Web site: www.ethoberon.ethz.ch
Origin: Switzerland
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: TUI (text user interface)
Architecture: x86, Ceres, Xilinx Spartan, SPARC, PowerPC, RIOS, MIPS
Based on: Independent
Wikipedia: Oberon
Media: Install
The last version | Released: V5 | 2013 (?)

Oberon – a single-user, multi-tasking system that runs on bare hardware or on top of a host operating system. Oberon is also the name of a programming language in the Pascal/Modula tradition.

The Oberon project was started at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zürich (ETHZ) in 1985 by Niklaus Wirth and Jürg Gutknecht. Although the project was originally targeted towards in-house hardware, the language and system have now been ported to many computer platforms. Oberon is also a name of a modern integrated software environment.

In 1991, Jürg Gutknecht and his group continued the development towards the ETH Oberon System. The goal was to exploit the inherent potential and features of Oberon to a much larger degree, upgrade the system by a concept of composable and persistent objects, complement the textual user interface by a graphical companion and provide support for the ubiquitous network. In 1995, the first official Oberon System 3 release was finished. Since then, the system has been constantly improved and extended. In 1997, the Release 2.2 including a large palette of applications was published together with a comprehensive hypertext-based documentation. In March 2000, a new release was ready and the system was renamed “ETH Oberon System”.

The original Oberon system is a single-threaded, single-user, co-operative multi-tasking operating system that runs on bare hardware or on top of a hosted operating system as a single-window application. The ETH Oberon System is an extended version that has intrinsic support for persistent objects and for building graphical user interfaces. It presents itself as a hierarchy of modules, many of which export one or several powerful abstract data types. Application modules simply reuse these data types and do not have to care about their implementation at all.

ETH Oberon System highlights:
– Advanced Textual User Interface
– Integrated object support in the kernel
– Object Autonomy and Persistence
– Extensibility by Software Bus Technology
– Fully Hierarchical Composability
– Generalized MVC Scheme
– Powerful GUI Framework Gadgets
– Self-Contained Documents
– Extensibility on Different Levels

The ETH Oberon System package includes several interesting tools and applications. Many of them were developed as productivity tools by ETH assistants and students.

The Oberon system is available free of charge and no registration is required for downloading the material. The source code is available under a BSD-like License.

The source of the Oberon screenshot is Wikipedia; uploader: SomPost; under BSDU License.




Web site: www.linex.org (not active)
Origin: Spain
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: GNOME
Architecture: x86
Based on: Debian
Wikipedia: gnuLinEx
Media: Live
The last version | Released: 2013 | February 11 2013

LinEx (or gnuLinEx) – a Debian-based operating system that uses GNOME for its desktop. An initiative of the regional government of Extremadura, Spain, gnuLinEx is intended to be used in all schools in Extremadura, as well as in official institutions.

It is actively promoted for business and home use as well. gnuLinEx is only compatible with computers based on the i386 architecture. The aim of the project is the promotion of a technologically literate information-based society in order to improve the citizens’ quality of life.

LinEx 2011 was offered with a few special editions for different tasks:
– linex2011-sabor-grafico – for graphics
– linex2011-sabor-juegos – for kids
– linex2011-sabor-multimedia-audio – for multimedia
– linex2011-sabor-programación – for programming

Description source: Wikipedia


No download is available


Red Flag Linux

Red Flag Linux

Web site: redflag-linux.com
Origin: China
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: KDE
Architecture: x86
Based on: Fedora
Wikipedia: Red Flag Linux
Media: Live
The last version | Released: 8.0 | April 24, 2013

Red Flag Linux – a Chinese Linux distribution developed by Red Flag Software between 1999 and 2013. The distribution was founded by Software Research Institute of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and NewMargin Venture Capital.

red Flag Linux was based on the Asianux/Fedora/Red Hat Enterprise Linux and built around the KDE desktop environment, which has been designed to look like the graphical desktop of the Microsoft Windows XP. It comes with built-in support for both English and Simplified/Traditional Chinese languages.

Red Flag Linux was available in 3 different versions:
– Red Flag Asianux Server
– Red Flag HA Cluster
– Red Flag Desktop

Red Flag Linux screenshot source: Wikipedia


No download is available.




Web site: sourceforge.net/projects/freeloaderlinux/
Origin: Canada
Category: Multimedia
Desktop environment: Xfce
Architecture: x86
Based on: Ubuntu
Media: Live DVD
The last version | Released: 2 | April 13, 2013

Freeloader – a Linux live DVD/USB image that boots into XBMC ideal for the TV. It features the popular Navi-X and icefilms add-ons.

