VectorLinux

VectorLinux

Web site: vectorlinux.com
Origin: Canada
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: Xfce
Architecture: x86, x86_64
Based on: Slackware
Wikipedia: VectorLinux
Media: Live, Install
The last version | Released: 7.2 | August 28, 2017
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VectorLinux – a Linux distribution based on Slackware. The project is founded by Robert S. Lange and Darrell Stavem and is being developed with community help.

It uses ‘slapt-get’ for package management or the “gslapt” GUI. Users have ability to independently control packages by installing packages without dependencies (for advanced users). Vector uses .tlz packages (LZMA-packed), though .tbz and .tgz are supported too.

The system is released for hardware architecture i486, and from July 2012 also for x86_64.
VectorLinux includes pre-installed non-free software and drivers.

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VectorLinux 7.2 Light Final i586 653MB.iso
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VectorLinux 7.2 STD Final i586 872MB.iso
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VectorLinux 7.2 STD Final Live i586 1.07GB.iso
md5sum: 818f2486b691c29333466a4f7386cb51

VectorLinux 7.2 Light Final x86_64 655MB.iso
md5sum: 3228f4c69272dd7b97c38d6d12f8c56c
VectorLinux 7.2 STD Final x86_64 868MB.iso
md5sum: 872ec13a4848de94552408fe12152b25
VectorLinux 7.2 Light Live x86_64 750MB.iso
md5sum: 700bf4704696a1407214c0ca140eb864

 

BeakOS

BeakOS

Web site: beakos.com.mx (not active)
Origin: Mexico
Category: Desktop, Server
Desktop environment: GNOME, Xfce
Architecture: x86
Based on: Independent
Wikipedia (ES): BeakOS GNU/Linux
Media: Live
The last version | Released: 1.7 | October 1, 2011

BeakOS – a built from scratch Linux distribution designed to limited hardware and very robust high-performance computers, provides desktop and server editions. The desktop editions are available with GNOME desktop environments and XFCE/FluxBox as well.

Beakos focused on productive environment because it manages resources and client/server architecture applications that it integrates, however its developers also made an effort to provide a desktop system with applications that the most common users demand. Beakos was development driven by Infotec (Information and Documentation Fund for Industry), which is part of the Conacyt centers.

The screenshot’s author: Francisco Sosa Romero; source: Wikipedia; License: Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported.

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NicEDesktop

NicEDesktop

Web site: havoc9.com/nice/ (not active)
Origin: ?
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: Xfce
Architecture: x86
Based on: Debian
Wikipedia:
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 1.0 | August 10 (?) 2007

NicEDesktop – a Debian based Linux distribution which works in live mode.

It comes with many programs for both recreational and administrative purposes. Its main goals are to be useful and entertaining while maintaining user-friendliness, as well as to provide a “complete” temporary operating system for any PC user.

NicEDesktop uses Xfce desktop environment as default.
The latest version 1.0 is based on Debian “Lenny”.

The live user is: ‘root’; with ‘toor’ password.
To start Xfce desktop type: startdesk

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NicEDesktop 1.0 i386 617MB.iso
md5sum: d2d5472d10c4d4ed38b4bd8880cc199b

 

Caos Linux

Caos Linux

Web site: www.caoslinux.org (not active)
Origin: USA
Category: Server
Desktop environment: GNOME, Xfce
Architecture: x86, x86_64
Based on: Independent
Wikipedia: CAOS Linux
Media: Live
The last version | Released: 1.0.25 | October 14, 2009

Caos Linux – an independent, RPM based Linux distribution developed by the CAOS Foundation. The CAOS Linux Project was first initated because of the need for an openly managed, RPM based version of Linux. CAOS NSA (Node, Server, Appliance) pursues the “sweet spot” concept for a Linux distribution.

CAOS Linux is designed to run on all x86_64 and i386 based hardware ranging from clusters and servers to production level appliances to personal desktops and laptops. Scientific research labs, public agencies, ISP’s, private enterprise, virtualization and cloud computing ventures will find CAOS Linux to be an integral component to their operation.

CAOS NSA focuses on being a lightweight, fast, efficient, stable, and secure distribution of Linux that is appropriate for servers, compute nodes, network appliances, and even the latest desktop and laptop computers.

Supporting a wide variety of software, CAOS Linux is based on the best aspects of GNU/Linux and has full binary compatibility with the most popular enterprise distribution of Linux.

The CAOS Linux installer would be found easy to use by both an experienced admin or a Linux newcomer. Users can either have a fully automated install (including HD partitioning) or they can take full control from the install prompt. The automated CAOS Linux installer, Cinch, is a very user friendly, written from scratch and open to use by other distributions. Your CAOS system has the advantage of grabbing the latest packages from our online repository during installation, guaranteeing your system is up to date. Post-installation configuration is simple through either Sidekick, our server administration Swiss Army Knife, manually, or via the web using an industry compatible webmin tool.

