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

 

LightOS

LightOS

Web site: http://sourceforge.net/projects/lightos1/
Origin: USA
Category: Mini system
Desktop environment: Text based
Architecture: x86
Based on: DR-DOS/OpenDOS
Wikipedia:
Media: Install CD/Floppy
The last version | Released: 3.0 | January 11, 2011
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LightOS – an open-source operating system for x86 computers, based on DR-DOS/OpenDOS 7.01.
LightOS extends on DR-DOS by adding a desktop, built-in mouse support, and better integration with programs.

It is very small of size image, which can fits to the standard floppy disk.
The system can be installed on a separated partition of a hard drive, opposite to existing operating systems.

The founder and developer of LightOS is Corbin Davenport.
The last version of LightOS 3.0 was released in 2011.

Download

LightOS 3.0 (OpenDOS 7.01) i386 1.2MB.zip
md5sum: 52b047ea43bdfde98bdca77b3c40bd00

Damn Small Linux

Damn Small Linux

Web site: www.damnsmalllinux.org
Origin: USA
Category: Desktop, Mini distribution
Desktop environment: Fluxbox, JWM
Architecture: x86
Based on: Knoppix
Wikipedia: Damn Small Linux
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 4.11 RC2 | September 26, 2012
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Damn Small Linux (DSL) – a small, business card size computer operating system based on Knoppix. It was designed to run graphical environment and applications on old PC machines with 486 Pentium processors and very little memory.

DSL was originally created and maintained by John Andrews. For five years the community included Robert Shingledecker who created the MyDSL system, DSL Control Panel and other features. After that, Robert quit the project and continues his work on Tiny Core Linux which he created in April 2008.

Beside its small size, DSL features complete desktop and a set of applications for any purpose, such as:
– Mulitmedia: XMMS
– Net: AxyFTP client, Dillo, Netrik and Firefox web browsers, Naim client of AIM, ICQ, IRC, SSH/SCP server and client, DHCP client, PPP, PPPoE, a web server,
– Office: Siag spreadsheet, Sylpheed email, spellcheck, Ted word-processor, text editors: Beaver, Vim, and Nano, Xpdf, calculator
– Graphics: mtPaint raster graphics editor, xzgv image viewer
– System: DFM and emelFM file managers, VNCviwer Remote Desktop Connection client, tools for system monitoring, USB support
– Window Managers: JWM and Fluxbox

The last stable version of DSL 4.4.10 was released in 2008.
After 3 years of stagnation, new, testing versions 4.11 rc1 and rc2 showed up as the last ones.

Download

Damn Small Linux 4.11 rc2 i386 50.4MB.iso
md5sum: 4b61c7892eefc23b71d4931bdcc3f1f1
Damn Small Linux 4.4.10 i386 49.9MB.iso
md5sum: 5cb7e0d4506c249b78bbe0cd4695b865
Damn Small Linux 3.4 Embedded i386 50.8MB.zip
md5sum: 99e336df554764675dc23b4e2bd92186

 

BlueEyedOS

BlueEyedOS

Web site: www.blueeyedos.com
Origin: USA
Category: Desktop, Mini distribution
Desktop environment:
Architecture: x86
Based on: BeOS, Knoppix
Wikipedia:
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: Live Demo | April 18, 2003
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BlueEyedOS – a BeOS-inspired operating system powered by a Linux kernel.

The BlueEyedOS APIs are BeOS APIs rewritten with some improvements. The main goal is to create a new platform for BeOS developers. All you need is to recompile your BeOS apps. Linux developers will be able to find here a complete set of functionalities developed for consistency.

BlueEyedOS founder and developer is Guillaume Maillard.
The project was active developing between 2001 and 2003.

The live demo of the system is built on the top of Knoppix 3.2.

Download

BlueEyedOS Live Demo i386 106MB.iso
md5sum: ae520ed8d6dc46d60fbfc36db8f751a7

 

Pocket Linux

Pocket Linux

Web site: www.pocket-linux.org/index.html.en
Origin: Poland
Category: Mini distribution
Desktop environment: Text based
Architecture: x86
Based on: Independent
Wikipedia (pl): Pocket Linux
Media: Live floppy
The last version | Released: 2.51-fix-4 | January 28, 2002
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Pocket Linux – a minimal, one floppy Linux based system designed to quickly convert PC workstation into secure Linux-based workstation using ssh to connect to remote host. It supports bootp for determining host IP and other network parameters.

Pocket Linux provides a small and efficient workstation that autoconfigures as much as possible and lets securely use the network from almost everywhere.

The founder and developer of the project is Paweł Więcek.
The last version 2.51 of the minimal in size Linux system was released by the author in 1998.
There is also available a newer version of 2.51-fix-4 released by Arkadiusz Miskiewicz.

 

CDlinux

CDlinux

Web site: www.cdlinux.info (not active)
Origin: China
Category: Desktop, Mini distribution
Desktop environment: Xfce
Architecture: x86
Based on: Slackware
Wikipedia:
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 0.9.7.1 | March 19, 2012

CDlinux – small in size Linux distribution based on Slackware. It ships with up-to-date version of the Linux kernel, Xorg, Xfce, and many popular applications. It has good i18n/locale support.

It aims to be a handy administration/rescue tool for system administrators as well as general users. It’s highly user configurable, supports a wide range of hardware (PCMCIA, SCSI, USB, etc.) and many networking protocols (FTP, SSH, NFS, SMB, DHCP, etc.).

CDlinux supports a few locales in Live mode, including Simplified Chinese.

The last version of CDlinux was released in March 2012.