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The Adamantix project aims to create a highly secure but usable
Linux platform. To accomplish this, the project will use
currently available security solutions for Linux (like kernel
patches, compiler patches, security related programs and
techniques) and knit these together to a highly secure Linux
APLINUX is a distribution based on Debian GNU/Linux focused on
web servers, DNS servers and mail servers. Its main goal is
automatize the tasks of installation and configuration of the
system, with the purpose to achieve the maximum in
trustworthiness, stability and security.
ASLinux Desktop is a Spanish Debian & KDE based GNU/Linux
distribution aimed to desktop PCs, either workstations,
corporative clients or domestic computers, and to any kind of
user, whatever his/her expertise level with PCs and Linux.
Available for 32-bit Intel and AMD CPUs, ASLinux Desktop offers
a complete, stable and intuitive environment that easies access
to Linux and that includes all the features that any end user
may demand: office tools, Internet, multimedia, education, games
and fun, etc., along with the most complete security systems,
like a personal firewall, a Windows virus analyzer and a spam
filter. ASLinux Desktop combines Linux's strength and stability,
Debian Sarge's power and versatility and KDE's friendliness and
usability. Its main strength is its great usability.
AGNULA (acronym for A GNU/Linux Audio distribution, pronounced
with a strong g) is the name of a project funded by the European
Commission. The project is coordinated by the Centro Tempo Reale
in Firenze and involves important research centers and
institutions. AGNULA's main task will be the development of two
reference distributions for the GNU/Linux operating system
completely based on Free Software (i.e. under a FSF approved
Free Software license) and completely devoted to professional
and consumer audio applications and multimedia development. One
distribution will be Debian-based (DeMuDi) and
the other will be Red Hat-based (ReHMuDi). Both will be
available on the network for download and on CD. The project
started on the 1st April 2002 and will last for two years. In
the second year the project will also extend to hardware
platforms other than PCs (e.g. PowerPCs, 64-bit architectures).
Arabbix is the world's first Arabic Live-CD (run-from-CD)
distribution that showcases Arabeyes' and others'
accomplishments and results - it includes most of the
applications an Arab user might require or need. Arabbix is not
only intended to attract new users and to cement the virtues of
Open Source and Linux as a fully functional Arabic desktop
medium, but is also hoped that it will engrave into people's
hearts and minds.
Omoikane GNU/Linux, known as OGL, is a Japanese distribution
based on Debian's testing branch. It has a user friendly
installer based on Scheme and GTK+. The commercial branch of the
Omoikane GNU/Linux is knows as ARMA - it includes the most
popular Japanese input method "ATOK", RICHO True Type Fonts and
other features. A free version of OGL, containing fewer
packages, is available from FTP servers and mirrors.
BeatrIX Linux is a compact (less than 200MB) operating system
aimed at both office and home users who want something simpler,
safer and superior to Microsoft Windows, and that will run on
just about any IBM-compatible PC made in the past 10 years. It
runs as a live CD or it can be installed to hard drive.
Bioknoppix is a customised distribution of the Knoppix live CD.
With this distribution you just boot from the CD and you have a
fully functional Linux OS with open source applications targeted
at the molecular biologist. Besides using some RAM,Bioknoppix
doesn't touch the host computer, being ideal for demonstrations,
molecular biology students, workshops, etc.
BlackRhino GNU/Linux is a free Debian-based GNU/Linux software
distribution for the Sony PlayStation 2. It contains over 1,200
software packages to aid in using and creating programs for the
Sony PlayStation 2 Linux kit. The programs range in
functionality from simple games, to text editors, compilers, web
servers, windowing systems, database systems, graphics packages,
mail servers and a variety of other tools and utilities. The
software distribution was created by xRhino for a commercial
Sony PlayStation 2 title. It is released in the hopes that the
distribution will help hobbyists create their own games and
applications that utilize the advanced programmable hardware of
CensorNet is an Internet Management Appliance designed to
control and monitor individuals accessing Internet resources on
a local area network. This dedicated server inspects all inbound
and outbound data and decides, based on configurable rules,
whether the individual or workstation concerned has the correct
access profile to allow the request to be completed.
DebXPde is a Knoppix-based Linux distribution which integrates
the XPde user interface into Linux in order to give new users a
familiar, WindowsXP-like experience. The distribution also
provides users with many useful tools for everyday tasks.
