OpenStep

OpenStep

Web site: gnustep.org/resources/OpenStepSpec/OpenStepSpec.html
Origin: USA
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment:
Architecture: IA-32, PA-RISC, SPARC
Based on: UNIX
Wikipedia: OpenStep
Media: Install
The last version | Released: ? | ?

OpenStep – an object-oriented operating system that uses any modern operating system as its core. Mainly created by NeXT. NeXT Computer Inc, and Sun Microsystems Inc. teamed up in late 1993 to push a free object layer API based on the NeXTSTEP object system. This agreement evolved into the OpenStep specification which was published by NeXT in a first draft back in summer 1994.

There is a distinction between OpenStep, which is an API specification, and OPENSTEP (capitalized) which is a specific implementation of OpenStep developed by NeXT. Although it was originally created on a Unix-based Mach kernel (just like the NeXTSTEP core), OPENSTEP versions were also available on Solaris and Microsoft Windows NT. Therefore, OPENSTEP libraries (which were supplied with the OPENSTEP system) are actually a subset of the original OpenStep specification.

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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
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

 

ParallelKnoppix

ParallelKnoppix

Web site: parallelknoppix.cebacad.net (not active)
Origin: Algeria
Category: Cluster
Desktop environment: KDE
Architecture: x86_64
Based on: Knoppix
Wikipedia:
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 2.8 | November 22, 2007

ParallelKnoppix – a GNU/Linux operating system on Live CD that allows you to develop a Beowulf style cluster, which uses MPI libraries. Open MPI, LAM-MPI and MPICH are installed and ready to use. It allows setting up a cluster of computers for parallel processing using MPI. PK includes extensive examples using MPITB for Gnu Octave.

ParallelKnoppix is a fast and easy way to create a HPC cluster for parallel computing. It takes less than 10 minutes to go from a cold start to having a running cluster. Using virtualization tools, you can create a real PK cluster from any distribution of Linux, or from other popular operating systems.

Clusters from 2 to 200 machines are supported. A cluster created with PK is temporary – nothing is installed to any of the computers in the cluster. It’s also single-user.

ParallelKnoppix is developed principally at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.

The ParallelKnoppix project been renamed to PelicanHPC.

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ParallelKnoppix 2.8 amd64 689MB.iso
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BeakOS

BeakOS

Web site: beakos.com.mx (not active)
Origin: Mexico
Category: Desktop, Server
Desktop environment: GNOME, Xfce
Architecture: x86
Based on: Independent
Wikipedia (ES): BeakOS GNU/Linux
Media: Live
The last version | Released: 1.7 | October 1, 2011

BeakOS – a built from scratch Linux distribution designed to limited hardware and very robust high-performance computers, provides desktop and server editions. The desktop editions are available with GNOME desktop environments and XFCE/FluxBox as well.

Beakos focused on productive environment because it manages resources and client/server architecture applications that it integrates, however its developers also made an effort to provide a desktop system with applications that the most common users demand. Beakos was development driven by Infotec (Information and Documentation Fund for Industry), which is part of the Conacyt centers.

The screenshot’s author: Francisco Sosa Romero; source: Wikipedia; License: Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported.

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NeXTSTEP

NeXTSTEP

Web site: (not active)
Origin: USA
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment:
Architecture: Intel x86, Motorola 68000, SPARC, PA-RISC
Based on: UNIX
Wikipedia: NeXTSTEP
Media: Install
The last version | Released: 4.2 Pre-release 2 | September 1997

NeXTSTEP – an object-oriented, multitasking operating system created by NeXT Computer, Inc. a company founded in 1985 by Apple Computer co-founder Steve Jobs.

This system was created on the base of Mach microkernel and BSD Unix system code. NeXTStep was oriented to work in a graphical environment. It had a very well-prepared, intuitive user interface, based on object-oriented architecture, quite different from both the most popular then Microsoft Windows 3.1 and Mac OS. The visualization engine was based on Postscript, which on one hand made it very demanding in terms of hardware (considerable demand for memory) and on other hand an ideal solution for industrial and designer workstations.

NeXTSTEP 1.0 was released 18 September 1989 after a couple of hits in 1986, and last Release 3.3 in early 1995, and previously worked only on the Motorola 68000 CPU family (especially the original black boxes) and the generic IBM compatible x86/Intel, Sun SPARC , and HP PA-RISC. About the time 3.2 releases NeXT teamed up with Sun Microsystems to develop OpenStep, cross-platform implementation of the standard (for Sun Solaris, Microsoft Windows, and NeXT Mach kernel version) based on NEXTSTEP 3.2.

In February 1997, after the purchase of NeXT by Apple, it became the source of the popular operating systems macOS, iOS, watchOS, and tvOS.

The NeXTSTEP screenshot’s author: Gürkan Sengün; source: Wikipedia; License: GNU GPL.

