Gnoppix

Gnoppix

Web site: nongnu.org/gnoppix/
Origin: Germany
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: Gnome
Architecture: x86
Based on: Ubuntu
Wikipedia:
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 2.12 | September 7, 2005

Gnoppix – a Linux distribution inspired by Knoppix, but based on Ubuntu.
Gnoppix can be compared to Knoppix but GNOPPIX uses GNOME as desktop environment.

The system can be used as a live CD without installing to hard disk, but it offers a hard drive installer too.

Gnoppix 1.0 is based on Ubuntu 5.04 Hoary Hedgehog.
The last version of Gnoppix 2.12 was released in September 2005.

The founder and main developer of Gnoppix is Andreas Mueller.

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Gnoppix 1.0 i386 664MB.iso
md5sum: 60c29c401fd04f849c9799a164079896

 

Games Knoppix

Games Knoppix

Web site: http://games-knoppix.unix-ag.uni-kl.de (not active)
Origin: Germany
Category: Game
Desktop environment: KDE
Architecture: x86
Based on: Knoppix
Wikipedia:
Media: Live DVD
The last version | Released: 4.0.3-0.3 | September 14, 2005
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Games Knoppix – a live, an entertainment-oriented Linux distribution based on Knoppix.

Games Knoppix offers 100 (approx) open-source games pre-installed on the board. There are no proprietary games such as Unreal Tournament 2004, Quake 3 Arena, NeverWinter Nights, or any other GNU/Linux-compatible commercial entertainment programs.

The games included in the live iso: Marble Blast Gold Demo (OpenGL), Mutant Storm Demo (OpenGL), Space Tripper Demo (OpenGL), Think Tanks Demo (OpenGL), Ufo AI (XMas Special) (OpenGL), Asciijump, Atanks, Bzflag (OpenGL), Bzflag-Server, Crack-Attack (OpenGL), Crimson, Crossfire-Client-GTK, Crossfire-Client-X11, Cube, Empire, Enigma, Foobillard (OpenGL), Freeciv-Client, Freeciv-Client-GTK, Freeciv-Server, Freesci, Gltron (OpenGL), Gnuchess, Gnugo, Jump’n’Bump, Kbattleship, Kmahjongg, Kobodeluxe, Ksokoban, Lbreakout2, Lgeneral, Nethack-Console, Nethack-Gnome, Nethack-Lisp, Nethack-Qt, Nethack-X11, Netpanzer (OpenGL), Neverball (OpenGL), Pysol, Scorched3d (OpenGL), Tower Toppler, Battle for Wesnoth, Battle for Wesnoth Editor, Battle for Wesnoth Server, Xarchon, Xblast, Xblast-TNT, Xboing, Xgalaga, Xskat, Xsoldier.

The knx2hd installation program is provided with the distribution, but it is not listed in the KDE menu. This utility installs Games Knoppix to your hard drive, should you decide that you like it enough to keep it as a permanent operating system.

Games Knoppix features some different applications, not only games, such as:
– multimedia: XMMS, Xine, K3b, KsCD, and Audaxcity
– net: Konqueror, Mozilla 1.7.3 with the Java and Acroread plug-ins, Gaim, Xchat2
– others: ZSNES, DOSbox emulator

It is based on Knoppix 4.0 and KDE 3.3.1 is the default desktop environment.
The last version of Games Knoppix was released in 2005.

Download

Games Knoppix 4.0.2-03-EN i386 2.69GB.iso
md5sum: 3a143e9cbf90510042675e81e85119a8

 

Jibbed

Jibbed

Web site: www.jibbed.org
Origin: Germany
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: Xfce
Architecture: x86_64
Based on: NetBSD
Wikipedia:
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 7.0 | October 17, 2015
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Jibbed – a bootable live CD based on the NetBSD Operating System that works directly from a CD without touching a hard drive

Jibbed is a (non-installable) live CD based on NetBSD.
It is built from the latest NetBSD sources from the HEAD branch.
Jibbed offers the live system only (no installer included), which lets you learn about the NetBSD without installing it. Automatic hardware detection provides support for a wide variety of graphics cards, sound cards, network interfaces, and USB devices.

The founder and developer of Jibbed is Zafer Aydoğan.
The last version 6.0 was released in 2012.
In October 2015, after 3 years of break, the developer released a new version 7.0.

 

eAR OS

eAR OS

Web site: www.earos.dk (not active)
Origin: Germany
Category: Multimedia
Desktop environment: GNOME
Architecture: x86
Based on: Ubuntu
Wikipedia:
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 1.10b | June 23, 2008

eAR OS – an Ubuntu based, multimedia focused, Linux distribution with eAR Media Center built in.

