Miko GNYO/Linux

Miko GNYO/Linux

  • Web site: miko.gnyo.org
  • Origin: Japan
  • Category: Desktop
  • Desktop environment: Gnome
  • Architecture: x86
  • Based on: Ubuntu
  • Wikipedia:
  • Media: Live DVD
  • The last version | Released: 4.8 | January 9, 2012

Miko GNYO/Linux – a live Linux distribution based on Ubuntu with Xen Virtual Machine Monitor.

The latest version comes with GNOME desktop environment and Japanese language as default.

An older version was based on Debian GNU/Linux and featured Xfce desktop environment.


Miko GNYO/Linux 3.0S Core i386 1.0GB.iso
md5sum: 5634da3c29b6f5c19ed5e31704714be2


Netkit Live

Netkit Live

  • Web site: wiki.netkit.org
  • Origin: Italy
  • Category: Specialist
  • Desktop environment: LXDE
  • Architecture: x86
  • Based on: Knoppix
  • Wikipedia:
  • Media: Live DVD
  • The last version | Released: 2013-2 | January 16, 2013

Netkit Live – a live Linux distribution based on Knoppix, and features Netkit exploits open source software (mostly licensed under GPL) and is heavily based on the User Mode Linux (UML) variant of the Linux kernel.

Netkit is an environment for setting up and performing networking experiments at low cost and with little effort. It allows to “create” several virtual network devices (full-fledged routers, switches, computers, etc.) that can be easily interconnected in order to form a network on a single PC. Networking equipments are virtual but feature many of the characteristics of the real ones, including the configuration interface.

Netkit consists of three components: a core including the user interface and the documentation, a kernel for the virtual machines, and a filesystem containing the networking tools and services. These components are distributed separately to limit the impact of updates, however all the components are required for Netkit to work properly.

Netkit is the result of the joint work of several people from the Computer Networks Laboratory of the Roma Tre University and from the Linux User Group LUG Roma 3.


Netkit Live DVD 2013-2 i386 2.28GB.iso
md5sum: 1d4e775613c1d888b21b3cfbee56ce94
Netkit Live CD 4TIC i386 781MB.iso
md5sum: fd1aefe454cf282d9a82d38680fe1b5e


Multi Distro LiveCD

Multi Distro LiveCD

Web site: multidistro.tlm-project.org (not active)
Origin: ?
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: Enlightenment, JWM, KDE
Architecture: x86
Based on: R.I.P.
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 2.5 | February 22, 2006

Multi Distro LiveCD – a LiveCD that contains 9 different mini Linux distributions, all executable when you start the PC without installing them on a hard disk.

The Live CD features following distributions: Slax, GeexBOX, DamnSmallLinux, INSERT, RIP, Mpentoo, Olive, Grafpup, Limp, and a memory checker is included in a single 700 Mb CD.

The project founder is Sandu Ionut.


Multi Distro LiveCD 2.5 i386 714MB.iso
md5sum: 9daad899256a84470ea10e8ba4d59dc3




Web site: nimblex.net
Origin: Romania
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: KDE
Architecture: x86
Based on: SLAX
Wikipedia: NimbleX
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 2010 beta | April 30, 2010

NimbleX – a small but versatile operating system which is able to boot from CD, flash memory (USB pens or Mp3 players) and even from the network. It runs entirely from a CD, USB or network so it doesn’t require installation or even much hardware.

NimbleX was designed to be versatile, user friendly, very fast and most importantly indestructible.

The key features of NimbleX are:
– Very fast even on slow disks. The OS is decompressed on the fly so IO is minimized.
– Indestructible: The OS is read only and only the changes get written to RAM or disk.
– Full featured. Out of the box NimbleX comes with over 1000 packages.

NimbleX is based on Slax and Slackware Linux.
The project developer is Bogdan Rădulescu.


