ConnochaetOS

ConnochaetOS

Web site: www.connochaetos.org
Origin: Germany
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: IceWM
Architecture: x86
Based on: Slackware, Salix OS
Wikipedia:
Media: Install CD
The last version | Released: 14.2 | August 26, 2016
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ConnochaetOS – a fully free/libre GNU/Linux distribution for x86 computers with limited resources, based on Slackware and Salix OS. It contains no proprietary software or firmware, honours the KISS principle and is targeted for desktop use.

ConnochaetOS is available as an installable CD media, which lets users install the system on a hard dive via text based installer.
The installer offers users choosing teh installation mode:
– full – installs the core system, X Server, IceWM window manager and a set of lightweight applications for any purpose
– base – installs the core system, X Server, IceWM window manager and a web browser
– core – installs the core system only (no X)

ConnochaetOS is the successor of DeLi Linux which is not under development any more.
The development of ConnochaetOS started in 2010 and was based on Arch Linux, until 2012.
After 3 years of break about, the developer released a new version 14.1 based on Slackware and Salix OS, which was full free of the proprietary components. It was the last version of ConnochaetOS too.

ConnochaetOS is targeted to x86 old machines, but uses the Linux kernel for i686 CPU.

In June 2011, the developer Henry Jensen started a new project called “Deli(cate) Linux” which is a successor of ConnochaetOS and DeLi Linux.

LightDOS

LightDOS

Web site: lightdos.wordpress.com
Origin: USA
Category: Desktop, Mini system
Desktop environment: oZone
Architecture: x86
Based on: FreeDOS
Wikipedia:
Media: Virtual Machine Image
The last version | Released: Prerelease4 | March 26, 2014

LightDOS – a free operating system based on the FreeDOS kernel.

LightDOS features built-in the oZone desktop environment, mouse drivers, long file name support, improved commands, support for popular file systems, and more. oZone GUI is a mutliplatform desktop enviroment which runs under DOS, Microsoft Windows and Linux.

LightDOS has full support for CD/DVD drives, can read and write to FAT12, FAT16, and FAT32 partitions, can read NTFS partitions. Thanks to the FreeDOS kernel, which provides full support for Microsoft DOS programs, LightDOS can run every program designed for MS-DOS and it’s clones.

The founder and developer of LightDOS is Corbin Davenport.
The last version of LightDOS Prerelease4 was published in 2014, then the author moved his project to CarbonOS as the LightDOS successor.

Download

LightDOS Prerelease4 Virtual Machine Image i386 14.6MB.ova
md5sum: 0977fa71c59af738ee516764f8a5c65e
LightDOS Prerelease4 USB Image i386 13.9MB USB.zip
md5sum: ba4e9d5bd0bf2d2bcf60a325c6d63911
LightDOS Prerelease4 i386 13.9MB VM.zip
md5sum: 0977fa71c59af738ee516764f8a5c65e

 

Trinity Rescue Kit

Trinity Rescue Kit

Web site: http://trinityhome.org/trk
Origin: Belgium
Category: Rescue, Mini distribution
Desktop environment: Text based
Architecture: x86
Based on: Mandriva
Wikipedia: Trinity Rescue Kit
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 3.4 build 372 | April 29, 2011
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Trinity Rescue Kit (TRK) – a Linux distribution with a command-line interface, designed as a system rescue. TRK is especially equipped for repairing common problems in Microsoft Windows and Unix-like operating systems.

The project started in 2001 as a bootable DOS-based CD of proprietary software for offline operations (The Vault), and then has been moved to Linux as its base.

TRK is based on Mandriva and includes a set of utilities for:
– repairing damaged files
– recovering data
– resetting Windows passwords
– detecting computer viruses with a few different antivirus scanners
– disk cloning, including cloning Windows installations over the network
– recovering deleted data files
– editing disk partitions

The founder and developer of TRK is Tom Kerremans.

The last stable version is 3.4 build 372 released in April 2011, but there is newer, beta version 3.4 build 396 as of 2014 available too.

