NeoShine

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Web site: cs2c.com.cn
Origin: China
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: GNOME
Architecture: x86
Based on: Red Hat
Wikipedia:
Media: Install CD
The last version | Released: 5.0-b21 | October 12, 2009

NeoShine Linux – a Chinese Linux distribution based on the Red Hat Linux and Fedora. The distribution was launched by the company Chinasoft Network Technology Company in Beijing, China together with Openoffice.org, and was named after this software package.

The distribution utilized the GNOME desktop environment and supported the 32-bit x86 computer architecture.

Version 2.0 was released on March 9, 2001. The latest version was 5.0 b21 and was released on October 12, 2009.

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Polippix

Polippix

Web site: polippix.org (not active)
Origin: Denmark
Category: Specialist, Privacy
Desktop environment: KDE
Architecture: x86
Based on: Ubuntu
Wikipedia:
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 2.1 | June 23, 2009

Polippix (The Political Linux Distribution of Denmark) – a privacy enhanced CD presented by IT-Political Associtation of Denmark. This CD demonstrates some programs that can be used to ensure privacy on the internet and to exercise your rights according to copyright laws.

Polippix is an open source and completely free distribution of Linux derived from the Kubuntu operating system and designed to be used by German-speaking users on home or office computers. It uses KDE Plasma as its default and only desktop environment.

The OS is distributed as a dual-arch Live CD ISO image of approximately 700MB in size, which fits perfectly on a CD disc. It can also be used from a USB stick and supports both 32-bit and 64-bit computers.

Polippix 2.1 is based on Kubuntu 9.04 “Jaunty Jackalope” i386.

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Polippix 2.1 i386 MB.iso
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DVL

DVL

Web site: damnvulnerablelinux.org (not active)
Origin: Germany
Category: Security
Desktop environment: KDE
Architecture: x86
Based on: Slax
Wikipedia: Damn Vulnerable Linux
Media: Live DVD
The last version | Released: 1.5 | January 26, 2009

Damn Vulnerable Linux (DVL) – a live Linux distribution based on Slax, which is based on Slackware.

According to the project Web site: “Damn Vulnerable Linux (DVL) is everything a good Linux distribution isn’t. Its developers have spent hours stuffing it with broken, ill-configured, outdated, and exploitable software that makes it vulnerable to attacks.”

The idea behind this distribution is to train Linux admins.

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Damn Vulnerable Linux 1.1 i486 195MB.iso
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Damn Vulnerable Linux 1.3 i486 1.04GB.iso
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Damn Vulnerable Linux 1.5 i486 1.71GB.iso
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SLAMPP

SLAMPP

Web site: slampp.abangadek.com
Origin: Netherlands
Category: Desktop, Server
Desktop environment: Xfce
Architecture: x86
Based on: Zenwalk
Wikipedia:
Media: Live DVD
The last version | Released: 2.0.2 | October 30, 2009

SLAMPP Linux – a generic Linux distribution that can boot directly off a CD/DVD-ROM drive, or optionally can be installed on a local hard disk. It is designed to be used as an “instant home server”.

SLAMPP comes with preconfigured tools and applications that allow a personal computer to function as a server. Unlike other Linux Live CD/DVD distributions, SLAMPP is targeting to two main user groups, namely: (1) average users, new to Linux, by giving them the chance to experiment with a non-Windows operating system, without the risk of changing or re-configuring the user’s existing system, and (2) experienced users, by providing them server applications and utilities within reach.

Can you imagine how handy it is to have and carry a linux live CD/DVD that provides all things you need to setup such kind of server? Moreover, SLAMPP strives for a good balance and combination between desktop and server applications.

