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

 

AbulEdu

AbulEdu

Web site: abuledu.org
Origin: France
Category: Education
Desktop environment: GNOME, MATE
Architecture: x86
Based on: Ubuntu
Wikipedia (FR): AbulEdu
Media: Live DVD
The last version | Released: 15.08 | September, 2015

AbulEdu – an Ubuntu based, a Linux distribution created for education purpose. AbulÉdu is a digital workspace for education, designed by teachers and produced in partnership with computer scientists.

The server solution is intended to facilitate establishment and use of a computer network in a school and designed to be used on daily basis by teachers, without any particular computer skills. It integrates all the basic tools, preconfigured for network use in a school: intranet, browser, e-mail, word and image processing, instant publication on the intranet, office automation tools and educational software.

An older version of AbulEdu was based on Mandrake Linux.

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Zopix

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Web site: zopix.org (not active)
Origin: Zopix
Category: Specialist
Desktop environment: CLI
Architecture: x86
Based on: Knoppix
Wikipedia:
Media: Live
The last version | Released: 0.5 (?) | February 2004

Zopix – ​​a Linux distribution, a remaster of Knoppix 3.3. It is a demo CD centered around the Zope application server. A selection of Zope products is presented, including Plone, CPS, Zwook, Zwiki, Fcforum.

Zopix has been designed to easily create a live CD with your own personalized Zope content. Changes compared to Knoppix 3.3: Open Office has been removed for reasons of space. When starting two Zope instances launch automatically: one for CPS, and one for the rest (this because CPS uses modified versions of Zope libraries).

Evolutions planned for the next versions:
– Study of different live-distro: Knoppix is ​​a good base but starting from a Knoppix-MIB or a Dynebolic or other remains under study.
– Zope product watch: study existing Zope products in order to integrate the best in Zopix.
– Possibly make a program with GUI to create your personalized Zope demo without using a command line

Zope products installed:
– Zope 2.6.2
– Plone 1.0.5
– CPS 2.1
– Zwook 0.99.4
– CMF Bibliography 0.2
– CMFForum 1.0
– CMF Photo 0.3
– COREBlog 0.52b
– Epoz 0.6.0
– External Editor 0.7.1
– fcForum 2.0.6
– Localizer 1.0.1
– Photo 1.2.3
– PloneChat 0.4
– PlonePopoll-1.0
– CookieCrumbler-1.1
– Squishdot 1.5.0
– ZopeZen 0.5
– ZWiki 0.24

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Ulteo

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Web site: ulteo.com
Origin: France
Category: Server
Desktop environment: CLI
Architecture: x86
Based on: Ubuntu
Wikipedia: Ulteo Open Virtual Desktop
Media: Live DVD
The last version | Released: 4.0.3 | May 2016

Ulteo – an Ubuntu based, GNU/Linux distribution created in March 2006, and developed by Gaël Duval, the creator of Mandrake (now Mandriva). Ulteo is intended to be a very easy to use and maintain system that changes perception of a computer. The system is to satisfy a wide range of recipients: from beginner computer users to programmers and people very experienced in this field.

Ulteo is not a regular GNU/Linux distribution – it comes in two versions:
– Traditional version – installs on disk
– “Connected Desktop” version

The traditional version of Ulteo was released on December 6, 2006 and compiled for the x86-32 architecture. The minimum required memory is 256 MB of RAM. It is a LiveCD that can be installed on the computer’s hard disk.

The Connected Desktop lets you run the operating system directly in a web browser. The technology uses” AJAX “technology, so a browser is required with JavaScript support.

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Toutou

Toutou Linux

Web site: toutoulinux.free.fr
Origin: France
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: Openbox
Architecture: x86
Based on: Puppy Linux
Wikipedia:
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 6.0 | May 29, 2015

Toutou Linux – a small in size and fast Linux distribution based on Puppy Linux. It is easy to install, use and very intuitive distro with Openbox window manager as default desktop and LXpanel. The Toutou’s default locale is French.

Features:
– Very light ISO file (113 to 187 MB)
– With all applications necessary for daily use
– Easy installation on hard disk, USB key or Zip
– Boot from CD (or DVD), the CD drive is then free for other uses
– Give new life to old computers
– Intuitive for Linux beginners
– Load and operation in RAM for “thin stations” without hard drive

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Toutou 6.0 SlaXen RCX i386 166MB.iso
md5sum: acb0add3222337781456bf36e3413134
Toutou 4.3.1 i386 116MB.iso
md5sum: c191b6a9fa0237899369fe94d8a680a9

 

OS|periment

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Web site: theosperiment.wordpress.com
Origin: France
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: CLI
Architecture: x86
Based on: Independent
Wikipedia:
Media: Install
The last version | Released: ? | 2013

OS|periment – a project which focuses on creating a desktop operating system that caters to modern computer hardware and usage patterns.

In the main codebase, it uses UNIX-style shell scripts, Assembly, C++, and C.

The project founder is Hadrien G.

