Caos Linux

Caos Linux

Web site: www.caoslinux.org (not active)
Origin: USA
Category: Server
Desktop environment: GNOME, Xfce
Architecture: x86, x86_64
Based on: Independent
Wikipedia: CAOS Linux
Media: Live
The last version | Released: 1.0.25 | October 14, 2009

Caos Linux – an independent, RPM based Linux distribution developed by the CAOS Foundation. The CAOS Linux Project was first initated because of the need for an openly managed, RPM based version of Linux. CAOS NSA (Node, Server, Appliance) pursues the “sweet spot” concept for a Linux distribution.

CAOS Linux is designed to run on all x86_64 and i386 based hardware ranging from clusters and servers to production level appliances to personal desktops and laptops. Scientific research labs, public agencies, ISP’s, private enterprise, virtualization and cloud computing ventures will find CAOS Linux to be an integral component to their operation.

CAOS NSA focuses on being a lightweight, fast, efficient, stable, and secure distribution of Linux that is appropriate for servers, compute nodes, network appliances, and even the latest desktop and laptop computers.

Supporting a wide variety of software, CAOS Linux is based on the best aspects of GNU/Linux and has full binary compatibility with the most popular enterprise distribution of Linux.

The CAOS Linux installer would be found easy to use by both an experienced admin or a Linux newcomer. Users can either have a fully automated install (including HD partitioning) or they can take full control from the install prompt. The automated CAOS Linux installer, Cinch, is a very user friendly, written from scratch and open to use by other distributions. Your CAOS system has the advantage of grabbing the latest packages from our online repository during installation, guaranteeing your system is up to date. Post-installation configuration is simple through either Sidekick, our server administration Swiss Army Knife, manually, or via the web using an industry compatible webmin tool.

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Caos Linux 1.0 x86_64 2.37GB.iso
md5sum: 15f68fa01cd74c788c11df771c4d218a

 

SaxenOS

SaxenOS

Web site: saxenos.de (not active)
Origin: Germany
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: LXDE, Xfce
Architecture: x86
Based on: SLAX, PCLinuxOS
Wikipedia:
Media: Live
The last version | Released: 2009 beta 1 | January 4, 2009

SaxenOS – a Linux live distribution especially targeted to older hardware.

It offers complete office, multimedia and internet applications on one CD.
The hardware system requirements are quite low, such as Pentium 2 350 MHz CPU, 128 MB RAM and a 2 GB harddisk.

An older version of the distribution supported the i486 platform and used the LXDE desktop environment.
The distribution was a derivative of Zenwalk Linux, and thus Slackware.
Version 1.0 was launched on January 9, 2006.

SaxenOS 2008/2009 is based on PCLinuxOS, with RPM packages and Synaptic package manager as default. It features the full OpenOffice package, multimedia apps and games on the top of the XFCE desktop.

The project developer is Michael Stibane.

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Kuki Linux

Kuki Linux

Web site: www.kuki.me (not active)
Origin: Portugal
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: Xfce
Architecture: x86
Based on: Ubuntu
Wikipedia: Kuki Linux
Media: Live
The last version | Released: 2.8 | August 30, 2009

Kuki Linux – a lightweight Ubuntu-based Linux distribution founded by João Ferro, built to be a replacement for the Linpus Lite distribution on the Acer Aspire One.

Kuki Linux is built by a small team of developers: João Ferro (leak), Joseph Braddock (vw72). It uses XFCE 4.6 as a window manager and features lightweight software and all the fixes to allow the Acer Aspire One to work as well as possible.

The first version was launched on October 21, 2008; the last one was 2.8 on August 30, 2009.

The screenshot source: Wikipedia; author: Haggis, licensed under GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2.

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ZeX/OS

ZeX/OS

Web site: zexos.org (not active)
Origin: Czech ?
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: GUI
Architecture: x86
Based on: Independent ?
Wikipedia:
Media: Live
The last version | Released: 0.6.4 | June 26, 2009

ZeX/OS – a simple operating system written in C and assembly languages and published under GNU/GPL license version 3.

ZeX/OS provides you many different apps you can use everyday. There are favorite apps like irc client, netcat client, email client, web client, web server, text editor, music player, remote control server, some games, calculator, graphical user interface, etc.

Features:
– Archs: x86, x86_64, ARM
– Mode (i386): protected
– Supports: preemptive multitasking, shell, commands, multitty, paging, networking, graphical environment, 2D and 3D (OpenGL) graphics
– Drivers: built-in (floppy, video, keyboard, rs232, lba, vga, vesa, pci, mouse, speaker, pcnet32, rtl8029, rtl8139. rtl8169, AC’97)
– Apps: elf executable (irc, websrv, webcl, nc, wm, openchess, im, telnetd, sh, imgshow, zde, zjab, zasm, ..), built-in (fdisk, hdcat ..)
– Filesystem: zexfs, fat12, fat16, iso9660, ext2, vfs, znfs
– Networking: ipv6, ipv4, tcp, udp, icmp, arp, ndp, dns, ips, tunnel broker, unix

Administrator account:
login name: root
Password: root

Guest account:
Login name: guest
Password: guest

The project developer is Tomas Jedrzejek.

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ZeX/OS 0.6.4 i386 1.15MB.iso
md5sum: 3263b85c0cf006a663072efba2c727d1

 

DL-DOS

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Web site: sourceforge.net/projects/dl-dos/
Origin: ?
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: CLI
Architecture: x86
Based on: MikeOS
Wikipedia:
Media: Live floppy
The last version | Released: ? | August 28, 2009

DL-DOS – an operating system based on the MikeOS Project (berlios) and is written in 16 bit NASM style assembly language.

