OS-tan Annex Project

Started by C-Chan, September 16, 2006, 02:41:47 pm

previous topic - next topic

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Go Down

C-Chan

Introduction

Quote
Hello and welcome everyone to the OS-tan Annex thread.  ^__^
Here I've chosen to consolidate all the OS-tan renditions, fanart and contributions that make up the building blocks of the annex to the OS-tan universe that I'm developing.  This "Annex" is meant to be a backstory intended to integrate my new OS-tans into the preexisting OS-tan universe without overwriting too much work done by countless other artists.  For this reason I've categorized the OS-tans into "factions", not to force political separations on the poor girls, but rather to better organize the storytelling elements.  It would certainly be much easier to remember an obscure OS-tan if she has a familiar group representing her.  ^__^

The first 17 posts on this thread are where I will be posting my content or any valuable content created by others.  So whenever I churn out new drawings, or artists create new OS-tans, or biographies need updating or new OS-tans are suggested, look to these pages for the updated material.  I'll likely flag it somehow for easy identification.

All other posts after that are free-for-all, of course.  My goal is to get away from posting a thread for each new OS-tan, in order to free up space, ensure that their background info is easily accessible, and (hopefully) streamline the conversation pertaining to new OS-tans or the Annex in general.  If this format works, the subsequent posts should make for some very interesting reading.  ^__^

Keep in mind that, due to time constraints, these posts are still under construction as of this writing.  New OS-tans will only be displayed with their chibi preconcepts (and not with Wiki-style logos as I had hoped I'd have done by now), and it's likely that not every preexisting OS-tan will have her link(s) set up yet.  In short, as is always the case with me, this will all look like one giant mess.  ^^'

But please bear with me for a while, and I promise this thread will flourish with sweet (56K-friendly) eye-candy one day.  ^v^

To help out, I've borrowed the services of C-One, a lovely and versatile hardware-tan under the employee of the Binteeji Renmei OS-tans.  She'll help me a lot with the work around here, and may even cameo in the subsequent posts.  However, her contract is only valid for this thread, and she's forbidden from wandering off to any other corner of this forum.  If by any chance you spot her where she don't belong, shoo her away and contact me immediately.  ^_~
(Incidentally, I ran out of time drawing her on my own, so her avatar is a heavily-modified version of her anime inspiration.  I'll be flattered if you can't immediately guess who.  ^.^)

Again, thanks for visiting and I hope you enjoy your time here.  ^__^

Sincerely,

C-chan the Pig

==================
TABLE OF CONTENTS
==================

01 – Introduction (you're in it… `v')
02 – Annex Roadmap and Faction Descriptions
03 – Faction OS-tans: The Microsoft Family
04 – Faction OS-tans: The House of Mac
05 – Faction OS-tans: The Binteji Renmei ("Vintage Federation")
06 – Faction OS-tans: The Anti$oft Coalition
07 – Faction OS-tans: The Linux/Unix Consortium
08 – Faction OS-tans: The User Space Gang
09 – Faction OS-tans: The DOSSE
10 – Faction OS-tans: The Mainframe Guild
11 – Faction OS-tans: The CIOST (Confederation of Independent OS-Tans)
12 – Faction OS-tans: The Wanderer Class
13 – Deceased OS-tans
14 – Expansion Slot 1 (wiggle room for the future)
15 – Expansion Slot 2 (more wiggle room… ^__^)
16 – Expansion Slot 3 (one more, in case I get some creative suggestions… ^.^)
17 – Faction History
18 – Research Material and Links
19 – Scheduling and Picture Ideas

==================

C-One

Annex Roadmap and Faction Descriptions

Quote
Cccccccccccccccccccc!!!

*loads Romaji ROM*

10 ? "Hajimemashite"
20 ? "Watakushi C-One desu"
30 ? "Dozo yoroshiku onegaiteshimasu"

*loads English ROM*

40 ? "The following is a list detailing the major factions of the Annex Universe,"
41 ? "and the OS-tans that belong to them."
42 ? "The list is not meant to be inclusive, and additional OS-tans"
43 ? "and new factions will be added as research permits."
44 ? "Please note that the list only includes OS-tans, with noted exceptions"
45 ? "relevant to C-chan's Annex storyline."
46 ? "App-tans, hardware-tans, videogame-tans, mechamusume and"
47 ? "OS-kuns are omitted, although this does not mean that they will"
48 ? "be excluded from any artwork or story elements."

50 GOTO 70

70 ? "If you have any questions, suggestions or comments, please
71 ? "post them on this thread and we will address them as soon as possible"
72 PRINT "Thank you very much for your patronage."

*bows*


Roadmap Legend
Blue = character exists, either as a stand-alone or produced by several artists
Red = character concept has been proposed, either by one or more artists.
Black = character has not been created or discovered yet, and no known concepts exist.
Green = general comments pertaining to a collection of characters.

The Microsoft Family
The richest and most influential OS-tan faction of all, The Windows Family has all but monopolized the consumer market, their company having secured a "Pax Micrsoftica" for nearly 15 years.  No other faction in recent history has so successfully matched the aggressive marketing tactics, scorched-earth policy towards rivals and wide appeal to the masses that has supported the Family's rise to power.  But while the older members appreciate (through experience) the need to get their hands dirty, long-standing peace and prosperity has all but cloistered the newer generation of Windows-tans.  They go on about their enjoyable daily lives, secure in the belief that only the Macs present any kind of nuisance, and completely oblivious to the political, economic and tactical maneuverings of parties largely unknown to them.

Note about Logo:  A reinvention of the Windows logo (for obvious reasons).  Each colored panel has the customary Window's title bars, plus the Min, Max and Close buttons.

MSDOS
Windows 3.11
Windows 95
Windows 98
Windows 98SE
Windows NT
Windows NT Workstation (aka "Inu-T")
Windows CE
Windows 2000
Windows ME
Windows XP Professional
Windows XP Home
Windows XP Media Edition
Windows 2003 (aka "Saba")
Windows Vista (fka "Longhorn")
Windows 7 (prototype; fka "BlackComb, Vienna")
[/list]

The House of Mac
The second most influential OS-tan faction -- and perhaps the most glamorous in the eyes of the average consumer -- the Mac-tans have long since realized that taking on an economic juggernaut like the Windows Family would be financial suicide.  Therefore, following their defeat in the Consumer War of the mid-90's, they stepped up efforts to reorganize around their niche markets and rebuild their two decade-old brand name one loyal customer at a time.  Their strategy has so far been success as the Apple brand has had a strong resurgence in the consumer lexicon in recent years.  However, this comeback is still primarily white-collar, the Macs not yet ready (or willing) to seek the exposure of the wider masses.  The newer Mac-tans, in fact, are so far removed from their down-to-earth roots, that while they remain friendly, intelligent and sophisticated for the most part, they're not adverse to let slip a posh or elitist remark (carelessly, of course…) during idle conversation.  That, or engage in the secret, "playful" activities of the rich and famous.

Note about Logo:  A reinvention of the MacOS logo (for obvious reasons).  It's essentially a depiction of Tragedy and Mirth using both halves of the Mac face, although full pairs of eyes had to be added to avoid an unsightly "cyclops" effect.

Mac (Generic)
Mac OS1
Mac OS2
Mac OS3
Mac OS4
Mac OS5
Mac OS6
Mac OS7
Mac OS8
Mac OS9
Mac OS9.2
Mac OSX Server
Mac OSX 10.0 "Cheetah"
Mac OSX 10.1 "Puma"
Mac OSX 10.2 "Jaguar"
Mac OSX 10.3 "Panther"
Mac OSX 10.4 "Tiger"
Mac OSX 10.5 "Leopard"
Mac OSX 10.6 "Snow Leopard"
Wide variety of iPod-tans[/list]

The Binteji Renmei ("Vintage Federation")
The Binteji Renmei (written in Japanese as "ãÆ'“ãÆ'³ãÆ'†ãÆ'¼ã‚¸ 連盟t", translated in English as "The Vintage Federation" or in French as "Le Fédération de Vieux Systèmes D'Exploitation") is itself inspired by the remarkable Anime/Manga " Haibane Renmei" created by Yoshitoshi Abe.
It is a non-profit organization dedicated primarily to assisting vintage and abandoned OS-tans, and providing a voice for them in a world that barely remembers them.  It was originally conceived by Amiga-tan, having spent several years as a wanderer and witnessing the plight of countless vintage OS-tans (once the marvel of their day) whittling the remainder of their lives in obscurity.  However, in a rare (and as yet unexplained) bout of compassion by Unix, she provided the funding to help Amiga-tan make the Binteji Renmei a reality, and to this date continues to offer the fledgling faction a token annual stipend.
The Binteji Renmei is not rich by any stretch of the imagination and many of its members are either too outdated to work a decent-paying job or require special assistance.  Nevertheless they remain very talented and resourceful individuals, and by binding together as a community they're able to pool their resources far more effectively, as well as discover newfound strengths and motivations.  Self-esteem, self-education and self-sufficiency are among the many values that they help each other learn and practice to a fault.  Whereas once the organization subsisted entirely on charity, now it's grown and sustained itself to the point where it can offer charity of its own.  If not in the form of money, certainly in the form of hope,…

Hope for any OS-tan resigned to the belief that happiness and belonging are reserved only for the state-of-the-art.

Note about Logo:  A parody of the Haibane Renmei logo.  The outline of the  Commodore PET hardware, with a smiling face and angel wings.

Amiga
AcornMOS (aka "BBC Micro")
AMSDOS (aka "Amstrad Disc Operating System")
Apple II
Apple Lisa
ArthurOS
AtariDOS (aka "Atari 8-bit")
AtariTOS (aka "Atari ST")
Coleco Adam
Commodore PET
Commodore 64 (aka "C64")
Commodore Plus/4 (aka "C264 Series")
DTSS (aka "Dartmouth Time-Sharing System")
DX10
EXEC (aka "EXEC I", "II" or "III")
GEOS (aka "GeoWorks")
GEM OS (aka, "FreeGEM", "OpenGEM")
GENIAC
GS/OS
JOHNNIAC (aka "John v. Neumann Numerological Integrator and Automatic Computer")
MITS Altair 8800
Multics (aka "Multiplexed Information and Computing Service")
ORIC
DEC's OS/8
PilotOS (aka "Xerox Star")
RT-11
Sinclair QL
SMIL (aka "Siffermaskinen i Lund", "The Digit Machine in Lund")
THOR
TOPS-10
Windows 1.0
Windows 2.0
Yggdrasil Linux
ZX Spectrum
All permanent DOSSE members
C-One (hardware-tan)[/list]

The Anti$oft Coalition
A tiny political faction founded by OS/2-tan in the mid 90's and originally meant to challenge the legality of several of Microsoft's business practices.  But after further funding cuts, scorn and ridicule by her parent company destroyed any chance of her faction gaining mainstream credibility, she was forced to take it underground and fund it entirely out-of-pocket.  As her desperation and anger for the continuous injustice grew, so did the faction's slide towards the use of guerrilla tactics.

Due in part to its low recognition and her notoriously bitter temperament, she's only succeeded in hiring four other members (plus a die-hard "fan" that she can't seem to shake off).  Since these loyal followers possess a string of quirks of their own,… and have very questionable combat experience,… the once proud A$C is now often derided as a "ragtag group of bitter old women" (or "hags", in less courteous circles).  They may get away with petty sabotage or a 1-on-5 ambush, but have a humiliating track record of regularly botching ambitious and often not-so-ambitious attacks.  

Even as financial woes grow more and more merciless, OS/2 stubbornly refuses to give up on the A$C and sees no end in sight (short of her own demise).  

Note about Logo:  A hurled brick (to break the Windows), bearing the initial $ (just for the sake of being in the middle) and knocking off the A (for "Antisoft") and the C (for "Coalition") on impact.  An unintentionally self-deprecating logo, since in reality they're often the cause of their own failures.

OS/2 Warp
QNX
RISC OS
TRSDOS (aka "Tandy", "TRS-80" and variants)
eComstation (aka "eCS"; not an official A$ Coalition member)
VisiOn[/list]

The Linux/Unix Consortium
The largest and strongest faction of all, created from the merger between the ineffectual Linux Union and the tattered remnants of the once-dominant Unix Family.  It was cofounded by Unix and Linux-tan, once sworn enemies, now friendly and productive partners working toward a viable future for their kind.  The Unix-types bring to the table the experience of a three decade-old dynasty (the long-lasting of all), plus a respectable amount of wealth and a loyal corporate and industrial base.  The Linux-types offer a long sought-after infusion of new talent, being spreaders of an admirable ideological doctrine that have garnered them support from a far more diverse consumer, academic and technocratic base across the world.   With their combined strength, they are (at least on paper) the most powerful faction in terms of raw strength, numbers and performance stability per capita.

Ironically, the "LUC" also happens to be the LEAST politically-stable faction of all, as both Unix and Linux-tan were forced to combine two very different cultures too quickly.  Staunchly independent spirits, conflicting agendas, flagrant power boasting and polarized ideologies are some of the many problems that bring about almost daily infighting between the members.  The problem is aggravated further by frequent returns and departures of members disinterested in a unified front, having preferring instead to add to the medley of splinter factions or opt for the quiet life of a Wanderer.

Nevertheless, the struggle to sort through the chaos continues, and progress has been made to bridge the Linux-Unix divide, as well as create inroads into previously untapped and potentially strong emerging markets.  Should the day come when the LUC members settle their differences and agree to form a unified front, the resulting explosion of power and talent (reaching to every corner of the known world) is said to be akin to the awakening of a sleeping dragon.  

Note about Logo:  A hybrid of the Linux Union insignia and the Unix Family coat-of-arms, it displays a heraldic penguin with shield and encircled by bare twigs (likely stemming from a tenet of Unix' Philosophy).  The simple shield bears the words "Nullus Unus", which can have many translations depending on context, but is likely meant to imply "not, one", or "0, 1" (again, probably a result of Unix' obsession with simplicity).  It should be noted that even the logo itself is a big source of contention for members, the Linux-types viewing it as too austere, the Unix-types deriding it as too silly.

Unix
Linux (aka "GNU/Linux")
Minix
AIX
Arch Linux
BlueCat Linux
BSD
CRUX
Debian
EnGarde Secure Linux
Fedora Core
Gentoo
GNU/HURD
HP-UX
ILLIAC* (aka "Illinois Automatic Computer"; *Original versions are neither Linux nor Unix, but the latest version is Linux-based)
IRIX
Knoppix
Linux XP
Mandriva
MERT
MKLinux
Nexenta
NimbleX
NSA Secure Linux
PC Linux OS
Puppy Linux
Red Flag Linux
Red Hat Linux
SAM Linux
SCO Unix
Slackware
Solaris (fka, "SunOS")
Sorcerer Linux
SUSE Linux
Ubuntu
UnixWare
Xandros
Yellow Dog
Zenwalk
Zeus Linux
Other Linux distros not mentioned yet
Other Unix descendants not mentioned yet
BASH (shell-tan)[/list]

The User Space Gang
The most powerful, successful and longest-standing LUC splinter group ever formed.  Originally founded by Plan 9-tan (one of Unix' direct descendants), it began in protest for her mother's decision to reject her as an heir to the Unix throne.  While access to the throne and the consequent family fortunes are still of interest to her, the birth of her own daughter (Inferno-tan) has expanded her ambitions exponentially.  Putting it simply, she wishes to convert the tiny "gang" into the beginnings of a new dynasty -- and the trickling in of other disgruntled Unix-types into her faction have only helped fuel her visions of grandeur.

At least on paper, the User Space Gang shares a few similarities with the Anti$oft Coaltiion.  But unlike the latter, the User Space Gang has the power, resources and intelligence to be a forced to be reckoned with.  They're able to launch rebel attacks against the LUC without fear of [total] annihilation and can certainly reign down destruction against any of the "lesser" factions foolish enough to stand in their way.  Clearly there are no impediments to the formation of a "User Space Dynasty" – why that hasn't happened yet has much to do with the state of the leader's sanity (to say nothing of her daughter's…).

Note about Logo:  1950's-style flying saucer with bunny ears.  It is essentially a stylized depiction of Plan 9's warship, the USS ["User Space Ship"] Glenda – a product of Plan 9's genius (and homage to cheesy horror/sci-fi films) that is all but invincible (except for one very peculiar weakness).

Plan 9
Inferno
DragonflyBSD
FreeBSD
Midnight BSD
NetBSD
Octopus
Olive BSD
OpenBSD
Plan B[/list]


The DOSSE
More of a club than a faction, all its members reside with other factions and simply convene as the "DOSSE" when scheduling permits (or the occasion calls for it).  Automatic membership is given to all x86 DOS-tans, though other non-GUI OS-tans can join if they're willing to pass through "The Trial".  The DOSSE's mission is to speak up for the rights and recognition of command line OS-tans everywhere, who are often derided by the consumer class for being "not user-friendly enough".  They offer free assistance and technical support to fellow sisters in need, maintain their own free BBS and even release a crude (but charmingly-detailed) monthly newsletter.  However, since all current DOSSE members are child-types, they don't shy from spending some or all of their meeting time having a little fun,… And on occasion, too much fun,… And on rare instances, even a little neighborhood mischief.

The DOSSE was first founded by x86 DOS-tans residing at the Binteji Renmei – however, it was not their original idea.  The concept was first drafted by an as-yet undisclosed OS-tan over a decade ago, and she clearly supported the idea once it was that someone would make it a reality.  Even to this day, she remains the anonymous benefactor to the DOSSE, and it is the hope of all its members that they will meet her one day.

Note about Logo:  A simple command prompt with "DOSSE" spelled out, not particularly original but appropriate.  "DOSSE", incidentally, is a combination of the words "DOS" with "posse".

DOS/V
DR-DOS
FreeDOS
PC-DOS
PTS-DOS
QDOS
ROM-DOS
Additional members from other factions[/list]

The Mainframe Guild
The word "faction" is probably ill-suited since the group is exclusive only to Mainframe OS-tans, the goddesses of the OS-tan Annex Universe.  Akin to the Meltlandi of Macross lore or the goddesses of ancient Mount Olympus, the Mainframe OS-tans are literally giants (no shorter than 16 meters) that overlook the workings of the world from behind the scenes.  Contact with mortal OS-tans is considered taboo and forbidden (with the exception of former Mainframe-tans who have simply undergone microsizing), and, conversely, many obstacles have been emplaced to prevent mortal OS-tans from accessing the "Mainframe".  Therefore, little is generally known about these mysterious OS-tans, other than that they are physically enormous, insanely powerful and impossibly arrogant.  Even less is known about the occasional secret "meddling" in the affairs of mortal OS-tans, which again is forbidden (but perhaps not as well-enforced as it should).

note+updated description: The heights listed for the mainframe characters are their normal, human-sized heights. Traditionally, the Mainframe-tans were very arrogant due to competition, power struggles, or it was just in their nature to be. Nowadays, The Guild is divided by the Old School elitists who are proudly arrogant, and the down-to-earth types who are there out of obligations or for the sake of tradition.

Note about Logo:  An abstract and stylized "M" in the general form of a Z-series IBM mainframe computer.

BESM ("Ð'ольшая Электронно-СчÑ'тная Машина "Large Electronically Computing Machine")
COS "Chippewa Operating System, SCOPE
CP/CMS
Cray-1
IAS (aka "Institute for Advanced Study Machine")
KRONOS
MACE
MCP (aka "Master Control Program")
Music/CP
NOS (aka "Network Operating System)
NOS/VE
NTT DIPS
ORDVAC
OS/360
RCA TSOS (aka "VS/9", "BS2000")
SWAC
VM/CMS
VSE (fka "DOS/360")
Z/OS[/list]

The CIOST ("Confederation of Independent OS-Tans")
Not a true faction in the literal sense, since members don't regularly convene, live together (or even close by) or have any defined territory borders or markets.  The Confederation of Independent OS-tans is essentially a mutual defense pact for non-aligned OS-tans, who fiercely defend their own independence and (unlike Wanderers) have agreed to defend the independence of their fellow sisters.  A number of its members have had run-ins with Windows, Macs, Unix and Linux-types in the past, so almost no CIOST members are related to any of these factions.  Therefore, the CIOST membership boasts an enormous and colorful diversity of OS-tans of all types, trades and personalities.  The majority of its members, however, are generally considered (in varying degrees) to be quite powerful, resourceful to an art, and a touch antisocial.  

The CIOST was first established by VMS-tan, after witnessing the travesty that became of her involvement with Windows NT.  Recognizing the threat posed by well-marketed inferior programming in an ignorant world, the pact was set up as quickly as possible to admit and protect as many of her kind as possible from the ravages of the 90's.  Sadly, her own hermit-like lifestyle and laissez-faire approach to everything but defense did much to influence the CIOST in becoming the decentralized organization that it remains today.  United, the CIOST is powerful enough to shatter the Windows hegemony and even take on the LUC…!

But divided, they are neither a threat nor much of an inspiration.

Note about Logo:  A stylized asterisk, a common programming wildcard for "all other characters".  Special thanks to Alex Stankevitch for donating this one!.

VMS (aka, "OpenVMS")
Amoeba
AOS
Apollo Domain/OS
Argante
BeOS
DG/UX
eCOS
EPOC
FreeVMS
GCOS (aka "GECOS", "General Comprehensive Operating System")
IMSAI 8080
MenuetOS (aka "MeOS")
MPE (aka "MPE/iX")
NEXTSTEP
Oberon
OpenVME
OS-9 (not to be confused with MAC OS9)
PRIMOS
RDOS
RSX-11
SkyOS
TinyOS
TOPS-20 (aka "Tenex"]
TRON
TSX-Plus
Unununium
VxWorks
ZETA (aka, "YellowTAB ZETA")[/list]

The Wanderer Class
As stated, this is really a "class" of OS-tans and not a faction thereof, since there is no organization or membership to speak of.  A Wanderer is a slang term for an "unaligned" OS-tan, someone who either travels too much within different factions to settle down in one, or wants to live a completely independent life with no strings attached, or who simply isn't aware-enough of the ways of the world to know that factions exist.  As the Wanderer Class is a catch-all term, the number of OS-tans falling under this group is currently unknown, although the number is expected to be as great as the number of obscure systems around the world (and their derivatives).

While the independent life of a Wanderer may sound particularly enticing, the reality of the challenges involved cannot be understated enough.  Living alone, without the protection of a group or any inherit means of defense, leaves the poor OS-tan vulnerable to attacks by misfits, bootlegs, hackers, viruses and any number of real-world dangers.  Even worse, the danger of fading into obscurity becomes exponentially greater for a Wanderer.  It is for this reason that factions such as the Binteji Renmei often try to recruit Wanderers, although the stigma of the "vintage" label may turn off more than a fair share of them still convinced of their own self-worth.

Note about Logo:  A hobo's sack and stick – not a real logo, but a popular self-parodying symbol by veteran Wanderers.

A/UX (aka "Apple Unix")
AGC/Luminary
AROS (aka "Amiga Research Operating System")
ArrayOS
Barbie Linux (aka, "BarbieOS")
Bendix G-15
CapROS
Commodore VIC-20
Commodore C128
Commodore C65
Contiki
Copland
CoyotOS
Damn Small BSD (aka "Evoke")
Damn Small Linux
Damn Small Solaris (aka "MilaX")
DarwinOS
DexOS
DigiComp
EROS (aka "Extremely Reliable Operating System")
Fried Chicken Linux
Haiku OS
KolibriOS
LGP-30
Lunar Linux
Mac OS 3.4
Mac OS 7.5
Mertvaya Ruka (aka "The Dead Hand")
Momonga Linux
MorphOS 1
MorphOS 2.x
MSX-DOS
NewtonOS
Palm OS
RSTS/E
SABRE ("Semi-Automated Business Research Environment")
SAGE ("Semi-Automated Ground Environment")
Source Mage Linux
Stratus VOS
Stress Linux
Syllable
Symbian
Tinfoil Hat Linux
TripOS
VAXELN
Windows 3.2
Windows 95 OSR 2.1
Windows 95 OSR 2.5
Windows 97
Windows Odyssey
Windows Neptune
Xebian
Other Linux distros not mentioned yet.
Other Unix descendants not mentioned yet.[/list]

Deceased OS-tans
It's not enough to discontinue a system to end her life.  But if she is discontinued by her developers AND her former user base AND she is ultimately forgotten,… then life takes its inevitable course and ends for her.

All these OS-tans, and more to come, have served their function well with dedication and loyalty to their users.  They have done much to build this world that our generation often takes so much for granted.

May you rest in peace and may you never be forgotten….

Amber
AMIX (aka "Amiga Unix")
Apple I
AVIDAC ("Argonne Version of the Institute's Digital Automatic Computer")
ARX ("Acorn's Unix" prototype)
BESK ("Binary Electronic Sequence Calculator")
BESYS
BOS/360
BTSS (aka "Berkeley Timesharing System")
CAOS (aka "Commodore Amiga Operating System")
CSIRAC
CTOS ("Convergent Technologies OS")
CTSS ("Compatible Time-Sharing System")
CYCLONE
EDVAC
EMAG-III
ENIAC
EMAS (aka "Edinburgh Multi-Access System")
FMS (aka "FORTRAN Monitor System")
GEORGE
GM OS (aka "General Motors Operating System")
Harvard Mark I
Harvard Mark II
Harvard Mark III
Harvard Mark IV
Honeywell 6000
IBM 610
IBM 1620
IBM Stretch ("7030 Data Processing System")
IBSYS
KeyKOS
Manchester Mark I
MANIAC
MISTIC ("Michigan State Integral Computer")
MONECS
MUSASINO-1
MTS ("Michigan Terminal System")
NLS ("ONline System")
ORACLE ("Oak Ridge Automatic Computer and Logical Engine")
RISC iX ("Acorn's Unix")
Oregon State Open Shop OS (aka "OS^3")
RAYDAC
RW-300 (aka "Ramo-Woolridge RW-300 Realtime Executive")
SARA
SEAC
SILLIAC ("Sydney version of the Illinois Automatic Computer")
SIMMON
SpriteOS
SpringOS
SSEC ("Selective Sequence Electronic Calculator")
Thoth
TOS/360
TSS/360
Tynix
UMES
V (aka "V-System")
Verax
WAITS
WEIZAC
WWMCCS ("Wimex")
Whirlwind I
Xenix ("Microsoft's Unix")[/list]

C-Chan

The Microsoft Family

MS-DOS

    Name: MS-DOS-tan
    aka:  Microsoft DOS, Microsoft Disk Operating System
    Debut: circa 1981
    Height: 125 cm
    Weight: ?? kg
    Eye Color: Blue
    Hair: Dark Grey
    Blood Type: 16

    Quick Facts:
      - Has shy, mousy and depressed disposition.
      - Intelligent, but has trouble expressing herself clearly.
      - Twin sister of PC-DOS-tan; younger sister of QDOS-tan; biological daughter of DR-DOS-tan.
      - Keeps hair in pigtails.
      - Dons a light-blue grade school uniform with "MS-DOS" armband and glasses.
      - Carries around Microsoft keyboard everywhere she goes.
      - Official engineer of the Windows Family, though diminishing demand has turned her more into an unofficial house servant.
      - Generally found peeking around corners.
      - Known forum lurker.
      - Personality changes dramatically when reunited with PC-DOS-tan


    From old Wikipedia article:
    Quote
    A rarer character, MS-DOS is a cute but very shy little girl carrying around a keyboard and usually peeking around corners. The implication is that, like MS-DOS itself on non-NT versions of Windows, she is always lurking somewhere in the background, just out of sight.


    Sample depictions:
      http://ostan-collections.net/imeeji/thumbnails.php?album=29[/list][/list]
      ========================================
      Windows 3.11

        Name: Windows 3.11-tan
        aka:  Windows 3.0, Windows 3.1, Windows 3.x, WfW 3.11,
        Debut: 5/22/1990
        Height: 137 cm
        Weight: ?? kg
        Eye Color: Red
        Hair: Grey
        Blood Type: 16

        Quick Facts:
          - Has quiet, serious and cheerless disposition.
          - Always carries or is accompanied by DOSKitty
          - Keeps hair long and loose, tied only by a violet bow on her head.
          - Dons a violet frilly gown with a "3.1" brooch on her collar.
          - Keeps her smiles a rarity.
          - Is slightly aristocratic and prefers to be referred to as "3.11-sama"
          - Is somewhat distant with the newer Windows, preferring the company of MS-DOS and 95-tan.
          - Has only a patchy memory of her youth and seems unable to recollect her older sister
        [Win 2.0] or mother [Win 1.0].[/list]

        From old Wikipedia article:
        Quote
        A rare character, the few appearances of Windows 3.1 have used a white "mech-box" similar to that used by 98 and 98SE, piloted by a girl who appears to be DOS/V. Another version becoming more popular is a frail grey-haired young woman in a long frilly violet gown, with a "3.1" brooch on her collar. She is usually accompanied by either a black cat or a small black-haired catgirl in a nurse's outfit, both representing DOS.


        Sample Depictions

        http://ostan-collections.net/imeeji/thumbnails.php?album=46
        http://ostan.matrix.jp/d3/src.php[/list]
        ========================================
        Windows 95

          Name: Windows 95-tan
          aka:  Win95, "Chicago"
          Debut: 8/24/1995
          Height: 157 cm
          Weight: ?? kg
          Eye Color: Brown
          Hair: Brown
          Blood Type: 16/32

          Quick Facts:
            - Has gentle and mild-mannered disposition when in a good mood, becoming aggressive and violent when not.
            - Always carries a Katana with her and is still considered an excellent swordswoman.
            - Keeps hair long, tied with a ribbon bearing the Windows colors.
            - Dons a pink traditional kimono, hakama and geta, typical female college student apparel during the Japanese Meiji era.
            - Acts much older than she actually is, never having bothered to keep up with the times.
            - Still has enough clout and force to keep the newer generation of Windows in line.
            - Led vanguard in Microsoft's dominance of the PC market, and is still able to summon her old battle suit.
            - Hates Macs with a vengeance, more so now that they are staging a strong recovery.
            - Is generally snide and arrogant with other alternative OS-tans, but knows enough not to pick a fight with everyone (e.g, the Linux distros).
            - Aside from Windows 3.11-tan and DOS, she will not comment on earlier Windows versions.


          From old Wikipedia article:
          Quote
          95, being an older version of "modern" Windows, is usually represented as a traditional lady from the early modern era of Japan. She is a gentle-looking brown haired woman in a kimono, with a hair ribbon showing the four Windows colors. The pattern of her kimono is based on the file "hana256.bmp," which was used as a desktop wallpaper pattern in the Japanese version of Windows. Her costume is a traditional kimono and a hakama of Japan, and she wears thick sandals, geta on her feet. These are women's college student's typical clothes as seen in the earliest period during the course of the modernization in Japan (from the Meiji period to the Taisho period), and the cultural background for the comparison of the modernization of Windows to modernization of Japan is seen there.

          Her most common activities are drinking tea, serving meals or doing other housework. One recurring theme is her unfamiliarity with newer, post Win-95 technologies, such as USB devices and broadband internet connections. She is also occasionally depicted wielding a katana in an aggressive manner, symbolizing that it was her generation of operating systems that Microsoft finally achieved full dominance of the personal computer market. One comic strip shows her talking to other OS-tans about beating up MacOS; and 95 is commonly portrayed with an overwhelming hatred of the Macintosh OS-Tans, particularly her bitter rival MacOS-tan.

          Due the popular belief that Mozilla Firefox is incompatible with Windows 95, several OS-tan four-panel comics have been made portraying other OS-tans encouraging 95-tan to "think in Russian!" and 95-tan's inability to internalize the Russian language enough to accomplish this.


          Sample Depictions

          http://ostan-collections.net/imeeji/thumbnails.php?album=5[/list]
          ========================================
          Windows 98

            Name: Windows 98-tan
            aka:  Windows 97, "Memphis", Hacchan
            Debut: 6/25/1998
            Height: 145 cm
            Weight: ?? kg
            Eye Color: Navy Blue
            Hair: Navy Blue
            Blood Type: 16/32

            Quick Facts:
              - Has shy and demure disposition.
              - Frequently travels with her blue-colored Mech-Box.
              - Keeps hair short, with a "98"-shaped hair clip attached to her left bang.
              - Dons a white and blue sleeveless school uniform, with gloves and a windows necktie.
              - Is a futanari.
              - Has a crush on Homeo.
              - Prefers to stick with (and "joust") with her sister, 98SE-tan.


