Planning Stages

Linux Mangoes

News: Great improvements for Linux Mangoes!

With the introduction of openSuse 11.3 a new build is in testing with Enlightenment (e17). Benefits over the use of 11.2: smaller build (removal of extra unecessary dependencies), touchscreen support, and bugs fixes.

In process of commisioning artwork for splash and wallpaper.

Current versions: MangOeS (32bit)

Participation and comments are greatly appreciated on the official site.

Official Site, info, and updates:

Linux MangOeS

The Philippine community is culturally proud with it's rich history and never ending strength to grow. But unlike some nations, there is lack of access to information content on the internet and a need for a better computing experience in most rural communities. I've decided to give back something in return for their warmth and compassion that they have shown me for many years. I've become Project Lead for Linux MangOeS. A truly easy, free, and feature rich operating system for the Philippine community. What does this mean for ordinary Filipinos? Personal lives, education, and government can all benefit from its cost reduction as a total replacement operating system for old and new desktops, laptops and netbook computers. And combining that with an internet enabled stick such as a SmartBro, high speed internet access could be available where dedicated land lines cannot reach and for people who need richer functionality than a cellphone.

Current versions: MangOeS and MangKOS (both i386 32bit)

Official Site, info, and updates:


Free mini-operating system


"DAVIX is a live CD for data analysis and visualization. The project is currently in beta testing phase. The release is scheduled for Blackhat/DEFCON in Las Vegas this summer.

DAVIX, a live CD for data analysis and visualization, brings the most important free tools for data processing and visualization to your desk. There is no hassle with installing an operating system or struggle to build the necessary tools to get started with visualization. You can completely dedicate your time to data analysis.

The DAVIX CD is based on SLAX and features broad out-of-the-box hardware support for graphic cards and network adapters. SLAX is based on Slackware and follows a modularized approach. Thus, the SLAX ISO image can easily be customized for various purposes. It can even be installed on USB sticks and provide you with mobile analysis capabilities.
The product is shipped with a comprehensive manual that gives you a quick start for all tools and provides information on how-to tailor DAVIX to your needs. All tools are accessible through the KDE start menu and accompanied with links to external manuals and tutorials. Therefore, all information to get you started with the tools is available at a click of a button."


"USB Flash Memory GNU/Hurd

It would be nice if we had a bootable USB flash drive Hurd like ?DamnSmallLinux. It would be useful for those who want to try out the Hurd before they commit to installing it on their hard disks. In addition to that, a bootable Flash Hurd would enable us to have a native installer instead of relying on Linux.

It could be installed in the USB using a Live CD (using a script) - this is the Burned version - or directly downloading the iso files from the Internet - Unburned version -. One can use also [qemu] to run the Live CD and them use the USB installation script.

Here is an outline of the things that need to be done. Please add your comments and suggestions."

Kukuruz Rev 20

"Kukuruz is an operating system that boots from a floppy on any x86 machine. Its features are limited and it is nowhere near complete but still functional." (for checkout)

Wilk Psi-Cluster

BackTrack 3 Teaser Video

"Most of you by now have heard of BackTrack, the highly popular and regarded Linux Security Distro for ethical hackers. Straight from the project's developers come this teaser video. With several examples of what the new version can do and a running time of 6:16, we hope to have you on the edge of your seat in anticipation.

Especially nice are the demos of the new features highlighting Offensive Security's Wireless Security Course, BackTrack WiFu, designed for penetration testers and security enthusiasts who need to learn to implement various active and passive Wireless (802.11 2.4 GHz) attacks. The course is based on the Wireless Attack Suite - Aircrack-ng. This is the second offering of an eventual triumvirate of classes to be offered by OffSec. The first is Offensive Security 101, followed by WiFu and then the eagerly awaited BackTrack to the Max. Should be a very educational 2008!"

Quantian Scientific Computing Environment

"A Knoppix / Debian variant tailored to numerical and quantitative analysis.

Executive Summary: The most recent version is dated 26 February 2006 and released March 1, 2006 --- the second Quantian version based on the new Knoppix 4.0.2 release. [...]

Generally speaking, the items below should be considered 'available for motivated volunteers who want to make a difference'. The simpler the inclusion into Quantian, the higher the probability that it will appear.

