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Conectiva Linux   

Developer: Conectiva
Website: http://en.conectiva.com
Languages: English, Spanish, Portuguese
Categories: Mainstream/General Public
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Mainstream distribution developed in Brazil. Offers all of the major advantages of a mainstream distribution including ease of installation and setup. The edition for workstations and clients comes with major software packages including StarOffice, Netscape (in native languages), games, image manipulation applications and other utilities. The Server Edition comes with software for network administration, e-commerce and support for RAID and clusters.
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   Beehive Linux   
   
Website: http://sourceforge.net/proj...
Languages: English
Categories: Minimalist
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Scaled down distribution "without all the clutter" that promises to be "tighter and cleaner" than mainstream distributions. Beehive is geared toward the experienced Linux user.
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   SOT Linux   
Developer: SOT Finnish Software Engineering Ltd.
Website: http://www.sot.com/en/
Languages: English, Swedish, Russian, Finnish
Categories: Mainstream/General Public
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: SOT Linux is perfectly suited for use in the home, as a workstation or an internet server. The Best Linux operating system is easy to install with no complicated options. Graphical installation goes smoothly, either on a new computer or beside another operating system. Selecting which operating system to start is simple thanks to an advanced graphical boot menu. Best Linux starts straight into a graphical Windows-like KDE-desktop which includes almost all of the software that might you use daily. The multilingual desktop consist of multiple workspaces to help you group your tasks. You can use one workspace for work matters, another to surf the internet and a third for writing a book. All this is possible due to Best Linux's superior multi-tasking.
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   BlueCat Linux   
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   
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   
Developer: Debian
Website: http://www.debian.org/
Languages: English
Categories: Mainstream/General Public, Debian based
Platforms: Intel compatible, PPC, Alpha, Sparc, Other, Mainframe, m68k
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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   easyLinux   
Developer: easy Information Technology
Website: http://www.eit.de/
Languages: English, French, German
Categories: Mainstream/General Public
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Until today Linux had the reputation to be a system which is difficult to install. Without knowledge of Unix an installation was often condemned to fail. A lot of configurations require the usage of a text editor - in our opinion this is intolerable for the common user. Other distributions have finally produced useful scripts and programs which make the installation easier, but generally without a graphically user interface. We are taking another approach: initially, as with other operating systems, a VGA X Server is started and the complete installation is run GUI based, i.e. graphically. Only in rare exceptions will you need a text based console. We offer three different installation modes.
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   Gentoo Linux   
Developer: Gentoo Technologies, Inc.
Website: http://www.gentoo.org
Languages: English
Categories: Mainstream/General Public, Power user
Platforms: Intel compatible
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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   Icepack Linux   
Developer: icepack linux
Website: http://www.icepack-linux.com/
Languages: English, German
Categories: Mainstream/General Public
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Full-featured Linux distributionfor home and beginners to Linux. User-friendly graphical installationmanager, icepack config manager for an easy configuration of yourhardware settings, pre-configured software, unlimited support forindividuals, manual with comprehensive installation guide.Version 1.0 comes with the graphical icepack boot manager and thefollowing software: Office (including StarOffice), Multimedia, Graphics(with Gimp), Internet (with Netscape), Games (plus Loki demos) and more.Updates. Available in English and German.
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   KRUD (Kevin's RedHat Über Distribution)   
Developer: Tummy.com Ltd.
Website: http://www.tummy.com/krud/
Languages: English
Categories: Mainstream/General Public, Security enchanced, Red Hat based, Personal
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: This distribution is based on Red Hat and emphasizes security. Kevin Fenzi, co-author of the Linux Security HOW-TO is the creator.
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   L13Plus   
   
Website: http://l13plus.deuroconsult...
Languages: English
Categories: Power user
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: L13Plus - don't ask us what this means. Doesn't matter! It's a big project that will deliver a high quality Linux distribution.Our goals are security, stability, support, automatic update of packages and allpackages (with sources) on CDs.
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   Linux Antarctica   
Developer: Barant Technologies
Website: http://www.linuxantarctica....
Languages: English
Categories: Mainstream/General Public
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: A Linux distribution that includes its own configuration tool as well as the mainstream applications found in the other major distributions. Includes KDE and Netscape as well as the Apache web server.
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   Linux by LibraNet   
Developer: Libranet
Website: http://www.libranet.com/
Languages: English
Categories: Debian based, Mainstream/General Public
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Built from Debian GNU/Linux this distribution provides all of the benefits of a Debian system. By packaging the best and most commonly used applications into a simple to install CD, you can have a complete desktop up and running in a short time. All the power of Debian is now available to users with little or no Linux experience. The Libranet distribution is backed by solid support and on line documentation. Software upgrades are available free to download, or on a CD. Debian's unique package manager takes care of software updates automatically.
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   MandrakeLinux   
Developer: MandrakeSoft
Website: http://www.mandrakesoft.com/
Languages: Swedish, English, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, French, German, Italian, Russian, Estonian, Finnish, Portuguese, Turkish, Thai
Categories: Mainstream/General Public, Red Hat based
Platforms: Intel compatible, PPC
Description: Linux-Mandrake is a friendly Linux Operating System which comes with KDE, Gnome, Window Maker, Enlightenment and other graphical interfaces. It provides ease of use for both home/office and servers. It is freely available in many languages, all over the world.

