Shift Linux

Shift Linux

Web site: shiftlinux.net (not active)
Origin: USA
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: Fluxbox, GNOME, KDE, Xfce
Architecture: x86
Based on: Ubuntu
Wikipedia:
Media: Live
The last version | Released: 0.6.5 | March 24, 2008

Shift Linux – a GNU/Linux distribution based on the Ubuntu (previously on Morphix Linux) project in the form of a Live CD. It is a multi-functional system compatible with all Ubuntu package repositories. It is available in several editions, depending on the graphical environment and window manager used (there is a release for weaker machines using the Fluxbox window manager).

Shift Linux provides a set of the most popular utility applications in the open source world. You can find there such programs as: GVim, Revelation, Xine, Pidgin, gDesklets, GIMP, gThumb, AbiWord and many others.

Shift Linux 0.6 were released in the following versions: Shift Linux 0.6 Gnome, Shift Linux 0.6 KDE4, and Shift Linux 0.6 Lite (for older computers). Shift Linux Lite contains two less resource hogging desk managers (XFCE-4 and Fluxbox), but has a full compliment of packages and utilities.

As of version 0.6 of Shift Linux has moved away from it’s Morphix base so is based on Ubuntu. This version incorporates Firefox 3 (GranParadiso), OpenOffice, new themes, and a tested installer.

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Rivendell

Rivendell Demo

Web site: rivendellaudio.org
Origin: ?
Category: Multimedia
Desktop environment: KDE
Architecture: x86
Based on: Slax
Wikipedia:
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 1.0.1-1 | August 26, 2008

Rivendel Demo (previously: Rivendell Live) – a Slax based live Linux distribution which features a preinstalled Rivendell application. The live system uses the KDE desktop environment as default.

Rivendell is a complete radio broadcast automation solution, with facilities for the acquisition, management, scheduling and playout of audio content. It has all of the features one would expect in a modern, fully-fledged radio automation system, including support for both PCM and MPEG audio encoding, full voice tracking and log customization as well as support for a wide variety of third party software and hardware. As a robust, functionally complete digital audio system for broadcast radio applications, Rivendell uses industry standard components like the GNU/Linux Operating System, the AudioScience HPI Driver Architecture and the MySQL Database Engine. Rivendell is available under the GNU Public License.

Recommended Minimum System Requirements:
– Pentium 4 CPU
– 256 MB RAM
– SuSE Linux Professional 9.x
– XFree86 Supported Video Card
– AudioScience Audio Adapter
– Mouse or other Pointing Device
– Optional: Touchscreen Monitor

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Rivendell Demo 1.0.1-1 i386 255MB.iso
md5sum: d13182a69209022c44abbc39117d8421
Rivendell Live 0.9.68b-1 i386 257MB.iso
md5sum: 621dffd7a1dd4b1455eba0083557fdff

 

Nonux

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Web site: nnlinux.com (not active)
Origin: Netherlands
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: GNOME
Architecture: x86
Based on: Slax
Wikipedia:
Media: Live
The last version | Released: 4.4 | April 10, 2008

Nonux Linux – a Linux distribution from the Netherlands that was based on Slackware. The distribution was launched as a combined Live and installation CD. It was optimized for business, and some applications were in Dutch. Nonux focused on automatic hardware detection, business and office applications, and tools for seamless integration with existing software (Microsoft Windows) and computer networks.

The distribution was intended for 32-bit i486, and used the GNOME desktop environment.

Version 1.6 was released on October 26, 2005.
The latest version was 4.4 which was released on April 10, 2008.

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Fredubuntu

Fredubuntu

Web site: (not active)
Origin: France
Category: Education
Desktop environment: GNOME
Architecture: x86
Based on: Ubuntu
Wikipedia:
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 8.10 | November 16, 2008

Fredubuntu – a French live DVD for education, which is based on Ubuntu version 8.10. It has all the Edubuntu packages, more than 700 MB of software added to the image Ubuntu base, for a total size of 1.6GB.

