MCNLive

MCNLive Toronto

MCNLive Kris RC1

Web site: www.mandrivaclub.nl (not active)
Origin: Netherlands
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: KDE
Architecture: x86
Based on: Mandriva
Wikipedia:
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: Kris RC1 | April 9, 2010

MCNLive – a live Linux distribution, based on Mandriva Linux which works from an USB flash or CD disk.

It is designed as a LiveCD version for desktop and laptop computers. The system contains all programs needed for proper operation: internet applications, office software, network tools, multimedia software. Like any other Linux distribution, MCNLive automatically detects hardware, so you don’t have to manually configure each device.

MCNLive allows you to recover files from broken systems and can also be an excellent demonstration system of the power and richness of Linux.

The live system uses KDE desktop environment as default and RPM packages.

It is developed by Mandrivaclub.nl

Download

MCNLive Toronto i586 477MB.iso
md5sum: a0ad35c4d311828c9a9a564f6fb69697
MCNLive Kris RC1 i586 390MB.iso
md5sum: a0c175ccb9986d866e192e80338bae72

 

eyeNux

eyeNux

Web site: sypproject.c-webhosting.org/doku.php/eyenux (not active)
Origin: ?
Category: Web
Desktop environment: Web browser
Architecture: x86
Based on: Mandriva
Wikipedia:
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 1.2 | November 24, 2007

eyeNux – an operating system which allows you to use your personal data and applications from anywhere in the world, at any time.

It is based on the Linux Kernel, a very stable and fast Operating System, and uses the eyeOS Desktop, a totally Web Based Desktop Environment.
So, with eyeNux, you can simply connect to your online (or local, if you don’t have an Internet connection) eyeOS Desktop, manipulate your files, play games,… without having to install anything.

eyeNux is a Linux live cd that uses eyeOS Desktop and is fully oriented to network access and to data and applications. The distribution is based on Mandriva.

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eyeNux 1.2 i386 318MB.iso
md5sum: feab291229c8b5d5ed66fcb4660fba7a

 

Freevo Live

Freevo

Web site: freevolive.tuxfamily.org
Origin: ?
Category: Multimedia
Desktop environment: Freevo
Architecture: x86
Based on: Mandriva
Wikipedia:
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 0.15 | November 18, 2007

Freevo – an open source HTPC media centre. It integrates PVR / DVR functionality along with music, video, gaming, home automation and more. It is written in python and uses existing popular software such as mplayer, xine, vlc and skype. Freevo also provides access to popular services such as YouTube, Flickr, Apple trailers, IMDB, Hulu Desktop and more through integrated plugins.

Primarily aimed at the Linux platform it is also possible to run on OSX and for the determined on Windows. It can be controlled via keyboard and mouse, IR remote, network app or through it’s web interface (Android and IOS apps are planned). Freevo can record and display TV from multiple sources (analogue, DVB-C/T/S, set top box via composite with IR blaster). You can pause or rewind live TV and schedule recordings via the on screen EPG or remotely via a web interface.

Freevo-Live is a live Linux distribution based on Mandriva with pre-installed Freevo Media Center. It is meant to show people why Freevo is the way to go for your Home Theatre PC!

Freevo-Live was build with the mklivecd scripts from MCNLive, which is a live cd created by members of the Dutch MandrivaClub.

Download

Freevo Live 0.15 i386 281MB.iso
md5sum: c21c944e8bf28d89fa22daa5c2f49a14
Freevo Live 0.15 Legacy i386 281MB.iso
md5sum: 3fbb4a1bc5951ada78bc5be1bd27f5d7

 

KinderTux

KinderTux

Web site: www.lerntux.de (not active)
Origin: Germany
Category: Education
Desktop environment: KDE
Architecture: x86
Based on: Mandriva
Wikipedia:
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 3.03 | January 8, 2010

KinderTux – an operating system with educational programs and games for children between 3 and 12 years.

To simplify the use of KinderTux the user kindertux will be logged in automatically. If a password for the user kindertux is required then it is kindertux. Most applications are directly available in the application bar at the lower edge of the screen. KinderTux offers a protection for the Internet, only activated sites (whitelist) can be browsed. This whitelist can be simply edited and sites can be added or taken away.
For the installation on USB sticks or non-removable harddisks there are additional tools available. It is also possible the create a “Container” to save data from a live session.