NimbleX 2010 beta i486 410MB.iso
md5sum: d603ad9458038af1952dbed8f9135166
NimbleX 2008 RC i486 204MB.iso
md5sum: d04263f11bf8b9e68935b3264b5939ab



MCNLive Toronto

MCNLive Kris RC1

Web site: www.mandrivaclub.nl (not active)
Origin: Netherlands
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: KDE
Architecture: x86
Based on: Mandriva
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: Kris RC1 | April 9, 2010

MCNLive – a live Linux distribution, based on Mandriva Linux which works from an USB flash or CD disk.

It is designed as a LiveCD version for desktop and laptop computers. The system contains all programs needed for proper operation: internet applications, office software, network tools, multimedia software. Like any other Linux distribution, MCNLive automatically detects hardware, so you don’t have to manually configure each device.

MCNLive allows you to recover files from broken systems and can also be an excellent demonstration system of the power and richness of Linux.

The live system uses KDE desktop environment as default and RPM packages.

It is developed by Mandrivaclub.nl


MCNLive Toronto i586 477MB.iso
md5sum: a0ad35c4d311828c9a9a564f6fb69697
MCNLive Kris RC1 i586 390MB.iso
md5sum: a0c175ccb9986d866e192e80338bae72


Caos Linux

Caos Linux

Web site: www.caoslinux.org (not active)
Origin: USA
Category: Server
Desktop environment: GNOME, Xfce
Architecture: x86, x86_64
Based on: Independent
Wikipedia: CAOS Linux
Media: Live
The last version | Released: 1.0.25 | October 14, 2009

Caos Linux – an independent, RPM based Linux distribution developed by the CAOS Foundation. The CAOS Linux Project was first initated because of the need for an openly managed, RPM based version of Linux. CAOS NSA (Node, Server, Appliance) pursues the “sweet spot” concept for a Linux distribution.

CAOS Linux is designed to run on all x86_64 and i386 based hardware ranging from clusters and servers to production level appliances to personal desktops and laptops. Scientific research labs, public agencies, ISP’s, private enterprise, virtualization and cloud computing ventures will find CAOS Linux to be an integral component to their operation.

CAOS NSA focuses on being a lightweight, fast, efficient, stable, and secure distribution of Linux that is appropriate for servers, compute nodes, network appliances, and even the latest desktop and laptop computers.

Supporting a wide variety of software, CAOS Linux is based on the best aspects of GNU/Linux and has full binary compatibility with the most popular enterprise distribution of Linux.

The CAOS Linux installer would be found easy to use by both an experienced admin or a Linux newcomer. Users can either have a fully automated install (including HD partitioning) or they can take full control from the install prompt. The automated CAOS Linux installer, Cinch, is a very user friendly, written from scratch and open to use by other distributions. Your CAOS system has the advantage of grabbing the latest packages from our online repository during installation, guaranteeing your system is up to date. Post-installation configuration is simple through either Sidekick, our server administration Swiss Army Knife, manually, or via the web using an industry compatible webmin tool.


Caos Linux 1.0 x86_64 2.37GB.iso
md5sum: 15f68fa01cd74c788c11df771c4d218a




Web site: www.archpwn.org (not active)
Origin: Italy
Category: Security
Desktop environment: GNOME
Architecture: x86
Based on: Arch Linux
Media: Live DVD
The last version | Released: 2.0 RC1 ? | 2010 ?

ArchPwn – a security based Linux Live CD/DVD system that aims to be a fully working swiss army knife for pentesting purpose (GPL licensed).

It’s based on the ArchLinux distribution, and inherits from this her philosophy.

The ArchPawn distribution is build using the linux-live scripts.

The live session user: arch; password: arch
Root password: ArchLinux

The project developer is Francesco Piccinno.


