Web site:
Origin: USA
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: MATE
Architecture: x86, x86-64, PowerPC
Based on: Ubuntu
Media: Live DVD
The last version | Released: 5.0 RC1 | September 8, 2016

Descent OS (previously: Descent|OS) – a Linux distribution designed around usability and resources. Descent OS utilizes the MATE Desktop Environment for functionality, and is prettied up and utilized for everyone’s needs.

Descent|OS is based on Ubuntu, features a traditional desktop environment (GNOME 2 up to 2.x version, MATE in later versions) and the first appeared in February 2012.

In 2016 the project was closed down, but the developer started preparing a new GNU/Linux distribution called Arkas OS, which is based on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) and built around a customized, modern KDE Plasma 5 desktop environment.

The project developer is Brian Manderville.


Descent OS 5.0 RC1 amd64 1.4GB.iso
md5sum: 6ae55e1f907575bc0dce20f601fe7135




Web site: (not active)
Origin: France
Category: Desktop, Server
Desktop environment: Enlightenment, Fluxbox, GNOME, KDE, MATE, Openbox, Razor-Qt, XBMC, Xfce
Architecture: x86, , x86-64
Based on: Independent
Media: Install CD
The last version | Released: theta | September 9, 2014

0Linux – a complete French-language GNU/Linux operating system for 32-bit and 64-bit x86 machines, built from scratch and based solely on itself, for general use. 0Linux attempts to learn how to use a Linux system: many configuration files are translated into French and contain comments on their use; the installer asks to use the command line to inform the system, but assisted.

The included graphical environments are: Enlightenment, Fluxbox, KDE, Razor-qt, XBMC and Xfce. An early integration of GNOME is underway.

Special features of the system:
– The system uses the Spack package manager (“* .spack” packages)
– Packages subscriptions make easy to install packages (any KDE, GIMP and its plugins, LAMP server, etc.)
– The system updates and installs packets via the online tool 0g, which handles the inter-packet dependencies
– The system is initialized with “BSD” scripts, such as Slackware, among others, under /etc/rc.d/rc.*
– All tools specific to 0Linux start with “0” to find them easily from the command line
– The kernel is compiled with the maximum number of options and modules and is optimized for multimedia processing
– 0Linux 64 bits has the particularity of being “multilib”: architectures i686 and x86_64 can cohabit within the same system. It is thus possible to compile and run 32-bit and 64-bit software
– Distribution “semi-rolling”: it goes from one version to another (eta -> theta for example) with a simple 0g
– A system construction scripts are available to recompile the distribution yourself or write your own recipes

Special features of the source code:
– Packages are sorted into categories according to whether they are command line tools, libraries, graphical applications, network tools, development tools, or are linked to an environment (X, KDE, Xfce, etc.)
– A recipe for each package is “multiarch” (tested for i686 and x86_64)
– Scripts contains compile and automatically install packages or sets of packages and run a build server.


0Linux theta Mini i686 68MB.iso
md5sum: ee8df8f1ecfd0ac4d7c843a7af2e408e
0Linux theta Mini x86_64 71MB.iso
md5sum: 8e933ab1fbc95acb8ac12f5502cd04a0


Spike Pentesting

Spike Pentesting

Web site: (not active)
Origin: Unknown
Category: Security, Penetration
Desktop environment: MATE
Architecture: x86_64
Based on: Sabayon Linux
Media: Live DVD
The last version | Released: 1.0.2b | April 18, 2015

Spike Pentesting – a Linux distribution for digital forensics and penetration testing based on Sabayon Linux.

The distribution is based on binary packages of Sabayon Linux, which is based on Gentoo Linux.
Spike Live iso images are available in two versions, with desktops of your choice: MATE or GNOME, for x86_64 machines.
Spike feateres a very large number of pre-installed appliacations, so the iso images size is over 4 GB each.

The latest version of Spike Pentesting was released in April 2015.




Web site:
Origin: Uganda
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: Cinnamon, MATE, Xfce
Architecture: x86, x86_64
Based on: Ubuntu
Media: Live DVD
The last version | Released: 14.04 | May 13, 2014

mintyMac – a Linux distribution based on Ubuntu, available in a few flavours. The Goal was to hopefully migrate some windows and Mac users to Linux. Loaded with multimedia software including guitar tuner, effects,and multitrack, GIMP and Inkscape for graphics, remastersys, relinux for building your own distro easily. Multiple Desktop Environments included are xfce4, gnome and e17.

