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
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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Web site: rootlinux.org (not active)
Origin: Sweden
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: GNOME, KDE, WindowMaker
Architecture: x86
Based on: Slackware
Media: Install CD
The last version | Released: 1.4 | May 2009

ROOT GNU/Linux – an advanced GNU/Linux operating system which aims to be stable, flexible and fast. ROOT is a general-purpose system which includes software for both server and workstation use.

ROOT includes the modern and powerful desktop environment KDE. It uses a simple but powerful ports system to build the latest software from source automatically. The system currently only runs on Intel 686 compatible processors. This project aims to create the best, highest possible quality GNU/Linux system for experienced users.

Versions: 1.2 (Erreur); 1.3 (Noodle); 1.4 (Pommes).

The project founder is John Eriksson.


ROOT GNU/Linux 1.4 i586 701MB.iso
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Web site: blackrhino.xrhino.com (not active)
Origin: USA
Category: Games
Desktop environment: Window Maker
Architecture: ps2
Based on: Debian
Media: Install
The last version | Released: 1.0 | April 9, 2003

BlackRhino GNU/Linux – a free Debian-based GNU/Linux software distribution for the Sony PlayStation 2. It contains over 1,200 software packages to aid in using and creating programs for the Sony PlayStation 2 Linux kit. The programs range in functionality from simple games, to text editors, compilers, web servers, windowing systems, database systems, graphics packages, mail servers and a variety of other tools and utilities.

BlackRhino was created by xRhino in an effort to bring a commercial Debian-based GNU/Linux distribution to the (WAYBACK)Sony PlayStation 2 for hobbyists and developers alike. As events unfolded, BlackRhino became useful in other ways and it was finally apparent that a public release should be made.

BlackRhino is available as a free download, which means users need to place it on a PlayStation 2 and boot to it. The PS2Linux kit provides all the needed hardware (hard drive, network adapter, etc) in addition to an on-disc Linux bootloader.


BlackRhino GNU/Linux 1.0 base image 21MB.tar.gz
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Web site: gnu-darwin.org (not active)
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment:
Architecture: x86, PowerPC
Based on: Darwin
Media: Install CD
The last version | Released:

GNU-Darwin – a project that ports packages of free software to Darwin.

Darwin is an open-source Unix operating system first released by Apple Inc. in 2000. It is composed of code developed by Apple, as well as code derived from NeXTSTEP, BSD, Mach, and other free software projects.

The GNU-Darwin project mission is two-fold: focus on new projects that leverage the unique capabilities of Darwin/Mach, and help Apple users to enjoy the benefits of free software.

The GNU-Darwin Distribution is an amalgamation of the Darwin and GNU operating systems and a large collection of free software compatible with Darwin and Mac OS X. We are commited to Darwin as a free OS, Mac OS X compatibility, and helping users attain the benefits of software freedom.

Founded in November 2000 by proclus, The ports system and package management system were adapted from FreeBSD in order to bring Unix software to Darwin / MacOSX on PowerPC and also on the Intel and AMD x86 architecture.

In 2002, GNU-Darwin extended its services to full-featured mail accounts (with POP, IMAP and webmail support), Web Hosting and file sharing with an original web interface that provides users an easy way to manage their site and, since 2003, shell accounts on a Darwin x86 ssh server.

GNU-Darwin has always been very strident regarding software freedom and dedicated to concrete progress in this direction while concurrently defending digital liberties in general.

The most convenient way to install the distribution is to use the GNU-Darwin Office cd for ppc and x86.
These are NOT bootable cds, they install the distribution (over 250 applications and libraries) on an existing Darwin system.
Requires either Darwin 7 or 8, or MacOS 10.3 or 10.4.




