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Mirror & Archive of Operating Systems

... Bild by Markus Fleschutz ๐Ÿ“… updated November 05, 2021

Need to reinstall your operating system (OS)? Or want to try a newer, a former, a historic, or even a different OS? All downloads below are checksum verified and provided through the IPFS gateway. For system requirements and installation instructions visit the OS manufacturers website (๐Ÿ ).

๐Ÿ‘ Active Operating Systems

๐Ÿ‘Ž Discontinued Operating Systems

โ” Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What do the various abbreviations stand for?

amd64 = x64 = x86-64 = AMD/Intel x86 64-bit processor ยท i386 = x32 = x86-32 = AMD/Intel x86 32-bit processor ยท arm64 = aarch64 = ARM 64-bit processor ยท armel = older ARM 32-bit processor ยท armv7 = armhf = newer ARM 32-bit processor ยท hyperV = Microsoft Windows VM ยท pi2/pi3/pi4 = Raspberry Pi 2/3/4 ยท ppc64 = macppc = powerpc = PowerPC 64-bit processor ยท riscv64 = RISC-V 64-bit processor ยท s390 = IBM System/390 ยท sparc64 = Oracle SPARC 64-bit processor ยท LTS = long-term support ยท VM = virtual machine

What's the differences between: Live? Installer? NetInstaller?

Live is for running the OS without installing it first. Installer is to install the OS without the need of a network connection. NetInstaller is a very small image and the rest is downloaded during installation.

How can I verify my downloaded file?

Compare the checksum of your file against our file checksums (MD5+SHA1+SHA256 in XML format) and/or against the OS manufacturers checksum.

How do I copy the downloaded .ISO or .IMG file to my USB stick or SD card?

You need a software to create a bootable Live USB system. For Windows ISO's we recommend Rufus, otherwise UNetbootin - both are available for free on Linux, Mac OS and Windows.

How can I boot the OS via network?

You need a Preboot eXecution Environment (PXE). See Wikipedia:PXE for details.

What kind of OS's get archived by OSMA?

Release versions of established OS's only. No alpha or beta versions, no release candidates, no flavor editions.

What's IPFS?

IPFS is a peer-to-peer hypermedia protocol to make the internet faster, safer, and more open. IPFS provides fast and reliable downloads by hash-based addressing, distributed infrastructure and no single point of failure. See for more information.

How to download directly with IPFS?

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 no need for verification, also perfect for automation and command-line usage). To pin the full archive check your free disk space, then execute: ipfs pin add /ipns/k51qzi5uqu5dj55giu6gxr1zr53f63ola5owh8g5wf7hlcx90em0gpg9c553r3

I โค๏ธ OSMA. How can I support it?

Donate to ๐Ÿ‘ or install IPFS and pin the full archive or any part of it. This will improve download speeds and reliability for all of us.

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