Multi Distro LiveCD

Multi Distro LiveCD

Web site: multidistro.tlm-project.org (not active)
Origin: ?
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: Enlightenment, JWM, KDE
Architecture: x86
Based on: R.I.P.
Wikipedia:
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 2.5 | February 22, 2006

Multi Distro LiveCD – a LiveCD that contains 9 different mini Linux distributions, all executable when you start the PC without installing them on a hard disk.

The Live CD features following distributions: Slax, GeexBOX, DamnSmallLinux, INSERT, RIP, Mpentoo, Olive, Grafpup, Limp, and a memory checker is included in a single 700 Mb CD.

The project founder is Sandu Ionut.

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Multi Distro LiveCD 2.5 i386 714MB.iso
md5sum: 9daad899256a84470ea10e8ba4d59dc3

 

Lineox

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Web site: www.lineox.net
Origin: Finland
Category: Desktop, Server
Desktop environment: GNOME, KDE
Architecture: x86, x86_64
Based on: Red Hat
Wikipedia:
Media: Install
The last version | Released: 4.096 | August 13, 2006

Lineox (Always Current Lineox™ Enterprise Linux) – a series of versions of Lineox Enterprise Linux 4.0 which contain all the available bug and security fixes for Lineox Enterprise Linux 4.0 on the installation disks.

This saves both download and installation time. Always Current Lineox™ Enterprise Linux is available for download as four CD-ROM images and a DVD-ROM image. The high speed download quota for one disk type version costs 10 € and 15 € for both versions. Lineox expects to release a new version of Always Current Lineox™ Enterprise Linux once or twice a week.

Currently Always Current Lineox™ Enterprise Linux 4.x is available for x86 and x86_64 architectures, but we may add more architectures later.

The distribution was under active development between 2003 and 2006; closed down in 2009.

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NeWBIE

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Web site: sourceforge.net/projects/arudius/
Origin: USA
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: ?
Architecture: x86
Based on: NetBSD
Wikipedia:
Media: Live
The last version | Released: 0.2 ? | February 10, 2009

NeWBIE ((Ne)tBSD (W)are (B)urned (I)n (E)conomy) – a live CD based on NetBSD and build in spirit to the well-known FreeSBIE live CD.

Newbie currently caters to the desktop-user (i.e. with applications for web browsing, chat, multimedia, document editing, etc) but will also serve as a core for creating a NetBSD version of Arudius – a network security auditing tool.

It is based on NetBSD, because contrary to the popular opinion, NetBSD is not some obscure *BSD flavor that is only good for powering your toaster, but is a powerful, flexible and highly portable operating system.

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BSDLive

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Web site: www.ixsystems.com/cgi-bin/store/bsdlive.html (not active)
Origin: USA
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: ?
Architecture: x86
Based on: FreeBSD
Wikipedia:
Media: Live
The last version | Released: ? | 2006 ?

BSDLive – a live CD which provides a filesystem based on FreeBSD that can fit on a business card CD-ROM developed by iXsystems. It is a FreeBSD operating system that will run directly from the CD so not using your hard drive.

iXsystems, a company nestled in the infamous Golden Triangle of Silicon Valley, provides FreeBSD-based Internet infrastructure grade rackmount servers, security appliances, and managed FreeBSD hosting to a global market. The iXsystems management team consists of former executives and employees from BSDi and iXsystems.

iXsystems develops customized open source FreeBSD distributions, including the desktop operating system TrueOS (formerly PC-BSD) and the file servers and network attached storage systems FreeNAS and TrueNAS.

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NetBSD Live! CD

NetBSD

Web site: ? (not active)
Origin: Germany
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: KDE
Architecture: x86
Based on: FreeBSD
Wikipedia:
Media: Live
The last version | Released: 2007 | November 11, 2006

NetBSD Live! CD – a live version of the NetBSD operating system originally developed by Jörg Braun, and allowed to boot NetBSD 1.5.2/i386 from CDROM, some system config, selection of X config, then allows starting one of several window managers, e.g. KDE. Under KDE, Koffice is ready to run.

Since then, NetBSD based Live CDs have been used in many different environments. They can easily be created using the sysutils/mklivecd package.
The Live iso image features a complete live OS with automatic hardware detection and an option to boot into a graphical desktop KDE, but pekwm is also available.
The last version of LiveCD 2007 contains a specially constructed version of NetBSD 4.0_BETA sporting a modified kernel based on NetBSD-CURRENT.

