SkatOS

SkatOS

Web site: www.giannone.ch/skatos/
Origin: Switzerland
Category: Game, Mini distribution
Desktop environment: SkateOSWM
Architecture: x86
Based on: Independent
Wikipedia:
Media: Live Floppy
The last version | Released: 2.0 | February 04, 2007

SkatOS – an independent, very small, floppy disk size Linux distribution which plays the popular German card game Skat. It features full network client/server support so you can play Skat over LAN with friends.

The live system runs XSkat 4.0 based on BusyBox 0.60.5, uClibc 0.9.24 and TinyX 4.2.1 X Server with Linux kernel 2.2.26.

It uses SkatOSWM window manager – a very small window manager which centers all new windows on the screen. It was inspired by two other window managers: sWM and TinyWM.

To copy the live image onto a floppy disk, use the command:
dd if=skatos.img of=/dev/fd0

You can test it in QEMU too:
qemu-system-i386 /patch/to/skatos.img

The author of SkatOS is Bodo Giannone.
The latest version of SkatOS 2.0 was released in February 2007.

Download

SkatOS 2.0 i386 Floppy Image 1.47MB.img
md5sum: 154adfb0ed8ec838935a996889fa5e6f

 

Mandriva Linux

Mandriva 2011 KDE

Mandrake  Mandriva 2006 KDE  Mandriva 2009 Gnome  Mandriva 2010 Gnome  Mandriva 2010 Xfce  Mandriva 2011 LXDE

Web site: www.mandriva.com/en/linux/ (not active)
Origin: France
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: GNOME, KDE, LXDE, Xfce
Architecture: x86, x86_64
Based on: Independent, Red Hat
Wikipedia: Mandriva Linux
Media: Live CD/DVD, Install DVD
The last version | Released: 2012 Alpha 2 | November 6, 2012
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Mandriva Linux (previously: Mandrake Linux) – an independent Linux distribution, originally forked from Red Hat Linux.

The system features the most popular desktop environments, a set of pre-installed application for daily usage, and integrated its own graphical configuration utilities tool ‘Mandriva Control Center’.

Mandriva Linux uses ‘urpmi’ package manager, which allows installation of packages by automatically installing all the needed dependencies, from various media, including network/Internet, CD/DVD and local disk. Urpmi has a graphical front-end called ‘pmdrake’, which is integrated into the Mandriva Control Center.
The RPM package management system is also available in the system to perform operation on the packages.

Mandriva Linux was started in 1998 under the name of Mandrake Linux.
The first release was based on Red Hat Linux 5.1, used the K Desktop Environment 1, and was released in July 1998.
In February 2005, MandrakeSoft merged with Brazil’s company called Conectiva to the new Mandriva S.A. In May 2015 Mandriva SA has been closed.

The last stable version of Mandriva Linux 2011 was released in August 2011.

Derivatives:
Most Mandriva Linux developers went to Mandriva fork called Mageia.
ROSA is a fork of Mandriva created by former Mandriva developers too.
OpenMandriva Lx has been built on the top of ROSA as its fork.
PCLinuxOS initially derived from Mandrake.
Unity Linux (discontinued) is a Mandriva based distribution.

Download

Mandriva 2011 KDE i586 1.65GB.iso
md5sum: 6b773dfde75f04fe1819c58df99cff74
Mandriva 2011 KDE x86_64 1.69GB.iso
md5sum: 1aa57f412f7e06a2d0b45034f76a0d65
Mandriva 2011 Gnome i586 1.01GB.iso
md5sum: a806341756052c154fe3ccafc641c4b5
Mandriva 2011 Gnome x86_64 980MB.iso
md5sum: 8d194912fd6c9da7875606a9d5dce771
Mandriva 2011 LXDE i586 661MB.iso
md5sum: e2ecc79e56faa6f2d7f57e39b7efa528
Mandriva 2011 LXDE x86_64 709MB.iso
md5sum: 319bf61d1c580f34e6247d43662070dd

MandrivaOne 2010.2 GNOME i586 719MB.iso
md5sum: 53e7efdf0aa42ca281b5e6587add7e29
MandrivaOne 2010.2 KDE i586 686MB.iso
md5sum: e26916075c69a61c6667306fbf938f66
MandrivaOne 2010 Xfce i586 635MB.iso
md5sum: 43426610d2d0785d50e42e18e1aa3ef5
MandrivaFree 2010S InstallDVD i586 4.44GB.iso
md5sum: da1f2175a2ac70459970d0debaaba5b0