Web site: www.linex.org (not active)
Origin: Spain
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: GNOME
Architecture: x86
Based on: Debian
Wikipedia: gnuLinEx
Media: Live
The last version | Released: 2013 | February 11 2013

LinEx (or gnuLinEx) – a Debian-based operating system that uses GNOME for its desktop. An initiative of the regional government of Extremadura, Spain, gnuLinEx is intended to be used in all schools in Extremadura, as well as in official institutions.

It is actively promoted for business and home use as well. gnuLinEx is only compatible with computers based on the i386 architecture. The aim of the project is the promotion of a technologically literate information-based society in order to improve the citizens’ quality of life.

LinEx 2011 was offered with a few special editions for different tasks:
– linex2011-sabor-grafico – for graphics
– linex2011-sabor-juegos – for kids
– linex2011-sabor-multimedia-audio – for multimedia
– linex2011-sabor-programación – for programming

Description source: Wikipedia


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Trisquel GNU/Linux


Trisquel Mini

Web site: trisquel.info
Origin: Spain
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: GNOME, LXDE
Architecture: x86, x86-64
Based on: Ubuntu
Wikipedia: Trisquel
Media: Live DVD
The last version | Released: 8.0 | April 18, 2018
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Trisquel GNU/Linux – a fully free operating system for home users, small enterprises and educational centers. Trisquel is derived from Ubuntu, but only includes free software. It’s free in the freedom sense. Users may run, copy, distribute, study, change and improve Trisquel (or any part of it).

The project began in 2004 with sponsorship of the University of Vigo for Galician language support in education software.
The project director is Rubén Rodríguez.

Trisquel editions are:

– Intended for home and office
– Ready for productivity, entertainment, networking, and more
– Runs a customized version of the GNOME Flashback desktop environment

Mini Trisquel:
– Intended for netbooks, older computers and a lightweight user experience
– Runs a customized version of the LXDE desktop environment

Trisquel NetInstall:
– More appropriate for servers or minimal systems
– A small download, text mode installer or with the command line interface and requiring an Internet connection to set up.

Trisquel Sugar TOAST:
– Intended for children and teachers
– Sugar desktop interface integrates collaboration, reflection and discovery.

Trisquel 1.0 was based on Debian 4.0 (Etch), but all next versions are based on Ubuntu.
In 2008, Trisquel was included by the Free Software Foundation (FSF) in its list of Linux distributions endorsed by the Free Software Foundation.

Trisquel GNU/Linux is still under development, the latest version of 8.0 was released in April 2018.


Trisquel GNU/Linux 8.0 all versions amd64/i686 iso

Trisquel GNU/Linux 7.0 i686 1.51GB.iso
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Trisquel GNU/Linux 7.0 amd64 1.52GB.iso
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Trisquel GNU/Linux 7.0 Mini i386 617MB.iso
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Trisquel GNU/Linux 7.0 Mini amd64 623MB.iso
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openmamba GNU/Linux

openmamba GNU/Linux KDE

openmamba GNU/Linux Light

Web site: openmamba.org
Origin: Italy
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: KDE, GNOME, LXDE
Architecture: x86, x86_64
Based on: Independent
Media: Live DVD
The last version | Released: 3 | January 18, 2016
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openmamba GNU/Linux – an independent developed GNU/Linux distribution for personal (laptops, desktops, servers), and single-board computers.

It offers out-of-the box support for proprietary graphics drivers, wireless network cards, multimedia codecs and 3D desktop effects.

openmamba has roots in the discontinued QiLinux project, and uses APT and Synaptic as a package management tools for RMP packages.
The live system is available in following flavours: KDE, GNOME and Light (LXDE), as a LiveCD or bigger in size LiveDVD. The live system can be installed onto a hard drive using Calamares Installer.

