OpenELEC

OpenELEC

Web site: openelec.tv (not active)
Origin: Switzerland
Category: Multimedia
Desktop environment: Kodi
Architecture: ARMHF, x86_64
Based on: Independent
Wikipedia: OpenELEC
Media: Install USB
The last version | Released: 8.0.4 | June 4, 2017
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OpenELEC (Open Embedded Linux Entertainment Center) – a free, embedded, source-based operating system providing a complete media center software suite. OpenELEC is a small and fast-booting Linux distribution.

OpenELEC is based on the Linux kernel and providing a complete XBMC based multimedia center. It allows users to manage a home entertainment center (home theater) offering easy access to TV channels, DVD player and Sky box.

Unlike orhers operating systems, OpenELEC is very small and fast, however it allows you to manage and configure the system and devices.
OpenELEC is available for machines/devices such as: i386, x86_64 and Raspberry Pi.

To install OpenELEC:
– unpack the downloaded OpenELEC archive
– create a bootable Live USB using included script (256MB minimum)
– boot the computer from the USB drive, which will run the Live installer
– install OpenELEC on the second USB Flash drive (2GB)

Starting from version 5.0, OpenELEC is equipped with Kodi (formerly XBMC).
With the release of version 6.0, support for i386 machines was dropped.

Download

OpenELEC 20101218 devel i386 114MB.tar.bz2
md5sum: d955367834de980847a6d7616162ad4c
OpenELEC 20101218 devel amd64 92MB.tar.bz2
md5sum: 1b5b972d7ea6813493278486aed0fb76

GNUSTEP Live CD

GNUSTEP Live CD

Web site: aiei.ch/gnustep/
Origin: Switzerland
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: WindowMaker
Architecture: x86_64
Based on: Debian
Wikipedia:
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 2.5.1 | July 27, 2017
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GNUSTEP Live CD – a live CD based on an operating system, (also known as a distribution) contains a lot of software for GNUstep, a free implementation of the OPENSTEP and Cocoa framework (which was also the base as Cocoa on macOS). It includes an excellent application called Gorm for RAD (Apple Software Design Guidelines).

GNUSTEP Live CD is a Debian-based Linux distribution that comes with the WindowMaker window manager, basic networking, multimedia, and games tools.

GNUSTEP live CD 2.5 was released after 8 years off and is based on Debian of teh stable 9 “Stretch” branch.
Previous versions of the system were based on the Morphix and Knoppix distributions.

Live image comes with preinstalled applications such as: Gorm for RAD (Apple Software Design Guidelines), MPlayer (GNUstep port), Preview, GWorkspace, GNUmail, ProjectCenter, and GNU TeXmacs.

The system used SysV instead of systemd as the system and service manager.

The project developer since 2004 is Alex Myczko.

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GNUSTEP Live CD 2.5.1 amd64 442MB.iso
sha256: 96fcca350cd5e5e765fce57949cb9481478584996e0d1481c6fe9170208725ea

 

Daylight

Daylight Linux

Web site: daylightlinux.ch
Origin: Switzerland
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: Fluxbox
Architecture: x86_64, ARMHF
Based on: Debian
Wikipedia:
Media: Live DVD
The last version | Released: 4.01 | September 6, 2019

Daylight Linux – a Debian based Linux distribution designed for PC (amd64) and Raspberry Pi.

The linux kernel is 5.3 version for the AMD64 live version and Kernel 4.19.68 for the Raspberry Pi version.
All packages are upgraded to the Debian 10 version or to the cutting edge version (experimental) for all current software.

ARM edition compatibility: all Raspberry Pi models, tested on : 3B+, 3B, 3A+, Raspberry pi 4
The last version is the branch Version 4.

root password: toor
live user:pasword: daylight:toor

The project founder is Hamdy Abou El Anein.

Download

Daylight Linux 4 armhf 3.4GB.zip
md5sum: f95b49dd77a5d4a076b9f3ff20a1e0ea
Daylight Linux 4.01 amd64 2.56GB.iso
md5sum: f9e296cad8084d38437552b750321c97

 

Zenix GNU/Linux

Zenix Linux

Web site: zenix.webscene.ch (not active)
Origin: Switzerland
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: AfterStep, Blackbox, Fluxbox, GNOME, IceWM, KDE, WindowMaker, Xfce
Architecture: x86
Based on: Linux From Scratch
Wikipedia:
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 0.3 | September 22, 2003

Zenix GNU/Linux – a lightweight Linux distribution which was created using Linux From Scratch. It consumes few resources, and offers a set of desktops and window managers such as: AfterStep, Blackbox, Fluxbox, GNOME, IceWM, KDE, WMaker, Xfce. Only i386 live media was available.

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No download is available.
md5sum:

 

Oberon

Oberon

Web site: www.ethoberon.ethz.ch
Origin: Switzerland
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: TUI (text user interface)
Architecture: x86, Ceres, Xilinx Spartan, SPARC, PowerPC, RIOS, MIPS
Based on: Independent
Wikipedia: Oberon
Media: Install
The last version | Released: V5 | 2013 (?)

