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: www.redwall-firewall.com (not active)
Origin: Switzerland
Category: Firewall
Desktop environment: text
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: 2018 | January 1, 2019
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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).

Download

CAELinux 2018 x86_64 4.2GB.iso
md5sum: dd5550832cd51812fe078bca76665c36

 

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

 

ophcrack LiveCD

ophcrack LiveCD

Web site: http://ophcrack.sourceforge.net
Origin: Switzerland
Category: Rescue
Desktop environment: Openbox
Architecture: x86
Based on: SliTaz
Wikipedia: Ophcrack
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 3.6.0 | June 4, 2013
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ophcrack LiveCD – a specialist Linux distribution based on SliTaz.
It contains the ophcrack tool – a Windows password cracker based on a time-memory trade-off using rainbow tables. It recovers 99.9% of alphanumeric passwords in seconds, and comes with a Graphical User Interface and runs on multiple platforms.

ophcrack LiveCD automates the retrieval, decryption, and cracking of passwords from a Windows system. The LiveCD is separately available for Windows XP, and for Windows Vista + Windows 7.

Ophcrack is being developed by Objectif Sécurité under the GPLv2 license.

Download

ophcrack XP LiveCD 3.6.0 i386 445MB.iso
md5sum: b23afa62f670dee41c8f01c436c0a092
ophcrack Vista/7 LiveCD 3.6.0 i386 680MB.iso
md5sum: f0753acfe2fce5249ceceec7dfeacea9
ophcrack NoTables LiveCD 3.6.0 i386 48MB.iso
md5sum: 40ffb36b8f6306a6af03a68b754e1b30

SkatOS

SkatOS

Web site: www.giannone.ch/skatos/
Origin: Switzerland
Category: Game, Mini distribution
Desktop environment: SkateOSWM
Architecture: x86
Based on: Independent
Wikipedia:
Media: Live Floppy
The last version | Released: 2.0 | February 04, 2007

SkatOS – an independent, very small, floppy disk size Linux distribution which plays the popular German card game Skat. It features full network client/server support so you can play Skat over LAN with friends.

The live system runs XSkat 4.0 based on BusyBox 0.60.5, uClibc 0.9.24 and TinyX 4.2.1 X Server with Linux kernel 2.2.26.

It uses SkatOSWM window manager – a very small window manager which centers all new windows on the screen. It was inspired by two other window managers: sWM and TinyWM.

To copy the live image onto a floppy disk, use the command:
dd if=skatos.img of=/dev/fd0

You can test it in QEMU too:
qemu-system-i386 /patch/to/skatos.img

The author of SkatOS is Bodo Giannone.
The latest version of SkatOS 2.0 was released in February 2007.

Download

SkatOS 2.0 i386 Floppy Image 1.47MB.img
md5sum: 154adfb0ed8ec838935a996889fa5e6f

 

mOnOwall

mOnOwall

Web site: www.m0n0.ch
Origin: Switzerland
Category: Firewall, Mini distribution
Desktop environment: Text based, Web GUI
Architecture: x86
Based on: FreeBSD
Wikipedia: mOnOwall
Media: Live CD/USB/Install CD/USB
The last version | Released: 1.8.1 | January 15, 2014
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mOnOwall – a FreeBSD based operating system which provides configured and ready to use firewall. mOnOwall provides a very small image which can be put on Compact Flash cards, CD-ROMs or installed on hard disks.

mOnOwall features:
– Stateful packet filter firewall
– IPsec and PPTP VPNs
– Inbound and Outbound Network Address Translation
– Captive portal
– Traffic shaper
– Inbound and Outbound port filtering
– Support for 802.1q compatible VLANs
– Multiple IP addresses on LAN and WAN ports
– IPS

Unlike other operating systems, mOnOwall stores its configuration in one single XML text file.

The founder of mOnOwall is Manuel Kasper.
After 12 years of development, on February 15, 2015 the project has ended.

There are a few forks of mOnOwall available, such as: t1n1wall, SmallWall, m0n0wall mod, pfSense, OPNsense.

Download

mOnOwall 1.8.1 PC i386 24MB.iso
md5sum: 5b2d536e2b69800fa9f6a7b10b645f6b
mOnOwall 1.8.1 PC i386 USB Image 11.6MB.img
md5sum: e18e752577e24c7a61df525e4d962b4a
mOnOwall 1.8.1 PC-Serial i386 USB Image 11.6MB.img
md5sum: 5f449407e78919c41039fe4343dad72a

 

BackTrack

BackTrack

Web site: www.backtrack-linux.org
Origin: Switzerland
Category: Security, Penetration
Desktop environment: GNOME, KDE
Architecture: x86, x86_64, ARM
Based on: Ubuntu
Wikipedia: BackTrack
Media: Live DVD
The last version | Released: 5R3 | August 14, 2012
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BackTrack (or Back|Track) – an Ubuntu based Linux distribution for digital forensics and penetration testing.

BackTrack provides a large collection of security-related tools ranging from port scanners to Security Audit.
The tools are divided into 12 categories, such as:
– Information gathering
– Vulnerability assessment
– Exploitation tools
– Privilege escalation
– Maintaining access
– Reverse engineering
– RFID tools
– Stress testing
– Forensics
– Reporting tools
– Services
– Miscellaneous

BackTrack was under development between 2006 and 2012 by the Offensive Security team.
Versions up to 3.0 were based on Slax, and then (4.0) it has been moved to Ubuntu as its base.

The last version of BackTrack is 5 R3, which is available in two flavors: GNOME 2 and KDE, both for i686 and amd64 CPU.

As of March 2013, the Offensive Security team re-based the project to Debian and re-named it to Kali Linux.

Download

BackTrack 5R3 KDE i686 3.17GB.iso
md5sum: d324687fb891e695089745d461268576
BackTrack 5R3 KDE x86_64 3.19GB.iso
md5sum: 981b897b7fdf34fb1431ba84fe93249f
BackTrack 5R3 GNOME i686 3.14GB.iso
md5sum: aafff8ff5b71fdb6fccdded49a6541a0
BackTrack 5R3 GNOME x86_64 3.15GB.iso
md5sum: 8cd98b693ce542b671edecaed48ab06d