Wanderer Class Annex Bios

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Wanderer Class


  • Name: A/UX-tan
  • aka: Apple Unix, Space Cadet, Pigs in Space
  • Debut: February 1988
  • Height: 175 cm (5'9")
  • Weight: ?? kg
  • Eye Color: Blue-green
  • Hair: Dark blue
  • Quick Facts:
    • -Was more reserved in her earlier years, but is confident, tomboyish, boisterous, and likes to daydream.
    • -Can seem intimidating at a first glance to others, but is helpful and straightforward, though she can be very strict about how things should be done. (A/UX communicates directly with hardware, which made emulation impossible for decades)
    • -Has super strength and stamina. Excels in melee combat, and prefers not to use sorcery.
    • -Likes astronomy, maintains an observatory, and has her own rocketship. (A/UX's last mirror was a NASA server)
    • -A stepsister to the the Apple- and Mac-tans, and is a distant relative of the Mac OSX (macOS) line. Idealogically, she has the most in common with the Classic Mac-tans.
    • -Was the mentor to and worked along side Macintosh System 6-tan, 7-tan and 7.5-tan.
    • -Had a pivotal role with the Mac-tans forming alliances with the Unix Family in the late 1980's and early 1990's that exempted her from the Unix Wars, but became low-ranked on the Unix Family social hierarchy after the Unix Wars, and due to her becoming a wanderer.
    • -Friends with the User Space Gang, although she is unable to join them.
    • -Wears her hair in curly pigtails, and wears an athletic outfit in blue, silver and white. Her outfit is modeled loosely after a space suit with matching moon boots.
    • -Was evicted from the House of Mac in 1996 during the OS Wars to cut costs, and because the last project she was needed for failed.

Apple III


  • Name: Apple III-tan
  • aka: Apple ///, Sara
  • Debut: May 1980
  • Height: 163 cm (5'4")
  • 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.


Barbie Linux

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  • Name: Barbie Linux-tan
  • aka: Barbie OS
  • Debut: n/a
  • Height: 221 cm (7'3")
  • Weight: ??kg
  • Eye Color: Light blue
  • Hair: Blonde
  • 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.


Commodore 65

  • Name: Commodore 65-tan
  • aka: C65, C64DX
  • Debut: n/a
  • Height: 179 cm (5'10.5")
  • Weight: ?? kg
  • Eye Color: Dark purple
  • Hair: Dark purple
  • Note: The C65 prototypes were unofficially released in 1994 after Commodore's bankruptcy.
  • Quick Facts:
    • -Is bold, energetic, and is very loyal to her friends, but can be aggressive and ruthless.
    • -The youngest of the 8-bit Commodore-tans, and never officially served in the Commodore Fleet.
    • -Her existence was only known to Commodore 128-tan, who assisted with her training.
    • -Was exiled from the Commodore Fleet in 1991, and later became a pirate, and talks like a pirate.
    • -Was a long-time enemy to the other Commodore-tans except for C128-tan, since the others thought she was a bootleg.
    • -The truth about her not being a bootleg, and her being welcomed by the rest of the Commodore-tans happened around 2010 when C128-tan explained the truth.
    • -Used to wear a sailor uniform as a Commodore Fleet cadet, but dresses in a blue and white pirate uniform with rainbow accents, a tan bandanna and a tan ascot.
    • -Wields a large cutlass.
    • -Suffered several near-death experiences, but became well-off from piracy and mercenary work.
    • -Her closest friends are Macintosh System 3.4-tan and Windows 3.2-tan, who she saw as fellow odd ones out from their families.
    • -Remains a wanderer because she doesn't want to leave behind the friends she made, and to not lose her livelihood.

Commodore 128

Commodore VIC-20


  • Name: Commodore VIC-20-tan
  • aka: VC-20, VIC-1001, Volkscomputer, Vixen, "Victoria"
  • Debut: 1980
  • Height: 143 cm (4'8")
  • Weight: 36 kg (79 lb)
  • 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 naval-oriented sisters.
    • -Wields a M1903 Springfield rifle with bayonet.
    • -Wears her old military tunic, coat and brodie helmet, but with more the recent --and feminine-- 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.


