Vinux

Vinux

Web site: vinuxproject.org
Origin: United Kingdom
Category: Specialist
Desktop environment: Unity
Architecture: x86, x86_64
Based on: Ubuntu
Wikipedia:
Media: Live DVD
The last version | Released: 5.1 | January 18, 2017
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Vinux – a Ubuntu based, specialized distribution of the Linux system, optimized for visually impaired and blind users.

Vinux provides two screen readers and Braille support. After starting the system and the graphical desktop (Unity), the Orca screen reader allows you to navigate the desktop using the keyboard. The system also has support for blind users which lets you work with the command line.

Vinux is offered in the form of a live media that can be installed on a hard disk.

The system is available for 32 & 64 bit machines.
Vinux 5.1 is built on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS.

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Vinux 5.1 i386 1.3GB.iso
md5sum: dce508f1dbfc10a109b866835b6e4d4f

Vinux 5.1 amd64 1.3GB.iso
md5sum: f29d5ae0f5e7371b297efd5bef9eecd4

 

Gentoox

Gentoox

Web site: gentoox.shallax.com
Origin: United Kingdom
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: AfterStep, Blackbox, Fluxbox, GNOME, IceWM, WindowMaker, Xfce
Architecture: XBox
Based on: Gentoo
Wikipedia: Gentoox
Media: Install
The last version | Released: 7.1 | January 28, 2009

Gentoox – a specialist Linux distribution based on Gentoo Linux, created for the Xbox – a home video game console.

It retains all the features of the original (portage, sysvinit etc…) but has a patch system created from the ground up, which is specifically designed for Gentoox. “Magic” allows users to install new software, upgrade their kernel and fix bugs. To learn more about magic, run “magic usage” once you have installed Gentoox.

Gentoox runs along side games – you get 3 choices during installation: E, F and Native. Both E and F create a loopback filesystem meaning that none of your drives are formatted during installation (except for cache partitions). If you choose “Native”, then your F: partition is formatted to ReiserFS (making it inaccessible to Xbox applications).

Gentoox can be loaded via a .xbe file, or from a Cromwell based BIOS (which can be flashed to your modchip during installation). When using E or F installations, you are totally risk free – if you don’t like Gentoox, simply delete all the files it installs (about 7 in total) and its gone.

There are three versions of Gentoox: Pro Edition, Home Edition and Media Center Edition. All three are 100% free and opensource, the difference between Home and Pro is that the Home Edition has many software packages preinstalled and preconfigured for instant usability straight out of the box where as Pro doesn’t even have a graphical user interface let alone any “useful” applications. Pro is a bare minimum installation for booting the system, the entire customization of the OS is left in the user’s hands with Pro. Media Center edition is more of a “Plugin” than a separate distribution. It allows you to have a Media Center along with Gentoox Home or Pro.

The project developer is Thomas Pedley.

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Gentoox Home Edition 7.1 824MB.tbz2
md5sum: e81d700117b839e2147afb58e6ccba32
Gentoox Media Center 1.3 580MB.rar
md5sum: d0204e937a7a22a9ac0bc869f14219cd
Gentoox Pro Edition 5.1 245MB.tbz2
md5sum: b07cfecdbb3181e75250be2ac341b809

 

Inferno

Inferno

Web site: www.vitanuova.com/inferno/
Origin: UK
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: GUI
Architecture: x86, ARM, PA-RISC, MIPS, PowerPC, SPARC
Based on: Independent
Wikipedia: Inferno
Media: Install
The last version | Released: 4 | March 28, 2015

Inferno – an operating system designed for building distributed and networked systems on a wide variety of devices and platforms. Inferno was based on the experience gained with Plan 9 from Bell Labs, and currently being developed by Vita Nuova. Applications for this system are written in the Limbo language. The name of the system and some related programs (including Styx, Limbo) come from the Dante’s Divine Comedy.

