Pellix- and Tartuga OS are currently in a coma

After too many years of relative silence we have decided to officially put Pellix live-cd (Tartuga, Tartuga-dsl, embedded Pellix /Tartuga) into maintenance-only mode. No new distributions will be released for the forseeable future.

If you are looking for recent active Pellix / Tartuga distributions, please check out DOWNLOADS , for all distributions and for other Debian live-cd distributions, please check out If you are looking for Linux live-cds in general, you'll probably want to check out Knoppix first.

So, what went wrong? We are afraid that our project has suffered under the lack of focus that was inherent in the project's goals. Without one strong distribution and a lack of enough dedicated time the project simply couldn't reach those goals with a quality that people were expecting from a modern Linux distribution.

We will thank everyone that has helped the project over the last 15 years, most of all the #pellix_tartuga group that has been instrumental in bringing Pellix- and Tartuga OS as far as it has come and the derivatives that have come and gone over the years.

Thanks, dino (alias "pellix") and his team

See also

Pellicano Site (De, It)  KNOPPIX Site (De, En, ...) (Fr) (De, En)

PELLIX  CUSTOMER: Login Workspace (III / IV)