StormOS

StormOS

Web site: www.stormos.org (not active)
Origin: France (?)
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: Xfce
Architecture: x86_64
Based on: Nexenta OS, Debian
Wikipedia:
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: beta2 | March 11, 2009 (?)

StormOS – a Desktop focused distribution based on Nexenta Core Platform 2.0 (NCP2) with thousands of packages backported from Ubuntu and later Debian Sid.

Project was abandoned after re-basing on NCP4 and becoming unmaintainable and superseded by Dyson operating system.

The founder and developer of StormOS is Andrew Stormont.

Download

StormOS Hail beta2 amd64 593MB.iso
md5sum: a04448d46542b1ab524aae579feada9e

 

illumian

illumian

Web site: http://illumian.org
Origin: Unknown
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: Text based
Architecture: x86, x86_64
Based on: Nexenta OS
Wikipedia:
Media: Install CD
The last version | Released: 1.0 | February 01, 2012

illumian – an open-source operating system that combines technologies from Nexenta OS, OpenIndiana and Debian GNU/Linux.
illumian is a successor of a discontinued Nexenta OS which appears to be made by a merge of the Nexenta OS and OpenIndiana development teams.

illumian uses illumos kernel and Debian’s userland, including APT package manager. illumian is available as dual-arch installable CD ISO image that includes software packages optimized for both the 32-bit and 64-bit architectures.

The first (and the last) release of the illumian distribution includes only a minimal collection of packages, similar to what is installed using the OpenIndiana “text mode” installer. This distribution uses the same versions of externally maintained packages as the OpenIndiana project uses, most of which are maintained in the illumos-userland gate.

Download

illumian 1.0 i386/amd64 537MB.iso
md5sum: 13f23bc0582ed7e097e5bcd9c007db5f

 

Nexenta OS

Nexenta OS

Web site: www.nexenta.org (not active)
Origin: USA
Category: Desktop, Server
Desktop environment: Text based
Architecture: x86, x86_64
Based on: OpenSolaris
Wikipedia: Nexenta OS
Media: Install CD
The last version | Released: 3.1.3 | October 31, 2012

Nexenta OS (Nexenta Core Platform) – an open source operating system based on OpenSolaris kernel and Ubuntu userland.

The project started after Sun Microsystems started the OpenSolaris project in June 2005.
The 1st version of Nexenta OS was released in February 2008, and was based on OpenSolaris b82 and Ubuntu 6.06 “Dapper Drake”.
The 2nd version was released in May 2009, and was using packages of Ubuntu 8.04 “Hardy Heron” LTS and OpenSolaris kernel b104.
The 3rd one 3.0 released in August 2010, was using he same userland of Ubuntu 8.04 and OpenSolaris kernel b134.
In late 2011 the Nexenta OS brand was terminated and replaced with Illumian, which is derived from community development for illumos and OpenIndiana.

The installation CD installs the core system only, with 32 or 64 bit kernel.
Updates and new packages (deb) can be installed via APT (Advanced Packaging Tool) from the official Nexenta repositories (not active).

There is NexentaStor – a proprietary operating system built on top of the Nexenta Core Platform, optimized for use in virtualized server environments including NAS, iSCSI, and Fibre Channel applications, and is built around the ZFS file system.

Download

Nexenta Core Platform 3.0.1-b134 i386/x86_64 InstallCD 562MB.iso
md5sum: 6146aad28f3de98e79f47793c717948c