Knoppix MiB


Web site: (not active)
Origin: France ?
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: KDE
Architecture: x86
Based on: Knoppix
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.


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




Web site:
Origin: France
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: GNOME, Xfce
Architecture: x86
Based on: Gentoo
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:
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


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




Web site: (not active)
Origin: France
Category: Desktop, Server
Desktop environment: Enlightenment, Fluxbox, GNOME, KDE, MATE, Openbox, Razor-Qt, XBMC, Xfce
Architecture: x86, , x86-64
Based on: Independent
Media: Install CD
The last version | Released: theta | September 9, 2014

0Linux – a complete French-language GNU/Linux operating system for 32-bit and 64-bit x86 machines, built from scratch and based solely on itself, for general use. 0Linux attempts to learn how to use a Linux system: many configuration files are translated into French and contain comments on their use; the installer asks to use the command line to inform the system, but assisted.

The included graphical environments are: Enlightenment, Fluxbox, KDE, Razor-qt, XBMC and Xfce. An early integration of GNOME is underway.

Special features of the system:
– The system uses the Spack package manager (“* .spack” packages)
– Packages subscriptions make easy to install packages (any KDE, GIMP and its plugins, LAMP server, etc.)
– The system updates and installs packets via the online tool 0g, which handles the inter-packet dependencies
– The system is initialized with “BSD” scripts, such as Slackware, among others, under /etc/rc.d/rc.*
– All tools specific to 0Linux start with “0” to find them easily from the command line
– The kernel is compiled with the maximum number of options and modules and is optimized for multimedia processing
– 0Linux 64 bits has the particularity of being “multilib”: architectures i686 and x86_64 can cohabit within the same system. It is thus possible to compile and run 32-bit and 64-bit software
– Distribution “semi-rolling”: it goes from one version to another (eta -> theta for example) with a simple 0g
– A system construction scripts are available to recompile the distribution yourself or write your own recipes

Special features of the source code:
– Packages are sorted into categories according to whether they are command line tools, libraries, graphical applications, network tools, development tools, or are linked to an environment (X, KDE, Xfce, etc.)
– A recipe for each package is “multiarch” (tested for i686 and x86_64)
– Scripts contains compile and automatically install packages or sets of packages and run a build server.


0Linux theta Mini i686 68MB.iso
md5sum: ee8df8f1ecfd0ac4d7c843a7af2e408e
0Linux theta Mini x86_64 71MB.iso
md5sum: 8e933ab1fbc95acb8ac12f5502cd04a0




Web site: (not active)
Origin: France
Category: Education
Desktop environment: Xfce
Architecture: x86
Based on: Knoppix
Wikipedia (FR): Freeduc-cd
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 2012 | October 12, 2002

Freeduc – a French, “run-from-CD” Linux live CD based on Knoppix and created by OFSET (Organization for Free Software in Education and Teaching), and realized with help of UNESCO.

It is a CD-ROM containing free educational software, and it is possible to install the CD on the hard disk.
The choice of programs and graphical environment is made in such a way that a modest configuration is sufficient (good results with a 400 MHz pII + 128 MB RAM, bad with 64 MB).

The goal of develop free software for education with sharing knowledge was the developer concern. They have developed software such as: DrGeo, GCompris, DrGenius and the live CD freeduc.


Freeduc Science 2012-fr-4G i486 3.9GB.img
md5sum: d314b946b5b5d9f5133f18728e66818f
Freeduc 1.7+b10 FR i486 699MB.iso
md5sum: e19c95f06bd56ea2bf0f732f046e9fe0
Freeduc 1.7+b10 PT i486 715MB.iso
md5sum: f16cb86cc5cab8fad1e952bea8ceef5d




Web site:
Origin: France
Category: NAS Server
Desktop environment: CLI
Architecture: x86_64
Based on: NAS4Free
Media: Install CD/USB
The last version | Released: 1.2.466 | December 14, 2015

OpenNAS – a storage appliance based on NAS4Free and FreeBSD. It shares files via : CIFS (Samba), FTP, NFS, rsync, AFP, iSCSI. Use HAST for high availability and support S.M.A.R.T. A web interface is use to configure it.

The philosophy of this system is the idea of ​​appliance Software for storage needs.

The system developer is FactorFX.

