Web site: www.arklinux.org (not active)
Desktop environment: KDE
Based on: Red Hat
Wikipedia (PL): Ark Linux
The last version | Released: 2008.1 | May 15, 2008
Ark Linux – a Linux distribution, desktop oriented, designed especially for people new to Linux and Unix-like operating systems. Ark Linux is based on Red Hat Linux, and uses open-source model, so can be redistribute it in both modified and unmodified form.
It was mainly targeted for office and workstations machines, and focused on ease of installation and use.
The whole operating system consisted of three CDs, of which only the first one included the appropriate part of the Ark Linux; the next two contain additional software Ark Extra Software and Ark Development Suite.
Ark Linux contains all the typical applications necessary for users, such as an office suite, tools, internet apps, a file sharing client, media players, etc. Ark Linux did not contain anything beyond that. For example, server applications, and configuration tools were not already part of the system. Other applications can be installed online using Advanced Packaging Tool or an additional CD.
The latest version of Ark Linux is 2008.1 dockyard20080514.
Ark Linux 2008.1 i386 710MB.iso