Miracle

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Web site: miraclelinux.com (not active)
Origin: Japan
Category: Server
Desktop environment: GNOME, KDE
Architecture: x86, x86_64
Based on: Red Hat
Wikipedia: Miracle Linux
Media: Install CD/DVD
The last version | Released: 6.0 | April 2011

Miracle Linux – a Linux distribution developed by Miracle Linux Co., Ltd. The distribution was designed to be an OS with good support of Oracle Database, but it changed its primary focus to Asian localization, merging efforts with various Asian Linux vendors to produce Asianux.

The first version 1.0 of Miracle Linux was based on Turbolinux, the second one 2.0 on Red Hat Linux.
Version 3.0 called the “Miracle Linux V3.0 ‐ Asianux Inside”, and version 4.0 of Miracle Linux, also called Asianux Server 2.0.
The last version of Miracle Linux 6.0 was released in April 2011.

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BinToo

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Web site: sourceforge.net/projects/bintoo/
Origin: ?
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: GNOME, KDE, Xfce
Architecture: x86
Based on: Gentoo
Wikipedia:
Media: Install CD/DVD
The last version | Released: 2007.1 | January 15, 2007

BinToo – a full featured binary distro based on Gentoo which contains full binary packages, and programs, and system installer, and system control panel as well.

It features many applications installed to overcome for networkless users, the system now contains more than 1650+ preinstalled packages to fit this needs.

The project founder is Mohamed Mahmoud Hagag.

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Nonux

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Web site: nnlinux.com (not active)
Origin: Netherlands
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: GNOME
Architecture: x86
Based on: Slax
Wikipedia:
Media: Live
The last version | Released: 4.4 | April 10, 2008

Nonux Linux – a Linux distribution from the Netherlands that was based on Slackware. The distribution was launched as a combined Live and installation CD. It was optimized for business, and some applications were in Dutch. Nonux focused on automatic hardware detection, business and office applications, and tools for seamless integration with existing software (Microsoft Windows) and computer networks.

The distribution was intended for 32-bit i486, and used the GNOME desktop environment.

Version 1.6 was released on October 26, 2005.
The latest version was 4.4 which was released on April 10, 2008.

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Progeny

Progeny

Web site: progeny.com (not active)
Origin: USA
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: GNOME
Architecture: x86
Based on: Debian
Wikipedia: Progeny
Media: Install
The last version | Released: 3.0 preview 2 | June 2, 2005

Progeny (Progeny Componentized Linux, or Progeny Debian) – a free, Linux kernel based operating system, which was an alternative to Debian 3.1. It was based upon the Linux Standard Base (LSB) 3.0, with technology such as the Anaconda installer from Red Hat, Debian’s Advanced Packaging Tool, and Discover.

Progeny Linux Systems was founded by Ian Murdock (founder of Debian).
The project and the web site shut down on May 1, 2007.

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BioBrew

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Web site: bioinformatics.org/biobrew/ (not active)
Origin: USA
Category: Scientist
Desktop environment: GNOME, KDE
Architecture: x86
Based on: Fedora
Wikipedia:
Media: Install
The last version | Released: 3.1 | February 23, 2005

BioBrew – a Linux distribution from the US that was based on Fedora. The distribution was based on NPACI Rock’s software for data clusters adapted for bioinformatics and scientists who researched life.

The distribution included software such as MPICH, LAM-MPI, PVM, Modules, PVFS, Myrinet GM, Sun Grid Engine, gcc, Ganglia, and Globus. Bioinformatics software includes NCBI toolkit, BLAST, mpiBLAST, HMMER, ClustalW, GROMACS, PHYLIP, WISE, FASTA and EMBOSS.

The distribution used the GNOME and KDE desktop environments, and supported the 32-bit i486 and x86-64 computer architecture.

Version 1.0 was released on January 20, 2004, the latest version 3.1 was released on February 23, 2005.

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Ojuba

Ojuba

Web site: ojuba.org
Origin: Syria
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: GNOME
Architecture: x86_64
Based on: Fedora
Wikipedia:
Media: Live DVD
The last version | Released: 38 RC1 | February 28, 2017

Ojuba – a Fedora based Linux distribution which provides the Arabic support, with some Islamic tools such as Hijra calendar and Minbar, the prayer time indicator.

