NimbleX

NimbleX

Web site: nimblex.net
Origin: Romania
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: KDE
Architecture: x86
Based on: SLAX
Wikipedia: NimbleX
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 2010 beta | April 30, 2010

NimbleX – a small but versatile operating system which is able to boot from CD, flash memory (USB pens or Mp3 players) and even from the network. It runs entirely from a CD, USB or network so it doesn’t require installation or even much hardware.

NimbleX was designed to be versatile, user friendly, very fast and most importantly indestructible.

The key features of NimbleX are:
– Very fast even on slow disks. The OS is decompressed on the fly so IO is minimized.
– Indestructible: The OS is read only and only the changes get written to RAM or disk.
– Full featured. Out of the box NimbleX comes with over 1000 packages.

NimbleX is based on Slax and Slackware Linux.
The project developer is Bogdan Rădulescu.

Download

NimbleX 2010 beta i486 410MB.iso
md5sum: d603ad9458038af1952dbed8f9135166
NimbleX 2008 RC i486 204MB.iso
md5sum: d04263f11bf8b9e68935b3264b5939ab

 

LG3D

LG3D

Web site: lg3d-livecd.dev.java.net (not active)
Origin: USA
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: Fluxbox, Looking Glass, Xfce
Architecture: x86
Based on: Slax
Wikipedia:
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 3.0.0 | January 4, 2007

LG3D – a Slax based live CD of Linux distribution which demonstrate a new desktop environment with panoramic wallpaper.

The LiveCD showcasing Sun Microsystem’s open source project “Project Looking Glass 3D” (LG3D). Presented in 2004 LG3D combines a stunning 3D UI with the benefits of Java (easily expandable and reusable code, platform independency, etc.).

Download

LG3D 3.0.0 i386 270MB.iso
md5sum: 8d37b8e9355e6759e2b81ff93a5714f9

 

TumiX

TumiX

Web site: tumix.softwarelibre.org.pe
Origin: Peru
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: KDE
Architecture: x86
Based on: Slax
Wikipedia:
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 0.9 | June 15, 2005

TumiX – a GNU/Linux distribution available as a free software, which includes the Linux kernel 2.6.10 and is based on Slackware distribution (the first Linux distribution).

It features KDE desktop environment and a large amount of academic, office software, multimedia and networks.
The latest version is 0.9, released on June 15, 2005.

Tumix GNU/Linux is an initiative of the Peruvian Community of Free Software and is distributed under the General Public License.

TumiX GNU/Linux starts and runs from a CD, therefore you can use TumiX GNU/Linux from anywhere, at home, university, school, office. This interesting way of working allows users to use this distribution on computer in a transparent way and does not have to configure and install it, you just have to use it.

The last iso is not available to download.
There is a Japanese version of TumiX iso instead.

User name: root
password: somoslibres

Download

TumiX i386 JP 616MB.iso
md5sum: dd61b01ad046914545e22d9b2c936950

 

Klax

Klax

Web site: devel-home.kde.org/~binner/klax/ (not active)
Origin: Germany
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: KDE
Architecture: x86
Based on: Slax
Wikipedia:
Media: Live
The last version | Released: 3.5 RC1 | November 13, 2005

Klax Linux – a Slax-based distribution designed to showcase the latest version of KDE and the KDE related applications.

Klax is created with Linux Live scripts and uses modules to load the live system components, the same way as Slax does.

Download

Klax Linux 3.5 RC1 i486 358MB.iso
md5sum: d8e005da58c9854130dd35972a18e953
Klax Linux 3.4.2 i486 354MB.iso
md5sum: d0761ad2586f3df0c4cd1b208d956a95

 

Frankie Linux

Frankie

Web site: www.e-techstudios.net
Origin: ?
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: KDE
Architecture: x86
Based on: Slackware
Wikipedia:
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 5 ? | May 24, 2006

Frankie Linux – a minimal but powerful distribution of Slackware GNU Linux. Frankie Linux is base on the technology from a famous compact distribution named CD-Linux. It is small in size, yet rich in features.

You can use Frankie Linux as your “Mobile/Pocket OS”. Install it onto a USB key, take it anywhere and turn any PC/Mac that supports booting from USB to your own workstation, with the same user interface. Frankie Linux ships with an up-to-date version of the Linux kernel, Xorg, Xfce, and many popular applications, like Firefox, Pidgin, GIMP, and even Java and Wine. Just work anywhere like at home.

