BluePoint

BluePoint Linux

Web site: bluepoint.com.cn (not active)
Origin: China
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: IceWM, KDE, WindowMaker
Architecture: x86
Based on: Red Hat
Wikipedia:
Media: Install
The last version | Released: 2.0 | July 20, 2000

BluePoint Linux – a Chinese Linux distribution based on Red Hat Linux. The distribution was developed by BluePoint, China’s leading software company for Linux. It was founded in Shenzhen in December 1999 and was formerly called the Shenzhen Sinx. The company was a spin-off of the core-hacker group SoftwareOPENUNIX NETWORK STUDIO, Co. Ltd., which included some of the leading experts on UNIX/Linux in China.

The distribution used the KDE desktop environment in addition to the IceWM and WMaker window manager. The distribution had 32-bit x86 as a platform.

The first version was released on December 10, 1999.
The latest version was version 2.0 which was released on July 20, 2000.

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BluePoint 2.0 i386 667MB.iso
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FreeMe

FreeMe

Web site: (not active)
Origin: ?
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: GNOME
Architecture: x86
Based on: Ubuntu
Wikipedia:
Media: Live DVD
The last version | Released: ? | March 24, 2007

FreeMe – an Ubuntu based live DVD which features a Freeme application created by Beale Screamer and based on viodentias findings. It strips wm-drm protection from wmv/asf/wma files as well as video/audio streams.

This live DVD is based on Ubuntu 6.10 “Edgy Eft”.

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FreeMe i386 3.03GB.iso
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Xteam Linux

Xteam Linux

Web site: xteam.com.cn (not active)
Origin: China
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: KDE
Architecture: x86
Based on: Fedora
Wikipedia:
Media: Install CD
The last version | Released: 5-pre | December 16, 2003

Xteam Linux – a Chinese Linux distribution based on Fedora. The distribution was developed by Xteam Software, which was the first specialized Linux company in China.

The predecessor of Beijing Surfing Platform Software Company was Beijing Xingtianhai Information Technology. The company’s Linux core development team has a secret code name “Xteam”.

Distribution utilized the KDE desktop environment and supported the 32-bit x86 computer architecture.
Version 1.0 was released on April 2, 1999. The last version 5.0-pre was released on December 16, 2003.

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Xteam Linux 1.0 Install i386 483MB.iso
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Edubuntu

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Edubuntu 6
Web site: edubuntu.org
Origin: Isle of Man
Category: Education
Desktop environment: Unity
Architecture: x86, x86_64
Based on: Ubuntu
Wikipedia: Edubuntu
Media: Live DVD
The last version | Released: 14.04.5 | August 4, 2016
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Edubuntu – an official Ubuntu derivative intended for students and teachers. It contains a number of utility and educational programs.
The distribution was under active development between 2005 and 2016.

Edubuntu includes pre-installed Linux Terminal Server Project (LTSP) package, which allows you to connect multiple terminal computers to one Linux server. All programs runs virtually on the server, so no separate hard drives are required for each workstation.

Edubuntu is available for both i386 and amd64 hardware architecture.

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Edubuntu 14.04 LTS amd64 2.97GB.iso
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Edubuntu 6.06.1 i386 715MB.iso
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Edubuntu 6.06.1 amd64 703MB.iso
md5sum: 7097f18a19a1599b3bcda63b662278f0

 

Fredubuntu

Fredubuntu

Web site: (not active)
Origin: France
Category: Education
Desktop environment: GNOME
Architecture: x86
Based on: Ubuntu
Wikipedia:
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 8.10 | November 16, 2008

Fredubuntu – a French live DVD for education, which is based on Ubuntu version 8.10. It has all the Edubuntu packages, more than 700 MB of software added to the image Ubuntu base, for a total size of 1.6GB.

The Live DVD features such applications:
– Gcompris, Tux * (Tuxpaint, Tuxmath …), Kturtle, kalzium
– Graphics, PA0: Blender, Gimp, Inkscape, Scribus …
– Audio / Video: Amarok, Avidemux, Kino, Brasero …
– or even Marble, Ekiga, Filezilla …

This Live DVD also has an LTSP (Linux Terminal Server Project), which allows you to transform a computer (powerful enough) into an application server to serve it to less efficient computers on the network.

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Fredubuntu 8.10 i386 1.61GB.iso
md5sum: d7d5a9bf35ca2bb0b99eac39a55a3dae

 

Étoilé

Étoilé

Web site: etoileos.com
Origin: World
Category:
Desktop environment: Étoilé
Architecture: x86
Based on: Ubuntu
Wikipedia: Étoilé
Media: Live
The last version | Released: 0.2 | June 2009

Étoilé – a user environment designed from the ground up around the things people do with computers: create, collaborate, and learn.

Without implementation details like files and operating-system processes polluting the computer’s UI, Étoilé users will be able to:
– have revision history for all objects in the system
– collaborate with other people on any type of document (text, drawing, code, etc.)
– shape their own workflow by combining the provided Services
– use a system that is closer to their mental model of how computers should work

Étoilé is open-source (MIT/BSD licensed) and built on GNUstep—it should be portable to most operating systems.

The Étoilé LiveCD 0.2 is based on Ubuntu 9.04 with preinstalled the Étoilé desktop.
The username and password are both etoile.

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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
md5sum: 7d87cb9c0e1399dbddf2a644cdb7c679

 

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
md5sum: 4bdfd6cf6b73305d9d1ef254e0eef9cd

 

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
md5sum: 1bab052ec879f941628927c988863f14

EMC2 LiveCD Ubuntu 6.06 i386 675MB.iso
md5sum: 2b99a5eb6b38d6bebcc1fa1b37ba7075

 

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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