LinuxBBQ

LinuxBBQ

Web site: linuxbbq.org (not active)
Origin: China
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: AfterStep, Awesome, Blackbox, Cinnamon, Enlightenment, Fluxbox, FLWM, FVWM, IceWM, Ion, JWM, KDE, LXDE, MATE, Openbox, PekWM, Ratpoison, WindowMaker, Xfce
Architecture: x86, x86_64
Based on: Debian unstable “Sid”
Wikipedia:
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: Adipositas | July 20, 2016
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LinuxBBQ – a Linux distribution based on the unstable branch of Debian “Sid”, which features a Linux kernel and tools from the Siduction, Grml and Linux Mint distributions. LinuxBBQ offers system versions with various desktops (from aewm to xmonad) and various variants of settings for individual desktops. System releases do not have numbers, but assigned names for individual desktops.

LinuxBBQ also offers a set of scripts for self-construction of iso images based on any version of LinuxBBQ, after own modification. The packages are installed and updated with the debian package manager APT from the Debian and LinuxBBQ repositories.

LinuxBBQ Gangbang contains 76 “light” window managers that are available in live mode: tmux, 2bwm, 2wm, 9wm, aewm, afterstep, ahwm, alopex, amiwm, antiwm, awesome, blackbox, bspwm, catwm, clfswm, ctwm, cwm, dminiwm, drafonflywm, dwm, echinus, enlightenment, euclid-wm, evilpoison, evilwm, fluxbox, flwm, fvwm-crystal, goomwwm, hwwm, herbustluftwm, i3, icewm, jwm, karmen, larswm, lwm, matwm2, mwwm, monsterwm, musca, notion, nwm, olwm, openbox, oroborus, pekwm, ratpoison, sapphire, sawfish, sithwm, smallwm, snapwm, spectrwm, sscrotwm, stumpwm, subtle, tfwm, tinywm, tritium, twm, uwm, vtwm, w9wm, weewm, wind, windowlab, wm2, window maker, wmfs, wmii, wmx, xfwm4 , xmonad, xoat, yeahwm.

LinuxBBQ also offers more popular desktops, pre-installed on separate iso images, such as KDE, LXDE, e17, Xfce, MATE, Cinnamon, Openbox, TDE, etc.

 

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.

Download

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

 

BU Linux

BU Linux

Web site: linux.bu.edu (not active)
Origin: USA
Category: Desktop, Server
Desktop environment: GNOME, KDE, WindowMaker, Xfce
Architecture: x86, x86_64
Based on: CentOS
Wikipedia:
Media: Install
The last version | Released: 6.2 | June 26, 2012

BU Linux (Boston University Linux) – a Linux distribution based on CentOS, developed at Boston University and was based on network installation, Kerberor authentication, security, OpenAFS file system, and additional applications.

The distribution was using the WMaker window manager as well as the GNOME, KDE and Xfce desktop environments. The distribution supported the computer architecture of 32-bit x86 and x86-64.

Features
– Simple installation through the network or by creating your own CD
– Lab modifications preserved through a group configuration file
– Automatic security updates and bug fixes, with ability to exclude certain packages or update on the customer’s schedule
– Access to more than 1,000 RPMs, including many BU licensed math-stat programs
– Easy account administration
– Guaranteed universal BU ID for those with a BU login name and Kerberos password
– Consult with clients on availability of various features, packages

Download

BU Linux 6.2 i386 199MB.iso
md5sum: afeb0ee7a74d056942af48d5f50941fa
BU Linux 6.2 amd64 235MB.iso
md5sum: c755d40b80cdc9e239424d93db95b8bc

 

RoFreeSBIE

FreeBSD

Web site: www.rofreesbie.org (not active)
Origin: Romania
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: KDE, WindowMaker, Xfce
Architecture: x86
Based on: FreeBSD
Wikipedia:
Media: Live
The last version | Released: 1.3 | November 21, 2007

RoFreeSBIE (Romanian Free System Burned In Economy) – a FreeBSD based DVD that can run live system and can be installed on a hard drive.

RoFreeSBIE-1.0 was based on FreeSBIE, which is based on FreeBSD.
RoFreeSBIE-1.1, 1.2 and 1.3 were made with own scripts.
The latest version of RoFreeSBIE is based on FreeBSD 6.3-PRERELEASE. This release also includes a unique feature: an option to enable or disable NVIDIA drivers, and a new graphical installer has been added. It also includes support for wifi, even in live mode.

The project developer is Ovidiu Angelescu, but at the beginning it was based on FreeSBIE port, made by Gufi (Italian Free Unix Group).

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BlackRhino

BlackRhino

Web site: blackrhino.xrhino.com (not active)
Origin: USA
Category: Games
Desktop environment: Window Maker
Architecture: ps2
Based on: Debian
Wikipedia:
Media: Install
The last version | Released: 1.0 | April 9, 2003

BlackRhino GNU/Linux – a free Debian-based GNU/Linux software distribution for the Sony PlayStation 2. It contains over 1,200 software packages to aid in using and creating programs for the Sony PlayStation 2 Linux kit. The programs range in functionality from simple games, to text editors, compilers, web servers, windowing systems, database systems, graphics packages, mail servers and a variety of other tools and utilities.

BlackRhino was created by xRhino in an effort to bring a commercial Debian-based GNU/Linux distribution to the (WAYBACK)Sony PlayStation 2 for hobbyists and developers alike. As events unfolded, BlackRhino became useful in other ways and it was finally apparent that a public release should be made.

BlackRhino is available as a free download, which means users need to place it on a PlayStation 2 and boot to it. The PS2Linux kit provides all the needed hardware (hard drive, network adapter, etc) in addition to an on-disc Linux bootloader.