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Amazon:

PowerPack Edition 8.1

ProSuite Edition 8.0
Book:
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   KNOPPIX   
Developer: Knopper.net
Website: http://www.knopper.net/knop...
Languages: English, German, Spanish
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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   LuteLinux   
Developer: LuteLinux
Website: http://www.lutelinux.com
Languages: English
Categories: Mainstream/General Public
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: LuteLinux combines the Linux kernel with application programs such as Netscape Communicator, games and utilities. It also includes an easy-to-use installer and step by step booklet to guide users through the installation and configuration process of Linux and the X Windowsystem.
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   MkLinux   
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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   Progeny Debian   
Developer: Progeny Linux Systems
Website: http://www.progeny.com
Languages: English
Categories: Mainstream/General Public, Security enchanced, Debian based
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Progeny Debian is an open source, commercial enhancement of Debian. Progeny's CEO is Ian Murdock, original developer of the Debian distribution.
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   Red Hat Enterprise Linux   
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.
Amazon:

High Availability Server

Red Hat 7.1

Red Hat Linux 8.0 Personal

Red Hat Linux 8.0 Professional
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   Rock Linux   
   
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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   RT-Linux   
Developer: RT-Linux
Website: http://www.rtlinux.org
Languages: English
Categories: Embedded
Platforms: Intel compatible, PPC, Alpha
Description: RT-Linux is a Linux operating system in which a small real-time kernel co-exists with the Posix-like Linux kernel
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   Slackware Linux   
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
Amazon:

Slackware 7.1
Book:
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   Spinix   
Developer: Joseph Spainhour
Website: http://www.ibiblio.org/spinix
Languages: English
Categories: Minimalist
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Spinix is a complete GNU/Linux distribution geared for ease of use and functionality. It is very streamlined and relatively small
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   Stampede Linux   
Developer: Stampede
Website: http://www.stampede.org/
Languages: English
Categories: Mainstream/General Public, Power user
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Stampede is a distribution that is fast and easy to use for the new user, yet versatile for the power user
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   SUSE Linux   
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.
Amazon:

Suse Linux 8.1 Professional Edition
Book:
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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   
Developer: Terra Soft Solutions
Website: http://www.yellowdoglinux.com/
Languages: English, Spanish, French, German, Italian
Categories: Mainstream/General Public
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   
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   
   
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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   Dettu[Xx] Linux   
Developer: Thomas Dettbarn
Website: http://hobbingen.uni-muenst...
Languages: English
Categories: Minimalist, Power user, Personal
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Billed as 'the world's nastiest distribution' by its developer, Dettu[Xx] Linux is not for the newbie and probably not for the intermediate user either. This distribution boots from floppies and the mounting of partitions has to be done manually. Thomas Dettbarn writes: 'Dettu[Xx] is a distribution aimed for the REALLY masochistic Linux-geeks out there'. We think that says it all.
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   Devil-Linux   
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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   DLX Linux   
Developer: Erich Boehm
Website: http://www.wu-wien.ac.at/us...
Languages: English
Categories: Minimalist
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: DLX is a full featured, single floppy disk (3.5 inch) linux distribution for Intel-based PCs.
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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)   
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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   FlightLinux   
Developer: NASA Advanced Information System Technology
Website: http://flightlinux.gsfc.nas...
Languages: English
Categories: Embedded
Platforms: Other
Description: FlightLinux is a concept that uses a real-time variation of the open source Linux Operating System for onboard spacecraft use. The open source Linux concept, with a modified real-time, embeddable kernel, will address the unique problems of spacecraft onboardcomputers better.
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   Freesco   
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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   hal91 Floppy Linux   
Developer: Øyvind Kolås and maintained by Yaakov Spiro
Website: http://jspiro.tripod.com/li...
Languages: English
Categories: Minimalist
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: hal91 is a minimalistic Linux installation fitting on one single 1.44Mb disk.It is intended for use as a rescue disk and a portable linux system. For Intel-based PCs.
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   Immunix OS   
Developer: WireX
Website: http://www.wirex.com
Languages: English
Categories: Security enchanced
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Immunix OS is a Linux distribution designed to be secure both now and in the future. The Immunix security tools (StackGuardT, SubDomainT, and CryptoMarkT)provide security bug tolerance so that even if security vulnerability isfound in one of the programs supplied with Immunix, the vulnerability willprobably not be exploitable by attackers. Immunix OS is based on Red Hat6.2, but with all C source-available programs re-compiled with the StackGuard compiler. The result is a system that is fundamentally compatible with Red Hat Linux, but is secured against a majority of all Internet security attacks. It was developed as part of technology funded by DARPA - U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.
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   JB Linux   
   
