LindowsOS

Lindows

Web site: lindows.com (not active)
Origin: USA
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: KDE
Architecture: x86
Based on: Debian
Wikipedia:
Media: Install CD
The last version | Released: 4.0.302 | June 22, 2003

LindowsOS (later: Linspire) – a commercial operating system based on Debian GNU/Linux by Linspire, Inc. It was focused on ease-of-use and targeting home computer users.

It used the WINE API to run Microsoft Windows applications. The WINE API was later dropped, as LindowsOS used a program called “Click’N’Run” (CNR). CNR is similar to Synaptic used to download apps with the APT tool.

Lindows was shipped with a customized KDE 3.x desktop, custom applications borderline cloning the Apple iLife suite, and a primitive “app store,” it was intended to be easy to use and fully functional out of the box.

In 2001, a company called Lindows Inc. created a new Linux Operating System.
The project founder is Michael Robertson.

Releases:
– 0.91 Sneak Preview 2 April 5,2002
– 1.1.1 June 21, 2002
– 2.1.40 October 24, 2002
– 3.0.0 November 15, 2002
– 4.0.302 June 22, 2003

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Lindows 2.1.40 Bootfloppy i386 1.4MB.img
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Lindows 3.0 i386 407MB.iso
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LindowsOS 4.0.302 i386 464MB.iso
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Cobin Desktop

Cobin Desktop

Web site: cobind.com (not active)
Origin: USA
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: GNOME, KDE, Xfce
Architecture: x86
Based on: Fedora
Wikipedia:
Media: Install CD
The last version | Released: 0.2 beta | June 23, 2004

Cobin Desktop – a Fedora based Linux distribution, which was developed by the USA company Cobind located in Pittsburgh. Cobind Desktop merges the reliability of Fedora Core Linux, the speed of a lightweight desktop environment, and the usability of a best-of-breed application suite into a basic, high-performance Linux platform designed with the average user in mind.

The distribution used the GNOME, KDE and Xfce desktop environments. The distribution supported the 32-bit x86 computer architecture.

The last version 0.2 beta was released on June 23, 2004.

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arkOS

arkOS

Web site: arkos.io (not active)
Origin: USA
Category: RaspberryPi
Desktop environment: CLI
Architecture: ARM
Based on: Arch Linux
Wikipedia: arkOS
Media: Install
The last version | Released: 0.8.1 | October 19, 2016

arkOS – an operating system for securely self-hosting your online life from the comfort of your home. It is a flavour of Arch Linux ARM with a focus on easy self-hosting of a variety of content.

It allows you to easily host your own website, email, “cloud” and more, all within arm’s reach. It does this by interfacing with existing software and allowing the user to easily update and change settings with a graphical interface. No more need to depend on external cloud services, which can be insecure “walled gardens” that require you to give up control over your data.

arkOS has several different components that come together to make a seamless self-hosting experience possible on your embedded device or dedicated server. Each of these components will work with each other out-of-the-box, allowing you to host your websites, email, social networking accounts, cloud services, and many other things from your arkOS node.

Features:
– Built for embedded devices – arkOS is primarily an operating system for embedded devices. In fact, arkOS was initially designed for use on the Raspberry Pi, which is a simple single-board computer not much bigger than a credit card. Embedded devices are prized for their relatively low cost (usually less than $100), their availability, and their general-purpose nature. Other embedded devices boast more impressive specifications, enabling you to pay only for the performance you need. Choose the device that works best for you.

– Easy to set up – Download one of our easy installation programs and run it on your home computer. It will guide you through the process of downloading and installing arkOS to whichever type of media your embedded device supports. Setting up a home server couldn’t be simpler.

– Get connected – Plug the installation media into your device, plug the device into your home router, and you’re ready to host your own files, sites and cloud data. arkOS works right out of the box. Connect to the device via your home computer, and finish installing and customizing your arkOS node.

