An OS for Everypony!
PonyOS is a hobby Unix-like operating system, designed for ponies like you!
No! PonyOS uses its own kernel, built from scratch.
PonyOS 7.0 really leads the pack!
The CD should boot in QEMU, VirtualBox, VMWare, or even on real hardware if you're a brave pony!
For all VMs, 1GB of RAM is recommended. When using VirtualBox, select "Other/Unknown" for the OS type. For VMware, use a 64-bit guest configuration (PonyOS is not 64-bit, but this configuration provides optimal hardware). For QEMU,
qemu-system-i386 -m 1G -enable-kvm -soundhw ac97 -cdrom ponyos.iso should suffice.
The CD will automatically log in the user
local. If you are asked for a password for this user, that password is also
To build PonyOS from scratch, please use an Ubuntu or Debian-derived host.
Clone from our git repository and then run
make. Note that we do not support building PonyOS from scratch and this process may not work. Complete builds may take anywhere from thirty minutes to many hours, depending on your hardware.
PonyOS is developed through Github. You can find our repository at klange/ponyos.
Yes! PonyOS works on many different machines. Hardware driver support is limited, though, so for the best PonyOS experience you should use one of the supported virtual machines listed above. If you're feeling brave, you'll need a PS/2 keyboard and mouse (or legacy compatibility support in your motherboard).
Four years later and people still don't believe us! PonyOS is not a Linux distribution - it's also not a BSD, or a Hurd, or a Minix, or a Solaris!
PonyOS 7.0 does not include a compiler on the CD, as significantly increases the size of disc image. You can use the package manager to install the
build-essential package and get a full GCC toolchain.
Kuroko, a dynamic programming language with familiar syntax, is included on the live images, and Python can be installed from the package manager.
Probably, but see "Does PonyOS work on real hardware?" above. Directly copying the GRUB ISO to a USB stick should work (eg., using
You can drag them by their title bars or hold
Alt and then click and drag anywhere.
In VirtualBox, the display should automatically resize to fit the host window. In QEMU and VMWare, you can use
sudo kdebug in a terminal to launch a kernel debug shell and then
set_mode 1280 720 or similar to set the resolution.
In virtual machines where absolute cursor positioning is available, click the mouse cursor icon in the panel to switch to relative mouse mode before running Quake.
Yes! While the network stack in PonyOS 7.0 is far from mature, it should provide functioning Internet access on supported configurations.
At the moment, PonyOS is only offered as a live CD with no installation option, for your safety. Experienced users can manually install PonyOS to a system with an existing GRUB installation and room for an Ext2 filesystem partition in the first 4GB of an available PATA or emulated PATA hard disk.
No. Please use the latest live CD of PonyOS 7.0.
you have gone too far this time you fucking pony fags....Anon, from /prog/
I just can't not believe these guys are sick fucks. Either way, getting to run vim in your shitty furry pedo OS is an accomplishment I must recognize. Fuck this shit.Another Anon, from /prog/
NOMourcore, from reddit's r/technology
This is gonna buck up my computer so bad.mybronyalter-ego, from reddit's r/mylittlepony
Thanks, but no thanks.Nessphoro, from osdev.org
Oh… Oh god… Make it stop@frozendevil