KibZilla

KibZilla

Web site: kibzilla.kibla.org
Origin: Slovenia
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: Fluxbox
Architecture: x86
Based on: Independent
Wikipedia:
Media: Live
The last version | Released: 0.95 | October 20, 2003

KibZilla – an independent live Linux distribution based on rpm packages.

The project embarks on the creation of a stand-alone Linux distribution based on RPM packages, but its main feature is the use of a CDROM drive. It also allows installation on a hard disk. The distribution would be intended for use on the Intel x86 platform. In the foreground, the distribution would be intended for use at publicly accessible points, such as cyber cafes, e-points.

The main advantage is a graphical interface that is entirely modified by the Mozilla.org project. The graphical interface is produced in XUL language. In this way, programs that are intended for use in Mozilla should be started within the Mozilla. The project has similar guidelines than the oEone’s (www.oene.com) product, the HomeBase product, but it is commercial, and some parts that are intended for use within the Mozilla are issued as open source.

The system achieves utility on the level of a regular computer with Microsoft Windows, an Internet browser and a word processor. The end product would not restrict the use of other linux programs on distribution, and it could also be run from an XUL interface (video conferencing programs, openoffice, etc.).

For all components of the Mozilla, existing translations could be used: The interface in the XUL language, Installation program and documentation is available in English and Slovenian.

The live system components:
– a simple and intuitive graphical interface written in the XUL programming language
– FluxBox window manager is also suitable for inexperienced Linux users
– a well-executed version of the very expanded and popular Mozilla Open Source browser (version 1.4)
– Composer/Editor – powerful web site editor

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KibZilla 0.95 i386 287MB.iso
md5sum: 07e093e0df5167a8641786bf1d5b6b0e

 

Knoppix MiB

Knoppix-MiB

Web site: www.bouissou.net (not active)
Origin: France ?
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: KDE
Architecture: x86
Based on: Knoppix
Wikipedia:
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 3.2-11b | 22 May, 2003

Knoppix MiB (or Knoppix-MiB Privacy Edition) – a remastered version of Knoppix Linux distribution which has been produced to provide everybody with a GNU/Linux Operating System contained on a bootable CD-Rom that can be immediately used on any computer without any prior installation process.

Knoppix-Mib “Privacy Edition” adds the following particularities to the standard Knoppix iso image:
– Automatic support of encrypted swap partitions (GNU/Linux), or encrypted swap – files in DOS/Windows (FAT/FAT32) partitions.
– Security improvements (encryption)
– Bug fixes
– Automatic mount of persistent homedir at bootup, and automatic restoration of optional custom system configuration, without needing to type specific boot parameters.
– KGPG GnuPG keyring manager
– OpenOffice 1.0.2 in french and english, with french “Drayer” spell check dictionaries.
– Mozilla 1.3 Chromium with Enigmail 0.74.0
– Postfix mail server (MTA) with TLS encryption, preconfigured with provided generic certificates.
– Optional backup of custom system configuration in user’s persistent home directory.
– Some more french translations.
– French manpages
– GnuChess openings library.
– Support for Swiss-french keyboard using “knoppix lang=fr_CH” boot option.

The latest version of Knoppix 3.2 Privacy Edition uses KDE 3.1.1 and was derived from the Knoppix 3.2 ISO image KNOPPIX_V3.2-2003-03-30-EN.iso

The project developer is Michel Bouissou.

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Knoppix 3.2 MiB 11b i386 669MB.iso
md5sum: 8e9c87e104987b87cb0ae9838d4288bc

 

Eagle Linux

Eagle Linux

Web site: www.safedesksolutions.com/eaglelinux/ (not active)
Origin: USA
Category: Embedded
Desktop environment: text
Architecture: x86
Based on: Debian
Wikipedia:
Media: Live
The last version | Released: 2.2 | May 9, 2003

Eagle Linux – an embedded, modular, text based and very small in size Linux distribution aimed at helping users learn Linux by creating bootable Linux images “virtually from scratch”.

