Epidemic GNU/Linux

Epidemic GNU/Linux

Web site: www.epidemiclinux.org
Origin: Brazil
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: KDE
Architecture: x86_64
Based on: Debian
Wikipedia:
Media: Live DVD
The last version | Released: 4.0 | September 10, 2012

Epidemic GNU/Linux – a Brazilian Linux distribution based on Debian GNU/Linux, and targeted to home users.

Epidemic features the KDE desktop environment, pre-installed 3D desktop features via CompizFusion, proprietary and non-free kernel drivers, and multimedia codecs.
It comes with set of popular applications such as: Iceweasel, Rekonq, Konqueror web browsers, VLC, LibreOffice, KTorrent, Akregator, Kopete, Konversation, Amarok, K3b, JuK, Dragon Player, etc.

Epidemic Linux has a unique Graphic Installer which lets users installing the live system onto a hard drive in about 10 minutes.

Up to version 3.x, Epidemic was available for 32 bit machines.
The latest version 4 is targeted to amd64 based CPUs, and is built using packages of Debian testing “Wheezy”.

Epidemic is created by James Benedito de Oliveira.

Download

Epidemic GNU/Linux 4.0-2 x86_64 1.48GB.iso
md5sum: 3915acccb7c1960bdd78a8ca92d002a6

 

Mandragora

Mandragora Linux

Web site: magiansystems.com
Origin: ?
Category: Security
Desktop environment: GNOME
Architecture: x86
Based on: Ubuntu
Wikipedia:
Media: OVA
The last version | Released: 2012.1 | May 21, 2012

Mandragora Linux (previously: QuantOS) – a hardened Linux desktop for use in Digital Forensics-Incident Response (DFIR) and Vulnerability Assessments. Mandragora leverages AppArmor security profiles and auditing, LXC Container Sandboxing (Arkose) and Tor and I2P for enhanced privacy.

Mandragora is built upon Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and uses the GNOME3 Classic desktop environment.

It includes some specialist pre-installed applications, such as: Bless, Cryptcat, Dcfldd, DFF, Dsniff, Ettercap, Etherape, Foremost, Fcrackzip, Gddrescue, Guymager, Hping3, John the Ripper, LATK, Netcat, Netexpect, Nikto, Nmap, Ophcrack, OWASP ZAP, Pasco, PDFcrack, Privoxy, Rifiuti2, Scalpel, Scapy, Spikeproxy, Sqlmap, TestDisk, Tor, Torsocks, Tshark, Tcpxtract, Vidalia, W3af, Web-sorrow, Wireshark, Xplico, Zenmap,

User name and password is: mandragora

Download

Mandragora Linux Virtual Image i686 2.54GB.ova
md5sum: fc2b3e10e01a6e871ea66b92413cfada

 

Liberté Linux

Liberté Linux

Web site: https://dee.su/liberte
Origin: Russia
Category: Security
Desktop environment: LXDE
Architecture: x86
Based on: Gentoo
Wikipedia:
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 2012.3 | September 1, 2012

Liberté Linux – a secure, reliable, lightweight and easy to use Gentoo-based LiveUSB/SD/CD Linux distribution with the primary purpose of enabling anyone to communicate safely and covertly in hostile environments. Whether you are a privacy advocate, a dissident, or a sleeper agent, you are equally likely to find Liberté Linux useful as a mission-critical communication aid.

Liberté Linux is shipped with the Hardened Gentoo kernel, which includes all grsecurity/PaX security enhancements — radically improving system’s resistance to software exploits. Measures like service privileges separation provide additional protection.

All persistent changes are kept in a secure LUKS/OTFE volume, easily accessible from any operating system. This includes application settings that are archived upon shutdown, as well as any documents explicitly stored in the encrypted volume. The OTFE volume is just a file on the boot media that can be copied, backed up, or transparently resized from inside Liberté.

All networking activities like browsing and chatting are automatically Torified, with I2P locations transparently available as well. After the system receives a network address, the only external traffic it emits is encrypted communication on HTTP(S) ports (used by Tor). No other traffic is sent — not even DNS requests. I2P traffic is routed through Tor, too: you will be able to use I2P even behind the most restrictive firewalls. In addition, a special Unsafe Browser is available for the express purpose of registration in open Wi-Fi hotspots, if necessary. Liberté can be also booted in non-anonymous mode, with all other security features left intact.

Besides the encrypted volume on the boot media, Liberté leaves no traces in the system without explicit user consent (such as manually creating files on external automuonted media). Moreover, all volatile memory is thoroughly erased upon shutdown in order to prevent cold boot attacks — whether an orderly shutdown, or an immediate one due to abrupt removal of the boot media.

