Italian GRASS

Italian GRASS

Web site: www.ing.unitn.it/~grass/
Origin: Italy
Category: Specialist
Desktop environment: Xfce
Architecture: x86, x86_86
Based on: Xubuntu
Wikipedia:
Media: Virtual Machine Image
The last version | Released: 2014 | July 2014

Italian GRASS – a live Linux distribution based Kubuntu and later on Xubuntu, with preinstalled GRASS GIS application.

The early versions were based on Kubuntu and were available as live DVD iso images.
The last versions (4 & 5) are based on Xubuntu an can be downloaded and tested in a form of virtual machine image.
The preconfigured user in the virtual machine is: grass with password: grass

The virtual machine automatically mounts a shared directory in the “grass” user home directory. The shared directory on the host operating system must be created from the virtual machine menu, as a permanent share and be called “shared”.
The handouts and the tutorial are under Copyright of the authors, for the software see the respective directories.

The latest version of Italian GRASS Virtual Machine 5.0 is based on Xubuntu 14.04 with GRASS GIS 6.4.3 and 7.0 beta, R 3.0.2 with GRASS support (gstat, spgrass6 and lmstat packages), QGIS 2.0.1 with GRASS plugin, PostgreSQL 9.3.4, PostGIS 2.1 .2, pgAdminIII 1.18.1, pgagent 3.3.0 and GRASS tutorials.

GRASS GIS, commonly referred to as GRASS (Geographic Resources Analysis Support System), is a free and open source Geographic Information System (GIS) software suite used for geospatial data management and analysis, image processing, graphics and maps production, spatial modeling, and visualization. GRASS GIS is currently used in academic and commercial settings around the world, as well as by many governmental agencies and environmental consulting companies. It is a founding member of the Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo).

The Italian GRASS was created by the GIS GROUP of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Trento.
Authors: Prof. G.B. Benciolini, Dott. M. Ciolli, Dott. C. Tattoni, Ing. A. Vitti, Ing. P. Zatelli, Ing. F. Zottele

It is a continuation of knoppixGRASSit.

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Italian GRASS 2014 Virtual Machine Image ITA i386 1.76GB.vdi.zip
md5sum: 01e298743cd83c3cce7a8f9d41b56d47

 

Sentnix

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Web site: sentinix.org (not active)
Origin: Sweden
Category: Specialist, Firewall
Desktop environment: KDE, GNOME
Architecture: x86
Based on: Linux From Stratch
Wikipedia:
Media: Install
The last version | Released: 0.70.5 | November 24, 2003

Sentnix – a GNU/Linux distribution designed for monitoring, intrusion detection, penetration testing, auditing, statistics/graphing and anti-spam. It’s completely free; free to use, free to modify and free to distribute.

SENTINIX includes the following software, installed and pre-configured; Nagios, Nagat, Snort, SnortCenter, ACID, Cacti, RRDTool, Nessus, Postfix, MailScanner, SpamAssassin, openMosix, MySQL, Apache, PHP, Perl, Python and lots more.

The latest version of Sentnix 0.70.5 is a clustering/grid or Openmosix patched Linux Operating systems. After it installs to a hard disk drive and boots to Openmosix there is no need of manual installation or configuration over and over again. It will add itself to a cluster automatically or start a new cluster. It also boots from a CD. If the nodes can dhcp an IP address that is in the masked range of a cluster, it will automatically add itself to the cluster.

The project developer is Michel Blomgren.

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knoppixGRASSit

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Web site: www.ing.unitn.it/~grass/software/knoppixGRASSit.html
Origin: Italy
Category: Specialist
Desktop environment: KDE
Architecture: x86
Based on: knopILS
Wikipedia:
Media: Live
The last version | Released: ? | 2005

knoppixGRASSit – a live Linux distribution based on Italian remix of Knoppix – knopILS, with preinstalled GRASS GIS application.

GRASS GIS, commonly referred to as GRASS (Geographic Resources Analysis Support System), is a free and open source Geographic Information System (GIS) software suite used for geospatial data management and analysis, image processing, graphics and maps production, spatial modeling, and visualization. GRASS GIS is currently used in academic and commercial settings around the world, as well as by many governmental agencies and environmental consulting companies. It is a founding member of the Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo).