Freeloader features Xfce desktop environment as a background and ships some pre-installed applications, such as: Firefox, GIMP, Thunar file manager, Audacious audio player, VLC Media Player, Evince, Synaptic and a few emulators: Dolphin-emu, FCEUX, PCSX, ZSNES.

The latest version of Freeloader 4 is based on Ubuntu 12.04.
The project developer is Thomas Yeomans.


Freeloader 4 i386 987MB.iso
md5sum: 23f193466ea42616403a82378d6f6511




Web site: bugtraq-team.com (not active)
Origin: Spain
Category: Security, Penetration
Desktop environment: GNOME, KDE, Xfce
Architecture: x86, x86_64
Based on: Debian, openSUSE, Ubuntu
Media: Live DVD
The last version | Released: 2 | April 28, 2013
Zobacz po polsku Zobacz po polsku: Bugtraq

Bugtraq – a GNU/Linux distribution aimed at digital forensics, penetration testing, Malware Laboratories, and GSM Forensics.

Bugtraq features a large set of arsenal of pentesting tools including mobile forensic tools, malware testing laboratories and tools specifically designed by the Bugtraq-Community, audit tools for GSM, wireless, bluetooth and RFID, integrated Windows tools, tools focused on ipv6, and typical pentesting and forensics tools.

The live system is built on Ubuntu, Debian and OpenSuse, with Xfce, GNOME and KDE desktops, and is available in 11 different languages.

The live system user name is: bugtraq
Password: 123456


Bugtraq II Xfce x86_64 3.48GB.iso
md5sum: 91b80387da06afaa0c326f1b4de57b98




IprediaOS LXDE

Web site: www.ipredia.org
Origin: Unknown
Category: Privacy
Desktop environment: GNOME, LXDE
Architecture: x86
Based on: Fedora
Wikipedia (PT): IprediaOS
Media: Live DVD
The last version | Released: 1 | February 3, 2013

IprediaOS – a Fedora based Linux operating system for anonymous web browsing, email, chat and file sharing.

IprediaOS is a fast, powerful and stable operating system based on Linux that provides an anonymous environment. All network traffic is automatically and transparently encrypted and anonymized. Many applications are available in IprediaOS, including mail, peer-peer, bittorrent, IRC chat and others.

IprediaOS features:
– I2P Router
– Anonymous BitTorrent client
– Anonymous e-mail client
– Anonymous IRC client
– Browse Internet anonymously
– Find anonymous eepSites (i2p sites)

The operating system includes all of the basic applications an average computer user needs, on the top of GNOME or LXDE desktops, such as:
– a text editor, Abiword, a PDF viewer
– image viewer, Gnumeric, the Osmo calendar
– the Robert bit torrent client configured to anonymously share files through the i2p network, Sylpheed email client, a packet sniffer Wireshark
– eekboard virtual keyboard
– SE Linux Alert browser

The LXDE desktop contains shortcuts to XChat to anonymously connect to IRC channels through i2p.
Firefox uses proxy settings preconfigured to use the i2P network.

The latest version of IprediaOS 1 was released in 2013.


IprediaOS 1 GNOME i686 728MB.iso
md5sum: 8180d0c846f23f3d8dd445d5904ce2fb
IprediaOS 1 LXDE i686 651MB.iso
md5sum: 481c7f320a6d6f7c5fec304d260ce209




Web site: www.linuxmce.org
Origin: Unknown
Category: Multimedia, Home Control, Telecomunication
Desktop environment: 10-foot user interface
Architecture: x86
Based on: Kubuntu
Wikipedia: LinuxMCE
Media: Live DVD
The last version | Released: 1004 | January 23, 2013
Zobacz po polsku Zobacz po polsku: LinuxMCE

LinuxMCE (Linux Media Center Edition) – a Linux distribution based on Kubuntu, which lets users controlling all home’s devices.
LinuxMCE was begun by Paul Webber as a fork of the PlutoHome home automation software project.

LinuxMCE is a whole home automation suite. It the ‘digital glue’ between your media and all of your electrical appliances.
The LinuxMCE package is installed on the Kubuntu, and utilizes open source applications such as Asterisk, Xine, MythTV, VDR, Firefox, VideoLAN and SlimServer.