The project developer is Maxim Kammerer.

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Liberté Linux 2012.3 Live i686 217MB.iso
md5sum: 93ff40dfdf84b397c880cb6c41f31ab2
Liberté Linux 2012.3 Virtual Machine Image 218MB.ova
md5sum: 4757cab4ee02025d096f8d26513e5c35

 

Hacao

Hacao

Web site: hacao.com
Origin: Vietnam
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: IceWM
Architecture: x86
Based on: Puppy
Wikipedia (VI): Hacao
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 4.21 | July 5, 2012

Hacao – a Linux distribution based on Puppy Linux, for Vietnamese users. It can fit in a 300MB CD or bootable USB Flash drive to run Linux directly from those devices. No hard drive required. This is the smallest supported Linux distribution in Vietnamese up to the present time. All software in Hacao Linux comes with an open source license.

The first version 1.06 was released with two versions: Standard (75MB) and Advanced (82MB), enhanced version with StarDict dictionary.

On May 8, 2006, Hacao announced on the vnoss forum that a later version’s bugs were fixed due to development from the upcoming Puppy Linux 2.0 release. The official version was released on June 19, 2006 with an ISO file size of 94MB. Geany text editor replaced Beaver which was too old and did not support Vietnamese.

Launched shortly after version 2.0, version 2.01 was released with OpenOffice.org 2.03 office suite with full Vietnamese interface. It should be noted that the Vietnamese language pack for OpenOffice.org was the first version taken from the Ubuntu repo, removing help of OpenOffice and installing the language pack. It made the ISO file of this version only 174MB, smaller than the original OpenOffice installation file. And since this is the first Linux distribution which used OpenOffice.org 2 in Vietnamese (before Ubuntu).

Hacao 4.21 was developed directly from Puppy 4 “Dingo”, both Standard and Pro versions with Vietnamese typing kits, xvnkb and Unikey.

Hacao was developed entirely from a Linux version that did not support Unicode as default, so many localized versions of Puppy Linux are based on Hacao Linux with Unicode support, such as Chinese, Japanese , Russian.

The distro developer is Nguyễn Quang Trường (nickname: Hacao).
The project was under active development between 2006 and 2012.

Download

Hacao 4.21 i386 123MB.iso
md5sum: 0c59a648c4dfcba844d4329a7b10946c
Hacao 4.21 Pro i386 327MB.iso
md5sum: 83cfb3a43398164a196cd124542682be

 

ComFusion

ComFusion 4

ComFusion 1

Web site: comfusion.es (not active)
Origin: Spain
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: LXDE
Architecture: x86
Based on: Ubuntu
Wikipedia (ES): ComFusion
Media: Live DVD
The last version | Released: 4.1 | Decembsr 7, 2012

ComFusion (previously: Uberyl) – a desktop Linux distribution which offers Ubuntu operating system with the latest 3D desktop technologies via Compiz Fusion (previously Beryl) on a live media. The default localization is Spanish.

ComFusion combines the simplicity and power of Ubuntu with the beauty of Compiz Fusion, being able to run the 3D effects in the Live mode, without installation on a hard disk of a computer, loaded only into RAM memory.

The initial name of the distribution was Uberyl, emerged from combination of Ubuntu and Beryl. When the Compiz and Beryl projects were merged, creating a new project called Compiz Fusion, then Uberyl changed its name to the present one.

The live system contains a quite large set of preinstalled additional applications for daily usage.

The distribution is created and maintained by Marco A Pollolinux, and by and for the Linux community.

Download

ComFusion 4.1 i386 861MB.iso
md5sum: 57c7f8c355484edbc02c0036d0844400
ComFusion 1.0 i386 1.39GB.iso
md5sum: c90b01692950ebcf4916e3aaf5da7d57

 

Ankur

Ankur 2012

Ankur 1.0

Web site: www.ankur.org.bd (not active)
Origin: Bangladesh
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: GNOME
Architecture: x86
Based on: Ubuntu
Wikipedia:
Media: Live DVD
The last version | Released: 2012x | October 15, 2012

Ankur – a live CD running a localized version of GNOME 2.4 (Bangla GNOME).

An earlier version of Ankur Bangla 1.0 was based on Morphix.
The latest one called Shishir 2012 is based on Ubuntu.

The live system offers the GNOME desktop environment 2.x, a large set of user’s applications, the live installer, and full support of the Bengali language out of the box.

The latest version of the Shishir was released in 2012.

