Legacy OS

Legacy OS 2.1

Legacy OS 2.1 Gamer    Legacy OS 2

Web site: http://puppylinux.org/wikka/LegacyOS
Origin: Australia
Category: Desktop, Game
Desktop environment: Icewm
Architecture: x86
Based on: Puppy Linux
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 2017 | September 06, 2017
Zobacz po polsku Zobacz po polsku: Legacy OS

Legacy OS (previously: TEENpup Linux) – a Linux distribution based on Puppy Linux and targeted to old computers.

With over 200 menu choices for users to choose from Legacy OS 2.1 LTS brings together a collection of extremely useful applications that could make a Pentium III PC far more useful then a user could imagine. The live iso features browser plugins and media codecs pre-installed as well.

Legacy OS is available in 3 flavors :
– Legacy OS wit full set of applications
– Legacy OS Gamer with a set of legacy, native Linux gamers
– Legacy OS Mini

The distribution developer is John Van Gaans.




Web site: http://svr4.opensxce.org/
Origin: Germany
Category: Desktop, Server
Desktop environment: Gnome, IceWM
Architecture: x86, SPARC
Based on: OpenSolaris
Media: Live DVD/USB
The last version | Released: 2014.05 | June 4, 2014
Zobacz po polsku Zobacz po polsku: OpenSXCE

OpenSXCE – an up-to-date distribution in sync for SPARC and x86, and on SPARC it supports all sun4u and sun4v Workstations, Servers, Telcos from the 1995′ Ultra-1 to everything that came to market before 2011. All gfx cards have binary redistributable driver support. The distribution comes with Caiman text-install and gui-install, on CD.iso, DVD.iso and USB (even on select SPARC models).

OpenSXCE includes both GNOME and IceWM desktop environments, as well as a set of popular applications like Mozilla Firefox, Mozilla Thunderbird, GIMP, Apache OpenOffice, Pidgin, Time Slider, Songbird, Rhythmbox, DTrace, Ekiga, Wine, Oracle Solaris Studio 12.x professional C/C++ compiler, as well as specific GNOME-based desktop apps.

OpenSXCE creator is Martin Bochnig, who is also (previously) creator of MartUX distribution based on OpenSolaris SXCE.


OpenSXCE 2014.05 x86 1.7GB.iso.gz
md5sum: ac31add692b20ef5749e2f191e510526
OpenSXCE 2014.05 SPARC 1.8GB.iso.gz
md5sum: ac31add692b20ef5749e2f191e510526


Dragora GNU/Linux-Libre

Dragora GNU/Linux-Libre

Web site: www.dragora.org
Origin: Argentina
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: IceWM, ScrotWM, Xfce
Architecture: x86, x86_64
Based on: Independent
Wikipedia: Dragora GNU/Linux-Libre
Media: Install CD
The last version | Released: 2.2 | April 25, 2012
Zobacz po polsku Zobacz po polsku: Dragora GNU/Linux-Libre

Dragora GNU/Linux-Libre – a written entirely from scratch, and trustworthy GNU/Linux-Libre distribution based on the concept of simplicity with the goal of being a multi-purpose operating system.

Dragora contains 100% free software and uses a Linux-libre kernel, and is one of the “entirely free GNU/Linux distros” endorsed by the Free Software Foundation. It has a very simple packaging system that allows installing, removing, upgrading and creating packages.

The project developer is Matias A. Fonzo.
The latest version of Dragora 2.2 was released in 2012, but the project is still alive.


Dragora GNU/Linux-Libre 2.2 i486 639MB.iso
md5sum: e66dd77cd68178a6c82358aa7bebd159
Dragora GNU/Linux-Libre 2.2 x86_64 661MB.iso
md5sum: 6a77756fc867d827167db48aa4161aa8


Source Mage

Source Mage

Web site: www.sourcemage.org
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
Zobacz po polsku Zobacz po polsku: Source Mage

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


Musix GNU/Linux

Musix GNU/Linux

Web site: http://musixdistro.wordpress.com/
Origin: Argentina
Category: Multimedia
Desktop environment: Fluxbox, GNOME, IceWM, KDE, LXDE, Openbox
Architecture: x86
Based on: Debian
Wikipedia: Musix GNU/Linux
Media: Live DVD
The last version | Released: 3.0.1 | March 13, 2014
Zobacz po polsku Zobacz po polsku: Musix GNU/Linux

Musix GNU/Linux – a Linux distribution, based on Debian GNU/Linux and targeted to music and video creators.

Musix contains a large set of pre-installed free applications for audio production, graphic design and video editing.
The live system can be installed on a hard drive. It also can be used as a Live system from a DVD or USB, with an option of stored live settings (persistent).

KDE is the default desktop environment, but there are a few other desktops available too: GNOME, LXDE, Fluxbox and IceWM.
The main language used in the Live system is Spanish, with Portuguese, English and French support as well.