The default login for OpenNAS WEBGUI and login shell:
username => root
password => opennas


OpenNAS 1.2.466 x86_64 315MB.iso
md5sum: 4edd9fcb8a6a59568bcb442a6850106d
OpenNAS 1.2.466 x86_64 351MB.img.gz
md5sum: 8f1cf6e1763ee904ab893f5d87db22e3




Web site:
Origin: France
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: Openbox
Architecture: x86, x86_64
Based on: Fedora
Wikipedia (FR): Viperr
Media: Live DVD
The last version | Released: 9 | August 15, 2016
Zobacz po polsku Zobacz po polsku: Viperr

Viperr – a Linux distribution which aims to merge CrunchBang qualities with a Fedora base benefits. It is a lightweight, useful, simple, and original live media, with brand new but stable software.

Viperr offers a set of preinstalled applications, such as:
– terminal: Terminator
– file manager: Thunar
– www browser: Firefox
– email: Thunderbird
– IM: Pidgin
– torrent: Transmission
– Ftp/SSH: Gftp i Gigolo
– multiplayer: VLC
– calendar: Orage
– text processor: Abiword
– graphics: Gimp
– text editor: Geany
– package manager: dnf
– RPM Fusion free and non-free repository
– script letting install LibreOffice, printer support, Flash, Chrome, etc…

Viperr project has been started by DarthWound, and then been developed by Frédéric Thouin and Bryce Simon.




Web site:
Origin: France
Category: Specialist
Desktop environment: GNOME
Architecture: x86_64
Based on: Ubuntu
Media: Live DVD
The last version | Released: 0.1 | August 9, 2015
Zobacz po polsku Zobacz po polsku: B-linux

B-linux – a Linux operating system for visually impaired and blind.

This project launched by the association Nâga will continue to expand thanks to your participation! Please send us your comments, tips and advice through the forum.

Blinux 0.1 is based on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and GNOME desktop environment.
Totem and Rhythmbox have been removed to install MPlayer GNOME instead.
Synaptic has been installed.
Remastersys has been installed.


B-linux 0.1 x86_64 1.29GB.iso
md5sum: f7f5a696ee0873ba47599cc981264f8d




Web site: (not active)
Origin: France
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: CLI
Architecture: x86
Based on: Slackware
Wikipedia (NO): P!tux Linux
Media: Install CD
The last version | Released: 2.0 | April 14, 2003

Drinou (previous: P!tux Linux) – a mini Linux distribution, network and office oriented. It is based on Slackware 7.1 (kernel 2.2.19) which can be installed on an ext2 (dedicated partition) file system inside a loopback device (DOS) directory. The installation can be done from DOS to Linux, DOS to DOS, Linux to Linux, umsdos or ftp.

The basic installation requires at least a 486 with 8Mb ram and 105 MB minimum disk space (150 Mb during installation) and includes, among others, the following applications:

In console mode:
Shell bash v2.04, Midnight Commander v4.5.50, Links-2.1, ppp v2.4.0, fetchmail v5.4.5, metamail v2.7, minicom v1.83.1, mutt v1.2.5, ncftp v3.0.1, procmail v3.15, sendmail v8.11.0, tin v1.4.4, wget v1.5.3, telnet, rlogin, finger, nslookup, ping, vrfy, whois, lilo, Boa web-serveur, tiny httd, svncviewer, pure-ftpd, smbclient, pdmenu, tcpspy, exscan, tcpdump, splitscreen, pmfirewall, vpnd 1.10, tinyproxy, tcpdump sox, workbone, aumix, mpg123, ssh, ezipudate, tcpspy, pages de Man en Français et bien d’autre logiciels …

Under Xwindow:
vncviewer, Xwindow 4.01, Xfm, Xtetris, Xdemineur, Xmahjongg, solitaire, Xedit, Gftp, Dillo 0.66, Ted, rxvt, sylpheed 0.85, gphone 0.52, Xchat 1.81, gkrelm, Yahoo-messenger 099.19, Lineneiborhood,

It was designed to revive a 486, first-generation Pentium. It makes it easy to create:
– Internet / intranet terminals
– A gateway / firewall to internet
– An ftp / intranet or web server
– Small desktops, connection with Windows or NT machines is provided in client.

Messaging, a compatible word processor, an excel compatible spreadsheet are available as packages.
In a professional environment, the resources of an intranet server must be used to the fullest advantage of this small distribution.

