Web site: (not active)
Origin: USA
Category: Server
Desktop environment: text
Architecture: x86, PC/XT, PDP-11, Z8001, 68k
Based on: UNIX
Wikipedia: Xenix
Media: Install
The last version | Released: | 1992

Xenix/SCO UNIX System V – a source closed, UNIX family operating system published in 1980 by Microsoft, then later sold to Santa Cruz Operation (SCO).

Microsoft(R) XENIX(R) System V/386 was the first release of Microsoft’s implementation of the UNIX(R) System V Operating System for the Intel(R) 80386 microprocessor.

XENIX is a multi-user solution that allows multiple users to be attached via inexpensive terminals to a single machine, thereby allowing the users to share the resources of the machine. It is also compatible with the UNIX System V Operating System – an operating system that is highly portable, and is to be found on a wide variety of architectures: large mainframes, minicomputers, technical and scientific workstations, and personal computers.

Starting in 1981, Microsoft has marketed its adaptation of the UNIX Operating System under the name XENIX. Microsoft’s goal was to provide high quality implementations of UNIX for computer systems based upon microprocessors. In doing so, Microsoft has become one of the major licensees of the UNIX Operating System, accounting for the majority of implementations sold upon microprocessor-based systems. In particular, a large application base has been built around Microsoft XENIX System V/286 for systems based upon the Intel 80286 microprocessor. Microsoft XENIX System V/386 for the Intel 80386 will preserve this application base, while opening up the full potential of the 80386 to developers and users.

Supported platforms were: PC/XT, x86, PDP-11, Z8001, 68k.


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Web site: www.asplinux.ru (not active)
Origin: Russia
Category: Desktop, Server
Desktop environment: KDE, GNOME
Architecture: x86, x86_86, PowerPC
Based on: Fedora
Wikipedia (RU): ASPLinux
Media: Install
The last version | Released: 14 | November 26, 2008

ASPLinux (Application Service Provider Linux) – a Russian distribution of the Linux operating system. It is based on the RPM packages, and it is fully compatible with Fedora distribution. Russian language support in this distribution works out of the box. Previously, the location was maintained for almost all Cyrillic codings: KOI8-R, KOI8-U, CP1251, ISO 8859-5, UTF-8. Starting from version 12, the team of designers departed from supporting many Cyrillic codings, leaving only UTF-8, and also resigned from the company’s installer, replacing it with Anaconda.

Up to version 9, ASPLinux was based on the Red Hat system. All next versions are based on Fedora distribution.

ASPLinux is easiest to install and use, 100% RedHat compatible Linux distribution. Full featured graphical and text mode installation program includes unique partitioning tool ASPDiskManager allowing to repartition your hard drive during installation without data loss. In order to simplify multibooting procedure we bundle ASPLinux with powerful graphical bootmanager ASPLoader. ASPLinux provides best available Asian and European languages localization. It bundles the best available Linux applications making it suitable for both home/office and server use. ASPLinux includes several graphical user environments such as KDE, GNOME and others to make your work with it a pleasure.

ASPLinux can be installed on a computer with at least i686 CPU, at least 128 Mb RAM, a CD-ROM drive for installation from a CD-ROM, a VGA-compatible
video-board and monitor.

ASPLinux editions:
– Deluxe – 2 DVDs with the system and source texts of the program (the widest set of programs), 3 printed instructions, 90 days of technical support;
– Standard – 2 DVDs with the system and source texts of the program, 2 printed instructions, 60 days of technical support;
– LiveMedia Edition – 1 DVD with the system, 1 printed manual, 30 days of technical support;
– Express – 1 DVD with system, 30 days of technical support;
– Greenhorn – LiveCD-distribution variant (in the latest version of LiveDVD), 10 days of technical support;
– ASPLinux Server.

ASPLinux is a business unit of SWsoft, a multinational software development company with headquarter in Singapore and offices in USA and Europe. ASPLinux contacts: Moscow, Russia.


ASPLinux 11.2 DVD 3.56GB.iso
md5sum: daa246178eb61599b8a6a0858194a0a2




Web site: www.nas4free.org (not active)
Origin: Netherlands
Category: NAS Server
Desktop environment: text, Web GUI
Architecture: x86, x86_86
Based on: FreeBSD
Wikipedia: XigmaNAS
Media: Live/Install CD/USB
The last version | Released: | July 11, 2018
Zobacz po polsku Zobacz po polsku: NAS4Free

NAS4Free – an open source operating system for embedded devices that provides the NAS (Network-Attached Storage) server. The system is based on FreeBSD. NAS4Free allows resources to be shared with other machines equipped with MS Windows, Apple and UNIX / Linux operating systems.