– Easily managed from your browser window – arkOS allows you to stay on top of your online life from an easy-to-navigate web panel. From here, you can easily install new applications, upload files, manage your cloud, update your system and much more. You can monitor the health of your system and get alerts if a problem occurs. arkOS can even back up your information, encrypt and store it offsite in case you need to roll back some changes.

– Open and fully extensible – arkOS is open source, meaning that any developer can take a look inside and tweak it to their liking, or submit improvements for everyone to enjoy. It has an open application architecture, so new functionalities can be easily developed and included in the arkOS App Store. A full REST API allows you to network your servers, remotely control them with your own software… the possibilities are endless.

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Santa Fe Linux

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Web site: santafelinux.com (not active)
Origin: USA
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: GNOME
Architecture: x86
Based on: Debian
Wikipedia:
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 1.0 CTR3 | September 28, 2004

Santa Fe Linux – a Debian based live CD distribution which features hardware autodetection and configuration tools built out of the box. It even runs right off the CD so you can try it without installing.

Santa Fe Linux has such applications preinstalled::
– OpenOffice
– Scribus
– Firefox
– Ximian Evolution, Thunderbird
– Gaim
– CD Player/Ripper Grip
– CD Burning Eroaster
– gtkam
– GIMP
– GnuCash
– Blender
– Neverball
– Audacity
– Audio Player XMMS
– Video Editor KINO

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heads

heads

Web site: heads.dyne.org
Origin: USA
Category: Specialist, Security
Desktop environment: Awesome, Openbox
Architecture: x86, x86_64
Based on: Devuan
Wikipedia:
Media: Live DVD
The last version | Released: 0.4 | March 26, 2018
Zobacz po polsku Zobacz po polsku: heads

heads – a Devuan based GNU/Linux liveCD distribution aimed at people who like the aspect of controlling their privacy and anonymity on the Internet.

In heads, the init of choice is not systemd. systemd is a huge piece of software that, while being free software, has not been audited for security since its creation. Being big as it is, it is hard to do so, and as time goes, it’s becoming even tougher to audit systemd.

Another important thing is that heads uses only free software. On the other hand, with heads you only use free software, meaning you can gain access to any source code that is included in heads, at any time. Using free software it is far easier to avoid hidden backdoors and malware that might be in non-free software. We hope this makes you a tad more aware of the importance of free software and its uses.

heads was created, as a response to Tails 2.0’s transition to the systemd service management system.

The live system without the possibility of installation on a hard disk is available for x86 and x86_64 PC machines.

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heads 0.4 i386 766MB.iso
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heads 0.4 amd64 743MB.iso
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GuruMan Linux

GuruMan Linux

Web site: sourceforge.net/projects/guruman-linux-kde/
Origin: USA
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: KDE Plasma
Architecture: x86_64
Based on: Manjaro Linux
Wikipedia:
Media: Live DVD
The last version | Released: 18.0 | November 16, 2018

GuruMan Linux – a KDE spin on Manjaro KDE Linux 18. GuruMan is based on x86_64-stable with kernel 4.19.1.

The GuruMan Linux KDE-18.0-stable-x86_64.iso can be installed in either a VM (Oracle VirtualBox or VMWare Tools) but I have integrated OpenVM-Tools into the ISO image which should work for either environment.

You can, of course, install GuruMan Linux on bare metal using a utility like Etcher (which I recommend) to create a bootable USB or create a bootable DVD and install it that way.

PCManFM File Manager has been incorporated into this ISO for those who want to replace Dolphin as their file manager of choice due to the security issues surrounding Dolphin that don’t exist in PCManFM. I left Dolphin in this distro, however, just in case you prefer that file manager instead regardless of security risk. Filezilla & gftp have been included as file transfer applications to choose from. My preference is gftp. If you use FireFox Web browser (my defacto Web browser in Linux), you will see an icon that pops up on the Task bar asking if you wish to install Plasma Browser Integration to support the add-on in Firefox for KDE. This is recommended to install. This distro uses the sddm display manager and pamac which replaces octopi as the package manager in GuruMan Linux.

The project founder is Dan Calloway.

