frozenboxOS

frozenboxOS

Web site: os.frozenbox.org (not active)
Origin: Italy
Category: Security
Desktop environment: GNOME
Architecture: x86, x86_64
Based on: Debian
Wikipedia:
Media: Live DVD
The last version | Released: 1.3 | June 30, 2013

frozenboxOS – a project that revolves around the development of a basic Debian operating system developed by the Frozenbox Dev Team.

This project is closed, it was preceded by BlackAudit and StealthPwn and now continued by Parrot Security OS that is the project now completed.

The last version of frozenboxOS 1.3 is based on Debian Wheezy.

Download

frozenboxOS 1.3 MATE i386 1.1GB.iso
md5sum: 946ac10a42222e30136bacaaff471863

frozenboxOS 1.3 amd64 1.1GB.iso
md5sum: 6b6fc2534e49bf324ed678b4097c1afe

 

StartOS

StartOS

Web site: startos.org
Origin: China
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: GNOME, KDE
Architecture: x86, x86_64
Based on: Independent
Wikipedia: StartOS
Media: Live DVD
The last version | Released: 6.0 beta | July 4, 2013

StartOS (previously: Ylmf OS) – a Chinese, free and open source Linux distribution, developed by the YLMF Computer Technology Co., Ltd., a computer software company based in Dongguan, Guangdong, China.

It features pre-installed commonly used set of software. The operating system has characteristics of fast running speed, safe and stable, beautiful interface, simple and bright operation, etc. StartOS uses a brand-new package management and a brand-new operation interface. It is a desktop operating system that is easy to use, safe, stable, easy to expand, and more in line with Chinese operating habits. The security and stability of the Linux system is a well-known thing, and StartOS will stick to its own characteristics in the direction of ease of use.

The first version of Ylmf OS 1.0 was based on Fedora 11.
Version from 1.15 to 3.0 were based on Ubuntu 9.04, 9.10 and 10.04 LTS.
Version 4.0 was based on Xiange Linux.
Started from version 5.0 beta changed its name to StartOS, and is an independent developed OS.

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StartOS 5.1 i686 996MB.iso
md5sum: a5ab2d1f40a3a525d5f3caea8ca01eaf

StartOS 6.0 beta GNOME x86_64 1.0GB.iso
md5sum: f6927e786350d2d6d0b151bbef0afc57

StartOS 6.0 beta KDE x86_64 1.1GB.iso
md5sum: 7b3124381e05a09ff916fd1a1c2d8741

 

Bifrost

Bifrost

Web site: robur.slu.se (not active)
Origin: Sweden
Category: Routers
Desktop environment:
Architecture: x86, x86_64
Based on: Independent
Wikipedia:
Media: Live
The last version | Released: 7.1 | September 17, 2013

Bifrost – a small straight forward open source Linux distribution aimed at infrastructure networking, it’s highly specialized and tuned, with for a selection of chipsets, interface cards and other hardware. The distribution it also used in various R & D projects. The distribution of the Bifrost Network Project may be used and distributed according to the terms of the GNU Public License, incorporated herein by reference. The Bifrost distribution is proven and has been around since 1997.

Bifrost is collaboration between universities and ISP:s, companies
students and interested hackers.

Who is it intended for? “Networking people” with basic skills and interest in Linux/Unix needing a small flexible network- oriented distribution.
Basic functions? Routing, firewalling, login services, traffic logging, testing and monitoring and should be easy to extend for new applications.
Supported routing protocols: BGP, OSPF and of course static routes for ip4/ip6 via quagga.

The distributions are complete disk images of the system and can be unpacked directly on a flash disk with a fresh file system. To be able to mount the flash disk and create new file systems, one must have access to another Linux based PC with a flash disk reader.

People directly involved in this project are (with help from many others):
– Tom Johans (Department of Information Technology, SLU)
– Robert Olsson (ITS, UU)
– Emil Pedersen (ITS, UU)
– Hans Wassén (ITS, UU)

SLU (Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet) – The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences.

Download

Bifrost 7.1-1 amd64 137MB.tar.gz
md5sum: d876812cd7b72b764417ccdbee0bc447
Bifrost 7.1 amd64 124MB.img.bz2
md5sum: 13ec9d31ad76d5739cccaf4fb0447ae8
Bifrost 7.1 amd64 124MB.vmdk.bz2
md5sum: 67b9efd0caa7f9f5938d927b4fd659f8

 

eComStation

eComStation

Web site: ecomstation.com
Origin: USA
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: GUI
Architecture: x86
Based on: OS/2
Wikipedia: eComStation
Media: Install
The last version | Released: 2.2 beta 2 | December 13, 2013

eComStation (eCS) – an Internet enabled platform for business desktop computing. The focus of eCS is to provide an organization with a set of world class business applications and an application engine which can support multiple API sets. eCS is REXX enabled and comes with support for Java, Windows 3.x (limited 32 bit Windows), OS/2 and DOS applications.

The eComStation was released by Serenity Systems and Mensys BV, but it is currently owned and developed by XEU.com.

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eComStation Demo EN_US 107MB.iso
md5sum: 4ed608b224261707f8dd4b9779caa952

 

OS|periment

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Web site: theosperiment.wordpress.com
Origin: France
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: CLI
Architecture: x86
Based on: Independent
Wikipedia:
Media: Install
The last version | Released: ? | 2013

OS|periment – a project which focuses on creating a desktop operating system that caters to modern computer hardware and usage patterns.

