Web site: http://evinux.org/ (not active)
Origin: France
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: Fluxbox, Xfce
Architecture: x86
Based on: Knoppix
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 200901 | May 23, 2009

Evinux – a Linux live CD based on Knoppix, but with light-weight window managers – Fluxbox and Xfce.

It is developed by Linucie.net, a French organization for promoting Free Software and GNU/Linux. This distro’s primary language is French.


Evinux 200701 i386 400MB.iso
md5sum: 14484f5d02338f5ea63b92cd1d522016
Evinux Mini 200700i i386 196MB.iso
md5sum: 3c134b55e511917f3a16ef659f13a50b




DoudouLinux    DoudouLinux

Web site: www.doudoulinux.org
Origin: France
Category: Education
Desktop environment: LXDE
Architecture: x86
Based on: Debian
Wikipedia (FR): DoudouLinux
Media: Live DVD
The last version | Released: 2.1 | December 6, 2013
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DoudouLinux – a Debian based Linux distribution specially designed for children (and their parents) to make computer use as easy and pleasant as possible for them.

DoudouLinux provides a set of applications that suit children from 2 to 12 years old and gives them an environment as easy to use as a gaming console. Kids can learn, discover and have fun without Dad and Mum always watching.

DoudouLinux can be run from a CDROM or USB flash disk, so it does not need installing on a hard drive. It does not touch the data in the computer it runs on, nor the system installed on the computer. Shipped with built-in content filtering, it prevents children from accidentally visiting unsavory web sites. It also preserves user privacy on the Internet, removes ads in web pages and blocks bugs, to get the best web experience.

DoudouLinux is available in several pre-configured languages.
As we provide only the English version of the iso image, the other ones can be found at the project’s download page.


DoudouLinux 2.1 i386 EN 1.07GB.iso
md5sum: e375f3c6f7ace48fa7ae905b9937a8d2

DoudouLinux 1.0 i386 FR 712MB.iso
md5sum: 354f6d8e4e59356cf0a26a7275b8c243




Web site: http://papuglinux.net/
Origin: France
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: Fluxbox
Architecture: x86
Based on: Gentoo
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 11.1 | July 16, 2011
Zobacz po polsku Zobacz po polsku: PapugLinux

PapugLinux – a small and fast Linux distribution based on Gentoo.

The goal of PapugLinux is to provide a minimal but functional free operating system and to be runable on most computers, from 128mb old systems to the latest powerful configurations.

The live system features Fluxbox window manager and a small set of basic applications.
The latest version of PapugLinux 11.1 was released in 2011.


PapugLinux 11.1a i686 264MB.iso
md5sum: 648df1bf1e38dccf6a254ec7f15f67a3




Web site: http://bubuntu.net/Bubuntu.html
Origin: France
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: GNOME
Architecture: x86
Based on: Ubuntu
Media: Live DVD
The last version | Released: 9.04a | April 30, 2009

Bubuntu – a Linux distribution based on Ubuntu. It aims to enable users move smoothly operating system to the wonderful world of free software. It works withe French localization as default, but other, supported by Ubuntu are also available.

Bubuntu contains the default Ubuntu desktop and applications with a few modifications, such as:
– only one bottom panel
– removed the default Ubuntu sounds
– added a few applications: k3b, Amarok, aMSN, VLC, Sun Java 6, Gimp
– full support for French language

The remix was under development between 2007 and 2009 by Rémi Vernay.


Bubuntu 7.10b i386 936MB.iso
md5sum: bb50f765d3f89aa8024e782455182acd


Hybryde Linux

Hybryde Linux Fusion

Hybryde Linux Evolution

Web site: www.hybryde.org
Origin: France
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: Cinnamon, Enlightenment, FVWM, GNOME, KDE, LXDE, MATE, Openbox, Unity, Xfce
Architecture: x86, x86_64
Based on: Ubuntu
Wikipedia(fr): Hybryde Linux
Media: Live DVD
The last version | Released: 13.04 | May 19, 2013
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Hybryde Linux – an Ubuntu based Linux distribution targeted to the desktop usesr.