The NetBSD2 Live cdrom contains a version of the NetBSD operating system version 2.0 with a kernel which boots exclusively from the first ide cdrom drive. All include files, man pages and the compiler programs in /usr/libexec and also the complete package database in /var/db/pkg are deleted in this distribution. All debuggung informations are stripped off the binaries. The cdrom boots with a special eltorito version of the boot loader GRUB. Three different kernel files are selectable:
A slightly modified GENERIC kernel (see the file /stand/CDROM on the cdrom).
An extended version of the ISDN kernel with additional ACPI support (see the file /stand/ISDN on the cdrom).
A modified version of the NetBSD-laptop-kernel (see the file /stand/LAPTOP on the cdrom).
The kernel files on the cdrom cannot be used to boot the operating system from the hard disk! You cannot use NetBSD 2 Live to install NetBSD 2 on the hard disk.
Additional to the files belonging to the operating system itself, the following applications are included:
XFree86 4.3 (libraries, clients, server, fonts exclusively 75 dpi).
KDE 3.2.2 (libs/base, multimedia, games, addons, network, graphics).
KOffice 1.3.1 (editor, spreadsheet, charting, presentation).
Gimp 2.0, XV, and XPaint (pixel oriented graphics).
Sodipodi 0.34 (vector oriented graphics).
Dia 0.93 (workflow diagrams, uml).
bash 2.0.5 (shell).
Some useful console programs as Midnight Commander, joe, colorls, skill, ext2fs-programs, and mtools.
The games ťDiggerŤ, ťXMahjonggŤ, ťXPipemanŤ, and ťLBreakout 2Ť.
For the graphical login kdm is used and as default graphical environment KDE 3.2.2 will be started.

There are two users of the live system: root and user, with a password for both: NetBSD

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NetBSD Live! CD 2.0 i386 693MB.iso
md5sum: d0b94382ea292c918b9e8d4eaa72b442

 

Aurora

Aurora SPARC Linux

Aurora SPARC Linux

Web site: www.auroralinux.org (not active)
Origin: USA
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: GNOME, KDE
Architecture: sparc32
Based on: Fedora
Wikipedia: Aurora SPARC Linux
Media: Install
The last version | Released: 2.0 | April 14, 2006

Aurora SPARC Linux – a researching & building a Sparc Linux distribution based on Fedora Core. Aurora was originally created after Red Hat dropped support for the SPARC architecture after Red Hat Linux 6.2.

The project status:
– A build 0.1 was released November 5, 2001
– The first “stable” build of Aurora (1.0) was released January 19, 2001
– The second “stable” build of Aurora (2.0) based on Fedora Core 3 was released April 14, 2006
– The Corona Tree (?) was based on Fedora Core 6

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Aurora SPARC Linux 2.0 i386 2.44GB.iso
md5sum: 8a8430063835320bc74b4f80d0844177

 

Mayix

Mayix

Web site: www.mayix.net
Origin: Guatemala
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: GNOME
Architecture: x86
Based on: Gentoo
Wikipedia:
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 2006.2 | November 10, 2006

Mayix – a Gentoo based Linux live from Guatemala, with the GNOME desktop environment as default.

The distribution was delivered on a Live CD and was minimalist and could run on most computers. It also allowed users to install a complete Gentoo system in less than an hour, via a “stage4” CD.

The distribution was available for 32-bit x86 (i686) platform.
Mayix OS 2006.2 was launched on November 10, 2006.

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Mayix 2006.2 Imagen-Con-X i686 757MB.iso
md5sum: b5c6fd255e984d3f27d9d3932792f3a4
Mayix 2006.2 Imagen-Sin-X i686 700MB.iso
md5sum: c757a37c9922cba136f90d56637df7ca
Stage4 2006.2 i686 465MB.tar.bz2
md5sum: dccd0dc25cd0fa7359a697184a6f78e2

 

KnoSciences

KnoSciences

Web site: knosciences.tuxfamily.org
Origin: Reunion
Category: Education
Desktop environment: Fluxbox, Xfce
Architecture: x86
Based on: Knoppix
Wikipedia:
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 1.0 | February 6, 2006

KnoSciences – a GNU/Linux Bootable CD for Education created by VERHILLE Arnaud.

KnoSciences CD let you test many recent and powerful free applications for Education.

KnoSciences is a bootable CD with a collection of GNU/Linux software, automatic hardware detection, and support for many graphics cards, sound cards, SCSI and USB devices and other peripherals.

It is not necessary to install anything on a hard disk. Due to on-the-fly decompression, the CD can have up to 2 GB of executable software installed on it.

