ERPOSS

ERPOSS

Web site: bsi.bund.de/produkte/erposs/ (not active)
Origin: Germany
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: KDE
Architecture: x86
Based on: Debian
Wikipedia (DE): Behördendesktop
Media: Install DVD
The last version | Released: 4 | March 8, 2006

ERPOSS – a Debian based Linux distribution released as the government desktop by the Federal Office for Information Security (BSI), which was developed in cooperation with Credativ GmbH from Jülich. The idea was to offer public administrations inexpensive and secure software solutions.

Debian GNU/Linux “Sarge” was expanded to include OpenOffice.org and KDE 3.3.2. The installation was greatly simplified and automatic hardware detection replaced manual editing of many configuration files.

Other desktops such as Gnome or WindowMaker were missing to make the distribution applicable for the easy setup of uniform PCs with a graphical user interface, web browser (Firefox) and OpenOffice.org office software.

Special features of the ERPOSS4 government desktop:
– Encryption of the file system (installation CD only)
– Pre-configured and activated personal firewall
– KMail email software with integrated virus and spam protection and encryption
– Pre-configuration to participate in the administrative PKI

System requirements of the ERPOSS3 government desktop:
– x86-compatible processor of the 486 generation or better
– At least 128 MB RAM
– Bootable CD-ROM drive
– Serial, PS/2 or USB mouse

The project was declared “outdated” by the BSI in 2008 and will no longer be continued.

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ERPOSS 4 Install i386 2.29GB.iso
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Thiz Linux

Thiz Linux

Web site: thizlinux.com (not active)
Origin: Hong Kong
Category: Desktop, Server
Desktop environment: GNOME, KDE
Architecture: x86
Based on: Fedora
Wikipedia:
Media: Live
The last version | Released: 7.0 | May 10, 2003

Thiz Linux – a Fedora based Linux distribution created by the Hong Kong company ThizLinux Labratory Ltd. Products include Thiz Linux Desktop, Thiz Office (an Open Office clone localized for Hong Kong users), and Thiz Server.

The desktop version features applications such as: KDE desktop (GNOME is also available), Mozilla, Evolution, AbiWord, GIMP, Xine (gxine), Gaim, AOL Instant Messenger, Licq.

The last version of Thiz Linux 7.0 was launched on May 10, 2003.

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Thiz Linux 7.0 oem i386 677MB.iso
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MIZI Linux

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Web site: mizi.com (not active)
Origin: South Korea
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: GNOME, IceWM, KDE, WindowMaker
Architecture: x86
Based on: Red Hat
Wikipedia:
Media: Install
The last version | Released: 2.0.4 | September 14, 2002

MIZI Linux – a commercial Linux distribution based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux, aimed at business, school, office and home users.

The deployment utilized the GNOME, KDE, WindowMaker, and IceWM desktop environments, and supports the 32-bit x86 computer architecture.

The first version was launched in 1998. The latest version was 2.0.4 which was launched on September 14, 2002.

The project was developed by the MIZI Research, a South Korean company founded in 1997, acquired by Wind River Systems in 2008.

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GenieOS

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Web site: genieos.toluenterprises.com (not active)
Origin: USA
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: GNOME, KDE
Architecture: x86
Based on: Debian
Wikipedia:
Media: Install
The last version | Released: 0.5 | December 18, 2005

GenieOS (previously: Debian Pure) – a single-CD Debian with GNOME and a few popular extras, such as pre-configured browser plugins and multimedia support. GenieOS helps new users install a standard Debian desktop, along with common third-party plugins that are not distributed through official Debian packages (DVD player, Flash, Sun Java, and MPlayer).

The last version of GenieOS is based on Debian “Sarge”.
There was also an additional release – a remastered edition of PCLinuxOS for the GNOME fans.

The project founder is Rober Tolu.

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Buffalo Linux

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Web site: mcalesterlinux.net (not active)
Origin: USA
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: Blackbox, Fluxbox, GNOME, IceWM, KDE, WindowMaker, Xfce
Architecture: x86
Based on: Slackware
Wikipedia (NO): Buffalo Linux
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 1.7.3 | May 8, 2005

Buffalo Linux – a Linux distribution, a derivative of VectorLinux and thus also Slackware, and was intended for the 32-bit architecture i686. The target group users is a small companies within the business sector. The distribution came pre-installed with IBM DB2 and Oracle Database, Microsoft products, and CodeWeavers as well. The distribution cost US $ 25.

