Morphix

Morphix

Web site: www.morphix.org
Origin: Netherlands
Category: Desktop, Web kiosk
Desktop environment: KDE, IceWM
Architecture: x86
Based on: Knoppix
Wikipedia (de): Morphix
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 0.5-pre6 | September 2007

Morphix – a live Linux distribution based on Knoppix.
Morphix is a modular distribution so it means that it consists of a number of parts which together form a working distribution.

Morphix flavours:

Morphix LightGUI – Aimed at lower-end PCs, LightGUI features the XFCE4 desktop and contains a reasonable amount of lighter tools. It was the initial version of Morphix, and the aim has been to keep LightGUI small enough to have it fit on 210MB CDR(W). LightGUI includes Abiword, Gnumeric, Dillo, Firefox, Gaim, Xchat, GIMP.

Morphix Gnome – (formerly: Morphix HeavyGUI) was for some time the only conterpart of LightGUI. Including Gnome, OpenOffice.org, Mozilla, and the kitchen sink, Morphix Gnome was aimed at office users with more recent machines.

Morphix KDE – it contains the whole KDE suite of programs, as well as Mozilla and other applications. Morphix KDE sits inbetween LightGUI and Gnome when it comes to size, and fills up approximately 400MB of space on your CD-ROM.

Morphix Game – An odd-ball in Morphix, this flavour contains the very light IceWM and a very large number of Open Source games: BZflag, Frozen Bubble, Freecraft, and many, many others, as well as it includes one or more demo versions or free full versions of commercial Linux games.

Morphing-Morphix – it provides the quick way to start Morphing and making your own LiveCD. Just boot the CD and start Morphing, no need to install tools, compile applications or switch operating systems. All is required is some space on a connected hard drive.

All the official Morphix live CDs contain the Morphix installer, as stated above. This tool allows users to easily install their Morphix (or derivative) live CD onto a hard disk.

Morphix was under development by Alex de Landgraaf between 2003 and 2007.

There are many derivates created on the top of Morphix, such as: Dreamlinux, Elive, GNUstep Live-CD, Clusterix, Freeduc-Sup, GNIX, Sork, NepaLinux, TOBIX, ZoneCD, etc.

Download

Morphix 0.5pre5_rc2 IceWM i386 244MB.iso
md5sum: 0353dfe7490750c5afcf4e66ffc10920
Morphix Live Kiosk 2007-11-19–23-00 i386 220MB.iso
md5sum: 950b574c788dbe8407748d9bcf0ece03
Morphing Morphix 0.3.1 i386 212MB.iso
md5sum: 43f817f83475b2a440bd2d0e4655cb1d
Morphix Base 0.5pre6 i386 36MB.iso
md5sum: 668d412ce56efb10ca5a04d2e4331ce6

 

Pingwinek

Pingwinek Gnome

Pingwinek Matchbox   Pingwinek Xfce   Pingwinek GNU/Haiku

Web site: http://home.gna.org/pingwinek/
Origin: Poland
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: Gnome, Xfce, Enlightenment, Matchbox, EDE, IceWM
Architecture: x86
Based on: Independent (Linux), Haiku
Wikipedia:
Media: Live DVD
The last version | Released: 1.0preview4 GNU/Linux | October 14, 2006 | 0.1.0 GNU/Haiku | March 11, 2007

Pingwinek – a Polish project which offers two separated distributions based on Linux kernel and Haiku.

Pingwinek GNU/Linux is an independent distribution which provides a live system with a few desktop environments and window managers of your choice: Gnome, Xfce, Enlightenment, Matchbox, EDE and IceWM.

The live 1.7GB iso image has a large set of pre-installed applications, such as:
– Office: Gnocky, Gnumeric, Grisby, LyX, OpenOffice.org, Rubrica, e-Sofokles
– Net: Blam and Liferea feed readers, Ekiga, GNU Gadu, Gaim, Balsa, Gwget download manager, Kazehakase web browser, LostIRC, Thunderbird, Tleenx2, XChat IRC client, Firefox, gFTP, gSTM
– Multimedia: Siobhan audio player, PenguinTV media aggregator, Audacious, Beep, Camelot, Diva video editor, Exaile, FM radio tuner, Gnome CD master, GnomeBaker, Helix player, Kino, Mplayer, Pitivi, Quark music player, TVtime, Thoggen DVD ropper, Winki the ripper, X-CD-Roast, Zapping TV Viewersteamtuner, vMovieDB, xine
– Graphics: Camorama, Comix, Dia, GNU Paint, Blender, GQview, Inkscape, K-3D, PlotDrop, Sodipodi, Gimp, UFRaw, Xara, gtkam, mtPaint
– Others: Leafpad, Dr.Geo, Galculator, gDesklets, SciTE, XaoS, Anjuta, Bluefish, Geany, Hex Editor, poEdit, gtranslator, Firestarter, etc.

