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   BlueCat Linux   
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Developer: LynuxWorks
Website: http://www.lynuxworks.com
Languages: English
Categories: Embedded
Platforms: Other
Description: BlueCat is LynuxWorks' distribution of open source Linux, enhanced to meet the requirements of embedded developers. BlueCat includes a royalty-free, open source Linux distribution and is compatible with the LynxOS RTOS, an industry leader in hard, real-time embedded software. With its heritage of reliability, availability, and serviceability, BlueCat has a common source base and development tools for multiple embedded targets.
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   Hard Hat Linux   
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Developer: MontaVista Software, Inc
Website: http://www.mvista.com/
Languages: English
Categories: Embedded
Platforms: Other
Description: Hard Hat Linux and the Hard Hat Linux CDK are built from 100% pure Linux components and are maintained and distributed as an open source tool kit. MontaVista ships both source and easy-to-use pre-built binary packages on the same media. Hard Hat Linux includes no hidden proprietary components, and is always completely royalty-free.

The MontaVista Software Hard Hat Linux Cross Development Kit (CDK), version1.2, targets the broadest array of CPU architectures and board and system-level platforms of any embedded Linux development solution available today. Whether you are building Internet appliances, portable devices,networking equipment, telephony interfaces, or other embedded and pervasive applications, you can count on MontaVista Hard Hat Linux to provide robust Linux kernel ports, device drivers, middleware, and development tools to streamline your development effort. These MontaVista products are available for download at: http://www.mvista.com/download/index.html

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   Debian GNU/Linux   
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Developer: Debian
Website: http://www.debian.org/
Languages: English
Categories: Mainstream/General Public, Debian based
Platforms: Intel compatible, PPC, Alpha, Sparc, Itanium, Mainframe, m68k, Other, 64 bit
Description: Debian GNU/Linux is a free distribution of the Linux based operating system.It is maintained and updated through the work of many users who volunteer their time and effort. Along with its large selection of prepackaged software is contains advanced package management tools that allow for easy installation and maintenance on individual systems and workstation clusters. Extensive pre-release testing is done to ensure the highest degree of reliability possible, and a publicly accessible bug tracking system provides an easy way to monitor customer feedback.
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   Gentoo Linux   
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Developer: Gentoo Technologies, Inc.
Website: http://www.gentoo.org
Languages: English
Categories: Mainstream/General Public, Power user
Platforms: Intel compatible, PPC, Alpha, Sparc, 64 bit
Description: Gentoo Linux is designed for the developer, power user and enthusiast.It incorporates the latest sources and technologies (such as ReiserFS and the Portage system).
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   Mandriva   
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Developer: Mandriva
Website: http://mandriva.com/
Languages: English, Swedish, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, French, German, Italian, Russian, Estonian, Finnish, Portuguese, Turkish, Thai
Categories: Mainstream/General Public, Red Hat based, Mandriva based
Platforms: Intel compatible, PPC, 64 bit
Description: Mandriva Linux is a powerful operating system that is available for many platforms: 32 bit processors such as Intel Pentium®, AMD Athlon®, PowerPC®; and 64 bit processors such as Intel Itanium® and AMD Opteron®. Mandriva Linux includes many graphical administration assistants & wizards that make it intuitive and fun to use while providing all the power and robustness of other Linux systems. Hundreds of included applications make it an ideal solution for both professional and home users.
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ProSuite Edition 8.0
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   KNOPPIX   
Developer: Knopper.net
Website: http://www.knopper.net/knop...
Languages: English, Spanish, German
Categories: Minimalist, Debian based, Mainstream/General Public, Live CD
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Full-featured Linux distribution that boots from a CD. Includes the latest version of KDE and OpenOffice. Can be used to work from Linux on PCs without actually installing it, so it is ideal for demonstrations of Linux. Based on Debian.
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   MkLinux   
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Developer: Apple Computer / The Open Group Research Group
Website: http://www.mklinux.org/
Languages: English
Categories: Mainstream/General Public
Platforms: PPC
Description: MkLinux is an Open Source operating system which consists of an implementation of the Linux operating system hosted on the Mach microkernel. Versions of MkLinux run on the Intel, PA-RISC, and PowerPC architectures.
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   Red Hat Enterprise Linux   
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Developer: RedHat Software
Website: http://www.redhat.com/
Languages: English, Spanish, French, German
Categories: Mainstream/General Public, Red Hat based
Platforms: Intel compatible, Alpha, Itanium
Description: Red Hat Enterprise Linux is a high-end Linux distribution geared toward businesses with mission-critical needs.
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Red Hat 7.1
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Red Hat Linux 8.0 Professional
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   Rock Linux   
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Website: http://www.rocklinux.org/
Languages: English, German
Categories: Power user
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: ROCK Linux is a modern Linux Distribution with a powerful auto-build process. It's mostly designed for skilled Linux/Unix Administrators. It's available for multiple platforms. ROCK Linux is a small distribution, but it's not a "mini distribution". It comes with over 200 packages including X11 and the GNOME Desktop - but excluding menu driven configuration tools (most professional users prefer configuration files). A reasonably well configured installation of Rock Linux should be useful for any computer user (even beginners).
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   Slackware Linux   
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Developer: The Slackware Linux Project
Website: http://www.slackware.com/
Languages: English
Categories: Mainstream/General Public, Power user
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Slackware Linux is compatible with most Intel PC hardware. Slackware will provide stellar performance on high-end systems, including support for symmetric multi-processing (up to 16 processors), PCI, and special code optimizations for the 486, Pentium, and Pentium Pro and AMD Athlon
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   SUSE Linux   
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Developer: SuSE/Novell
Website: http://www.suse.com/
Languages: English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese
Categories: Mainstream/General Public
Platforms: Intel compatible, PPC, Alpha, Sparc, Itanium, Mainframe, Other, 64 bit
Description: SUSE, now a subsidiary of Novell, produces one of the most popular mainstream Linux distrbutions.
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   DeLi Linux   
Developer: Henry Jensen
Website: http://delilinux.berlios.de/
Languages: English
Categories: Minimalist, Slackware based
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: DeLi Linux stands for "Desktop Light" Linux. It's aimed at taking advantage of older machines (pre-Pentium II). DeLi Linux is based on Slackware
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   White Glove Linux   
Developer: Fred Cohen & Associates
Website: http://all.net/WG/index.html
Languages: English
Categories: Security enchanced, Minimalist
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: When you boot your computer from the White Glove CD, it instantly becomes a Linux powerhouse. It comes complete with firewall software, drivers for most Ethernet cards and Disks, a wide range of networking and other amazing tools, and even complete and secure web and DNS servers. It includes an on-CD manual and tutorial, menu-based services from the X11 graphical user interface, and a set of tools that meet or exceed those you are used to today. It's easy to use, easily fits in your shirt pocket, fast to boot and run, reliable, secure, and inexpensive.
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   Yellow Dog Linux   
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Developer: Terra Soft Solutions
Website: http://www.yellowdoglinux.com/
Languages: English, Spanish, French, German, Italian
Categories: Mainstream/General Public, Game Console
Platforms: PPC
Description: Yellow Dog Linux is a distribution for the PowerPC architecture. There are two versions: YDL Champion Server, which is the version designed for internet, intranet, development, and other mission-critical environments that require the most out of their operating system. The second is YDLGone Home, which is the version for the home or small office.
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   TurboLinux   
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Developer: TurboLinux
Website: http://www.turbolinux.com/
Languages: English, Chinese, Japanese
Categories: Mainstream/General Public
Platforms: Intel compatible, Other
Description: TurboLinux provides a suite of high performance Linux productsfor the workstation and server markets. Available in English, Japanese and Chinese, Turbolinux offers Linux solutions geared towards corporate needs as well as the home desktop. TurboLinux also offers a unique clustering solution that allows for the construction of highly available and scalable networks based on low-cost commodity components. TurboLinux currently offers the choice of Gnome, KDE or the TurboDesk GUI and is distributed with powerful desktop applications such as StarOffice and Netscape.
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   Astaro Security Linux   
Developer: Astaro AG
Website: http://www.astaro.com
Languages: English, German
Categories: Security enchanced
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Astaro Security Linux is a new firewall solution: It doesstateful inspection packet filtering, content filtering, virus scanning,VPN with IPSec and much more. With the web-based management tool and theability to pull updates over the Internet it it is pretty easy to manage.It is based on a special hardened Linux 2.4 distribution, most daemonsare running in change-roots and are protected by capabilities.
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   CHAINSAWLINUX   
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Website: http://www.chainsawlinux.com
Languages: English
Categories: Power user
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Chainsaw Linux is a desktop OS designed for video & audio production. It includes programs like Cinelerra, Kino, Blender, Cinepaint, & Audacity. It doesn't include server programs like Sendmail and Apache which would tend to weigh it down.
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   Coyote Linux   
Developer: Prairie Wolf Software
Website: http://www.coyotelinux.com/
Languages: English
Categories: Embedded, Minimalist
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Coyote Linux is designed for use by those wishing to share an Internet connection that is provided via an ethernet connection with other computers that are connected to a local area network (LAN). These types connections include cable modems, DSL lines and leased lines. The primary focus of the Coyote design is to make it as easy as possible toconfigure and use.
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   CRUX   
Developer: Per Lidén
Website: http://crux.nu
Languages: English
Categories: Minimalist, Power user
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: CRUX is a Linux distribution geared towared the experienced user in search of a system without a lot of features and packages which he or she might consider unnecessary. The maintainer explains that the philosophy behind this distributon is "keep it simple".
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   Devil-Linux   
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Developer: Heiko Zuerker
Website: http://www.devil-linux.org/
Languages: English
Categories: Security enchanced, Minimalist
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Devil-Linux is a mini distribution especially designed for a firewall and promises easy customization. Devil-Linux Boots from CD so there is no need for a harddisk. It supports Intel 486 and higher processors and uses the latest Linux kernel.
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   EnGarde Secure Linux   
Developer: Guardian Digital Inc.
Website: http://www.engardelinux.org/
Languages: English
Categories: Security enchanced
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: EnGarde is a secure distribution of Linux that implements advanced security techniques. It can be used as a web, DNS, mail, database, e-commerce, and general Internet server.
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   LinuxROM (aka PizzaBox distro)   
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Developer: KYZO
Website: http://www.kyzo.com/
Languages: English
Categories: Security enchanced, Embedded
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Using KYZO's unique LinuxROM distribution, a PizzaBox Server boots and runs entirely from a bootable Flash ROM giving the server system security, reliability and ease of use not available form hard disk based operating systems.
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   Freesco   
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Developer: freesco.org
Website: http://www.freesco.info
Languages: English
Categories: Minimalist
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Freesco is a small (single floppy) distribution of Linux intended to be a replacement for minor models of Cisco routers. It fits on one floopy disk and is designed for users to be able to use old machines (i386) to set up a router. Supports standard Ethernet cards "out of the box"
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   aLinux   
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Developer: aLinux Software
Website: http://alinux.org/
Languages: English
Categories: Minimalist, Mainstream/General Public
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Distribution aimed at the desktop user. Comes with all of the major packages (KDE, The GIMP, KOffice) for the end user, as well as the developer (PHP, MySQL)
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   White Box Linux   
Developer: White Box Linux Project/Beauregard Parish Public Library
Website: http://whiteboxlinux.org/
Languages: English
Categories: Mainstream/General Public, Red Hat based
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: A distribution that aims to be a free version of Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
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   Pocket Linux   
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Developer: Pawel Wiecek
Website: http://www.pocket-lnx.org/
Languages: English
Categories: Minimalist
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Pocket Linux is an almost minimal, one floppy Linux system designed to quickly convert a PC workstation into a secure, Linux-based workstation.It supports the use of secure protocols for dial-up or local networking.
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   tomsrtbt   
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Developer: Tom Oehser
Website: http://www.toms.net/rb/
Languages: English
Categories: Minimalist
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: This is a small Linux operating system that fits on a single floppy disk It's useful as a root/boot/recovery disk,since it loads itself onto a RAM disk (thus allowing you to remove the floppy once it's fully loaded) and comes with tools for checking and repairing most filesystems, including msdos and ext2fs.
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   Trustix Secure Linux   
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Developer: Trustix AS
Website: http://www.trustix.net/
Languages: English
Categories: Security enchanced, Red Hat based
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Trustix Secure Linux is a project to make a hardened Linux distribution for servers. It features OpenSSL, OpenSSH, Apache w/SSL&PHP, Postfix, POP3 and IMAP with SSL support, ProFTP, and ftpd-BSD.
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   ZipHam   
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Developer: Jean-Philippe
Website: http://zipham.free.fr/
Languages: English, French
Categories: Minimalist
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: This mini distribution is made by and for Ham-radio but everybody can use it!
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   SoL - Server optimized Linux   
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Developer: Manalo & Willner OEG
Website: http://www.sol-linux.com
Languages: English, German
Categories: Power user
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: SoL is short for Server optimized Linux and is a Linux distribution completely independent from other Linux-distributions. It was built from the original src-packages and is optimized for heavy-duty server work. It contains all common server applications. You need SoL if you want to install a Linux-Server and don't want to spend too much time installing the system, gathering and configuring the server-packages and configuring the system to boot and work as you want it to. The revolutionary XML boot- and script-technology makes it easy to configure and make the server work.
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   GCL- Grey Cat Linux   
Developer: Peter de Koning
Website: http://home.wanadoo.nl/pete...
Languages: English
Categories: Minimalist
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Grey Cat Linux is a minimalist Linux distribution that is compatible and based on Slackware 3.5/ Basiclinux. It can be installed permanently or it can be loaded every time you need it. Download size is below 2MB. It comes with useful sofware, like a browser and word processor.
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   ASPLinux   
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Developer: ASPLinux
Website: http://www.asplinux.ru/en/
Languages: English, Chinese, Japanese, Russian, Ukranian, Bulgarian
Categories: Mainstream/General Public, Red Hat based, Security enchanced
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: ASPLinux is 100% RedHat compatible multipurpose GNU/Linux distribution which includes all includes all necessary components for installing high performance Internet/Intranet server or powerful multimedia workstation. The installation program featuring graphical and text modes includes ASPDiskManager - an utility which let users edit a hard drive partitions data manually during the installation. It allows copying, moving, and resizing partitions with FAT16, FAT32, NTFS, Ext2, Ext3, XFS and ReiserFS file systems preserving existent data. ASPLinux has also it's own graphical easy-to-use boot manager ASPLoader. Comes in Deluxe, Standard and Express editions along with OEM-edition which is distributed with new PCs
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   Alphalinux   
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Developer: Giancarlo Erra
Website: http://alfalinux.sourceforg...
Languages: English, Italian
Categories: Minimalist
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Alfalinux is a standard portable Slackware on two floppy disks, a real linux that loads himself in RAM. You'll find only standard applications (ex. bash or lynx) and a "clear" system.
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   ttylinux   
Developer: Pascal Schmidt
Website: http://www.minimalinux.org/...
Languages: English
Categories: Minimalist
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: ttylinux a small Linux system that can run from as little as 2.88 megabytes of space. It will provide only a text-based interface, but it enables you to dial into the Internet and surf web pages even on a low-end machine. You need to be running Linux already to be able to set this system up.
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   Blue Linux   
   
