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

 

HandyLinux

HandyLinux

Web site: handylinux.org (not active)
Origin: France
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: Xfce
Architecture: x86, x86_86
Based on: Debian
Wikipedia: HandyLinux
Media: Live DVD
The last version | Released: 2.5 | June 11, 2016
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HandyLinux – a Linux distribution based on Debian stable branch. The system is aimed at completely novice users, elderly and people who value freedom of personal computers.

It is equipped with an Xfce desktop, a set of basic applications for everyday use and Handy-Menu.
Handy-Menu is an easy-to-use, personalized menu that allows you to launch applications and to access files and folders of your home folder.

The pre-installed applications include:
– File manager: Thunar
– Internet: Firefox, IceDove, Skype, Transmission
– Multimedia: Clementine, VLC media player, Shotwell
– Office: LibreOffice
– Remote access: TeamViewer
– Print management: CUPS

HandyLinux is available for i686-PAE and amd64 machines in two versions: a full DVD and a smaller Light CD. Handy requires a minimum Pentium 4 or newer processor, 512 MB RAM and 3.7 GB disk space for installation.

The latest version of HandyLinux 2.5 is based on Debian 8.5.

the project changed its name to DFLinux in 2016.

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HandyLinux 2.5 i386 1.34MB.iso
md5sum: 9c15657aa7032f826e6905240105528c
HandyLinux 2.5 amd64 1.21MB.iso
md5sum: 8fc0d05a38f78460d698c8f4e9dcbdfe

 

Cubuntu

Cubuntu

Web site: cubuntu.fr
Origin: France
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: Cinnamon
Architecture: x86_86
Based on: Ubuntu
Wikipedia:
Media: Live DVD
The last version | Released: 16.04.3 | August 7, 2017
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Cubuntu – a remix of the Ubuntu distribution, developed since 2012. The author of the project is Eric Kranich.
The default desktop is Cinnamon, but other environments are also available, such as Unity and MATE.

Cubuntu is equipped with additional proprietary drivers, plugins and multimedia codecs, the Google-Chrome web browser and the Skype communicator.
Separate iso carriers are available with French and multilingual.
Cubuntu is available for 64-bit machines.

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Cubuntu 16.04.3 LTS amd64 2.7GB.iso
md5sum: a151c41c928b2ca508404dc8da6ef737

 

MarBSD

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Web site: openbsd.maroufi.net/download.shtml (not active)
Origin: France ?
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: ?
Architecture: x86, x86_86, Sparc64
Based on: OpenBSD
Wikipedia:
Media: Live
The last version | Released: 4.8 | December 2010

MarBSD – an OpenBSD live CD. MarBSD exists in three variations: MarBSD-light, MarBSD-X and MarBSD-serial.

MarBSD-X is the biggest variation. MarBSD-X includes all file sets from base, except comp and some other packages like Mutt, Fetchmail, Wget, cURL, unzip, GQview and Firefox.

MarBSD-light is the small variant of MarBSD. MarBSD-light includes only BSD, bsd.rd, base, etc and man file sets (no X-filesets). It also includes some text tool packages like wget, unzip, nano, fetchmail and mutt.

MarBSD-series includes the same sets and file packages of the MarBSD-light, but it is for systems without keyboards and monitors. You can use it with a serial console.

The project developer is René Maroufi.

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JoliOS

JoliOS

Web site: www.jolicloud.com (not active)
Origin: France
Category: Desktop, Cloud
Desktop environment: GNOME
Architecture: x86
Based on: Ubuntu
Wikipedia: Joli_OS
Media: Live
The last version | Released: 1.2 | March 9, 2011

JoliOS – a Linux distribution based on Ubuntu and which features web based application, services, software and online backup option.

JoliOS was the first cloud operating system designed for netbooks and recycled computers in mind. It was installed in 2 millions devices around the world. Joli OS paved the way towards products like ChromeOS and the Chromebook. The project has been discontinued and is no longer officially supported.

The project was founded in 2008 by Tariq Krim and Romain Huet.

