Web site: www.dracolinux.org
Origin: Norway
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: Xfce
Architecture: x86_64
Based on: Slackware
Media: Install CD
The last version | Released: 1.0.1 preview | May 9, 2014

DracoLinux – a Linux distribution based on Slackware Linux and a package management system called “pkgsrc” which is developed by NetBSD.The main goal of DracoLinux is providing a free operating system with focus on simplicity and flexibility.

Draco has an distinct separation between the base system and third-party (provided by pkgsrc), the advantage of this approach is that the base system will work without third-party. The third-party applications are completely isolated from the base system, unable to break your system.

The system is provided as installable CD iso image which can run the installer in graphical based user interface.


DracoLinux 1.0.1 Preview x86_64 696MB.iso
md5sum: 5ba52432bdcb40e1f21e51d21b72c7d3

Salix OS


Web site: http://www.salixos.org/
Origin: Europe
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: Fluxbox, KDE, MATE, Openbox, Ratpoison, Xfce
Architecture: x86, x86_64
Based on: Slackware
Wikipedia: Salix
Media: Live DVD, Install DVD
The last version | Released: 14.2 | August 30, 2016
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Salix – a Linux distribution based on Slackware and optimized for desktop usage.

Salix OS uses the slapt-get package management tool. It provides the main functionalities of the apt-get variety of package managers. It uses Slackware’s .tgz/.txz package format, but adds dependency resolution management.

Salix offers two versions of iso images: Live and Install, for i686 and x86-64 CPU.
Salix is available in a few desktop editions: MATE, Xfce, Fluxbox, OpenBox, KDE, and Ratpoison.


Salix 14.2 Xfce Install i686 957MB.iso
md5sum: 97ccf919bea44091d0d3f5d6b678202c
Salix 14.2 Xfce Install x86_64 1.01GB.iso
md5sum: e1c13f04d4111fbe8922119adfb77e47

Salix 14.1 Xfce Live i686 746MB.iso
md5sum: 331e55d6d17d22e77703ca9b2f287b42
Salix 14.1 Xfce Live x86_64 790MB.iso
md5sum: 1a6f5e8c37728f58b6770b41fd95d1bf
Salix 13.37 KDE Live i686 726MB.iso
md5sum: 5c1758fabbe25b55052fa96560a7dd2b
Salix 13.37 KDE Live x86_64 746MB.iso
md5sum: 0bb853dd91cdd8ba6eb8292626c048ac
Salix 14.1 Fluxbox Install i686 671MB.iso
md5sum: f2b1969b952f6f46a5f542426f0c397f
Salix 14.1 Fluxbox Install x86_64 613MB.iso
md5sum: 021b9accb0d009fbbd6e03e1ecb4d539
Salix 14.0.1 Ratpoison Install i686 535MB.iso
md5sum: 336bde2de5e763f51ba55ace51c6ec75
Salix 14.0.1 Ratpoison Install x86_64 476MB.iso
md5sum: 5cc194b3064635c195e8dd74b7321c69
Salix 14.1 MATE Install i686 739MB.iso
md5sum: 1b9d403403f5e5730eb55dabb7800fa0
Salix 14.1 MATE Install x86_64 754MB.iso
md5sum: 8b5a20bb7382bb2362ffff978849aa50
Salix 14.1 Openbox Install i686 683MB.iso
md5sum: 86cd754c2366a5ecec0cac63236fb164
Salix 14.1 Openbox Install x86_64 625MB.iso
md5sum: 394240f3e00c8501e03f8878883b253b


Ubuntu Warty Warthog

Ubuntu Warty Warthog splash screen    Ubuntu Warty Warthog boot screen

Web site: www.ubuntu.com
Origin: Isle of Man
Category: Desktop, Server
Desktop environment: Unity
Architecture: x86, x86_64, PowerPC, armhf,
Based on: Debian
Wikipedia: Ubuntu
Media: Live DVD, Install (Alternative) CD/DVD
The last version | Released: current |
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Ubuntu – a Debian-based Linux distribution, with Unity as its default desktop environment for personal computers including laptops, desktops, smartphones and for server machines as well. It is based on free software and named after the Southern African philosophy of Ubuntu (literally, “human-ness”), which often is translated as “humanity towards others”.

