Some more hardware/software info

A TV Card I use on Linux is the Freecom DVB-T.  I use revision
 2 adaptor, but revisions 1-4 all work under Linux.  Kaffeine has
 an option for TV once the device is plugged in, and manages to
 get a good signal with a Maplin £5 powered TV aerial.

 Internet Explorer under Wine.  I
 use ies4linux (
 to install IE6 on Linux, then point the Firefox ietab extension
 at the ie6 launcher script.  This helps on those sites where user
 agent switch is no good...

 On a similar note, I mentioned to someone else about Firefox which behaves with Active Directory.  The front motion site has
 pre-built installers at

 The Mac OS program for cloning a disk
 to another, it is called carbon copy cloner and can be found at


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Free OSes

A number of manufacturers and groups provide OSes for free individual use, or in some cases, unrestricted use! Like anything that's free, don't expect printed manuals, CD-ROMs, or free technical support. Other than that, there are few, if any strings attached. Also note that with the size of most OSes, downloads of 1 to 10 GB of data may not be that exciting, so paying for the DVD/CD-ROM or even a low-cost base package may be well worth it to you.

The OS Files Link Download Comments
FreeDOS download-page An independently developed DOS, with source code
RxDOS download-page An independently developed DOS, with source code
Debian Linux download-page Linux download FTP sites
Fedora Linux download-page Red Hat's free Linux
Koppix CD Linux download-page Linux that runs directly from CD
Mandriva Linux download-page Linux download page
PCLinuxOS download-page PCLinuxOS download page
Red Hat Linux download-page Red Hat's download page
Slackware Linux download-page Download from HTTP or FTP
SUSE Linux download-page Download SUSE Linux
Ubuntu Linux download-page Download Ubuntu Linux
Xandros Linux download-page Download Xandros Linux
Darwin download-page Download (requires agreement acceptance, etc.)
Free BSD download-page Free Unix OS
NetBSD download-page Free Unix OS, supported on many CPU platforms
OpenBSD download-page Free Unix OS, supported on many CPU platforms
Solaris download-page Free download, $90 for CD and DVDs w/source
AROS download-page Free, source code available
ReactOS download-page Free Windows compatible OS
SkyOS download-page GUI OS (in beta, was free, but now charging $30)
THEOS download-page Several downloads available
Visopsys download-page Free, source code available