ScorchOS

ScorchOS

Web site: github.com/TreacherousNexus/scorchos
Origin: United Kingdom
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: CLI
Architecture: x86
Based on: Independent
Wikipedia:
Media: Install
The last version | Released: 0.1.6 | October 4, 2018
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ScorchOS – an independently developed 32 bit operating system that began operating in 2008 as a fork of “Bran’s Kernel Development”. The project does not offer ready-made live/install images, but rather a script to build your own operating system from source packages.

ScorchOS is being developed to enable programmers to learn more about how kernels and drivers work, and potential hobby kernel developers will find useful resources and code.

Features:
– Basic Memory Management (IDT, GDT, ISR)
– Interrupt Management
– VGA Driver
– Keyboard Driver
– Shell
– Cross-compiler support

The project developer is Bobby Moss.

 

theShell

theShell

Web site: vicr123.com/theshell/os/
Origin:
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: theShell
Architecture: x86_64
Based on: Arch Linux
Wikipedia:
Media: Live DVD
The last version | Released: 2018.07.04 Preview | July 24, 2018
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theShell – an Arch Linux based Linux distribution which allows you to install any software from the Arch Linux repositories, as well as any software from the Arch User Repository, to give you a large software selection.

theShell OS comes with theShell as the default desktop environment. And since theShell OS is created by the same person that made theShell, the desktop is integrated with all the default applications of the OS, giving you the best theShell experience.

The project founder is Victor Tran.

Download

theShell 2018.07.04 Preview amd64 1.3GB.iso
md5sum: 0e64fc59a1c6161504afd9724dcd6dcb

 

heads

heads

Web site: heads.dyne.org
Origin: USA
Category: Specialist, Security
Desktop environment: Awesome, Openbox
Architecture: x86, x86_64
Based on: Devuan
Wikipedia:
Media: Live DVD
The last version | Released: 0.4 | March 26, 2018
Zobacz po polsku Zobacz po polsku: heads

heads – a Devuan based GNU/Linux liveCD distribution aimed at people who like the aspect of controlling their privacy and anonymity on the Internet.

In heads, the init of choice is not systemd. systemd is a huge piece of software that, while being free software, has not been audited for security since its creation. Being big as it is, it is hard to do so, and as time goes, it’s becoming even tougher to audit systemd.

Another important thing is that heads uses only free software. On the other hand, with heads you only use free software, meaning you can gain access to any source code that is included in heads, at any time. Using free software it is far easier to avoid hidden backdoors and malware that might be in non-free software. We hope this makes you a tad more aware of the importance of free software and its uses.

heads was created, as a response to Tails 2.0’s transition to the systemd service management system.

The live system without the possibility of installation on a hard disk is available for x86 and x86_64 PC machines.

Download

heads 0.4 i386 766MB.iso
sha256: 9e3cde762497487a157de55c00b800598e3a45b010d46926a807e34cc850cfa2
heads 0.4 amd64 743MB.iso
sha256: 4f602ccb7953dc6e64ada27908020fd26c60bb61a8a61d70cf2f86b0be2faf97

 

PostX

PostX

Web site: techtimejourney.net
Origin:
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: Openbox
Architecture: x86, x86_64
Based on: Debian
Wikipedia:
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 0.5 RC2 | September 2, 2018

PostX (previously: Audax) – a lightweight Linux distribution with a Openbox desktop based on Debian Jessie (8).

By default the distribution uses only free software. The distribution can also be burnt to a cd or a usb stick due to its small size. The overall system is designed to be lightweight and as such it uses as low amount of RAM as possible while featuring many common tools for the regular user.

PostX can be used directly from a media as a live distribution or installed to a hard drive.

The PostX 0.2.5 and an older version called Audax was also based on Debian, but used the Fluxbox window manager as default.

