VMKnoppix

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Web site: rcis.aist.go.jp/project/knoppix/vmknoppix/index-en.html (not active)
Origin: Japan
Category: Specialist
Desktop environment: KDE
Architecture: x86
Based on: Knoppix
Wikipedia:
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 20080519 | May 2008

VMKnoppix (previously: Xenoppix) – a Linux live CD based on Knoppix distro, which ships with all the well-known virtualization solutions: Xen, KVM, VirtualBox, QEMU and KQEMU, UserModeLinux. The developer also supply the Inetboot and Etherboot/GPXE tools to support loading of network-based boot images.

Features:
– it’s a live CD distribution, which means you don’t have to install/reinstall the OS on your hard drive just because you want to try out some virtualization technology
– most of virtualization solutions as part of the distribution – you don’t have to search for their latest versions, you don’t need to compile anything – all the tools are ready for immediate use
– great virtualization playground – you’re unlikely to find something as suitable and as useful for your virtualization experiments

The latest live system is based on Knoppix Version 3.5.1.

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ROSLIMS

ROSLIMS

Web site: umftgm.ro/roslims/ (not active)
Origin: Romania
Category: Education
Desktop environment: Fluxbox, IceWM, KDE, WindowMaker, Xfce
Architecture: x86, x86_64
Based on: Knoppix
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Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 1.2 | September 6, 2005

ROSLIMS (ROmanian Simple Linux for Medical Students) – a live Linux distribution based on Knoppix. Version 1.2 developed in order to be a first Romanian open source educational platform, respectively to bring to the local IT landscape a viable Linux desktop solution, similar in functionality to proprietary operation systems (Windows, Mac OS) and to be easy to use.

The ROSLIMS distribution is characterized by:
– simplicity in use (due to hardware detection and self-configuration facilities, respectively the classic user interface);
– full support for Romania (user interface, mapping the Romanian keyboard in Windows style, a series of TrueType fonts for Central Europe, etc.);
– very good compatibility with established office suites;
– easy installation of new applications by providing local support for cmg files for the first time (klik.atekon.de), a technology that excludes the possibility of incompatibilities at the library level between certain versions of programs and ensures a simple installation, such as point-and-click;
– a wide variety of pre-installed software, including complex educational suites (KDE Education) or emulators of other operating systems – Wine;
– user interface of your choice in Romanian (default) and English, etc.

Via ROSLIMS you can access almost all types of common applications, all free:
– OpenOffice office suite, Abiword text editor, Gnumeric spreadsheet program. These applications ensure very good compatibility, at the level of file formats, with commercial suites;
– graphics applications: GIMP and Inkscape;
– multimedia software: Audacity, Xine and others;
– system administration tools: ethereal, tcpdump, etc.;
– Internet services: HTTP (Apache), FTP, SMTP, POP3;
– Internet access programs: Web browsers (Mozilla suite, Konqueror, Lynx), IRC (XChat), video conferencing (GnomeMeeting), e-mail (Kmail, Thunderbird) and more.

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PilotLinux

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Web site: pilotlinux.nl (not active)
Origin: Netherlands
Category: Thin Client
Desktop environment: CLI
Architecture: x86
Based on: Knoppix
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Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 2.1 beta1 | August 5, 2004

PilotLinux – a thin client LiveCD Linux distribution, based on Knoxppix.

The LiveCD features a kit for working as a “thin” client. Supported protocols Microsoft Terminal Server, X-Protocol, VNC.

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Penguin Sleuth

Penguin Sleuth

Web site: linux-forensics.com (not active)
Origin: USA
Category: Forensics
Desktop environment: Fluxbox, IceWM, KDE, WindowMaker
Architecture: x86
Based on: Knoppix
Wikipedia:
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 1.0 beta1 | July 5, 2003

Penguin Sleuth – a Knoppix based bootable CD and a Vmware virtual platform. The Penguin Sleuth Kit adapts a great Linux resource to include tools that are useful when performing a forensic computer analysis & Security Auditing.

The Sleuth Kit (TSK) is a library and collection of Unix- and Windows-based utilities for extracting data from disk drives and other storage so as to facilitate the forensic analysis of computer systems.

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Penguin Sleuth 2003-07-05 i386 689MB.iso
md5sum: 8a0b0554ba8bacd17325faf570249dc9

 

DRUPPIX

DRUPPIX

Web site: sourceforge.net/projects/druppix/
Origin:
Category: CMS
Desktop environment: LXDE
Architecture: x86
Based on: Knoppix
Wikipedia:
Media: Live DVD
The last version | Released: 030 | January 16, 2012

DRUPPIX – a GNU/Linux distribution to learn Drupal CMS, based on Knoppix. It has a LAMP server running and Drupal 6.19 and Drupal 7, phpMyAdmin, Gimp, Inkscape, Open Atrium, PresFlow and other tools.

The project founder is Alberto Torreblanca.

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DRUPPIX 030 SLG i386 999MB.iso
md5sum: d9b8d0a4eda91792e7a78e9aea9b6566

 

Condorux

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Web site: infouni.edu.pe/apesol/ (not active)
Origin: Peru
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: GNOME, IceWM, Xfce
Architecture: x86
Based on: Knoppix
Wikipedia:
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: Killa beta | January 3, 2005

Condorux – a meta-distribution of the GNU/Linux operating system, the first version is originally based on KNOPPIX, which in turn it is based on Debian.

