PLD Linux Distribution

PLD Linux Distribution

Web site: www.pld-linux.org
Origin: Poland
Category: Server, Desktop
Desktop environment: Blackbox, Fluxbox, GNOME, IceWM, KDE, Window Maker, Xfce
Architecture: x86, x86_64, PowerPC, Sparc, Alpha
Based on: Independent
Wikipedia (pl): PLD Linux Distribution
Media: Rescue CD, Live CD
The last version | Released: 3.0 th | ?
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PLD Linux Distribution – an independent Linux distribution, based on RPM packages, targeted to advanced users and administrators. The main usage of the distribution are network servers, but also is suitable for advanced users of workstations.
The project started in 1998 (the 1.0 release in 2002) and it is still under development (?) by a few (?) enthusiasts.

PLD uses its own package manager called “Poldek”, which lets you install and upgrade the packages. Packages are divided into the smallest portions (such as individual plug-ins and modules), what allows administrators to easy controlling the functionality of available applications and the amount of used disk space.

PLD supports network technologies (IPv6), security (AppArmor, Grsecurity, PAM, GSSAPI, TLS/SSL), and the flexible use of different natural languages to communicate with the user.

The current version of PLD is 3.0 and is in endless development stage.

The system installation can be made using PLD Rescue CD images, then chrooting into prepared, new disk partition or via a Live CD which offers Anaconda installer.

PLD Linux Distribution ia available for a various architectures: x86 (i386, i586, i686), PowerPC, AMD64, Sparc, Alpha.

In 2007 an unofficial version of PLD Linux Distribution was created – PLD Titanium. In 2010 a conflict arose between PLD project leaders and PLD Titanium creator. As a result the Titanium distribution was rebranded and in early 2011 separated from PLD with a new name TLD (Titanium Linux Distribution).

PLD is still under active development, and new images of Rescue iso are available from the GitHub.

 

Toorox

Toorox

Web site: http://toorox.de
Origin: Germany
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: GNOME, KDE, Xfce
Architecture: x86, x86_64
Based on: Gentoo
Wikipedia:
Media: Live DVD
The last version | Released: 01.2013 | December 30, 2012
Zobacz po polsku Zobacz po polsku: Toorox

Toorox – a Linux distribution based on Gentoo Linux, available as a Live DVD with an option of a hard or USB drive installation. The system is based on the source packages and fully compatible with Gentoo.

Toorox live uses KNOPPIX hardware auto-detection and auto-configuration scripts for booting.
It features applications to every purpose, such as: web browsers, e-mail client, file manager, office, burning software, audio player, video player, videocut, image processing, chat programs, etc. The system and the desktop are completely preconfigured.

Toorox supports 11 languages: German, English, Italian, French, Dutch, Russian, Spanish, Romanian, Turkish, Czech and Polish.

Toorox is a partly-rolling distribution.
For package managing, Toorox uses the Gentoo’s port system „Portage” and its GUI’s:
– Porthole to manage system upgrading
– Portato which lets you install and remove packages

Toorox is available in a few flavors, for 32 and 64 bit machines:
– KDE
– GNOME
– Xfce
– Lite (very downgraded edition of XFCE)

The latest edition of Toorox was released in December 2012 by now.

Download

No download is available.

Snowlinux

Snowlinux

Web site: www.snowlinux.de (not active)
Origin: Germany
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: Cinnamon, Enlightenment, MATE, Xfce
Architecture: x86, x86_64
Based on: Debian, Ubuntu
Wikipedia:
Media: Live DVD
The last version | Released: 5 ‘Flurry’ beta | October 15, 2013
Zobacz po polsku Zobacz po polsku: Snowlinux

Snowlinux – a set of Linux distribution based on Debian stable and separately on Ubuntu.
It’s a user-friendly distro with a set of pre-installed applications for daily usage and some useful tweaks.

It provides a few different editions of the system with different desktop environment.
The latest Snowlinux editions are:
– 4.0 “Glacier” with Enlightenment17, MATE and Xfce desktops, based on Debian “Wheezy”
– 4.0 “Frosty” with Cinnamon an MATE desktops, based on Ubuntu 13.04 “Raring Ringtail”
– 5.0 “Flurry” beta MATE, based on on Debian “Wheezy”

The earlier versions of Snowlinux were available with GNOME, KDE and LXDE desktop environments.