The live-mode default username is: audax
and the password is: live

Download

PostX 0.5 RC2 amd64 649MB.iso
md5sum: 0686e99ce82cdeede9d4a613f7e39c75
PostX 0.2.5 i386 587MB.iso
md5sum: 3be5cc546f0a1f7b1f2d1983ea546bfc
Audax 0.2 i386 492MB.iso
md5sum: bb2b49b01e3fef8f7a7bdcc03be6c403

 

GuruMan Linux

GuruMan Linux

Web site: sourceforge.net/projects/guruman-linux-kde/
Origin: USA
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: KDE Plasma
Architecture: x86_64
Based on: Manjaro Linux
Wikipedia:
Media: Live DVD
The last version | Released: 18.0 | November 16, 2018

GuruMan Linux – a KDE spin on Manjaro KDE Linux 18. GuruMan is based on x86_64-stable with kernel 4.19.1.

The GuruMan Linux KDE-18.0-stable-x86_64.iso can be installed in either a VM (Oracle VirtualBox or VMWare Tools) but I have integrated OpenVM-Tools into the ISO image which should work for either environment.

You can, of course, install GuruMan Linux on bare metal using a utility like Etcher (which I recommend) to create a bootable USB or create a bootable DVD and install it that way.

PCManFM File Manager has been incorporated into this ISO for those who want to replace Dolphin as their file manager of choice due to the security issues surrounding Dolphin that don’t exist in PCManFM. I left Dolphin in this distro, however, just in case you prefer that file manager instead regardless of security risk. Filezilla & gftp have been included as file transfer applications to choose from. My preference is gftp. If you use FireFox Web browser (my defacto Web browser in Linux), you will see an icon that pops up on the Task bar asking if you wish to install Plasma Browser Integration to support the add-on in Firefox for KDE. This is recommended to install. This distro uses the sddm display manager and pamac which replaces octopi as the package manager in GuruMan Linux.

The project founder is Dan Calloway.

Download

GuruMan Linux KDE 18.0 amd64 2.2GB.iso
md5sum: 95126776a0a76175765c92474166b51c

 

Black Lab Linux

Black Lab

Web site: blacklablinux.org (not active)
Origin: USA
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: LXDE, KDE, MATE, Xfce
Architecture: x86_64
Based on: Ubuntu
Wikipedia:
Media: Live DVD
The last version | Released: 11.7 | July 2, 2018
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Black Lab Linux (previously OS4 OpenLinux, and PC/OS) – a Linux distribution focused on ease of use and includes many tools that allow users to create and publish their own content.

It provides multimedia codecs out of the box, an easy to use and simplified interface. Great compatibility with older hardware help you extend your hardware and software investments.

Black Lab Linux was available for 64 bit machines with the GNOME, Xfce, MATE or KDE desktop environments of your choice.
New iso images were available to subscribers (paid). Other users can download a new iso image 30 days after the official release.

Starting with version 6.5, Black Lab Linux was released with a single environment version, with the KDE desktop only.

The project developer is Robert Dohnert.

Download

Black Lab Linux 11.7 amd64 1.64GB.iso
md5sum: ebf6dba20e6af0d032f6e0097281672d
Black Lab Linux 8 KDE amd64 1.58GB.iso
md5sum: 10119c88df906f52ebb7e7d6d30c51dc

 

Ubuntu GNOME

Ubuntu GNOME

Web site: ubuntugnome.org
Origin: Isle of Man
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: GNOME
Architecture: x86, x86_64
Based on: Ubuntu
Wikipedia:
Media: Live DVD
The last version | Released: 16.04.05 LTS | July 31, 2018
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Ubuntu GNOME (formerly: Ubuntu GNOME Remix) – an official flavor of Ubuntu, featuring the GNOME desktop environment. Ubuntu GNOME is a mostly pure GNOME desktop experience built from the Ubuntu repositories.