You can also use Frankie Linux as a handy admin/rescue tool. For this purpose, the much smaller “standard” edition is enough. The standard edition bundled with a lot of popular admin/rescue tools, like parted, partimage, partclone, testdisk, foremost, ext3grep, e2undel, e2fs/jfs/hfs/ntfs/reiserfs/vfat/xfs tools, and much more. Enough for your routine admin/rescue work.

The project developer is Frankie Meng.

Download

Frankie 5 i386 704MB.iso
md5sum: bf99e3bd2e1799c049275c60dfc216bc

 

DNALinux

DNALinux

Web site: www.dnalinux.com
Origin: Argentina
Category: Specialist
Desktop environment: KDE
Architecture: x86
Based on: Ubuntu
Wikipedia: DNALinux
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: ? | May 2009

DNALinux – a Virtual Machine with a Linux distribution with bioinformatics software pre-installed. DNALinux Virtual Desktop Python for Bioinformatics edition is based on Xubuntu 8.04. There are old (and unsupported) versions of DNALinux that are based on SLAX, which is a small live version of Slackware.

The OS includes programs such as: NCBI BLAST, NCBI NetBLAST, EMBOSS, ESIM4 (EMBOSS SIM4), MSE, Phylip, Biopython, BioPerl, Kalign, Clustalx and Clustalw, njplot, Polyxmass, Primer3, Rasmol, Sigma-align, t_coffe, xviewg, Treeviewx, hmmer, NCBI-epcr, Cn3D NCBI Database Viewer, DDV Sequence Alignment Viewer, Entrez NCBI Database Querying Tool, OneD Biological Sequence Viewer, PyMOL Molecular Graphics System, Sequin DNA Sequence Submission Tool.

DNALinux is made by Genes Digitales and Quilmes National University, Argentina.
Version 0.2 of DNALinux was released on March 11, 2004, the latest version based on Slax was 0.592 and was released April 19, 2006.

The virtual machine “sb” user password is: dnalinux, but is is not available.

Download

DNALinux 50p i486 472MB.iso
md5sum: c03a9bbe6c79b4e9339ee13987112da8

 

Edu-nix

EDU-nix

Web site: www.edu-nix.org (not active)
Origin: USA
Category: Education
Desktop environment: KDE
Architecture: x86
Based on: Slax
Wikipedia:
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 3.0.2 | February 6, 2007

EDU-nix – is a complete computer Operating System that runs off of a Compact Disc instead of being installed onto the computer’s hard drive. EDU-Nix is based upon Slax Linux Live CD and the K Desktop Environment.

EDU-Nix aims to provide Public Schools with Open-Source alternatives to expensive proprietary software products. The project will consist initially of a redistributable CD that has both a live CD environment, as well as Windows versions of the office and productivity programs.

By ensuring that all students and faculty have equal access to high-quality Free Software, EDU-Nix will help to bridge the digital divide in American schools, allowing students access to the same software they use at school wherever they can get computer time.

EDU-Nix also contains installation programs for ABI Word Processor, Tux Paint & Stamps, Tux Typing 2 and Tux of Math Command, Scribus Desktop Publishing, in addition to the GCompris and Childsplay Suites of Educational Games for Children: All Free Software for Windows.

EDU-Nix contains numerous Educational, Office Productivity and Internet programs within a portable, Live CD Environment. You can access the EDU-Nix desktop on any PC that can boot from CD, bringing your system with you wherever you go.

EDU-Nix is Free Software, meaning school districts may legally copy and redistribute the system to students and faculty.

(“EEE-DEE-YOU-NIX”) is the merging of two technological ⁄ educational terms – The first term, “EDU”, is derived from the word Education as well as from the “.edu” top level domain assigned to schools and universities on the world wide web.
The second term, “Nix”, is a common reference to Linux and Unix (often referred to as *nix) since the system is based on Slax Linux and uses various open source Free Software projects such as KDE and OpenOffice.org.
Combining the terms, we have a “Nix” distribution designed for the “EDU” sector: EDU-Nix.

