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1. Achelous - Achelous is attempt to clone Mac OS X for the Intel X86 Chipset. There are currently two teams working on the project: the Kernel team and the GUI team.


  • Topic: Operating System Kernels, Installation/Setup, Desktop Environment
  • Translations: English
  • Programming Language: C, Pascal, C++
  • Operating System: OS Independent (Written in an interpreted language), Apple Mac OS Classic, FreeBSD, All POSIX (Linux/BSD/UNIX-like OSes), All BSD Platforms (FreeBSD/NetBSD/OpenBSD/Apple Mac OS X)
  • License: GNU General Public License (GPL)
  • Intended Audience: Developers, End Users/Desktop, System Administrators
  • Development Status: 1 - Planning, 2 - Pre-Alpha

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2. ACPI - Committed to the development of fundamental ACPI (Advanced Configuration and Power Interface) components for Linux. This includes a generic ACPI table parser, AML interpreter, bus and device drivers, policy, user interface, and support tools.

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  • Topic: Linux, Init
  • Translations: English
  • Programming Language: C, C++
  • Operating System: Linux, OS Independent (Written in an interpreted language), All POSIX (Linux/BSD/UNIX-like OSes)
  • License: GNU General Public License (GPL)
  • Intended Audience: Developers
  • Development Status: 4 - Beta

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3. Active Object real-time OS - AO-RTOS is a pure object-oriented small footprint real-time operating system for embedded devices. The project is using Active Object (AO) and hierarchical state machine (HSM) design templates as implementation base.

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  • Topic: Hardware, Operating System Kernels, Object Oriented
  • Programming Language: Assembly, C++
  • Operating System: OS Portable (Source code to work with many OS platforms)
  • License: Apache License V2.0
  • Intended Audience: Science/Research, Developers, Information Technology
  • Development Status: 4 - Beta

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4. acx100 - Wireless chipset Linux driver - Open Source Linux driver for wireless network cards (DWL-[G]520+ PCI, DWL-[G]650+ CardBus, GL-2422MP mini-PCI, DWL-120+ USB etc.) which use the entirely undocumented Texas Instruments (TI) ACX100/ACX111 chips, for 2.4.x to 2.6.x kernels. FreeBSD: see htt

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  • Topic: Linux, Networking, Hardware Drivers
  • Translations: German, English
  • Programming Language: C
  • Operating System: Linux, All BSD Platforms (FreeBSD/NetBSD/OpenBSD/Apple Mac OS X), All POSIX (Linux/BSD/UNIX-like OSes)
  • License: BSD License, Mozilla Public License 1.1 (MPL 1.1), GNU General Public License (GPL)
  • Intended Audience: End Users/Desktop, Advanced End Users, Developers
  • Development Status: 3 - Alpha, 4 - Beta

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5. Advanced eXtended OS Loader - A new advanced customizable graphic menu multi boot and OS loader based on XOSL project with gujin project features, this project integrate too a mini OS to provide certain customizable specialized maintenance tasks before boot partition/load OS target.


  • Topic: Operating System Kernels, Boot
  • User Interface: Framebuffer
  • Translations: French, English, German
  • Programming Language: C, C++, Pascal, Object Pascal, Delphi/Kylix, Assembly
  • Operating System: Other, Project is OS Distribution-Specific, Project is an Operating System Kernel, All 32-bit MS Windows (95/98/NT/2000/XP), All POSIX (Linux/BSD/UNIX-like OSes), OS Independent (Written in an interpreted language)
  • License: GNU Library or Lesser General Public License (LGPL), GNU General Public License (GPL)
  • Intended Audience: End Users/Desktop, Advanced End Users, System Administrators
  • Development Status: 1 - Planning, 2 - Pre-Alpha, 3 - Alpha, 4 - Beta, 7 - Inactive, 5 - Production/Stable

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6. AdvancedOS - AVOS is an advanced Real-Time 32-bit operating system that will work in any 80386 & above architecture pc's. AVOS employs a message passing scheme. The project has two main parts - The booting phase and kernel development. It is written in C and 8086 ASM.

