Miko GNYO/Linux

Miko GNYO/Linux

  • Web site: miko.gnyo.org
  • Origin: Japan
  • Category: Desktop
  • Desktop environment: Gnome
  • Architecture: x86
  • Based on: Ubuntu
  • Wikipedia:
  • Media: Live DVD
  • The last version | Released: 4.8 | January 9, 2012

Miko GNYO/Linux – a live Linux distribution based on Ubuntu with Xen Virtual Machine Monitor.

The latest version comes with GNOME desktop environment and Japanese language as default.

An older version was based on Debian GNU/Linux and featured Xfce desktop environment.


Miko GNYO/Linux 3.0S Core i386 1.0GB.iso
md5sum: 5634da3c29b6f5c19ed5e31704714be2


Netkit Live

Netkit Live

  • Web site: wiki.netkit.org
  • Origin: Italy
  • Category: Specialist
  • Desktop environment: LXDE
  • Architecture: x86
  • Based on: Knoppix
  • Wikipedia:
  • Media: Live DVD
  • The last version | Released: 2013-2 | January 16, 2013

Netkit Live – a live Linux distribution based on Knoppix, and features Netkit exploits open source software (mostly licensed under GPL) and is heavily based on the User Mode Linux (UML) variant of the Linux kernel.

Netkit is an environment for setting up and performing networking experiments at low cost and with little effort. It allows to “create” several virtual network devices (full-fledged routers, switches, computers, etc.) that can be easily interconnected in order to form a network on a single PC. Networking equipments are virtual but feature many of the characteristics of the real ones, including the configuration interface.

Netkit consists of three components: a core including the user interface and the documentation, a kernel for the virtual machines, and a filesystem containing the networking tools and services. These components are distributed separately to limit the impact of updates, however all the components are required for Netkit to work properly.

Netkit is the result of the joint work of several people from the Computer Networks Laboratory of the Roma Tre University and from the Linux User Group LUG Roma 3.


Netkit Live DVD 2013-2 i386 2.28GB.iso
md5sum: 1d4e775613c1d888b21b3cfbee56ce94
Netkit Live CD 4TIC i386 781MB.iso
md5sum: fd1aefe454cf282d9a82d38680fe1b5e




  • Web site: 386bsd.org
  • Origin: USA
  • Category: Server
  • Desktop environment: CLI
  • Architecture: x86
  • Based on: UNIX
  • Wikipedia: 386BSD
  • Media: Install
  • The last version | Released: 2.0 | August 2016

386BSD – a derived from 4.3BSD, the first open source Berkeley UNIX operating system. It was the progenitor of Linux, iOS, and Android. Beginning with “A Modest Proposal” in 1989, 386BSD broke from proprietary systems by having publicly accessible code and documentation.

386BSD Release 0.0 was distributed in 1993 in tandem to the popular “Porting Unix to the 386” article series published in Dr. Dobb’s Journal.
Release 0.1 quickly followed, enhanced with contributions throughout the globe.

386BSD Release 1.0, aka Jolix, was a break from earlier Berkeley UNIX systems through use of a modular architecture. 386BSD Release 2.0 built upon the modular framework to create self-healing components. Each release introduced novel mechanisms from role-based security to polymorphic protocols.

386BSD.org provides the opportunity to interact with the original source, articles and supporting materials, and a live demo of 386BSD Release 2.0.

386BSD is a mother of free BSD systems today, such as: BSD/386, NetBSD, FreeBSD, BSD/OS, Darwin, OpenBSD and others.

The project authors are Lynne and William Jolitz.


Multi Distro LiveCD

Multi Distro LiveCD

Web site: multidistro.tlm-project.org (not active)
Origin: ?
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: Enlightenment, JWM, KDE
Architecture: x86
Based on: R.I.P.
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 2.5 | February 22, 2006

Multi Distro LiveCD – a LiveCD that contains 9 different mini Linux distributions, all executable when you start the PC without installing them on a hard disk.

The Live CD features following distributions: Slax, GeexBOX, DamnSmallLinux, INSERT, RIP, Mpentoo, Olive, Grafpup, Limp, and a memory checker is included in a single 700 Mb CD.

The project founder is Sandu Ionut.


Multi Distro LiveCD 2.5 i386 714MB.iso
md5sum: 9daad899256a84470ea10e8ba4d59dc3




Web site: nimblex.net
Origin: Romania
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: KDE
Architecture: x86
Based on: SLAX
Wikipedia: NimbleX
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 2010 beta | April 30, 2010

NimbleX – a small but versatile operating system which is able to boot from CD, flash memory (USB pens or Mp3 players) and even from the network. It runs entirely from a CD, USB or network so it doesn’t require installation or even much hardware.

