Template:Infobox OS

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{{Infobox OS
| name                   = <!-- Name of program or distribution -->
| logo                   = <!-- Image name is enough -->
| logo caption           =
| logo_size              =
| logo_alt               =
| screenshot             = <!-- Image name is enough -->
| caption                =
| screenshot_size        =
| screenshot_alt         =
| collapsible            =
| developer              = <!-- Name of main developer or sponsor-->
| family                 = <!-- "Unix-like" or "Microsoft Windows" -->
| working state          = <!-- "Current", "Discontinued", or "No longer supported" -->
| source model           = <!-- "Open source", "Closed source", or "Shared source" -->
| released               = <!-- {{Start date and age|YYYY|MM|DD|df=yes/no}} -->
| discontinued           = 
| latest release version =
| latest release date    = <!-- {{Start date and age|YYYY|MM|DD|df=yes/no}} -->
| latest preview version =
| latest preview date    = <!-- {{Start date and age|YYYY|MM|DD|df=yes/no}} -->
| marketing target       =
| programmed in          =
| language               = <!-- Supported human languages (English, French, Italian, Arabic, ...) -->
| prog language          =
| updatemodel            = <!-- APT, Windows Update, etc. -->
| package manager        = <!-- dpkg, rpm, Windows installer, etc. -->
| supported platforms    = <!-- IA-32, x64, Itanium, ARM, etc. -->
| kernel type            = <!-- Hybrid, Monolithic, Microkernel, Exokernel, Nanokernel, etc. -->
| userland               =
| ui                     =
| license                =
| preceded_by            =
| succeeded_by           =
| website                = <!-- {{URL|www.example.org}} -->


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Infobox OS

This template can be used to provide a summary for articles on computer [[operating system]]s.

Template parameters
Parameter Description Type Default Status
Name name The name of the operating system. This should match the name of the article. For example: 'Microsoft Windows' string empty required
Logo logo An image path for the logo associated with this operating system. Logos used must comply with [[Wikipedia:Logos]] guidelines. For example: 'File:Microsoft Windows XP Logo.svg' string empty optional
Logo size logo_size A width for the image, including the 'px'; the default is '250px'. For example: '106px' string empty optional
Logo caption logo_caption Icon to display in the title. string empty optional
Screenshot screenshot A screenshot depicting the operating system in its default configuration. Screen shots should not include any non-standard themes, third-party applications, or personally identifiable information. Also, per [[Wikipedia:Avoid self-references]], no references to Wikipedia should be visible. For example: 'File:MacOS81 screenshot.png' string empty optional
Screenshot size screenshot_size A width for the screenshot, including the 'px'; the default is '290px'. For example: '200px' string empty optional
Screenshot alt screenshot_alt An alternative text for the screenshot. For example: 'Fedora 8 desktop' string empty optional
Caption caption A caption describing the screenshot. Use of the word 'screenshot' in the description can be considered redundant, as the template places the image in a section titled 'Screenshot'. For example: 'Screenshot of the Mac OS 8.1 desktop' string empty optional
Collapsible collapsible If the screenshot is too big, this parameter set to 'yes' will collapse this. string no optional
Developer developer Name of the current developer of the software product. It can be either an individual or an organization/business. For example: 'Microsoft' string empty optional
Family family The name of the family/line of operating systems that this version is a part of. For example: 'Mac OS X' string empty optional
working state working state Working state of the operating system. Can be 'Current', 'Discontinued', or 'No longer supported' string empty optional
Source model source model Source model of the operating system. Can be 'Open source', 'Closed source', or 'Shared source' string empty optional


For information about the parameters in this template, see Template:Infobox software/doc. A number of elements of this template, however, need further explanation:

Family - This is the operating system family, examples include Microsoft Windows, Unix-like and Mac OS. Linux and Mac OS X are not OS families.

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

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


Debian Etch-ja.png
Debian v4.0 ("Etch")
Company / developer Debian Project
OS family Unix-like
Working state Current
Source model Open source
Initial release 16 August 1993 (1993-08-16)
Latest release 4.0r2 Etch / December 27, 2007; 6 years ago (2007-12-27)
Latest preview 8.0 (Jessie) (perpetual beta) [±]
Update method APT (several front-ends available)
Package manager dpkg
Supported platforms i386 (x86), amd64 (x86-64), PowerPC, SPARC, DEC Alpha, ARM, MIPS, HPPA, S390, IA-64
Kernel type Monolithic (Linux, FreeBSD), Micro (Hurd)
Userland GNU
Default user interface GNOME, KDE, Xfce, and LXDE
License Free software, mainly the GNU GPL, and other licenses[1]
Official website www.debian.org
This infobox is just an example, and it isn't supposed to reflect the present state of this particular piece of software, or even make any sense. It is only shown to demonstrate the effect of the options.
{{Infobox OS
| name                   = Debian
| logo                   = Debian-OpenLogo.svg
| logo_size              = x64px
| screenshot             = Debian Etch-ja.png
| developer              = Debian Project
| family                 = [[Unix-like]]
| working state          = Current
| source model           = [[Open source]]
| released               = {{Start date|df=yes|1993|08|16}}
| latest release version = 4.0r2 Etch
| latest release date    = {{start date and age|2007|12|27}}
| kernel type            = [[monolithic kernel|Monolithic]] ([[Linux kernel|Linux]], [[FreeBSD]]), [[microkernel|Micro]] ([[GNU Hurd|Hurd]])
| userland               = [[GNU Core Utilities|GNU]]
| ui                     = [[GNOME]], [[KDE]], [[Xfce]], and [[LXDE]]
| license                = [[Free software]], mainly the [[GNU GPL]], and other licenses<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.debian.org/legal/licenses/|title=License information|publisher=Debian|accessdate=2009-02-28}}</ref>
| supported platforms    = [[IA-32|i386 (x86)]], [[x86-64|amd64 (x86-64)]], [[PowerPC]], [[SPARC]], [[DEC Alpha]], [[ARM architecture|ARM]], [[MIPS architecture|MIPS]], [[PA-RISC family|HPPA]], [[IBM eServer zSeries|S390]], [[IA-64]]
| updatemodel            = [[Advanced Packaging Tool|APT]] (several front-ends available)
| package manager        = [[dpkg]]
| website                = {{URL|www.debian.org}}


These references will appear in the article, but this list appears only on this page.
  1. ^ "License information". Debian. Retrieved 2009-02-28. 

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