ERPOSS

ERPOSS

Web site: bsi.bund.de/produkte/erposs/ (not active)
Origin: Germany
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: KDE
Architecture: x86
Based on: Debian
Wikipedia (DE): Behördendesktop
Media: Install DVD
The last version | Released: 4 | March 8, 2006

ERPOSS – a Debian based Linux distribution released as the government desktop by the Federal Office for Information Security (BSI), which was developed in cooperation with Credativ GmbH from Jülich. The idea was to offer public administrations inexpensive and secure software solutions.

Debian GNU/Linux “Sarge” was expanded to include OpenOffice.org and KDE 3.3.2. The installation was greatly simplified and automatic hardware detection replaced manual editing of many configuration files.

Other desktops such as Gnome or WindowMaker were missing to make the distribution applicable for the easy setup of uniform PCs with a graphical user interface, web browser (Firefox) and OpenOffice.org office software.

Special features of the ERPOSS4 government desktop:
– Encryption of the file system (installation CD only)
– Pre-configured and activated personal firewall
– KMail email software with integrated virus and spam protection and encryption
– Pre-configuration to participate in the administrative PKI

System requirements of the ERPOSS3 government desktop:
– x86-compatible processor of the 486 generation or better
– At least 128 MB RAM
– Bootable CD-ROM drive
– Serial, PS/2 or USB mouse

The project was declared “outdated” by the BSI in 2008 and will no longer be continued.

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ERPOSS 4 Install i386 2.29GB.iso
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Thiz Linux

Thiz Linux

Web site: thizlinux.com (not active)
Origin: Hong Kong
Category: Desktop, Server
Desktop environment: GNOME, KDE
Architecture: x86
Based on: Fedora
Wikipedia:
Media: Live
The last version | Released: 7.0 | May 10, 2003

Thiz Linux – a Fedora based Linux distribution created by the Hong Kong company ThizLinux Labratory Ltd. Products include Thiz Linux Desktop, Thiz Office (an Open Office clone localized for Hong Kong users), and Thiz Server.

The desktop version features applications such as: KDE desktop (GNOME is also available), Mozilla, Evolution, AbiWord, GIMP, Xine (gxine), Gaim, AOL Instant Messenger, Licq.

The last version of Thiz Linux 7.0 was launched on May 10, 2003.

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Thiz Linux 7.0 oem i386 677MB.iso
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EMC2 LiveCD

EMC2 LiveCD

Web site: linuxcnc.org
Origin: ?
Category: Specialist
Desktop environment: GNOME
Architecture: x86
Based on: Ubuntu
Wikipedia:
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: Ubuntu 8.04-aj13 | August 13, 2012

EMC2 LiveCD – a custom Live-CD based on Ubuntu 6.06 and 8.04 that will let you try out EMC2 before installing, and it’s also the easiest way to install Ubuntu and EMC2 together. This install gives you all the benefits of the community-supported Ubuntu distribution as well as being automatically configured for EMC2.

EMC (the Enhanced Machine Control) is a software system for computer control of machine tools such as milling machines and lathes.
EMC is free software with open source code. Current versions of EMC are entirely licensed under the GNU General Public License and Lesser GNU General Public License (GPL and LGPL)
EMC provides:
– a graphical user interface (actually several interfaces to chose from)
– an interpreter for “G-code” (the RS-274 machine tool programming language)
– a realtime motion planning system with look-ahead
– operation of low-level machine electronics such as sensors and motor drives
– an easy to use “breadboard” layer for quickly creating a unique configuration for your machine
– a software PLC programmable with ladder diagrams
– easy installation with a Live-CD
It does not provide drawing (CAD – Computer Aided Design) or G-code generation from the drawing (CAM – Computer Automated Manufacturing) functions.
It can simultaneously move up to 9 axes and supports a variety of interfaces.
The control can operate true servos (analog or PWM) with the feedback loop closed by the EMC software at the computer, or open loop with “step-servos” or stepper motors.
Motion control features include: cutter radius and length compensation, path deviation limited to a specified tolerance, lathe threading, synchronized axis motion, adaptive feedrate, operator feed override, and constant velocity control.
Support for non-Cartesian motion systems is provided via custom kinematics modules. Available architectures include hexapods (Stewart platforms and similar concepts) and systems with rotary joints to provide motion such as PUMA or SCARA robots.
EMC runs on Linux using real time extensions.

The latest version of a live CD with EMC preinstalled is based on Debian and renamed to LinuxCNC which is under active development.

