Gentoox

Gentoox

Web site: gentoox.shallax.com
Origin: United Kingdom
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: AfterStep, Blackbox, Fluxbox, GNOME, IceWM, WindowMaker, Xfce
Architecture: XBox
Based on: Gentoo
Wikipedia: Gentoox
Media: Install
The last version | Released: 7.1 | January 28, 2009

Gentoox – a specialist Linux distribution based on Gentoo Linux, created for the Xbox – a home video game console.

It retains all the features of the original (portage, sysvinit etc…) but has a patch system created from the ground up, which is specifically designed for Gentoox. “Magic” allows users to install new software, upgrade their kernel and fix bugs. To learn more about magic, run “magic usage” once you have installed Gentoox.

Gentoox runs along side games – you get 3 choices during installation: E, F and Native. Both E and F create a loopback filesystem meaning that none of your drives are formatted during installation (except for cache partitions). If you choose “Native”, then your F: partition is formatted to ReiserFS (making it inaccessible to Xbox applications).

Gentoox can be loaded via a .xbe file, or from a Cromwell based BIOS (which can be flashed to your modchip during installation). When using E or F installations, you are totally risk free – if you don’t like Gentoox, simply delete all the files it installs (about 7 in total) and its gone.

There are three versions of Gentoox: Pro Edition, Home Edition and Media Center Edition. All three are 100% free and opensource, the difference between Home and Pro is that the Home Edition has many software packages preinstalled and preconfigured for instant usability straight out of the box where as Pro doesn’t even have a graphical user interface let alone any “useful” applications. Pro is a bare minimum installation for booting the system, the entire customization of the OS is left in the user’s hands with Pro. Media Center edition is more of a “Plugin” than a separate distribution. It allows you to have a Media Center along with Gentoox Home or Pro.

The project developer is Thomas Pedley.

Download

Gentoox Home Edition 7.1 824MB.tbz2
md5sum: e81d700117b839e2147afb58e6ccba32
Gentoox Media Center 1.3 580MB.rar
md5sum: d0204e937a7a22a9ac0bc869f14219cd
Gentoox Pro Edition 5.1 245MB.tbz2
md5sum: b07cfecdbb3181e75250be2ac341b809

 

Litrix

Litrix Linux

Web site: www.litrixlinux.org (not active)
Origin: Brazil
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: GNOME
Architecture: x86
Based on: Gentoo
Wikipedia (PT): Litrix Linux
Media: Live DVD
The last version | Released: 11-12 | December 15, 2011

Litrix Linux – a Gentoo based Linux distribution in live CD format that can also be installed as a desktop operating system on x86 computers. The project was created and developed by Vagner Rodrigues between 2000 and 2011.

The first trial version of Litrix wes released in 2000 with the release of BZS (Brazilian Zip Slackware) a modified version of Slackware which was running on FAT 32 partitions giving an option to Windows 9X users who were not familiar with the GNU/Linux system to have the first contacts without the need to repartition the HD.

In late 2003 due to several problems with print servers and printer filters in Slackware, Vagner began looking for a better alternative to the print filters than APSFILTER used in Slackware.

After creating packages for Slackware from Foomatic + cups to Slackware, Vagner takes a copy of the script that generates the live CD Slax and develops Litrix Linux 1.0. Later Litrix Linux creates a fork of similarities with Slax and passes its own live CD generation script and CD boot.

In 2005 Litrix 2.1 was the time to say goodbye to the Slackware base and switch using the Gentoo base, allowing you to bring new features and ability to be customized for performance.

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Litrix Linux 11-12 i586 1.47GB.iso
md5sum: 0bab1df7822dce0d955b3b9b14912bf0

 

Mayix

Mayix

Web site: www.mayix.net
Origin: Guatemala
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: GNOME
Architecture: x86
Based on: Gentoo
Wikipedia:
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 2006.2 | November 10, 2006

Mayix – a Gentoo based Linux live from Guatemala, with the GNOME desktop environment as default.

The distribution was delivered on a Live CD and was minimalist and could run on most computers. It also allowed users to install a complete Gentoo system in less than an hour, via a “stage4” CD.

The distribution was available for 32-bit x86 (i686) platform.
Mayix OS 2006.2 was launched on November 10, 2006.