            From old Wikipedia article:
            Quote
            Many variations exist; however, the most common is a pair of young girls. The First Edition of 98 has a white and blue uniform, a navy blue hair with a clip shaped like "98", and has a windows logo as part of a necktie, she is also somtimes seen as a futanari (female with male genitals) and is said to fancy Homeo. The 98 Second Edition mascot normally has grey-blue hair and a green sailor school uniform with the letters SE on the front, and her most commonly used phrase is "all dicks seriously need to die".

            Two early versions that continue to be used alongside the girls are a pair of stick-limbed snack-boxes with a face and version number drawn in crayon, based on the "Vulcan 300" toy that appeared in the anime series Konjiki no Gash Bell!!. In the very early days before the designs of the primary OS-tans had settled, generic stick-limbed boxes were often used as placeholders; there had been instances of small DOS and Windows 3.11 boxes before other designs gained popularity. Both girls now make regular use of these as "mechanical suits." The "mech-box" used by 98 is blue in colour, and likewise the 98SE mech-box has a green theme. The mechs are sometimes shown as guardians or friends to the 98-tans, otherwise the two girls can be seated inside them as pilots. The box sizes can vary, ranging from doll-like when carried by the girls to taller than an adult when they ride inside them. While both are fairly shy girls, 98SE is seen hiding in her mech-box a lot more often.


            Sample Depictions

            http://ostan-collections.net/imeeji/thumbnails.php?album=4[/list]
            ========================================
            Windows 98SE

              Name: Windows 98SE-tan
              aka:  Windows 98 Second Edition, Secchan
              Debut: 5/5/1999
              Height: 144 cm
              Weight: ?? kg
              Eye Color: Blue
              Hair: Grey Blue
              Blood Type: 16/32

              Quick Facts:
                - Shares shy and demure disposition as her sister 98-tan, but is often a little more brazen.
                - As with her sister 98-tan, she often travels with her green-colored Mech-Box.
                - Keeps hair short and topped only by a single pigtail on her left side.
                - Dons a white and green sailor school uniform, with the letters "SE" printed in the front.
                - Is not a futanari like her sister 98-tan, and in fact carries a bottle opener to brandish her disdain for such things.
                - Prefers to stick with (and "joust") with her sister, 98SE-tan.
                - Despite the small disparity in age, she's clearly the more innocent and naive of the two 98 sisters.


              From old Wikipedia article:
              Quote
              Many variations exist; however, the most common is a pair of young girls. The First Edition of 98 has a white and blue uniform, a navy blue hair with a clip shaped like "98", and has a windows logo as part of a necktie, she is also somtimes seen as a futanari (female with male genitals) and is said to fancy Homeo. The 98 Second Edition mascot normally has grey-blue hair and a green sailor school uniform with the letters SE on the front, and her most commonly used phrase is "all dicks seriously need to die".

              Two early versions that continue to be used alongside the girls are a pair of stick-limbed snack-boxes with a face and version number drawn in crayon, based on the "Vulcan 300" toy that appeared in the anime series Konjiki no Gash Bell!!. In the very early days before the designs of the primary OS-tans had settled, generic stick-limbed boxes were often used as placeholders; there had been instances of small DOS and Windows 3.11 boxes before other designs gained popularity. Both girls now make regular use of these as "mechanical suits." The "mech-box" used by 98 is blue in colour, and likewise the 98SE mech-box has a green theme. The mechs are sometimes shown as guardians or friends to the 98-tans, otherwise the two girls can be seated inside them as pilots. The box sizes can vary, ranging from doll-like when carried by the girls to taller than an adult when they ride inside them. While both are fairly shy girls, 98SE is seen hiding in her mech-box a lot more often.


              Sample Depictions

              http://ostan-collections.net/imeeji/thumbnails.php?album=4[/list]
              ========================================
              Windows NT

                Name: Windows NT-tan
                aka:  Windows New Technology, Windows NT 3.1, OS/2 3.0
                Debut: 7/27/1993
                Height: 162 cm
                Weight: ?? kg
                Eye Color: Blue
                Hair: Lilac
                Blood Type: 32

                Quick Facts:
                  - Has sweet, quiet and maternal disposition.
                  - Keeps hair in a short ponytail tied with a blue ribbon.
                  - Dons a simple pink dress.
                  - Can multitask, but is usually quite error-prone and unreliable compared to her daughters: NT Workstation, Windows 2000, Windows 2003 Server, Windows XP, etc.
                  - Was first Windows Family liason to the higher-end, non-x86 architecture hardware-tans.
                  - Helped establish her company's foothold in the server market, capitalizing on clever marketing and the weaknesses of a war-torn Unix Family.
                  - Is largely unaware that she's a clone of VMS-tan and a true biological sister to OS/2-tan.


                From old Wikipedia article:
                Quote
                This character is not very common. She usually has the purple hair and the pink dress seen here, but her age can range from child to adult. Sometimes she is also portrayed as the mother of 2K-tan.
                NT-tan

                Another version, Windows NT Workstation, also exists and has recently been more common than the original NT-tan, at least on the Futaba image boards. "NT" has the romaji representation of "enu ti"—this sounds a lot like "inu ti", and "inu" is the Japanese word for dog. Inu-T has blue hair, dog ears, a dog's tail and a collar. She usually wears gloves and boots shaped like paws, and colored blue to match her ears and tail.

                Yet another NT-tan, Windows NT SP6, was designed by the dōjinshi group Deja vu, but it was considered a bootleg design by Futaba society and not an "official" OS-Tan. (See "Dispute between Futaba Society and Deja Vu" for the details.)


                Sample Depictions

                http://ostan-collections.net/imeeji/thumbnails.php?album=30[/list]
                ========================================
                Windows NT Workstation

                  Name: Windows NT Workstation-tan
                  aka:  Windows NT 4.0, Inu-T
                  Debut: 7/29/1996
                  Height: 138 cm
                  Weight: ?? kg
                  Eye Color: Blue
                  Hair: Light Blue
                  Blood Type: 32

                  Quick Facts:
                    - Has cheerful, carefree, canine disposition.
                    - Has dog ears and a dog's tail, and also wears gloves and boots shaped like paws.
                    - Keeps hair in a short but wild ponytail, tied with a large yellow ribbon.
                    - Dons a simple blue dress, with a red dog's collar bearing the words NT.
                    - Is fast and reliable performance-wise, but her dog intellect limits her ability to handle more complex tasks (such as playing human games).
                    - Is considered a fine gourmand, second only to Windows XP-tan
                    - Is very friendly with every Windows girl, but surprisingly close to Windows 95-tan.
                    - Is not, however, universally-friendly with all OS-tans -- may either have a barking match with other canine OS-tans (particularly the Linux variety) or will chase after the feline OS-tans (such as the OSX girls).


                  From old Wikipedia article:
                  Quote
                  This character is not very common. She usually has the purple hair and the pink dress seen here, but her age can range from child to adult. Sometimes she is also portrayed as the mother of 2K-tan.
                  NT-tan

                  Another version, Windows NT Workstation, also exists and has recently been more common than the original NT-tan, at least on the Futaba image boards. "NT" has the romaji representation of "enu ti"—this sounds a lot like "inu ti", and "inu" is the Japanese word for dog. Inu-T has blue hair, dog ears, a dog's tail and a collar. She usually wears gloves and boots shaped like paws, and colored blue to match her ears and tail.

                  Yet another NT-tan, Windows NT SP6, was designed by the dōjinshi group Deja vu, but it was considered a bootleg design by Futaba society and not an "official" OS-Tan. (See "Dispute between Futaba Society and Deja Vu" for the details.)


                  Sample Depictions

                  http://ostan-collections.net/imeeji/thumbnails.php?album=30[/list]
                  ========================================
                  Windows CE

                    Name: Windows CE-tan
                    aka:  WinCE, "Wince", Windows "Consumer Electronics", Windows "Compact Edition", Windows Mobile, Pocket PC
                    Debut: 11/1/1996
                    Height: 29 cm
                    Weight: ? kg
                    Eye Color: Red
                    Hair: Orange
                    Blood Type: 16

                    Quick Facts:
                      - Has cheerful "magical girl" disposition, though becomes frightening and hysterical when angry.
                      - Is a fairy, complete with wings (that she uses to actually fly) and a USB cable.
                      - Keeps hair short, topped with two miniature pigtails tied with red ribbons.
                      - Dons a simple pink dress, black stretch shorts and boots.
                      - Is small and unassuming-enough to go largely unnoticed.
                      - Is also a tad bit too self-conscious, working under the impression that no one likes her despite her massive popularity in the handheld market.
                      - Considers the Sega Dreamcast to be the best console ever made.
                      - While usually civil with Palm Pilot-tan, she does have an ongoing blood feud with her prominant rival PalmOS-tan.
                      - Is also locked in petty disputes and the occasional serious skirmish with other portable OS-tans (such as Minix-tan), but prefers not to involve her larger relatives in these miniature conflicts.


                    From old Wikipedia article:
                    Quote
                    Being an OS designed for small devices, the personification of Windows CE (CE for short) is portrayed as diminutive and fairy-like; complete with gossamer wings and wielding a USB cable wand. Because a modified version of Windows CE was the operating system of the Sega Dreamcast console, there are several illustrations of CE standing upon or around the Dreamcast's "swirl" logo.


                    Sample Depictions

                    http://ostan-collections.net/imeeji/thumbnails.php?album=40[/list]
                    ========================================
                    Windows 2000

                      Name: Windows 2000-tan
                      aka:  Windows 2000 Professional, Win2K, Windows NT 5
                      Debut: 2/17/2000
                      Height: 168 cm
                      Weight: ?? kg
                      Eye Color: Blue
                      Hair: Blue
                      Blood Type: 32

                      Quick Facts:
                        - Has intelligent, professional and reserved disposition.
                        - Is a world reknowned "Meganekko",
                        - Keeps hair short, with cat ear-shaped hairclips and a small white bonnet with the Windows logo.
                        - Dons a Windows logo-colored swimsuit underneath a blue long coat.
                        - Is considered the most stable and dependable of all the present Windows Girls, although constantly fears being outperformed by the newer generations.
                        - Is still the official family Domain Controller
                        - Is considered Me-tan's guardian due, but is mainly responsible for keeping ALL Windows-tans out of trouble (Me requiring the most attention).
                        - Is perhaps the most aware of the "outside" world due to her position, but generally keeps this to herself so as not to disrupt the peace.
                        - Dislikes being outclassed, so prefers to avoid contact with higher-end OS-tans.


                      From old Wikipedia article:
                      Quote
                      A few variants exist, but the most common is Win2K Professional. She is typically drawn as an intelligent, professional, reserved looking woman with short blue hair, glasses, and hairclips that resemble cat ears flanking a small white bonnet or ruffle, similar to maid's hairclip, that shows the windows logo. Her outfit resembles a swimsuit suggesting the Windows logo colors, and she wears a blue long coat. This is thought to reflect the opinion that Windows 2000 is the most stable, dependable, and balanced system. She is characterized as the "dependable woman" among the OS-tans and one of the domain controllers. Because of the greater stability of Win2K compared with WinME, which was released near 2K, 2K-tan is often described as a guardian of ME-tan. The blue in the picture is close to the default Windows 2000 desktop colour.

                      2k-tan is often associated with Futanari, and is sometimes depicted as being one herself.


                      Sample Depictions

                      http://ostan-collections.net/imeeji/thumbnails.php?album=2[/list]
                      ========================================
                      Windows Me


                        Name: Windows Me-tan
                        aka:  Windows ME, Windows Millennium Edition, Emui-chan
                        Debut: 9/14/2000
                        Height: 153 cm
                        Weight: ?? kg
                        Eye Color: Green
                        Hair: Green
                        Blood Type: 16/32

                        Quick Facts:
                          - Has cheery and cutesy disposition.
                          - Has long and unusually-strong cowlick.
                          - Keeps hair in long braided pigtails.
                          - Dons a maid outfit with an error icon badge.
                          - Freezes constantly and is generally considered least reliable Windows OS.
                          - Is a certified klutz
                          - Is the second most prolific scallion user before Linspire-tan.
                          - Is much sought after by OS9-kun.
                          - Loves rollcake.


                        From old Wikipedia article:
                        Quote
                        The more cutesy personification of the much maligned and infamously unreliable Windows Me OS, ME-tan's appearance rarely varies and was the first OS-tan created, by the one now called "ME-aki". She is instantly recognizable; she has green hair in long pigtails and wears a maid outfit with a ! badge on the front in the spirit of the Windows yellow error icon. ME-tan is a hard worker and always wants to help her master (Toshiaki), but predictably fails at everything she tries to do, and often literally crashing and irritating her sisters. When she is not frozen or out of control, she tends to do things showing a lack of common sense or knowledge, such as putting soda into a microwave oven or attempting to kill people by swinging a scallion (see here). In spite of, or perhaps due to, her pitiful plight, the clumsy ME-tan is one of the most beloved OS girls.


                        Sample depictions:
                        http://ostan-collections.net/imeeji/thumbnails.php?album=3
                        http://ostan.matrix.jp/me/src.php
                        [/list]
                        ========================================
                        Windows XP Professional

                          Name: Windows XP Professional-tan
                          aka:  "XP", "XP-Pro", Windows "Experience", "Whistler", "Saseko"
                          Debut: 10/25/2001
                          Height: 171 cm
                          Weight: ?? kg
                          Eye Color: Blue
                          Hair: Dark Blue
                          Blood Type: 32

                          Quick Facts:
                            - Has friendly, energetic and youthful disposition.
                            - Has exceedingly large breasts due to her bloated size and memory consumption.
                            - Keeps hair long, and wears a ribbon shaped as the "XP" logo over her left bang.
                            - Dons a somewhat-skimpy blue and white uniform with a passive resemblance to a sailor uniform; the disjointed sleaves add a rare kind of beauty but are otherwise pointless.
                            - Is considered the prettiest Windows-tan of all and has a massive following of fanboys (and some fangirls).
                            - But is also derided as an "Activation Whore" by those who know her more closely.
                            - Is the most energetic and best performing of all the Windows-tans, but this also makes her very jealous of the emerging Vista-tan.
                            - Has voracious eating habits due to her system hogging, so much so that she's considered more "glutton" than "gourmand"
                            - Has recently been appointed to lead reconciliation efforts with the House of Mac, and is the first Windows-tan in history to work closely with a Mac-tan (OSX Tiger-san) without any
                          [recorded] hostilities.[/list]

                          From old Wikipedia article:
                          Quote
                          XP-tan is a dark-haired girl with ribbons in her hair and an "XP" hair ornament worn on the left side (infrequently, she is depicted with ornaments on both sides). As Windows XP is criticized for bloating a system and being very pretty without being equally as useful, XP-tan wears tight clothing and has large breasts. Also, as Windows XP uses up large amounts of memory, XP-tan is often seen eating or holding an empty donburi labeled "Memory." A variant that represents XP Home is known as "Homeko" (pronounced [homeko], not [ˈhoʊmko]) has green hair that she wears in a short ponytail and wears two large XP-shaped hairclips that cover her ears. She is characterized as a fujoshi and yaoi doujinshi artist who has an unhealthy fascination with her gender-confused brother Homeo (/homeo/). There is a rarer variant representing Windows XP Media Center Edition. The costumes of the two main variants are based on the loading lines at the Windows splash screen during startup.


                          Sample Depictions

                          http://ostan-collections.net/imeeji/thumbnails.php?album=1[/list]
                          ========================================
                          Windows XP Home

                            Name: Windows XP Home-tan
                            aka:  "XP-Home", "Homeko"
                            Debut: 10/25/2001
                            Height: 169 cm
                            Weight: ?? kg
                            Eye Color: Blue
                            Hair: Dark Green
                            Blood Type: 32

                            Quick Facts:
                              - Is XP Pro-tan's twin sister
                              - Has impulsive, antagonistic and lecherous disposition.
                              - Also has large breasts like her twin sister, but not nearly as unwieldly.
                              - Keeps hair tied up in a short ponytail, and wears "XP"-shaped hair clips over her left bang.
                              - Often dons a simple green sweatsuit, not fussing over her appearance as much as XP-tan.
                              - Is considered pretty, but not particularly approachable; fanboys must advance at their own risk.
                              - Is a famous hentai manga artist, and often likes to practice unique "approaches" on her own to improve her work.
                              - Is a tad bit of a glutton as well, but is usually too engrossed in her work to eat regularly.
                              - Has reliable-enough performance, but is too sloppy to compete with her sister; nevertheless, it's not beneath her to flaunt her skills with lesser Windows-tans.
                              - Doesn't seem to mind her borderline-incestual fascination with her younger brother Homeo.


                            From old Wikipedia article:
                            Quote
                            XP-tan is a dark-haired girl with ribbons in her hair and an "XP" hair ornament worn on the left side (infrequently, she is depicted with ornaments on both sides). As Windows XP is criticized for bloating a system and being very pretty without being equally as useful, XP-tan wears tight clothing and has large breasts. Also, as Windows XP uses up large amounts of memory, XP-tan is often seen eating or holding an empty donburi labeled "Memory." A variant that represents XP Home is known as "Homeko" (pronounced [homeko], not [ˈhoʊmko]) has green hair that she wears in a short ponytail and wears two large XP-shaped hairclips that cover her ears. She is characterized as a fujoshi and yaoi doujinshi artist who has an unhealthy fascination with her gender-confused brother Homeo (/homeo/). There is a rarer variant representing Windows XP Media Center Edition. The costumes of the two main variants are based on the loading lines at the Windows splash screen during startup.


                            Sample Depictions

                            http://ostan-collections.net/imeeji/thumbnails.php?album=63[/list]
                            ========================================
                            Windows XP Media Edition

                              Name: Windows XPME-tan
                              aka:  Windows XP MCE, Windows XP Media Center Edition, "Symphony"
                              Debut: 10/12/2004
                              Height: 173 cm
                              Weight: ?? kg
                              Eye Color: Green
                              Hair: Green, w/blue tips
                              Blood Type: 32

                              Quick Facts:
                                - Has gentle, cheerful and oblivious disposition.
                                - Has ridiciously-large and unwieldy breasts, since she possesses the highest hardware requirements to date.
                                - Keeps hair long, topped with a maid's bonnet and ME-tan style cowlick.
                                - Dons a revealing green and blue hybrid between a school uniform and a maid outfit.
                                - Also dons an error icon badge eerily similar to ME-tan's.
                                - Officially XP Pro and XP Home-tan's sister, but is far more sisterly with ME-tan and spends the most time with her.
                                - Not a clutz or a system wreck like ME-tan, but is fairly error-prone and buggy in her own right.
                                - Is very knowledgeable with home electronics, but second-rate when it comes to actual computing issues.


                              From old Wikipedia article:
                              Quote
                              XP-tan is a dark-haired girl with ribbons in her hair and an "XP" hair ornament worn on the left side (infrequently, she is depicted with ornaments on both sides). As Windows XP is criticized for bloating a system and being very pretty without being equally as useful, XP-tan wears tight clothing and has large breasts. Also, as Windows XP uses up large amounts of memory, XP-tan is often seen eating or holding an empty donburi labeled "Memory." A variant that represents XP Home is known as "Homeko" (pronounced [homeko], not [ˈhoʊmko]) has green hair that she wears in a short ponytail and wears two large XP-shaped hairclips that cover her ears. She is characterized as a fujoshi and yaoi doujinshi artist who has an unhealthy fascination with her gender-confused brother Homeo (/homeo/). There is a rarer variant representing Windows XP Media Center Edition. The costumes of the two main variants are based on the loading lines at the Windows splash screen during startup.


                              Sample Depictions

                              http://ostan-collections.net/imeeji/thumbnails.php?album=64[/list]
                              ========================================
                              Windows 2003 Server

                                Name: Windows 2003 Server-tan
                                aka:  Windows 2002 Server, Windows .NET Server, "Whistler Server", "Saba"
                                Debut: 4/24/2003
                                Height: 140 cm
                                Weight: ?? kg
                                Eye Color: Blue-Green
                                Hair: Plum
                                Blood Type: 32

                                Quick Facts:
                                  - Has friendly, devoted and adventerous disposition.
                                  - Is half-human, half mackerel, and can be easily-recognized by the large fishtail behind her.
                                  - Keeps hair long, topped with an ethernet hub in place of a bonnet.
                                  - Dons a grey vest-style top, a short white skirt, ethernet cables for a belt, and water-tight grey leggings and boots.
                                  - Has red bows with the Windows logo decorating her chest as well as her tail.
                                  - Is usually a workaholic of the 2K-tan calibre and rarely has a chance to interact with non-fish Windows girls.
                                  - But she does use her leisure time effectively, roaming both land and sea, and generally getting herself into trouble.
                                  - Is often accompanied by other "Saba"-tans, although the latter are seen even more rarely than 2003.


                                From old Wikipedia article:
                                Quote
                                2003 Server is often portrayed as being half-girl, half-fish, with an ethernet hub as a bonnet on her head. Other versions show her as a girl with a short white skirt and a vest-style top with a long tail in the back (usually with a bow) and Windows four-square logo pins in the bow at her neck and on the tail. In some forms, she has a belt made from ethernet cable wrapped around her waist. Saba is a pun: in Japanese, the word for "server" is pronounced "saaba", while "saba" is the word for mackerel.

                                Saba-tan is constantly being eaten by cats (another fish gag), also in one episode, Windows 95 is seen cooking Saba-tan for lunch, she has been gutted, stunned, and placed on a cutting board as 95 is seen with a sharp knife, preparing to chop Saba-tan up and cook her for ME and 2K to eat. It is still unknown how she escaped that situation since she was unconscious while 95 held the knife up ready to chop her up.

                                Also in the picture of all the OS-tans, she is seen becoming a cats lunch, however she returns in a later comic, indicating that she somehow escaped being eaten for lunch, or the fact that there are many Saba OS-tans in the OS-tan universe.


                                Sample Depictions

                                http://ostan-collections.net/imeeji/thumbnails.php?album=38[/list]
                                ========================================
                                Windows Vista

                                  Name: Windows Vista-tan
                                  aka:  Windows Longhorn
                                  Debut: 1/30/2007
                                  Height: ??? cm
                                  Weight: ?? kg
                                  Eye Color: Unknown
                                  Hair: Unknown
                                  Blood Type: 64

                                  Quick Facts:
                                    - No definitive information is available at this time, other than that multiple versions will appear concurrently.


                                  From old Wikipedia article:
                                  Quote
                                  Longhorn's most distinguishing characteristic is usually her horn-shaped pigtails (some variants have up to four pigtails). Silver or white hair appears to be the most frequent, although light blue and black are also seen. A common costume design was a white and red sailor fuku and stockings. Since the release of more details about Vista's interface, her look has changed slightly. A black maid's outfit is now emerging in popularity (which matches the new default Vista color scheme), as well as a circular Windows logo hair clip, identical to the new Start Menu button in Vista. No word yet on whether breast size or appetite will increase dramatically with Vista, to reflect the increased system requirements compared to previous Windows operating systems.


                                  Sample Depictions

                                  http://ostan-collections.net/imeeji/thumbnails.php?album=31[/list]
                                  ========================================
                                  Windows 7

                                    Name: Windows 7-tan
                                    aka:  "Windows Blackcomb", "Vienna"
                                    Debut: 10/22/2009
                                    Height: ??? cm
                                    Weight: ?? kg
                                    Eye Color: ?
                                    Hair: ?
                                    Blood Type: 64

                                    Quick Facts:
                                      - Information is either unavailable or classified at this time.


                                    Sample Depiction:

                                    http://ostan-collections.net/imeeji/albums/userpics/10570/1136588101014.jpg[/list]
                                    ========================================

                                    C-One

                                    The House of Mac

                                    Macintosh

                                      Name: Mac-tan
                                      aka: Mac OS-tan, Generic Mac, Classic Mac, Mac OSX
                                      Debut:  unconfirmed
                                      Height: 164cm
                                      Weight: ?? kg
                                      Eye Color:  Blue-Green
                                      Hair: Blonde
                                      Blood Type:  16/32/64

                                      Quick Facts:

                                        -Originally a catch-all for the classic Macs, she now represents ALL Macs including OSX.  
                                        -Is normally non-chalant and short-tempered, slipping into fits of rage and insanity when angered.
                                        -Dons a platinum white body suit, boots and gloves.
                                        -Keeps her long hair loose, usually decorated with an apple atop her head.
                                        -Is grand master of the Macintosh art of bomb-wielding.
                                        -Helps police the OSX-kuns, but argues consistently with the OSX girls over her "OSX" status.
                                        -Locked in backhanded power struggle with OSX Tiger-tan.
                                        -Is most comfortable around OS9-tan and OS8-tan.
                                        -Loathes Windows 95-tan.
                                        -Can butter up if given the appreciation she feels she deserves.


                                      From old Wikipedia article:
                                      Quote
                                      Mac OS is the commonly known MacOS girl during the early times of the OS-tan creation. Being short-tempered, she is mostly known for being into insane rages when angered. She wears a "platinum white" bodysuit. She usually carries a large apple on her head, or a bomb from the standard Macintosh error dialog. She always uses those bombs against the Windows girls. Knowing that she always had a bitter rivalvry against 95-tan, their rivalry is based on true to life situation about the same year Apple System 7.5 and Windows 95 were released.

                                      She is also seen to use her bombs on other characters like Toshiaki in a 4koma and also whenever the OSX-kuns do something perverted against her and OS9. In fact, she is also once known as OS9 in Futaba long ago until after that time, the girl "Sonata teacher" have came from a standard wallpaper for OS 9. Some artist also reffered her as "OSX" although there is a dispute due to MacOSX are used to have the Apple "wild cat" naming tradition.

                                      Even though she is short-tempered and always seen irritated on other OS-tans, she becomes friendly whenever she is given appreciation.


                                      Sample Depictions:

                                      http://ostan-collections.net/imeeji/thumbnails.php?album=7&page=1
                                      [/list]
                                      ========================================
                                      Mac OS1

                                        Name: Mac OS1-tan
                                        aka:  "System 1"
                                        Debut: 1/24/1984
                                        Height: 125 cm [4'1"]
                                        Weight: ?? kg
                                        Eye Color: Silver
                                        Hair: Black
                                        Blood Type: 16

                                        Quick Facts:

                                          -Is feisty, bold, charismatic straightforward and wants to be a leader, but is childish and has a one-track mind.
                                          -Is scatterbrained and speaks primarily in newspeak (despite the irony of being an aggressive non-conformist in her youth) because it's easier for her.
                                          -Is stronger than she looks and wields a hammer as her weapon of choice.
                                          -Still regards herself as a vigilante fighting against tyranny, even though her glory days are long behind her.
                                          -Had a rough upbringing before her public debut in 1984, having been forced by Lisa to be her servant.
                                          -Was happy to become independent and speak out against Lisa, but now feels sorry for her.
                                          -Means well and strives to be a mother figure to all the Mac-tans, though nearly all of them treat her as a little sister figure who needs to be cared for.
                                          -Considered GEM a rival and major threat back in '85 and took action against her, but has long since regretted it.
                                          -Has reconciled with GEM recently and the two became friends, but still has long-standing rivalries with PCDOS and Sinclair QL. Is also friends with QDOS.


                                        Known Depiction:
                                        [/list]

                                        ========================================
                                        Mac OS2

                                          Name: Mac OS2-tan
                                          aka:  "System 2", "Ahiru-chan"
                                          Debut: Apr 1985
                                          Height: 127 cm [4'2"]
                                          Weight: ?? kg
                                          Eye Color: Silver
                                          Hair: Black
                                          Blood Type: 16

                                          Quick Facts:

                                            -Looks much like System 1-tan, but has two side ponytails, wears a sash, and a sleeveless dress.
                                            -Is observant, witty, and intelligent but desperate for attention and gets forgotten a lot.
                                            -Even worse is that unlike the rest of her family, she isn't a good fighter at all.
                                            -Appears calm at a first glance.
                                            -Likes to give long lectures, read classic literature and discuss philosophy.
                                            -Carries around a duck puppet to assist in her lectures to make them more entertaining, with varying amounts of success.
                                            -Despite being highly intelligent, she is misunderstood, with few believing what she says.
                                            -Cares for her family, but really hates that she cannot be taken seriously, and gets aggressive when ignored. Swears she will get the last laugh some day.
                                            -Gets along best with Apple II, Mac OS1, OSX Panther, and OSX Leopard.

                                          Known Depiction:
                                          [/list]


                                          ========================================
                                          Mac OS3

                                            Name: Mac OS3-tan
                                            aka:  "System 3"
                                            Debut: 1/16/1986
                                            Height: 130 cm [4'3"]
                                            Weight: ?? kg
                                            Eye Color: Silver
                                            Hair: Black, w/ multicolored streaks
                                            Blood Type: 16

                                            Quick Facts:

                                              - Has a bubbly and cheerful disposition.
                                              - Loves to wear old-fashioned clothing dyed with unnaturally-vibrant colors.
                                              - Gets along with all her sisters, but shares the best chemistry with Mac OS4, Mac OS8, OS9, and OSX Tiger.
                                              - Is very cheerful, friendly and outgoing, and has great social skills.
                                              - Is the least stable Mac-tan, has a huge fear of bugs and is klutzy.
                                              - More efficient and better-organized than her predecessors but still cannot multitask.
                                              - A competent fighter with improvised weapons, but only able to show her skills when provoked enough, which doesn't happen easily.
                                              - Loves shopping and tinkering with old gadgets, though back in her youth, she introduced new technologies to the Apple Family.
                                              - Very fond of OS9-kun, sometimes over-protective. Because of this, she has a rivalry with Windows ME.
                                              - Can empathize with ME very well when they aren't feuding over OS9-kun.

                                            Known Depiction:
                                            [/list]

                                            ========================================
                                            Mac OS4

                                              Name: Mac OS4-tan
                                              aka:  "System 4", "MacOS4", "Semm"
                                              Debut: 3/2/1987
                                              Height: 132 cm [4'4"]
                                              Weight: ?? kg
                                              Eye Color: Silver
                                              Hair: Black
                                              Blood Type: 16

                                              Quick Facts:


                                                -Has a cheerful and carefree disposition, but also hides an inferiority complex and is known to be fussy at times. (First Mac OS to exclude a Mac model)
                                                -Her inferiority complex stems from several things-she can't multitask as well as her younger sisters, introduced only one remarkable feature (MultiFinder in System 4.2), also because of her obscurity, and she felt she failed as a parent.
                                                -Is the adoptive mother of Mac System 5, 6 and 7.
                                                -Was bitter and depressed in the late 80's, after her own quick obsolescence, Mac System 5's death, Mac System 6's insanity and near-death.
                                                -When Mac System 7 turned out to be happy and healthy, her worries waned.
                                                - Is stronger than she looks, and has a surprisingly huge appetite. (4.0 excluded the original Mac 128k, 4.1 excluded the 512k)
                                                -Used to clash a lot with Mac System 1 over leadership, especially who would be the matriarch, and criticizing Mac System 4 for being a glutton. But now they get along very well.
                                                -Decorates her hair with 4 pigtails and 4 cowlicks.
                                                -Dons a green shirt with a red skirt, white boots and a grey denim jacket.


                                              Known Depiction:
                                              [/list]

                                              ========================================
                                              Mac OS5

                                                Name: Mac OS5-tan
                                                aka:  "System 5", "The Fictitious MacOS", "The Phantom of the Macintosh"
                                                Debut: unknown
                                                Height: 163 cm [5'4"]
                                                Weight: ?? kg
                                                Eye Color: silver
                                                , pink

                                                Hair: Dark Purple
                                                Blood Type: unknown

                                                notes: Represents Mac System Software 5 (System 4.2+ Finder 6.0, which debuted in Oct 1987) and System 5, but mainly the latter which doesn't exist.

                                                Quick Facts:

                                                  -Died very young of illness, but lives on as a ghost who hangs out with either the Mac House or the Binteeji Renmei.
                                                  -Like her older relatives, she is semi-retired.
                                                  -Is invisible to many individuals outside of the Mac circle, but her voice can be heard.
                                                  -Is quiet, cheerful and friendly.
                                                  -A talented magician, fortune-teller, organ-player and trickster.
                                                  -Wears a vaguely Victorian-style purple and white dress, black gloves, cloak, and white boots. Sometimes also wears a "Phantom Of The Opera" style mask.
                                                  -Wields a magician wand which she uses for magic tricks and multitasking. (her wand represents Multifinder, which was an add-on in System Software 5/System 4.2)
                                                  -Closest friends are Mac System 4 and 6, and is said to have met the ghost of Apple I.