ArchPwn 1.0 i386 1.2GB.iso
md5sum: ac98a1772636189f561c42ffd817151e




Web site: www.finnix.org
Origin: USA
Category: Rescue
Desktop environment: CLI
Architecture: x86, x86_64, ARMHF, PowerPC
Based on: Debian
Wikipedia: Finnix
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 111 | June 4, 2015
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Finnix – a small, text based rescue CD based on Debian GNU/Linux, targeted to system administrators. Finnix works in Live mode, but it can be installed on your computer’s hard drive. The Live system can be started from a CD, USB flash drive and via the network (PXE).

Finnix includes tools for disk partitioning, network traffic monitoring, boot record repair and installation of other operating systems.

Finnix is built on Debian from the testing branch and is available for i386, amd64, armhf and powerpc machines.

The Finnix Live image also includes the FreeDOS system.

The project was started in 1999, with its first public release in March 2000, making it one of the oldest LiveCDs (predated by DemoLinux and immediately preceded by the Linuxcare Bootable Toolbox).
The project developer is Ryan Finnie.


Finnix 111 i386/amd64 163MB.iso
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Finnix 111 ARMHF 111MB.iso
md5sum: f111ffa290ab46ad193fdbbb2952a785
Finnix 111 PowerPC 158MB.iso
md5sum: f111ff0864d2796d788a98785ecb7589




Web site: www.seminarix.org (not active)
Origin: Germany ?
Category: Education
Desktop environment: KDE
Architecture: x86
Based on: Kubuntu, Sidux
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 2008-01 ? | 2008 ?

Seminarix – a live Linux distribution based on Kubuntu, and then on Sidux. Seminarix was developed in cooperation with Skolelinux and KDE-Edu and is designed to introduce teachers to free software. The live CD contains a collection of free software suitable for education and training.

The Seminarix Live-CD was supported by the companies such as: HP, Intel, G-N-U, Turck and organizations: “Stiftung Partner für Schule”, Medienberatung NRW and Studienseminar Neuss.

Sidux-Seminarix partners with Sidux and describes itself as an education project, which wants to design the teacher and students education with computer assistance cheaper, more effective and descriptive with the help of free Linux programs. For this purpose, the distribution was equipped with software from the fields of education and science a program starter. The program starter makes it easy for the Linux novice, whether teacher or student, to start the various education programs and other general purpose programs. In addition, with the program starter specially developed for sidux-seminarix, you can quickly and easily install various other educational programs. Important information about the programs and web links make it easier for the user to select the programs.

Like Sidux, the live system can be installed on a hard disk or a USB stick. All software can be updated easily and continuously. The manuals of Sidux and Seminarix are included on the CD and should help with problems. Users already using Sidux can use the Metapackage installer to upgrade their installation to Sidux-Seminarix. You can also find Seminarix under the heading »Education« and install it with a mouse click.

Seminarix aims to make teacher and student education less expensive, more effective and more viable with computer support using free open Linux programs. The project was first published in March 2007 by Wolf-Dieter Zimmermann. Initiated by sidux e.V., this edition was created in collaboration with W. D. Zimmermann and interested teachers and users.


Seminarix 20061113 i386 694MB.iso
md5sum: 748ab8c222e73aab9e99276ea170b58e




Web site: saxenos.de (not active)
Origin: Germany
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: LXDE, Xfce
Architecture: x86
Based on: SLAX, PCLinuxOS
Media: Live
The last version | Released: 2009 beta 1 | January 4, 2009

SaxenOS – a Linux live distribution especially targeted to older hardware.

It offers complete office, multimedia and internet applications on one CD.
The hardware system requirements are quite low, such as Pentium 2 350 MHz CPU, 128 MB RAM and a 2 GB harddisk.

An older version of the distribution supported the i486 platform and used the LXDE desktop environment.
The distribution was a derivative of Zenwalk Linux, and thus Slackware.
Version 1.0 was launched on January 9, 2006.

SaxenOS 2008/2009 is based on PCLinuxOS, with RPM packages and Synaptic package manager as default. It features the full OpenOffice package, multimedia apps and games on the top of the XFCE desktop.

The project developer is Michael Stibane.


No download is available.