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Posix compatable operating systems
The following operating systems are POSIX compliant:
- AtheOS, a unix like os with gui, written from the ground up, now recruiting a lot of beos developers.
- BeOS, a system written from the begining to be optimised for multimedia applications, now sold to palm and not under development.
- Assorted commercial Unices including AIX, HP_UX, Tru64, etc. Often expensive, Usually closed source.
- Darwin, a freeBSD core which forms the basis for Apple's OSX.
- ecos, unix for embedded platforms, now managed by red hat.
- FreeBSD, a robust implimentation of the berkeley version of unix (BSD).
- GNU Hurd, the long awaited gnu unix kernel.
- Linux, linus torvald's unix kernel, now multi-platform and bundled with GNU tools.
- MINIX, now no longer under active development, but has been around a long time.
- NetBSD, a multi-platform version of BSD.
- Oberon, a small, modular os, written in the Oberon language.
- OpenBSD, a BSD implimentation which has had every line of code security audited. secure out of the box.
- OS X, apple's latest version of it's operating system, which uses the darwin kernel.
- QNX, a very mature real-time os, available as a single floppy version and for download.
- RTEMS, real-time kernel developed for the US army.
- Solaris, sun's commercial version of unix.
- V2_OS, written in i386 assembler to be fast and light.
See also zyra's operating systems page
Plan9, moved to open source late, and thus has a small user base. it is regarded as experimental, and only supports some of the standard tools, so we don't know how compatable it is.