Commodore OS

Commodore OS

Commodore OS 32bit

Web site: www.commodoreusa.net/CUSA_OS_Vision.aspx (not active)
Web site (32bit): http://cbmosvision.webs.com
Origin: USA
Category: Game
Desktop environment: GNOME
Architecture: x86, x86_64
Based on: Linux Mint
Wikipedia: Commodore OS
Media: Live DVD
The last version | Released: 1.0 beta9 | July 3, 2012
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Commodore OS (Commodore OS Vision) – a Linux distribution based on Linux Mint, and created for Commodore and games fans.

Commodore OS Vision is available only for x86-64 architectures, uses the GNOME 2 desktop and features Compiz/Emerald desktop effects. It includes pre-installed many games, Firefox and Chromium web browsers, LibreOffice, Scribus, GIMP, Blender, OpenShot and Cinellera, Ardour and Audacity, Linux MultiMedia Studio, etc. It has a classic Commodore slant with a selection of applications reminiscent of their classic Amiga counterparts.

Commodore OS is not compatible with Commodore 64 software, but it contains VICE, an open-source emulator of the Commodore 64, Commodore 128, CBM-II, Commodore PET, Commodore VIC-20 and Commodore Plus/4.

Commodore OS is designed as a way to look as the old Commodore system.

Commodore OS Vision was developed by Commodore USA between 2011 and 2012.
The last version 1.0 beta 9 was based on Linux Mint 10.

There is also available a VirtualBox image.
username/password: adminuser/adminuser
Root Password: adminuser

Commodore OS 32 bit (COS) – a Linux distribution, developed by a guy called ‘spannernick’.
It is not related to Commodore OS Vision 64 bit, but it based on Linux Mint too, and looks similar to the 64 bit edition.

COS 32bit was made to be working on a Pentium 4 which is 32-bit processor. Commodore OS 32-bit will provide emulators so you can play the Commodore 64 and Amiga games and programs. Games and demos for the Commodore PET, VIC-20, CBM-II, C16, C64, C128 and Commodore AMIGA can be run.

Password for Live account is: live123.

Download

Commodore OS 1.0 beta9 DVD1of2 amd64 3.88GB.iso
md5sum: 994542e99984e4224d226bf78907636d

Commodore OS 1.0 beta9 DVD2of2 amd64 3.59GB.iso
md5sum: 06c3c02f11ceacd92c42c52295353666

Commodore OS 1.0 beta6 x86_64 VirtualBox Image 4.14GB.vdi.zip (8.9GB unzipped)
md5sum: dec214a5671ba4f9cc94fb75b35c13ea

Commodore OS 1.0 beta6 Disc1 amd64 3.86GB.iso
md5sum: b2cc642fb05bda24bff9c4187f2e94f7

Commodore OS 1.0 beta5 Disc1 amd64 3.81GB.iso
md5sum: f526ad8fd6782cd74259fddafe0fb211

Commodore OS 1.0 beta4 Disc1 amd64 3.77GB.iso
md5sum: 306ce03ae784c0b380c46dd13c00e735

Commodore OS 1.3 beta8 i386 3.79GB.iso
md5sum: 5252b04e3b84df9a1c9347d33311b3e0

 

Mandriva Linux

Mandriva 2011 KDE

Mandrake  Mandriva 2006 KDE  Mandriva 2009 Gnome  Mandriva 2010 Gnome  Mandriva 2010 Xfce  Mandriva 2011 LXDE

Web site: mandriva.com/en/linux/ (not active)
Origin: France
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: GNOME, KDE, LXDE, Xfce
Architecture: x86, x86_64
Based on: Independent, Red Hat
Wikipedia: Mandriva Linux
Media: Live CD/DVD, Install DVD
The last version | Released: 2012 Alpha 2 | November 6, 2012
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Mandriva Linux (previously: Mandrake Linux) – an independent Linux distribution, originally forked from Red Hat Linux.