Download

EDU-nix 3 i386 716MB.iso
md5sum: 3142acb52963e714854502bda2b8af32

 

SCLive

SCLive 2

SCLive 3

Web site: sclive.wordpress.com
Origin: ?
Category: Specialist
Desktop environment: KDE
Architecture: x86
Based on: Slax
Wikipedia:
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 3.1 | March 15, 2010

SCLive – a modular live Linux distribution dedicated to the OSCI SystemC simulator and it’s associated libraries. The distribution provides a fully working environment including a simulator kernel, wavefom viewer, IDE, tutorials and more.

SCLive distro allows you to use SystemC, VHDL and Verilog on Linux without having to install anything. It is under 270MB and can be burned to a CD or a USB key. Once you burn it, you can boot off of it and have a great SystemC, VHDL and Verilog based Linux distro, for free and without commitment. It is also possible to run this distro off a USB Flashdrive, by using a very simple script available on the CD for both the Windows and Linux environments. This distro is based on the original Slax 6.x distribution which in turns is based on the Slackware distribution.

The detailed description of the standard SystemC Live distribution is as follows:
– OSCI SystemC 2.2 beta Simulator
– SystemC Verification Library SCV 1.0p2
– SystemC Transaction Level Modeling Library TLM 2.0.1
– SystemC / VHDL / Verilog tutorials
– gcc g++ 3.4.6
– Ghdl VHDL Simulator 0.27
– ddd 3.3.11
– gtkwave 3.1.13-1
– vim 7.1
– geany 0.17.1
– Browser opera 10.x (install script)
– Adobe pdf reader 9.x (install script)
– Foxit PDF Reader 1.1
– KDE 3.5.8
– Kate 2.5.8
– Icarus Verilog-0.8

Download

SCLive 3.1 (KDE) i486 217MB.iso
md5sum: f0a4fc26f321192df81256e82ba54746
SCLive 2.0 (Xfce) i486 146MB.iso
md5sum: 5229738dfde8917a0bd2664758681f22

 

Russix

Russix

Web site: www.russix.com (not active)
Origin: Poland
Category: Security
Desktop environment: KDE
Architecture: x86
Based on: Slax
Wikipedia:
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 26feb08 | February 26, 2008

Russix – a live CD Linux distribution for wireless penetration testing & WEP cracking. It’s Slax based distro, which is based on the Slackware Linux, and uses the KDE desktop environment.

Russix evolved from an internal UK Military Wireless auditing tool (Debian based) which russ had developed while working for them as a penetration tester.

It scripts together several WLAN attacks and will allow the user to break a WEP key in about 6 keystrokes! It will not be modified by us to make it into a phishing tool as that would be evil.

It comprises a number of tools including aircrack-ng, cowpatty, asleap, nmap, wireshark, hydra, as well as scripted attacks to aid cracking WEP and WPA networks. Currently, it only supports Atheros based chipsets and those of you lucky enough to own 2 atheros cards will be able to use the scripted Evil Twin attack.

The latest version of Russix was released in February 2008, and was based on Slax 5.1.8.

Download

Russix 26feb08 i386 266MB.iso
md5sum: f43cda3a24da6b2cfdaad0b906439bdd

 

Mutagenix

Mutagenix

Web site: mutagenix.org (not active)
Origin: USA
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: KDE
Architecture: x86
Based on: Slackware, Slax
Wikipedia:
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 2.6.18.6-2 | August 19, 2007

Mutagenix (myoot’-a-jen-iks) – a dynamic and mutable a Linux live CD based on Slackware Linux and Linux-Live build scripts. Slapt-get is the foundation for the Mutagenix build system.

It starts automatically as a dhcp client, and contains an integrated firewall which auto starts on DHCP networks in stealth mode.
Other goals are:
– the Slapt-get, with multiple rc files with different sources, is included.
– Cpan2tgz for automatically downloading and installing perl modules.
– Ext2 partitioned USB keys will be mounted as your home dir (/root) so your environment can be saved.
– an xorg.conf on the mounted USB key will be used instead of the default supplied xorg.conf
– test applications for creating a load across a network. Includes smtp and http sources and sinks.
– Windows password changing utility.

The latest version of Mutagenix was released in 2007.

Download

Mutagenix 2.6.18.6-2 i486 705MB.iso
md5sum: 096ffbaeb86c7a31decf6e6d8b4519dd