The distribution supported the i486 platform. It used the Blackbox, Fluxbox, IceVM and WindowMaker window managers and the GNOME, KDE and Xfce desktop environments.

Version 1.05 was launched on December 28, 2003, and the latest version 1.7.5 was launched on May 8, 2005.

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NordisKnoppix

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Web site: home.broadpark.no/~aklepp/newton/knoppix/NORDISKNOPPIX/ (not active)
Origin: Norway
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: Fluxbox, IceWM, KDE, WindowMaker, Xfce
Architecture: x86
Based on: Knoppix
Wikipedia:
Media: Live
The last version | Released: 2003-09-23 | October 2003

NordisKnoppix – a version of Klaus Knopper’s Knoppix, supporting Nordic and Baltic languages, and maintained by Conrad Newton.

Presently, the supported languages include:
– Danish
– Estonian
– Finnish
– Faroese
– Icelandic
– Latvian
– Lithuanian
– Northern sami
– Norwegian bokmål
– Norwegian nynorsk
– Swedish
– US English
to the extent that Debian packages for these languages are available, and that they fit on the CD.
Aside from the Nordic/Baltic language components, NordisKnoppix is the same as standard Knoppix.

When the computer starts up, you have the opportunity to choose the language and several other parameters that will be used throughout your NordisKnoppix session. You do this by typing in the appropriate “boot options” as soon as the “boot:” prompt appears on the screen. Failure to type in any of these options will result in the default US English.

Native-language boot-floppies may be found in the “boot-floppies” directory, where the file README.native-language describes how to modify the CD so that it defaults to your native language.

The project was active between March and November 2003.
The latest version of NordisKnoppix is based on Knoppix 3.2 (?).

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Slamd64

Slamd64

Web site: slamd64.com (not active)
Origin: UK
Category: Desktop, Server
Desktop environment: Blackbox, Fluxbox, KDE, WindowMaker, Xfce
Architecture: x86_64
Based on: Slackware
Wikipedia: Slamd64
Media: Install CD/DVD
The last version | Released: 12.2 | February 2, 2009

Slamd64 – the first unofficial port of Slackware to the x86-64 architecture. The project started (the first alpha release) in January 2005, and finished in 2009. Support for 32-bit binaries was removed for the 11.0 release, but was reintroduced in the 12.0 release.

The latest version of Slamd64 12.2 features packages such as:
– Linux kernel 2.6.27.7
– GCC 4.2.4
– Apache HTTPD 2.2.10, with SSL support and PHP 5.2.8
– KDE 3.5.10
– XFCE 4.4.3
– Mozilla Firefox 3.0.5
– Mozilla Thunderbird 2.0.0.19
– Sun Java (JRE and JDK) 6u11

Slamd64 12.2 provides seamless FHS-compliant 32-bit compatibility, via a multilib system (/lib for 32-bit libraries and /lib64 for 64-bit libraries). This provides easier and increased support for both existing 32-bit software (in most cases, you can just install a package designed for Slackware with no special work needed), and for 64-bit binaries too (which require /lib64/ld-linux-x86-64.so.2 to be present) such as the NVidia drivers, without requiring compatability symlinks which clutter the root directory and remove the separation of 32 and 64-bit binaries.

The project founder is Fred Emmott.

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Slamd64 12.2 Install d1 amd64 660MB.iso
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Slamd64 12.2 Install d2 amd64 621MB.iso
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Slamd64 12.2 Install d3 amd64 358MB.iso
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Slamd64 12.2 Install d4 amd64 660MB.iso
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Slamd64 12.2 DVD amd64 4.3GB.iso
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Slamd64 12.2 Mini amd64 21MB.iso
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Bluewhite

Bluewhite

Web site: bluewhite-linux.com
Origin: Romania
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: KDE, Xfce
Architecture: x86_64
Based on: Slackware
Wikipedia (PL): Bluewhite64
Media: Live, Install
The last version | Released: 13.0 | November 16, 2009

Bluewhite – a complex, reliable, scalable open source pure 64-bit Linux distribution that runs on 64-bit single and multicore servers and workstations.