Oberon – a single-user, multi-tasking system that runs on bare hardware or on top of a host operating system. Oberon is also the name of a programming language in the Pascal/Modula tradition.

The Oberon project was started at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zürich (ETHZ) in 1985 by Niklaus Wirth and Jürg Gutknecht. Although the project was originally targeted towards in-house hardware, the language and system have now been ported to many computer platforms. Oberon is also a name of a modern integrated software environment.

In 1991, Jürg Gutknecht and his group continued the development towards the ETH Oberon System. The goal was to exploit the inherent potential and features of Oberon to a much larger degree, upgrade the system by a concept of composable and persistent objects, complement the textual user interface by a graphical companion and provide support for the ubiquitous network. In 1995, the first official Oberon System 3 release was finished. Since then, the system has been constantly improved and extended. In 1997, the Release 2.2 including a large palette of applications was published together with a comprehensive hypertext-based documentation. In March 2000, a new release was ready and the system was renamed “ETH Oberon System”.

The original Oberon system is a single-threaded, single-user, co-operative multi-tasking operating system that runs on bare hardware or on top of a hosted operating system as a single-window application. The ETH Oberon System is an extended version that has intrinsic support for persistent objects and for building graphical user interfaces. It presents itself as a hierarchy of modules, many of which export one or several powerful abstract data types. Application modules simply reuse these data types and do not have to care about their implementation at all.

ETH Oberon System highlights:
– Advanced Textual User Interface
– Integrated object support in the kernel
– Object Autonomy and Persistence
– Extensibility by Software Bus Technology
– Fully Hierarchical Composability
– Generalized MVC Scheme
– Powerful GUI Framework Gadgets
– Self-Contained Documents
– Extensibility on Different Levels

The ETH Oberon System package includes several interesting tools and applications. Many of them were developed as productivity tools by ETH assistants and students.

The Oberon system is available free of charge and no registration is required for downloading the material. The source code is available under a BSD-like License.

The source of the Oberon screenshot is Wikipedia; uploader: SomPost; under BSDU License.

 

redWall

redWall

Web site: redwall-firewall.com (not active)
Origin: Switzerland
Category: Firewall
Desktop environment: CLI
Architecture: x86
Based on: Gentoo
Wikipedia:
Media: Live
The last version | Released: 2.6.2 | February 2, 2011

redWall – (Redis Firewall) is slim Gentoo Linux based image acting as a firewall agent for managing iptables rules on a single server or whole clusters. The port- or IP-based rules are centrally stored in a Redis database and updates are dynamically applied to all hosts running the RedWall image.

redWall firewall runs from a bootable CD-ROM while the configs are saved on a USB Memory stick, Floppy drive or on the Hard Drive. with support to install the OS on a hard disk.

Reporting on the firewall is based on a MySQL database (except for squid) and so presents the advantage of using the firewall also as a Management console or a logging console so multiple firewalls in the network can report back to the management station or do the logging onto the redWall firewall for better presentation and broader visibility of the whole network security.

redWall features tools such as:
– Stateful Firewall (iptables)
– Proxy using Squid
– Intrusion Detection System (IDS) using Snort
– Mail gateway functionality with Virus scanning and Antivirus support
– Support for Bridging, NAT
– DNS support using dnsmasq
– Traffic shaping
– Network Analyzer using nTop and DarkStat
– Network monitoring and Bandwidth monitoring using Zabbix and Jffnms
– SNMP reporting using Cacti
– Webmin support
– Log analysis using BASE
– Good reporting for Squid and rest of the logs using Sarg Report
– Management/Logging console for multiple firewalls on the network

The first versions of red Wall were based on Alpine Linux and RPM packages.

Download

redWall 2.6.2 i386 986 MB.iso
md5sum: 257851bcb2636b8cc147a58e1d5c7e53

 

GIS Knoppix

GIS Knoppix

Web site: blog.sourcepole.ch/2006/11/16/gis-knoppix-en/
Origin: Switzerland ?
Category: Graphics
Desktop environment: KDE
Architecture: x86
Based on: Knoppix
Wikipedia: >
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 1.2 | March 5, 2005

GIS Knoppix – a Knoppix based bootable Linux CD with pre-installed GIS software.

The live CD is shipped with applications such as:
– KDE desktop environment and many applications
– GRASS 6.2 Raster/vector GIS, image processing system, and graphics production system
– PostgreSQL 8.1.4.2 Postgres database with PostGIS extension
– MySQL 5.0.21 MySQL database with spatial extensions
– QGis 0.8 Viewer and data analysis for vector and raster data with PostGIS support
– QGis 0.6 Viewer and data analysis for vector and raster data with PostGIS support
– TerraView 2.0 Viewer and data analysis for vector with DB support
– Jump 1.1.2 Workbench for viewing, editing, and processing spatial datasets
– Thuban 1.0.0 Interactive geographic data viewer
– MapLab 2.0.1 Suite of web-based tools to create and manage MapServer applications and map files
– MapDesk 0.7 Viewer/editor for UMN Mapserver
– Interlis Compiler and UML editor for Interlis formats
– and other software GPSdrive, GPSMan, …

The project developer is Pirmin Kalberer.