Hybryde Linux features an unique feature, which let users to switch between various desktops without logout and login back, in the same session.
The feature is provided via the HY-MENU, which supports desktop environments and window managers such as: Cinnamon, Enlightenment, FVWM, GNOME, KDE, LXDE, MATE, Openbox, Unity, Xfce.

Releases history:
– Hybryde NirvanOs – March 2011
– Hybryde Eldorados – August 2011
– Hybryde Evolution – May 2012
– Hybryde Fusion – May 2013

The project developer is Olivier Larrieu.


Hybryde Linux Evolution v1 i386 1.59GB.iso
md5sum: fd449428c0944c8ee5c164ba7eab4a73




Web site: http://cpcdososx.wix.com/craftyos
Origin: France
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: Cpcdos’s GUI
Architecture: x86
Based on: Cpcdos OSx
Media: Live
The last version | Released: 1.1 Alpha | February, 2015
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CraftyOS – a free operating system based on the Cpcdos OSx kernel, written only with CpcdosC+ language (CpcdosC+ will integrate the English syntax in 2016).

Cpcdos OSx (2011 to 2015) is a 32 bits cooperative multi task monolithic modular kernel. It use FreeDos for boot and install some base drivers only (Keyboard, display, mouse, drive). CraftyOS natively includes the CpcdosC+ and limited Java language to create own operating system very simply.
It can use network, FAT16 and FAT32 file systems, 32 bits CPUs and 1080p display resolution, and some more functionality.

CraftyOS is under development by young people and still is in early Alpha stage.

To log in to the system (OVA Image), the password is: 123456


Tango Studio

Tango Studio

Web site: http://tangostudio.tuxfamily.org
Origin: France
Category: Multimedia
Desktop environment: MATE
Architecture: x86, x86_64
Based on: Debian
Media: Live DVD
The last version | Released: 2.2 | June 3, 2014
Zobacz po polsku Zobacz po polsku: Tango Studio

Tango Studio – a Debian-based Linux distribution for creating multimedia files.

The live system contains a large set of free and open-source software for sound, video and graphics editing and creation.
The first version of Tango Studio was based on Ubuntu, and the developer hac built meta-packages which could be installed on a Ubuntu 10.04 LTS installation, to turn it into Tango Studio.

The version 2 is based on Debian stable and features MATE desktop instead of GNOME.
The live system can be installed on a hard drive via provided Debian based installer.



Web site: www.sabily.org
Origin: France
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: Gnome
Architecture: x86, x86_64
Based on: Ubuntu
Wikipedia: Sabily
Media: Live DVD
The last version | Released: 11.10 | December 19, 2011

Sabily (formerly: Ubuntu Muslim Edition) – a Linux distribution based on the Ubuntu, designed by and for Muslims.

Sabily offers the Arabic language support and Islamic software and tools pre-installed, including a prayer times tool, a Qur’an study tool, a Hijri calendar, a web content filtering utility, etc.

The last version of Sabily was based on Ubuntu 11.04 and featured the Unity desktop instead of Gnome, and additional applications such as: Islamic Date, Zakat Calc, Gufw, DesktopNova, AutoKey, recordMyDesktop, Anki, codecs for the most used media formats and Wisabi installer for Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7, which was based on Wubi.

Sabily was available to download in 3 versions to choose:
– Small version which contains the main Sabily packages, artwork and Islamic applications and Arabic support
– Full version which contains the same as the Small version plus multimedia, educational and miscellaneous packages
– the biggest version Ultimate which contains extra tools, such as: Qur’an offline recitations provided by Muhammad Siddeeq al-Minshawi, Huzify, Saad al-Ghamadi and Mishary Rashed Alafasy.

Sabily was released between 2007 and 2011.


Sabily 10.10 i386 Ultimate 3.37GB.iso
md5sum: 6fa24486ad88952be890800902eff77a
Sabily 10.10 amd64 Ultimate 3.44GB.iso
md5sum: 9d3bc16b1d879274664c0a95baacffe3




Web site: www.stormos.org (not active)
Origin: France (?)
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: Xfce
Architecture: x86_64
Based on: Nexenta OS, Debian
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: beta2 | March 11, 2009 (?)