Website: http://blue.rohr.se/
Languages: Swedish
Categories: Minimalist
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Blue Linux is a Swedish Linux distribution that doesn't need to be installed on your hard disk. Information at their website is in Swedish.
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   CLE (Chinese Linux Extensions)   
   
Website: http://cle.linux.org.tw/
Languages: Chinese
Categories: Mainstream/General Public, Red Hat based
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: A Chinese language distribution based on Red Hat
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   ESWare   
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Developer: ESWare Linux
Website: http://www.esware.com/
Languages: Spanish
Categories: Mainstream/General Public, Red Hat based
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: A Linux distribution developed in Spain and oriented toward Spanish-speaking users. Installation, command lines, documentation and user's manual are all in Spanish (Castellano).
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   GNU/Linux UTUTO   
Developer: Universidad Nacional de Salta, Argentina
Website: http://g.unsa.edu.ar/ututo/
Languages: English, Spanish
Categories: Minimalist
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: GNU/Linux UTUTO is a distribution that's designed to run from a CD. It's meant for users who want to try Linux or who want to demonstrate Linux to others without having to do the standard partitioning and installation. This is the first distribution to come from Argentina
GNU/Linux UTUTO is una distribución diseñada para arancar desde un CD. Está destinada a aquellos usuarios que quieran probar Linux o para demostrar Linux a otros sin la necesidad de hacer particiones en el disco duro para una instalación standard. Es la primera distribución Linux de Argentina.
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   Vine Linux   
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Developer: Project Vine
Website: http://www.vinelinux.org/
Languages: Japanese
Categories: Mainstream/General Public, Red Hat based
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Vine Linux is a distribution based on Red Hat that comes with a highly customized Japanese environment.
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   Plamo Linux   
   
Website: http://www.linet.gr.jp/~koj...
Languages: Japanese
Categories: Mainstream/General Public
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Japanese distribution based on Slackware
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   ScrudgeWare   
   
Website: http://scrudgeware.org/
Languages: English
Categories: Mainstream/General Public
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Distribution that uses GNU tools almost exclusively.
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   ELKS   
Developer: Al Riddoch, et al
Website: http://elks.sourceforge.net/
Languages: English
Categories: Embedded
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Project to create a distribution that runs on pre i386 chips (8086, 8088, i286). Targetted at created an embeddable type system.
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   K12LTSP   
Developer: K12Linux / Linux Terminal Server Project.
Website: http://www.k12ltsp.org/
Languages: English
Categories: Mainstream/General Public, Minimalist, Red Hat based
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: K12LTSP is a terminal server appliance distribution of RedHat Linux. It's aim is to allow students in school to boot from diskless workstations and run the necessary tools to use the Internet plus run a word processor (Abiword), spreadsheet (Gnumeric), image manupulation tools (GIMP) as well as many other applications.
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   VectorLinux   
Developer: Robert S. Lange, et al
Website: http://www.vectorlinux.com
Languages: English
Categories: Mainstream/General Public, Minimalist, Power user, Slackware based
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: A light-weight distribution aimed at desktop users and based on Slackware
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   PA-RISC Linux   
Developer: Hewlett Packard/LinuxCare
Website: http://parisc-linux.org/
Languages: English
Categories: Power user
Platforms: Other
Description: Linux distribution that runs on machines that use Hewlett Packard's PA-RISC processor.
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   floppyfw   
Developer: Zelow Consulting
Website: http://www.zelow.no/floppyfw/
Languages: English
Categories: Security enchanced, Minimalist, Debian based
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: floppyfw is a static Linux router with firewall-capabilities. It is based on packages from Debian.
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   Gibraltar   
Developer: ViaNova
Website: http://www.gibraltar.at
Languages: English
Categories: Security enchanced, Minimalist, Debian based
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Gibraltar is a Debian GNU/Linux-based router and firewall package that boots directly from CD-ROM. Comes in commercial and free versions.
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   PKLinux   
Developer: linuxpakistan.net
Website: http://linuxpakistan.source...
Languages: English
Categories: Minimalist, Runs on MS Windows, Slackware based
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: This distribution comes in two versions:

Pklinux - mini, which will install under Windows. It is aimed at people who want to try Linux out.