Download

Ankur 2012 Shishir i386 3.02GB.iso
md5sum: 89129444c770f28f4afba8bcfcd2b530
Ankur Bangla 1.0 i386 418MB.iso
md5sum: 2dc5340717478fac481bff5d52b272ef

 

AtlasX

AtlasX

Web site: www.atlasx.org (not active)
Origin: Netherlands
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: Enlightenment, GNOME
Architecture: x86, x86_64
Based on: Debian
Wikipedia:
Media: Live DVD
The last version | Released: 1 | April 10, 2012

AtlasX – a desktop Linux distribution featuring the latest Enlightenment 17 desktop running on top of the latest stable release of Debian GNU/Linux.

The live system features the Enlightenment window manager as a default desktop, and GNOME desktop environment of your choice.

It was shipped with a set of applications for daily usage, such as:
– GIMP, Inkscape, Shotwell, Simple Scan, Xane
– Audio CD Extractor, Brasero, Cheese, Totem, Rythmbox, Sound Recorder
– Ekiga, Empathy, Epiphany, Evolution, gFTP, Iceweasel, Liferea, Remmina, Transmission
– GNOME games
– Gedit, Tomboy, Calculator, OpenOffice.org, Synaptic

Download

AtlasX 1.0 i386 1.58GB.iso
md5sum: 982e15be62a64a9371542d29fe2f2779

 

DexOS

DexOS

Web site: http://dex-os.github.io/
Origin: Unknown
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: GUI
Architecture: x86
Based on: Independent
Wikipedia: DexOS
Media: Install
The last version | Released: 6.0 | May 12, 2012

DexOS – an open-sourced 32-bit operating system written in x86 assembly, and maintained by Craig Bamford and other voluntary developers.

It is a console like operating system, which has two modes for interaction: the graphical user interface GUI or the command line interface, both of which are available to user from boot. It runs in protected mode, is single-tasking (one process), has a command line interface and a graphical user interface, can load modules such as sound drivers, and has some built in commands, such as TIME, DATE, MORE (text viewer), HELP, and RUN. To run programs, it is optional to use RUN and the .dex extension. It has some network abilities, such as running a HTTP server.

DexOS is an acronym, Dex is short for DOS Extreme, and it is a V2_OS fork.

Download

DexOS 6.0 i486+ 9.8MB.zip
md5sum: 63b09924c4dd005945bdaa5999edf256

 

MartUX

MartUX

MartUX KDE

Web site: martux.org (not active)
Origin: Germany
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: IceWM, KDE
Architecture: SPARC
Based on: OpenIndiana
Wikipedia (RU): MartUX
Media: Live DVD
The last version | Released: 151a | September 27, 2012

MartUX – an OpenIndiana/Illumos based Solaris distribution for reviving SPARC hardware support.

MartUX_OpenIndiana is based upon OpenIndiana oi_151a, which was released for x86 hardware in 2011. The LiveDVD distribution release is focusing upon SPARC hardware support. This is the first SPARC release of an OpenIndiana / Illumos distribution.

MartUX is targeting sun4u and sun4v with 64-bit Sun UltraSPARC I, II, III, IV, T1, and T2 processors. There’s also support for Fujitsu SPARC64-V, SPARC64-VI, SPARC64-VII, and SPARC64-VII+ processors. It also provides hardware accelerated graphics drivers with openXSun for the Sun XVR graphics processors plus Elite3D, Creator, and other select models.

Previously, MartUX was based upon OpenSolaris and originally released only on sun4u architecture.

The founder and developer of MartUX is Martin Bochnig.
He develops OpenSXCE now, which is based on Solaris Express Community Edition.

Download

MartUX 151a0 SPARC 3.97GB.iso
md5sum: e9f9a662cdf011e9c00c8d0df00d21a7

 

EasyPeasy

EasyPeasy

Web site: www.geteasypeasy.com
Origin: Norway
Category: Netbook
Desktop environment: Gnome
Architecture: x86
Based on: Ubuntu
Wikipedia: EasyPeasy
Media: Live DVD
The last version | Released: 2.0 Alpha | March 5, 2012

EasyPeasy (formerly: Ubuntu Eee) – an Ubuntu based Linux distribution for netbooks. It uses Ubuntu Netbook Remix graphical user interface and includes open source and some proprietary software.

EasyPeasy is optimized for low power consumption and was from the early start developed with good battery performance and mobility in mind.

EasyPeasy is designed for the cloud. It is configured with Wifi and wireless drivers that enable you to easily connect your netbook to the Internet and enjoy web applications straight from the desktop.

The project was started by Jon Ramvi in December 2007 as the Ubuntu Eee, but was renamed to EasyPeasy in January 2009.

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EasyPeasy 1.6 i386 858MB.iso
md5sum: 0aec57ca3863d089ada4affa282f783b