For administrative tasks (configurations, installation) you will need the root or su password. This password is lerntux in the original system and should be changed right after installation.

KinderTux offers some possibilities for the further use. These auxiliary applications are available with the icon “Configure your computer”:
– Installation on your internal harddisk
– Installation on a USB stick
– Container (on harddisk or USB stick) to store all your changes while running as live system
– Child protection for the Internet

At this time these applications are only available in German.

KinderTux is based on and fully compatible to Mandriva Linux 2010.0. That means all applications (packages) for Mandriva Linux 2010.0 can also be used with this system.

Download

KinderTux 3.03 i386 675MB.iso
md5sum: 641d9d3ddb527043cc1a0d82b7f72712

 

LernTux

LernTux

Web site: www.lerntux.de (not active)
Origin: Germany
Category: Education
Desktop environment: KDE
Architecture: x86
Based on: Mandriva
Wikipedia:
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 2.00 | June 10, 2007

LernTux – a live CD based on Mandriva Linux with various tutorials and games for preschoolers, primary school students and students of secondary schools. LernTux is mainly aimed at children and young people.

LernTux does not require an installation and can affect the data on the hard disk, but can be installed directly on the hard disk, if you’d like.
Another advantage of over commercial software is the free availability and use. LernTux can be copy and distribute as you like. It gives you the licenses GPL/LGPL for all applications and the Linux system.

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LernTux 2.00 i386 715MB.iso
md5sum: 86fd234b2b3440a83e87b0d1798519e2

 

Crash Recovery Kit for Linux

Crash Recovery Kit

Web site: crashrecovery.org
Origin: Unknown
Category: Specialist
Desktop environment: text
Architecture: x86, x86_64, SPARC
Based on: Mandrake
Wikipedia:
Media: Live CD/Floppy
The last version | Released: 2.6.11.10 | May 18, 2005

Crash Recovery Kit for Linux (CRK) – a specialist Linux distribution contains a tool which can recover your crashed PC.

CRK doesn’t use any graphical desktop environment, it works in text mode only.
The older versions were based on Red Hat Linux, but the latest ones on Mandrake Linux (newer name: Mandriva).

Using CRK you can do, for example:
– recovery of a trashed LILO boot record. How many times does it happen that some person installs windows 98/95 after he/she installed Linux? Well in that case windows 9X just overwrites the MBR record and Linux won’t be able to boot anymore.
– backup over the network in the form of tar.gz tarballs. Both FAT16, FAT32, ext2 and all filesystems which Linux supports in a read/write fashion can be taken care of. The strong part of the CRK is when a disk is replaced or repartitioning is being done. The CRK boots a complete mini Linux with networking where all possible hardware which is inside the Linux kernel is available.
– testing hardware of new Intel based machines.
– detecting versions and types of hardware. The Linux kernel holds a large database of hardware supported. Booting a Linux kernel doesn’t only resolve if the hardware is ok, it also show its specs. This can be handy if one wants to check-out an old/new PC which is for sale.
– recovery of a misconfigured or hacked Linux system. Well that can happen. /etc/fstab can be wrong or the root password is unknown etc.
– make a tape backup of a disk which can’t be booted anymore.

The distribution is available for x86, x86_64 and SPARC machines.
Crash Recovery Kit for Linux developer is Robert M. Stockmann.

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Crash Recovery Kit 2.6.11.10 i386 81MB.iso
md5sum: ec8fea1114c06759dbf88b876f62744f
Crash Recovery Kit 2.6.11.10 x86_64 87MB.iso
md5sum: bda03aa7ec1824c1abfa82ca50c95946
Crash Recovery Kit 2.2.25 SPARC 18MB.iso
md5sum: ac0f0a4f394c0736a54299b063df55ce

 

LadyBug

LadyBug

Web site: ladybug.du-libre.org (not active)
Origin: France
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: Xfce
Architecture: x86
Based on: PCLinuxOS
Wikipedia:
Media: Live DVD
The last version | Released: 7f | August 29, 2007

LadyBug – a French GNU/Linux Live distribution based on PCLinuxOS and SAM. It’s a installable LiveCD or LiveUSB. It uses Mandriva tools, PCLinuxOS base, Synaptic, Xfce4 and mklivecd script. You can make your own modification and remaster it simply.

