ERPOSS

ERPOSS

Web site: bsi.bund.de/produkte/erposs/ (not active)
Origin: Germany
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: KDE
Architecture: x86
Based on: Debian
Wikipedia (DE): Behördendesktop
Media: Install DVD
The last version | Released: 4 | March 8, 2006

ERPOSS – a Debian based Linux distribution released as the government desktop by the Federal Office for Information Security (BSI), which was developed in cooperation with Credativ GmbH from Jülich. The idea was to offer public administrations inexpensive and secure software solutions.

Debian GNU/Linux “Sarge” was expanded to include OpenOffice.org and KDE 3.3.2. The installation was greatly simplified and automatic hardware detection replaced manual editing of many configuration files.

Other desktops such as Gnome or WindowMaker were missing to make the distribution applicable for the easy setup of uniform PCs with a graphical user interface, web browser (Firefox) and OpenOffice.org office software.

Special features of the ERPOSS4 government desktop:
– Encryption of the file system (installation CD only)
– Pre-configured and activated personal firewall
– KMail email software with integrated virus and spam protection and encryption
– Pre-configuration to participate in the administrative PKI

System requirements of the ERPOSS3 government desktop:
– x86-compatible processor of the 486 generation or better
– At least 128 MB RAM
– Bootable CD-ROM drive
– Serial, PS/2 or USB mouse

The project was declared “outdated” by the BSI in 2008 and will no longer be continued.

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ERPOSS 4 Install i386 2.29GB.iso
md5sum: 7d87cb9c0e1399dbddf2a644cdb7c679

 

LinVDR

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Web site: linvdr.org
Origin: Germany (?)
Category: Multimedia
Desktop environment: CLI
Architecture: x86
Based on: Debian
Wikipedia:
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 0.7 | ?

LinVDR – a complete, breathing Linux system smaller than 128 MB with a complete digital Video Disk Recorder (VDR)/Personal Video Recorder (PVR) and several plugins. For easy access we installed additionally the browser frontend VDR Admin and a Samba share for up- and downloading music or DVD images with Windows clients.

The base system is Debian Woody compatible (only compatible, not Debian Woody itself) with the DVB driver from Convergence and Klaus Schmidingers unbeated Video Disk Recorder Software VDR.

VDR was designed to work with so-called full featured DVB cards. This is a Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB) receiver card originally developed from Technotrend. Hauppauge adopted these cards and labeled them WinTV DVB-s/C or Nexus.

“root” password is “linvdr”
“linvdr” password is “linvdr”
Samba: workgroup “workgroup”, user “linvdr”, password “linvdr”
VDR Admin runs on port 80, German is default language, admin account is “linvdr”, dassword “linvdr”, “guest” login is disabled but has “guest” as pre-set password.

The project developer are Thomas Koch and Mirko Dölle.

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Maui

Maui

Web site: mauilinux.org
Origin: Germany
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: KDE Plasma
Architecture: x86_64
Based on: KDE neon
Wikipedia:
Media: Live DVD
The last version | Released: 17.06 | July 9, 2017
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Maui – a Linux distribution which uses the Wayland as a display server and offers its own Hawaii desktop.
Hawaii is a graphical environment based on Wayland and the Qt Quick and Qt5 framework.
The base system of Maui is Arch Linux.
Maui was available for 32 and 64 bit machines in the form of ISO Live media.

In August 2016, Netrunner based on Kubuntu was renamed to Maui, and the base system moved to the KDE neon distribution.

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Maui 17.06 amd64 2.02GB.iso
md5sum: eeb62652b2124dd50bfad5cfea9288db

Maui 0.5.1 x86 528MB.iso
md5sum: 40fa8f236e1721dda6e34c89aab0a859

Maui 0.5.1 x86_64 525MB.iso
md5sum: eac351aa19b1d61df84ef083662af386

 

Seminarix

Seminarix

Web site: www.seminarix.org (not active)
Origin: Germany ?
Category: Education
Desktop environment: KDE
Architecture: x86
Based on: Kubuntu, Sidux
Wikipedia:
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 2008-01 ? | 2008 ?

Seminarix – a live Linux distribution based on Kubuntu, and then on Sidux. Seminarix was developed in cooperation with Skolelinux and KDE-Edu and is designed to introduce teachers to free software. The live CD contains a collection of free software suitable for education and training.

The Seminarix Live-CD was supported by the companies such as: HP, Intel, G-N-U, Turck and organizations: “Stiftung Partner für Schule”, Medienberatung NRW and Studienseminar Neuss.

Sidux-Seminarix partners with Sidux and describes itself as an education project, which wants to design the teacher and students education with computer assistance cheaper, more effective and descriptive with the help of free Linux programs. For this purpose, the distribution was equipped with software from the fields of education and science a program starter. The program starter makes it easy for the Linux novice, whether teacher or student, to start the various education programs and other general purpose programs. In addition, with the program starter specially developed for sidux-seminarix, you can quickly and easily install various other educational programs. Important information about the programs and web links make it easier for the user to select the programs.