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Mayix 2006.2 Imagen-Con-X i686 757MB.iso
md5sum: b5c6fd255e984d3f27d9d3932792f3a4
Mayix 2006.2 Imagen-Sin-X i686 700MB.iso
md5sum: c757a37c9922cba136f90d56637df7ca
Stage4 2006.2 i686 465MB.tar.bz2
md5sum: dccd0dc25cd0fa7359a697184a6f78e2

 

redWall

redWall

Web site: www.redwall-firewall.com (not active)
Origin: Switzerland
Category: Firewall
Desktop environment: text
Architecture: x86
Based on: Gentoo
Wikipedia:
Media: Live
The last version | Released: 2.6.2 | February 2, 2011

redWall – (Redis Firewall) is slim Gentoo Linux based image acting as a firewall agent for managing iptables rules on a single server or whole clusters. The port- or IP-based rules are centrally stored in a Redis database and updates are dynamically applied to all hosts running the RedWall image.

redWall firewall runs from a bootable CD-ROM while the configs are saved on a USB Memory stick, Floppy drive or on the Hard Drive. with support to install the OS on a hard disk.

Reporting on the firewall is based on a MySQL database (except for squid) and so presents the advantage of using the firewall also as a Management console or a logging console so multiple firewalls in the network can report back to the management station or do the logging onto the redWall firewall for better presentation and broader visibility of the whole network security.

redWall features tools such as:
– Stateful Firewall (iptables)
– Proxy using Squid
– Intrusion Detection System (IDS) using Snort
– Mail gateway functionality with Virus scanning and Antivirus support
– Support for Bridging, NAT
– DNS support using dnsmasq
– Traffic shaping
– Network Analyzer using nTop and DarkStat
– Network monitoring and Bandwidth monitoring using Zabbix and Jffnms
– SNMP reporting using Cacti
– Webmin support
– Log analysis using BASE
– Good reporting for Squid and rest of the logs using Sarg Report
– Management/Logging console for multiple firewalls on the network

The first versions of red Wall were based on Alpine Linux and RPM packages.

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redWall 2.6.2 i386 986 MB.iso
md5sum: 257851bcb2636b8cc147a58e1d5c7e53

 

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

 

epiOS

epiOS

Web site: www.epios.net (not active)
Origin: Germany
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: KDE
Architecture: x86
Based on: Gentoo
Wikipedia:
Media: Install
The last version | Released: 2005.1 beta060110 | January 10, 2006

epiOS – a Gentoo based GNU/Linux distribution designed and optimized for VIA Epia systems. It’s developed to detect and support all integrated hardware.

epiOS Desktop Edition comes with all applications for everyday usage like: Open Office Suite, Personal Information Management, Instant Messenger, Desktop Publishing, Gimp Graphic Suite (supports SMP), CD/DVD Authoring, Multimedia applications, Firefox and Konqueror Internet applications.

The project developer is Daniel Heemann.

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epiOS desktop edition 2005.01 beta060110 i686 702MB.iso
md5sum: ca07c3aac87ad007bb6c685e2bc93871

 

Flash Linux

Flash Linux

Web site: www.flashlinux.org.uk
Origin: UK
Category: Mini
Desktop environment: Gnome
Architecture: x86
Based on: Gentoo
Wikipedia:
Media: Live
The last version | Released: 0.3.4 RC2 | March 9, 2005

Flash Linux – a compact distribution designed exclusively to run off 256MB USB keys or other bootable Flash based media. It includes hardware detection (including LAN and Modem), auto configuration, a Gnome desktop, and associated office tools.

System Requirements:
Flash Linux is relatively robust when it comes to hardware auto-detection and recognition. If you come across a device that does not work (that you think either should, or you would like it to) please feel free to submit feedback.
– an IBM PC compatible computer that is capable of booting off a USB Hard Disk is essential
– a minimum of 128Mb of RAM is essential

Recommendations:
– aim for a CPU of Celeron or P4 with a clock speed in excess of 1GHz
– 256Mb of memory (or more) makes for a much nicer user experience
– a graphics display / monitor that runs at either 1024×768 or 1280×1024 is preferred
– a networked PC with access to a DHCP server is preferred
– if no network connection is available, external modems and some internal Winmodems are supported

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Flash Linux 0.3.4 RC2 i386 370MB.iso
md5sum: 91c44e6616190326551cc194c3dc9615

 

Kogaion

Kogaion

Web site: www.rogentos.ro
Origin: Romania
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: LXQt, MATE, Xfce
Architecture: x86-64
Based on: Gentoo
Wikipedia:
Media: Live DVD
The last version | Released: 3.3 | November 28, 2016

Kogaion Linux – an operating system specifically developed for education field, but also for the use in the administration. It is a Linux distribution derived from Sabayon and Gentoo for Romanian users.

The Kogaion is available in 3 editions, with desktops: LXQt, MATE and Xfce for amd64 based CPU’s.

It was developed by a group of Romanian young people – Rogentos (Romanian Gentoo Operating Systems Group), a team of developers, programmers and IT specialists from all over the country.