This distribution has been adapted and modified to be distributed with software commonly used. This meta-distribution is a way of presenting free software to people who have not had any contact with this type of software, allowing them to experiment and work with it without installation on a computer’s hard drive.

CONDORUX is licensed under the GNU/GPL license, so you can redistribute, modify, copy and study this software under the terms of this license.

The first version (0.1) had preinstalled the following software:
* OpenOffice.org 1.0.2
* GNOME 2
* KDE 3
* Kernel 2.4.20
* Gimp 1.2.3
* wine
* mozilla 1.3.1
* mozilla-firebird
* synaptic 0.25
* and many more additional programs …

Condorux was developed by the Peruvian Association of Free Software (APESOL).
The developers of the project are: Rudy Godoy, Carlos Horna, Ernesto Quiñones.

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Zopix

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Web site: zopix.org (not active)
Origin: Zopix
Category: Specialist
Desktop environment: CLI
Architecture: x86
Based on: Knoppix
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Media: Live
The last version | Released: 0.5 (?) | February 2004

Zopix – ​​a Linux distribution, a remaster of Knoppix 3.3. It is a demo CD centered around the Zope application server. A selection of Zope products is presented, including Plone, CPS, Zwook, Zwiki, Fcforum.

Zopix has been designed to easily create a live CD with your own personalized Zope content. Changes compared to Knoppix 3.3: Open Office has been removed for reasons of space. When starting two Zope instances launch automatically: one for CPS, and one for the rest (this because CPS uses modified versions of Zope libraries).

Evolutions planned for the next versions:
– Study of different live-distro: Knoppix is ​​a good base but starting from a Knoppix-MIB or a Dynebolic or other remains under study.
– Zope product watch: study existing Zope products in order to integrate the best in Zopix.
– Possibly make a program with GUI to create your personalized Zope demo without using a command line

Zope products installed:
– Zope 2.6.2
– Plone 1.0.5
– CPS 2.1
– Zwook 0.99.4
– CMF Bibliography 0.2
– CMFForum 1.0
– CMF Photo 0.3
– COREBlog 0.52b
– Epoz 0.6.0
– External Editor 0.7.1
– fcForum 2.0.6
– Localizer 1.0.1
– Photo 1.2.3
– PloneChat 0.4
– PlonePopoll-1.0
– CookieCrumbler-1.1
– Squishdot 1.5.0
– ZopeZen 0.5
– ZWiki 0.24

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Stux

Stux

Web site: gpstudio.com
Origin: Italy
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: Blackbox, Fluxbox, KDE, WindowMaker
Architecture: x86
Based on: Knoppix, Slackware
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Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 2.0 | June 5, 2007

Stux – a LiveDistro (CD) Linux distribution from Italy which is based on Slackware and Knoppix. Deployment can automatically load and save configurations and files on writable partitions.

The live system provides a combination of packages of Slackware Linux and kernel, modules and scripts of Knoppix. It includes automatic hardware detection and supports a vast majority of graphics cards, sound cards, SCSI and USB devices and other peripherals.

STUX allows a full system configuration and usage through the STUX-Utilities, an unique, easy-to-use graphical interface specifically designed for STUX distribution.

Slackware users can use and configure STUX as they have always done with normal Slackware installations.

STUX GNU/Linux supports i386 platform and features Blackbox, Fluxbox, WindowMaker and KDE desktop environments on a single CD.

Version 0.5.3 was launched on December 16, 2003, the last version 2.0 was launched on June 5, 2007.

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Stux 1.0 i386 695MB.iso
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Stanix

Stanix

Web site: stanix.sourceforge.net
Origin: Taiwan
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: KDE
Architecture: x86
Based on: Knoppix
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Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: rc4 | March 12, 2007

Stanix – a project based on Knoppix CD, the main goal is to provide a win98 clone of user behaving live-cd add additional tools (with C, perl and shell script) for the Chinese community based on the needs of Chinese speaking users.

Stanix provide a Simple/Stable/Comfortable environment for your desktop without deluxe decoration, easy to use directly, don’t worry about system crash or infected by viruses, let you focus and concentrate on your job.

The live system works on Linux Kernel to 2.6.17.

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Stanix rc4 i386 699MB.iso
md5sum: 156362dd11e77607c870e55b483ed171

 

ParallelKnoppix

ParallelKnoppix

Web site: parallelknoppix.cebacad.net (not active)
Origin: Algeria
Category: Cluster
Desktop environment: KDE
Architecture: x86_64
Based on: Knoppix
Wikipedia:
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 2.8 | November 22, 2007

ParallelKnoppix – a GNU/Linux operating system on Live CD that allows you to develop a Beowulf style cluster, which uses MPI libraries. Open MPI, LAM-MPI and MPICH are installed and ready to use. It allows setting up a cluster of computers for parallel processing using MPI. PK includes extensive examples using MPITB for Gnu Octave.

ParallelKnoppix is a fast and easy way to create a HPC cluster for parallel computing. It takes less than 10 minutes to go from a cold start to having a running cluster. Using virtualization tools, you can create a real PK cluster from any distribution of Linux, or from other popular operating systems.

Clusters from 2 to 200 machines are supported. A cluster created with PK is temporary – nothing is installed to any of the computers in the cluster. It’s also single-user.

ParallelKnoppix is developed principally at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.

The ParallelKnoppix project been renamed to PelicanHPC.

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ParallelKnoppix 2.8 amd64 689MB.iso
md5sum: 9f22eff5d166b70ed7aa2a9b4a23b845