Like Sidux, the live system can be installed on a hard disk or a USB stick. All software can be updated easily and continuously. The manuals of Sidux and Seminarix are included on the CD and should help with problems. Users already using Sidux can use the Metapackage installer to upgrade their installation to Sidux-Seminarix. You can also find Seminarix under the heading »Education« and install it with a mouse click.

Seminarix aims to make teacher and student education less expensive, more effective and more viable with computer support using free open Linux programs. The project was first published in March 2007 by Wolf-Dieter Zimmermann. Initiated by sidux e.V., this edition was created in collaboration with W. D. Zimmermann and interested teachers and users.

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Seminarix 20061113 i386 694MB.iso
md5sum: 748ab8c222e73aab9e99276ea170b58e

 

SaxenOS

SaxenOS

Web site: saxenos.de (not active)
Origin: Germany
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: LXDE, Xfce
Architecture: x86
Based on: SLAX, PCLinuxOS
Wikipedia:
Media: Live
The last version | Released: 2009 beta 1 | January 4, 2009

SaxenOS – a Linux live distribution especially targeted to older hardware.

It offers complete office, multimedia and internet applications on one CD.
The hardware system requirements are quite low, such as Pentium 2 350 MHz CPU, 128 MB RAM and a 2 GB harddisk.

An older version of the distribution supported the i486 platform and used the LXDE desktop environment.
The distribution was a derivative of Zenwalk Linux, and thus Slackware.
Version 1.0 was launched on January 9, 2006.

SaxenOS 2008/2009 is based on PCLinuxOS, with RPM packages and Synaptic package manager as default. It features the full OpenOffice package, multimedia apps and games on the top of the XFCE desktop.

The project developer is Michael Stibane.

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Nanolinux

Nanolinux

Web site: sourceforge.net/projects/nanolinux/
Origin: Germany
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: SLWM
Architecture: x86, x86_64
Based on: Tiny Core
Wikipedia: Nanolinux
Media: Live
The last version | Released: 1.3 | April 5, 2015
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Nanolinux – a minimalistic Linux distribution based on Tiny Core. Nanolinux uses BusyBox, Nano-X (instead of X.Org), FLTK 1.3.x as the default GUI toolkit and the super lightweight SLWM window manager. Applications included in the system are mainly based on FLTK.

Nanolinux offers a set of light applications, such as:
– Dillo web browser
– FlWriter text processor
– Sprsht spreadsheet
– FLTDJ personal information manager
– AntiPaint graphics editor
– Fluff file manager
– NXterm terminal emulator
– Flcalc calculator
– FlView graphics viewer
– Fleditor text editor
– IRC FlChat client
– FlMusic audio player
– FlRadio Internet radio client
– disk mounting tool, system statistics and package installation
– games set: Tuxchess, Checkers, NXeyes, Mastermind, Sudoku and Blocks

Live CD requires an i486/x86_64 processor, 64 MB RAM and 14 MB of disk space.

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Nanolinux 1.3 32bit 14MB.iso
md5sum: 39675b355e27f4836ae8a1ebe45daee2
Nanolinux 1.3 64bit 18MB.iso
md5sum: d63d51642a9053d4ccd81e50af75bc16

 

NetBSD Live! CD

NetBSD

Web site: ? (not active)
Origin: Germany
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: KDE
Architecture: x86
Based on: FreeBSD
Wikipedia:
Media: Live
The last version | Released: 2007 | November 11, 2006

NetBSD Live! CD – a live version of the NetBSD operating system originally developed by Jörg Braun, and allowed to boot NetBSD 1.5.2/i386 from CDROM, some system config, selection of X config, then allows starting one of several window managers, e.g. KDE. Under KDE, Koffice is ready to run.

Since then, NetBSD based Live CDs have been used in many different environments. They can easily be created using the sysutils/mklivecd package.
The Live iso image features a complete live OS with automatic hardware detection and an option to boot into a graphical desktop KDE, but pekwm is also available.
The last version of LiveCD 2007 contains a specially constructed version of NetBSD 4.0_BETA sporting a modified kernel based on NetBSD-CURRENT.