MandrivaOne 2009 GNOME i586 621MB.iso
md5sum: 73d2f33449af91e3af6cbe10b6a0c6cd

MandrivaOne 2006 KDE3 i586 675MB.iso
md5sum: 068b8b5c5161ac33c7c79b464931b5e1
MandrivaFree 2006 KDE3 i586 CD-1 712MB.iso
md5sum: c90eae79be6fa23a4a85b48cd0474b29

Mandrake 9.2 Install i586 667MB.iso
md5sum: 40c8812dce7b9f8fb0a3b364af62b974

 

NewOS

NewOS

Web site: http://newos.org
Origin: USA
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: Text based
Architecture: x86, Sega Dreamcast, PowerPC
Based on: Independent
Wikipedia (pl): NewOS
Media: Source code
The last version | Released: 20050620 | June 20, 2005

NewOS – an alternative, modular and open-source operating system, based on a micro kernel written by a former Be Inc. employee Travis Geiselbrecht. It is largely implemented in C/C++, with a small amount of assembly.

The system is mostly a kernel with a minimal amount of user space libraries and applications so it isn’t interesting from an end-user point of view – there is no gui, simple commands on a command line.

NewOS provides a flexible framework to build other systems out of, cross-platform portability, provides a clean implementation that can be used as a learning tool for others and gives an educational opportunity for developers.

Haiku OS (previously: OpenBeOS), which is still under active development is based on NewOS.

Michael Noisternig took over the NewOS source code, and has implemented new ideas creating a fork named NewOS-Notion (?).

 

KateOS

KateOS

Web site: www.kateos.org (not active)
Origin: Poland
Category: Desktop, Server
Desktop environment: Xfce
Architecture: x86
Based on: Independent
Wikipedia: KateOS
Media: Live CD, Install CD/DVD
The last version | Released: 3.6 | September 17, 2007
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KateOS – an independent Linux distribution, originally based on Slackware.

The first version of Kate Linux 1.0 ‘Rabbit’ was released in October 09, 2004.
Kate Linux 2.0 ‘Zyklon’ released in April 09, 2005.
KateOS 3.0 ‘Virgin’ released in July 09, 2006.

Started from version 3.0, KateOS package manager uses TGZex (.tgz) packages, which unlike Slackware packages support dependency tracking (optional), internationalized descriptions, and was designed for ease of update. KateOS uses its own, native package manager tools: PKG and Updateos. Updateos is similar in work to Debian’s ‘apt-get’, and due to cooperate with PKG could install TGZex with all needed dependencies.

The system could be installed on a hard drive via the Core version installer or via PHP-GTK based graphical installer available on the live image.

KateOS was under development between 2003 and 2009, and the last version of 3.6 (including the live image) was released in September 2007. There was released version 4.0 pre1 in July 26, 2008 too, but development of the project has been finished the next year.

The founder and the lead developer of KateOS was Damian Rakowski.

Download

KateOS 3.6 Live i486 698MB.iso
md5sum: 57050d518cf133417a2d9e3b2e712562
KateOS 3.6 Miniiso i486 124MB.iso
md5sum: 875191d47bb40d7024ead889291f74e7

 

PLD Linux Distribution

PLD Linux Distribution

Web site: www.pld-linux.org
Origin: Poland
Category: Server, Desktop
Desktop environment: Blackbox, Fluxbox, GNOME, IceWM, KDE, Window Maker, Xfce
Architecture: x86, x86_64, PowerPC, Sparc, Alpha
Based on: Independent
Wikipedia (pl): PLD Linux Distribution
Media: Rescue CD, Live CD
The last version | Released: 3.0 th | ?
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PLD Linux Distribution – an independent Linux distribution, based on RPM packages, targeted to advanced users and administrators. The main usage of the distribution are network servers, but also is suitable for advanced users of workstations.
The project started in 1998 (the 1.0 release in 2002) and it is still under development (?) by a few (?) enthusiasts.

PLD uses its own package manager called “Poldek”, which lets you install and upgrade the packages. Packages are divided into the smallest portions (such as individual plug-ins and modules), what allows administrators to easy controlling the functionality of available applications and the amount of used disk space.

PLD supports network technologies (IPv6), security (AppArmor, Grsecurity, PAM, GSSAPI, TLS/SSL), and the flexible use of different natural languages to communicate with the user.

The current version of PLD is 3.0 and is in endless development stage.

The system installation can be made using PLD Rescue CD images, then chrooting into prepared, new disk partition or via a Live CD which offers Anaconda installer.

PLD Linux Distribution ia available for a various architectures: x86 (i386, i586, i686), PowerPC, AMD64, Sparc, Alpha.

In 2007 an unofficial version of PLD Linux Distribution was created – PLD Titanium. In 2010 a conflict arose between PLD project leaders and PLD Titanium creator. As a result the Titanium distribution was rebranded and in early 2011 separated from PLD with a new name TLD (Titanium Linux Distribution).