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Caos Linux 1.0 x86_64 2.37GB.iso
md5sum: 15f68fa01cd74c788c11df771c4d218a

 

SaxenOS

SaxenOS

Web site: saxenos.de (not active)
Origin: Germany
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: LXDE, Xfce
Architecture: x86
Based on: SLAX, PCLinuxOS
Wikipedia:
Media: Live
The last version | Released: 2009 beta 1 | January 4, 2009

SaxenOS – a Linux live distribution especially targeted to older hardware.

It offers complete office, multimedia and internet applications on one CD.
The hardware system requirements are quite low, such as Pentium 2 350 MHz CPU, 128 MB RAM and a 2 GB harddisk.

An older version of the distribution supported the i486 platform and used the LXDE desktop environment.
The distribution was a derivative of Zenwalk Linux, and thus Slackware.
Version 1.0 was launched on January 9, 2006.

SaxenOS 2008/2009 is based on PCLinuxOS, with RPM packages and Synaptic package manager as default. It features the full OpenOffice package, multimedia apps and games on the top of the XFCE desktop.

The project developer is Michael Stibane.

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Kuki Linux

Kuki Linux

Web site: www.kuki.me (not active)
Origin: Portugal
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: Xfce
Architecture: x86
Based on: Ubuntu
Wikipedia: Kuki Linux
Media: Live
The last version | Released: 2.8 | August 30, 2009

Kuki Linux – a lightweight Ubuntu-based Linux distribution founded by João Ferro, built to be a replacement for the Linpus Lite distribution on the Acer Aspire One.

Kuki Linux is built by a small team of developers: João Ferro (leak), Joseph Braddock (vw72). It uses XFCE 4.6 as a window manager and features lightweight software and all the fixes to allow the Acer Aspire One to work as well as possible.

The first version was launched on October 21, 2008; the last one was 2.8 on August 30, 2009.

The screenshot source: Wikipedia; author: Haggis, licensed under GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2.

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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.

 

Mythbuntu

Mythbuntu

Web site: www.mythbuntu.org
Origin: USA
Category: Multimedia
Desktop environment: Xfce
Architecture: x86, x86_64
Based on: Ubuntu
Wikipedia: Mythbuntu
Media: Live DVD
The last version | Released: 16.04.6 | February 27, 2019
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Mythbuntu – a Ubuntu-based distribution that uses a standalone MythTV based Digital Video Recorder (DVR) system by default. The system features of the Xfce desktop environment from which many programs have been removed.

Unlike similar projects, Mythbuntu keeps close ties with Ubuntu and all development is given back to Ubuntu. This architecture allows simple conversions from a standard desktop to a Mythbuntu machine and vice versa.

The main task of Mythbuntu is multimedia support: watching movies and TV, listening to music and radio, and viewing graphic files.

Available for i386 and amd64 hardware architecture.

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Mythbuntu 16.04.6 i386 1.3GB.iso
md5sum: aacbbf07d707e2c4a6c6126986d5b1ae
Mythbuntu 16.04.6 amd64 1.4GB.iso
md5sum: 7d6d8c4c93cd36b467da97c5d1a420c4

 

Korora

Korora

Web site: kororaproject.org (not active)
Origin: Australia
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: Cinnamon, GNOME, KDE Plasma, MATE, Xfce
Architecture: x86_64
Based on: Fedora
Wikipedia: Korora
Media: Live DVD
The last version | Released: 26 | September 24, 2017
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Korora (formerly: Kororaa) – a Linux distribution based on Fedora Linux. The Kororaa project was created in 2005 as “a way to quickly replicate Gentoo Linux installations on several desktops”. At the end of 2007 the project was discontinued.

In 2010, Chris Smart the developer of the project re-born the distribution and moved the base system from Gentoo to Fedora Linux as its remix. With the release of version 18 (May 2013), the system changed its name to Korora.

The main assumption of the Korora project is providing a complete and easy-to-use general-purpose operating system.

Korora is available for i686 and x86_64 machines with KDE, GNOME, Cinnamon, MATE and Xfce desktops.

Along with the Fedora base system, Korora also provides a set of additional applications, full multimedia support, codecs, plugins, etc.

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Korora 26 Xfce Live amd64 2.33GB.iso
md5sum: 5edbfb1388035e20348669a09b2a8990

 

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.

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Gentoox Home Edition 7.1 824MB.tbz2
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Gentoox Media Center 1.3 580MB.rar
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Gentoox Pro Edition 5.1 245MB.tbz2
md5sum: b07cfecdbb3181e75250be2ac341b809