NAS4Free, thanks to its intuitive web interface, is easy to use and configure, and can also be used in a home environment. It has support for many different sharing services to other network users.

NAS4Free offers support for: ZFS v28 (RAIDZ, RAIDZ2 and RAIDZ3) Software RAID (0,1,5), disk encryption, S.M.A.R.T / Email reports. It has support for protocols: CIFS (samba), FTP, NFS, TFTP, AFP, RSYNC, Unison, iSCSI, HAST, CARP, Bridge, UPnP and BitTorrent.

NAS4Free is available for i386 and x86_64 machines and can be installed on a Compact Flash, USB flash drive, SSD, hard disk or any other removable device.

In July 2018, the project changed its name to XigmaNAS.


NAS4Free Full x64 257MB.tgz
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NAS4Free LiveCD x64 425MB.iso
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NAS4Free Embeded x64 473MB.img
md5sum: f24cab560389ec245fc80ec7999e764d


Softlanding Linux System


Web site: (not active)
Origin: Canada
Category: Server, Desktop
Desktop environment: CLI
Architecture: x86
Based on: Independent
Wikipedia: Softlanding Linux System
Media: Install
The last version | Released: 1993.03 ? | March 1993 ?

Softlanding Linux System (SLS) – one of the oldest Linux distributions was generally made minimal or no changes to the original software packages before including them. Distributions using this format generally provided no native software management and depended on third-party utilities for package management and administration.

The release 1.03 of SLS containing kernel 99 alpha p11, libc 4.4.1, gcc 2.4.5 and XFree86 1.3. Linux is a free 386 unix like operating system similar to System V, and developed by Linus Torvalds, plus a few hundred big hearted programmers on the Internet. SLS is produced and GPL copyrighted by Softlanding Software. You may redistribute SLS, as long as you do include both this file, and the file COPYING prominently in the distribution. You may not take credit for the work of others.

SLS is NOT just an image dump of some ones Unix system.
Instead it is a distribution whose primary purposes are:
0) provide an initial installation program (for the queasy).
1) utilities compiled to use minimal disk space.
2) provide a reasonably complete/integrated U*ix system.
3) provide a means to install and uninstall packages.
4) permit partial installations for small disk configs.
5) add a menu driven, extensible system administration.
6) take the hassle out of collecting and setting up a system.
7) give non internet users access to Linux.
8) provide a distribution that can be easily updated.

SLS contains ~600 utilities designed to provide a relatively complete computer operating system for the sophisticated user. It includes programs for compression, text processing, communications, X Windowing system, program development (Assembler, C, C++, Fortran, Pascal, Lisp, and Perl), mail, spreadsheets, and word-processing. Also supported are DOS files, a DOS emulator, SCSI, CDROMs, and TCP/IP. A 387 coprocessor is emulated by the kernel if you don’t have one. Full source code for the kernel is also provided with SLS.

The development environment includes libraries for unix and Xwindows, a debugger that does full screen (via emacs) with support for core dumps.
Shared libraries make the most miserly use of RAM and disk space. FAQ and Manual pages document most of the Linux utilities. SLS requires at least
12 Meg of disk for the minimal install. 90 Meg or more is required for the full system (not including TeX or Interviews). You will need at least 2
Meg of RAM, 4 meg if you want to compile programs, and 8 Meg to run X Windows. Note that sometimes you can get by with less, but usually with
noticeable performance limitations.

SLS was available on floppies (30 5.25 floppies or 25 3.5 floppies), QIC150 or CDROM from the address below for a flat rate distribution fee of US $99
($125 Canadian) + $15 shipping and handling. The SLS CDROM contains the full source tree and a 50+ page user manual “Using SLS”. A quarterly CD (4 CD’s over 1 year) was available for US $199 (255 Canadian) + $15 S&H.

It was founded by Peter MacDonald in May 1992. It was soon superseded by Slackware which started as a cleanup of SLS by Patrick Volkerdin.

The screenshot source: Wikipedia; author: Linuxcenter.ru; License: The copyright holder of this work allows anyone to use it for any purpose including unrestricted redistribution, commercial use, and modification.


Softlanding Linux System 1.05 41.47MB.tar
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Softlanding Linux System 1992.11 19.60MB.zip
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Softlanding Linux System 1993.03 28.07MB.tar.gz
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Web site: www.muriquilinux.com.br (not active)
Origin: Brazil
Category: Desktop, Server
Desktop environment: KDE
Architecture: x86
Based on: Debian
Wikipedia (PT): Muriqui Linux
Media: Live
The last version | Released: 1.4 | October 6, 2006

Muriqui – a Linux distribution based on Debian and KDE desktop environment. It uses Anaconda as its installer of the Fedora project. It is a recent project that aims to facilitate the installation process for end users of a Debian based Linux.

