Scientific Linux

Scientific

Web site: www.scientificlinux.org
Origin: USA
Category: Desktop, Server, Science
Desktop environment: GNOME, IceWM, KDE
Architecture: x86_64
Based on: Red Hat
Wikipedia: Scientific
Media: Live
The last version | Released: 7.7 | August 14, 2019
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Scientific – a Linux distribution built on Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) and addressed to scientific institutions. The development of the operating system since 2004 is managed by the European Center for Nuclear Research CERN (Switzerland) and the American Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab). From version 7.x, the main sponsor and coordinator of the project is Fermilab.

System images are available as installation and live media for the i386 and x86_64 hardware architecture. Live versions are equipped with KDE, GNOME and IceWM desktops.

Goals:
– Provide a stable, scalable, and extensible operating system for scientific computing
– Support scientific research by providing methods and procedures for enabling the integration of scientific applications with the operating environment
– Use the free exchange of ideas, designs, and implementations to prepare a computing platform for the next generation of scientific computing

As James Amundson, the Head of Scientific Computing Division announced (April 22, 2019), the Scientific Linux will be discontinued.

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Scientific 7.7 Everything x86_64 9.8GB.iso
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Scientific 7.6 LiveDVD GNOME x86_64 1.84GB.iso
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Scientific 7.6 LiveDVD KDE x86_64 1.95GB.iso
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Scientific 7.6 Netinst x86_64 562MB.iso
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BU Linux

BU Linux

Web site: linux.bu.edu (not active)
Origin: USA
Category: Desktop, Server
Desktop environment: GNOME, KDE, WindowMaker, Xfce
Architecture: x86, x86_64
Based on: CentOS
Wikipedia:
Media: Install
The last version | Released: 6.2 | June 26, 2012

BU Linux (Boston University Linux) – a Linux distribution based on CentOS, developed at Boston University and was based on network installation, Kerberor authentication, security, OpenAFS file system, and additional applications.

The distribution was using the WMaker window manager as well as the GNOME, KDE and Xfce desktop environments. The distribution supported the computer architecture of 32-bit x86 and x86-64.

Features
– Simple installation through the network or by creating your own CD
– Lab modifications preserved through a group configuration file
– Automatic security updates and bug fixes, with ability to exclude certain packages or update on the customer’s schedule
– Access to more than 1,000 RPMs, including many BU licensed math-stat programs
– Easy account administration
– Guaranteed universal BU ID for those with a BU login name and Kerberos password
– Consult with clients on availability of various features, packages

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BU Linux 6.2 i386 199MB.iso
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BU Linux 6.2 amd64 235MB.iso
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Userful Desktop

Userful Desktop

Web site: www.userful.com
Origin: Canada
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: GNOME
Architecture: x86_64
Based on: Red Hat
Wikipedia:
Media: Install DVD
The last version | Released: 8.6.4 | March 2, 2016

Userful Desktop – a complete all-in-one locked down and cloud managed solution to set-up a Linux-based shared computing environment easily. It includes a simple administration website to customize, control, and monitor up to thousands of computer stations.

The distribution is designed for schools, libraries, kiosks, Internet cafes, digital signage, and public access computers.

The “Userful MultiSeat” desktop virtualization software that supports Ethernet and USB connected zero clients is also included.

The distribution is created by a Canadian Userful Corporation software company.

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Userful Desktop 8.6.4 amd64 1.82GB.iso
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Aurora

Aurora SPARC Linux

Aurora SPARC Linux

Web site: www.auroralinux.org (not active)
Origin: USA
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: GNOME, KDE
Architecture: sparc32
Based on: Fedora
Wikipedia: Aurora SPARC Linux
Media: Install
The last version | Released: 2.0 | April 14, 2006

Aurora SPARC Linux – a researching & building a Sparc Linux distribution based on Fedora Core. Aurora was originally created after Red Hat dropped support for the SPARC architecture after Red Hat Linux 6.2.

The project status:
– A build 0.1 was released November 5, 2001
– The first “stable” build of Aurora (1.0) was released January 19, 2001
– The second “stable” build of Aurora (2.0) based on Fedora Core 3 was released April 14, 2006
– The Corona Tree (?) was based on Fedora Core 6

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Aurora SPARC Linux 2.0 i386 2.44GB.iso
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ESCLinux

ESCLinux 2014

ESCLinux 2009    ESCLinux 2007

Web site: esclinux.tk
Origin: France
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: GNOME, Xfce
Architecture: x86
Based on: Arch Linux, Linux Mint
Wikipedia:
Media: Live DVD
The last version | Released: 2014-06-27 | July 27, 2009

ESCLinux – a Linux live-CD, made for carrying interpreters, compilers and libraries for a few IF authoring systems. It boots from the cdrom drive or from an usb key, and doesn’t need any other operative system on the hard drive (e.g. Microsoft Windows) to work. It focuses mostly on Inform, but TADS and Hugo tools are included too.

The first version of ESCLinux was released in 2005 (?) and was based on Knoppix, with KDE desktop as default.
After that, up to version 2009, ESCLinux was based on Arch Linux and was using GNOME desktop environment.
The latest version of ESCLinux 2014 is based on Linux Mint 13 “Maya”, which is based on Ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS (Precise Pangolin), and features Xfce desktop as default.

