Salix OS


Web site:
Origin: Europe
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: Fluxbox, KDE, MATE, Openbox, Ratpoison, Xfce
Architecture: x86, x86_64
Based on: Slackware
Wikipedia: Salix
Media: Live DVD, Install DVD
The last version | Released: 14.2 | August 30, 2016
Zobacz po polsku Zobacz po polsku: Salix

Salix – a Linux distribution based on Slackware and optimized for desktop usage.

Salix OS uses the slapt-get package management tool. It provides the main functionalities of the apt-get variety of package managers. It uses Slackware’s .tgz/.txz package format, but adds dependency resolution management.

Salix offers two versions of iso images: Live and Install, for i686 and x86-64 CPU.
Salix is available in a few desktop editions: MATE, Xfce, Fluxbox, OpenBox, KDE, and Ratpoison.


Salix 14.2 Xfce Install i686 957MB.iso
md5sum: 97ccf919bea44091d0d3f5d6b678202c
Salix 14.2 Xfce Install x86_64 1.01GB.iso
md5sum: e1c13f04d4111fbe8922119adfb77e47

Salix 14.1 Xfce Live i686 746MB.iso
md5sum: 331e55d6d17d22e77703ca9b2f287b42
Salix 14.1 Xfce Live x86_64 790MB.iso
md5sum: 1a6f5e8c37728f58b6770b41fd95d1bf
Salix 13.37 KDE Live i686 726MB.iso
md5sum: 5c1758fabbe25b55052fa96560a7dd2b
Salix 13.37 KDE Live x86_64 746MB.iso
md5sum: 0bb853dd91cdd8ba6eb8292626c048ac
Salix 14.1 Fluxbox Install i686 671MB.iso
md5sum: f2b1969b952f6f46a5f542426f0c397f
Salix 14.1 Fluxbox Install x86_64 613MB.iso
md5sum: 021b9accb0d009fbbd6e03e1ecb4d539
Salix 14.0.1 Ratpoison Install i686 535MB.iso
md5sum: 336bde2de5e763f51ba55ace51c6ec75
Salix 14.0.1 Ratpoison Install x86_64 476MB.iso
md5sum: 5cc194b3064635c195e8dd74b7321c69
Salix 14.1 MATE Install i686 739MB.iso
md5sum: 1b9d403403f5e5730eb55dabb7800fa0
Salix 14.1 MATE Install x86_64 754MB.iso
md5sum: 8b5a20bb7382bb2362ffff978849aa50
Salix 14.1 Openbox Install i686 683MB.iso
md5sum: 86cd754c2366a5ecec0cac63236fb164
Salix 14.1 Openbox Install x86_64 625MB.iso
md5sum: 394240f3e00c8501e03f8878883b253b



Web site:
Origin: United Kingdom
Category: Multimedia
Desktop environment: Xfce
Architecture: x86, x86_64
Based on: Ubuntu
Media: Live CD/DVD
The last version | Released: 9.11 | April 1, 2010
Zobacz po polsku Zobacz po polsku: Puredyne

Puredyne – a Linux distribution, based on Ubuntu and Debian Live, and aimed at creative people, looking for tools outside the standard. It provides the best experimental creative applications alongside a solid set of graphic, audio and video tools in a fast, minimal package. For everything from sound art to innovative film making.

Puredyne contains a set of packages, such as:
– Audio: puredata, supercollider, csound, chuck, ladspa plugins, ardour, audacity, ecasound
– Graphics: gimp, inkscape, fluxus, freej, processing + extras, imagemagick, gthumb, gphoto2
– Multimedia: mplayer, vlc, avidemux, kino, mencoder, transcode, luvcview, xawtv, recordmydesktop
– Streaming: icecast2, ices2, ffmpeg2theora, oggfwd, darkice, darksnow, gstreamer, dvswitch
– Network: firefox, links2, network-manager, wireless-tools, ssh, telnet, gftp, irssi, nfs

Older versions of Puredyne were based on dyne:bolic.

Puredyne development has been made possible by Arts Council England.

The last version of Puredyne 9.11 was released in 2010.


Puredyne 9.11 i386 CD 709MB.iso
md5sum: a9dc9aa95794da316c97c85d2f69750f
Puredyne 9.11 i386 DVD 1.15GB.iso
md5sum: 92bf8d204931352de330398056a7c791
Puredyne 9.11 amd64 DVD 1.14GB.iso
md5sum: d2f68c139fc9119c537555af94ec8b47




Web site:
Origin: Argentina
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: KDE
Architecture: x86, x86_64
Based on: Gentoo
Wikipedia: UTUTO
Media: Live DVD
The last version | Released: XS 2012.04 | April 27, 2012

UTUTO – a Linux distribution based on Gentoo and consisting entirely of free software. It is a desktop system designed to be used by home and office users.

UTUTO is compiled using Gentoo Linux “ebuilds” and “emerge” software. UTUTO uses Ututo-Get, a tool for maintaining a package database modeled after Debian’s APT, but as other Gentoo-based distros, the system is compatible with Portage.

