LG3D

LG3D

Web site: lg3d-livecd.dev.java.net (not active)
Origin: USA
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: Fluxbox, Looking Glass, Xfce
Architecture: x86
Based on: Slax
Wikipedia:
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 3.0.0 | January 4, 2007

LG3D – a Slax based live CD of Linux distribution which demonstrate a new desktop environment with panoramic wallpaper.

The LiveCD showcasing Sun Microsystem’s open source project “Project Looking Glass 3D” (LG3D). Presented in 2004 LG3D combines a stunning 3D UI with the benefits of Java (easily expandable and reusable code, platform independency, etc.).

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LG3D 3.0.0 i386 270MB.iso
md5sum: 8d37b8e9355e6759e2b81ff93a5714f9

 

RoFreeSBIE

FreeBSD

Web site: www.rofreesbie.org (not active)
Origin: Romania
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: KDE, WindowMaker, Xfce
Architecture: x86
Based on: FreeBSD
Wikipedia:
Media: Live
The last version | Released: 1.3 | November 21, 2007

RoFreeSBIE (Romanian Free System Burned In Economy) – a FreeBSD based DVD that can run live system and can be installed on a hard drive.

RoFreeSBIE-1.0 was based on FreeSBIE, which is based on FreeBSD.
RoFreeSBIE-1.1, 1.2 and 1.3 were made with own scripts.
The latest version of RoFreeSBIE is based on FreeBSD 6.3-PRERELEASE. This release also includes a unique feature: an option to enable or disable NVIDIA drivers, and a new graphical installer has been added. It also includes support for wifi, even in live mode.

The project developer is Ovidiu Angelescu, but at the beginning it was based on FreeSBIE port, made by Gufi (Italian Free Unix Group).

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Archie

Archie

Web site: archie.dotsrc.org (not active)
Origin: Singapore
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: Xfce
Architecture: x86
Based on: Arch Linux
Wikipedia:
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 2007.08 beta | August 1, 2007

Archie – a complete live Arch Linux system (originally based on v0.7) to be run from a CD/USB, built with the KISS philosophy in mind.

This is a full Arch Linux system, while striving for the fastest performance with no extensive bloating. Archie uses its own hardware detection tool (lshwd) and supports a wide range of hardware with low detection time.

Archie also provides extended features like multi-lingual, nesting capabilities and hd-install.

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Archie Mini 2007.08 beta Xfce i386 302MB.iso
md5sum: a9cfb0a6759063c4353200d89f534f30

 

March Linux

March Linux

Web site: marchlinux.wikidot.com
Origin: Unknown
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: Fluxbox
Architecture: x86
Based on: Arch Linux
Wikipedia:
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 1.0 | July 22, 2007

March Linux – a simple, lean, fast and Arch Linux based distribution for a desktop which urges the users to learn Linux instead of holding their hands at every step.

Just like Arch Linux, from which it is derived, March is also a lightweight and flexible distro which tries to Keep It Simple. Configuration is very easy, mostly involving editing of text-files. Although a few GUI config tools are available, they all try to be compliant with the Arch way, which essentially stands for “freedom of choice, keep it simple, learning, and user-control”. This is what the guiding philosophy of March aims to be.

At the same time, March Linux offers you a ready-to-run environment with a Fluxbox desktop and a host of useful apps.
You can do the following right out of the box :
– Listen to music and watch movies in a variety of formats, record sounds
– View pictures and perform graphical editing
– Connect to and browse internet, check emails, download via torrents, perform ftp transfers
– Play a number of cool games, including a few DOS based ones
– View and edit document files, create spreadsheets, view pdf-s, perform calculations, take notes
– Do small programming in a number of languages with an IDE

March is designed to run amply well on a 128 mb RAM machine, PII or later (or equivalent); a 160 mb RAM is recommended for best performance.

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March Linux 1.0 i386 481MB.iso
md5sum: 7d82b0f1736f11edcf10edb792d168ef

 

Damn Small BSD

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Web site: damnsmallbsd.org
Origin: Germany
Category: Specialist
Desktop environment: Fluxbox
Architecture: x86
Based on: FreeBSD
Wikipedia:
Media: Live
The last version | Released: ? | December 2007 ?