The name Muriqui is an allusion to the primate Muriqui-do Sul or mono-carvoeiro, the largest primate of the American continent, and is among the animals in danger of extinction. The name of the distribution is a tribute to the struggle for the preservation of this heavily endangered species. A third of the remaining population of the Muriquis is found at the Montes Claros farm in Caratinga, home to the Doctum, where the primates were preserved at the initiative of their owners, the family of Feliciano Miguel Abdala. Today the farm is an RPPN – Private Natural Heritage Reserve, where the Caratinga Biological Station was donated to the Brazilian Foundation for Nature Conservation (FBCN), making Caratinga one of the largest preservation areas of this species.

The popular computer project was commissioned by the Ministry of Communications to UFMG in 2004. The idea was simple: low-HD and low-end terminals, with a more powerful server in a telecentre with 10 – 20 desktops. Soon after the Workshop for the presentation of the project at the Rectory of UFMG, in two months, we already had, in Caratinga, the first laboratory, with this philosophy, in use in the educational environment. This was the impetus for the development of Muriqui Linux, which, in its server version, installed the central remote boot server for diskless stations – Diskless Remote Boot on Linux (DRBL). Later, we started to use the LTSP (Light Terminal Server Project), of the developer Jim McQuillan, whom I met in 2005 in Porto Alegre during the 6th. FISL. In the Muriqui version, the word processing environment occurred on the server, other, lighter applications on the client. Several distributions currently support this solution. The LTSP package is part of the official Debian and Ubuntu repository, in addition to the derived derivatives Edubuntu (Ubuntu), K12LTSP (CentOS) and Skolelinux (Debian) and KIWI-LTSP (SUSE).

João Fernando (creator and editor of the Revista Livre Livre), Renato Araújo and André – then students of the Computer Science course at Faculdades Integradas de Caratinga – looked for us in 1998. They wanted to try Linux and they would like the support of the institution. Workstations for testing were made available and it all started. In 1999, all the institution’s laboratory and connection infrastructure was implemented in Linux. The students participated in the installation of the first server, by João Paulo, from Microhard. All other servers were implemented with human resources developed by the project in the institution itself. Of the students who followed the installation, all of them later became tutors who leveraged the absorption of the technology in the institution.

In the following years, many joined the project and became the developers of the Muriqui Linux distro, launched in January 2005 in Teófilo Otoni. In coordination of development to Gicele, the Rômulo (tragically deceased in an automobile accident in the highway of the death – BR 381) and Reinaldo Moreira; the Raphael Valente in the arts; to Raquel Borsari in marketing. The FISL of 2005 marked the national launch of the project, which was to be adopted by the Ministry of Education as the basic distro of the ProJovem project that year. It was installed on 32,000 machines, the first Linux Educational of MEC!

In the development of version 1.4 came the brilliant “boys” Jacson Rodrigues (Jeiks today professor at UFES) and Ronoaldo. Ronoaldo’s brilliance could be attested by the nickname: Harry Potter. Under the baton of the “wizards”, Jeiks and Harry, were born the descendants: ProLinux and VixLinux. This phase, already in Flux, with Jacson Tiola unleashing the Plone CMS, well ahead of its time.

The Muriqui Linux project lost its sustainability when its main developers were hired by the federal government in Brasilia to implement the Free Software project in the federal public administration, starting in 2003.


No download is available




Web site: www.devil-linux.org
Origin: USA
Category: Firewall
Desktop environment: text
Architecture: x86, x86_64
Based on: Independent
Media: Install
The last version | Released: 1.8.0 | April 16, 2017
Zobacz po polsku Zobacz po polsku: Devil-Linux

Devil-Linux – a special Linux distribution, which is used for Firewalls / Routers. The goal of Devil-Linux is to have a small, customizable and secure (what is secure in the internet?) Linux.

Devil-Linux boots and runs completely from CDROM or USB flash drive. The configuration can be saved to a floppy diskette or a USB pen drive. Devil Linux was originally intended to be a dedicated firewall/router but now Devil-Linux can also be used as a dedicated server for many applications. Attaching an optional hard drive is easy, and many network services are included in the distribution.

Because boot/OS and (optionally) configuration [in a tarball] are stored on read-only media, Devil-Linux offers high security with easy and safe upgrades, the system being fully configurable with no writeable system device. If hard drive(s) are added for data storage, LVM is standard (easing expansion and backup) and software Raid is straightforward. Virtual machine use is also well supported, with VMware modules built-in.

Heiko Zueckerm, the developer of Devil-Linux has announced as of 7th Jan, 2018 that there is no more new releases.


