Frenzy

Frenzy

Web site: http://frenzy.org.ua/en/
Origin: Ukraine
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: Fluxbox
Architecture: x86
Based on: FreeBSD
Wikipedia (pl): Frenzy
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 1.4 | May 5, 2012
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Frenzy – a FreeBSD based operating system for system administrators.
It contains software for hardware tests, file system check, security check and network setup and analysis.
The system can work in live mode and can be installed on a hard drive too.

Frenzy is available in two flavours:
– Lite – includes text based system and tools only
– Standard – bigger version which contains X Server, Fluxbox window manager and some extra applications as well.

The last version 1.4 Lite was released in May 2012.
The last full version with pre-installed GUI is 1.3, which was released in July 2010.

Download

Frenzy 1.4 Lite i386 109MB.iso
md5sum: 00c861ef7070d7e481c26e26ee056d0a
Frenzy 1.3 Fluxbox i386 650MB.iso
md5sum: b6eca2238254cb6b2132eb8bde52b4f4

 

nUbuntu

nUbuntu

Web site: www.nubuntu.org (not active)
Origin: USA
Category: Peneration, Security
Desktop environment: Fluxbox
Architecture: x86
Based on: Ubuntu
Wikipedia: nUbuntu
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 8.12 Beta | December 17, 2008

nUbuntu (Network Ubuntu) – a Linux distribution based on Ubuntu, designed for penetration testing servers and networks.

nUbuntu has a few applications pre-installed only, such as: Thunar, Firefox, gFTP, XChat, Centerim, Irssi, Rdesktop, VNC Viewer, Rtorrent, Wine, Cairo-Dock on the top of Fluxbox window manager and a large set of testing and penetrating tools, such as Wireshark, nmap, dSniff, and Ettercap.

The project was under development between 2005 and 2008.
The last available version of nUbuntu 8.12 Beta is based on Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid Ibex.

Download

nUbuntu 8.12 Beta i386 663MB.iso
md5sum: 575214f413c02a4ba636feede99ecc31
nUbuntu 6.10 i386 269MB.iso
md5sum: 075b4d34890aaba14ba4596ca4a3ad3b

 

FreeSBIE

FreeSBIE

Web site: www.freesbie.org
Origin: Italy
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: Xfce, Fluxbox
Architecture: x86
Based on: FreeBSD
Wikipedia: FreeSBIE
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 2.0.1 | February 2, 2007

FreeSBIE – a live CD based on the FreeBSD operating system which works directly from a CD, without touching your hard drive.

The first version of FreeSBIE was released in February 2004, which was based on FreeBSD 5.2.1. The second version sowed up in summer 2015, and the last one 2.0.1 in February 2007, based on FreeBSD 6.2.

The live CD features various applications and tools, such as: X11, Fluxbox, Xfce, Firefox, MPlayer, XMMS, OpenOffice.org, GIMP. The live system does not start the X Server itself, just launches a wallpaper (?) with the project logo. Pressing ‘Esc’ lets you quit and log it to the shell, then type ‘startx’ to launch the default Xfce desktop.

The developer offers a toolkit which can be used for creation of a CD and to make embedded images a-la miniBSD or nanoBSD.

Download

FreeSBIE 2.0.1 i386 687MB.iso
md5sum: b2f680d27c21bbfaf4fb90dce090a118

 

Feather Linux

Feather Linux

Web site: http://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 | ?
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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.

 

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

 

Wolvix

Wolvix

Web site: http://wolvix.org (not active)
Origin: Norway
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: Fluxbox, Openbox, Xfce
Architecture: x86
Based on: Slackware, Slax
Wikipedia: Wolvix
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 2.0.0 beta2 | April 14, 2009

Wolvix – a live, desktop-oriented Linux distribution built from SLAX.
Wolvix uses Xfce as the default desktop environment, but other very lightweight window manager can bu used straight from the live CD: Fluxbox and Openbox.

The system is modular and lets users adding additional software modules.
It offers a large set of pre-installed software of the groups: development, graphics, multimedia, network and office.

Installation can be done to a hard drive, either as a ‘normal’ or a ‘frugal’ mode.

Wolvix has been released in two versions:
– the default, standard version with full set of applications, and the 3 desktops.
– Cub – small version of the system which features only minimal number of applications.

Wolvix live system doesn’t have a standard user configured, so to log in to the live system use:
user: root
password: toor

Download

Wolvix 2.0.0 beta2 i486 681MB.iso
md5sum: 7bea8514062835621ce64a14e8f46f58
Wolvix 2.0.0 beta1 Cub i486 378MB.iso
md5sum: 90dc9f6d958a5fe3b68b414c73c4f64e