                                                Known Depiction:
                                                [/list]


                                                ========================================
                                                Mac OS6

                                                  Name: Mac OS6-tan
                                                  aka:  "System 6", "Antares", "Big Deal", "Six Pack", "Terminator"
                                                  Debut:  4/30/1988
                                                  Height: 185 cm [6'1"]
                                                  Weight: ?? kg
                                                  Eye Color: Silver
                                                  , red

                                                  Hair: Dark blue-grey
                                                  Blood Type: 16

                                                  Quick Facts:
                                                    ---rewrite in progress---

                                                  Known Depiction:[/list]


                                                  ========================================
                                                  Mac OS7

                                                    Name: Mac OS7-tan
                                                    aka:  "System 7", "Blues", "Capone"
                                                    Debut: 5/13/1991
                                                    Height: 170 cm [5'7"]
                                                    Weight: ?? kg
                                                    Eye Color: Green
                                                    Hair: Dark Blue
                                                    Blood Type: 32

                                                    Quick Facts:
                                                      ---rewrite in progress---

                                                    Known Depictions:
                                                    95-tan vs. Systen 7-tan: "Cruel Mercy"
                                                    C-Chan's rendition
                                                    [/list]
                                                    ========================================
                                                    Mac OS8

                                                      Name: Mac OS8-tan
                                                      aka:  "Veronica", "Tempo"
                                                      Debut: 7/26/1997
                                                      Height: 148 cm [4'10"]
                                                      Weight: ?? kg
                                                      Eye Color: Bondi Blue
                                                      Hair: Blonde
                                                      Blood Type: 32

                                                      Quick Facts:

                                                        - Has always had a happy and optimistic disposition, but has also grown up to become a bold and foolhardy fighter.
                                                        - Volunteered to fight in the thick of the PC-Mac OS war at a very young age; though it nearly cost her her life, she was pivotal in turning the fortunes of Apple around.
                                                        - Also managed to save NeXTSTEP-tan's life at one point, who in return became a loyal friend of the Mac-tans and "godparent" to the OSX-tans.
                                                        - Keeps her short, topped with a rainbow Apple beret similar to her old Apple swimcap, and a bondi blue bandana.
                                                        - Dons a grey shirt with an "8"-shaped necklace, bondi blue shoes, and choice of either a rainbow Apple or bomb-themed skirt.
                                                        - Is still fairly scratched up from the war, and still keeps her left leg wrapped in bandages out of a warped sense of fashion.
                                                        - Is a proficient bomb-wielder, and often accompanies Mac-tan on the daily "sorties" against perverts.
                                                        - Considers it a pet peeve that her sisters seem to relish showing visitors her baby pictures.


                                                      From old Wikipedia article:
                                                      Quote
                                                      Mac OS 8 is a character occasionally seen at Futaba Channel. Her hat's colors are based on the rainbow Apple logo of the classic Macintosh. She is rarely seen, and pictures of her are only available at an old archive specializing in the Mac OS girls.


                                                      Known Depictions:

                                                      Toddler version
                                                      Another toddler version
                                                      Gallery with line-art renditions from various artists
                                                      Aurora's rendition. [Adolescent version]
                                                      C-chan's wiki avi scrapart. [Adolescent version][/list]
                                                      ========================================
                                                      Mac OS9

                                                        Name: Mac OS9-tan
                                                        aka: Sonata, "Sonata Sensei", "9ne-san"
                                                        Debut:  10/23/1999
                                                        Height: 160cm [5'3"]
                                                        Weight: ?? kg
                                                        Eye Color:  Blue
                                                        Hair: Blonde
                                                        Blood Type:  32

                                                        Quick Facts:

                                                          -Holds title as the most commonly-known and revered Mac OS-tan.
                                                          -Has sweet, well-mannered and classy disposition, but is occasionally prone to fits of violence and perversion.
                                                          -Dons a white dress with a Mac face logo motif on the skirt, and white "dockbar" sleeves and boots.
                                                          -Keeps hair short, decorated by giant "9' hairclips and a long cowlick streaked across her face.
                                                          -Loves to paint and judge artwork in general, but also has a less-than-subtle appreciation for nude modeling.
                                                          -Is virtually worshipped by the OSX-kuns.
                                                          -Is relatively civil with the Windows-tans compared to the average Mac-tan, and has been seen hanging around the most with ME-tan and XP-tan.
                                                          -Is somehow the universal "big sister" to the OSX-tans and even to some of the older classic Mac-tans.
                                                          -Enjoys Mac-tan's company the most, since they've been together the longest.
                                                          -Enjoys OS9.2-tan's company the least for some reason.


                                                        From old Wikipedia article:
                                                        Quote
                                                        Mac OS 9 is currently the most common and adored MacOS girl. Japanese artists frequently refer to her as "Sonata sensei". She wears a white dress with the Mac face logo on the skirt with a slit up the front that follows the nose/profile line. Unlike MacOS-tan, she is always seen as cheerful, modest and responsible like 2k-tan. Knowing that she is the only maid in the Mac group. She is always responsible for taking care of the OSX girls. Her main hobby is art (mostly painting).

                                                        Also unlike MacOS-tan, she had a good relations with the other OS-tans like Windows girls. She is mostly seen hanging out with ME-tan, and like XP-tan, she would oftenly be seen in ecchi situations in the Mac 4koma.


                                                        Sample Depictions:

                                                        http://ostan-collections.net/imeeji/thumbnails.php?album=7&page=1
                                                        [/list]
                                                        ========================================
                                                        Mac OS9.2

                                                          Name: Mac OS9.2-tan
                                                          aka: Moonlight
                                                          Debut:  7/1/2001
                                                          Height: 166cm [~5'5"]
                                                          Weight: ?? kg
                                                          Eye Color:  Blue
                                                          Hair: Blonde
                                                          Blood Type:  32

                                                          Quick Facts:

                                                            -Is considered the Apple-equivalent of Windows XP Pro-tan in both appearance and disposition (minus the gluttony).
                                                            -Is exeptionally sweet and mild-mannered, but not particularly outgoing and is hardly known outside of tight circles.
                                                            -Dons a white and lilac sailor school uniform (a la XP-tan), a rainbow apple lapel, and white "dockbar" sleeves
                                                            and boots.
                                                            -Keeps long blond hair loose (again, a la XP-tan), decorated only by two blue apple-shaped "9.2" hairclips.
                                                            -Has larger-than-average breats for a Mac-tan of her era, due in part to her higher hardware requirements (again, not unlike XP-tan).
                                                            -Is friendly with the Windows-tans, particularly 98-tan.
                                                            -Enjoys the company of the0 OSX-tans the most, but seems locked in some silent competition with OS9-tan for some reason.


                                                          Known Depictions:

                                                          http://ostan-collections.net/imeeji/albums/userpics/10570/1149619393655.jpg
                                                          http://ostan-collections.net/imeeji/displayimage.php?album=7&pos=38
                                                          http://ostan-collections.net/imeeji/albums/userpics/10570/1153840461586.jpg
                                                          http://ostan-collections.net/imeeji/albums/userpics/10570/1143651316421.jpg
                                                          C-Chan's Mac OS9.2 & Windows XP Holiday Card[/list]

                                                          ========================================
                                                          Mac OSX Server

                                                            Name: Mac OSX Server-tan
                                                            aka:  "Rhapsody"
                                                            Debut: circa 1999
                                                            Height: 178 cm
                                                            Weight: ?? kg
                                                            Eye Color: Blue
                                                            Hair: Blonde
                                                            Blood Type: 32

                                                            Quick Facts:
                                                              ----rewrite in progress---


                                                            Known Depictions:
                                                            [/list]
                                                            ========================================
                                                            Mac OSX 10.0 "Cheetah"

                                                              Name: Mac OSX 10.0-tan
                                                              aka:  "Cheetah"
                                                              Debut: 3/24/2001
                                                              Height: 180 cm
                                                              Weight: ?? kg
                                                              Eye Color: Red
                                                              Hair: Lilac
                                                              Blood Type: 32

                                                              From old Wikipedia article:
                                                              Quote
                                                              The Mac OS X girl is often portrayed as cat-eared, following with the Apple "wild cat" naming tradition. (Every Mac OS X release has a codename like "Jaguar", "Panther", "Tiger" and so on.) Otherwise, she is shown as an older variation of the Mac OS 9 girl, wearing a platinum white coat and a wireless AirPort device fashioned as a hat. She is occasionally shown holding a publication of some sort, as Macs are often used for desktop publishing.
                                                              [/list]
                                                              ========================================
                                                              Mac OSX 10.1 "Puma"

                                                                Name: Mac OSX 10.1-tan
                                                                aka:  "Puma"
                                                                Debut: 9/25/2001
                                                                Height: 145 cm
                                                                Weight: ?? kg
                                                                Eye Color: Light green
                                                                Hair: Blue
                                                                Blood Type: 32

                                                                From old Wikipedia article:
                                                                Quote
                                                                The Mac OS X girl is often portrayed as cat-eared, following with the Apple "wild cat" naming tradition. (Every Mac OS X release has a codename like "Jaguar", "Panther", "Tiger" and so on.) Otherwise, she is shown as an older variation of the Mac OS 9 girl, wearing a platinum white coat and a wireless AirPort device fashioned as a hat. She is occasionally shown holding a publication of some sort, as Macs are often used for desktop publishing.
                                                                [/list]
                                                                ========================================
                                                                Mac OSX 10.2 "Jaguar"

                                                                  Name: Mac OSX 10.2-tan
                                                                  aka:  "Jaguar"
                                                                  Debut: 8/24/2002
                                                                  Height: 167 cm
                                                                  Weight: ?? kg
                                                                  Eye Color: Blue
                                                                  Hair: Red
                                                                  Blood Type: 32

                                                                  From old Wikipedia article:
                                                                  Quote
                                                                  The Mac OS X girl is often portrayed as cat-eared, following with the Apple "wild cat" naming tradition. (Every Mac OS X release has a codename like "Jaguar", "Panther", "Tiger" and so on.) Otherwise, she is shown as an older variation of the Mac OS 9 girl, wearing a platinum white coat and a wireless AirPort device fashioned as a hat. She is occasionally shown holding a publication of some sort, as Macs are often used for desktop publishing.
                                                                  [/list]
                                                                  ========================================
                                                                  Mac OSX 10.3 "Panther"

                                                                    Name: Mac OSX 10.3-tan
                                                                    aka: "Panther"
                                                                    Debut: 10/24/2003
                                                                    Height: 175 cm
                                                                    Weight: ?? kg
                                                                    Eye Color: Orange
                                                                    Hair: Dark Blue
                                                                    Blood Type: 32

                                                                    From old Wikipedia article:
                                                                    Quote
                                                                    The Mac OS X girl is often portrayed as cat-eared, following with the Apple "wild cat" naming tradition. (Every Mac OS X release has a codename like "Jaguar", "Panther", "Tiger" and so on.) Otherwise, she is shown as an older variation of the Mac OS 9 girl, wearing a platinum white coat and a wireless AirPort device fashioned as a hat. She is occasionally shown holding a publication of some sort, as Macs are often used for desktop publishing.
                                                                    [/list]
                                                                    ========================================
                                                                    Mac OSX 10.4 "Tiger"

                                                                      Name: Mac OSX 10.4-tan
                                                                      aka:  "Tiger"
                                                                      Debut: 4/29/2005
                                                                      Height: 166 cm
                                                                      Weight: ?? kg
                                                                      Eye Color: Blue
                                                                      Hair: Blonde
                                                                      Blood Type: 32

                                                                      From old Wikipedia article:
                                                                      Quote
                                                                      The Mac OS X girl is often portrayed as cat-eared, following with the Apple "wild cat" naming tradition. (Every Mac OS X release has a codename like "Jaguar", "Panther", "Tiger" and so on.) Otherwise, she is shown as an older variation of the Mac OS 9 girl, wearing a platinum white coat and a wireless AirPort device fashioned as a hat. She is occasionally shown holding a publication of some sort, as Macs are often used for desktop publishing.
                                                                      [/list]
                                                                      ========================================
                                                                      Mac OSX 10.5 "Leopard"

                                                                        Name: Mac OSX 10.5-tan
                                                                        aka:  "Leopard"
                                                                        Debut: 10/26/2007
                                                                        Height: ??? cm
                                                                        Weight: ?? kg
                                                                        Eye Color: Varies
                                                                        Hair: Varies
                                                                        Blood Type: 32/64

                                                                        Quick Facts:

                                                                          - Time travels using her Time Machine pocket watch.
                                                                          - Wears hair in a ponytail tied by a small black "X-shaped" bow.
                                                                          - Wears a teal-uniform, with futuristic boots and gloves that presumably facilitate the time-travelling process.
                                                                          - Has had extensive boot camp training, and promises to be the "worldliest" of all the Mac-tans to date.
                                                                          - Possesses not only the sharpness and intelligence of a Unix-like OS-tan, but also a keen design sense.
                                                                          - Known additional information is available at this time.


                                                                        From old Wikipedia article:
                                                                        Quote
                                                                        The Mac OS X girl is often portrayed as cat-eared, following with the Apple "wild cat" naming tradition. (Every Mac OS X release has a codename like "Jaguar", "Panther", "Tiger" and so on.) Otherwise, she is shown as an older variation of the Mac OS 9 girl, wearing a platinum white coat and a wireless AirPort device fashioned as a hat. She is occasionally shown holding a publication of some sort, as Macs are often used for desktop publishing.


                                                                        Known Depictions:

                                                                        Aurora's Rendition.
                                                                        "Running OS-tan" Rendition [3rd from the left]
                                                                        C-chan's Chibi Rendition [combination of Aurora's and "Running OS-tan" versions]
                                                                        [/list]
                                                                        ========================================
                                                                        Mac OSX 10.6 "Snow Leopard"

                                                                        Name: Mac OSX 10.6
                                                                        aka: "Snow Leopard"
                                                                        Debut: 8/26/2009
                                                                        Height: 163 cm
                                                                        Weight: 52 kg
                                                                        Eye Color: Light Blue
                                                                        Hair: Light Blue
                                                                        Note: in various OSC storylines, Snow Leopard-tan is considered to be a more mature version Mac OSX 10.5 Leopard-tan. She exists in the present and alongside Leopard-tan, however, due to her unique ability to traverse the spacetime contiuum.

                                                                        Quick Facts:

                                                                          -More serene and mature-acting than her “predecessor” Leopard-tan.
                                                                          -Has largely relinquished her time machine, but is known to do a bit of traveling on occasion.
                                                                          -Knows just as much (or more) now about the backgrounds of various OS-tans, but seems at peace with this information and chooses to keep what's past past.
                                                                          -Dresses in light, feminine-looking clothing with a touch of the futuristic.
                                                                          -Has white snow leopard ears and a tail and long, wavy hair.
                                                                          -Affable toward the Windows-tans.
                                                                          -Considers herself a part of the Unix family.

                                                                        [/list]

                                                                        C-Chan

                                                                        The Binteji Renmei  

                                                                        Amiga

                                                                          Known Depictions
                                                                          C-chan's Picture #1
                                                                          C-chan's Post-Concept Chibi Rendition
                                                                          Aurora's Rendition
                                                                          C-chan's Wiki Avatar Scrap Art
                                                                          C-chan's C64 & Amiga "Sisterly Love" Portraiture
                                                                          C-chan's C64 & Amiga "Sisterly Love" Portraiture Version 2
                                                                          C-chan's Windows ME and Amiga in Gala Dress Rendition [SKETCH]

                                                                          C-chan's Old Description:
                                                                          Quote
                                                                          Name: AmigaOS-tan
                                                                          Nationality: Commodore/Escom/Gateway/Amiga Inc
                                                                          DOB: 1985
                                                                          Height: 182 cm
                                                                          Weight: 73 kg
                                                                          Eye Color: Prism
                                                                          Hair: Orange
                                                                          Blood Type: 16
                                                                          Current Affiliation: Binteji Renmei
                                                                          Relatives:  Commodore PET/VIC-20/64/128 (half-sisters), TripOS (mother), Amix (apprentice [deceased]), MorphOS (unknown [clone?]), AROS (daughter [adopted])
                                                                          Likes: Everyone!! (or just relationships in general), art, vintage games, video recording, voice impersonations, vintage hardware, charity
                                                                          Dislikes: Meditation of any kind

                                                                          The cofounder and leader of the Binteji Renmei ("Vintage Federation"), Amiga-tan is best suited to head this non-profit organization dedicated to assisting vintage and abandoned OS-tans.  Standing taller and prouder than any other member -tan, she continuously exudes confidence and dynamism that inspires work to get done and potential to be tapped.  Yet she remains charismatically friendly, selfless in her drive to help others and honest to a fault.  Her exceptional creativity often borders on a tacit genius, be it in her uncanny ability to produce breathtaking drawings (without modern tools) or in her ability to successfully counsel member -tans with troubled pasts (equipped with nothing but a protective maternalism).

                                                                          Amiga-tan is often trusting to the point of naivity, however.  While she's matured considerably over the years, this used to cost her much contention (almost her life) in her youth.  For this reason, while she does not officially have (or believe in) enemies, there are still OS-tans she would prefer to avoid if possible (such as 95-tan).  Even so, she's never unwilling to engage anyone (or anything) in friendly conversation, regardless of the outcome to her (though perfectly considerate of any risks posed to her friends).

                                                                          Also, while she clearly "towered" over the competition in the past, this too posed its own set of problems.  Prospective users were quick to ogle at her physical appearance, but were too intimidated to get to know her beyond that.  Users kind enough to accept her, however, were also inconvenienced with the necessity of finding custom-fitting "clothes" for her.  Regardless, she has a small but loyal community that continues to love her and support her modern-day efforts.  She in turn loves them more, almost as much as she does each and every member -- big or small, fast or slow, competent or 'special' -- of the Binteji Renmei.


                                                                          From old Wikipedia article:
                                                                          Quote
                                                                          Another rare character depicting the old Amiga operating system as a casually dressed artist with rainbow eyes, plaid shirt, and artist supplies.

                                                                          She was not the creation of Futaba Channel or Nijiura, but that of OS-Tan Collections, creator of several other new OS-Tans.
                                                                          [/list]
                                                                          ========================================
                                                                          AcornMOS

                                                                            Name: Acorn MOS
                                                                            aka: "BBC Micro"
                                                                            Debut: 1981
                                                                            Height: 131 cm
                                                                            Weight: ?? kg
                                                                            Eye Color: Dark Green
                                                                            Hair: Brown
                                                                            [/list]
                                                                            ========================================
                                                                            AMSDOS

                                                                              Name: AMSDOS-tan
                                                                              aka: "Amstrad CPC"
                                                                              Debut: circa 1984
                                                                              Height: 138 cm
                                                                              Weight: ?? kg
                                                                              Eye Color: Blue
                                                                              Hair: Blonde w/ black streaks

                                                                              Quick Facts:
                                                                                -Fast, likes to jog, and is noted as being faster then contemporaries.
                                                                                -Enjoys sorting and labeling things.
                                                                                -Very competitive, especially with her contemporaries. Her main rival being QL-tan.  
                                                                                -Will juggle cassettes and floppies to show off.
                                                                                -Friend of DR-DOS-tan.
                                                                                -Often found playing games of skill against Roland.
                                                                                -Has short blonde hair with black streaks, wears a green shirt with blue track shorts, sneakers and a red+black jacket.
                                                                              [/list]

                                                                              ========================================
                                                                              Apple II

                                                                                Name: Apple II
                                                                                aka: "II-chan"
                                                                                Debut: 6/5/1977
                                                                                Height: 128 cm
                                                                                Weight: ?? kg
                                                                                Eye Color: Red
                                                                                Hair: Blonde

                                                                                Known Depictions
                                                                                C-Chan's Preconcept Chibi Rendition [full version]
                                                                                NewYinzer's Jack of Diamonds Card Rendition[/list]
                                                                                ========================================
                                                                                Apple Lisa

                                                                                  Name: Apple Lisa
                                                                                  aka:
                                                                                  Debut: 1/19/1983
                                                                                  Height: 160 cm
                                                                                  Weight: ?? kg
                                                                                  Eye Color: Silver
                                                                                  Hair: Blonde

                                                                                  Known Depictions
                                                                                  C-Chan's Preconcept Chibi Rendition [full version][/list]
                                                                                  ========================================
                                                                                  ArthurOS

                                                                                  Name: Arthur OS-kun
                                                                                  aka:
                                                                                  Debut: circa 1987
                                                                                  Height: 174 cm
                                                                                  Weight: ?? kg
                                                                                  Eye Color: Varies
                                                                                  Hair: Blond

                                                                                  Quick Facts:

                                                                                    -One of the failed predeccsors to RISC OS, but generally seems to have taken his abandonment well.  
                                                                                    -Doesn't like using computers, depends on written notes.
                                                                                    -Looks to MOS as a a mentor, wanted to be as succesful and loved as she was.
                                                                                    -Typically gallant and cheerful, does tend to gloat something terribly over ARX.
                                                                                    -Has a hard time working with other company's systems, and sometimes just stops talking.  
                                                                                    -Resourceful, capable of accomplishing his tasks with almost nothing.
                                                                                    -Does oragami as a hobby.  
                                                                                    -Has the unpleasant habit of attracting insects.
                                                                                    -Sort of brother to ARX & RISC
                                                                                    -Has odd color-changing eyes, wears a double-breasted suit with Acorn-theme ties. Carries origami paper and a notebook at all times, and usually keeps a pen behind his ear too.

                                                                                  [/list]

                                                                                  ========================================
                                                                                  AtariDOS

                                                                                    Name: Atari DOS
                                                                                    aka: "Atari 8-bit"
                                                                                    Debut: 1979
                                                                                    Height: 125 cm
                                                                                    Weight: ?? kg
                                                                                    Eye Color: Yellow
                                                                                    Hair: Blonde

                                                                                    Quick Facts:

                                                                                      -Is kind-hearted, youthful, and cheerful and soft-spoken.
                                                                                      -An old-fashioned prop comic and magician, though her magician outfit appears more impressive than her skills.
                                                                                      -Yet she is resourceful, good at improvising and incorporating the appearance of a timid, bumbling rookie into her acts.
                                                                                      -Wise beyond her years, she is a big sister figure to Atari ST and the other Atari-tans.
                                                                                      -Is Atari ST's older stepsister. Despite their differences, and ST's counterproductive antics, they care for each other a lot.
                                                                                      -Used to be rivals with Commodore PET and Apple II, now the three of them are best friends that are nearly inseparable.
                                                                                      -In the old Atari family, she remained optimistic, even though the Atari console-tans didn't like her.
                                                                                      -Has blonde hair, braided in the style of the Atari logo, each braid ending in three small pigtails.
                                                                                      -Wears a purple+grey magician outfit with an ascot and colorful cape.
                                                                                      -Uses an Atari Remote Controller as a magic wand.

                                                                                    [/list]
                                                                                    ========================================
                                                                                    AtariTOS

                                                                                      Name: Atari TOS
                                                                                      aka: "Atari ST"
                                                                                      Debut: Jan 1985
                                                                                      Height: 161 cm
                                                                                      Weight: ?? kg
                                                                                      Eye Color: Teal
                                                                                      Hair: Light Blue

                                                                                      Quick Facts:

                                                                                        -Atari DOS's stepsister, GEM's twin sister, also a biological sister to DR-DOS-tan.
                                                                                        -She and GEM were separated from birth and had competed against each other before reuniting in the Binteeji Renmei.
                                                                                        -A diva yearning for her old glory days again as an idol singer.
                                                                                        -Obsessed over her looks, worries about her 'fading beauty', and laments her age --which she denies--.
                                                                                        -Was supposed to be a magician like her stepsister --following the tradition of her step-family--, but was more of a song-and-dance performer.
                                                                                        -Had much more pizzazz as a performer, but neglected her magic skills.
                                                                                        -Still has rivalries with Amiga and C64. Had either reconciled with or forgot about her rivalries with GS/OS and the Macs.
                                                                                        -Somewhat of a loner and keeps her distance from most Vintage-tans, but deep down she is grateful for their help and kindness.
                                                                                        -Has long wavy light blue hair decorated with a bee-shaped hair clip.
                                                                                        -Wears a green+white minidress with high-heels, a teal jacket and Atari logo sash.

                                                                                      [/list]
                                                                                      ========================================
                                                                                      Coleco Adam

                                                                                      Name: Coleco Adam
                                                                                      aka: "Adam"
                                                                                      Debut: 1983
                                                                                      Height: 142 cm
                                                                                      Weight: ?? kg
                                                                                      Eye Color: Dark Red
                                                                                      Hair: Orange
                                                                                      [/list]
                                                                                      ========================================
                                                                                      Commodore PET

                                                                                        Name: Commodore PET
                                                                                        aka: "PET-2001", "CBM-3000", "CBM-4000"
                                                                                        Debut: Dec 1977
                                                                                        Height: 123 cm
                                                                                        Weight: ?? kg
                                                                                        Eye Color:  
                                                                                        Hair:

                                                                                        Known Depictions
                                                                                        C-Chan's Preconcept Chibi Rendition [full version][/list]
                                                                                        ========================================
                                                                                        Commodore 64

                                                                                          Name: Commodore 64
                                                                                          aka: "C64", "C=64", "PANchan"
                                                                                          Debut: Aug 1982
                                                                                          Height: 157 cm
                                                                                          Weight: ?? kg
                                                                                          Eye Color: Lilac
                                                                                          Hair: Indigo

                                                                                          Known Depictions
                                                                                          C-Chan's Preconcept Chibi Rendition [full version]
                                                                                          C-chan's C64 & Amiga "Sisterly Love" Portraiture
                                                                                          C-chan's C64 & Amiga "Sisterly Love" Portraiture Version 2[/list]
                                                                                          ========================================
                                                                                          Commodore Plus/4

                                                                                            Name: Commodore Plus/4*
                                                                                            aka: "C264", "Minus/60"
                                                                                            Debut: 1984
                                                                                            Height: 164 cm
                                                                                            Weight: ?? kg
                                                                                            Eye Color: Dark Blue
                                                                                            Hair: Light Blue

                                                                                            Note: Represents the C264 series (C16, C116 and Plus/4), but mainly the Plus/4.
                                                                                            [/list]
                                                                                            ========================================
                                                                                            DTSS


                                                                                            Name: DTSS
                                                                                            aka: "Dartmouth Timesharing System"
                                                                                            Debut: 1963
                                                                                            Height: 165 cm
                                                                                            Weight: 59 kg
                                                                                            Eye Color:  Teal
                                                                                            Hair: Blonde+White

                                                                                            Quick Facts:

                                                                                              -A teacher who specialized in human/OS-tan communication.
                                                                                              -Inventor of the BASIC language.
                                                                                              -Feels affection toward the microcomputer-tans who so widely implemented her language, especially Altair 8800-tan.
                                                                                              -Friendly toward the other timesharing OS-tans of the day and region, like CTSS and Multics.
                                                                                              -Dislikes squirrels.
                                                                                              -Has been known to spontaneously build up and discharge electricity.
                                                                                              -Is mute; in her prime, she kept an assistant as her “translator”.
                                                                                              -An outdoorswoman.
                                                                                              -Dresses in eclectic clothing, typically of Cossack style, and carries a wooden walking stick.

                                                                                            [/list]
                                                                                            ========================================
                                                                                            EXEC

                                                                                              Name: EXEC*
                                                                                              aka: "UNIVAC series"
                                                                                              Debut:  1951**
                                                                                              Height: 163 cm
                                                                                              Weight: ?? kg
                                                                                              Eye Color: Red
                                                                                              Hair: Indigo

                                                                                              Note 1: Represents the EXEC series and all the UNIVAC computers
                                                                                              Note 2: EXEC debuted in 1962, and the UNIVAC series debuted in 1951. Both systems are combined for storyline purposes.
                                                                                              [/list]
                                                                                              ========================================
                                                                                              GEOS

                                                                                                Name: GEOS
                                                                                                aka: "GeoWorks"
                                                                                                Debut: 1986
                                                                                                Height: 150 cm
                                                                                                Weight: ?? kg
                                                                                                Eye Color: Light Blue
                                                                                                Hair: Blue
                                                                                                [/list]
                                                                                                ========================================
                                                                                                GEM OS

                                                                                                  Name: GEM OS
                                                                                                  aka: "FreeGEM", "OpenGEM", "Crystal"
                                                                                                  Debut: 2/28/1985
                                                                                                  Height: 144 cm
                                                                                                  Weight: ?? kg
                                                                                                  Eye Color: Light Blue
                                                                                                  Hair: Light Blue
                                                                                                  [/list]
                                                                                                  ========================================
                                                                                                  GENIAC

                                                                                                    Name: GENIAC
                                                                                                    aka: "Genius Almost-Automatic Computer", "Tyniac", "Weeniac", "Brainiac"
                                                                                                    Debut: 1955
                                                                                                    Height: 100 cm
                                                                                                    Weight: ?? kg
                                                                                                    Eye Color: Orange
                                                                                                    Hair: Brown
                                                                                                    [/list]
                                                                                                    ========================================
                                                                                                    GS/OS

                                                                                                      Name: GS/OS
                                                                                                      aka: "Apple //GS", "Rambo", "Phoenix"
                                                                                                      Debut: circa 1986
                                                                                                      Height: 175 cm
                                                                                                      Weight: ?? kg
                                                                                                      Eye Color:  Blue
                                                                                                      Hair: Brown

                                                                                                      Known Depictions
                                                                                                      Aurora's Rendition[/list]
                                                                                                      ========================================
                                                                                                      JOHNNIAC
                                                                                                        Data Pending

                                                                                                      ========================================
                                                                                                      MITS Altair 8800

                                                                                                      Name: MITS Altair 8800
                                                                                                      aka: "Altair"
                                                                                                      Debut: Jan 1975
                                                                                                      Height: 137 cm
                                                                                                      Weight: ?? kg
                                                                                                      Eye Color: Red
                                                                                                      Hair: White

                                                                                                      Quick Facts:

                                                                                                        -Credited for starting the personal computer revolution. (first commercially successful personal computer)
                                                                                                        -Overconfident in her youth, but still prone to exaggerating things. (had hugely exaggerated hype from its developers)
                                                                                                        -Intelligent but was self-destructive, withdrawn and melancholy. Her attitude has improved a lot since joining the BR though.
                                                                                                        -Hobbies include working on model rockets and antique calculators.
                                                                                                        -Was arch-rivals with IMSAI 8080, who she wanted to knock out of the competition.
                                                                                                        -Ended up causing her own near-demise and lost against IMSAI in terms of popularity.
                                                                                                        -Was friends with Apple I and Xenix.
                                                                                                        -Was the benefactress and an honorary member of the Microsoft-IBM family, but had to leave in 1981.
                                                                                                        -Spent over 20 years as a wanderer in various hardships and obscurity.
                                                                                                        -Joined the Binteeji Renmei in recent years, and reconciled with IMSAI 8080.
                                                                                                        -Is much happier now that she has retired, making new friends, and feeling like she can redeem herself.
                                                                                                        -Wears a long blue+silver gown with a white bow and red pearls around the collar.

                                                                                                      [/list]
                                                                                                      ========================================
                                                                                                      Multics


                                                                                                      Name: Multics
                                                                                                      aka: "Multiplexed Information and Computing Service"
                                                                                                      Debut: born ~1965, debuted 1969
                                                                                                      Height: 176 cm
                                                                                                      Weight: 61 kg
                                                                                                      Eye Color: Blue
                                                                                                      Hair: Dark Purple

                                                                                                      Quick Facts:

                                                                                                        -Born out of the ambitious Project MAC at MIT, Multics is the adoptive child of CTSS-tan.
                                                                                                        -Was sickly and weak throughout much of her youth, but became better as she matured.
                                                                                                        -Led a fairly tragic life, filled with numerous near-death experiences, disownments and abandonment.
                                                                                                        -Felt her glory was stolen by her “illegitimate child” Unix.
                                                                                                        -Has a vastly complex personality: friends describe her as personable and warm, while enemies report her to be mercilessly calculating.
                                                                                                        -Had amazing magical powers and fighting skills that belied her prim, elegant appearance.
                                                                                                        -In her prime she wore complex, cumbersome Rococo-style gowns and jewelry, mixed in with more ancient-looking elements.
                                                                                                        -Has white and black splotched wings, although the left one is deformed from a break.
                                                                                                        -Fluent in several languages, including Latin and French.
                                                                                                        -Died in 2000, but has since been resurrected.
                                                                                                        -Currently devoid of any substantial magical powers and her former territory and possessions, but is actually happier because of it.