Pklinux - bigi is a standard but scaled down distribution based on Slackware. It is designed to run well with little physical RAM.

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   Small Linux   
Developer: Steven Gibson
Website: http://www.superant.com/sma...
Languages: English
Categories: Minimalist
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Small Linux is a minimalist distribution with the Linux kernel and file utilities that can boot on older systems like i386s with little physical ram memory.
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   smoothwall   
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Developer: Richard Morrell & Lawrence Manning
Website: http://www.smoothwall.org/
Languages: English
Categories: Security enchanced, Minimalist
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Distribution geared toward those who have unused older equipment that they want to convert into firewalls.
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   BasicLinux   
Developer: Steven Darnold
Website: http://www.volny.cz/basicli...
Languages: English
Categories: Minimalist, Slackware based
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Minimalistic distribution that boots from a floppy (or from where ever you want - Hard Drive or CD). It is based on Slackware. It can be used as a "mainstream" system or even a firewall distribution.
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   Tomukas   
Developer: Radovan Garabik
Website: http://melkor.dnp.fmph.unib...
Languages: English
Categories: Minimalist, Runs on MS Windows
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Small Linux distribution featuring mc, joe, ssh and X-window with fvwm1. I can also be booted from an MS-DOS partition. The developer states: It works for me, it may work for you... but it may not.
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   JAILBAIT   
   
Website: http://jailbait.sourceforge...
Languages: English
Categories: Embedded
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: JAILBAIT means "JAILBAIT's Another Interesting Linux But Also Intimidating Tool". It is based on LEM and aimed toward developing net type appliances.
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   Security-Enhanced Linux   
Developer: NSA and University of Utah
Website: http://www.nsa.gov/selinux/
Languages: English
Categories: Security enchanced
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Not a distribution per se, SE Linux is a version of the Linux kernel enhanced for security purposes. It is developed by the U.S. government's National Security Agency and Secure Computing Corporation with the contributions of the University of Utah
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   EmbLin   
Developer: Luc Hermans
Website: http://www.dobit.com/emblin/
Languages: English
Categories: Embedded, Minimalist
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Distribution aimed at the embedded developer. It fits on a floppy. Small, but provides Internet conectivity (lynx, mail, telnet)
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   ZipSpeak   
Developer: Matthew Campbell
Website: http://www.linux-speakup.or...
Languages: English
Categories: Minimalist, Slackware based
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Based on ZipSlack, ZipSpeak is intended for blind and visually impaired users. Speakup, a screen reader/voice synthesizer program is included in the distribution
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   Linpus Linux   
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Developer: Linpus Technologies, Inc.
Website: http://www.linpus.com.tw/
Languages: English, Chinese
Categories: Mainstream/General Public
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Full-featured Chinese Linux distribution offering major packages and desktop enviroments. Offers complete multi-language support.
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   Mastodon Linux   
Developer: David Parsons
Website: http://www.pell.portland.or...
Languages: English
Categories: Minimalist, Power user
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Distribution based on an older (3.0) version of Slackware. Uses libc5 and some applications ported from FreeBSD and OpenBSD
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   ClarkConnect   
Developer: Point Clark Networks
Website: http://www.clarkconnect.org/
Languages: English
Categories: Minimalist, Power user
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: ClarkConnect has taken Red Hat, eliminated some applications, added some security features and connectivity software to create an Internet gateway distribution.
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   ELinOS   
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Developer: SYSGO Real-Time Solutions
Website: http://www.elinos.com/
Languages: English, German
Categories: Embedded
Platforms: Intel compatible, PPC, Other
Description: Distribution aimed at embedded Linux system developers and embedded applications development.
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   Fli4L   
Developer: Frank Meyer
Website: http://www.fli4l.de/english...
Languages: English, German
Categories: Security enchanced, Minimalist
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Fli4l is a single floppy Linux-based ISDN, DSL and Ethernet-Router. It is designed to convert old computers (486's) into productive network machines.
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   Honung Linux   
Developer: Johan Bogg
Website: http://www.honung.tk/
Languages: English
Categories: Minimalist
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Honung Linux resides on two floppies and after bootup it works completely from your RAM. It is made to be used in a router, it's based on busybox and it's aimed at being a clean system.
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   Miracle Linux   
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Developer: Miracle Linux Corp/Oracle
Website: http://www.miraclelinux.com/
Languages: Japanese
Categories: Mainstream/General Public
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Japanese distribution based on Red Hat and funded by database giant Oracle. It is specially designed to run Oracle's RDBM system
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   Dreamcast Linux Distribution   
Developer: Yaegashi Takeshi
Website: http://www.m17n.org/linux-s...
Languages: English, Japanese
Categories: Minimalist
Platforms: Other
Description: Linux distribution that is designed to run on the SEGA Dreamcast.
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   Linspire   
Developer: Linspire, Inc.
Website: http://www.linspire.com/
Languages: English, Spanish, Japanese, Italian
Categories: Runs on MS Windows, Mainstream/General Public, Debian based, Runs on MS Windows
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: (description provided by Linspire)
Linspire is a full-featured computer operating system designed for desktop and laptop computers. Based on Debian Linux, Linspire provides a powerful, stable, virus-free computing experience, yet is incredibly easy-to-use.

Bundled software includes a Microsoft Office file-compatible office suite, a powerful Internet and email suite, complete song and photo programs, media players for viewing animation and videos, and much more. New software is installed and managed with just one-click from Linspire's CNR Warehouse, an online library of over 2,000 programs, with the optional Linspire CNR Service.

Use Linspire to do things on the Web, create and share documents, work with graphics, play music, organize digital photos, view rich multimedia files and easily connect to networks and peripherals.

Download: list of download locations here

   IPCop Firewall   
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Developer: IPCop Project
Website: http://www.ipcop.org/
Languages: English
Categories: Security enchanced
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: IPCop is a complete Linux distribution that is designed to protect home or corporate networks from attack. It is based on SmoothWall, another security conscious distribution.
Download: list of download locations here

   Keeper Linux   
Developer: Ken Wolstencroft
Website: http://www.keeper.org.uk/
Languages: English
Categories: Minimalist
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Minimalist Linux distribution designed to meet specific application needs. Current applications include the security of internal networks linked to DSL/cable modem and dial-up connections. Others include the administration of remote servers.

Keeper boots off 2 floppy disks, with its root filing system in ramdisk, so no hard drive is necessary.

Now available is a KLX bootable CDROM. It is designed to work as a secure gateway between networks. Includes:

  • Modular 2.4.18 Linux Kernel.
  • Iptables Firewall.
  • Zebra Router, RIP, OSPF, BGP.
  • SSH2 Client and Server (Openssh).
  • PPP Dial-on-demand Internet Gateway.
  • Full featured Rescue Disk Facilities.
  • Standard Syslogd System logging

Download: list of download locations here

   Yu0-GNU-Linux   
Developer: Marko Cehaja
Website: http://linux.yu0.net/
Languages: English, Serbian, Croatian, Bosnian
Categories: Minimalist
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Distribution that fits on 2 disks (with 3rd as upgrade) and offers:
  • work without hard disks, but it is possible to mount them,
  • ext3 file system included,
  • TEA files encryption and decryption,
  • serbo-croatian menu with many options,
  • upgrade disk gives possibility to use GnuPg as well.
  • graphical login screen,
  • immediate use of serbian cyrillic or latinic letters,
  • immediate use of croatian latinic letters and keyboards,
  • upgrade disk gives possibility to use GnuPg as well.
  • graphical login screen,
  • immediate use of serbian cyrillic or latinic letters,
  • immediate use of croatian latinic letters and keyboards,
  • many HOWTOs and documentation in Serbo-Croatian.

