SaxenOS

SaxenOS

Web site: saxenos.de (not active)
Origin: Germany
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: LXDE, Xfce
Architecture: x86
Based on: SLAX, PCLinuxOS
Wikipedia:
Media: Live
The last version | Released: 2009 beta 1 | January 4, 2009

SaxenOS – a Linux live distribution especially targeted to older hardware.

It offers complete office, multimedia and internet applications on one CD.
The hardware system requirements are quite low, such as Pentium 2 350 MHz CPU, 128 MB RAM and a 2 GB harddisk.

An older version of the distribution supported the i486 platform and used the LXDE desktop environment.
The distribution was a derivative of Zenwalk Linux, and thus Slackware.
Version 1.0 was launched on January 9, 2006.

SaxenOS 2008/2009 is based on PCLinuxOS, with RPM packages and Synaptic package manager as default. It features the full OpenOffice package, multimedia apps and games on the top of the XFCE desktop.

The project developer is Michael Stibane.

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Harley-DavidsonOS

Harley-DavidsonOS

Web site: www.mypclinuxos.com (not active)
Origin: ?
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: GNOME
Architecture: x86
Based on: PCLinuxOS
Wikipedia:
Media: Live
The last version | Released: ? | September 19, 2007

Harley-DavidsonOS – a spin-off version of the original PCLinuxOS Linux distribution.

It features a Harley-Davidson (an American motorcycle manufacturer, founded in Milwaukee, Wisconsin) desktop theme, splash screen and icons for the motorcycle’s fans.

It is based on PCLinuxOS 2007 and uses the GNOME 2.x desktop environment as default.
Apart of the custom theme, it contains a set of common used appliactions for home users.

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Harley-DavidsonOS i486 669MB.iso
md5sum: 08256da85cf34ca804e8a70609763bac

 

Granular

Granular

Web site: www.granularproject.org
Origin: India
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: KDE, Enlightenment
Architecture: x86
Based on: PCLinuxOS
Wikipedia: Granular Linux
Media: Live DVD
The last version | Released: 1.0 | January 20, 2009

Granular – a Linux distribution based on PCLinuxOS and aimed at providing an easy-to-use, stable, and functional Linux experience to the end users.

Granular comes as a LiveCD, which lets you test it with no need to install it on a hard drive. The standard CD version of Granular includes two desktop environments – KDE and Enlightenment 17. It uses Synaptic Package Manager, a GUI frontend to APT, for package management (installing, updating, or removing packages).

Granular features a Perl-based script mklivecd which makes it possible to remaster Granular or create a backup CD/DVD out of the installed system. It also included Granular StartPoint, which is a HTML-based and acts as a primer to the various major software included in Granular.

Through the various applications included in Granular, you can surf the internet, write articles, make presentations, chat with your friends, listen to music, play games, manage images and a lot, lot more.

Starting from Granular 2 (Wolverine) onwards, Granular will (never did?) be based on Unity Linux.

The project developer is Anurag Bhandari.

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Granular 0.90 i386 1.97GB.iso
md5sum: ae94cdd982675ee614077e1e4a7827f4

 

PCPAC

PCPAC

Web site: sourceforge.net/projects/pcpac/
Origin: ?
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: KDE
Architecture: x86
Based on: PCLinuxOS
Wikipedia:
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: ? | July 4, 2007

PCPAC – a project describes a method for converting a Linux desktop distribution into a safe, reliable and efficient PAC, a Public Access Computer, for a library, school or waiting room. The intention is to have discussions about distros and scripts.

PCPAC is a variant of PCLinuxOS with additional safety features for public use in Libraries and schools. The goals are:
– To be safe for public use.
– To be very easy to install.

Without that the run of the mill tech who is only Windows capable may have reluctance to try it. Never mind that PCLinuxOS is already easier to install than Windows XP, not to mention Vista.

To appeal to a younger demographic as are the main users in schools and frequently the users of PACs in libraries. This is why the music links are so prominent, to get the audience to try the music links as a hook into their using Amarok.

Live system’s user name/password: user

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PCPAC i586 700MB.iso
md5sum: 8b156b9ddc7c44caaee700642eb0e332

 

BugnuX

BugnuX

Web site: www.bugnux.org (not active)
Origin: Unknown
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: Enlightenment
Architecture: x86
Based on: PCLinuxOS
Wikipedia:
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 2007 | September 6, 2007

BugnuX – a LiveCD Linux distribution based on PCLinuxOS, that is also installable, packaged with useful testing tools to help testers and quality assurance personnel.

BugnuX is aimed at helping tester software testers in setting up test labs with essential open source tools for testing software. Similarly test consultants need not worry about what tools are available with clients. Having testing tools that users are familiar with in a LiveCD, readily available, will get them to start testing quickly and easily without bothering to get accustomed to a new work environment or trying to acquire new skills. The bundled software includes the key ingredients for functional testing of Swing (Java) applications including: Jacareto (a Java GUI testing tool), Marathon (Java) (a Java GUI testing tool); Web Application Testing tools including: Selenium, Molybdenum; and Load testing tools: curl-loader.