The eAR Media Centre features an intuitive user interface which lets you:
– tune in to TV programs
– rip CDs to hard disk in lossless FLAC quality
– watch digital TV and DVDs
– listen to Internet radio
– view photos
– listen to music

eAR OS comes with pre-installing applications, such as:
– Wine for using Windows applications
– Audacity Sound and Recording Editor
– Audio CD extractor with FLAC and MP3 support
– k3B CD/DVD Burner
– Kaffeine for DVB-S and DVB-T TV and DVD playback
– VLC for Broadband TV
– Exaile audio player
– Firefox web browser with media player connectivity, Thunderbird E-mail/News, Pidgin internet Messenger for MSN
– F-Spot Photo Manager, GIMP Image Editor
– Firestarter firewall utility and more

The last version of eAR OS 1.10b was released in 2008 and was based on Ubuntu 8.04 LTS Hardy Heron.

Download

eAR OS 1.01b i386 673MB.iso
md5sum: d273c880c83d7ff94d0088c971cc27af

 

GameDrift

gameDrift

Web site: http://gamedrift.org
Origin: Germany
Category: Game
Desktop environment: GNOME
Architecture: x86, x86_64
Based on: Ubuntu
Wikipedia:
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 1.21 | September 13, 2011

GameDrift – a Linux distribution based on Ubuntu and optimized to deliver the best possible gaming experience on Linux.

GameDrift features GNOME 2 desktop and only a few pre-installed applications.
It has the built-in CrossOver Games technology from American Codeweavers to let users install and run 1200 games designed for MS Windows.
There is also installed its own, on-line GameStore which lets users install native open source and commercial games for Linux.

The last version of GameDrift 1.21 is built on the top of Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat.

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GameDrift 1.21 i386 628MB.iso
md5sum: 8eb89bd44347bb31e6fe1ddf15248ade
GameDrift 1.21 x86_64 707MB.iso
md5sum: d8612c123e62bde5b041d0661a213ebe

 

SchilliX

SchilliX

Web site: schillix.org
Origin: Germany
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: CLI
Architecture: x86, x86_64
Based on: OpenSolaris
Wikipedia:
Media: Live DVD
The last version | Released: 0.8 | August 27, 2012
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SchilliX – an OpenSolaris based complete open-source operating system

SchilliX contains Free/Libre and Open Source Software (FLOSS) only.
It runs from CD and can be optionally installed on a hard disk or a USB memory stick.

Sun Microsystem released the OpenSolaris code on June 14, 2005. It contains the modular kernel and userspace software together called “ON” (Operating System/Networking). 3 days after, the SchilliX team released the first OpenSource Distribution called Schillix.
The first release was published on 17 June 2005, by its initial developers: Jörg Schilling, Fabian Otto, Thomas Blaesing, and Tobias Kirschstein.

Version 0.7.1 used the Illumos project for the build.
Version 0.7.2 was the first OpenSolaris-like distro that capable of compiling the OpenSolaris source base.

SchilliX likes to make it easy for people who change from e.g. Linux but not on the expense of reduced default functionality.

The latest version of SchilliX 0.8 was released in August 2012.

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SchilliX 0.8 i386/x86_64 416MB.iso.xz
md5sum: 7682a64aecb6fae65d9c085ad65ab48b

 

Toorox

Toorox

Web site: http://toorox.de
Origin: Germany
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: GNOME, KDE, Xfce
Architecture: x86, x86_64
Based on: Gentoo
Wikipedia:
Media: Live DVD
The last version | Released: 01.2013 | December 30, 2012
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Toorox – a Linux distribution based on Gentoo Linux, available as a Live DVD with an option of a hard or USB drive installation. The system is based on the source packages and fully compatible with Gentoo.

Toorox live uses KNOPPIX hardware auto-detection and auto-configuration scripts for booting.
It features applications to every purpose, such as: web browsers, e-mail client, file manager, office, burning software, audio player, video player, videocut, image processing, chat programs, etc. The system and the desktop are completely preconfigured.

Toorox supports 11 languages: German, English, Italian, French, Dutch, Russian, Spanish, Romanian, Turkish, Czech and Polish.

Toorox is a partly-rolling distribution.
For package managing, Toorox uses the Gentoo’s port system „Portage” and its GUI’s:
– Porthole to manage system upgrading
– Portato which lets you install and remove packages

Toorox is available in a few flavors, for 32 and 64 bit machines:
– KDE
– GNOME
– Xfce
– Lite (very downgraded edition of XFCE)

The latest edition of Toorox was released in December 2012 by now.