Download: list of download locations here

   Source Mage GNU/Linux   
   
Website: http://www.sourcemage.org
Languages: English
Categories: Minimalist, Power user
Platforms: Intel compatible, PPC, Sparc
Description: This is a source-based distribution, where the package source files are downloaded and compiled for your architecture, selected optimizations, and installed libraries. This is a "fork" of Sorcerer GNU/Linux of when SGL was dropped, and then later reintroduced to become a non-GPL distribution, Sorcerer Linux. (broadband recommended for source downloads).
Download: list of download locations here

   PLD Linux Distribution   
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Developer: The PLD Team
Website: http://www.pld-linux.org/
Languages: English, Polish
Categories: Power user
Platforms: Intel compatible, PPC, Alpha, Sparc, 64 bit
Description: PLD is a free distribution that provides a vast selection of over 9000 packages with virtually every program that's available to the Linux community, from servers and programming tools to multimedia and desktop software. It's meant to be developer-friendly, meaning that it's easy both to customize PLD to one's own needs and to participate in its constant improvement, visible day by day.
Download: list of download locations here

   LinEx   
Developer: Junta de Extremadura
Website: http://www.linex.org/
Languages: Spanish
Categories: Mainstream/General Public, Debian based
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: LinEx GNU/Linux es la distribución desarrollada por la Junta de Extremadura pensada para usuarios finales de software. Esta distribución se basa en Debian

LinEx GNU/Linux is a Linux distribution developed by the Autonomous Government of Extremadura, Spain. It's designed for the end user. It's based on Debian

Download: list of download locations here

   VLOS   
Developer: Vidalinux.com Linux Consulting Group
Website: http://vidalinux.com/
Languages: English, Spanish
Categories: Mainstream/General Public
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Distribution based on Gentoo and aimed at maintream users.
Download: list of download locations here

   Firegate Server   
Developer: Wiresoft
Website: http://www.wiresoft.net/
Languages: English
Categories: Security enchanced
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: A server operating system based on Linux, Firegate Server SMB Edition is the first ever self-managing server OS designed for small and mid-sized businesses.

Firegate securely connects offices to the Internet and to each other, protecting valuable electronic information. Office staff can securely surf the web, send and receive email, host the company web site, share files, host a customer database, and more

Download: list of download locations here

   Red Flag Linux   
Developer: Redflag Software Co. Ltd
Website: http://www.redflag-linux.co...
Languages: Chinese
Categories: Mainstream/General Public
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Officially sanctioned Linux distribution from the People's Republic of China.
Download: list of download locations here

   Xandros   
Developer: Xandros Corporation
Website: http://www.xandros.com
Languages: English
Categories: Mainstream/General Public, Debian based
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Xandros is a distribution based of Debian and KDE that seeks to make Linux simpler and easier to use while broaden the scope of day to day activities that users desire. Initially focused on the desktop, Xandros is also developing server technologies.
Download: list of download locations here

   FireCast Software Suite for Kiosks   
Developer: WireSpring Technologies, Inc.
Website: http://www.wirespring.com
Languages: English
Categories: Mainstream/General Public, Embedded, Power user
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: WireSpring Technologies makes FireCast, a Linux-based software suite for building and managing interactive kiosk networks. Designed for use with standard PC hardware and supporting ELO touch screens, FireCast bundles a tamper-resistant kiosk environment, customizable user interface, web browser, and full multimedia support with a plug-and-play Linux operating system. FireCast also includes a complete set of web-based remote management and advertising control tools for scheduling content, monitoring device status, and creating and tracking ad campaigns. The software requires no prior knowledge of Linux, and uses a familiar graphical interface for all administrative functions.
Download: list of download locations here

   O-Net   
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Developer: hi-net
Website: http://www.o-net.it/
Languages: English, Italian
Categories: Security enchanced, Power user
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Italian distribution oriented toward networking. (Information at the website in Italian)
Download: list of download locations here

   LinuxInstall.org   
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Developer: Thomas Chung
Website: http://linuxinstall.org/
Languages: English
Categories: Mainstream/General Public, Red Hat based, Personal
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Designed with Linux novices in mind, this distribution is designed to install "automagically". The user does not have to worry about partitioning the hard drive or selecting packages. A set of pre-selected productivity applications are installed (web browser, mail client) and the user is ready to go.
Download: list of download locations here

   Ark Linux   
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Developer: Ark Linux Project
Website: http://www.arklinux.org/
Languages: English
Categories: Mainstream/General Public, Red Hat based
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: The Ark Linux distribution is based on Red Hat Linux and geared toward the newcomer to Linux. The developers claim it can be installed in 4 mouse clicks.
Download: list of download locations here

   TopologiLinux   
Developer: TopologiLinux
Website: http://topologi-linux.sf.net
Languages: English
Categories: Runs on MS Windows, Slackware based
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: This distribution can be run from any versions of Windows or Dos. Very easy to install and based on latest slackware. Includes X-windows Gnome Kde and many other applications. There is support for both FAT and NTFS filesystems!
Download: list of download locations here

   ARM Linux   
Developer: Russell King/ARM Limited
Website: http://www.arm.linux.org.uk/
Languages: English
Categories: Power user
Platforms: Other
Description: ARM Linux is a port of Linux to machines running ARM processors. The primary work was done by Russell King with contributions from others.
Download: list of download locations here

   SoL-diag   
Developer: Manalo & Willner OEG
Website: http://www.sol-linux.com/
Languages: English
Categories: Minimalist
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: SoL-diag is a diskless Linux operating system designed for rescue and analysis of i686 type computers. The 36MB image contains over 300 programs which can be used for education on Linux systems.

SoL-diag features the current stable Linux kernel with almost all available kernel modules. With SoL-diag, watching DVD, listening to mp3s and burning CD-RWs is possible without installing Linux on your harddrive.

Download: list of download locations here

   Yoper   
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Developer: Yoper Ltd
Website: http://www.yoper.com/
Languages: English
Categories: Mainstream/General Public, Power user
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Yoper is a full-featured distribution that is designed to run on high-end CPUs (Pentium II and IV, AMD Athon, Duron and other similar chips). The developers have provided for easy install of packages from other major distributions (RPM, DEB, TGZ)
Download: list of download locations here

   Damn Small Linux   
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Developer: John Andrews
Website: http://www.damnsmalllinux.org
Languages: English
Categories: Minimalist, Debian based
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Damn Small Linux is a business card size (50MB) Live CD Linux distribution. Despite it's miniscule size it strives to have a functional and easy to use desktop.
Download: list of download locations here

   Morphix   
Developer: Morphix Project
Website: http://www.morphix.org/
Languages: English
Categories: Mainstream/General Public, Debian based, Live CD
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Morphix is a live-cd distribution designed to be run from a CD-ROM drive with no need to partition and install in your hard disk. It comes in three main types, a LightGUI (small footprint) version, a "medium" version with KDE and a HeavyGUI version that includes both the latest KDE and GNOME along with the OpenOffice suite
Download: list of download locations here

   Puppy   
Developer: Barry Kauler
Website: http://www.puppyos.com/
Languages: English
Categories: Mainstream/General Public, Minimalist
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Puppy is a tiny distribution but with a full suite of GUI apps and loads entirely into a 48M ramdisk. This means that all applications start in the blink of an eye and respond immediately. Puppy will fit into the "small distro" category, but is not floppy based. Also fits the live-CD based category, but not limited to that as can install to any storage media.
Download: list of download locations here

   Arch Linux   
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Developer: Arch Linux Team
Website: http://www.archlinux.org/
Languages: English, French, German
Categories: Mainstream/General Public, Power user, Personal
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: A Linux Distribution optimized for the i686 architecture.
Download: list of download locations here

   Intrinsyc Linux   
Developer: Intrinsyc Software
Website: http://linux.intrinsyc.com
Languages: English
Categories: Embedded
Platforms: PPC, Other
Description: At the Linux kernel, Intrinsyc supports ARM and PowerPC architectures. Both code bases are tightly synchronized with the latest stable branches adopted in the Linux community. The ARM kernel base supports SA1100 and PXA250/255. IBM's PowerPC 405EP embedded processor is a new member in our repository. On top of the Linux kernels, Intrinsyc has its I-Linux distribution file system. The Intrinsyc Linux distribution is based on the Familiar Distribution which was originally designed for use on the HP/Compaq iPAQ PDA, but has proven to be easily adaptable to a wide range of ARM-based hardware. Intrinsyc has also ported the Familiar packages onto its new PowerPC architecture, providing a unique solution not currently offered from anyone else for any device on the market. Familiar Linux is based on package feeds. Once you install the base file system image, users can install additional applications as packages over the network and tailor their own file systems to specific needs.
Download: list of download locations here

   Fedora   
Developer: RedHat Software
Website: http://fedora.redhat.com/
Languages: English, Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese
Categories: Mainstream/General Public, Red Hat based, Fedora Core based
Platforms: Intel compatible, PPC, 64 bit
Description: Fedora Core is RedHat's plan to develop a complete, general purpose operating system exclusively from free software. The distribution was created to replace low-end, comsumer versions of RedHat Linux.
Download: list of download locations here

   Impi Linux   
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Developer: Gauteng Linux Users' Group
Website: http://www.impi.org.za
Languages: English
Categories: Mainstream/General Public
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Linux distribution developed in South Africa. It is aimed at mainstream users. Includes productivity applications for accounting, word processing/spreadsheet, web browsing, email and other office and home user needs.
Download: list of download locations here