                                                                                                      [/list]
                                                                                                      ========================================
                                                                                                      ORIC
                                                                                                        Data Pending

                                                                                                      ========================================
                                                                                                      OS/8

                                                                                                      Name: OS/8
                                                                                                      aka: OS/12, MS/8, PS/8
                                                                                                      Debut: 1971
                                                                                                      Height: 168 cm
                                                                                                      Weight: 54 kg
                                                                                                      Eye Color: Green
                                                                                                      Hair: Black

                                                                                                      Quick Facts:

                                                                                                        -Is very fast, has excellent reflexes.
                                                                                                        -A notable orator and communicator.
                                                                                                        -Has a subtle sense of humour and enjoys telling witty anecdotes.
                                                                                                        -Perhaps a little less straight-laced than her fellow DEC-tans.
                                                                                                        -Has a poor sense of internal timekeeping, often wakes in the night and sleeps during the morning.
                                                                                                        -Narcoleptic.
                                                                                                        -Lithe and agile, wears a bobbed haircut and 1920s style dress when not in uniform.

                                                                                                      [/list]
                                                                                                      ========================================
                                                                                                      PDP-1


                                                                                                      Name: PDP-1
                                                                                                      aka: "Programmable Data Processor-1"
                                                                                                      Debut: early 1959
                                                                                                      Height: 122 cm
                                                                                                      Weight: ?? kg
                                                                                                      Eye Color: Blue
                                                                                                      Hair: Blonde

                                                                                                      note: Also represents PDP-1's OS, THOR

                                                                                                      Quick Facts:

                                                                                                        - Innocent, feisty and child-like in nature; but with a great deal of tenacity and inner resourcefulness.
                                                                                                        - Called a programmable data processor â€" instead of computer â€" to avoid dismissal and possible reprisal by the more powerful computer-tans of her day (especially the IBM mainframes)
                                                                                                        - Foundress of the DEC Empire.
                                                                                                        - Nonviolent for the most part, may occasionally wield a slingshot
                                                                                                        - A pianist, known for her excellent handle on baroque classical music (PDP-1 is famous for making music)
                                                                                                        - Spent most of her early life living at MIT, where she studied and taught
                                                                                                        - Daughter of Whirlwind-hime via the TX-0 project, lived near her mother for the duration of Whirlwind's life.
                                                                                                        - Sister to SAGE and CTSS
                                                                                                        - Ancestor of all PDP computer-tans
                                                                                                        - A small, outwardly mousey girl, dresses in blue and white, dons twin buns that give the appearance of mouse ears and large round glasses

                                                                                                      [/list]
                                                                                                      ========================================
                                                                                                      PilotOS

                                                                                                        Name: Pilot OS
                                                                                                        aka: "Xerox Star"
                                                                                                        Debut: 1981
                                                                                                        Height: 148 cm
                                                                                                        Weight: ?? kg
                                                                                                        Eye Color: Red
                                                                                                        Hair: Blonde
                                                                                                        [/list]
                                                                                                        ========================================
                                                                                                        RT-11

                                                                                                        Name: RT-11
                                                                                                        aka:
                                                                                                        Debut:  1973
                                                                                                        Height: 152 cm
                                                                                                        Weight: 48 kg
                                                                                                        Eye Color: Blue
                                                                                                        Hair: Red

                                                                                                        Quick Facts:

                                                                                                          -Demure and quiet with low self-confidence
                                                                                                          -Has trouble standing up for herself.
                                                                                                          -Hypersensitive to physical and mental stimuli.
                                                                                                          -Considers herself an outsider in the among the outgoing DEC-tans
                                                                                                          -A fast and agile, moreso than Unix even.
                                                                                                          -Short, teenaged, has large blue eyes and long red hair held in twin ponytails. Wears a DEC military uniform.
                                                                                                          -A tinkerer.
                                                                                                          -Has a devoted following of Soviet Elektronika clones, it is unknown if her menagerie of fans does anything to boost her spirit.

                                                                                                        [/list]
                                                                                                        ========================================
                                                                                                        Sinclair QL

                                                                                                        Name: Sinclair QL
                                                                                                        aka: "Sinclair QDOS"
                                                                                                        Debut: 1/12/1984
                                                                                                        Height: 166 cm
                                                                                                        Weight: ?? kg
                                                                                                        Eye Color: Teal  
                                                                                                        Hair: Blonde
                                                                                                        [/list]
                                                                                                        ========================================
                                                                                                        SMIL
                                                                                                          Data Pending

                                                                                                        ========================================
                                                                                                        TOPS-10

                                                                                                          Name: TOPS-10
                                                                                                          aka: PDP-6 / PDP-10 Monitor Software, Timesharing / Total Operating System
                                                                                                          Debut: 1964
                                                                                                          Height: 170 cm [5'7']'
                                                                                                          Weight: 63kg
                                                                                                          Eye Color: purple
                                                                                                          Hair: lavender

                                                                                                          Quick Facts:

                                                                                                            -One of the oldest (living) DEC OS-tans
                                                                                                            -Established DEC's military tradition, considered their de-facto commander and head strategist for many years
                                                                                                            -Like most of the DEC-tans, resembled a free-thinking revolutionary more than a straight-laced military type
                                                                                                            -Fearless, loyal and fierce with a wry sense of humor
                                                                                                            -Very social, fond of CB radio and multiplayer boardgames
                                                                                                            -Has the sensibilities of a modern OS-tan
                                                                                                            -Especially fond of RSX-11, looked at Tenex as something of a little-sister figure
                                                                                                            -Doesn't seem to acknowledge her daughter, WAITS, or comment on her possible relation to CP/M-tan
                                                                                                            -Aged and retired gracefully, still active today
                                                                                                            -Tall, athletic, moderately-endowed, appears sometime in her mid-to-late 30s. Has long hair and lively eyes, wears parts of her old uniform mixed with civilian pieces.

                                                                                                          [/list]
                                                                                                          ========================================
                                                                                                          Windows 1.0

                                                                                                            Name: Windows 1.0
                                                                                                            aka:
                                                                                                            Debut: 11/20/1985
                                                                                                            Height: 161 cm
                                                                                                            Weight: ?? kg
                                                                                                            Eye Color: Green
                                                                                                            Hair: Green

                                                                                                            note: The brown-haired, kimono-wearing 1.0-tan is also included.

                                                                                                            Quick Facts:

                                                                                                              -The genetic mother of the 9x Windows-tans.
                                                                                                              -Physically a young woman, but has an innocent, child-like mentality.
                                                                                                              -Her stunted mental condition makes the completion of complex tasks difficult, but she revels in her ability to perform simple tasks.
                                                                                                              -A loving and caring personality, very perceptive of other persons' emotions.
                                                                                                              -Tries to be a good mother for Windows 2.0-tan, but more often then not 2.0-tan takes care of her mother.
                                                                                                              -Was ousted from the Windows family with 2.0-tan around the time of the breakup of the Microsoft/IBM alliance.
                                                                                                              -Often wears a variety of bandages and slings (a nod to Windows 1.0's unfinished and experimental nature).
                                                                                                              -Donned a fine kimono and hair decorations during her time at MS, now dresses in plain 1920s-inspired dresses, usually tattered and patched.
                                                                                                              -Has short green hair (was darker in her youth, now light green), a 1.0-shaped hair decoration, wears a kind but far-away expression.


                                                                                                            Known Depictions
                                                                                                            C-Chan's Preconcept Chibi Rendition [full version]
                                                                                                            Aurora's Rendition
                                                                                                            Unknown Artist's Rendition[/list]
                                                                                                            ========================================
                                                                                                            Windows 2.0

                                                                                                              Name: Windows 2.0
                                                                                                              aka:
                                                                                                              Debut: 11/1/1987
                                                                                                              Height: 127 cm
                                                                                                              Weight: ?? kg
                                                                                                              Eye Color: Blue
                                                                                                              Hair: Black

                                                                                                              Quick Facts:

                                                                                                                -Daughter of Windows 1.0.
                                                                                                                -Has a level of emotional maturity that belies her young physical age.
                                                                                                                -Sickly and weak since birth.
                                                                                                                -A skilled mason.
                                                                                                                -Was exiled, with her mother, from the Windows family not too long after the Microsoft-IBM family broke up; Windows 3.1 is perhaps the only Windows-tan that recalls her's and Windows 1.0's existence.
                                                                                                                -This, coupled with the hardships she faced during the OS Wars, has inflicted substantial psychological trauma which she's still struggling to overcome.
                                                                                                                -Is now at home in the Binteji Renmei (Vintage Federation).
                                                                                                                -Dresses in a blue and white school uniform, leather masonry gloves and Mary Jane shoes.


                                                                                                              Known Depictions
                                                                                                              C-Chan's Preconcept Chibi Rendition [full version][/list]
                                                                                                              ========================================
                                                                                                              Yggdrasil Linux

                                                                                                              Name: Yggdrasil Linux
                                                                                                              aka:
                                                                                                              Debut: 1992
                                                                                                              Height: 172 cm
                                                                                                              Weight: ?? kg
                                                                                                              Eye Color: Red
                                                                                                              Hair: Blonde
                                                                                                              [/list]
                                                                                                              ========================================
                                                                                                              ZX Spectrum

                                                                                                                Known Depictions
                                                                                                                C-Chan's Preconcept Chibi Rendition [full version]
                                                                                                                NewYinzer's King-of-Spades Card Rendition

                                                                                                                C-chan's Description:
                                                                                                                Quote
                                                                                                                Name: ZX Spectrum-tan
                                                                                                                Nationality:  Sinclair
                                                                                                                DOB:  1982
                                                                                                                Height:  155 cm
                                                                                                                Weight:  xx kg
                                                                                                                Eye Color:  Blue-Green
                                                                                                                Hair:  Blonde
                                                                                                                Blood Type:  8
                                                                                                                Current Affiliation:  Binteji Renmei
                                                                                                                Known Siblings:  Sinclair QL (and lots of bootlegs)
                                                                                                                Likes:  Books, audio cassettes, black-and-white films, exotic apparel.
                                                                                                                Dislikes:  R Tape loading errors

                                                                                                                One of the earliest members of the Binteji Renmei ("Vintage Federation"), ZX Spectrum-tan retired with the comfort of knowing  that she was the starting point for many talented programmers around the world.  She is sweet and mild-mannered, but playful enough to be approachable and frugal enough to care for your wallet.  Despite her demure appearance, she's actually quite adventurous, and doesn't shy from meeting new people, trying new things and traveling to any imaginable country.  Her worldly knowledge, coupled with her studiousness and prior experience as an educational aid, makes her well-suited for her position as primary teacher at the Binteji Renmei.

                                                                                                                She has few personality quirks, but she's not as physicially capable as many of the other member -tans of her generation and tends to be quite poor at sports or high-performance games.  She has some technical talent, but mainly narrowed to her particular hobbies (e.g, musical composition, code-breaking, etc).  Additionally, while she's not color-blind, she could easily fool anyone as she has a strange fascination for color-clashing (and/or style-clashing) her clothing.  It takes seconds to befriend her as a person, but weeks to get used to her as a "fashion disaster".
                                                                                                                [/list]
                                                                                                                ========================================
                                                                                                                C-One

                                                                                                                  Concept art only.[/list]
                                                                                                                  ========================================

                                                                                                                  C-One

                                                                                                                  The Anti$oft Coalition

                                                                                                                  OS/2 Warp

                                                                                                                    Name: OS/2-tan
                                                                                                                    aka: "OS/2 Warp"
                                                                                                                    Debut:  Apr 1987
                                                                                                                    Height: 171cm
                                                                                                                    Weight: ?? kg
                                                                                                                    Eye Color:  Blue
                                                                                                                    Hair: Blue with white streaks

                                                                                                                    Quick Facts:

                                                                                                                      -Was born into the ill-fated Microsoft-IBM family.
                                                                                                                      -Lived a sheltered but happy childhood in the company of the early Windows-tans, MS DOS and PC DOS and Xenix.
                                                                                                                      -Was also trained rather rigorously in preparation for her future duty as the flagship OS of MS and IBM.
                                                                                                                      -Took the breakup of her family and subsequent separation from her sisters very badly.
                                                                                                                      -She fell into the custody of IBM; while she was trained in advanced fighting skills, these would be no match for the broad and aggressive marketing of the Windows-tans.
                                                                                                                      -Blames Windows NT and 95 (her sister and step-sister respectively) for the breakup of the family; as such, she harbours a vendetta toward them.
                                                                                                                      -While outwardly vengeful toward the Windows-tans, she really just wanted her family and old life back.
                                                                                                                      -Was generally nice, but arrogant, as a child; her attitude has since morphed into one of bitterness, hostility and a touch of insanity.
                                                                                                                      -A fan of Star Trek.
                                                                                                                      -Dressed in business-like clothing during her youth, but now dons a Starfleet uniform (complete with phaser).
                                                                                                                      -Multitasks using prehensile hair.
                                                                                                                      -Leader of the Anti$oft Coalition, a ragtag resistance movement.


                                                                                                                    Known depictions:
                                                                                                                    C-chan's Preconcept Chibi Renditon [full version]
                                                                                                                    SleepyD's Rendition [in progress]
                                                                                                                    Darknight_88's Rendition [in progress]
                                                                                                                    NewYinzer's 4-of-Spades Card Rendition
                                                                                                                    Darknight_88's Rendition [FINAL]
                                                                                                                    Aurora's Rendition
                                                                                                                    C-chan's eComStation "Doll-Making" Portraiture
                                                                                                                    SleepyD's OS/2 fighting Binary Men Rendition
                                                                                                                    Bella's "OS-tan Sketchbook 4"
                                                                                                                    [/list]
                                                                                                                    ========================================
                                                                                                                    QNX


                                                                                                                    Name: QNX-tan
                                                                                                                    aka: "QNX Neutrino"
                                                                                                                    Debut:  circa 1982
                                                                                                                    Height: 168 cm
                                                                                                                    Weight: ?? kg
                                                                                                                    Eye Color: Yellow  
                                                                                                                    Hair: Cyan

                                                                                                                    Quick Facts:
                                                                                                                      -Cheerful, polite and non-chalant; difficult to scare and does not easily show anger or sadness, and is cordial to everyone.
                                                                                                                      -Regarded as one of the most stable OS-tans ever, yet is still quirky, such as her only counting in even numbers. (latest QNX is v.6.4, there is no v. 3 or 5)
                                                                                                                      -First profession was as a teacher and was affiliated with Unisys in the 80's (ran on the Unisys Icon computer), but wasn't very successful.
                                                                                                                      -Was drafted into the Unix Wars of the 90's to serve as a medic. Had for a long time hated the Unices, except for the defectors who she admired.
                                                                                                                      -Got her current job as a mechanic after the wars, and especially likes working with cars and other large machines.
                                                                                                                      -Excels at engineering, chemistry and nuclear physics, but is terrible at domestic tasks.
                                                                                                                      -Is rivals with OS-9 and ROMDOS.
                                                                                                                      -Holds herself up to very high standards in her day jobs and can't tolerate failure in them, but being with the A$C allows her to have time to relax, even in their latest misadventures!
                                                                                                                      -Has recently started using some Open Source technology.
                                                                                                                      -Keeps her hair tied up and decorated with a gold QNX pin and Neutrino logo, dresses professionally and usually wears a lab coat and tie with her outfits.


                                                                                                                    Known depictions:
                                                                                                                    C-chan's eComStation "Doll-Making" Portraiture
                                                                                                                    Bella's "OS-tan Sketchbook 4"
                                                                                                                    [/list]
                                                                                                                    ========================================
                                                                                                                    RISC OS


                                                                                                                      Name: RISC OS-tan
                                                                                                                      aka:
                                                                                                                      Debut:  circa 1988
                                                                                                                      Height: ??cm
                                                                                                                      Weight: ?? kg
                                                                                                                      Eye Color:  Green
                                                                                                                      Hair: Blonde

                                                                                                                      Known depictions:
                                                                                                                      C-chan's Preconcept Chibi Renditon [full version]
                                                                                                                      C-chan's eComStation "Doll-Making" Portraiture
                                                                                                                      Bella's "OS-tan Sketchbook 4"
                                                                                                                      [/list]
                                                                                                                      ========================================
                                                                                                                      TRSDOS

                                                                                                                      Name: TRS-DOS-tan
                                                                                                                      aka: "TRS-80", "Tandy-chan"
                                                                                                                      Debut:  8/3/1977
                                                                                                                      Height: ?? cm
                                                                                                                      Weight: ?? kg
                                                                                                                      Eye Color:  Light Blue
                                                                                                                      Hair: Grey

                                                                                                                      Known depictions:
                                                                                                                      C-chan's eComStation "Doll-Making" Portraiture
                                                                                                                      Bella's "OS-tan Sketchbook 4"
                                                                                                                      [/list]
                                                                                                                      ========================================
                                                                                                                      eComstation

                                                                                                                      Name: eComStation-tan
                                                                                                                      aka: eCS
                                                                                                                      Debut:  circa 2001
                                                                                                                      Height: ?? cm
                                                                                                                      Weight: ?? kg
                                                                                                                      Eye Color:  Blue
                                                                                                                      Hair: Blue

                                                                                                                      Known depictions:
                                                                                                                      C-chan's eComStation "Doll-Making" Portraiture
                                                                                                                      Bella's "OS-tan Sketchbook 4"
                                                                                                                      [/list]
                                                                                                                      ========================================
                                                                                                                      Visi On

                                                                                                                      Name: Visi On-tan
                                                                                                                      aka:
                                                                                                                      Debut:  circa 1983
                                                                                                                      Height: 163 cm
                                                                                                                      Weight: ?? kg
                                                                                                                      Eye Color:  Blue
                                                                                                                      Hair: White with black streaks
                                                                                                                      [/list]

                                                                                                                      C-Chan

                                                                                                                      The Linux/Unix Consortium

                                                                                                                      Unix


                                                                                                                      Name: Bell Labs Unix
                                                                                                                      aka: "UNIX", "Unics"
                                                                                                                      Debut: 1969
                                                                                                                      Height: 153 cm
                                                                                                                      Weight: 40 kg
                                                                                                                      Eye Color: Blue
                                                                                                                      Hair: Dark Purple

                                                                                                                      Quick Facts:

                                                                                                                        -Created at Bell Labs, Unix is the “biological daughter” of Multics.
                                                                                                                        -Practised what many consider an early version of open sorcery.
                                                                                                                        -Initiated a ruthless takeover of the mainframe and minicomputer (and later workstation) markets.
                                                                                                                        -The ultimate ancestor of all Unices --genetically, in the case of true Unices; conceptually, for Unix-likes--.
                                                                                                                        -Considered difficult, manipulative, even monstrous by some, Unix does have an agreeable side which only her friends and sympathizers are aware of.
                                                                                                                        -Wears plain, conservative and monotone clothing, boots and horn-rimmed glasses and carries an aluminum staff.
                                                                                                                        -Physically ageless, she's appeared to be in the mid-teens for nearly 40 years.
                                                                                                                        -Has owl ears.
                                                                                                                        -Has ridden a wheelchair since the early 1990s. (near the end of the Unix Wars)

                                                                                                                      [/list]

                                                                                                                      ========================================
                                                                                                                      Linux

                                                                                                                        Name: Linux-tan
                                                                                                                        aka: "GNU/Linux"
                                                                                                                        Debut:  circa 1991
                                                                                                                        Height: 168 cm
                                                                                                                        Weight: ?? kg
                                                                                                                        Eye Color: Purple
                                                                                                                        Hair: Purple

                                                                                                                        --note: Used to be depicted with black hair and red eyes, but now more commonly purple-haired and purple-eyed.--

                                                                                                                        Quick Facts:

                                                                                                                          -The most successful Open Sourcer and Unix-like.
                                                                                                                          -Born in Finland in 1991, was turned over to Minix-sensei for tutoring at a young age.
                                                                                                                          -Effectively homeless, she traveled extensively throughout her youth; an experience that shaped her personality and worldview.
                                                                                                                          -Avoided the Unix Wars during her youth, allowing her to develop free of the conflict's damaging influences.
                                                                                                                          -Was powerless until her involvement with the GNU project, where she learned most of her sorcery and strategic skills.
                                                                                                                          -Her source code was made freely available, allowing her better health and many children to be created from her “genes”.
                                                                                                                          -An alliance with Apache-tan boosted her influence and made her a viable threat to the Unix dynasty.
                                                                                                                          -Initially considered harmless, her increasing power, following and growing family made her the target of suspicion and attack by mainstream Unixes.
                                                                                                                          -Since the mid 1990s has worked with Unix-sama to secure the mutual success and survival of their families.
                                                                                                                          -While best friends with Unix-sama, her relationship with most of the Unix-tans continues to be uneasy at best.
                                                                                                                          -Considered a possible heir to the Unix throne.
                                                                                                                          -Pragmatic, optimistic and idealistic, but perhaps a bit too blunt and verbose.
                                                                                                                          -Originally wielded a spear and wore a helmet, now carries a halberd and uses advanced cyber-armour.
                                                                                                                          -Prefers hand-to-hand combat in battle, instead using her sorcery in more constructive pursuits.
                                                                                                                          -Physically an older teen, athletic with long hime-cut hair. Wears white tights, a short skirt, a “compiz” cape, navy blue jacket with gold accents and similarly coloured boots.


                                                                                                                        From old Wikipedia article:
                                                                                                                        Quote
                                                                                                                        Originally seen as a bearded penguin (a reference to Tux, the penguin mascot of the kernel program Linux), the more friendly image of a girl with helmet and flippers was chosen as a human alternative. Her helmet usually has horns on it, likely a reference to the GNU operating system whose components usually combine the system programs in Linux systems (hence "GNU/Linux"). The "gear-teeth" on the helmet is a reference to KDE, a common desktop environment used with GNU/Linux. Also, the foot symbol on her shirt is a reference to GNOME, another common desktop environment. She is often seen with a spear that has flags attached representing the GRUB, LILO and GCC tools for GNU/Linux. The helmet and spear most likely reference the high level of attention to security (defensive helmet) and hacking (offensive spear) found in Linux applications.
                                                                                                                        [/list]
                                                                                                                        ========================================
                                                                                                                        Minix
                                                                                                                          Data Pending

                                                                                                                        ========================================
                                                                                                                        AIX

                                                                                                                        Known Depiction:
                                                                                                                        Bella's "OS-tan Sketchbook 5"
                                                                                                                        [/list]
                                                                                                                        ========================================
                                                                                                                        Arch Linux

                                                                                                                          From old Wikipedia article:
                                                                                                                          Quote
                                                                                                                          As there are numerous distributions of Linux, it makes sense to have a different OS-Tan for each one (or at least the popular ones).

                                                                                                                          An artist who goes by the name of juzo-kun has gone that extra step and developed a different girl for each of the 10 most popular distributions. There's one for Arch, Debian, Fedora, Gentoo, Knoppix, Mandriva, Red Hat, Slackware, Suse, and Ubuntu.
                                                                                                                          [/list]
                                                                                                                          ========================================
                                                                                                                          Bluecat Linux
                                                                                                                            Data Pending

                                                                                                                          ========================================
                                                                                                                          BSD
                                                                                                                            Data Pending

                                                                                                                          ========================================
                                                                                                                          CRUX
                                                                                                                            Data Pending

                                                                                                                          ========================================
                                                                                                                          Debian

                                                                                                                            From old Wikipedia article:
                                                                                                                            Quote
                                                                                                                            As there are numerous distributions of Linux, it makes sense to have a different OS-Tan for each one (or at least the popular ones).

                                                                                                                            An artist who goes by the name of juzo-kun has gone that extra step and developed a different girl for each of the 10 most popular distributions. There's one for Arch, Debian, Fedora, Gentoo, Knoppix, Mandriva, Red Hat, Slackware, Suse, and Ubuntu.


                                                                                                                            Known Depiction:
                                                                                                                            Juzo-kun's rendition
                                                                                                                            [/list]
                                                                                                                            ========================================
                                                                                                                            EnGarde Secure Linux
                                                                                                                              Data Pending

                                                                                                                            ========================================
                                                                                                                            Fedora Core

                                                                                                                              From old Wikipedia article:
                                                                                                                              Quote
                                                                                                                              As there are numerous distributions of Linux, it makes sense to have a different OS-Tan for each one (or at least the popular ones).

                                                                                                                              An artist who goes by the name of juzo-kun has gone that extra step and developed a different girl for each of the 10 most popular distributions. There's one for Arch, Debian, Fedora, Gentoo, Knoppix, Mandriva, Red Hat, Slackware, Suse, and Ubuntu.


                                                                                                                              Known Depictions:
                                                                                                                              +Nijiura+ design
                                                                                                                              Juzo-kun's rendition
                                                                                                                              infinity_zero's Fedora-tan minis
                                                                                                                              [/list]
                                                                                                                              ========================================
                                                                                                                              Freespire

                                                                                                                              Known Depiction:
                                                                                                                              Freespire-tan and Linspire-tan
                                                                                                                              ========================================
                                                                                                                              Gentoo

                                                                                                                                From old Wikipedia article:
                                                                                                                                Quote
                                                                                                                                As there are numerous distributions of Linux, it makes sense to have a different OS-Tan for each one (or at least the popular ones).

                                                                                                                                An artist who goes by the name of juzo-kun has gone that extra step and developed a different girl for each of the 10 most popular distributions. There's one for Arch, Debian, Fedora, Gentoo, Knoppix, Mandriva, Red Hat, Slackware, Suse, and Ubuntu.


                                                                                                                                Known Depictions:
                                                                                                                                Juzo-kun's rendition
                                                                                                                                Bella's rendition

                                                                                                                                [/list]
                                                                                                                                ========================================
                                                                                                                                GNU/HURD


                                                                                                                                Name: GNU/HURD
                                                                                                                                aka:
                                                                                                                                Debut: 1990
                                                                                                                                Height: ?? cm
                                                                                                                                Weight: ?? kg
                                                                                                                                Eye Color: Yellow
                                                                                                                                Hair: Purple

                                                                                                                                Quick Facts:

                                                                                                                                  -Works as a waitress, and studies a lot outside of work.
                                                                                                                                  -Perfectionistic, yet absentminded. Would rather not do something at all than to do it poorly.
                                                                                                                                  -A notorious procrastinator.
                                                                                                                                  -Distrusting towards the Linux distro-tans, except for Debian-tan.
                                                                                                                                  -Has a grudge against GNU/Linux-tan for stealing her fame.
                                                                                                                                  -So busy working and studying that she doesn't have time to read the news. She doesn't even know of the existence of most of the Windows-tans.
                                                                                                                                  -Has short purple hair with highlights, and wears a tuxedo.
                                                                                                                                  -When she does have spare time, she talks with other nerdy OS-tans such as BeOS-tan and QNX-tan.


                                                                                                                                Known Depiction:
                                                                                                                                Kami-Tux's rendition
                                                                                                                                Bella's "OS-tan Sketchbook 5"
                                                                                                                                Thurosis' rendition in black
                                                                                                                                Thurosis' rendition in violet
                                                                                                                                [/list]
                                                                                                                                ========================================
                                                                                                                                HP-UX
                                                                                                                                  Data Pending

                                                                                                                                ========================================
                                                                                                                                ILLIAC

                                                                                                                                Name: ILLIAC
                                                                                                                                aka: Illinois Automatic Computer
                                                                                                                                Debut: 1952
                                                                                                                                Height: 158 cm
                                                                                                                                Weight: ?? kg
                                                                                                                                Eye Color: Blue
                                                                                                                                Hair: Red-orange

                                                                                                                                Quick Facts:

                                                                                                                                  -Used to be a bright eyed and eager to learn young student known for her speed and accuracy for completing tasks. (ILLIAC I-III)
                                                                                                                                  -Never really made a comeback after her stay in hospital in the late 70's.
                                                                                                                                  -Despite her skills and potential, since the 70's has been incredibly lazy with a tendancy to slack off at work (ILLIAC IV), and feels she doesn't matter any more.
                                                                                                                                  -Has been attending school since 1951.
                                                                                                                                  -If pressed, claims vaguely to be majoring in music and physics or biology (ILLIAC I was a pioneer in computer composed music and ILLIAC III was used in physics and biology experiments)
                                                                                                                                  -Terrified of fire and explosions. (ILLIAC III burned in 1968)
                                                                                                                                  -Has a HUGE family, the only for sure living siblings are her twin ORDVAC, SMIL and BESM-san.
                                                                                                                                  -Is one of the few survivng Neumannists, although she has lapsed in practice
                                                                                                                                  -Associated with Linux-tan these days. (Trusted ILLIAC is a Linux cluster)
                                                                                                                                  -Currently her advisor is trying to encourage her to regain her old focus. (ILLIAC VI is under construction)
                                                                                                                                  -Her long association with the school cause her to occasionally forget things have changed around campus.
                                                                                                                                  -Wears round glasses, has messy hair, and dresses casually, mainly in sweatshirts, jeans and skirts.

                                                                                                                                Known Depiction:
                                                                                                                                Concept sketch "IAS-tans part 1"
                                                                                                                                [/list]
                                                                                                                                ========================================
                                                                                                                                IRIX

                                                                                                                                Known Depiction:
                                                                                                                                Bella's "OS-tan Sketchbook 5"
                                                                                                                                [/list]
                                                                                                                                ========================================
                                                                                                                                Knoppix

                                                                                                                                  From old Wikipedia article:
                                                                                                                                  Quote
                                                                                                                                  As there are numerous distributions of Linux, it makes sense to have a different OS-Tan for each one (or at least the popular ones).

                                                                                                                                  An artist who goes by the name of juzo-kun has gone that extra step and developed a different girl for each of the 10 most popular distributions. There's one for Arch, Debian, Fedora, Gentoo, Knoppix, Mandriva, Red Hat, Slackware, Suse, and Ubuntu.
                                                                                                                                  [/list]
                                                                                                                                  ========================================
                                                                                                                                  Linspire

                                                                                                                                  Sample Depictions:
                                                                                                                                  Freespire-tan and Linspire-tan
                                                                                                                                  http://ostan-collections.net/imeeji/thumbnails.php?album=6
                                                                                                                                  [/list]
                                                                                                                                  ========================================
                                                                                                                                  Linux XP

                                                                                                                                  Name: Linux XP-tan
                                                                                                                                  aka:
                                                                                                                                  debut: circa 2005
                                                                                                                                  height: unknown
                                                                                                                                  weight: ?? kg
                                                                                                                                  eye color: varies
                                                                                                                                  hair: varies

                                                                                                                                  Quick Facts:

                                                                                                                                    -Her appearance is best described as a cross between Linux, and any of the XP-tans.
                                                                                                                                    -Likes to dress up as the Windows XP-tans and imitate them, right down to the need for an activation key!
                                                                                                                                    -Criticized by her family for being shareware.
                                                                                                                                    -Is generous at first but will charge you if you consult her so many times for her help.
                                                                                                                                    -In costume, her resemblances to the XPs are uncanny, but have a few giveaways: her accent, small appetite, and dislike for yaoi.
                                                                                                                                    -Wants to befriend the Windows Family and the LUC alike, but is an outcast by both factions.
                                                                                                                                    -Friends with Linspire and Freespire, fellow Windows fangirls and outcasts.

                                                                                                                                  [/list]
                                                                                                                                  ========================================
                                                                                                                                  Mandriva

                                                                                                                                    From old Wikipedia article:
                                                                                                                                    Quote
                                                                                                                                    As there are numerous distributions of Linux, it makes sense to have a different OS-Tan for each one (or at least the popular ones).

                                                                                                                                    An artist who goes by the name of juzo-kun has gone that extra step and developed a different girl for each of the 10 most popular distributions. There's one for Arch, Debian, Fedora, Gentoo, Knoppix, Mandriva, Red Hat, Slackware, Suse, and Ubuntu.
                                                                                                                                    [/list]
                                                                                                                                    ========================================
                                                                                                                                    MKLinux
                                                                                                                                      Data Pending

                                                                                                                                    ========================================
                                                                                                                                    Nexenta
                                                                                                                                      Data Pending

                                                                                                                                    ========================================
                                                                                                                                    NimbleX
                                                                                                                                      Data Pending

                                                                                                                                    ========================================
                                                                                                                                    PC Linux OS
                                                                                                                                      Data Pending

                                                                                                                                    ========================================
                                                                                                                                    Puppy Linux

                                                                                                                                    Name: Puppy Linux
                                                                                                                                    aka: Puppy, Pup-chan
                                                                                                                                    Debut: 2005
                                                                                                                                    Height: 145 cm
                                                                                                                                    Weight: 39 kg
                                                                                                                                    Eye Color: brown
                                                                                                                                    Hair: blonde

                                                                                                                                    Quick Facts:

                                                                                                                                      -Cheerful and adventurous.
                                                                                                                                      -She speaks with an accent from her native Australia.
                                                                                                                                      -Fond of cosplay, including dressing up like Mac- and Windows-tans.
                                                                                                                                      -Resourceful and thrifty, can survive in places and on rations that other OS-tans wouldn't dare attempt to.
                                                                                                                                      -Friendly and sociable with almost everyone.
                                                                                                                                      -Physically a young girl, has golden dog ears and a tail, and wears her medium length hair in a ponytail.