Comparing to Knoppix, KnoSciences features extra applications pre-installed, such as:
– Ark : KDE archiving tool
– Evince : PDF viewer
– Filerunner : File manager
– Gimp : GNU Image manipulation
– Gnumeric : Calc
– Kate : NotePad with highlight
– Lyx : LaTeX word processor WYSIWYM
– Nvu : HTML editor
– OpenOffice : Office suite
– Rox-filer : File-manager
– Scribus : Word processor
– Texmacs : LaTeX word processor WYSIWYG
– VLC : Media player (audio & video)
– vnc : Remote desktop
– Xfce4 : Window-manager
– Xpdf : PDF viewer
– Edugraphe : interactive geometry software
– Freemind : free mind-mapping software
– GeoGebra : interactive geometry software
– Geonext : interactive geometry software
– JasTeX : Graphe
– C.a.R : interactive geometry software
– ImageJ : image processing program
– NonEuclid : Non Euclidien geometry software
– NumericalChameleon : Software to convert units
– Optikal : Optical illusions
– Populus : Set of simulations that for population biology and evolutionary ecology
– Xlogo : The famous logo turtle
– Xabacus : Abacus
– Declic : interactive geometry software
– DrGeo : interactive geometry software
– Geomview : 3D mathematical object viewer
– Galculator : Calculator
– Geg : Drawing 2-dimensional mathematical functions
– Giac/Xcas : Computer algebra system
– Gnuplot : Plotting utility
– Grace : WYSIWYG 2D plotting tool
– Graphthing : Tool that allows you to create, manipulate and study graphs.
– Kali : Draw symmetrical patterns
– Kseg : interactive geometry software
– Maxima : Computer algebra system
– Pari/GP : Computer algebra system
– Scilab : Computer algebra system
– Yacas : Computer algebra system
– Xeukleides : interactive geometry software
– Xaos : Fractal viewer
– Audacity : Audio editor
– Celestia : Real-time 3D space simulation
– Chemeq : Command-line chemical equation parser
– Chemtool : Drawing chemical structures.
– Dozzzaqueux : Chemical solution
– Formol : Command-line molar weight calculator
– Ghemical : Computational chemistry software
– GNUcap : Gnu Circuit Analysis Package
– Gperiodic : Periodic table
– Katomic : Chemical game
– Kstars : Desktop Planetarium
– LibComedi : Data acquisition
– OpenBabel : Interconvert between many file formats used in molecular modeling
– OptGeo : Geometric Optik
– Oregano : Schematic capture
– Rasmol : PDB viewer
– TKgate : Digital circuit simulator

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KnoSciences 1.0 i386 710MB.iso
md5sum: d1531fcbda488ad4c68c9d1180a8cb66

 

Kalango

Kalango

Web site: kalangolinux.org (not active)
Origin: Brazil
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: KDE
Architecture: x86
Based on: KANOTIX
Wikipedia (ES): Kalango Linux
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 3.3 | November 7, 2006

Kalango Linux – a Brazilian Linux distribution designed for desktop’s users.

Kalango Linux is based on Kurumin/Knoppix/KANOTOX, which features the same hardware detection and package installation system. Kalango is full of programs of daily usage, which lets you: surf the internet, receive emails, enter texts, make and manipulate spreadsheets, edit images, listen to music, watch videos and more. It comes with Openoffice, Mozilla firebird, Mozilla thunderbird, KDE 3.14, k3b and blender.

All this in a very pleasant environment to use / work, and best of all is that the system runs entirely from the CD simply by burning the CD image (or using a bootable floppy) that you download, and setting the BIOS to give boot from the CD-ROM.

It uses the Debian package management tools to install, remove and upgrade all the packages.

The project founder is Leandro Soares dos Santos.

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Kalango Linux 3.2a i386 604MB.iso
md5sum: eb98e783deb3243bd6d47b04c2800bf7

 

Hacking9 Live

Hacking9 Live

Web site: www.hakin9.org
Origin: Poland
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: KDE
Architecture: x86
Based on: Aurox
Wikipedia (PL): Hakin9
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 3.0 ? | June 14, 2006

Hacking9 Live – a Linux distribution based on Aurox, which provides a live environment with articles for reading of hakin9.org

Hakin9 is an English-language computer’s magazine, weekly published by Hakin9 Media Sp o.o. Sp. Komandytowa. Its main topic is computer security.

From the developer:
The problem with some books and magazines is that it is not so easy to practice what you read. When you try to do everything as explained in the book you face a lot of small problems. Some scripts do not work, sometimes you have a different version of tools or compilers, sometimes author did not described something, because he considered it obvious.

This is why we decided to publish tutorials on our cover CD. They are (usually) an addition to articles. As we create and test them on the very same platform they will be performed (hakin9.live) we are sure you will be able to exercise new techniques without problems.

There are tutorials which can be treated as a standalone material, there are also ones which should be read and excercised together with an appropriate article. Our articles are published (in HTML) on our hakin9 site.

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Hacking9 Live 3.0 i686 563MB.iso
md5sum: 37f1da105ceb6930016ee2e882301e9f