As the developer said (translation from French):

I wanted the system to fit on a mini-CD, but it was expense of available features: this cd was a little too complicated to use optimally for those who do not know linux.

I have restarted this project by releasing it on a complete cd, with a much more modern desktop: KDE. The fact that this cdrom is based on the linux-live script makes it much easier to work with. Unfortunately, it is still not easy to install the live-cd on a hard drive, even if it is possible, this is not for the beginner. On the other hand, it is planned all that it is necessary to connect by the network on this machine (ideal if one has several computers available).

The maintainer of ESCLinux is Eric Forgeot.

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ESCLinux 2014-06-27 Xfce i386 948MB.iso
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ESCLinux 2009 GNOME i386 579MB.iso
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Semicode OS

Semicode OS

Web site: semicodeos.com (not active)
Origin: India
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: GNOME
Architecture: x86
Based on: Ubuntu
Wikipedia:
Media: Live DVD
The last version | Released: 1.0 | December 30, 2017

Semicode OS – a Linux distribution based on Ubuntu customized for programmers and web developers. Most of IDEs text editors , compilers come installed by default.

It is shipped with GNOME desktop environment as default, and based on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Thar packages.

The live system features such applications:
– Eclipse, MonoDevelop, BlueFish, Atom, Ninja IDE, Brackets, Emacs, Sublime Text, Scratch IDE
– LAMP stack
– Ruby compiler, .NET with Mono Runtime, OpenJDK for Java

The project developer is Pratik Raj.

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Semicode OS 1.0 2017 i386 1.93GB.iso
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GuLIC-BSD

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Web site: lebrillo.osl.ull.es/projects/gulicbsd/ (not active)
Origin: Spain
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: Blackbox, GNOME
Architecture: x86
Based on: FreeBSD
Wikipedia:
Media: Live
The last version | Released: 0.2 | July 4, 2004

GuLIC-BSD – an UNIX distribution based on FreeBSD and FrieSBIE and is developed by a community in Spain.

The system is optimized for the i386 with the GNOME and Blackbox graphical interface.
The distribution is targeted to Spanish users.

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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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Tablix on Morphix

Morphix

Web site: www.kiberpipa.org/~tomaz/tom/ (not active)
Origin: Slovenia
Category: Clusters
Desktop environment: GNOME
Architecture: x86
Based on: Morphix
Wikipedia:
Media: Live
The last version | Released: 0.0.1 | April 2004

Tablix on Morphix – a bootable CD based Linux distribution with automatic cluster configuration. This means that all you need for a functioning PVM3 cluster is a bunch of computers and a pile of Tablix on Morphix CDs. You just have to boot the master node of the cluster from the CD, click a few options on the screen, then boot as many slave nodes as you want and click OK on each.

What is Tablix?
Tablix is a powerful free software kernel implementing a parallel genetic algorithm. It can be used to solve a large subset of discreet multivariable optimization problems, but is specially optimized for timetabling. Because of its modular design it is relatively simple to adapt Tablix to needs of a specific organization. Coarse-grained parallel algorithm can also fully exploit any multi-processor machine that supports PVM3 – from modern multi-core CPUs to clusters of low-end machines connected by a local area network. Specifically this means most users will want to use Tablix on Linux or another UNIX-like operating system.

Tablix on Morphix comes preinstalled with all programs that are needed for solving timetable problems with Tablix. Some of the software available on the CD:
– mlview, gedit, vim (for editing Tablix XML configuration)
– mozilla (for previewing generated timetables! )
– ggv (for reading documentation)
– most of GNOME desktop environment

Version 0.0.1 is the first experimental release of this project.

The project developer is Tomaz Solc.

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Tuquito

Tuquito

Web site: www.tuquito.org.ar (not active)
Origin: Argentina
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: Cinnamon, GNOME, LXDE
Architecture: x86, x86_64
Based on: Ubuntu
Wikipedia (ES): Tuquito
Media: Live
The last version | Released: 6 beta | June 29, 2012

Tuquito – a GNU/Linux distribution based on Ubuntu, and created in Argentina. It fits on a Live CD, among that include Firefox, LibreOffice, GIMP, gThumb, VLC and Empathy and uses Cinnamon as a desktop environment.

Some of the characteristics of Tuquito are:
– automatic detection of hard drives on your PC, leaving them available on your desktop with just one click
– good printer support
– scanners support
– support of webcams, including the models of intel and genius
– automatic detection of digital cameras, pendrive, hot plugs
– boot from a pendrive or a CD media

The latest version of Tuquito is 6 (beta) offers a minimalist and usable graphical interface, which is based on the concepts of Web 2.0 technology.
Is has a system configuration tool, called Tuquito Control Center which lets useres configure their systems in easy and intuitive way.

Some applications developed by Tuquito’s team:
– APTITO: download accelerator for APT
– Control Center: A very intuitive control center
– Tuquito RSS: Notifier of events of the official sites of Tuquito (RSS Reader)
– Hook: Generator of backup copies and personalized distributions
– TuquitUP: Tuquito’s Version Manager. Allows online update
– Parental Control: Site Blocker
– Program manager: Application to install and uninstall software
– Tuquito WIA: Application that notifies where the newly installed applications are located
– TuquiGRUB: Application that allows to recover from a live-cd the grub of the system

The screenshot source is: Wikipedia; author: Colkito; License: Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported.

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