This project was started in May 2006 and was built from Slackware – current sources using the existing 64-bit multilib toolchain from the Slamd64 Linux to create a new 64-bit non-multilib toolchain in order to build the rest of the programs.

Apart from the standard edition there are live versions, namely LiveDVD and miniLive. These versions have their base root in the standard edition and offer extra packages created by the Bluewhite Linux community . The purpose of these live versions is to serve as a preview to those who wish to try the standard edition but don’t want to install it yet, as well as providing some new features.

Bluewhite Linux LiveDVD and miniLive are targeted toward beginners. A new distribution tends to make people skeptical, so I wanted to give them a chance to test Bluewhite Linux without installing it by using a bootable media. They include Bluewhite Linux standard edition plus some extra packages.

The project founder is Attila Craciun.

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Bluewhite 13.0 Install CD1 x86_64 538MB.iso
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Bluewhite 13.0 Install CD2 x86_64 633MB.iso
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Bluewhite 13.0 Install CD3 x86_64 623MB.iso
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Bluewhite 13.0 LiveDVD x86_64 2.03GB.iso
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SOT Linux

SOT Linux

Web site: sot.com | sotlinux.org | bestlinux.net (not active)
Origin: Finland
Category: Desktop, Server
Desktop environment: GNOME, KDE
Architecture: x86
Based on: Red Hat
Wikipedia:
Media: Install CD
The last version | Released: 2003 | 2003

SOT Linux (previously: LBA Linux, Best Linux) – freely distributable, Open Source software.

LBA-Linux R1 Release is distributed as a single Foundation CD containing the LBA-Linux Installer, and two optional bonus software CDs.
The Foundation CD is all you need to install LBA-Linux R1 Release as a functional desktop system. Boot from the Foundation CD to run LBA-Linux’s unique “5-click” installation program.
The second CD contains additional software that lets you extend LBA-Linux R1 Release with the KDE desktop and a variety of multimedia applications.
The third CD includes a wealth of development software for programmers and developers.

The latest LBA-Linux release includes the Linux kernel 2.6.3, providing the best support for the latest hardware, and modern desktops: KDE 3.2, GNOME 2.5.90, gtk2 2.3.4 and XFree 4.30.

LBA-Linux R1 Release requires the following minimum system requirements:
– Processor: 400 MHz Pentium II or better
– RAM: 192MB
– Hard drive: 1.5GB

SOT Linux Copyright SOT Finnish Software Engineering Ltd. and others.

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SOT Linux 2003 Desktop i386 663MB.iso
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SOT Linux 2003 Desktop SL i386 522MB.iso
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SOT Linux 2003 Server i386 624MB.iso
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SOT Linux 2003 Server SL i386 474MB.iso
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LBA Linux 2003 R1 i386 518MB.iso
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LBA Linux 2003 R1 CD2 i386 486MB.iso
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LBA Linux 2003 R1 CD3 i386 620MB.iso
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Best Linux 2000 R3 FINAL i386 604MB.iso
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OpenLX

OpenLX

Web site: openlx.com
Origin: India
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: KDE
Architecture: x86
Based on: Linux Mint
Wikipedia:
Media: Live DVD
The last version | Released: 17 | May 19, 2015

OpenLX Linux – a Linux distribution aims to offer an Enterprise-grade Linux to the widest spectrum of users, right from the individuals wanting a freely download-able/exchangeable one, right up-to the large-Enterprise that needs 24/7/365 support with complete aspects of Installation-Maintenance-Support-Training aspects being taken care of at a single point.

OpenLX Linux will be a meeting point of Indian-techies, giving space and recognition to their initiatives and activities and giving them a platform that will be truly their own. OpenLX, with Technical Universities and colleges, intends launching initiatives for Education-Industry interface to give a strong push to create entrepreneurs based on Linux.

OpenLX Linux Desktop provides a cost-effective alternative to proprietary operating systems. OpenLX Linux Desktop makes it extremely attractive to those businesses that don’t have a big budget but still want reliable, secure desktop for their users.

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OpenLX Linux 17 Desktop i386 1.66GB.iso
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