PostX

PostX

Web site: techtimejourney.net
Origin:
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: Openbox
Architecture: x86, x86_64
Based on: Debian
Wikipedia:
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 0.5 RC2 | September 2, 2018

PostX (previously: Audax) – a lightweight Linux distribution with a Openbox desktop based on Debian Jessie (8).

By default the distribution uses only free software. The distribution can also be burnt to a cd or a usb stick due to its small size. The overall system is designed to be lightweight and as such it uses as low amount of RAM as possible while featuring many common tools for the regular user.

PostX can be used directly from a media as a live distribution or installed to a hard drive.

The PostX 0.2.5 and an older version called Audax was also based on Debian, but used the Fluxbox window manager as default.

The live-mode default username is: audax
and the password is: live

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PostX 0.5 RC2 amd64 649MB.iso
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PostX 0.2.5 i386 587MB.iso
md5sum: 3be5cc546f0a1f7b1f2d1983ea546bfc
Audax 0.2 i386 492MB.iso
md5sum: bb2b49b01e3fef8f7a7bdcc03be6c403

 

VMKnoppix

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Web site: rcis.aist.go.jp/project/knoppix/vmknoppix/index-en.html (not active)
Origin: Japan
Category: Specialist
Desktop environment: KDE
Architecture: x86
Based on: Knoppix
Wikipedia:
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 20080519 | May 2008

VMKnoppix (previously: Xenoppix) – a Linux live CD based on Knoppix distro, which ships with all the well-known virtualization solutions: Xen, KVM, VirtualBox, QEMU and KQEMU, UserModeLinux. The developer also supply the Inetboot and Etherboot/GPXE tools to support loading of network-based boot images.

Features:
– it’s a live CD distribution, which means you don’t have to install/reinstall the OS on your hard drive just because you want to try out some virtualization technology
– most of virtualization solutions as part of the distribution – you don’t have to search for their latest versions, you don’t need to compile anything – all the tools are ready for immediate use
– great virtualization playground – you’re unlikely to find something as suitable and as useful for your virtualization experiments

The latest live system is based on Knoppix Version 3.5.1.

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Shift Linux

Shift Linux

Web site: shiftlinux.net (not active)
Origin: USA
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: Fluxbox, GNOME, KDE, Xfce
Architecture: x86
Based on: Ubuntu
Wikipedia:
Media: Live
The last version | Released: 0.6.5 | March 24, 2008

Shift Linux – a GNU/Linux distribution based on the Ubuntu (previously on Morphix Linux) project in the form of a Live CD. It is a multi-functional system compatible with all Ubuntu package repositories. It is available in several editions, depending on the graphical environment and window manager used (there is a release for weaker machines using the Fluxbox window manager).

Shift Linux provides a set of the most popular utility applications in the open source world. You can find there such programs as: GVim, Revelation, Xine, Pidgin, gDesklets, GIMP, gThumb, AbiWord and many others.

Shift Linux 0.6 were released in the following versions: Shift Linux 0.6 Gnome, Shift Linux 0.6 KDE4, and Shift Linux 0.6 Lite (for older computers). Shift Linux Lite contains two less resource hogging desk managers (XFCE-4 and Fluxbox), but has a full compliment of packages and utilities.

As of version 0.6 of Shift Linux has moved away from it’s Morphix base so is based on Ubuntu. This version incorporates Firefox 3 (GranParadiso), OpenOffice, new themes, and a tested installer.

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VSIDO

VSIDO

Web site: vsido.org
Origin:
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: Fluxbox
Architecture: x86_64
Based on: Debian unstable “Sid”
Wikipedia:
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: May 21, 2019
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VSIDO – a Debian unstable “Sid” based live Linux distribution. VSIDO is a front line Debian Sid installation built with the goal of providing both new and advanced users the toolset needed to be productive, protected yet flexible enough to enjoy

For years, VSIDO has provided a stable release cycle within SID. Whether it is your personal laptop, or a real world server, it covers the gamut, for new users, or the seasoned professional hacker! System administrator or first time Linux user, VSIDO has all the tools already there and ready to use immediately. With Debian SID as it’s base, an actual real, rolling release, VSIDO also provides a support forum to assist with any issues.

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VSIDO 21May2019 amd64 598MB.iso
md5sum: 84a3d9c36a4bc650dfae65c75d2fc037
VSIDO 21May2019 amd64 UEFI 600MB.iso
md5sum: 6f449167e679484cdf46e833217cf2f3

 

ROSLIMS

ROSLIMS

Web site: umftgm.ro/roslims/ (not active)
Origin: Romania
Category: Education
Desktop environment: Fluxbox, IceWM, KDE, WindowMaker, Xfce
Architecture: x86, x86_64
Based on: Knoppix
Wikipedia:
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 1.2 | September 6, 2005

ROSLIMS (ROmanian Simple Linux for Medical Students) – a live Linux distribution based on Knoppix. Version 1.2 developed in order to be a first Romanian open source educational platform, respectively to bring to the local IT landscape a viable Linux desktop solution, similar in functionality to proprietary operation systems (Windows, Mac OS) and to be easy to use.

The ROSLIMS distribution is characterized by:
– simplicity in use (due to hardware detection and self-configuration facilities, respectively the classic user interface);
– full support for Romania (user interface, mapping the Romanian keyboard in Windows style, a series of TrueType fonts for Central Europe, etc.);
– very good compatibility with established office suites;
– easy installation of new applications by providing local support for cmg files for the first time (klik.atekon.de), a technology that excludes the possibility of incompatibilities at the library level between certain versions of programs and ensures a simple installation, such as point-and-click;
– a wide variety of pre-installed software, including complex educational suites (KDE Education) or emulators of other operating systems – Wine;
– user interface of your choice in Romanian (default) and English, etc.