The following need Debian packages first:
MPI Toolbox for Octave (MPITB) at (suggested by Julio R Banga)
openBUGS, the open source implementation of the BUGS (Bayesian Inference via Gibbs Sampling) system for Monte Carlo Markov Chain estimation -- maybe as a binary package.
open Beagle, a versatile environment for evolutionary computation, would be nice. Needs Debian packages.
The ASPECT (Adaptable Simulation Product Exploration and Control Toolkit) would be nice, but someone needs to build Debian packages for it.
There may be some nuggets in the pile at Golddiggers welcome.
Dstool which has/had version 2 in Debian, would be nice if version 3 at U of Minnesota could get packaged.
Cactus has been suggested by Marco.
ePix suggested by Enric M. Calvo.
cb2Bib suggested by Marco Caliari.
Molekel and mprime suggested by Claudiu Tanaselia.
GENtle, suggested by Magnus Manske
ParaView, an open-source, parallel visualization application, suggested by Marco Caliari
GDL -- GNU Data Language, a GPL'ed IDL implementation, suggested by John Hornstein
calchep, comphep, FeynDiagram (a C++ library to design Feynman Diagrams) all suggested by Joao Esteves
FreeHDL, SystemC libs and compiler all suggested by Simon de Feber"

Gobuntu 7.10 Alternate

"Gobuntu is a GNU/Linux operating system, derived from Ubuntu, that endeavors to adhere to the Free Software Foundations four freedoms and intends to provide a base for other free software platforms to build upon with minimal modification required. It does this by only including open-source non-restricted software. This means there will be no firmware, drivers, applications, or content included in Gobuntu that does not include the full source or whose license does not provide the right to use, study, modify, and redistribute the body of work. [...]

If you are looking to build a free software distribution based off of Ubuntu, or you wish to use an operating system that only provides you with truly free software and content, you should consider trying Gobuntu."

505076767b96734d92c46ca198c05db9 *gobuntu-7.10-alternate-amd64.iso
8ff2d0877aa2d9524074462220ca6647 *gobuntu-7.10-alternate-i386.iso

Luke Macken Security LiveCD

"To provide a fully functional livecd based on Fedora for use in security auditing, forensics research, and penetration testing.


* All of the security features and tools Fedora has to offer
* Features from the FedoraLiveCD
* Ability to install directly to hard drive"

Alpha Crucis

Alpha Crucis is a live Linux CD based on CRUX the Linux Live Scripts. The main desktop environment is XFCE with the alternatives of JWM, Fluxbox, and Icewm. Web site is

Download information for the current iso can be obtained on the web site.


"Elbuntu is based on the Ubuntu distro, but provides Enlightenment DR17.

The objective of the Elbuntu community project is to provide the maximum eye candy for the end-user using the enlightenment window manager and the related libraries.
Elbuntu is based on the Ubuntu distro, but with E17 and not gnome."

Ubuntu Studio

"Ubuntu Studio aims to be a multimedia editing/creation flavor of Ubuntu for the Linux audio, video, and graphic enthusiast or professional who is already familiar with the Ubuntu-Gnome environment. Ubuntu Studio is currently in planning. This page is the starting point for these plans. [...]

Ultimate Goal

To build a solid multimedia editing distro based on Ubuntu 7.04 Feisty Fawn. [...]

The plan at the moment is:

* Use only packages in official Ubuntu repositories
* Use the best kernel Feisty Fawn provides.
* Use Gnome
* Build "Alt" DVD"

Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon

"Gutsy Gibbon is the code name for Ubuntu 7.10, the next Ubuntu release, scheduled for release on 18 October 2007. See the GutsyReleaseSchedule. [...]

Some folks would say that any monkey can install Ubuntu (and sadly, other folks would say that many have), but the Gibbon will take easy installation to a whole new level, with work on an unattended-installation infrastructure in Ubiquity that makes it trivial to roll out Ubuntu desktops across an organization while getting on with other, more complicated stuff such as Windows service pack installations on legacy desktops."

Free Me DVD

"The Free Me DVD is an attempt to help raise awareness of Free Culture. On the disc I have provided loads of different kinds of media - some of it can be played in your DVD player while other bits can be found when you put it in your computer. All of these works have been created and released under less restrictive licenses than the traditional “All Rights Reserved” copyright notice."

