Pages of interest about Operating Systems
Arguably, there wouldn't be operating systems if it weren't for
hackers. I recently had to create
a new page as my hacker links section on this page was getting too
Linux and semi-compatible equivalents
Wouldn't you rather run *n*x that something spawned by MicroShaft?
- The Linux page
- Linux Weekly News
- How to run Fortran on a DOS box if all you've got is a Linux binary.
Warning: blatant hack alert! :)
- Perth Linux Users Group
- Check out Linux Australia
- assorted Linux tips
- Golgotha (see also The Networx mirror)
- The Linux Hardware Database
- Motorola Computer Group
- Embedded systems stuff with Linux... cool
- Linux Trace Toolkit
Applications and Window Managers for Linux
- WINE (a WinDoze emulator)
- K Desktop Environment
- GNOME -- the GNU Network Object Model Environment
- A project to build a complete, user-friendly desktop based entirely on free software
- StarOffice 5.0
An anti-M$ product! Yay!
- NNTP Consulting
- Run by Paul Wilson. Featuring his GPLed man2html utility.
- Java for Linux
- More Java on Linux links
- Georgios' LiNUX Application List
- Crossover Office
- A homebrew WINE distro supporting native installation of many 'doze apps
Hmm... a company who claims to write Linux device drivers for
any device. Could be useful.
Drawing, Flowcharting and Vector Graphics
- da Vinci
- Scotty & tkined
- Red Hat
The goal of this project is to produce an ultra-secure,
Linux-based operating system
- Trustix Secure Linux
- Yellow Dog Linux
- Caldera Systems
- Yellow Dog Linux
- A RedHat port for Mac
Solaris and SunOS
"IDG's magazine for the Sun community"
- Solaris man pages served from ANU
- The Research Computing Center
- Some useful Unix docs
- Unix Support's home page at the University of Cambridge
- UNIXhelp for Users
- Curtin CS tech page
- The homepage of The Dotfile Generator by Jesper Kjær Pedersen
- rc a unix shell for minimalists
- Newbies' guide to HURD
- How to turn a HP/UX box into a bastion host
MacOS and other Apple projects
- Apple's Australian site
- Info about the Carbon API, and Rhapsody details
- General Macintosh links & information
- The Open Darwin OS for i386
Windows 95: n. 32 bit extensions and a graphical shell for a 16 bit
patch to an 8 bit operating system originally coded for a 4 bit
microprocessor, written by a 2 bit company, that can't stand 1 bit of
Hate them or hate them, Microsoft's range of operating systems
look like they're here to stay. If you are forced to use them
due to corporate policy, the narrow-mindedness of the games
developers or the unwillingness of your friends to use something
better, then maybe this section can help.
- How to REMOVE Internet Explorer from Windows98
Makes Windows 95 look like something completely different.
- Anti Windows World Union
- Boycott Microsoft
- Subliminal messages in Windows 95?
- How to remove Direct X
- Chami.com's Windows tips
- Windows humour
Be afraid, Microsoft victims, be very afraid
Thanks to David Luyer for pointing this out:
Word and Excel put a 'machine signature' in the documents,
which includes the MAC address of the system they were
produced on. The 'machine signature' is also sent to
Microsoft with Windows98 registrations. So Microsoft can in
theory trace back who made any Word or Excel document.
"Bennett said Microsoft will create a software tool to let
customers remove the Windows number, which he said is meant to
help diagnose problems for customers who call with technical
- The web page of a TV show about the history of
Robert Cringely was the narrator.
The distributor of OpenDOS, a descendent of DR-DOS (an MS-DOS clone).
- The VMS Wizard page at DEC
I hate VMS (An operating system by
Digital that runs on their VAX and Alpha
based computers). Unfortunately, I have to use it. So this is a page with some
useful documentation about it. (It's not like the HELP program is any use.)
- A new microkernel RTOS
Last modified: Sun Oct 5 20:29:41 WST 2003