United Linux

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Web site: unitedlinux.com (not active)
Origin: USA
Category: Desktop, Server
Desktop environment: GNOME, KDE
Architecture: x86
Based on: openSUSE
Wikipedia: United Linux
Media: Install
The last version | Released: 1.0 | November 19, 2002

United Linux – a consortium of Linux distributors which created a common base distribution for enterprise use. The founding members of United Linux were SUSE, Turbolinux, Conectiva and Caldera International.

United Linux 1.0 is a business-oriented system that is stable, scalable and reliable, with a quality that is as good as expensive commercial operating systems. UL 1.0 was initially available in English, Japanese, Simplified Chinese (PRC), Korean, Portuguese, Italian, Spanish, German, Hungarian and French. Manufacturers of this distribution list among the greatest advantages: compliance with standards, scalability, wide availability, security. The hardware platforms include: Intel (32 and 64-bit), AMD, PowerPC (IBM eServer iSeries and pSeries) and IBM eServer zSeries. United Linux is capable of supporting up to 64 gigabytes of RAM.

The official “release party” of the 1.0 was made at Comdex, and the sponsors of the ceremony were IBM and Hewlett-Packard.

The project ended on January 22, 2004.

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Happy Linux

Happy Linux

Web site: happylinux.com.cn (not active)
Origin: China
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: KDE
Architecture: x86
Based on: Red Hat
Wikipedia:
Media: Install
The last version | Released: 3.0 | August 21, 2001

Happy Linux – a Chinese Linux distribution which was based on the Red Hat Linux. The distribution used the KDE desktop environment and supported the 32-bit x86 platform.

The last version 3.0 was released on August 21, 2001.

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BluePoint

BluePoint Linux

Web site: bluepoint.com.cn (not active)
Origin: China
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: IceWM, KDE, WindowMaker
Architecture: x86
Based on: Red Hat
Wikipedia:
Media: Install
The last version | Released: 2.0 | July 20, 2000

BluePoint Linux – a Chinese Linux distribution based on Red Hat Linux. The distribution was developed by BluePoint, China’s leading software company for Linux. It was founded in Shenzhen in December 1999 and was formerly called the Shenzhen Sinx. The company was a spin-off of the core-hacker group SoftwareOPENUNIX NETWORK STUDIO, Co. Ltd., which included some of the leading experts on UNIX/Linux in China.

The distribution used the KDE desktop environment in addition to the IceWM and WMaker window manager. The distribution had 32-bit x86 as a platform.

The first version was released on December 10, 1999.
The latest version was version 2.0 which was released on July 20, 2000.

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BluePoint 2.0 i386 667MB.iso
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Xteam Linux

Xteam Linux

Web site: xteam.com.cn (not active)
Origin: China
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: KDE
Architecture: x86
Based on: Fedora
Wikipedia:
Media: Install CD
The last version | Released: 5-pre | December 16, 2003

Xteam Linux – a Chinese Linux distribution based on Fedora. The distribution was developed by Xteam Software, which was the first specialized Linux company in China.

The predecessor of Beijing Surfing Platform Software Company was Beijing Xingtianhai Information Technology. The company’s Linux core development team has a secret code name “Xteam”.

Distribution utilized the KDE desktop environment and supported the 32-bit x86 computer architecture.
Version 1.0 was released on April 2, 1999. The last version 5.0-pre was released on December 16, 2003.

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Xteam Linux 1.0 Install i386 483MB.iso
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ExOS

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Web site: pdos.csail.mit.edu/archive/exo/
Origin: USA
Category: Server
Desktop environment: CLI
Architecture: x86
Based on: Independent
Wikipedia: Exokernel
Media: Install
The last version | Released: 06.22.2000 | June 22, 2000

ExOS – an operating system kernel developed by the MIT Parallel and Distributed Operating Systems group, and also a class of similar operating systems.

