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Operating Systems Mirror & Archive (OSMA)
Need to reinstall an operating system (OS)? Or want to try a newer/older/historic/different OS? All downloads below are checksum verified and delivered by IPFS (the InterPlanetary File System). For installation instructions visit the corresponding Website, please.
By Markus Fleschutz | Published: January 7, 2017 | Last Updated: May 22, 2020
👍 Active Operating Systems
- Android-x86 · Website · Wikipedia · Screenshots · Downloads (release 7.1 to 9.0 🆕 for x86)
- Arch Linux · Website · Wikipedia · Downloads (release 2017.09.01 to 2020.04.01 🆕 for x86)
- CentOS · Website · Wikipedia · Downloads (release 6.9 to 8.1 for x86)
- Debian · Website · Wikipedia · Downloads (release 9.0 to 10.3 🆕 for arm/mips/ppc64/s390/x86)
- elementary OS · Website · Wikipedia · Downloads (release 0.4.1 to 5.1 for x86)
- Fedora · Website · Wikipedia · Downloads (release 26 to 32 🆕 for aarch64/x86)
- FreeBSD · Website · Wikipedia · Downloads (release 11.0 to 12.1 🆕 for arm64/powerpc/sparc64/x86)
- FreeNAS · Website · Wikipedia · Screenshots · Downloads (release 11.0 to 11.3 U2 for x86)
- HypriotOS · Website · Downloads (release 1.0.0 to 1.12.0 🆕 for pi3)
- Kali Linux · Website · Wikipedia · Downloads (release 2016.2 to 2020.2 🆕 for armel/armhf/x86)
- Kaspersky Rescue Disk · Website · Downloads (release 10 to 18 for x86)
- Knoppix · Website · Wikipedia · Downloads (release 6.0 to 8.6.1 for x86)
- Linux Mint · Website · Wikipedia · Screenshots · Downloads (release 18.2 to 19.3 for x86)
- OpenBSD · Website · Wikipedia · Downloads (release 6.2 to 6.7 for alpha/amd64/armv7/hppa/macppc/sparc64/x86)
- OpenELEC · Website · Wikipedia · Downloads (release 7.0.1 to 8.0.4 for x86)
- OpenSuSE · Website · Wikipedia · Screenshots · Downloads (release Leap 42.3 and 15.1 for x86)
- Qubes OS · Website · Wikipedia · Screenshots · Downloads (release 1.0 to 4.0.3 🆕 for x86)
- RancherOS · Website · Wikipedia · Downloads (release 1.0.3 to 1.5.4 for hyperV/pi3/x86)
- ReactOS · Website · Wikipedia · Screenshots · Downloads (release 0.4.7 to 0.4.13 🆕 for x86)
- SystemRescueCD · Website · Wikipedia · Downloads (release 6.0 to 6.1 🆕 for x86-64)
- Tails · Website · Wikipedia · Downloads (release 2.11 to 4.6 🆕 for x86)
- Ubuntu · Website · Wikipedia · Downloads (release 4.10 to 20.04 🆕 for arm64/pi2/pi3/pi4/ppc64/s390/x86)
- Ubuntu Core · Website · Downloads (release 16 to 18 for pi2/pi3)
- Windows · Website · Wikipedia · Downloads (XP to Windows 10 v1909 for x86)
👎 Discontinued Operating Systems
- CoreOS · Website · Wikipedia · Downloads (for x86)
- INSERT · Website · Downloads (release 1.3.9b for x86)
- OpenSolaris · Website · Wikipedia · Downloads (release 2009.06 for x86)
- Remix OS · Website · Wikipedia · Downloads (release 2016112 for x86)
aarch64 = arm64 = ARM 64-bit processor, armel = older ARM 32-bit processor, armhf = newer ARM 32-bit processor, hyperV = Microsoft Windows virtual machine, pi2/pi3/pi4 = Raspberry PI 2/3/4, ppc64 = macppc = powerpc = PowerPC 64-bit processor, s390 = IBM System/390, sparc64 = Oracle SPARC64 processor, amd64 = x86 64-bit processor, i386 = x86 32-bit processor, x86 = x86 processor (32-bit/64-bit)
- Option #1: simply download the .ISO or .IMG file(s) with your Web browser. Afterward, we recommend to verify your download by comparing your checksum against the MD5 checksums, SHA1 checksums or SHA256 checksums.
- Option #2: install IPFS, select the .ISO or .IMG file in the IPFS hash list and use the corresponding hash value to enter:
ipfs get <HASHVALUE>. Advantage: distributed download and automatic verification, also perfect for automation and command-line usage.
- Option #3: install IPFS and pin the complete OSMA content (or just a release or just an operation system) to your machine. Check your free disk space, then execute:
ipfs pin add /ipns/QmRdZ6apYBTXHJ43y3NBKe5GJqdc8q58Pnu3RHSQntXQNP
- Option #4: perform option #3, then execute:
ipfs mountto mount the complete OSMA content (or parts of it) to your file system.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
- How do I copy the downloaded .ISO or .IMG file to my USB stick?
- A special software is needed to create a bootable Live USB system. We recommend UNetbootin, available for free for Windows, OS X and Linux.
- What kind of operating systems are provided by OSMA?
- Release versions of established operating systems only. No alpha or beta versions, no release candidates, no flavor editions, etc.
- Do I have to trust OSMA that the downloads are unchanged?
- No, absolutely not. We encourage everyone to compare our MD5 / SHA1 / SHA256 checksums or the IPFS hash list (these are SHA256 checksums with a prefix) against the OS manufacturers Website.
- What is IPFS and why are you using it?
- A peer-to-peer hypermedia protocol to make the web faster, safer, and more open. IPFS provides fast and reliable downloads: no single point of failure, decentralized infrastructure and hash-based addressing. See the IPFS Website for more information.
- What is CloudFlare?
- It's a US company providing the biggest distributed Web gateway to IPFS. See CloudFlare's Website for more information.
- Do you plan to remove any download files in the future?
- No, definitely not. See the next question to prevent this. 😉
- I would like to donate to OSMA. How do I do this?
- Donate to IBAN
DE85 7336 9264 0001 9313 50or PayPal.me 👏
- 28 operating systems with 189 releases total
- 630 GB total (249 folders, 501 files, all files write-protected, backed up multiple times and distributed world-wide)
- Seeding 24/7 since Jan 07, 2017 using go-ipfs v0.4.23
- All OSMA downloads
- IPFS Website - IPFS explained
- IPFS Public Gateways - to download IPFS content with the Web browser
- UNetbootin - software to create a bootable USB stick
- DistroChooser.de - choose the perfect OS
- DistroScreens.com - screenshots of Linux, BSD, and more
- DistroTest.net - test drive any OS
- DistroWatch.com - get the latest OS news
- ArchiveOS.org - archive of 500+ distros (mostly inactive)
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