   MEPIS Linux   
Developer: MEPIS LLC
Website: http://www.mepis.org/book/v...
Languages: English
Categories: Mainstream/General Public, Debian based
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Debian based distribution optimized for desktop use. Runs from a live CD and can be installed to a hard disk. Comes with the latest versions of KDE, Mozilla and OpenOffice. Boast easy hardware configuration including WiFi support.
Download: list of download locations here

   Roku OS   
Developer: Roku LLC
Website: http://www.rokulabs.com
Languages: English
Categories: Embedded
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Custom-developed embedded Linux distribution specifically designed for the Roku high-definition digital media player. It includes the Linux kernel plus Roku's media APIs. It is designed to be developer friendly.
Download: list of download locations here

   Bonzai Linux   
Developer: Marcus Moeller
Website: http://developer.berlios.de...
Languages: English
Categories: Minimalist
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Bonzai Linux is a distribution designed to fit on a Mini CD. It's based on Debian and offers the latest version of the popular KDE.
Download: list of download locations here

   AbulÉdu   
Developer: AbulÉdu project
Website: http://www.abuledu.org/
Languages: French
Categories: Mainstream/General Public, Mandriva based
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Mandrake-based distribution developed for French teachers for use in the classroom.
Download: list of download locations here

   BU Linux   
Developer: BU Linux project
Website: http://www.bu.edu/computing...
Languages: English
Categories: Minimalist, Red Hat based
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Distribution based on RedHat and developer for students at Boston University
Download: list of download locations here

   CERN Linux   
Developer: CERN
Website: http://linux.web.cern.ch/li...
Languages: English
Categories: Red Hat based, Power user
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: CERN Linux is a ramped-up version of RedHat Linux. It is optimized to run clusters more efficiently
Download: list of download locations here

   FREEDUC   
Developer: FREEDUC Project
Website: http://www.ofset.org/freedu...
Languages: English
Categories: Minimalist, Live CD, Debian based
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Live CD distribution developed with the help of UNESCO. It has a fully functional desktop and offers interfaces in a variety of lanaguages.
Download: list of download locations here

   Skolelinux   
Developer: Skolelinux Project
Website: http://developer.skolelinux...
Languages: English, Norwegian
Categories: Minimalist, Debian based
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Based on Debian, this distribution is aimed at use in schools in Norway. It provides support for local languages.
Download: list of download locations here

   Aurox Linux   
Developer: Aurox Sp.
Website: http://www.aurox.org/en/
Languages: English, Polish
Categories: Mainstream/General Public, Fedora Core based
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Aurox is a distribution developed in Poland and aimed at mainstream users. The most recent version is based on Fedora Core.
Download: list of download locations here

   blag   
Developer: blag project
Website: http://www.blagblagblag.org
Languages: English
Categories: Mainstream/General Public, Red Hat based
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: blag is a RedHat based distribution. It offers most things that any computer user might need (office suit, multimedia, graphics and more)
Download: list of download locations here

   Kalango Linux   
Developer: Kalango Project
Website: http://www.kalangolinux.org
Languages: Portuguese
Categories: Mainstream/General Public, Debian based, Live CD
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: A version of Kurumin (which is based on Knoppix) that can be installed.
Download: list of download locations here

   Free-EOS   
Developer: Free-EOS Project
Website: http://free-eos.org/
Languages: French
Categories: Mainstream/General Public
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Distribution developed in France and aimed at Microsoft Windows users.
Download: list of download locations here

   IDMS Linux   
Developer: IDMS Project
Website: http://idms.sourceforge.net/
Languages: English
Categories: Minimalist, Power user
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Distibution for servers. As the project members point out, there are no GUI's, No X, No fancy s**t
Download: list of download locations here

   Feather Linux   
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Developer: Robert Sullivan
Website: http://featherlinux.berlios.de
Languages: English
Categories: Live CD
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Feather Linux is a Knoppix-based distribution which fits in under 64Mb, boots off a CD or USB pendrive, and has a wide range of applications for admin, desktop and rescue use.
Download: list of download locations here

   UHU-Linux   
Developer: UHU-Linux project
Website: http://www.uhulinux.hu/
Languages: Hungarian
Categories: Debian based
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: UHU Linux is a version of Debian GNU/Linux completely translated into Hungarian
Download: list of download locations here

   PCQuest Linux   
Developer: PC Quest Magazine
Website: http://www.pcquest.com/
Languages: English
Categories: Mainstream/General Public, Fedora Core based
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Mainstream Linux distribution based on Red Hat's Fedora Core and developed by the magazine PC Quest based in India. The distribution is apparently only obtainable through a subscription to the magazine.
Download: list of download locations here

   ATOS Linux   
Developer: Advanced Technology
Website: http://mohammad.mousa.info/...
Languages: English, German, Arabic
Categories: Security enchanced, Embedded
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: ATOS Mini Server is designed for the use in Intranets and offers a complete all-in-one Serversolution. ATOS Professional Server is designed for the use as an Interface between the Intranet and the WAN (DMZ).
Download: list of download locations here

   SLAX   
Developer: SLAX project
Website: http://slax.linux-live.org
Languages: English
Categories: Minimalist, Live CD
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Live CD distribution based on Slackware. Includes the latest version of KDE as the desktop.
Download: list of download locations here

   GoboLinux   
Developer: GoboLinux Project
Website: http://www.gobolinux.org
Languages: English, German, Portuguese
Categories: Power user, Live CD
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Innovative distribution that doesn't use the traditional Linux file system hierarchy. Each application gets its own directory system.
Download: list of download locations here

   Insigne GNU/Linux   
Developer: Insigne Free Software do Brasil
Website: http://www.insignesoftware....
Languages: English, Spanish, Portuguese
Categories: Mainstream/General Public, Red Hat based
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Mainstream Linux distribution based on Red Hat.
Download: list of download locations here

   Caixa Mágica   
Developer: ADETTI and ISCTE
Website: http://www.caixamagica.pt
Languages: Portuguese
Categories: Mainstream/General Public
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Mainstream Linux distribution aimed at Portuguese users and designed to be easy to install and configure.
Download: list of download locations here

   Guadalinex   
Developer: Junta de Andalucia
Website: http://www.guadalinex.org
Languages: Spanish
Categories: Mainstream/General Public, Debian based
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Distribution based on Debian and designed specifically for use in the autonomous government of Andalucia, Spain.

Distribución basada en Debian y diseñada especificamente para uso en el gobierno autonomo de Andalucía, España.

Download: list of download locations here

   Lineox Enterprise Linux   
Developer: Lineox Inc
Website: http://www.lineox.com
Languages: English, Finnish
Categories: Mainstream/General Public, Red Hat based
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Distribution from Finland that contains all freely distributable packages from Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
Download: list of download locations here

   Càtix   
Developer: TecnoCampusMataró
Website: http://www.tecnocampus.com/...
Languages: English
Categories: Live CD
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Live CD distribution produced in Catalonia, Spain. Program interfaces and documention are in Catalonian (Catalán).
Download: list of download locations here

   StartCom Linux   
Developer: StartCom Ltd.
Website: http://www.startcom.org
Languages: English, Hebrew
Categories: Mainstream/General Public, Red Hat based
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Distribution with four versions all based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux. The versions are geared toward business data centers, home use, office workstations and software developers.
Download: list of download locations here

   HostGIS Linux   
Developer: CopiaGroup
Website: http://www.hostgis.com/
Languages: English
Categories: Minimalist, Power user
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Distribution developed especially for handing GIS (Geographic Information Systems)
Download: list of download locations here

   rpath Linux   
Developer: Specifix, Inc.
Website: http://www.rpath.com/rbuild...
Languages: English
Categories: Minimalist, Power user
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Distribution designed to use the Conary system, a distributed software management system - alternatives to RPM and dpkg systems for updates.
Download: list of download locations here

   Quantian   
Developer: Dirk Eddelbuettel
Website: http://dirk.eddelbuettel.co...
Languages: English
Categories: Debian based, Live CD
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Live CD distribution based on Knoppix/Debian. It is geared toward numerical and quantitative analysis
Download: list of download locations here

   Berry Linux   
Developer: Yuichiro Nakada
Website: http://yui.mine.nu/berry/
Languages: English, Japanese
Categories: Live CD, Fedora Core based
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Live CD distribution based on Fedora.
Download: list of download locations here

   CCux Linux   
Developer: CCux Linux Project
Website: http://www.ccux-linux.de
Languages: English
Categories: Power user
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Distribution aimed at machines with i686 and higher processor. Updates based on RPM and apt.
Download: list of download locations here

   stresslinux   
Developer: stresslinux.org
Website: http://www.stresslinux.org
Languages: English, German
Categories: Minimalist, Live CD
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Minimalist distribution that can boot from a CD, usb-stic or usb-floppy. Designed to stress-test hardware.
Download: list of download locations here

   Austrumi   
Developer: Andrejs Meinerts
Website: http://cyti.latgola.lv/ruun...
Languages: English
Categories: Minimalist, Slackware based, Live CD
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Small (50mb) live CD distribution based on Slackware.
Download: list of download locations here

   Annvix   
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Developer: Annvix Development Team
Website: http://annvix.org
Languages: English
Categories: Security enchanced, Mandriva based
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Distribution that aims to be a "hardened" version of Mandrake.
Download: list of download locations here