The NetBSD2 Live cdrom contains a version of the NetBSD operating system version 2.0 with a kernel which boots exclusively from the first ide cdrom drive. All include files, man pages and the compiler programs in /usr/libexec and also the complete package database in /var/db/pkg are deleted in this distribution. All debuggung informations are stripped off the binaries. The cdrom boots with a special eltorito version of the boot loader GRUB. Three different kernel files are selectable:
A slightly modified GENERIC kernel (see the file /stand/CDROM on the cdrom).
An extended version of the ISDN kernel with additional ACPI support (see the file /stand/ISDN on the cdrom).
A modified version of the NetBSD-laptop-kernel (see the file /stand/LAPTOP on the cdrom).
The kernel files on the cdrom cannot be used to boot the operating system from the hard disk! You cannot use NetBSD 2 Live to install NetBSD 2 on the hard disk.
Additional to the files belonging to the operating system itself, the following applications are included:
XFree86 4.3 (libraries, clients, server, fonts exclusively 75 dpi).
KDE 3.2.2 (libs/base, multimedia, games, addons, network, graphics).
KOffice 1.3.1 (editor, spreadsheet, charting, presentation).
Gimp 2.0, XV, and XPaint (pixel oriented graphics).
Sodipodi 0.34 (vector oriented graphics).
Dia 0.93 (workflow diagrams, uml).
bash 2.0.5 (shell).
Some useful console programs as Midnight Commander, joe, colorls, skill, ext2fs-programs, and mtools.
The games ťDiggerŤ, ťXMahjonggŤ, ťXPipemanŤ, and ťLBreakout 2Ť.
For the graphical login kdm is used and as default graphical environment KDE 3.2.2 will be started.

There are two users of the live system: root and user, with a password for both: NetBSD

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NetBSD Live! CD 2.0 i386 693MB.iso
md5sum: d0b94382ea292c918b9e8d4eaa72b442

 

Damn Small BSD

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Web site: damnsmallbsd.org
Origin: Germany
Category: Specialist
Desktop environment: Fluxbox
Architecture: x86
Based on: FreeBSD
Wikipedia:
Media: Live
The last version | Released: ? | December 2007 ?

Damn Small BSD – a very small, 50MB BSD distribution intended for hardware with lower resources than those most frequently encountered on a standard PC.

Intended targets include: legacy PC’s, modems, routers, switches, AP’s (Access Points), Set Top Boxes, Atoms, and Cell Phones to name but a few.

There are 2 versions, one based on FreeBSD and one on OpenBSD. It boots directly into RAM off a CD ora a USB stick and can be used as a desktop or a firewall.

DSBSD comes with everything you need in a basic desktop environment. It includes the fluxbox window manager, firefox, xmms, and many other applications. It also includes tools to help you get work done, such as an ssh server, a mini httpd, xvncviewer, and more.

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MicroBSD

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Web site: www.microbsd.net (not active)
Origin: Germany
Category: Server
Desktop environment: CLI
Architecture: x86
Based on: OpenBSD
Wikipedia:
Media: Install
The last version | Released: 0.7 beta | October 2003

MicroBSD – a fork of the UNIX-like BSD operating system descendant OpenBSD 3.0, begun in July 2002. The project’s objective was to produce a free and fully secure, complete system, but with a small footprint. The first phase of its development stopped in 2002. The project was later resumed by a new group of developers, which stopped development again in 2003.

Because of violations of the BSD license the MicroBSD project has been completely removed from the internet, and all MicroBSD users are asked to remove it from their computers.

The old MicroBSD project (hosted at microbsd.com) does not exist anymore, but code from it has been incorporated into the MirOS BSD project. The last version of the old MicroBSD 0.6 project was released in October 2002.

The new MicroBSD project set its goal as trying to continue what the original MicroBSD project began. A new edition of version 0.6 – with cleaned up source code and corrected copyright statements – was released in October 2003. A beta 0.7 version was being derived from OpenBSD 3.4, but the project stalled and all development ceased that November.

MicroBSD was under development by individuals from Bulgaria and was intent on a focus toward security, development of a user interface, easy management and configuration, and the addition of Bulgarian-specific localization.

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MirOS

MirOS BSD

Web site: www.mirbsd.org
Origin: Germany
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: CLI
Architecture: x86, SPARC
Based on: OpenBSD
Wikipedia: MirOS BSD
Media: Install
The last version | Released: #10semel | March 16, 2008

MirOS BSD – a secure operating system from the BSD family for 32-bit i386 and sparc systems. It is based on 4.4BSD-Lite (mostly OpenBSD, some NetBSD®). The MirPorts Framework is a portable ports tree to facilitate the installation of additional software. The project also releases some portable software: mksh, a pdksh-based shell; PaxMirabilis, an archiver for various formats; MirMake, a framework for building software; MirNroff, an AT&T nroff based man page (and text document) formatter; MirCksum, a flexible checksumming and hash generation tool; and some more.

MirOS is available as a BSD flavour which originated as an OpenBSD patchkit, but has grown very much on its own, though still being synchronized with the ongoing development of OpenBSD, thus inheriting most of its good security history. This variant is also called “MirBSD”, but the usage of that word to denote MirOS BSD (plus MirPorts) is deprecated.

MirOS started after some differences in opinion between Theo de Raadt, the OpenBSD project leader, and Thorsten Glaser, who is now our lead developer. The main maintainer of MirPorts is BennySiegert. There are several more persons working as contributors on the project.

The latest release of MirOS is #10semel released March 16, 2008; the latest preview of MirBSD-current is 10uB4-20160117 released January 17, 2016.

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MirOS BSD 10semel i386/sparc install 9.7MB.iso
md5sum: 7ccff00227252b35a55de9b3bd682594