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EMC2 LiveCD Ubuntu 8.04 i386 712MB.iso
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EMC2 LiveCD Ubuntu 6.06 i386 675MB.iso
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ExOS

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Web site: pdos.csail.mit.edu/archive/exo/
Origin: USA
Category: Server
Desktop environment: CLI
Architecture: x86
Based on: Independent
Wikipedia: Exokernel
Media: Install
The last version | Released: 06.22.2000 | June 22, 2000

ExOS – an operating system kernel developed by the MIT Parallel and Distributed Operating Systems group, and also a class of similar operating systems.

An exokernel eliminates the notion that an operating system should provide abstractions on which applications are built. Instead, it concentrates solely on securely multiplexing the raw hardware: from basic hardware primitives, application-level libraries and servers can directly implement traditional operating system abstractions, specialized for appropriateness and speed.

The newest exokernel is XOK, which runs on PC hardware, and ExOS, our first library operating system (libos). The ExOS library provides a user-level and extensible implementation of an UNIX operating system. Most UNIX applications like gcc, perl, apache, tcsh, and telnet compile and work without changes using ExOS. Further, measurements of application performance show that ExOS performs at least as well as OpenBSD and FreeBSD and much better when using specialized libos’s. For example, the Cheetah web server built on top of XOK performs eight times faster than NCSA or Harvest and three to four times faster than IIS running on Windows NT Enterprise Edition.

The current exopc distribution contains the entire source tree for the XOK kernel, ExOS library operating system, and assorted user-level programs and tools for building the system. OpenBSD or Linux with libc6 is required to build the system and only certain disk and ethernet controllers are supported. It was written by a variety of people over the past four years under DARPA sponsorship. Currently, the system is still under active development by PDOS at MIT, Greg Ganger’s group at CMU, and Exotec.

Exopc is stable enough to do libos and application development but there are still many bugs and features that have not yet been implemented. Do not expect to compile everything and replace your current system with XOK/ExOS. However, things are progressing rapidly and hopefully with making the sources public the ‘net world at large can help speed development. Any additions or bug fixes are greatly welcomed and will be considered for incorporation into the main source tree.

Copyright (C) 1997 Massachusetts Institute of Technology; some code in this distribution is covered by the GNU General Public License; some files include the following copyright: Copyright (C) 1998 Exotec, Inc. (free).

Primary authors (alphabetical order):
– Hector Briceno
– Dawson Engler
– Greg Ganger
– Rusty Hunt
– John Jannotti
– Frans Kaashoek
– David Mazieres
– Tom Pinckney

Other authors (alphabetical order):
– Josh Cates
– George Candea
– Robert Grimm
– Eric Nygren
– Costa Sapuntzakis
– Yonah Schneidler
– Josh Stults
– Debby Wallach
– Doug Wyatt

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exopc 06.22.2000 source 53MB.tar.gz
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MIZI Linux

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Web site: mizi.com (not active)
Origin: South Korea
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: GNOME, IceWM, KDE, WindowMaker
Architecture: x86
Based on: Red Hat
Wikipedia:
Media: Install
The last version | Released: 2.0.4 | September 14, 2002

MIZI Linux – a commercial Linux distribution based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux, aimed at business, school, office and home users.

The deployment utilized the GNOME, KDE, WindowMaker, and IceWM desktop environments, and supports the 32-bit x86 computer architecture.

The first version was launched in 1998. The latest version was 2.0.4 which was launched on September 14, 2002.

The project was developed by the MIZI Research, a South Korean company founded in 1997, acquired by Wind River Systems in 2008.

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Slontoo

Slontoo

Web site: slontoo.sourceforge.io (not active)
Origin: Slovenia
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: LXDE, MATE, Xfce
Architecture: x86_64
Based on: Funtoo
Wikipedia:
Media: Live DVD
The last version | Released: 18.07.1 | July 8, 2018
Zobacz po polsku Zobacz po polsku: Slontoo

Slontoo – a Slovenian Linux distribution based on Funtoo, which is based on Gentoo. The distribution uses the Linux Mint live installer to install the system on the computer’s hard drive.

Slontoo offers three desktops to choose: LXDE, MATE and Xfce and a set of everyday applications such as: audio and video player, CD recorder, photo editor, multi-communicator, office package, web browser, email client, etc.

The project founder is Matija Skala.

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Slontoo 18.07 LXDE+MATE+Xfce amd64 1.7GB.iso
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MAX

MAX

Web site: external.educa2.madrid.org/es/web/maxcontent/inicio1
Origin: Spain
Category: Education
Desktop environment: Xfce
Architecture: x86_64
Based on: Ubuntu
Wikipedia: MAX Linux
Media: Live DVD
The last version | Released: 10 | November 26, 2018
Zobacz po polsku Zobacz po polsku: MAX Linux

MAX Madrid_Linux – a GNU/Linux distribution created by the Ministry of Education and Employment in Madrid (Council of Education of Madrid), based in Spain. The system has been specially adapted for use in educational environments due to its simplicity, reliability and software collection.