An exokernel eliminates the notion that an operating system should provide abstractions on which applications are built. Instead, it concentrates solely on securely multiplexing the raw hardware: from basic hardware primitives, application-level libraries and servers can directly implement traditional operating system abstractions, specialized for appropriateness and speed.

The newest exokernel is XOK, which runs on PC hardware, and ExOS, our first library operating system (libos). The ExOS library provides a user-level and extensible implementation of an UNIX operating system. Most UNIX applications like gcc, perl, apache, tcsh, and telnet compile and work without changes using ExOS. Further, measurements of application performance show that ExOS performs at least as well as OpenBSD and FreeBSD and much better when using specialized libos’s. For example, the Cheetah web server built on top of XOK performs eight times faster than NCSA or Harvest and three to four times faster than IIS running on Windows NT Enterprise Edition.

The current exopc distribution contains the entire source tree for the XOK kernel, ExOS library operating system, and assorted user-level programs and tools for building the system. OpenBSD or Linux with libc6 is required to build the system and only certain disk and ethernet controllers are supported. It was written by a variety of people over the past four years under DARPA sponsorship. Currently, the system is still under active development by PDOS at MIT, Greg Ganger’s group at CMU, and Exotec.

Exopc is stable enough to do libos and application development but there are still many bugs and features that have not yet been implemented. Do not expect to compile everything and replace your current system with XOK/ExOS. However, things are progressing rapidly and hopefully with making the sources public the ‘net world at large can help speed development. Any additions or bug fixes are greatly welcomed and will be considered for incorporation into the main source tree.

Copyright (C) 1997 Massachusetts Institute of Technology; some code in this distribution is covered by the GNU General Public License; some files include the following copyright: Copyright (C) 1998 Exotec, Inc. (free).

Primary authors (alphabetical order):
– Hector Briceno
– Dawson Engler
– Greg Ganger
– Rusty Hunt
– John Jannotti
– Frans Kaashoek
– David Mazieres
– Tom Pinckney

Other authors (alphabetical order):
– Josh Cates
– George Candea
– Robert Grimm
– Eric Nygren
– Costa Sapuntzakis
– Yonah Schneidler
– Josh Stults
– Debby Wallach
– Doug Wyatt

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exopc 06.22.2000 source 53MB.tar.gz
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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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GenieOS

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Web site: genieos.toluenterprises.com (not active)
Origin: USA
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: GNOME, KDE
Architecture: x86
Based on: Debian
Wikipedia:
Media: Install
The last version | Released: 0.5 | December 18, 2005

GenieOS (previously: Debian Pure) – a single-CD Debian with GNOME and a few popular extras, such as pre-configured browser plugins and multimedia support. GenieOS helps new users install a standard Debian desktop, along with common third-party plugins that are not distributed through official Debian packages (DVD player, Flash, Sun Java, and MPlayer).

The last version of GenieOS is based on Debian “Sarge”.
There was also an additional release – a remastered edition of PCLinuxOS for the GNOME fans.

The project founder is Rober Tolu.

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Slamd64

Slamd64

Web site: slamd64.com (not active)
Origin: UK
Category: Desktop, Server
Desktop environment: Blackbox, Fluxbox, KDE, WindowMaker, Xfce
Architecture: x86_64
Based on: Slackware
Wikipedia: Slamd64
Media: Install CD/DVD
The last version | Released: 12.2 | February 2, 2009

Slamd64 – the first unofficial port of Slackware to the x86-64 architecture. The project started (the first alpha release) in January 2005, and finished in 2009. Support for 32-bit binaries was removed for the 11.0 release, but was reintroduced in the 12.0 release.

