dyne:bolic

dyne:bolic

Web site: www.dynebolic.org
Origin: Italy
Category: Multimedia
Desktop environment: Gnome
Architecture: x86
Based on: Ubuntu
Wikipedia: dyne:bolic
Media: Live DVD
The last version | Released: 3.0 | September 8, 2011
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dyne:bolic – a live Linux distribution based on Ubuntu and targeted to media activists, artists and creators. It is able to recognize automatically most of devices and peripherals such as: sound, video, TV, network cards, firewire, USB devices, etc.

The live system contains a large set of applications which allow manipulation and broadcast of both sound and video with tools to record, edit, encode, and stream.

dyne:bolic is intended to be used as Live CD/DVD and it does not require installation to a hard drive. It is designed to work with old and slow computers, and its kernel is optimized for low latency and for performance.

dyne:bolix 1.x and 2.x was developed independently, and used Window Maker and Xfce desktops. The first version was released in March 2005.
The last version of dyne:bolic 3.0 was based on Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala, used Linux kernel 3.0, Gnome 2 as its default desktop environment, Debian-Live scripts, and was released in September 2011.

The founder and and maintainer is Denis Roio.

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dyne:bolic 3.0 beta4 i386 1.69GB.iso
md5sum: 23371b38a375dfd5efb88872a336c6db

 

eduKnoppix

eduKnoppix

Web site: www.eduknoppix.org (not active)
Origin: Italy
Category: Education
Desktop environment: KDE
Architecture: x86
Based on: Knoppix
Wikipedia (it): eduKnoppix
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 3.0.2 | February 10, 2007

eduKnoppix – an Italian Linux distribution based on Knoppix, designed for teachers and young students between 8 and 15 years old.

eduKnoppix has been especially created for teaching and features pre-installed applications such as:
– Maxima – a computer algebra system
– GNU Octave – a high-level programming language, primarily intended for numerical computations
– Kig – an interactive geometry software
– Dr. Geo – an interactive geometry software
– Kalzium – a periodic table of the elements for KDE Software Compilation 4
– scelix – a scientific software
– GeoGebra – an interactive geometry, algebra, statistics and calculus application
– KmPlot- a mathematical function plotter for the KDE Desktop
– KStars – a planetarium program using the KDE Platform

Other applications:
– Blender, Gimp, OpenOffice.org, Skencil
– Icedove, Iceweasel, KGet, Kopete, Konqueror, Krdc, Sun Jave 5.0
– MPlayer, XMMS, K3b

The default locale is Italian.

eduKnoppix was under development between 2003 and 2007.

Download

eduKnoppix 3.1 rc1 i386 656MB.iso
md5sum: b9d0afaff2d5eeb84945e98b27b837db

 

FreeSBIE

FreeSBIE

Web site: www.freesbie.org
Origin: Italy
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: Xfce, Fluxbox
Architecture: x86
Based on: FreeBSD
Wikipedia: FreeSBIE
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 2.0.1 | February 2, 2007

FreeSBIE – a live CD based on the FreeBSD operating system which works directly from a CD, without touching your hard drive.

The first version of FreeSBIE was released in February 2004, which was based on FreeBSD 5.2.1. The second version sowed up in summer 2015, and the last one 2.0.1 in February 2007, based on FreeBSD 6.2.

The live CD features various applications and tools, such as: X11, Fluxbox, Xfce, Firefox, MPlayer, XMMS, OpenOffice.org, GIMP. The live system does not start the X Server itself, just launches a wallpaper (?) with the project logo. Pressing ‘Esc’ lets you quit and log it to the shell, then type ‘startx’ to launch the default Xfce desktop.

The developer offers a toolkit which can be used for creation of a CD and to make embedded images a-la miniBSD or nanoBSD.

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FreeSBIE 2.0.1 i386 687MB.iso
md5sum: b2f680d27c21bbfaf4fb90dce090a118

 

OpenGEU

OpenGEU

Web site: http://opengeu.intilinux.com/ (not active)
Origin: Italy
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: Enlightenment
Architecture: x86, x86_64
Based on: Ubuntu
Wikipedia: OpenGEU
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 8.10 | March 16, 2009
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OpenGEU – a Linux distribution based on Ubuntu and uses Enlightenment window manager.
The project has started as Geubuntu which featured a mix of GNOME and Enlightenment on the top of Ubuntu 7.04 base. Dut to conflict around the name (included *buntu), the name of it has been changed to OpenGEU.

OpenGEU was presented as an artistic distribution. There are two main themes of OpenGEU were available: Sunshine and Moonlight, as well as a few alternative themes too. Starting with OpenGEU 8.10 Luna Serena, a port of Compiz called Ecomorph has been available for 3D effects.
OpenGEU had pre-installed many e17 modules to easy configure the system and a set of applications from the GNOME desktop.

In January 2010, after releasing the last version of OpenGEU 9.04, the system has been turned to Debian as its base, but any next iso images never been published.

The project started and designed by the Italian artist Luca De Marini (aka TheDarkMaster).

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OpenGEU 8.10 i386 686MB.iso
md5sum: 2e3628b21dba41840a40a5af4561ee34
OpenGEEEU 8.10 i386 702MB.iso
md5sum: 0b50e902ea6d352614d31dd70678e458
OpenGEU 8.10 amd64 702MB.iso
md5sum: d36f296bf73be5ea4ff5719bb361f3ec
OpenGEU 8.04.1 i386 709MB.iso
md5sum: 0099b5f7acedada78fe28ba52fcdb281