It includes full featured solutions for:

– Organize media with special metadata tags
– View/Listen to media in any room
– Media automatically follows you through your home
– New media is automatically detected – even if it’s on other devices like another computer on your network or Network Attached Storage (NAS)
– Control all your A/V gear through LinuxMCE
– (using HDMI-CEC, IR, USB, Ethernet, or RS-232) including automatically powering everything on and setting the proper inputs on each device

– Monitor sensors and trigger events
– Monitor security cameras

– Use VoIP phones anywhere in your home with minimal setup
– Voicemail, call forwarding, advanced caller ID

Network Management:
– Take the place of a standard home router
– Advanced firewall
– Advanced Quality of Service (QoS) to make sure your bandwidth is used effectively
– (especially important for VoIP)
– Manage networked storage (such as NAS devices)

Home Control and Automation:
– Control climate and lighting throughout your entire home

The ‘linuxmce.png’ file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license. Source of the ‘linuxmce.png’ file: Wikimedia Commons


LinuxMCE 1004 x86 3.69GB.iso
md5sum: 0a59a12f16ba4a83757b7dc898cb5a03




Web site: http://project-byzantium.org/
Origin: Unknown
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: Razor-Qt
Architecture: x86
Based on: Porteus
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 0.5b | July 23, 2013

Byzantium – a live Linux distribution based on Porteus Linux that delivers easy-to-use, secure, and robust mesh networking capabilities.

The goal of Project Byzantium is to develop a communication system by which users can connect to each other and share information in the absence of convenient access to the Internet. This is done by setting up an ad-hoc wireless mesh network that offers services which replace popular websites often used for this purpose, such as Twitter and IRC.

These services and web apps were selected because they are the ones most often used by activists around the world to find one another, exchange information, post media, and organize. They were also selected because they stand the best chance of being easy to use by our intended userbase, which are people using mobile devices like smartphones, MP3 players, and tablet PCs.

Unlike most mesh implementations, a Byzantium Mesh requires no specialized equipment that may not be easy to get during an emergency, just an x86 computer with at least one 802.11 a/b/g/n wireless interface. It will run on just about any x86 computer, including later generation Macbooks.


Byzantium 0.5b i486 Hybrid 360MB.iso
md5sum: d89d9a287331baa5eb9ad84d946bec42




Web site: http://skolelinux.org/ (not active)
Origin: Norway
Category: Education
Desktop environment: KDE
Architecture: x86, x86_64
Based on: Debian
Wikipedia: Skolelinux
Media: Install CD/USB
The last version | Released: 8 | July 2, 2016
Zobacz po polsku Zobacz po polsku: Skolelinux

Skolelinux (aka Debian EDU) – a special Linux distribution based on Debian stable brunch, created for educational use.

The Skolelinux project started on July 2, 2001.
It was associated with the member organization “Linux in schools”, which was founded on July 16, 2001. “Linux in schools” later changed its name to “Free Software in Schools”.

The installation CD/USB lets install the system on a few different ways/machines, such as:
– main server
– workstation – a disk free workstation which works in the DebianEdu network
– roaming workstation – a workstation which works in the DebianEdu network and independently, out of the network
– thin client server – contains the workstation and need two network devices
– standalone – a fully featured workstation contains the KDE desktop environment, and can works out of the DebianEdu network
– minimal – a fully integrated with DebianEdu network, text based core system without GUI

The system offers about 75 applications for education purpose, and a few tools which helps managing the system and network settings.

Skolelinux is available as a DVD/USB installation media only.
There is an unofficial, Skolelinux Standalone based Live version for testing the distribution, with a live installer of your choice.




DoudouLinux    DoudouLinux

Web site: www.doudoulinux.org
Origin: France
Category: Education
Desktop environment: LXDE
Architecture: x86
Based on: Debian
Wikipedia (FR): DoudouLinux
Media: Live DVD
The last version | Released: 2.1 | December 6, 2013
Zobacz po polsku Zobacz po polsku: DoudouLinux

DoudouLinux – a Debian based Linux distribution specially designed for children (and their parents) to make computer use as easy and pleasant as possible for them.

DoudouLinux provides a set of applications that suit children from 2 to 12 years old and gives them an environment as easy to use as a gaming console. Kids can learn, discover and have fun without Dad and Mum always watching.

DoudouLinux can be run from a CDROM or USB flash disk, so it does not need installing on a hard drive. It does not touch the data in the computer it runs on, nor the system installed on the computer. Shipped with built-in content filtering, it prevents children from accidentally visiting unsavory web sites. It also preserves user privacy on the Internet, removes ads in web pages and blocks bugs, to get the best web experience.

DoudouLinux is available in several pre-configured languages.
As we provide only the English version of the iso image, the other ones can be found at the project’s download page.


DoudouLinux 2.1 i386 EN 1.07GB.iso
md5sum: e375f3c6f7ace48fa7ae905b9937a8d2

DoudouLinux 1.0 i386 FR 712MB.iso
md5sum: 354f6d8e4e59356cf0a26a7275b8c243