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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Biatchux

Biatchux

Web site: biatchux.dmzs.com
Origin: USA
Category: Specialist
Desktop environment: CLI
Architecture: x86
Based on: Slackware
Wikipedia:
Media: Live
The last version | Released: 0.1.0.6b (?) | March 13, 2002

Biatchux (DMZS-Biatchux Bootable CD) – a bootable CD distribution of which the goal is to provide a freely available immediately deployable platform for performing forensic analysis, incident response, data recovery, host virus scanning and penetration/vulnerability assessment.

This is still in beta but has proven stable for my needs (developers), which prompted it’s creation. I have tried to ensure >2G file handling capability but have not yet tested with any files greater than 2G. I am trusting Dave Dittrich’s advice and his findings toward proper environment setup for >2G.

It should work on AMD, Cyrix and 486’s or greater with 64M memory or greater (as with all things, more seems to be better, or at least more comfy!), and IDE or SCSI boot cd (selected scsi controllers only). Biatchux has now tested successfully on systems with only 64M Ram.

The project developer are William Salusky and David Zendzian.

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Biatchux 0.1.0.6b i386 60MB.iso
md5sum: 6e0802dac501923e4d920614e1c52e8b

 

EvilEntity

EvilEntity

Web site: evilentity.com (not active)
Origin: USA
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: Enlightenment
Architecture: x86
Based on: Slackware
Wikipedia:
Media: Install
The last version | Released: 0.2.5 | January 24, 2003

EvilEntity – a i686 based multimedia-focused desktop OS designed for desktop home computers and professional multimedia productivity. It provides the Linux user with a Linux system optimized for audio, video, and desktop work.

The project developer is David Martin.

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EvilEntity 0.2.5 i386 702MB.iso
md5sum: abab4870f20ebe7fe2a3545ebfe4c468

 

nFluxOS

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Web site: multidistro.com (not active)
Origin: ?
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: Fluxbox
Architecture: x86
Based on: Arch Linux, Debian, Slackware, Ubuntu
Wikipedia:
Media: Live
The last version | Released: ? | 2010 ?

nFluxOS – a Linux live CD built on and based on distributions: Slackware Current, Ubuntu LTS, Debian Squeeze and Arch Linux. All are LiveCD’s that can run from CD, USB, and Hard Drive in frugal persistent mode or traditional installed-to-Hard Drive mode (Slackware HD install postponed, but manual install is available).

All the versions come with Fluxbox graphical environment and with the same category of applications, except for some exceptions, for example:
– Editors: Kompozer, Leafpad, Nano, Gvim, Abiword, Gaiksaurus
– Files: PCManFM, Rox-filer, MidnightCommander
– Graphics: Gimp, Imagemagick, Geeqie
– Internet: Firefox 3.6.3 (Ubuntu/Slackware), Iceweasel 3.5.9 (Debian), Flash 10+, Irssi, Xchat, Gftp, Links, Lynx, Irssi, Wifi-Radar, wireless-tools, WICD or Network-Manager, aircrack-ng, wireshark
– Multimedia: Audacious, Alsamixergui, Alsaplayer, Gxine, Clementine(Slack), isomaster, xcd-roast
– Terminals: rxvt-unicode, xterm, terminator, and Terminal (xfce4-terminal)

Slackware comes with some interesting addons, anyone who wishes can have KDE 3.5 installed.
As the name suggests, nFlux will always be “in flux”; as the distro evolves every attempt will be made to add or remove applications, scripts, etc in a effort to make each of the three varieties as similar to each other in form and function, without losing their identities.

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Zencafe

Zencafe

Web site: www.zencafe.web.id
Origin: Indonesia
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: IceWM, Xfce
Architecture: x86
Based on: Slackware, Zenwalk
Wikipedia:
Media: Install CD
The last version | Released: 3.2-rc1 | May 2, 2014

Zencafe GNU/Linux – a Linux distribution from Indonesia based on Slackware and Zenwalk Linux. The distribution was specifically designed for internet cafes and had features such as automatic restart by crash, payment system for internet cafes, management software and other graphics system management.