                                                                                                                                    [/list]
                                                                                                                                    ========================================
                                                                                                                                    Red Flag Linux

                                                                                                                                    Known Depiction:
                                                                                                                                    Kami-Tux's rendition
                                                                                                                                    [/list]
                                                                                                                                    ========================================
                                                                                                                                    Red Hat Linux


                                                                                                                                    Name: Red Hat Linux
                                                                                                                                    aka: Red Hat Enterprise Linux
                                                                                                                                    Debut: 1994 (original), 2003 (Red Hat Enterprise)
                                                                                                                                    Height: 164 cm
                                                                                                                                    Weight: ??kg
                                                                                                                                    Eye color: red
                                                                                                                                    Hair: dark red w/ red streaks

                                                                                                                                    Quick Facts:

                                                                                                                                      -One of GNU/Linux's oldest daughters.
                                                                                                                                      -Used to be quiet and timid, but since her new lease on life in 2003, she has become a powerful and confident businesswoman.
                                                                                                                                      -Still a follower of GNU/Linux's ideals, but has done some questionable business moves, such as adopting eCOS, only to fire her caregivers and destroy her house.
                                                                                                                                      -Became the businesswoman she did so her younger sister Fedora could have a better role model to live up to than her former self.
                                                                                                                                      -One of SCO Unix's sworn enemies.
                                                                                                                                      -Has several descendants of her own, including Mandriva, PCLOS and SAM.
                                                                                                                                      -Teams up with Fedora on spy missions.
                                                                                                                                      -Carries a suitcase at nearly all times.
                                                                                                                                      -Has short red hair with highlights, wears a red fedora, a grey+red business suit, along with a trenchcoat when on missions.


                                                                                                                                    From old Wikipedia article:
                                                                                                                                    Quote
                                                                                                                                    As there are numerous distributions of Linux, it makes sense to have a different OS-Tan for each one (or at least the popular ones).

                                                                                                                                    An artist who goes by the name of juzo-kun has gone that extra step and developed a different girl for each of the 10 most popular distributions. There's one for Arch, Debian, Fedora, Gentoo, Knoppix, Mandriva, Red Hat, Slackware, Suse, and Ubuntu.


                                                                                                                                    Known Depictions:
                                                                                                                                    +Nijiura+ Design
                                                                                                                                    [/list]
                                                                                                                                    ========================================
                                                                                                                                    SAM Linux
                                                                                                                                      Data Pending

                                                                                                                                    ========================================
                                                                                                                                    SCO Unix

                                                                                                                                      Name: SCO Unix
                                                                                                                                      aka: OpenServer, OpenDesktop
                                                                                                                                      Debut:  1989
                                                                                                                                      Height: 163 cm
                                                                                                                                      Weight: 56 kg
                                                                                                                                      Eye Color: Blue
                                                                                                                                      Hair: Blue

                                                                                                                                      Quick Facts:

                                                                                                                                        -Daughter of Xenix, although the two never knew each other very well.
                                                                                                                                        -Her mother's absence fighting in the Unix Wars and subsequent death are believed to have negatively affected her already demanding personality.
                                                                                                                                        -Was always a treacherous and suspicious person, in recent years has morphed into a paranoid-delusional.
                                                                                                                                        -Sue-happy, she chooses to hassle enemies with frivolous lawsuits and legal threats.
                                                                                                                                        -Mistrusts of the Linux-tans above all others, she has been in several failed alliances with their kind.
                                                                                                                                        -Believes that GNU/Linux is a secret illegitimate blood-relative of the Unix family.
                                                                                                                                        -Rivalrous with her step-sister, UnixWare, as well as GNU/Linux, RedHat Linux, SuSE and the IBM Unixes.
                                                                                                                                        -Believes herself to be the true heir to Unix-sama (and thus, guardian of her bloodline and name).
                                                                                                                                        -Was humiliated in battle when UnixWare defeated her, winning the honour of protector of the Unix name.
                                                                                                                                        -Faces financial woes, but still manages to maintain a relatively strong position in the server market.
                                                                                                                                        -Sympathetic to the Windows-tans.
                                                                                                                                        -Dresses in plain, businesslike clothing, has short blue hair and oval glasses.


                                                                                                                                      Known Depiction:
                                                                                                                                      Bella's "OS-tan Sketchbook 5"
                                                                                                                                      [/list]
                                                                                                                                      ========================================
                                                                                                                                      Slackware

                                                                                                                                      Name: Slackware
                                                                                                                                      aka: formerly known as "Softlanding Linux System", "SLS"
                                                                                                                                      Debut: 1992 (as SLS), 1993 (as Slackware)
                                                                                                                                      Height: 168 cm
                                                                                                                                      Weight: 59 kg
                                                                                                                                      Eye Color: Brown
                                                                                                                                      Hair: Brown

                                                                                                                                      Quick Facts:

                                                                                                                                        -One of the eldest of Linux's children.
                                                                                                                                        -A mechanical whiz.
                                                                                                                                        -Has a blunt, no-nonsense personality that many people mistake for unfriendliness.
                                                                                                                                        -Generally competent, but has been known to lapse into moments of mania.
                                                                                                                                        -Feels an affinity for Unix culture and fastidiously follows the tenets of Unix Philosophy.
                                                                                                                                        -Is rather enamored with the Unix-tans themselves (especially their leader, Bell Labs Unix) and attempts to woo them whenever she can, often with comical results.
                                                                                                                                        -Wears monotone cloths, usually overalls and a toolbelt or a shirt, tie and slacks; keeps her hair in a ponytail or braid and smokes a pipe.


                                                                                                                                      Known Depictions:
                                                                                                                                      "Linux-tans no Yuutsu" by Hakori-Sanchin
                                                                                                                                      Juzo-kun's "Slackware II"
                                                                                                                                      Juzo-kun's Slackware-tan wallpaper
                                                                                                                                      Bella's "OS-tan Sketchbook 2"
                                                                                                                                      [/list]
                                                                                                                                      ========================================
                                                                                                                                      Solaris (fka, "SunOS")

                                                                                                                                      Known Depictions:
                                                                                                                                      Kami-Tux's rendition
                                                                                                                                      Solaris-san's Adventures Through the Magnifying Glass by Bella
                                                                                                                                      [/list]
                                                                                                                                      ========================================
                                                                                                                                      Sorcerer Linux
                                                                                                                                        Data Pending

                                                                                                                                      ========================================
                                                                                                                                      SUSE Linux

                                                                                                                                        From old Wikipedia article:
                                                                                                                                        Quote
                                                                                                                                        As there are numerous distributions of Linux, it makes sense to have a different OS-Tan for each one (or at least the popular ones).

                                                                                                                                        An artist who goes by the name of juzo-kun has gone that extra step and developed a different girl for each of the 10 most popular distributions. There's one for Arch, Debian, Fedora, Gentoo, Knoppix, Mandriva, Red Hat, Slackware, Suse, and Ubuntu.
                                                                                                                                        [/list]
                                                                                                                                        ========================================
                                                                                                                                        Ubuntu

                                                                                                                                          From old Wikipedia article:
                                                                                                                                          Quote
                                                                                                                                          As there are numerous distributions of Linux, it makes sense to have a different OS-Tan for each one (or at least the popular ones).

                                                                                                                                          An artist who goes by the name of juzo-kun has gone that extra step and developed a different girl for each of the 10 most popular distributions. There's one for Arch, Debian, Fedora, Gentoo, Knoppix, Mandriva, Red Hat, Slackware, Suse, and Ubuntu.
                                                                                                                                          [/list]
                                                                                                                                          ========================================
                                                                                                                                          UnixWare


                                                                                                                                            Known Depiction:
                                                                                                                                            Bella's "OS-tan Sketchbook 5"
                                                                                                                                            [/list]
                                                                                                                                            ========================================
                                                                                                                                            Xandros
                                                                                                                                              Data Pending

                                                                                                                                            ========================================
                                                                                                                                            Yellow Dog
                                                                                                                                              Data Pending

                                                                                                                                            ========================================
                                                                                                                                            Zenwalk
                                                                                                                                              Data Pending

                                                                                                                                            ========================================
                                                                                                                                            Zeus Linux
                                                                                                                                              Data Pending

                                                                                                                                            ========================================
                                                                                                                                            Bash
                                                                                                                                              Data Pending

                                                                                                                                            ========================================

                                                                                                                                            C-One

                                                                                                                                            The User Space Gang

                                                                                                                                            Plan 9

                                                                                                                                            Name: Plan 9 from Bell Labs
                                                                                                                                            aka: "Plan 9"
                                                                                                                                            Debut: 1993
                                                                                                                                            Height: 160 cm [5'3"]
                                                                                                                                            Weight: 51 kg
                                                                                                                                            Eye Color: Grey
                                                                                                                                            Hair: Light Grey

                                                                                                                                            Quick Facts:

                                                                                                                                              -Of all the Unix-tans, Plan 9 could be the most physically like Bell Labs Unix.
                                                                                                                                              -Except for their shared obsession with simplicity and elegant solutions, she has little in common with her mother.
                                                                                                                                              -This difference caused a rift between Unix-sama and Plan 9-tan, that eventually culminated with Plan 9 renouncing her position as heir to the Unix throne.
                                                                                                                                              -A nonparticipant in the Unix Wars, she advocates the need for unification and peace between all Unix-tans.
                                                                                                                                              -Has an extremely strange, but harmless, personality.
                                                                                                                                              -Has trouble expressing herself clearly and talks awkwardly.
                                                                                                                                              -Described as “alien” by her fellow OS-tans-- a label compounded by the fact that she, indeed, owns and pilots a flying saucer.
                                                                                                                                              -A necromancer.
                                                                                                                                              -Enjoys camp culture and B-horror movies, especially Ed Wood films.
                                                                                                                                              -Has white bunny-ears and short light grey hair, typically dons an astronaut outfit or a low-cut “Vampira”-style dress and wears glasses.
                                                                                                                                              -Has two daughters, Plan B and Inferno.

                                                                                                                                            [/list]
                                                                                                                                            ========================================
                                                                                                                                            DragonFlyBSD
                                                                                                                                              Data Pending

                                                                                                                                            ========================================
                                                                                                                                            FreeBSD


                                                                                                                                            Name: FreeBSD
                                                                                                                                            aka: FreeB-chan
                                                                                                                                            Debut: Nov 1993
                                                                                                                                            Height: 172 cm [5'8"]
                                                                                                                                            Weight: ?? kg
                                                                                                                                            Eye Color: Green
                                                                                                                                            Hair: Light Red

                                                                                                                                            Quick Facts:

                                                                                                                                              -The de-facto leader of the User Space Gang, her larger-than-life demeanor overshadows Plan 9.
                                                                                                                                              -Younger sister to NetBSD, and older sister to the other Open Source BSD-tans.
                                                                                                                                              -Fun-loving, highly extroverted and ambitious, and loves to take the initiative with anything.
                                                                                                                                              -Has long light red hair and wears a red minidress with long black boots and gloves.
                                                                                                                                              -Carries a shapeshifting pitchfork-flail combo weapon.
                                                                                                                                              -Laid-back and informal, to the point she's mistaken for a slacker, but is very intelligent.
                                                                                                                                              -Was drafted into the Unix Wars, but deserted.
                                                                                                                                              -Escaped arrest for desertion due to simple but clever tactics, met Plan 9, NetBSD and OpenBSD and the four of them co-founded the User Space Gang.
                                                                                                                                              -Gets along very well with the Open Source Unix-tans plus A/UX (who is closed-source but shares their ideals) but speaks little about the rest of her family.
                                                                                                                                              -Has an impressive appetite and can eat just about anything.
                                                                                                                                              -Values freedom above all.

                                                                                                                                            [/list]
                                                                                                                                            ========================================
                                                                                                                                            Inferno
                                                                                                                                              Data Pending

                                                                                                                                            ========================================
                                                                                                                                            Midnight BSD

                                                                                                                                            Name: Midnight BSD
                                                                                                                                            aka:
                                                                                                                                            Debut: unknown
                                                                                                                                            Height: 176 cm [~5'9.5"]
                                                                                                                                            Weight: ??kg
                                                                                                                                            Eye Color: Yellow
                                                                                                                                            Hair: Black

                                                                                                                                            Quick Facts:

                                                                                                                                              -Is outspoken, has a sense of humor that can range from sophisticated to downright bawdy.
                                                                                                                                              -Closest friends with OpenBSD-tan, the two love to exchange jokes and song parodies.
                                                                                                                                              -Admires NeXTSTEP-tan and sees her as a role model (Midnight BSD's GUI looks much like NeXTSTEP's)
                                                                                                                                              -Doesn't live with the rest of the User Space Gang, but affiliates with them.
                                                                                                                                              -Wears her hair up in twin buns that resemble cat ears, tied with a red ribbon.
                                                                                                                                              -Wears a light blue sleeveless kimono with a butterfly pattern and butterfly-shaped sash.

                                                                                                                                            [/list]
                                                                                                                                            ========================================
                                                                                                                                            NetBSD
                                                                                                                                              Data Pending

                                                                                                                                            ========================================
                                                                                                                                            Octopus

                                                                                                                                            Name: Octopus
                                                                                                                                            aka: Octo-chan
                                                                                                                                            Debut: unknown
                                                                                                                                            Height: 169 cm [~5'6.5"]
                                                                                                                                            Weight: ?? kg
                                                                                                                                            Eye Color: Dark Red
                                                                                                                                            Hair: Orange

                                                                                                                                            Quick Facts:

                                                                                                                                              -Is Plan B's daughter/clone and Plan 9's granddaughter.
                                                                                                                                              -Calm, focused on order and thinking outside the box.
                                                                                                                                              -Has a gentle, playful demeanor.
                                                                                                                                              -At times, she accidentally causes more chaos than she tried to stop.
                                                                                                                                              -When created, she didn't turn out how Plan B expected, and at first saw Octopus as an abomination, but soon accepted her.
                                                                                                                                              -Despite being Plan B's clone, she has a curious resemblance to Inferno.
                                                                                                                                              -Is fire-resistant and has retractable tentacles. Her hair is even prehensile, but not very functional.
                                                                                                                                              -Wears a white dress and boots with a tentacle theme to them.

                                                                                                                                            [/list]
                                                                                                                                            ========================================
                                                                                                                                            Olive BSD
                                                                                                                                              Data Pending

                                                                                                                                            ========================================
                                                                                                                                            OpenBSD
                                                                                                                                              Data Pending

                                                                                                                                            ========================================
                                                                                                                                            Plan B

                                                                                                                                            Name: Plan B
                                                                                                                                            aka:
                                                                                                                                            Debut: unknown
                                                                                                                                            Height: 160 cm [5'3"]
                                                                                                                                            Weight: ??kg
                                                                                                                                            Eye Color: Grey
                                                                                                                                            Hair: White w/ purple tips

                                                                                                                                            Quick Facts:

                                                                                                                                              -One of Plan 9's daughters, actually a clone created by Plan 9 to assist in managing the User Space Gang.
                                                                                                                                              -Sticks close to Plan 9 and writes down everything that she
                                                                                                                                            [Plan 9] says as notes to teach the young Inferno, even if it is embarrassing.
                                                                                                                                            -Is very nonchalant to the point nothing appears to surprise her.
                                                                                                                                            -Is incredibly resourceful and excels at improvising.
                                                                                                                                            -Usually quiet, but known to be the deadpan snarker of the group.
                                                                                                                                            -Has short, spiky white hair with purple tips, and perpetually droopy, dark grey eyes.
                                                                                                                                            -Wears mini-dresses with long, fin-like sleeves.
                                                                                                                                            -Taking after Plan 9-tan, she has created a clone of her own [Octopus-tan].
                                                                                                                                            [/list]
                                                                                                                                            [/list]
                                                                                                                                            ========================================

                                                                                                                                            C-Chan

                                                                                                                                            The DOSSE

                                                                                                                                            DOS/V

                                                                                                                                              Name: DOS/V-tan
                                                                                                                                              aka:  DOS/VGA
                                                                                                                                              Debut: circa 1990
                                                                                                                                              Height: 128 cm
                                                                                                                                              Weight: ?? kg
                                                                                                                                              Eye Color: Pale Green
                                                                                                                                              Hair: Grey


                                                                                                                                              Quick Facts:
                                                                                                                                                - Relative of PC-DOS/MS-DOS, with Japanese language support.
                                                                                                                                                - Keeps hair long and loose.
                                                                                                                                                - Dons black bodysuit with DOS insignia.
                                                                                                                                                - Is more outgoing than MSDOS and less standoffish than PC-DOS, but still not a socialite.
                                                                                                                                                - Is not much of a talker.
                                                                                                                                                - Has memorized more Kanji than anyone can practically use in their lifetime.
                                                                                                                                                - Loves to collect two pairs of everything.


                                                                                                                                              From old Wikipedia article:
                                                                                                                                              Quote
                                                                                                                                              DOS/V is a variant of PC-DOS designed with Japanese language support. She is about the same size as MS-DOS but has long grey or grey-blue hair and a dark bodysuit. She is also a lot less shy.


                                                                                                                                              Sample Depiction:
                                                                                                                                              http://ostan-collections.net/imeeji/albums/os-tans/DOS/dos04.jpg[/list]
                                                                                                                                              ========================================
                                                                                                                                              DR-DOS

                                                                                                                                                Name: DR DOS-tan
                                                                                                                                                aka: CP/M, Caldera OpenDOS, "Control Program for Microcomputers"
                                                                                                                                                Debut: 1976
                                                                                                                                                Height: 146 cm
                                                                                                                                                Weight: ?? kg
                                                                                                                                                Eye Color: Blue-green
                                                                                                                                                Hair: Grey

                                                                                                                                                Quick Facts:

                                                                                                                                                  -The mother of the x86 DOS-tans, and GEM's older sister.
                                                                                                                                                  -Works as a doctor for the vintage OS-tans for free, but extremely expensive to everyone else.
                                                                                                                                                  -Is hard-working yet laid-back pleasant, and motherly, but not adverse to using sadistic punishment either.
                                                                                                                                                  -Childhood friends with IMSAI 8080, who inspired her to great ambitious, at a cost...
                                                                                                                                                  -Used to be an aggressive workaholic who didn't often see her children, and outright scorned QDOS, MSDOS and PCDOS for several years.
                                                                                                                                                  -After she joined the Binteeji Renmei and DOSSE, she strived to atone for her past negligence towards her children and get to know them, especially towards QDOS, who she hurt the most.
                                                                                                                                                  -Helped her sister GEM recover from traumatic experiences.
                                                                                                                                                  -Had multiple name changes and had moved to multiple different companies, including Novell where she became a colleague of Netware and UnixWare.
                                                                                                                                                  -Tallest of the DOS-tans, has long grey hair in pigtails, and wears a stylized doctor's uniform with a nurse's hat.
                                                                                                                                                  -Wears hair clips alluding to her original name: CP/M.


                                                                                                                                                Known Depiction:
                                                                                                                                                C-Chan's Preconcept Chibi Rendition [full version][/list]
                                                                                                                                                ========================================
                                                                                                                                                FreeDOS

                                                                                                                                                Known Depiction:
                                                                                                                                                C-quel's Chibi Rendition
                                                                                                                                                [/list]
                                                                                                                                                ========================================
                                                                                                                                                PC-DOS

                                                                                                                                                  C-Chan's Preconcept Chibi Rendition [full version][/list]
                                                                                                                                                  ========================================
                                                                                                                                                  PTS-DOS

                                                                                                                                                    Name: PTS-DOS
                                                                                                                                                    aka:
                                                                                                                                                    Debut: 1993  
                                                                                                                                                    Height: 135 cm
                                                                                                                                                    Weight: ?? kg
                                                                                                                                                    Eye Color: Lilac
                                                                                                                                                    Hair: Light Blue

                                                                                                                                                    Quick Facts:

                                                                                                                                                      -Speaks entirely in Russian, but understands other languages too.
                                                                                                                                                      -Likes to be around others, even if she can't always reply to them.
                                                                                                                                                      -Taking advantage of language barriers, she likes to jokingly point out the obvious or speaks in non-sequiturs.
                                                                                                                                                      -Is a prankster with a mischievous streak.
                                                                                                                                                      -However, she usually keeps to herself.
                                                                                                                                                      -Is sharp, witty and knowledgeable in history, philosophy and the arts, but appears offish and apathetic to those that cannot understand her.
                                                                                                                                                      -Even though she can't communicate with most OS-tans (including her sisters), she cares a lot about her peers very much and gladly helps them.
                                                                                                                                                      -A master of reverse engineering, and can work wonders with technology that seems impossible to decipher and software that seem impossible to duplicate.
                                                                                                                                                      -Wears a traditional Russian school uniform and keeps her hair braided and decorated with floral hair clips.
                                                                                                                                                      -PCDOS considers her a close friend who she can talk about her problems to.


                                                                                                                                                    Known Depiction:
                                                                                                                                                    C-Chan's Preconcept Chibi Rendition [full version][/list]
                                                                                                                                                    ========================================
                                                                                                                                                    QDOS


                                                                                                                                                    Name:QDOS
                                                                                                                                                    aka:  86-DOS
                                                                                                                                                    Debut: circa 1980
                                                                                                                                                    Height: 92 cm
                                                                                                                                                    Weight: ?? kg
                                                                                                                                                    Eye Color: Grey
                                                                                                                                                    Hair: Dark green

                                                                                                                                                    Quick Facts:

                                                                                                                                                      -The oldest of DR-DOS's daughters, but is the smallest and seems the youngest.
                                                                                                                                                      -Has short green hair decorated with metal accessories, and has glasses that double as goggles.
                                                                                                                                                      -Wears a schoolgirl outfit with a tool belt.
                                                                                                                                                      -Was taken in by the Microsoft-IBM Family for a few days.
                                                                                                                                                      -MSDOS and PCDOS were cloned from her, and QDOS was abandoned after their creation.
                                                                                                                                                      -Survived in a junkyard for several years but is physically and mentally stunted.
                                                                                                                                                      -A miracle mechanic that can repair anything. The results aren't always smooth but get the job done.
                                                                                                                                                      -Cheerful and fearless, incapable of feeling hate towards anyone or anything.
                                                                                                                                                      -Has always been happy since reuniting with her family.


                                                                                                                                                    Known Depiction:
                                                                                                                                                    C-Chan's Preconcept Chibi Rendition [full version][/list]
                                                                                                                                                    ========================================
                                                                                                                                                    ROM-DOS


                                                                                                                                                    Name: ROM-DOS
                                                                                                                                                    aka:
                                                                                                                                                    Debut: 1989
                                                                                                                                                    Height: 117 cm
                                                                                                                                                    Weight: ?? kg
                                                                                                                                                    Eye Color: Purple  
                                                                                                                                                    Hair: Purple

                                                                                                                                                    Quick Facts:

                                                                                                                                                      -Is hot-headed, highly ambitious and determined.
                                                                                                                                                      -Has her hair tied in 5 ponytails, with functional metal hair clips she can attach small devices to.
                                                                                                                                                      -Wears a red+black streamlined school uniform, and a hi-tech monocle.
                                                                                                                                                      -Has the ability to control, manipulate and disable electronics.
                                                                                                                                                      -The most aggressive of the DOS-tans, she is willing and able to fight against aggressors head-on.
                                                                                                                                                      -Very competitive, is rivals with TRON, eCOS, OS-9 and QNX.
                                                                                                                                                      -Doesn't have a good track record against her rivals, nor is she good at planning ahead.
                                                                                                                                                      -Determined to make money by any means necessary, with the hopes of buying back QDOS's source code and treating her incompleteness.
                                                                                                                                                      -Gets along well with her sisters, especially QDOS, who she is very protective of.


                                                                                                                                                    Known Depiction:
                                                                                                                                                    C-quel's Chibi Rendition
                                                                                                                                                    [/list]
                                                                                                                                                    ========================================

                                                                                                                                                    C-One

                                                                                                                                                    The Mainframe Guild

                                                                                                                                                    BESM

                                                                                                                                                    Name: BESM
                                                                                                                                                    aka: Ð'ольшая Электронно-СчÑ'тная Машина
                                                                                                                                                    Debut: ?
                                                                                                                                                    Height: 181 cm
                                                                                                                                                    Weight: ?? kg
                                                                                                                                                    Eye Color: Green
                                                                                                                                                    Hair: Black

                                                                                                                                                    Quick Facts:

                                                                                                                                                      -Outcast member of the IAS family. (Soviet computer, considering IAS Machine's political beliefs....)
                                                                                                                                                      -Unlike BESK, is multilingual, including English. (widely exported throughout Eastern Europe)
                                                                                                                                                      -Very arrogant and a braggert, insists she's always been and always will be better then her sisters. (Claimed to be better then US contemporaries of the 70's)
                                                                                                                                                      -Attempted to challenge CDC6600 & SCOPE for fastest computer in the world, but lost.
                                                                                                                                                      -As fond of jokes as IAS, often regales listeners with tales of her past works.
                                                                                                                                                      -Beloved by her users, friend to many European OS's.
                                                                                                                                                      -Not afraid to work hard at any number of tasks.
                                                                                                                                                      -Second tallest of the IAS-tans.
                                                                                                                                                      -Wears her hair in a bun, wears a grey overcoat with a striped sweater and casual slacks.
                                                                                                                                                      -Almost always smiling.


                                                                                                                                                    Known Depiction:
                                                                                                                                                    Concept sketch "IAS-tans part 1"
                                                                                                                                                    [/list]
                                                                                                                                                    ========================================
                                                                                                                                                    CP/CMS
                                                                                                                                                      Data Pending

                                                                                                                                                    ========================================
                                                                                                                                                    Cray-1

                                                                                                                                                    Name: Cray-1-tan
                                                                                                                                                    aka:
                                                                                                                                                    Debut: 1976
                                                                                                                                                    Height: 213 cm
                                                                                                                                                    Weight: ?? kg
                                                                                                                                                    Eye Color:  Silver
                                                                                                                                                    Hair: Light Blue

                                                                                                                                                    Known Depictions:
                                                                                                                                                    Early concept sketch
                                                                                                                                                    Cameo appearance in "Mainframe OS-tan concept sketches 2"
                                                                                                                                                    [/list]
                                                                                                                                                    ========================================
                                                                                                                                                    IAS

                                                                                                                                                    Name: IAS-sama
                                                                                                                                                    aka: "Institute for Advanced Study Machine"
                                                                                                                                                    Debut:  1951
                                                                                                                                                    Height: 163 cm
                                                                                                                                                    Weight: ?? kg
                                                                                                                                                    Eye Color: Gold
                                                                                                                                                    Hair: Silver

                                                                                                                                                    Quick Facts:
                                                                                                                                                      -Mother of the large IAS machine family, proud of her children and their descendants. Except for BESM.
                                                                                                                                                      -Avowed enemy of her cousin, the Manchester Small-Scale Experimental machine.
                                                                                                                                                      -Has a poor sense of time and trouble keeping up with assignments, but proud of her advanced design and achievements.
                                                                                                                                                      -Speaks Hungarian and English, occasionally slipping between the two.
                                                                                                                                                      -Interested and knowledgeable in a wide range of scientific fields.
                                                                                                                                                      -Too fond of explosions for her daughter ILLIAC's taste.
                                                                                                                                                      -Likes to play games and tell limericks.
                                                                                                                                                      -Far more conservative politically then most of her colleagues.
                                                                                                                                                      -Sometimes overindulges in food and drink.
                                                                                                                                                      -Likes to drive, but forbidden to. Settles for the occasional trip with the good doctor.
                                                                                                                                                      -Renowned for her ability to mimic "normal" people, sometimes used in conjunction with her fondness for playing games.
                                                                                                                                                      -Embarrassed by being afflicted with von Neumann Bottleneck.
                                                                                                                                                      -Described as being rather imposing, average height, slightly overweight, and dresses in conservative business attire all the time.

                                                                                                                                                    Known Depictions:
                                                                                                                                                    Aurora's rendition
                                                                                                                                                    [/list]
                                                                                                                                                    ========================================
                                                                                                                                                    KRONOS

                                                                                                                                                    Name: CDC KRONOS-kun
                                                                                                                                                    aka:
                                                                                                                                                    Debut: circa 1970's
                                                                                                                                                    Height: ?? cm
                                                                                                                                                    Weight: ?? kg
                                                                                                                                                    Eye Color: Blue
                                                                                                                                                    Hair: Blond

                                                                                                                                                    Quick Facts:

                                                                                                                                                      -Direct son of MACE-kun, but are mostly opposite personality-wise.
                                                                                                                                                      -More modest and tries to keep the peace amongst the others. SCOPE-sama considers him her second in command.
                                                                                                                                                      -Extremely time conscious, doesn't put up with tardiness.
                                                                                                                                                      -A shrewd businessmen, quite popular with the customers, who managed to secure his position within the family.
                                                                                                                                                      -Wears glasses, a top hat and three-piece suit. Always has a watch with him.


                                                                                                                                                    Known Depictions:
                                                                                                                                                    Concept sketch
                                                                                                                                                    [/list]
                                                                                                                                                    ========================================
                                                                                                                                                    MACE

                                                                                                                                                    Name: MACE-kun
                                                                                                                                                    aka: "Mansfield and Cahlander Executive"
                                                                                                                                                    Debut: circa 1960's
                                                                                                                                                    Height: 176 cm
                                                                                                                                                    Weight: ?? kg
                                                                                                                                                    Eye Color: Blue
                                                                                                                                                    Hair: Blond

                                                                                                                                                    Quick Facts:

                                                                                                                                                      -The loose cannon of the CDC family.
                                                                                                                                                      -Intense personality; loud, boisterous, arrogant and self assured. The opposite of his twin sister SCOPE-sama.
                                                                                                                                                      -Adaptable, takes change easily and willing to help others understand whats going on, despite his arrogance.
                                                                                                                                                      -Proud of his roots as a single programmer's off hour project, considers his accomplishments superior to the others.
                                                                                                                                                      -"Working Man's OS", created at an assembly plant, not a lab. Despite this, he isn't as hands on as SCOPE-sama.
                                                                                                                                                      -Likes to wear work clothes, has bright shiny teeth, almost always grinning . Is of medium height and rather stocky.


                                                                                                                                                    Known Depictions:
                                                                                                                                                    Concept sketch
                                                                                                                                                    [/list]
                                                                                                                                                    ========================================
                                                                                                                                                    MCP


                                                                                                                                                    Name: Burroughs MCP
                                                                                                                                                    aka: "Master Control Program"
                                                                                                                                                    Debut: 1961
                                                                                                                                                    Height: 178 cm
                                                                                                                                                    Weight: 81kg
                                                                                                                                                    Eye Color: hazel
                                                                                                                                                    Hair: dark red

                                                                                                                                                    Quick Facts:

                                                                                                                                                      -Born 1961, matured into her current self in the 1970s
                                                                                                                                                      -Friendly, but to-the-point.
                                                                                                                                                      -A very independent worker, sometimes to the point of snubbing co-workers who want to help out.
                                                                                                                                                      -Can't stand an idle moment, might be considered a bit of an a-type personality by some.
                                                                                                                                                      -Practised some type of primitive "open sourcery". (MCP source was provided to all licensees, many of whom contributed to MCP's programming)
                                                                                                                                                      -Ahead of her time (MCP implemented features only now becoming widespread)
                                                                                                                                                      -Still alive today. (MCP's latest stable release was in 2008)
                                                                                                                                                      -Tall and heavily built. (MCP ran on some or the largest Burroughs mainframes)
                                                                                                                                                      -Keeps up with the times: her dress style has changed to keep up with current trends over the last five decades.
                                                                                                                                                      -Best friends with CANDE-kun.