It offers options of the live system to choose:
– English or Polish locales
– the default desktop
– or sipmly use built in wizard

Pingwinek GNU/Haiku is probably the first Haiku distribution. Beside the base Haiku system, it contains 40 packages ported from Pingwinek GNU/Linux distribution. It contains compiler (GCC 2.95.3), several simple games, SDL, Midnight Commander, ncurses.
The distribution doesn’t have an installer which could install system on a hard disk.

The founder and developer of Pingwinek is Grzegorz Dąbrowski.

Download

Pingwinek GNU/Linux 1.0preview4 i686 1.6GB.iso
md5sum: 0fff382c6f16d7b73689d96c1fc09614
Pingwinek GNU/Haiku 0.1.0 Virtual Disk Image 244MB.vmdk
md5sum: d4f158111653cd47b9d6d4c5c8246e06
Pingwinek GNU/Haiku 0.1.0 256MB.image
md5sum: 4b169325a2fe991d2336868a12d44bda

 

SkatOS

SkatOS

Web site: www.giannone.ch/skatos/
Origin: Switzerland
Category: Game, Mini distribution
Desktop environment: SkateOSWM
Architecture: x86
Based on: Independent
Wikipedia:
Media: Live Floppy
The last version | Released: 2.0 | February 04, 2007

SkatOS – an independent, very small, floppy disk size Linux distribution which plays the popular German card game Skat. It features full network client/server support so you can play Skat over LAN with friends.

The live system runs XSkat 4.0 based on BusyBox 0.60.5, uClibc 0.9.24 and TinyX 4.2.1 X Server with Linux kernel 2.2.26.

It uses SkatOSWM window manager – a very small window manager which centers all new windows on the screen. It was inspired by two other window managers: sWM and TinyWM.

To copy the live image onto a floppy disk, use the command:
dd if=skatos.img of=/dev/fd0

You can test it in QEMU too:
qemu-system-i386 /patch/to/skatos.img

The author of SkatOS is Bodo Giannone.
The latest version of SkatOS 2.0 was released in February 2007.

Download

SkatOS 2.0 i386 Floppy Image 1.47MB.img
md5sum: 154adfb0ed8ec838935a996889fa5e6f

 

PCFluxboxOS

PCGluxboxOS

Web site: http://pcfluxboxos.wikidot.com
Origin: Unknown
Category: Desktop, Mini distribution
Desktop environment: Fluxbox
Architecture: x86
Based on: PCLinuxOS
Wikipedia:
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 1.0 | November 2, 2007

PCFluxboxOS – a live Linux distribution based on PCLinuxOS, and shipped with Fluxbox window manager as the default desktop.

PCFluxboxOS is very lightweight and fast live CD, offered in a two versions: TinyFlux and MidiFlux. Both contains Fluxbox and some tools borrowed from PCLinuxOS, such as: Control Center, Synaptic package manager, live installer, system remastering tool.

TinyFlux features some pre-installed applications for every purpose:
– File managers: Thunar, Emelfm, XArchiver
– Net: Netscape Navigator and Dillo web browsers, Sylpheed email client,
– Multimedia: Brasero burning tool, Audacious audio player, Wmix volume control
– Office: Abiword, Evince, Gcalculator, medit, Leafpad, nano, vim, xedit
– Graphics: Gthumb, mtPaint

MidiFlux is a little bigger than TinyFlux and features some more pre-installed applications.

The author of the distro is ‘iainrj’.
The live system’s user:password is guest:guest and root:root
PCFluxboxOS was under development in 2007.

Download

TinyFlux 1.0 i586 240MB.iso
md5sum: 5a2f7b59ed9ff19c16e6bbf61c52e6c9
MidiFlux 0.6-1b i586 376MB.iso
md5sum: 15594809b9591eddef9386a92a6c9b95

eduKnoppix

eduKnoppix

Web site: www.eduknoppix.org (not active)
Origin: Italy
Category: Education
Desktop environment: KDE
Architecture: x86
Based on: Knoppix
Wikipedia (it): eduKnoppix
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 3.0.2 | February 10, 2007

eduKnoppix – an Italian Linux distribution based on Knoppix, designed for teachers and young students between 8 and 15 years old.

eduKnoppix has been especially created for teaching and features pre-installed applications such as:
– Maxima – a computer algebra system
– GNU Octave – a high-level programming language, primarily intended for numerical computations
– Kig – an interactive geometry software
– Dr. Geo – an interactive geometry software
– Kalzium – a periodic table of the elements for KDE Software Compilation 4
– scelix – a scientific software
– GeoGebra – an interactive geometry, algebra, statistics and calculus application
– KmPlot- a mathematical function plotter for the KDE Desktop
– KStars – a planetarium program using the KDE Platform

Other applications:
– Blender, Gimp, OpenOffice.org, Skencil
– Icedove, Iceweasel, KGet, Kopete, Konqueror, Krdc, Sun Jave 5.0
– MPlayer, XMMS, K3b

The default locale is Italian.

eduKnoppix was under development between 2003 and 2007.

