Generations

Generations

Web site: softcraft.org (not active)
Origin: USA
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: Openbox
Architecture: x86, x86_64
Based on: Independent
Wikipedia:
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 3.3 | January 7, 2019

Generations – a Linux distribution build from scratch easily customizable using GNU/Linux, Open Source and source contributions world wide.
The distribution that boots and runs completely from CD-ROM media. It includes the Linux kernel,v 2.4.22(XFS), the K Desktop Environment (KDE), Apache, PostgreSQL, security, pcmcia, and more.

The live system uses a lightweight Openbox window manager as default.

There are exactly two interactive logins, the guest account (passwd: welcome)
and the administrator root account (passwd: admin).
The guest account has sudo priviledges on all commands.

The project developer is SoftCraft Impresa LLC, USA.

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Generations 3.2.2 i386 577MB.iso
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rPath

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Web site: rpath.com (not active)
Origin: USA
Category: Specialist
Desktop environment: GNOME, KDE
Architecture: x86, x86_64
Based on: Independent
Wikipedia:
Media: Install CD
The last version | Released: 2.0.1 | May 17, 2009

rPath – an independent distribution based around the new Conary package management, created by ex-Red Hat engineers, to both showcase the abilities Conary provides and to provide a starting point for customisation.

Conary is a distributed software management system for Linux distributions. It replaces traditional package management solutions (such as RPM and dpkg) with one designed to enable loose collaboration across the Internet.

It ships with the Anaconda system installer.

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Centrych

Centrych

Web site: centrych.org (not active)
Origin: USA
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: KDE
Architecture: x86, x86_64
Based on: Ubuntu
Wikipedia:
Media: Live DVD
The last version | Released: 12.04.3 | November 29, 2013

Centrych – a reliable, easy-to-use system that provides a unified look & feel, and support for both KDE/Qt and GNOME/GTK applications. Centrych has one desktop environment, based on Xfce with two distinct profiles as shown in the above images; one that has the Oxygen/Qt look of KDE, while the other that provides the Greybird/GTK look of Xubuntu.

Centrych has features not found in other Ubuntu-based distributions. For systems installed with full disk encryption, we’ve added the ability to do simplified-sign-on and quasi two-factor authentication, all our kernels are optimized for desktop use, and we’ve automated TRIM as well as added additional changes that can help improve the performance and longevity of solid state disks.

Centrych aims to provide newer releases of applications that are appropriate to release schedules of an application, not the OS. For example, GIMP 2.8 was an eagerly anticipated release that added a single-window, multi-tabbed capability. Another is Wine, currently the 1.4 release, which gives you the ability to run software written for Microsoft Windows. Both are available in Centrych.

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Centrych 12.04.3 i386 1.3GB.iso
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Centrych 12.04.3 amd64 1.3GB.iso
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wattOS

wattOS

Web site: planetwatt.com (not active)
Origin: USA
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: i3, LXDE
Architecture: x86, x86_64
Based on: Ubuntu
Wikipedia:
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: R10 | September 1, 2016
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wattOS – a lightweight Linux distribution based on Ubuntu, targeted to users of “old” computers. The system uses a very lightweight pekwm window manager by default, while maintaining good functionality of the entire system. wattOS with pekwm (microwatt) desktop is available for 32 bit machines.

The developer also offers two versions of the distribution with LXDE and MATE desktops.
Both are available for 32 and 64 bit machines.

As of R8 released in May 2014, wattOS has been ported from Ubuntu to Debian of the stable branch. “Microwatt” desktop has been changed from Pekwm to Openbox.

wattOS R9 is back based on Ubuntu and the microwatt version comes with the i3 window manager.

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wattOS R10 32bit 727MB.iso
md5sum: 815b27f0bc310b501f0a18f4a86b4d40
Microwatt R10 32bit 640MB.iso
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wattOS R9 amd64 744MB.iso
md5sum: 1418c4fd4c532212db19030dfe20a32e
Microwatt R9 amd64 657MB.iso
md5sum: 1a3bf813153a3f9b7f368ca1de0ebd1e

 

Lycoris Desktop/LX

Lycoris

Web site: lycoris.com (not active)
Origin: USA
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: KDE
Architecture: x86
Based on: Caldera
Wikipedia: Lycoris (company)
Media: Install CD
The last version | Released: 1.4 | September 13, 2004

Lycoris Desktop/LX – a Linux distribution developed by Lycoris company (formerly Redmond Linux Corp.) located in Redmond, Washington, was founded in 2000 with a vision of making Linux simple enough for everyone, and pioneered the Linux-based home user desktop. Lycoris packages Open Source applications for the consumer market and integrates them into Desktop/LX, its simple, robust OS.