The Live DVD features such applications:
– Gcompris, Tux * (Tuxpaint, Tuxmath …), Kturtle, kalzium
– Graphics, PA0: Blender, Gimp, Inkscape, Scribus …
– Audio / Video: Amarok, Avidemux, Kino, Brasero …
– or even Marble, Ekiga, Filezilla …

This Live DVD also has an LTSP (Linux Terminal Server Project), which allows you to transform a computer (powerful enough) into an application server to serve it to less efficient computers on the network.

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Fredubuntu 8.10 i386 1.61GB.iso
md5sum: d7d5a9bf35ca2bb0b99eac39a55a3dae

 

Linux XP

Linux XP

Web site: linux-xp.com (not active)
Origin: Russia
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: GNOME
Architecture: x86
Based on: Fedora
Wikipedia: Linux XP
Media: Install CD
The last version | Released: 2008 | November 4, 2008

Linux XP – a Fedora based Linux distribution, which provides a GNOME desktop with looks similar to MS Windows desktop. It features Wine pre-installed to let users install some Windows applications.

It was a shareware distribution, it could be launched 99 times, then should be registered.

The project changed its name to Trustverse in 2009 (?).

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Linux XP 2006 SR2 English i386 634MB.iso
md5sum: af40112a5e5c26a5d331167dcbc068d4

 

4bak

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Web site: 4bak.org (not active)
Origin: Canada
Category: Specialist
Desktop environment: Fluxbox
Architecture: x86
Based on: Slax
Wikipedia:
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 0.1 (?) | 2008 (?)

4bak (previously DDbackup) – a Slax-based, modular liveUSB with a collection of forensics, backup and recovery applications. It contains AIR (Automated Image and Restore), Partimage, Xarchiver and others tools.

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PUD GNU/Linux

PUD

Web site: pud-linux.sourceforge.net
Origin: Taiwan
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: Xfce
Architecture: x86
Based on: Ubuntu
Wikipedia:
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 0.4.8.6 LXDE (?) | March 2008

PUD GNU/Linux – a light and fast LiveCD based on Ubuntu Linux, which takes up small size, with (both Simplified/Traditional) Chinese enhancements.

The main purpose of this project is to provide a complete Linux desktop, yet remain simple and easy to use.

The project founder is Chen Pin-Shiun.

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PUD GNU/Linux 0.4.8.5 Xfce i386 263MB.iso
md5sum: 68b25873e6a9e85430a7088a0fff2786

 

Seminarix

Seminarix

Web site: www.seminarix.org (not active)
Origin: Germany ?
Category: Education
Desktop environment: KDE
Architecture: x86
Based on: Kubuntu, Sidux
Wikipedia:
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 2008-01 ? | 2008 ?

Seminarix – a live Linux distribution based on Kubuntu, and then on Sidux. Seminarix was developed in cooperation with Skolelinux and KDE-Edu and is designed to introduce teachers to free software. The live CD contains a collection of free software suitable for education and training.

The Seminarix Live-CD was supported by the companies such as: HP, Intel, G-N-U, Turck and organizations: “Stiftung Partner für Schule”, Medienberatung NRW and Studienseminar Neuss.

Sidux-Seminarix partners with Sidux and describes itself as an education project, which wants to design the teacher and students education with computer assistance cheaper, more effective and descriptive with the help of free Linux programs. For this purpose, the distribution was equipped with software from the fields of education and science a program starter. The program starter makes it easy for the Linux novice, whether teacher or student, to start the various education programs and other general purpose programs. In addition, with the program starter specially developed for sidux-seminarix, you can quickly and easily install various other educational programs. Important information about the programs and web links make it easier for the user to select the programs.