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DL-DOS i386 16KB.img.zip
md5sum: 9c8af0a585342ae901db87d60652e59f

 

Gentoox

Gentoox

Web site: gentoox.shallax.com
Origin: United Kingdom
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: AfterStep, Blackbox, Fluxbox, GNOME, IceWM, WindowMaker, Xfce
Architecture: XBox
Based on: Gentoo
Wikipedia: Gentoox
Media: Install
The last version | Released: 7.1 | January 28, 2009

Gentoox – a specialist Linux distribution based on Gentoo Linux, created for the Xbox – a home video game console.

It retains all the features of the original (portage, sysvinit etc…) but has a patch system created from the ground up, which is specifically designed for Gentoox. “Magic” allows users to install new software, upgrade their kernel and fix bugs. To learn more about magic, run “magic usage” once you have installed Gentoox.

Gentoox runs along side games – you get 3 choices during installation: E, F and Native. Both E and F create a loopback filesystem meaning that none of your drives are formatted during installation (except for cache partitions). If you choose “Native”, then your F: partition is formatted to ReiserFS (making it inaccessible to Xbox applications).

Gentoox can be loaded via a .xbe file, or from a Cromwell based BIOS (which can be flashed to your modchip during installation). When using E or F installations, you are totally risk free – if you don’t like Gentoox, simply delete all the files it installs (about 7 in total) and its gone.

There are three versions of Gentoox: Pro Edition, Home Edition and Media Center Edition. All three are 100% free and opensource, the difference between Home and Pro is that the Home Edition has many software packages preinstalled and preconfigured for instant usability straight out of the box where as Pro doesn’t even have a graphical user interface let alone any “useful” applications. Pro is a bare minimum installation for booting the system, the entire customization of the OS is left in the user’s hands with Pro. Media Center edition is more of a “Plugin” than a separate distribution. It allows you to have a Media Center along with Gentoox Home or Pro.

The project developer is Thomas Pedley.

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Gentoox Home Edition 7.1 824MB.tbz2
md5sum: e81d700117b839e2147afb58e6ccba32
Gentoox Media Center 1.3 580MB.rar
md5sum: d0204e937a7a22a9ac0bc869f14219cd
Gentoox Pro Edition 5.1 245MB.tbz2
md5sum: b07cfecdbb3181e75250be2ac341b809

 

Hannah Montana Linux

Hannah Montana Linux

Web site: hannahmontana.sourceforge.net/
Origin: ?
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: KDE
Architecture: x86
Based on: Ubuntu
Wikipedia:
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 2 | June 30, 2009

Hannah Montana Linux – a live Linux distribution based on Kubuntu with a Hannah Montana theme. It has been created to “attract young users to Linux”.

Hannah Montana Linux is fast, stable and powerful. It includes a Hannah Montana themed boot screen, KDM, icon set, ksplash, plasma, color scheme, and wallpapers.

The latest version of Hannah Montana Linux v2 is based on Kubuntu 9.04 “Jaunty Jackalope”.

Hannah Montana is an American TV series about a teenage girl leading a double life.

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Hannah Montana Linux v2 i386 708MB.iso
md5sum: a89f34b142a710c20e331cbc36c02e57

 

TomOS

TomOS

Web site: tomos.sourceforge.net
Origin: ?
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: CLI
Architecture: x86
Based on: MikeOS
Wikipedia:
Media: Live
The last version | Released: 0.4.1 | March 3, 2009

TomOS – a simple 16 bit operating system for x86. It is based on MikeOS version 2.0.0. It is entirely written in the assembly language. TomOS is an educational project.

Main features:
– Mouse support.
– 8KB RAM available for applications.
– FAT 12 support.
– Approximately 90 system calls.

The code is completely open source (under a BSD-like license), and is written by Tomasz Gorol and other developers.

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TomOS 0.4.1 i686 116KB.tar.gz
md5sum: 5d56e00d3428e161d8b4283d4986c1f6

 

Ichthux

Ichthux

Web site: www.ichthux.com (not active)
Origin: France
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: KDE
Architecture: x86
Based on: Kubuntu
Wikipedia (PT): Ichthux
Media: Live
The last version | Released: 9.10 | November 10, 2009

Ichthux – a French Linux distribution based on Ubuntu. The distribution was suitable for computers in churches, Bible schools and Christian homes. The name Ichthux comes from the Greek word ichthys, which means fish and is a Christ symbol from the Old Church.

The distribution consists entirely free software, and is free of charge. The Ichthux Community helps each other, with no distinction of novices or veterans; the information must be shared so that anyone can be helped, regardless of the level of difficulty, from forums and community sites.

The supported architecture was x86 and the default desktop environment was KDE.
The first version was launched on September 11, 2006 and was based on KNOPPIX, the latest version is 9.10, which was launched in October 2009, and based on Kubuntu.

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Ichthux 0.5 i386 719MB.iso
md5sum: a810a6632906c0f2a8394598c29b396b

 

Mojo OS

Mojo OS

Web site: softwarewizard.dk/mojo/ (not active)
Origin: ?
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: text
Architecture: x86
Based on: Independent
Wikipedia:
Media: Live
The last version | Released: 0.2.2 | October 10, 2009 ?

Mojo OS – an independent developed, a simple operating system for the x86 architecture. It was created using C, C++ and assembly.

The goal was to implement a modern desktop OS.

Mojo OS is an open source project, and was released under the GNU General Public License v3.0 or later.

The project was under active development between October 2008 and November 2009.

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Mojo OS 0.2.2 i386 4.0MB.iso
md5sum: 63138f95d3bf5e8323cb686cbe4e3700