   Zenwalk   
Developer: Zenwalk Team
Website: http://www.zenwalk.org/
Languages: English
Categories: Minimalist, Slackware based, Power user
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Minislack Linux is a distribution aimed at developers but also includes the normal list of applications for general desktop use. As the name implies, it's based on Slackware
Download: list of download locations here

   Adamantix   
Developer: Adamantix Project
Website: http://www.trusteddebian.org
Languages: English
Categories: Security enchanced, Debian based, Power user
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Security enhanced version of Debian GNU/Linux.
Download: list of download locations here

   QiLinux   
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Developer: QiLinux Project
Website: http://www.qilinux.it
Languages: English, Italian
Categories: Mainstream/General Public
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Mainstream Linux distribution developed in Italy
Download: list of download locations here

   tinysofa   
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Developer: Omar Kilani
Website: http://www.tinysofa.org/
Languages: English
Categories: Security enchanced, Power user
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Hardened Linux distribution that comes in two versions, classic and enterprise.
Download: list of download locations here

   Bayanihan Linux   
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Developer: Advanced Science and Technology Institute
Website: http://www.bayanihan.gov.ph/
Languages: English
Categories: Mainstream/General Public
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Mainstream distribution developed by the Advanced Science and Technology Institute of the Philippines
Download: list of download locations here

   CensorNet   
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Developer: Adelix Ltd
Website: http://www.censornet.com
Languages: English
Categories: Security enchanced, Power user
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: CensorNet provides users with the ability to filter network content and restrict access.
Download: list of download locations here

   Ubuntu Linux   
Developer: Canonical Ltd.
Website: http://www.ubuntulinux.org/
Languages: English
Categories: Mainstream/General Public, Debian based, Live CD
Platforms: Intel compatible, PPC, Itanium, 64 bit
Description: Mainstream distribution based on Debian that includes the latest version of all major software packages. The developers aim to make it accessable in many languages.
Download: list of download locations here

   Asianux   
Developer: Red Flag/Miracle Linux Cooperation
Website: http://www.asianux.com/asia...
Languages: English, Chinese, Japanese
Categories: Power user
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Distribution aimed at servers and developed by Red Flag of China and Miracle Linux Cooperation of Japan
Download: list of download locations here

   ASLinux Desktop   
Developer: Activa Sistemas
Website: http://www.activasistemas.c...
Languages: English, Spanish
Categories: Mainstream/General Public, Debian based
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Distribution from Spain aimed at home users. Based on Debian.
Download: list of download locations here

   BIG LINUX   
Developer: BIG LINUX Project
Website: http://biglinux.codigolivre...
Languages: Portuguese
Categories: Live CD
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Live CD distribution developed in Brazil.
Download: list of download locations here

   BioBrew Linux   
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Developer: Bioinformatics.Org
Website: http://bioinformatics.org/b...
Languages: English
Categories: Power user
Platforms: Intel compatible, Other
Description: Linux distribution designed to be run on a cluster and enhanced for bioinformaticists and life scientists.
Download: list of download locations here

   blackPanther OS   
Developer: blackPanther OS Project
Website: http://www.blackpanther.hu
Languages: Hungarian
Categories: Mainstream/General Public, Mandriva based
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Hungarian distribution based on Mandrake Linux.
Download: list of download locations here

   Boten GNU/Linux   
Developer: Mpthrill.com & Voodoo Soft
Website: http://www.mpthrill.com/pea...
Languages: Hebrew
Categories: Mainstream/General Public
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Distribution aimed at home users and optimized for the Hebrew language. It is based on Peanut Linux
Download: list of download locations here

   BRaiLleSPEAK   
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Developer: Osvaldo La Rosa
Website: http://www.brlspeak.net/
Languages: English
Categories: Minimalist
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Debian-based minimalist distribution designed for sight-impared individuals.
Download: list of download locations here

   Burapha Linux   
Developer: Burapha University
Website: http://www.buraphalinux.org/
Languages: Thai
Categories: Minimalist, Slackware based
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Distribution based on Slackware and optimized for the Thai language. Comes in two versions - a standard distribution and a mini version.
Download: list of download locations here

   RedHawk Linux   
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Developer: Concurrent Computer Corporation
Website: http://www.ccur.com/
Languages: English
Categories: Minimalist, Red Hat based
Platforms: Other
Description: Real-time Linux distribution designed to be used embedded in devices.
Download: list of download locations here

   Co-Create Desktop Linux   
Developer: Beijing Co-Create Open Source Software Co.,Ltd.
Website: http://www.cocreate.com.cn/
Languages: Chinese
Categories: Mainstream/General Public
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Mainstream distribution developed in China and optimized for Chinese users. The company also develops an office suite
Download: list of download locations here

   neoLinux   
Developer: Console
Website: http://www.console.com.br
Languages: English, Portuguese
Categories: Power user
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Distribution designed for small and medium businesses. Developed in Brazil.
Download: list of download locations here

   Danix   
Developer: Danix Project
Website: http://www.danix.cz/
Languages: English, Czech, Slovak
Categories: Live CD
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Live CD distribution based on Knoppix and optimized for Czech and Slovak users.
Download: list of download locations here

   Dappix   
Developer: Dappix Project
Website: http://tyge.sslug.dk/knoppix/
Languages: English, Danish
Categories: Live CD
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Danish version of Knoppix
Download: list of download locations here

   DietLinux   
Developer: DietLinux
Website: http://www.lart.info/~bwach...
Languages: English
Categories: Minimalist, Live CD
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Floppy or CD based minimalist Linux distribution designed to use small-footprint libraries
Download: list of download locations here

   dyne:bolic   
Developer: Denis Rojo
Website: http://www.dynebolic.org/
Languages: English
Categories: Minimalist, Power user, Live CD
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Live CD distribution aimed at multimedia developers and designed to run effectively on older hardware.
Download: list of download locations here

   eduKnoppix   
Developer: eduKnoppix Project
Website: http://www.eduknoppix.org/
Languages: English, Italian
Categories: Live CD
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Live CD distribution created in Italy and optimized for use in Italian schools. As the name indicates, it is based on Knoppix.
Download: list of download locations here

   ERPOSS   
Developer: ERPOSS Project/German Government
Website: http://www.bsi.de/produkte/...
Languages: German
Categories: Mainstream/General Public, Debian based
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: ERPOSS is a Debian-based Linux distribution for use in the German government.
Download: list of download locations here

   Fermi Linux   
Distribution Logo
Developer: Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
Website: http://www-oss.fnal.gov/pro...
Languages: English
Categories: Security enchanced, Red Hat based
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Security enhanced distribution based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Download: list of download locations here

   FTOSX   
Developer: Future Technologies
Website: http://www.futuretg.com/FTO...
Languages: Italian
Categories: Mainstream/General Public
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Mainstream distribution developed in Italy. Designed for ease of use, it uses the RPM system for package management.
Download: list of download locations here

   GeeXboX   
Developer: The GeeXboX Team
Website: http://www.geexbox.org/en/i...
Languages: English
Categories: Live CD
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Live CD distribution centered around MPlayer and designed to be a multimedia player.
Download: list of download locations here

   Gentoox   
Developer: Gentoox Project
Website: http://gentoox.shallax.com/
Languages: English
Categories: Game Console
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Distribution based on Gentoo and designed to run on the X-Box
Download: list of download locations here

   PXES   
Developer: Diego Torres Milano
Website: http://pxes.sourceforge.net/
Languages: English
Categories: Minimalist
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Minimalist distribution designed to turn older PCs into diskless thin clients.
Download: list of download locations here

   Hakin9 Live   
Developer: Robert Bernier, et al
Website: http://www.haking.pl/en/ind...
Languages: English
Categories: Security enchanced, Live CD
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Live CD distribution that comes with security oriented tools
Download: list of download locations here

   Hikarunix   
Developer: Hikarunix Project
Website: http://www.hikarunix.org/
Languages: English
Categories: Power user, Live CD
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Live CD distribution especially designed to play the game of 'Go'.
Download: list of download locations here

   INSERT   
Developer: Inside Security IT Consulting GmbH
Website: http://www.inside-security....
Languages: English
Categories: Security enchanced, Power user, Live CD
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Live CD distribution designed to be used for disaster recovery for both Linux and Windows (supports NTFS, FAT and MSDOS) systems. Based on Knoppix
Download: list of download locations here

   LinVDR   
Developer: Thomas Koch, Mirko Dölle
Website: http://linvdr.org/projects/...
Languages: English, German
Categories: Minimalist, Debian based, Power user
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Minimalist Linux distribution aimed at turning a machine with modest hardware into a Video Disk Recorder (VDR) and Personal Video Recorder (PVR)
Download: list of download locations here

   Games Knoppix   
Developer: Martin Öhler
Website: http://games-knoppix.unix-a...
Languages: English, German
Categories: Power user, Live CD
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Version of the live CD distribution Knoppix modified to include a large variety of games. Runs best with 3D optimized video cards.
Download: list of download locations here

   eLux   
Developer: UniCon Software GmbH
Website: http://myelux.com/elux.htm
Languages: English
Categories: Embedded
Platforms: Intel compatible, Other
Description: eLux is a version of Linux for embedded systems - specifically thin clients. It's designed to provide access to both MS Windows and Linux on remote systems
Download: list of download locations here

