Pear OS

PearOS

Web site: pearlinux.fr (not active)
Origin: France
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: GNOME
Architecture: x86, x86_64
Based on: Ubuntu
Wikipedia:
Media: Live DVD
The last version | Released: 8 | November 10, 2013
Zobacz po polsku Zobacz po polsku: Pear OS

Pear OS (previously: Pear Linux) – an Ubuntu based Linux distribution.

Pear features highly customized GNOME desktop with a dockbar applications launcher and pre-installed many popular multimedia codecs and plugins.

Default applications include: Nautilus file manager, Mozilla Firefox web browser, Mozilla Thunderbird email client, Shotwell image viewer, Evince document viewer, Empathy instant messenger, Gedit text editor, Musique audio player, Synaptic Package Manager, Pear PPA Manager, Pear Updater, Pear Software Center, Pear Contacts.

In early of 2014, the project has been closed after selling it to an unknown company.
The last version of Pear 8 was based on Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail.

The founder and developer of Pear is David Tavares.

 

Cr OS Linux

Cr OS Linux

Web site: http://getchrome.eu
Origin: Unknown
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: Cinnamon
Architecture: x86
Based on: openSUSE
Wikipedia:
Media: Live DVD/USB
The last version | Released: 2.4.1290 | December 9, 2012
Zobacz po polsku Zobacz po polsku: Cr OS Linux

Cr OS Linux (previously: Chrome Linux and Chrome OS Linux) – a Linux distribution built around the revolutionary Chromium browser, using SUSE Studio. It provides a lightweight Linux distribution similar to Google Chrome OS for the best web browsing experience on any x86 PC, netbook or notebook.

The system features not only a web browser, but a set of pre-installed applications, such as:
– Banshee 2.4 media player
– Shotwell 0.12 photo manager
– GIMP 2.8 image editor
– LibreOffice 3.5 office suite
– Wine 1.5 Windows emulator
– Cheese 3.4 webcam app
– Pidgin 2.10 instant messenger
– Dashboard with the social toolbar
– Control Center

More software can be installed via YaST/YaST2.
The default desktop environment is Cinnamon.

The last version of Cr OS Linux has been released on the end of 2012.

Download

Cr OS Linux 2.4.1290 i686 845MB.iso
md5sum: 39251925cfee3843924b1585024afc76
Cr OS Linux 2.4.1290 i686 USB Image 977MB.tar.gz
md5sum: 140cee1999105f63a1faf5a06c94b257

 

nUbuntu

nUbuntu

Web site: www.nubuntu.org (not active)
Origin: USA
Category: Peneration, Security
Desktop environment: Fluxbox
Architecture: x86
Based on: Ubuntu
Wikipedia: nUbuntu
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 8.12 Beta | December 17, 2008

nUbuntu (Network Ubuntu) – a Linux distribution based on Ubuntu, designed for penetration testing servers and networks.

nUbuntu has a few applications pre-installed only, such as: Thunar, Firefox, gFTP, XChat, Centerim, Irssi, Rdesktop, VNC Viewer, Rtorrent, Wine, Cairo-Dock on the top of Fluxbox window manager and a large set of testing and penetrating tools, such as Wireshark, nmap, dSniff, and Ettercap.

The project was under development between 2005 and 2008.
The last available version of nUbuntu 8.12 Beta is based on Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid Ibex.

Download

nUbuntu 8.12 Beta i386 663MB.iso
md5sum: 575214f413c02a4ba636feede99ecc31
nUbuntu 6.10 i386 269MB.iso
md5sum: 075b4d34890aaba14ba4596ca4a3ad3b

 

KateOS

KateOS

Web site: www.kateos.org (not active)
Origin: Poland
Category: Desktop, Server
Desktop environment: Xfce
Architecture: x86
Based on: Independent
Wikipedia: KateOS
Media: Live CD, Install CD/DVD
The last version | Released: 3.6 | September 17, 2007
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KateOS – an independent Linux distribution, originally based on Slackware.

The first version of Kate Linux 1.0 ‘Rabbit’ was released in October 09, 2004.
Kate Linux 2.0 ‘Zyklon’ released in April 09, 2005.
KateOS 3.0 ‘Virgin’ released in July 09, 2006.

Started from version 3.0, KateOS package manager uses TGZex (.tgz) packages, which unlike Slackware packages support dependency tracking (optional), internationalized descriptions, and was designed for ease of update. KateOS uses its own, native package manager tools: PKG and Updateos. Updateos is similar in work to Debian’s ‘apt-get’, and due to cooperate with PKG could install TGZex with all needed dependencies.

The system could be installed on a hard drive via the Core version installer or via PHP-GTK based graphical installer available on the live image.