Download

Trinity Rescue Kit 3.4 build 372 i586 158MB.iso
md5sum: 4909e1961ba27752b7aa8eba23ea7b5d

Trinity Rescue Kit 3.4 build 396 Beta i586 180MB.iso
md5sum: c0723243a40650d88d3343a798d254d9

Trinity Rescue Kit 3.4 build 397 beta i586 191MB.iso
md5sum: 8d4ef0a48ced97b14dbc36b6ec06b674

 

TinyMe

TinyMe

Web site: http://tinymelinux.com
Origin: USA
Category: Desktop, Mini distribution
Desktop environment: Openbox
Architecture: x86, x86_64
Based on: PCLinuxOS, Mandriva, Unity Linux
Wikipedia: TinyMe
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 2012.0 Aplha | March 7, 2002

TinyMe – a lightweight and minimal Linux distribution crated to be small and fast, and runs on old computers.

Between 2006 and 2007 TinyMe was based on PCLinuxOS and its website was hosted on MyPCLinuxOS.
The system uses Openbox window manager, Synaptic package manager, Tiny Control Center and some lightweight applications to fit to ~ 200 MB iso image.
In March 2009 the project has been moved to its own domain and separated from PCLinuxOS.
In March 20012 the present project developer KDulcimer released the last version of TinyMe which was based on Unity Linux and Mandriva.

To log in to the live system use:
User:Password – guest:guest
or
User:Password – root:root

Download

TinyMe 2008.0 i586 200MB.iso
md5sum: 51aedee88474b981ae0980d8c67ee829
TinyMe 2012.03.05 Alpha i586 230MB.iso
md5sum: abc82cf0010fbb2251a02bb32ef2ed8f
TinyMe 2012.03.05 Alpha i586 237MB.iso
md5sum: f2b8fb5d09a1d99a95cef315c8939c4e

 

OpenGEU

OpenGEU

Web site: http://opengeu.intilinux.com/ (not active)
Origin: Italy
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: Enlightenment
Architecture: x86, x86_64
Based on: Ubuntu
Wikipedia: OpenGEU
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 8.10 | March 16, 2009
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OpenGEU – a Linux distribution based on Ubuntu and uses Enlightenment window manager.
The project has started as Geubuntu which featured a mix of GNOME and Enlightenment on the top of Ubuntu 7.04 base. Dut to conflict around the name (included *buntu), the name of it has been changed to OpenGEU.

OpenGEU was presented as an artistic distribution. There are two main themes of OpenGEU were available: Sunshine and Moonlight, as well as a few alternative themes too. Starting with OpenGEU 8.10 Luna Serena, a port of Compiz called Ecomorph has been available for 3D effects.
OpenGEU had pre-installed many e17 modules to easy configure the system and a set of applications from the GNOME desktop.

In January 2010, after releasing the last version of OpenGEU 9.04, the system has been turned to Debian as its base, but any next iso images never been published.

The project started and designed by the Italian artist Luca De Marini (aka TheDarkMaster).

Download

OpenGEU 8.10 i386 686MB.iso
md5sum: 2e3628b21dba41840a40a5af4561ee34
OpenGEEEU 8.10 i386 702MB.iso
md5sum: 0b50e902ea6d352614d31dd70678e458
OpenGEU 8.10 amd64 702MB.iso
md5sum: d36f296bf73be5ea4ff5719bb361f3ec
OpenGEU 8.04.1 i386 709MB.iso
md5sum: 0099b5f7acedada78fe28ba52fcdb281

 

DR-DOS/OpenDOS

Enhanced DR-DOS

Web site: www.drdosprojects.de
Origin: Germany
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: Text based
Architecture: x86
Based on: DR-DOS
Wikipedia: DR-DOS
Media: Install
The last version | Released: 7.01.08 | July 21, 2011
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DR-DOS/OpenDOS Enhancement Project – the OpenDOS 7.01 source code based operating system develops by Udo Kuhnt between 2005 and 2011.

