muLinux

muLinux

Web site: http://micheleandreoli.org/public/Software/mulinux/
Origin: Italy
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: fvwm95
Architecture: x86
Based on: Slackware
Wikipedia: muLinux
Media: Install
The last version | Released: 14r0 | February 6, 2004

muLinux – a miniature, but nearly full-featured distribution (i.e., version) of Linux that can fit on a single floppy disk and can turn almost any personal computer into a temporary but powerful Linux machine in a matter of minutes. It allows very old and obsolete computers (80386, 80486 and Pentium Pro hardware (dating from 1986 through 1998) to be used as basic intranet/Internet servers or text-based workstations with a UNIX-like operating system.

muLinux could be both booted or installed to a hard drive on an obsolete machine from floppy disks.

Minimal system requirements:
– 4 MB RAM running from a hard drive
– 16 MB RAM booted from floppies, can boot from floppy with only 8MB
– about 20 MB of hard drive space
– an Intel 80386 or later processor

The project was maintained by mathematics and physics professor Michele Andreoli.

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muLinux 14r0 i386 69MB.iso
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muLinux 14r0 Floppy Image i386 2.1MB.tgz
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Bonzai Linux

Bonzai Linux

Web site: www.gnulinux.de (not active)
Origin: Germany
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: KDE
Architecture: x86
Based on: Debian
Wikipedia (ES): Bonzai Linux
Media: Install CD
The last version | Released: 3.2 | January 14, 2004

Bonzai Linux – a small in size Linux distribution based on Debian GNU/Linux.

Bonzai Linux has been build to offer a Debian based Desktop-OS that fits on a 180MB CD-R(W). The Distribution includes the current stable version of KDE and has been modified for easier installation.

The latest version of Bonzai Linux 3.2 was based on Debian 3.0.
Bonzai Linux was known as “miniwoody”, a name which referred to the 3.0 version of Debian codename “Woody”.

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Bonzai Linux 3.2 i386 190MB.iso
md5sum: b6a9f1fb609b7cd5fe72d7734a37ade9

 

SharkOS

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Web site: www.sharkos.org (not active)
Origin: USA
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: Gnome
Architecture: x86
Based on: Gentoo
Wikipedia:
Media:
The last version | Released: 1.06 beta2 | February 4, 2004

SharkOS – a Linux distribution based on the Gentoo Linux, and targeted to machines with 64-bit AMD Opteron and Athlon 64 processors.

Shark Linux provides a stable environment with easy administration for end users.
It also aims to become a hardware optimized operating system with its own management tools and new functionality of the ANSI console for administrator use. Combined with ease of use and optimized code, it should outperform other out-of-the-box systems from the start.

The informations source: distrowatch.com

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Clusterix

Clusterix

Web site: clusterix.livecd.net (not active)
Origin: USA
Category: Cluster
Desktop environment: Xfce
Architecture: x86
Based on: Morphix
Wikipedia:
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 0.1-1a | September 9, 2004

Clusterix – a modular Linux live CD based on Morphix and OpenMosix kernel.

Clusterix features the openMosix clustering software for setting up clusters without much effort.

The latest version of Clusterix 0.1-1a was released in 2004.

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Clusterix 0.1-1a i586 275MB.iso
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ByzantineOS

ByzantineOS

Web site: byzgl.sourceforge.net
Origin:
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: Mozilla
Architecture: x86
Based on: Independent
Wikipedia:
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 20040404 | April 4, 2004

ByzantineOS – a software internet appliance with a home entertainment bias. It is based on a networked Linux distribution/bootable system with Mozilla providing access to a range of services and applications.

ByzantineOS fits in 48MB of media and should work on any PC.
With ByzantineOS CD-ROM, there is no need of hard-disks, floppy drives and others.
All is needed is a diskless computer with the following parts:
– CPU (Intel Pentium)
– Motherboard
– NIC (Network Interface Card) or MODEM
– CD-ROM drive (or DVD drive to play DVD-Video disks)
– RAM (128 MB minimum for full graphics)
– VESA 2.0 compliant graphic card

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ByzantineOS 20040404 i586 46MB.iso
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clusterKNOPPIX

clusterKNOPPIX

Web site: http://bofh.be/clusterknoppix/ (not active)
Origin: Belgium
Category: Cluster
Desktop environment: KDE
Architecture: x86
Based on: KNOPPIX
Wikipedia: clusterKNOPPIX
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 3.6 | September 1, 2004

clusterKNOPPIX – a specialized Linux distribution based on the Knoppix distribution, which uses the openMosix kernel.

The main features of clusterKNOPPIX:
– OpenMosix terminal server – uses PXE, DHCP and tftp to boot linux clients via the network
– No cdrom drive/harddisk/floppy needed for the clients
– openMosix autodiscovery – new nodes automatically join the cluster (no configuration needed)
– Cluster Management tools – openMosix userland/openMosixview Every node has root access to every other node via ssh/RSAkeys
– MFS/dfsa support
– Every node can run full blown X (PC-room/demo setup) or console only (more memory available)

The distribution’s developer is Wim Vandersmissen.

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clusterKNOPPIX 3.6 i386 611MB.iso
md5sum: 9c0f21d068aca2182aed1dbf3efb0f43

 

Bioknoppix

Bioknoppix

Web site: http://bioknoppix.hpcf.upr.edu/
Origin: Puerto Rico
Category: Specialist
Desktop environment: KDE
Architecture: x86
Based on: Knoppix
Wikipedia:
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 0.2.1 Beta | February 6, 2004

Bioknoppix – a Knoppix based live Linux distribution with open source applications targeted for the molecular biologist.

Bioknoppix includes tools for DNA and protein sequence analysis, namely DNA -> protein translation, binary and multiple sequence alignment, pattern search, 3D structure visualisation, and bioinformatics toolkits for perl and python (BioPerl and BioPhyton).

The live system is built on the top of Knoppix 3.3, based on the Linux kernel 2.4.22-xfs, and KDE 3.1.4.

The last version of Bioknoppix 0.2.1 was released in February 2004.
The developer of Bioknoppix is Carlos M Rodriguez from the University of Puerto Rico.

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Bioknoppix 0.2.1 Beta i386 704MB.iso
md5sum: 1f98ff08bc4632e5248489964afda73a

 

STD

STD

Web site: http://s-t-d.org
Origin: United Kingdom
Category: Security, Penetration
Desktop environment: Fluxbox
Architecture: x86
Based on: Knoppix
Wikipedia:
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 0.1 | January 13, 2004

Knoppix-STD – a Linux-based collection of open-source security tools placed on the top of Knoppix LiveCD.
It is a live Linux distribution, so it runs from a bootable CD in memory without changing the native operating system of the host computer.
STD uses Linux kernel 2.4 and the very light Fluxbox window manager.

STD focuses on information security and network management tools.
There are a large set of security tools pre-installed and divided into the categories:
– authentication
– encryption utilities
– firewalls
– penetration tools
– vulnerability assessment
– forensic tools
– honeypots
– intrusion detection
– packet sniffers and assemblers
– network utilities
– wireless tools
– password auditing (crackers)
– servers

Knoppix-STD 0.1 has been released in 2004.
Make sure that Knoppix-STD is in not related to Knoppix which is created by Klaus Knopper.

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Knoppix-STD 0.1 i386 508MB.iso
md5sum: de03204ea5777d0e5fd6eb97b43034cb