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.

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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.

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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
Zobacz po polsku Zobacz po polsku: Ubuntu GNOME

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.

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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
Zobacz po polsku Zobacz po polsku: Slontoo

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.

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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
Zobacz po polsku Zobacz po polsku: MAX Linux

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.

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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.

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TrueOS 18.03 x64 2.4GB.iso
md5sum: 1dfdf1689f3430600dfa9234b25503e9

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

 

MorpheusArch

MorpheusArch

Web site: morpheusarch.co.uk (not active)
Origin: UK
Category: Rescue
Desktop environment: LXQt
Architecture: x86_64
Based on: Arch Linux
Wikipedia:
Media: Live DVD
The last version | Released: 2018.4 | October 27, 2018
Zobacz po polsku Zobacz po polsku: MorpheusArch

MorpheusArch – a Linux distribution with photorec and testdisk, ddrescue and other data recovery tools so you can recover 400+ file types.

MorpheusArch is offered in two versions of your choice: with a very light LXQt environment and a text mode.
The text version of MorpheusArch requires less than 50 MB of RAM to boot and provides current hardware support.

username: morpheus
password: arch

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MorpheusArch 2018.4 amd64 1.0GB.iso
md5sum: 78c164cc5d2e3a7ac576f80036698ba9

 

ArchMerge

ArchMerge

Web site: archmerge.com (not active)
Origin: Belgium
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: i3, Openbox, Xfce
Architecture: x86, x86_64
Based on: Arch Linux
Wikipedia:
Media: Live DVD
The last version | Released: 6.5.1 | March 4, 2018
Zobacz po polsku Zobacz po polsku: ArchMerge

ArchMerge – a Linux distribution based on Arch Linux. The project was created after the ArchLabs project was divided into two separate ones. ArchMerge is created by Erik Dubois.

ArchMerge was created to enable learning/developing Linux skills.

The live system is equipped with 3 desktops: Openbox, i3 and Xfce, as well as a wide set of applications from various categories.
The system can be installed on a computer hard disk using the Calamares installer included with the system.

At the end of March 2018, the distribution changed its name to ArcoLinux.

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ArchMerge 6.2.1 x86_64 1.97GB.iso
md5sum: a283015b629e220bad03f3e6ae8188d9

 

Pegasus OS

Pegasus OS

Web site: pegasusos.networkcore.eti.br
Origin: Brazil
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: Xfce
Architecture: x86
Based on: Ubuntu
Wikipedia:
Media: Live DVD
The last version | Released: 18.02 | February 18, 2018

Pegasus OS – a GNU/Linux distribution based on Ubuntu and Debian. The Pegasus OS highlight the easy and stable operation.

The current version name is Helix Nebula – every point version honors a celestial object, which does not necessarily need to be associated with the Pegasus constellation, which is already honored by the name of the distribution.

The focus is on ease of use and the possibility of being an environment for developing software and learning various tools.
It already has a video editor, IDE for software development, image editors, productivity suite, and others.

The project emerged as a personal initiative to improve learning about Linux, as well as the availability of tools used in the educational field. It is a hobby associated with professional and personal use.

It was decided to use the XFCE environment for its lightness, without losing its beauty, but it also has LXDE for faster access.

The project developer is Arnaldo Vasconcellos.

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Pegasus OS 18.02 i686 3.0GB.iso
md5sum: 0746766a2cf2a2e54028f90554c19cb9

 

Feliz

Feliz

Web site: sourceforge.net/projects/feliz/
Origin: UK
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: text
Architecture: x86_64
Based on: Arch Linux
Wikipedia:
Media: Install CD
The last version | Released: 2018.04.18 | April 18, 2018
Zobacz po polsku Zobacz po polsku: Feliz

Feliz – a bootable live CD which offers the quickest and easiest way to install Arch Linux and a selection of software from the Arch repos.

Feliz purpose is to speed up installation of Arch Linux, plus a desktop environment and a ‘shopping list’ of extras like web browsers, office software and programming tools. An initialising phase gathers essential data of location, username, and passwords, and works with the user to set up their partitioning and desktop environment requirements. The script then runs without further intervention to the end.

It starts a live session of Arch Linux, and runs the script. All you have to do is follow the prompts. Installation follows closely the Arch Wiki beginners’ guide, and hopefully you will understand something of the process by the time it has finished; you may even like to try a manual installation with the help of the Wiki.

The live system works in text mode.

Feliz is a successor of Achoo! project, both founded and developed by Elizabeth Mills.

Download

Feliz 2018.04.18 amd64 590MB.iso
md5sum: 614fd2ea15ed93cbae3de599443649a7