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GuruMan Linux KDE 18.0 amd64 2.2GB.iso
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Shift Linux

Shift Linux

Web site: shiftlinux.net (not active)
Origin: USA
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: Fluxbox, GNOME, KDE, Xfce
Architecture: x86
Based on: Ubuntu
Wikipedia:
Media: Live
The last version | Released: 0.6.5 | March 24, 2008

Shift Linux – a GNU/Linux distribution based on the Ubuntu (previously on Morphix Linux) project in the form of a Live CD. It is a multi-functional system compatible with all Ubuntu package repositories. It is available in several editions, depending on the graphical environment and window manager used (there is a release for weaker machines using the Fluxbox window manager).

Shift Linux provides a set of the most popular utility applications in the open source world. You can find there such programs as: GVim, Revelation, Xine, Pidgin, gDesklets, GIMP, gThumb, AbiWord and many others.

Shift Linux 0.6 were released in the following versions: Shift Linux 0.6 Gnome, Shift Linux 0.6 KDE4, and Shift Linux 0.6 Lite (for older computers). Shift Linux Lite contains two less resource hogging desk managers (XFCE-4 and Fluxbox), but has a full compliment of packages and utilities.

As of version 0.6 of Shift Linux has moved away from it’s Morphix base so is based on Ubuntu. This version incorporates Firefox 3 (GranParadiso), OpenOffice, new themes, and a tested installer.

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Black Lab Linux

Black Lab

Web site: blacklablinux.org (not active)
Origin: USA
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: LXDE, KDE, MATE, Xfce
Architecture: x86_64
Based on: Ubuntu
Wikipedia:
Media: Live DVD
The last version | Released: 11.7 | July 2, 2018
Zobacz po polsku Zobacz po polsku: Black Lab Linux

Black Lab Linux (previously OS4 OpenLinux, and PC/OS) – a Linux distribution focused on ease of use and includes many tools that allow users to create and publish their own content.

It provides multimedia codecs out of the box, an easy to use and simplified interface. Great compatibility with older hardware help you extend your hardware and software investments.

Black Lab Linux was available for 64 bit machines with the GNOME, Xfce, MATE or KDE desktop environments of your choice.
New iso images were available to subscribers (paid). Other users can download a new iso image 30 days after the official release.

Starting with version 6.5, Black Lab Linux was released with a single environment version, with the KDE desktop only.

The project developer is Robert Dohnert.

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Black Lab Linux 11.7 amd64 1.64GB.iso
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Black Lab Linux 8 KDE amd64 1.58GB.iso
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Penguin Sleuth

Penguin Sleuth

Web site: linux-forensics.com (not active)
Origin: USA
Category: Forensics
Desktop environment: Fluxbox, IceWM, KDE, WindowMaker
Architecture: x86
Based on: Knoppix
Wikipedia:
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 1.0 beta1 | July 5, 2003

Penguin Sleuth – a Knoppix based bootable CD and a Vmware virtual platform. The Penguin Sleuth Kit adapts a great Linux resource to include tools that are useful when performing a forensic computer analysis & Security Auditing.

The Sleuth Kit (TSK) is a library and collection of Unix- and Windows-based utilities for extracting data from disk drives and other storage so as to facilitate the forensic analysis of computer systems.

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Penguin Sleuth 2003-07-05 i386 689MB.iso
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Progeny

Progeny

Web site: progeny.com (not active)
Origin: USA
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: GNOME
Architecture: x86
Based on: Debian
Wikipedia: Progeny
Media: Install
The last version | Released: 3.0 preview 2 | June 2, 2005

Progeny (Progeny Componentized Linux, or Progeny Debian) – a free, Linux kernel based operating system, which was an alternative to Debian 3.1. It was based upon the Linux Standard Base (LSB) 3.0, with technology such as the Anaconda installer from Red Hat, Debian’s Advanced Packaging Tool, and Discover.

Progeny Linux Systems was founded by Ian Murdock (founder of Debian).
The project and the web site shut down on May 1, 2007.

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