StormOS – a Desktop focused distribution based on Nexenta Core Platform 2.0 (NCP2) with thousands of packages backported from Ubuntu and later Debian Sid.

Project was abandoned after re-basing on NCP4 and becoming unmaintainable and superseded by Dyson operating system.

The founder and developer of StormOS is Andrew Stormont.


StormOS Hail beta2 amd64 593MB.iso
md5sum: a04448d46542b1ab524aae579feada9e


Mandriva Linux

Mandriva 2011 KDE

Mandrake  Mandriva 2006 KDE  Mandriva 2009 Gnome  Mandriva 2010 Gnome  Mandriva 2010 Xfce  Mandriva 2011 LXDE

Web site: mandriva.com/en/linux/ (not active)
Origin: France
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: GNOME, KDE, LXDE, Xfce
Architecture: x86, x86_64
Based on: Independent, Red Hat
Wikipedia: Mandriva Linux
Media: Live CD/DVD, Install DVD
The last version | Released: 2012 Alpha 2 | November 6, 2012
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Mandriva Linux (previously: Mandrake Linux) – an independent Linux distribution, originally forked from Red Hat Linux.

The system features the most popular desktop environments, a set of pre-installed application for daily usage, and integrated its own graphical configuration utilities tool ‘Mandriva Control Center’.

Mandriva Linux uses ‘urpmi’ package manager, which allows installation of packages by automatically installing all the needed dependencies, from various media, including network/Internet, CD/DVD and local disk. Urpmi has a graphical front-end called ‘pmdrake’, which is integrated into the Mandriva Control Center.
The RPM package management system is also available in the system to perform operation on the packages.

Mandriva Linux was started in 1998 under the name of Mandrake Linux.
The first release was based on Red Hat Linux 5.1, used the K Desktop Environment 1, and was released in July 1998.
In February 2005, MandrakeSoft merged with Brazil’s company called Conectiva to the new Mandriva S.A. In May 2015 Mandriva SA has been closed.

The last stable version of Mandriva Linux 2011 was released in August 2011.

Most Mandriva Linux developers went to Mandriva fork called Mageia.
ROSA is a fork of Mandriva created by former Mandriva developers too.
OpenMandriva Lx has been built on the top of ROSA as its fork.
PCLinuxOS initially derived from Mandrake.
Unity Linux (discontinued) is a Mandriva based distribution.


Mandriva 2011 KDE i586 1.65GB.iso
md5sum: 6b773dfde75f04fe1819c58df99cff74
Mandriva 2011 KDE x86_64 1.69GB.iso
md5sum: 1aa57f412f7e06a2d0b45034f76a0d65
Mandriva 2011 Gnome i586 1.01GB.iso
md5sum: a806341756052c154fe3ccafc641c4b5
Mandriva 2011 Gnome x86_64 980MB.iso
md5sum: 8d194912fd6c9da7875606a9d5dce771
Mandriva 2011 LXDE i586 661MB.iso
md5sum: e2ecc79e56faa6f2d7f57e39b7efa528
Mandriva 2011 LXDE x86_64 709MB.iso
md5sum: 319bf61d1c580f34e6247d43662070dd

MandrivaOne 2010.2 GNOME i586 719MB.iso
md5sum: 53e7efdf0aa42ca281b5e6587add7e29
MandrivaOne 2010.2 KDE i586 686MB.iso
md5sum: e26916075c69a61c6667306fbf938f66
MandrivaOne 2010 Xfce i586 635MB.iso
md5sum: 43426610d2d0785d50e42e18e1aa3ef5
MandrivaFree 2010S InstallDVD i586 4.44GB.iso
md5sum: da1f2175a2ac70459970d0debaaba5b0

MandrivaOne 2009 GNOME i586 621MB.iso
md5sum: 73d2f33449af91e3af6cbe10b6a0c6cd

MandrivaOne 2006 KDE3 i586 675MB.iso
md5sum: 068b8b5c5161ac33c7c79b464931b5e1
MandrivaFree 2006 KDE3 i586 CD-1 712MB.iso
md5sum: c90eae79be6fa23a4a85b48cd0474b29

Mandrake 9.2 Install i586 667MB.iso
md5sum: 40c8812dce7b9f8fb0a3b364af62b974