Inferno can run as a user application on top of an existing operating system or as a stand alone operating system. Most of the popular operating systems and processor architectures are supported:
– Host Operating Systems
– Windows NT/2000/XP
– Irix
– Linux
– MacOS X
– FreeBSD
– Solaris
– Plan 9

Inferno applications are written in Limbo®, a modern, safe, modular, concurrent programming language with C-like syntax. It is more powerful than C but considerably easier to understand and debug than C++ or Java. It is easy to express the concurrency in the physical world directly in Limbo’s syntax. Any Inferno application will run identically on all Inferno platforms.

High level security is an important part of the Inferno system. By using one standard protocol for all network communication, security can be focused on one point and provided at a system level. Inferno offers full support for authenticated, encrypted connections using a certificate based user identification scheme and variety of algorithms.

Inferno 4 was released in 2005 as free software.

Founded in March 2000, Vita Nuova Holdings Ltd is an operating systems and application development company specializing in technologies for distributed applications on network devices and embedded systems.

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Inferno 20150328 Unix-like systems (FreeBSD, Linux, MacOS X, Plan 9) 71MB.tgz
md5sum: 1b3b406dcaa9d7919e933dd192d53a39

Inferno Windows 2000, XP, and 7 62MB.zip
md5sum: 728b515bc6d866a24bed9b573965ee90

Inferno Mac OSX 386 3,7MB.tgz
md5sum: 83a10dc646f421dead3d59d63bc64ba8

Inferno source code
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gNOX

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Web site: www.gnox.org (not active)
Origin: United Kingdom
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: GNOME, Xfce
Architecture: x86
Based on: Slackware
Wikipedia:
Media: Live
The last version | Released: ? | 2005

gNOX – a live Linux distribution which lets you run from a CD without need of installing it on a hard drive. gNOX is based on Slackware Linux distribution, and uses GNOME as its default desktop manager, and also features XFCE as an alternative.

gNOX is a modular system which lets you easy add more applications to the ISO image OR run ‘on the fly’ from a stored location (hard drive/CD/USB drive).

gNOX can be customized (modified) by your changes: new applications and desktop look will be used on your live system.

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MCC Interim

MCC Interim

Web site: debian.mcc.ac.uk/non-debian/mcc-interim/
Origin: United Kingdom
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: text
Architecture: x86
Based on: Independent
Wikipedia: MCC Interim
Media: Install
The last version | Released: 2.0+ | November 4, 1996

MCC Interim Linux – a Linux distribution first released in February 1992 by Owen Le Blanc of the Manchester Computing Centre (MCC), part of the University of Manchester. It was the first Linux distribution created for computer users who were not Unix experts and featured a menu-driven installer that installed both the kernel and a set of end-user and programming tools.

It comes on two floppies, but there are a few others available.

The Manchester ComputING CentRE was once Manchester University Regional Computer Centre (pronounced ‘murk’) and later UMRCC. The change from ‘computer’ to ‘computing’ was made (supposedly) to mark a shift in emphasis from supporting machines to supporting the people who use them. (Some of the people who use them complain that the shift in emphasis has not yet been implemented.) The University of Manchester has been known to claim that computers were invented here, which they were if you define ‘computer’ properly.

The latest ‘interim’ release from MCC does manage to squeeze quite a lot onto TWO disks: one of which combines the boot and root disk, and one of which can be called the ‘utilities’ disk. The boot disk boots, loads its root device from the same disk, and then starts executing /etc/rc. This runs a little script which asks for the drive size, and mounts the utilities disk (which you will of course have placed in the drive when you were instructed to). The commands available on the combined boot/util combination are approximately equivalent to those on Jim Winstead’s root disk.