Website: http://www.jblinux.net
Languages: English
Categories: Power user
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: JBLinux is a Linux distribution offering speed, stability, security and the most essential software. Some of the features are:
  • XFree86 4.0.1
  • Helix GNOME
  • Support for reiserfs filesystem
  • Security
  • UDMA 33/66/100 support "out-of-the-box"

The maintainers also warn that JB Linux is not intended to be a "newbie" distribution.
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   LoopLinux   
Developer: Kent Robotti
Website: http://www.tux.org/pub/peop...
Languages: English
Categories: Runs on MS Windows
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: LoopLinux is a small Linux operating system that can be installed on an existing Dossystem i.e. msdos, pcdos, opendos, and win9x in dos mode.
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   Midori Linux   
Developer: Transmeta
Website: http://midori.transmeta.com
Languages: English
Categories: Embedded
Platforms: Other
Description: Midori Linux is a project aimed at enabling small devices.with an operating system. It includes a build system, a Linux kernel with memory and storage-conserving features, and system-level support fornormal Linux software on small platforms which normally require "embedded" programs and applications.
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   muLinux   
Developer: muLinux
Website: http://sunsite.auc.dk/mulinux/
Languages: English
Categories: Minimalist, Runs on MS Windows
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: muLinux (µLinux, really) is a full-configured, minimalistic, almost complete,application-centric tiny distribution of Linux (2.0.36 modular kernel) made in Italy. muLinuxresides on a single 1722K floppy. Works on PC 386-4M + swap space, and installs in RAM, UMSDOS,EXT2 & LOOP-EXT2.
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   Peanut Linux   
Developer: Peanut Linux Software
Website: http://www.ibiblio.org/peanut/
Languages: English
Categories: Minimalist
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: A fully operational Linux OS which aims to have a somewhat smaller installation size. Peanut Linux comes with networking programs, TCP/IP, Netscape, editors, graphics manipulators, games, 3DFX compatability and more.
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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   
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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   RTLinux   
Developer: FSMLabs
Website: http://www.fsmlabs.com/comm...
Languages: English
Categories: Embedded
Platforms: Other
Description: RTLinux is a hard realtime operating system that runs Linux as its lowest priority execution thread. The Linux thread is made completely preemptible so that realtime threads and interrupt handlers are never delayed by non-realtime operations. A version is also available for embedded applications.
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   TINY Linux   
Developer: seul.org
Website: http://tiny.seul.org
Languages: English
Categories: Minimalist
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Tiny Linux is a small Linux distribution designed especially for old, recycled computers (i386 or better).
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   tomsrtbt   
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   
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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   White Dwarf Linux   
Developer: EMJ Embedded Systems
Website: http://www.emjembedded.com/...
Languages: English
Categories: Embedded
Platforms: Other
Description: White Dwarf Linux was compiled to make development with JUMPtec's DIMM-PC and MOPS boards easier.White Dwarf Linux is named for a White Dwarf Star. White Dwarf Stars are small but extremely dense. White dwarf linux is small enough to load in 16MB of Flash, but dense enough to contain thefeatures that embedded applications demand including: A fully graphical package-based installer TCP/ip tools including ftp, telnet, ping, hostname, ftpd, telnetd Mailx to allow sending and receiving of email, a full-featured terminal emulation package, a stripped down Apache web server, gcc development tools ppp drivers and scripts and vim
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   ZipHam   
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   
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   
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   
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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   Independence   
Developer: Volunteer
Website: http://independence.seul.or...
Languages: English
Categories: Mainstream/General Public
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Linux distribution developened by a group of volunteers. More than just a version of Linux, it pretends to be a "call to action" to create a distribution that is "not just for gurus".
Download: list of download locations here

   Lanthan Linux   
Developer: Lanthan Software KG
Website: http://www.lanthan-linux.de/
Languages: German
Categories: Runs on MS Windows
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Distribution that is meant to be installed under Microsoft Windows
Download: list of download locations here

   Ute-Linux   
Developer: Timpanogas Research Group, Inc.
Website: http://www.timpanogas.com/u...
Languages: English
Categories: Power user
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Distribution that is really an implementation of Novell's NetWare file system under Linux. Comes with all the standard fare, including desktops GNOME and KDE plus Apache, SAMBA and other standard tools.
Download: list of download locations here

   spyLinux   
Developer: Jeff Clement
Website: http://www.bluesine.com/Pro...
Languages: English
Categories: Minimalist
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Based on tomsrtbt, another minimalist distribution, spyLinux has the added benefit of running a Python interpreter. It is intended to be a way of re-using old machines for useful purposes (web and mail servers, for example). Fits on one floppy.
Download: list of download locations here

   ttylinux   
Developer: Pascal Schmidt
Website: http://www.informatik.uni-b...
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.
Download: list of download locations here

