SchilliX

SchilliX

Web site: http://schillix.org
Origin: Germany
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: Text based
Architecture: x86, x86_64
Based on: OpenSolaris
Wikipedia: SchilliX
Media: Live DVD
The last version | Released: 0.8 | August 27, 2012
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SchilliX – an OpenSolaris based complete open-source operating system

SchilliX contains Free/Libre and Open Source Software (FLOSS) only.
It runs from CD and can be optionally installed on a hard disk or a USB memory stick.

Sun Microsystem released the OpenSolaris code on June 14, 2005. It contains the modular kernel and userspace software together called “ON” (Operating System/Networking). 3 days after, the SchilliX team released the first OpenSource Distribution called Schillix.
The first release was published on 17 June 2005, by its initial developers: Jörg Schilling, Fabian Otto, Thomas Blaesing, and Tobias Kirschstein.

Version 0.7.1 used the Illumos project for the build.
Version 0.7.2 was the first OpenSolaris-like distro that capable of compiling the OpenSolaris source base.

SchilliX likes to make it easy for people who change from e.g. Linux but not on the expense of reduced default functionality.

The latest version of SchilliX 0.8 was released in August 2012.

Download

SchilliX 0.8 i386/x86_64 416MB.iso.xz
md5sum: 7682a64aecb6fae65d9c085ad65ab48b

 

Frenzy

Frenzy

Web site: http://frenzy.org.ua/en/
Origin: Ukraine
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: Fluxbox
Architecture: x86
Based on: FreeBSD
Wikipedia (pl): Frenzy
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 1.4 | May 5, 2012
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Frenzy – a FreeBSD based operating system for system administrators.
It contains software for hardware tests, file system check, security check and network setup and analysis.
The system can work in live mode and can be installed on a hard drive too.

Frenzy is available in two flavours:
– Lite – includes text based system and tools only
– Standard – bigger version which contains X Server, Fluxbox window manager and some extra applications as well.

The last version 1.4 Lite was released in May 2012.
The last full version with pre-installed GUI is 1.3, which was released in July 2010.

Download

Frenzy 1.4 Lite i386 109MB.iso
md5sum: 00c861ef7070d7e481c26e26ee056d0a
Frenzy 1.3 Fluxbox i386 650MB.iso
md5sum: b6eca2238254cb6b2132eb8bde52b4f4

 

Cr OS Linux

Cr OS Linux

Web site: http://getchrome.eu
Origin: Unknown
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: Cinnamon
Architecture: x86
Based on: openSUSE
Wikipedia:
Media: Live DVD/USB
The last version | Released: 2.4.1290 | December 9, 2012
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Cr OS Linux (previously: Chrome Linux and Chrome OS Linux) – a Linux distribution built around the revolutionary Chromium browser, using SUSE Studio. It provides a lightweight Linux distribution similar to Google Chrome OS for the best web browsing experience on any x86 PC, netbook or notebook.

The system features not only a web browser, but a set of pre-installed applications, such as:
– Banshee 2.4 media player
– Shotwell 0.12 photo manager
– GIMP 2.8 image editor
– LibreOffice 3.5 office suite
– Wine 1.5 Windows emulator
– Cheese 3.4 webcam app
– Pidgin 2.10 instant messenger
– Dashboard with the social toolbar
– Control Center

More software can be installed via YaST/YaST2.
The default desktop environment is Cinnamon.

The last version of Cr OS Linux has been released on the end of 2012.

Download

Cr OS Linux 2.4.1290 i686 845MB.iso
md5sum: 39251925cfee3843924b1585024afc76
Cr OS Linux 2.4.1290 i686 USB Image 977MB.tar.gz
md5sum: 140cee1999105f63a1faf5a06c94b257

 

Toorox

Toorox

Web site: http://toorox.de
Origin: Germany
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: GNOME, KDE, Xfce
Architecture: x86, x86_64
Based on: Gentoo
Wikipedia:
Media: Live DVD
The last version | Released: 01.2013 | December 30, 2012
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Toorox – a Linux distribution based on Gentoo Linux, available as a Live DVD with an option of a hard or USB drive installation. The system is based on the source packages and fully compatible with Gentoo.

Toorox live uses KNOPPIX hardware auto-detection and auto-configuration scripts for booting.
It features applications to every purpose, such as: web browsers, e-mail client, file manager, office, burning software, audio player, video player, videocut, image processing, chat programs, etc. The system and the desktop are completely preconfigured.

Toorox supports 11 languages: German, English, Italian, French, Dutch, Russian, Spanish, Romanian, Turkish, Czech and Polish.

Toorox is a partly-rolling distribution.
For package managing, Toorox uses the Gentoo’s port system „Portage” and its GUI’s:
– Porthole to manage system upgrading
– Portato which lets you install and remove packages

Toorox is available in a few flavors, for 32 and 64 bit machines:
– KDE
– GNOME
– Xfce
– Lite (very downgraded edition of XFCE)

The latest edition of Toorox was released in December 2012 by now.

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No download is available.

TinyMe

TinyMe

Web site: http://tinymelinux.com
Origin: USA
Category: Desktop, Mini distribution
Desktop environment: Openbox
Architecture: x86, x86_64
Based on: PCLinuxOS, Mandriva, Unity Linux
Wikipedia: TinyMe
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 2012.0 Aplha | March 7, 2002

TinyMe – a lightweight and minimal Linux distribution crated to be small and fast, and runs on old computers.