Zencafe GNU/Linux supported platforms i486 and i686. The distribution came in a “Light” edition with the IceWM window manager and in a standard edition with the Xfce desktop environment.

Version 2.2 was launched July 10, 2010, and the latest release candidate 3.2-rc1 was released May 2, 2014.

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Zencafe GNU/Linux 3.2-rc1 i686-pae 669MB.iso
md5sum: 1b03d14a982a4182688eee761ad89cd4
Zencafe GNU/Linux 2.2 i486 623MB.iso
md5sum: 4a9a704f5ab1d332459e0077c15762ce

 

Linux LiveCD Router

Linux LiveCD Router

Web site: www.wifi.com.ar/english/cdrouter/ (not active)
Origin: Argentina
Category: Firewall
Desktop environment: text
Architecture: x86
Based on: Slackware
Wikipedia:
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 2.0.50 | May 29, 2009

Linux LiveCD Router – a Slackware based Linux distribution which allows you to share, firewall and optimize your broadband connection. You can use DSL, ADSL 5 Mbps+, Cable Modem, T1, Fixed IPs, Dial-Up, WiFi and more. Includes traffic priority settings for VoIP and other apps. Can avoid ISP traffic limiting.

Linux LiveCD Router works on a minimal configuration of a 486 PC, 16 MBytes of RAM, Bootable CDrom Reader, 1 or more Ethernet Cards.
Linux LiveCD Router automatically detects one or more ethernet cards, even if they are on-board cards. If you are using ISA cards you have to manually use the commands listed on the file /etc/modules.conf to detect them.

CDrouter is preconfigured for an external generic modem connected at the serial port 0 (/dev/ttyS0), and supports all ADSL modems that are connected through an ethernet card, as well as PPPoE modems. In addition the USB modems Alcatel SpeedTouch and Conexant AccessRunner are supported.

Features:
– Share your broadband Internet connection
– Supports xDSL, Cablemodem, Fixed IP, ISDN, Dial-Up and Wireless
– It includes Firewall Shorewall and Masquerading (NAT)
– Use standard and low cost computer, networking and wifi hardware
– Can replace external Access Points (APs)
– Does not require any installation. It is a LiveCD, your computer simply boots straight from the CD, does not require a hard disk
– Easy Web Administration
– Remote SSH administration
– Includes DNS Cache to accelerate surfing
– Includes SNMP Remote Monitoring
– Linux Software compatible with Windows and Mac Networks

Hardware Requirements:
– 486 Processor
– 16 MBytes of RAM
– CDRom Reader (or USB flash)
– 1 or more ethernet cards
– No hard disk required
– Optional Wifi card (can replace an external AP)
– Can run on an EEEpc

To login the system use the user root, and the password cdrouter

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Linux LiveCD Router 2.0.26 i686 94MB.iso
md5sum: 6dd7fa604d0b2b13084a851be9964afa

 

gNOX

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Web site: www.gnox.org (not active)
Origin: United Kingdom
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: GNOME, Xfce
Architecture: x86
Based on: Slackware
Wikipedia:
Media: Live
The last version | Released: ? | 2005

gNOX – a live Linux distribution which lets you run from a CD without need of installing it on a hard drive. gNOX is based on Slackware Linux distribution, and uses GNOME as its default desktop manager, and also features XFCE as an alternative.

gNOX is a modular system which lets you easy add more applications to the ISO image OR run ‘on the fly’ from a stored location (hard drive/CD/USB drive).

gNOX can be customized (modified) by your changes: new applications and desktop look will be used on your live system.

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Imagineos

Imagineos

Web site: www.imagineos.com.br (not active)
Origin: Brazil
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: Enlightenment, Fluxbox, KDE, WindowMaker, Xfce
Architecture: x86
Based on: Slackware
Wikipedia:
Media: Live
The last version | Released: 20110605 | June 12, 2011

Imagineos – (formerly: GoblinX) a free Linux distribution based on Slackware.