The system features the most popular desktop environments, a set of pre-installed application for daily usage, and integrated its own graphical configuration utilities tool ‘Mandriva Control Center’.

Mandriva Linux uses ‘urpmi’ package manager, which allows installation of packages by automatically installing all the needed dependencies, from various media, including network/Internet, CD/DVD and local disk. Urpmi has a graphical front-end called ‘pmdrake’, which is integrated into the Mandriva Control Center.
The RPM package management system is also available in the system to perform operation on the packages.

Mandriva Linux was started in 1998 under the name of Mandrake Linux.
The first release was based on Red Hat Linux 5.1, used the K Desktop Environment 1, and was released in July 1998.
In February 2005, MandrakeSoft merged with Brazil’s company called Conectiva to the new Mandriva S.A. In May 2015 Mandriva SA has been closed.

The last stable version of Mandriva Linux 2011 was released in August 2011.

Derivatives:
Most Mandriva Linux developers went to Mandriva fork called Mageia.
ROSA is a fork of Mandriva created by former Mandriva developers too.
OpenMandriva Lx has been built on the top of ROSA as its fork.
PCLinuxOS initially derived from Mandrake.
Unity Linux (discontinued) is a Mandriva based distribution.

Download

Mandriva 2011 KDE i586 1.65GB.iso
md5sum: 6b773dfde75f04fe1819c58df99cff74
Mandriva 2011 KDE x86_64 1.69GB.iso
md5sum: 1aa57f412f7e06a2d0b45034f76a0d65
Mandriva 2011 Gnome i586 1.01GB.iso
md5sum: a806341756052c154fe3ccafc641c4b5
Mandriva 2011 Gnome x86_64 980MB.iso
md5sum: 8d194912fd6c9da7875606a9d5dce771
Mandriva 2011 LXDE i586 661MB.iso
md5sum: e2ecc79e56faa6f2d7f57e39b7efa528
Mandriva 2011 LXDE x86_64 709MB.iso
md5sum: 319bf61d1c580f34e6247d43662070dd

MandrivaOne 2010.2 GNOME i586 719MB.iso
md5sum: 53e7efdf0aa42ca281b5e6587add7e29
MandrivaOne 2010.2 KDE i586 686MB.iso
md5sum: e26916075c69a61c6667306fbf938f66
MandrivaOne 2010 Xfce i586 635MB.iso
md5sum: 43426610d2d0785d50e42e18e1aa3ef5
MandrivaFree 2010S InstallDVD i586 4.44GB.iso
md5sum: da1f2175a2ac70459970d0debaaba5b0

MandrivaOne 2009 GNOME i586 621MB.iso
md5sum: 73d2f33449af91e3af6cbe10b6a0c6cd

MandrivaOne 2006 KDE3 i586 675MB.iso
md5sum: 068b8b5c5161ac33c7c79b464931b5e1
MandrivaFree 2006 KDE3 i586 CD-1 712MB.iso
md5sum: c90eae79be6fa23a4a85b48cd0474b29

Mandrake 9.2 Install i586 667MB.iso
md5sum: 40c8812dce7b9f8fb0a3b364af62b974

 

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

 

OpenSolaris

OpenSolaris

Web site: www.opensolaris.org (not active)
Origin: USA
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: GNOME
Architecture: x86, x86_64, ARM, PowerPC, SPARC
Based on: Solaris
Wikipedia: OpenSolaris
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 2009.06 | June 1, 2009

OpenSolaris – an open source operating system based on Solaris created by Sun Microsystems. OpenSolaris is a descendant of the UNIX System V Release 4 (SVR4) code base developed by Sun and AT&T in the late 1980s. It was based on Solaris, which was originally released by Sun in 1991.

OpenSolaris uses a network-based package management system “Image Packaging System” (pkg(5)), which could add, remove, and manage installed software and to update to newer releases. It includes a set of free applications, including popular desktop (GNOME 2) and server software.

In 2010, after the acquisition of Sun Microsystems, Oracle stopped open development of the system, and replaced the OpenSolaris with the proprietary Solaris Express. On September 13, 2010 Steven Stallion announcement at his blog, that the development of OpenSolaris is finished.

