Xiange Linux

Xiange Linux

Web site: sourceforge.net/projects/xiangelinux/
Origin: China
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment:
Architecture: x86, x86_64
Based on: Independent
Wikipedia:
Media: Live DVD
The last version | Released: 201405 | May 18, 2014

Xiange Linux – a light weight Linux operating system based on gpkg and LFS. The distribution is based on the source code, optimized for the current CPU by default, and experience extreme speed. It supports for binary packages, and package file verification to prevent the system from being illegally modified.

It uses a package manage system called gpkg, based on Bash and C language,easy for understanding,porting, and expandation. It supports manual/automatic installation, experience the pleasure of full control system.

Live user/password: xiange

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Xiange Linux LiveUSB 201405 x86_64 814MB.tar.xz
md5sum: 13854497119478112f6f108b4f81da1b

 

WinLix

WinLix

Web site: sourceforge.net/projects/winlix/
Origin: Poland
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: KDE
Architecture: x86
Based on: Slax
Wikipedia:
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: Second | April 24, 2015

WinLix – a small in size Linux distribution, Slax 7 based which is based on Slackware. It features KDE 3 desktop environment as default and a small set of applications.

Features:
– Possibility to install to the hard drive.
– Runs without problems on older PCs and laptops.
– Need to run only 512mb RAM (Recommended 1024 mb)
– With new custom (zen) kernel

Download

WinLix Second Version i386 343MB.iso
md5sum: 34e166a7765cade0a5ca56b6ca5e9f67

 

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
Wikipedia:
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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Zenix OS

Zenix OS

Web site: zenix-os.net (not active)
Origin: ?
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: Xfce
Architecture: x86, x86_64
Based on: Ubuntu
Wikipedia:
Media: Live DVD
The last version | Released: 9.10 | November 15, 2009

Zenix OS – a custom Ubuntu respin with a Buddhist Theme and the Xfce desktop environment as default.

The goals of the project are :
– Community – Zenix would like to continue the tradition of an Ubuntu “Buddhist Edition”. This is achieved primarily via themes and the inclusion of Buddhist Bookmarks in Firefox. The Buddhist content is “soft” and for non-Buddhists should be non-intrusive.
– Security – Zenix includes an active firewall (iptables configured with GUFW) and AppArmor is configured out of the box (with custom profiles for network aware applications).
– Compatibility with Ubuntu – Zenix uses the standard Ubuntu repositories and we hope to release Zenix in sync with Ubuntu.

Download

Zenix OS 9.10 i386 477MB.iso
md5sum: d04d846264649e361b623668f5950369
Zenix OS 9.10 amd64 565MB.iso
md5sum: 03c356dd2930f8bdfafda5669bf73c4d

 

StartOS

StartOS

Web site: startos.org
Origin: China
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: GNOME, KDE
Architecture: x86, x86_64
Based on: Independent
Wikipedia: StartOS
Media: Live DVD
The last version | Released: 6.0 beta | July 4, 2013

StartOS (previously: Ylmf OS) – a Chinese, free and open source Linux distribution, developed by the YLMF Computer Technology Co., Ltd., a computer software company based in Dongguan, Guangdong, China.

It features pre-installed commonly used set of software. The operating system has characteristics of fast running speed, safe and stable, beautiful interface, simple and bright operation, etc. StartOS uses a brand-new package management and a brand-new operation interface. It is a desktop operating system that is easy to use, safe, stable, easy to expand, and more in line with Chinese operating habits. The security and stability of the Linux system is a well-known thing, and StartOS will stick to its own characteristics in the direction of ease of use.

The first version of Ylmf OS 1.0 was based on Fedora 11.
Version from 1.15 to 3.0 were based on Ubuntu 9.04, 9.10 and 10.04 LTS.
Version 4.0 was based on Xiange Linux.
Started from version 5.0 beta changed its name to StartOS, and is an independent developed OS.

