Conectiva Linux

Conectiva Linux

Web site: conectiva.com.br (not active)
Origin: Brazil
Category: Desktop, Server
Desktop environment: AfterStep, Blackbox, Fluxbox, GNOME, IceWM, KDE, WindowMaker, Xfce
Architecture: x86
Based on: Independent
Wikipedia (PT): Conectiva
Media: Install, Live CD
The last version | Released: 10 | July 5, 2004

Conectiva Linux – an independent Linux distribution for the Latin American market. Conectiva Linux was forked from Red Hat Linux, based on RPM packages and used APT to update and install packages.

Conectiva was a company founded on August 28, 1995 in Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil, by a group of friends, mostly public employees of Banco do Brasil, together with Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo, who was a pioneer in Linux distributions and free software in Brazil and throughout Latin America.

The “Crystal” icons for KDE, which were designed by Conectiva employee Esveraldo Coelho, and the “apt4rpm” port for the Debian GNU / Linux package management, were developed by Conectiva. Conectiva also developed the Synaptic graphical user interface. Conectiva employed a.o. Rik van Riel and the kernel maintainer Marcelo Tosatti.

Conectiva also developed in the area of ​​the Linux kernel, the high availability of Linux and in the area of ​​drivers. Also: XFree86, network protocols, firewall, Linux clusters, performance analysis and optimization, file and resource management.

On January 24, 2005 it was announced that the company MandrakeSoft had acquired Conectiva for 1.79 million euros. On April 7, 2005 MandrakeSoft announced the change of the company’s name to Mandriva and its distributions to the name of Mandriva Linux.

The first version of Conectiva Linux 1.0 Parolin was released October 7, 1997.
The last one version 10 released July 5, 2004.

The live ISO’s user is: default/conectiva/root without password.

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Conectiva Linux 2.0 i386 628MB.iso
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Conectiva Linux 3.0 i386 644MB.iso
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Conectiva Linux 4.0 i386 628MB.iso
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Conectiva Linux 5.0 i386 619MB.iso
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Conectiva Linux 6.0 i386 669MB.iso
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Conectiva Linux 7.0 i386 660MB.iso
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Conectiva Linux 8.0 i386 668MB.iso
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Conectiva Linux 9.0 i386 644MB.iso
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Conectiva Linux 10.0 i386 659MB.iso
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Conectiva Linux livecd 0.5 GNOME i386 MB.iso
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Stormix

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Web site: stormix.com (not active)
Origin: Canada
Category: Desktop, Server
Desktop environment: Enlightenment, IceWM, KDE, WindowMaker
Architecture: x86
Based on: Debian
Wikipedia: Stormix
Media: Install CD
The last version | Released: 2000 | December 1999

Stormix – a Debian based Linux distribution created by the Stormix Technologies Inc. Vancouver, Canada. Storm Linux had a much easier installer than the standard Debian installer.

Storm Linux comes with full Debian compatibility, packages can be installed through the apt-get or the Storm Linux Package Manager. Stormpkg is a front end to apt-get.

The project has been closed down in April 2001.

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ROSLIMS

ROSLIMS

Web site: umftgm.ro/roslims/ (not active)
Origin: Romania
Category: Education
Desktop environment: Fluxbox, IceWM, KDE, WindowMaker, Xfce
Architecture: x86, x86_64
Based on: Knoppix
Wikipedia:
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 1.2 | September 6, 2005

ROSLIMS (ROmanian Simple Linux for Medical Students) – a live Linux distribution based on Knoppix. Version 1.2 developed in order to be a first Romanian open source educational platform, respectively to bring to the local IT landscape a viable Linux desktop solution, similar in functionality to proprietary operation systems (Windows, Mac OS) and to be easy to use.

The ROSLIMS distribution is characterized by:
– simplicity in use (due to hardware detection and self-configuration facilities, respectively the classic user interface);
– full support for Romania (user interface, mapping the Romanian keyboard in Windows style, a series of TrueType fonts for Central Europe, etc.);
– very good compatibility with established office suites;
– easy installation of new applications by providing local support for cmg files for the first time (klik.atekon.de), a technology that excludes the possibility of incompatibilities at the library level between certain versions of programs and ensures a simple installation, such as point-and-click;
– a wide variety of pre-installed software, including complex educational suites (KDE Education) or emulators of other operating systems – Wine;
– user interface of your choice in Romanian (default) and English, etc.

Via ROSLIMS you can access almost all types of common applications, all free:
– OpenOffice office suite, Abiword text editor, Gnumeric spreadsheet program. These applications ensure very good compatibility, at the level of file formats, with commercial suites;
– graphics applications: GIMP and Inkscape;
– multimedia software: Audacity, Xine and others;
– system administration tools: ethereal, tcpdump, etc.;
– Internet services: HTTP (Apache), FTP, SMTP, POP3;
– Internet access programs: Web browsers (Mozilla suite, Konqueror, Lynx), IRC (XChat), video conferencing (GnomeMeeting), e-mail (Kmail, Thunderbird) and more.

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Penguin Sleuth

Penguin Sleuth

Web site: linux-forensics.com (not active)
Origin: USA
Category: Forensics
Desktop environment: Fluxbox, IceWM, KDE, WindowMaker
Architecture: x86
Based on: Knoppix
Wikipedia:
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 1.0 beta1 | July 5, 2003

Penguin Sleuth – a Knoppix based bootable CD and a Vmware virtual platform. The Penguin Sleuth Kit adapts a great Linux resource to include tools that are useful when performing a forensic computer analysis & Security Auditing.