Download

GIS Knoppix 1.2 i386 706MB.iso
md5sum: ee2b30177a405ce9aadf7f4516b94da9

 

CAELinux

CAELinux

Web site: caelinux.com
Origin: Switzerland
Category: Specialist
Desktop environment: Xfce
Architecture: x86_64
Based on: Ubuntu
Wikipedia (PL): CAELinux
Media: Live DVD
The last version | Released: 2020 | August 9, 2020
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CAELinux – a live DVD Linux distribution dedicated to open source engineering with a focus on Computer Aided Engineering and Scientific Computing.

Based on Ubuntu, it features a full software solution for open source production development with many CAD/CAM/CAE applications.

The live system features:
– CAD/CAM & 3D printing: Freecad, OpenSCAD, LibreCad, Pycam, OpenSCAM, GCAM, dxf2gcode & Cura
– FEA, CFD & multiphysic simulation: Code-Aster, Code-Saturne, OpenFOAM, Elmer FEM, Calculix, Impact FEM, MBDyn
– Meshing, pre-post, & visualization: Pre/post processing packages: Paraview 3.10.2, Discretizer, EnGrid 1.4, Helyx-OS, Elmer GUI, Netgen, Tetgen, CGX, GMSH v2.5, Salome v.6., Meshlab
– Electronic design and prototyping: GEDA suite, KiCad, Fritzing, Arduino, dxf2gcode / cadpy for PCB isolation milling.
– Scientific & development tools like GNU Octave (+ QtOctave GUI ), R & Rkward, Scilab, wxMaxima, Scipy & Spyder IDE, Qt Creator, gcc, gfortran, g++, python, perl, tcl/tk, ruby compilers
– Scientific writing and office tools: Latex, Texmaker, Lyx, LibreOffice, Gimp, Inkscape, Jabref

CAELinux 2013 is based on XUbuntu 12.04 LTS 64bit.
Available as an installable ISO image for DVD/USB flash drive; ready to use on laptop, workstations or even clusters (with OpenMPI).

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CAELinux 2020 x86_64 6GB.iso
md5sum: fdb560d86be3f6ab005f3a0402f67288

 

Slackintosh

Slackintosh

Web site: slackintosh.workaround.ch
Origin: Switzerland
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: Blackbox, Fluxbox, FVWM, WindowMaker, Xfce
Architecture: PowerPC
Based on: Slackware
Wikipedia:
Media: Install DVD
The last version | Released: 12.1 | June 7, 2008

Slackintosh – a port of Slackware Linux to the PowerPC (Macintosh) processor architecture.

Slackintosh does not work on Intel-Macs. Slackintosh is a PPC distribution.

Slackintosh was under development by Adrian Ulrich and Marco Bonetti.
The latest version of Slackintosh was released in 2007.

Download

Slackintosh 12.1 PowerPC Install 2.64GB.iso
md5sum: c5c80bf2fb2964b8e386804998c53f39

 

Debris

Debris

Web site: debrislinux.org (not active)
Origin: Switzerland
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: Gnome
Architecture: x86
Based on: Ubuntu
Wikipedia: Debris Linux
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 2.0 | November 29, 2009

Debris Linux (previously: BeaFanatIX, BFX) – a minimalist Linux distribution based on Ubuntu with GNOME as a default desktop. The ISO image file is about 200 MB in size and works as a Live CD, with a hard drive installation option.

After the missing of Steven Watsky (maker of BeatrIX) the community fell apart. Stephan Emmerich wanted to continue the project, but since this was no longer possible with BeatrIX, he decided to make a new distro, based on BeatrIX, called BeaFanatIX. This was later renamed to Debris Linux.

Debris offers GNOME and Openbox, a lightweight session powered only by the Openbox window manager or a traditional session with GNOME and Metacity.

The live system features software:
– Mozilla Firefox – a web browser
– Beep – a mediaplayer
– AbiWord – a text processor
– Gnumeric – a spreadsheet program
– Evolution – an e-mail client
– Pidgin multi-protocol instant messenger.
– Audacious – an audio player
– gFTP – a file transfer client
– GParted – a partition editor
– NDISwrapper – the Microsoft Wireless driver manager
– ePDFViewer – a document viewer
– GQView – an image viewer
– Leafpad – a text editor
– DebI – a custom system installer

Download

Debris Linux 1.0 i386 184MB.iso
md5sum: e85331cbbea142e030039a82c022decf