NimbleX was designed to be versatile, user friendly, very fast and most importantly indestructible.

The key features of NimbleX are:
– Very fast even on slow disks. The OS is decompressed on the fly so IO is minimized.
– Indestructible: The OS is read only and only the changes get written to RAM or disk.
– Full featured. Out of the box NimbleX comes with over 1000 packages.

NimbleX is based on Slax and Slackware Linux.
The project developer is Bogdan Rădulescu.


NimbleX 2010 beta i486 410MB.iso
md5sum: d603ad9458038af1952dbed8f9135166
NimbleX 2008 RC i486 204MB.iso
md5sum: d04263f11bf8b9e68935b3264b5939ab



MCNLive Toronto

MCNLive Kris RC1

Web site: www.mandrivaclub.nl (not active)
Origin: Netherlands
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: KDE
Architecture: x86
Based on: Mandriva
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: Kris RC1 | April 9, 2010

MCNLive – a live Linux distribution, based on Mandriva Linux which works from an USB flash or CD disk.

It is designed as a LiveCD version for desktop and laptop computers. The system contains all programs needed for proper operation: internet applications, office software, network tools, multimedia software. Like any other Linux distribution, MCNLive automatically detects hardware, so you don’t have to manually configure each device.

MCNLive allows you to recover files from broken systems and can also be an excellent demonstration system of the power and richness of Linux.

The live system uses KDE desktop environment as default and RPM packages.

It is developed by Mandrivaclub.nl


MCNLive Toronto i586 477MB.iso
md5sum: a0ad35c4d311828c9a9a564f6fb69697
MCNLive Kris RC1 i586 390MB.iso
md5sum: a0c175ccb9986d866e192e80338bae72




Web site: cap-lore.com/CapTheory/KK/
Origin: USA
Category: Microkernel, Others
Desktop environment: CLI
Architecture: IBM S/370, IBM Mainframe
Based on: GNOSIS
Wikipedia: KeyKOS
Media: Install
The last version | Released: ? | ?

KeyKOS – an operating environment for S/370 computers which provides a high level of security, reliability, performance, and productivity. It allows emulation of other environments such as VM, MVS, and POSIX.

When Tymshare started work on KeyKOS in the early 1970s, there were solid business requirements justifying the project. With the price of main storage dropping, applications were too tightly bound to disk storage. Because Tymshare’s systems were accessed from around the world, continuous operation was a requirement. Existing systems were prone to failure from many causes, both hardware and software. They did not recover from these failures gracefully. These systems required significant operator intervention in both normal operation and during recovery. They did not provide the security needed to allow competing organizations to share programs and data in a controlled manner where it made economic and social sense.

Because of these deficiencies, Tymshare decided its best option was to build a system of its own. This system had a number of design goals including: high security, high reliability, economical processing of high transaction volumes, and enhanced productivity for managers, programmers, users, operators, and hardware.

KeyKOS provides persistent virtual address spaces where programs may keep data. The system caches frequently referenced data in main storage. When several processes are accessing the same data, for example the CMS “S” disk, the data blocks involved are likely to already in main storage, improving access times. Only one copy will be maintained in main storage, improving storage utilization. Persistent virtual storage allows the kernel to globally optimize disk arm movement and rotational latency. The KeyKOS implementation also provides complete separation of physical and logical DASD management. No unprivileged program is aware of the type or configuration of real DASD in the system.

KeyKOS has a system-wide checkpoint which periodically saves the state of the entire system. If a system outage occurs, the system will restart from the last checkpoint with all data and processes in a consistent state as of that checkpoint. The KeyTXF transaction processing system will recover database updates to the point of failure. Should a CPU fail, the DASD can be shared with or switched to a backup CPU to quickly restore service by restarting from the last checkpoint.

Data mirroring stores multiple copies of data for reliability and performance. The KeyKOS system continues to operate if a mirrored disk fails. When the disk is repaired, or a replacement disk is formatted and brought online, the mirrored data is automatically restored to that disk. Performance is enhanced by having several paths to a particular piece of data. The full function of the system is available in essentially any S/370 computer language. A standard invocation protocol permits high level languages to invoke low level function and low level languages to invoke high level function, enhancing the usefulness of all languages.

