Web site: (not active)
Origin: Taiwan
Category: Embedded
Desktop environment: CLI
Architecture: Vortex86
Based on: Independent
Media: Live
The last version | Released: 5.7 | April 2010

DM&P X-Linux – a Linux distribution for customers need embedded Linux to start their development. X-Linux is maintained and improved since 2002. Bugs are fixed and customers can use it as their Linux application without embedded Linux platform setup. Because it does not provide full documents and tool-chain, developers needs to modify it manually.

X-Linux Feature List:
– Support Vortex86SX/DX/MX series.
– Only needs 10M bytes storage space.
– Only need 10 seconds to boot on Vortex86SX/DX/MX series after POST.
– Support EXT2/EXT3 filesystem.
– Working with read-only filesystem (using tmpfs to reduce writing Flash storage).
– Support serial console for device without VGA.
– Include FTP, TELNET and WWW server.
– Support DHCP client.
– Support NFS.
– Support SSH.
– Support USB mass storage and keyboard/mouse.
– Support NTP client.

X-Linux has installation scripts to install itself onto RAM disk, USB mass storage or IDE device. Download X-Linux RAM disk image from web site and make a bootable USB to boot into DOS (or, boot DOS from DOM) to run it.

XLinux OS developed by 网虎公司 in Taiwan, China. The last version is 1.5 released in 2000. Some information show that it’s mainly developed by Chen Yinghao.


X-Linux 5.7 RAM disk image for Vortex86DX/MX makebootfat-dx 6.31MB.zip
md5sum: 4fd2bdfb850bf8cc5d3a08f415ae3465

X-Linux 5.7 RAM disk image for Vortex86SX makebootfat-sx 6.36MB.zip
md5sum: a007bd0ba7fdf55efacebe3c17c42937

X-Linux 5.7 Source for Vortex86DX/MX src-dx 4.74MB.zip
md5sum: 2bbae3bd1523bdc8d2122b35ab476e7b

X-Linux 5.7 Source for Vortex86SX src-sx 4.77MB.zip
md5sum: b9e40e367ca75580039abda50f54530d




Web site: succi.org (not active)
Origin: Brazil
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: JWM
Architecture: x86
Based on: Puppy Linux
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 2 (?) | September, 2010

Succi – a Brazilian desktop distribution based on Puppy Linux. The live system works in Portuguese as default.


Succi 1 i386 90MB.iso
md5sum: fe72328d7995f80cfe5518ddd57a650e
Succi 1-r2 i386 100MB.iso
md5sum: 9b428afc43763bb4bcf2dbb7bad30f23




Web site: os.vidalinux.org (not active)
Origin: Puerto Rico
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: GNOME
Architecture: x86, x86_64
Based on: Gentoo
Media: Live
The last version | Released: 2.2 beta2 | November 26, 2010

VLOS (VidaLinux) – a Linux distribution based on Gentoo.

VLOS uses the Red Hat Anaconda installer to make it easier for end users to install it on a hard drive, with GNOME as a default desktop environment.

The purpose of VLOS is to make the Linux operating system more accessible to home and office users. It combines the power of ebuilds and portage and compiling all software from source (aside from a select few larger ones, which are available in binary) into an easy-to-use package.

In December 2009, VLOS has been rebuilt with Funtoo, a fork of Gentoo Linux.


No download is available.




Web site: molinux.info (not active)
Origin: Spain
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: GNOME
Architecture: x86
Based on: Ubuntu
Wikipedia (ES): MoLinux
Media: Live DVD
The last version | Released: 6.2 | December 26, 2010

MoLinux – an Ubuntu based Linux distribution targeted to Spanish users and developed by the Ministry of Education of Castilla La Mancha in Spain. It includes some features such as Nanny (a parental control), KeePassX (password manager), Sinadura (application to digitally sign a PDF document), MolinuxSync (allows us to synchronize files within a workgroup ), Gnome Control Center (to configure our system easily), XBMC (a complete multimedia center), etc.

