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
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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.

Download

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

 

MorphOS

MorphOS

Web site: www.morphos.de
Origin: Europe
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: Ambient
Architecture: Pegasos, Amiga, EFIKA, Mac Mini G4, eMac, Power Mac G4, PowerBook G4, iBook G4, Power Mac G5
Based on:
Wikipedia: MorphOS
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 3.11 | July 6, 2018
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MorphOS – an independent, AmigaOS-like computer operating system. It is compatible with AmigaOS-like machines which feature the PowerPC CPU, the Pegasos mainboard and EFIKA based machines as well. The core, based on the Quark microkernel, is proprietary, although several libraries and other parts are open source, such as Ambient desktop.

One of the system’s components is ABox – an emulation sandbox featuring a PPC native AmigaOS API clone that is binary compatible with both 68k Amiga applications and both PowerUP and WarpOS formats of Amiga PPC executables. ABox is based in part on AROS Research Operating System. ABox includes Trance JIT code translator for 68k native Amiga applications.

The default desktop of MorphOS is a MUI-based desktop environment Ambient. Ambient remotely resembles Workbench and Directory Opus Magellan trying to mix the best of both worlds.

The project started in 1999, and is under development by The MorphOS Development Team.

MorphOS project is still under active development, the latest version 3.11 was released in 2018.

Sorcerer

Sorcerer

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
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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.

Download

Sorcerer 20100529 ia32 190MB.iso
md5sum: b835adeac7c18dd47b9df27826634ac0

 

aLinux

aLinux

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

Download

aLinux 15.0 i686 1.4GB.iso
md5sum: aefca1c5a366e6ca923afe99536a77f0

 

Plan 9

Plan 9

Web site: http://plan9.bell-labs.com/plan9/
Origin: USA
Category: Specialist
Desktop environment: Rio
Architecture: x86, x86_64, MIPS, DEC Alpha, SPARC, PowerPC, ARM
Based on: Independent
Wikipedia: Plan 9
Media: Live CD/USB
The last version | Released: 4 | 2002
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Plan 9 – a distributed operating system, originally developed by the Computing Sciences Research Center at Bell Labs between the mid-1980s and 2002. Its original designers and authors were Ken Thompson, Rob Pike, Dave Presotto, and Phil Winterbottom.

Plan 9 demonstrates a new and often cleaner way to solve most systems problems. The system as a whole is likely to feel tantalizingly familiar to Unix users but at the same time quite foreign.

Plan 9 is an operating system kernel but also a collection of accompanying software. The bulk of the software is predominantly new, written for Plan 9 rather than ported from Unix or other systems. The window system, compilers, file server, and network services are all freshly written for Plan 9. Although classic Unix programs like dc, ed, and troff have been brought along, they are often in an updated form.

Starting with the release of Fourth edition on April 2002, the full source code of Plan 9 from Bell Labs was freely available under Lucent Public License 1.02.

There is an open source fork of Plan 9 called 9front (or Plan9front) being still under active development.

Download

Plan 9 4 90MB.iso.zip
md5sum: e5be8ff34c216b9193059c399031ceb5
Plan 9 4 USB Image 89MB.zip
md5sum: 0d365922b98828afd3e23cfcb82f28d8

 

Parted Magic OS

Parted Magic OS

Web site: http://partedmagic.com
Origin: USA
Category: Rescue
Desktop environment: Openbox
Architecture: x86
Based on: Independent
Wikipedia: Parted Magic
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: still active
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Parted Magic OS – a live, independent developed Linux distribution which contains disk partitioning and data recovery tools.

Parted Magic OS works as a live CD/USB only without a hard drive installation and can be booot through a network using PXE.
It features recovery tools such as: Partition Image, TestDisk, fdisk, sfdisk, dd, ddrescue, GParted, Parted, Truecrypt, Clonezilla, G4L, SuperGrubDisk, etc., and supports many file systems, including ext2, ext3, ext4, fat16, fat32, hfs, hfs+, jfs, linux-swap, ntfs, reiserfs, reiser4, and xfs.

In August 2013 Parted Magic OS became a commercial distribution.
One of the latest free version 2013_06_14 is available to download and test.
If you need an up to date Parted Magic OS iso image, you have to purchase it from the project page.

Download

Parted Magic OS 2013_06_14 i586 297MB.iso
md5sum: 52f8b8773457e2aa30065b2c61fdd886

 

Delicate

Delicate

Web site: http://delicate-linux.net
Origin: Germany
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: Blackbox, Dwm, Fluxbox, Icewm, Openbox
Architecture: x86
Based on: Independent
Wikipedia:
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 0.1 alpha5 | June 16, 2014
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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
HDD : 4GB

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

Download

Delicate 0.1 alpha5 i386 457B.iso
md5sum: fd39c9c011911ffccc33ac0d3590e5b6

 

Moblin

Moblin

Web site: http://moblin.org (not active)
Origin: USA
Category: Netbook
Desktop environment: GNOME Mobile UI
Architecture: x86
Based on: Independent
Wikipedia: Moblin
Media: Live IMG
The last version | Released: 2.1 | November 4, 2009

Moblin (mobile Linux) – an open source operating system and application stack for Mobile Internet Devices (MIDs), netbooks, nettops and embedded devices built on the top of Linux kernel.

The central piece of the architecture is the common layer we call “Moblin Core”, a hardware and usage model independent layer that provides one uniform way to develop such devices. Moblin Core is built on the GNOME Mobile platform, extending and enriching it with Intel open source technologies like Clutter, GUPnP, and Atom specific technologies, such as graphics, fast boot, and power saving.

Moblin 2 Core distribution is based on recent builds of Fedora and uses RPM package manager. The system uses a custom-built GNOME Mobile UI (instead of Xfce) based on OpenedHand’s Clutter, a key piece of the Maemo graphical environment, built around the X Window System.

Moblin was under development between 2007 and 2009. In 2009 Moblin was merged with Maemo, becoming MeeGo, which was hosted by the Linux Foundation, until 2011.

Download

Moblin 2.1 i586 772MB.img
md5sum: b134405b45825f8ece3fbf57d1fc2c36

 

Pingwinek

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
Wikipedia:
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.

Download

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

 

Momonga Linux

Momonga Linux

Web site: www.momonga-linux.org
Origin: Japan
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: Gnome
Architecture: x86, x86_64
Based on: Independent
Wikipedia (jp): Momonga Linux
Media: Live CD, Install CD/DVD
The last version | Released: 7 (Live) | March 29, 2011

Momonga Linux – a Japanese, independent Linux distribution developed by and for its own users.

The developer community use the “Bazaar”-style Development and keep in mind the goals:
– Secure Default Settings
– Strong Support and Usage of Ruby
– Easy Handling and Processing of Electronic Documents
– Packages for Scientific and Technical Computations

Momonga Linux uses RPM package manager to manage system’s packages.

The name of Momonga (aka Pteromys momonga) is a flying squirrel found both in Europe and Asia.

Momonga Linux is available as a Live CD, an install DVD and a minimal boot only iso images.
The last version of Momonga Linux 7 (install media) was released in 2010.

Download

Momonga Linux 7 LiveCD i686 705MB.iso
md5sum: a8684541e05005a178e801833b8c527b