XtremeOS

XtremeOS

Web site: www.xtreme-os.pl (not active)
Origin: Poland
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: KDE, Gnome
Architecture: x86, x86_64
Based on: Mandriva Linux
Wikipedia:
Media: Install DVD
The last version | Released: 4.0 Community | June 1, 2010
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XtremeOS – a commercial, Polish Linux distribution based on Mandriva Linux.

It started in 2007 as a Xtreme Pack, created by Mandriva Polish community team.
Starting from the 3rd version of Xtreme, the system has been created by Amazis.net team.

The iso images contain some extra packages, such as:
– the latest versions of proprietary drivers
– full multimedia support
– web browser plugins
– extra desktop themes
– Compiz-Fusion 3D window manager
– support for GPRS/UMTS/HSDPA/EDGE technology
– support for ‘neostrada tp’ and others ADSL based technology
– support for Blueconnect, Orange Free and others mobile providers
– Cedega and CrossOver pre-installed for MS Windows applications support

The system was available in a few flavours:
– XtremeOS – for a hard drive installation
– XtremeOS USB – for an USB disk installation
– XtremeOS OEM – for brand new hard disk installation
– XtremeOS EDU – for education
– XtremeOS Community – free version contains open-source packages only

Time line:
– Mandriva Linux 2007 Xtreme
– Xtreme2 Pack – 2008
– Xtreme 3.0 on February 5, 2009
– Xtreme 4.0 on December 29, 2009
– Xtreme 4.0 Community (previous: Lite) which contains open-source packages only, was released in June 2010 as the last one.

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Download

XtremeOS 4.0 InstallDVD x86_64 4.1GB.iso
md5sum: 77cddcac2b3108b013ec8dd388e63992
XtremeOS 3.0 InstallDVD i586 4.25GB.iso
md5sum: 9af5857386e892b45434de82eed4b516

 

Pingwinek

Pingwinek Gnome

Pingwinek Matchbox   Pingwinek Xfce   Pingwinek GNU/Haiku

Web site: http://home.gna.org/pingwinek/
Origin: Poland
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: Gnome, Xfce, Enlightenment, Matchbox, EDE, IceWM
Architecture: x86
Based on: Independent (Linux), Haiku
Wikipedia:
Media: Live DVD
The last version | Released: 1.0preview4 GNU/Linux | October 14, 2006 | 0.1.0 GNU/Haiku | March 11, 2007

Pingwinek – a Polish project which offers two separated distributions based on Linux kernel and Haiku.

Pingwinek GNU/Linux is an independent distribution which provides a live system with a few desktop environments and window managers of your choice: Gnome, Xfce, Enlightenment, Matchbox, EDE and IceWM.

The live 1.7GB iso image has a large set of pre-installed applications, such as:
– Office: Gnocky, Gnumeric, Grisby, LyX, OpenOffice.org, Rubrica, e-Sofokles
– Net: Blam and Liferea feed readers, Ekiga, GNU Gadu, Gaim, Balsa, Gwget download manager, Kazehakase web browser, LostIRC, Thunderbird, Tleenx2, XChat IRC client, Firefox, gFTP, gSTM
– Multimedia: Siobhan audio player, PenguinTV media aggregator, Audacious, Beep, Camelot, Diva video editor, Exaile, FM radio tuner, Gnome CD master, GnomeBaker, Helix player, Kino, Mplayer, Pitivi, Quark music player, TVtime, Thoggen DVD ropper, Winki the ripper, X-CD-Roast, Zapping TV Viewersteamtuner, vMovieDB, xine
– Graphics: Camorama, Comix, Dia, GNU Paint, Blender, GQview, Inkscape, K-3D, PlotDrop, Sodipodi, Gimp, UFRaw, Xara, gtkam, mtPaint
– Others: Leafpad, Dr.Geo, Galculator, gDesklets, SciTE, XaoS, Anjuta, Bluefish, Geany, Hex Editor, poEdit, gtranslator, Firestarter, etc.

It offers options of the live system to choose:
– English or Polish locales
– the default desktop
– or sipmly use built in wizard

Pingwinek GNU/Haiku is probably the first Haiku distribution. Beside the base Haiku system, it contains 40 packages ported from Pingwinek GNU/Linux distribution. It contains compiler (GCC 2.95.3), several simple games, SDL, Midnight Commander, ncurses.
The distribution doesn’t have an installer which could install system on a hard disk.

