Feather Linux

Feather Linux

Web site: featherlinux.berlios.de (not active)
Origin: United Kingdom
Category: Desktop, Mini distribution
Desktop environment: Fluxbox
Architecture: x86
Based on: Knoppix
Wikipedia: Father Linux
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 0.7.5 | July 04, 2005

Feather Linux – a small, Knoppix based Linux distribution which fits in under 128 MB.
It boots from either a CD or a USB flash drive, into a Fluxbox desktop environment and works in live mode, but a hard drive installation option is also available. It can run on a 486 or higher, and requires 16MB RAM to run on the console, and 24MB RAM to run the X server.

Feather Linux iso image features a set of applications for many tasks, such as: Firefox, Gaim, AbiWord, MPlayer with all the needed plugins, XMMS with a handful of plugins, Sylpheed, AbiWord, Pidgin, Rox-filer, and a lot more.

Due it is based on Knoppix (and Debian), Feather offers Synaptic for package managing.

The founder and developer of the Feather Linux is Robert Sullivan.

Download

Feather Linux 0.7.5 i386 119MB.iso
md5sum: e36104401cb47fb5bc0c1cf3994e067d

 

PLD Linux Distribution

PLD Linux Distribution

Web site: www.pld-linux.org
Origin: Poland
Category: Server, Desktop
Desktop environment: Blackbox, Fluxbox, GNOME, IceWM, KDE, Window Maker, Xfce
Architecture: x86, x86_64, PowerPC, Sparc, Alpha
Based on: Independent
Wikipedia (pl): PLD Linux Distribution
Media: Rescue CD, Live CD
The last version | Released: 3.0 th | ?
Zobacz po polsku Zobacz po polsku: PLD Linux Distribution

PLD Linux Distribution – an independent Linux distribution, based on RPM packages, targeted to advanced users and administrators. The main usage of the distribution are network servers, but also is suitable for advanced users of workstations.
The project started in 1998 (the 1.0 release in 2002) and it is still under development (?) by a few (?) enthusiasts.

PLD uses its own package manager called “Poldek”, which lets you install and upgrade the packages. Packages are divided into the smallest portions (such as individual plug-ins and modules), what allows administrators to easy controlling the functionality of available applications and the amount of used disk space.

PLD supports network technologies (IPv6), security (AppArmor, Grsecurity, PAM, GSSAPI, TLS/SSL), and the flexible use of different natural languages to communicate with the user.

The current version of PLD is 3.0 and is in endless development stage.

The system installation can be made using PLD Rescue CD images, then chrooting into prepared, new disk partition or via a Live CD which offers Anaconda installer.

PLD Linux Distribution ia available for a various architectures: x86 (i386, i586, i686), PowerPC, AMD64, Sparc, Alpha.

In 2007 an unofficial version of PLD Linux Distribution was created – PLD Titanium. In 2010 a conflict arose between PLD project leaders and PLD Titanium creator. As a result the Titanium distribution was rebranded and in early 2011 separated from PLD with a new name TLD (Titanium Linux Distribution).

PLD is still under active development, and new images of Rescue iso are available from the GitHub.

 

Toorox

Toorox

Web site: http://toorox.de
Origin: Germany
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: GNOME, KDE, Xfce
Architecture: x86, x86_64
Based on: Gentoo
Wikipedia:
Media: Live DVD
The last version | Released: 01.2013 | December 30, 2012
Zobacz po polsku Zobacz po polsku: Toorox

Toorox – a Linux distribution based on Gentoo Linux, available as a Live DVD with an option of a hard or USB drive installation. The system is based on the source packages and fully compatible with Gentoo.

Toorox live uses KNOPPIX hardware auto-detection and auto-configuration scripts for booting.
It features applications to every purpose, such as: web browsers, e-mail client, file manager, office, burning software, audio player, video player, videocut, image processing, chat programs, etc. The system and the desktop are completely preconfigured.

Toorox supports 11 languages: German, English, Italian, French, Dutch, Russian, Spanish, Romanian, Turkish, Czech and Polish.

Toorox is a partly-rolling distribution.
For package managing, Toorox uses the Gentoo’s port system „Portage” and its GUI’s:
– Porthole to manage system upgrading
– Portato which lets you install and remove packages

Toorox is available in a few flavors, for 32 and 64 bit machines:
– KDE
– GNOME
– Xfce
– Lite (very downgraded edition of XFCE)

The latest edition of Toorox was released in December 2012 by now.

Download

No download is available.

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
Zobacz po polsku Zobacz po polsku: ConnochaetOS

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: trinityhome.org/trk
Origin: Belgium
Category: Rescue, Mini distribution
Desktop environment: CLI
Architecture: x86
Based on: Mandriva
Wikipedia:
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 3.4 build 372 | April 29, 2011
Zobacz po polsku Zobacz po polsku: Trinity Rescue Kit

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: tinymelinux.com
Origin: USA
Category: Desktop, Mini distribution
Desktop environment: Openbox
Architecture: x86, x86_64
Based on: PCLinuxOS, Mandriva, Unity Linux
Wikipedia:
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
Zobacz po polsku Zobacz po polsku: OpenGEU

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: drdosprojects.de
Origin: Germany
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: CLI
Architecture: x86
Based on: DR-DOS
Wikipedia: DR-DOS
Media: Install
The last version | Released: 7.01.08 | July 21, 2011
Zobacz po polsku Zobacz po polsku: DR-DOS/OpenDOS

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: delilinux.org (not active)
Origin: Germany
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: IceWM
Architecture: x86
Based on: Independent
Wikipedia:
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