   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.
Download: list of download locations here

   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
Download: list of download locations here

   ESWare   
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).
Download: list of download locations here

   Gelecek Linux   
Developer: Gelecek A.S
Website: http://www.geleceklinux.com/
Languages: Turkish
Categories: Mainstream/General Public, Red Hat based
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Gelecek Linux is developed in Turkey and geared towards Turkish users. Based on Red Hat, Gelecek Linux is fully supported by Gelecek A.S. The installation CD includes more software which is unique to this distribution.
Download: list of download locations here

   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.
Download: list of download locations here

   HispaFuentes   
Developer: HispaFuentes
Website: http://www.hispafuentes.com
Languages: Spanish
Categories: Mainstream/General Public, Red Hat based
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: HispaFuentes is a Linux distribution in Spanish based on the Deluxe version of Red Hat. Comes with all of the documentation translated into Spanish. Includes software packages like StarOffice, Netscape and many others.
HispaFuentes es una distribución en español basada el la versión Deluxe de Red Hat. Incluye toda la documentación traducida al español. También incluye paquetes de software como StarOffice, Netscape y muchos otros.
Download: list of download locations here

   HVLinux   
Developer: Proyecto HVLinux
Website: http://www.hven.com.ve/hvli...
Languages: English, Spanish
Categories: Security enchanced, Minimalist, Slackware based
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: HVLinux is a linux distribution oriented towards servers and network security, It runs in RAM and has a modular kernel for x86 , based on Slackware Linux and contains the minimun set of tools for networking.
Download: list of download locations here

   Laser5   
Developer: Laser5
Website: http://www.laser5.co.jp/
Languages: Japanese
Categories: Mainstream/General Public, Red Hat based
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Laser5 is a Japanese version of Linux based on Red Hat
Download: list of download locations here

   MNIS/RTLinux and MNIS/SXLinux   
Developer: MNIS
Website: http://www.mnis.fr/
Languages: French
Categories: Mainstream/General Public, Debian based, Slackware based
Platforms: Intel compatible, Alpha, Sparc, m68k
Description: French Linux distributions based on Slackware and Debian respectively.
Download: list of download locations here

   Madeinlinux   
Developer: MLX s.r.l.
Website: http://www.madeinlinux.com/
Languages: Italian
Categories: Mainstream/General Public
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Madeinlinux is a Linux distribution with a wholly Italian flavour as it is developed by a company from Milan. The outstanding features in Madeinlinux include :
  • security
  • ease of use
  • choice of installation: ('Linux Facile' and Internet Sicuro')

The distro fits on only one CD includes popular software like the Apache server, as well as the Gimp, in addition to the Netscape Communicator and StarOffice Suite.
Download: list of download locations here

   PROSA Debian   
Developer: PROSA
Website: http://www.prosa.it/
Languages: Italian
Categories: Mainstream/General Public, Debian based
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: An Italian Linux distribution. PROSA Debian is a Linux distribution developed by PROSA itself, and based on Debian. PROSA offers consulting and supporting services on PROSA Debian. All the software of PROSA Debian, or developed for it by PROSA, is free software.
Download: list of download locations here

   Trustix/Merdeka Linux   
Developer: Trustix Asia
Website: http://www.trustix.co.id
Languages: English
Categories: Security enchanced, Red Hat based
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Trustix Merdeka is a Linux distribution which emphazises the desktop and security. The main idea is to provide a desktop Linux distribution which is secure out of the box as well as easy to install. This distribution includes a minimum number packages, though what are considered the best ones, as well as multi-language support
Download: list of download locations here

   Vine Linux   
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.
Download: list of download locations here

   ZiiF Linux   
Developer: Zion Interface Co. LTD
Website: http://www.ziif.com/
Languages: Thai
Categories: Mainstream/General Public
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: ZiiF Linux is a distribution from Thailand.
Download: list of download locations here

   BluePoint Linux   
Developer: BluePoint Linux Software Co., Ltd.
Website: http://www.bluepoint.com.cn/
Languages: Chinese
Categories: Mainstream/General Public
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Chinese distribution that boasts easy installation and configuration
Download: list of download locations here

   Etlinux   
Developer: PROSA
Website: http://www.etlinux.org/
Languages: English
Categories: Embedded
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Industrial strength embedded Linux distribution from the same people who bring you PROSA Debian.
Download: list of download locations here