UTUTO was developed by the Universidad Nacional de Salta in Argentina between 2000 and 2012.

There are a few variants of UTUTO, such as:
– Ututo-R which offered the possibility of operating like a software router
– Ututo-e which was the most important derivative of Ututo


UTUTO XS 2012.04 intel32 3.54GB.iso
md5sum: 8c39fa8568d89c8de37085e4f2ee173a
UTUTO XS 2012.04 amd64 3.57GB.iso
md5sum: 59860f6230c8230ed5f19d27856fb859



Ubuntu Warty Warthog

Ubuntu Warty Warthog splash screen    Ubuntu Warty Warthog boot screen

Web site:
Origin: Isle of Man
Category: Desktop, Server
Desktop environment: Unity
Architecture: x86, x86_64, PowerPC, armhf,
Based on: Debian
Wikipedia: Ubuntu
Media: Live DVD, Install (Alternative) CD/DVD
The last version | Released: current |
Zobacz po polsku Zobacz po polsku: Ubuntu

Ubuntu – a Debian-based Linux distribution, with Unity as its default desktop environment for personal computers including laptops, desktops, smartphones and for server machines as well. It is based on free software and named after the Southern African philosophy of Ubuntu (literally, “human-ness”), which often is translated as “humanity towards others”.

The first official Ubuntu release 4.10 (Warty Warthog) was published in October 20, 2004.
Every next release is published in April and October, in a 6 mount cycle.
Every 2 years, Ubuntu is offered as a Long Term Support release (10.04, 12.04, 14.04, etc.).
Up to version 10.10, the main desktop was Gnome 2; starting from version 11.04 the Gnome was replaced by Unity.
Ubuntu is available as a Live, installable iso image, as well as alternative version which provides text based installer only.

Development of Ubuntu is led by UK-based Canonical Ltd., a company owned by South African entrepreneur Mark Shuttleworth.

There are a few official Ubuntu variants shipped with different desktop environment or language, such as:
– Kubuntu – with KDE desktop environment
– Xubuntu – with Xfce
– Lubuntu – with LXDE, targeted to older machines
– Edubuntu – for school environments and home users
– Ubuntu Studio – for professional video and audio editing
– Mythbuntu – designed for creating a home theater PC with MythTV pre-installed
– Ubuntu Kylin – a Chinese version of Ubuntu Desktop
– Ubuntu Gnome – with Gnome 3
– Ubuntu MATE – with MATE (fork Gnome 2)

There is also a large number of derivatives built on the top of Ubuntu.

I provided the first stable iso image of Ubuntu 4.10 to be downloaded.
If you need an up-to-date Ubuntu image, you can download it from the project page or from Ubuntu page.




Web site:
Origin: Italy
Category: Multimedia
Desktop environment: Gnome
Architecture: x86
Based on: Ubuntu
Wikipedia: dyne:bolic
Media: Live DVD
The last version | Released: 3.0 | September 8, 2011
Zobacz po polsku Zobacz po polsku: dyne:bolic

dyne:bolic – a live Linux distribution based on Ubuntu and targeted to media activists, artists and creators. It is able to recognize automatically most of devices and peripherals such as: sound, video, TV, network cards, firewire, USB devices, etc.

The live system contains a large set of applications which allow manipulation and broadcast of both sound and video with tools to record, edit, encode, and stream.

dyne:bolic is intended to be used as Live CD/DVD and it does not require installation to a hard drive. It is designed to work with old and slow computers, and its kernel is optimized for low latency and for performance.

dyne:bolix 1.x and 2.x was developed independently, and used Window Maker and Xfce desktops. The first version was released in March 2005.
The last version of dyne:bolic 3.0 was based on Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala, used Linux kernel 3.0, Gnome 2 as its default desktop environment, Debian-Live scripts, and was released in September 2011.

The founder and and maintainer is Denis Roio.


dyne:bolic 3.0 beta4 i386 1.69GB.iso
md5sum: 23371b38a375dfd5efb88872a336c6db




Web site: (not active)
Origin: USA
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: Window Maker, Xfce
Architecture: x86_64
Based on: Linux Mint
Media: Live DVD
The last version | Released: 2 beta1 | January 15, 2014

DreamStep – a Linux distribution based on Linux Mint and features hybrid Window Maker and Xfce desktop.

DreamStep is a continuation of the Liquid Lemur Window Maker project. It includes updated versions of all the old Lemur tools as well as some new tools. It does not look like a traditional Window Maker setup, but with the provided tools, it can be morphed into the traditional Window Maker look as well as other possible configurations.

The project has been closed as of 2014-11-07.


DreamStep 2 beta1 “Phoenix” x86_64 1.46GB.iso
md5sum: 6016af1c6ab8e13b9948ccb16f46c8bd




Web site:
Origin: Canada
Category: Desktop, Game
Desktop environment: KDE
Architecture: x86
Based on: Slax
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 1.0.8 | December 24, 2009

FortMacTux – a small, fast, and full featured KDE/Slackware-based Linux distribution built on Slax.

