Descent|OS

DescentOS

Web site: www.descentos.org
Origin: USA
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: MATE
Architecture: x86, x86-64, PowerPC
Based on: Ubuntu
Wikipedia:
Media: Live DVD
The last version | Released: 5.0 RC1 | September 8, 2016

Descent OS (previously: Descent|OS) – a Linux distribution designed around usability and resources. Descent OS utilizes the MATE Desktop Environment for functionality, and is prettied up and utilized for everyone’s needs.

Descent|OS is based on Ubuntu, features a traditional desktop environment (GNOME 2 up to 2.x version, MATE in later versions) and the first appeared in February 2012.

In 2016 the project was closed down, but the developer started preparing a new GNU/Linux distribution called Arkas OS, which is based on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) and built around a customized, modern KDE Plasma 5 desktop environment.

The project developer is Brian Manderville.

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Descent OS 5.0 RC1 amd64 1.4GB.iso
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ChaletOS

ChaletOS

Web site: sites.google.com/site/chaletoslinux/home
Origin: Serbia
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: Xfce
Architecture: x86, x86_64
Based on: Ubuntu
Wikipedia:
Media: Live DVD
The last version | Released: 16.04.2 | July 16, 2016
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ChaletOS – an Ubuntu based Linux distribution and features the Xfce desktop environment. The goal of this project is to let anyone get used Linux.

This system is not too different from Xubuntu, on which it is based, but ChaletOS has a style that everyone knows well, appealing simplicity and an impressive speed. All this will let them to fall in love with this system quickly. Because of its small hardware requirements it will revive some old machines and refresh others, not so old.

The name ChaletOS came from the style of the mountain houses in Switzerland. The concept of these houses is similar to the concept that we had while we made this system: simplicity, beauty and recognizability. Since we want the new users to feel at home, we hope this project will meet this goal.

The project developer is Dejan Petrović.

 

EdgeBSD

EdgeBSD

Web site: www.edgebsd.org
Origin: Germany (?)
Category: Server
Desktop environment: text
Architecture: x86, x86_64
Based on: NetBSD
Wikipedia:
Media: Install CD
The last version | Released: | December 3, 2016

EdgeBSD – an operating system of the family of BSD-based OS, starting development with the current NetBSD codebase with Git for Source Code Management. Package management is based on pkgsrc.

The primary goal of EdgeBSD is to provide an ambitious environment for working as a bigger community together on the NetBSD Project. This is being achieved thanks to a modern development infrastructure, while taking an aggressive stance on integrating and enabling features.

Ultimately, EdgeBSD aims at being fun and attractive as a Research & Development platform while remaining a modern, robust, and industrial-grade system for all ranges of computer devices.

EdgeBSD should be as attractive a platform as possible, and use the advantages of its existing codebase to experiment on being a modern, safe, and portable Operating System. This vision currently includes:
– advanced facilities for developers (patch management, build environments…)
– re-organization of the base system (Git submodules, packages…)
– a graphical installer;
– modern package management (signed packages…)
– alternatives to Xorg and default desktop environment based on the DeforaOS desktop;
– ready-to-flash images for embedded devices;
– virtualization of components with the RUMP anykernel.

The project development started in 2013.

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EdgeBSD boot i386 88.5MB.iso
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EdgeBSD boot x86_64 83.7MB.iso
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openmamba GNU/Linux

openmamba GNU/Linux KDE

openmamba GNU/Linux Light

Web site: openmamba.org
Origin: Italy
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: KDE, GNOME, LXDE
Architecture: x86, x86_64
Based on: Independent
Wikipedia:
Media: Live DVD
The last version | Released: 3 | January 18, 2016
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openmamba GNU/Linux – an independent developed GNU/Linux distribution for personal (laptops, desktops, servers), and single-board computers.

It offers out-of-the box support for proprietary graphics drivers, wireless network cards, multimedia codecs and 3D desktop effects.

openmamba has roots in the discontinued QiLinux project, and uses APT and Synaptic as a package management tools for RMP packages.
The live system is available in following flavours: KDE, GNOME and Light (LXDE), as a LiveCD or bigger in size LiveDVD. The live system can be installed onto a hard drive using Calamares Installer.

The Live DVD includes a large set of open source applications, such as: Amarok audio player, Chromium web browser, VLC Media Player, Kaffeine video player, Miro, DVD Style, Clementine audio player, Ardour digital audio workstation, Blender 3D modeller, GIMP, digiKam, showFoto, UFRaw RAW image converter, aMule P2P, FileZilla.

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openmamba GNU/Linux 3 KDE LiveCD i586 1.0GB.iso
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openmamba GNU/Linux 3 KDE LiveCD x86_64 935MB.iso
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openmamba GNU/Linux 3 Light LiveCD i586 929MB.iso
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openmamba GNU/Linux 3 Light LiveCD x86_64 839MB.iso
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openmamba GNU/Linux Rolling Edition i586/x86_64.iso
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Viperr

Viperr

Web site: viperr.org
Origin: France
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: Openbox
Architecture: x86, x86_64
Based on: Fedora
Wikipedia (FR): Viperr
Media: Live DVD
The last version | Released: 9 | August 15, 2016
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Viperr – a Linux distribution which aims to merge CrunchBang qualities with a Fedora base benefits. It is a lightweight, useful, simple, and original live media, with brand new but stable software.