   PCLinuxOS   
Developer: PCLinuxOS Project
Website: http://www.pclinuxos.com/
Languages: English
Categories: Mainstream/General Public, Mandriva based, Live CD
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Attractive live CD distribution based on Mandrake. It is user-friendly and aimed at the general public.
Download: list of download locations here

   SAM   
Developer: SAM Project
Website: http://sam.hipsurfer.com/
Languages: English, German
Categories: Mandriva based, Live CD
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Minimalist but attractive live CD distribution based on Mandrake. The whole system fits in 200 MB
Download: list of download locations here

   GoblinX   
Developer: GoblinX Project
Website: http://www.goblinx.com.br/en/
Languages: English, Portuguese
Categories: Slackware based, Live CD
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Live CD distribution based on Slackware. Comes with many of the most popular applications for Linux
Download: list of download locations here

   Santa Fe Linux   
Distribution Logo
Developer: New Mexico Software
Website: http://www.santafelinux.com
Languages: English
Categories: Mainstream/General Public, Debian based, Live CD
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Santa Fe features automatic hardware detection and configuration. Our distribution was designed to make the best open source software available to the ordinary user. Good for beginners and experts alike, Santa Fe's simple interface and graphical installer remove the frustration from Linux
Download: list of download locations here

   Flash Linux   
Developer: Encryptec Limited
Website: http://www.encryptec.net/fl...
Languages: English
Categories: Minimalist
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Distribution that can run from USB key drive or similiar devices. Based on Gentoo.
Download: list of download locations here

   LVP   
Developer: Benjamin Schieder
Website: http://lvp.crash-override.net/
Languages: English
Categories: Minimalist, Live CD
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: LVP is a live CD distribution based on ROCK Linux. It's designed to play video on low-power machines.
Download: list of download locations here

   uClinux   
Developer: Embedded Linux/Microcontroller Project
Website: http://www.uclinux.org
Languages: English
Categories: Embedded
Platforms: Other
Description: uClinux is a derivative of Linux 2.0 kernel intended for microcontrollers without Memory Management Units (MMUs).
Download: list of download locations here

   iPodLinux   
Developer: iPodLinux Project
Website: http://www.ipodlinux.org/Ma...
Languages: English
Categories: Embedded
Platforms: Other
Description: iPodLinux is a combination of a modified uClinux kernel (for embedded devices) and a simple user interface called 'Podzilla' that can be installed on the Apple iPod and used to control that device.
Download: list of download locations here

   Pie Box Enterprise Linux   
Developer: PixExcel
Website: http://www.piebox.com/
Languages: English
Categories: Red Hat based, Power user
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Pie Box is one of several Red Hat Enterprise Linux clones. It delivers an enterprise-class operating system.
Download: list of download locations here

   DiscoverStation   
Developer: Userful
Website: http://www.userful.com
Languages: English
Categories: Mainstream/General Public, Power user
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Linux distribution designed to enable one PC to provide up to 10 separate user sessions with each using their own monitor. DiscoverStation features time management and internet content filtering and is ideal for multi-user environments like schools or internet cafes.
Download: list of download locations here

   FoxLinux   
Developer: Fox Team
Website: http://www.foxlinux.org/
Languages: English, Italian
Categories: Mainstream/General Public, Fedora Core based
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Distribution based on Fedora Core and developed in Italy. It is aimed at desktop users and features easy installation
Download: list of download locations here

   Ufficio Zero   
Developer: CreaLabs
Website: http://www.ufficiozero.org
Languages: Italian
Categories: Live CD, Debian based
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Live CD distribution based on Ubuntu Linux. It is optimized for Italian users, is user friendly and developed for office use.
Download: list of download locations here

   DARKSTAR Linux   
Developer: DARKSTAR Linux Project
Website: http://www.darkstarlinux.ro/
Languages: English
Categories: Mainstream/General Public
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: A user-friendly desktop Linux distribution from Romania. Has the look and feel of Windows XP.
Download: list of download locations here

   SLYNUX   
Developer: Sarath Lakshman
Website: http://www.slynux.co.nr/
Languages: English
Categories: Live CD
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Live CD distribution from India and based on Knoppix
Download: list of download locations here

   OpenLX Linux   
Developer: OpenLX Inc.
Website: http://www.openlx.com
Languages: English
Categories: Mainstream/General Public
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: The OpenLX LINUX Distribution aims to offer an Enterprise-grade LINUX to the widest spectrum of users, right from the individuals wanting a freely download-able/exchangeable one, right up-to the large-Enterprise that needs 24/7/365 support with complete aspects of Installation-Maintenance-Support-Training aspects being taken care of at a single point.
Download: list of download locations here

   Slamd64   
Developer: The Slamd64 Linux Project
Website: http://slamd64.com/
Languages: English
Categories: Power user, Slackware based
Platforms: 64 bit
Description: Slamd64 is an unofficial port of Slackware Linux to the x86_64 architecture
Download: list of download locations here

   Molinux   
Developer: Fundación Ínsula Barataria/JCCM
Website: http://www.molinux.info/
Languages: Spanish
Categories: Mainstream/General Public, Debian based
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Molinux es un sistema operativo basado en Ubunto Linux desarrollado por la Junta de Castilla-La Mancha, España

Molinux is an operating system based on Ubuntu Linux and developed by the Junta de Castilla-La Mancha, Spain

Download: list of download locations here

   Foresight Linux   
Distribution Logo
Developer: The Foresight Linux Project
Website: http://www.foresightlinux.com/
Languages: English
Categories: Power user
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Forsight Linux is a distribution based around the GNOME desktop. Mono is also featured prominently. The package system is based on Conary.
Download: list of download locations here

   Symphony OS   
Developer: Symphony OS Project
Website: http://symphonyos.com/
Languages: English
Categories: Mainstream/General Public, Debian based
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Distribution based on Debian and Knoppix that offers a new kind of desktop experience called the Mezzo Desktop Environment.
Download: list of download locations here

   Kanotix   
Developer: Jörg Schirottke
Website: http://kanotix.com
Languages: English, German
Categories: Debian based, Live CD
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Live CD distribution based on Debian. Emphasis on hardware support.
Download: list of download locations here

   Myah OS   
Developer: Myah Team
Website: http://myah.org/
Languages: English
Categories: Live CD
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Myah OS is a live CD distribution that is designed for ease of use and offers applications aimed at the general public.
Download: list of download locations here

   UMCE Linux   
Developer: ITCS at the University of Michigan
Website: http://www.managedlinux.org/
Languages: English
Categories: Power user
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: UMCE Linux is a custom distribution designed to run servers at the University of Michigan
Download: list of download locations here

   STUX GNU/Linux   
Developer: GP Studio
Website: http://www.gpstudio.com/stux/
Languages: English
Categories: Mainstream/General Public, Live CD
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: STUX is a live CD distribution that uses the KDE desktop. It comes with advanced support for multimedia formats.
Download: list of download locations here

   WIENUX   
Developer: Municipal Govt. of Vienna, Austria
Website: http://www.wien.gv.at/ma14/...
Languages: German
Categories: Mainstream/General Public, Debian based
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Distribution based on Debian and used on the computers in the city of Vienna, Austria. It has a full-featured desktop with KDE and includes OpenOffice.org and Firefox.
Download: list of download locations here

   Arudius   
Developer: Haidut
Website: http://arudius.sourceforge....
Languages: English
Categories: Security enchanced, Slackware based, Live CD
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Arudius is a live CD distribution based on Slackware. It is designed for use for security purposes and so contains many tools for network and software vulnerability analysis.
Download: list of download locations here

   LiMP   
Developer: LiMP Project
Website: http://limp-vkk-ver1.source...
Languages: English
Categories: Minimalist, Runs on MS Windows, Power user
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Linux Multimedia Player or LiMP is a small footprint distribution designed for media format playback. It supports mpeg layer 1, 2 and 3 (mp3), divx, Windows Media, Quicktime, Real Video as well as audio codecs wav, wma and Ogg Vorbis. It can be run as a standard distribution or from Microsoft Windows.
Download: list of download locations here

   Scientific Linux   
Developer: Fermilab, CERN, et al
Website: https://www.scientificlinux...
Languages: English
Categories: Power user, Red Hat based
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Distribution whose purpose is to create a common install base for scientific experiementation
Download: list of download locations here

   NimbleX   
Developer: Bogdan Radulescu
Website: http://nimblex.net/
Languages: English
Categories: Minimalist, Live CD
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Live CD distribution based on Slackware that will also boot from a USB device. Despite its small size, it comes with many mainstream Linux applications.
Download: list of download locations here

   Musix   
Developer: Equipo de Musix
Website: http://musix.org.ar/
Languages: English, Spanish
Categories: Power user, Live CD
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Musix es una distribución - tipo 'live CD' destinado a músicos, técnicos sonidistas y usuarios en general: una enorme colección de programas libres.
Download: list of download locations here

   VideoLinux   
Developer: VideoLinux Project
Website: http://promarkmedia.co.uk/v...
Languages: English
Categories: Power user, Live CD
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Live CD distribution that specializes in video tools. Includes applications for DVD backup, video encoding, editing and authoring
Download: list of download locations here