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ConnochaetOS

ConnochaetOS

Web site: www.connochaetos.org
Origin: Germany
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: IceWM
Architecture: x86
Based on: Slackware, Salix OS
Wikipedia:
Media: Install CD
The last version | Released: 14.2 | August 26, 2016
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ConnochaetOS – a fully free/libre GNU/Linux distribution for x86 computers with limited resources, based on Slackware and Salix OS. It contains no proprietary software or firmware, honours the KISS principle and is targeted for desktop use.

ConnochaetOS is available as an installable CD media, which lets users install the system on a hard dive via text based installer.
The installer offers users choosing teh installation mode:
– full – installs the core system, X Server, IceWM window manager and a set of lightweight applications for any purpose
– base – installs the core system, X Server, IceWM window manager and a web browser
– core – installs the core system only (no X)

ConnochaetOS is the successor of DeLi Linux which is not under development any more.
The development of ConnochaetOS started in 2010 and was based on Arch Linux, until 2012.
After 3 years of break about, the developer released a new version 14.1 based on Slackware and Salix OS, which was full free of the proprietary components. It was the last version of ConnochaetOS too.

ConnochaetOS is targeted to x86 old machines, but uses the Linux kernel for i686 CPU.

In June 2011, the developer Henry Jensen started a new project called “Deli(cate) Linux” which is a successor of ConnochaetOS and DeLi Linux.

DR-DOS/OpenDOS

Enhanced DR-DOS

Web site: drdosprojects.de
Origin: Germany
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: CLI
Architecture: x86
Based on: DR-DOS
Wikipedia: DR-DOS
Media: Install
The last version | Released: 7.01.08 | July 21, 2011
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DR-DOS/OpenDOS Enhancement Project – the OpenDOS 7.01 source code based operating system develops by Udo Kuhnt between 2005 and 2011.

DR-DOS (DR DOS up to version 6.0) is an operating system of the DOS family for IBM PC personal computers. It was originally developed by Gary Kildall from Digital Research and derived from Concurrent PC DOS 6.0, which was an advanced successor of CP/M-86. After changed the ownership of the system, later versions was produced as Novell DOS 7.

In 1996 Novel sold the system to Caldera, who changed the name to Caldera OpenDOS 7.01 and released the source code of the kernel under an Open Source license. The name of the system has been changed back to DR-DOS and the model has been changet to closed source. Caldera Thinclients, a subsidiary of Caldera which later renamed itself to Lineo, continued the development of DR-DOS as an OS for embedded systems, before they abandoned its development in favour of Linux.

DR-DOS has been bought by Devicelogics company in November 2002.
In March 2004 the Devicelogics released DR-DOS 8.0 for the embedded systems market.

In July 2002, Udo Kuhnt used the source code of DR-DOS 7.01/OpenDOS as a base and started to write his own set of patches for it under a new the name of DR-DOS/OpenDOS Enhancement Project.

The last version of DR-DOS 7.01.08 was released on July 21, 2011.

 

DeLi Linux

DeLi Linux

Web site: delilinux.org (not active)
Origin: Germany
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: IceWM
Architecture: x86
Based on: Independent
Wikipedia:
Media: Install CD
The last version | Released: 0.8 | May 28, 2008

DeLi Linux (Desktop Light Linux) – a lightweight desktop distribution of Linux, designed for old computers. DeLi Linux needs a i386 CPU and 32 MB RAM memory as a minimum, but it should work smoothly with a i486.

DeLi features number of lightweight applications for daily usage such as:
– Office: Abiword and Siag Office
– Network: NetSurf and Skipstone web browsers, Mutt and Sylpheed email clients
– Window managers: IceWM and Fluxbox
– Editors: e3, elvis and Beaver

Up to version 0.6.1 DeLi Linux was based on Slackware 7 and was using Linux kernel 2.2.
DeLi Linux 0.7 is built from scratch with Linux kernel 2.4.33.3, but still uses the Slackware package management, and a port system based on CRUX.
The last available version of DeLi 0.8 was released in 2008.

DeLi Linux was under development since August 2010, when the founder of the project Henry Jensen finished its development.
Henry created two successors of DeLi Linux:
– ConnochaetOS – based on Slackware (discontinued)
– Deli(cate) Linux – under development

Download

DeLi Linux 0.8 Full i386 251MB.iso
md5sum: 3e45d38b7730dc3cdbec836ead43cb1c
DeLi Linux 0.8 Core i386 60MB.iso
md5sum: bc2977751543ff57c5823ad3497ef569