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
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Nanolinux 1.3 64bit 18MB.iso
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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
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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
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N-iX

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Web site: www.n-ix.com/products/nixdesktop.php (not active)
Origin: Germany
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: GNOME, KDE
Architecture: x86
Based on: Fedora
Wikipedia (NO): N-iX Desktop Linux
Media: Install
The last version | Released: 05/2004 | May 17, 2004

N-iX Desktop Linux – a Linux distribution from Germany based on Fedora with support of Nix’s own tools.

The distribution used the GNOME and KDE desktop environments and supported the 32-bit computer architecture of 686.

N-iX Desktop Linux is the best solution for all who use Novell NetWare as the server operating system as well as for those who want to setup Linux workstations for small organizations and enterprise customer use. With N-iX Desktop Linux you get all software needed for efficient work and you get it for free. Our distribution includes OpenOffice, Mozilla browser, Gaim and licq messengers, GIMP graphic editor, windows terminal server client, etc.

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Deutsche Linux Distribution

Deutsche Linux Distribution

Web site:
Origin: Germany
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: X Server
Architecture: x86
Based on: Red Hat
Wikipedia (DE): Deutsche Linux Distribution
Media: Install
The last version | Released: 6.1 | 1999

Deutsche Linux Distribution (DLD) – the first German Linux distribution created in 1992 by Delix Computer GmbH.

The company of Delix Computer GmbH was founded by Dirk Haaga, Nils Mache and Jens Ziemann in 1994. Initially, it was compatible with Slackware, but this compatibility was abandoned when the system was changed from BSD to System V style and RPM introduced as the default package format. DLD was characterized by the translation of almost all documentations and programs into the German language.

At the beginning of 1999, the DLD version 6.0 Professional was certified by IBM as Netfinity Server Proven.
The last version of the DLD 6.1 was released in 1999.

In the same year, Red Hat had taken over the company Delix, and the DLD was discontinued. Dirk Haaga headed the Red Hat Germany GmbH until his accidental death in 2006 as CEO.
An update script was available on the Red Hat FTP server, which facilitates the technical transition from the DLD 6.01 to the current Red Hat Linux 6.1 distribution. On the Red Hat Web server, users will also could find documentation that describes the differences between the distributions and provides guidance on how to transition to Red Hat Linux 6.1. The DLD beginner support as well as the DLD mailing lists and FAQs was continued until the end of 1999.

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Deutsche Linux Distribution 1.1.1c i386 357MB.iso.zip
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Unifix

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Web site: unifix.de
Origin: Germany
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: CLI
Architecture: x86
Based on: Independent
Wikipedia:
Media: Install
The last version | Released: 2.2 | June 20, 1998

Unifix – a Linux CD-ROM distribution with emphasis on easy and fast installation. Though it is possible to install everything on the harddisk, it is not recommended so, because it runs fast enough directly from CD.

The dynamic buffer cache of Linux takes care of the second and subsequent times a program is started, which needs less than one second.
The system requires about 5 MB on the harddisk for configuration files and system management tools. Additionally it is recommended a 16 MB swap partition. The distribution (version 1.02) contains most of the standard programs in current versions, e.g. Linux 0.99.15e, XFree 2.0, emacs 19.22 and gcc 2.5.7. Full preconfigured source for everything is included.

Because Unifix is a European distribution it provides full support for iso8859-1 character sets. From the shells and emacs through ls, TeX and the print system everything supports 8-bit characters.

Printing is supported through System V compatible printer drivers which can be controlled through lp’s -o options. Printer drivers are included for dumb text mode printers, for postscript- or ghostscript- compatible printers and for networked printing. These drivers know how to guess the type of the files so e.g. compressed man pages or DVI files can be printed directly.

Unifix Linux 2.0 is the successor of Unifix Linux 1.8 and Linux-FT 1.2. Linux 2.0 supports a lot of new hardware which was formerly difficult or impossible to use under Linux. These are new SCSI adapters (e.g. 53C400), improved support for other cards (e.g. 53C800, AHA2940), new network cards (e.g. SMC 9000, 3com590), several new multi-port serial cards, several ISDN cards from cheap passive ones to fast active cards for use in servers.

Unifix was available only on CD. It comes in a Unifix/Linux binder with two boot floppies and about 70 pages of installation instructions in German. An English version would be available Apr 1994. The price was 159 DM (about $100) and includes taxes and shipping.

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Tanglu

Tanglu KDE

Tanglu GNOME

Web site: tanglu.org (not active)
Origin: Germany
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: GNOME, KDE
Architecture: x86, x86_86
Based on: Debian
Wikipedia:
Media: Live DVD
The last version | Released: 4.0 | June 11, 2017
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Tanglu – a free Linux distribution based on Debian. The developers of Tanglu aim to deliver the best desktop experience for both beginners and experienced users. Particularly striking about Tanglu is that the distribution tries to open up the handling of proprietary software by allowing user to install proprietary software as easily as possible. The name of Tanglu is composed of the English word tangerine (German Mandarin) and igloo (German igloo). According to the developer, the name Tanglu sounds beautiful in many languages, this should have contributed significantly to the naming.

The first and most popular version of Tanglu is is the one with preinstalled the KDE desktop. This is fully supported and actively developed. Next to it is a version with the Gnome desktop.

Tanglu is equipped with the latest software versions and additional drivers for various devices.
Tanglu is available for 32 and 64 bit machines in the GNOME, KDE and Core versions.
Starting from version 3.0, Tanglu is equipped with the Calamares installer which lets users to copy the system to a hard drive.

The project was under development by Matthias Klumpp, and The Tanglu Contributors/Community between 2014 and 2017.

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Tanglu 4.0 KDE Live i386 1.42GB.iso
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tanglu 4.0 KDE Live amd64 1.35GB.iso
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Tanglu 4.0 GNOME Live i386 1.35GB.iso
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tanglu 4.0 GNOME Live amd64 1.29GB.iso
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Tanglu 4.0 Core Live i386 515MB.iso
md5sum: a12fe7a295f249a5063cc963fa69b699
tanglu 4.0 Core Live amd64 473MB.iso
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