Eagle Linux 2.3 is currently distributed as a concise, 26-page PDF documenting the creation of a minimalist, network-ready Linux image for bootable CDs, floppies, or flash drives.

The project developer is Michael P. Angelo, and it was under development beetwen 2002-2003.

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Eagle Linux 2.2 i386 23MB.iso
md5sum: ce2711da0671cf03cabdb468cf169756

 

BrlSpeak

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Web site: www.brlspeak.net (not active)
Origin: Netherlands
Category: Specialist
Desktop environment: text
Architecture: x86
Based on: Debian
Wikipedia:
Media: Live
The last version | Released: 07102003 | October 8, 2003

BrlSpeak – a mini Linux distribution (the size of the downloadable ISO image is only 36MB) with two objectives. Firstly, it has been designed in such a way that blind persons can install it without any outside assistance, and secondly, they should be able to pre-configure and compile the braille drivers all by themselves.

BRLSPEAK version 7.0 was released in November 2001. It was based on Slackware’s ZipSlack (hence the inflated version number), which can be installed in a directory on a DOS file system (no hard disk partitioning is necessary) or a ZIP drive.

The latest version of BrlSpeak was based on Debian GNU/Linux, and was available in 3 versions: basic (mini), braille and vocal (braille + some speech applications).

The project developer is Osvaldo La Rosa.
The project was under development between 2001 and 2003.

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Cool Linux CD

Cool Linux CD

Web site: emergencycd2.sourceforge.net
Origin: Russia
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: IceWM
Architecture: x86
Based on: Fedora
Wikipedia:
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 2.3 | September 17, 2003

Cool Linux CD – a bootable CD with Linux operating system, containing a 2.4 kernel and many free software packages.

New features of version 2.3:
– Kernel 2.4.20-wolk and 2.4.22 with supermount, squashfs, shfs patches and ALSA 0.9.6 drivers;
– Ability to choose a version of linux kernel and parameters for FrameBuffer and XFree86 (resolution);
– Save and restore your system configuration on floppy;
– Restore configuration from another session on CoolLinuxCD (in multissesion mode);
– Writing the CD-RW disks with CDRW device (if not a boot drive);
– Ability to choose the interface language during the bootup process (currently only English and Russian languages are supported);
– Autodetects all hardware and autoconfigures XFree86;
– USB mouse and keyboard support;
– IceWM window manager with ROX-filer as desktop and file manager;

For login need input “root” name with no password.
Rus/Lat switch by RightCtrl-Shift key in console and any Ctrl-Shift in X11.

If you want save config on floppy, run “savecfg”. It command save on floppy /etc, /root, and /drweb.base directories. If in bootup you answer “Y” on question about restore config from floppy, this directories will be restored.

You can select bootup variants: load with only RAM use or load with use 128 Mb first partition HDD space. On first HDD you can have ext2 or vfat filesystem.

Cool Linux CD is part of the LINUX EMERGENCY CD project.
Linux Emegency CD is based on Gentoo Linux.

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Cool Linux CD 2.3 i386 632MB.iso
md5sum: ab791916c344b6ece1861dc605548e75

 

Haydar Linux

Haydar Linux KDE

Haydar Linux GNOME

Web site: www.haydarlinux.com (not active)
Origin: Netherlands
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: KDE, GNOME
Architecture: x86
Based on: Fedora
Wikipedia (NO): Haydar Linux
Media: Install
The last version | Released: 1.0 | April 6, 2003

Haydar Linux – a former Linux distribution from the Netherlands based on Fedora.

The distribution was an Arabic distribution and specialized in full support for Arabic. It emphasized stability and ease of use.

The distribution used the GNOME and KDE desktop environments.
The distribution supported the 32-bit x86 computer architecture.
Version 1.0. was launched April 6, 2003.

The project developer is Haydar Alkaduhimi.

