Aurora

Aurora SPARC Linux

Aurora SPARC Linux

Web site: www.auroralinux.org (not active)
Origin: USA
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: GNOME, KDE
Architecture: sparc32
Based on: Fedora
Wikipedia: Aurora SPARC Linux
Media: Install
The last version | Released: 2.0 | April 14, 2006

Aurora SPARC Linux – a researching & building a Sparc Linux distribution based on Fedora Core. Aurora was originally created after Red Hat dropped support for the SPARC architecture after Red Hat Linux 6.2.

The project status:
– A build 0.1 was released November 5, 2001
– The first “stable” build of Aurora (1.0) was released January 19, 2001
– The second “stable” build of Aurora (2.0) based on Fedora Core 3 was released April 14, 2006
– The Corona Tree (?) was based on Fedora Core 6

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Aurora SPARC Linux 2.0 i386 2.44GB.iso
md5sum: 8a8430063835320bc74b4f80d0844177

 

Eeebuntu

Eeebuntu

Web site: eeebuntu.org (not active)
Origin: United Kingdom
Category: Netbook
Desktop environment: GNOME
Architecture: x86
Based on: Ubuntu
Wikipedia: Aurora
Media: Live DVD
The last version | Released: 4.0-beta1 | February 28, 2010

Eeebuntu (or Aurora (the latest name) formerly known as Ubuntu Eee) – a variant of Ubuntu specifically for the asus eee-pc and other netbook type computers, such as the Asus Eee PC line of netbooks. Aurora started life originally in 2008 as the Eeebuntu project, a customized redistribution of Ubuntu.

Originally a simple collection of scripts and hacks to get Ubuntu 8.04 onto an EeePC it grew into a distribution of its own

Four versions were available of Eeebuntu: Standard, NBR (standard with Ubuntu Netbook Edition), Base and LXDE.

In May/June 2009 the Eeebuntu team released version 3.0. To add to the value of Eeebuntu; support for a wide range on non-eeepc netbooks was added to the acpi and kernel.

In September 2009 the team announced work on Eeebuntu 4 (eb4) but the project would see a shift in support. In December we announced that, as well as a Debian base, developers would be looking for Eeebuntu to be supported on all systems : laptop, netbook and desktop alike.

As the project developer said:
“Ubuntu is getting more and more trouble adjusting with every release, and if Debian unstable is right for Ubuntu, it’s certainly right for us.”

The project started in December 2007 and was founded by Steve Wood.

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Eeebuntu 2.0 Standard i386 880MB.iso
md5sum: cab1eefc433f6c9a23615a8cccf44e81