A group of former OpenSolaris developers forked the core software under the new name OpenIndiana, which is a part of the Illumos Foundation.

There are a few forks based on OpenSolaris, such as: BeleniX, EON ZFS Storage, Illumos, Jaris OS, MartUX, MilaX, Nexenta OS, NexentaStor, OpenIndiana, OpenSXCE, SchilliX, SmartOS, StormOS.

Download

OpenSolaris 2009.06 i386 693MB.iso
md5sum: 86e19c89a30c9b91cbb096a758dea737

 

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.

Download

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

 

BackTrack

BackTrack

Web site: www.backtrack-linux.org
Origin: Switzerland
Category: Security, Pentest
Desktop environment: GNOME, KDE
Architecture: x86, x86_64, ARM
Based on: Ubuntu
Wikipedia: BackTrack
Media: Live DVD
The last version | Released: 5R3 | August 14, 2012
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BackTrack (or Back|Track) – an Ubuntu based Linux distribution for digital forensics and penetration testing.

BackTrack provides a large collection of security-related tools ranging from port scanners to Security Audit.
The tools are divided into 12 categories, such as:
– Information gathering
– Vulnerability assessment
– Exploitation tools
– Privilege escalation
– Maintaining access
– Reverse engineering
– RFID tools
– Stress testing
– Forensics
– Reporting tools
– Services
– Miscellaneous

BackTrack was under development between 2006 and 2012 by the Offensive Security team.
Versions up to 3.0 were based on Slax, and then (4.0) it has been moved to Ubuntu as its base.

The last version of BackTrack is 5 R3, which is available in two flavors: GNOME 2 and KDE, both for i686 and amd64 CPU.

As of March 2013, the Offensive Security team re-based the project to Debian and re-named it to Kali Linux.

Download

BackTrack 5R3 KDE i686 3.17GB.iso
md5sum: d324687fb891e695089745d461268576
BackTrack 5R3 KDE x86_64 3.19GB.iso
md5sum: 981b897b7fdf34fb1431ba84fe93249f
BackTrack 5R3 GNOME i686 3.14GB.iso
md5sum: aafff8ff5b71fdb6fccdded49a6541a0
BackTrack 5R3 GNOME x86_64 3.15GB.iso
md5sum: 8cd98b693ce542b671edecaed48ab06d

 

ZEN-mini

ZEN-mini

Web site: zen.pclinuxos.org.pl (not active)
Origin: Poland (the last dev)
Category: Desktop, Mini distribution
Desktop environment: GNOME
Architecture: x86, x86_64
Based on: PCLinuxOS
Wikipedia:
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 2012.1 | February 09, 2012
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ZEN-mini – a minimalist Linux distribution based on PCLinuxOS, which uses GNOME as its default desktop environment.

It is a minimal livecd that is bootable and can be installed on a hard drive.
It comes with a few applications pre-installed only, but additional software can be installed through the Synaptic Software Manager.

The project started in 2008, the founder and developer of ZEN-mini was Don_Crissti.
Between 2009 and 2012, ZEN-mini was under development by ‘siamer’.
In 2012, siamer passed the project to LinuxGator.org, but the website is out of service now.

Download

ZEN-mini 2012.1 GNOME2 x86 337MB.iso
md5sum: 87b2f351c75a1f901a843653e4f3b151
ZEN-mini 2012.1 test2 GNOME3 x86_64 361MB.iso
md5sum: 806c4ea533c56eabc284f0d1ddaa787a

 

SolusOS

SolusOS

Web site: solusos.com (not active)
Origin: United Kingdom
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: GNOME, Consort
Architecture: x86, x86_64
Based on: Debian
Wikipedia: SolusOS
Media: Live DVD
The last version | Released: 1.3 | February 18, 2013
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SolusOS – a Debian based, beginner-friendly Linux distribution with GNOME 2 desktop.