The founder and developer of Pingwinek is Grzegorz Dąbrowski.

Download

Pingwinek GNU/Linux 1.0preview4 i686 1.6GB.iso
md5sum: 0fff382c6f16d7b73689d96c1fc09614
Pingwinek GNU/Haiku 0.1.0 Virtual Disk Image 244MB.vmdk
md5sum: d4f158111653cd47b9d6d4c5c8246e06
Pingwinek GNU/Haiku 0.1.0 256MB.image
md5sum: 4b169325a2fe991d2336868a12d44bda

 

Hag GNU/Linux

Hag GNU/Linux

Web site: www.hag-linux.eu.org (not active)
Origin: Poland
Category: Desktop, Mini distribution
Desktop environment: Fluxbox
Architecture: x86
Based on: Grml
Wikipedia:
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 0.1.20 | June 12, 2009

Hag GNU/Linux – a Polish, small size, light and fast Linux distribution based on Grml.

Hag live system uses the lightweight Fluxbox window manager, and offers a set of applications, such as:
– Net: Iceweasel, Midori, Aurora, Gajim, Psi, Kadu, weechat, Irssi, Claws mail, Links2, Wicd
– Graphics: Geeqie, ImageMagic
– Office: Osmo, Xpdf, Edpfview, Pornview, Geany, Leafpad, Jad, Emasc
– Multimedia: Audacious, Aumix, MOC, GMplayer
– File management: PCManFM, Rox, Midnight Commander, Tuxcmd

There is an installation script available called “grml2hd” which lets you install Hag on a hard drive.

The name of Hag (Polish name: Wiedźma) is an acronym of “Hag’s actually grml”.
The author of Hag GNU/Linux is azhag.
The last available version is 0.1.20 which was released in 2009.

Download

Hag GNU/Linux 0.1.20 i686 362MB.iso
md5sum: 80c1b5139ec24e57b436b13c8f636df7

 

Fafik

Fafik

Web site: http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=63901&sid=c353b9d5e45b6f15a5e6184506ed2298
Origin: Poland
Category: Desktop, Mini distribution
Desktop environment: Xfce
Architecture: x86
Based on: Puppy Linux
Wikipedia:
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 5.2 | January 13, 2011
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Fafik – a Polish, Puppy Linux based Linux distribution.

Fafik features Xfce desktop environment instead of IceWM, the Polish locales as default, and a set of pre-installed application for every purpose, such as:
– Net: Firefox, gFTP, Sylpheed
– Office: AbiWord, ePDFView, Geany, Osmo
– Graphics: Gtkam, mtPaint, Viewnior, Xsane
– Multimedia: Alsamixer, Asunder CD Ripper, Burniso2cd, ISOMaster, pburn, pCD audio player, Xine,
– Others: Wbar, GParted, hardinfo, Htop, Xarchiver, Thunar, Xfce4 Print Manager

Fafik 5.2 was released in January 2011 and is based on Lucid Puppy 5.2.0.

Download

Fafik 5.2 i386 162MB.iso
md5sum: 3579f93bf260ae84be8759b8c3d0b553

 

Olá!

Olá!

Web site: http://ola-os.ssg-systems.com/c/
Origin: Poland
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: KDE
Architecture: x86
Based on: Kubuntu
Wikipedia:
Media: Live DVD
The last version | Released: 8.04 | December 15, 2008
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Olá! Dom – a Polish, Kubuntu based Linux distribution targeted to new Linux users.

The distribution has been created to let new users easy configure and use the system, including surfing the web, editing documents, keeping in touch via IM clients, editing graphic files, watching videos, listening to the music, without installing additional software.
Olá! has graphical configurators available which help users to manage the system.

Olá! offers pre-installed applications, such as:
– Net: aMule, KNetworkManager, KTorrent, Opera, Skype, Firefox, Kadu
– Office: OpenOffice, Acrobat Reader
– Multimedia: Amarok, Mplayer, RealPlayer, VLC
– Graphics: GIMP
– Games: Gcompris, Knights, Lbreakout2, Supertux, X-moto

The system uses Polish locales and keyboard layout as default.

