Template:Infobox OS

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This template can be used to provide a summary for articles on computer operating systems.

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{{Infobox OS
| name                   = <!-- Name of program or distribution -->
| logo                   = <!-- [[File:Filename|size]] -->
| logo caption           = 
| screenshot             = <!-- [[File:Filename|size]] -->
| caption                = 
| collapsible            = 
| developer              = <!-- Name of main developer or sponsor-->
| family                 = <!-- "Unix-like" or "Microsoft Windows" -->
| working_state          = <!-- "Current", "Discontinued", or "No longer supported" -->
| source_model           = <!-- "Open source", "Closed source", or "Shared source" -->
| released               = 
| latest_release_version = 
| latest_release_date    = <!-- {{Start date and age|YYYY|MM|DD|df=yes/no}} -->
| latest_preview_version = 
| latest_preview_date    = <!-- {{Start date and age|YYYY|MM|DD|df=yes/no}} -->
| frequently_updated     = 
| marketing_target       = 
| programmed_in          = 
| language               = <!-- Supported natural languages (English, French, Italian, Arabic, ...) -->
| prog_language          = 
| updatemodel            = <!-- APT, Windows Update, etc. -->
| package_manager        = <!-- dpkg, rpm, Windows installer, etc. -->
| supported_platforms    = <!-- IA-32, x64, Itanium, ARM, etc. -->
| kernel_type            = <!-- Hybrid, Monolithic, Microkernel, Exokernel, Nanokernel, etc. -->
| userland               = 
| ui                     = 
| license                = 
| preceded_by            = 
| succeeded_by           = 
| website                = {{URL|www.example.org}}
}}

Usage details[change | edit source]

A number of elements of this template need further explanation:

Family - This is the operating system family, examples include Microsoft Windows, Unix, and Unix-like. Linux is not a family, but rather a kernel. All Linux distributions are part of the Unix-like family.

Source model - This field is should usually have "open source" or "closed source". Do not use "free software", "free and open source software" or "FOSS" as they are mainly licensing models and may or may not use the "open source" development methodology.

Kernel type - For Linux distros, this should be [[Linux kernel|Linux]]. It should not be the name of a distro.

Example[change | edit source]

Debian GNU/Linux
Debian logo
Screenshot of Debian 5.0 (“Lenny”)
Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 (“Lenny”)
Company / developer Debian Project
OS family Unix-like
Working state Current
Source model open source
Initial release 16 August 1993 (1993-08-16)
Latest stable release 4.0r2 Etch / December 27, 2007; 6 years ago (2007-12-27)
Update method APT (several front-ends available)
Package manager dpkg
Supported platforms i386 (x86), amd64 (x86-64), PowerPC, SPARC, DEC Alpha, ARM, MIPS, HPPA, S390, IA-64
Kernel type Monolithic (Linux, FreeBSD), Micro (Hurd)
Userland GNU
Default user interface GNOME, KDE, Xfce, and LXDE
License Free software, mainly the GNU GPL, and other licenses[1]
Official website www.debian.org
{{Infobox OS
| name                   = Debian GNU/Linux
| logo                   = [[File:Debian-OpenLogo.svg|Debian logo|50px]]
| screenshot             = [[File:DebianLenny.png|300px|Screenshot of Debian 5.0 (“Lenny”)]]
| caption                = Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 (“Lenny”)
| developer              = Debian Project
| family                 = [[Unix-like]]
| working state          = Current
| source model           = [[open source]]
| released               = {{Start date|df=yes|1993|08|16}}
| frequently updated     = yes
| language               = 63 languages<ref name="lenny released">{{cite web|url=http://www.debian.org/News/2009/20090214.en.html|title=Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 released|accessdate=2009-02-15|publisher=Debian|date= 2009-02-14}}</ref>
| latest release version = 4.0r2 Etch
| latest release date    = {{start date and age|2007|12|27}}
| kernel type            = [[monolithic kernel|Monolithic]] ([[Linux kernel|Linux]], [[FreeBSD]]), [[microkernel|Micro]] ([[GNU Hurd|Hurd]])
| userland               = [[GNU Core Utilities|GNU]]
| ui                     = [[GNOME]], [[KDE]], [[Xfce]], and [[LXDE]]
| license                = [[Free software]], mainly the [[GNU GPL]], and other licenses<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.debian.org/legal/licenses/|title=License information|publisher=Debian|accessdate=2009-02-28}}</ref>
| supported platforms    = [[IA-32|i386 (x86)]], [[x86-64|amd64 (x86-64)]], [[PowerPC]], [[SPARC]], [[DEC Alpha]], [[ARM architecture|ARM]], [[MIPS architecture|MIPS]], [[PA-RISC family|HPPA]], [[IBM eServer zSeries|S390]], [[IA-64]]
| updatemodel            = [[Advanced Packaging Tool|APT]] (several front-ends available)
| package manager        = [[dpkg]]
| website                = {{URL|www.debian.org}}
}}

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