There are disk images which may be needed to install this release of MCC Interim Linux. Please read these instructions carefully. Every installation requires disk (3) and either disk (1) or disk (2). Installations which require SCSI drivers and non-IDE/SCSI/ATAPI CD-ROM drivers also require disk (4). Boot from the appropriate boot disk, and follow instructions.
(1) boot.1200.gz: This file makes a 5.25 inch boot floppy. You must gunzip this file before you copy it to the floppy in raw mode.
(2) boot.1440.gz: This file makes a 3.5 inch boot floppy. You must gunzip this file before you copy it to the floppy in raw mode.
(3) root.gz: This file makes the root floppy required in all installations. There are two ways to use this file:
– (a) Copy it to the floppy in raw mode without gunzipping. This is the normal way to use it. Advantages: it is faster to use. Disadvantages: it won’t work if you have 4 Mb or less of memory; you can’t easily change it.
– (b) Unzip it and copy it to the floppy in raw mode. Do this only if you need to change the disk, or to install on a system with 4 Mb of memory. It won’t work on 5.25 inch disks. Advantages: it is easier to change the disk; it works on a 4 Mb machine. Disadvantages: it is much slower to use.
(4) scsi-cd.gz: This file makes the scsi-cd driver disk. You must gunzip this file before you copy it to the floppy in raw mode. You don’t need this disk unless you need a SCSI disk driver, or a non-IDE/SCSI/ATAPI CD-ROM driver.

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MCC Interim 2.0+ boot.1200 1.11MB.gz
md5sum: 8fcbd38bbc025f08a052b2847db2d430
MCC Interim 2.0+ boot.1440 1.11MB.gz
md5sum: d35c0b319862e52a5ea4b422e3b3914a
MCC Interim 2.0+ root 0.98MB.gz
md5sum: 00df4af0ba934c10b4ac2974b5ef2e3a
MCC Interim 2.0+ scsi-cd 0.52MB.gz
md5sum: 00df4af0ba934c10b4ac2974b5ef2e3a

 

Eeebuntu

Eeebuntu

Web site: eeebuntu.org (not active)
Origin: United Kingdom
Category: Netbook
Desktop environment: GNOME
Architecture: x86
Based on: Ubuntu
Wikipedia: Aurora
Media: Live DVD
The last version | Released: 4.0-beta1 | February 28, 2010

Eeebuntu (or Aurora (the latest name) formerly known as Ubuntu Eee) – a variant of Ubuntu specifically for the asus eee-pc and other netbook type computers, such as the Asus Eee PC line of netbooks. Aurora started life originally in 2008 as the Eeebuntu project, a customized redistribution of Ubuntu.

Originally a simple collection of scripts and hacks to get Ubuntu 8.04 onto an EeePC it grew into a distribution of its own

Four versions were available of Eeebuntu: Standard, NBR (standard with Ubuntu Netbook Edition), Base and LXDE.

In May/June 2009 the Eeebuntu team released version 3.0. To add to the value of Eeebuntu; support for a wide range on non-eeepc netbooks was added to the acpi and kernel.

In September 2009 the team announced work on Eeebuntu 4 (eb4) but the project would see a shift in support. In December we announced that, as well as a Debian base, developers would be looking for Eeebuntu to be supported on all systems : laptop, netbook and desktop alike.

As the project developer said:
“Ubuntu is getting more and more trouble adjusting with every release, and if Debian unstable is right for Ubuntu, it’s certainly right for us.”

The project started in December 2007 and was founded by Steve Wood.

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Eeebuntu 2.0 Standard i386 880MB.iso
md5sum: cab1eefc433f6c9a23615a8cccf44e81

 

Chapeau

Chapeau

Web site: chapeaulinux.org
Origin: UK
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: GNOME
Architecture: x86_64
Based on: Fedora
Wikipedia:
Media: Live DVD
The last version | Released: 24 | September 28, 2016
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Chapeau – a high-performance, cutting-edge operating system built from the Fedora GNU/Linux distribution with the Gnome desktop environment.

Compared to Fedora Chapeau adopts an enhanced user experience and a more relaxed approach to software licences and is intended to be just as useful for advanced users as it is easy for those new to using a Linux system.
There is built-in access to third-party software & sources repositories not included in Fedora such as RPMFusion, Steam, Adobe Flash, Dropbox & Oracle VirtualBox.