In the main codebase, it uses UNIX-style shell scripts, Assembly, C++, and C.

The project founder is Hadrien G.

 

Ostin Project

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Web site: ostin.googlecode.com (not active)
Origin: Belarus
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: ?
Architecture: x86
Based on: KolibriOS
Wikipedia:
Media: Install
The last version | Released: ? | 2013

Ostin Project – an operating system based on (and is developed in loose coordination with) KolibriOS.

It offers strict code formatting and commenting guidelines as well as proper documentation. While Kolibri is mostly developed by Russian/ex-USSR community, Ostin tries to be as much international as possible.

Ostin is also strictly assembly-only, just-for-fun operating system.

The project founder is Mike Gelfand.

 

Netkit Live

Netkit Live

  • Web site: wiki.netkit.org
  • Origin: Italy
  • Category: Specialist
  • Desktop environment: LXDE
  • Architecture: x86
  • Based on: Knoppix
  • Wikipedia:
  • Media: Live DVD
  • The last version | Released: 2013-2 | January 16, 2013

Netkit Live – a live Linux distribution based on Knoppix, and features Netkit exploits open source software (mostly licensed under GPL) and is heavily based on the User Mode Linux (UML) variant of the Linux kernel.

Netkit is an environment for setting up and performing networking experiments at low cost and with little effort. It allows to “create” several virtual network devices (full-fledged routers, switches, computers, etc.) that can be easily interconnected in order to form a network on a single PC. Networking equipments are virtual but feature many of the characteristics of the real ones, including the configuration interface.

Netkit consists of three components: a core including the user interface and the documentation, a kernel for the virtual machines, and a filesystem containing the networking tools and services. These components are distributed separately to limit the impact of updates, however all the components are required for Netkit to work properly.

Netkit is the result of the joint work of several people from the Computer Networks Laboratory of the Roma Tre University and from the Linux User Group LUG Roma 3.

Download

Netkit Live DVD 2013-2 i386 2.28GB.iso
md5sum: 1d4e775613c1d888b21b3cfbee56ce94
Netkit Live CD 4TIC i386 781MB.iso
md5sum: fd1aefe454cf282d9a82d38680fe1b5e

 

DAZOS

DAZOS

Web site: sourceforge.net/projects/anitaos2/
Origin: ?
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: IceWM
Architecture: x86
Based on: Puppy Linux
Wikipedia:
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: ? | December 30, 2013

DAZOS – a Linux distribution based on Puppy Linux and targeted to old machines.

This distro is following a minimalism approach and will try where possible to use self-contained programs and is using Lucid Puppy Barebones 5.25 RETRO for its base suitable for old hardware and slightly newer.

Has the added advantage of allowing the install of Ubuntu .deb packages.
Has 2.6.30.5 kernel.
SDL Libraries included now.

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DAZOS i386 141MB.iso
md5sum: c24c1d15d288220e4549fbb6436c4f3a

 

SprezzOS

SprezzOS

Web site: www.sprezzos.com (not active)
Origin: USA
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: CLI
Architecture: x86
Based on: Debian
Wikipedia:
Media: Install CD
The last version | Released: 1.1.1 | April 29, 2013

SprezzOS – a Debian “unstable” based Linux distribution dedicated to the lost arts of high performance, robust computing, and freewheeling hackery.

SprezzOS is derived from Debian, and is an active member of the Debian Derivatives Census. While SprezzOS is a product of Sprezzatech, which retains final control over its definition, contributions from the community are actively welcomed.

All SprezzOS development is open, and has been from the beginning. SprezzOS at its heart is a rolling, rapidly-evolving operating system atop the Linux kernel; when the term “SprezzOS” is used by itself, it is this continuum (the “trunk”) which is referenced.

It is intended that users generally install this trunk, and rely on its frequent updates. From time to time, a snapshot will be taken of the distribution, defining a more static release. New installation media will be released as minor version updates to these releases as the need arises.

Download

SprezzOS 1.1.1 i386 321MB.iso
md5sum: 96c0162135ec5a0cc61ead505934cadb

 

SecUntu

SecUntu

Web site: linux.philosweb.com/secuntu/
Origin: ?
Category: Security
Desktop environment: Unity
Architecture: x86
Based on: Ubuntu
Wikipedia:
Media: Live DVD
The last version | Released: 0.7 | February 27, 2013

SecUntu – a secured Linux distribution based on Ubuntu.

SecUntu aims to provide a bootable light distribution based on the latest version of Ubuntu, with the latest updates and only the necessary applications to perform the on-line activity you need without storing personal information in sessions, cookies or exposing you to other vulnerabilities.

The live system features such components:
– Mozilla Firefox
– Google Chrome
– Remastersys
– BleachBit
– Ubuntu Tweak
– ClamAV
– ClamTK
– DropBox
– Firestarter
– GNote (replacement for Tomboy)
– KeePass
– TrueCrypt
– additional mods, add-ons and plug-ins

The latest version of SecUntu 0.7 is based on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Precise Pangolin.
The live user name and password: secuser

Download

SecUntu 0.7 i386 1.24GB.iso
md5sum: d81b22cd6de52b1d0826816a63f5a32c