– Version 1.1 was the first version released.
– Version 1.2 contains bug fixes.
– Version 1.3 has a second web server on port 81 to either launch the connection from a modem (a router / firewall configured machine), a new version of Midnight Commander that supports the Microsoft network (SaMBa), a floppy and a ftp client installation.
– Version 1.4 fixes a bug in the installation file, new browser Links support graphic console, console menu, some docs added, change Xwindow. Siag Office and Abiword are now optional packages.
– Version 1.5 Dillo is now the default web browser, the kernel is passed in 2.2.19, the pages of Man are in French, Xpdf is included.
– Version 1.6 tcpspy is included, gkrelmm also
– Version 1.7 now has the shell in English, mc in French, additional libraries for GTK have been added, Sylpheed email client, IRC client Xchat, Ez-ipupdate, LinNeiborhood (network neighborhood), Gnuplot and Apsfilter also . Always minor bug fixes, the installer has been redone.
– Version 1.8 has all modules 2.2.19 included, Sylpheed 0.85, sound tools, Gphone, Tinyproxy, Vpndd; The install program has been redone; The version is now in tgz to allow installation on pc with 8 MB of ram.
– A umsdos version is available (installation on a DOS partition: FAT16 or FAT32) just recover the file and unzip it to the root of the DOS / Windows partition, (C: or D:) then launch the linux. beats.
– A version without Xwindow is available, it has the same software as Drinou except the support of the sound and of course programs X. Its name is Sonnyou. You will find it in the download page below.
– A bootable ISO image of Drinou-Linux is available as well as a package to create its own iso bootable image. For example, to include the software you want, etc.
– NEW in version 1.9a and 2.0 of drinou and version 1.1a or 1.2 of sonnyou the possibility of using these distrib terminals X, when launching startx the choice is proposed. A clone of vi, epic (client irc), chimera, man pages work on X. Version 2.0 and 1.2 propose a kernel including pcmcia (this is the main difference between the 1.9a and 2.0 drinou and the 1.1a and 1.2 of sonnyou)

The project developer is Jean-Philippe Piers.


Drinou 2.0 i386 184MB.iso
md5sum: 037bb7b6a943b1c088a6bdb13224ed77



DemoLinux Gnome

DemoLinux KDE

Web site:
Origin: France
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: Gnome, KDE
Architecture: x86
Based on: Debian
Wikipedia: DemoLinux
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 3.0.1 | January 20, 2002

DemoLinux – one of the first Live CD Linux distributions, and was created to make it possible to use Linux without having to install it on the hard disk. It is the first Linux Live CD making possible to use the system in graphic mode and without any stage of configuration.

Version 1 was based on Mandrake Linux (now Mandriva Linux), versions 2 and 3 used a mechanism independent of the distribution and were distributed mainly on a Debian basis.

Version 3.0 now introduces the Xvesa X server, replacing the framebuffer used before, which depended on VESA 2.0 cards. We now handle PCI sound cards, Lucent winmodems, Reiserfs version 3.5.x, certain USB peripherals and several other 2.2.18 kernel devices. As for version 2.0, DemoLinux 3 heavily uses a transparent compression schema that allows to sotre over a gigabyte of applications, including GNOME and KDE and the StarOffice office suite.

To try out DemoLinux, you need a PC equipped with a CD-ROM and at least 32 Mb of RAM for simple graphics interfaces, 64 for advanced graphics interfaces, 128 to use StarOffice.

DemoLinux project was composed of 3 people, all based at the Paris VII University of Paris: Vincent Balat, Roberto Di Cosmo and Jean-Vincent Loddo.

The project was under development between 2000 and 2002.


DemoLinux 3.0.1 i386 665MB.iso
md5sum: aff3baee4942eaeb31b1914d5637a654




Web site: ? (not active)
Origin: France ?
Category: Scientific
Desktop environment: IceWM
Architecture: x86
Based on: Knoppix
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 0.3beta | May 17, 2003

Legnoppix – a robotics distribution, based on Knoppix.

Laims to have Linux discover all those who love LEGO and computers. This version of Linux is bootable (startup) from a CD media. So there is no need to have Windows, or a hard drive, and no installation. Just insert the CD and wait for it to start. Knoppix provides a complete environment that can be installed in place of or in addition to your existing OS (like Windows, etc.). The most useful / requested packages for / by LEGO users are present in this distribution. The wallpapers below will allow you to get an idea of the general “pace” of the software.

The following software is available in version 0.1.1:
– BrickOS (legOS 2.5)
– LejOS 2.1.0
– MLCAD 3.00
– LeoCAD 0.73.0
– Support for Vision Command
– Script for downloading and easy compilation of LegOS program
– NLP 0.1

The most common software is integrated, such as:
– Mozilla (web browser)
– The Gimp (drawing software)
– Emacs (evolved text editor)
– Glimmer (text editor)
– Xmms (listen to music)
– Gcombust (burn CDs)
– Xpdf (PDF viewer)


Legnoppix 0.3beta i386 388MB.iso
md5sum: 97a7374031487a94970fa25c302db027