Musix GNU+Linux is one of the few GNU/Linux distributions recognized by the Free Software Foundation as completly free.
The initiator and co-director of the project is Marcos Germán Guglielmetti.
The project started in 2005 (?).

The live system user name: user
Password: live


Musix GNU/Linux 3.0.1 i686 2.01GB.iso
md5sum: 2764416adb8e89ec0580fb4e7befd17e




Web site: http://sorcerer.silverice.org/
Origin: USA
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: AfterStep, Blackbox, Enlightenment, Fluxbox, GNOME, IceWM, KDE, WindowMaker, Xfce
Architecture: x86, x86_64
Based on: Independent
Wikipedia: Sorcerer
Media: Install CD
The last version | Released: 20130628 | June 28, 2013
Zobacz po polsku Zobacz po polsku: Sorcerer

Sorcerer – an independent, a source based Linux distribution, which uses the rolling release model.

Sorcerer’s tool terminology is based upon magic words. For example:
– a tool to download, compile, and install software is called a “spell”
– to install a package is “cast”
– to remove a package is “dispel”

Socerer uses source packages (tarballs) which are downloaded from software project pages or patches when an old source was previously downloaded.

The distribution was under development between 2000 and 2013 (?).
The project developer is Kyle Sallee.

There are a few forks created on the source code of the Sorcerer: Lunar Linux and Source Mage.


Sorcerer 20100529 ia32 190MB.iso
md5sum: b835adeac7c18dd47b9df27826634ac0




Web site: alinux.tv (not active)
Origin: Canada
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: AfterStep, Fluxbox, IceWM, KDE, WindowMaker, Xfce
Architecture: x86
Based on: Independent
Media: Live DVD
The last version | Released: 15.0 | February 26, 2013
Zobacz po polsku Zobacz po polsku: aLinux

aLinux (previously: Peanut Linux) – an independent Linux distribution targeted to home and small office users.

aLinux contains pre-installed a large set of applications of audio, video and graphics categories. It supports High Definition TV, so it is called as „Extreme Multimedia Center”.

The main desktop is KDE, but it is designed to have a Windows-style “look”.
The system uses RPM packages, and Synaptic as its GUI’s package manager.

The last stable version aLinux 15.0 featured KDE 3.10 and was released in February 2013.
The last (testing) version was 17.0 beta3.
aLinux founder and developer is Jay Klepacs.

The Live system user name is: root; and the password is blank.


aLinux 15.0 i686 1.4GB.iso
md5sum: aefca1c5a366e6ca923afe99536a77f0




Web site: http://delicate-linux.net
Origin: Germany
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: Blackbox, Dwm, Fluxbox, Icewm, Openbox
Architecture: x86
Based on: Independent
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 0.1 alpha5 | June 16, 2014
Zobacz po polsku Zobacz po polsku: Deli(cate)

Deli(cate) – an independently developed Linux distribution targeted at very old and low RAM computers.

Delicate is a fork of DeLi Linux 0.8 and it’s developed independently of DeLi’s successor ConnochaetOS.
The system is based on the 2.4 series Linux kernel and uClibc to minimize the resource utilization.

It is possible to upgrade Deli Linux 0.8 to the present version of Delicate.

The project has started on June 30, 2011.

Minimum requirements:
CPU : i386 (or compatible) / m68020 (MMU+FPU)
RAM : 8MB (console only) / 14MB (with GUI)
HDD : 280MB (with limitations)

Recommended configuration:
CPU : i586 @ 233MHz / m68060 @ 100 MHz
RAM : 64MB

NOTE: Recent hardware might work, but it’s currently unsupported.


Delicate 0.1 alpha5 i386 457B.iso
md5sum: fd39c9c011911ffccc33ac0d3590e5b6




Web site: www.morphix.org
Origin: Netherlands
Category: Desktop, Web kiosk
Desktop environment: KDE, IceWM
Architecture: x86
Based on: Knoppix
Wikipedia (de): Morphix
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 0.5-pre6 | September 2007

Morphix – a live Linux distribution based on Knoppix.
Morphix is a modular distribution so it means that it consists of a number of parts which together form a working distribution.

Morphix flavours:

Morphix LightGUI – Aimed at lower-end PCs, LightGUI features the XFCE4 desktop and contains a reasonable amount of lighter tools. It was the initial version of Morphix, and the aim has been to keep LightGUI small enough to have it fit on 210MB CDR(W). LightGUI includes Abiword, Gnumeric, Dillo, Firefox, Gaim, Xchat, GIMP.

Morphix Gnome – (formerly: Morphix HeavyGUI) was for some time the only conterpart of LightGUI. Including Gnome, OpenOffice.org, Mozilla, and the kitchen sink, Morphix Gnome was aimed at office users with more recent machines.