The developer was also developing the Haydar Desktop Environment (HDE), which is an open source desktop environment for Linux/Unix Operating Systems. Because it makes heavy use of a high level API it can be kept small, stable and easy to maintain.
HDE could emulate the look of Windows and could be used for helping peoples integrating from windows to Linux Operating System.

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Drinou

Drinou

Web site: http://217.109.169.18/polux/ (not active)
Origin: France
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: text
Architecture: x86
Based on: Slackware
Wikipedia (NO): P!tux Linux
Media: Install CD
The last version | Released: 2.0 | April 14, 2003

Drinou (previous: P!tux Linux) – a mini Linux distribution, network and office oriented. It is based on Slackware 7.1 (kernel 2.2.19) which can be installed on an ext2 (dedicated partition) file system inside a loopback device (DOS) directory. The installation can be done from DOS to Linux, DOS to DOS, Linux to Linux, umsdos or ftp.

The basic installation requires at least a 486 with 8Mb ram and 105 MB minimum disk space (150 Mb during installation) and includes, among others, the following applications:

In console mode:
Shell bash v2.04, Midnight Commander v4.5.50, Links-2.1, ppp v2.4.0, fetchmail v5.4.5, metamail v2.7, minicom v1.83.1, mutt v1.2.5, ncftp v3.0.1, procmail v3.15, sendmail v8.11.0, tin v1.4.4, wget v1.5.3, telnet, rlogin, finger, nslookup, ping, vrfy, whois, lilo, Boa web-serveur, tiny httd, svncviewer, pure-ftpd, smbclient, pdmenu, tcpspy, exscan, tcpdump, splitscreen, pmfirewall, vpnd 1.10, tinyproxy, tcpdump sox, workbone, aumix, mpg123, ssh, ezipudate, tcpspy, pages de Man en Français et bien d’autre logiciels …

Under Xwindow:
vncviewer, Xwindow 4.01, Xfm, Xtetris, Xdemineur, Xmahjongg, solitaire, Xedit, Gftp, Dillo 0.66, Ted, rxvt, sylpheed 0.85, gphone 0.52, Xchat 1.81, gkrelm, Yahoo-messenger 099.19, Lineneiborhood,

It was designed to revive a 486, first-generation Pentium. It makes it easy to create:
– Internet / intranet terminals
– A gateway / firewall to internet
– An ftp / intranet or web server
– Small desktops, connection with Windows or NT machines is provided in client.

Messaging, a compatible word processor, an excel compatible spreadsheet are available as packages.
In a professional environment, the resources of an intranet server must be used to the fullest advantage of this small distribution.

Historical:
– Version 1.1 was the first version released.
– Version 1.2 contains bug fixes.
– Version 1.3 has a second web server on port 81 to either launch the connection from a modem (a router / firewall configured machine), a new version of Midnight Commander that supports the Microsoft network (SaMBa), a floppy and a ftp client installation.
– Version 1.4 fixes a bug in the installation file, new browser Links support graphic console, console menu, some docs added, change Xwindow. Siag Office and Abiword are now optional packages.
– Version 1.5 Dillo is now the default web browser, the kernel is passed in 2.2.19, the pages of Man are in French, Xpdf is included.
– Version 1.6 tcpspy is included, gkrelmm also
– Version 1.7 now has the shell in English, mc in French, additional libraries for GTK have been added, Sylpheed email client, IRC client Xchat, Ez-ipupdate, LinNeiborhood (network neighborhood), Gnuplot and Apsfilter also . Always minor bug fixes, the installer has been redone.
– Version 1.8 has all modules 2.2.19 included, Sylpheed 0.85, sound tools, Gphone, Tinyproxy, Vpndd; The install program has been redone; The version is now in tgz to allow installation on pc with 8 MB of ram.
– A umsdos version is available (installation on a DOS partition: FAT16 or FAT32) just recover the file and unzip it to the root of the DOS / Windows partition, (C: or D:) then launch the linux. beats.
– A version without Xwindow is available, it has the same software as Drinou except the support of the sound and of course programs X. Its name is Sonnyou. You will find it in the download page below.
– A bootable ISO image of Drinou-Linux is available as well as a package to create its own iso bootable image. For example, to include the software you want, etc.
– NEW in version 1.9a and 2.0 of drinou and version 1.1a or 1.2 of sonnyou the possibility of using these distrib terminals X, when launching startx the choice is proposed. A clone of vi, epic (client irc), chimera, man pages work on X. Version 2.0 and 1.2 propose a kernel including pcmcia (this is the main difference between the 1.9a and 2.0 drinou and the 1.1a and 1.2 of sonnyou)

