Rubix

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Web site: rubixlinux.org (not active)
Origin: USA
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: Fluxbox, KDE, WindowMaker
Architecture: x86
Based on: Slackware
Wikipedia:
Media: Install CD
The last version | Released: 1.0 | March 5, 2006

Rubix – a Slackware based modular Linux distribution. The Rubix Linux uses the “pacman” package manager to make easy installation of new packages, as well as removing and updating existing ones.

An iso image of Rubix Linux lets you install the OS on a hard drive with KDE desktop environment or a small window managers, such as Fluxbox or WindowMaker.

Rubix Linux was discontinued in mid 2006, but its source code is still available from GitHub.

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Arco-Debian

Arco-Debian

Web site:
Origin:
Category: Desktop, Server
Desktop environment: Fluxbox, IceWM, KDE, WindowMaker
Architecture: x86
Based on: Knoppix
Wikipedia:
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 0.1.8 | March 2007

Arco-Debian – a bootable CD Linux with automatic hardware detection is originally based on Knoppix and Kurumin, which are based on Debian.

The live CD features a few window managers such as: Fluxbox, IceWm and Window Maker and the KDE desktop environment version 3.5.5. It also includes the LAM stack apache2, mysql and php4.

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Arco-Debian 0.1.8 i386 660MB.iso
md5sum: 3116686573db3bf2e21b564da69c3859

 

Atomix

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Web site: atomixlinux.org (not active)
Origin: Serbia
Category: Desktop, Server
Desktop environment: GNOME, KDE, WindowMaker, Xfce
Architecture: x86
Based on: Fedora
Wikipedia:
Media: Install CD
The last version | Released: 4.0 | December 2006

Atomix – a Linux distribution developed by the Atomix Development Team from Novi Sad in Serbia.

The distribution was suitable for Internet servers, routers and firewalls and was launched primarily for professional software developers and office use.

Python was the main language for application development.
The desktop environment was primarily KDE, but Xfce and WindowMaker were also available.
Atomix uses RPM and Yum for package management.

Atomix uses KDE desktop environment as default, and it comes with pre-installed applications, such as: GIMP, Sodipodi, Skencil, Inkscape, Blender, Thunderbird, Firefox, Adobe Reader, Scribus, OpenOffice.org, Nvu, Bluefish, Xine, Sound Juicer, MPlayer, K3b, amaroK, and the Red Hat network tool.

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PHP Solutions Live

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Web site: phpsolmag.org (not active)
Origin: Poland
Category: Specialist
Desktop environment: GNOME, KDE, WindowMaker
Architecture: x86
Based on: Aurox
Wikipedia:
Media: Live
The last version | Released: 1.3.0 | August 24, 2009

PHP Solutions Live – a Linux distribution from Poland based on Aurox and Fedora. The distribution had special support for Polish language.

The distribution featured the KDE and GNOME desktop environments, as well as the WindowMmaker window manager and supported the 32-bit x86 computer architecture.

Version 1.0.1 was released on April 1, 2004.
The last version 1.3.0 was released in August 2004.

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Conectiva Linux

Conectiva Linux

Web site: conectiva.com.br (not active)
Origin: Brazil
Category: Desktop, Server
Desktop environment: AfterStep, Blackbox, Fluxbox, GNOME, IceWM, KDE, WindowMaker, Xfce
Architecture: x86
Based on: Independent
Wikipedia (PT): Conectiva
Media: Install, Live CD
The last version | Released: 10 | July 5, 2004

Conectiva Linux – an independent Linux distribution for the Latin American market. Conectiva Linux was forked from Red Hat Linux, based on RPM packages and used APT to update and install packages.

Conectiva was a company founded on August 28, 1995 in Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil, by a group of friends, mostly public employees of Banco do Brasil, together with Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo, who was a pioneer in Linux distributions and free software in Brazil and throughout Latin America.

The “Crystal” icons for KDE, which were designed by Conectiva employee Esveraldo Coelho, and the “apt4rpm” port for the Debian GNU / Linux package management, were developed by Conectiva. Conectiva also developed the Synaptic graphical user interface. Conectiva employed a.o. Rik van Riel and the kernel maintainer Marcelo Tosatti.

Conectiva also developed in the area of ​​the Linux kernel, the high availability of Linux and in the area of ​​drivers. Also: XFree86, network protocols, firewall, Linux clusters, performance analysis and optimization, file and resource management.

On January 24, 2005 it was announced that the company MandrakeSoft had acquired Conectiva for 1.79 million euros. On April 7, 2005 MandrakeSoft announced the change of the company’s name to Mandriva and its distributions to the name of Mandriva Linux.

The first version of Conectiva Linux 1.0 Parolin was released October 7, 1997.
The last one version 10 released July 5, 2004.

The live ISO’s user is: default/conectiva/root without password.