Features:
– Turns a personal computer into an instant home server which provides support for common protocols, such as: HTTP/HTTPS, FTP, POP, IMAP, SMTP, SSH, DHCP, Squid, etc.
– Modularity. The ability to add additional tools and applications easily in the form of modules. Each new module will be integrated seamlessly during the booting process. Aside from all the modules provided in the Live CD/DVD, custom modules can be created. The tools to do this can be found on the Live CD.
– Webmasters and web developers can use SLAMPP to show their work to others. Just put your web projects on the CD/DVD and SLAMPP will show them instantly.
– Uses Linux kernel 2.6 which provides better support for hardware.
– All setting and configuration changes made during use can be stored on the harddisk.
– Can be installed onto the harddisk to access the server permanently.
– Equipped with Integrated Development Environments, full libraries for web and linux development, various programming languages and databases, complete Open Office suite, multimedia and graphics applications, distributed revision control systems, firewalls, antivirus and content scanner.
– Uses slapt-get/netpkg/Zendo for package management tools and Xfce as desktop environment.

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SLAMPP 2.0.2 DVD i486 1.8GB.iso
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SLAMPP 2.0 Lite i486 245MB.iso
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rPath

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Web site: rpath.com (not active)
Origin: USA
Category: Specialist
Desktop environment: GNOME, KDE
Architecture: x86, x86_64
Based on: Independent
Wikipedia:
Media: Install CD
The last version | Released: 2.0.1 | May 17, 2009

rPath – an independent distribution based around the new Conary package management, created by ex-Red Hat engineers, to both showcase the abilities Conary provides and to provide a starting point for customisation.

Conary is a distributed software management system for Linux distributions. It replaces traditional package management solutions (such as RPM and dpkg) with one designed to enable loose collaboration across the Internet.

It ships with the Anaconda system installer.

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HostGIS

HostGIS Linux

Web site: hostgis.com/linux.html (not active)
Origin:
Category: Specialist
Desktop environment:
Architecture: x86
Based on: Slackware
Wikipedia:
Media: Install CD
The last version | Released: 4.3 | October 30, 2009

HostGIS Linux – a Linux/GNU distribution based on Slackware and specifically made for handling GIS information. The goal of HostGIS Linux is to get you serving GIS maps in minutes, saving you the work of installing MapServer and its many related components.

Features:
· All the usual amenities of a Linux distribution: compilers, Perl, etc.
· Apache webserver, with PHP
· MapServer, and MapScript for PHP, Perl, and Python
· PDFlib, with support built in to PHP, Perl, Python, and MapServer
· PostGIS-enabled Postgres database server
· MapServer Web Client (MWC) to display great interactive maps without designing any HTML or JavaScript
· Example maps already installed: shapefiles, ECW raster, PostGIS, MyGIS, WMS server and client, and Flash output
· Webmin, phpMyAdmin, and phpPgAdmin for easy system administration

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HostGIS Linux 4.3 BasicServer 32bit 593MB.iso
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Zenix OS

Zenix OS

Web site: zenix-os.net (not active)
Origin:
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: Xfce
Architecture: x86, x86_64
Based on: Ubuntu
Wikipedia:
Media: Live DVD
The last version | Released: 9.10 | November 15, 2009

Zenix OS – a custom Ubuntu respin with a Buddhist Theme and the Xfce desktop environment as default.

The goals of the project are :
– Community – Zenix would like to continue the tradition of an Ubuntu “Buddhist Edition”. This is achieved primarily via themes and the inclusion of Buddhist Bookmarks in Firefox. The Buddhist content is “soft” and for non-Buddhists should be non-intrusive.
– Security – Zenix includes an active firewall (iptables configured with GUFW) and AppArmor is configured out of the box (with custom profiles for network aware applications).
– Compatibility with Ubuntu – Zenix uses the standard Ubuntu repositories and we hope to release Zenix in sync with Ubuntu.

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Zenix OS 9.10 i386 477MB.iso
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Zenix OS 9.10 amd64 565MB.iso
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Étoilé

Étoilé

Web site: etoileos.com
Origin: World
Category:
Desktop environment: Étoilé
Architecture: x86
Based on: Ubuntu
Wikipedia:
Media: Live
The last version | Released: 0.2 | June 2009

Étoilé – a user environment designed from the ground up around the things people do with computers: create, collaborate, and learn.

