Litrix

Litrix Linux

Web site: www.litrixlinux.org (not active)
Origin: Brazil
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: GNOME
Architecture: x86
Based on: Gentoo
Wikipedia (PT): Litrix Linux
Media: Live DVD
The last version | Released: 11-12 | December 15, 2011

Litrix Linux – a Gentoo based Linux distribution in live CD format that can also be installed as a desktop operating system on x86 computers. The project was created and developed by Vagner Rodrigues between 2000 and 2011.

The first trial version of Litrix wes released in 2000 with the release of BZS (Brazilian Zip Slackware) a modified version of Slackware which was running on FAT 32 partitions giving an option to Windows 9X users who were not familiar with the GNU/Linux system to have the first contacts without the need to repartition the HD.

In late 2003 due to several problems with print servers and printer filters in Slackware, Vagner began looking for a better alternative to the print filters than APSFILTER used in Slackware.

After creating packages for Slackware from Foomatic + cups to Slackware, Vagner takes a copy of the script that generates the live CD Slax and develops Litrix Linux 1.0. Later Litrix Linux creates a fork of similarities with Slax and passes its own live CD generation script and CD boot.

In 2005 Litrix 2.1 was the time to say goodbye to the Slackware base and switch using the Gentoo base, allowing you to bring new features and ability to be customized for performance.

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Litrix Linux 11-12 i586 1.47GB.iso
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Kalango

Kalango

Web site: kalangolinux.org (not active)
Origin: Brazil
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: KDE
Architecture: x86
Based on: KANOTIX
Wikipedia:
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 3.3 | November 7, 2006

Kalango Linux – a Brazilian Linux distribution designed for desktop’s users.

Kalango Linux is based on Kurumin/Knoppix/KANOTOX, which features the same hardware detection and package installation system. Kalango is full of programs of daily usage, which lets you: surf the internet, receive emails, enter texts, make and manipulate spreadsheets, edit images, listen to music, watch videos and more. It comes with Openoffice, Mozilla Firebird, Mozilla Thunderbird, KDE 3.14, k3b and Blender.

All this in a very pleasant environment to use / work, and best of all is that the system runs entirely from the CD simply by burning the CD image (or using a bootable floppy) that you download, and setting the BIOS to give boot from the CD-ROM.

It uses the Debian package management tools to install, remove and upgrade all the packages.

The project founder is Leandro Soares dos Santos.

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Kalango Linux 3.2a i386 604MB.iso
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Imagineos

Imagineos

Web site: www.imagineos.com.br (not active)
Origin: Brazil
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: Enlightenment, Fluxbox, KDE, WindowMaker, Xfce
Architecture: x86
Based on: Slackware
Wikipedia:
Media: Live
The last version | Released: 20110605 | June 12, 2011

Imagineos – (formerly: GoblinX) a free Linux distribution based on Slackware.

The Standard version includes five window managers and graphical environments such as: KDE, Fluxbox, Enlightenment, Xfce and WindowMaker. KDE and Xfce are more suitable for novice users; and Fluxbox or WindowMaker as very light window managers, are ideally suited for working on older machines.

The system uses TGZ packages, like Slackware, on which it is based.
The distribution includes several languages, and the additional ones can be easily downloaded and turned on.

Imagineos is a live CD system, which means you can run it directly from the live media without need of installation.
The live CD is created by using linux-live scripts with a few modifications uses KDE as the desktop environment.

The project developer is Flavio Pereira de Oliveira.

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Muriqui

Muriqui

Web site: www.muriquilinux.com.br (not active)
Origin: Brazil
Category: Desktop, Server
Desktop environment: KDE
Architecture: x86
Based on: Debian
Wikipedia (PT): Muriqui Linux
Media: Live
The last version | Released: 1.4 | October 6, 2006

Muriqui – a Linux distribution based on Debian and KDE desktop environment. It uses Anaconda as its installer of the Fedora project. It is a recent project that aims to facilitate the installation process for end users of a Debian based Linux.

The name Muriqui is an allusion to the primate Muriqui-do Sul or mono-carvoeiro, the largest primate of the American continent, and is among the animals in danger of extinction. The name of the distribution is a tribute to the struggle for the preservation of this heavily endangered species. A third of the remaining population of the Muriquis is found at the Montes Claros farm in Caratinga, home to the Doctum, where the primates were preserved at the initiative of their owners, the family of Feliciano Miguel Abdala. Today the farm is an RPPN – Private Natural Heritage Reserve, where the Caratinga Biological Station was donated to the Brazilian Foundation for Nature Conservation (FBCN), making Caratinga one of the largest preservation areas of this species.

