Puredyne

Puredyne

Web site: http://puredyne.org
Origin: United Kingdom
Category: Multimedia
Desktop environment: Xfce
Architecture: x86, x86_64
Based on: Ubuntu
Wikipedia:
Media: Live CD/DVD
The last version | Released: 9.11 | April 1, 2010
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Puredyne – a Linux distribution, based on Ubuntu and Debian Live, and aimed at creative people, looking for tools outside the standard. It provides the best experimental creative applications alongside a solid set of graphic, audio and video tools in a fast, minimal package. For everything from sound art to innovative film making.

Puredyne contains a set of packages, such as:
– Audio: puredata, supercollider, csound, chuck, ladspa plugins, ardour, audacity, ecasound
– Graphics: gimp, inkscape, fluxus, freej, processing + extras, imagemagick, gthumb, gphoto2
– Multimedia: mplayer, vlc, avidemux, kino, mencoder, transcode, luvcview, xawtv, recordmydesktop
– Streaming: icecast2, ices2, ffmpeg2theora, oggfwd, darkice, darksnow, gstreamer, dvswitch
– Network: firefox, links2, network-manager, wireless-tools, ssh, telnet, gftp, irssi, nfs

Older versions of Puredyne were based on dyne:bolic.

Puredyne development has been made possible by Arts Council England.

The last version of Puredyne 9.11 was released in 2010.

Download

Puredyne 9.11 i386 CD 709MB.iso
md5sum: a9dc9aa95794da316c97c85d2f69750f
Puredyne 9.11 i386 DVD 1.15GB.iso
md5sum: 92bf8d204931352de330398056a7c791
Puredyne 9.11 amd64 DVD 1.14GB.iso
md5sum: d2f68c139fc9119c537555af94ec8b47

 

Ubuntu

Ubuntu Warty Warthog

Ubuntu Warty Warthog splash screen    Ubuntu Warty Warthog boot screen

Web site: www.ubuntu.com
Origin: Isle of Man
Category: Desktop, Server
Desktop environment: GNOME
Architecture: x86, x86_64, PowerPC, armhf
Based on: Debian
Wikipedia: Ubuntu
Media: Live DVD, Install (Alternative) CD/DVD
The last version | Released: current |
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Ubuntu – a Debian-based Linux distribution, with Unity as its default desktop environment for personal computers including laptops, desktops, smartphones and for server machines as well. It is based on free software and named after the Southern African philosophy of Ubuntu (literally, “human-ness”), which often is translated as “humanity towards others”.

The first official Ubuntu release 4.10 (Warty Warthog) was published in October 20, 2004.
Every next release is published in April and October, in a 6 mount cycle.
Every 2 years, Ubuntu is offered as a Long Term Support release (10.04, 12.04, 14.04, etc.).
Up to version 10.10, the main desktop was Gnome 2; starting from version 11.04 the Gnome was replaced by Unity.
Ubuntu is available as a Live, installable iso image, as well as alternative version which provides text based installer only.

Development of Ubuntu is led by UK-based Canonical Ltd., a company owned by South African entrepreneur Mark Shuttleworth.

There are a few official Ubuntu variants shipped with different desktop environment or language, such as:
– Kubuntu – with KDE desktop environment
– Xubuntu – with Xfce
– Lubuntu – with LXDE, targeted to older machines
– Edubuntu – for school environments and home users
– Ubuntu Studio – for professional video and audio editing
– Mythbuntu – designed for creating a home theater PC with MythTV pre-installed
– Ubuntu Kylin – a Chinese version of Ubuntu Desktop
– Ubuntu Gnome – with Gnome 3
– Ubuntu MATE – with MATE (fork Gnome 2)

There is also a large number of derivatives built on the top of Ubuntu.

I provided the first stable iso image of Ubuntu 4.10 to be downloaded.
If you need an up-to-date Ubuntu image, you can download it from the project page or from Linuxiarze.pl/Download Ubuntu page.

 

dyne:bolic

dyne:bolic

Web site: www.dynebolic.org
Origin: Italy
Category: Multimedia
Desktop environment: Gnome
Architecture: x86
Based on: Ubuntu
Wikipedia: dyne:bolic
Media: Live DVD
The last version | Released: 3.0 | September 8, 2011
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dyne:bolic – a live Linux distribution based on Ubuntu and targeted to media activists, artists and creators. It is able to recognize automatically most of devices and peripherals such as: sound, video, TV, network cards, firewire, USB devices, etc.