Without implementation details like files and operating-system processes polluting the computer’s UI, Étoilé users will be able to:
– have revision history for all objects in the system
– collaborate with other people on any type of document (text, drawing, code, etc.)
– shape their own workflow by combining the provided Services
– use a system that is closer to their mental model of how computers should work

Étoilé is open-source (MIT/BSD licensed) and built on GNUstep—it should be portable to most operating systems.

The Étoilé LiveCD 0.2 is based on Ubuntu 9.04 with preinstalled the Étoilé desktop.
The username and password are both etoile.

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Slamd64

Slamd64

Web site: slamd64.com (not active)
Origin: UK
Category: Desktop, Server
Desktop environment: Blackbox, Fluxbox, KDE, WindowMaker, Xfce
Architecture: x86_64
Based on: Slackware
Wikipedia:
Media: Install CD/DVD
The last version | Released: 12.2 | February 2, 2009

Slamd64 – the first unofficial port of Slackware to the x86-64 architecture. The project started (the first alpha release) in January 2005, and finished in 2009. Support for 32-bit binaries was removed for the 11.0 release, but was reintroduced in the 12.0 release.

The latest version of Slamd64 12.2 features packages such as:
– Linux kernel 2.6.27.7
– GCC 4.2.4
– Apache HTTPD 2.2.10, with SSL support and PHP 5.2.8
– KDE 3.5.10
– XFCE 4.4.3
– Mozilla Firefox 3.0.5
– Mozilla Thunderbird 2.0.0.19
– Sun Java (JRE and JDK) 6u11

Slamd64 12.2 provides seamless FHS-compliant 32-bit compatibility, via a multilib system (/lib for 32-bit libraries and /lib64 for 64-bit libraries). This provides easier and increased support for both existing 32-bit software (in most cases, you can just install a package designed for Slackware with no special work needed), and for 64-bit binaries too (which require /lib64/ld-linux-x86-64.so.2 to be present) such as the NVidia drivers, without requiring compatability symlinks which clutter the root directory and remove the separation of 32 and 64-bit binaries.

The project founder is Fred Emmott.

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Slamd64 12.2 Install d1 amd64 660MB.iso
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Slamd64 12.2 Install d2 amd64 621MB.iso
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Slamd64 12.2 Install d3 amd64 358MB.iso
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Slamd64 12.2 Install d4 amd64 660MB.iso
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Slamd64 12.2 DVD amd64 4.3GB.iso
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Slamd64 12.2 Mini amd64 21MB.iso
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Bluewhite

Bluewhite

Web site: bluewhite-linux.com
Origin: Romania
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: KDE, Xfce
Architecture: x86_64
Based on: Slackware
Wikipedia (PL): Bluewhite64
Media: Live, Install
The last version | Released: 13.0 | November 16, 2009

Bluewhite – a complex, reliable, scalable open source pure 64-bit Linux distribution that runs on 64-bit single and multicore servers and workstations.

This project was started in May 2006 and was built from Slackware – current sources using the existing 64-bit multilib toolchain from the Slamd64 Linux to create a new 64-bit non-multilib toolchain in order to build the rest of the programs.

Apart from the standard edition there are live versions, namely LiveDVD and miniLive. These versions have their base root in the standard edition and offer extra packages created by the Bluewhite Linux community . The purpose of these live versions is to serve as a preview to those who wish to try the standard edition but don’t want to install it yet, as well as providing some new features.

Bluewhite Linux LiveDVD and miniLive are targeted toward beginners. A new distribution tends to make people skeptical, so I wanted to give them a chance to test Bluewhite Linux without installing it by using a bootable media. They include Bluewhite Linux standard edition plus some extra packages.

The project founder is Attila Craciun.

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Bluewhite 13.0 Install CD1 x86_64 538MB.iso
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Bluewhite 13.0 Install CD2 x86_64 633MB.iso
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Bluewhite 13.0 Install CD3 x86_64 623MB.iso
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Bluewhite 13.0 LiveDVD x86_64 2.03GB.iso
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