Damn Small BSD – a very small, 50MB BSD distribution intended for hardware with lower resources than those most frequently encountered on a standard PC.

Intended targets include: legacy PC’s, modems, routers, switches, AP’s (Access Points), Set Top Boxes, Atoms, and Cell Phones to name but a few.

There are 2 versions, one based on FreeBSD and one on OpenBSD. It boots directly into RAM off a CD ora a USB stick and can be used as a desktop or a firewall.

DSBSD comes with everything you need in a basic desktop environment. It includes the fluxbox window manager, firefox, xmms, and many other applications. It also includes tools to help you get work done, such as an ssh server, a mini httpd, xvncviewer, and more.

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LiMP

LiMP

Web site: limp-vkk-ver1.sourceforge.net
Origin: India
Category: Multimedia
Desktop environment: Openbox
Architecture: x86
Based on: Independent ?
Wikipedia:
Media: Live
The last version | Released: 2.5 | May 6, 2007

LiMP – a completely free, rapid, highly-compact version of Linux that can transform your computer into a dedicated multimedia player: capable of visualizing zone encrypted DVDs, playing a wide range of music and movie files, streaming mp3 music files across networks and more. By optimizing linux purely for the purpose of multimedia playing, fast load up times and excellent results are produced even on older computers.

LiMP works by loading itself into your RAM when you switch on your PC or laptop. The CD is then ejected, leaving your CD/DVD player available for use. It has been created for use on all computers for those of all computer abilities: LiMP can autodetect your sound video and network cards, hard-disks and USB storage devices, and has a friendly menu-driven interface. As well as running from the CD, it can be easily integrated into your linux partition and selected from the grub menu at boot time.

Multimedia playback is provided by MPlayer and XMMS, two of the most popular sound and video tools, providing ease of use and familiarity.

The project developer is V. Krishna Karthik.

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LiMP 2.5 i386 120MB.iso
md5sum: e0343004f7a0053c92a41482560e8a4b

 

Knoppix-OpenVZ

Knoppix OpneVZ

Web site: wiki.openvz.org
Origin: ?
Category: Virtualization
Desktop environment: KDE
Architecture: x86
Based on: Knoppix
Wikipedia:
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 5.1.1 | January 4, 2007

Knoppix-OpenVZ – a live CD based on Knoppix 5.1.1 which features the OpenVZ technology.

OpenVZ is a container-based virtualization for Linux. OpenVZ creates multiple secure, isolated Linux containers (otherwise known as VEs or VPSs) on a single physical server enabling better server utilization and ensuring that applications do not conflict. Each container performs and executes exactly like a stand-alone server; a container can be rebooted independently and have root access, users, IP addresses, memory, processes, files, applications, system libraries and configuration files. OpenVZ is free open source software, available under GNU GPL.

The Live CD contains the OpenVZ patched kernel 2.6.18-028stab027, the utility vzctl 3.0.16 and the program vzquota 3.0.9. Furthermore, minimal templates (file system archives that can be unpacked to set up virtual machines) have been added for Debian 3.1, CentOS 4, and Fedora Core 5. To make room for it, the developers renounced Knoppix on OpenOffice, GIMP and Frozen Bubble.

The booted system runs completely in the RAM of the computer. The number of virtual machines (VEs) that can be set up and started depends on the available RAM. With 1 GB of main memory, about five VEs should start.

OpenVZ is the free base of the commercial solution »Virtuozzo« from SWsoft. It virtualizes the operating system, but not the hardware. This means a kernel (Linux with OpenVZ patch) is running, and this provides a number of virtual environments. Each of these VEs feels very much like a separate computer

The OpenVZ development team has created a live CD that can be used to test the OpenVZ technology without installing it on the computer.