The live system is based on Ubuntu and is equipped with the MATE desktop and a wide set of pre-installed educational applications.
MAX is available in two versions: desktop and server, for 32 and 64 bit machines.

The desktop version offers several options such as a teacher’s or student system; in addition, for use for children and primary education.

The server version offers an operating system designed for a single computer capable of handling all connections, with load balancing, proxy, printer management and even creating mobile profiles.

The distribution is equipped with an installer that allows you to change the size of FAT or NTFS partitions, create additional space and transfer the MAX system to your computer’s hard drive.

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MAX Linux 10 DVDlive amd64 4.4GB.iso
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MAX Linux 3.0 DVDlive i386 2.44GB.iso
md5sum: 2449ee74d55d6e845e7679527760b0cb

MAX Linux 1.2 CDlive i386 725MB.iso
md5sum: b59f8b5b6cef1a960628499f001e1202

 

Bifrost

Bifrost

Web site: robur.slu.se (not active)
Origin: Sweden
Category: Routers
Desktop environment:
Architecture: x86, x86_64
Based on: Independent
Wikipedia:
Media: Live
The last version | Released: 7.1 | September 17, 2013

Bifrost – a small straight forward open source Linux distribution aimed at infrastructure networking, it’s highly specialized and tuned, with for a selection of chipsets, interface cards and other hardware. The distribution it also used in various R & D projects. The distribution of the Bifrost Network Project may be used and distributed according to the terms of the GNU Public License, incorporated herein by reference. The Bifrost distribution is proven and has been around since 1997.

Bifrost is collaboration between universities and ISP:s, companies
students and interested hackers.

Who is it intended for? “Networking people” with basic skills and interest in Linux/Unix needing a small flexible network- oriented distribution.
Basic functions? Routing, firewalling, login services, traffic logging, testing and monitoring and should be easy to extend for new applications.
Supported routing protocols: BGP, OSPF and of course static routes for ip4/ip6 via quagga.

The distributions are complete disk images of the system and can be unpacked directly on a flash disk with a fresh file system. To be able to mount the flash disk and create new file systems, one must have access to another Linux based PC with a flash disk reader.

People directly involved in this project are (with help from many others):
– Tom Johans (Department of Information Technology, SLU)
– Robert Olsson (ITS, UU)
– Emil Pedersen (ITS, UU)
– Hans Wassén (ITS, UU)

SLU (Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet) – The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences.

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Bifrost 7.1-1 amd64 137MB.tar.gz
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Bifrost 7.1 amd64 124MB.img.bz2
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Bifrost 7.1 amd64 124MB.vmdk.bz2
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Condorux

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Web site: infouni.edu.pe/apesol/ (not active)
Origin: Peru
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: GNOME, IceWM, Xfce
Architecture: x86
Based on: Knoppix
Wikipedia:
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: Killa beta | January 3, 2005

Condorux – a meta-distribution of the GNU/Linux operating system, the first version is originally based on KNOPPIX, which in turn it is based on Debian.

This distribution has been adapted and modified to be distributed with software commonly used. This meta-distribution is a way of presenting free software to people who have not had any contact with this type of software, allowing them to experiment and work with it without installation on a computer’s hard drive.

CONDORUX is licensed under the GNU/GPL license, so you can redistribute, modify, copy and study this software under the terms of this license.

The first version (0.1) had preinstalled the following software:
* OpenOffice.org 1.0.2
* GNOME 2
* KDE 3
* Kernel 2.4.20
* Gimp 1.2.3
* wine
* mozilla 1.3.1
* mozilla-firebird
* synaptic 0.25
* and many more additional programs …

Condorux was developed by the Peruvian Association of Free Software (APESOL).
The developers of the project are: Rudy Godoy, Carlos Horna, Ernesto Quiñones.

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GenieOS

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Web site: genieos.toluenterprises.com (not active)
Origin: USA
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: GNOME, KDE
Architecture: x86
Based on: Debian
Wikipedia:
Media: Install
The last version | Released: 0.5 | December 18, 2005

GenieOS (previously: Debian Pure) – a single-CD Debian with GNOME and a few popular extras, such as pre-configured browser plugins and multimedia support. GenieOS helps new users install a standard Debian desktop, along with common third-party plugins that are not distributed through official Debian packages (DVD player, Flash, Sun Java, and MPlayer).

The last version of GenieOS is based on Debian “Sarge”.
There was also an additional release – a remastered edition of PCLinuxOS for the GNOME fans.

The project founder is Rober Tolu.

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