VectorLinux

VectorLinux

Web site: vectorlinux.com
Origin: Canada
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: Xfce
Architecture: x86, x86_64
Based on: Slackware
Wikipedia: VectorLinux
Media: Live, Install
The last version | Released: 7.2 | August 28, 2017
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VectorLinux – a Linux distribution based on Slackware. The project is founded by Robert S. Lange and Darrell Stavem and is being developed with community help.

It uses ‘slapt-get’ for package management or the “gslapt” GUI. Users have ability to independently control packages by installing packages without dependencies (for advanced users). Vector uses .tlz packages (LZMA-packed), though .tbz and .tgz are supported too.

The system is released for hardware architecture i486, and from July 2012 also for x86_64.
VectorLinux includes pre-installed non-free software and drivers.

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VectorLinux 7.2 Light Final i586 653MB.iso
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VectorLinux 7.2 STD Final i586 872MB.iso
md5sum: c86de6230e7158bfc47876863ec35367
VectorLinux 7.2 STD Final Live i586 1.07GB.iso
md5sum: 818f2486b691c29333466a4f7386cb51

VectorLinux 7.2 Light Final x86_64 655MB.iso
md5sum: 3228f4c69272dd7b97c38d6d12f8c56c
VectorLinux 7.2 STD Final x86_64 868MB.iso
md5sum: 872ec13a4848de94552408fe12152b25
VectorLinux 7.2 Light Live x86_64 750MB.iso
md5sum: 700bf4704696a1407214c0ca140eb864

 

Userful Desktop

Userful Desktop

Web site: www.userful.com
Origin: Canada
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: GNOME
Architecture: x86_64
Based on: Red Hat
Wikipedia:
Media: Install DVD
The last version | Released: 8.6.4 | March 2, 2016

Userful Desktop – a complete all-in-one locked down and cloud managed solution to set-up a Linux-based shared computing environment easily. It includes a simple administration website to customize, control, and monitor up to thousands of computer stations.

The distribution is designed for schools, libraries, kiosks, Internet cafes, digital signage, and public access computers.

The “Userful MultiSeat” desktop virtualization software that supports Ethernet and USB connected zero clients is also included.

The distribution is created by a Canadian Userful Corporation software company.

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Userful Desktop 8.6.4 amd64 1.82GB.iso
md5sum: 3c15cc4dfd80e30c7bda6a686ebe7fac

 

Softlanding Linux System

SLS

Web site: (not active)
Origin: Canada
Category: Server, Desktop
Desktop environment: CLI
Architecture: x86
Based on: Independent
Wikipedia: Softlanding Linux System
Media: Install
The last version | Released: 1993.03 ? | March 1993 ?

Softlanding Linux System (SLS) – one of the oldest Linux distributions was generally made minimal or no changes to the original software packages before including them. Distributions using this format generally provided no native software management and depended on third-party utilities for package management and administration.

The release 1.03 of SLS containing kernel 99 alpha p11, libc 4.4.1, gcc 2.4.5 and XFree86 1.3. Linux is a free 386 unix like operating system similar to System V, and developed by Linus Torvalds, plus a few hundred big hearted programmers on the Internet. SLS is produced and GPL copyrighted by Softlanding Software. You may redistribute SLS, as long as you do include both this file, and the file COPYING prominently in the distribution. You may not take credit for the work of others.

SLS is NOT just an image dump of some ones Unix system.
Instead it is a distribution whose primary purposes are:
0) provide an initial installation program (for the queasy).
1) utilities compiled to use minimal disk space.
2) provide a reasonably complete/integrated U*ix system.
3) provide a means to install and uninstall packages.
4) permit partial installations for small disk configs.
5) add a menu driven, extensible system administration.
6) take the hassle out of collecting and setting up a system.
7) give non internet users access to Linux.
8) provide a distribution that can be easily updated.

SLS contains ~600 utilities designed to provide a relatively complete computer operating system for the sophisticated user. It includes programs for compression, text processing, communications, X Windowing system, program development (Assembler, C, C++, Fortran, Pascal, Lisp, and Perl), mail, spreadsheets, and word-processing. Also supported are DOS files, a DOS emulator, SCSI, CDROMs, and TCP/IP. A 387 coprocessor is emulated by the kernel if you don’t have one. Full source code for the kernel is also provided with SLS.

The development environment includes libraries for unix and Xwindows, a debugger that does full screen (via emacs) with support for core dumps.
Shared libraries make the most miserly use of RAM and disk space. FAQ and Manual pages document most of the Linux utilities. SLS requires at least
12 Meg of disk for the minimal install. 90 Meg or more is required for the full system (not including TeX or Interviews). You will need at least 2
Meg of RAM, 4 meg if you want to compile programs, and 8 Meg to run X Windows. Note that sometimes you can get by with less, but usually with
noticeable performance limitations.