Devil-Linux 1.8.0 amd64 340MB.tar.xz
md5sum: 20e1eb5a11378b534e51bbcbe0dfb3bd
Devil-Linux 1.8.0 i686 337MB.tar.xz
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YES Linux

YES Linux

Web site: www.yeslinux.org (not active)
Origin: USA
Category: Server
Desktop environment: text
Architecture: x86
Based on: Debian
Media: Install CD
The last version | Released: 3.0.2 | May 8, 2008

YES Linux – a Linux distribution that is focused on ease of use, user experience, and the internet. In 3 screens a secure server is installed and administered from a browser. A user should not have to use the console, but can if they wish.

It is based on Debian 4.0 “Etch”.

The project founder is Arthur Copeland, CEO of Saphari.com


YES Linux build 3.0.2 i486 158MB.iso
md5sum: 6b25d8874f659dd27ea0b76f0b4d158d
YES Linux basic 3.0.1 i486 309MB.iso
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YES Linux web 3.0.0 i486 345MB.iso
md5sum: 525cc4b44d709cffd75ffc939d062d1e




Web site: 0linux.org (not active)
Origin: France
Category: Desktop, Server
Desktop environment: Enlightenment, Fluxbox, GNOME, KDE, MATE, Openbox, Razor-Qt, XBMC, Xfce
Architecture: x86, , x86-64
Based on: Independent
Media: Install CD
The last version | Released: theta | September 9, 2014

0Linux – a complete French-language GNU/Linux operating system for 32-bit and 64-bit x86 machines, built from scratch and based solely on itself, for general use. 0Linux attempts to learn how to use a Linux system: many configuration files are translated into French and contain comments on their use; the installer asks to use the command line to inform the system, but assisted.

The included graphical environments are: Enlightenment, Fluxbox, KDE, Razor-qt, XBMC and Xfce. An early integration of GNOME is underway.

Special features of the system:
– The system uses the Spack package manager (“* .spack” packages)
– Packages subscriptions make easy to install packages (any KDE, GIMP and its plugins, LAMP server, etc.)
– The system updates and installs packets via the online tool 0g, which handles the inter-packet dependencies
– The system is initialized with “BSD” scripts, such as Slackware, among others, under /etc/rc.d/rc.*
– All tools specific to 0Linux start with “0” to find them easily from the command line
– The kernel is compiled with the maximum number of options and modules and is optimized for multimedia processing
– 0Linux 64 bits has the particularity of being “multilib”: architectures i686 and x86_64 can cohabit within the same system. It is thus possible to compile and run 32-bit and 64-bit software
– Distribution “semi-rolling”: it goes from one version to another (eta -> theta for example) with a simple 0g
– A system construction scripts are available to recompile the distribution yourself or write your own recipes

Special features of the source code:
– Packages are sorted into categories according to whether they are command line tools, libraries, graphical applications, network tools, development tools, or are linked to an environment (X, KDE, Xfce, etc.)
– A recipe for each package is “multiarch” (tested for i686 and x86_64)
– Scripts contains compile and automatically install packages or sets of packages and run a build server.


0Linux theta Mini i686 68MB.iso
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0Linux theta Mini x86_64 71MB.iso
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Desktop Linux Server

Desktop Linux Server

Web site: www.rentalinux.com (not active)
Origin: ?
Category: Server
Desktop environment: text
Architecture: x86
Based on: Mandrake
Media: Install
The last version | Released: ? | August 8, 2006 ?

Desktop Linux Server – a Linux distribution based on Mandrakelinux and maintained by Nexedi and Mandrakesoft.

rentalinux Desktop Linux Server” is a full featured turnkey solution which provides the power of 500+ Mandrakelinux Desktop applications to legacy PCs, Macintosh, Unix Workstations or to thin clients. Nexedi rentalinux Desktop Linux Server solution combines server hardware rental, software setup, custom configuration, support and maintenance service in a single package which makes it the easiest, least intrusive and most effective way to provide Linux Desktop applications for small to medium-sized networks. rentalinux service is available immediately in the European Union for a flat rate of 95 EUR / month and is expected to become available in the United States and Japan by the end of 2004.

Nexedi is a consulting and development services company helping small and medium organisations to choose open source / free software and fulfill their IT application needs. Nexedi is the founder of the ERP5 project, a Free / Open Source ERP software based on innovative technologies (www.erp5.org). Nexedi is the global coordinator of the OpenBrick embedded platform (www.openbrick.org). Nexedi customers include apparel industry, telecommunication industry, consumer electronics and government agency.


Desktop Linux Server 2006.0rc14 i486 706MB.iso
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