The Live CD contains, in addition to the Linux operating system:
– the GIS GRASS 6.0 (in English);
– the GIS QGIS 0.7 with GRASS plugin;
– the Spearfish dataset (ver 6.0);
– the WebGIS Mapserver 4.4.1;
– the DBMS PostgreSQL 7.4;
– the GRASS learning tutorial;

System requirements is:
– Intel-compatible processor (i486 or higher)
– 20 MB of RAM for text mode, at least 82 MB for graphical mode with KDE (at least 128 MB is recommended for various office applications)
– bootable CD-ROM / DVD drive, or alternatively a bootable floppy drive and a standard CD-ROM / DVD drive (IDE / ATAPI or SCSI)
– an SVGA-compatible video card
– a serial or PS / 2 or USB IMPS / 2-compatible mous

The knoppixGRASSit LiveCD was created by the GIS GROUP of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Trento.
The latest version was released in 2005; in 2006 the project has been upgraded to Italian GRASS and moved its base system to Kubuntu.

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BrlSpeak

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Web site: www.brlspeak.net (not active)
Origin: Netherlands
Category: Specialist
Desktop environment: text
Architecture: x86
Based on: Debian
Wikipedia:
Media: Live
The last version | Released: 07102003 | October 8, 2003

BrlSpeak – a mini Linux distribution (the size of the downloadable ISO image is only 36MB) with two objectives. Firstly, it has been designed in such a way that blind persons can install it without any outside assistance, and secondly, they should be able to pre-configure and compile the braille drivers all by themselves.

BRLSPEAK version 7.0 was released in November 2001. It was based on Slackware’s ZipSlack (hence the inflated version number), which can be installed in a directory on a DOS file system (no hard disk partitioning is necessary) or a ZIP drive.

The latest version of BrlSpeak was based on Debian GNU/Linux, and was available in 3 versions: basic (mini), braille and vocal (braille + some speech applications).

The project developer is Osvaldo La Rosa.
The project was under development between 2001 and 2003.

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Inquisitor

Inquisitor

Web site: www.inquisitor.ru
Origin: Russia
Category: Specialist
Desktop environment: text
Architecture: x86, x86_64
Based on: Debian
Wikipedia: Inquisitor_(hardware_testing_software)
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 3.1beta2 | October 20, 2009

Inquisitor – an open-source hardware testing and certification system, suitable for both enterprise and home use, customizable, modular and available in both serverless Live CD/DVD format and server-controlled network boot production system.

This name originates from 2004, when ALT Linux was building its new installer/configuration system. All its components’ names finished with *tor (i.e. separator, propagator, predator, alterator, etc). Mikhail Yakshin came forward with a curious idea of calling new hardware testing system an “Inquisitor”—it fitted *tor schema perfectly and besides, it was a pun on system’s functionality with stress tests like cpuburn.

It boasts separate Live CD that one can download and use, just as one might download any other Live CD Linux distribution, and Inquisitor can be built into bootable root that would look just like real Linux system (but customized for specific tasks).
It is a modular system, it’s made up from a series of interchangeable modules; one can easily add new modules to add new tests, detections, production steps, etc.

It can analyse and test your hardware from top to the bottom and assure that it won’t fail easily under the production stress.

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Inquisitor 3.1beta2 i386 373MB.iso
md5sum: b990071901cd60a9d6ebfb058ee57794
Inquisitor 3.1beta2 amd64 375MB.iso
md5sum: c7fef1289f36b4c25ee4057a9988d975

 

GEOLivre Linux

GEOLivre Linux

Web site: www.geolivre.org.br (not active)
Origin: Brazil
Category: Specialist
Desktop environment: KDE
Architecture: x86
Based on: Kurumin
Wikipedia:
Media: Live
The last version | Released: 5.0 | January 22, 2006

GEOLivre Linux – a Kurumin based live CD Linux distribution geared towards geographical use. Among its specialist software one can find MapServer, GRASS, JUMP, QGIS, Thuban, GPSMan, GPSDrive and other related applications.

Between the applications that it includes, they can stand out:
– UMN MapServer, an API for the development of web-based GIS applications.
– PostgreSQL / PostGIS, spatial database system for vector data analysis.
– Open 3D GIS, GIS 3D solution, for advanced visualization of spatial data.
– GMT, collection of tools for manipulation of 2D and 3D geographic data.
– GRASS, a classic in the open-world GIS world.
– UDIG, multi-format GIS application management system.
– JUMP, Java framework for the development of GIS applications.
– Terraview, easy-to-use geographic data visualization system.
– SPRING, a GIS of Brazilian origin and also totally open.
– QGIS, geographic data viewer with friendly interdace.
– Thuban, visualizer written in Python, very friendly.
– MySQL, database system, well known.
– QCAD, free CAD program with lots of useful resources.

This distro has been developed in Brazil by the OpenGEO company, dedicated to geotechnologies and the development of open source corporate applications.