The Standard version includes five window managers and graphical environments such as: KDE, Fluxbox, Enlightenment, Xfce and WindowMaker. KDE and Xfce are more suitable for novice users; and Fluxbox or WindowMaker as very light window managers, are ideally suited for working on older machines.

The system uses TGZ packages, like Slackware, on which it is based.
The distribution includes several languages, and the additional ones can be easily downloaded and turned on.

Imagineos is a live CD system, which means you can run it directly from the live media without need of installation.
The live CD is created by using linux-live scripts with a few modifications uses KDE as the desktop environment.

The project developer is Flavio Pereira de Oliveira.

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BasicLinux

BasicLinux

Web site: distro.ibiblio.org/baslinux/
Origin: Czech Republic
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: JWM
Architecture: x86
Based on: Slackware
Wikipedia:
Media: Live
The last version | Released: 3.50 | March 21, 2007

BasicLinux – a mini-Linux that boots from HD, FD or CDrom and runs in a 4mb ramdisk. It has a fully-featured shell, an easy-to-use editor, and a variety of useful utilities.

In particular, BasicLinux is well equipped for internet use: it can dial an ISP, browse the web, send/receive mail, and download/upload files. It can also share an internet connection with other computers.

BasicLinux is a good distribution for an old 386/486 with limited RAM and small harddrive. The optional HD installation package puts BasicLinux on its own HD partition, where standard applications can be installed (including X, Netscape and GCC).

It uses a small kernel and busybox to provide a low-RAM Linux, capable of browsing the web, doing email, and functioning as an X terminal. The current release of BasicLinux is particularly suitable for old laptops — it has PCMCIA capability and includes MagicPoint (a presentation tool similar to PowerPoint).

It comes in two versions: one boots from a DOS harddrive, the other boots from floppies. Both versions have the option to install themselves to a Linux partition on the harddrive.

Minimum requirements (DOS version):
– Intel 386 or compatible
– 3 mb RAM
– DOS (or Windows 95/98 in DOS mode)

Minimum requirements (Floppy version):
– Intel 386 or compatible
– 12 mb RAM
– two 1.44 mb floppy disks

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BasicLinux 3.50 DOS i386 2.8MB.zip
md5sum: 7523bb5abc829c5b5db380bdf7214593
BasicLinux 3.50 Floppy Disk i386 2.7MB.zip
md5sum: b9d17f1d36ee1312621097b50ba5e053
BasicLinux 3.50 QEMU image i386 2.9MB.zip
md5sum: d5bc6ba1a25ee9717e8a369853feb70f

 

GoblinX

GoblinX

GoblinX Mini

Web site: www.goblinx.com.br (not active)
Origin: Brazil
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: KDE, Xfce
Architecture: x86
Based on: Slackware
Wikipedia (PL): GoblinX
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 3.0 | November 2, 2009

GoblinX – a Linux live distribution based on Slackware packages and built using Linux Live scripts.

It was available in a few versions, such as:
– Standard – includes several graphical environments such as KDE, Gnome, Xfce or Enlightenment, as well as window managers such as Fluxbox and Window Maker. In addition, it includes English, French, Spanish, Portuguese and German locales
– Premium
– Noblin – uses the Gnome environment
– Mini – uses the Xfce environment
– Micro – uses the Fluxbox window manager

GoblinX 3.0 G:Noblin featured a specially prepared Netbook interface based on the Ubuntu Netbook Remix model with some ideas provided by the Foresight distribution.

The distribution developer is Flavio de Oliveira.

In the 2010, the project changed its name to Imagineos.

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GoblinX 3.0 i486 712MB.iso
md5sum: 57104c2a4aa8193dd2c6aab56696f55a
GoblinX 2.5 Mini i486 163MB.iso
md5sum: a4a95481cb9f1fc8dc1d83fc052c9b81