Web site: 386bsd.org
- Origin: USA
- Category: Server
- Desktop environment: CLI
- Architecture: x86
- Based on: UNIX
- Wikipedia: 386BSD
- Media: Install
- The last version | Released: 2.0 | August 2016
386BSD – a derived from 4.3BSD, the first open source Berkeley UNIX operating system. It was the progenitor of Linux, iOS, and Android. Beginning with “A Modest Proposal” in 1989, 386BSD broke from proprietary systems by having publicly accessible code and documentation.
386BSD Release 0.0 was distributed in 1993 in tandem to the popular “Porting Unix to the 386” article series published in Dr. Dobb’s Journal.
Release 0.1 quickly followed, enhanced with contributions throughout the globe.
386BSD Release 1.0, aka Jolix, was a break from earlier Berkeley UNIX systems through use of a modular architecture. 386BSD Release 2.0 built upon the modular framework to create self-healing components. Each release introduced novel mechanisms from role-based security to polymorphic protocols.
386BSD.org provides the opportunity to interact with the original source, articles and supporting materials, and a live demo of 386BSD Release 2.0.
386BSD is a mother of free BSD systems today, such as: BSD/386, NetBSD, FreeBSD, BSD/OS, Darwin, OpenBSD and others.
The project authors are Lynne and William Jolitz.
386BSD source code
Web site: linuxbbq.org (not active)
Desktop environment: AfterStep, Awesome, Blackbox, Cinnamon, Enlightenment, Fluxbox, FLWM, FVWM, IceWM, Ion, JWM, KDE, LXDE, MATE, Openbox, PekWM, Ratpoison, WindowMaker, Xfce
Architecture: x86, x86_64
Based on: Debian unstable “Sid”
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: Adipositas | July 20, 2016
Zobacz po polsku: LinuxBBQ
LinuxBBQ – a Linux distribution based on the unstable branch of Debian “Sid”, which features a Linux kernel and tools from the Siduction, Grml and Linux Mint distributions. LinuxBBQ offers system versions with various desktops (from aewm to xmonad) and various variants of settings for individual desktops. System releases do not have numbers, but assigned names for individual desktops.
LinuxBBQ also offers a set of scripts for self-construction of iso images based on any version of LinuxBBQ, after own modification. The packages are installed and updated with the debian package manager APT from the Debian and LinuxBBQ repositories.
LinuxBBQ Gangbang contains 76 “light” window managers that are available in live mode: tmux, 2bwm, 2wm, 9wm, aewm, afterstep, ahwm, alopex, amiwm, antiwm, awesome, blackbox, bspwm, catwm, clfswm, ctwm, cwm, dminiwm, drafonflywm, dwm, echinus, enlightenment, euclid-wm, evilpoison, evilwm, fluxbox, flwm, fvwm-crystal, goomwwm, hwwm, herbustluftwm, i3, icewm, jwm, karmen, larswm, lwm, matwm2, mwwm, monsterwm, musca, notion, nwm, olwm, openbox, oroborus, pekwm, ratpoison, sapphire, sawfish, sithwm, smallwm, snapwm, spectrwm, sscrotwm, stumpwm, subtle, tfwm, tinywm, tritium, twm, uwm, vtwm, w9wm, weewm, wind, windowlab, wm2, window maker, wmfs, wmii, wmx, xfwm4 , xmonad, xoat, yeahwm.
LinuxBBQ also offers more popular desktops, pre-installed on separate iso images, such as KDE, LXDE, e17, Xfce, MATE, Cinnamon, Openbox, TDE, etc.
Web site: tinybsd.org (not active)
Category: Embedded Systems
Desktop environment: CLI
Based on: FreeBSD
The last version | Released: 8.2 | May 6, 2016
TinyBSD – a set of tools and shell scripts, part of the FreeBSD base system (/usr/src/tools/tools), designed to make the development of embedded systems based on FreeBSD as easy as possible. The TinyBSD script can be used on FreeBSD 5.x, 6.x and 7.x and 8-CURRENT to created a mini FreeBSD version.
The project is financed by Google Summer of Code 2008. The successor of NanoBSD, largely based on its code, supported by the FreeBSD team. It is available in the FreeBSD CVS repository. It allows you to reduce the system to about 30Mb. The same as its prototype allows you to customize the system kernel and ports – not packages (pkg) as in NanoBSD. It contains six pre-defined configurations, such as Wireless Acess Point, VPN, Firewall, bridge, wrap, default, and minimal.
The latest TinyBSD 8.2 Image was built on a 8.2-STABLE system. This is a general purpose TinyBSD image file designed to be written to a 40 – 42MB CF card. It is intended to act as a Wireless or Wired router/firewall.
Developers of the TinyBSD project are Jean Milanez Melo and Patrick Tracanelli.
Web site: pointlinux.org
Desktop environment: MATE, Xfce
Architecture: x86, x86_64
Based on: Debian
Media: Live DVD
The last version | Released: 3.2 | June 21, 2016
Zobacz po polsku: Point Linux
Point Linux – a Linux distribution based on Debian of the stable branch, and focused on personal computers. As default, it is equipped with the MATE desktop – a fork of GNOME 2.
Point Linux provides a traditional desktop, support for many additional devices, easy configuration and system management, and the ability to choose a local language during installation process.
Point Linux is also equipped with Mozilla Firefox and Thunderbird products and uses the DuckDuckGo search engine.
The system is available for i686-pae and x86_64 machines in full and core version.
Web site: www.userful.com
Desktop environment: GNOME
Based on: Red Hat
Media: Install DVD
The last version | Released: 8.6.4 | March 2, 2016
Userful Desktop – a complete all-in-one locked down and cloud managed solution to set-up a Linux-based shared computing environment easily. It includes a simple administration website to customize, control, and monitor up to thousands of computer stations.
