PosityLinux

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Web site: positylinux.spanishwebmaster.com (not active)
Origin: Spain
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: GNOME
Architecture: x86
Based on: Debian
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Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 2005

PosityLinux – a Debian Sarge based Linux live distribution which is prepared to work in Live-CD mode and be installed an a hard disk.

This distribution is designed for novice Linux users with all Graphical Environment, BootSplash, etc.

This distro has the following features:
– Graphical interface: Gnome 2.8 running on: Xfree 4.3
– Kernel: Alpha: 2.4.26-meta Beta: 2.6.10
– Software: Alpha: K3B, XMMS, Kaffeine, AbiWord, Synaptic, FireFox, aMsn, QTParted, etc…
– CD´s: Alpha: 1 CD Beta: 1 Final CD: 2 CD´s (1 distribution 1 extra software)

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ISlack

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Web site: marksman.beplaced.com (not active)
Origin: Bulgaria
Category: Specialist
Desktop environment:
Architecture: x86
Based on: Slackware
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Media: Install CD
The last version | Released: 1.0 | 2005

ISlack – a security-focused distribution based on Slackware Linux.

To improve the security aspect of the distribution, servers have been removed, incoming ports closed and services turned off. Several programs for penetration testing are included.

The ISlack successor is NecSecl.

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ROSLIMS

ROSLIMS

Web site: umftgm.ro/roslims/ (not active)
Origin: Romania
Category: Education
Desktop environment: Fluxbox, IceWM, KDE, WindowMaker, Xfce
Architecture: x86, x86_64
Based on: Knoppix
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Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 1.2 | September 6, 2005

ROSLIMS (ROmanian Simple Linux for Medical Students) – a live Linux distribution based on Knoppix. Version 1.2 developed in order to be a first Romanian open source educational platform, respectively to bring to the local IT landscape a viable Linux desktop solution, similar in functionality to proprietary operation systems (Windows, Mac OS) and to be easy to use.

The ROSLIMS distribution is characterized by:
– simplicity in use (due to hardware detection and self-configuration facilities, respectively the classic user interface);
– full support for Romania (user interface, mapping the Romanian keyboard in Windows style, a series of TrueType fonts for Central Europe, etc.);
– very good compatibility with established office suites;
– easy installation of new applications by providing local support for cmg files for the first time (klik.atekon.de), a technology that excludes the possibility of incompatibilities at the library level between certain versions of programs and ensures a simple installation, such as point-and-click;
– a wide variety of pre-installed software, including complex educational suites (KDE Education) or emulators of other operating systems – Wine;
– user interface of your choice in Romanian (default) and English, etc.

Via ROSLIMS you can access almost all types of common applications, all free:
– OpenOffice office suite, Abiword text editor, Gnumeric spreadsheet program. These applications ensure very good compatibility, at the level of file formats, with commercial suites;
– graphics applications: GIMP and Inkscape;
– multimedia software: Audacity, Xine and others;
– system administration tools: ethereal, tcpdump, etc.;
– Internet services: HTTP (Apache), FTP, SMTP, POP3;
– Internet access programs: Web browsers (Mozilla suite, Konqueror, Lynx), IRC (XChat), video conferencing (GnomeMeeting), e-mail (Kmail, Thunderbird) and more.

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Progeny

Progeny

Web site: progeny.com (not active)
Origin: USA
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: GNOME
Architecture: x86
Based on: Debian
Wikipedia: Progeny
Media: Install
The last version | Released: 3.0 preview 2 | June 2, 2005

Progeny (Progeny Componentized Linux, or Progeny Debian) – a free, Linux kernel based operating system, which was an alternative to Debian 3.1. It was based upon the Linux Standard Base (LSB) 3.0, with technology such as the Anaconda installer from Red Hat, Debian’s Advanced Packaging Tool, and Discover.

Progeny Linux Systems was founded by Ian Murdock (founder of Debian).
The project and the web site shut down on May 1, 2007.

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BioBrew

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Web site: bioinformatics.org/biobrew/ (not active)
Origin: USA
Category: Scientist
Desktop environment: GNOME, KDE
Architecture: x86
Based on: Fedora
Wikipedia:
Media: Install
The last version | Released: 3.1 | February 23, 2005

BioBrew – a Linux distribution from the US that was based on Fedora. The distribution was based on NPACI Rock’s software for data clusters adapted for bioinformatics and scientists who researched life.

The distribution included software such as MPICH, LAM-MPI, PVM, Modules, PVFS, Myrinet GM, Sun Grid Engine, gcc, Ganglia, and Globus. Bioinformatics software includes NCBI toolkit, BLAST, mpiBLAST, HMMER, ClustalW, GROMACS, PHYLIP, WISE, FASTA and EMBOSS.