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Knoppix-OpenVZ 5.1.1 i386 699MB.iso
md5sum: 06f9443ef31001146a4c334fca433b2a

 

Knoppel

Knoppel

Web site: www.knoppel.org
Origin: Greece
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: KDE
Architecture: x86
Based on: Knoppix
Wikipedia:
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 0.8 | February 12, 2007

Knoppel – a project based on Knoppix, the main goal is to provide a live-cd for the Greek community based on the needs of Greek speaking users.

Knoppel is a “live” version of linux. This means that you can boot from your CD-ROM without touching anything on your hardware and specifically without requiring a partition on your hard drive. It is a distribution based on Canon.

Knoppel is the distribution distributed to the visitors of Hellug and ELLAK’s kiosks at the Infosystem Thessaloniki Exhibition.

The general philosophy of KNOPPEL is to have the smallest possible recording capabilities. For this reason, the existing partitions are or are not attached at all or attached only to “read”. If you right-click on the device you can select “Change to Recording / Reading” to make the device recordable.
CAUTION: Recording to NTFS partitions can result in data loss, since Linux does not fully support this file system! However, the DOS and FAT32 file systems are safe to write.

KNOPPEL = KNOPPix + ELlinika
It’s an easy solution to run Linux on your computer from a CD without having it installed permanently.

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Knoppel 0.8 i386 MB.iso
md5sum: 6f2545174025fc939fb82781b38631b2

 

Harley-DavidsonOS

Harley-DavidsonOS

Web site: www.mypclinuxos.com (not active)
Origin: ?
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: GNOME
Architecture: x86
Based on: PCLinuxOS
Wikipedia:
Media: Live
The last version | Released: ? | September 19, 2007

Harley-DavidsonOS – a spin-off version of the original PCLinuxOS Linux distribution.

It features a Harley-Davidson (an American motorcycle manufacturer, founded in Milwaukee, Wisconsin) desktop theme, splash screen and icons for the motorcycle’s fans.

It is based on PCLinuxOS 2007 and uses the GNOME 2.x desktop environment as default.
Apart of the custom theme, it contains a set of common used appliactions for home users.

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Harley-DavidsonOS i486 669MB.iso
md5sum: 08256da85cf34ca804e8a70609763bac

 

BasicLinux

BasicLinux

Web site: distro.ibiblio.org/baslinux/
Origin: Czech Republic
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: JWM
Architecture: x86
Based on: Slackware
Wikipedia:
Media: Live
The last version | Released: 3.50 | March 21, 2007

BasicLinux – a mini-Linux that boots from HD, FD or CDrom and runs in a 4mb ramdisk. It has a fully-featured shell, an easy-to-use editor, and a variety of useful utilities.

In particular, BasicLinux is well equipped for internet use: it can dial an ISP, browse the web, send/receive mail, and download/upload files. It can also share an internet connection with other computers.

BasicLinux is a good distribution for an old 386/486 with limited RAM and small harddrive. The optional HD installation package puts BasicLinux on its own HD partition, where standard applications can be installed (including X, Netscape and GCC).

It uses a small kernel and busybox to provide a low-RAM Linux, capable of browsing the web, doing email, and functioning as an X terminal. The current release of BasicLinux is particularly suitable for old laptops — it has PCMCIA capability and includes MagicPoint (a presentation tool similar to PowerPoint).

It comes in two versions: one boots from a DOS harddrive, the other boots from floppies. Both versions have the option to install themselves to a Linux partition on the harddrive.

Minimum requirements (DOS version):
– Intel 386 or compatible
– 3 mb RAM
– DOS (or Windows 95/98 in DOS mode)

Minimum requirements (Floppy version):
– Intel 386 or compatible
– 12 mb RAM
– two 1.44 mb floppy disks

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BasicLinux 3.50 DOS i386 2.8MB.zip
md5sum: 7523bb5abc829c5b5db380bdf7214593
BasicLinux 3.50 Floppy Disk i386 2.7MB.zip
md5sum: b9d17f1d36ee1312621097b50ba5e053
BasicLinux 3.50 QEMU image i386 2.9MB.zip
md5sum: d5bc6ba1a25ee9717e8a369853feb70f