Debian JP is a volunteer-driven effort intended to provide a
Debian-based distribution oriented towards Japanese end-users.
Improvements include internationalization of the Debian
distribution, with all changes being later contributed to the
main project. The project started distributing a set of packages
for the Hamm distribution and now provides CDs based on the
Demolinux is a distribution that allows a user to run Linux
without installation, disk partitioning or any related issues,
since it works from a bootable CD-ROM. Demolinux includes the
GNOME and KDE environments, Enlightenment, StarOffice, lots of
games, development tools, and a full load of utilities. It is
probably the best distribution to use if you want to just give
Linux a try and see how it works and what can it offer you.
Damn Small Linux (also known as DSL) is a Linux distribution for
the x86 architecture, originally a bootable business card LiveCD.
It can be installed to, and run from hard disk, USB flash drive,
CompactFlash card, Microsoft Windows or Linux emulated host
environment via QEMU, and ZIP drive. It is capable of running
quickly on older x86 computers due to its low memory
requirements and small size (50 MB).
The DCC Alliance is an association of organizations and
individuals to assemble a common, standards-based core for
Debian-based Linux distributions and accelerate worldwide
commercial adoption of Debian GNU/Linux. While the DCC Alliance
is an independent organization, we work closely with the Debian
community in implementing common standards and enterprise
ESware Linux 365 is a Spanish commercial distribution that
surfaced in 2001 (previous versions where derived from other
GNU/Linux distributions, not Debian) it includes 7 CDs
(including StarOffice and some other non-free tools) and 1
source CD as well as four Spanish manuals. The installation (it
has a graphic installation, a text-only installation and a
remote web-based one) is in Spanish and provides automatic
eduKnoppix is an Italian educational distribution based on
Knoppix, designed especially for teachers and pupils (age 12
up). eduKnoppix has two major features: it comes with a
comprehensive range of various Mathematics packages, as well as
resources to obtain the European Computer Driver's License ONLY
with free software.
During LinuxTag 2004 the German Federal Office for Information
Security (BSI) and the company credativ unveiled the Linux
Government Desktop. The Linux Goverment Desktop has been
developed within the scope of the project ERPOSS which evaluates
Open Source Software in government environments.Composed
entirely of free software the distribution is available as a
live CD as well as an install CD. One of the highlights brought
by the Government Desktop is the fact that it saves the whole
data on encrypted filesystems.
Furthermore KMail is preconfigured to send and receive encrypted
e-mail (GnuPG and S/MIME) and to make use of all kinds of
authority certificates. The package is completed by integrated
spam and virus protection and a preconfigured personal firewall.
Elive is a distribution based on the well known Debian, Etch
branch providing recent packages and stability at the same time.
Elive packages take place of the Debian packages if needed
(about 180 packages have been added or customized.) For now the
liveCD mode is built on Morphix, we hope to move to another
system in the future to support more features like serial ATA.
EnGarde Secure Linux is a Linux server distribution that is
geared toward providing a open source platform that is highly
secure by default as well as easy to administer. EnGarde Secure
Linux includes a select group of open source packages configured
to provide maximum security for tasks such as serving dynamic
websites, high availability mail transport, network intrusion
detection, and more. The Community edition of EnGarde Secure
Linux is completely free and open source
Edubuntu is a GNU/Linux distribution designed for use in
classrooms. It is a branch of Ubuntu. Included with Edubuntu is
the Linux Terminal Server Project, a large number of educational
applications including GCompris, KDE Edutainment Suite,
Tux4Kids, Schooltool Calendar and OpenOffice.org. The first
Edubuntu release coincided with the release of Ubuntu 5.10,
which was codenamed Breezy Badger on October 13, 2005.
Famelix is a GNU/Linux distribution developed by Brazil's
Faculdade Metropolitana de Guaramirim (FAMEG) and based on the
work of Kurumin Linux.Its peculiarity lies in the adaptation of
the user interface so that it
resembles Windows XP as much as possible.
Feather Linux is a Linux distribution which runs completely off
a CD or a USB pendrive and takes up under 128MB of space. It is
a Knoppix remaster (based on Debian), and tries to include
software which most people would use every day on their desktop.
The team at Vital Data have been in development to adapt the
Knoppix live CD for use as a forensic imaging and previewing
tool. They have previously been using the Penguin Sleuth Kit to
obtain images in the field, but wanted something more
user-friendly for their staff and colleagues to be able to use
efficiently without requiring a high level of Linux knowledge.
