Xandros

Xandros

Web site: xandros.com (not active)
Origin: Canada
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: KDE
Architecture: x86
Based on: Debian
Wikipedia: Xandros
Media: Install CD
The last version | Released: 4.2 | July 26, 2007

Xandros (or: Xandros Desktop) – an easy to use, highly compatible Linux distribution for desktop computer users. It provides an alternative operating system environment that is simple to install, configure and use, provides extensive Microsoft Windows OS and network compatibility, and harnesses the power of Linux to provide a viable, highly functional and reliable Linux desktop that is easy to use.

Features:
– Simple, powerful and complete Linux desktop operating system
– The only Linux desktop that installs out of the box alongside Windows XP with NTFS resizing capability (Deluxe only)
– Ability to run many Windows applications via CodeWeavers CrossOver Office & Plugin products (a US$79.95 value included with Deluxe only)
– Free North American shipping and handling for Xandros Desktop Deluxe (limited time offer)
– Xandros Desktop Deluxe Edition only US$99.00
– Xandros Desktop Standard Edition special introductory price only US$39.95 plus shipping and handling.

Xandros Desktop leverages the performance and reliability of a Linux distribution to create a secure desktop operating system that breaks down the barriers between Microsoft Windows and Linux. A simple 5 step graphical installation process and uncomplicated configuration facilities get your system up and running quickly while the familiar point and click interface and easy to use applications get you surfing the Web, sending e-mail, chatting, word processing and printing immediately.

The Xandros Desktop is based on the Open Source, K Desktop Environment (KDE) which immediately gives it a familiar appearance whether you are accustomed to Microsoft Windows or another Linux distribution.

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Stormix

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Web site: stormix.com (not active)
Origin: Canada
Category: Desktop, Server
Desktop environment: Enlightenment, IceWM, KDE, WindowMaker
Architecture: x86
Based on: Debian
Wikipedia: Stormix
Media: Install CD
The last version | Released: 2000 | December 1999

Stormix – a Debian based Linux distribution created by the Stormix Technologies Inc. Vancouver, Canada. Storm Linux had a much easier installer than the standard Debian installer.

Storm Linux comes with full Debian compatibility, packages can be installed through the apt-get or the Storm Linux Package Manager. Stormpkg is a front end to apt-get.

The project has been closed down in April 2001.

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Tux Hat Linux

Tux Hat Linux

Web site: sourceforge.net/projects/tuxhatlinux/
Origin: Canada
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: Fluxbox
Architecture: x86, x86_64
Based on: Arch Linux
Wikipedia:
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 3.6 | March 7, 2015

Tux Hat Linux – an Arch Linux based distro. K.I.S.S. principle, keeping the UNIX logic within a GNU/Linux System.

This OS has a main menu script/auto session program call tuxhatlinux within that you can load up Fluxbox, also have setup-tuxhat to setup the system live session and to install it to a HDD. It is a very lightweight distro. and giving the users the freedom at hands.

The project founder is Gary Perreault.

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Tux Hat Linux 3.6 x86 698MB.iso
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Tux Hat Linux 3.6 x86_64 694MB.iso
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Komodo Linux

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Web site: geocities.com/komodolinuxhome/ (not active)
Origin: Canada
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: KDE
Architecture: x86
Based on: PCLinuxOS
Wikipedia:
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 3.0 | May 1, 2006

Komodo Linux – a PCLinuxOS based Linux distribution which features the KDE 3.x desktop environment, a custom theme and a set of daily usage applications.

The project founder is Simon Foote.

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4bak

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Web site: 4bak.org (not active)
Origin: Canada
Category: Specialist
Desktop environment: Fluxbox
Architecture: x86
Based on: Slax
Wikipedia:
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 0.1 (?) | 2008 (?)

4bak (previously DDbackup) – a Slax-based, modular liveUSB with a collection of forensics, backup and recovery applications. It contains AIR (Automated Image and Restore), Partimage, Xarchiver and others tools.

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ThePacketMaster

ThePacketMaster

Web site: thepacketmaster.com
Origin: Canada
Category: Security
Desktop environment: CLI
Architecture: x86
Based on: Independent
Wikipedia:
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 1.2.1 | January 30, 2004

ThePacketMaster Linux Security Server – a Live security/forensics Linux distribution, built from scratch and packed full of tools useful for vulnerability analysis, penetration tests, and forensic analysis.

The last version of TMP was released in 2004.

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ThePacketMaster 1.2.1 i386 300MB.iso
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FabBSD

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Web site: fabbsd.org
Origin: Canada
Category: Server
Desktop environment: CLI
Architecture: x86
Based on: 4.4BSD
Wikipedia:
Media: Install
The last version | Released: ? | May 2018

FabBSD – a special purpose 4.4BSD-based UNIX-like operating system, designed for machine control applications. Using low-cost hardware, FabBSD can be used to control a wide array of CNC milling machines, lathes, routers, process-control and automation equipment.

A common task of FabBSD systems is the coordinated motion of machine axes, whether driven by steppers, servo-motors or cylinders (with or without software-based closed-loop control). FabBSD uses a kernel-mode trajectory planner to generate stable motion control signals (using blended S-curve velocity profiles) at high frequencies with minimal hardware requirements.

It features applications such as:
– Machine tools: CNC milling machines, lathes, routers, lasers
– Automation: Manipulators, power supplies, relays, valves, heaters
– Instrumentation: Optical encoders, thickness gauges, sensors

FabBSD’s kernel and base are forked from OpenBSD. Its machine control drivers (/sys/dev/cnc/), userland libraries (libcnc) and applications could be easily ported back to OpenBSD, NetBSD or FreeBSD with minimal patching to other parts of the kernel. The base distribution includes OpenSSH, Sudo, Binutils, GCC and GDB. The installation process is straightforward (via CD-ROM, FTP, floppies or tapes).

As of 2018, FabBSD is undergoing active development again and contributors are welcome to provide feedback or patches.

The project founder is Julien Nadeau Carriere.

 

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
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VectorLinux 7.2 STD Final Live i586 1.07GB.iso
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VectorLinux 7.2 Light Final x86_64 655MB.iso
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VectorLinux 7.2 STD Final x86_64 868MB.iso
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VectorLinux 7.2 Light Live x86_64 750MB.iso
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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
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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
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Softlanding Linux System 1992.11 19.60MB.zip
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Softlanding Linux System 1993.03 28.07MB.tar.gz
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