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BlackRhino GNU/Linux 1.0 base image 21MB.tar.gz
md5sum: 4ecb8aee03011896a6ed8b206abed306

 

Kinneret

Kinneret

Web site: kinneret.berlios.de (not active)
Origin: Israel
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: Fluxbox, IceWM, KDE, Window Maker, Xfce
Architecture: x86
Based on: Knoppix
Wikipedia:
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 0.7.4 | January 10, 2005

Kinneret – a GNU/Linux distribution based on Knoppix (and Debian GNU/Linux). The system is developed by a community in Israel and is optimized for i486 CPUs with IceWM, KDE, WMaker, Fluxbox and Xfce desktops.

The “Kinneret” project aims to create a friendly, comprehensive and fully localized GNU/Linux distribution, that will employ free software in order to address the computing needs of Israeli users.

The latest version 0.7.4 was released in 2005.

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kinneret 0.7.4 i386 716MB.iso
md5sum: d9f96d51105551e4f054aed92526a230

 

PureDarwin

PureDarwin

Web site: www.puredarwin.org
Origin: ?
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: Window Maker
Architecture: PowerPC
Based on: Darwin
Wikipedia:
Media: Live
The last version | Released: ? | July 17, 2015

PureDarwin – a community project to make Darwin more usable (some people think of it as the informal successor to OpenDarwin).
Darwin is the Open Source operating system from Apple that forms the basis for macOS.

The goal of the PureDarwin project is to make Darwin more usable for open source enthusiasts and developers by providing documentation and by enabling them to retrieve, understand, modify, build, and distribute Darwin.

UseD components are specifically released by Apple for use with Darwin, as well as other Open Source components (collectively called “upstream code”). Specifically, it means that we do not use any components from Mac OS X. It also means that we try to stay as close as possible to the “outside world” as in Mac OS X (e.g., regarding the choice of compilers, options, etc.). It does not mean, however, that we do not modify and add to the upstream code, to the extent that the respective licenses allow.

 

Imagineos

Imagineos

Web site: www.imagineos.com.br (not active)
Origin: Brazil
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: Enlightenment, Fluxbox, KDE, WindowMaker, Xfce
Architecture: x86
Based on: Slackware
Wikipedia:
Media: Live
The last version | Released: 20110605 | June 12, 2011

Imagineos – (formerly: GoblinX) a free Linux distribution based on Slackware.

The Standard version includes five window managers and graphical environments such as: KDE, Fluxbox, Enlightenment, Xfce and WindowMaker. KDE and Xfce are more suitable for novice users; and Fluxbox or WindowMaker as very light window managers, are ideally suited for working on older machines.

The system uses TGZ packages, like Slackware, on which it is based.
The distribution includes several languages, and the additional ones can be easily downloaded and turned on.

Imagineos is a live CD system, which means you can run it directly from the live media without need of installation.
The live CD is created by using linux-live scripts with a few modifications uses KDE as the desktop environment.

The project developer is Flavio Pereira de Oliveira.

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Topologilinux

Topologilinux

Web site: topologi-linux.sourceforge.net
Origin: Sweden
Category: Specialist
Desktop environment: Blackbox, Fluxbox, FVWM, GNOME, KDE, WindowMaker, Xfce
Architecture: x86
Based on: Slackware
Wikipedia:
Media: Install DVD
The last version | Released: 7.0.1 | January 11, 2009

Topologilinux – a complete Slackware based Linux distribution to be run on top of any Dos/win partition without partitioning your hard disk. Very easy to install to your favorite Windows system like Windows Vista or Windows XP or Windows 2000.

It runs on your existing windows/dos partition in a directory named “/tlinux6”. This works on both NTFS and FAT partitions which means that you can run it under all existing Windows or dos systems. Since version 5 and above is that you can run it inside windows through coLinux, you can also use X windows through a vnc server and then connect using a vnc viewer.

Since version 6.0 also can be installed in real Linux mode without loopmount like the traditional distributions Slackware, Redhat, Fedora, Suse and so on if you prefer this method.

It is also possible to run your existing windows program in Topologilinux through the windows emulator wine. Just enter wine your_program.exe

Download

Topologilinux 7.0.1 i486 2.34GB.iso
md5sum: 8f9240f03a44aa6861c926e4a92630ba

 

Icepack Linux

Icepack Linux

Web site: www.icepack-linux.com (not active)
Origin: Germany
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: WindowMaker
Architecture: x86
Based on: Independent
Wikipedia:
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 2.97 | May 6, 2015

Icepack Linux – an independent Linux distribution built from scratch.

icepack is not a clone of nor is it based on another Linux distribution. If you are looking for a Debian variant for example look somewhere else. Expect icepack to go its own way as before. The distribution is focused on speed and simplicity.

It is developed to be simple in use operating system that’s fast, and allows you to do your every-day tasks.
You can expect icepack 3.0 to become the user-friendly, full-featured, pre-configured, well structured, easy to work with operating system filled
with the latest stable versions of great Linux applications that it was back in 2003 when the project went dormant.

By the way, back in 1999 icepack was [one of] the first Linux distribution[s] to ship with WindowMaker as the primary desktop environment.

More than 100 WindowMaker dockapps and themes are included.
The minimal hardware requirement is an i686 system.
icepack complies with the Filesystem Hierarchy Standard (FHS).

Login as “root” user with no password; run a desktop via the command: “startx”.

The Icepack Linux project maintainer and main developer is Adrian Hilgardth.

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Icepack 2.97 Live i686 726MB.iso
md5sum: bb976b90311d036d419eeaab9aa66a99