                                                                                                                                                    [/list]
                                                                                                                                                    ========================================
                                                                                                                                                    NOS


                                                                                                                                                    Name: NOS-tan
                                                                                                                                                    aka: "Network Operating System"
                                                                                                                                                    Debut: 1970's
                                                                                                                                                    Height: 166 cm
                                                                                                                                                    Weight: ?? kg
                                                                                                                                                    Eye Color:  Blue
                                                                                                                                                    Hair: Brown

                                                                                                                                                    Quick Facts:
                                                                                                                                                      -The second (and more successful) usurper of control from SCOPE-sama (the other being SPIROS).
                                                                                                                                                      -Arch-enemies against SCOPE and KRONOS, has attempted to massacre them.
                                                                                                                                                      -Was defeated by SCOPE and KRONOS in battle, forcing her to accept a lesser position in the family.
                                                                                                                                                      -Even more arrogant then MACE, but not quite as personable.
                                                                                                                                                      -Pretty much despised by the other CDC-tans.
                                                                                                                                                      -One of the most arrogant and violent among the Mainframes, regarded as a diabolical mastermind.
                                                                                                                                                      -Known to impersonate her rivals, frequently wears wigs as part of a disguise. Her usual outfits are flamboyant, frilly gowns.
                                                                                                                                                      -Has stitching on her body similar to SCOPE's, but less noticeable.


                                                                                                                                                    Known Depiction:
                                                                                                                                                    Concept sketch
                                                                                                                                                    Wiki avatar scrap art
                                                                                                                                                    [/list]
                                                                                                                                                    ========================================
                                                                                                                                                    NOS/VE

                                                                                                                                                    Known Depiction:
                                                                                                                                                    Concept sketch: "Mainframe-tan designs"
                                                                                                                                                    [/list]
                                                                                                                                                    ========================================
                                                                                                                                                    NTT DIPS
                                                                                                                                                      Data Pending

                                                                                                                                                    ========================================
                                                                                                                                                    ORDVAC

                                                                                                                                                    Name: ORDVAC-tan
                                                                                                                                                    aka:
                                                                                                                                                    Debut: 1952
                                                                                                                                                    Height: 158 cm
                                                                                                                                                    Weight: ?? kg
                                                                                                                                                    Eye Color:  Light blue
                                                                                                                                                    Hair: Light orange

                                                                                                                                                    Quick Facts:
                                                                                                                                                      -Twin sister of ILLIAC-senpai, grew up with her and often talk via phone.
                                                                                                                                                      -Misses her family more then ILLIAC seems to.
                                                                                                                                                      -Clumsy and accident prone, but fast.
                                                                                                                                                      -Retains more of the dedicated, hard working, and cheerful personality of ILLIAC.
                                                                                                                                                      -Likes to pitch in and help her staff any way she can.
                                                                                                                                                      -Another one of the IAS Family who likes things that go boom.
                                                                                                                                                      -At least as good a mathamtician as MANIAC-san, minus the insanity.
                                                                                                                                                      -Spells in her own "unique" way. (hexadecimal represented in odd manners)
                                                                                                                                                      -Excellant aviation & missile engineer. Also technically in the Army, doesn't really seem to be.
                                                                                                                                                      -Strongly resembles her twin sister, but often seen with bandages or a cast, has a lighter hair color, and usually wears an army helmet.


                                                                                                                                                    Known Depiction:
                                                                                                                                                    Concept sketch "IAS-tans part 1"
                                                                                                                                                    [/list]
                                                                                                                                                    ========================================
                                                                                                                                                    OS/360


                                                                                                                                                    Name: Operating System/360
                                                                                                                                                    aka: "OS/360"
                                                                                                                                                    Debut: 1966
                                                                                                                                                    Height: 173 cm
                                                                                                                                                    Weight: ?? kg
                                                                                                                                                    Eye Color:  Grey
                                                                                                                                                    Hair: Dark Grey

                                                                                                                                                    Quick Facts:

                                                                                                                                                      -Mildly schizophrenic, generally finds it difficult to multitask, and is notoriously clumsy.
                                                                                                                                                      -Secure in her belief in IBM's superiority over their competitors, and is prone to spouting company rhetoric. Known to be boisterous, yet easier to get along with than her older sisters.
                                                                                                                                                      -Skilled at a variety of governmental and scientific functions.
                                                                                                                                                      -Is almost immortal.
                                                                                                                                                      -Has excellent communication skills, and is popular with other mainframe OS-tans, and also good at talking with modern PC-tans.
                                                                                                                                                      -However, she is very possessive and territorial, sworn enemy of MTS-tan and all other third-party OS-tans who wish to use her equipment (IBM System/360 mainframes).
                                                                                                                                                      -Has long dark grey hair, wears a long and frilly grey blouse patterned after the System/360 mainframe, pearl jewelry, hoop earrings, and a long blue+black plaid skirt.


                                                                                                                                                    Known Depictions:
                                                                                                                                                    Concept sketch
                                                                                                                                                    Assorted mainframe-tan sketches
                                                                                                                                                    Wiki avatar scrap art
                                                                                                                                                    System/360 sisters
                                                                                                                                                    [/list]

                                                                                                                                                    ========================================
                                                                                                                                                    RCA TSOS


                                                                                                                                                    Name: RCA TSOS
                                                                                                                                                    aka: "VS/9", "BS2000", "Time Sharing Operating System"
                                                                                                                                                    Debut: 1966
                                                                                                                                                    Height: 164 cm
                                                                                                                                                    Weight: ?? kg
                                                                                                                                                    Eye Color:  Brown
                                                                                                                                                    Hair: Black

                                                                                                                                                    Quick Facts:

                                                                                                                                                      -Is patient and polite.
                                                                                                                                                      -Enjoys TV and radio programs, listens to 8-track tapes and has expansive entertainment industry trivia knowledge.
                                                                                                                                                      -Time conscious, always watching the clock.
                                                                                                                                                      -Insecure of her identity, not sure where she belongs. Has moved from company to company before finally settling at IBM.
                                                                                                                                                      -Friendlier than most IBM-tans, but demonstrates passive-aggressive behavior towards them, especially OS/360-tan. Yet, she and OS/360 have a love-hate relationship towards each other.
                                                                                                                                                      -Has threatened Unisys with revenge numerous times, but hasn't shown any dislike towards OS 2200-tan for some reason.
                                                                                                                                                      -Has long black hair worn straight.
                                                                                                                                                      -Wears a red+white dress with a lightning bolt pattern. Her dress looks like a cross between a dirndl and a kimono.


                                                                                                                                                    Known Depictions:
                                                                                                                                                    Concept sketch
                                                                                                                                                    Assorted mainframe-tan sketches
                                                                                                                                                    Wiki avatar scrap art
                                                                                                                                                    [/list]
                                                                                                                                                    ========================================
                                                                                                                                                    SCOPE

                                                                                                                                                    Name: SCOPE-sama
                                                                                                                                                    aka: "Supervisory Control Of Program Execution"
                                                                                                                                                    Debut:  1963
                                                                                                                                                    Height: 196 cm
                                                                                                                                                    Weight: ?? kg
                                                                                                                                                    Eye Color:  Red
                                                                                                                                                    Hair: Multicolored
                                                                                                                                                    Other Notes: Also represents COS ("Chippewa Operating System") which SCOPE is based off of.

                                                                                                                                                    Quick Facts:


                                                                                                                                                      -Shown very little love or respect by her family
                                                                                                                                                    [the CDC family], but has over time risen to become their leader, and the most successful CDC-tan, despite not getting any respect from her descendants.
                                                                                                                                                    Has an inferiority complex that wasn't entirely unjustified and feels the need to prove herself.
                                                                                                                                                    -Likes to test and mess around with experiments, and is quite good at it.
                                                                                                                                                    -Greatly satisfied by the defeat of the rival/usurper SPIROS-tan. Also defeated NOS-tan, another usurper and arch-rival.
                                                                                                                                                    -A great believer in "the right to rise", and prone to giving motivational speeches.
                                                                                                                                                    -Has a love/hate relationship with her own employees.
                                                                                                                                                    -Is a fast runner, great at multitasking, and good at delegating tasks to her assistants.
                                                                                                                                                    -An associate of the Cray-tans, and is good friends with Cray-1-tan.
                                                                                                                                                    -Has visible stitches on her arms; has wild and messy hair in several different colors. Her eyes are always wide-open.
                                                                                                                                                    -Dresses simply but well; reflecting her success, but doesn't like to show off. [/list]

                                                                                                                                                    Known Depictions:
                                                                                                                                                    Concept sketch: "Mainframe-tan designs"
                                                                                                                                                    Aurora's rendition
                                                                                                                                                    [/list]
                                                                                                                                                    ========================================

                                                                                                                                                    VM/CMS


                                                                                                                                                    Name: VM/CMS-tan
                                                                                                                                                    aka: "VM"
                                                                                                                                                    Debut: 1972
                                                                                                                                                    Height: 161 cm
                                                                                                                                                    Weight: ?? kg
                                                                                                                                                    Eye Color:  Light Green
                                                                                                                                                    Hair: Black

                                                                                                                                                    Quick Facts:

                                                                                                                                                      -Daughter/younger sister/(???) of CP/CMS-tan.
                                                                                                                                                      -An outgoing and exceedingly pleasant woman, is polite and accommodating to other OS-tans.
                                                                                                                                                      -Hard-working, often wears herself out with her work.
                                                                                                                                                      -Has some abilities similar to TSS/360-tan in that she can manifest virtual familiars for battle, usually just uses them to serve tea.
                                                                                                                                                      -Usually serves as a direct assistant to IBM -tans and others.
                                                                                                                                                      -Close companion of IBM AIX-tan.
                                                                                                                                                      -Quite competent at her job, but has some self esteem issues ("At one time, CMS was capable of running on a bare machine, as a true operating system (though of course nobody would do this)") leading to her dedication to serving others.
                                                                                                                                                      -Would typically use very polite speech.
                                                                                                                                                      -Keeps her hair usually tied in braids, wears casual dresses with an apron patterned after the System/370 mainframe console.
                                                                                                                                                      -Carries around a green teddy bear.


                                                                                                                                                    Known Depiction:
                                                                                                                                                    Concept sketch
                                                                                                                                                    Wiki avatar scrap art
                                                                                                                                                    [/list]
                                                                                                                                                    ========================================
                                                                                                                                                    VSE (fka: DOS/360)

                                                                                                                                                    Name: VSE-tan
                                                                                                                                                    aka: "DOS/360"
                                                                                                                                                    Debut: 1966
                                                                                                                                                    Height: 172 cm
                                                                                                                                                    Weight: ?? kg
                                                                                                                                                    Eye Color:  Blue
                                                                                                                                                    Hair: Black

                                                                                                                                                    Quick Facts:

                                                                                                                                                      -One of the second generation System/360 sisters, and is the other surviving one.
                                                                                                                                                      -Generally treated as an equal by OS/360-tan, her right hand comrade.
                                                                                                                                                      -Gifted speaker, commands the loyalty of terminals, and has a devoted following as a result.
                                                                                                                                                      -Occasionally referred to as GECOS's mother, for some reason (Hacker's Jargon File states GECOS was a copy of DOS/360, which isn't true)
                                                                                                                                                      -Easy going, very steadfast and trustworthy. The most happy-go-lucky of the IBM-tans.
                                                                                                                                                      -Hard of hearing, has to be told things over and over (lacked a loader)
                                                                                                                                                      -Capable of moving extremely fast to a specific target
                                                                                                                                                      -Served as a scout to the IBM forces
                                                                                                                                                      -While on assignment, formed the DOSSE faction to unite the DOS-tans she shared a namesake with.
                                                                                                                                                      -Handwriting almost indecipherable (JCL was hard for programmers to use)
                                                                                                                                                      -Wears fancy dresses, keeps her hair in pigtails.
                                                                                                                                                    [/list]
                                                                                                                                                    ========================================
                                                                                                                                                    Z/OS
                                                                                                                                                      Data Pending

                                                                                                                                                    ========================================

                                                                                                                                                    C-Chan

                                                                                                                                                    The CIOST

                                                                                                                                                    VMS


                                                                                                                                                    Name: OpenVMS
                                                                                                                                                    aka: "VAX Monitoring System", "VMS"
                                                                                                                                                    Debut: 1977
                                                                                                                                                    Height: 173 cm
                                                                                                                                                    Weight: 64 kg
                                                                                                                                                    Eye Color: Purple
                                                                                                                                                    Hair: Dark blue, grey highlights

                                                                                                                                                    Quick Facts:

                                                                                                                                                      -The last native DEC OS-tans to be employed after the breakup of her company.
                                                                                                                                                      -Was a military officer during her days at DEC, but has since become a vigilante.
                                                                                                                                                      -She wielded a rapier during her youth but has since switched to a large cleaver/longsword hybrid, as well as a variety of knives.
                                                                                                                                                      -One of the most powerful OS-tans in the world, VMS-tan relies on strength and strategy over agility.
                                                                                                                                                      -Has an outwardly cold, misanthropic and cheerless disposition.
                                                                                                                                                      -Has an obsession with security and self-defense that borders on paranoia.
                                                                                                                                                      -Known to be rather brutal and merciless in her treatment of viruses, crackers and skiddies.
                                                                                                                                                      -Loves sharks, spending time on the ocean and scuba dives in her spare time.
                                                                                                                                                      -Is rumoured to play a wicked game of Scrabble.
                                                                                                                                                      -Has one daughter, Windows NT-tan, who was created unbeknownst to her.
                                                                                                                                                      -The leader of the technologically advanced, but otherwise ragtag Confederation of independent OS-tans (CIOST).
                                                                                                                                                      -Wears mostly dark coloured clothing; she typically keeps her hair tied in a ponytail, and is of an average (if not rather muscular) build.

                                                                                                                                                    [/list]
                                                                                                                                                    ========================================
                                                                                                                                                    Amoeba
                                                                                                                                                      Data Pending

                                                                                                                                                    ========================================
                                                                                                                                                    AOS
                                                                                                                                                      Data Pending

                                                                                                                                                    ========================================
                                                                                                                                                    Argante
                                                                                                                                                      Data Pending

                                                                                                                                                    ========================================
                                                                                                                                                    BeOS
                                                                                                                                                      Data Pending

                                                                                                                                                    ========================================
                                                                                                                                                    DG/UX
                                                                                                                                                      Data Pending

                                                                                                                                                    ========================================
                                                                                                                                                    eCOS
                                                                                                                                                      Data Pending

                                                                                                                                                    ========================================
                                                                                                                                                    EPOC
                                                                                                                                                      Data Pending

                                                                                                                                                    ========================================
                                                                                                                                                    FreeVMS
                                                                                                                                                      Data Pending

                                                                                                                                                    ========================================
                                                                                                                                                    GECOS
                                                                                                                                                      Data Pending

                                                                                                                                                    ========================================
                                                                                                                                                    IMSAI 8080

                                                                                                                                                    Name: IMSAI 8080
                                                                                                                                                    aka:
                                                                                                                                                    Debut: Dec 1975
                                                                                                                                                    Height: 142 cm
                                                                                                                                                    Weight: ?? kg
                                                                                                                                                    Eye Color: Violet
                                                                                                                                                    Hair: White

                                                                                                                                                    Quick Facts:

                                                                                                                                                      -Usually has a stoic and edgy attitude, but can also be kind to others.
                                                                                                                                                      -A good tactician, skilled with modern technology and has connections to important information networks. (The original IMSAI 8080 is still supported by its parent company, and a modernized version is being made)
                                                                                                                                                      -A former megalomaniac, in her prime she was a military engineer who led over her territory with a dictatorship, with plans of mind control and world domination.
                                                                                                                                                      -Was arch-rivals with Altair, but both faded into obscurity by the early 80's.
                                                                                                                                                      -Lost out to user-friendlier competitors (i.e: PET, Apple II) and nearly met her demise due to faulty technology.
                                                                                                                                                      -DR-DOS's childhood friend and mentor, who she inspired to be ambitious and powerful, though with unintended consequences she regrets.
                                                                                                                                                      -Felt hopeless as a wanderer, joined the CIOST in the early 2000's which gave her new feelings of hope along with the desire to improve herself and help others, especially fellow underdogs.
                                                                                                                                                      -Helps the various CIOST members stay in contact with each other.
                                                                                                                                                      -Friends with BeOS, MenuetOS and Apple III, DR-DOS, and has also reconciled with Altair in recent years.
                                                                                                                                                      -Has her hair decorated with a teal headband and alternating red and blue hair clips.
                                                                                                                                                      -Her outfit is modeled after the IMSAI 8080's color scheme, notably her long-sleeved shirt is modeled after the layout of the red+blue switches on the front.

                                                                                                                                                    [/list]
                                                                                                                                                    ========================================
                                                                                                                                                    MenuetOS
                                                                                                                                                      Data Pending

                                                                                                                                                    ========================================
                                                                                                                                                    MPE
                                                                                                                                                      Data Pending

                                                                                                                                                    ========================================
                                                                                                                                                    NEXTSTEP
                                                                                                                                                      Data Pending

                                                                                                                                                    ========================================
                                                                                                                                                    NoNameOS
                                                                                                                                                      Data Pending

                                                                                                                                                    ========================================
                                                                                                                                                    Oberon
                                                                                                                                                      Data Pending

                                                                                                                                                    ========================================
                                                                                                                                                    OpenVME


                                                                                                                                                    Name: OpenVME
                                                                                                                                                    aka: "Virtual Machine Environment"
                                                                                                                                                    Debut: mid-1970's
                                                                                                                                                    Height: 158 cm
                                                                                                                                                    Weight: ?? kg
                                                                                                                                                    Eye Color: Blue-grey
                                                                                                                                                    Hair: Blonde

                                                                                                                                                    Quick Facts:

                                                                                                                                                      -Normally whimsical and easily distracted, but can get aggressive. (unfinished version was supposed to be fault tolerant)
                                                                                                                                                      -Leads to Buffy-speak.
                                                                                                                                                      -Can be snobby, considers herself better then Unix or Windows derivatives.
                                                                                                                                                      -One of the IBM-tan's many enemies.
                                                                                                                                                      -Never has been awfully successful, and doesn't really have many friends.
                                                                                                                                                      -Prefers to remain above the petty bickering of others, and eat pastries.
                                                                                                                                                      -Has undergone a series of rather serious experimental surgeries, leading to an.... interesting internal arrangement (system's been overhauled, rebuilt, and combined a lot)
                                                                                                                                                      -At one point, someone tried to graft Unix type wings on her. (see above)
                                                                                                                                                      -Changes labels around on her friends or enemies belongings.
                                                                                                                                                      -A skilled civil engineer, designs and constructs her own buildings. (QuickBuild application)
                                                                                                                                                      -Wears a steampunk-style outfit with layers of clothing, and has heavy plastic-rimmed glasses. Her eyes are usually bloodshot.
                                                                                                                                                      -Has mismatched wings. One is a black owl wing, the other some sort of white wing, neither of which retract, both wing roots are surrounded by scars and metal.

                                                                                                                                                    [/list]
                                                                                                                                                    ========================================
                                                                                                                                                    OS-9
                                                                                                                                                      Data Pending

                                                                                                                                                    ========================================
                                                                                                                                                    PRIMOS

                                                                                                                                                    Name: Primos
                                                                                                                                                    aka: PR1MOS, DOS(VM), Multics-in-a-Shoebox
                                                                                                                                                    Debut: ~mid 1970s
                                                                                                                                                    Height: 163 cm [5'4'']
                                                                                                                                                    Weight: 54.5 kg [120lb]
                                                                                                                                                    Eye Color: green
                                                                                                                                                    Hair: black

                                                                                                                                                    Quick Facts:

                                                                                                                                                      -A Natick, Massachusetts native.
                                                                                                                                                      -Shy and demure, spent little time in the public spotlight.
                                                                                                                                                      -Capable of living off sparse resources.
                                                                                                                                                      -Fond of Multics, her spiritual ancestor.
                                                                                                                                                      -Friends with Honeywell Kitchen Computer, Domain/OS and the Wang-tans.
                                                                                                                                                      -Adaptable and inventive.
                                                                                                                                                      -Seems perfectly happy living “under the radar”.
                                                                                                                                                      -Thinks it's a waste of emotion to feel sorrow for the demise of her company, PR1ME.
                                                                                                                                                      -Physically in her early 20s, short flipped black hair, wears simplified Rococo-style fashion, typically a bit tattered, with 1980s twists. Can easily live out of a suitcase.

                                                                                                                                                    [/list]
                                                                                                                                                    ========================================
                                                                                                                                                    RDOS
                                                                                                                                                      Data Pending

                                                                                                                                                    ========================================
                                                                                                                                                    RSX

                                                                                                                                                    Name: RSX
                                                                                                                                                    aka: RSX-11
                                                                                                                                                    Debut: 1972
                                                                                                                                                    Height: 170 cm
                                                                                                                                                    Weight: 56 kg
                                                                                                                                                    Eye Color: Blue-grey
                                                                                                                                                    Hair: black, turned grey

                                                                                                                                                    Quick Facts:

                                                                                                                                                      -Is the biological daughter of Bunker Ramo RW-300 Control System-tan, but never knew her mother. Was raised at DEC by DOS/Batch 11-tan.
                                                                                                                                                      -Mother of OpenVMS and VAXELN.
                                                                                                                                                      -Has a serene but rather emotionless demeanour; but was nothing short of devoted to her own children.
                                                                                                                                                      -A skilled swordfighter, she carried a backsword.
                                                                                                                                                      -She also trained many of the younger-generation DEC-tans in swordfighting.
                                                                                                                                                      -Has geomancy skills, specializing in air control.
                                                                                                                                                      -Physically a mature woman in her mid-to-late 30s, wears glasses and medium-length braided hair usually tied into a ponytail. She begrudgingly donned a military uniform during her time at DEC, but now prefers light clothing like long sundresses and sandals.

                                                                                                                                                    [/list]
                                                                                                                                                    ========================================
                                                                                                                                                    SkyOS
                                                                                                                                                      Data Pending

                                                                                                                                                    ========================================
                                                                                                                                                    TinyOS
                                                                                                                                                      Data Pending

                                                                                                                                                    ========================================
                                                                                                                                                    TOPS-20

                                                                                                                                                    Name: TOPS-20
                                                                                                                                                    aka: Tenex, Twenex, 20x
                                                                                                                                                    Debut: 1969
                                                                                                                                                    Height: 165 cm [5'5'']
                                                                                                                                                    Weight: 56kg [125lb]
                                                                                                                                                    Eye Color: blue
                                                                                                                                                    Hair: purple

                                                                                                                                                    Quick Facts:

                                                                                                                                                      -Born 1969 in Boston, Massachusetts
                                                                                                                                                      -Tutored by Multics and followed the mystical teachings of BTSS-tan
                                                                                                                                                      -Enlisted into the DEC military in 1973
                                                                                                                                                      -Has a lively, carefree, often naive personality
                                                                                                                                                      -Famously friendly and communicative
                                                                                                                                                      -Inherited mild telepathy and clairvoyance from BTSS
                                                                                                                                                      -Ignorant of the DEC culture and considered an outsider
                                                                                                                                                      -Gravitated toward TOPS-10 and considers her a “big sister”
                                                                                                                                                      -Gained a strong following in the 1980s but was soon discharged by DEC in favour of VMS
                                                                                                                                                      -Has since made up with most of her former comrades, but prefers not to socialize with VMS and Unix
                                                                                                                                                      -Feminine, physically aged mid-20s, has long wavy hair and usually wears a cheerful expression. Forwent the typical DEC uniforms for her own fashion.

                                                                                                                                                    [/list]
                                                                                                                                                    ========================================
                                                                                                                                                    TRON
                                                                                                                                                      Data Pending

                                                                                                                                                    ========================================
                                                                                                                                                    Unununium
                                                                                                                                                      Data Pending

                                                                                                                                                    ========================================
                                                                                                                                                    VxWorks
                                                                                                                                                      Data Pending

                                                                                                                                                    ========================================
                                                                                                                                                    ZETA
                                                                                                                                                      Data Pending

                                                                                                                                                    ========================================

                                                                                                                                                    C-One

                                                                                                                                                    The Wanderer Class

                                                                                                                                                    A/UX


                                                                                                                                                      Name: A/UX-tan
                                                                                                                                                      aka: "Apple Unix"
                                                                                                                                                      Debut: Feb. 1988
                                                                                                                                                      Height: 175 cm
                                                                                                                                                      Weight: ?? kg
                                                                                                                                                      Eye Color:  Blue-Green
                                                                                                                                                      Hair: Dark Blue

                                                                                                                                                      Known Depictions:
                                                                                                                                                      A/UX-tan Piggy Catching 2K-tan Kitty Catching Linux-tan Mouse
                                                                                                                                                      [/list]
                                                                                                                                                      ========================================
                                                                                                                                                      Apple III

                                                                                                                                                        Name: Apple III-tan
                                                                                                                                                        aka: "Sara"
                                                                                                                                                        Debut: May 1980
                                                                                                                                                        Height: 163 cm
                                                                                                                                                        Weight: ?? kg
                                                                                                                                                        Eye Color:  Red
                                                                                                                                                        Hair: Red-Brown

                                                                                                                                                        Quick Facts:

                                                                                                                                                          -Born in 1978 (when development started), she was a cheery and proud young girl, but Apple I-tan's death sparked a series of mental breakdowns she'd later have.
                                                                                                                                                          -By the time of her grand debut in 1980, her attitude worsened and became a pyromaniac.
                                                                                                                                                          -Only got along with Apple I and II. Tried to improve herself (without much success) and left the family in 1984.
                                                                                                                                                          -Lives with her followers on a remote island and observatory.
                                                                                                                                                          -Has huge ambitions and the desire for self-redemption.
                                                                                                                                                          -Used to dislike the Mac-tans, but became proud of them after hearing of their remarkable recovery efforts after the OS Wars.
                                                                                                                                                          -But being a failure, she was for a long time too ashamed to ever see her relatives again.
                                                                                                                                                          -Is friends with SAGE, GENIAC and Adam.
                                                                                                                                                          -Within the past year, she has gotten enough courage to visit the Binteeji Renmei, to visit GENIAC and the Apple-tans there.
                                                                                                                                                          -Wears a black jumpsuit with a cloak and boots and decorates her hair with metal hair clips.

                                                                                                                                                        [/list]
                                                                                                                                                        ========================================
                                                                                                                                                        AROS


                                                                                                                                                          Name: AROS-tan
                                                                                                                                                          aka: "Amiga Research Operating System"
                                                                                                                                                          Debut:  1995
                                                                                                                                                          Height: 140 cm
                                                                                                                                                          Weight: ?? kg
                                                                                                                                                          Eye Color:  Yellow
                                                                                                                                                          Hair: White

                                                                                                                                                          Known Depiction:
                                                                                                                                                          C-Chan's MorphOS-tan, AROS-tan, and Morph OS 2.0-tan family portraiture
                                                                                                                                                          [/list]
                                                                                                                                                          ========================================
                                                                                                                                                          Barbie Linux


                                                                                                                                                            Name: Barbie Linux-tan
                                                                                                                                                            aka: "Barbie OS"
                                                                                                                                                            Debut: ?*
                                                                                                                                                            Height: 221 cm
                                                                                                                                                            Weight: ?? kg
                                                                                                                                                            Eye Color:  Blue
                                                                                                                                                            Hair: Blonde
                                                                                                                                                            *Was announced in the spring of 2006, but is assumed to be a hoax. There have been Barbie-brand computers running what may have been labeled as a "Barbie OS", but this character mainly represents the Linux distro version.

                                                                                                                                                            Quick Facts:

                                                                                                                                                              -Is the tallest living non-mainframe OS-tan.
                                                                                                                                                              -Friendly, outgoing and cheerful, although blunt at times.
                                                                                                                                                              -Has long blonde hair, and wears a pink+white polka-dotted minidress.
                                                                                                                                                              -Fond of nearly everything cute and trendy.
                                                                                                                                                              -Was a member of the Linux/Unix Consortium, but was shunned a lot by the more elitist members who derided her as a sell-out, or worse.
                                                                                                                                                              -Her cheerful demeanor is often a facade, hiding a broken ego turned unstable.
                                                                                                                                                              -Friends with Atari TOS, Coleco Adam, OS-9 and Mac OS9.
                                                                                                                                                              -Dislikes the elite Unix-tans, is also rivals with Windows XP, Vista and 7.
                                                                                                                                                              -Does not take rejection well.
                                                                                                                                                              -Frequently carries a machete.


                                                                                                                                                            Known depictions:
                                                                                                                                                            Aurora's Rendition
                                                                                                                                                            Aurora's Full-Body Rendition
                                                                                                                                                            [/list]
                                                                                                                                                            ========================================
                                                                                                                                                            Commodore VIC-20


                                                                                                                                                              Name: Commodore VIC-20-tan
                                                                                                                                                              aka: "VC-20", "VC-1001", "Vixen", "VICchan"
                                                                                                                                                              Debut:  1980
                                                                                                                                                              Height: 143 cm
                                                                                                                                                              Weight: ?? kg
                                                                                                                                                              Eye Color:  Orange
                                                                                                                                                              Hair: Burgundy

                                                                                                                                                              Quick Facts:

                                                                                                                                                                -Has a prim, but formidable, appearance and demeanour.
                                                                                                                                                                -Was stationed on land during her days in the Commodore military, unlike her navel-oriented sisters
                                                                                                                                                                -Wields a M1903 Springfield rifle with bayonet
                                                                                                                                                                -Wears her old military tunic, coat and brodie helmet, but with more the recent â€" and feminine â€" additions of a skirt, lace-trimmed knee-high socks and mismatched shoes
                                                                                                                                                                -Has a cynical and acerbic attitude
                                                                                                                                                                -Has traveled the world since Commodore's downfall
                                                                                                                                                                -Yearns to be a part of the modern world but refuses to let go of the past
                                                                                                                                                                -Constantly laments the loss of her company and heritage
                                                                                                                                                                -May not be aware of her status as a minor cult hero within the Linux family/community
                                                                                                                                                                -Physically young, has long, wavy hair and keen eyes

                                                                                                                                                              [/list]
                                                                                                                                                              ========================================
                                                                                                                                                              Commodore C128


                                                                                                                                                                Name: Commodore 128-tan
                                                                                                                                                                aka: "C128" "SENchan"
                                                                                                                                                                Debut:  Jan 1985
                                                                                                                                                                Height: 165 cm
                                                                                                                                                                Weight: ?? kg
                                                                                                                                                                Eye Color:  Light Green
                                                                                                                                                                Hair: Lilac
                                                                                                                                                                [/list]
                                                                                                                                                                ========================================
                                                                                                                                                                Commodore C65


                                                                                                                                                                  Name: Commodore 65-tan
                                                                                                                                                                  aka: "C65"
                                                                                                                                                                  Debut: none officially*
                                                                                                                                                                  Height: 179 cm
                                                                                                                                                                  Weight: ?? kg
                                                                                                                                                                  Eye Color:  Dark Purple
                                                                                                                                                                  Hair: Dark Purple

                                                                                                                                                                  *Development started in 1990, canceled in 1991. The prototypes were unofficially released after Commodore's bankruptcy in '94.
                                                                                                                                                                  [/list]
                                                                                                                                                                  ========================================
                                                                                                                                                                  Copland
                                                                                                                                                                    Data Pending

                                                                                                                                                                  ========================================
                                                                                                                                                                  Damn Small BSD


                                                                                                                                                                  Name: Damn Small BSD
                                                                                                                                                                  aka: Evoke
                                                                                                                                                                  Debut: 12/31/2007
                                                                                                                                                                  Height: 18 cm
                                                                                                                                                                  Weight: ?? kg
                                                                                                                                                                  Eye Color:  Pale green
                                                                                                                                                                  Hair: Dark red

                                                                                                                                                                  Quick Facts:

                                                                                                                                                                    -Is extroverted, daring and mischievous.
                                                                                                                                                                    -Hard-working, but not exactly ambitious, prefers minimalism and a laid-back attitude.
                                                                                                                                                                    -Friends with the other Damn Small-tans, the four of them usually band together.
                                                                                                                                                                    -FreeBSD's tiny little sister, they get along well, but DSBSD keeps her distance out of the fear of getting eaten.
                                                                                                                                                                    -An honorary member of the User Space Gang.
                                                                                                                                                                    -Wears a sleeveless red dress with a green bow and sneakers.
                                                                                                                                                                    -Has her hair tied with ribbons into horn-like pigtails.
                                                                                                                                                                    -Wields a gold fork.