DR-DOS (DR DOS up to version 6.0) is an operating system of the DOS family for IBM PC personal computers. It was originally developed by Gary Kildall from Digital Research and derived from Concurrent PC DOS 6.0, which was an advanced successor of CP/M-86. After changed the ownership of the system, later versions was produced as Novell DOS 7.

In 1996 Novel sold the system to Caldera, who changed the name to Caldera OpenDOS 7.01 and released the source code of the kernel under an Open Source license. The name of the system has been changed back to DR-DOS and the model has been changet to closed source. Caldera Thinclients, a subsidiary of Caldera which later renamed itself to Lineo, continued the development of DR-DOS as an OS for embedded systems, before they abandoned its development in favour of Linux.

DR-DOS has been bought by Devicelogics company in November 2002.
In March 2004 the Devicelogics released DR-DOS 8.0 for the embedded systems market.

In July 2002, Udo Kuhnt used the source code of DR-DOS 7.01/OpenDOS as a base and started to write his own set of patches for it under a new the name of DR-DOS/OpenDOS Enhancement Project.

The last version of DR-DOS 7.01.08 was released on July 21, 2011.

 

DeLi Linux

DeLi Linux

Web site: www.delilinux.org (not active)
Origin: Germany
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: IceWM
Architecture: x86
Based on: Independent
Wikipedia: DeLi Linux
Media: Install CD
The last version | Released: 0.8 | May 28, 2008

DeLi Linux (Desktop Light Linux) – a lightweight desktop distribution of Linux, designed for old computers. DeLi Linux needs a i386 CPU and 32 MB RAM memory as a minimum, but it should work smoothly with a i486.

DeLi features number of lightweight applications for daily usage such as:
– Office: Abiword and Siag Office
– Network: NetSurf and Skipstone web browsers, Mutt and Sylpheed email clients
– Window managers: IceWM and Fluxbox
– Editors: e3, elvis and Beaver

Up to version 0.6.1 DeLi Linux was based on Slackware 7 and was using Linux kernel 2.2.
DeLi Linux 0.7 is built from scratch with Linux kernel 2.4.33.3, but still uses the Slackware package management, and a port system based on CRUX.
The last available version of DeLi 0.8 was released in 2008.

DeLi Linux was under development since August 2010, when the founder of the project Henry Jensen finished its development.
Henry created two successors of DeLi Linux:
– ConnochaetOS – based on Slackware (discontinued)
– Deli(cate) Linux – under development

Download

DeLi Linux 0.8 Full i386 251MB.iso
md5sum: 3e45d38b7730dc3cdbec836ead43cb1c
DeLi Linux 0.8 Core i386 60MB.iso
md5sum: bc2977751543ff57c5823ad3497ef569

 

Snowlinux

Snowlinux

Web site: www.snowlinux.de (not active)
Origin: Germany
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: Cinnamon, Enlightenment, MATE, Xfce
Architecture: x86, x86_64
Based on: Debian, Ubuntu
Wikipedia:
Media: Live DVD
The last version | Released: 5 ‘Flurry’ beta | October 15, 2013
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Snowlinux – a set of Linux distribution based on Debian stable and separately on Ubuntu.
It’s a user-friendly distro with a set of pre-installed applications for daily usage and some useful tweaks.

It provides a few different editions of the system with different desktop environment.
The latest Snowlinux editions are:
– 4.0 “Glacier” with Enlightenment17, MATE and Xfce desktops, based on Debian “Wheezy”
– 4.0 “Frosty” with Cinnamon an MATE desktops, based on Ubuntu 13.04 “Raring Ringtail”
– 5.0 “Flurry” beta MATE, based on on Debian “Wheezy”

The earlier versions of Snowlinux were available with GNOME, KDE and LXDE desktop environments.

The founder and developer of Snowlinux is Lars Torben.
The distribution was under development between 2011 and 2013.