Lycoris GamePak gaming suite including 5 full action-packed games in the trademark Lycoris easy install package, plus access to WineX, TransGaming Technologies’ cross platform gaming software that gives users the ability to play over 150 Windows games on Desktop/LX.

Redmond Linux was founded by Joseph Cheek.
In 2001 it merged with company called DeepLinux, what made the Redmond Linux Corporation.
The company was renamed to Lycoris in January 2002 and it was acquired by Mandriva on June 15, 2005.

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Lycoris Deskop/LX CD1 binary i386 554MB.iso
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Pebble Linux

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Web site: nycwireless.net/pebble/ (not active)
Origin: USA
Category: Embedded
Desktop environment: CLI
Architecture: x86
Based on: Debian
Wikipedia:
Media: Install
The last version | Released: 2004

Pebble Linux – a smallish (smaller than 64MB, larger than 8MB) Linux distribution designed for embedded style devices such as the Soekris boards, or a Stylstic 1000.

It is based on Debian GNU/Linux. It runs on many different types of systems, such as old 486 machines and mini-itx boards.

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MkLinux

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Web site: mklinux.org
Origin: USA
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: CLI
Architecture: PowerPC
Based on: Independent
Wikipedia: MkLinux
Media: Install
The last version | Released: Pre-R2 | August 5, 2002

MkLinux – an Open Source operating system which consists of an implementation of the Linux operating system hosted on the Mach microkernel. We estimate that there are somewhere between 50,000 and 100,000 MkLinux users. A significant number of the installed MkLinux systems are being used in mission-critical applications.

During the early years, most MkLinux development occurred either at Apple or at The Open Group Research Institute in Grenoble, France. MkLinux Developer Release 1 (DR1) was released in early 1996.

MkLinux is a project begun by the OSF Research Institute (now Silicomp RI) and Apple Computer to port Linux, a freely distributed UNIX-like operating system, to a variety of Power Macintosh platforms running on top of OSF Research Institute’s implementation of the Mach microkernel.

Later that year, DR2 was released, incorporating numerous bug fixes. The Linux server was updated to the 2.0.x source base shortly thereafter. At about the same time, (December, 1996) PCI machines were supported and DR2.1 was completed and incorporated into Apple’s “Reference Release”. DR2.1 was released a few months later. With the exception of shared library support and support for 603e machines, very little changed until the appearance of the G3 PowerMacs in late 1997. Support for these machines trickled into the source base over the course of a few months, and pre-DR3, as it was then known, was frozen about March of 1998. While Apple’s quality assurance people tested the disk, the world moved on without it. As a result, a substantial number of bug fixes didn’t make it into the DR3 release.

By the time DR3 was released, at least three additional PowerBook models were partially supported (1400, 2400, and G3 series), and numerous major causes of crashes had been eliminated. At this point, a number of developers had made various fixes to PowerBook support, but they weren’t all in the same kernel.

At that point, at the request of Gilbert Coville, I sent out a request for patches and changes. The GENERIC kernels were born. Several developers joined me in setting up a CVS server for sources so that developers from around the world could easily coordinate their development efforts and maintain a single source tree.

Since the DR3 release, MkLinux has made significant advances in multiple Ethernet support, IDE support, floppy support, and overall stability. Literally hundreds of bug fixes and patches have been submitted in the past few months, and MkLinux is in a stronger position than ever to grow and improve for years to come.

Beginning in the summer of 1998, development work on MkLinux transitioned from Apple and OSF to a community-led effort.

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MkLinux DR3 cdimage 648MB
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MkLinux DR3 7.18MB.src.tgz
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DR3 osfmk.export 379KB.tgz
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DR3 osfmk 4.6MB.src.tgz
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DR3 tools 174KB.tgz
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MkLinux MAINDISK 669MB.img
md5sum: a33137a038bbc84a7348a4746fe9f825
MkLinux MAINDISK-OLD 673MB.img
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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 i386 425MB.iso
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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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