The founder and contributor of the project is Krzysztof Lichota.
The first version of Olá! was based on Kubuntu 6.06 LTS (Dapper Drake).
The last one 8.04 has been released in December 2008.

Download

Olá! Dom 8.04 i386 718MB.iso
md5sum: 670c975fe04f7565939b04c574f0175a

 

Cdlinux.pl

Cdlinux.pl

Web site: http://cdlinux.pl
Origin: Poland
Category: Desktop, Mini distribution
Desktop environment: IceWM
Architecture: x86
Based on: Debian
Wikipedia (pl): Cdlinux.pl
Media: Live CD/DVD
The last version | Released: 1.0 | June 25, 2007
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Cdlinux.pl – a Polish, Debian unstable “Sid” based Linux distribution, targeted to new Linux users.

The first version of Cdlinux.pl was created in 2001 by Jerzy Kaczmarek and Michał Wróbel at Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunications and Informatics of the Gdańsk University of Technology.

Cdlinux.pl uses Polish locales as default, and a very light IceWM window manager, so it can by run on very old machines with CPU PI 100MHz and 24 MB of RAM memory.

The system is available in 3 versions:
– Mały (Small) – 200MB of the iso image, contains a web browser, a mail client, an instant messenger, audio and video players, a graphics viewer, and a text editor
– Duży (Big) – 700MB of the iso image, contains many extra, useful applications for home and small office users
– DVD – many extra applications available straight from the live system, including many applications of KDE 3.5.6

The live system offers an option which lets you save the live system settings on a hard drive, or install the system on a hard drive as well.

The last version of Cdlinux.pl 1.0 was released in 2007.
There was a few tries to re-activate the project, unfortunately with no effects.

Download

Cdlinux.pl 1.0 Mały i386 212MB.iso
md5sum: 87fcd0d9bcca8e96171916f6ba946bf1
Cdlinux.pl 1.0 Duży i386 686MB.iso
md5sum: 9214410c34d5a9e76005d6c7919d1326
Cdlinux.pl 1.0 DVD i386 1.43GB.iso
md5sum: ea183e353182c9b18560c0b997db5cbc

 

ZEN-mini

ZEN-mini

Web site: zen.pclinuxos.org.pl (not active)
Origin: Poland (the last dev)
Category: Desktop, Mini distribution
Desktop environment: GNOME
Architecture: x86, x86_64
Based on: PCLinuxOS
Wikipedia:
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 2012.1 | February 09, 2012
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ZEN-mini – a minimalist Linux distribution based on PCLinuxOS, which uses GNOME as its default desktop environment.

It is a minimal livecd that is bootable and can be installed on a hard drive.
It comes with a few applications pre-installed only, but additional software can be installed through the Synaptic Software Manager.

The project started in 2008, the founder and developer of ZEN-mini was Don_Crissti.
Between 2009 and 2012, ZEN-mini was under development by ‘siamer’.
In 2012, siamer passed the project to LinuxGator.org, but the website is out of service now.

Download

ZEN-mini 2012.1 GNOME2 x86 337MB.iso
md5sum: 87b2f351c75a1f901a843653e4f3b151
ZEN-mini 2012.1 test2 GNOME3 x86_64 361MB.iso
md5sum: 806c4ea533c56eabc284f0d1ddaa787a

 

KateOS

KateOS

Web site: www.kateos.org (not active)
Origin: Poland
Category: Desktop, Server
Desktop environment: Xfce
Architecture: x86
Based on: Independent
Wikipedia: KateOS
Media: Live CD, Install CD/DVD
The last version | Released: 3.6 | September 17, 2007
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KateOS – an independent Linux distribution, originally based on Slackware.

The first version of Kate Linux 1.0 ‘Rabbit’ was released in October 09, 2004.
Kate Linux 2.0 ‘Zyklon’ released in April 09, 2005.
KateOS 3.0 ‘Virgin’ released in July 09, 2006.

Started from version 3.0, KateOS package manager uses TGZex (.tgz) packages, which unlike Slackware packages support dependency tracking (optional), internationalized descriptions, and was designed for ease of update. KateOS uses its own, native package manager tools: PKG and Updateos. Updateos is similar in work to Debian’s ‘apt-get’, and due to cooperate with PKG could install TGZex with all needed dependencies.