The KeyKOS system is designed for unattended operation. The only common operator functions are mounting tapes and servicing the printer.

The KeyKOS system is designed for continuous operation. Full system backup dumps may be taken while the system is running. When a dump has completed, the backup tapes contain an image of all data and processes in the system at a consistent instant of time. avoiding inconsistency in the data. These “tape checkpoints” are conceptually independent of the physical DASD type or configuration. They may be restored to different physical devices if necessary.

KeyKOS/370 runs on System/370-compatible single processor CPUs. It currently supports 3330, 3350, and 3380 count key data format disks and 3370 FBA format disks. System software includes the context switcher and two command systems.

Copyright © 1985, 1987, 1988, 1990 Key Logic. All rights reserved.
Permission to reproduce and redistribute this document in paper or electronic form is hereby granted, provided that this copyright notice remains intact.

KeyKOS is a predecessor of the EROS and its successors are CapROS and Coyotos operating systems.


No download is available.


Firefly BSD


Web site: www.fireflybsd.com (not active)
Origin: USA ?
Category: Server
Desktop environment: CLI
Architecture: x86
Based on: DragonFly BSD
Media: Live
The last version | Released: 1.4 ? | September 14, 2004 ?

Firefly BSD – a commercially-supported operating system based on industry DragonFlyBSD a fork of FreeBSD. It comes with complete source and binaries for the kernel, compiler, libraries, and user utilities. In addition, thousands of contributed programs have been ported to Firefly BSD and are included in the 4-CDROM set.

A LiveCD that you can boot and run off without having to install anything on your hard drive.
A parallelized networking stack that allows for better use of multiprocessors than the serialized approach taken in FreeBSD 5.
It offers a choice of KDE 3 or Gnome 2 graphical environments on top of XFree86-4.4.0.
Ability to run Microsoft Windows network drivers to support an even wider range of network devices.

The project developer is David Rhodus.


No download is available.


Caos Linux

Caos Linux

Web site: www.caoslinux.org (not active)
Origin: USA
Category: Server
Desktop environment: GNOME, Xfce
Architecture: x86, x86_64
Based on: Independent
Wikipedia: CAOS Linux
Media: Live
The last version | Released: 1.0.25 | October 14, 2009

Caos Linux – an independent, RPM based Linux distribution developed by the CAOS Foundation. The CAOS Linux Project was first initated because of the need for an openly managed, RPM based version of Linux. CAOS NSA (Node, Server, Appliance) pursues the “sweet spot” concept for a Linux distribution.

CAOS Linux is designed to run on all x86_64 and i386 based hardware ranging from clusters and servers to production level appliances to personal desktops and laptops. Scientific research labs, public agencies, ISP’s, private enterprise, virtualization and cloud computing ventures will find CAOS Linux to be an integral component to their operation.

CAOS NSA focuses on being a lightweight, fast, efficient, stable, and secure distribution of Linux that is appropriate for servers, compute nodes, network appliances, and even the latest desktop and laptop computers.

Supporting a wide variety of software, CAOS Linux is based on the best aspects of GNU/Linux and has full binary compatibility with the most popular enterprise distribution of Linux.

The CAOS Linux installer would be found easy to use by both an experienced admin or a Linux newcomer. Users can either have a fully automated install (including HD partitioning) or they can take full control from the install prompt. The automated CAOS Linux installer, Cinch, is a very user friendly, written from scratch and open to use by other distributions. Your CAOS system has the advantage of grabbing the latest packages from our online repository during installation, guaranteeing your system is up to date. Post-installation configuration is simple through either Sidekick, our server administration Swiss Army Knife, manually, or via the web using an industry compatible webmin tool.


Caos Linux 1.0 x86_64 2.37GB.iso
md5sum: 15f68fa01cd74c788c11df771c4d218a




Web site: www.archpwn.org (not active)
Origin: Italy
Category: Security
Desktop environment: GNOME
Architecture: x86
Based on: Arch Linux
Media: Live DVD
The last version | Released: 2.0 RC1 ? | 2010 ?

ArchPwn – a security based Linux Live CD/DVD system that aims to be a fully working swiss army knife for pentesting purpose (GPL licensed).

It’s based on the ArchLinux distribution, and inherits from this her philosophy.

The ArchPawn distribution is build using the linux-live scripts.

The live session user: arch; password: arch
Root password: ArchLinux

The project developer is Francesco Piccinno.


ArchPwn 1.0 i386 1.2GB.iso
md5sum: ac98a1772636189f561c42ffd817151e