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  • Topic: Operating System Kernels
  • Translations: English
  • Programming Language: C, Assembly
  • Operating System: OS Independent (Written in an interpreted language)
  • License: GNU General Public License (GPL)
  • Intended Audience: Developers, Science/Research, Information Technology
  • Development Status: 5 - Production/Stable

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7. alternative OS development - Just another view on how should OS be designed. Streams based architecture, micro kernel, dynamic loading/removing drivers without OS rebooting, ...


  • Topic: Operating System Kernels
  • Translations: English, Russian
  • Programming Language: Assembly, C, C++
  • Operating System: OS Independent (Written in an interpreted language)
  • License: GNU General Public License (GPL)
  • Intended Audience: Developers
  • Development Status: 1 - Planning

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8. aquaOS Micro-Kernel - The Open-Source aquaOS Micro-Kernel/Kernel, which features POSIX support, 64bit and backwards-compatability with processors and many other features to be added in disscussion with users and developers. It will be modular in design.

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  • Topic: System Shells, Operating System Kernels, Systems Administration
  • Translations: English
  • Operating System: All POSIX (Linux/BSD/UNIX-like OSes), Other Operating Systems, OS Independent (Written in an interpreted language)
  • License: Other License
  • Intended Audience: Information Technology, System Administrators, Other Audience, Science/Research
  • Development Status: 1 - Planning

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9. Argante - Secure, effective and universal Virtual Operating System implementation; completely new VM design; simple but powerful rIPC mechanisms - see http://argante.sourceforge.net/advocacy.txt for more information.

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  • Topic: Clustering, Security, Operating System Kernels
  • User Interface: Non-interactive (Daemon)
  • Translations: English
  • Programming Language: C
  • Operating System: Linux, OS Independent (Written in an interpreted language), All POSIX (Linux/BSD/UNIX-like OSes)
  • License: GNU Library or Lesser General Public License (LGPL)
  • Intended Audience: Other Audience, Developers
  • Development Status: 5 - Production/Stable

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10. Ariadne Project - Soft-realtime operating system, based in a microkernel design and providing QoS and persistence capabilities.

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  • Topic: Operating System Kernels
  • Translations: English
  • Programming Language: Assembly, C++
  • Operating System: OS Independent (Written in an interpreted language), Other Operating Systems
  • License: BSD License
  • Intended Audience: End Users/Desktop, Education, Developers
  • Development Status: 2 - Pre-Alpha

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11. Atomic OS - Atomic OS is a responsive Web 2.0 operating environment & development platform. Based on AJAX techniques, it emulates/provides standard operating system features including a command-line shell, interpreter, filesystem, database access and GUI services.

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  • Topic: Operating System Kernels, Usability, Frameworks, Dynamic Content, Desktop Environment, Front-Ends
  • User Interface: Web-based, Command-line, Project is a user interface (UI) system
  • Programming Language: JavaScript, Perl, Unix Shell
  • Operating System: OS Independent (Written in an interpreted language)
  • License: GNU Library or Lesser General Public License (LGPL)
  • Intended Audience: Information Technology, End Users/Desktop, Developers
  • Development Status: 2 - Pre-Alpha

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12. avOS - avOS Aims to be a replacement for the archos AV300 O/S firmware. This will either be achieved by porting linux to the Archos, writing a custom O/S from scratch, or writing a custom JVM from scratch. The Archos AV300 uses a TMS320DSC25 ARM7 based DSP.

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  • Topic: Operating System Kernels, Hardware Drivers
  • Translations: English
  • Programming Language: Assembly, C, Java
  • Operating System: OS Independent (Written in an interpreted language)
  • License: GNU General Public License (GPL)
  • Intended Audience: Developers
  • Development Status: 1 - Planning

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13. Basic Operating System - The goal of the Basic Operating System (BOS) project is to write a new modular and fast operating system in NASM and GCC.