The system could be installed on a hard drive via the Core version installer or via PHP-GTK based graphical installer available on the live image.

KateOS was under development between 2003 and 2009, and the last version of 3.6 (including the live image) was released in September 2007. There was released version 4.0 pre1 in July 26, 2008 too, but development of the project has been finished the next year.

The founder and the lead developer of KateOS was Damian Rakowski.

Download

KateOS 3.6 Live i486 698MB.iso
md5sum: 57050d518cf133417a2d9e3b2e712562
KateOS 3.6 Miniiso i486 124MB.iso
md5sum: 875191d47bb40d7024ead889291f74e7

 

PLD Linux Distribution

PLD Linux Distribution

Web site: www.pld-linux.org
Origin: Poland
Category: Server, Desktop
Desktop environment: Blackbox, Fluxbox, GNOME, IceWM, KDE, Window Maker, Xfce
Architecture: x86, x86_64, PowerPC, Sparc, Alpha
Based on: Independent
Wikipedia (pl): PLD Linux Distribution
Media: Rescue CD, Live CD
The last version | Released: 3.0 th | ?
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PLD Linux Distribution – an independent Linux distribution, based on RPM packages, targeted to advanced users and administrators. The main usage of the distribution are network servers, but also is suitable for advanced users of workstations.
The project started in 1998 (the 1.0 release in 2002) and it is still under development (?) by a few (?) enthusiasts.

PLD uses its own package manager called “Poldek”, which lets you install and upgrade the packages. Packages are divided into the smallest portions (such as individual plug-ins and modules), what allows administrators to easy controlling the functionality of available applications and the amount of used disk space.

PLD supports network technologies (IPv6), security (AppArmor, Grsecurity, PAM, GSSAPI, TLS/SSL), and the flexible use of different natural languages to communicate with the user.

The current version of PLD is 3.0 and is in endless development stage.

The system installation can be made using PLD Rescue CD images, then chrooting into prepared, new disk partition or via a Live CD which offers Anaconda installer.

PLD Linux Distribution ia available for a various architectures: x86 (i386, i586, i686), PowerPC, AMD64, Sparc, Alpha.

In 2007 an unofficial version of PLD Linux Distribution was created – PLD Titanium. In 2010 a conflict arose between PLD project leaders and PLD Titanium creator. As a result the Titanium distribution was rebranded and in early 2011 separated from PLD with a new name TLD (Titanium Linux Distribution).

PLD is still under active development, and new images of Rescue iso is available from GitHub.

 

Aurox

Aurox

Web site: www.aurox.org (not active)
Origin: Poland
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: KDE, GNOME
Architecture: x86
Based on: Red Hat Linux and Fedora Core
Wikipedia (pl): Aurox
Media: Live DVD
The last version | Released: 12.0 | August 31, 2006
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Aurox – a Linux distribution based on Red Hat, offers with multimedia support and a few locales, such as: English, Polish, Czech, German, French, and Spanish.

The first version of Aurox Linux 8.0 “Starter” has been prepared by Robert Główczyński and Jarosław Górny, as a remastered version of Red Hat Linux 8.0 in 2002. The distribution had a full support for Polish language, two desktops environment: KDE and GNOME, as well as a few light ones: Xfce, Fluxbox and Window Maker.

Aurox 9.3 was released in March 2004 and was based on the packages of Fedora Core 1.

The big goal of Aurox was the large set of pre-installed applications, such as:
– Office: OpenOffice.org, KOffice, Planner
– Net: Mozilla Suite, Evolution, KMail, GNU Gadu, TleenX
– Multimedia: xine, MPlayer
– Education: KGeo, Dr Genius
– Graphics: GIMP
– Games: Pingus, Tux Racer, FreedroidRPG
and out of the box support for Polish broadband providers: Era BlueConnect and Neostrada TP.

The CDs was published with the “Aurox Linux” magazine (out of Poland) and Polish “Linux+ Extra” magazine, as well as via ftp download too. The last version of Aurox 12.0 was released in 2006, and then Aurox has been sold to a company ‘Coba Solutions’.

Download

Aurox 12.0 i386 3.7GB.iso
md5sum: 72e69b3ac31edb26297f2c56ca637a16