BugnuX uses the new E17 desktop environment as the primary desktop environment, but fluxbox is also provided as an alternative desktop. BugnuX is intended to run as any commonly used OS and so the package list includes all commonly used applications, that any normal user would need. BugnuX has it’s own repository for the open source software testing tools and E17 packages, which are well maintained.

Bugnux also has some standard mozilla add-ons readily available in order to aid in software testing and user experience. The most significant add-ons include:
* Quick Locale Switcher
* Console
* Server Switcher
* CookieSwap
* DOM Inspector
* LiveHTTPHeaders

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BugnuX 2007 i386 715MB.iso
md5sum: 8fdfeb5245dfd1b1660237824eb37de7

 

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.

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LadyBug 7f i586 790MB.iso
md5sum: fe7a19198fe3b8b2fcbb34513089b3d0

 

LinTerm

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Web site: linterm.pun.pl
Origin: Poland
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: text
Architecture: x86
Based on: PCLinuxOS?
Wikipedia:
Media: Live
The last version | Released: 1.0 rc | 2007

LinTerm – a Polish Linux distribution, created by Kamil Pawelak.

LinTerm is based on RPM packages, uses only text environment, and is targeted to users who have some more experience with Linux command line environment. The distribution works as a live CD, with an option of installation on a hard drive.

Because it does not use any graphical environment, it should works on most machines with very low power.

LinTerm uses ext3 file system as default, but it supports reiserfs, xfs, jfs and more. The distro offers its own packaging system called ‘plt’ and a package manager (with no name).

LinTerm and most packages is released under GNU GPL license.

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Rails LiveCD

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Web site: railslivecd.org (not active)
Origin: USA
Category: Specialist
Desktop environment: KDE
Architecture: x86
Based on: PCLinuxOS
Wikipedia:
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 0.2.1 | October 17, 2006

Rails LiveCD – a specialist distribution based on PCLinuxOS and includes all the software needed to run Ruby on Rails development on a bootable Live CD media.

The Rails Live CD project was born on Ezra Zygmuntowicz blog and realized with help from Brian Ketelsen.

The live CD features tolls such as:
– Ruby 1.8.4
– Rails 1.1.2
– Capistrano 1.1.0
– Mongrel 0.3.13
– Rake 0.7.1
– Subversion
– MySQL 4.1.12
– MySQL Administrator
– RadRails

You can set your computer to boot first from CD and try the Ruby on Rails without making any change on your hard drive. The live system offers an option to save all your changes to a USB Key, floppy or folder on your local hard drive. There is also possibility to install Rails LiveCd Linux distribution directly on your system. The Rails LiveCD offers an installation wizard that allows you to repartition your hard drive and install Linux directly to your computer.

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SAMity

SAMity

Web site: http://samity.org/
Origin: Germany
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: Xfce
Architecture: x86
Based on: PCLinuxOS
Wikipedia:
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 2010 | October 30, 2010

SAMity (previously: SAM Linux Desktop) – an easy-to-use a live and installation CD based on Unity Linux with Xfce desktop, designed for home users.

SAMity utilizes a nice looking and free software desktop environment Xfce. By including a number of various plug-ins it provides the full functionality of the optimal desktop environment for any SAMity user. It is based on the GTK+2 toolkit, as used in GNOME, and it is entirely mouse-driven.

The latest version of SAMity Linux 2010 is based on Unity Linux which is based on Mandriva Linux.
Older version of SAM Linux is based on PCLinuxOS.

It uses the RPM package manager and it’s designed for home users.

The live system’s user name and password is: guest

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SAM Linux Desktop 2009 i386 695MB.iso
md5sum: 9d91cc4b770c87c4a7109bde8f0a1303
SAM Linux Desktop 2007 i386 716MB.iso
md5sum: 15deae3309b87eaab73697f75c82fc82

 

Linux-EduCD

Linux-EduCD

Web site: www.linux-educd.pl (not active)
Origin: Poland
Category: Education
Desktop environment: KDE
Architecture: x86
Based on: PCLinuxOS
Wikipedia(PL): Linux-EduCD
Media: Live DVD
The last version | Released: 1.0 | June 12, 2009
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Linux-EduCD – a Polish Linux distribution intended for educational use in classrooms inside schools.

Linux-EduCD features a set of pre-installed educational, multimedia, graphics and office applications on the top of KDE 3 desktop environment. More applications were available on the additional DVD disk called „Homepack”, which could be installed as required.
From version 0.9 the system uses PCLinuxOS MiniMe and Mandriva as its base.
Older versions of Linux-EduCD were based on Knoppix and Ubuntu.

The live system is targeted to machines with i386 CPU.
The last version of Linux-EduCd 1.0 „Valis” was released in June 2009.
The system developer is Rajmund Radziewicz.

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Linux-EduCD 1.0 i386 1.17GB.iso
md5sum: a67cf5562d471e9cadb4c83237fdbffc