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JoliOS 1.2 i386 707MB.iso
md5sum: 6cc186716ab8a33e175e4a0bafbe6a4e

 

Majilux

Majilux

Web site: www.majilux.org (not active)
Origin: France
Category: Education
Desktop environment: Fluxbox
Architecture: x86
Based on: Debian
Wikipedia:
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 0.6.0 ? | January 15, 2008

Majilux – a live Linux CD-ROM which offers a simple way to install a GNU/Linux operating system on the hard drive and a set of educational software already selected. Software updates are made easier thanks to a solution based on the Debian distribution, in French.

Majilux allows:
– to offer a simple and fast IT solution to implement.
– to bring together a set of free software to prepare students for B2i skills.
– centralize applications, and software on a server. to allow obsolete or low-capacity computers (thin clients) to connect to them, to also allow the connection of all Windows PCs, GNU/Linux … (heavy clients).

The Majilux was installed in schools, and made it possible to make a server for thin clients (LTSP) in a very simple way.
It is therefore a linux system that allows with a computer a little powerful, to use several other less powerful terminals.
The terminals are connected by network cables to the server and allow the use of the server software.

Many of these programs are intended for use in primary schools.

The last version of Majilix 0.6.0 (?) was published in January 2008 and was based on Debian Etch.

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Majilux 0.6.0 i386 493MB.iso
md5sum: 5c6c9a9ffc17f27b66138d9cda683b38

 

Knoppix MiB

Knoppix-MiB

Web site: www.bouissou.net (not active)
Origin: France ?
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: KDE
Architecture: x86
Based on: Knoppix
Wikipedia:
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 3.2-11b | 22 May, 2003

Knoppix MiB (or Knoppix-MiB Privacy Edition) – a remastered version of Knoppix Linux distribution which has been produced to provide everybody with a GNU/Linux Operating System contained on a bootable CD-Rom that can be immediately used on any computer without any prior installation process.

Knoppix-Mib “Privacy Edition” adds the following particularities to the standard Knoppix iso image:
– Automatic support of encrypted swap partitions (GNU/Linux), or encrypted swap – files in DOS/Windows (FAT/FAT32) partitions.
– Security improvements (encryption)
– Bug fixes
– Automatic mount of persistent homedir at bootup, and automatic restoration of optional custom system configuration, without needing to type specific boot parameters.
– KGPG GnuPG keyring manager
– OpenOffice 1.0.2 in french and english, with french “Drayer” spell check dictionaries.
– Mozilla 1.3 Chromium with Enigmail 0.74.0
– Postfix mail server (MTA) with TLS encryption, preconfigured with provided generic certificates.
– Optional backup of custom system configuration in user’s persistent home directory.
– Some more french translations.
– French manpages
– GnuChess openings library.
– Support for Swiss-french keyboard using “knoppix lang=fr_CH” boot option.

The latest version of Knoppix 3.2 Privacy Edition uses KDE 3.1.1 and was derived from the Knoppix 3.2 ISO image KNOPPIX_V3.2-2003-03-30-EN.iso

The project developer is Michel Bouissou.

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Knoppix 3.2 MiB 11b i386 669MB.iso
md5sum: 8e9c87e104987b87cb0ae9838d4288bc

 

FrogDev

FrogDev

Web site: www.frogdev.info
Origin: France
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: GNOME, Xfce
Architecture: x86
Based on: Gentoo
Wikipedia:
Media: Live DVD
The last version | Released: 2005-05-15 | May 20, 2007 ?

FrogDev – a French live Linux distribution based on Gentoo Linux.

This LiveCD aims to mount a linux system in action to any user. Due to the small size of a Cdrom, not all software can be included.
This LiveCD does not install anything on your computer, as long as you do not request it using the script: frogdev.sh
The frogdev liveCD is based on the GENTOO distribution.

If you install this LiveCD on your computer, it is 100% compatible with this distribution. So you can enjoy all the benefits of this system as well as all the software that comes with this distribution.

License :
This LiveCD is licensed under CeCILL (in order to be compliant with French law) which is compatible with the GPL v2, so you will not find the latest flashplayer or Win32 codecs to play some videos. But once installed the LiveCd, nothing prevents you from installing them.
The CeCILL license is available in the file License_CeCILL_V2-en.html

The live user name is: root
Password: frogdev

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FrogDev 2015-05-15 i386 1.0.2GB.iso
md5sum: b1ea03c6afdddc8e284f4e3a6aac1d89