AOS has been discontinued due to lack of resources and increasing complexity of maintaining a distribution.

AOS is a source-based GNU+Linux distribution which aims to avoid the clutter of distro-specific frameworks, resulting in an environment where what you learn can be applied to almost any system.
It's mostly just a distro to fit my own personal preferences of how a system should work, but if you like it too you're welcome to use it!

Unlike most distros AOS doesn't come with an installer system, instead the buildscript is used to build it from an existing system, either a previously installed system or a liveCD system.

Once you have the base system installed any further packages you wish to install need to be installed manually, but for that the buildwiki can help you on your way.
Or you could use a script to automatically fetch build instructions which you can pipe to a shell.

Some ways in which AOS differs from other sourcebased distributions:
Plans for the future

2018-07-12 - Updated Changelog at files/buildaos-2018-07-12-06.50.changelog.
2017-04-28 - Updated to better handle quotes and backticks in commands that need to be run as root.
2017-01-11 - Updated to fix an issue with finding the toolchain's ncurses.
2017-01-09 - Updated Changelog at files/buildaos-2017-01-09-13.44.changelog.
2016-12-20 - Updated to better handle quotes and backticks in commands that need to be run as root.
2016-10-02 - Updated to better handle comments instructing that commands need to be run as root, for cases where further comments are included.
2016-02-13 - Updated with some fixes for cross-building. (Changelog)
2016-01-02 - Updated to better handle special characters in commands that need to be run as root, added the --sourcedir option.
2015-11-22 - Updated with a fix to a minor mistake. (Changelog)
2015-11-20 - Updated with a workaround for an odd bug in ncurses. (Changelog)
2015-10-19 - Updated Changelog at files/buildaos-2015-10-19-17.04.changelog.
2015-05-19 - Updated Changelog at files/buildaos-2015-05-19-15.10.changelog.
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