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Conectiva Linux 2.0 i386 628MB.iso
md5sum: b39f2ddb9f64bb7d93dc9c1e9cd7156e

Conectiva Linux 3.0 i386 644MB.iso
md5sum: e5bb6d624977a83a0bad5d3f4483fac6

Conectiva Linux 4.0 i386 628MB.iso
md5sum: 81a21151ae30c39ed11a3a4fc04c1292

Conectiva Linux 5.0 i386 619MB.iso
md5sum: 521f3f35914f65d2afb33c04df8ec2c9

Conectiva Linux 6.0 i386 669MB.iso
md5sum: ae4f3b40df1fd9ecea8225275933e2e8

Conectiva Linux 7.0 i386 660MB.iso
md5sum: 35f97ceac654a2cd0dc874f0701a640d

Conectiva Linux 8.0 i386 668MB.iso
md5sum: 35f97ceac654a2cd0dc874f0701a640d

Conectiva Linux 9.0 i386 644MB.iso
md5sum: f6b62428d4a5b880dba54e854088647b

Conectiva Linux 10.0 i386 659MB.iso
md5sum: c645ca0e8464e4571dd4b5a5b20ecbc7

Conectiva Linux livecd 0.5 GNOME i386 MB.iso
md5sum: 5f34e40ef5d47738b4422e5611dcd86a

 

Stormix

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Web site: stormix.com (not active)
Origin: Canada
Category: Desktop, Server
Desktop environment: Enlightenment, IceWM, KDE, WindowMaker
Architecture: x86
Based on: Debian
Wikipedia: Stormix
Media: Install CD
The last version | Released: 2000 | December 1999

Stormix – a Debian based Linux distribution created by the Stormix Technologies Inc. Vancouver, Canada. Storm Linux had a much easier installer than the standard Debian installer.

Storm Linux comes with full Debian compatibility, packages can be installed through the apt-get or the Storm Linux Package Manager. Stormpkg is a front end to apt-get.

The project has been closed down in April 2001.

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PCLinuxOS WM Gamer

PCLinuxOS WM Gamer

Web site: sourceforge.net/projects/pclinuxos-wm-gamer/
Origin:
Category: Game
Desktop environment: WindowMaker
Architecture: x86
Based on: PCLinuxOS
Wikipedia:
Media: Live
The last version | Released: | September 18, 2015

PCLinuxOS WM Gamer – a PCLinuxOS based Linux distribution which features the WindowMaker window manager as the default desktop ans a large set of preinstalled games.

It uses WindowMaker because of it’s beauty and speed. This version also has LXDE installed to give it extra usability.

You will need 1GB Ram for Live CD or can install. Need 16GB HDD or SSD space to install. This is a gamer edition but has additional programs.

There are also more games and more software available from the repos using synaptic. Additional info available from desktop at startup.

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ROSLIMS

ROSLIMS

Web site: umftgm.ro/roslims/ (not active)
Origin: Romania
Category: Education
Desktop environment: Fluxbox, IceWM, KDE, WindowMaker, Xfce
Architecture: x86, x86_64
Based on: Knoppix
Wikipedia:
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 1.2 | September 6, 2005

ROSLIMS (ROmanian Simple Linux for Medical Students) – a live Linux distribution based on Knoppix. Version 1.2 developed in order to be a first Romanian open source educational platform, respectively to bring to the local IT landscape a viable Linux desktop solution, similar in functionality to proprietary operation systems (Windows, Mac OS) and to be easy to use.

The ROSLIMS distribution is characterized by:
– simplicity in use (due to hardware detection and self-configuration facilities, respectively the classic user interface);
– full support for Romania (user interface, mapping the Romanian keyboard in Windows style, a series of TrueType fonts for Central Europe, etc.);
– very good compatibility with established office suites;
– easy installation of new applications by providing local support for cmg files for the first time (klik.atekon.de), a technology that excludes the possibility of incompatibilities at the library level between certain versions of programs and ensures a simple installation, such as point-and-click;
– a wide variety of pre-installed software, including complex educational suites (KDE Education) or emulators of other operating systems – Wine;
– user interface of your choice in Romanian (default) and English, etc.

Via ROSLIMS you can access almost all types of common applications, all free:
– OpenOffice office suite, Abiword text editor, Gnumeric spreadsheet program. These applications ensure very good compatibility, at the level of file formats, with commercial suites;
– graphics applications: GIMP and Inkscape;
– multimedia software: Audacity, Xine and others;
– system administration tools: ethereal, tcpdump, etc.;
– Internet services: HTTP (Apache), FTP, SMTP, POP3;
– Internet access programs: Web browsers (Mozilla suite, Konqueror, Lynx), IRC (XChat), video conferencing (GnomeMeeting), e-mail (Kmail, Thunderbird) and more.

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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
md5sum: 8a0b0554ba8bacd17325faf570249dc9

 

Zenix GNU/Linux

Zenix Linux

Web site: zenix.webscene.ch (not active)
Origin: Switzerland
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: AfterStep, Blackbox, Fluxbox, GNOME, IceWM, KDE, WindowMaker, Xfce
Architecture: x86
Based on: Linux From Scratch
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Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 0.3 | September 22, 2003

Zenix GNU/Linux – a lightweight Linux distribution which was created using Linux From Scratch. It consumes few resources, and offers a set of desktops and window managers such as: AfterStep, Blackbox, Fluxbox, GNOME, IceWM, KDE, WMaker, Xfce. Only i386 live media was available.

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