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
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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
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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