The founder and developer of Snowlinux is Lars Torben.
The distribution was under development between 2011 and 2013.

Download

Snowlinux 4 “Glacier” MATE i386 935MB.iso
md5sum: e6c8552b649385ab3047f79d5a385fb8
Snowlinux 4 “Glacier” MATE amd64 936MB.iso
md5sum: 1b076ab19f53ae1173fc7c46777c3b67
Snowlinux 4 “Glacier” Enlightenment17 i386-nonpae 844MB.iso
md5sum: e2b14b513453a374115d0afd85bbb17c
Snowlinux 4 “Glacier” Enlightenment17 i386 783MB.iso
md5sum: d660791ec164c9a411b7c62749ee26ca
Snowlinux 4 “Glacier” Enlightenment17 amd64 853MB.iso
md5sum: 72b63ffdd10cb01eb81a2594b0bd6450
Snowlinux 4 “Glacier” Xfce i386 694MB.iso
md5sum: 475dcb2b9a7a1f523287db5e29397cbb
Snowlinux 4 “Glacier” Xfce amd64 698MB.iso
md5sum: e3e89d998d66b73d6b98bb58fb3f7bef

Snowlinux 4 “Frosty” MATE i386 919MB.iso
md5sum: 398a8e09553114d8076533cb4e76b56d
Snowlinux 4 “Frosty” MATE amd64 902MB.iso
md5sum: 45870d3d0cb0841c29ea334f9807855c
Snowlinux 4 “Frosty” Cinnamon i386 849MB.iso
md5sum: 5842fadd6a2d7f300ec5abd8cf0ea16e
Snowlinux 4 “Frosty” Cinnamon amd64 890MB.iso
md5sum: 937f1a99cfd7914da59369d7321880b7

Wolvix

Wolvix

Web site: http://wolvix.org (not active)
Origin: Norway
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: Fluxbox, Openbox, Xfce
Architecture: x86
Based on: Slackware, Slax
Wikipedia: Wolvix
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 2.0.0 beta2 | April 14, 2009

Wolvix – a live, desktop-oriented Linux distribution built from SLAX.
Wolvix uses Xfce as the default desktop environment, but other very lightweight window manager can bu used straight from the live CD: Fluxbox and Openbox.

The system is modular and lets users adding additional software modules.
It offers a large set of pre-installed software of the groups: development, graphics, multimedia, network and office.

Installation can be done to a hard drive, either as a ‘normal’ or a ‘frugal’ mode.

Wolvix has been released in two versions:
– the default, standard version with full set of applications, and the 3 desktops.
– Cub – small version of the system which features only minimal number of applications.

Wolvix live system doesn’t have a standard user configured, so to log in to the live system use:
user: root
password: toor

Download

Wolvix 2.0.0 beta2 i486 681MB.iso
md5sum: 7bea8514062835621ce64a14e8f46f58
Wolvix 2.0.0 beta1 Cub i486 378MB.iso
md5sum: 90dc9f6d958a5fe3b68b414c73c4f64e

 

Dreamlinux

Dreamlinux

Web site: www.dreamlinux.info (not active)
Origin: Brazil
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: Xfce
Architecture: x86
Based on: Debian
Wikipedia: Dreamlinux
Media: Live DVD
The last version | Released: 5.0 | January 1, 2012
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Dreamlinux – Brazilian, live Linux distribution features customized Xfce desktop.
Xfce – the default desktop environment has been customized to make the look quite similar to the look of MAC OS X user interface.

Starting from version 3.1, Dreamlinux was based on Debian and had two desktops available from the one live media: Xfce and GNOME 2.
Dreamlinux 3.5 has been released as two separated versions with Xfce and GNOME.
The last released version is 5.0 and is available with Xfce desktop.

Dreamlinux 5.0 offers installer called FlexiBoot which allows users to install Dreamlinux in USB external hard drive, or install it to the internal hard drive.

Dreamlinux has pre-installed application called MKDistro which allows users to build their own customized Dreamlinux and Debian-based distribution.

As of October 2012, the Dreamlinux project has been finished.

