Linux Support Team

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Web site: informatik.uni-erlangen.de
Origin: Germany
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: GUI ?
Architecture: x86
Based on: Independent
Wikipedia:
Media: Install
The last version | Released: 1993 ?

The Linux Support Team Erlangen – a small group of students at the University of Erlangen-Nuernberg.

Developer’s description:
The LST distribution’s goal is to provide a solid, reliable, easy to install (even for beginners) and well-documented system. We are not hunting for the newest kernel or gcc versions. We do updates when they are necessary or provide really new functionality, are well tested, integrated in the system and working smoothly with the rest of the system. The distribution consists of a base system and additional packages.

Currently the following packages are available: doku (doc), text, tex, develop, xdevelop, xbasis, xappl, xemacs, tinyx, network, grafik, src, misc.

The complete system is 50 3.5″ disks and 1500 pages printed documentation including the LDP guides (IGS,KHG,NAG), HOWTOs, FAQs, the German Linuxhandbuch, install-guide and many other useful documents we collected over the time.

Our distribution is preconfigured for German users and comes with a 50 page step by step installation guide that leads you through the menu-driven installation scripts (both in german). We started this distribution to help newcomers with their first steps into Linux. Therefore our scripts are smart enough to handle all of the ‘dirty work’ like setting up system configuraton (including LILO, modem, mouse, mounts, mtools, access to DOS, users, X11) and network configuration (TCP/IP, Routing, Mail, News, UUCP, SLIP).

Historically (and of course easier for us) most of the documentation for this distribution is written in german, sorry, but we are planning to translate those documents in english, but at the moment we don’t have time for this. Any volunteers are welcome!

Our scripts also accept to install SLS and Slackware packages, but with no warranty if they work well together with the rest of the system.

The team members: Stefan Probst or Ralf Flaxa.

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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

 

Klax

Klax

Web site: devel-home.kde.org/~binner/klax/ (not active)
Origin: Germany
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: KDE
Architecture: x86
Based on: Slax
Wikipedia:
Media: Live
The last version | Released: 3.5 RC1 | November 13, 2005

Klax Linux – a Slax-based distribution designed to showcase the latest version of KDE and the KDE related applications.

Klax is created with Linux Live scripts and uses modules to load the live system components, the same way as Slax does.

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Klax Linux 3.5 RC1 i486 358MB.iso
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Klax Linux 3.4.2 i486 354MB.iso
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LiMux

LiMux

Web site: www.muenchen.de/rathaus/Stadtverwaltung/Direktorium/LiMux.html (not active)
Origin: Germany
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: KDE
Architecture: x86
Based on: Ubuntu
Wikipedia: LiMux
Media: Live DVD
The last version | Released: 5.0 | November , 2014

LiMux – a project by the city of Munich (third-largest city in Germany) to migrate their software systems from closed-source, proprietary Microsoft products to free and open-source software.

The project was successfully completed in late 2013, which involved migrating 15,000 personal computers and laptops of public employees to free and open-source software. LiMux is also the name of the Linux distribution (an Ubuntu derivative) used for the project as the operating system including LibreOffice (and WollMux) as the primary productivity software.

LiMux is the first Linux desktop distribution certified for industry use (ISO 9241) by the TÜV IT, Technical Service, Germany. It was first based on Debian, and later changed to Ubuntu, the most popular Debian derivative. Version 3 available from December 2010 is based on Ubuntu 8.10, version 4 available from August 2011 is based on Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, although using KDE Desktop 3.5[6] and version 4.1 available from August 2012 is also based on Ubuntu 10.04 LTS.

Description source: Wikipedia

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EdgeBSD

EdgeBSD

Web site: edgebsd.org
Origin: Germany (?)
Category: Server
Desktop environment: CLI
Architecture: x86, x86_64
Based on: NetBSD
Wikipedia:
Media: Install CD
The last version | Released: | December 3, 2016

EdgeBSD – an operating system of the family of BSD-based OS, starting development with the current NetBSD codebase with Git for Source Code Management. Package management is based on pkgsrc.

The primary goal of EdgeBSD is to provide an ambitious environment for working as a bigger community together on the NetBSD Project. This is being achieved thanks to a modern development infrastructure, while taking an aggressive stance on integrating and enabling features.

Ultimately, EdgeBSD aims at being fun and attractive as a Research & Development platform while remaining a modern, robust, and industrial-grade system for all ranges of computer devices.

EdgeBSD should be as attractive a platform as possible, and use the advantages of its existing codebase to experiment on being a modern, safe, and portable Operating System. This vision currently includes:
– advanced facilities for developers (patch management, build environments…)
– re-organization of the base system (Git submodules, packages…)
– a graphical installer;
– modern package management (signed packages…)
– alternatives to Xorg and default desktop environment based on the DeforaOS desktop;
– ready-to-flash images for embedded devices;
– virtualization of components with the RUMP anykernel.

The project development started in 2013.

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EdgeBSD boot i386 88.5MB.iso
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EdgeBSD boot x86_64 83.7MB.iso
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Icepack Linux

Icepack Linux

Web site: www.icepack-linux.com (not active)
Origin: Germany
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: WindowMaker
Architecture: x86
Based on: Independent
Wikipedia:
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 2.97 | May 6, 2015

Icepack Linux – an independent Linux distribution built from scratch.

icepack is not a clone of nor is it based on another Linux distribution. If you are looking for a Debian variant for example look somewhere else. Expect icepack to go its own way as before. The distribution is focused on speed and simplicity.

