GEOLivre Linux

GEOLivre Linux

Web site: www.geolivre.org.br (not active)
Origin: Brazil
Category: Specialist
Desktop environment: KDE
Architecture: x86
Based on: Kurumin
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Media: Live
The last version | Released: 5.0 | January 22, 2006

GEOLivre Linux – a Kurumin based live CD Linux distribution geared towards geographical use. Among its specialist software one can find MapServer, GRASS, JUMP, QGIS, Thuban, GPSMan, GPSDrive and other related applications.

Between the applications that it includes, they can stand out:
– UMN MapServer, an API for the development of web-based GIS applications.
– PostgreSQL / PostGIS, spatial database system for vector data analysis.
– Open 3D GIS, GIS 3D solution, for advanced visualization of spatial data.
– GMT, collection of tools for manipulation of 2D and 3D geographic data.
– GRASS, a classic in the open-world GIS world.
– UDIG, multi-format GIS application management system.
– JUMP, Java framework for the development of GIS applications.
– Terraview, easy-to-use geographic data visualization system.
– SPRING, a GIS of Brazilian origin and also totally open.
– QGIS, geographic data viewer with friendly interdace.
– Thuban, visualizer written in Python, very friendly.
– MySQL, database system, well known.
– QCAD, free CAD program with lots of useful resources.

This distro has been developed in Brazil by the OpenGEO company, dedicated to geotechnologies and the development of open source corporate applications.

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Dizinha

Dizinha

Web site: dizinha.codigolivre.org.br (not active)
Origin: Brazil
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: IceWM
Architecture: x86
Based on: Kurumin
Wikipedia (PT): Dizinha
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 2a1 | January 12, 2006

Dizinha – a Brazilian distribution especially developed for old computers. It is one of the first distros based on Kurumin.

This distribution runs fast on old machines, on Pentium I processors in as little as 16 MB of RAM.

It has a simple window manager called IceWM and lightweight applications for PC’s users without much processing power. To maintain this compatibility with older hardware, throughout its lifetime developers have maintained the Linux kernel in version 2.4.x.

Using Debian’s own tools, Dizinha Linux is as intuitive as other Debian-based distributions.

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Dizinha 2a1 i386 156MB.iso
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Famelix

Famelix 1.3

Famelix 2.1

Web site: www.famelix.uach.cl (not active)
Origin: Brazil
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: KDE
Architecture: x86
Based on: Knoppix
Wikipedia (ES): Famelix
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 2.1 RC | February 22, 2008

Famelix GNU/Linux – (now known as BRLix) a Brazilian Linux distribution based on Debian GNU/Linux, Knoppix and Kurumin.

Famelix offers a KDE based desktop environment which is looks similar to Windows XP (“Linux with Windows XP appearance”). It helps users migration from an other operating system to a free one. This distribution used elements presented in other distributions like Debian GNU/Linux, Knoppix and Kurumin.

The development of this distribution was carried out by two houses of studies: the Brazilian, Faculdade Metropolitana de Guaramirim (FAMEG) and Chile, Universidad Austral de Chile (UACH).

BRLix, a successor of Famelix, the current distribution of this project tries to offer a similar to Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7 Desktop, making the use even more striking, and even more simplified.

The last release of the project is BRLix 3.9 beta released in March 2016.
New files of BRLix were released in January 2017.

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Famelix 1.3 i386 698MB.iso
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Famelix 2.1-B 714MB.iso
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Kurumin

Kurumin

Web site: www.hardware.com.br/kurumin/
Origin: Brazil
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: KDE
Architecture: x86
Based on: Ubuntu
Wikipedia: Kurumin
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 8.06 | June 18, 2008

Kurumin – a Brazilian Linux distribution based on Knoppix, and later on Ubuntu. Its main features is a hardware auto-detection and full support for Brazilian Portuguese. It uses the KDE desktop environment as default.

Up to version 7.0, the Kurumin was based on Knoppix. Based on Knoppix, Kurumin offers solid hardware detection accuracy and works natively as a live CD, and it’s much easier to install on a hard drive than Knoppix thanks to a set of installation scripts that alleviate a lot the pain in the process. Kurumin comes out of the box with more than 400 small scripts –- most of them embedded in Clica-Aki, Kurumin’s Control Panel -– aimed at making easier some of the usual configuration tasks such as setting up a server, installing softmodems and wireless adapters, and installing new software.

The latest version of Kurumin NG 8.06 was based on Ubuntu 8.04, and was released June 24, 2008. It was discontinued on January 29, 2009.

The project developer is Carlos Morimoto.

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Kurumin 8.06 i386 692MB.iso
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Kurumin 7.0 i386 679MB.iso
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Kurumin 7.0 Light i386 190MB.iso
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Big Linux

Big Linux 3

Big Linux 12.04

Web site: www.biglinux.com.br
Origin: Brazil
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: KDE
Architecture: x86, x86_64
Based on: Ubuntu
Wikipedia (ES): Big Linux
Media: Live DVD
The last version | Released: 19.04 | August 20, 2019

Big Linux – a Brazilian Linux live CD with support for hard disk install and localized into Brazilian Portuguese. Big Linux was based on Kurumin, Knoppix, Kanotix, and the latest version on Kubuntu.

The project started in 2001 by Bruno Gonçalves.
In 2004 the creator and maintainer of BigLinux used Kurumin distribution as a base to the Big Linux.

Big Linux 2.x series offered 4 desktops environments: Gnome, KDE, IceWM and Fluxbox, in addition to a large amount of games and programs, but the main highlight was availability of 3D simulation features for KDE and Gnome environments. It was the first distribution which offered 3D effects on a single CD (?).

Big Linux 3 series was more focused on stability and ease of updating; with that released only two desktops were available. It also reduced the number of programs available on CD. The 3 version was using packages from Debian and Ubuntu.

The first stable version of 4.x was released in August 2008.

Starting form version 11.10, the distribution was based on Kubuntu.

The latest version of Big Linux is 12.04; after that, the project changed its name to Kaiana.

As of August 2019, BigLinux 19.04 released with KDE Plasma and LXQt desktop environments as default.

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Big Linux 19.04 amd64 2.3GB.iso
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Big Linux 12.04 i386 1.34GB.iso
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Big Linux 3 i386 717MB.iso
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