Freeduc is a "run-from-CD" Linux distribution based on Knoppix
and created by OFSET in France: "Until now - and probably for a
while in most heads - the GNU/Linux system at school has been
perceived as a good replacement of other proprietary servers.
However the server is probably the least important thing in
terms of freedom in a school network. It doesn't allow a teacher
to share a workstation software with students. Supporting
GNU/Linux in the workstation side can grant higher freedom and
liberty between users in a school. Therefore, OFSET has setup
Freeduc, a tool to help to list, to evaluate and to package only
free - non GPL exclusive - edu soft."
Freeduc-Sup is a French distribution based on Morphix. It is
specially designed for use in schools and educational
institutions. It also includes a book in French derived from an
Linux administration training course.
Finnix is a Debian based LiveCD Linux distribution, developed by
Ryan Finnie and intended for system administrators for tasks
such as filesystem recovery, network monitoring and OS
installation. Finnix is a relatively small distribution, with a
ISO download size of approximately 100MiB, and is available for
the x86, PowerPC, User Mode Linux and Xen architectures. Finnix
can be run off a bootable CD, USB thumb drive, or hard drive.
The Familiar Project is composed of a group of loosely knit
developers all contributing to creating the next generation of
PDA OS. Currently, most of our development time is being put
towards producing a stable, and full featured Linux distribution
for the HP iPAQ series and other handheld computers, as well as
apps to run on top of the distribution
GEOLivre Linux is a Kurumin-based Brazilian live CD geared
towards geographical use. Among its specialist software one can
find MapServer, GRASS, JUMP, QGIS, Thuban, GPSMan, GPSDrive and
other related applications.
GNU/Linux Kinneret is an operating system and a variety of
applications supplied in a single package that is easy to
operate and use (CD). The system does not mandate installation
and/or complicated setup, and includes automatic hardware
recognition, a wizard that facilitates easy connection to the
Internet, as well as a rich and high-quality range of
applications with maximum Hebrew support (with more languages to
be supported later on).
grml is a bootable CD (live CD) based on Knoppix and Debian.
grml includes a collection of GNU/Linux software especially for
users of text tools and system administrators. grml provides
automatic hardware detection. You can use grml as a rescue
system, for analysing systems/networks, or as a working
environment. It is not necessary to install anything on a hard
disk. Due to on-the-fly decompression, grml includes about 2GB
of software and documentation on the CD.
Gibraltar is a project that tries to produce a router and
firewall package directly bootable from CD-ROM (it can be
installed on hardisk too, however). There is both a commercial
version (with a proprietary web interface) and a free version.
A CD to help new users to install a stock Debian desktop along
with common third-party plug-ins that are not distributable
through the official Debian package repository (DVD player,
Flash, Sun's Java, and Mplayer). Includes GNOME or KDE desktops.
Previously known as Debian Pure, but renamed at the request of
Debian developers to avoid confusion
Hiweed Linux is a distribution of GNU/Linux based on Debian
GNU/Linux. It is tailored for Chinese speakers in that it
includes preconfigured Chinese applications such as simplified
Chinese input methods, Chinese dictionaries, and Chinese
Helix is a customized distribution of the Knoppix Live Linux CD.
Helix is more than just a bootable live CD. You can still boot
into a customized Linux environment that includes customized
linux kernels, excellent hardware detection and many
applications dedicated to Incident Response and Forensics.
Hikarunix ["hee-kah-roo-nix"] is a Linux live CD based on Damn
Small Linux and dedicated to Go - a popular Asian strategy game.
It is known as Baduk in Korea and Wei Qi in China where the game
started somewhere between 3,000 and 4,000 years ago.Today it is
played in nearly every country in the world and has even been
played in space. This CD was designed especially for Go players
of all levels. Whether you've been playing for decades or have
never heard of the game until now, this CD is for you. Any
machine that can boot to CD can boot to Hikarunix instead of the
computer's regular operating system. Since it boots entirely in
RAM and only borrows the peripherals, Hikarunix doesn't touch
the host machine at all.