SLS was available on floppies (30 5.25 floppies or 25 3.5 floppies), QIC150 or CDROM from the address below for a flat rate distribution fee of US $99
($125 Canadian) + $15 shipping and handling. The SLS CDROM contains the full source tree and a 50+ page user manual “Using SLS”. A quarterly CD (4 CD’s over 1 year) was available for US $199 (255 Canadian) + $15 S&H.

It was founded by Peter MacDonald in May 1992. It was soon superseded by Slackware which started as a cleanup of SLS by Patrick Volkerdin.

The screenshot source: Wikipedia; author: Linuxcenter.ru; License: The copyright holder of this work allows anyone to use it for any purpose including unrestricted redistribution, commercial use, and modification.

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Softlanding Linux System 1.05 41.47MB.tar
md5sum: 766ec0448011668b4336c885d7be8719
Softlanding Linux System 1992.11 19.60MB.zip
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Softlanding Linux System 1993.03 28.07MB.tar.gz
md5sum: c665967993f0b2e89915f465d1be57e6

 

Corel Linux OS

Corel Linux

Web site: linux.corel.com (not active)
Origin: Canada
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: KDE
Architecture: x86
Based on: Debian
Wikipedia: Corel Linux
Media: Install CD
The last version | Released: 1.2 | July 14, 2000

Corel (Corel Linux OS) – a Debian-based Linux distribution released at the end of 1999. Corel made significant customizations to file management in its distribution, which caused it to be incompatible with other Linux systems. Corel Linux was very unsuccessful, and in 2001 the project was discontinued.

Corel officially launched the Corel Linux operating system in 1999 and the system are offered in 3 versions:
– free – available for download from the Corel website (corel.com)
– Standard – USD 59.95
– Deluxe – USD 89.95

The Corel Linux OS free version consists the Linux kernel version 2.2, the Enhanced KDE Desktop interface built using the Qt library, Corel Install Express programs, Corel Update (formerly Corel Package Manager), Corel File Manager and Netscape Communicator.

Standard version of Corel Linux is also equipped with Adobe Acrobat Reader, Instant Messenger (ICQ compliant client), 20 Bitstream and Type 1 fonts, Corel WordPerfect 8 for Linux (basic version) and source code and user’s guide.

The Corel Linux operating system Deluxe has been supplemented with all elements of the Standard version and the BRU Backup software (personal version), a set of cliparts for Corel WordPerfect 8 and a game Civilization: Call to Power.

Corel Linux OS featured a SmartMove application which lete users to:
– Migrate Microsoft Windows settings to Corel Linux.
– Automate restoring settings that are changed by SmartMove.
– Provide an easy way to access network folders through Corel Linux.

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Corel Linux 1.0 i386 602MB.iso
md5sum: 764c278b29253ea190446e86fa535185

 

Freeloader

Freeloader

Web site: sourceforge.net/projects/freeloaderlinux/
Origin: Canada
Category: Multimedia
Desktop environment: Xfce
Architecture: x86
Based on: Ubuntu
Wikipedia:
Media: Live DVD
The last version | Released: 2 | April 13, 2013

Freeloader – a Linux live DVD/USB image that boots into XBMC ideal for the TV. It features the popular Navi-X and icefilms add-ons.

Freeloader features Xfce desktop environment as a background and ships some pre-installed applications, such as: Firefox, GIMP, Thunar file manager, Audacious audio player, VLC Media Player, Evince, Synaptic and a few emulators: Dolphin-emu, FCEUX, PCSX, ZSNES.

The latest version of Freeloader 4 is based on Ubuntu 12.04.
The project developer is Thomas Yeomans.

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Freeloader 4 i386 987MB.iso
md5sum: 23f193466ea42616403a82378d6f6511

 

Privare

Privare

eLearnix

Web site: freeloaderlinux.sourceforge.net
Origin: Canada
Category: Learning
Desktop environment: IceWM
Architecture: x86
Based on: Slackware
Wikipedia:
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 1.2 | February 27, 2006

Privare (previously: eLearnix) – a live Canadian CD which offers a practical Linux course in a form of operating system based on Slackware.

Privare helps people learn Linux which can be booted from a CD-ROM or watch its movies on Windows.

Privare Networks Provides embedded Linux solutions. The Privare Learn Linux Course uses Instructional Multimedia Videos to teach you how to use Linux.

The latest version of Privare 1.2.

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Privare 1.2 i486 244MB.iso
md5sum: 43f6e1f06e91adc80e564d13e7258780
eLearnix 2.6.6 i486 275MB.iso
md5sum: 97d977df86623a4025bb274028870960

 

Annvix

Annvix

Web site: annvix.org (not active)
Origin: Canada
Category: Server
Desktop environment: text
Architecture: x86, x86_64
Based on: Mandriva
Wikipedia:
Media: Install CD
The last version | Released: 3.0 R2 | March 17, 2008

Annvix – a free secure Linux-based operating system produced by the Annvix development team and Danen Consulting Services. The Annvix project aims to provide a secure, stable, and fast Linux distribution specifically tailored to servers that provide reliable services such as e-mail, Web, DNS, FTP, File sharing, and more.

