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.


No download is available.




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.


TurboLinux 6.0 Server i386 479MB.iso
md5sum: 98374dd86262d3623d2f45b92ca7a1a9


Miko GNYO/Linux

Miko GNYO/Linux

  • Web site: miko.gnyo.org
  • Origin: Japan
  • Category: Desktop
  • Desktop environment: Gnome
  • Architecture: x86
  • Based on: Ubuntu
  • Wikipedia:
  • Media: Live DVD
  • The last version | Released: 4.8 | January 9, 2012

Miko GNYO/Linux – a live Linux distribution based on Ubuntu with Xen Virtual Machine Monitor.

The latest version comes with GNOME desktop environment and Japanese language as default.

An older version was based on Debian GNU/Linux and featured Xfce desktop environment.


Miko GNYO/Linux 3.0S Core i386 1.0GB.iso
md5sum: 5634da3c29b6f5c19ed5e31704714be2



Mach Boot

Web site: www.machboot.com
Origin: Japan
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: IceWM
Architecture: x86
Based on: Debian
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: ? | ?

MACH BOOT (“Mach” as in “Supersonic Speed”) – a Linux distribution, based on Debian GNU/Linux, shipped with the Linux kernel 2.6.16, X.Org 7.0 and IceWM window manager.

MACH BOOT claims to be the fastest booting live Linux distro ever, it could boot in 5.68 seconds from power on to X server and a window manager.

The project founder is Jun Okajima.


MACH BOOT i386 246MB.iso
md5sum: 9bfd7a059d1395ffeabcec73535fa519




Web site: www.fml.org/software/fdgw/
Origin: Japan
Category: Router
Desktop environment: CLI
Architecture: x86
Based on: NetBSD
Media: Live
The last version | Released: 1.6.1 | February 2, 2004

fdgw – a one floppy version of NetBSD/i386, it can run on old machines without HDD and you can use it as small router, natbox or ADSL router. It is a minimal operating system.

Since the floppy size is very limited, it is not possible to build all-in-one box. So, “fdgw” provides several models for several purposes. Each model has different built-in applications and kernel configurations. For example, simplest model, “natbox” model supports IPv6 but ADSL router model not support v6 since ADSL router needs more programs, such as pppd and rp-pppoe, than natbox model.

fdgw is a tool kit to make one floppy version NetBSD from NetBSD source itself. Fundamental usage of fdgw is router (IP forwarding equipment). The “natbox” is a basic router. This model supports both IPv4/IPv6, NAT and DHCP by default. For example, you can use this as a pseudo firewall for your home.

There is ADSL router model (image file is “adslrouter.img”). This model supports NAT, DHCP, and PPPoE (pppd and rp-pppoe) for ADSL.
Fdgw supports many network interfaces in ISA, PCI, PCMCIA and CARDBUS bus as could as possible on NetBSD.

The project developer is Ken’ichi Fukamachi.


adslrouter i386 1.44MB.img
md5sum: 21fbf05318adc18323641d7621cb619a
bridge i386 1.44MB.img
md5sum: 6c98b1a89fd3d50a59f52f6f22c39876
mcastrouter6 i386 1.44MB.img
md5sum: 43b83556221dc7267df7a6d8bb29f895
natbox i386 1.44MB.img
md5sum: 4b87527e6795deda8b4c41b8a4c2e205
riprouter i386 1.44MB.img
md5sum: 193bfd9a2ef3d97bafeb5fa86dc17995


Linux for PlayStation 2


Web site: playstation2-linux.com (not active)
Origin: Japan
Category: Game
Desktop environment: ?
Architecture: PS2
Based on: MNU/Linux
Wikipedia: PlayStation 2
Media: Install
The last version | Released: ? | 2009 ?

PS2 Linux (Linux for PlayStation 2 or PS2 Linux Kit) – a kit released by Sony in 2002 for the PlayStation 2 console. The kit includes GNU/Linux based operating system, keyboard, mouse, video adapter, network adapter and 40 GB hard drive, and allows the PlayStation 2 console to be used as a personal computer.

Only the SCPH-30000 model of the PS2 console is officially adapted to run Linux. The SCPH-50000 model allows you to run Linux only after updating the network adapter driver. The SCPH-70000 and SCPH-90000 versions (slim version) do not work with Linux on PS2 at all.

PS2 Linux distribution is based on Kondara MNU/Linux, a Japanese distribution itself based on Red Hat Linux.

Before installing the system, the console memory card must be formatted, which means that all game state records are removed from it.


Kondara MNU/Linux

Kondara MNU/Linux

Web site: www.kondara.org (not active)
Origin: Japan
Category: Desktop, Server
Desktop environment: AfterStep, Blackbox, Fluxbox, GNOME, KDE, WindowMaker
Architecture: x86
Based on: Red Hat
Wikipedia (JA): Kondara MNU/Linux
Media: Install
The last version | Released: 2.1 | March 18, 2002

Kondara MNU/Linux – a Linux distribution based on the Red Hat Linux and is precompiled for Pentium or Alpha systems.
The main focus of Kondara MNU/Linux appears to be on creating an open source distribution that supports Japanese and places heavy emphasis on graphics.

Kondara comes in two versions: one that is aimed at desktop systems and another that is aimed at server systems. This clearly shows that a Linux system can work equally well as desktop workstation, server or both at once.

Kondara MNU/Linux includes a separate applications CD-ROM, packed with RPM packages, along with Sun’s StarOffice 5.2. As in most RPM packages, there are separate directories for i586 (Intel), Alpha, and noarch (short for no architecture) for packages not specific to any architecture.

The “MNU” is an expression of a sound made when you touch a penguin, and is derived from “Mount is Not Umount”.

The project was under development between 1999 and 2002.


No download is available


Accelerated KNOPPIX

Accelerated KNOPPIX

Web site: www.alpha.co.jp/en/
Origin: Japan
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: KDE
Architecture: x86
Based on: KNOPPIX
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 1.1 | June 13, 2006
Zobacz po polsku Zobacz po polsku: KNOPPIX

Accelerated KNOPPIX – a fast-booting variant of the popular KNOPPIX live CD.

A cloop profiler is developed in order to grasp the access situation of CD.
The customized live scripts reducing the CD boot time to under 60 seconds, while maintaining the full functionality of the distribution.

The live system features KDE desktop environment with a nice set of pre-installed applications.
The latest version 1.1 of the Accelerated KNOPPIX was released in 2006.
The system was maintained by Alpha Systems Inc. from Japan.


Accelerated KNOPPIX 1.1 i386 713MB.iso
md5sum: 6c565d0fa7343d007a0e3b9832078937


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