The goal of the IndLinux project is to create a Linux
distribution that supports Indian languages at all levels. This
"Indianisation" project will strive to bring the benefits of
Information Technology down to the Indian masses. We want to
make technology accessible to the majority of India that does
not speak English. The task of localisation has several pieces
that need domain expertise. Some examples are I/O modules,
development of fonts, kernel enhancements, word translation
etc.The project is looking for experts and volunteers to
champion the cause of Indian language computing. You may
volunteer and participate here. The Indian Linux project is open
source and completely free. It is licensed under the GNU General
Impi Linux is a South African Linux distribution based on Debian
(and Knoppix). It was created from the best software available
in the open source world, to give South African users a stable,
virus free and very cost effective business operating system.
Currently, it focuses on providing an office desktop system, but
a server version is in the pipeline
KlusTriX is not "yet another CD-based Linux distribution".
Actually, it really is, but it is intended primarily to be "the
world's easiest-to-install, completely pre-packaged Debian-based
distribution complete with built-in openMosix clustering"! In
other words, we are seeking a happy medium between the slowness
and inflexibility/lack of upgradeability of CD-based distros and
the complexities and difficulties of standard hard-disk-based
The Knoppix 64 project provides a 64-bit development system with
an up-to-date gcc 3.4 and with -march=k8 flag for AMD64
optimisations, 64-bit linker and debugger (gdb), and a very
stable 2.4.21 Linux kernel. It is suitable for benchmarking
64-bit machines. It includes a fully functional KDE desktop.
Knoppix STD is a customised distribution of the Knoppix live
Linux CD. STD focuses on information security and network
management tools. It is meant to be used by both the novice
looking to learn more about information security and the
security professional looking for another swiss army knife for
their tool kit. The tools are divided into the following
categories:authentication, encryption utilities, firewalls,
penetration tools, vulnerability assessment, forensic tools,
honeypots,intrusion detection, packet sniffers and assemblers,
network utilities, wireless tools, password auditing (crackers)
KnoppixMAME is a bootable arcade machine emulator with hardware
detection and autoconfiguration. It works automatically on all
modern and not-so-modern hardware, including gameports and
joysticks. It is powered by Knoppix Debian GNU/Linux, X-MAME,
KnoSciences is a Knoppix-based bootable CD with a collection of
GNU/Linux software, automatic hardware detection, and support
for many graphics cards, sound cards, SCSI and USB devices and
other peripherals. It is designed for use in educational
Kanotix is a Linux LiveCD based on Debian unstable (and to a
lesser degree Knoppix) with advanced hardware detection.
According to the Kanotix website, it recognises "more modern
hardware than any other operating system in use today". It can
run from a CD or DVD drive without using the hard drive.
Kurumin Linux is a LiveCD Linux distribution based on Debian via
Knoppix and Kanotix. Its main features are the advanced hardware
auto-detection (inherited from Knoppix), high quality Brazilian
Portuguese language and content (instead of the usual low
quality translations), and ease of use. The first releases of
Kurumin were small enough to fit on a mini-CD, but that project
goal was removed with the release of Kurumin 4.0 and packages
like Openoffice and a JVM were included. As of May 2006, the
size of the disk image is about 508MB. According to
distrowatch.com, it is the most popular linux distribution in
Knoppix is a computer operating system which runs entirely from
a CD or DVD drive, without performing an installation process or
using the hard drive. Knoppix is a Debian based GNU/Linux
distribution LiveCD, developed by GNU/Linux consultant Klaus
Kalango Linux is a Brazilian Linux distribution based on Knoppix
and Kurumin Linux. Kalango has strong visual appeal and is
directed to people that consider this. Kalango gives automatic
graphical scripts and routines, and Portuguese translated
Kubuntu is a user friendly operating system based on KDE, the K
Desktop Environment. With a predictable 6 month release cycle
and part of the Ubuntu project, Kubuntu is the GNU/Linux
distribution for everyone.
LAMPPIX is a Linux live CD based on Knoppix and Damn Small
Linux. It comes with the XAMPP web server, MySQL database, PHP
and Perl scripting languages, as well as other tools to run PHP-driven
web pages directly off a CD-ROM.
LLGP is a Knoppix-based live CD that makes it easy to play games
on Linux. It includes a solid collections of free and open
source games, such as TuxRacer, Cube, Egoboo, FreeCiv, Pingus,
Chromium, Foobillard, Frozen Bubble, Power Manga and many
Linux Loco is an Argentinian GNU/Linux distribution based on
Debian GNU/Linux. Its objective is to offer a simple
installation, an up to date desktop, and a secure base. However,
the most ambitious objective of Loco Linux is to create
consciousness about Free Software in Argentina, and generate a
framework for the development of Free Software in public and
private environments. Linux Loco is based on Progeny
Componentized Linux and shares some components with gnuLinEx.