The latest version of Slamd64 12.2 features packages such as:
– Linux kernel 2.6.27.7
– GCC 4.2.4
– Apache HTTPD 2.2.10, with SSL support and PHP 5.2.8
– KDE 3.5.10
– XFCE 4.4.3
– Mozilla Firefox 3.0.5
– Mozilla Thunderbird 2.0.0.19
– Sun Java (JRE and JDK) 6u11

Slamd64 12.2 provides seamless FHS-compliant 32-bit compatibility, via a multilib system (/lib for 32-bit libraries and /lib64 for 64-bit libraries). This provides easier and increased support for both existing 32-bit software (in most cases, you can just install a package designed for Slackware with no special work needed), and for 64-bit binaries too (which require /lib64/ld-linux-x86-64.so.2 to be present) such as the NVidia drivers, without requiring compatability symlinks which clutter the root directory and remove the separation of 32 and 64-bit binaries.

The project founder is Fred Emmott.

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Slamd64 12.2 Install d1 amd64 660MB.iso
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Slamd64 12.2 Install d2 amd64 621MB.iso
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Slamd64 12.2 Install d3 amd64 358MB.iso
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Slamd64 12.2 Install d4 amd64 660MB.iso
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Slamd64 12.2 DVD amd64 4.3GB.iso
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Slamd64 12.2 Mini amd64 21MB.iso
md5sum: 6b77f723835c5115c8bc3c22b52b7010

 

miniBSD

miniBSD

Web site: minibsd.org
Origin: Italy (?)
Category: Router
Desktop environment: CLI
Architecture: x86
Based on: FreeBSD
Wikipedia:
Media: Install
The last version | Released: 4.11 | March 3, 2005

miniBSD – a mini FreeBSD based operating system for using with CF cards, USB pens or other small media. This project is created on Manuel Kasper’s scripts. The latest version is based on FreeBSD 4.x 5.x and 6.x. This mini system can fit on 16Mb Flash. MiniBSD represents a compromise between a full FreeBSD system and a minimal system like PicoBSD.

MiniBSD consists of a series of sh scripts which support users in creating a small image containing a fully functional FreeBSD operating system. MiniBSD is designed for storage media such as smart-media or flash-cards that can be used in devices like epia, soekris or other.

Authors: Davide D’Amico, Dario Freni, Gianmarco Giovannelli

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miniBSD 4.11-050303 i386 6.0MB.tgz
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miniBSD scripts 33kB.tgz
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Bluewhite

Bluewhite

Web site: bluewhite-linux.com
Origin: Romania
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: KDE, Xfce
Architecture: x86_64
Based on: Slackware
Wikipedia (PL): Bluewhite64
Media: Live, Install
The last version | Released: 13.0 | November 16, 2009

Bluewhite – a complex, reliable, scalable open source pure 64-bit Linux distribution that runs on 64-bit single and multicore servers and workstations.

This project was started in May 2006 and was built from Slackware – current sources using the existing 64-bit multilib toolchain from the Slamd64 Linux to create a new 64-bit non-multilib toolchain in order to build the rest of the programs.

Apart from the standard edition there are live versions, namely LiveDVD and miniLive. These versions have their base root in the standard edition and offer extra packages created by the Bluewhite Linux community . The purpose of these live versions is to serve as a preview to those who wish to try the standard edition but don’t want to install it yet, as well as providing some new features.

Bluewhite Linux LiveDVD and miniLive are targeted toward beginners. A new distribution tends to make people skeptical, so I wanted to give them a chance to test Bluewhite Linux without installing it by using a bootable media. They include Bluewhite Linux standard edition plus some extra packages.

The project founder is Attila Craciun.

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Bluewhite 13.0 Install CD1 x86_64 538MB.iso
md5sum: 377c2bcf97535e22c72137a358591a2d
Bluewhite 13.0 Install CD2 x86_64 633MB.iso
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Bluewhite 13.0 Install CD3 x86_64 623MB.iso
md5sum: 94ef1487223cdc94173c0fa122418b20
Bluewhite 13.0 LiveDVD x86_64 2.03GB.iso
md5sum: 05721ffbc34b5e7a110b6a9d934fdd40