Monkey Linux

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Web site: spsselib.hiedu.cz/monkey/ (not active)
Origin: Czech Republic
Category: Mini distribution
Desktop environment: Fvwm95
Architecture: x86
Based on: Slackware (?)
Wikipedia (PL): Monkey Linux
Media: Install Floppy
The last version | Released: 1.0.1 (?) | 1999 (?)

Monkey Linux – a small Executable and Linking Format (ELF) distribution based on Linux kernel 2.0.30 and Libc5. It uses the UMSDOS file system makes it an ideal semi-complete distribution for GNU/Linux newbies, because no knowledge of (re)partitioning hard drives is required for installation. Monkey works in its own folder within MS-DOS or Windows 3.x/9x/Me. The archived base distribution is less than 7MB in size and fits in
five floppies. After installation, Monkey takes up less than 30MB of hard drive space.

Minimal hardware requirements:
– 386SX
– 4MB RAM
– 20MB on IDE HDD (+ 10MB for SWAP) on non-compressed DOS volume
– VGA for X Window

Applications preinstalled:
– Fvwm95, xterm
– editors: vi, joe (Wordstar compatible editor)
– telnet, ssh, ftp, traceroute, nslookup
– web browsers: Lynx, Netscape available in the installable additional package
– bootpd, bootpgw, cron
– many utilities for text processing (awk, sed, perl, etc.)
– utilities for working with IPX/SPX
– support for many filesystems: iso9660 (CD-ROM filesystem); NFS (Network File System from Sun Microsystems); ncpfs (Novell filesystem for shared volumes); smbfs (SMB Windows network filesystem but only over TCP/IP).

Its author is Czech, Milan Keršláger. From version 0.7 (1999) the distribution has been created by Marek Dankowski. The American IT specialist Pat Villani helped on an ad hoc basis.

Download

Monkey Linux.tar.gz 12MB
md5sum: 38e4b0df9922634d64a19561987a83c9

 

Deutsche Linux Distribution

Deutsche Linux Distribution

Web site:
Origin: Germany
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: X Server
Architecture: x86
Based on: Red Hat
Wikipedia (DE): Deutsche Linux Distribution
Media: Install
The last version | Released: 6.1 | 1999

Deutsche Linux Distribution (DLD) – the first German Linux distribution created in 1992 by Delix Computer GmbH.

The company of Delix Computer GmbH was founded by Dirk Haaga, Nils Mache and Jens Ziemann in 1994. Initially, it was compatible with Slackware, but this compatibility was abandoned when the system was changed from BSD to System V style and RPM introduced as the default package format. DLD was characterized by the translation of almost all documentations and programs into the German language.

At the beginning of 1999, the DLD version 6.0 Professional was certified by IBM as Netfinity Server Proven.
The last version of the DLD 6.1 was released in 1999.

In the same year, Red Hat had taken over the company Delix, and the DLD was discontinued. Dirk Haaga headed the Red Hat Germany GmbH until his accidental death in 2006 as CEO.
An update script was available on the Red Hat FTP server, which facilitates the technical transition from the DLD 6.01 to the current Red Hat Linux 6.1 distribution. On the Red Hat Web server, users will also could find documentation that describes the differences between the distributions and provides guidance on how to transition to Red Hat Linux 6.1. The DLD beginner support as well as the DLD mailing lists and FAQs was continued until the end of 1999.

Download

Deutsche Linux Distribution 1.1.1c i386 357MB.iso.zip
md5sum: 225c74b1bda7850717f06ba7dfe29b01