Annvix was based on Mandriva Linux (originally forked from Mandrake Linux 9.2). It features a number of security enhancements, such as SELinux, GCC patched with SSP stack protection, supervise-controlled services, Linux kernel with AppArmor support. It also includes unique features such as running all services under runit, and auditing tools such as rsec (msec’s baby brother), aide, snort, and rkhunter.

It uses the APT (for RPM packages) for package management.

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Annvix 3.0 R2 i586 194MB.iso.tar.bz2
md5sum: 83c17fbed6dd11236748a3c69d237e0d
Annvix 3.0 R2 x86_64 205MB.iso.tar/bz2
md5sum: a7d1e84533a27daf8fe794256ca1f928

 

FrogLinux

FrogLinux

Web site: www.froglinux.com
Origin: Canada
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: Gnome
Architecture: x86
Based on: Gentoo
Wikipedia:
Media: Install DVD
The last version | Released: 2.0.9.1 | March 10, 2009

FrogLinux – a Linux distribution based on Gentoo Linux, created for French users.

FrogLinux is different from proprietary operating systems because it offers a real barrier to viruses and other malware. It also stands out for access to a huge amount of free software. Real innovations you get of Linux with the addition of Quebec personality by adding visual elements representing Quebec, a commitment to quality and suitable software:
– a set of bookmarks (favorites) in your Internet browser, Firefox, which allows you to access many websites Québécois. Exemple: news sites, attractions, services in your area and many others;
– a list of popular Quebec RSS chanels has been integrated into Liferea. This allows you to receive news consistently described by the major news broadcasters like the CBC, Cyberpresse and many others;
– for radio enthusiasts, there are included in the music player software several radio sites of Quebec, as well as sound stream (podcasts) produced by people here;
– for your office software, there is, at your disposal, document templates that will help you in your creations;
– no need to take a look outside to know the temperature, there are included a small application (applet) to inform us of local weather conditions;
– a verb conjugation software named Verbiste made by Quebecers;
– the keyboard is configured by default in French; Typical of wallpapers; The software is configured in French.

Since version 2 of FrogLinux, it can by easily installed on a USB disk.

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FrogLinux 2.0.9 i386 3.28GB.iso
md5sum: d3b2a0d70e40d71b81ab1b81746c84df

 

AliXe

AliXe

Web site: alixe.org (not active)
Origin: Canada
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: Xfce
Architecture: x86
Based on: Slax
Wikipedia:
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 0.11b | October 2, 2007

AliXe – a Slax based, small and compact Linux distribution, making it particularly suitable for older hardware. True to it’s Canadian heritage, AliXe also offers full support for both French and English despite it’s small size.

AliXe is designed to be run as a live CD. An optional installer (not included in the iso) is available for a conventional hard drive installation. AliXe also offers the option to run entirely cached in RAM provided you have enough memory. AliXe is built with the Linux Live scripts so a frugal install, similar to Damn Small Linux, where the iso image is installed directly to the hard drive and is booted read-only, is also possible.

The AliXe code base is a heavily modified version of Slax 6rc6, which in turn is based on Slackware 12. Unlike Slax, which uses KDE for the desktop environment, AliXe uses the smaller, lighter, but still powerful Xfce. In order to remain small AliXe offers just one of each type of application it provides, including the desktop.

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AliXe 0.11b 32bit 337MB.iso
md5sum: e01bef6ca6cfd7e64707339999f3d090

 

Dream Studio

Dream Studio

Web site: www.celeum.com/dreamstudio (not active)
Origin: Canada
Category: Multimedia
Desktop environment: Unity
Architecture: x86, x86_64
Based on: Ubuntu
Wikipedia:
Media: Live DVD
The last version | Released: 12.04.3 | June 26, 2013
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Dream Studio – an Ubuntu based, Linux distribution which contains a large set of tools to create graphics, videos, music and websites.

The Live system includes applications such as:
– Ardour – a digital audio workstation
– Audacity – an audio editor
– Blender – a 3D graphics creator and editor
– Bonobo – a DVD-Video authoring software
– Cinelerra – a non-linear video editor
– CinePaint – a tool for motion picture frame-by-frame retouching
– Darktable – a photo workflow program
– Gimp – a raster graphics editor
– Inkscape – a vector graphics editor
– Kompozer – a web authoring system
– LiVES – a video editor
– Mixxx – a DJ mixing software
– Synfig Studio – a 2D animation application
– and many more

It works in live mode, with an option of a hard drive installation.

The latest version of Dream Studio 12.04.3 was released in June 2013.

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Dream Studio 12.04.3 i386 2.89GB.iso
md5sum: c0e1e987b5a6aa20a96e45396026424f
Dream Studio 12.04.3 amd64 2.97GB.iso
md5sum: 9f50c25f2360670d3d75c624c32839e2