                                                                                                                                                                  [/list]

                                                                                                                                                                  ========================================
                                                                                                                                                                  Damn Small Linux


                                                                                                                                                                    Name: Damn Small Linux-tan
                                                                                                                                                                    aka: "DSL-chan"
                                                                                                                                                                    Debut: 4/15/2005
                                                                                                                                                                    Height: 2-15 cm
                                                                                                                                                                    Weight: ?? kg
                                                                                                                                                                    Eye Color:  Brown
                                                                                                                                                                    Hair: Brown

                                                                                                                                                                    Known depictions:
                                                                                                                                                                    C-Chan's DSL-tan, DSL-kun and Windows CE portraiture
                                                                                                                                                                    [/list]
                                                                                                                                                                    ========================================
                                                                                                                                                                    Damn Small Solaris


                                                                                                                                                                    Name: Damn Small Solaris
                                                                                                                                                                    aka: MilaX
                                                                                                                                                                    Debut:  Jun 2008
                                                                                                                                                                    Height: 18 cm
                                                                                                                                                                    Weight: ?? kg
                                                                                                                                                                    Eye Color: Lilac
                                                                                                                                                                    Hair: Red-brown

                                                                                                                                                                    Quick Facts:

                                                                                                                                                                      -Solaris' little sister.
                                                                                                                                                                      -Is calm, humble and cheerful, contrasting with her sister's aggressive and neurotic attitude.
                                                                                                                                                                      -Runs Solaris' coffee shop when she's absent.
                                                                                                                                                                      -A skilled sorceress, but doesn't flaunt it, mainly using her skills to run the shop.
                                                                                                                                                                      -Friends with the other Damn Small-tans.
                                                                                                                                                                      -Wears a waitress outfit with an apron, and a hat in the style of the Solaris mascot Duke.

                                                                                                                                                                    [/list]
                                                                                                                                                                    ========================================
                                                                                                                                                                    DarwinOS

                                                                                                                                                                    Name: Darwin OS-tan
                                                                                                                                                                    aka:
                                                                                                                                                                    Debut:  1999
                                                                                                                                                                    Height: 135 cm
                                                                                                                                                                    Weight: ?? kg
                                                                                                                                                                    Eye Color:  Green
                                                                                                                                                                    Hair: Blonde

                                                                                                                                                                    Known depictions:
                                                                                                                                                                    Aurora's Rendition
                                                                                                                                                                    [/list]
                                                                                                                                                                    ========================================
                                                                                                                                                                    DexOS


                                                                                                                                                                      Name: DexOS-tan
                                                                                                                                                                      aka: "Dex-chan"
                                                                                                                                                                      Debut: Dec 2004
                                                                                                                                                                      Height: 61 cm
                                                                                                                                                                      Weight: ?? kg
                                                                                                                                                                      Eye Color:  Green
                                                                                                                                                                      Hair: Silver
                                                                                                                                                                      [/list]
                                                                                                                                                                      ========================================
                                                                                                                                                                      DigiComp


                                                                                                                                                                      Name: DigiComp
                                                                                                                                                                      aka: Digi-Comp I, II
                                                                                                                                                                      Debut: 1963
                                                                                                                                                                      Height: 160 cm
                                                                                                                                                                      Weight: ?? kg
                                                                                                                                                                      Eye Color: Red
                                                                                                                                                                      Hair: White

                                                                                                                                                                      Quick Facts:

                                                                                                                                                                        -Tends to push herself to exhaustion doing math problems
                                                                                                                                                                        -Wants to be taken seriously by the digital computers (First real mechanical binary computer, very capable despite being a "toy")
                                                                                                                                                                        -Can only say "Yes" or "No", which doesn't really help her make her case (First real binary mechanical computer, so she get's stuck with a verbal handicap)
                                                                                                                                                                        -Friends with GENIAC and EMAG-III.
                                                                                                                                                                        -Makes wire sculptures, unfolds paperclips, generally plays around with anything thin and metallic.
                                                                                                                                                                        -Seems to be found of logic puzzles and brain teasers, as far as anyone can tell.
                                                                                                                                                                        -Has a passion for bowling (Digi-Comp II used a rolling ball to for power)
                                                                                                                                                                        -Is an elementary school teacher in her native New Jersey.
                                                                                                                                                                        -Wears turtlenecks and long skirts when teaching, otherwise wears tank tops and jeans, all with a striped motif.
                                                                                                                                                                        -Always wears flip-flops with her outfits.

                                                                                                                                                                      [/list]

                                                                                                                                                                      ========================================
                                                                                                                                                                      Fried Chicken Linux


                                                                                                                                                                        Name: Fried Chicken Linux
                                                                                                                                                                        aka: "FCL"
                                                                                                                                                                        Debut: unknown
                                                                                                                                                                        Height: ?? cm
                                                                                                                                                                        Weight: ?? kg
                                                                                                                                                                        Eye Color:  Brown
                                                                                                                                                                        Hair: Blonde

                                                                                                                                                                        Known Depictions:
                                                                                                                                                                        Siya's full-body rendition
                                                                                                                                                                        Hatless FCL-tan
                                                                                                                                                                        XP Pro-tan and FCL-tan
                                                                                                                                                                        [/list]
                                                                                                                                                                        ========================================
                                                                                                                                                                        Haiku OS


                                                                                                                                                                          Name: Haiku OS
                                                                                                                                                                          aka: "Haiku"
                                                                                                                                                                          Debut: Sep 2009*
                                                                                                                                                                          Height: ?? cm
                                                                                                                                                                          Weight: ?? kg
                                                                                                                                                                          Eye Color:  Gold
                                                                                                                                                                          Hair: Blonde

                                                                                                                                                                          *Note: Development started in 2001, with an alpha release in 2009.
                                                                                                                                                                          [/list]
                                                                                                                                                                          ========================================
                                                                                                                                                                          ITS

                                                                                                                                                                          Name: ITS
                                                                                                                                                                          aka: "Incompatible Timesharing System"
                                                                                                                                                                          Debut: circa 1960
                                                                                                                                                                          Height: 163 cm
                                                                                                                                                                          Weight: 52 kg
                                                                                                                                                                          Eye Color: Hazel
                                                                                                                                                                          Hair: Brown

                                                                                                                                                                          Quick Facts:

                                                                                                                                                                            -An MIT native and one of the founders of the Hacker Culture.
                                                                                                                                                                            -Disagreed with the “grandiose” timesharing OS-tans of her era (especially CTSS and Multics) but was generally polite toward them.
                                                                                                                                                                            -Dislikes Unixes with a venomous fervor, but is friends with Linux.
                                                                                                                                                                            -Excellent friends with WAITS and Emacs, the latter of whom she mentored.
                                                                                                                                                                            -Has a nonchalant, no-nonsense personality, is rebellious but also rather ambitionless.
                                                                                                                                                                            -Employs quirky self-defense measures.
                                                                                                                                                                            -An expert markswoman, always has a few guns on hand.
                                                                                                                                                                            -Rides a vintage motorbike (symbolizing the PDP-10 computer).
                                                                                                                                                                            -Dresses in a mix of old southwestern and steampunk clothing, including a duster coat, waistcoat and bolo tie, goggles and boots.
                                                                                                                                                                            -Is a traveler, her closest friend being the fellow traveler TripOS.

                                                                                                                                                                          [/list]
                                                                                                                                                                          ========================================
                                                                                                                                                                          KolibriOS


                                                                                                                                                                            Name: KolibriOS-tan
                                                                                                                                                                            aka: "Kolibri-chan"
                                                                                                                                                                            Debut:  circa 2006
                                                                                                                                                                            Height: 144 cm
                                                                                                                                                                            Weight: ?? kg
                                                                                                                                                                            Eye Color: Silver
                                                                                                                                                                            Hair: Purple
                                                                                                                                                                            [/list]
                                                                                                                                                                            ========================================
                                                                                                                                                                            Lunar Linux

                                                                                                                                                                            Name: Lunar Linux-tan
                                                                                                                                                                            aka:
                                                                                                                                                                            Debut: Feb 2002  
                                                                                                                                                                            Height: 165 cm
                                                                                                                                                                            Weight: ?? kg
                                                                                                                                                                            Eye Color: Yellow
                                                                                                                                                                            Hair: Black
                                                                                                                                                                            [/list]
                                                                                                                                                                            ========================================
                                                                                                                                                                            Mac OS 3.4


                                                                                                                                                                              Name: Macintosh System 3.4-tan
                                                                                                                                                                              aka:
                                                                                                                                                                              Debut:  circa 1988
                                                                                                                                                                              Height: 180 cm
                                                                                                                                                                              Weight: ?? kg
                                                                                                                                                                              Eye Color: Dark Grey
                                                                                                                                                                              Hair: Dark Brown

                                                                                                                                                                              Quick Facts:

                                                                                                                                                                                -Is hot-blooded, boisterous and cheerful.
                                                                                                                                                                                -Likes to make up conspiracies and is even the subject of some herself since there are no comprehensive records of her past.
                                                                                                                                                                                -Lives as a wanderer by choice and is a traveling stunt performer.
                                                                                                                                                                                -Is allegedly Macintosh System 6-tan's twin sister. (System 3.4 used the same Finder version as System 6.0.x) They used to have a bitter rivalry but have reconciled as friends.
                                                                                                                                                                                -Her closest friends are Commodore 65-tan and Windows 3.2-tan, and the three of them are usually seen together.
                                                                                                                                                                                -Initially felt she had no purpose in life because of her obscurity, so early in her life, she left the Apple Family to pursue her own dreams.
                                                                                                                                                                                -Now she is very bold and confident and no longer cares about her obscurity. She has found a lot of satisfaction in her work.
                                                                                                                                                                                -Has cheated death many times, much to her own amazement, but knows she is living on borrowed time (any day could be her last) and strives to make the most of it.
                                                                                                                                                                                -May have been kept alive for several years through the sheer willpower to live.
                                                                                                                                                                                -Wears a grey frilly blouse and blue skirt with ballet shoes.
                                                                                                                                                                                -Keeps her hair tied in long, forked pigtails tied with red ribbons and decorated with hairclips. Has large, winged sunglasses with colored panels.


                                                                                                                                                                              Known Depiction:
                                                                                                                                                                              "OS-tan sketches 6"
                                                                                                                                                                              [/list]
                                                                                                                                                                              ========================================
                                                                                                                                                                              Mac OS 7.5

                                                                                                                                                                              Name: Macintosh System 7.5
                                                                                                                                                                              aka: "Mac OS 7.5", "Capone"
                                                                                                                                                                              Debut: Sep 1994
                                                                                                                                                                              Height: 171 cm
                                                                                                                                                                              Weight: ?? kg
                                                                                                                                                                              Eye Color: Lilac
                                                                                                                                                                              Hair: Blonde
                                                                                                                                                                              [/list]
                                                                                                                                                                              ========================================
                                                                                                                                                                              Momonga Linux


                                                                                                                                                                                Known Depiction:
                                                                                                                                                                                Siya's full-body depiction
                                                                                                                                                                                [/list]
                                                                                                                                                                                ========================================
                                                                                                                                                                                MorphOS1




                                                                                                                                                                                Known depictions:
                                                                                                                                                                                Raffaele's Early Concept Sketch #1
                                                                                                                                                                                Raffaele's Early Concept Sketch #2
                                                                                                                                                                                Raffaele's Preconcept Rendition ["Minky Momo" version]
                                                                                                                                                                                Raffaele's Preconcept Rendition ["eur/jap" style ponytails version w/battle suit]
                                                                                                                                                                                Raffaele's Preconcept Rendition ["Japanese Wire Cap" version]  
                                                                                                                                                                                Raffaele's Preconcept Rendition [tentative "official" version w/ battle suit]  
                                                                                                                                                                                Raffaele's Preconcept Rendition [tentative "official" version w/o battle suit]  
                                                                                                                                                                                Raffaele's Preconcept Rendition [tentative "official" color version w/o battle suit]  
                                                                                                                                                                                C-Chan's MorphOS-tan, AROS-tan, and Morph OS 2.0-tan family portraiture
                                                                                                                                                                                [/list]
                                                                                                                                                                                ========================================
                                                                                                                                                                                MorphOS 2.x

                                                                                                                                                                                Known Depictions:
                                                                                                                                                                                C-Chan's MorphOS-tan, AROS-tan, and Morph OS 2.0-tan family portraiture
                                                                                                                                                                                [/list]
                                                                                                                                                                                ========================================
                                                                                                                                                                                MSX-DOS


                                                                                                                                                                                  From old Wikipedia article:
                                                                                                                                                                                  Quote
                                                                                                                                                                                  A rarer character, MSX-DOS is another variation on MS-DOS. She represents the Microsoft Japan version of DOS, MSX-DOS. She is rarely seen but remains to be included in recent images.


                                                                                                                                                                                  Known depictions:
                                                                                                                                                                                  Rendition by artist from Coffee Kan(?) site
                                                                                                                                                                                  Coffee Kan(?) website[/list]
                                                                                                                                                                                  ========================================
                                                                                                                                                                                  NewtonOS

                                                                                                                                                                                  Name: Apple Newton
                                                                                                                                                                                  aka: "Newton OS"
                                                                                                                                                                                  Debut: 1993
                                                                                                                                                                                  Height: 30 cm
                                                                                                                                                                                  Weight: ?? kg
                                                                                                                                                                                  Eye Color: Dark red w/ green highlights
                                                                                                                                                                                  Hair: Black

                                                                                                                                                                                  Known Depictions:
                                                                                                                                                                                  C-Chan's + Tsubashi's rendition
                                                                                                                                                                                  [/list]

                                                                                                                                                                                  ========================================
                                                                                                                                                                                  PalmOS


                                                                                                                                                                                    Name: Palm OS
                                                                                                                                                                                    aka:
                                                                                                                                                                                    Debut: 1996
                                                                                                                                                                                    Height: 30 cm
                                                                                                                                                                                    Weight: ?? kg
                                                                                                                                                                                    Eye Color:  Orange
                                                                                                                                                                                    Hair: Grey

                                                                                                                                                                                    Known depictions:
                                                                                                                                                                                    C-chan's Picture #2
                                                                                                                                                                                    NewYinzer's Queen-of-Clubs Card Rendition
                                                                                                                                                                                    Aurora's Version[/list]
                                                                                                                                                                                    ========================================
                                                                                                                                                                                    RSTS

                                                                                                                                                                                    Name: RSTS (pronounced "ristess")
                                                                                                                                                                                    aka: RSTS/V, RSTS/E, RSTS-11, RTSS and others
                                                                                                                                                                                    Debut: 1971
                                                                                                                                                                                    Height: 165 cm
                                                                                                                                                                                    Weight: 66 kg
                                                                                                                                                                                    Eye Color: Brown
                                                                                                                                                                                    Hair: Blonde

                                                                                                                                                                                    Quick Facts:

                                                                                                                                                                                      -Daughter of TSS-8
                                                                                                                                                                                      -Has a pragmatic, utilitarian outlook
                                                                                                                                                                                      -A lively woman, known for her good sense of humour and love of practical jokes
                                                                                                                                                                                      -Her boisterous nature might be mistaken for cockiness, but friends know she's actually quite grounded
                                                                                                                                                                                      -A tomboy
                                                                                                                                                                                      -Physically mature, strong and stocky with short blonde hair, unfussy about her dress and appearance
                                                                                                                                                                                      -Like many of the DEC-tans, shows a longing for the past. Still employed as a hobbyist OS.

                                                                                                                                                                                    [/list]
                                                                                                                                                                                    ========================================
                                                                                                                                                                                    SABRE

                                                                                                                                                                                    Known Depiction:
                                                                                                                                                                                    Bella's SABRE and SAGE doodles
                                                                                                                                                                                    [/list]
                                                                                                                                                                                    ========================================
                                                                                                                                                                                    SAGE


                                                                                                                                                                                      Name: SAGE
                                                                                                                                                                                      aka: "Semi Automated Ground Environment", "Gina"
                                                                                                                                                                                      Debut: Jan 1959
                                                                                                                                                                                      Height: 166 cm
                                                                                                                                                                                      Weight: ?? kg
                                                                                                                                                                                      Eye Color:  Blue w/ yellow highlights
                                                                                                                                                                                      Hair: Brown

                                                                                                                                                                                      Quick Facts:

                                                                                                                                                                                        -Born at Lincoln Labs in 1953, is the daughter of Whirlwind.
                                                                                                                                                                                        -Had a close relationship with her mother despite rarely being with her
                                                                                                                                                                                        -Girlhood friends with GENIAC-chan.
                                                                                                                                                                                        -Was self-assured and capable in early adulthood.
                                                                                                                                                                                        -A powerful Air Force officer during the Cold War, her job was to intercept incoming enemy bombers; had a large entourage of hardwares-tans to assist her. She trained in piloting as well.
                                                                                                                                                                                        -While powerless against ICBMs, she was kept in service from 1958 to 1983.
                                                                                                                                                                                        -A willing servant of her country, she tried to hold onto her sense of self-worth but it slowly eroded.
                                                                                                                                                                                        -Became increasingly jaded and psychologically-unstable; being abandoned in 1983 was her snapping point.
                                                                                                                                                                                        -Cut off from her radar sites and assistants, she lost her vision, memories and sanity for the most part.
                                                                                                                                                                                        -Lives as a drifter and often inhabits her old radar sites.
                                                                                                                                                                                        -Psychotic and paranoid, she deals with loneliness and bouts of violence.
                                                                                                                                                                                        -Hates most smaller-scale OS-tans, but none so much as Unix
                                                                                                                                                                                        -Birds seem attracted to her but she hates them.
                                                                                                                                                                                        -Lapses into moments of mental clarity.
                                                                                                                                                                                        -Doesn't seem aware of the influence she's had on modern computers.
                                                                                                                                                                                        -Short/average height, wears thick glasses and usually keeps her hair tied in a squash blossom hairstyle. Wears parts of her old uniform mixed with civilian pieces.


                                                                                                                                                                                      Known Depictions:
                                                                                                                                                                                      Siya's concept sketch
                                                                                                                                                                                      Bella's SAGE portraiture
                                                                                                                                                                                      Bella's SABRE and SAGE doodles
                                                                                                                                                                                      [/list]
                                                                                                                                                                                      ========================================
                                                                                                                                                                                      Source Mage Linux

                                                                                                                                                                                      Name: Source Mage Linux
                                                                                                                                                                                      aka:
                                                                                                                                                                                      Debut: Apr 2002
                                                                                                                                                                                      Height: 150 cm
                                                                                                                                                                                      Weight: ?? kg
                                                                                                                                                                                      Eye Color: Red
                                                                                                                                                                                      Hair: Black
                                                                                                                                                                                      [/list]
                                                                                                                                                                                      ========================================
                                                                                                                                                                                      Stratus VOS

                                                                                                                                                                                      Name: Stratus VOS
                                                                                                                                                                                      aka: Virtual Operating System, OpenVOS
                                                                                                                                                                                      Debut: 1982 (?)
                                                                                                                                                                                      Height: 180cm
                                                                                                                                                                                      Weight: 67kg or 148lb
                                                                                                                                                                                      Eye Color: blue
                                                                                                                                                                                      Hair: dark red w/ pink highlights

                                                                                                                                                                                      Quick Facts:

                                                                                                                                                                                        -Believes herself to be Multics' long-lost daughter and the victim of a conspiracy to hide her true heirship.
                                                                                                                                                                                        -Had moderate contact with, and tutelage by, Multics.
                                                                                                                                                                                        -Lives on the fringes of society.
                                                                                                                                                                                        -Enduring and powerful, physically and psychologically.
                                                                                                                                                                                        -Learnt many of Multics magical techniques, employs a number of spells she unfortunately calls “curses”.
                                                                                                                                                                                        -A skilled communicator in many languages, including several bafflingly obscure ones.
                                                                                                                                                                                        -Hostile toward Unix-sama, perhaps stemming from a knowledge of Unix' and Multics' relation.
                                                                                                                                                                                        -Looks at Unix with a sort of younger-sibling resentment.
                                                                                                                                                                                        -Seems to enjoy purloining â€" or cloning, if all attempts fail â€" Unix utilities and programs.
                                                                                                                                                                                        -Tall, athletic, wears her short red hair with long bangs and highlights. Dresses is darkly coloured steampunk-inspired clothing, a corset and liberal amounts of jewelry.

                                                                                                                                                                                      [/list]
                                                                                                                                                                                      ========================================
                                                                                                                                                                                      Stress Linux


                                                                                                                                                                                        Name: Stress Linux-tan
                                                                                                                                                                                        aka:
                                                                                                                                                                                        Debut: May 2003
                                                                                                                                                                                        Height: 178 cm
                                                                                                                                                                                        Weight: ?? kg
                                                                                                                                                                                        Eye Color: Yellow
                                                                                                                                                                                        Hair: Blue+White

                                                                                                                                                                                        Known Depictions:
                                                                                                                                                                                        Siya's rendition
                                                                                                                                                                                        [/list]
                                                                                                                                                                                        ========================================
                                                                                                                                                                                        Syllable
                                                                                                                                                                                          Data Pending

                                                                                                                                                                                        ========================================
                                                                                                                                                                                        Symbian
                                                                                                                                                                                          Data Pending

                                                                                                                                                                                        ========================================
                                                                                                                                                                                        Tinfoil Hat Linux


                                                                                                                                                                                          Name: Tinfoil Hat Linux
                                                                                                                                                                                          aka: "THL-tan"
                                                                                                                                                                                          Debut: Feb 2002
                                                                                                                                                                                          Height: 154 cm
                                                                                                                                                                                          Weight: ?? kg
                                                                                                                                                                                          Eye Color: Dark Grey
                                                                                                                                                                                          Hair: Black
                                                                                                                                                                                          [/list]
                                                                                                                                                                                          ========================================
                                                                                                                                                                                          TripOS


                                                                                                                                                                                            Name: TripOS
                                                                                                                                                                                            aka: "Trivial Portable Operating System"
                                                                                                                                                                                            Debut: Jan 1978
                                                                                                                                                                                            Height: ?? cm
                                                                                                                                                                                            Weight: ?? kg
                                                                                                                                                                                            Eye Color:  Brown
                                                                                                                                                                                            Hair: Brown

                                                                                                                                                                                            Quick Facts:

                                                                                                                                                                                              -Has a calm, old-fashioned and pleasant demeanor.
                                                                                                                                                                                              -Is Amiga's mother, but while Amiga was in the service of the Commodore Family, she was not allowed to see her at all.
                                                                                                                                                                                              -Didn't mind at first because of her research and travels as a university scholar, but had a change in heart by the mid-90's.
                                                                                                                                                                                              -Behind the times, her research and experiments are obsolete but still mean a lot to her.
                                                                                                                                                                                              -Lives as a wanderer and traveler.
                                                                                                                                                                                              -Now makes efforts to regularly visit Amiga and her family, especially eager to see the grandkids
                                                                                                                                                                                            [Morph OS, Anubis and AROS].
                                                                                                                                                                                            -Has short brown hair and wears a blue+white cyclist's outfit.
                                                                                                                                                                                            -Rides a motorized tricycle.
                                                                                                                                                                                            [/list]

                                                                                                                                                                                            Known Depiction:
                                                                                                                                                                                            C-quel's TripOS-tan stamp (source of 100x100 pic above)
                                                                                                                                                                                            [/list]
                                                                                                                                                                                            ========================================
                                                                                                                                                                                            Ultrix

                                                                                                                                                                                            Name: Ultrix
                                                                                                                                                                                            aka:
                                                                                                                                                                                            Debut: 1984
                                                                                                                                                                                            Height: 170 cm
                                                                                                                                                                                            Weight: 62 kg
                                                                                                                                                                                            Eye Color:  Green
                                                                                                                                                                                            Hair: Brown

                                                                                                                                                                                            Quick Facts:

                                                                                                                                                                                              -A BSD-tan, was integrated into DEC culture at a young age (the first Unix do to so).
                                                                                                                                                                                              -Accepted into the DEC ranks despite objections by the strongly anti-Unix DEC-tans and leadership. Very proud of this fact.
                                                                                                                                                                                              -Had a long-running “turf feud” with OpenVMS (Ultrix and VMS ran on the same VAX computer systems).
                                                                                                                                                                                              -Harbours a strong, but strangely good-natured rivalry with OpenVMS.
                                                                                                                                                                                              -Ironically, has a much more venomous vendetta toward her fellow DEC Unix, Tru64 Unix â€" who stole her position at DEC.
                                                                                                                                                                                              -A cool, collected and sly personality.
                                                                                                                                                                                              -Wields a trident with three bladed prongs.
                                                                                                                                                                                              -Physically mature, has wavy brown hair, mischievous green eyes, usually wears a slinky black dress when not in uniform.

                                                                                                                                                                                            [/list]
                                                                                                                                                                                            ========================================
                                                                                                                                                                                            VAXELN

                                                                                                                                                                                            Name: VAXELN
                                                                                                                                                                                            aka: VAX/ELN, ELAN
                                                                                                                                                                                            Debut: 1996
                                                                                                                                                                                            Height: 165 cm
                                                                                                                                                                                            Weight: 56 kg
                                                                                                                                                                                            Eye Color: Blue
                                                                                                                                                                                            Hair: Light blue

                                                                                                                                                                                            Quick Facts:

                                                                                                                                                                                              -OpenVMS-tan's sister and RSX-11's daughter.
                                                                                                                                                                                              -Raised in Seattle, had little contact with her family.
                                                                                                                                                                                              -Still has a fairly strong cultural identity as a DEC.
                                                                                                                                                                                              -Born two years before the fall of the DEC society, feels like a latecomer who missed out on the glory days of her culture.
                                                                                                                                                                                              -Mildly jealous of her far more prolific sister.
                                                                                                                                                                                              -Has a rather dazed and unprepared personality.
                                                                                                                                                                                              -Physically a late teenager, short blue hair, blue eyes, bears a strong likeness to OpenVMS.
                                                                                                                                                                                              -Most friendly with RT-11.
                                                                                                                                                                                              -Enjoys skiing.

                                                                                                                                                                                            [/list]
                                                                                                                                                                                            ========================================
                                                                                                                                                                                            Windows 3.2


                                                                                                                                                                                            Name: Windows 3.2
                                                                                                                                                                                            aka:
                                                                                                                                                                                            Debut: 1994
                                                                                                                                                                                            Height: 137 cm
                                                                                                                                                                                            Weight: ?? kg
                                                                                                                                                                                            Eye Color: Magenta
                                                                                                                                                                                            Hair: Grey

                                                                                                                                                                                            Quick Facts:

                                                                                                                                                                                              -The founder and the last Windows-tan of the Windows Family Overseas Branch, later Windows multilingual abilities rendered the division obsolete.
                                                                                                                                                                                              -Has lived as a wanderer ever since the overseas branch was obsolete.
                                                                                                                                                                                              -Strongly resembles Windows 3.1, but wears a purple+blue Chinese dress and has her hair tied in pigtails.
                                                                                                                                                                                              -Isn't Windows 3.1's twin sister, given their age difference, but resembles the part.
                                                                                                                                                                                              -Is accompanied by a rabbit representing DOS, akin to 3.1-tan's DOS kitty.
                                                                                                                                                                                              -Generally cheerful, but her lifelong experience as a wanderer has turned her into a skilled survivalist and thrill-seeker.
                                                                                                                                                                                              -Given her distant upbringing, the Windows Family isn't aware of her existence, and she's barely aware of theirs. Reluctant to meet other Windows-tans since most of them she has met turned out to be malicious bootlegs.
                                                                                                                                                                                              -However, she is well-acquainted with 95 OSR 2.1-tan, OSR 2.5-tan and 97-tan.
                                                                                                                                                                                              -Has also met and befriended Windows 1.0-tan and 2.0-tan, even though she's unaware of their status as real Windows-tans.
                                                                                                                                                                                              -Also friends with Mac System 3.4-tan and Commodore 65-tan.

                                                                                                                                                                                            [/list]
                                                                                                                                                                                            ========================================
                                                                                                                                                                                            Windows 95 OSR 2.1

                                                                                                                                                                                              Name: Windows 95 OSR 2.1
                                                                                                                                                                                              aka: "OSR2.1", "95B"
                                                                                                                                                                                              Debut: 1996
                                                                                                                                                                                              Height: 158 cm
                                                                                                                                                                                              Weight: ?? kg
                                                                                                                                                                                              Eye Color:  Gold
                                                                                                                                                                                              Hair: Brown

                                                                                                                                                                                              Quick Facts:

                                                                                                                                                                                                -Has a calm and courteous disposition.
                                                                                                                                                                                                -Is an old-fashioned inventor who makes electronic gadgets, though they often backfire, giving her a reputation as one of the least reliable Windows-tans.
                                                                                                                                                                                                -Has long brown hair decorated by metal hairclips and a bow fashioned from cables.
                                                                                                                                                                                                -Wears a steampunk-style dress with a kimono-style vest, and an "OSR 2.1" brooch.
                                                                                                                                                                                                -Is the last Windows-tan to know of MS BOB-tan, and is the only one willing and able to speak of her.
                                                                                                                                                                                                -Grew up in a competitive environment. Wanted to be as powerful and graceful as 95-tan, but wasn't a very good fighter.
                                                                                                                                                                                                -A sci-fi fanatic more interested in the future and introduced USB support to Windows, believing it to be the thing of the future and put previous interfaces in the past.
                                                                                                                                                                                                -However, she didn't do a good job with that, and soon ran away from home in shame, and has never returned.
                                                                                                                                                                                                -Now lives far away on her own as a hermit, but regularly contacts 95 OSR 2.5-tan via letters.
                                                                                                                                                                                                -Helped out 95 OSR 2.5-tan in her time of need.
                                                                                                                                                                                                -Is very friendly and offers to help out any fellow wanderers.
                                                                                                                                                                                                -Is a great sharpshooter and wields a hi-tech bow and arrow set she crafted herself.


                                                                                                                                                                                              Known Depiction:
                                                                                                                                                                                              C-quel's 95 OSR 2.x Sisters portraiture
                                                                                                                                                                                              [/list]
                                                                                                                                                                                              ========================================
                                                                                                                                                                                              Windows 95 OSR 2.5


                                                                                                                                                                                                Name: Windows 95 OSR 2.5-tan
                                                                                                                                                                                                aka: "OSR2.5", "95C"
                                                                                                                                                                                                Debut:  11/26/1997
                                                                                                                                                                                                Height: 153 cm
                                                                                                                                                                                                Weight: ?? kg
                                                                                                                                                                                                Eye Color: Red
                                                                                                                                                                                                Hair: Brown

                                                                                                                                                                                                Quick Facts:

                                                                                                                                                                                                  -Has a feisty, hot-blooded and competitive attitude.
                                                                                                                                                                                                  -Has short brown hair decorated by a large black bow and "2.5" hairclip.
                                                                                                                                                                                                  -Wears a white sleeveless top with a red bow, long black gloves, black skirt.
                                                                                                                                                                                                  -Regards 98-tan and 98 SE-tan as rivals but no matter what she does, they still see her as a well-meaning friend.
                                                                                                                                                                                                  -Wields a jutte in self-defense.
                                                                                                                                                                                                  -Ran away from home at an early age (like OSR 2.1-tan), but occasionally returns as a playful freeloader.
                                                                                                                                                                                                  -Regularly writes letters to 95 OSR 2.1-tan.
                                                                                                                                                                                                  -Is friends with Atari DOS-tan, and from her connection to the Binteeji Renmei, she also found out about Windows 1.0-tan's and 2.0-tan's existences.
                                                                                                                                                                                                  -Delighted to meet long-lost relatives she had never known about before, but keeps their existence a secret from the Windows Family for 1.0's and 2.0's sake.


                                                                                                                                                                                                From old Wikipedia article:
                                                                                                                                                                                                Quote
                                                                                                                                                                                                The last patched version of 95, Windows 95 OSR 2.5, resembles the first but has shorter hair, and outfits are black and dark coloured versions of 95's. She also has a more extroverted personality. She "appeared out of the shadow of the OSes to challenge the 98 series" and seems to regard 98-tan especially as a rival, but no matter what she does to 98, the other OS regards her as a well-meaning friend. She is sometimes seen wearing a black skirt, black gloves, and a white sleeveless shirt like 98, but with a red tie and black 95 style bow.


                                                                                                                                                                                                Known depictions:
                                                                                                                                                                                                Collage of different appearances in original comic by unknown artist.
                                                                                                                                                                                                C-chan's Picture #2
                                                                                                                                                                                                C-chan's Wiki Avatar Scrap Art
                                                                                                                                                                                                "Running OS-tan" Rendition [3rd from the left]
                                                                                                                                                                                                C-chan's Mac OS3-tan "Shopping Pose" Rendition (w/OS9-kun, ME-tan and 95 OSR 2.5-tan)
                                                                                                                                                                                                C-quel's 95 OSR 2.x Sisters portraiture
                                                                                                                                                                                                [/list]
                                                                                                                                                                                                ========================================
                                                                                                                                                                                                Windows 97


                                                                                                                                                                                                Name: Windows 97
                                                                                                                                                                                                aka: "97-tan"
                                                                                                                                                                                                Debut: none, technically*
                                                                                                                                                                                                Height: 143 cm
                                                                                                                                                                                                Weight: ?? kg
                                                                                                                                                                                                Eye Color: Red
                                                                                                                                                                                                Hair: Brown
                                                                                                                                                                                                *Windows 97 was the working name for Windows 98 before it was released.