   Coollinux   
Developer: Coollogic
Website: http://www.coollogic.com/pr...
Languages: English
Categories: Embedded
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Embedded Linux distribution geared toward web-based and multimedia applications.
Download: list of download locations here

   GNU Brutalware Linux   
   
Website: http://hysteria.sk/brutalware/
Languages: English
Categories: Minimalist
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Floppy-based Linux distribution. It is designed to boot from 3 floppies on any MSDOS/Windows machine.
Download: list of download locations here

   Ivrix   
Developer: The Ivrix Project
Website: http://ivrix.org.il/
Languages: Hebrew
Categories: Mainstream/General Public
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: "Ivrit" means 'Hebrew' in Hebrew. Ivrix is a Linux distribution with Hebrew support developed in Israel.
Download: list of download locations here

   Plamo Linux   
   
Website: http://www.linet.gr.jp/~koj...
Languages: Japanese
Categories: Mainstream/General Public
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Japanese distribution based on Slackware
Download: list of download locations here

   ScrudgeWare   
   
Website: http://scrudgeware.org/
Languages: English
Categories: Mainstream/General Public
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Distribution that uses GNU tools almost exclusively.
Download: list of download locations here

   Trinux   
Developer: Matthew Franz
Website: http://trinux.sourceforge.net
Languages: English
Categories: Security enchanced, Minimalist
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Trinux is a ramdisk-based Linux distribution that boots from a single floppy disk and then can load the rest of the system from other floppies or from a network. It is also security enhanced.
Download: list of download locations here

   Bootable Business Card   
   
Website: http://open-projects.linuxc...
Languages: English
Categories: Minimalist
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Linux distribution designed to be booted from a business-card type CD. The system comes with X-Window capable of running Mozilla and other apps.
Download: list of download locations here

   Kaladix Linux   
Developer: Kaladis
Website: http://www.kaladix.org/
Languages: English
Categories: Security enchanced
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Kaladix Linux is billed as a
Download: list of download locations here

   SENTINIX   
Developer: Michel Blomgren
Website: http://sentinix.org/
Languages: English
Categories: Security enchanced, Minimalist
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: SENTINIX is a security-oriented distribution. It comes with the necessary tools to carry out tasks like intrusion detection, spam filtering and network monitoring.
Download: list of download locations here

   CAEN Linux   
Developer: Univ. of Michigan College of Engineering
Website: http://www.engin.umich.edu/...
Languages: English
Categories: Security enchanced, Red Hat based
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Security enhanced distribution based on Red Hat
Download: list of download locations here

   cLIeNUX   
Developer: Rick Hohensee
Website: http://ibiblio.org/pub/Linu...
Languages: English
Categories: Minimalist
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Scaled down distribution intended for people who would like to
Download: list of download locations here

   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.
Download: list of download locations here

   FrazierWall Linux   
Developer: Ken Frazier
Website: http://www.frazierwall.com/
Languages: English
Categories: Security enchanced
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Linux distribution based on the Linux Router Project and Coyote Linux. This distribution offers a preconfigured router/firewall to provide dhcp and time services to any home or small business LAN.
Download: list of download locations here

   Xteam Linux   
Developer: Xteam Software Co.Ltd.
Website: http://www.xteamlinux.com.cn/
Languages: English, Chinese
Categories: Mainstream/General Public, Embedded, Runs on MS Windows
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Xteam Software has developed two different Linux offerings for server and desktop deployments. They also offer and embedded system based on Linux as well as a distribution that installs under MS Windows
Download: list of download locations here

   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.
Download: list of download locations here

   UltraPenguin   
   
Website: http://www.ibiblio.org/pub/...
Languages: English
Categories: Red Hat based, Power user
Platforms: Sparc
Description: UltraPenguin is a distribution for SPARC and UltraSPARC based machines and based on Red Hat.
Download: list of download locations here

   VectorLinux   
Developer: Robert S. Lange, et al
Website: http://www.ibiblio.org/vect...
Languages: English
Categories: Mainstream/General Public, Minimalist, Power user
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: A Linux distribution that stays within 250 MBs of space. Comes with X-Window and X applications based on GTK.
Download: list of download locations here

   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.
Download: list of download locations here

   BRD (Brunnis Rescue Diskset)   
Developer: Michael Brunnbauer
Website: ftp://metalab.unc.edu/pub/L...
Languages: English
Categories: Minimalist
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Floppy-based distribution designed for remote-rescue of a Linux system.
Download: list of download locations here

   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.
Download: list of download locations here

   giotto   
Developer: Wolfgang Zekoll
Website: http://www.quietsche-entche...
Languages: English, German
Categories: Minimalist
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Named after Giotto di Bondane, Italian renaissance artist and architect, giotto is a floppy-based Linux distribution.
Download: list of download locations here

   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.
Download: list of download locations here

   PeeWeeLinux   
Developer: Adi Linden
Website: http://peeweelinux.com/
Languages: English
Categories: Embedded
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Linux distribution aimed at embedded development.
Download: list of download locations here

   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.