The live system contains a large set of applications which allow manipulation and broadcast of both sound and video with tools to record, edit, encode, and stream.

dyne:bolic is intended to be used as Live CD/DVD and it does not require installation to a hard drive. It is designed to work with old and slow computers, and its kernel is optimized for low latency and for performance.

dyne:bolix 1.x and 2.x was developed independently, and used Window Maker and Xfce desktops. The first version was released in March 2005.
The last version of dyne:bolic 3.0 was based on Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala, used Linux kernel 3.0, Gnome 2 as its default desktop environment, Debian-Live scripts, and was released in September 2011.

The founder and and maintainer is Denis Roio.

Download

dyne:bolic 3.0 beta4 i386 1.69GB.iso
md5sum: 23371b38a375dfd5efb88872a336c6db

 

Sabily

Sabily

Web site: www.sabily.org
Origin: France
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: Gnome
Architecture: x86, x86_64
Based on: Ubuntu
Wikipedia: Sabily
Media: Live DVD
The last version | Released: 11.10 | December 19, 2011

Sabily (formerly: Ubuntu Muslim Edition) – a Linux distribution based on the Ubuntu, designed by and for Muslims.

Sabily offers the Arabic language support and Islamic software and tools pre-installed, including a prayer times tool, a Qur’an study tool, a Hijri calendar, a web content filtering utility, etc.

The last version of Sabily was based on Ubuntu 11.04 and featured the Unity desktop instead of Gnome, and additional applications such as: Islamic Date, Zakat Calc, Gufw, DesktopNova, AutoKey, recordMyDesktop, Anki, codecs for the most used media formats and Wisabi installer for Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7, which was based on Wubi.

Sabily was available to download in 3 versions to choose:
– Small version which contains the main Sabily packages, artwork and Islamic applications and Arabic support
– Full version which contains the same as the Small version plus multimedia, educational and miscellaneous packages
– the biggest version Ultimate which contains extra tools, such as: Qur’an offline recitations provided by Muhammad Siddeeq al-Minshawi, Huzify, Saad al-Ghamadi and Mishary Rashed Alafasy.

Sabily was released between 2007 and 2011.

Download

Sabily 10.10 i386 Ultimate 3.37GB.iso
md5sum: 6fa24486ad88952be890800902eff77a
Sabily 10.10 amd64 Ultimate 3.44GB.iso
md5sum: 9d3bc16b1d879274664c0a95baacffe3

 

Ubuntu Christian Edition

Ubuntu Christian Edition 20.04
Ubuntu Christian Edition 12.04

Web site: ubuntuce.com
Origin: USA
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: GNOME
Architecture: x86, x86_64
Based on: Ubuntu
Wikipedia:
Media: Live DVD
The last version | Released: 20.04.2 | August 11, 2021
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Ubuntu Christian Edition – an Ubuntu based Linux distribution which doesn’t bring Christianity to Linux but brings Linux to Christians.

The Christian Edition includes several religious applications, such as: Xiphos Bible Guide, BibleTime free Bible study software, BibleMemorizer Scripture memorizer utility, Quelea free church projection software and Wide Margin open source Bible program.
It also includes fully integrated web content parental controls powered by the award winning Dansguardian. These features are truly what sets Ubuntu Christian Edition apart.

The distribution was under development between 2004 and 2012.

After a few years of break, in August 2021 a new version of Ubuntu Christian Edition 20.04.2 LTS has been released.

Download

Ubuntu Christian Edition 21.04.2 amd64 3.2GB.iso
md5sum: 2b10e45f2664fb43947c082da12a5c4a

Ubuntu Christian Edition 12.04 i386 1.25GB.iso
md5sum: fd05662ee638e4127eef60e5a5925372
Ubuntu Christian Edition 12.04 amd64 1.28GB.iso
md5sum: fcd5c138d1223d6fcf6beb808eb66ae0

 

Ubuntu Satanic Edition

Ubuntu Satanic Edition

Web site: http://ubuntusatanic.org
Origin: USA
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: GNOME
Architecture: x86
Based on: Ubuntu
Wikipedia:
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 666.10 | July 28, 2011

Ubuntu Satanic Edition – an Ubuntu based Linux distribution which brings together the best free software and free metal music on one CD.

Alongside the metal music, there is a standard set of pre-installed applications you can find in early versions of Ubuntu and Gnome desktop.
Ubuntu Satanic Edition features a dark theme, dark icon set, plymouth theme with the satanic logo, dark wallpapers, etc.

The last version of Ubuntu Satanic Edition 666.10 was released in July 2011, but the iso image is not reachable.
The last one I can share is 666.9 (Microsoft Massacre) UnDead CD. It was based on Ubuntu 10.10 and released December 6th, 2010.