Via ROSLIMS you can access almost all types of common applications, all free:
– OpenOffice office suite, Abiword text editor, Gnumeric spreadsheet program. These applications ensure very good compatibility, at the level of file formats, with commercial suites;
– graphics applications: GIMP and Inkscape;
– multimedia software: Audacity, Xine and others;
– system administration tools: ethereal, tcpdump, etc.;
– Internet services: HTTP (Apache), FTP, SMTP, POP3;
– Internet access programs: Web browsers (Mozilla suite, Konqueror, Lynx), IRC (XChat), video conferencing (GnomeMeeting), e-mail (Kmail, Thunderbird) and more.

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Penguin Sleuth

Penguin Sleuth

Web site: linux-forensics.com (not active)
Origin: USA
Category: Forensics
Desktop environment: Fluxbox, IceWM, KDE, WindowMaker
Architecture: x86
Based on: Knoppix
Wikipedia:
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 1.0 beta1 | July 5, 2003

Penguin Sleuth – a Knoppix based bootable CD and a Vmware virtual platform. The Penguin Sleuth Kit adapts a great Linux resource to include tools that are useful when performing a forensic computer analysis & Security Auditing.

The Sleuth Kit (TSK) is a library and collection of Unix- and Windows-based utilities for extracting data from disk drives and other storage so as to facilitate the forensic analysis of computer systems.

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Penguin Sleuth 2003-07-05 i386 689MB.iso
md5sum: 8a0b0554ba8bacd17325faf570249dc9

 

Tux Hat Linux

Tux Hat Linux

Web site: sourceforge.net/projects/tuxhatlinux/
Origin: Canada
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: Fluxbox
Architecture: x86, x86_64
Based on: Arch Linux
Wikipedia:
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 3.6 | March 7, 2015

Tux Hat Linux – an Arch Linux based distro. K.I.S.S. principle, keeping the UNIX logic within a GNU/Linux System.

This OS has a main menu script/auto session program call tuxhatlinux within that you can load up Fluxbox, also have setup-tuxhat to setup the system live session and to install it to a HDD. It is a very lightweight distro. and giving the users the freedom at hands.

The project founder is Gary Perreault.

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Tux Hat Linux 3.6 x86 698MB.iso
md5sum: a394e404aeb9f901241d6c183d6baf63
Tux Hat Linux 3.6 x86_64 694MB.iso
md5sum: 10b9eb5fe02d08b0cdfc2c116127484f

 

Zenix GNU/Linux

Zenix Linux

Web site: zenix.webscene.ch (not active)
Origin: Switzerland
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: AfterStep, Blackbox, Fluxbox, GNOME, IceWM, KDE, WindowMaker, Xfce
Architecture: x86
Based on: Linux From Scratch
Wikipedia:
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 0.3 | September 22, 2003

Zenix GNU/Linux – a lightweight Linux distribution which was created using Linux From Scratch. It consumes few resources, and offers a set of desktops and window managers such as: AfterStep, Blackbox, Fluxbox, GNOME, IceWM, KDE, WMaker, Xfce. Only i386 live media was available.

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Buffalo Linux

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Web site: mcalesterlinux.net (not active)
Origin: USA
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: Blackbox, Fluxbox, GNOME, IceWM, KDE, WindowMaker, Xfce
Architecture: x86
Based on: Slackware
Wikipedia (NO): Buffalo Linux
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 1.7.3 | May 8, 2005

Buffalo Linux – a Linux distribution, a derivative of VectorLinux and thus also Slackware, and was intended for the 32-bit architecture i686. The target group users is a small companies within the business sector. The distribution came pre-installed with IBM DB2 and Oracle Database, Microsoft products, and CodeWeavers as well. The distribution cost US $ 25.

The distribution supported the i486 platform. It used the Blackbox, Fluxbox, IceVM and WindowMaker window managers and the GNOME, KDE and Xfce desktop environments.

Version 1.05 was launched on December 28, 2003, and the latest version 1.7.5 was launched on May 8, 2005.

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NordisKnoppix

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Web site: home.broadpark.no/~aklepp/newton/knoppix/NORDISKNOPPIX/ (not active)
Origin: Norway
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: Fluxbox, IceWM, KDE, WindowMaker, Xfce
Architecture: x86
Based on: Knoppix
Wikipedia:
Media: Live
The last version | Released: 2003-09-23 | October 2003

NordisKnoppix – a version of Klaus Knopper’s Knoppix, supporting Nordic and Baltic languages, and maintained by Conrad Newton.

Presently, the supported languages include:
– Danish
– Estonian
– Finnish
– Faroese
– Icelandic
– Latvian
– Lithuanian
– Northern sami
– Norwegian bokmål
– Norwegian nynorsk
– Swedish
– US English
to the extent that Debian packages for these languages are available, and that they fit on the CD.
Aside from the Nordic/Baltic language components, NordisKnoppix is the same as standard Knoppix.

When the computer starts up, you have the opportunity to choose the language and several other parameters that will be used throughout your NordisKnoppix session. You do this by typing in the appropriate “boot options” as soon as the “boot:” prompt appears on the screen. Failure to type in any of these options will result in the default US English.

Native-language boot-floppies may be found in the “boot-floppies” directory, where the file README.native-language describes how to modify the CD so that it defaults to your native language.

The project was active between March and November 2003.
The latest version of NordisKnoppix is based on Knoppix 3.2 (?).

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