PLD is still under active development, and new images of Rescue iso is available from GitHub.

 

DeLi Linux

DeLi Linux

Web site: www.delilinux.org (not active)
Origin: Germany
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: IceWM
Architecture: x86
Based on: Independent
Wikipedia: DeLi Linux
Media: Install CD
The last version | Released: 0.8 | May 28, 2008

DeLi Linux (Desktop Light Linux) – a lightweight desktop distribution of Linux, designed for old computers. DeLi Linux needs a i386 CPU and 32 MB RAM memory as a minimum, but it should work smoothly with a i486.

DeLi features number of lightweight applications for daily usage such as:
– Office: Abiword and Siag Office
– Network: NetSurf and Skipstone web browsers, Mutt and Sylpheed email clients
– Window managers: IceWM and Fluxbox
– Editors: e3, elvis and Beaver

Up to version 0.6.1 DeLi Linux was based on Slackware 7 and was using Linux kernel 2.2.
DeLi Linux 0.7 is built from scratch with Linux kernel 2.4.33.3, but still uses the Slackware package management, and a port system based on CRUX.
The last available version of DeLi 0.8 was released in 2008.

DeLi Linux was under development since August 2010, when the founder of the project Henry Jensen finished its development.
Henry created two successors of DeLi Linux:
– ConnochaetOS – based on Slackware (discontinued)
– Deli(cate) Linux – under development

Download

DeLi Linux 0.8 Full i386 251MB.iso
md5sum: 3e45d38b7730dc3cdbec836ead43cb1c
DeLi Linux 0.8 Core i386 60MB.iso
md5sum: bc2977751543ff57c5823ad3497ef569

 

Pocket Linux

Pocket Linux

Web site: www.pocket-linux.org/index.html.en
Origin: Poland
Category: Mini distribution
Desktop environment: Text based
Architecture: x86
Based on: Independent
Wikipedia (pl): Pocket Linux
Media: Live floppy
The last version | Released: 2.51-fix-4 | January 28, 2002
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Pocket Linux – a minimal, one floppy Linux based system designed to quickly convert PC workstation into secure Linux-based workstation using ssh to connect to remote host. It supports bootp for determining host IP and other network parameters.

Pocket Linux provides a small and efficient workstation that autoconfigures as much as possible and lets securely use the network from almost everywhere.

The founder and developer of the project is Paweł Więcek.
The last version 2.51 of the minimal in size Linux system was released by the author in 1998.
There is also available a newer version of 2.51-fix-4 released by Arkadiusz Miskiewicz.

 

Foresight Linux

Foresight Linux

Web site: www.foresightlinux.se
Origin: USA
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: GNOME, LXDE, Xfce
Architecture: x86, x86_64
Based on: Independent
Wikipedia: Foresight Linux
Media: Install DVD
The last version | Released: 2.5.3 | April 12, 2013
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Foresight Linux – an independent Linux distribution, based on rPath Linux, targeted to desktop computers users. Foresight was created by Ken VanDine, and was developing by Foresight community since April of 2013 (the last version).

Foresight was using Conary package management system, which could updates those specific files in packages which need to be updated. Conary also has the advantage of very granular dependency resolution, and a relatively easy packaging process.
The system were using the rolling release model, what was very useful avoiding reinstalling the system every next iso images were released.

The main desktop environment of Foresight was GNOME, and the latest version of GNOME was always provided as quick as possible to the end users.
Starting from Foresight 2.5.0, developers offered the system with KDE and Xfce desktops as well.

The latest, available iso images of Foresight 2.5.3 can be downloaded with GNOME, LXDE or Xfce desktops of your choice.

Download

Foresight Linux 2.5.3 GNOME i686 2.2GB.iso
sha1: b72c64c68d7442e0cef5aae5dbc87b8b156e622d
Foresight Linux 2.5.3 GNOME x86_64 2.4GB.iso
sha1: ff8af93d92663d04fc286f9f53571ec9149e79af

Foresight Linux 2.5.3 LXDE i686 2.2GB.iso
sha1: a54d9fc46bffa28ab6c668734e95e91f7d1c5d70
Foresight Linux 2.5.3 LXDE x86_64 2.3GB.iso
sha1: 274375e2241dfe2168aca6832e1876b251541c25

Foresight Linux 2.5.3 Xfce i686 1.4GB.iso
sha1: 8ae571981a8c85ce5cdb7107c6f06b4796d77029
Foresight Linux 2.5.3 Xfce x86_64 1.6GB.iso
sha1: 130bdcf70c4c4cfe54443d5acc0f9a56de1b814a