Like Sidux, the live system can be installed on a hard disk or a USB stick. All software can be updated easily and continuously. The manuals of Sidux and Seminarix are included on the CD and should help with problems. Users already using Sidux can use the Metapackage installer to upgrade their installation to Sidux-Seminarix. You can also find Seminarix under the heading »Education« and install it with a mouse click.

Seminarix aims to make teacher and student education less expensive, more effective and more viable with computer support using free open Linux programs. The project was first published in March 2007 by Wolf-Dieter Zimmermann. Initiated by sidux e.V., this edition was created in collaboration with W. D. Zimmermann and interested teachers and users.

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Seminarix 20061113 i386 694MB.iso
md5sum: 748ab8c222e73aab9e99276ea170b58e

 

SkyOS

SkyOS

Web site: www.skyos.org (not active)
Origin: Austria
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: SkyGI
Architecture: x86
Based on: Independent
Wikipedia: SkyOS
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 5 Beta 6947 | August 3, 2008

SkyOS (Sky Operating System) – a proprietary, graphical desktop operating system created by Robert Szeleney in 1996 as a small bootloader. It is independent developed, written from scratch, POSIX compatible operating system for x86-like computers.

SkyOS has evolved into a full-featured, modern operating system, with a goal to be the easiest to use desktop operating system available for the average computer user. The development staff has also increased to include business, software, and graphics developers.

SkyOS uses its own GUI system called “SkyGI”, which features a complete C++ API. This system has nothing to do with X or XFree86, and is not based on either of these systems or their forks.

SkyOS uses no GPL’d code in the kernel/system. SkyOS does include some applications (such as Firefox) that are covered by the GPL.

SkyOS uses the SkyFS file system which is based on OpenBFS, but can also read FAT16 / FAT32, BeFS, ext2 / ext3.

The public beta of the SkyOS iso is available for users for testing the SkyOS.
User: public
Serial: 4Q7W5-HTRRW-6WYHW-45KW7-XQLXL

To log in to the live system:
User: root
No password

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SkyOS 5 beta 6947 i386 648MB.iso
md5sum: 2531a3448f3706ac357355799d16743e

 

FaunOS

FaunOS

Web site: www.faunos.com (not active)
Origin: USA
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: KDE
Architecture: x86
Based on: Arch Linux
Wikipedia:
Media: Live
The last version | Released: 0.5.4 | March 13, 2008

FaunOS – a portable (easy-to-carry), fully integrated Linux operating system with over 600 preinstalled packages. It is specifically designed to run from a portable USB memory device (such as a USB flash drive). It can also be configured to boot from other media, such as DVD, and even the internal hard drive, but we mainly focus on detachable media.

FaunOS is a live system. It’s designed to run without setup on most modern x86-based systems. Because it allows you to save changes back to the USB, i.e. to customize and make it your own, FaunOS can be your primary OS. We call it your “portable operating environment”, or POE, for short.

The system boots straight into graphical mode. This makes for a gentle, and largely intuitive, “getting started” learning curve for most any user–Windows users, included. (We think it’s a great way to wet one’s feet in Linux, even if one isn’t planning on becoming a “power user.”) And best of all, you’ll get to keep running your POE (and all your customizations) on that new notebook you’re planning to buy, for example.

FaunOS doesn’t read, change or install anything on the computer’s internal hard drive–unless you specifically ask it to. This means it’s safe to take your USB to a computer you don’t own and boot from it. When you finish, shutdown, and detach your USB key, there is no trace of any of your activity on that computer. So using FaunOS, you’re protected from malware, spyware, viruses and the like that may exist on the host machine’s hard drive.

FaunOS™ and Faun With Lantern FaunOS logos are trademarks of FaunOS, LLC.

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FaunOS 0.5.4 DVD i386 982MB.iso
md5sum: db98ec905acf47a47b4bbc08c7bc4fa1
FaunOS 0.5.4 BootCD i386 6,48MB.iso
md5sum: 1595f8f63f06766ef6fb2908caf0938c