The project developer is Jean-Philippe Piers.

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Drinou 2.0 i386 184MB.iso
md5sum: 037bb7b6a943b1c088a6bdb13224ed77

 

Legnoppix

Legnoppix

Web site: ? (not active)
Origin: France ?
Category: Scientific
Desktop environment: IceWM
Architecture: x86
Based on: Knoppix
Wikipedia:
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 0.3beta | May 17, 2003

Legnoppix – a robotics distribution, based on Knoppix.

Laims to have Linux discover all those who love LEGO and computers. This version of Linux is bootable (startup) from a CD media. So there is no need to have Windows, or a hard drive, and no installation. Just insert the CD and wait for it to start. Knoppix provides a complete environment that can be installed in place of or in addition to your existing OS (like Windows, etc.). The most useful / requested packages for / by LEGO users are present in this distribution. The wallpapers below will allow you to get an idea of the general “pace” of the software.

The following software is available in version 0.1.1:
– BrickOS (legOS 2.5)
– LejOS 2.1.0
– MLCAD 3.00
– LeoCAD 0.73.0
– Support for Vision Command
– Script for downloading and easy compilation of LegOS program
– NLP 0.1

The most common software is integrated, such as:
– Mozilla (web browser)
– The Gimp (drawing software)
– Emacs (evolved text editor)
– Glimmer (text editor)
– Xmms (listen to music)
– Gcombust (burn CDs)
– Xpdf (PDF viewer)

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Legnoppix 0.3beta i386 388MB.iso
md5sum: 97a7374031487a94970fa25c302db027

 

OGo Knoppix CD

OGo Knoppix CD

Web site: www.opengroupware.org/en/knoppix/
Origin: Germany
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: KDE
Architecture: x86
Based on: Knoppix
Wikipedia:
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: ? | June 17, 2003

OGo Knoppix CD (OpenGroupware.org Knoppix CD)- a bootable CD which contains a complete Debian GNU/Linux system, a fully configured OGo installation, a Cyrus server and some more Linux software.

It’s based on the original Knoppix CD created by Knopper.Net Consulting.
It’s certainly the fastest way to get a usable OGo demo up and running!

Note: the Knoppix CD contains the OGo status as it was prior the public release in July 2003. While its a bit outdated, its nevertheless a great way to get a first impression.

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OGo Knoppix CD i386 559MB.iso
md5sum: 1bfdce9a1fd176136afca4642c1cb072

 

BlueEyedOS

BlueEyedOS

Web site: www.blueeyedos.com
Origin: USA
Category: Desktop, Mini distribution
Desktop environment:
Architecture: x86
Based on: BeOS, Knoppix
Wikipedia:
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: Live Demo | April 18, 2003
Zobacz po polsku Zobacz po polsku: BlueEyedOS

BlueEyedOS – a BeOS-inspired operating system powered by a Linux kernel.

The BlueEyedOS APIs are BeOS APIs rewritten with some improvements. The main goal is to create a new platform for BeOS developers. All you need is to recompile your BeOS apps. Linux developers will be able to find here a complete set of functionalities developed for consistency.

BlueEyedOS founder and developer is Guillaume Maillard.
The project was active developing between 2001 and 2003.

The live demo of the system is built on the top of Knoppix 3.2.

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BlueEyedOS Live Demo i386 106MB.iso
md5sum: ae520ed8d6dc46d60fbfc36db8f751a7