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Mxchg

Mxchg

Web site: mxchg.com (not active)
Origin: ?
Category: Multimedia
Desktop environment: KDE
Architecture: x86
Based on: Knoppix
Wikipedia:
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 001 | March 7, 2007

Mxchg – a based on Knoppix live CD which lets you try, without installing, the Music Exchange software.

It is “Your Fresh New Music Centre” and also allows artists to “Distribute music to their fans directly. The Media Exchange is ‘open source’, and all the source code is included on the CD”.

It allows:
– to share musical collections
– play and organize music
– tag music
– automatically remove duplicate songs
– automatically download music from some artists.

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Mxchg 001 i386 265MB.iso
md5sum: 6f3bc3b102340c2beb1b1717277ae613

 

F-Secure Rescue CD

F-Secure Rescue CD

Web site: f-secure.com/en/web/labs_global/rescue-cd (not active)
Origin: Finland
Category: Rescue
Desktop environment: CLI
Architecture: x86
Based on: Knoppix
Wikipedia:
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 3.16 Build 73600 | September 1, 2014
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F-Secure Rescue CD – a bootable live rescue system created by the F-Secure a Finnish company.

The live system is based on the Knoppix distribution, works in text mode, without a graphical interface. It allows you to scan your computer’s disk, as well as the Master Boot Record, and lets you delete files threaten the operation an operating system, such as Trojan horses, viruses, worms, rootkits and others.

The pre-installed anti-virus application has the ability to download current virus database definitions if an internet connection is active.

The only downside of the F-Secure rescue system is the inability to scan encrypted drives.

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F-Secure Rescue CD i386 139MB.iso
md5sum: 81d3b6a13eb61756b366ba51dfde2766

 

Onebase Linux

Onebase Linux

Web site: onebaselinux.com (not active)
Origin: India
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: KDE
Architecture: x86
Based on: Independent
Wikipedia:
Media: Install
The last version | Released: 1.0 | August 17, 2005

Onebase Linux – a multi-purpose operating system (OS) based on the linux kernel for PC (x86) with its own package management and administration tools.

Main features are:
– Package Management System – This formed the basis this project. A versatile package manager with seamless support for binary and source packages. It enables easy management and updation of the system with robust functionality.
– Onebase Portal – A comprehensive system management center that is modular and provides various tools for desktop, hardware, system, network and package administration
– Infrastructure – A remodeled boot system and improved file-hierarchy with per package folders (under /OL-apps) yet fully maintaining UNIX compatibility.
– Specialized versions – Onebase Linux provides different installers like Net-Installer, HD-installer that comes with OnebaseGo LiveCD. And regularly introduces special LiveCD editions such as for Games, Development etc.
– More features – Other stuff includes – System Restore points, Automate Tasks, Security Updates, Network OLM, Concurrent Installs, Beta gallery and much more…

An install iso provides the flexible Net-Installer (requires Internet) meant for Linux Professionals and Business who want a customized system to suit their needs.
The HD-Installer provided by OnebaseGo is contrast to this, it is fast, fixed and pre-configured. Which would be useful to users who need a quick install or with slow Net connection besides other advantages.

Flavors:
– OnebaseGo is the main LiveCD that is meant of for satisfying all basic computing needs. View its “features” page to know the important software included in it.
– The special editions of OnebaseGo such as Games, Develop focuses on a particular field by providing more related software, documentation and tools for it.
– For example, a programmer would choose “DevelopGo” since it provides lots of IDE, dev utilities, offline developer guides and over 11 languages to program with.

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AVG Rescue CD

AVG Rescue CD

Web site: avg.com/en-ww/homepage
Origin: Czech Republic
Category: Rescue
Desktop environment: CLI
Architecture: x86
Based on: Independent ?
Wikipedia:
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: ? | April 21, 2016
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AVG Rescue CD – a bootable live CD/USB disk, based on the Linux kernel and allows you to scan your computer’s disks for installed malicious programs (viruses).

AVG Rescue CD is available in two forms: an ISO image that can be burned to a standard CD and an archive that can be copied to a USB drive. With the Live system, you can start your computer and perform a scan, edit files, test your hard disk, or modify the system registry. You have also a number of standard Linux tools which allow you to make any change to your computer’s configuration.

AVG Rescue CD works in text mode with English language as default.

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AVG Rescue CD 120 160420a12074 i686 173MB.iso
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Overclockix

Overclockix

Web site: overclockix.com (not active)
Origin: USA
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: GNOME, KDE
Architecture: x86, x86_64
Based on: Debian
Wikipedia:
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 7.8.0 | June 1, 2015

Overclockix – a Debian based Linux distribution for hardware tuning, stress-testing, and overclocking.

The first versions of Overclockix were based on Knoppix and were created by Arkaine23 in 2003. It was under active development between 2033 and 2005.

It was re-born in 2011 by mbentley and developed until 2015.
The live system’s base has been changed from Knoppix to Debian with GNOME desktop as default.

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Overclockix LTSP21 i386 670MB.iso
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