Chapeau also includes system tools that makes your live DVD or USB disk a handy portable toolkit for repairing Linux and Windows installations as well as a general purpose desktop distro.

Chapeau is available for 64bit x86 PCs.

The project developer is Vince Pooley.

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Chapeau 24 amd64 2.85GB.iso
md5sum: bfba91d1214657609c9b574cd617840c

 

Simplicity Linux

Simplicity

Web site: simplicitylinux.org (not active)
Origin: UK
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: LXDE
Architecture: x86
Based on: Puppy Linux
Wikipedia:
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 16.07 | July 31, 2016
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Simplicity Linux – a Linux distribution based on LxPup, which is based on Puppy Linux

Simplicity Linux uses Puppy Linux and derivatives as a base, uses the LXDE desktop environment, and comes in 3 editions: Netbook, Desktop and Media. Netbook features cloud based software, Desktop features locally based software and Media edition is designed to allow people who want a lounge PC to access their media with ease.

Simplicity 13.x is built on Puppy Upup.
A version of 14.1 is based on Slacko Puppy.
Simplicity 14.7 is based on Puppy Precise 5.7.1.
The latest version 16.07 is based on LxPuP.

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Simplicity Linux 16.07 Desktop i386 409MB.iso
md5sum: 9c5711c1830be790ae982bf2fb15c953

 

Flash Linux

Flash Linux

Web site: www.flashlinux.org.uk
Origin: UK
Category: Mini
Desktop environment: Gnome
Architecture: x86
Based on: Gentoo
Wikipedia:
Media: Live
The last version | Released: 0.3.4 RC2 | March 9, 2005

Flash Linux – a compact distribution designed exclusively to run off 256MB USB keys or other bootable Flash based media. It includes hardware detection (including LAN and Modem), auto configuration, a Gnome desktop, and associated office tools.

System Requirements:
Flash Linux is relatively robust when it comes to hardware auto-detection and recognition. If you come across a device that does not work (that you think either should, or you would like it to) please feel free to submit feedback.
– an IBM PC compatible computer that is capable of booting off a USB Hard Disk is essential
– a minimum of 128Mb of RAM is essential

Recommendations:
– aim for a CPU of Celeron or P4 with a clock speed in excess of 1GHz
– 256Mb of memory (or more) makes for a much nicer user experience
– a graphics display / monitor that runs at either 1024×768 or 1280×1024 is preferred
– a networked PC with access to a DHCP server is preferred
– if no network connection is available, external modems and some internal Winmodems are supported

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Flash Linux 0.3.4 RC2 i386 370MB.iso
md5sum: 91c44e6616190326551cc194c3dc9615

 

Achoo!

Achoo!

Web site: sourceforge.net/projects/achoo/
Origin: UK
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: text
Architecture: x86, x86-64
Based on: Arch
Wikipedia:
Media: Install CD
The last version | Released: 1.3 | December 2, 2015
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Achoo! – a bootable live CD which offers the quickest and easiest way to install Arch Linux and a selection of software from the Arch repos.

Achoo’s purpose is to speed up installation of Arch Linux, plus a desktop environment and a ‘shopping list’ of extras like web browsers, office software and programming tools. An initialising phase gathers essential data of location, username, and passwords, and works with the user to set up their partitioning and desktop environment requirements. The script then runs without further intervention to the end. Burn the iso to a CD or USB stick, or run it directly in Virtualbox. It starts a live session of Arch Linux, and runs the script. All you have to do is follow the prompts. Installation follows closely the Arch Wiki beginners’ guide, and hopefully you will understand something of the process by the time it has finished; you may even like to try a manual installation with the help of the Wiki.

The live system works in text mode.

Achoo! is not under development any more, but was upgraded/changed its name to Feliz.

The project developer is Elizabeth Mills.

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