Molinux 6.0 “Zoraida” Educativa features educational applications, for all ages, already known by users and integrated into previous versions of Molinux Educativa, such as:
– Childsplay
– Gcompris educational suite
– TuxMath
– Dr. Geo
– Diagram Editor
– Marble
– Audacity, etc.
In total, there are more than 60 educational applications prepared for immediate use in classrooms.

The MoLinux Netbook interface has been designed to be very simple and intuitive. This distribution has been designed and adapted for small laptops. Thanks to the new interface, it will be easier to find your favorite applications and access the internet faster, office tools, multimedia applications and many others.

MoLinux Netbook is oriented for educational environments and is based on the current version of MoLinux Educational 6.0. It offers a complete solution in terms of educational software for preschool, primary and secondary education; control of computer rooms through the TCOS tool, office environment, multimedia, range of educational games, etc.

The distribution was under active development between December 2004 and 2010.


MoLinux 6.0 i386 1.21GB.iso
md5sum: 0f154c9a6fc87148664b2d5b5cd89c65




Web site: nimblex.net
Origin: Romania
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: KDE
Architecture: x86
Based on: SLAX
Wikipedia: NimbleX
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 2010 beta | April 30, 2010

NimbleX – a small but versatile operating system which is able to boot from CD, flash memory (USB pens or Mp3 players) and even from the network. It runs entirely from a CD, USB or network so it doesn’t require installation or even much hardware.

NimbleX was designed to be versatile, user friendly, very fast and most importantly indestructible.

The key features of NimbleX are:
– Very fast even on slow disks. The OS is decompressed on the fly so IO is minimized.
– Indestructible: The OS is read only and only the changes get written to RAM or disk.
– Full featured. Out of the box NimbleX comes with over 1000 packages.

NimbleX is based on Slax and Slackware Linux.
The project developer is Bogdan Rădulescu.


NimbleX 2010 beta i486 410MB.iso
md5sum: d603ad9458038af1952dbed8f9135166
NimbleX 2008 RC i486 204MB.iso
md5sum: d04263f11bf8b9e68935b3264b5939ab



MCNLive Toronto

MCNLive Kris RC1

Web site: www.mandrivaclub.nl (not active)
Origin: Netherlands
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: KDE
Architecture: x86
Based on: Mandriva
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: Kris RC1 | April 9, 2010

MCNLive – a live Linux distribution, based on Mandriva Linux which works from an USB flash or CD disk.

It is designed as a LiveCD version for desktop and laptop computers. The system contains all programs needed for proper operation: internet applications, office software, network tools, multimedia software. Like any other Linux distribution, MCNLive automatically detects hardware, so you don’t have to manually configure each device.

MCNLive allows you to recover files from broken systems and can also be an excellent demonstration system of the power and richness of Linux.

The live system uses KDE desktop environment as default and RPM packages.

It is developed by Mandrivaclub.nl


MCNLive Toronto i586 477MB.iso
md5sum: a0ad35c4d311828c9a9a564f6fb69697
MCNLive Kris RC1 i586 390MB.iso
md5sum: a0c175ccb9986d866e192e80338bae72




Web site: www.archpwn.org (not active)
Origin: Italy
Category: Security
Desktop environment: GNOME
Architecture: x86
Based on: Arch Linux
Media: Live DVD
The last version | Released: 2.0 RC1 ? | 2010 ?

ArchPwn – a security based Linux Live CD/DVD system that aims to be a fully working swiss army knife for pentesting purpose (GPL licensed).

It’s based on the ArchLinux distribution, and inherits from this her philosophy.

The ArchPawn distribution is build using the linux-live scripts.

The live session user: arch; password: arch
Root password: ArchLinux

The project developer is Francesco Piccinno.


ArchPwn 1.0 i386 1.2GB.iso
md5sum: ac98a1772636189f561c42ffd817151e




Web site: sourceforge.net/projects/mattos/
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: CLI
Architecture: x86
Based on: MikeOS
Media: Live
The last version | Released: | November 21, 2010

mattOS – a simple x86 assembly operating system based on MikeOS. It’s goal is to have lots of features.