The distribution used the GNOME and KDE desktop environments, and supported the 32-bit i486 and x86-64 computer architecture.

Version 1.0 was released on January 20, 2004, the latest version 3.1 was released on February 23, 2005.

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Condorux

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Web site: infouni.edu.pe/apesol/ (not active)
Origin: Peru
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: GNOME, IceWM, Xfce
Architecture: x86
Based on: Knoppix
Wikipedia:
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: Killa beta | January 3, 2005

Condorux – a meta-distribution of the GNU/Linux operating system, the first version is originally based on KNOPPIX, which in turn it is based on Debian.

This distribution has been adapted and modified to be distributed with software commonly used. This meta-distribution is a way of presenting free software to people who have not had any contact with this type of software, allowing them to experiment and work with it without installation on a computer’s hard drive.

CONDORUX is licensed under the GNU/GPL license, so you can redistribute, modify, copy and study this software under the terms of this license.

The first version (0.1) had preinstalled the following software:
* OpenOffice.org 1.0.2
* GNOME 2
* KDE 3
* Kernel 2.4.20
* Gimp 1.2.3
* wine
* mozilla 1.3.1
* mozilla-firebird
* synaptic 0.25
* and many more additional programs …

Condorux was developed by the Peruvian Association of Free Software (APESOL).
The developers of the project are: Rudy Godoy, Carlos Horna, Ernesto Quiñones.

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GenieOS

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Web site: genieos.toluenterprises.com (not active)
Origin: USA
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: GNOME, KDE
Architecture: x86
Based on: Debian
Wikipedia:
Media: Install
The last version | Released: 0.5 | December 18, 2005

GenieOS (previously: Debian Pure) – a single-CD Debian with GNOME and a few popular extras, such as pre-configured browser plugins and multimedia support. GenieOS helps new users install a standard Debian desktop, along with common third-party plugins that are not distributed through official Debian packages (DVD player, Flash, Sun Java, and MPlayer).

The last version of GenieOS is based on Debian “Sarge”.
There was also an additional release – a remastered edition of PCLinuxOS for the GNOME fans.

The project founder is Rober Tolu.

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Buffalo Linux

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Web site: mcalesterlinux.net (not active)
Origin: USA
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: Blackbox, Fluxbox, GNOME, IceWM, KDE, WindowMaker, Xfce
Architecture: x86
Based on: Slackware
Wikipedia (NO): Buffalo Linux
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 1.7.3 | May 8, 2005

Buffalo Linux – a Linux distribution, a derivative of VectorLinux and thus also Slackware, and was intended for the 32-bit architecture i686. The target group users is a small companies within the business sector. The distribution came pre-installed with IBM DB2 and Oracle Database, Microsoft products, and CodeWeavers as well. The distribution cost US $ 25.

The distribution supported the i486 platform. It used the Blackbox, Fluxbox, IceVM and WindowMaker window managers and the GNOME, KDE and Xfce desktop environments.

Version 1.05 was launched on December 28, 2003, and the latest version 1.7.5 was launched on May 8, 2005.

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miniBSD

miniBSD

Web site: minibsd.org
Origin: Italy (?)
Category: Router
Desktop environment: CLI
Architecture: x86
Based on: FreeBSD
Wikipedia:
Media: Install
The last version | Released: 4.11 | March 3, 2005

miniBSD – a mini FreeBSD based operating system for using with CF cards, USB pens or other small media. This project is created on Manuel Kasper’s scripts. The latest version is based on FreeBSD 4.x 5.x and 6.x. This mini system can fit on 16Mb Flash. MiniBSD represents a compromise between a full FreeBSD system and a minimal system like PicoBSD.

MiniBSD consists of a series of sh scripts which support users in creating a small image containing a fully functional FreeBSD operating system. MiniBSD is designed for storage media such as smart-media or flash-cards that can be used in devices like epia, soekris or other.

Authors: Davide D’Amico, Dario Freni, Gianmarco Giovannelli

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NX-DOS

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Web site: sourceforge.net/projects/nxdos (not active)
Origin:
Category: Embedded
Desktop environment: cli
Architecture: x86
Based on:
Wikipedia:
Media: Install
The last version | Released: 1.2013 | 2005

NX-DOS – a 16/32bit X86 operating system for embedded applications.

NX-DOS is a free DOS-compatible 16/32bit operating system aimed at embedded x86 systems.
An open source, MS-DOS operating system that is capable of running most DOS applications.

It uses a RXDOS compatible memory manager.

Project went open source in 2005, after years of private development.

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