The Live DVD includes a large set of open source applications, such as: Amarok audio player, Chromium web browser, VLC Media Player, Kaffeine video player, Miro, DVD Style, Clementine audio player, Ardour digital audio workstation, Blender 3D modeller, GIMP, digiKam, showFoto, UFRaw RAW image converter, aMule P2P, FileZilla.


openmamba GNU/Linux 3 KDE LiveCD i586 1.0GB.iso
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openmamba GNU/Linux 3 Light LiveCD i586 929MB.iso
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openmamba GNU/Linux Rolling Edition i586/x86_64.iso



OpenLab GNU/Linux

Web site: www.getopenlab.com (not active)
Origin: South Africa
Category: Education
Desktop environment: KDE
Architecture: x86
Based on: Slackware
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 4.Z beta | September 8, 2006

OpenLab – a GNU/Linux distribution developed in South Africa, an organization that seeks to make a significant positive impact on education in Africa.

It is binary compatible with Slackware 10.2, it’s design goals are to create a system that is no harder for a desktop user to use than any other operating system on the market and where-ever possible easier.

OpenLab is a thin client-enabled Linux distribution based on Slackware Linux, and is designed with an educational focus. It features unique desktop themes for maximum user friendliness without sacrificing compatibility, integrated thin client support that requires no complex setup, the 2.6 series kernel for maximum desktop performance, many DireqLearn enhancements, a unique system administration interface, KDE, and Dropline GNOME.

The live CD was put together by Chief Software Architect, A.J. Venter for OpenLab International.
The codebase is derived but heavilly enhanced from the linux-live project.


OpenLab GNU/Linux 4.0.0 i386 714MB.iso
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Kongoni GNU/Linux


Web site: www.kongoni.org (not active)
Origin: South Africa
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: KDE
Architecture: x86
Based on: Slackware
Wikipedia: Kongoni
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 2011 | July 16, 2011

Kongoni GNU/Linux – a Slackware based, and a desktop oriented Linux distribution.

Kongoni uses the Linux-libre kernel and does not ship with, include or offer the ability to install any software not approved by the Free Software Foundation.

The Kongoni OS installs software through the use of ports. This allows one to download the source code for a program, as opposed to a pre-compiled binary file, which is then compiled and built automatically on the users system. This offers the benefit of smaller downloads and programs that may run faster and/or use less memory, as they are compiled explicitly for the users own system.

The system includes several pieces of own code including:
– the graphical installer
– KISS: Kongoni Integrated Setup System an easy to use tool for doing common system configuration tasks
– PIG: Ports Installation GUI: An easy to use tool for installing and managing programs.

The last version of Kongoni 2011 was released in July 2011.


Kongoni 2011 i486 693MB.iso
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Web site: https://sites.google.com/site/gnuartist/ (not active)
Origin: USA
Category: Multimedia
Desktop environment: Gnome
Architecture: x86
Based on: Ubuntu
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 10.04.2 | February 24, 2011

gnuArtist – an artistic Linux distribution, based on Ubuntu, providing the end-user with tools for digital content creation.

gnuArtist is a highly customized setup of Ubuntu (32-bit alternative install), to ensure a lightweight and stable environment for people who want stability and productivity. It is based on the LTS versions of Ubuntu (rather than normal releases). The default environment is GNOME, but used a hydrid interface of MacOSX/Windows. A default dock is provided (Avant Window Manager), and a Mac-menu like menu bar (Gnome Global Menu) is located on the top of the screen, along side a Windows-like start button called Cairo-Menu, for quick and easy navigation.

The software categories include the following:
– Audio – (Editing, Recording & Music Composition): Audacity
– Video – (Editing, Capture & Conversion): OpenShot
– 3D Modeling & Animation: Blender
– Image Editing & Digital Paint: MyPaint, Gimp
– Font Creation & Management
– Animation (2D Vector & Traditional)
– HTML/Programming & Web-Design: Geany
– Internet & Networking: Opera
– Multimedia Players: VLC
– DVD Authoring & Backup: Brasero, 2ManDVD DVD-Video, Remastersys, Reconstructor ISO

gnuArtist was designed and developed by Don J. Thorpe.


gnuArtist 10.04.2 i386 699MB.iso
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