KateOS was under development between 2003 and 2009, and the last version of 3.6 (including the live image) was released in September 2007. There was released version 4.0 pre1 in July 26, 2008 too, but development of the project has been finished the next year.

The founder and the lead developer of KateOS was Damian Rakowski.

Download

KateOS 3.6 Live i486 698MB.iso
md5sum: 57050d518cf133417a2d9e3b2e712562
KateOS 3.6 Miniiso i486 124MB.iso
md5sum: 875191d47bb40d7024ead889291f74e7

 

Feather Linux

Feather Linux

Web site: http://featherlinux.berlios.de (not active)
Origin: United Kingdom
Category: Desktop, Mini distribution
Desktop environment: Fluxbox
Architecture: x86
Based on: Knoppix
Wikipedia: Father Linux
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 0.7.5 | July 04, 2005

Feather Linux – a small, Knoppix based Linux distribution which fits in under 128 MB.
It boots from either a CD or a USB flash drive, into a Fluxbox desktop environment and works in live mode, but a hard drive installation option is also available. It can run on a 486 or higher, and requires 16MB RAM to run on the console, and 24MB RAM to run the X server.

Feather Linux iso image features a set of applications for many tasks, such as: Firefox, Gaim, AbiWord, MPlayer with all the needed plugins, XMMS with a handful of plugins, Sylpheed, AbiWord, Pidgin, Rox-filer, and a lot more.

Due it is based on Knoppix (and Debian), Feather offers Synaptic for package managing.

The founder and developer of the Feather Linux is Robert Sullivan.

Download

Feather Linux 0.7.5 i386 119MB.iso
md5sum: e36104401cb47fb5bc0c1cf3994e067d

 

PLD Linux Distribution

PLD Linux Distribution

Web site: www.pld-linux.org
Origin: Poland
Category: Server, Desktop
Desktop environment: Blackbox, Fluxbox, GNOME, IceWM, KDE, Window Maker, Xfce
Architecture: x86, x86_64, PowerPC, Sparc, Alpha
Based on: Independent
Wikipedia (pl): PLD Linux Distribution
Media: Rescue CD, Live CD
The last version | Released: 3.0 th | ?
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PLD Linux Distribution – an independent Linux distribution, based on RPM packages, targeted to advanced users and administrators. The main usage of the distribution are network servers, but also is suitable for advanced users of workstations.
The project started in 1998 (the 1.0 release in 2002) and it is still under development (?) by a few (?) enthusiasts.

PLD uses its own package manager called “Poldek”, which lets you install and upgrade the packages. Packages are divided into the smallest portions (such as individual plug-ins and modules), what allows administrators to easy controlling the functionality of available applications and the amount of used disk space.

PLD supports network technologies (IPv6), security (AppArmor, Grsecurity, PAM, GSSAPI, TLS/SSL), and the flexible use of different natural languages to communicate with the user.

The current version of PLD is 3.0 and is in endless development stage.

The system installation can be made using PLD Rescue CD images, then chrooting into prepared, new disk partition or via a Live CD which offers Anaconda installer.

PLD Linux Distribution ia available for a various architectures: x86 (i386, i586, i686), PowerPC, AMD64, Sparc, Alpha.

In 2007 an unofficial version of PLD Linux Distribution was created – PLD Titanium. In 2010 a conflict arose between PLD project leaders and PLD Titanium creator. As a result the Titanium distribution was rebranded and in early 2011 separated from PLD with a new name TLD (Titanium Linux Distribution).

PLD is still under active development, and new images of Rescue iso are available from the GitHub.

 

Toorox

Toorox

Web site: http://toorox.de
Origin: Germany
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: GNOME, KDE, Xfce
Architecture: x86, x86_64
Based on: Gentoo
Wikipedia:
Media: Live DVD
The last version | Released: 01.2013 | December 30, 2012
Zobacz po polsku Zobacz po polsku: Toorox

Toorox – a Linux distribution based on Gentoo Linux, available as a Live DVD with an option of a hard or USB drive installation. The system is based on the source packages and fully compatible with Gentoo.

Toorox live uses KNOPPIX hardware auto-detection and auto-configuration scripts for booting.
It features applications to every purpose, such as: web browsers, e-mail client, file manager, office, burning software, audio player, video player, videocut, image processing, chat programs, etc. The system and the desktop are completely preconfigured.

Toorox supports 11 languages: German, English, Italian, French, Dutch, Russian, Spanish, Romanian, Turkish, Czech and Polish.