The popular computer project was commissioned by the Ministry of Communications to UFMG in 2004. The idea was simple: low-HD and low-end terminals, with a more powerful server in a telecentre with 10 – 20 desktops. Soon after the Workshop for the presentation of the project at the Rectory of UFMG, in two months, we already had, in Caratinga, the first laboratory, with this philosophy, in use in the educational environment. This was the impetus for the development of Muriqui Linux, which, in its server version, installed the central remote boot server for diskless stations – Diskless Remote Boot on Linux (DRBL). Later, we started to use the LTSP (Light Terminal Server Project), of the developer Jim McQuillan, whom I met in 2005 in Porto Alegre during the 6th. FISL. In the Muriqui version, the word processing environment occurred on the server, other, lighter applications on the client. Several distributions currently support this solution. The LTSP package is part of the official Debian and Ubuntu repository, in addition to the derived derivatives Edubuntu (Ubuntu), K12LTSP (CentOS) and Skolelinux (Debian) and KIWI-LTSP (SUSE).

João Fernando (creator and editor of the Revista Livre Livre), Renato Araújo and André – then students of the Computer Science course at Faculdades Integradas de Caratinga – looked for us in 1998. They wanted to try Linux and they would like the support of the institution. Workstations for testing were made available and it all started. In 1999, all the institution’s laboratory and connection infrastructure was implemented in Linux. The students participated in the installation of the first server, by João Paulo, from Microhard. All other servers were implemented with human resources developed by the project in the institution itself. Of the students who followed the installation, all of them later became tutors who leveraged the absorption of the technology in the institution.

In the following years, many joined the project and became the developers of the Muriqui Linux distro, launched in January 2005 in Teófilo Otoni. In coordination of development to Gicele, the Rômulo (tragically deceased in an automobile accident in the highway of the death – BR 381) and Reinaldo Moreira; the Raphael Valente in the arts; to Raquel Borsari in marketing. The FISL of 2005 marked the national launch of the project, which was to be adopted by the Ministry of Education as the basic distro of the ProJovem project that year. It was installed on 32,000 machines, the first Linux Educational of MEC!

In the development of version 1.4 came the brilliant “boys” Jacson Rodrigues (Jeiks today professor at UFES) and Ronoaldo. Ronoaldo’s brilliance could be attested by the nickname: Harry Potter. Under the baton of the “wizards”, Jeiks and Harry, were born the descendants: ProLinux and VixLinux. This phase, already in Flux, with Jacson Tiola unleashing the Plone CMS, well ahead of its time.

The Muriqui Linux project lost its sustainability when its main developers were hired by the federal government in Brasilia to implement the Free Software project in the federal public administration, starting in 2003.

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GoblinX

GoblinX

GoblinX Mini

Web site: www.goblinx.com.br (not active)
Origin: Brazil
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: KDE, Xfce
Architecture: x86
Based on: Slackware
Wikipedia (PL): GoblinX
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 3.0 | November 2, 2009

GoblinX – a Linux live distribution based on Slackware packages and built using Linux Live scripts.

It was available in a few versions, such as:
– Standard – includes several graphical environments such as KDE, Gnome, Xfce or Enlightenment, as well as window managers such as Fluxbox and Window Maker. In addition, it includes English, French, Spanish, Portuguese and German locales
– Premium
– Noblin – uses the Gnome environment
– Mini – uses the Xfce environment
– Micro – uses the Fluxbox window manager

GoblinX 3.0 G:Noblin featured a specially prepared Netbook interface based on the Ubuntu Netbook Remix model with some ideas provided by the Foresight distribution.

The distribution developer is Flavio de Oliveira.

In the 2010, the project changed its name to Imagineos.

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GoblinX 3.0 i486 712MB.iso
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GoblinX 2.5 Mini i486 163MB.iso
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GEOLivre Linux

GEOLivre Linux

Web site: www.geolivre.org.br (not active)
Origin: Brazil
Category: Specialist
Desktop environment: KDE
Architecture: x86
Based on: Kurumin
Wikipedia:
Media: Live
The last version | Released: 5.0 | January 22, 2006

GEOLivre Linux – a Kurumin based live CD Linux distribution geared towards geographical use. Among its specialist software one can find MapServer, GRASS, JUMP, QGIS, Thuban, GPSMan, GPSDrive and other related applications.

