OpenLab

OpenLab GNU/Linux

Web site: www.getopenlab.com (not active)
Origin: South Africa
Category: Education
Desktop environment: KDE
Architecture: x86
Based on: Slackware
Wikipedia:
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 4.Z beta | September 8, 2006

OpenLab – a GNU/Linux distribution developed in South Africa, an organization that seeks to make a significant positive impact on education in Africa.

It is binary compatible with Slackware 10.2, it’s design goals are to create a system that is no harder for a desktop user to use than any other operating system on the market and where-ever possible easier.

OpenLab is a thin client-enabled Linux distribution based on Slackware Linux, and is designed with an educational focus. It features unique desktop themes for maximum user friendliness without sacrificing compatibility, integrated thin client support that requires no complex setup, the 2.6 series kernel for maximum desktop performance, many DireqLearn enhancements, a unique system administration interface, KDE, and Dropline GNOME.

The live CD was put together by Chief Software Architect, A.J. Venter for OpenLab International.
The codebase is derived but heavilly enhanced from the linux-live project.

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OpenLab GNU/Linux 4.0.0 i386 714MB.iso
md5sum: bff11c45df57ddccfd4296ea686b4f8f

 

Kongoni GNU/Linux

Kongoni

Web site: www.kongoni.org (not active)
Origin: South Africa
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: KDE
Architecture: x86
Based on: Slackware
Wikipedia: Kongoni
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 2011 | July 16, 2011

Kongoni GNU/Linux – a Slackware based, and a desktop oriented Linux distribution.

Kongoni uses the Linux-libre kernel and does not ship with, include or offer the ability to install any software not approved by the Free Software Foundation.

The Kongoni OS installs software through the use of ports. This allows one to download the source code for a program, as opposed to a pre-compiled binary file, which is then compiled and built automatically on the users system. This offers the benefit of smaller downloads and programs that may run faster and/or use less memory, as they are compiled explicitly for the users own system.

The system includes several pieces of own code including:
– the graphical installer
– KISS: Kongoni Integrated Setup System an easy to use tool for doing common system configuration tasks
– PIG: Ports Installation GUI: An easy to use tool for installing and managing programs.

The last version of Kongoni 2011 was released in July 2011.

Download

Kongoni 2011 i486 693MB.iso
md5sum: f251d339a1be2c3ca2845fe1c43f6ff6