  • Name: Cray-2-tan
  • Debut: 1985
  • Height: 188 cm (6'2")
  • Weight: ?? kg
  • Eye Color: Silver
  • Hair: Dark blue
  • Quick Facts:
    • -Hot-headed, pressured to be an overachiever by Cray-1, but suffered many setbacks and tough competition during development. (development started in 1979, released in 1985)
    • -An excellent multitasker and fast thinker (Had fast memory, and could process large datasets quickly), and was the fastest and most powerful supercomputer until 1990.
    • -Despite her power, she had a lot of design problems, her body had to be rebuilt multiple times, and she could not always use her full power.
    • -Suffers from low self-esteem for not living up to the extremely high expectations that were placed on her, and resigned from the Mainframe Guild after 1990.
    • -Overheats easily and has worse overheating problems than Cray-1-tan. Always carries a cooling tank, or is seen in the water to avoid overheating.
    • -Primarily uses water-based magic, but can also use liquid metal-based magic.
    • -Worked for the Department of Defense, the Department of Energy, has worked in nuclear research and sonar development.
    • -Has long wavy dark blue hair decorated with several metal hair pins.
    • -Wears a outfit based off of a 19th century-style swimsuit in black and gray with customizable panels on the skirt.
    • -Is often serious, but enjoys pop culture, and doesn't mind practical jokes.

Damn Small Linux

  • Name: Damn Small Linux-tan
  • aka: DSL-tan
  • Debut: April 2005
  • Height: 15 cm (0'6")
  • Weight: ?? kg
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Hair: Brown
  • Quick Facts:
    • -Friendly and cheerful, but timid around most OS-tans other than the other diminuitive OS-tans.
    • -Often accompanied by Evoke-tan, MilaX-tan, and her little brother, DSL-kun.
    • -Adheres to a minimalist lifestyle.
    • -Sometimes takes after her mother, Knoppix-tan, by doing medical and rescue work.
    • -A wanderer by choice because she prefers a simpler lifestyle than being in the Linux/Unix Consortium would allow.
    • -Has a rivalry with Tiny Core Linux-tan over who can be the most minimalist.
    • -Is an extremely fast runner and high jumper.
    • -Has short brown hair, and wears a penguin hat with a white shirt, black skirt, orange shoes, and a penguin backpack.


DEC Rainbow 100


  • Name: DEC Rainbow 100-tan
  • aka: "Rainbow"
  • Clan: DEC
  • Debut: 1982
  • Height: 148 cm (4'10")
  • Weight: ?? kg
  • Eye Color:Blue
  • Hair: Pink
  • Quick Facts:
    • -Has three modes she can switch between: VT-100 mode, CP/M mode, and MS-DOS mode. Her VT-100 mode is more stoic and was utilized when on duty in the DEC Military.
    • -The lone home computer of the DEC-tans.
    • -Never got promoted above cadet rank in the DEC Military. She mainly served as a cadet under VMS-tan's division, but felt like her skills were being underutilized.
    • -Served as the ambassador of the DEC Military to the Microsoft-IBM Family, but wasn't very good at it.
    • -Has ambivalent attitudes towards MS-DOS-tan and PC-DOS-tan since she wanted to be like them, but still saw them as her rivals.
    • -Is a great multi-tasker, likes to write and draw. Is usually carefree, but can still get competitive.
    • -Relies on her resourcefulness and cleverness more than raw power in combat.
    • -Wears her old DEC uniform jacket with frilly dresses and colorful hair ribbons.
    • -Can manipulate light.
    • -Friends with Amiga, Windows 1.0, DR-DOS, TOPS-10 and TOPS-20.
    • -Was in the CIOST for a while, and left to be a wanderer again, but kept the friendships she made in the CIOST.



  • Name: DexOS-tan
  • Debut: 12/20/2004
  • Height: 61 cm (2'0")
  • Weight: ?? kg
  • Eye Color: Green
  • Hair Color: Silver
  • Quick Facts:
    • -Is cheerful, friendly, and a bit single-minded.
    • -Usually cannot multitask and usually cannot use the internet, but sees these as sacrifices to make to maximize her speed and efficiency.
    • -Loves to play videogames and to build, or fix machinery.
    • -Is also an assembly coder, and teaches assembly.
    • -Has friends in various factions who share her interests in arcade games, coding or machinery, or adhere to a minimalist lifestyle.
    • -Is a robot with super speed. Is not much of a fighter on her own, but can be easily upgraded with enhanced combat capabilities.
    • -Wears a red dress with a blue jacket, silver boots, and a red helmet.
    • -Wears a pair of headphones over her helmet, which has large antennae.