Download: list of download locations here

   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.
Download: list of download locations here

   smoothwall   
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.
Download: list of download locations here

   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.
Download: list of download locations here

   Nuclinux   
Developer: Tuomas Airaksinen
Website: http://tuma.stc.cx/nuclinux...
Languages: English
Categories: Minimalist
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Floppy-based distribution with all the necessary tools you need to connect to the Internet (bash, linx, ssh, telnet and mail)
Download: list of download locations here

   SPB-Linux   
Developer: Christian Ostheimer
Website: http://www.8ung.at/spblinux...
Languages: English
Categories: Minimalist
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Minimalist Linux distribution designed to be used from *only* a MS FAT16 partition or from a floppy.
Download: list of download locations here

   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.
Download: list of download locations here

   Sorcerer Linux   
Developer: Kyle Sallee
Website: http://sorcerer.wox.org/
Languages: English
Categories: Power user
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: This is a distribution aimed at experienced system administrators. Source tarballs of all packages are tracked from their authors websites and downloaded to your systems
Download: list of download locations here

   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.
Download: list of download locations here

   NoMad Linux   
Developer: Trent Johnson
Website: http://www.nomadlinux.com/
Languages: English
Categories: Minimalist, Power user
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Distribution that is based on the "encap" package managment system. The "encap" system is one where every package has its own directory. This is supposed to ease install, management, configuration and updating.
Download: list of download locations here

   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
Download: list of download locations here

   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)
Download: list of download locations here

   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
Download: list of download locations here

   Linpus Linux   
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.
Download: list of download locations here

   HA Linux   
Developer: Motorola
Website: http://www.motorola.com/linux
Languages: English
Categories: Power user
Platforms: PPC, m68k, Other
Description: HA stands for "High Availability" and Motorola's version of Linux is aimed at the market looking for 99.9% uptime on their chipsets.
Download: list of download locations here

   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
Download: list of download locations here

   PSXLinux   
Developer: RU.nix
Website: http://www.runix.ru/
Languages: English
Categories: Power user, Game Console
Platforms: Other
Description: A port of Linux for the Sony Playstation. The objective of this distribution is to be able to use Sony PlayStation 1 and 2 as an economical desktop computer
Download: list of download locations here

   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.
Download: list of download locations here

   ELinOS   
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.
Download: list of download locations here

   Royal Linux   
Developer: ISDCorp
Website: http://www.isdcorp.com/roya...
Languages: English
Categories: Embedded
Platforms: Other
Description: Embedded distribution designed to run on Cirrus Logic ARM processors.
Download: list of download locations here

   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.
Download: list of download locations here

   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.
Download: list of download locations here

   Miracle Linux   
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
Download: list of download locations here

   Maragda   
Developer: Jordi Bataller
Website: http://www.iti.upv.es/~mara...
Languages: English, Spanish
Categories: Minimalist
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Maragda is a complete linux system for i386, made up of only 3 files:
Download: list of download locations here

   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.
Download: list of download locations here

   Linspire   
Developer: Lindows.com, Inc.
Website: http://www.linspire.com/
Languages: English
Categories: Runs on MS Windows, Mainstream/General Public, Debian based
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: (description provided by Lindows.com)
Linspire (formerly LindowsOS) is a new, affordable, fun, and exciting operating system that delivers the power, stability and cost-savings of Linux with the ease of a windows environment. LindowsOS is easy to experience with its colorful, friendly interface. With its simple 10-minute installation, even computer novices can enjoy this modern, next-generation operating system with just a few simple clicks of their mouse.
Download: list of download locations here

   2-Disk Xwindow Linux   
Developer: Mungkie Associates Inc.
Website: http://www.thepub.nildram.c...
Languages: English
Categories: Minimalist, Debian based
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Distribution designed to run on older machines (minimum 486) that serve as x-terminals over a network.
Download: list of download locations here

   Root Linux   
Developer: John Eriksson.
Website: http://rootlinux.org/
Languages: English
Categories: Mainstream/General Public
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Linux distribution with the latest modern conveniences (KDE etc.) However, the learning curve is still supposed to be steep with this one, according to its developer.
Download: list of download locations here

   MSC.Linux   
Developer: MSC.Software
Website: http://www.msclinux.com
Languages: English
Categories: Power user
Platforms: Other
Description: MSC.Linux is a distribution with all the tools necessary to manage a compute cluster. It includes compute cluster management tools, graphical interface and fast-installation with an easy-to-use, web-based installation and system administration.
Download: list of download locations here