The first official Ubuntu release 4.10 (Warty Warthog) was published in October 20, 2004.
Every next release is published in April and October, in a 6 mount cycle.
Every 2 years, Ubuntu is offered as a Long Term Support release (10.04, 12.04, 14.04, etc.).
Up to version 10.10, the main desktop was Gnome 2; starting from version 11.04 the Gnome was replaced by Unity.
Ubuntu is available as a Live, installable iso image, as well as alternative version which provides text based installer only.

Development of Ubuntu is led by UK-based Canonical Ltd., a company owned by South African entrepreneur Mark Shuttleworth.

There are a few official Ubuntu variants shipped with different desktop environment or language, such as:
– Kubuntu – with KDE desktop environment
– Xubuntu – with Xfce
– Lubuntu – with LXDE, targeted to older machines
– Edubuntu – for school environments and home users
– Ubuntu Studio – for professional video and audio editing
– Mythbuntu – designed for creating a home theater PC with MythTV pre-installed
– Ubuntu Kylin – a Chinese version of Ubuntu Desktop
– Ubuntu Gnome – with Gnome 3
– Ubuntu MATE – with MATE (fork Gnome 2)

There is also a large number of derivatives built on the top of Ubuntu.

I provided the first stable iso image of Ubuntu 4.10 to be downloaded.
If you need an up-to-date Ubuntu image, you can download it from the project page or from Linuxiarze.pl/Download Ubuntu page.


64 Studio

64 Studio

Web site: 64studio.com
Origin: United Kingdom
Category: Multimedia
Desktop environment: Gnome
Architecture: x86, x86_64
Based on: Debian
Wikipedia: 64 Studio
Media: Live CD, Install DVD
The last version | Released: 2.1 | June 9, 2008

64 Studio – a Debian GNU/Linux based distribution designed for audio and video recording, editing, and other forms of media production. It features a custom kernel with realtime patches applied, some pre-configuration and a custom package selection designed to meet the needs of creative desktop users.

The first beta version of 64 Studio 0.9.0 ‘Toe Rag’ was released on August 1, 2006. The release was named in honour of the all-analogue Toe Rag Studios in London, England.
The first stable release code name ‘Olympic’ was published on November 29, 2006. The code name recognition of the work of Glyn Johns and Eddie Kramer at Olympic Studios in London.
The second stable release 2.0 codename ‘Electric’, was announced on July 27, 2007. This release was named after Electrical Audio, the studio founded by sound engineer Steve Albini in Chicago, USA.
64 Studio version 2.1 ‘A Minha Menina’ was released on June 9, 2008, and is the last one available for download.
Version 4.0 beta 1 was published in May 2011.

The Project has apparently been renamed to OpenDAW.


64 Studio 2.0 Live i386 599MB.iso
md5sum: 60dff4a34f6f6f67255e76060cdb1348

64 Studio 2.1 i386 816MB.iso
md5sum: dc1f8aff2f4c722c4225faaaa93b772c

64 Studio 2.1 amd64 836MB.iso
md5sum: e35e81267e15ac66546eabd4a6f4b149


Yellow Dog Linux

Yellow Dog Linux

Web site: www.fixstars.com/en/technologies/linux/
Origin: USA
Category: Desktop, Server
Desktop environment: Enlightenment
Architecture: PowerPC, PS3
Based on: Red Hat, CentOS
Wikipedia: Yellow Dog Linux
Media: Install DVD
The last version | Released: 7.0 | August 6, 2012

Yellow Dog Linux – an open source operating system based on Linux kernel and focused on GPU systems and computers using the Power Architecture. It was the first Linux distribution released in the spring of 1999 for the Apple Macintosh PowerPC-based computers. It is targeted to home, office, server, and cluster users.

Yellow Dog Linux is based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux/CentOS and relies on the RPM Package Manager.
YUP (Yellow Dog Updater) has been specially created for Yellow Dog Linux, and was adapted for other RPM based distributions with the name YUM (Yellowdog Updater, Modified).

The first release of Yellow Dog Linux was published in 1999.
Started from version 5, Yellow Dog Linux uses Enlightenment as its default desktop, but others DE’s like KDE, Gnome or Xfce were available too.
The last version 7.0 was released in 2012.

