Italian GRASS

Italian GRASS

Web site:
Origin: Italy
Category: Specialist
Desktop environment: Xfce
Architecture: x86, x86_86
Based on: Xubuntu
Media: Virtual Machine Image
The last version | Released: 2014 | July 2014

Italian GRASS – a live Linux distribution based Kubuntu and later on Xubuntu, with preinstalled GRASS GIS application.

The early versions were based on Kubuntu and were available as live DVD iso images.
The last versions (4 & 5) are based on Xubuntu an can be downloaded and tested in a form of virtual machine image.
The preconfigured user in the virtual machine is: grass with password: grass

The virtual machine automatically mounts a shared directory in the “grass” user home directory. The shared directory on the host operating system must be created from the virtual machine menu, as a permanent share and be called “shared”.
The handouts and the tutorial are under Copyright of the authors, for the software see the respective directories.

The latest version of Italian GRASS Virtual Machine 5.0 is based on Xubuntu 14.04 with GRASS GIS 6.4.3 and 7.0 beta, R 3.0.2 with GRASS support (gstat, spgrass6 and lmstat packages), QGIS 2.0.1 with GRASS plugin, PostgreSQL 9.3.4, PostGIS 2.1 .2, pgAdminIII 1.18.1, pgagent 3.3.0 and GRASS tutorials.

GRASS GIS, commonly referred to as GRASS (Geographic Resources Analysis Support System), is a free and open source Geographic Information System (GIS) software suite used for geospatial data management and analysis, image processing, graphics and maps production, spatial modeling, and visualization. GRASS GIS is currently used in academic and commercial settings around the world, as well as by many governmental agencies and environmental consulting companies. It is a founding member of the Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo).

The Italian GRASS was created by the GIS GROUP of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Trento.
Authors: Prof. G.B. Benciolini, Dott. M. Ciolli, Dott. C. Tattoni, Ing. A. Vitti, Ing. P. Zatelli, Ing. F. Zottele

It is a continuation of knoppixGRASSit.


Italian GRASS 2014 Virtual Machine Image ITA i386
md5sum: 01e298743cd83c3cce7a8f9d41b56d47




Web site:
Origin: USA
Category: Desktop, Mini system
Desktop environment: oZone
Architecture: x86
Based on: FreeDOS
Media: Virtual Machine Image
The last version | Released: Prerelease4 | March 26, 2014

LightDOS – a free operating system based on the FreeDOS kernel.

LightDOS features built-in the oZone desktop environment, mouse drivers, long file name support, improved commands, support for popular file systems, and more. oZone GUI is a mutliplatform desktop enviroment which runs under DOS, Microsoft Windows and Linux.

LightDOS has full support for CD/DVD drives, can read and write to FAT12, FAT16, and FAT32 partitions, can read NTFS partitions. Thanks to the FreeDOS kernel, which provides full support for Microsoft DOS programs, LightDOS can run every program designed for MS-DOS and it’s clones.

The founder and developer of LightDOS is Corbin Davenport.
The last version of LightDOS Prerelease4 was published in 2014, then the author moved his project to CarbonOS as the LightDOS successor.


LightDOS Prerelease4 Virtual Machine Image i386 14.6MB.ova
md5sum: 0977fa71c59af738ee516764f8a5c65e
LightDOS Prerelease4 USB Image i386 13.9MB
md5sum: ba4e9d5bd0bf2d2bcf60a325c6d63911
LightDOS Prerelease4 i386 13.9MB
md5sum: 0977fa71c59af738ee516764f8a5c65e