The Sleuth Kit (TSK) is a library and collection of Unix- and Windows-based utilities for extracting data from disk drives and other storage so as to facilitate the forensic analysis of computer systems.

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Penguin Sleuth 2003-07-05 i386 689MB.iso
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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
Wikipedia:
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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MIZI Linux

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Web site: mizi.com (not active)
Origin: South Korea
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: GNOME, IceWM, KDE, WindowMaker
Architecture: x86
Based on: Red Hat
Wikipedia:
Media: Install
The last version | Released: 2.0.4 | September 14, 2002

MIZI Linux – a commercial Linux distribution based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux, aimed at business, school, office and home users.

The deployment utilized the GNOME, KDE, WindowMaker, and IceWM desktop environments, and supports the 32-bit x86 computer architecture.

The first version was launched in 1998. The latest version was 2.0.4 which was launched on September 14, 2002.

The project was developed by the MIZI Research, a South Korean company founded in 1997, acquired by Wind River Systems in 2008.

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Condorux

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Web site: infouni.edu.pe/apesol/ (not active)
Origin: Peru
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: GNOME, IceWM, Xfce
Architecture: x86
Based on: Knoppix
Wikipedia:
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: Killa beta | January 3, 2005

Condorux – a meta-distribution of the GNU/Linux operating system, the first version is originally based on KNOPPIX, which in turn it is based on Debian.

This distribution has been adapted and modified to be distributed with software commonly used. This meta-distribution is a way of presenting free software to people who have not had any contact with this type of software, allowing them to experiment and work with it without installation on a computer’s hard drive.

CONDORUX is licensed under the GNU/GPL license, so you can redistribute, modify, copy and study this software under the terms of this license.

The first version (0.1) had preinstalled the following software:
* OpenOffice.org 1.0.2
* GNOME 2
* KDE 3
* Kernel 2.4.20
* Gimp 1.2.3
* wine
* mozilla 1.3.1
* mozilla-firebird
* synaptic 0.25
* and many more additional programs …

Condorux was developed by the Peruvian Association of Free Software (APESOL).
The developers of the project are: Rudy Godoy, Carlos Horna, Ernesto Quiñones.

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Buffalo Linux

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Web site: mcalesterlinux.net (not active)
Origin: USA
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: Blackbox, Fluxbox, GNOME, IceWM, KDE, WindowMaker, Xfce
Architecture: x86
Based on: Slackware
Wikipedia (NO): Buffalo Linux
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 1.7.3 | May 8, 2005

Buffalo Linux – a Linux distribution, a derivative of VectorLinux and thus also Slackware, and was intended for the 32-bit architecture i686. The target group users is a small companies within the business sector. The distribution came pre-installed with IBM DB2 and Oracle Database, Microsoft products, and CodeWeavers as well. The distribution cost US $ 25.

The distribution supported the i486 platform. It used the Blackbox, Fluxbox, IceVM and WindowMaker window managers and the GNOME, KDE and Xfce desktop environments.

Version 1.05 was launched on December 28, 2003, and the latest version 1.7.5 was launched on May 8, 2005.

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NordisKnoppix

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Web site: home.broadpark.no/~aklepp/newton/knoppix/NORDISKNOPPIX/ (not active)
Origin: Norway
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: Fluxbox, IceWM, KDE, WindowMaker, Xfce
Architecture: x86
Based on: Knoppix
Wikipedia:
Media: Live
The last version | Released: 2003-09-23 | October 2003

NordisKnoppix – a version of Klaus Knopper’s Knoppix, supporting Nordic and Baltic languages, and maintained by Conrad Newton.

Presently, the supported languages include:
– Danish
– Estonian
– Finnish
– Faroese
– Icelandic
– Latvian
– Lithuanian
– Northern sami
– Norwegian bokmål
– Norwegian nynorsk
– Swedish
– US English
to the extent that Debian packages for these languages are available, and that they fit on the CD.
Aside from the Nordic/Baltic language components, NordisKnoppix is the same as standard Knoppix.

When the computer starts up, you have the opportunity to choose the language and several other parameters that will be used throughout your NordisKnoppix session. You do this by typing in the appropriate “boot options” as soon as the “boot:” prompt appears on the screen. Failure to type in any of these options will result in the default US English.

Native-language boot-floppies may be found in the “boot-floppies” directory, where the file README.native-language describes how to modify the CD so that it defaults to your native language.

The project was active between March and November 2003.
The latest version of NordisKnoppix is based on Knoppix 3.2 (?).

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Karamad

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Web site: karamad.com (not active)
Origin: Iran
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: Blackbox, GNOME, IceWM, KDE, Openbox
Architecture: x86
Based on: openSUSE
Wikipedia:
Media: Install
The last version | Released: 5.1 | January 20, 2009

Karamad – a Linux distribution from Iran that was based on SUSE Linux. The distribution had support for Persian and had several expansions that highlighted Iran’s history and culture. The distribution was designed for Iranian users and those interested in the language, culture and history of ancient Persia. The name “Karamad” means Efficient.

Karamad built at DPI(Data Processing of Iran-ext IBM) with the output of the FOSS Project that found in AICTC of Sharif University of Technology.

The distribution used the Blackbox, Openbox and IceWM window handlers and the GNOME and KDE desktop environment.
The distribution supported 32-bit x86 (i586) platform.

It can show and play most of sound & video files; software in Karamad are: OpenOffice, Firefox, KDE 3.4, Persian Help, English to Persian Dictionary.

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