Hancom Linux

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Web site: hancom.com
Origin: South Korea
Category: Desktop, Server
Desktop environment: KDE
Architecture: x86
Based on: Fedora
Wikipedia:
Media: Install
The last version | Released: 4.0 | October 12, 2004

Hancom Linux – a Linux distribution from South Korea that was based on Fedora. It was developed by the company Hancom Linux, which was headquartered in Seoul.

The distribution used the KDE desktop environment and supported the 32-bit x86 computer architecture.

Version 1.0. was launched in 2000.
The latest version was 4.0 and was launched on October 12, 2004.

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Miracle

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Web site: miraclelinux.com (not active)
Origin: Japan
Category: Server
Desktop environment: GNOME, KDE
Architecture: x86, x86_64
Based on: Red Hat
Wikipedia: Miracle Linux
Media: Install CD/DVD
The last version | Released: 6.0 | April 2011

Miracle Linux – a Linux distribution developed by Miracle Linux Co., Ltd. The distribution was designed to be an OS with good support of Oracle Database, but it changed its primary focus to Asian localization, merging efforts with various Asian Linux vendors to produce Asianux.

The first version 1.0 of Miracle Linux was based on Turbolinux, the second one 2.0 on Red Hat Linux.
Version 3.0 called the “Miracle Linux V3.0 ‐ Asianux Inside”, and version 4.0 of Miracle Linux, also called Asianux Server 2.0.
The last version of Miracle Linux 6.0 was released in April 2011.

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BinToo

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Web site: sourceforge.net/projects/bintoo/
Origin: ?
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: GNOME, KDE, Xfce
Architecture: x86
Based on: Gentoo
Wikipedia:
Media: Install CD/DVD
The last version | Released: 2007.1 | January 15, 2007

BinToo – a full featured binary distro based on Gentoo which contains full binary packages, and programs, and system installer, and system control panel as well.

It features many applications installed to overcome for networkless users, the system now contains more than 1650+ preinstalled packages to fit this needs.

The project founder is Mohamed Mahmoud Hagag.

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Progeny

Progeny

Web site: progeny.com (not active)
Origin: USA
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: GNOME
Architecture: x86
Based on: Debian
Wikipedia: Progeny
Media: Install
The last version | Released: 3.0 preview 2 | June 2, 2005

Progeny (Progeny Componentized Linux, or Progeny Debian) – a free, Linux kernel based operating system, which was an alternative to Debian 3.1. It was based upon the Linux Standard Base (LSB) 3.0, with technology such as the Anaconda installer from Red Hat, Debian’s Advanced Packaging Tool, and Discover.

Progeny Linux Systems was founded by Ian Murdock (founder of Debian).
The project and the web site shut down on May 1, 2007.

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BioBrew

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Web site: bioinformatics.org/biobrew/ (not active)
Origin: USA
Category: Scientist
Desktop environment: GNOME, KDE
Architecture: x86
Based on: Fedora
Wikipedia:
Media: Install
The last version | Released: 3.1 | February 23, 2005

BioBrew – a Linux distribution from the US that was based on Fedora. The distribution was based on NPACI Rock’s software for data clusters adapted for bioinformatics and scientists who researched life.

The distribution included software such as MPICH, LAM-MPI, PVM, Modules, PVFS, Myrinet GM, Sun Grid Engine, gcc, Ganglia, and Globus. Bioinformatics software includes NCBI toolkit, BLAST, mpiBLAST, HMMER, ClustalW, GROMACS, PHYLIP, WISE, FASTA and EMBOSS.

The distribution used the GNOME and KDE desktop environments, and supported the 32-bit i486 and x86-64 computer architecture.

Version 1.0 was released on January 20, 2004, the latest version 3.1 was released on February 23, 2005.

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Bayanihan

Bayanihan

Web site: bayanihan.gov.ph (not active)
Origin: Philippines
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: KDE
Architecture: x86
Based on: Debian
Wikipedia:
Media: Install CD
The last version | Released: 5.4 | April 25, 2011

Bayanihan – a Debian derivative Linux distribution aimed at creating an easy to use alternative desktop-oriented operating system particularly for use in the Philippines, to be used in schools and offices.

The Bayanihan Project began in 2001 as a pioneer initiative towards the creation of an alternative and open source desktop solution by the Advanced Science and Technology Institute (ASTI) of the Philippines. Throughout the years, the Bayanihan Team has yielded several products including Bayanihan Desktop, BLTCM.

The word “Bayanihan” relates to a Filipino tradition where people in a community help their neighbour in physically moving their house to a different place.

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Bayanihan 5 InstallCD i386 695MB.iso
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TurboLinux

Turbolinux

Web site: turbolinux.com
Origin: Japan
Category: Desktop, Server
Desktop environment: KDE
Architecture: x86, x86_64
Based on: Independent
Wikipedia: Turbolinux
Media: Install CD
The last version | Released: 12.5 | August 29, 2012

TurboLinux – a Linux distribution created in 1992 as Pacific HiTech company in Sandy, Utah, USA by Cliff and Iris Miller, as a rebranded Red Hat distribution.

TurboLinux has been sold to Japanese software corporation SRA located in Tokyo in September 2002.
The last version of TurboLinux 12.5 was released in 2012.

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TurboLinux 6.0 Server i386 479MB.iso
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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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