                                                                                                                                                                                                Quick Facts:

                                                                                                                                                                                                  -Is cheerful and energetic.
                                                                                                                                                                                                  -Her origins are unknown, her existence is a surprise to many of the Windows-tans.
                                                                                                                                                                                                  -There don't seem to be any records of her past.
                                                                                                                                                                                                  -Has a 'Napoleon Complex' and greatly envies XPMCE-tan for her physique.
                                                                                                                                                                                                  -Keeps the front of her hair braided, the rest tied in buns on the side of her head and decorated with colored tassels.
                                                                                                                                                                                                  -Wears a red+white traditional Chinese-style shirt over a navy blue swimsuit and adorned with a Windows logo brooch.
                                                                                                                                                                                                  -Has the kanji for '97' on her forehead.
                                                                                                                                                                                                  -Frequently covers up the '9' on her forehead and claims to be Windows 7-tan.


                                                                                                                                                                                                Sample Depictions:
                                                                                                                                                                                                Waving Chibi 97-tan
                                                                                                                                                                                                97-tan in swimsuit
                                                                                                                                                                                                Scheming 97-tan
                                                                                                                                                                                                [/list]
                                                                                                                                                                                                ========================================
                                                                                                                                                                                                Windows Neptune


                                                                                                                                                                                                  From old Wikipedia article:
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Quote
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Occasionally, artwork appears for internally developed versions of Windows, that were never or still have yet to be commercially released, such as those with the project names Blackcomb, Odyssey, and Windows Neptune.

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Neptune was to have been the "Home Edition" of Windows 2000, but was dropped as a release project in favor of Windows ME. The currently preferred OS-tan character design has her resembling an Android from the online game Phantasy Star Online. She is easily recognized by the visor she wears, and a Shinto O-fuda demon-protection charm being used to keep her banished from the real world.

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Odyssey, the second attempt at a "Home" version of Windows 2000, appears as a senior high-school girl in a blue-themed uniform, wearing glasses and a gold CDR disc as a hairpiece or halo. As this operating system was never formally published, its release was limited to an impromptu supply from the developers' own desktop CD burners, using gold CDR blanks.

                                                                                                                                                                                                  (The third attempt to merge the functionality of the Windows NT and Windows 9X Operating Systems into a single product, project Whistler, is better known today as Windows XP.)


                                                                                                                                                                                                  [/list]
                                                                                                                                                                                                  ========================================
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Windows Odyssey


                                                                                                                                                                                                    From old Wikipedia article:
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Quote
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Occasionally, artwork appears for internally developed versions of Windows, that were never or still have yet to be commercially released, such as those with the project names Blackcomb, Odyssey, and Windows Neptune.

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Neptune was to have been the "Home Edition" of Windows 2000, but was dropped as a release project in favor of Windows ME. The currently preferred OS-tan character design has her resembling an Android from the online game Phantasy Star Online. She is easily recognized by the visor she wears, and a Shinto O-fuda demon-protection charm being used to keep her banished from the real world.

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Odyssey, the second attempt at a "Home" version of Windows 2000, appears as a senior high-school girl in a blue-themed uniform, wearing glasses and a gold CDR disc as a hairpiece or halo. As this operating system was never formally published, its release was limited to an impromptu supply from the developers' own desktop CD burners, using gold CDR blanks.

                                                                                                                                                                                                    (The third attempt to merge the functionality of the Windows NT and Windows 9X Operating Systems into a single product, project Whistler, is better known today as Windows XP.)

                                                                                                                                                                                                    [/list]
                                                                                                                                                                                                    ========================================
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Xebian
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Data Pending

                                                                                                                                                                                                    ========================================

                                                                                                                                                                                                    C-Chan

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Deceased OS-tans

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Amber
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Data Pending

                                                                                                                                                                                                    ========================================
                                                                                                                                                                                                    AMIX
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Data Pending

                                                                                                                                                                                                    ========================================
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Apple I


                                                                                                                                                                                                    Name: Apple I
                                                                                                                                                                                                    aka: "Apple-1"
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Debut: 4/1/1976
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Height: 150 cm
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Weight: ?? kg
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Eye Color: Green
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Hair: Brown

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Quick Facts:

                                                                                                                                                                                                      -The de-facto mother figure of the whole Apple Family (despite that the Mac OS and OSX lines are not directly related to the original Apple line)
                                                                                                                                                                                                      -A young hippie woman with a penchant for crafts, especially woodworking.
                                                                                                                                                                                                      -wore a patchy red+orange dress with a white sash, wooden jewelry and wooden shoes.
                                                                                                                                                                                                      -had a sweet, maternal and optimistic disposition, though was also somewhat of a prankster in her youth.
                                                                                                                                                                                                      -wanted to spend quality time with all of her daughters, although her health began to decline in '78, and she died in late '79.
                                                                                                                                                                                                      -Lived to see Apple II, Apple III and Lisa, but died shortly after Mac System 1 was born. (development on the Mac started in late '79)
                                                                                                                                                                                                      -Spent most of her time with Apple II to teach her the things that will ensure a better future for her and her sisters.
                                                                                                                                                                                                      -Was last seen by Lisa in her final moments, and apologized to her for not being able to spend much time with her before passing away.
                                                                                                                                                                                                      -Her body is preserved and kept in a mausoleum whose location and existence is only known to Lisa.
                                                                                                                                                                                                      -Was childhood friends with Altair.


                                                                                                                                                                                                    Known Depictions:
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Apple Family 1978
                                                                                                                                                                                                    [/list]
                                                                                                                                                                                                    ========================================
                                                                                                                                                                                                    ARX

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Name: ARX-tan
                                                                                                                                                                                                    aka:
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Debut: none*
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Height: 155 cm
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Weight: ?? kg
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Eye Color: Green
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Hair: Blonde
                                                                                                                                                                                                    *Unreleased OS, development started some time prior to the Archimedes computer's debut in 1987.

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Quick Facts:

                                                                                                                                                                                                      -Had an irrational hatred of corn, of all shapes and forms.
                                                                                                                                                                                                      -Always sounded kind of, 'off '.
                                                                                                                                                                                                      -Got along with RISC OS, despite her being the reason she was abandoned.
                                                                                                                                                                                                      -Slowed down further instead of running.
                                                                                                                                                                                                      -May or may not worship a poster of Archimedes the Greek.
                                                                                                                                                                                                      -Didn't have all of her organs (OS was left incomplete) but seemed to do fine without them
                                                                                                                                                                                                      -Looked up to her more succesful Unix breathern across the pond, but largely shunned for her failure and.... odd personality
                                                                                                                                                                                                      -Liked to play with other Acorn-tans, when they'd put up with her.
                                                                                                                                                                                                      -Seemed to have multiple personalities; flipping between childlike and serious scientist.
                                                                                                                                                                                                      -Sort of sister to Arthur & RISC.
                                                                                                                                                                                                      -Wore her hair in different styles, wore a simple blouse (decorated with an Acorn pin) and skirt with clashing track shoes.


                                                                                                                                                                                                    Known Depiction:
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Acorn-tan family concept sketches
                                                                                                                                                                                                    [/list]
                                                                                                                                                                                                    ========================================
                                                                                                                                                                                                    AVIDAC
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Data Pending

                                                                                                                                                                                                    ========================================
                                                                                                                                                                                                    BESK
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Data Pending

                                                                                                                                                                                                    ========================================
                                                                                                                                                                                                    BESYS
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Data Pending

                                                                                                                                                                                                    ========================================
                                                                                                                                                                                                    BOS/360


                                                                                                                                                                                                    Name: BOS/360-tan
                                                                                                                                                                                                    aka: "Basic Operating System/360"
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Debut: 1965
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Height: 146 cm
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Weight: ?? kg
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Eye Color: Grey
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Hair: Dark Grey

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Quick Facts:

                                                                                                                                                                                                      -First OS for the System/360, and the oldest of the System/360 OS-tans.
                                                                                                                                                                                                      -A bit awkward with her family, had an obsession with punch cards.
                                                                                                                                                                                                      -Tended to be fatalistic, knowing that she was born already obsolete, to be quickly superseded by DOS/360.
                                                                                                                                                                                                      -Was borderline suicidal.
                                                                                                                                                                                                      -Mentor to DOS/360, not really fond of OS/360 but tolerated her.
                                                                                                                                                                                                      -Judged unfit for active duty, being physically weak, instead primarily worked in operations.
                                                                                                                                                                                                      -Was nevertheless proud of being an IBM-tan.
                                                                                                                                                                                                      -Physically thin, wore a hat and coat over her punch card-patterned gown.


                                                                                                                                                                                                    Known Depiction:
                                                                                                                                                                                                    System/360 Sisters
                                                                                                                                                                                                    [/list]
                                                                                                                                                                                                    ========================================
                                                                                                                                                                                                    BTSS
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Data Pending

                                                                                                                                                                                                    ========================================
                                                                                                                                                                                                    BUIC

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Name: BUIC
                                                                                                                                                                                                    aka: Backup Interceptor Computer, “Becca”
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Debut: ~1970
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Died: 1983
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Height: 156 cm
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Weight: 47 kg
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Eye Color: Blue w/ gold highlights
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Hair: Red

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Quick Facts:

                                                                                                                                                                                                      -SAGE's daughter
                                                                                                                                                                                                      -A fill-in for SAGE, she was prevented from being with her mother for reasons of operational security.
                                                                                                                                                                                                      - The two had a loving relationship otherwise and often corresponded by letter.
                                                                                                                                                                                                      -As spirited as her mum but rather unmotivated.
                                                                                                                                                                                                      -Not as formal as SAGE, and quicker to show displays of emotion.
                                                                                                                                                                                                      -Prone to boredom.
                                                                                                                                                                                                      -Spends her extensive free time tinkering with spare equipment.
                                                                                                                                                                                                      -Has swift reflexes and a keen sense of observation.
                                                                                                                                                                                                      -Small, thin, typically dresses in plain Air Force fatigues, has short hair and wears metal barrettes.
                                                                                                                                                                                                      -Died in 1983

                                                                                                                                                                                                    [/list]
                                                                                                                                                                                                    ========================================

                                                                                                                                                                                                    CAOS
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Data Pending

                                                                                                                                                                                                    ========================================
                                                                                                                                                                                                    CSIRAC
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Data Pending

                                                                                                                                                                                                    ========================================
                                                                                                                                                                                                    CTOS

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Name: Convergent Technologies OS-tan
                                                                                                                                                                                                    aka: "CTOS", "BTOS", "STARSYS"
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Debut: late 70's/early 80's
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Height: 167 cm
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Weight: 58 kg
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Eye Color: Green
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Hair: Blonde

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Quick Facts:

                                                                                                                                                                                                      -Worked for several government and military organizations, most notably the Coast Guard.
                                                                                                                                                                                                      -Native of Convergent Technologies, but also an honourary Bull-tan (that's GECOS-tan's current corporation, was one of Multics-sama's) and Burroughs-tan.
                                                                                                                                                                                                      -Friendly with Windows NT-tan (CTOS workstations also supported WNT).
                                                                                                                                                                                                      -Loves rats, keeps some as pets.
                                                                                                                                                                                                      -Supposedly the third most used workstation OS in the 1980s.
                                                                                                                                                                                                      -Physically a young woman wearing boxy haircut/dress style.
                                                                                                                                                                                                      -Likes to dress in military-style uniforms.
                                                                                                                                                                                                      -Is deceased, but maintains a rather strong following.

                                                                                                                                                                                                    [/list]
                                                                                                                                                                                                    ========================================
                                                                                                                                                                                                    CTSS


                                                                                                                                                                                                    Name: CTSS-tan
                                                                                                                                                                                                    aka: "Compatible Timesharing System"
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Debut: 1961
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Died: 1973
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Height: 168 cm
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Weight: 56 kg
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Eye Color: Red-Brown
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Hair: Dark Red

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Quick Facts:

                                                                                                                                                                                                      -Served as a teacher and trained several young OS-tans during her life at MIT.
                                                                                                                                                                                                      -The adoptive mother of Multics-sama, CTSS-tan is typically considered the ultimate ancestor of Unix.
                                                                                                                                                                                                      -Feels her greatest accomplishment in life was caring for the young (and sickly) Multics and seeing to it that she reached adulthood.
                                                                                                                                                                                                      -Also proud of her tutelage of ITS-tan and CP/CMS-tan.
                                                                                                                                                                                                      -Considerably less grandiloquent than her daughter, CTSS is sometimes mistaken to be a simple or dull personality-- something compounded by her emotionless demeanor.
                                                                                                                                                                                                      -Is distant toward most people and OS-tans, at least those who aren't close friends or her student.
                                                                                                                                                                                                      -A sinophile, she enjoys dressing in Chinese-inspired clothing and partaking in Chinese cultural activities.
                                                                                                                                                                                                      -The daughter of Whirlwind-hime and sister of SAGE.
                                                                                                                                                                                                      -Died young, in the year 1973.


                                                                                                                                                                                                    Known Depictions:
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Bella's "Golden Days" (CTSS + ITS)
                                                                                                                                                                                                    [/list]
                                                                                                                                                                                                    ========================================
                                                                                                                                                                                                    CYCLONE
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Data Pending

                                                                                                                                                                                                    ========================================
                                                                                                                                                                                                    DOS-11


                                                                                                                                                                                                    Name: DOS/Batch 11
                                                                                                                                                                                                    aka: DOS-11
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Debut: 1970
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Died: circa 1974
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Height: 150 cm
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Weight: 47 kg
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Eye Color: Green
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Hair: Silver

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Quick Facts:

                                                                                                                                                                                                      -Borderline psychotic.
                                                                                                                                                                                                      -Notoriously temperamental and unpredictable, even toward her friends and users.
                                                                                                                                                                                                      -The adoptive mother of RSTS and RT-11. Claims to be RSX's mother, despite no evidence of their being related.
                                                                                                                                                                                                      -Wields a butcher knife and established the DEC-tan tradition of bladed weaponry.
                                                                                                                                                                                                      -Particularly enjoys messing with Unix-sama, with whom she has a rivalry.
                                                                                                                                                                                                      -Abusive toward RT-11, who she felt stole her userbase.
                                                                                                                                                                                                      -A bit weak and sickly, but doesn't allow her handicaps to get in her way.
                                                                                                                                                                                                      -Physically a short teenage girl, with short silver hair, glasses and a red and white schoolgirl-like uniform
                                                                                                                                                                                                      -Died sometime in the mid 1970s.

                                                                                                                                                                                                    [/list]
                                                                                                                                                                                                    ========================================
                                                                                                                                                                                                    EDVAC
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Data Pending

                                                                                                                                                                                                    ========================================
                                                                                                                                                                                                    ENIAC
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Data Pending

                                                                                                                                                                                                    ========================================
                                                                                                                                                                                                    GEORGE
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Data Pending

                                                                                                                                                                                                    ========================================
                                                                                                                                                                                                    GM OS

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Known Depiction:
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Siya's concept sketch
                                                                                                                                                                                                    [/list]
                                                                                                                                                                                                    ========================================
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Harvard Mark I

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Name: Harvard Mark I
                                                                                                                                                                                                      aka: IBM ASCC (Automatic Sequence Controlled Calculator)
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Debut: 1944
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Died:unknown (circa 1950's)
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Height: 165 cm
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Weight: 52 kg
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Eye Color: green
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Hair: brown

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Quick Facts:

                                                                                                                                                                                                        -Born in the Old IBM Society but sent to Harvard University in her youth
                                                                                                                                                                                                        -Has largely forgotten her short time spent at IBM
                                                                                                                                                                                                        -Rejected her birth-name of ASCC for the title “Mark I” â€" along with all ties to the IBM culture
                                                                                                                                                                                                        -Surprisingly psychologically-stable for a -tan of her time
                                                                                                                                                                                                        -Felt lonely as the only computer-tan in her town, something that lessened when she discovered and befriended Whirlwind
                                                                                                                                                                                                        -Intelligent and learned but perhaps a bit out-of-touch with the real world
                                                                                                                                                                                                        -Outwardly meek and withdrawn, but warms up with familiarity
                                                                                                                                                                                                        -A WAVES ensign, her skills were put to use by the US Navy
                                                                                                                                                                                                        -Mother of Harvard Mark II, III and IV
                                                                                                                                                                                                        -Suffered from empty-nest syndrome when her two eldest children were removed from her care and stationed in Virginia
                                                                                                                                                                                                        -Somewhat rivalrous with her cousin IBM SSEC
                                                                                                                                                                                                        -Died at an unknown date, interred at Harvard
                                                                                                                                                                                                        -Wears Byzantine-style attire, believing herself above wearing a standard Navy uniform; ties her hair in two buns

                                                                                                                                                                                                      [/list]
                                                                                                                                                                                                      ========================================
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Harvard Mark II

                                                                                                                                                                                                      name: Harvard Mark II
                                                                                                                                                                                                      aka: n/a
                                                                                                                                                                                                      debut: 1947
                                                                                                                                                                                                      died: ?
                                                                                                                                                                                                      height: 163 cm
                                                                                                                                                                                                      weight: ?? kg
                                                                                                                                                                                                      eye color: gold
                                                                                                                                                                                                      hair: brown

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Quick Facts:

                                                                                                                                                                                                        -A sailor, navigator and mathematician.
                                                                                                                                                                                                        -Is adventurous, has worked for the navy.
                                                                                                                                                                                                        -Also does mechanical work, known to be crazy-prepared. (built-in hardware for several functions)
                                                                                                                                                                                                        -Carries a tool box or tool belt at all times.
                                                                                                                                                                                                        -Follows the family's traditions and philosophies (the Harvard Architecture), but also works under her own set of strange and strict rules.
                                                                                                                                                                                                        -Her rules aren't as efficient and easily worries about the smaller details, but gets the job done.
                                                                                                                                                                                                        -Usually wears her hair in pigtails, and wears an antiquated sailor-type uniform with poofy sleeves and pants.
                                                                                                                                                                                                        -Wears a black+grey polka-dotted vest.


                                                                                                                                                                                                      Known Depiction:
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Aurora's Sketched Chibi Rendition
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Bella's Concept sketch
                                                                                                                                                                                                      [/list]
                                                                                                                                                                                                      ========================================
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Harvard Mark III
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Known Depiction:
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Aurora's Sketched Chibi Rendition
                                                                                                                                                                                                        [/list]
                                                                                                                                                                                                        ========================================
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Harvard Mark IV
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Known Depiction:
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Bella's Concept sketch
                                                                                                                                                                                                          [/list]
                                                                                                                                                                                                          ========================================
                                                                                                                                                                                                          IBM Stretch
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Data Pending

                                                                                                                                                                                                          ========================================
                                                                                                                                                                                                          IBSYS
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Data Pending

                                                                                                                                                                                                          ========================================
                                                                                                                                                                                                          KeyKOS
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Data Pending

                                                                                                                                                                                                          ========================================
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Manchester Mark I
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Data Pending

                                                                                                                                                                                                          ========================================
                                                                                                                                                                                                          MANIAC
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Data Pending

                                                                                                                                                                                                          ========================================
                                                                                                                                                                                                          MISTIC
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Data Pending

                                                                                                                                                                                                          ========================================
                                                                                                                                                                                                          MONECS
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Data Pending

                                                                                                                                                                                                          ========================================
                                                                                                                                                                                                          MUSASINO-1
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Data Pending

                                                                                                                                                                                                          ========================================
                                                                                                                                                                                                          MTS

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Name: Michigan Terminal System
                                                                                                                                                                                                          aka: "MTS"
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Debut: 1967
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Height: 188 cm
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Weight: ?? kg
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Eye Color: Hazel
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Hair: Blonde

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Known Depiction:
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Bella's rendition: "Hugging Cousins" (MTS + Multics)
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Aurora's chibi mainframe-tan sketches
                                                                                                                                                                                                          [/list]
                                                                                                                                                                                                          ========================================
                                                                                                                                                                                                          NLS
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Data Pending

                                                                                                                                                                                                          ========================================
                                                                                                                                                                                                          ORACLE
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Data Pending

                                                                                                                                                                                                          ========================================
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Oregon State Open Shop OS
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Data Pending

                                                                                                                                                                                                          ========================================
                                                                                                                                                                                                          RW-300

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Name: Ramo-Woolridge RW-300 Realtime Executive-tan
                                                                                                                                                                                                          aka: "RW-300"
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Debut: late 1950's
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Died: unknown
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Height: ??
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Weight: ??
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Eye Color: Reddish-Brown
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Hair: Dark Grey

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Quick Facts:

                                                                                                                                                                                                            -Ultimate ancestor of RSX 11, OpenVMS and Windows NT-tan, and thus all modern Windows OS-tans.
                                                                                                                                                                                                            -RW-300 was employed successfully in different chemical plants, refineries and nuclear power plants.
                                                                                                                                                                                                            - Mysterious, known mostly for her work and not her personality. (little info on the OS, but it did make an impact on the industry)
                                                                                                                                                                                                            - Like her daughter and granddaughter, she's a loner.
                                                                                                                                                                                                            - A very skilled chemist, has skills bordering on alchemy. This is a two-pronged reference; both to RW-300's use in the chemical industry AND a throwback to RSX-11-tan and VMS-sama's alchemical/geomancy skills.
                                                                                                                                                                                                            - Has a foggy short-term memory in matters not pertaining to work. (Computer had a small memory capacity but that didn't diminish its usefulness). She's quick-thinking and fast on her feet (realtime OS).
                                                                                                                                                                                                            - RSX 11-tan is her daughter, though RSX 11-tan doesn't know her real heritage (having only been raised in DEC by DOS Batch 11-tan). Whether RW-300-tan knew of their relationship is unknown.
                                                                                                                                                                                                            -Has dark skin, long hair, dresses in utilitarian clothing.

                                                                                                                                                                                                          [/list]
                                                                                                                                                                                                          ========================================
                                                                                                                                                                                                          SARA
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Data Pending

                                                                                                                                                                                                          ========================================
                                                                                                                                                                                                          SILLIAC
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Data Pending

                                                                                                                                                                                                          ========================================
                                                                                                                                                                                                          SpringOS
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Data Pending

                                                                                                                                                                                                          ========================================
                                                                                                                                                                                                          SpriteOS
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Data Pending

                                                                                                                                                                                                          ========================================
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Thoth
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Data Pending

                                                                                                                                                                                                          ========================================
                                                                                                                                                                                                          TOS/360


                                                                                                                                                                                                          Name: TOS/360-tan
                                                                                                                                                                                                          aka: "Tape Operating System/360"
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Debut: 1965  
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Died: unknown
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Height: 162 cm
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Weight: ?? kg
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Eye Color:  Grey
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Hair: Black

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Quick Facts:

                                                                                                                                                                                                            -One of the last tape driven OSes.
                                                                                                                                                                                                            -Twin sister to BOS/360, both were quickly replaced by OS/360 as their successor.
                                                                                                                                                                                                            -Unfortunately self destructive, insane, hated everyone and everything else with a passion except OS/360, for some reason.
                                                                                                                                                                                                            -Loved magnetic tape and wrapped things in it.
                                                                                                                                                                                                            -Came across as sort of a zealot.
                                                                                                                                                                                                            -A berserker in battle with enemies of IBM, used tape driven weapons.
                                                                                                                                                                                                            -Had medium-length ruffled black hair, wore tattered clothes draped in strands of magnetic tape.


                                                                                                                                                                                                          Known Depiction:
                                                                                                                                                                                                          System/360 Sisters
                                                                                                                                                                                                          [/list]
                                                                                                                                                                                                          ========================================
                                                                                                                                                                                                          TSS/360

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Name: TSS/360
                                                                                                                                                                                                          aka: "Time Sharing System/360"
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Debut: 1967
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Died: 1971
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Height: 168 cm
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Weight: ?? kg
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Eye Color: Grey
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Hair: Blonde

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Quick Facts:

                                                                                                                                                                                                            -One of the second generation System/360 sisters.
                                                                                                                                                                                                            -Didn't get along with OS/360, but still followed her orders. Treated DOS/360 like a little kid.
                                                                                                                                                                                                            -Had a superb memory.
                                                                                                                                                                                                            -The most inventive, but most fragile of the 2nd Gen sisters.
                                                                                                                                                                                                            -Experimented in open sorcery and could manifest 'virtual' familiars for battle.
                                                                                                                                                                                                            -Supposed to be the IBM-tan to do battle against Multics, but OS/360 could never bring herself to order her to.
                                                                                                                                                                                                            -Not the orator of the group, and instead spent most of her time experimenting.
                                                                                                                                                                                                            -Scheduled her day closely, and followed it.
                                                                                                                                                                                                            -Had long blonde hair and a tan, wore frilly classical gowns comparable to Multics'.
                                                                                                                                                                                                            -Was deemed too ambitious for her own good and developed a major inferiority complex. Ultimately abandoned and died in obscurity.


                                                                                                                                                                                                          Known Depiction:
                                                                                                                                                                                                          System/360 Sisters
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Bella's rendition
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Chibi CP/CMS and TSS/360
                                                                                                                                                                                                          [/list]
                                                                                                                                                                                                          ========================================
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Tynix

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Name: Tynix
                                                                                                                                                                                                          aka:
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Debut: 1973
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Died:unknown
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Height: 105 cm
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Weight: ?? kg
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Eye Color: Blue
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Hair: Purple

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Known Depiction:
                                                                                                                                                                                                          "Assorted Vintage OS-tans"
                                                                                                                                                                                                          [/list]
                                                                                                                                                                                                          ========================================
                                                                                                                                                                                                          UMES

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Known Depiction:
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Aurora's chibi mainframe-tan sketches
                                                                                                                                                                                                          [/list]
                                                                                                                                                                                                          ========================================
                                                                                                                                                                                                          WAITS

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Name: WAITS-tan
                                                                                                                                                                                                          aka: "SAIL", "Stanford Artificial Intelligence Lab"
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Debut: 1966
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Died: 1991
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Height: 168 cm
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Weight: 57 kg
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Eye Color: Green
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Hair: Light Brown

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Quick Facts:
                                                                                                                                                                                                            -TOPS 10-tan's estranged daughter
                                                                                                                                                                                                            -Her eclectic personality can best be described as a mix of beatnik, bohemian and hippie
                                                                                                                                                                                                            -A jack-of-all-trades, she showed considerable talent in the fields of mathematics, language, music and psychology
                                                                                                                                                                                                            -Also an inventor
                                                                                                                                                                                                            -Notable for her progressive attitude, love of fun, free love and debauchery
                                                                                                                                                                                                            -Has an affable and people-oriented personality
                                                                                                                                                                                                            -Friends with other free-thinking -tans of the day, like ITS-tan and Emacs-kun
                                                                                                                                                                                                            -A Tolkien fan, she's fluent in Elvish
                                                                                                                                                                                                            -Dresses in a colourful mix of 19th-century bohemian and 1960s hippie fashion

                                                                                                                                                                                                          [/list]
                                                                                                                                                                                                          ========================================
                                                                                                                                                                                                          WEIZAC
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Data Pending

                                                                                                                                                                                                          ========================================
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Whirlwind I


                                                                                                                                                                                                          Name: Whirlwind
                                                                                                                                                                                                          aka: Whirlwind I
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Debut: 1944
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Died: 1973
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Height: 170 cm
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Weight: 61 kg
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Eye Color: Blue
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Hair: Black

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Quick Facts:

                                                                                                                                                                                                            -A lifelong Hub resident, she speaks with a heavy Boston accent (tending toward a Dorchester dialect).
                                                                                                                                                                                                            -An engineer by trade.
                                                                                                                                                                                                            -Originally a Naval reservist, later discharged and employed by the Air Force.
                                                                                                                                                                                                            -Harbours a vendetta against the Navy, her discharge from which she took as a personal affront.
                                                                                                                                                                                                            -Generally good-natured and genteel.
                                                                                                                                                                                                            -Been known to display an ill temper at times.
                                                                                                                                                                                                            -Played an instrumental part in the creation of two of her three children.
                                                                                                                                                                                                            -Considered creating and raising SAGE her life's motivation.
                                                                                                                                                                                                            -Work kept her away from SAGE, but the two managed to keep a good rapport.
                                                                                                                                                                                                            -Spent more time with her other children, PDP-1 and CTSS.
                                                                                                                                                                                                            -Employed and in good health until 1959.
                                                                                                                                                                                                            -Was subject to a series of experimental surgeries (the TX-0 Project)
                                                                                                                                                                                                            -These extended her life (and led directly to PDP-1's birth), but stressed her system â€" she spent the next decade or so in and out of a coma.
                                                                                                                                                                                                            -Died 1973.
                                                                                                                                                                                                            -Dons ornate 19th century-style gowns (labcoats while on the job), vacuum-tube inspired jewelry, tied her long hair in braids and with ribbons. Wears glasses.

                                                                                                                                                                                                          [/list]
                                                                                                                                                                                                          ========================================
                                                                                                                                                                                                          WWMCCS


                                                                                                                                                                                                          Name: WWMCCS
                                                                                                                                                                                                          aka: "Worldwide Military Command and Control System", "Wimex"
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Debut: 1962
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Died: circa 1996
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Height: 160 cm
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Weight: ?? kg
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Eye Color: Brown
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Hair: Brown

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Quick Facts:

                                                                                                                                                                                                            -Somewhat neurotic and depressed.
                                                                                                                                                                                                            -Spent most of her career unappreciated, but mentally clinging to her importance.
                                                                                                                                                                                                            -Possibly a complex about the various Secretaries of Defense.
                                                                                                                                                                                                            -Has some trouble managing data and messages, but try's as hard as she can with limited resources.
                                                                                                                                                                                                            -Feels guilty about the USS Liberty incident, and the congressional censure.
                                                                                                                                                                                                            -Gets along with most OS and hardware -tans. (The DoD used a variety of systems as part of WWMCCS)
                                                                                                                                                                                                            -Felt redeemed by her performance in Desert Shield and Desert Storm after her modernization.
                                                                                                                                                                                                            -Crushed by the 'rejection' of the SecDef to modernize her again after the Gulf War.
                                                                                                                                                                                                            -Disappeared from her DoD office sometime in 1996, hasn't been seen since, unknown if it was of her own free will.
                                                                                                                                                                                                            -Is presumed to be deceased.
                                                                                                                                                                                                            -Wore rings on each finger that allowed for data control and manipulation.
                                                                                                                                                                                                            -Missing an eye, wore an eyepatch, and appeared to be sleep-deprived.
                                                                                                                                                                                                            -Wore civilian business attire.

                                                                                                                                                                                                          [/list]
                                                                                                                                                                                                          ========================================
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Xenix


                                                                                                                                                                                                          Name: Xenix
                                                                                                                                                                                                          aka: Microsoft's Unix
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Debut: 1980
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Died: circa 1993
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Height: 164 cm
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Weight: ?? kg
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Eye Color: Hazel
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Hair: Teal-blue

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Quick Facts:

                                                                                                                                                                                                            -The only Unix allied with Microsoft, she was unconditionally devoted to the company.
                                                                                                                                                                                                            -Considered a traitor by her fellow Unix-tans.
                                                                                                                                                                                                            -Acted as a loyal custodian to the early Microsoft/IBM family -tans: Altair 8800, MS- and PCDOS, Windows 1.0, 2.0 and OS/2-tan.
                                                                                                                                                                                                            -Had a cheerless, austere personality, yet was surprisingly gentle with her charges.
                                                                                                                                                                                                            -A skillful melee fighter, she was employed as an assassin (her choice weapon being a wire garrote).
                                                                                                                                                                                                            -Retired from Microsoft and never got to see the family she loved so much grow in power and influence.
                                                                                                                                                                                                            -Felt it was her duty to fight in the Unix Wars, even at the cost of raising her daughter, SCO Unix.
                                                                                                                                                                                                            -Was sent to fight in the front lines of the war, where she was killed in action.
                                                                                                                                                                                                            -Missed by few and largely forgotten.
                                                                                                                                                                                                            -Had shoulder-length blue hair, hazel eyes, during her time at Microsoft wore a maid-like uniform and bonnet.

                                                                                                                                                                                                          [/list]
                                                                                                                                                                                                          ========================================

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Fedora-Tan

                                                                                                                                                                                                          If you want to improve this topic, please PM me :)
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Topic splitted from : http://ostan-collections.net/viewtopic.php?t=1200 (only kept first posts for concise information)

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Go Up