Source Mage

Source Mage

Web site: www.sourcemage.org
Origin: USA
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: AfterStep, Blackbox, Fluxbox, GNOME, i3, IceWM, JWM, KDE, Openbox, Ratpoison, Razor-Qt, WindowMaker, Xfce
Architecture: x86, x86_64
Based on: Independent
Wikipedia: Source Mage
Media: Install CD
The last version | Released: 0.10.0 | June 7, 2009
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Source Mage – an independent and a source-based GNU/Linux distribution, originally forked from Sorcerer.

Sorcerer GNU/Linux distribution has been released in 2000 by Kyle Sallee. The project was closed down in 2002, after Chuck Mead forked it into Lunar Linux. The remaining Sorcerer GNU/Linux development team brought the Sorcerer back and continued development. Due to Sorcerer licensing, the new form changed its name to Source Mage.

Packages to be installed, are automatically downloaded, compiled, and then installed. Each package is called a “spell”, and its package management program is called “sorcery”. To install a package the user must “cast” that spell. A set of available spells is called a “grimoire”. To uninstall a package the user must “dispel” the spell.

The installable iso images were available for i486, x86_64 and PowerPC machines.

Download

Source Mage 0.10.0 i686 298MB.iso.bz2
md5sum: 34d13dd8c8952699c5564ab88ebef44b
Source Mage 0.10.0 RC1 x86_64 407MB.iso.bz2
md5sum: 46a06a7adda743488d7fd933db96284b

 

MilaX

MilaX

Web site: www.milax.org (not active)
Origin: Russia
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: JWM
Architecture: x86, sparc64
Based on: OpenSolaris
Wikipedia:
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 0.5 | February 15, 2010

MilaX (formerly: Damn Small Solaris) – a small size Live CD based on OpenSolaris which runs completely off a CD or a USB pendrive.

It was designed to run graphical applications on older PC hardware, netbooks and can be installed on storage media with small capacities, like bootable business cards, USB flash drives, various memory cards, and Zip drives.

MilaX also it is possible to use as Rescue-CD.
It comes with some applications pre-installed, such as:
– text editors: Beaver and Vim
– file managers: Midnight Commander and emelFM
– multimedia player: XMMS
– office: Xpdf PDF document viewer
– system: VNC viewer remote desktop viewer, Rdesktop remote connection manager, fbxkb keyboard indicator and switcher, Torsmo system monitoring utility
– net: AxyFTP FTP client, Irssi IRC client, Midori web browser

The last version of MilaX 0.5 is based on OpenSolaris b128a, and was released February 15, 2010.

Version 0.5 requires at least 256MB RAM and a Pentium or Celeron to boot into a X desktop.
128MB RAM is sufficient for booting into Command-Line mode.

There is not an iso image available any more, only a VirtualBox disk is ready to download.

Download

Milax 0.5 Netinstall i386 95MB.iso
md5sum: 1d611305c8777879a0e02f7ea7b738f5
Milax 0.5 i386 VirtualBox Image 160MB.7z (290MB unzipped)
md5sum: dd978a00e6d5fa491d2582e4b0f85d5c

 

Damn Small Linux

Damn Small Linux

Web site: www.damnsmalllinux.org
Origin: USA
Category: Desktop, Mini distribution
Desktop environment: Fluxbox, JWM
Architecture: x86
Based on: Knoppix
Wikipedia: Damn Small Linux
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 4.11 RC2 | September 26, 2012
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Damn Small Linux (DSL) – a small, business card size computer operating system based on Knoppix. It was designed to run graphical environment and applications on old PC machines with 486 Pentium processors and very little memory.

DSL was originally created and maintained by John Andrews. For five years the community included Robert Shingledecker who created the MyDSL system, DSL Control Panel and other features. After that, Robert quit the project and continues his work on Tiny Core Linux which he created in April 2008.

Beside its small size, DSL features complete desktop and a set of applications for any purpose, such as:
– Mulitmedia: XMMS
– Net: AxyFTP client, Dillo, Netrik and Firefox web browsers, Naim client of AIM, ICQ, IRC, SSH/SCP server and client, DHCP client, PPP, PPPoE, a web server,
– Office: Siag spreadsheet, Sylpheed email, spellcheck, Ted word-processor, text editors: Beaver, Vim, and Nano, Xpdf, calculator
– Graphics: mtPaint raster graphics editor, xzgv image viewer
– System: DFM and emelFM file managers, VNCviwer Remote Desktop Connection client, tools for system monitoring, USB support
– Window Managers: JWM and Fluxbox

The last stable version of DSL 4.4.10 was released in 2008.
After 3 years of stagnation, new, testing versions 4.11 rc1 and rc2 showed up as the last ones.

Download

Damn Small Linux 4.11 rc2 i386 50.4MB.iso
md5sum: 4b61c7892eefc23b71d4931bdcc3f1f1
Damn Small Linux 4.4.10 i386 49.9MB.iso
md5sum: 5cb7e0d4506c249b78bbe0cd4695b865
Damn Small Linux 3.4 Embedded i386 50.8MB.zip
md5sum: 99e336df554764675dc23b4e2bd92186