ArchBox

ArchBox

Web site: archbox-linux.github.io
Origin: ?
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: Openbox
Architecture: x86, x86_64
Based on: Arch Linux
Wikipedia:
Media: Live DVD
The last version | Released: 2017.04 | April 21, 2017
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ArchBox – an elegantly looking ready to use desktop on LiveCD (with ability to install on HDD) based on Arch Linux featured with Openbox and lots of preinstalled programs.

ArchBox was inspired by ArchBang and with big love to Arch Linux.
ArchBox means Arch Linux + Openbox and at the same time Arch Linux out of the box.

Features
– Configured Openbox Window Manager
– tint2 taskbar panel with tray
– Plank launcher
– Two browsers for your choice: Mozilla Firefox (default) and Chromium
– LibreOffice (fresh version)
– Set of original backgrounds included
– Pure Arch Linux system after installing
– Experimental: screenshot tool deepin-screenshot (previously shutter – was moved from official repos to aur due to its dependencies)

The project developer is Alexander Glumoff.

Download

ArchBox 2017.04 dual i686/amd64 2.6GB.iso
md5sum: 776916f4662e28e8c61b1941161579f7

 

Puppy Arcade

Puppy Arcade

Web site: scottjarvis.tk/page105.htm (not active)
Origin: ?
Category: Game
Desktop environment: JWM
Architecture: x86
Based on: Puppy
Wikipedia:
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 11 | October 4, 2014

Puppy Arcade – a Puppy based, Linux retro gaming distribution, with many emulators included for different systems and consoles, and the multi-system rom browser ‘Rom-Loader’, and many other exclusive tools.

Plays games from the following systems: Amiga (500, 1000, 2000, CD32, CDTV), Apple (68k, 128k, 512k, SE, MacOS, Plus), Atari (400, 400 XL, 800, 800XL, 130XE, 5200, Falcon, Lynx, ST, others), Amstrad (CPC, Plus, VEB, others), Arcades (many), Colecovision, Commodore (64, 128, VIC20, PET, others), Doom, GameBoys (GB, GBC, GBA), GameGear, Genesis/MegaDrive, Intellivision, Master System, MS DOS, MSX, MSX2, N64, NDS, NeoGeo, NeoGeo Pocket, NeoGeo CD, NES/Famicom, PC Engine/TurboGrafix, PC-FX, PlayStation, PSP, ScummVM, SNES, Wonderswan, Virtual Boy, ZX Spectrum (16k, 48k, 128k, +2, +2A, +3) and more.

The latest version of Puppy Arcade 11 is based on Slacko 5.9.3 beta, which is based on packages of Slackware 14.1, with Linux kernel 3.4.94.

The project founder is Scott Jarvis.

Download

Puppy Arcade 10 i386 114MB.iso
md5sum: fcb2fb36ff978cc6d9344b54f1676764

 

Fluppy

Fluppy

Web site: (not active)
Origin: ?
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: IceWM
Architecture: x86
Based on: Puppy
Wikipedia:
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 0.13bare2018 | June 11, 2018

Fluppy – a Puppeee version with Eee-specific functionality removed and a full size kernel and a full Xorg with DRI, Mesa, and Nouveau.

Fluppy Features:
– Suspend and Hibernate support (can be problematic on some hardware – so no promises at this point)
– Acpi support including automatic power management when you plug or unplug, suspend when you shut the lid or press the sleep button, poweroff when you press the power button. (Also may or may not work depending on hardware)
– Bluetooth Applet
– Frisbee Network Manager
– Midori Browser – mostly stable build with html5 video
– Gstreamer multimedia with Parole, Xnoise, and Eina media players
– Four Window managers: IceWM, OpenBox, Flwm, Compiz
– Two Desktops: ROX, and LxLauncher
– Based on 4.3.1 with many updates and bug fixes – there’s not much left of 4.3.1 anymore
– Many applications added with netbook usage in mind
– Applications are small screen friendly
– A wide selection of themes and a full set of gtk theme engines
– Fully stocked control panel allows compact, easy to navigate menus

Fluppy was developed by jemimah around the Puppy 4 era.

Download

Fluppy 0.13bare2018 i386 156MB.iso
md5sum: b1d09afb6b8e5ff023c0c4a129c7954b
Fluppy 0.13 i386 154MB.iso
md5sum: 782008b4d48617fdf2b9dde733115d76

 

Ostin Project

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Web site: ostin.googlecode.com (not active)
Origin: Belarus
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: ?
Architecture: x86
Based on: KolibriOS
Wikipedia:
Media: Install
The last version | Released: ? | 2013

Ostin Project – an operating system based on (and is developed in loose coordination with) KolibriOS.