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  • Topic: Operating System Kernels, System Shells
  • Translations: English, German
  • Programming Language: C, C++, Assembly
  • Operating System: OS Independent (Written in an interpreted language)
  • License: GNU General Public License (GPL)
  • Intended Audience: Developers
  • Development Status: 1 - Planning, 2 - Pre-Alpha

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14. BeeOS: A small RTOS for the HC12 MCU - BeeOS: A multitasking RTOS for the MC68HC12 MCU

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  • Topic: Operating System Kernels
  • Translations: English
  • Programming Language: C, Assembly
  • Operating System: OS Independent (Written in an interpreted language)
  • License: GNU General Public License (GPL)
  • Intended Audience: Developers
  • Development Status: 2 - Pre-Alpha

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15. bitOS - A small shell-like Operating System

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  • Topic: Operating System Kernels
  • Translations: English
  • Programming Language: Assembly, C++
  • Operating System: OS Independent (Written in an interpreted language)
  • License: GNU General Public License (GPL)
  • Intended Audience: Developers
  • Development Status: 1 - Planning, 2 - Pre-Alpha

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16. bktr driver for Bt848, 849 & 878 TV - The bktr driver is for TV Tuner Cards and Video Capture Cards using the Bt848, 849 and 878 chipset. It runs on FreeBSD, NetBSD, and OpenBSD


  • Topic: Display, Video Capture, BSD
  • Translations: English
  • Programming Language: C
  • Operating System: NetBSD, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, All BSD Platforms (FreeBSD/NetBSD/OpenBSD/Apple Mac OS X)
  • License: BSD License
  • Intended Audience: Developers
  • Development Status: 5 - Production/Stable

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17. blob, a StrongARM boot loader - Blob is a boot loader for SA11x0 (StrongARM) platforms. Blob is able to boot a Linux kernel stored in flash or RAM and provide that kernel with a ramdisk (again from flash or RAM).

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  • Topic: Linux, Boot
  • Translations: English
  • Programming Language: Assembly, C
  • Operating System: Linux, OS Independent (Written in an interpreted language), All POSIX (Linux/BSD/UNIX-like OSes)
  • License: GNU General Public License (GPL)
  • Intended Audience: Developers, System Administrators, End Users/Desktop
  • Development Status: 5 - Production/Stable

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18. Boiler - Boiler-template (source) file generator. Automates (source) file generation from template files: speeds up developement of redundant or re-usable software and more. An example template for Linux Kernel Device Drivers generation, is included.

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  • Topic: Build Tools, Linux, Code Generators
  • User Interface: Command-line
  • Translations: English
  • Programming Language: Perl, C
  • Operating System: OS Independent (Written in an interpreted language)
  • License: GNU General Public License (GPL)
  • Intended Audience: Developers, Advanced End Users
  • Development Status: 5 - Production/Stable
  • Database Environment: Flat-file

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19. BozOS - BozOS is a simple 16-bit OS for x86 CPUs. It is designed to learn from.

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  • Topic: Operating System Kernels
  • Translations: English
  • Programming Language: C, Assembly
  • Operating System: OS Independent (Written in an interpreted language)
  • License: GNU General Public License (GPL)
  • Intended Audience: Developers
  • Development Status: 1 - Planning, 2 - Pre-Alpha

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20. BSD SAM-BA - BSD SAM-BA is a free tool under ISC licence. Like the xp SAM Boot Assistant (SAM-BA.exe) this software provides a means of easily programming different AT91 devices. Communicating with the target device may be done through an RS232 or a USB link.


  • Topic: BSD, Hardware, Init
  • User Interface: Curses/Ncurses
  • Programming Language: C
  • Operating System: All BSD Platforms (FreeBSD/NetBSD/OpenBSD/Apple Mac OS X)
  • License: BSD License
  • Intended Audience: Developers
  • Development Status: 2 - Pre-Alpha

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