Tadpole Linux

"Linux has a lot to offer to people of all ages, including children. Many schools however only run Windows-based computers and will not consider changing to an alternative operating system. Tadpole Linux has been put together to offer such schools the opportunity to experience Linux without going against school policy and installing a different operating system. Tadpole Linux is a LiveCD distribution that lets teachers boot into a full Linux environment without affecting the existing hard drive contents. Tadpole Linux is based on Gentoo Linux. It is similar in scope to Edubuntu, but is based on KDE as its desktop environment rather than Gnome. The programs on the LiveCD are geared mainly toward K-6 elementary school students. [...]

We are excited about the upcoming first release of Tadpole Linux. Our first LiveCD should be released shortly after the close of our Logo Competition. Watch for more details."

DeLi GNU/Linux Live CD

"DeLi GNU/Linux stands for "Desktop Light" GNU/Linux. It is a GNU/Linux Distribution for old computers, from 486 to Pentium MMX 166 or so. It's focused on desktop usage. It includes email clients, graphical web browser, an office package with word processor and spreadsheet, and so on. A full install, including XOrg and development tools, needs not more than 350 MB of harddisk space.

The trick is, that DeLi GNU/Linux uses only "lightweight" alternative software. If you are looking for the newest KDE, GNOME or Mozilla, DeLi GNU/Linux will not make you happy. The test computer is a 486 laptop with 16 MB RAM, and all apps which comes with DeLi GNU/Linux are running smoothly."


"WiiLi [will be] a live Linux CD that makes the Nintendo Wii boot into a full Linux Desktop without the need of a mod chip or hardware modification. It's simple and intuitive, and not a scary bunch of green text on a black screen. [...]

* That 3 simple steps will convert your Wii into a full featured computer.

Things we can do:

* Surf the Internet (using the control as a mouse pointer)
* Wii Media Extender, Stream moves, music, etc, from a PC to a TV using WiiLi and the Nintendo Wii in the middle. Think Apple iTV for free.
* Write a document with a regular USB keyboard and print it with any USB printer.
* Email and chat with your friends.
* Use an external USB storage device to backup and play your movies, games, mp3's, etc...
* Play old classic games using the MAME console emulator.
* Develop your own programs and games.
* Control WiiLi from your PC using the WiFi connection.
* Use Willi and the Wii as a Network Attached Storage (NAS) by connecting it to an external USB HD.
* Anything you could possibly do with a regular computer."


"Life isn't fair. All distro's arent created equal. Some are boring, others not as configurable as we want. Then we have Enlightenment, the window manager for the rest of us.

So why not have the eye-candy and configurability of Enlightenment, with the clean and beautiful design of Ubuntu Linux?

Ebuntu is a project towards that goal. [...]

The objective of the Ebuntu community project is to provide the maximum eye candy for the end-user using the enlightenment window manager and the related libraries. [...]

Ebuntu aims to provide an enhanced and attractive user-interface. The secondary aim of Ebuntu is to show off the eye-candy capabilites of the linux operating system in general and Ubuntu in particular."


"Mubuntu is the tentative name of a Multimedia editing derivative of Ubuntu, currently being planned. [...] Work has begun on sorting through the packages. The main work is currently being led by C.Kontros. We are using Reconstructor at the moment to do some test ISO builds and to discover the limitations of this application. Cory is effectively the lead unless anyone has any reasonable objection to this, as he has experience leading people and has enough spare time to handle it at the moment.

The plan at the moment is:

* Multiple metapackages. Mubuntu-desktop, mubuntu-desktop-settings, and mubuntu-artwork will be the base. Then on top that can be added: mubuntu-audio, mubuntu-video and mubuntu-graphics, further divided if necessary. Perhaps divide each one by universe+main and multiverse, and that would be sufficient.

* Use only packages in official Ubuntu repositories

* Use the best kernel Edgy+1 provides.

* Use Gnome"

YaCy LiveCD

YaCy Web Search Engine LiveCD (German)

GNU/Linux Semantic Storage System

"The GNU/Linux Semantic Storage System (GLS³) is a solution designed to facilitate the management and retrieval of your data. It is a solution that distances you from thinking about Where you store your data to What your data is. With GLS³, you can organize and retrieve your data based on their semantics, based on What they mean to you, and not based on their hierarchical location.