  • Name: DigiComp-tan
  • aka: DigiComp I, II
  • Debut: 1963
  • Height: 160 cm (5'3")
  • 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.
    • -The 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.
    • -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.



  • Name: Evoke-tan
  • aka: Damn Small BSD
  • Debut: 12/31/2007
  • Height: 18 cm (0'7")
  • 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 Damn Small Linux-tan, Damn Small Linux-kun and MilaX-tan. The four of them usually band together.
    • -FreeBSD-tan's tiny little sister, they get along well, but Evoke 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.

Fried Chicken Linux

Haiku OS



  • Name: ITS
  • aka: "Incompatible Timesharing System"
  • Debut: circa 1960
  • Height: 163 cm (5'4")
  • Weight: 52 kg (115 lb)
  • 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.


  • Name: KolibriOS-tan
  • aka: KOS
  • Debut: 2004
  • Height: 144 cm (4'8")
  • Weight: ??kg
  • Eye Color: Silver
  • Hair: Purple
  • Quick Facts:
    • -Is MenuetOS-tan's daughter. They have strong disagreements with each other, but still care enough to help the other out if in need.
    • -Could have joined the CIOST like MenuetOS-tan did, but prefers to be a wanderer.
    • -Is friendly and cheerful, but is somewhat fussy.
    • -Is good at writing, and keeps a lot of documentation, but is disorganized.
    • -Has super speed, can fly, and hover.
    • -Friends with DexOS-tan, and Contiki-tan.
    • -Has long purple hair, tied in a bun, by a green bow.
    • -Wears a sleeveless blue dress with a translucent black dress layer over it, and is tied with a sash in the KolibriOS logo colors.
    • -Adheres to a minimalist lifestyle, and gets along best with other minimalist OS-tans.

Lunar Linux

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  • Name: Lunar Linux-tan
  • aka:
  • Debut: Feb 2002
  • Height: 165 cm (5'5")
  • Weight: ??kg
  • Eye Color: Light yellow
  • Hair: Black
  • Quick Facts:
    • -Sorcerer Linux's first daughter.
    • -Takes after her mother, but identifies as a wizard and is less strict.
    • -Rumored to have a secret base on the moon, which she reports to.
    • -Witty, likes to joke around.
    • -Favorite animals are squirrels and owls.
    • -Highly interested in the old-school hacker culture.
    • -Relationship with Sorcerer is shaky, but is a close sister to Source Mage.
    • -Wears a white dress with blue leggings, a blue wizard robe and hat.
    • -Keeps her hair spiky and partly in pigtails resembling the ears of a horned owl.

Macintosh System 3.4

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  • Name: Macintosh System 3.4-tan
  • aka: Mac System 3.4, AppleShare 2.0
  • Debut: circa 1988
  • Height: 180 cm (5'11")
  • Weight: ??kg
  • Eye Color: Dark Grey
  • Hair: Dark brown
  • Quick Facts:
    • -Is hot-blooded, boisterous and cheerful, but is stubborn and single-minded.
    • -Was created specifically to continue the AppleShare role started by Macintosh System 3-tan, and took pride in this role, specializing in communication, networking, and sharing information.
    • -Is physically weak, but has telepathy and strong telekinetic powers.
    • -Is Macintosh System 6-tan's twin sister. (System 3.4 used the same Finder version as System 6.0.x) They never competed over who would lead the Mac-tans while they were both current because they had different roles.
    • -Left the Mac House in 1992. Refused recruitment from the Vintage Federation, had clashes with some of its members who tried to recruit her, and believes that joining them would be giving up.
    • -Is a traveling stunt performer and carnival ringmaster who uses her success to encourage and inspire other vulnerable wanderers to persevere over the odds against them, and seeks more of them out as allies.
    • -Her closest friends are Commodore 65-tan and Windows 3.2-tan. The three of them are usually seen together, and met in their early years as wanderers.
    • -Suffered several near-death experiences, and struggled to survive for years as a wanderer, but became well-off and defied the odds against her.
    • -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.

