Origin: Czech Republic
Category: Mini distribution
Desktop environment: Fvwm95
Based on: Slackware (?)
Wikipedia (PL): Monkey Linux
Media: Install Floppy
The last version | Released: 1.0.1 (?) | 1999 (?)
Monkey Linux – a small Executable and Linking Format (ELF) distribution based on Linux kernel 2.0.30 and Libc5. It uses the UMSDOS file system makes it an ideal semi-complete distribution for GNU/Linux newbies, because no knowledge of (re)partitioning hard drives is required for installation. Monkey works in its own folder within MS-DOS or Windows 3.x/9x/Me. The archived base distribution is less than 7MB in size and fits in
five floppies. After installation, Monkey takes up less than 30MB of hard drive space.
Minimal hardware requirements:
– 4MB RAM
– 20MB on IDE HDD (+ 10MB for SWAP) on non-compressed DOS volume
– VGA for X Window
– Fvwm95, xterm
– editors: vi, joe (Wordstar compatible editor)
– telnet, ssh, ftp, traceroute, nslookup
– web browsers: Lynx, Netscape available in the installable additional package
– bootpd, bootpgw, cron
– many utilities for text processing (awk, sed, perl, etc.)
– utilities for working with IPX/SPX
– support for many filesystems: iso9660 (CD-ROM filesystem); NFS (Network File System from Sun Microsystems); ncpfs (Novell filesystem for shared volumes); smbfs (SMB Windows network filesystem but only over TCP/IP).
Its author is Czech, Milan Keršláger. From version 0.7 (1999) the distribution has been created by Marek Dankowski. The American IT specialist Pat Villani helped on an ad hoc basis.
Monkey Linux.tar.gz 12MB