The system includes user applications such as:
– Ekiga – a voice-over-IP and videoconferencing application
– GIMP – a raster graphics editor
– Gnash – a free Adobe Flash player
– gThumb – an image viewer
– Mozilla Firefox – a web browser
– Mozilla Thunderbird – an e-mail and news client
– OpenOffice.org – an office suite
– Pidgin – an instant messaging and IRC client
– Rhythmbox – a music player
– Noatun and Totem – media players


Yellow Dog Linux 6.2 20090629 PowerPC DVD 3.7GB.iso
md5sum: 91e3f6f7dafbae427c16eb8ebd80fc3f



Web site: http://illumian.org
Origin: Unknown
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: Text based
Architecture: x86, x86_64
Based on: Nexenta OS
Media: Install CD
The last version | Released: 1.0 | February 01, 2012

illumian – an open-source operating system that combines technologies from Nexenta OS, OpenIndiana and Debian GNU/Linux.
illumian is a successor of a discontinued Nexenta OS which appears to be made by a merge of the Nexenta OS and OpenIndiana development teams.

illumian uses illumos kernel and Debian’s userland, including APT package manager. illumian is available as dual-arch installable CD ISO image that includes software packages optimized for both the 32-bit and 64-bit architectures.

The first (and the last) release of the illumian distribution includes only a minimal collection of packages, similar to what is installed using the OpenIndiana “text mode” installer. This distribution uses the same versions of externally maintained packages as the OpenIndiana project uses, most of which are maintained in the illumos-userland gate.


illumian 1.0 i386/amd64 537MB.iso
md5sum: 13f23bc0582ed7e097e5bcd9c007db5f


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.


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

Nexenta OS

Nexenta OS

Web site: www.nexenta.org (not active)
Origin: USA
Category: Desktop, Server
Desktop environment: Text based
Architecture: x86, x86_64
Based on: OpenSolaris
Wikipedia: Nexenta OS
Media: Install CD
The last version | Released: 3.1.3 | October 31, 2012

Nexenta OS (Nexenta Core Platform) – an open source operating system based on OpenSolaris kernel and Ubuntu userland.

The project started after Sun Microsystems started the OpenSolaris project in June 2005.
The 1st version of Nexenta OS was released in February 2008, and was based on OpenSolaris b82 and Ubuntu 6.06 “Dapper Drake”.
The 2nd version was released in May 2009, and was using packages of Ubuntu 8.04 “Hardy Heron” LTS and OpenSolaris kernel b104.
The 3rd one 3.0 released in August 2010, was using he same userland of Ubuntu 8.04 and OpenSolaris kernel b134.
In late 2011 the Nexenta OS brand was terminated and replaced with Illumian, which is derived from community development for illumos and OpenIndiana.

The installation CD installs the core system only, with 32 or 64 bit kernel.
Updates and new packages (deb) can be installed via APT (Advanced Packaging Tool) from the official Nexenta repositories (not active).

There is NexentaStor – a proprietary operating system built on top of the Nexenta Core Platform, optimized for use in virtualized server environments including NAS, iSCSI, and Fibre Channel applications, and is built around the ZFS file system.


Nexenta Core Platform 3.0.1-b134 i386/x86_64 InstallCD 562MB.iso
md5sum: 6146aad28f3de98e79f47793c717948c


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.

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.


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




Web site: www.m0n0.ch
Origin: Switzerland
Category: Firewall, Mini distribution
Desktop environment: Text based, Web GUI
Architecture: x86
Based on: FreeBSD
Wikipedia: mOnOwall
Media: Live CD/USB/Install CD/USB
The last version | Released: 1.8.1 | January 15, 2014
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mOnOwall – a FreeBSD based operating system which provides configured and ready to use firewall. mOnOwall provides a very small image which can be put on Compact Flash cards, CD-ROMs or installed on hard disks.

mOnOwall features:
– Stateful packet filter firewall
– IPsec and PPTP VPNs
– Inbound and Outbound Network Address Translation
– Captive portal
– Traffic shaper
– Inbound and Outbound port filtering
– Support for 802.1q compatible VLANs
– Multiple IP addresses on LAN and WAN ports

Unlike other operating systems, mOnOwall stores its configuration in one single XML text file.

The founder of mOnOwall is Manuel Kasper.
After 12 years of development, on February 15, 2015 the project has ended.

There are a few forks of mOnOwall available, such as: t1n1wall, SmallWall, m0n0wall mod, pfSense, OPNsense.


mOnOwall 1.8.1 PC i386 24MB.iso
md5sum: 5b2d536e2b69800fa9f6a7b10b645f6b
mOnOwall 1.8.1 PC i386 USB Image 11.6MB.img
md5sum: e18e752577e24c7a61df525e4d962b4a
mOnOwall 1.8.1 PC-Serial i386 USB Image 11.6MB.img
md5sum: 5f449407e78919c41039fe4343dad72a