Macintosh System 7.5

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  • Name: Macintosh System 7.5-tan
  • aka: Capone
  • Debut: Sep 1994
  • Height: 165 cm (5'5")
  • Weight: ??kg
  • Eye color: Lilac
  • Hair: Blonde
  • Quick Facts:
    • -Has a disgruntled, and stoic demeanor, but can show a caring side.
    • -Is a gunslinger, and usually carries multiple guns with her, with one of them being an assault rifle.
    • -Is highly adventurous, and is an inventor, but has a questionable track record with her inventions and expeditions. (7.5 added a lot of features, but wasn't very stable, and was the basis for the OS of the Pippin, which wasn't commercially successful)
    • -Has long blonde hair with a large cowlick and a "7.5" hair clip.
    • -Wears a long blue dress with a white vest, combat boots and window bar-style armbands.
    • -Disappointed in herself during the OS Wars, she left as a wanderer to continue her life as a wandering vigilante, or mobster, depending on who you ask.
    • -Occasionally visits the Mac House, and quickly got along well with Mac OS 9-tan since they first met.
    • -Maintains a rivalry with Windows 3.1-tan, but they also have some respect towards each other.
    • -Gets along well with the OSX-kuns, but is willing to enforce punishment when needed.

Mertvaya Ruka

  • Name:Mertvaya Ruka
  • aka: "Dead Hand", "Система Периметр" ("Perimeter System")
  • Debut: circa 1984
  • Height: 180 cm (5'11")
  • Weight: ?? kg
  • Eye Color: Dark Grey
  • Hair: Platinum Blonde
  • Quick Facts:
    • - Is calm, calculating, and very loyal to her operators.
    • - Her existence is known to few because of her reclusiveness. She lives in secret bunkers, and has spent only a small portion of her life awake.
    • - Self-conscious about her appearance, and wears heavy uniforms with a coat to conceal her body.
    • - Poses as a nuclear power plant operator when on missions that require secrecy.
    • - Spent less of her time awake since 1991. Has had to be reintroduced to society after long periods of hibernation.
    • - Has highly destructive powers, including the ability to inflict a target with the effects of nuclear winter.
    • - Has short wavy platinum blonde hair.
    • - Usually wears a Russian Army uniform, but with a crossed arrow insignia on the collar, and commonly also wears a bearskin coat.



  • Name: MilaX
  • aka: Damn Small Solaris
  • Debut: Jun 2008
  • Height: 18 cm (0'7")
  • Weight: ?kg
  • Eye Color: Lilac
  • Hair: Red-brown
  • Quick Facts:
    • -Solaris' little sister.
    • -Is calm, humble and cheerful, contrasting with her sister's aggressive 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.
    • -Usually bands together with Damn Small Linux-tan, Damn Small Linux-kun, and Evoke-tan.
    • -Wears a waitress outfit with an apron, and a hat in the style of the Solaris mascot Duke.

Momonga Linux


  • Name: MorphOS
  • Debut: 8/1/2000
  • Height: 168 cm (5'6")
  • Weight: ?? kg
  • Eye Color: Light blue
  • Hair: Blue
  • Quick Facts:
    • - Friendly, extroverted and strong-willed.
    • - Is adventurous (supports several different kinds of hardware).
    • - Technically a clone of Amiga-tan, but Amiga-tan prefers to see her, MorphOS 2-tan and AROS-tan as her daughters instead.
    • - Is a magical girl, and inherited some of Amiga-tan's magical abilities.
    • - Protective of her sisters, AROS-tan and MorphOS 2-tan.
    • - Gets along well with her mother Amiga-tan, and grandmother TripOS-tan, although they aren't able to see each other often.
    • - Wears a lilac jacket and skirt with a white top, red bowtie and brown boots as her everyday wear.
    • - Has Morpho butterfly wings that glow, and has her hair in pigtails tied with bows that match her wings.


Newton OS

Palm OS


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  • Name: RSTS
  • aka: "Ristess", RSTS/E
  • Debut: 1971
  • Height: 165 cm (5'5")
  • Weight: 66 kg (145 lb)
  • 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.




  • Name: SAGE-tan
  • aka: Semi-Automatic Ground Environment, "Gina"
  • Debut: 1959
  • Height: 162 cm (~5'4")
  • Weight: 54 kg (119 lb)
  • 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.