LinuxDefender Live! CD is a BitDefender re-mastered Knoppix
distribution. It was designed to provide users of both Windows
and Linux computers with virus incident rescue tools. Whether
your Linux mailserver just got rootkited or your Windows
gamestation just got Slammer'd, it's LinuxDefender to the
rescue! Just put the bootable CD in your drive to start a
turn-key Linux OS which comes packed with almost 1.5 gigabytes
of utilities. This distribution contains two world premieres:
the world's first ever SAMBA 3 compatible commercial antivirus
and FULL NTFS write support - available using the captive NTFS
Local Area Security Linux is a 'Live CD' distribution with a
strong emphasis on security tools and small footprint. We
currently have 2 different versions of L.A.S. to fit two
specific needs - MAIN and SECSERV. This project is released
under the terms of GPL.
Luinux is an Internet Gateway for your home network equipment
(PC, VideoConsole, TV, oven, ...). Luinux comes preconfigured
so, ideally, you just have to install it and play. Once
installed in your server PC, you get a Debian/Linux based
installation with many features.
Luit Linux is a small bootable live CD distribution based on
KNOPPIX and Damn Small Linux. A small compact live distribution
with tools and applications for day to day needs, without
compromising on its look and feel and ease of use.
Linex is a Debian-based distribution being developed by the
regional government of Extremadura (Spain). The main goal is to
migrate all the computer systems, from government offices, to
businesses to schools into Linux.
Linuxin is a distribution based on Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 (woody)
and is oriented towards the Spanish end-user (desktop) with a
simplified installation that includes hardware autodetection and
a small package selection directed towards users with little
experience. All changes are distributed under the GPL and some
of the improvements will probably be merged with the main Debian
Libranet is a GNU/Linux operating system based on the Debian
distribution. This makes Libranet a system that is both powerful
and easy to use for home computers users, system administrators,
Linspire, previously known as LindowsOS (also Lin---s,
pronounced as Lindash), is a GNU/Linux distribution based on
Debian. Linspire's focus is on ease-of-use for home, school and
business users. Linspire strives to make a GNU/Linux
distribution that is easy for the average person to use and not
one that will necessarily cater to the demands of a power user
Madrid_Linux, or MAX for short, is a GNU/Linux distribution
created by the Council of Education of Madrid, Spain. It is a
live operating system based on Knoppix, with "live DVD" and
"live CD" editions. Besides the ability to boot the operating
system on any computer, the distribution includes a graphical
installer with an option to resize FAT or NTFS partition and
create space for installing MAX on hard disk.
Mediainlinux is a Knoppix-based multimedia Debian distribution
on a bootable live CD. It includes nearly 200 audio, graphics
and video software. All packages are up from
unstable/experimental versions and updated often.
Munjoy Linux is a desktop distribution based on Debian GNU/Linux
and KDE. This general-purpose desktop distribution focuses on
user interface consistency, automation, and ease-of-use. Munjoy
Linux is created by David Chester, a developer renowned for his
famous Xft and FreeType hacks. The distribution includes a new
set of TrueType fonts based on Bitstream Vera.
Morphix, is designed as a modular framework to easily create and
customize livecd's, with a range of modules for different
purposes. Based on Debian and KNOPPIX, it emphasises
ease-of-use, ease-of-install and, thanks to Debian and apt,
ease-of-updating. In such, it is a hybrid: the usefulness of a
regular livecd, and a dependable way to get a Debian install on
your harddisk. It does contain certain non-free drivers (nvidia
driver), which can be chosen at boottime, but these can be
disabled for full Debian compliance.
MEPIS Linux is a desktop Linux system that is also easy to
configure as a dedicated server. It is designed for both
personal and business purposes. It includes cutting-edge
features such as a live/installation/recovery CD, automatic
hardware configuration, NTFS partition resizing, ACPI power
management, WiFi support, anti-aliased TrueType fonts, a
personal firewall, KDE, and much more.