The distribution is designed for schools, libraries, kiosks, Internet cafes, digital signage, and public access computers.
The “Userful MultiSeat” desktop virtualization software that supports Ethernet and USB connected zero clients is also included.
The distribution is created by a Canadian Userful Corporation software company.
Userful Desktop 8.6.4 amd64 1.82GB.iso
Web site: www.opentle.org (not active)
Desktop environment: MATE
Based on: Ubuntu
The last version | Released: 11.0 | November 27, 2016
LinuxTLE (previously: Linux Talay) – a Thailand Linux Distribution from NECTEC (Thailand National Electronics and Computer Technology Center). Reborn out of demise, LinuxTLE has been build the 11.0 version code named “Cha-Am” revived the dead project by the mysterious successor.
The first version of the project name was MaTEL and was based on Mandrake Linux.
The early versions of LinuxTLE were based on Red Hat Linux, then Fedora, and then on Ubuntu.
The latest version features the Mate Desktop which supported both Thai & English languages. LinuxTLE 11.0 is based on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.
Live user name: user; password: root
LinuxTLE 11.0 i386 3.29GB.iso
Web site: www.smallwall.org
Desktop environment: text
Based on: mOnOwall
The last version | Released: 1.8.4 beta11 | June 23, 2016
Zobacz po polsku: SmallWall
SmallWall – a minimalist, FreeBSD based operating system that provides a ready-to-use firewall. SmallWall is a fork/continuator of the mOnOwall that is not being developed anymore.
SmallWall can work as a LiveCD or LiveUSB (without installation) and can be installed on a hard disk as well.
The system is equipped with the FreeBSD kernel, web server (thttpd), PHP and some additional tools.
The project developer is Lee Sharp.
SmallWall 1.8.3 i386 24MB.iso
Web site: www.samuraistfu.org
Category: Security, Penetration
Desktop environment: KDE
Based on: Kubuntu
Media: Virtual Disk Image
The last version | Released: 1.9 | September 22, 2016
Zobacz po polsku: SamuraiSTFU
SamuraiSTFU (Security Testing Framework for Utilities) – a specialized Linux distribution based on Kubuntu.
SamuraiSTFU provides pre-installed:
– tools for penetration testing of wired and wireless networks
– tools for testing traditional applications and networks
– built-in tools for testing devices
– specialized testing tools for the energy sector.
Goals of SamuruaiSTFU:
– Leverage last 5 years of experience developing and managing the SamuraiWTF (Web Testing Framework) project
– Live DVD / VM for performing penetration tests on control systems
** Primary audiences are utilities and vendors in the energy sector
** Secondary audience are utilities from other sectors such as gas, water, oil, and control systems in general
** Tertiary audiences are security contractors and independent researchers
– Include “cream of the crop” free and open source tools for all aspects of SG Pentesting
** Best web pentesting tools (small subset of SamuraiWTF)
** Best network pentesting tools (small subset of Backtrack)
** Best hardware pentesting tools (not currently included on any distribution)
– Extra features designed for utility security teams and security firms trying to gain utility experience:
** Include documentation on tools, architecture, methodology, and protocols
** Include simulated Smart Grid systems for educational purposes
** Include sample packet captures and data dumps for exercises
SamuraiSTFU is available as a VMware virtual disk image.
The project developer is Justin Searle.
SamuraiSTFU 1.9 i686 VMware 4.51GB.zip
Web site: ubuntubsd.org (not active)
Desktop environment: Xfce
Based on: Debian, FreeBSD, Ubuntu
Media: Install DVD
The last version | Released: 16.04 beta1 | August 9, 2016
Zobacz po polsku: UbuntuBSD
UbuntuBSD – an open-source operating system built on Debian and Ubuntu with the FreeBSD kernel.
UbuntuBSD is an open-source alternative to Windows and Mac OS X, and includes everything you need to work, play and share with your friends.
The most important features offered by UbuntuBSD:
– support for ‘jail’ technology
– OSS as the default sound system
– OpenBSD Packet Filter (pf)
– support for the ZFS file system
– GNU userland
– does not contain any proprietary packages (non-free)
– uses ‘deb’ packages
– packages can be handled via the APT package manager
– support for virtual machines, such as VMware and VirtualBox
– does not use the initiating system ‘systemd’
The UbuntuBSD project is created by Jon Boden and Justinas Kamarovas.
The UbuntuBSD installation image is available for amd64 machines only.
UbuntuBSD 16.04 beta1 amd64 1.0GB.iso
Web site: gobanglinux.org (not active)
Desktop environment: Openbox
Architecture: x86, x86_86
Based on: Ubuntu
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 2.04.4 | June 17, 2016
Zobacz po polsku: GoBang
GoBang Linux – a light and fast operating system based on Ubuntu repositories.
The default environment is built on the Openbox window manager. G.B.L allows you to easily and quickly customize your system to suit your needs. ISO images are not issued regularly and contain alternate installation CDs.
The idea to create GoBang OS was born out of the need for rapid, lightweight operating system that aims to provide an alternative look at the OS.
The system allows a large amount of software installations, and complete control over the appearance. The GoBang Project aims nature of information and education.
The idea for GoBang came about in November 2012. At the beginning system ISO was published only in one language (Polish) and pointing to a small group of students, studying at the “Administration of the Operating Systems “. As the education program do not provide deeper discussions about the alternative system solutions from the family of operating systems Linux and Unix and most of the issues are based on the Microsoft products, I (developer) decided to take care of this problem and start promoting solutions based on codes such as open end free source.