GLS³ is an open source semantic storage solution for GNU/Linux that indexes your data, extracts from it metadata and relevant information, allows you to organize it using queries and tags, an API to allow Developers to integrate searching and organization capabilities in their application, an extensible plugin-based Type System, shared schemas between applications through an API, a pseudo file system for backward compatibility, a web interface, As-You-Type searching and more."

Debian Live Initiative

"The Debian Live Initiative aims to create official Debian Live CDs, DVDs, USB-stick and netboot images for the Etch release (and newer).

The guidelines for the development are:

1. only unchanged, official packages
2. no configuration of the live system
3. no live system to harddisk installer"

Ubuntu Security LiveCD

"The purpose of this project is to have an Ubuntu LiveCD with useful network security tools."

Gnome ScienceCD

"The GNOME ScienceCD is supposed to be a collection of educational and scientific GNOME and GTK+ applications, distributed in Autopackage format.

The goal is to make something like The OpenCD or the OpenSourceCD (German) but with Linux science applications. [...]

SciGraphica, Ghemical, GChemPaint, GNUTU, Celestia, Nightfall, Gabedit, RoadMap, gnumexp, Qalculate!, Gnofract 4D, Coriander, pdnMesh, Genius, LucidLife, Oregano, QCADesigner, Gwyddion, G3Data, OpenEuclide, Dr. Geo, Dia"

Feraga GNU/Linux Project.

The Feraga GNU/Linux Project is an attempt to bring the ease of use and optimizations that are common for Live-CDs to a portable USB flash and other removable media.

Rubuntu - Ruby and Rails on Ubuntu LiveCD

"So I am working on a custom linux liveCD for all rubyists. This is basically an Ubuntu liveCD that has been pimped out for rails/ruby developers.

This is a call to arms for all of you out there. Send me your weak huddled masses of vimrc's and jedit configs yearning to be free(as in beer). Here is a list of some of what is planned so far:

mysql/ruby bindings
postgresql/ruby bindings
sqlite/ruby bindings
phpmyadmin(I know I know but its useful, will run on lighty on an obscure port)
vim/setup slick(can use help with this, please send configs and suggestions)
emacs/setup slick(can use help with this, please send configs and suggestions)
jedit/setup slick(can use help with this, please send configs and suggestions)
kate/kdevelop/setup slick(can use help with this, please send configs and suggestions)
gedit, scite, freeride?
offline ruby and rails docs
other random good stuff

OK, lets hear your thoughts. Leave suggestions in the comments about what you would like to see included. And please send me any configs for text editors that are ruby specific or too cool not to include.

And a religious question ;-) What desktop environment. I will include a few lightweight ones for folks who prefer them but only one out of KDE or Gnome is going to make it in. What's it going to be folks?"

ServerSite Linux – a full-featured web server on a LiveCD

ServerSite Linux is designed to provide home and office users an insight about the way a Linux powered web server runs. It is based on Gentoo Linux, and includes popular server software such as MySQL, PostgreSQL, Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby and many more.

ServerSite loads and saves contents from/to a mounted device like an USB stick; it handles htdocs, databases, config files and logs. It is also able to automatically syncronize with services such as DynDNS.

The user interface is a trimmed-down Xfce desktop environment with a collection of distro-specific tools called the ServerSite Suite. These tools will perform tasks like organizing files, mounting, syncronizing and giving weird messages to unexperienced users.

A first release is expected for the mid of February.

AEGIS (Arch Environmental/Geographical Information Systems) Project

AEGIS Homepage :: AEGIS FAQs

ISO: approx 400Mb, bittorrent downloads planned. Standalone pkgs currently available

i686 optimized

The main aim of the Arch Environmental/Geographical Information Systems (AEGIS) project is to create a live-cd distribution that provides a suite of the very latest, free, open-source GIS applications, sample data and other useful geographical and statistical tools, such as r and octave. We are a sub project of Arch Linux and a sister project of the Archie live-cd.

A provisional list of the included GIS software can be found here

The project is approaching an alpha release and we need testers with open-source GIS experience to put our GIS set up through it's paces. We will add frills and eyecandy later. XFCE will be the main interface. GIS functionality and live-cd speed are our main concerns.

A simple hard disk install with increased functionality and full integration with Arch Linux is supported.

Primary development language is English but we would warmly welcome English as second language developers and translators.

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