Main features of LadyBug are:
– it is as much as possible in French
– It is light, requires little RAM memory, starts without a problem on portable computers with 256 MB, or even 128 MB of RAM
– works perfectly on a USB key and manages the permanence of any changes
– contains more software than other LiveCD distributions on the same media
– it really allows to design its own distribution through a single graphics program

The developers of LadyBug are students of the University of Nantes.
The latest version of LadyBug is 7f which was released in 2007.

Download

LadyBug 7f i586 790MB.iso
md5sum: fe7a19198fe3b8b2fcbb34513089b3d0

 

Annvix

Annvix

Web site: annvix.org (not active)
Origin: Canada
Category: Server
Desktop environment: text
Architecture: x86, x86_64
Based on: Mandriva
Wikipedia:
Media: Install CD
The last version | Released: 3.0 R2 | March 17, 2008

Annvix – a free secure Linux-based operating system produced by the Annvix development team and Danen Consulting Services. The Annvix project aims to provide a secure, stable, and fast Linux distribution specifically tailored to servers that provide reliable services such as e-mail, Web, DNS, FTP, File sharing, and more.

Annvix was based on Mandriva Linux (originally forked from Mandrake Linux 9.2). It features a number of security enhancements, such as SELinux, GCC patched with SSP stack protection, supervise-controlled services, Linux kernel with AppArmor support. It also includes unique features such as running all services under runit, and auditing tools such as rsec (msec’s baby brother), aide, snort, and rkhunter.

It uses the APT (for RPM packages) for package management.

Download

Annvix 3.0 R2 i586 194MB.iso.tar.bz2
md5sum: 83c17fbed6dd11236748a3c69d237e0d
Annvix 3.0 R2 x86_64 205MB.iso.tar/bz2
md5sum: a7d1e84533a27daf8fe794256ca1f928

 

Unity Linux

Unity Linux

Web site: http://unity-linux.org
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.

Download

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

 

XtremeOS

XtremeOS

Web site: www.xtreme-os.pl (not active)
Origin: Poland
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: KDE, Gnome
Architecture: x86, x86_64
Based on: Mandriva Linux
Wikipedia:
Media: Install DVD
The last version | Released: 4.0 Community | June 1, 2010
Zobacz po polsku Zobacz po polsku: XtremeOS

XtremeOS – a commercial, Polish Linux distribution based on Mandriva Linux.

It started in 2007 as a Xtreme Pack, created by Mandriva Polish community team.
Starting from the 3rd version of Xtreme, the system has been created by Amazis.net team.

The iso images contain some extra packages, such as:
– the latest versions of proprietary drivers
– full multimedia support
– web browser plugins
– extra desktop themes
– Compiz-Fusion 3D window manager
– support for GPRS/UMTS/HSDPA/EDGE technology
– support for ‘neostrada tp’ and others ADSL based technology
– support for Blueconnect, Orange Free and others mobile providers
– Cedega and CrossOver pre-installed for MS Windows applications support

The system was available in a few flavours:
– XtremeOS – for a hard drive installation
– XtremeOS USB – for an USB disk installation
– XtremeOS OEM – for brand new hard disk installation
– XtremeOS EDU – for education
– XtremeOS Community – free version contains open-source packages only

Time line:
– Mandriva Linux 2007 Xtreme
– Xtreme2 Pack – 2008
– Xtreme 3.0 on February 5, 2009
– Xtreme 4.0 on December 29, 2009
– Xtreme 4.0 Community (previous: Lite) which contains open-source packages only, was released in June 2010 as the last one.

If the informations are not correct, contact me via a comment form, please.

Download

XtremeOS 4.0 InstallDVD x86_64 4.1GB.iso
md5sum: 77cddcac2b3108b013ec8dd388e63992
XtremeOS 3.0 InstallDVD i586 4.25GB.iso
md5sum: 9af5857386e892b45434de82eed4b516