AmayaOS, a very peculiar Operating System

AmayaOS is a relatively new Operating System, UNIX type, and 100% Free Software with the GNU GPL v3 License that is designed in the C and C ++ languages ​​to work on computers that are considered "obsolete" since it can work with very few resources. Specifically, it only needs a processor, either 32 or 64 bits, and 13 MegaBytes of RAM to function. Amaya OS

This Operating System can be executed both in a virtual machine such as QEMU, VirtualBox or VMWare, through a CD, or a USB (recording with dd) or even by installing it on a hard disk, although so far it does not include a default installer . This curious little Operating System includes by default some programs such as a text-based user interface, some games such as a minesweeper or a sudoku puzzle, the Wama, Tedit and Avim text editors, and some basic commands of the Operating Systems of the type UNIX such as ls, cd, cp, grep, find, mkdir, etc.

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The AmayaOS Shell

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Reading the AmayaOS GPL License using the Wama text editor

Amaya OS It is an operating system that allows the use of computers that are considered obsolete to carry out the daily tasks of anyone, it allows us to use office suites, games, security software, social networks, execute scripts that allow us download videos from facebook, educational software, snaptube and many more applications.

The AmayaOS ISO file valid for both x86 and x86_64 occupies 7 MegaBytes and can be downloaded through the following link. You can also visit the official website of the AmayaOS Project


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  1.   Hector said

    Amaya is a GNU Linux system or is it Unix Like. What are the differences between a GNU Linux system and a Unix Like one?

  2.   Francisco said

    As an approximation and short answer, Linux is a kernel where distributions add GUI interfaces and tools (GNU). On the other hand, UNIX * systems usually, and I emphasize the word usually, are a complete operating system. Then there are issues like licenses, costs, and so on.

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