Download

eduKnoppix 3.1 rc1 i386 656MB.iso
md5sum: b9d0afaff2d5eeb84945e98b27b837db

 

DOS-C

DOS-C

Web site: http://sourceforge.net/projects/dos-c/
Origin: Unknown
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: Text based
Architecture: x86
Based on: FreeDOS
Wikipedia:
Media: Zip archive
The last version | Released: 1.0 beta2 | February 3, 2007

DOS-C – a MS-DOS compatible operating system with the original FreeDOS kernel.

The project founder and developer is Pascquale Villani.

Cdlinux.pl

Cdlinux.pl

Web site: http://cdlinux.pl
Origin: Poland
Category: Desktop, Mini distribution
Desktop environment: IceWM
Architecture: x86
Based on: Debian
Wikipedia (pl): Cdlinux.pl
Media: Live CD/DVD
The last version | Released: 1.0 | June 25, 2007
Zobacz po polsku Zobacz po polsku: Cdlinux.pl

Cdlinux.pl – a Polish, Debian unstable “Sid” based Linux distribution, targeted to new Linux users.

The first version of Cdlinux.pl was created in 2001 by Jerzy Kaczmarek and Michał Wróbel at Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunications and Informatics of the Gdańsk University of Technology.

Cdlinux.pl uses Polish locales as default, and a very light IceWM window manager, so it can by run on very old machines with CPU PI 100MHz and 24 MB of RAM memory.

The system is available in 3 versions:
– Mały (Small) – 200MB of the iso image, contains a web browser, a mail client, an instant messenger, audio and video players, a graphics viewer, and a text editor
– Duży (Big) – 700MB of the iso image, contains many extra, useful applications for home and small office users
– DVD – many extra applications available straight from the live system, including many applications of KDE 3.5.6

The live system offers an option which lets you save the live system settings on a hard drive, or install the system on a hard drive as well.

The last version of Cdlinux.pl 1.0 was released in 2007.
There was a few tries to re-activate the project, unfortunately with no effects.

Download

Cdlinux.pl 1.0 Mały i386 212MB.iso
md5sum: 87fcd0d9bcca8e96171916f6ba946bf1
Cdlinux.pl 1.0 Duży i386 686MB.iso
md5sum: 9214410c34d5a9e76005d6c7919d1326
Cdlinux.pl 1.0 DVD i386 1.43GB.iso
md5sum: ea183e353182c9b18560c0b997db5cbc

 

FreeSBIE

FreeSBIE

Web site: www.freesbie.org
Origin: Italy
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: Xfce, Fluxbox
Architecture: x86
Based on: FreeBSD
Wikipedia: FreeSBIE
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 2.0.1 | February 2, 2007

FreeSBIE – a live CD based on the FreeBSD operating system which works directly from a CD, without touching your hard drive.

The first version of FreeSBIE was released in February 2004, which was based on FreeBSD 5.2.1. The second version sowed up in summer 2015, and the last one 2.0.1 in February 2007, based on FreeBSD 6.2.

The live CD features various applications and tools, such as: X11, Fluxbox, Xfce, Firefox, MPlayer, XMMS, OpenOffice.org, GIMP. The live system does not start the X Server itself, just launches a wallpaper (?) with the project logo. Pressing ‘Esc’ lets you quit and log it to the shell, then type ‘startx’ to launch the default Xfce desktop.

The developer offers a toolkit which can be used for creation of a CD and to make embedded images a-la miniBSD or nanoBSD.

Download

FreeSBIE 2.0.1 i386 687MB.iso
md5sum: b2f680d27c21bbfaf4fb90dce090a118

 

KateOS

KateOS

Web site: www.kateos.org (not active)
Origin: Poland
Category: Desktop, Server
Desktop environment: Xfce
Architecture: x86
Based on: Independent
Wikipedia: KateOS
Media: Live CD, Install CD/DVD
The last version | Released: 3.6 | September 17, 2007
Zobacz po polsku Zobacz po polsku: KateOS

KateOS – an independent Linux distribution, originally based on Slackware.

The first version of Kate Linux 1.0 ‘Rabbit’ was released in October 09, 2004.
Kate Linux 2.0 ‘Zyklon’ released in April 09, 2005.
KateOS 3.0 ‘Virgin’ released in July 09, 2006.

Started from version 3.0, KateOS package manager uses TGZex (.tgz) packages, which unlike Slackware packages support dependency tracking (optional), internationalized descriptions, and was designed for ease of update. KateOS uses its own, native package manager tools: PKG and Updateos. Updateos is similar in work to Debian’s ‘apt-get’, and due to cooperate with PKG could install TGZex with all needed dependencies.

The system could be installed on a hard drive via the Core version installer or via PHP-GTK based graphical installer available on the live image.

KateOS was under development between 2003 and 2009, and the last version of 3.6 (including the live image) was released in September 2007. There was released version 4.0 pre1 in July 26, 2008 too, but development of the project has been finished the next year.

The founder and the lead developer of KateOS was Damian Rakowski.

Download

KateOS 3.6 Live i486 698MB.iso
md5sum: 57050d518cf133417a2d9e3b2e712562
KateOS 3.6 Miniiso i486 124MB.iso
md5sum: 875191d47bb40d7024ead889291f74e7