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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miniBSD 4.11-050303 i386 6.0MB.tgz
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miniBSD scripts 33kB.tgz
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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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Onebase Linux

Onebase Linux

Web site: onebaselinux.com (not active)
Origin: India
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: KDE
Architecture: x86
Based on: Independent
Wikipedia:
Media: Install
The last version | Released: 1.0 | August 17, 2005

Onebase Linux – a multi-purpose operating system (OS) based on the linux kernel for PC (x86) with its own package management and administration tools.

Main features are:
– Package Management System – This formed the basis this project. A versatile package manager with seamless support for binary and source packages. It enables easy management and updation of the system with robust functionality.
– Onebase Portal – A comprehensive system management center that is modular and provides various tools for desktop, hardware, system, network and package administration
– Infrastructure – A remodeled boot system and improved file-hierarchy with per package folders (under /OL-apps) yet fully maintaining UNIX compatibility.
– Specialized versions – Onebase Linux provides different installers like Net-Installer, HD-installer that comes with OnebaseGo LiveCD. And regularly introduces special LiveCD editions such as for Games, Development etc.
– More features – Other stuff includes – System Restore points, Automate Tasks, Security Updates, Network OLM, Concurrent Installs, Beta gallery and much more…

An install iso provides the flexible Net-Installer (requires Internet) meant for Linux Professionals and Business who want a customized system to suit their needs.
The HD-Installer provided by OnebaseGo is contrast to this, it is fast, fixed and pre-configured. Which would be useful to users who need a quick install or with slow Net connection besides other advantages.

Flavors:
– OnebaseGo is the main LiveCD that is meant of for satisfying all basic computing needs. View its “features” page to know the important software included in it.
– The special editions of OnebaseGo such as Games, Develop focuses on a particular field by providing more related software, documentation and tools for it.
– For example, a programmer would choose “DevelopGo” since it provides lots of IDE, dev utilities, offline developer guides and over 11 languages to program with.

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Monoppix

Monoppix

Web site: monoppix.com (not active)
Origin: USA
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: KDE
Architecture: x86
Based on: Knoppix
Wikipedia:
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 1.1.8.0 | August 22, 2005

Monoppix – a Live CD Linux distribution, based on Knoppix, which showcasing and spreading Mono technology which is a free .NET framework implementation to Linux/Unix operating systems.

It is a live system so it works without installing it on your hard drive – it runs completely off the CD and RAM.

The live CD features:
– Mono runtime environment, compiler and class libraries
– Monodevelop – Mono enabled IDE
– XSP – ASP.NET web server
– GTK# – for desktop applications (sample included)
– MySQL database server
– Quickstarts and Mono walkthroughs and tutorials

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Monoppix 1.1.8.0 i386 491MB.iso
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BSDBox

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Web site: bsdbox.sourceforge.net
Origin: China ?
Category: Firewall
Desktop environment: CLI
Architecture: x86
Based on: FreeBSD
Wikipedia:
Media: Live
The last version | Released: 6.0.2 | November 4, 2005

BSDBox – a basic FreeBSD box which can run on small flash rom and small memory.

It is a reduced version of FreeBSD, similar to PicoBSD but works well on flash cards (CompactFlash, USB, DOC/DOM chips).

Requirement for run time environment :
– an i386 computer, up to Pentium 4
– at lease 32M memory
– at lease 8M disk space (or a DiskOnChip 8M)

The project founder is Ru Feng.
It was under active development between 2001 and 2005.

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BSDBox 6.0.2 i386 34KB.tar.gz
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AGNULA

AGNULA

Web site: www.agnula.info (not active)
Origin: Italy
Category: Multimedia
Desktop environment: KDE
Architecture: x86
Based on: Debian
Wikipedia (ES): AGNULA
Media: Live
The last version | Released: 1.3.0 rc1 | December 16, 2005

AGNULA (A GNU/Linux distribution for audio) – a project started by the European Commission, aimed at creating two Linux distributions that could be used to process music and sound: ReHMuDi (Red Hat Multimedia Distribution) and DeMuDi (Debian Multimedia Distribution). The project has developed as a multimedia harvester with many practical solutions that are not found even in commercial multimedia systems.

The project was coordinated by Centro Tempo Reale (Florence, Italy) and sees the participation of a range of actors from the research, university and business arenas.

The project was funded by the European Commission from April 1, 2002 to March 31, 2004. When the Commission stopped funding the project, volunteers continued work on DeMuDi, while work on the ReHMuDi branch was discontinued.

The purposes of AGNULA can be summarized as follows:
– support the development of GNU/Linux distributions completely dedicated to audio applications.
– provide coordinated access to the widest combination of Free audio software in a coherent environment. This will enhance state-of-the-art research and development in the audio field.
– provide a audio system based on Libre Software which will enhance customized usage (useful in cultural and artistic environments).
– help spreading sensibility on the topics of Libre Software (with specific attention paid to audio/video applications and content distribution).

The screenshot source is Wikimedia Commons; author: Sunflower85; License: GNU General Public License 2+

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SLYNUX

SLYNUX

Web site: www.slynux.co.nr (not active)
Origin: India
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: KDE
Architecture: x86
Based on: KNOPPIX
Wikipedia:
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 2.0 | July 2005

SLYNUX – a KNOPPIX based, user friendly GNU/Linux Operating System for beginners, it can be run completely from CD without installation.

The main feature of SLYNUX is that, any person who is familiar with Microsoft Windows OS can handle this operating system very easily. The desktop is arranged to make it friendly to users. Also it has a wide range of pre-installed applications for daily usage.

It automatically recognizes and supports many types of graphic cards, sound cards, SCSI devices and other peripheral devices.

It also includes Malayalam fonts pre-configured, the principal language of the South Indian state of Kerala.

SLYNUX is a live Linux distribution which includes content of about 2GB made available by using transparent compression. This can be also installed on a hard drive and used by beginners of Linux OS.

System Requirements
– Intel-compatible CPU (i486 or better),
– 20 MB of ram for text mode, and at least 64 MB for graphic mode with KDE & XPDE. (Recommended : 256 MB of RAM)
– a bootable CD-ROM/DVD drive
– a standard SVGA-compatible graphics card,
– and a standard serial or PS/2 mouse, or IMPS/2-compatible USB Mouse.

The project developer is Sarath Lakshman.

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SLYNUX 2.0 i386 730MB.iso
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