Main features:
– Mac OS X look and feel also with options for Windows XP theme
– runs on any 64 bit computer from netbooks to full desktop computers
– an app to switch between the default xfce4 window manager (Xfwm4) to Compiz
– lots of audio software including VLC, Banshee,Ardour, Audacity etc.. plus guitar tuner and effects software
– plenty graphics programs including Gimp, Inkscape and ImageMagick
– mintyMac standards including docky, whiskermenu, Xfce4
– Compiz desktop effects including Wobbly windows and Magic Lamp (genie effect)

There are other version available too, with desktops: Cinnamon or MATE.
Provided links lets you download 64bit verions, the 32 bit iso image are downloadable too.


Linux AIO

Linux AIO

Web site:
Origin: Serbia
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: Cinnamon, GNOME, KDE, LXDE, MATE, Unity, Xfce
Architecture: x86, x86_64
Based on: Debian Live, Fedora, Linux Mint, Ubuntu
Media: Live DVD/USB
The last version | Released: current
Zobacz po polsku Zobacz po polsku: Linux AIO

Linux AIO (All In One) – a Linux based project which provides remixes of a few Linux distributions (Ubuntu and flavors, Linux Mint, LMDE, Debian Live, Fedora, etc.) with different desktop environments on one ISO file that can be burnt on one DVD/DVD DL or USB 4GB+/8GB+ flash drive.

Every one of them can be used as Live system, with no need of installation on hard drive, or can be eventually installed on computer for full system experience.

The primary versions of Linux AIO are:
– Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Ubuntu GNOME, Ubuntu MATE, Xubuntu and Lubuntu on one ISO (i386, amd64 and efi ISO)
– Linux Mint Cinnamon, MATE, KDE and Xfce editions on one ISO (32bit, 64bit and efi ISO)
– LMDE Cinnamon and MATE editions on one ISO (32bit, 64bit and efi ISO)
– Debian Live stable GNOME, KDE, Xfce, Cinnamon, MATE and LXDE releases on one ISO (i386, amd64 and efi ISO)
– Fedora Live Desktop, KDE, LXDE, Xfce, MATE Compiz spins releases on one ISO (i386, amd64 and efi ISO)

In Secondary issues are included following distributions:
– ALT Linux
– Korora
– PCLinuxOS
– Point Linux
– Porteus
– SolydXK
– Tanglu
– Trisquel
– Zorin OS

The project is developed by Milan Rajcic, Zeljko Popivoda, Erich Eickmeyer and Milos Mladenovic.


Hybryde Linux

Hybryde Linux Fusion

Hybryde Linux Evolution

Web site:
Origin: France
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: Cinnamon, Enlightenment, FVWM, GNOME, KDE, LXDE, MATE, Openbox, Unity, Xfce
Architecture: x86, x86_64
Based on: Ubuntu
Wikipedia(fr): Hybryde Linux
Media: Live DVD
The last version | Released: 13.04 | May 19, 2013
Zobacz po polsku Zobacz po polsku: Hybryde Linux

Hybryde Linux – an Ubuntu based Linux distribution targeted to the desktop usesr.

Hybryde Linux features an unique feature, which let users to switch between various desktops without logout and login back, in the same session.
The feature is provided via the HY-MENU, which supports desktop environments and window managers such as: Cinnamon, Enlightenment, FVWM, GNOME, KDE, LXDE, MATE, Openbox, Unity, Xfce.

Releases history:
– Hybryde NirvanOs – March 2011
– Hybryde Eldorados – August 2011
– Hybryde Evolution – May 2012
– Hybryde Fusion – May 2013

The project developer is Olivier Larrieu.


Hybryde Linux Evolution v1 i386 1.59GB.iso
md5sum: fd449428c0944c8ee5c164ba7eab4a73


Blag Linux and GNU

Blag Linux and GNU

Web site:
Origin: United Kingdom
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: MATE
Architecture: x86, x86_64
Based on: Fedora
Wikipedia: Blag Linux and GNU
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 140000 | May 4, 2011
Zobacz po polsku Zobacz po polsku: Blag Linux and GNU

Blag Linux and GNU – a Linux distribution based on Fedora, and offers as a single live CD media.

