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  Downloadable Linux Operating Systems

Ubuntu Linux (free).

Debian Linux (free).

openSUSE Linux (free).

Fedora Linux (the free form of Red Hat Linux).

Wikipedia: Comparison of Linux Distributions

  Downloadable Unix Operating Systems

FreeBSD Unix is a mature, stable Unix OS you can download for free.

Oracle Solaris 11 Unix is another mature, stable Unix OS.

  Linux Software Search, Unix Software Search

The FSF-UNESCO Free Software Directory from is a project of the Free Software Foundation (FSF) and UNESCO. At last count the directory included 2,690 free software packages under the GNU General Public License, which should run under Linux or other forms of Unix. You can search the free software directory here:

find this GNU application:

At you can download the Linux kernel (the real guts of Linux; the current stable version as of March, 2014 was 3.13.6) and get information about the kernel.

The X-Window System which uses 4 layers of software (server, client, protocol, & window manager) to provide a GUI (graphical user interface) for most Unix & Linux systems, was created in 1984 by MIT in conjunction with DEC (Digital Equipment Corp.). The main X Windows System used with Linux is XFree86, which also runs on BSD, Solaris, and other forms of Unix, as well as MacOS X and OS/2. The popular KDE and GNOME desktop environments for Linux use XFree86 as their interface with the PC hardware, as do lesser known windows managers such as Enlightenment, Window Maker, Blackbox, AfterStep, twm, & fvwm.

Scientific Applications on Linux (SAL) is a collection of information and links to software intended for scientists and engineers, but including standard office applications. There are currently over 3,070 entries in SAL.

  Linux News & Information Links has much starter information and can help you to download an OS for free. They also provide docs, and a directory of applications (both free and commercial).

The Linux Documentation Project features the Linux Gazette online magazine, plus Linux guides, FAQ's, how-to's, and manual pages.

The h-node lists Linux compatible PC hardware.

  Virtual Machines, Cross Platform Tools

VirtualBox from Oracle is free, open source virtual machine software that "runs on Windows, Linux, Macintosh, and Solaris hosts and supports a large number of guest operating systems including but not limited to Windows (NT 4.0, 2000, XP, Server 2003, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8), DOS/Windows 3.x, Linux (2.4, 2.6 and 3.x), Solaris and OpenSolaris, OS/2, and OpenBSD."

Wine HQ WINE allows you to run Windows applications on Linux, BSD, Solaris & Mac OS X

  Amiga OS & UAE - Run AmigaOS on other platforms

The FS-UAE Amiga Emulator "focuses on emulating Amiga games using the accurate emulation code from WinUAE. It also has features to emulate a high-end Amiga with expansions."

WinUAE is the Windows PC version of UAE Amiga Emulator. WinUAE runs on top of Windows (including 2000 & XP) and is installed on your Windows hard drive; you do not need a separate Amiga partition. As of Dec. 2013, the most recent version is WinUAE 2.7.0, posted May 12, 2013.

Amiga Forever is a complete commercial release of WinUAE, including the essential "Kickstart ROM" and AmigaOS files, plus apps including the Amiga Explorer browser and the Cloanto Personal Paint paint & animation software. has news, links, and info about the Amiga.

History of the Amiga

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