The distribution uses the GNOME desktop environment as default and is available to x86_64/amd64 machines only.

The project developer is Mosaab Alzoubi.

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Ojuba 38 RC1 amd64 1.9GB.iso
md5sum: 0264c5e4730eedcd6006e00917bb71dc

 

Zenix GNU/Linux

Zenix Linux

Web site: zenix.webscene.ch (not active)
Origin: Switzerland
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: AfterStep, Blackbox, Fluxbox, GNOME, IceWM, KDE, WindowMaker, Xfce
Architecture: x86
Based on: Linux From Scratch
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Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 0.3 | September 22, 2003

Zenix GNU/Linux – a lightweight Linux distribution which was created using Linux From Scratch. It consumes few resources, and offers a set of desktops and window managers such as: AfterStep, Blackbox, Fluxbox, GNOME, IceWM, KDE, WMaker, Xfce. Only i386 live media was available.

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StartOS

StartOS

Web site: startos.org
Origin: China
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: GNOME, KDE
Architecture: x86, x86_64
Based on: Independent
Wikipedia: StartOS
Media: Live DVD
The last version | Released: 6.0 beta | July 4, 2013

StartOS (previously: Ylmf OS) – a Chinese, free and open source Linux distribution, developed by the YLMF Computer Technology Co., Ltd., a computer software company based in Dongguan, Guangdong, China.

It features pre-installed commonly used set of software. The operating system has characteristics of fast running speed, safe and stable, beautiful interface, simple and bright operation, etc. StartOS uses a brand-new package management and a brand-new operation interface. It is a desktop operating system that is easy to use, safe, stable, easy to expand, and more in line with Chinese operating habits. The security and stability of the Linux system is a well-known thing, and StartOS will stick to its own characteristics in the direction of ease of use.

The first version of Ylmf OS 1.0 was based on Fedora 11.
Version from 1.15 to 3.0 were based on Ubuntu 9.04, 9.10 and 10.04 LTS.
Version 4.0 was based on Xiange Linux.
Started from version 5.0 beta changed its name to StartOS, and is an independent developed OS.

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StartOS 5.1 i686 996MB.iso
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StartOS 6.0 beta GNOME x86_64 1.0GB.iso
md5sum: f6927e786350d2d6d0b151bbef0afc57

StartOS 6.0 beta KDE x86_64 1.1GB.iso
md5sum: 7b3124381e05a09ff916fd1a1c2d8741

 

United Linux

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Web site: unitedlinux.com (not active)
Origin: USA
Category: Desktop, Server
Desktop environment: GNOME, KDE
Architecture: x86
Based on: openSUSE
Wikipedia: United Linux
Media: Install
The last version | Released: 1.0 | November 19, 2002

United Linux – a consortium of Linux distributors which created a common base distribution for enterprise use. The founding members of United Linux were SUSE, Turbolinux, Conectiva and Caldera International.

United Linux 1.0 is a business-oriented system that is stable, scalable and reliable, with a quality that is as good as expensive commercial operating systems. UL 1.0 was initially available in English, Japanese, Simplified Chinese (PRC), Korean, Portuguese, Italian, Spanish, German, Hungarian and French. Manufacturers of this distribution list among the greatest advantages: compliance with standards, scalability, wide availability, security. The hardware platforms include: Intel (32 and 64-bit), AMD, PowerPC (IBM eServer iSeries and pSeries) and IBM eServer zSeries. United Linux is capable of supporting up to 64 gigabytes of RAM.

The official “release party” of the 1.0 was made at Comdex, and the sponsors of the ceremony were IBM and Hewlett-Packard.

The project ended on January 22, 2004.

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FreeMe

FreeMe

Web site: (not active)
Origin: ?
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: GNOME
Architecture: x86
Based on: Ubuntu
Wikipedia:
Media: Live DVD
The last version | Released: ? | March 24, 2007

FreeMe – an Ubuntu based live DVD which features a Freeme application created by Beale Screamer and based on viodentias findings. It strips wm-drm protection from wmv/asf/wma files as well as video/audio streams.

This live DVD is based on Ubuntu 6.10 “Edgy Eft”.

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FreeMe i386 3.03GB.iso
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