We have collected here a shortlist of operating systems and tools.
Mainly aimed at x86, PowerPC and Sparc architectures.

linux Linux

Everything about the revolutionary Linux distributions: mandrake logo - slackware logo - debian logo, suse logo - redhat logo - gentoo logo - yellowdog logo - turbolinux logo - knoppix logo ...


The BSD family of operating systems distributions: freebsd logo - netbsd logo - openbsd logo - opendarwin logo - macosx logo ...
Includes Mac OS X

windows Windows

The most widely used operating system family, things you should know and things you probably need to do

operating-systems Others

More unusal or specialised operating systems

virtual pc Virtualisation

With so many operating systems available, so many installations are needed to simulate all the possible setups that it would be impractical (and often impossible) to install them all, virtual machines can allow a single physical machine to run many different combinations for a fraction of the cost.

tools Tools

Tools for (net)booting and testing