   Core Linux   
Developer: jd (a.k.a. duhzine)
Website: http://coredistro.sourcefor...
Languages: English
Categories: Power user, Minimalist
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Designed around one simple philosophy: to be the absolute minimum of what is required for a Linux operating system, Core Linux is a bare-bones distribution aimed at the experienced Linux user tired of the excess of the "popular" distributions. Core is designed to be the basis for a larger, more complete operating system constructed by the end user.
Download: list of download locations here

   Elx Linux   
Developer: 3T Solutions Pvt
Website: http://www.elxlinux.com/
Languages: English
Categories: Mainstream/General Public
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Distribution that is designed to make the transition from Windows to Linux easy and smooth. Elx Linux's user interface should prove familiar to Windows users.
Download: list of download locations here

   Linux/mac68k   
Developer: Linux/m68k for Macintosh Project
Website: http://mac.linux-m68k.org/
Languages: English
Categories: Mainstream/General Public
Platforms: m68k
Description: This distribution is a port of Linux to the 68k-based Macintoshes (*not* Power Macs). Currently 2.2. and 2.4 kernels are usable to some degree.
Download: list of download locations here

   TelemetryBox   
Developer: FoundryOne Corporation
Website: http://www.telemetrybox.org/
Languages: English
Categories: Mainstream/General Public, Debian based, Security enchanced
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Distribution based on Debian and is suitable all levels or expertise. It is primarily designed to be a diagnostic tool.
Download: list of download locations here

   Siemens Industrial Linux   
Developer: Siemens AG
Website: http://www.is.siemens.de/it...
Languages: German
Categories: Embedded
Platforms: Other
Description: Embedded Linux distribution developed by Siemens.
Download: list of download locations here

   Lycoris   
Developer: Lycoris
Website: http://www.lycoris.com
Languages: English
Categories: Mainstream/General Public
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Formerly known as Redmond Linux, Lycoris is a Linux distribution that's aiming to be the ultimate user-friendly Linux.
Download: list of download locations here

   IPCop Firewall   
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

   Netule Modules   
Developer: Netule.org/Micro Sharp Inc.
Website: http://www.netule.org
Languages: English
Categories: Mainstream/General Public
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: The Netule Modules are special purpose distributions. There are three main "modules". One is devoted to running an email server, one for a web server enviroment and another's focus is security.
Download: list of download locations here

   Haydar Linux   
Developer: Haydar Net
Website: http://www.haydarlinux.com/...
Languages: Arabic
Categories: Mainstream/General Public
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Haydarlinux is aimed to be the first Arabic Linux distribution that has the full Arabic support, by supporting Arabic in both localized and enabled faces. Haydar Linux will give all Arabs the best way to enter the Linux world with ease and stability.
Download: list of download locations here

   Embedix   
Developer: Lineo
Website: http://www.lineo.com/produc...
Languages: English
Categories: Embedded
Platforms: Other
Description: A robust embedded Linux distribution
Download: list of download locations here

   Yu0-GNU-Linux   
Developer: Marko Cehaja
Website: http://linux.yu0.net/
Languages: Serbian, Croatian, Bosnian, English
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

   ALT Linux   
Developer: ALT Linux Team
Website: http://www.altlinux.org
Languages: English, French, German, Russian, Hebrew, Ukranian, Belorussian
Categories: Mainstream/General Public, Security enchanced, Red Hat based, Debian based, Power user, Personal
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Several branches built on top of Sisyphus package repository
Download: list of download locations here

   PLD Linux Distribution
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

   Vidalinux Desktop OS   
Developer: Vidalinux.com Linux Consulting Group
Website: http://desktop.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

   HRID   
Developer: Vlatko Kosturjak
Website: http://hrid.linux.hr/
Languages: Croatian
Categories: Mainstream/General Public, Red Hat based, Personal
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Based on Mandrake Linux, this distribution is best suited for new users that speak Croatian
Download: list of download locations here

   Leka Rescue Floppy   
Developer: Tuomas Kokki and Pasi Rajala
Website: http://www.leka.net/
Languages: English, Finnish
Categories: Minimalist
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Leka Rescue Floppy is a small Linux distribution that fits on a single 1,44Mb floppy and runs from the system memory. It has a debian like small package installing system that enables easy instalation of addons.
Download: list of download locations here

   ByzantineOS   
Developer: Georgios Georgopoulos
Website: http://byzgl.sourceforge.net/
Languages: English
Categories: Minimalist
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: ByzantineOS is a GNU/Linux distribution for diskless PCs.
It includes:
  • Linux-2.4.18 (devfs support)
  • Busybox-0.60.3
  • DirectFB 0.9.13 / XDirectFB 1.0-rc2
  • Sawfish-1.1
  • Mozilla
and their dependencies

ByzantineOS boots from CD in a 32MB/48MB ramdisk and doesn't need any installation. A Pentium II or better CPU and at least 128 MB of RAM is need.