It offers strict code formatting and commenting guidelines as well as proper documentation. While Kolibri is mostly developed by Russian/ex-USSR community, Ostin tries to be as much international as possible.

Ostin is also strictly assembly-only, just-for-fun operating system.

The project founder is Mike Gelfand.

 

AxidOS

AxidOS

Web site: github.com/Asido/OS
Origin: ?
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: CLI
Architecture: x86
Based on: Independent
Wikipedia:
Media: Install
The last version | Released: ? | May 2016

AxidOS – a hobby x86 32-bit operating system, mostly written in C.

Dependencies required to build the AxidOS:
dosfstools – this is required to make virtual floppy image used to boot the OS
nasm -the boot loader is written in Netwide Assembler (NASM)
gcc – the GNU C Compiler
coreutils -mount, dd, cp…

The project founder is Arvydas Sidorenko.

 

NX-DOS

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Web site: sourceforge.net/projects/nxdos (not active)
Origin: ?
Category: Embedded
Desktop environment: cli
Architecture: x86
Based on: ?
Wikipedia:
Media: Install
The last version | Released: 1.2013 (?) | 2005 (?)

NX-DOS – a 16/32bit X86 operating system for embedded applications.

NX-DOS is a free DOS-compatible 16/32bit operating system aimed at embedded x86 systems.
An open source, MS-DOS operating system that is capable of running most DOS applications.

It uses a RXDOS compatible memory manager.

Project went open source in 2005, after years of private development.

Download

No download is available.
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MyPupalpha

MyPupalpha

Web site: (not active)
Origin: ?
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: IceWM
Architecture: x86
Based on: Puppy
Wikipedia:
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 216 | July 18, 2007

MyPupalpha – a Live CD of small size but frighteningly effective. This is one of the many derivatives of the Puppy distribution.

Download

MyPupalpha i386 89MB.iso
md5sum: e1e98e863c597496214859b5177962be

 

SalukiNOP

SalukiNOP

Web site: wikka.puppylinux.com/SalukiNOP
Origin: ?
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: JWM
Architecture: x86
Based on: Puppy
Wikipedia:
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 6.0.2 | March 22, 2015

SalukiNOP – a fork of Saluki, which is designed from the ground up for use as a base system for puplet developers.

The NOP version doesn’t include any office applications – so you and add the preferred ones.

Download

SalukiNOP 023r2 i386 124MB.iso
md5sum: 772886828a2b355ede7578d7106d7923
tahrNOP 2a-6.0.2 i386 187MB.iso
md5sum: 9dfe65e0943e171e5775eceac1fee431

 

Carolina

Carolina

Web site: (not active)
Origin: ?
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: Xfce
Architecture: x86
Based on: Puppy
Wikipedia:
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 1.3 | December 9, 2014

Carolina – a fork of the Saluki project. Saluki is a woof-build based on Racy 5.2 with Xfce.

The suggested target hardware are computers less than 5 years old. It should run reasonably fast on older machines and netbooks, but Xfce does need a bit more ram and cpu than the standard ROX/Jwm puppy – probably at least 512MB of ram and 1GHz CPU for decent performance.

Carolina Beta 0.01 was release October 5, 2012 and the latest version 1.3 was released in December 2014.

Download

Carolina 1.3 i386 477MB.iso
md5sum: fbae4bac0f8eaa094e5903edca9d32b5

 

Saluki

Saluki

Web site: saluki-linux.com (not active)
Origin: ?
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: Xfce
Architecture: x86
Based on: Puppy
Wikipedia:
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 023 | July 6, 2012

Saluki – an ultralight Linux distro with an XFCE desktop based on Puppy Linux. Saluki, like Puppy, runs in a single user mode. It is primarily intended for single user computers where speed, simplicity, productivity, and convenience is paramount. It never asks for passwords unless encryption is enabled.

The Saluki Custom Puplet builder is a build system with unmatched precision and ease of use. You can change the apps, change the kernel, rename the sfs files, choose xorgwizard or automatic desktop, trim the zdrive, and customize the look and feel.

The project founder is Jemimah.

Download

Saluki 023 i386 133MB.iso
md5sum: 9f671ab86f702e142109787f5a7af052