Rogentos also launched Argent, an operating system used for servers, cloud management, data centers, security, informatics, national and international security. It can be used for individual protection, or for fiscal administration, information services and army protection like MAI, MAPN, etc.

The project Rogentos Lead-Developer was Steven Cristian.

In 2017, the developers re-named their distribution to Redcore Linux.

Download

Kogaion 3.3 LXQt amd64 1.7GB.iso
md5sum: d82ffd45efcea0a28aacc76f9e9323c6
Kogaion 3.3 MATE amd64 1.8GB.iso
md5sum: 328230ca32e415b00b6f4cf45f53ec58
Kogaion 3.3 Xfce amd64 1.7GB.iso
md5sum: 4fc10789143a6bb26e55a2e3e362deaf

 

Liberté Linux

Liberté Linux

Web site: https://dee.su/liberte
Origin: Russia
Category: Security
Desktop environment: LXDE
Architecture: x86
Based on: Gentoo
Wikipedia:
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 2012.3 | September 1, 2012

Liberté Linux – a secure, reliable, lightweight and easy to use Gentoo-based LiveUSB/SD/CD Linux distribution with the primary purpose of enabling anyone to communicate safely and covertly in hostile environments. Whether you are a privacy advocate, a dissident, or a sleeper agent, you are equally likely to find Liberté Linux useful as a mission-critical communication aid.

Liberté Linux is shipped with the Hardened Gentoo kernel, which includes all grsecurity/PaX security enhancements — radically improving system’s resistance to software exploits. Measures like service privileges separation provide additional protection.

All persistent changes are kept in a secure LUKS/OTFE volume, easily accessible from any operating system. This includes application settings that are archived upon shutdown, as well as any documents explicitly stored in the encrypted volume. The OTFE volume is just a file on the boot media that can be copied, backed up, or transparently resized from inside Liberté.

All networking activities like browsing and chatting are automatically Torified, with I2P locations transparently available as well. After the system receives a network address, the only external traffic it emits is encrypted communication on HTTP(S) ports (used by Tor). No other traffic is sent — not even DNS requests. I2P traffic is routed through Tor, too: you will be able to use I2P even behind the most restrictive firewalls. In addition, a special Unsafe Browser is available for the express purpose of registration in open Wi-Fi hotspots, if necessary. Liberté can be also booted in non-anonymous mode, with all other security features left intact.

Besides the encrypted volume on the boot media, Liberté leaves no traces in the system without explicit user consent (such as manually creating files on external automuonted media). Moreover, all volatile memory is thoroughly erased upon shutdown in order to prevent cold boot attacks — whether an orderly shutdown, or an immediate one due to abrupt removal of the boot media.

The project developer is Maxim Kammerer.

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Liberté Linux 2012.3 Live i686 217MB.iso
md5sum: 93ff40dfdf84b397c880cb6c41f31ab2
Liberté Linux 2012.3 Virtual Machine Image 218MB.ova
md5sum: 4757cab4ee02025d096f8d26513e5c35

 

GentooTH

GentooTH

Web site: www.gentooth.org.ua (not active)
Origin: Ukraine
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: Xfce
Architecture: x86
Based on: Gentoo
Wikipedia:
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 0.6 | September 14, 2005

GentooTH – a Gentoo based Russian/Ukrainian Linux distribution designed to run from a CD/USB device.

The live media contains approximately 600 packages of various categories, such as: system, multimedia, server and development tools.
It works on Linux kernel 2.6 and offers XFCE and WindowMaker window managers.

If there is 1 GB of RAM or more, it is possible to load the root filesystem and/or system settings into RAM memory.
The live system has an automatic detection equipment via hwsetup and ddcxinfo-knoppix.
Proprietary drivers are enabled for graphics cards of NVIDIA and ATI.

Here is a short list of popular programs preinstalled as default: mozilla firefox, mozilla thunderbird, SIM, psi, xmms, mplayer, xine, gimp (+ gimp-print), gqview, stardict (+ EN <-> EN dictionaries), abiword, gnumeric, lftp, gftp, xsmbbrowser, xcdroast, apache, squid, bind, vsftp, proftp, Samba, nfs-utils, xchat, irssi, mc-mp, iptables, wvdial, bluez-utils, wine, DDD, nmap, ethereal, minicom, pptpclient, pptpd, gnuplot, imagemagic, sane, OpenSSH, slrn, mutt, cups, vim, emacs, tcpdump.

The project developer is Alex Zorg and other contributors.

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GentooTH 0.6 i586 708MB.iso
md5sum: c3dd03dd073b08bd810bcff858717dc3