Between 2006 and 2007 TinyMe was based on PCLinuxOS and its website was hosted on MyPCLinuxOS.
The system uses Openbox window manager, Synaptic package manager, Tiny Control Center and some lightweight applications to fit to ~ 200 MB iso image.
In March 2009 the project has been moved to its own domain and separated from PCLinuxOS.
In March 20012 the present project developer KDulcimer released the last version of TinyMe which was based on Unity Linux and Mandriva.

To log in to the live system use:
User:Password – guest:guest
or
User:Password – root:root

Download

TinyMe 2008.0 i586 200MB.iso
md5sum: 51aedee88474b981ae0980d8c67ee829
TinyMe 2012.03.05 Alpha i586 230MB.iso
md5sum: abc82cf0010fbb2251a02bb32ef2ed8f
TinyMe 2012.03.05 Alpha i586 237MB.iso
md5sum: f2b8fb5d09a1d99a95cef315c8939c4e

 

Damn Small Linux

Damn Small Linux

Web site: www.damnsmalllinux.org
Origin: USA
Category: Desktop, Mini distribution
Desktop environment: Fluxbox, JWM
Architecture: x86
Based on: Knoppix
Wikipedia: Damn Small Linux
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 4.11 RC2 | September 26, 2012
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Damn Small Linux (DSL) – a small, business card size computer operating system based on Knoppix. It was designed to run graphical environment and applications on old PC machines with 486 Pentium processors and very little memory.

DSL was originally created and maintained by John Andrews. For five years the community included Robert Shingledecker who created the MyDSL system, DSL Control Panel and other features. After that, Robert quit the project and continues his work on Tiny Core Linux which he created in April 2008.

Beside its small size, DSL features complete desktop and a set of applications for any purpose, such as:
– Mulitmedia: XMMS
– Net: AxyFTP client, Dillo, Netrik and Firefox web browsers, Naim client of AIM, ICQ, IRC, SSH/SCP server and client, DHCP client, PPP, PPPoE, a web server,
– Office: Siag spreadsheet, Sylpheed email, spellcheck, Ted word-processor, text editors: Beaver, Vim, and Nano, Xpdf, calculator
– Graphics: mtPaint raster graphics editor, xzgv image viewer
– System: DFM and emelFM file managers, VNCviwer Remote Desktop Connection client, tools for system monitoring, USB support
– Window Managers: JWM and Fluxbox

The last stable version of DSL 4.4.10 was released in 2008.
After 3 years of stagnation, new, testing versions 4.11 rc1 and rc2 showed up as the last ones.

Download

Damn Small Linux 4.11 rc2 i386 50.4MB.iso
md5sum: 4b61c7892eefc23b71d4931bdcc3f1f1
Damn Small Linux 4.4.10 i386 49.9MB.iso
md5sum: 5cb7e0d4506c249b78bbe0cd4695b865
Damn Small Linux 3.4 Embedded i386 50.8MB.zip
md5sum: 99e336df554764675dc23b4e2bd92186

 

Dreamlinux

Dreamlinux

Web site: www.dreamlinux.info (not active)
Origin: Brazil
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: Xfce
Architecture: x86
Based on: Debian
Wikipedia: Dreamlinux
Media: Live DVD
The last version | Released: 5.0 | January 1, 2012
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Dreamlinux – Brazilian, live Linux distribution features customized Xfce desktop.
Xfce – the default desktop environment has been customized to make the look quite similar to the look of MAC OS X user interface.

Starting from version 3.1, Dreamlinux was based on Debian and had two desktops available from the one live media: Xfce and GNOME 2.
Dreamlinux 3.5 has been released as two separated versions with Xfce and GNOME.
The last released version is 5.0 and is available with Xfce desktop.

Dreamlinux 5.0 offers installer called FlexiBoot which allows users to install Dreamlinux in USB external hard drive, or install it to the internal hard drive.

Dreamlinux has pre-installed application called MKDistro which allows users to build their own customized Dreamlinux and Debian-based distribution.

As of October 2012, the Dreamlinux project has been finished.

Download

Dreamlinux 3.5 Xfce i386 695MB.iso
md5sum: f33b86dc90961f60b99b4b3414bddbea
Dreamlinux 3.5 GNOME i386 932MB.iso
md5sum: 2549829408d74487d8c76b0b70efb09f
Dreamlinux 5.0 i386 965MB.iso
md5sum: 0dc8a36712ce62f1cc2afc12089daee7

 

CDlinux

CDlinux

Web site: www.cdlinux.info (not active)
Origin: China
Category: Desktop, Mini distribution
Desktop environment: Xfce
Architecture: x86
Based on: Slackware
Wikipedia:
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 0.9.7.1 | March 19, 2012

CDlinux – small in size Linux distribution based on Slackware. It ships with up-to-date version of the Linux kernel, Xorg, Xfce, and many popular applications. It has good i18n/locale support.

It aims to be a handy administration/rescue tool for system administrators as well as general users. It’s highly user configurable, supports a wide range of hardware (PCMCIA, SCSI, USB, etc.) and many networking protocols (FTP, SSH, NFS, SMB, DHCP, etc.).

CDlinux supports a few locales in Live mode, including Simplified Chinese.

The last version of CDlinux was released in March 2012.