NordisKnoppix is a version of Klaus Knopper's Knoppix,
supporting Nordic and Baltic languages, and maintained by Conrad
Newton. Presently, the supported languages include Danish,
Estonian, Finnish, Faroese, Icelandic, Latvian,
Lithuanian,Northern sami, Norwegian bokmål, Norwegian nynorsk,
Swedish and US English, to the extent that Debian packages for
these languages are available, and that they fit on the CD.
Aside from the Nordic/Baltic language components, NordisKnoppix
is the same as standard Knoppix.
NepaLinux is a Debian and Morphix based GNU/Linux distribution
focused for desktop usage in Nepali language computing. It
contains applications for desktop users like: OpenOffice.org,
Nepali Gnome Desktop, Nepali input systems, etc. The development
and distribution of Nepalinux is done by Madan Puraskar
nUbuntu or Network Ubuntu is a project to take the existing
Ubuntu distribution and remaster it as a LiveCD and Full Install
with tools needed for penetration-testing servers and networks.
The main idea is to keep Ubuntu's ease of use and mix it with
the popular pen testing tools used by pen testers. Besides usage
for network and server testing, nUbuntu will be made to be a
desktop distribution for advanced Linux users.
The OpenGroupware.org (OGo) Knoppix CD is a bootable CD which
contains a complete Debian GNU/Linux system, a fully configured
OGo installation, a Cyrus server and some more Linux software.
It's based on the original Knoppix CD created by Knopper.Net
Consulting. It's certainly the fastest way to get a usable
OpenGroupware.org demo up and running!
This Knoppix-based distribution features a host of tools for
network security, low-level hardware tweaking, burn-in
applications like memtest, lucifer, cpuburn, and distributed
computing clients - folding@home, seti@home, and prime-net. The
GUIs include KDE, Fluxbox, IceWM, and twm with a good deal of
customisation to KDE and Fluxbox. It even has Windows virus
scanning capability and an ability install-on-demand 3D Radeon
and NVIDIA drivers. Overclockix is a great tool to test out and
fix systems and a cheap way to build distributed computing
clusters Transparency and other tweaks can be found throughout
the Window managers. It also includes support for NForce2 and
KT400 integrated network cards, as well as some winmodem
PAIPIX is a compilation of Free Software, based on the KNOPPIX
live CD that is meant to be used in any environment, but with
special vocation for educational use in the Information and
Instrumentation technologies. It is developed by the College of
Sciences at the University of Lisbon.
ParallelKnoppix is a remastered edition of Knoppix that allows
setting up a cluster of machines for parallel processing using
the LAM-MPI and/or MPICH implementations of MPI. Getting the
cluster up and running takes less than 15 minutes, if the
machines have PXE network cards.
Parsix GNU/Linux is a live CD based on Knoppix and Debian. It
uses GNOME as its default desktop environment. Parsix GNU/Linux
supports Persian keyboard and user can switch to Persian with
Alt+Ctrl or Ctrl+Shift keys. We also included xFarDic
English-Persian dictionary and Persian free fonts from FarsiWeb
and FPF projects.
PHLAK (Professional Hacker's Linux Assault Kit) is a modular
security distribution, geared to be used as a live CD. PHLAK was
created to become the only tool security professionals would
need to perform security analysis, penetration
testing,forensics, and security auditing. PHLAK comes with two
light GUIs (fluxbox and XFCE4), packages for printing,
publishing, a little multimedia, many security tools, and a file
cabinet full of security related documentation for your
reading/educational purposes. This distro is based off of
PilotLinux is a thin client live CD. This means that when you
boot from a PilotLinux CD your PC has been temporarily
transformed into a thin client machine. If a settings file is
supplied booting from a PilotLinux CD will automatically connect
you to your terminal server. Otherwise the PilotLinux GUI will
be displayed and give you the ability to manually enter the
Founded in March 2000, Progeny Linux Systems develops
Linux-based software and services for networking computing
environments. Progeny Componentized Linux is a new kind of Linux
"distribution", built bottom-up as a set of interchangeable
parts that closely track their counterpart "upstream"
open-source projects, rather than top-down as a monolithic,
difficult-to-change whole. By being constructed in this fashion,
the componentized Linux is easier to customise and modify than
traditional Linux distributions.
ROSLIMS (ROmanian Simple LInux for Medical Students) is Knoppix-based
live CD with full Romanian localisation of Knoppix 3.4,and
additional software for medical students: (Medical) Reference
Manager (Pybliographer) and Medline Query Interface,molecule
editors - XDrawChem and ChemTool, true type fonts with Eastern
European language support, and a 72-page tutorial in Romanian.