Download

Dreamlinux 3.5 Xfce i386 695MB.iso
md5sum: f33b86dc90961f60b99b4b3414bddbea
Dreamlinux 3.5 GNOME i386 932MB.iso
md5sum: 2549829408d74487d8c76b0b70efb09f
Dreamlinux 5.0 i386 965MB.iso
md5sum: 0dc8a36712ce62f1cc2afc12089daee7

 

Swift Linux

Swift Linux

Web site: www.swiftlinux.org
Origin: USA
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: IceWM
Architecture: x86, x86_64
Based on: Linux Mint Debian Edition
Wikipedia:
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 16 | January 28, 2017
Zobacz po polsku Zobacz po polsku: Swift Linux

Swift Linux – a lightweight, Linux Mint Debian Edition (LMDE) based distribution featuring the IceWM window manager.

Swift Linux was targeted to old computers, but featured a set of additional applications such as: LibreOffice, BleachBit, Iceweasel, MPlayer, Mtpaint, PCManFM, Rox terminal, Synaptic, Ceni network manager, etc.

The main version of Swift Linux was called “Regular”. There were a few other editions built upon the same base, such as: Diet Swift Linux, Taylor Swift Linux, Minnesota Swift Linux, and Chicago Swift Linux.

Founder of Swift Linux is Jason Hsu.
Swift Linux 0.2 was released April 23, 2012.

After 5 years, in January 2017, a new version 16 was released.

Download

Swift Linux 16 i686/x86_64.iso
md5sum:
Swift Linux 0.2 Regular i686 666MB.iso
md5sum: 006b62f9bd9f17434c67961ab97fd1be

CDlinux

CDlinux

Web site: www.cdlinux.info (not active)
Origin: China
Category: Desktop, Mini distribution
Desktop environment: Xfce
Architecture: x86
Based on: Slackware
Wikipedia:
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 0.9.7.1 | March 19, 2012

CDlinux – small in size Linux distribution based on Slackware. It ships with up-to-date version of the Linux kernel, Xorg, Xfce, and many popular applications. It has good i18n/locale support.

It aims to be a handy administration/rescue tool for system administrators as well as general users. It’s highly user configurable, supports a wide range of hardware (PCMCIA, SCSI, USB, etc.) and many networking protocols (FTP, SSH, NFS, SMB, DHCP, etc.).

CDlinux supports a few locales in Live mode, including Simplified Chinese.

The last version of CDlinux was released in March 2012.

 

Foresight Linux

Foresight Linux

Web site: www.foresightlinux.se
Origin: USA
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: GNOME, LXDE, Xfce
Architecture: x86, x86_64
Based on: Independent
Wikipedia: Foresight Linux
Media: Install DVD
The last version | Released: 2.5.3 | April 12, 2013
Zobacz po polsku Zobacz po polsku: Foresight

Foresight Linux – an independent Linux distribution, based on rPath Linux, targeted to desktop computers users. Foresight was created by Ken VanDine, and was developing by Foresight community since April of 2013 (the last version).

Foresight was using Conary package management system, which could updates those specific files in packages which need to be updated. Conary also has the advantage of very granular dependency resolution, and a relatively easy packaging process.
The system were using the rolling release model, what was very useful avoiding reinstalling the system every next iso images were released.

The main desktop environment of Foresight was GNOME, and the latest version of GNOME was always provided as quick as possible to the end users.
Starting from Foresight 2.5.0, developers offered the system with KDE and Xfce desktops as well.

The latest, available iso images of Foresight 2.5.3 can be downloaded with GNOME, LXDE or Xfce desktops of your choice.

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Foresight Linux 2.5.3 GNOME i686 2.2GB.iso
sha1: b72c64c68d7442e0cef5aae5dbc87b8b156e622d
Foresight Linux 2.5.3 GNOME x86_64 2.4GB.iso
sha1: ff8af93d92663d04fc286f9f53571ec9149e79af

Foresight Linux 2.5.3 LXDE i686 2.2GB.iso
sha1: a54d9fc46bffa28ab6c668734e95e91f7d1c5d70
Foresight Linux 2.5.3 LXDE x86_64 2.3GB.iso
sha1: 274375e2241dfe2168aca6832e1876b251541c25

Foresight Linux 2.5.3 Xfce i686 1.4GB.iso
sha1: 8ae571981a8c85ce5cdb7107c6f06b4796d77029
Foresight Linux 2.5.3 Xfce x86_64 1.6GB.iso
sha1: 130bdcf70c4c4cfe54443d5acc0f9a56de1b814a