 

PmBSD

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Web site: pmbsd.org (not active)
Origin: France
Category: Server
Desktop environment: CLI
Architecture: x86
Based on: OpenBSD
Wikipedia:
Media: Install
The last version | Released: ? | 2012

PmBSD (Pigeon Mouette BSD) – a project provides a FREE, multi-platform BSD UNIX-like operating system.

PmBSD is ‘what we think a BSD is’ and was totally written from scratch. The only sources stolen by this project were stolen from OpenBSD and are a part of this website and the file sys/queue.h.

The project founder is Sylvestre Gallon.
It was under active development between 2009 and 2012.

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Ichthux

Ichthux

Web site: www.ichthux.com (not active)
Origin: France
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: KDE
Architecture: x86
Based on: Kubuntu
Wikipedia (PT): Ichthux
Media: Live
The last version | Released: 9.10 | November 10, 2009

Ichthux – a French Linux distribution based on Ubuntu. The distribution was suitable for computers in churches, Bible schools and Christian homes. The name Ichthux comes from the Greek word ichthys, which means fish and is a Christ symbol from the Old Church.

The distribution consists entirely free software, and is free of charge. The Ichthux Community helps each other, with no distinction of novices or veterans; the information must be shared so that anyone can be helped, regardless of the level of difficulty, from forums and community sites.

The supported architecture was x86 and the default desktop environment was KDE.
The first version was launched on September 11, 2006 and was based on KNOPPIX, the latest version is 9.10, which was launched in October 2009, and based on Kubuntu.

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Ichthux 0.5 i386 719MB.iso
md5sum: a810a6632906c0f2a8394598c29b396b

 

ESCLinux

ESCLinux 2014

ESCLinux 2009    ESCLinux 2007

Web site: esclinux.tk
Origin: France
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: GNOME, Xfce
Architecture: x86
Based on: Arch Linux, Linux Mint
Wikipedia:
Media: Live DVD
The last version | Released: 2014-06-27 | July 27, 2009

ESCLinux – a Linux live-CD, made for carrying interpreters, compilers and libraries for a few IF authoring systems. It boots from the cdrom drive or from an usb key, and doesn’t need any other operative system on the hard drive (e.g. Microsoft Windows) to work. It focuses mostly on Inform, but TADS and Hugo tools are included too.

The first version of ESCLinux was released in 2005 (?) and was based on Knoppix, with KDE desktop as default.
After that, up to version 2009, ESCLinux was based on Arch Linux and was using GNOME desktop environment.
The latest version of ESCLinux 2014 is based on Linux Mint 13 “Maya”, which is based on Ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS (Precise Pangolin), and features Xfce desktop as default.

As the developer said (translation from French):

I wanted the system to fit on a mini-CD, but it was expense of available features: this cd was a little too complicated to use optimally for those who do not know linux.

I have restarted this project by releasing it on a complete cd, with a much more modern desktop: KDE. The fact that this cdrom is based on the linux-live script makes it much easier to work with. Unfortunately, it is still not easy to install the live-cd on a hard drive, even if it is possible, this is not for the beginner. On the other hand, it is planned all that it is necessary to connect by the network on this machine (ideal if one has several computers available).

The maintainer of ESCLinux is Eric Forgeot.

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ESCLinux 2014-06-27 Xfce i386 948MB.iso
md5sum: 8ab74d10906e130812ab69a39d7187cf
ESCLinux 2009 GNOME i386 579MB.iso
md5sum: de63d66fa5734d2d0026dffe99245000

 

CTKArch

CTKArch

Web site: ctkarch.org
Origin: France
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: Openbox
Architecture: x86, x86_64
Based on: Arch Linux
Wikipedia:
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 0.7 | April 7, 2011

CTKArch – a minimalistic Arch Linux setup (and not a distribution), that comes with a set of carefully selected applications and provides maximum hardware support, exclusively using free open-source software.

It aims at providing the indispensable base applications for a desktop installation, while saving time on the installation process by autoconfiguring the system, in the same way you would have done by hand.

The included applications are chosen among the lighter available, yet keeping the interface user-friendly and the benefits of a rolling-release distribution: CTKArch has become the running proof that this is possible!

Its base principle is to leave the users with a choice, when there is one: applications are only included if their usefulness isn’t questionable.

CTKArch features a powerful add-on system, and support for a persistent data partition, that allow to easily add custom applications to the live system, leaving the base ISO devoid of any piece of software some people may not appreciate.

The CTKArch live CD/USB can be installed, for instance on your hard disk or memory card.

Once installed, it becomes a classical Arch Linux installation, with applications for web browsing, e-mail, chat, FTP, file-management & archiving, office, image, audio and video viewing & edition, and CD burning; just as if you had spent your day choosing them.

The live iso provides support for English and French languages out of the box.

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CTKArch 0.7 i686 573MB.iso
md5sum: 15dc77b5e0e4aa9ac62bb3ad1034d4cc
CTKArch 0.7 x64 595MB.iso
md5sum: 3969bb85f064e730a9c83b0933848f1a