Between the applications that it includes, they can stand out:
– UMN MapServer, an API for the development of web-based GIS applications.
– PostgreSQL / PostGIS, spatial database system for vector data analysis.
– Open 3D GIS, GIS 3D solution, for advanced visualization of spatial data.
– GMT, collection of tools for manipulation of 2D and 3D geographic data.
– GRASS, a classic in the open-world GIS world.
– UDIG, multi-format GIS application management system.
– JUMP, Java framework for the development of GIS applications.
– Terraview, easy-to-use geographic data visualization system.
– SPRING, a GIS of Brazilian origin and also totally open.
– QGIS, geographic data viewer with friendly interdace.
– Thuban, visualizer written in Python, very friendly.
– MySQL, database system, well known.
– QCAD, free CAD program with lots of useful resources.

This distro has been developed in Brazil by the OpenGEO company, dedicated to geotechnologies and the development of open source corporate applications.

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Kaiana

Kaiana

Kaiana

Web site: kaiana.com.br (not active)
Origin: Brazil
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: KDE
Architecture: x86, x86_64
Based on: Kubuntu
Wikipedia:
Media: Live DVD
The last version | Released: 12.04 | July 28, 2012

Kaiana (previously: Big Linux) – an operating system developed by the Brazilian Free Software community, under the responsibility of the Free Union.

It seeks to be an ideal system for the use of everyday activities and seeks to meet beginner and advanced users.
It supports a hard disk installation and is localized into Brazilian Portuguese.

It was developed based on the popular Ubuntu distribution. Another important different is that the Kaiana system has been licensed by Canonical and is allowed to distribute modifications on the Ubuntu base.

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Epidemic GNU/Linux

Epidemic GNU/Linux

Web site: www.epidemiclinux.org
Origin: Brazil
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: KDE
Architecture: x86_64
Based on: Debian
Wikipedia:
Media: Live DVD
The last version | Released: 4.0 | September 10, 2012

Epidemic GNU/Linux – a Brazilian Linux distribution based on Debian GNU/Linux, and targeted to home users.

Epidemic features the KDE desktop environment, pre-installed 3D desktop features via CompizFusion, proprietary and non-free kernel drivers, and multimedia codecs.
It comes with set of popular applications such as: Iceweasel, Rekonq, Konqueror web browsers, VLC, LibreOffice, KTorrent, Akregator, Kopete, Konversation, Amarok, K3b, JuK, Dragon Player, etc.

Epidemic Linux has a unique Graphic Installer which lets users installing the live system onto a hard drive in about 10 minutes.

Up to version 3.x, Epidemic was available for 32 bit machines.
The latest version 4 is targeted to amd64 based CPUs, and is built using packages of Debian testing “Wheezy”.

Epidemic is created by James Benedito de Oliveira.

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Epidemic GNU/Linux 4.0-2 x86_64 1.48GB.iso
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Dizinha

Dizinha

Web site: dizinha.codigolivre.org.br (not active)
Origin: Brazil
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: IceWM
Architecture: x86
Based on: Kurumin
Wikipedia (PT): Dizinha
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 2a1 | January 12, 2006

Dizinha – a Brazilian distribution especially developed for old computers. It is one of the first distros based on Kurumin.

This distribution runs fast on old machines, on Pentium I processors in as little as 16 MB of RAM.

It has a simple window manager called IceWM and lightweight applications for PC’s users without much processing power. To maintain this compatibility with older hardware, throughout its lifetime developers have maintained the Linux kernel in version 2.4.x.

Using Debian’s own tools, Dizinha Linux is as intuitive as other Debian-based distributions.

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Dizinha 2a1 i386 156MB.iso
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Famelix

Famelix 1.3

Famelix 2.1

Web site: www.famelix.uach.cl (not active)
Origin: Brazil
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: KDE
Architecture: x86
Based on: Knoppix
Wikipedia (ES): Famelix
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 2.1 RC | February 22, 2008

Famelix GNU/Linux – (now known as BRLix) a Brazilian Linux distribution based on Debian GNU/Linux, Knoppix and Kurumin.

Famelix offers a KDE based desktop environment which is looks similar to Windows XP (“Linux with Windows XP appearance”). It helps users migration from an other operating system to a free one. This distribution used elements presented in other distributions like Debian GNU/Linux, Knoppix and Kurumin.

The development of this distribution was carried out by two houses of studies: the Brazilian, Faculdade Metropolitana de Guaramirim (FAMEG) and Chile, Universidad Austral de Chile (UACH).

BRLix, a successor of Famelix, the current distribution of this project tries to offer a similar to Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7 Desktop, making the use even more striking, and even more simplified.

The last release of the project is BRLix 3.9 beta released in March 2016.
New files of BRLix were released in January 2017.

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Famelix 1.3 i386 698MB.iso
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Famelix 2.1-B 714MB.iso
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