The system is loaded from the floppy/CD, by BOOTLOAD.BIN, as KERNEL.BIN. First we have the system call vectors, which start at a static point for programs to jump to. Following that is the main kernel code and then additional system call code is included.

The system bootloader is based on a free boot loader by E Dehling. It scans the FAT12 floppy for KERNEL.BIN (the MikeOS kernel), loads it and executes it. This must grow no larger than 512 bytes (one sector), with the final two bytes being the boot signature (AA55h). Note that in FAT12, a cluster is the same as a sector: 512 bytes.

Username: root
Password: root


mattOS source code 39KB.tar.bz2
md5sum: 9aa4cf92180e6f1d87b6be68cd513f76
mattOS i386 1.4MB.flp
md5sum: a25057f07b7d7406bde73884e955bffe




Sxolinux Junior

Web site: www.sxolinux.gr
Origin: Greece
Category: Education
Desktop environment: Gnome
Architecture: x86
Based on: Ubuntu
Media: Live
The last version | Released: 2010 | 2010

Sxolinux (or Scholinox) – a free and open-source Linux distribution designed for students. It consists mostly free software and is based on Ubuntu, with some modifications (remastered) with extra software packages for pupils’ needs, as well as a different graphic theme, icons and logos that fit into “Common” distribution.

There are two different versions of Sxolinux:
– The “regular” Scholiox for Gymnasium students
– School Junior for Primary School Students.

Scholinox and Schoolinix Junior are live DVDs. This means that Scholinox is running “live” system from a DVD disc without having to install it on your hard drive. If you like it and you want to take advantage of all its capabilities, you can install it in a very simple and automated process.

Because of its nature, i.e. the existence of users rights, different software management, free educational applications, and mainly the cooperative development model it points to children, Scholinox is ideal for students as it combines:
– security, virus-free and malware,
– make good use of computer capabilities,
– learning a different knowledge-building model, which does not exist in proprietary operating systems
– zero cost – Sxolinux is free of charge
– dozens of educational applications and books

The project developer is Dimitris Kalamaras.


Sxolinux 2009.1 i386 2.27GB.iso
md5sum: 7ace67f0b91ea7b4675ce5d90d70178a
Sxolinux Junior i386 3.99GB.iso
md5sum: 4f9329e08b413dad0d2ec2c5a1629719




Web site: multidistro.com (not active)
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: Fluxbox
Architecture: x86
Based on: Arch Linux, Debian, Slackware, Ubuntu
Media: Live
The last version | Released: | 2010

nFluxOS – a Linux live CD built on and based on distributions: Slackware Current, Ubuntu LTS, Debian Squeeze and Arch Linux. All are LiveCD’s that can run from CD, USB, and Hard Drive in frugal persistent mode or traditional installed-to-Hard Drive mode (Slackware HD install postponed, but manual install is available).

All the versions come with Fluxbox graphical environment and with the same category of applications, except for some exceptions, for example:
– Editors: Kompozer, Leafpad, Nano, Gvim, Abiword, Gaiksaurus
– Files: PCManFM, Rox-filer, MidnightCommander
– Graphics: Gimp, Imagemagick, Geeqie
– Internet: Firefox 3.6.3 (Ubuntu/Slackware), Iceweasel 3.5.9 (Debian), Flash 10+, Irssi, Xchat, Gftp, Links, Lynx, Irssi, Wifi-Radar, wireless-tools, WICD or Network-Manager, aircrack-ng, wireshark
– Multimedia: Audacious, Alsamixergui, Alsaplayer, Gxine, Clementine(Slack), isomaster, xcd-roast
– Terminals: rxvt-unicode, xterm, terminator, and Terminal (xfce4-terminal)

Slackware comes with some interesting addons, anyone who wishes can have KDE 3.5 installed.
As the name suggests, nFlux will always be “in flux”; as the distro evolves every attempt will be made to add or remove applications, scripts, etc in a effort to make each of the three varieties as similar to each other in form and function, without losing their identities.


No download is available.