It is developed to be simple in use operating system that’s fast, and allows you to do your every-day tasks.
You can expect icepack 3.0 to become the user-friendly, full-featured, pre-configured, well structured, easy to work with operating system filled
with the latest stable versions of great Linux applications that it was back in 2003 when the project went dormant.

By the way, back in 1999 icepack was [one of] the first Linux distribution[s] to ship with WindowMaker as the primary desktop environment.

More than 100 WindowMaker dockapps and themes are included.
The minimal hardware requirement is an i686 system.
icepack complies with the Filesystem Hierarchy Standard (FHS).

Login as “root” user with no password; run a desktop via the command: “startx”.

The Icepack Linux project maintainer and main developer is Adrian Hilgardth.

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Icepack 2.97 Live i686 726MB.iso
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INSERT

INSERT

Web site: www.inside-security.de
Origin: Germany
Category: Security
Desktop environment: Fluxbox
Architecture: x86
Based on: Knoppix
Wikipedia:
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 1.3.9b | February 27, 2007

INSERT (Inside Security Rescue Toolkit) – a self-contained linux system with graphical user interface that boots from a credit card-sized CD-ROM. It is heavily based on KNOPPIX which is based on Debian, some ideas were taken from DamnSmallLinux as well.

On INSERT you’ll find a lot of useful applications to aid you in various situations:
– network analysis (e.g. tcpdump, nmap, iptraf)
– data recovery (e.g. partimage, gpart, testdisk)
– virus scanning (clam antivirus, F-Prot-downloader with GUI xfprot)
– full write support for NTFS-partitions using ntfs-3g or ntfsmount
– computer forensics (e.g. chkrootkit, rkhunter, foremost)
– surf the internet (e.g. and advanced version of the web browser dillo)

You have access to some important applications via the Fluxbox menu, which can be reached with a right mouse click over the background.
Additionally you will find a few tools in the Tools directory on the CD which can be of use when running Windows (e.g. ext2ifs, putty, winscp).

You work as user insert by default. To work as root you can prefix commands with sudo , change identity with su – or just open a terminal with a root shell.

Author of INSERT is Matthias Mikuletz.
the project was under development between 2003 and 2007.

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INSERT 1.3.9b i386 61MB.iso
md5sum: 11d0553d7539dc603dd2be3cb4718864

 

OGo Knoppix CD

OGo Knoppix CD

Web site: www.opengroupware.org/en/knoppix/
Origin: Germany
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: KDE
Architecture: x86
Based on: Knoppix
Wikipedia:
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: ? | June 17, 2003

OGo Knoppix CD (OpenGroupware.org Knoppix CD)- a bootable CD which contains a complete Debian GNU/Linux system, a fully configured OGo installation, a Cyrus server and some more Linux software.

It’s based on the original Knoppix CD created by Knopper.Net Consulting.
It’s certainly the fastest way to get a usable OGo demo up and running!

Note: the Knoppix CD contains the OGo status as it was prior the public release in July 2003. While its a bit outdated, its nevertheless a great way to get a first impression.

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OGo Knoppix CD i386 559MB.iso
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elpicx

elpicx

Web site: www.elearnit.de/live_cds/elpicx/ (not active)
Origin: Germany
Category: Education
Desktop environment: KDE
Architecture: x86
Based on: Knoppix, CentOS
Wikipedia:
Media: Live DVD
The last version | Released: 2.0 | September 27, 2008

elpicx – a Knoppix and Centos-based live DVD Linux operating system with a single goal – to help students to prepare for the Linux Professional Institute (LPI) certification exam by providing several test emulators as well as a number of LPI reference cards, study notes, preparation guides and exercises.

elpicx is available in English and German.

It uses KDE desktop environment as default.
The latest version of elpicx was released in 2008.

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elpicx 1.1 i386 1.79GB.iso
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KinderTux

KinderTux

Web site: www.lerntux.de (not active)
Origin: Germany
Category: Education
Desktop environment: KDE
Architecture: x86
Based on: Mandriva
Wikipedia:
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 3.03 | January 8, 2010

KinderTux – an operating system with educational programs and games for children between 3 and 12 years.

To simplify the use of KinderTux the user kindertux will be logged in automatically. If a password for the user kindertux is required then it is kindertux. Most applications are directly available in the application bar at the lower edge of the screen. KinderTux offers a protection for the Internet, only activated sites (whitelist) can be browsed. This whitelist can be simply edited and sites can be added or taken away.
For the installation on USB sticks or non-removable harddisks there are additional tools available. It is also possible the create a “Container” to save data from a live session.

For administrative tasks (configurations, installation) you will need the root or su password. This password is lerntux in the original system and should be changed right after installation.

KinderTux offers some possibilities for the further use. These auxiliary applications are available with the icon “Configure your computer”:
– Installation on your internal harddisk
– Installation on a USB stick
– Container (on harddisk or USB stick) to store all your changes while running as live system
– Child protection for the Internet

At this time these applications are only available in German.

KinderTux is based on and fully compatible to Mandriva Linux 2010.0. That means all applications (packages) for Mandriva Linux 2010.0 can also be used with this system.

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KinderTux 3.03 i386 675MB.iso
md5sum: 641d9d3ddb527043cc1a0d82b7f72712