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StartOS 5.1 i686 996MB.iso
md5sum: a5ab2d1f40a3a525d5f3caea8ca01eaf

StartOS 6.0 beta GNOME x86_64 1.0GB.iso
md5sum: f6927e786350d2d6d0b151bbef0afc57

StartOS 6.0 beta KDE x86_64 1.1GB.iso
md5sum: 7b3124381e05a09ff916fd1a1c2d8741

 

United Linux

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Web site: unitedlinux.com (not active)
Origin: USA
Category: Desktop, Server
Desktop environment: GNOME, KDE
Architecture: x86
Based on: openSUSE
Wikipedia: United Linux
Media: Install
The last version | Released: 1.0 | November 19, 2002

United Linux – a consortium of Linux distributors which created a common base distribution for enterprise use. The founding members of United Linux were SUSE, Turbolinux, Conectiva and Caldera International.

United Linux 1.0 is a business-oriented system that is stable, scalable and reliable, with a quality that is as good as expensive commercial operating systems. UL 1.0 was initially available in English, Japanese, Simplified Chinese (PRC), Korean, Portuguese, Italian, Spanish, German, Hungarian and French. Manufacturers of this distribution list among the greatest advantages: compliance with standards, scalability, wide availability, security. The hardware platforms include: Intel (32 and 64-bit), AMD, PowerPC (IBM eServer iSeries and pSeries) and IBM eServer zSeries. United Linux is capable of supporting up to 64 gigabytes of RAM.

The official “release party” of the 1.0 was made at Comdex, and the sponsors of the ceremony were IBM and Hewlett-Packard.

The project ended on January 22, 2004.

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XPubuntu

XPubuntu

Web site: sourceforge.net/projects/xpubuntu/
Origin: ?
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: LXDE
Architecture: x86
Based on: Lubuntu
Wikipedia:
Media: Live DVD
The last version | Released: 14.04 | June 19, 2014

XPubuntu – an Ubuntu based Linux distribution, which tried to look as MS Windows XP desktop’s default look.

It is a base of installation of Lubuntu 14.04, with all updates/patches, themes, and visual tweaks to make it look as much like WinXP as possible, including:
– WinXP themes (blue, olive & silver XP defaults)
– Windows wallpaper background
– Windows start menu buttons
– removal of all virtual desktops, leaving the user with ONE to work with (just like WinXP)

No additional tweaks are necessary post-installation. This is a “turnkey” solution for a linux distro that is user-friendly to a user of WinXP.

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XPubuntu 14.04 i386 864MB.iso
md5sum: fa6fc6166eafacc63f6ac23d1eddeae8

 

Happy Linux

Happy Linux

Web site: happylinux.com.cn (not active)
Origin: China
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: KDE
Architecture: x86
Based on: Red Hat
Wikipedia:
Media: Install
The last version | Released: 3.0 | August 21, 2001

Happy Linux – a Chinese Linux distribution which was based on the Red Hat Linux. The distribution used the KDE desktop environment and supported the 32-bit x86 platform.

The last version 3.0 was released on August 21, 2001.

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Biebian

Biebian

Web site: biebian.sourceforge.net
Origin: ?
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: Openbox
Architecture: x86
Based on: Puppy
Wikipedia:
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 1.0 | June 1, 2011

Justin Bieber Linux (also called Biebian) – a Puppy Lucid 525 based Linux distribution, and that is part of the joke.
Also, this OS is a joke, inspired by Hannah Montana Linux.

It uses the Openbox window manager as default and features a minimal set of applications.

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Biebian 1.0 i386 139MB.iso
md5sum: 24beb2ec5386eb6fabf2fe661a5ab25c

 

BluePoint

BluePoint Linux

Web site: bluepoint.com.cn (not active)
Origin: China
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: IceWM, KDE, WindowMaker
Architecture: x86
Based on: Red Hat
Wikipedia:
Media: Install
The last version | Released: 2.0 | July 20, 2000

BluePoint Linux – a Chinese Linux distribution based on Red Hat Linux. The distribution was developed by BluePoint, China’s leading software company for Linux. It was founded in Shenzhen in December 1999 and was formerly called the Shenzhen Sinx. The company was a spin-off of the core-hacker group SoftwareOPENUNIX NETWORK STUDIO, Co. Ltd., which included some of the leading experts on UNIX/Linux in China.

The distribution used the KDE desktop environment in addition to the IceWM and WMaker window manager. The distribution had 32-bit x86 as a platform.

The first version was released on December 10, 1999.
The latest version was version 2.0 which was released on July 20, 2000.

Download

BluePoint 2.0 i386 667MB.iso
md5sum: 80d63cc4d501a4512dd3ab0d39bea5bd