It offers a live system based on Linux kernel with no installation necessary, can revitalize old system hardware, and rescue disk to retrieve data from other operating systems. It also features wireless Internet access, video, audio, games, and full productivity suite (, CAD software, financial/banking software, etc.).

FortMacPlus is built around the KDE 3.5 desktop environment, and comes pre-loaded with KDE-specific applications such as: Kopete multi-protocol instant messenger, Konqueror web browser, KMail email client, JuK music player, Akregator news reader, K3b CD/DVD burning software, KOffice office suite.

FortMacTux v1.0.8 GamesPlus also contains:
– FlightGear 1.9.0
– Alice 3D simulation programming
– Duke Nukem 3D
– Blender
– and more…

The last version of FortMacTux 1.0.8 was released in 2009.
he developer of FortMacTux is David Toms.


FortMacTux 1.0.0 i386 596MB.iso
md5sum: e27a8db0c3c770a1e21dc8fca3148231
FortMacTux 1.0.8 GamesPlus i386 898MB.iso
md5sum: 66b3c7db8660814b1f6c91c65578f455


Parted Magic OS

Parted Magic OS

Web site:
Origin: USA
Category: Rescue
Desktop environment: Openbox
Architecture: x86
Based on: Independent
Wikipedia: Parted Magic
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: still active
Zobacz po polsku Zobacz po polsku: Parted Magic OS

Parted Magic OS – a live, independent developed Linux distribution which contains disk partitioning and data recovery tools.

Parted Magic OS works as a live CD/USB only without a hard drive installation and can be booot through a network using PXE.
It features recovery tools such as: Partition Image, TestDisk, fdisk, sfdisk, dd, ddrescue, GParted, Parted, Truecrypt, Clonezilla, G4L, SuperGrubDisk, etc., and supports many file systems, including ext2, ext3, ext4, fat16, fat32, hfs, hfs+, jfs, linux-swap, ntfs, reiserfs, reiser4, and xfs.

In August 2013 Parted Magic OS became a commercial distribution.
One of the latest free version 2013_06_14 is available to download and test.
If you need an up to date Parted Magic OS iso image, you have to purchase it from the project page.


Parted Magic OS 2013_06_14 i586 297MB.iso
md5sum: 52f8b8773457e2aa30065b2c61fdd886


ophcrack LiveCD

ophcrack LiveCD

Web site:
Origin: Switzerland
Category: Rescue
Desktop environment: Openbox
Architecture: x86
Based on: SliTaz
Wikipedia: Ophcrack
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 3.6.0 | June 4, 2013
Zobacz po polsku Zobacz po polsku: ophcrack LiveCD

ophcrack LiveCD – a specialist Linux distribution based on SliTaz.
It contains the ophcrack tool – a Windows password cracker based on a time-memory trade-off using rainbow tables. It recovers 99.9% of alphanumeric passwords in seconds, and comes with a Graphical User Interface and runs on multiple platforms.

ophcrack LiveCD automates the retrieval, decryption, and cracking of passwords from a Windows system. The LiveCD is separately available for Windows XP, and for Windows Vista + Windows 7.

Ophcrack is being developed by Objectif Sécurité under the GPLv2 license.


ophcrack XP LiveCD 3.6.0 i386 445MB.iso
md5sum: b23afa62f670dee41c8f01c436c0a092
ophcrack Vista/7 LiveCD 3.6.0 i386 680MB.iso
md5sum: f0753acfe2fce5249ceceec7dfeacea9
ophcrack NoTables LiveCD 3.6.0 i386 48MB.iso
md5sum: 40ffb36b8f6306a6af03a68b754e1b30

Unity Linux

Unity Linux

Web site:
Origin: Global
Category: Desktop, Mini distribution
Desktop environment: Openbox
Architecture: x86, x86_64
Based on: Mandriva
Wikipedia: Unity Linux
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 2012 alpha 1 | March 3, 2012
Zobacz po polsku Zobacz po polsku: Unity Linux

Unity Linux – a minimalist Linux distribution based on Mandriva Linux.

The Live system uses the Openbox window manager as its default desktop.
Its package management is handled via Smart and RPM 5 package managers which can download and install packages from the project’s repository.

Unity Linux was under development in 2010.
In July 2012, the base system has been changed and used packages of ROSA instead of Mandriva, and an Alpha 1 version has been released as the last one by now.

Unity Linux is available for i586 and x86_64 CPU based machines.

There is a few other distros built on the Unity Linux, such as: Granular Linux, Producer Edition Linux, TinyMe, Unite17, SAMity Linux, HUMANity Linux.


Unity Linux 2010.2 i586 351MB.iso
md5sum: 11c2a6e5295798d775591c5ce5ea2d9e
Unity Linux 2010.2 x86_64 377MB.iso
md5sum: 89b7f044a7febfcf273451580153efe5
Unity Linux 2010.2 CLI i586 110MB.iso
md5sum: 78fe5a4332ff61e1e354311a2f8d2f93
Unity Linux 2010.2 CLI x86_64 116MB.iso
md5sum: 377e20046acfda06b3cdea6f7ff814fe