SolusOS 1.x is based on stable version of Debian GNU/Linux “Squeeze”, and the first release was published in May 2012.
It features the GNOME 2 desktop, a set of applications for everyday tasks, such as: LibreOffice, Firefox, Thunderbird, XChat, OpenShot Video Editor, Transmission, VLC, PlayOnLinux, Java and Flash plugins, Synaptic package manager, etc.
SolusOS FirstRunWizard helps installing non-free drivers for NVidia and ATI graphics cards.

The next release of SolusOS 2 was built from stretch.
It used GNOME 2 desktop and then its own fork of GNOME 2 Flashback (the GNOME 3 Fallback Mode), called “Consort”.
The project has been closed in 2013.

The founder and developer of SolusOS is Ikey Doherty.

There is another project develops by Ikey – EvolveOS, which uses Budgie desktop. It was renamed to Solus in 2015, so make sure that SolusOS and Solus are two different projects.

Download

SolusOS 1.3 x86 1.00GB.iso
md5sum: 0528f741d4506fb86b2b2e915a725224
SolusOS 1.3 amd64 995MB.iso
md5sum: cac70a1ba9f3a64754a5a6bcfa7d367b

 

Pear OS

PearOS

Web site: pearlinux.fr (not active)
Origin: France
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: GNOME
Architecture: x86, x86_64
Based on: Ubuntu
Wikipedia:
Media: Live DVD
The last version | Released: 8 | November 10, 2013
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Pear OS (previously: Pear Linux) – an Ubuntu based Linux distribution.

Pear features highly customized GNOME desktop with a dockbar applications launcher and pre-installed many popular multimedia codecs and plugins.

Default applications include: Nautilus file manager, Mozilla Firefox web browser, Mozilla Thunderbird email client, Shotwell image viewer, Evince document viewer, Empathy instant messenger, Gedit text editor, Musique audio player, Synaptic Package Manager, Pear PPA Manager, Pear Updater, Pear Software Center, Pear Contacts.

In early of 2014, the project has been closed after selling it to an unknown company.
The last version of Pear 8 was based on Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail.

The founder and developer of Pear is David Tavares.

 

PLD Linux Distribution

PLD Linux Distribution

Web site: www.pld-linux.org
Origin: Poland
Category: Server, Desktop
Desktop environment: Blackbox, Fluxbox, GNOME, IceWM, KDE, Window Maker, Xfce
Architecture: x86, x86_64, PowerPC, Sparc, Alpha
Based on: Independent
Wikipedia (pl): PLD Linux Distribution
Media: Rescue CD, Live CD
The last version | Released: 3.0 th | ?
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PLD Linux Distribution – an independent Linux distribution, based on RPM packages, targeted to advanced users and administrators. The main usage of the distribution are network servers, but also is suitable for advanced users of workstations.
The project started in 1998 (the 1.0 release in 2002) and it is still under development (?) by a few (?) enthusiasts.

PLD uses its own package manager called “Poldek”, which lets you install and upgrade the packages. Packages are divided into the smallest portions (such as individual plug-ins and modules), what allows administrators to easy controlling the functionality of available applications and the amount of used disk space.

PLD supports network technologies (IPv6), security (AppArmor, Grsecurity, PAM, GSSAPI, TLS/SSL), and the flexible use of different natural languages to communicate with the user.

The current version of PLD is 3.0 and is in endless development stage.

The system installation can be made using PLD Rescue CD images, then chrooting into prepared, new disk partition or via a Live CD which offers Anaconda installer.

PLD Linux Distribution ia available for a various architectures: x86 (i386, i586, i686), PowerPC, AMD64, Sparc, Alpha.

In 2007 an unofficial version of PLD Linux Distribution was created – PLD Titanium. In 2010 a conflict arose between PLD project leaders and PLD Titanium creator. As a result the Titanium distribution was rebranded and in early 2011 separated from PLD with a new name TLD (Titanium Linux Distribution).

PLD is still under active development, and new images of Rescue iso are available from the GitHub.