Viperr offers a set of preinstalled applications, such as:
– terminal: Terminator
– file manager: Thunar
– www browser: Firefox
– email: Thunderbird
– IM: Pidgin
– torrent: Transmission
– Ftp/SSH: Gftp i Gigolo
– multiplayer: VLC
– calendar: Orage
– text processor: Abiword
– graphics: Gimp
– text editor: Geany
– package manager: dnf
– RPM Fusion free and non-free repository
– script letting install LibreOffice, printer support, Flash, Chrome, etc…

Viperr project has been started by DarthWound, and then been developed by Frédéric Thouin and Bryce Simon.

 

Lightweight Portable Security

Lightweight Portable Security

Web site: www.spi.dod.mil/lipose.htm (not active)
Origin: USA
Category: Security
Desktop environment: Xfce
Architecture: x86
Based on: Thinstation
Wikipedia: Lightweight Portable Security
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 1.7.0 | July 20, 2016
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Lightweight Portable Security – a Linux live distribution developed by the United States Department of Defense’s Software Protection Initiative that is designed to serve as a secure end node.

LPS runs in live mode and boots only in RAM, and supports DoD-approved Common Access Card (CAC) readers, as required for authenticating users on DoD networks. LPS is designed to run from read-only media and without any persistent storage. Any malware that might infect a computer can only run within that session.

It features a minimal set of applications such as Firefox web browser and an encryption wizard for encrypting and decrypting personal files, on the top of Xfce desktop environment.

LPS-Public is a safe, general-purpose solution for using web-based applications and accessing CAC and PIV-enabled web pages.
LPS-Public Deluxe includes the open-source LibreOffice software suite, and Adobe Reader.

Lightweight Portable Security has been re-named in 2017 to Trusted End Node Security (TENS).

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Lightweight Portable Security 1.5.0 i686 287MB.iso
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Apricity OS

Apricity OS GNOME

Apricity OS Cinnamon

Web site: apricity-os.github.io
Origin: USA
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: Cinnamon, GNOME
Architecture: x86_64
Based on: Arch Linux
Wikipedia:
Media: Live DVD
The last version | Released: 11.2016 | December 2, 2016
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Apricity OS – an Arch Linux based Linux distribution.

Apricity OS offers ready to use operating system with GNOME or Cinnamon desktop environment, and set of pre-installed applications for daily usage.
The distribution is available as a live system with Calamares installer to lets users move tge sytem to a hard drive.

Main goals are:
– Provides out of the box experience with drivers and a wide range of applications and media support.
– It has Wine and PlayOnLinux installed by default for Windows specific uses.
– Comes pre-installed with TLP to provide improved battery life and reduce overheating in Linux
– Comes pre-installed with Uncomplicated Firewall to provide extra layer of security in easiest way possible
– Pamac package manager with support for Arch User Repository (AUR)
– Uses the rolling release model, which means that you get a fresh and updated system.
– With Freezedry, you can create your own custom version of Apricity OS.

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Apricity OS Cinnamon x86_64 1.95GB.iso
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Apricity OS GNOME x86_64 1.93GB.iso
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DidJix

DidJix

Web site: easy.open.and.free.fr/didjix/
Origin: France
Category: Multimedia
Desktop environment: Mixxx
Architecture: x86
Based on: Arch Linux
Wikipedia:
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 3.0 | August 17, 2016

DidJix – a free and open source digital DJ software Mixxx powered by the simple and lightweight distribution Linux ArchLinux on a usb live system.

The latest version of DidJix features:
– Linux kernel 4.5.4
– Mixxx 2.0.0
– Mixxx manual 2.0.0
– Qtfm 5.5 file manager
– Qupzilla 1.8.9 web browser

DidJiX is available in Us and French.
DidJiX 2.0 still available for old x86 processors.

DidJiX is designed to be installed on a removable USB drive, but can also be installed on an internal disk or burned onto an optical disc.

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DidJix 1.0 i686 312MB.iso
md5sum: afe0064aa231f09fe2be2cbc6589b139

 

PacBang Linux

PacBang

Web site: http://architectlinux.boardhost.com/ (not active)
Origin: UK
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: Openbox
Architecture: x86, x86_64
Based on: Arch Linux
Wikipedia:
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 2016.04 | April 5, 2016
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PacBang Linux – a minimalist Arch-based Linux distribution, built around the Openbox window manager. An active internet connection is not required to install it on a hard drive.

The live system features the Openbox, tint2 panel, a terminal emulator and a few applications only.

The PacBang Linux is created by Architect developer Carl Duff.

Te last version of PacBang Linux was released in April 2016.

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PacBang Linux 2016.04 i686 670MB.iso
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PacBang Linux 2016.04 x86_64 704MB.iso
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Architect

Architect

Web site: https://sourceforge.net/projects/architect-linux/
Origin: United Kingdom
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: text
Architecture: x86, x86_64
Based on: Arch Linux
Wikipedia:
Media: Install CD
The last version | Released: 2016.03.01 | March 23, 2016
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Architect Linux (an Arch Linux installer) – a powerful easy to use installer for Arch Linux. The Architect installer is an online installer which allows you to build an Arch Linux distribution using the latest packages that are currently available.

Architect was originally inspired by the Arch Installation Framework.
Architect Installation Framework (AIF) is an Arch Linux installer, designed for experienced users and enthusiasts who wish to learn more about their system. The main gol was placed on the user control, flexibility, and strength of the system through automation.

The installation media is available for x86 and x86_64 CPU.

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Architect 2016.03.01 i686 337MB.iso
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Architect 2016.03.01 x86_64 377MB.iso
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