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of Operating Systems: This index favors original and research operating
systems. In each category, systems are listed in alphabetical order
System Comparison: This web site compares and contrasts operating systems.
It originally started out on a small server in the engineering department of
Ohio State University to answer a single question: On technical
considerations only, how does Rhapsody (also known as Mac OS X Server) stack up
as a server operating system (especially in comparison to Windows NT)? The
web site now compares and contrasts server operating systems and will in the
near future expand to compare other kinds of operating systems.
SIGOPS addresses a broad spectrum of issues associated with operating systems
research and development. Although many of the members are drawn from industry,
academic and government professionals are also represented in the membership.
daily news opionion, articles and commentary on computer and operating systems
Deals with various aspects of Windows95/NT and information on software, reviews,
tips, games, features, and support.
News: covering alternative computing environments and technology.
: The goal of the Plex86 project is to create an extensible open source PC
virtualization software program that will allow PC, and workstation users to run
multiple operating systems concurrently on the same machine. What makes it
challenging on the PC, is that the x86 processor is not "naturally"
virtualizable. That is to say, it was not designed to run multiple operating
systems concurrently. However, with some manipulation and use of system level
features, this can be done. The Plex86 environment makes the processor
virtualization more flexible and controllable than commercial products where
developers do not have access to the source code, such as VMware.
FreeOS.com is the leading resource center for Free Operating Systems. Our aim is
to promote the use of Free Operating Systems. We are committed to do the cause
of the open source and free software movement. Therefore it will be our undying
effort to propagate the use of these.
PETROS® is a new 32 bit operating system for PCs written by Trumpet Software
Toolbox : System Toolbox is a site dedicated to System Administrators.
We do not discriminate against any server operating systems here.
The idea behind the site is that most System Administrators are required to work
with many different Server Operating Systems but there are not many resources
available with this in mind. This site aims to help out with informative
discussions and tips towards a variety of platforms.
In this edition of HowStuffWorks, we'll tell you what a piece of software must
do to be called an operating system, and show you how the operating system works
to turn a collection of hardware into a powerful computing tool!
International : The non-Wintel user group, supporting Acorn,
Apple, ARM, Be, NCs, PowerPC, Psion, Unix and other alternative operating
systems. Services include a non-Wintel news summary.
OS: from Ziff-Davis.Net.
OSs on the net: Huge, comprehensive, alphabetized list of operating systems
and OS link sites. All links, no comments.
Links to news and sites for Macintosh, Linux, BEOS, Kosh, Amiga, YellowDogLinux,
Redhat, and most other alternate OSs for the Macintosh and PC markets.
Home Computer Hall of Fame : I like to think of this page as a nostalgia
trip, somewhere people can go to in order to find out information about old (and
sometimes best forgotten) home computers. I'm still far from providing a
complete list (if such a thing is possible), but with help (yours to be precise)
I might get close.
Stuff Works: Operating Systems: Unbiased enlightening tutorial with
impartial description of how OSs work, and many related links.
Operating System Counter: Statistics on Internet OS use, WWW, FTP, and News
servers. Over 940,000 hosts checked in last survey.
Silverman's operating system comparison page: Compares 6 different OSs in an
effort to find which is the 'best' OS: Windows 98/NT4/2000, Linux Redhat6.2/SPARC/Alpha/Itanium,
SunOS PC. Good sized, interesting, useful table. System administrator viewpoint.
System Sucks-Rules-O-Meter: The web-based operating system quality and
System Tutorials & Tips: Links to free online how-to guides for Mac, MS
DOS, Posix, Windows 95, 98 and NT, UNIX, Linux, OS/2 and more, from Knowledge
Hound, the how-to directory.
Begun as 'Server Operating Systems Technical Comparison: how does Rhapsody
compare as a server OS'; has expanded to compare and contrast other OSs.
Technical and non-technical comparisons, recommendations for varied kinds of
: Operating system and development news; programming and networking resources,
all in one easy to use website.
OS Center: Basic information on various operating systems.
OS Files: Total operating systems portal, providing details on all x86 based
OS with news, information, secret tips, background, links and availability for
every current and planned OS that runs on the PC platform, including Microsoft's
Musings: News and views on operating systems and related aspects of
News: Exploring the Future of Computing: Online magazine on operating
systems and computing environments.
WebRing: Many links, many OSs.
Tech Opinion commentary for the people, by the people.
Operating system resource center: general information, documentation, reviews,
help, links, downloads for: BeOS, BSD, FreeBSD, Linux, V2OS, Windows, more.
Gunn's OS page: Descriptions and graphics from many OSs.
Hsieh OS Page: About 100 links to developer resources for creating OSs,
emulators, and alternative OSs.
of Operating Systems: Some 1,000 OS links, and much original content.
OS: Information on DOS, OS/2, Unix, BSD, Mac, and other vintage operating
Inc.: Virtual Platform Technology: a virtual machine that allows running
many OSs at once: BSDs, DOS, Linux, Windows, more.
Alternatives - List, descriptions, and logos of many modern PC platforms
other than Wintel, and many x86 operating systems other than Windows.