Web site: (not active)
Origin: ?
Category: Penetration
Desktop environment: i3
Architecture: x86_64
Based on: Arch Linux
Media: Live DVD
The last version | Released: 2018.04.22 | April 22, 2018

ArcheryOS – a custom pentesting distro based on Arch Linux. It was released under two versions, one with OpenRC and the second one with Systemd.

It has a curses installer, some preinstalled applications such as i3, ranger, polybar, and firefox. It has a pentesting focus, but only has about 30 tools preinstalled, as not to provide hundreds of similar tools, that are ultimately useless.

Firefox has some about:config tweaks built in, and some privacy addons preinstalled. There is also offline Documentation, written in latex, containing the pentesting tools installed, and the i3 keybinds.


Source Mage

Source Mage

Web site:
Origin: USA
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: AfterStep, Blackbox, Fluxbox, GNOME, i3, IceWM, JWM, KDE, Openbox, Ratpoison, Razor-Qt, WindowMaker, Xfce
Architecture: x86, x86_64
Based on: Independent
Wikipedia: Source Mage
Media: Install CD
The last version | Released: 0.10.0 | June 7, 2009
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Source Mage – an independent and a source-based GNU/Linux distribution, originally forked from Sorcerer.

Sorcerer GNU/Linux distribution has been released in 2000 by Kyle Sallee. The project was closed down in 2002, after Chuck Mead forked it into Lunar Linux. The remaining Sorcerer GNU/Linux development team brought the Sorcerer back and continued development. Due to Sorcerer licensing, the new form changed its name to Source Mage.

Packages to be installed, are automatically downloaded, compiled, and then installed. Each package is called a “spell”, and its package management program is called “sorcery”. To install a package the user must “cast” that spell. A set of available spells is called a “grimoire”. To uninstall a package the user must “dispel” the spell.

The installable iso images were available for i486, x86_64 and PowerPC machines.


Source Mage 0.10.0 i686 298MB.iso.bz2
md5sum: 34d13dd8c8952699c5564ab88ebef44b
Source Mage 0.10.0 RC1 x86_64 407MB.iso.bz2
md5sum: 46a06a7adda743488d7fd933db96284b