The first (unofficial) release was 12.10 (Quantal Quetzal), released in October 2012.
The first official release was 13.04 (Raring Ringtail).
The final Long Term Support release is Ubuntu GNOME 16.04.5.
The final stable non-LTS release was Ubuntu GNOME 17.04. The 17.04 release is no longer supported.

Download

Ubuntu GNOME 16.04.5 LTS i386 1.35GB.iso
md5sum: e427b15ccc90afe75a68ff9f920259cb
Ubuntu GNOME 16.04.5 LTS amd64 1.32GB.iso
md5sum: ffb054432c777e08354bcfbeb94c195c

 

Slontoo

Slontoo

Web site: slontoo.sourceforge.io (not active)
Origin: Slovenia
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: LXDE, MATE, Xfce
Architecture: x86_64
Based on: Funtoo
Wikipedia:
Media: Live DVD
The last version | Released: 18.07.1 | July 8, 2018
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Slontoo – a Slovenian Linux distribution based on Funtoo, which is based on Gentoo. The distribution uses the Linux Mint live installer to install the system on the computer’s hard drive.

Slontoo offers three desktops to choose: LXDE, MATE and Xfce and a set of everyday applications such as: audio and video player, CD recorder, photo editor, multi-communicator, office package, web browser, email client, etc.

The project founder is Matija Skala.

Download

Slontoo 18.07 LXDE+MATE+Xfce amd64 1.7GB.iso
md5sum: b2d9206e6adef585266753b770c91e4e

 

MAX

MAX

Web site: external.educa2.madrid.org/es/web/maxcontent/inicio1
Origin: Spain
Category: Education
Desktop environment: Xfce
Architecture: x86_64
Based on: Ubuntu
Wikipedia: MAX Linux
Media: Live DVD
The last version | Released: 10 | November 26, 2018
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MAX Madrid_Linux – a GNU/Linux distribution created by the Ministry of Education and Employment in Madrid (Council of Education of Madrid), based in Spain. The system has been specially adapted for use in educational environments due to its simplicity, reliability and software collection.

The live system is based on Ubuntu and is equipped with the MATE desktop and a wide set of pre-installed educational applications.
MAX is available in two versions: desktop and server, for 32 and 64 bit machines.

The desktop version offers several options such as a teacher’s or student system; in addition, for use for children and primary education.

The server version offers an operating system designed for a single computer capable of handling all connections, with load balancing, proxy, printer management and even creating mobile profiles.

The distribution is equipped with an installer that allows you to change the size of FAT or NTFS partitions, create additional space and transfer the MAX system to your computer’s hard drive.

Download

MAX Linux 10 DVDlive amd64 4.4GB.iso
md5sum: c6d45bf9cf9fd0a157e8a2545c8163f3

MAX Linux 3.0 DVDlive i386 2.44GB.iso
md5sum: 2449ee74d55d6e845e7679527760b0cb

MAX Linux 1.2 CDlive i386 725MB.iso
md5sum: b59f8b5b6cef1a960628499f001e1202

 

TrueOS

TrueOS

Web site: trueos.org (not active)
Origin: USA
Category: Server
Desktop environment: CLI
Architecture: x86_64
Based on: FreeBSD
Wikipedia: TrueOS
Media: Install DVD/USB
The last version | Released: 18.12 ? | December 15, 2018
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TrueOS – an open-source Unix-like, server-oriented FreeBSD based operating system. The project started as the PC-BSD project.

TrueOS was also able to run Linux software, in addition to FreeBSD Ports collection, and it had its own .txz package manager. TrueOS supported OpenZFS, and the installer offered disk encryption with geli.

The project founder is Kris Moore.
It was under active development between 2016 and 2018, and finished in 2020.

Download

TrueOS 18.03 x64 2.4GB.iso
md5sum: 1dfdf1689f3430600dfa9234b25503e9

TrueOS 18.03 x64 USB 2.6GB.img
md5sum: 3e4d6b2f8bc4c0dd004ea766dba84d51