Download

Snowlinux 4 “Glacier” MATE i386 935MB.iso
md5sum: e6c8552b649385ab3047f79d5a385fb8
Snowlinux 4 “Glacier” MATE amd64 936MB.iso
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Snowlinux 4 “Glacier” Enlightenment17 i386-nonpae 844MB.iso
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Snowlinux 4 “Glacier” Enlightenment17 i386 783MB.iso
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Snowlinux 4 “Glacier” Enlightenment17 amd64 853MB.iso
md5sum: 72b63ffdd10cb01eb81a2594b0bd6450
Snowlinux 4 “Glacier” Xfce i386 694MB.iso
md5sum: 475dcb2b9a7a1f523287db5e29397cbb
Snowlinux 4 “Glacier” Xfce amd64 698MB.iso
md5sum: e3e89d998d66b73d6b98bb58fb3f7bef

Snowlinux 4 “Frosty” MATE i386 919MB.iso
md5sum: 398a8e09553114d8076533cb4e76b56d
Snowlinux 4 “Frosty” MATE amd64 902MB.iso
md5sum: 45870d3d0cb0841c29ea334f9807855c
Snowlinux 4 “Frosty” Cinnamon i386 849MB.iso
md5sum: 5842fadd6a2d7f300ec5abd8cf0ea16e
Snowlinux 4 “Frosty” Cinnamon amd64 890MB.iso
md5sum: 937f1a99cfd7914da59369d7321880b7

LightOS

LightOS

Web site: http://sourceforge.net/projects/lightos1/
Origin: USA
Category: Mini system
Desktop environment: Text based
Architecture: x86
Based on: DR-DOS/OpenDOS
Wikipedia:
Media: Install CD/Floppy
The last version | Released: 3.0 | January 11, 2011
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LightOS – an open-source operating system for x86 computers, based on DR-DOS/OpenDOS 7.01.
LightOS extends on DR-DOS by adding a desktop, built-in mouse support, and better integration with programs.

It is very small of size image, which can fits to the standard floppy disk.
The system can be installed on a separated partition of a hard drive, opposite to existing operating systems.

The founder and developer of LightOS is Corbin Davenport.
The last version of LightOS 3.0 was released in 2011.

Download

LightOS 3.0 (OpenDOS 7.01) i386 1.2MB.zip
md5sum: 52b047ea43bdfde98bdca77b3c40bd00

Damn Small Linux

Damn Small Linux

Web site: www.damnsmalllinux.org
Origin: USA
Category: Desktop, Mini distribution
Desktop environment: Fluxbox, JWM
Architecture: x86
Based on: Knoppix
Wikipedia: Damn Small Linux
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 4.11 RC2 | September 26, 2012
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Damn Small Linux (DSL) – a small, business card size computer operating system based on Knoppix. It was designed to run graphical environment and applications on old PC machines with 486 Pentium processors and very little memory.

DSL was originally created and maintained by John Andrews. For five years the community included Robert Shingledecker who created the MyDSL system, DSL Control Panel and other features. After that, Robert quit the project and continues his work on Tiny Core Linux which he created in April 2008.

Beside its small size, DSL features complete desktop and a set of applications for any purpose, such as:
– Mulitmedia: XMMS
– Net: AxyFTP client, Dillo, Netrik and Firefox web browsers, Naim client of AIM, ICQ, IRC, SSH/SCP server and client, DHCP client, PPP, PPPoE, a web server,
– Office: Siag spreadsheet, Sylpheed email, spellcheck, Ted word-processor, text editors: Beaver, Vim, and Nano, Xpdf, calculator
– Graphics: mtPaint raster graphics editor, xzgv image viewer
– System: DFM and emelFM file managers, VNCviwer Remote Desktop Connection client, tools for system monitoring, USB support
– Window Managers: JWM and Fluxbox

The last stable version of DSL 4.4.10 was released in 2008.
After 3 years of stagnation, new, testing versions 4.11 rc1 and rc2 showed up as the last ones.

Download

Damn Small Linux 4.11 rc2 i386 50.4MB.iso
md5sum: 4b61c7892eefc23b71d4931bdcc3f1f1
Damn Small Linux 4.4.10 i386 49.9MB.iso
md5sum: 5cb7e0d4506c249b78bbe0cd4695b865
Damn Small Linux 3.4 Embedded i386 50.8MB.zip
md5sum: 99e336df554764675dc23b4e2bd92186