some old junk system and try it out . Nah, I would want to do Linux instead. Well anyways... Later.

    mjk

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    DOS has aLOT of security tools if you're willing to look. Remember, their were hackers before there was Windows

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    Remember, their were hackers before there was Windows
    Excellent comment, even before GUI was a coders dream and Windows wasn't the first decent GUI OS. . I wish to add my kudos to the list who have benefitted from the knowledge in those links. Glad it's a sticky and Thanks gore. Oh and the comment about only doing so much with a GUI, right on. The REAL power in windows is through the command line. That is definitely a list form hell.
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