SkyOS

SkyOS

Web site: www.skyos.org (not active)
Origin: Austria
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: SkyGI
Architecture: x86
Based on: Independent
Wikipedia: SkyOS
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 5 Beta 6947 | August 3, 2008

SkyOS (Sky Operating System) – a proprietary, graphical desktop operating system created by Robert Szeleney in 1996 as a small bootloader. It is independent developed, written from scratch, POSIX compatible operating system for x86-like computers.

SkyOS has evolved into a full-featured, modern operating system, with a goal to be the easiest to use desktop operating system available for the average computer user. The development staff has also increased to include business, software, and graphics developers.

SkyOS uses its own GUI system called “SkyGI”, which features a complete C++ API. This system has nothing to do with X or XFree86, and is not based on either of these systems or their forks.

SkyOS uses no GPL’d code in the kernel/system. SkyOS does include some applications (such as Firefox) that are covered by the GPL.

SkyOS uses the SkyFS file system which is based on OpenBFS, but can also read FAT16 / FAT32, BeFS, ext2 / ext3.

The public beta of the SkyOS iso is available for users for testing the SkyOS.
User: public
Serial: 4Q7W5-HTRRW-6WYHW-45KW7-XQLXL

To log in to the live system:
User: root
No password

Download

SkyOS 5 beta 6947 i386 648MB.iso
md5sum: 2531a3448f3706ac357355799d16743e

 

Gibraltar Firewall

Gibraltar Firewall

Web site: www.gibraltar.at
Origin: Austria
Category: Firewall
Desktop environment: text
Architecture: x86
Based on: Debian
Wikipedia: Gibraltar
Media: Live
The last version | Released: 3.1 | May 18, 2011

Gibraltar Firewall – a Debian based specialist Linux distribution which provides ready to use firewall configuration and can be boot directly from a CD-ROM, so hard disk installation is not necessary.

The latest version works as a LiveCD and is based on Debian Lenny 5.0. It works as a firewall and gateway. The task of this system is to protect the local network against attacks by viruses, internet worms and cyber criminals.

The system is managed by a web browser, IPv6 is fully supported, and the web interface allows creating various types of filters, tunnels and routing routes.

The project is created by Dr. Rene Mayrhofer in 1999.

Download

Gibraltar Firewall 3.1 i386 492MB.iso
md5sum: c76531877c00b9f8693f2fc070765e97

 

SoL

SoL

Web site: www.sol-linux.com (not active)
Origin: Austria
Category: Desktop, Server
Desktop environment: Enlightenment
Architecture: x86
Based on: Independent
Wikipedia:
Media: Live/Install DVD
The last version | Released: 25.00 | June 26, 2007

Server Optimized Linux (SoL) – an independent developed Linux distribution with a revolutionary bootconcept based on XML and contains most common server-applications.

Features include software RAID creation, a quick-install mode for automatic mass installations and a step-by-step installation menu.

The distribution is built from source packges and is not based on any different one.

It runs in two modes:
– Install – it lets you install it on a hard drive
– Live – lets you run it in a graphical mode with Enlightenment window manager as default.

Root user password is: root
Then type: startx to run the graphical environment.

 

JUX

JUX

Web site: www.jux-net.info (not active)
Origin: Austria
Category: Education
Desktop environment: JUX Desktop
Architecture: x86
Based on: Knoppix
Wikipedia:
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 3.0 | December, 2011

JUX – a Knoppix based Linux distribution created in 2003 for NetBridge, the Coordination Centre of information and communication technologies in extracurricular of youth work in Vienna. The developers aim to create an easy install and easy to use operating system, where various versions appeal to different target groups, for children with fun.

The software runs from a live CD, and doesn’t have to be installed on a hard disk. All data can be backed up during use of it, and are available only for this session.

JUX can gather children safely and playful first experience with the computer.

An approach to the computer under the following aspects to support the programs on the CD:
– getting knowledge of the controls
– supported sound painting
– understanding first game concepts
– virtual room experience

The project was under development between 2003 and 2011.

Download

JUXLALA 1.0 2007-06-17 DE i386 707MB.iso
md5sum: 71ed63bf40efc8476fa2c4d652867ce8

 

DesktopBSD

DesktopBSD

Web site: www.desktopbsd.net
Origin: Austria
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: KDE 3
Architecture: x86, x86_64
Based on: FreeBSD
Wikipedia: DesktopBSD
Media: Live DVD
The last version | Released: 1.7 | September 7, 2009
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DesktopBSD – a desktop-oriented operating system based on FreeBSD.
The project started in 2005, and the first release candidate version was released 25 July 2005.
It provides a desktop operating system that is easy to use to the end users, but offers it with the power of BSD.

DesktopBSD is not a fork of FreeBSD, it uses the stable tree of FreeBSD and lets run it in Live mode, and install the system on a hard drive as well. DesktopBSD has pre-installed K Desktop Environment 3.5, which is the default graphical user interface and has its own utilities and configuration files for system management as well.

The last version of DesktopBSD was released in September 2009 and the development has been stopped.
The project has been restarted under new leadership in May 2010, but it stopped soon too.
In March 2013 the forums member announced that the project is restarted again, but there no fresh news any more.

In November 2015, the community members published a testing virtual image of DesktopBSD 2.0 M1.
The password to log in to the system is: dbsd

Download

DesktopBSD 2.0 Pre-Release Lumina/KDE/LXDE/GNOME/Xorg/Nox amd64.iso
md5sum:

DesktopBSD 2.0 M1 amd64 1.4GB.ova
md5sum: 5618a65d53ebb44cfebf1d48f8f263d0

DesktopBSD 1.7 i386 1.89GB.iso
md5sum: 0fd1c4261817cee339674abf1f0716ed

DesktopBSD 1.7 amd64 1.96GB.iso
md5sum: ac793f56bd079c2f923ab24ba5aa0ef8