Comparing Blag to Fedora, it contains an additional set of applications missing from graphics, internet, audio, video, office, and others.
BLAG is based on Fedora plus updates, adds applications from Dag, Dries, Freshrpms, NewRPMS, and own packages.

BLAG is one of the few operating systems listed as a completely free software distribution by the Free Software Foundation.
It is made by the Brixton Linux Action Group.

The lastest stable version of Blag 14000 was released in 2011.
The last testing version 20000 Alpha wae released in 2014.


Blag Linux and GNU 140000 x86_64 713MB.iso
md5sum: 189b201142304348becf1a4910fbdcb4


Tango Studio

Tango Studio

Web site:
Origin: France
Category: Multimedia
Desktop environment: MATE
Architecture: x86, x86_64
Based on: Debian
Media: Live DVD
The last version | Released: 2.2 | June 3, 2014
Zobacz po polsku Zobacz po polsku: Tango Studio

Tango Studio – a Debian-based Linux distribution for creating multimedia files.

The live system contains a large set of free and open-source software for sound, video and graphics editing and creation.
The first version of Tango Studio was based on Ubuntu, and the developer hac built meta-packages which could be installed on a Ubuntu 10.04 LTS installation, to turn it into Tango Studio.

The version 2 is based on Debian stable and features MATE desktop instead of GNOME.
The live system can be installed on a hard drive via provided Debian based installer.

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: (not active)
Origin: Germany
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: Cinnamon, Enlightenment, MATE, Xfce
Architecture: x86, x86_64
Based on: Debian, Ubuntu
Media: Live DVD
The last version | Released: 5 ‘Flurry’ beta | October 15, 2013
Zobacz po polsku Zobacz po polsku: Snowlinux

Snowlinux – a set of Linux distribution based on Debian stable and separately on Ubuntu.
It’s a user-friendly distro with a set of pre-installed applications for daily usage and some useful tweaks.

It provides a few different editions of the system with different desktop environment.
The latest Snowlinux editions are:
– 4.0 “Glacier” with Enlightenment17, MATE and Xfce desktops, based on Debian “Wheezy”
– 4.0 “Frosty” with Cinnamon an MATE desktops, based on Ubuntu 13.04 “Raring Ringtail”
– 5.0 “Flurry” beta MATE, based on on Debian “Wheezy”

The earlier versions of Snowlinux were available with GNOME, KDE and LXDE desktop environments.

The founder and developer of Snowlinux is Lars Torben.
The distribution was under development between 2011 and 2013.


Snowlinux 4 “Glacier” MATE i386 935MB.iso
md5sum: e6c8552b649385ab3047f79d5a385fb8
Snowlinux 4 “Glacier” MATE amd64 936MB.iso
md5sum: 1b076ab19f53ae1173fc7c46777c3b67
Snowlinux 4 “Glacier” Enlightenment17 i386-nonpae 844MB.iso
md5sum: e2b14b513453a374115d0afd85bbb17c
Snowlinux 4 “Glacier” Enlightenment17 i386 783MB.iso
md5sum: d660791ec164c9a411b7c62749ee26ca
Snowlinux 4 “Glacier” Enlightenment17 amd64 853MB.iso
md5sum: 72b63ffdd10cb01eb81a2594b0bd6450
Snowlinux 4 “Glacier” Xfce i386 694MB.iso
md5sum: 475dcb2b9a7a1f523287db5e29397cbb
Snowlinux 4 “Glacier” Xfce amd64 698MB.iso
md5sum: e3e89d998d66b73d6b98bb58fb3f7bef

Snowlinux 4 “Frosty” MATE i386 919MB.iso
md5sum: 398a8e09553114d8076533cb4e76b56d
Snowlinux 4 “Frosty” MATE amd64 902MB.iso
md5sum: 45870d3d0cb0841c29ea334f9807855c
Snowlinux 4 “Frosty” Cinnamon i386 849MB.iso
md5sum: 5842fadd6a2d7f300ec5abd8cf0ea16e
Snowlinux 4 “Frosty” Cinnamon amd64 890MB.iso
md5sum: 937f1a99cfd7914da59369d7321880b7