Source Mage Linux

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  • Name: Source Mage Linux-tan
  • aka:
  • Debut: 4/4/2002
  • Height: 150 cm (4'11")
  • Weight: ??kg
  • Eye Color: Red
  • Hair: Black
  • Quick Facts:
    • -Lunar Linux-tan's slightly younger sister, who she is often seen with.
    • -Is Sorcerer-tan's reanimated clone, magicially created from the remnants of Sorcerer-tan's original body.
    • -Taking after her mother quite a bit, she is very devoted to open sorcery.
    • -Very advanced with potential that equals or even surpasses that of Sorcerer-tan's.
    • -However, she still has a lot to learn (only being a beta OS).
    • -Is introverted, compassionate and a strong supporter of freedom.
    • -Very respectful of others, even towards the Linux-tans that are considered "traitors" among the Linuces.
    • -Very fond of birds (crows and ravens in particular), she has at least one pet crow or raven accompanying her.
    • -When meeting people, she requires new acquaintances to make a social contract with her.
    • -Dons a black robe and red shawl decorated with raven feathers.

Stratus VOS

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  • Name: Stratus VOS-tan
  • aka: Virtual Operating System, OpenVOS
  • Debut: 1982
  • Height: 180 cm (5'11")
  • Weight: 67 kg (148 lb)
  • 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, or "cloning", if all attempts fail, 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.

Stress Linux

Tinfoil Hat Linux



  • Name: TripOS-tan
  • 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, and has a red+white ribbon in her hair.
    • -Rides a motorized tricycle.
    • -Friends with ITS.



  • Name: Ultrix-tan
  • aka:
  • Debut: 1984
  • Height: 170 cm (5'7")
  • Weight: 62kg (137 lb)
  • 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, 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.



  • Name: VAXELN-tan
  • aka: VAX/ELN, ELAN
  • Debut: 1987
  • Height: 165 cm (5'5")
  • Weight: 56kg (118 lb)
  • 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.

Windows 3.2


  • Name: Windows 3.2-tan
  • aka:
  • Debut: 1994
  • Height: 137 cm (4'6")
  • 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, the three are often seen together.

Windows 95 OSR 2.1


  • Name: Windows 95 OSR 2.1-tan
  • aka: 95B, OSR2.1
  • Debut: 1996
  • Height: 158 cm (5'2")
  • 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.

Windows 95 OSR 2.5


  • Name: Windows 95 OSR 2.5-tan
  • aka: 95C, OSR2.5
  • Debut: 11/26/1997
  • Height: 153 cm (5'0")
  • 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.

Windows 97


  • Name: Windows 97-tan
  • aka: "97-tan"
  • Debut: none, technically (see note)
  • Height: 143 cm (4'8")
  • Weight: ?? kg
  • Eye Color: Red
  • Hair: Brown
  • Note: 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.
    • -Interacts with the Windows Family from time to time.
    • -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.

Windows Longhorn

  • Data Pending

Windows Neptune

  • Name: Windows Neptune
  • aka: Neptune
  • Debut: n/a
  • Height: 173 cm (5'8")
  • Weight: ??kg
  • Eye Color: Green
  • Hair: Green
  • Note: Neptune was never officially released, but a build of it was released to developers December 27, 1999.
  • Quick Facts:
    • -A prototype Windows version, was meant to be the first NT-based Windows-tan for the consumer market.
    • -Resentful towards XP Home-tan for taking her intended role, which led to her abandonment.
    • -Usually seen with Odyssey-tan and Longhorn-tan.
    • -Has a stoic and serious demeanor.
    • -Has long green hair in pigtails, and is almost always seen wearing a red visor.
    • -Wears a black sleeveless qipao with blue accents, and large red bracelets. Has a red talisman around her collar, and has mechanical headpieces.
    • -A very tough and skilled survivalist. Wields a large trident as her weapon.

Windows Odyssey

  • Name: Windows Odyssey-tan
  • aka: Odyssey
  • Debut: n/a
  • Height: 165 cm (5'5")
  • Weight: ?? kg
  • Eye Color: Blue
  • Hair: Blue
  • Quick Facts:
    • -A prototype Windows version, was meant to be Windows 2000-tan's successor, but was abandoned.
    • -Resentful towards XP Pro-tan for taking her intended role, which led to her abandonment.
    • -Similar in appearance to 2000-tan, has short blue hair, but with long bangs framing her face, and wears a red headband across her forehead.
    • -Wants to be friends with 2000-tan.
    • -Has a pair of floating gold wings, and has a gold halo above her head.
    • -Wears a light blue dress with puffy sleeves, black and white accents, and wears a white ascot.
    • -Usually seen with Neptune-tan and Longhorn-tan.
    • -Is somewhat shy and socially awkward, but likes to express herself.