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

Download

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

 

Muriqui

Muriqui

Web site: www.muriquilinux.com.br (not active)
Origin: Brazil
Category: Desktop, Server
Desktop environment: KDE
Architecture: x86
Based on: Debian
Wikipedia (PT): Muriqui Linux
Media: Live
The last version | Released: 1.4 | October 6, 2006

Muriqui – a Linux distribution based on Debian and KDE desktop environment. It uses Anaconda as its installer of the Fedora project. It is a recent project that aims to facilitate the installation process for end users of a Debian based Linux.

The name Muriqui is an allusion to the primate Muriqui-do Sul or mono-carvoeiro, the largest primate of the American continent, and is among the animals in danger of extinction. The name of the distribution is a tribute to the struggle for the preservation of this heavily endangered species. A third of the remaining population of the Muriquis is found at the Montes Claros farm in Caratinga, home to the Doctum, where the primates were preserved at the initiative of their owners, the family of Feliciano Miguel Abdala. Today the farm is an RPPN – Private Natural Heritage Reserve, where the Caratinga Biological Station was donated to the Brazilian Foundation for Nature Conservation (FBCN), making Caratinga one of the largest preservation areas of this species.

The popular computer project was commissioned by the Ministry of Communications to UFMG in 2004. The idea was simple: low-HD and low-end terminals, with a more powerful server in a telecentre with 10 – 20 desktops. Soon after the Workshop for the presentation of the project at the Rectory of UFMG, in two months, we already had, in Caratinga, the first laboratory, with this philosophy, in use in the educational environment. This was the impetus for the development of Muriqui Linux, which, in its server version, installed the central remote boot server for diskless stations – Diskless Remote Boot on Linux (DRBL). Later, we started to use the LTSP (Light Terminal Server Project), of the developer Jim McQuillan, whom I met in 2005 in Porto Alegre during the 6th. FISL. In the Muriqui version, the word processing environment occurred on the server, other, lighter applications on the client. Several distributions currently support this solution. The LTSP package is part of the official Debian and Ubuntu repository, in addition to the derived derivatives Edubuntu (Ubuntu), K12LTSP (CentOS) and Skolelinux (Debian) and KIWI-LTSP (SUSE).

João Fernando (creator and editor of the Revista Livre Livre), Renato Araújo and André – then students of the Computer Science course at Faculdades Integradas de Caratinga – looked for us in 1998. They wanted to try Linux and they would like the support of the institution. Workstations for testing were made available and it all started. In 1999, all the institution’s laboratory and connection infrastructure was implemented in Linux. The students participated in the installation of the first server, by João Paulo, from Microhard. All other servers were implemented with human resources developed by the project in the institution itself. Of the students who followed the installation, all of them later became tutors who leveraged the absorption of the technology in the institution.

In the following years, many joined the project and became the developers of the Muriqui Linux distro, launched in January 2005 in Teófilo Otoni. In coordination of development to Gicele, the Rômulo (tragically deceased in an automobile accident in the highway of the death – BR 381) and Reinaldo Moreira; the Raphael Valente in the arts; to Raquel Borsari in marketing. The FISL of 2005 marked the national launch of the project, which was to be adopted by the Ministry of Education as the basic distro of the ProJovem project that year. It was installed on 32,000 machines, the first Linux Educational of MEC!

In the development of version 1.4 came the brilliant “boys” Jacson Rodrigues (Jeiks today professor at UFES) and Ronoaldo. Ronoaldo’s brilliance could be attested by the nickname: Harry Potter. Under the baton of the “wizards”, Jeiks and Harry, were born the descendants: ProLinux and VixLinux. This phase, already in Flux, with Jacson Tiola unleashing the Plone CMS, well ahead of its time.

The Muriqui Linux project lost its sustainability when its main developers were hired by the federal government in Brasilia to implement the Free Software project in the federal public administration, starting in 2003.

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GNIX

GNIX

Web site: www.agnix.org (not active)
Origin: Spain
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: GNOME
Architecture: x86
Based on: Guadalinex
Wikipedia:
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 0.12 | March 20, 2006

GNIX – a live Linux distribution which offers support for the Galician (Gallego) and Spanish (Castellano) languages. It was developed by the Asociación de Usuarios GNIX, Galicia, Spain.

The first versions of GNIX were based on Morphix (and therefore on Debian), but the latest one is based on Guadalinux (and therefore on Ubuntu).

The default desktop of GNIX is GNOME.

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GNIX 0.12 i386 643MB.iso
md5sum: 6c63913afa1064508bdf1a4852f534e8

 

How-Tux

How-Tux

Web site: www.how-tux.org (not active)
Origin: Italy
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: GNOME
Architecture: x86
Based on: Slackware
Wikipedia:
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 1.0 | August 23, 2006

How-Tux – a Slackware based Linux distribution built using the Live-Linux scripts. How-Tux is created with modules, in the same way as Slax is done.

The distribution is shipped with a system installer translated into Italian and most applications localized for Italian speakers.
How-Tux features GNOME desktop environment, OpenOffice.org suite, and several multimedia and graphics applications.

The project was made in Salento by two Italian programmers.
They said that it is: “stable and versatile, suitable for everyone, from children to the most savvy users” and is characterized by “a constantly updated software and, of course, FREE!
It is one of the first (if not the first) Slackware-based distro to use as default Window Manager Gnome 2.12 (and for this we must thank the Gware team). But to learn more about the software included in this distro we refer to section Features of our site The installer is almost entirely in Italian (translation by Eros Palnerti, Antonio Perrone and Fabio Viola)”.

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How-Tux 1.0 LiveCD i386 698MB.iso
md5sum: 79ddbb73f891f8d5aaf81c8464c9b2c3

 

GioveLUG

GioveLUG

Web site: www.giovelug.org (not active)
Origin: Italy
Category: Education
Desktop environment: JWM, fvwm95
Architecture: x86
Based on: Puppy Linux
Wikipedia:
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 1.10 | November 22, 2006

GioveLUG Educational – a Linux distribution based on PuppyLinux 2.11. This is a distro with a LUG delivered to a kids’ fun house to let the kids learning computer loving free software.

GioveLUG Educational 1.10 features:
– Installed TuxPaint (TuxStamp, TuxConfig)
– Created GioveLUG menu with installed softwares
– Added icons at GioveLUG menu
– Modified 2 GioveLUG wallpapers
– and some applications shipped by standard Puppy distro.

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GioveLUG 1.10 Edu i386 160MB.iso
md5sum: 86c20d37c11058726cd52f5ec3396fb6