Toorox is a partly-rolling distribution.
For package managing, Toorox uses the Gentoo’s port system „Portage” and its GUI’s:
– Porthole to manage system upgrading
– Portato which lets you install and remove packages

Toorox is available in a few flavors, for 32 and 64 bit machines:
– KDE
– GNOME
– Xfce
– Lite (very downgraded edition of XFCE)

The latest edition of Toorox was released in December 2012 by now.

Download

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ConnochaetOS

ConnochaetOS

Web site: www.connochaetos.org
Origin: Germany
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: IceWM
Architecture: x86
Based on: Slackware, Salix OS
Wikipedia:
Media: Install CD
The last version | Released: 14.2 | August 26, 2016
Zobacz po polsku Zobacz po polsku: ConnochaetOS

ConnochaetOS – a fully free/libre GNU/Linux distribution for x86 computers with limited resources, based on Slackware and Salix OS. It contains no proprietary software or firmware, honours the KISS principle and is targeted for desktop use.

ConnochaetOS is available as an installable CD media, which lets users install the system on a hard dive via text based installer.
The installer offers users choosing teh installation mode:
– full – installs the core system, X Server, IceWM window manager and a set of lightweight applications for any purpose
– base – installs the core system, X Server, IceWM window manager and a web browser
– core – installs the core system only (no X)

ConnochaetOS is the successor of DeLi Linux which is not under development any more.
The development of ConnochaetOS started in 2010 and was based on Arch Linux, until 2012.
After 3 years of break about, the developer released a new version 14.1 based on Slackware and Salix OS, which was full free of the proprietary components. It was the last version of ConnochaetOS too.

ConnochaetOS is targeted to x86 old machines, but uses the Linux kernel for i686 CPU.

In June 2011, the developer Henry Jensen started a new project called “Deli(cate) Linux” which is a successor of ConnochaetOS and DeLi Linux.

Trinity Rescue Kit

Trinity Rescue Kit

Web site: http://trinityhome.org/trk
Origin: Belgium
Category: Rescue, Mini distribution
Desktop environment: Text based
Architecture: x86
Based on: Mandriva
Wikipedia: Trinity Rescue Kit
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 3.4 build 372 | April 29, 2011
Zobacz po polsku Zobacz po polsku: Trinity Rescue Kit

Trinity Rescue Kit (TRK) – a Linux distribution with a command-line interface, designed as a system rescue. TRK is especially equipped for repairing common problems in Microsoft Windows and Unix-like operating systems.

The project started in 2001 as a bootable DOS-based CD of proprietary software for offline operations (The Vault), and then has been moved to Linux as its base.

TRK is based on Mandriva and includes a set of utilities for:
– repairing damaged files
– recovering data
– resetting Windows passwords
– detecting computer viruses with a few different antivirus scanners
– disk cloning, including cloning Windows installations over the network
– recovering deleted data files
– editing disk partitions

The founder and developer of TRK is Tom Kerremans.

The last stable version is 3.4 build 372 released in April 2011, but there is newer, beta version 3.4 build 396 as of 2014 available too.

Download

Trinity Rescue Kit 3.4 build 372 i586 158MB.iso
md5sum: 4909e1961ba27752b7aa8eba23ea7b5d

Trinity Rescue Kit 3.4 build 396 Beta i586 180MB.iso
md5sum: c0723243a40650d88d3343a798d254d9

Trinity Rescue Kit 3.4 build 397 beta i586 191MB.iso
md5sum: 8d4ef0a48ced97b14dbc36b6ec06b674

 

TinyMe

TinyMe

Web site: http://tinymelinux.com
Origin: USA
Category: Desktop, Mini distribution
Desktop environment: Openbox
Architecture: x86, x86_64
Based on: PCLinuxOS, Mandriva, Unity Linux
Wikipedia: TinyMe
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 2012.0 Aplha | March 7, 2002

TinyMe – a lightweight and minimal Linux distribution crated to be small and fast, and runs on old computers.

Between 2006 and 2007 TinyMe was based on PCLinuxOS and its website was hosted on MyPCLinuxOS.
The system uses Openbox window manager, Synaptic package manager, Tiny Control Center and some lightweight applications to fit to ~ 200 MB iso image.
In March 2009 the project has been moved to its own domain and separated from PCLinuxOS.
In March 20012 the present project developer KDulcimer released the last version of TinyMe which was based on Unity Linux and Mandriva.

To log in to the live system use:
User:Password – guest:guest
or
User:Password – root:root

Download

TinyMe 2008.0 i586 200MB.iso
md5sum: 51aedee88474b981ae0980d8c67ee829
TinyMe 2012.03.05 Alpha i586 230MB.iso
md5sum: abc82cf0010fbb2251a02bb32ef2ed8f
TinyMe 2012.03.05 Alpha i586 237MB.iso
md5sum: f2b8fb5d09a1d99a95cef315c8939c4e