Morphix KDE – it contains the whole KDE suite of programs, as well as Mozilla and other applications. Morphix KDE sits inbetween LightGUI and Gnome when it comes to size, and fills up approximately 400MB of space on your CD-ROM.

Morphix Game – An odd-ball in Morphix, this flavour contains the very light IceWM and a very large number of Open Source games: BZflag, Frozen Bubble, Freecraft, and many, many others, as well as it includes one or more demo versions or free full versions of commercial Linux games.

Morphing-Morphix – it provides the quick way to start Morphing and making your own LiveCD. Just boot the CD and start Morphing, no need to install tools, compile applications or switch operating systems. All is required is some space on a connected hard drive.

All the official Morphix live CDs contain the Morphix installer, as stated above. This tool allows users to easily install their Morphix (or derivative) live CD onto a hard disk.

Morphix was under development by Alex de Landgraaf between 2003 and 2007.

There are many derivates created on the top of Morphix, such as: Dreamlinux, Elive, GNUstep Live-CD, Clusterix, Freeduc-Sup, GNIX, Sork, NepaLinux, TOBIX, ZoneCD, etc.


Morphix 0.5pre5_rc2 IceWM i386 244MB.iso
md5sum: 0353dfe7490750c5afcf4e66ffc10920
Morphix Live Kiosk 2007-11-19–23-00 i386 220MB.iso
md5sum: 950b574c788dbe8407748d9bcf0ece03
Morphing Morphix 0.3.1 i386 212MB.iso
md5sum: 43f817f83475b2a440bd2d0e4655cb1d
Morphix Base 0.5pre6 i386 36MB.iso
md5sum: 668d412ce56efb10ca5a04d2e4331ce6



Pingwinek Gnome

Pingwinek Matchbox   Pingwinek Xfce   Pingwinek GNU/Haiku

Web site: http://home.gna.org/pingwinek/
Origin: Poland
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: Gnome, Xfce, Enlightenment, Matchbox, EDE, IceWM
Architecture: x86
Based on: Independent (Linux), Haiku
Media: Live DVD
The last version | Released: 1.0preview4 GNU/Linux | October 14, 2006 | 0.1.0 GNU/Haiku | March 11, 2007

Pingwinek – a Polish project which offers two separated distributions based on Linux kernel and Haiku.

Pingwinek GNU/Linux is an independent distribution which provides a live system with a few desktop environments and window managers of your choice: Gnome, Xfce, Enlightenment, Matchbox, EDE and IceWM.

The live 1.7GB iso image has a large set of pre-installed applications, such as:
– Office: Gnocky, Gnumeric, Grisby, LyX, OpenOffice.org, Rubrica, e-Sofokles
– Net: Blam and Liferea feed readers, Ekiga, GNU Gadu, Gaim, Balsa, Gwget download manager, Kazehakase web browser, LostIRC, Thunderbird, Tleenx2, XChat IRC client, Firefox, gFTP, gSTM
– Multimedia: Siobhan audio player, PenguinTV media aggregator, Audacious, Beep, Camelot, Diva video editor, Exaile, FM radio tuner, Gnome CD master, GnomeBaker, Helix player, Kino, Mplayer, Pitivi, Quark music player, TVtime, Thoggen DVD ropper, Winki the ripper, X-CD-Roast, Zapping TV Viewersteamtuner, vMovieDB, xine
– Graphics: Camorama, Comix, Dia, GNU Paint, Blender, GQview, Inkscape, K-3D, PlotDrop, Sodipodi, Gimp, UFRaw, Xara, gtkam, mtPaint
– Others: Leafpad, Dr.Geo, Galculator, gDesklets, SciTE, XaoS, Anjuta, Bluefish, Geany, Hex Editor, poEdit, gtranslator, Firestarter, etc.

It offers options of the live system to choose:
– English or Polish locales
– the default desktop
– or sipmly use built in wizard

Pingwinek GNU/Haiku is probably the first Haiku distribution. Beside the base Haiku system, it contains 40 packages ported from Pingwinek GNU/Linux distribution. It contains compiler (GCC 2.95.3), several simple games, SDL, Midnight Commander, ncurses.
The distribution doesn’t have an installer which could install system on a hard disk.

The founder and developer of Pingwinek is Grzegorz Dąbrowski.


Pingwinek GNU/Linux 1.0preview4 i686 1.6GB.iso
md5sum: 0fff382c6f16d7b73689d96c1fc09614
Pingwinek GNU/Haiku 0.1.0 Virtual Disk Image 244MB.vmdk
md5sum: d4f158111653cd47b9d6d4c5c8246e06
Pingwinek GNU/Haiku 0.1.0 256MB.image
md5sum: 4b169325a2fe991d2336868a12d44bda