The graphical user interface is in Romanian and English.
RAYS LX,is a desktop distribution based on Debian sarge and sid
aimed for the mainland Chinese market. RAYS LX features a GUI
installer (based on the new debian-installer), GUI configuration
tools, a simplified selection of best-of-breed desktop
applications, and popular Chinese input methods, all designed to
enhance the desktop experience.
Salvare (from the Latin "to rescue") is a small Linux
distribution designed for small, credit-card sized CDs which
typically hold less than 50MB of data. More Linux than tomsrtbt
but less than Knoppix, it aims to provide a useful workstation
as well as a rescue disk.
Santa Fe Linux is a commercial desktop distribution with
advanced hardware auto-detection and some of the best desktop
applications open source has to offer. Santa Fe Linux is a
Debian-based live CD and features X.org with automatic binary
driver configuration for NVIDIA and ATI video cards.
Slavix is an operating system based on Morphix, Knoppix, Debian
GNU/Linux. Its purpose is to make it easy for anyone to switch
to GNU/Linux and start using free (as in freedom) software.
Slavix is oriented towards a home computer user. It is a live CD
system, which means you can run it off CD-ROM without having to
install anything to hard drive. All you need to do is burn the
Slavix image file to a CD, put it in your CD-ROM and reboot. It
will start up, auto configure itself and in about 3 - 5 minutes
it's ready to use! Slavix will not touch your hard drive or mess
with you data! Hard disk installer is included and it is fairly
easy to use.
Stonegate,is a high-availability firewall with virtual private
network, and load balancing capabilities. These capabilities are
closed-source (proprietary) but the base operating system (even
if it's not widely publicized) is Debian GNU/Linux.
Tablix on Morphix is yet another bootable CD-based Linux
distribution. As the name suggests, it is based on Morphix, a
modular CD distribution based on Debian GNU/Linux. What is
special about Tablix on Morphix is the automatic cluster
configuration. This means that all you need for a functioning
PVM3 cluster is a bunch of computers and a pile of Tablix on
Tilix Linux is a Bulgarian Linux distribution based on Knoppix.
Its goal is to introduce more Bulgarians to the world of Linux
and Open Source software. It contains useful software, much of
which has been translated into Bulgarian.
UserLinux is a GNU/Linux distribution based from Debian, but
streamlined to a smaller set of default applications. The
UserLinux variants (server, desktop, etc.) will be freely
available in both source and ISO formats. Application specifics
are being worked out right now. The desktop environment will be
GNOME featuring OpenOffice.org for word processing. The server
configuration will include Apache and Postfix. UserLinux will be
complemented by a network of service providers offering
certification, support, and professional services.
Ubuntu, is a predominantly desktop-oriented Linux
distribution, based on Debian GNU/Linux. It is sponsored by
Canonical Ltd (owned by Mark Shuttleworth), and the name of the
distribution comes from the South African concept of
ubunturoughly, "humanity towards others". It is released roughly
every six months, more frequently than Debian. Each release
comes shortly after new GNOME editions. It also has a stronger
focus on usability than Debian.
Xfld provides an alternative operating system for common i386
machines which are able to boot from CD-ROM. Xfld provides
approximately 2GB of (transparently compressed) software. Among
those you can find tools like the GIMP, OpenOffice.org, which is
partly compatible with MS Office, Mozilla for browsing the web,
Apache web-server, and many more. Xfld features XFce as its
default desktop environment and therefore enables the user to
test-drive this extensive and fancy desktop enviroment at will.
Ed's Xebian is a full Debian-based Linux distribution, with over
8000 precompiled application packages for you to download. It is
actively maintained and usually contains the latest Xbox Linux
Zen Linux is a bootable live CD distribution. Most configuration
is done automatically upon boot and requires no user
interaction. It includes the ability to to create remastered,
personalised editions of the product.
The Public IP ZoneCD is a re-mastered variant of the Morphix CD.
Public IP's ZoneCD is a bootable CD with a collection of
GNU/Linux software pre-configured to create a WiFi gateway. The
CD is a mini operating system with automatic hardware detection,
and support for many graphics cards, sound cards and other
peripherals. The gateway includes support for WiFi end-user
authentication and web content filtering. Public IP ZoneCD is
distributed under the GNU General Public License.