Featherweight Linux

Featherweight Linux

Web site: www.featherweightlinux.org (not active)
Origin: USA
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: KDE
Architecture: x86
Based on: Feather Linux
Wikipedia:
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 1.3 | September 27, 2005

Featherweight Linux – a Linux distribution, remastered from Feather Linux which was built on Knoppix.

It is a full featured distribution with a small foot print that is light and fast, even on older machines.
It features a minimal KDE 3.3 desktop instead of Fluxbox (the Feather Linux default desktop) and a set of pre-installed applications for daily use.

Featherweight is intended for novice users with “some” Linux experience, intermediate users, and experienced Linux users alike.

The Featherweight Linux creator is Ronald Meinsler.
The latest version of the Featherweight was released in 2005.

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Featherweight Linux 1.3 i386 282MB.iso
md5sum: 364bbd630f4c1a1650c62d7476732713

 

BeatrIX

BeatrIX

Web site: www.watsky.net (not active)
Origin: Czech Republic
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: Gnome
Architecture: x86
Based on: Ubuntu
Wikipedia:
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 2005.1 | January 28, 2005

BeatrIX – a minimal, Ubuntu based Linux distribution, designed to run on computers with old hardware components.

It features only a few applications, such as: e-mail, instant messaging, word processing and web browse on the top of Gnome desktop environment. The liveCD fits into 80 mm discs that can store up to 200 MB of data.

It can run on machines with 64MB RAM in live mode so can be used on very old machines.

The system developer is Steven Watsky.
The latest version of BeatrIX was released in 2005, and was based on Ubuntu 4.10 “Warty Warthog”.

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BeatrIX 2005.1F i486 186MB.iso
md5sum: a05fb172f8149c55e41d42556807a747

 

Gnoppix

Gnoppix

Web site: nongnu.org/gnoppix/
Origin: Germany
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: Gnome
Architecture: x86
Based on: Ubuntu
Wikipedia:
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 2.12 | September 7, 2005

Gnoppix – a Linux distribution inspired by Knoppix, but based on Ubuntu.
Gnoppix can be compared to Knoppix but GNOPPIX uses GNOME as desktop environment.

The system can be used as a live CD without installing to hard disk, but it offers a hard drive installer too.

Gnoppix 1.0 is based on Ubuntu 5.04 Hoary Hedgehog.
The last version of Gnoppix 2.12 was released in September 2005.

The founder and main developer of Gnoppix is Andreas Mueller.

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Gnoppix 1.0 i386 664MB.iso
md5sum: 60c29c401fd04f849c9799a164079896

 

Games Knoppix

Games Knoppix

Web site: http://games-knoppix.unix-ag.uni-kl.de (not active)
Origin: Germany
Category: Game
Desktop environment: KDE
Architecture: x86
Based on: Knoppix
Wikipedia:
Media: Live DVD
The last version | Released: 4.0.3-0.3 | September 14, 2005
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Games Knoppix – a live, an entertainment-oriented Linux distribution based on Knoppix.

Games Knoppix offers 100 (approx) open-source games pre-installed on the board. There are no proprietary games such as Unreal Tournament 2004, Quake 3 Arena, NeverWinter Nights, or any other GNU/Linux-compatible commercial entertainment programs.

The games included in the live iso: Marble Blast Gold Demo (OpenGL), Mutant Storm Demo (OpenGL), Space Tripper Demo (OpenGL), Think Tanks Demo (OpenGL), Ufo AI (XMas Special) (OpenGL), Asciijump, Atanks, Bzflag (OpenGL), Bzflag-Server, Crack-Attack (OpenGL), Crimson, Crossfire-Client-GTK, Crossfire-Client-X11, Cube, Empire, Enigma, Foobillard (OpenGL), Freeciv-Client, Freeciv-Client-GTK, Freeciv-Server, Freesci, Gltron (OpenGL), Gnuchess, Gnugo, Jump’n’Bump, Kbattleship, Kmahjongg, Kobodeluxe, Ksokoban, Lbreakout2, Lgeneral, Nethack-Console, Nethack-Gnome, Nethack-Lisp, Nethack-Qt, Nethack-X11, Netpanzer (OpenGL), Neverball (OpenGL), Pysol, Scorched3d (OpenGL), Tower Toppler, Battle for Wesnoth, Battle for Wesnoth Editor, Battle for Wesnoth Server, Xarchon, Xblast, Xblast-TNT, Xboing, Xgalaga, Xskat, Xsoldier.

The knx2hd installation program is provided with the distribution, but it is not listed in the KDE menu. This utility installs Games Knoppix to your hard drive, should you decide that you like it enough to keep it as a permanent operating system.

Games Knoppix features some different applications, not only games, such as:
– multimedia: XMMS, Xine, K3b, KsCD, and Audaxcity
– net: Konqueror, Mozilla 1.7.3 with the Java and Acroread plug-ins, Gaim, Xchat2
– others: ZSNES, DOSbox emulator

It is based on Knoppix 4.0 and KDE 3.3.1 is the default desktop environment.
The last version of Games Knoppix was released in 2005.

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Games Knoppix 4.0.2-03-EN i386 2.69GB.iso
md5sum: 3a143e9cbf90510042675e81e85119a8

 

NewOS

NewOS

Web site: newos.org
Origin: USA
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: CLI
Architecture: x86, Sega Dreamcast, PowerPC
Based on: Independent
Wikipedia (pl): NewOS
Media: Source code
The last version | Released: 20050620 | June 20, 2005

NewOS – an alternative, modular and open-source operating system, based on a micro kernel written by a former Be Inc. employee Travis Geiselbrecht. It is largely implemented in C/C++, with a small amount of assembly.

The system is mostly a kernel with a minimal amount of user space libraries and applications so it isn’t interesting from an end-user point of view – there is no gui, simple commands on a command line.

NewOS provides a flexible framework to build other systems out of, cross-platform portability, provides a clean implementation that can be used as a learning tool for others and gives an educational opportunity for developers.

Haiku OS (previously: OpenBeOS), which is still under active development is based on NewOS.

Michael Noisternig took over the NewOS source code, and has implemented new ideas creating a fork named NewOS-Notion.

 

Feather Linux

Feather Linux

Web site: featherlinux.berlios.de (not active)
Origin: United Kingdom
Category: Desktop, Mini distribution
Desktop environment: Fluxbox
Architecture: x86
Based on: Knoppix
Wikipedia: Father Linux
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 0.7.5 | July 04, 2005

Feather Linux – a small, Knoppix based Linux distribution which fits in under 128 MB.
It boots from either a CD or a USB flash drive, into a Fluxbox desktop environment and works in live mode, but a hard drive installation option is also available. It can run on a 486 or higher, and requires 16MB RAM to run on the console, and 24MB RAM to run the X server.

Feather Linux iso image features a set of applications for many tasks, such as: Firefox, Gaim, AbiWord, MPlayer with all the needed plugins, XMMS with a handful of plugins, Sylpheed, AbiWord, Pidgin, Rox-filer, and a lot more.

Due it is based on Knoppix (and Debian), Feather offers Synaptic for package managing.

The founder and developer of the Feather Linux is Robert Sullivan.

Download

Feather Linux 0.7.5 i386 119MB.iso
md5sum: e36104401cb47fb5bc0c1cf3994e067d