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Topologilinux

Topologilinux

Web site: topologi-linux.sourceforge.net
Origin: Sweden
Category: Specialist
Desktop environment: Blackbox, Fluxbox, FVWM, GNOME, KDE, WindowMaker, Xfce
Architecture: x86
Based on: Slackware
Wikipedia:
Media: Install DVD
The last version | Released: 7.0.1 | January 11, 2009

Topologilinux – a complete Slackware based Linux distribution to be run on top of any Dos/win partition without partitioning your hard disk. Very easy to install to your favorite Windows system like Windows Vista or Windows XP or Windows 2000.

It runs on your existing windows/dos partition in a directory named “/tlinux6”. This works on both NTFS and FAT partitions which means that you can run it under all existing Windows or dos systems. Since version 5 and above is that you can run it inside windows through coLinux, you can also use X windows through a vnc server and then connect using a vnc viewer.

Since version 6.0 also can be installed in real Linux mode without loopmount like the traditional distributions Slackware, Redhat, Fedora, Suse and so on if you prefer this method.

It is also possible to run your existing windows program in Topologilinux through the windows emulator wine. Just enter wine your_program.exe

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Topologilinux 7.0.1 i486 2.34GB.iso
md5sum: 8f9240f03a44aa6861c926e4a92630ba

 

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.

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DNALinux 50p i486 472MB.iso
md5sum: c03a9bbe6c79b4e9339ee13987112da8

 

B-linux

Bliux

Web site: www.b-linux.org
Origin: France
Category: Specialist
Desktop environment: GNOME
Architecture: x86_64
Based on: Ubuntu
Wikipedia:
Media: Live DVD
The last version | Released: 0.1 | August 9, 2015
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B-linux – a Linux operating system for visually impaired and blind.

This project launched by the association Nâga will continue to expand thanks to your participation! Please send us your comments, tips and advice through the forum.

Blinux 0.1 is based on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and GNOME desktop environment.
Totem and Rhythmbox have been removed to install MPlayer GNOME instead.
Synaptic has been installed.
Remastersys has been installed.

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B-linux 0.1 x86_64 1.29GB.iso
md5sum: f7f5a696ee0873ba47599cc981264f8d

 

Static RAM Linux

Static RAM Linux

Web site: www.staticramlinux.com
Origin: USA
Category: Specialist
Desktop environment: text
Architecture: x86
Based on: Independent
Wikipedia:
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: ? | July 16, 2009

Static RAM Linux – an exercise in building a small, RAM based Linux distribution. Static RAM Linux is an imitation of Linux From Scratch, with the twist being that the *goal* is the creation of statically linked, rather than dynamically linked systems. The target audience is technically inclined high school/technical school/early college students. Experts will find this presentation trivial, while greenhorns will be frustrated and lost.

This distribution is intended to be booted from solid-state memory devices, such as USB flash sticks or Compact Flash hard disk replacements, which are characterized by a low number (20K) of write operations before failure occurs. Static RAM Linux loads the entire Linux distribution into RAM, and by default, does not touch the storage media after booting. Throughout this exercise, I will assume that you have an expendable flash memory stick as a target bootable system.

The work flow will be to create a file system on a host system, test and customize this system, archive the desired system as as cpio.gz archive, and use the GRUB/Linux boot loader to place this file system as a boot ram disk in Linux.

Simplest is small, busybox based command line environment. No compiler is present here. This is useful as a rescue disk, and as an introductory command line environment. This is very small, at 474K compressed. The Linux kernel (2.4M compressed) occupies more space than this simplest distribution.

StaticRamLinux has a GCC 4.3.3 static toolchain with uClibC. This environment can build the compilers and binary utilities, but does not include Perl, which is necessary for the kernel and many other packages. We see the size of the distribution has increased significantly. (31M compressed). Alternative C compilers, such as TCC, and ACK are worth checking out.

StaticRamLinuxWithPerl has the GCC 4.3.3 environment from above, as well as Perl 5.8.6. This is the simplest system which will compile modern Linux kernels. (42M compressed)

StaticRamLinuxWithPerlAndModules has the features from above, as well as a collection of kernel modules and the udev utilities to simplify kernel customization for a specific hardware set. Ubuntu and Knoppix have superior hardware detection features than my collection here. The path of wisdom is to use one of the above boot CDs to determine the necessary modules for your computer, then make a custom kernel with only your necessary features, without modules. This gets the smallest, fastest booting kernel, with superior protection from rootkit installation via the loadable module path. The modules I have above cover the machines I work with. However, the comprehensive module collection for a generic kernel is over 500MB, while the Ubuntu module collection is over 100MB. Once you have identified the modules you need, the goal is to eliminate modules, eliminate udev, and simplify the system to the smallest size possible.

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Static RAM Linux i386 268MB.iso
md5sum: 09cec3581d31d3ae64f8224d163da53b