Download

Ubuntu Satanic Edition 666.9 i386 708MB.iso
md5sum: 5573f0dd035c0f34cc17396d9b9d1c2e

 

Qimo 4 Kids

Qimo 4 Kids

Web site: qimo4kids.com (not active)
Origin: USA
Category: Education
Desktop environment: Xfce
Architecture: x86
Based on: Ubuntu
Wikipedia:
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 2.0 | May 27, 2010
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Qimo 4 Kids – a Linux distribution designed for young users from 3 years old and above.

Qimo is built on the top of Xubuntu and uses the Xfce desktop environment as default.
It provides a large icon’s bottom panel for easy navigation for children.

Qimo features pre-installed educational games for kids: Childspaly, Laby, TuxPaint, eToys, GCompris, Tuxmath, and Tuxtyping.

Qimo 4 Kids was developing between 2009(?) and 2010 by Michelle Hall.
The last version of Qimo 2.0 is based on Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx.

Download

Qimo 4 Kids 2.0 i386 716MB.iso
md5sum: fcc629f107e8ca8766b15bc6e5c32e5c

 

Redo Backup and Recovery

Redo Backup and Recovery

Web site: http://redobackup.org
Origin: USA
Category: Rescue
Desktop environment: Openbox
Architecture: x86
Based on: Ubuntu
Wikipedia: Redo Backup and Recovery
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 1.0.4 | November 20, 2012
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Redo Backup and Recovery – a live Linux distribution based on Ubuntu and features backup, restore, and disaster recovery software.

The Redo application features a GUI that is a front end to the Partclone command line utility, and is capable of bare-metal backup and recovery of disk partitions. The tool can use external hard drives and network shares.

The Redo live iso image contains tools for disk partitioning, testing, and fixing, such as: baobab, chntpw, cryptsetup, drivereset, fsarchiver, gparted, grsync, hdparm, lshw-gtk, partclone, partimage, photorec, rsync, testdisk.

It also has the Chromium web browser pre-installed.

The last version of Redo Backup and Recovery 1.0.4 is based on Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin.

Download

Redo Backup and Recovery 1.0.4 i386 255MB.iso
md5sum: f84b757242c1b050f8cbed7142197d81

 

Gnoppix

Gnoppix

Web site: nongnu.org/gnoppix/
Origin: Germany
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: Gnome
Architecture: x86
Based on: Ubuntu
Wikipedia:
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 2.12 | September 7, 2005

Gnoppix – a Linux distribution inspired by Knoppix, but based on Ubuntu.
Gnoppix can be compared to Knoppix but GNOPPIX uses GNOME as desktop environment.

The system can be used as a live CD without installing to hard disk, but it offers a hard drive installer too.

Gnoppix 1.0 is based on Ubuntu 5.04 Hoary Hedgehog.
The last version of Gnoppix 2.12 was released in September 2005.

The founder and main developer of Gnoppix is Andreas Mueller.

Download

Gnoppix 1.0 i386 664MB.iso
md5sum: 60c29c401fd04f849c9799a164079896

 

DaxOS

DaxOS

DaxOS Kids    DaxOS Life

Web site: daxos.org/en/index_en.html
Origin: USA
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: Enlightenment
Architecture: x86
Based on: Ubuntu
Wikipedia:
Media: Live DVD
The last version | Released: 2.0.2 | September 23, 2013
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DaxOS – a Linux distribution was under development between 2009 and 2013. The system is based on Ubuntu and uses Enlightenment as the default desktop.

DaxOS is available in four different variants, each one addressed to a different users:
– Desktop – to every user, it has the basic tools and applications designed for work, leisure and entertainment
– Kids – provides educational programs and games, designed for children
– Life – the environment for older users, provides tools which give easy access to modern technology
– Experimental – provides news of DaxOS, but the system is not stable.

DaxOS 1.0 – 1.15 “Ice” was based on Ubuntu Jaunty.
DaxOS 1.2 “Lion” was based on Ubuntu Maverick.
Version 1.3 “Fire” was based on Ubuntu Natty.
The last versions of DaxOS 2.0.x “Colibrí” were based on Ubuntu Precise.

The live system works in Spanish, but it is possible to switch to English.
Other languages are available during the system installation.
All versions are available for i686-class machines.

Download

DaxOS 2.0.2 i686 920MB.iso
md5sum: 7aab231f5cefab3fc39260a4f9ef02d1
DaxOS 2.0.2 Life i686 912MB.iso
md5sum: de256b516b3b437191c300a21b2aab23