Projects / SkatOS


SkatOS is a bootable, stand-alone distribution which plays the popular German card game Skat. It fits on a single floppy or CD and uses VESA 1.1 or higher, a PS/2 or serial mouse, and generic keyboard. It features full client/server network support for LANs.

Operating Systems

Recent releases

  •  27 Mar 2007 20:42

    Release Notes: This version adds DHCP client support and allows much easier configuration of the network device. sWM has been replaced with SkatOSWM. The menu has been updated to automagically display the current IP address. Support has been added for many network cards: 3c509/3c579, 3c590/3c900, AMD LANCE and PCnet, DECchip Tulip, DM9102, EtherExpress 16, EtherExpressPro/EtherExpress 10, Generic DECchip and DIGITAL EtherWORKS, RealTek 8129/8139, SiS 900/7016, SMC EtherPower II, and TI ThunderLAN.

    •  08 Aug 2004 21:28

      Release Notes: This release has full client/server network support. You can now play with your friends via a LAN. Newly supported network cards are the RealTek 8129/8139, NE2000/NE1000, PCI NE2000, AMD PCnet32, EtherExpressPro/100, and VIA Rhine. The small window manager swm 1.34c has been added and the menu has been updated.

      •  19 Jul 2004 08:41

        Release Notes: Changed the script and boot structure a little, and added a menu program that allows the user to restart XSkat or shutdown the system with a mouse click.

        •  11 Jul 2004 16:25

          Release Notes: uClibc was updated to 0.9.24. Everything was optimized a little bit more for space. loadlin 1.6c was added again.

          •  03 Jul 2004 20:14

            Release Notes: XSkat was updated to the latest version 4.0. SkatOS now fits on a real 1.44 MB floppy disk, so the same image can now be used for both the floppy and CD versions.


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