   Sauver   
Developer: Maulik Gordhandas
Website: http://sauveros.com
Languages: English
Categories: Mainstream/General Public, Live CD
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Live CD distribution that features three editions: rescue, desktop and laptop.
Download: list of download locations here

   CentOS   
Developer: The CentOS Project
Website: http://www.centos.org/
Languages: English
Categories: Red Hat based, Power user
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Enterprise Linux system based on freely available Red Hat sources.
Download: list of download locations here

   Brazil Firewall and Router   
Developer: Brazil FW Project
Website: http://www.brazilfw.com.br/
Languages: English, Portuguese
Categories: Minimalist, Power user
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: BrazilFW is a Linux mini-distro, designed for setting up network utility services such as internet connection sharing, firewalling, routing and wireless access points. It is based on Coyote Linux.
Download: list of download locations here

   Pardus   
Developer: TÜBİTAK - UEKAE
Website: http://www.uludag.org.tr/en...
Languages: English, Turkish
Categories: Mainstream/General Public, Live CD
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: General purpose Linux distribution aimed at Turkish users. A live CD version is also available.
Download: list of download locations here

   Openwall GNU/Linux - Owl   
Developer: Openwall Project
Website: http://www.openwall.com/Owl/
Languages: English
Categories: Security enchanced, Power user
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Security-enhanced Linux distribution designed to be mainly a server platform
Download: list of download locations here

   Zeroshell   
Developer: Fulvio Ricciardi
Website: http://www.zeroshell.net/eng/
Languages: English, Italian
Categories: Security enchanced, Embedded, Live CD
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Zeroshell is a live-CD distribution with enhanced security and networking capability.
Download: list of download locations here

   Elive   
Developer: Samuel 'Thanatermesis' F. Baggen
Website: http://www.elivecd.org/
Languages: English
Categories: Debian based, Live CD
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Live CD distribution based on Debian. Features the Enlightenment desktop as its main user interface
Download: list of download locations here

   Freespire   
Developer: Linspire
Website: http://freespire.org/
Languages: English
Categories: Mainstream/General Public
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Community developed version of the Linspire Linux distribution. There are two versions: One which only includes free software and another which includes legally-licensed, proprietary codecs, drivers and software.
Download: list of download locations here

   X-Evian   
Developer: Metabolik BioHacklab
Website: http://www.x-evian.org/
Languages: English, Spanish
Categories: Debian based, Live CD
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Live CD distribution from Spain based on Debian and Knoppix
Download: list of download locations here

   Pioneer Linux   
Developer: Technalign, Inc.
Website: http://www.tapioneer.com/
Languages: English
Categories: Mainstream/General Public, Debian based
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Mainstream Linux distribution based on Ubuntu. Comes in three versions: one designed for older hardware, one designed for general use and a commercial version that comes with Codeweaver's Crossover software for running Windows programs.
Download: list of download locations here

   Ulteo   
Developer: Gael Duval
Website: http://www.ulteo.com/
Languages: English, French
Categories: Mainstream/General Public, Debian based
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Mainstream Linux distribution created by Mandrake co-founder Gael Duval. Based on Debian.
Download: list of download locations here

   Icebreaker   
Developer: Ingres Corporation
Website: http://www.ingres.com/produ...
Languages: English
Categories: Minimalist, Power user
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Distribution produced by rPath and Ingres. It contains a minimal set of tools that are just needed to run the Ingres database
Download: list of download locations here

   BOSS (Bharat Operating System Solutions)   
Developer: C-DAC
Website: http://bosslinux.in/wiki/in...
Languages: English
Categories: Mainstream/General Public
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Mainstream distribution made specifically for the Indian environment. Its development is sponsored by the National Resource Center for Free/Open Source Software
Download: list of download locations here

   MAX (MAdrid_linuX)   
Developer: La Consejería de Educación de la Comunidad de Madrid (Spain)
Website: http://www.educa.madrid.org...
Languages: Spanish
Categories: Live CD
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Live CD distribution developed by the regional governnment of Madrid (Spain). Designed for use by teachers of information technology.
Download: list of download locations here

   myOS   
Developer: Zeljko 'Zelko' Aksentijevic
Website: http://one.xthost.info/zelk...
Languages: English
Categories: Minimalist, Power user
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Minimalist Linux distribution which is able to run OpenGL/C code without X.
Download: list of download locations here

   64 Studio   
Developer: 64 Studio Ltd
Website: http://64studio.com/
Languages: English
Categories: Debian based, Power user
Platforms: Intel compatible, 64 bit
Description: Debian-based distribution for digital content creation. Designed for 64 bit processors, though there is a 32 bit port available.
Download: list of download locations here

   blueflops   
Developer: Stefan Talpalaru
Website: http://blueflops.sourceforg...
Languages: English
Categories: Minimalist, Power user
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Minimalist distribution that fits on two floppy disks. Despite its lacking a GUI, web browsing in graphical mode can be done via text mode browser 'links' plus svgalib.
Download: list of download locations here

   Parted Magic   
Developer: Patrick Verner, et al
Website: http://partedmagic.com/
Languages: English
Categories: Power user, Live CD
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Live CD distribution designed to be a tool for partitioning hard drives. It contains an extensive collection of tools to handle all types of fileystem.
Download: list of download locations here

   BeaFanatIX   
Developer: Stephan Emmerich. et al
Website: http://bea.cabarel.com/inde...
Languages: English
Categories: Minimalist, Debian based
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Minimalist distribution that is a re-worked version of now defunct BeatriX - with more of an Ubuntu flavor.
Download: list of download locations here

   Openfiler   
Developer: Xinit Systems Limited
Website: http://www.openfiler.com/
Languages: English
Categories: Power user
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Openfiler is a distribution that's specially designed for storage management. It allows you to get a Network Attached Storage (NAS) or Storage Area Network (SAN) server up and running quickly.
Download: list of download locations here

   Granular Linux   
Developer: Team Granular
Website: http://www.granular-linux.com/
Languages: English
Categories: Mainstream/General Public, Live CD
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Distribution oriented toward novices and designed with a modular approach. A live CD version is available.
Download: list of download locations here

   grml   
Developer: Michael Prokop, et al
Website: http://www.grml.org/
Languages: English
Categories: Debian based, Power user, Live CD
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Debian-based Live CD distribution designed for system administrators. Includes tools for system analysis and rescue.
Download: list of download locations here

   Sidux   
Developer: Sidux e.V.
Website: http://sidux.com/
Languages: English
Categories: Debian based, Power user
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Distribution based on the unstable branch of Debian. It is designed to be constantly updated, never needing a major version update.
Download: list of download locations here

   Absolute   
Developer: Paul Sherman
Website: http://www.pcbypaul.com/abs...
Languages: English
Categories: Minimalist, Slackware based
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Lightweight Slackware-based distribution optimised to run on older hardware.
Download: list of download locations here

   Paldo   
Developer: Paldo Project
Website: http://www.paldo.org/
Languages: English
Categories: Mainstream/General Public, Power user
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Distribution oriented toward mainstream users that includes its own package management system, Upkg. It's a cross between a source-build (Gentoo) and binary based system.
Download: list of download locations here

   Voyage Linux   
Developer: Voyage Linux Project
Website: http://wiki.voyage.hk/
Languages: English
Categories: Embedded
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Stripped down version of Debian optimized to run in embedded systems
Download: list of download locations here

   AntiX   
Developer: 'anticapitalista'
Website: http://mirror.cs.vt.edu/pub...
Languages: English
Categories: Minimalist, Debian based
Platforms: Intel compatible, 64 bit
Description: Scaled-down version of MEPIS designed to work on older hardware. Desktop can be either Fluxbox or IceWM.
Download: list of download locations here

   Parsix GNU/Linux   
Developer: Parsix.org
Website: http://www.parsix.org/html/...
Languages: English, Arabic
Categories: Debian based, Live CD
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Live CD distribution based on Debian and KANOTIX and optimized for Persian keyboard layout and fonts.
Download: list of download locations here

   Tuquito GNU/Linux   
Developer: Mauro Torres, et al
Website: http://www.tuquito.org.ar/en/
Languages: English, Spanish
Categories: Mainstream/General Public, Debian based
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Tuquito GNU/Linux is a distribution developed in Argentina and based on Debian. It features advanced hardware detection
Download: list of download locations here

   Momonga   
Developer: Momonga Project
Website: http://www.momonga-linux.org
Languages: English, Japanese
Categories: Mainstream/General Public
Platforms: Intel compatible, 64 bit
Description: Momonga is a mainstream distribution optimized for Japanese language
Download: list of download locations here

   Galinux   
Developer: Teo Ramírez, et al
Website: http://www.galinux.org/
Languages: English
Categories: Minimalist, Slackware based
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Galinux is a distribution based on Slax (which in turn is based on Slackware) and developed for educational use. Development takes place in Galicia (Spain) and it is optimized for the local language Galician (Gallego)
Download: list of download locations here

   pure:dyne   
Developer: GOTO10
Website: https://devel.goto10.org/pu...
Languages: English
Categories: Power user, Live CD
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Live CD distribution that provides a complete and ready made environment for media artists and developers who are looking for a free operating system dedicated to realtime audio and video processing
Download: list of download locations here
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