The PsychOS project aims to provide multiple, unique, software-rich platforms for lighter/older hardware.


  • Default username: psychos
  • Default password (login and root): linux
  • Current release: PsychOS 3.4.6
  • Code name: Insanity
  • Base GNU/Linux distribution: Devuan ASCII
  • Kernel: linux-image-4.9.0-8-rt-686-pae (real-time 32-bit kernel with no 4GB RAM limit)
  • Desktop Environments: XFCE, IceWM, or Kodi
  • Package management: apt, pip, gem, rpm, yum, pacapt, and alien
    • I would have included zypper, but I was running out of room
  • MD5: 57bc4d9af162ce1aecb35f30f9f8f07a Blinking Cursor

PsychOS is a systemd-free, GNU/Linux operating system based on Devuan ASCII but tailored towards retrophiles of all ages. It is packed with software and scripts for an easier, out-of-the-box user experience.

This 3.8GB ISO Includes:

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"GNU/Linux Distribution - PsychOS Trailer (Satirical Version)" by TheOuterLinux is licensed as CC BY-NC-ND.

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Future Plans and Ideas

Currently, my main focus is PsychOS for GNU/Linux on 32-bit computers as it seems that fewer and fewer people seem to care; however, I'm not waiting until 20 years from now when the next wave of "retrophilia" comes about to make something "cool." So, the plan is to try to maintain a 32-bit GNU/Linux-based operating system for as long as I can.

However, I think it would be neat to make flavors of PsychOS using other operating systems such as FreeDOS or KolibriOS. I would also like to take some of the custom-made software and have versions of them made for 20+ year old systems such as those made by Acorn, Atari, Amiga, Commodore, and so forth, though of course they would be very limited by comparison to their GNU/Linux counter-parts. It would be more or less of a "share while I learn" sort of project. [More]

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