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
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   
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   
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   
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

   Virtual-Linux   
Developer: Virtual-Linux project
Website: http://sourceforge.net/proj...
Languages: English
Categories: Minimalist, Mandrake based
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: A version of Mandrake Linux which has been designed to run directly from
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

   CollegeLinux   
Developer: Robert Kennedy College
Website: http://www.college.ch/linux
Languages: English
Categories: Mainstream/General Public, Slackware based
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Based on Slackware, CollegeLinux is aimed at desktop users. Features KDE and all the normal user-friendly features.
Download: list of download locations here

   Xbox Linux   
Developer: Xbox Linux Project
Website: http://xbox-linux.sourcefor...
Languages: English
Categories: Power user, Personal, Game Console
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: The project aims to create a full Linux distribution with X-Window and KDE/Gnome to turn Microsoft's Xbox into a desktop computer running Linux. The developers would like to point out that the project is completely legal.
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

   BlackRhino Linux   
Developer: xRhino
Website: http://blackrhino.xrhino.com/
Languages: English
Categories: Mainstream/General Public, Debian based, Game Console
Platforms: Other
Description: BlackRhino is a free Linux distribution based on Debian and is aimed at those wishing to use Sony PlayStation 2 Linux kit and create programs for it.
Download: list of download locations here

   SoL-diag   
Developer: Manalo & Willner OEG
Website: http://www.sol-linux.com/in...
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   
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

   YES Server   
Developer: YourESale
Website: http://youresale.com
Languages: English
Categories: Mainstream/General Public, Security enchanced, Minimalist, Red Hat based
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: YES is new and exciting software specifically designed to make your everyday computer needs easy. It doesn t matter if you are a point and click user all the way to an advanced user. YES will make your computer needs easier. YES is a Business in a Box. Have you wanted to create your own website, have several E-Mail addresses? Have you wanted to have an Internet Presence, which you control and is cost effective? If the answer is yes then YES is for you. YES was specifically designed for the small businesses and non-profits to be able compete with the larger businesses. Plus, YES allows home users the ability to have a safe and secure way to give their families Internet Access. YES is very affordable. Think of YES as Windows XP or MAC OSX. YES contains a complete operating system. YES is easy to install and is compatible with many 3rd party products. More information about YES is available from youresale.com or email yesplease@youresale.com, to purchase YES please visit youresale.com, ADOS ados.net, or saphari.com.
Download: list of download locations here

   Linux/Epia   
Developer: Q Rey computers
Website: http://www.qrey.org/
Languages: English, French
Categories: Minimalist
Platforms: Other
Description: Distribution designed specifically for Epia main boards.
Download: list of download locations here

   Damn Small Linux   
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://morphix.sourceforge.net
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

   Lunatix GNU/Linux   
Developer: Kees Meijs
Website: http://www.lunatix-linux.org/
Languages: English
Categories: Minimalist, Power user
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Lunatix GNU/Linux is an expert Linux distribution designed for i586 architectures and above.
Download: list of download locations here

   SharkLinux   
Developer: Linisys, LLC
Website: http://www.sharklinux.com 
Languages: English
Categories: Mainstream/General Public
Platforms: Intel compatible, PPC
Description: SharkLinux focuses on Client/Server based network technology. The goal is to develop a stable, multi-platform distribution designed to meet the needs of small and medium business.
Download: list of download locations here

   Puppy   
Developer: Barry Kauler
Website: http://www.goosee.com/puppy
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   
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

   University Linux   
Developer: Documatrix
Website: http://www.documatrix-usa.com
Languages: English
Categories: Minimalist, Slackware based
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: University Linux is a compact distribution that is easily installed on almost any PC having 8 MBytes of HD space and at least 8 MBytes of RAM with no partitioning of your hard drive. Includes web server, FTP server, Perl and telnet. An extensive on-line tutorial gives step-by-step instructions for installing, using and configuring University Linux so you can quickly create a dedicated TCP/IP server for your entire PC network.
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

   Spartan Linux   
Developer: Spartan Linux project
Website: http://linux.ccgr.org/
Languages: English
Categories: Minimalist, Slackware based
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Spartan Linux is a GNU/Linux distribution designed to be minimalistic. Spartan Linux is a shell based distribution, meaning that there is no GUI involved. Spartan Linux doesn't include Xwindows. It is designed to be used as a shell based server or as the basis for a customized desktop. Spartan Linux makes it easy for a user to install, add a single server operation, and then run. It would make a great Counter-Strike server, or a LAN server. Truthfully, Spartan Linux is good for just about anything because of its simplicity.
Download: list of download locations here

   Fedora Core   
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, 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

   Flonix   
Developer: Flonix project
Website: http://linuxdocs.tuxfamily....
Languages: English, French
Categories: Minimalist, Debian based
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Live CD type Linux distribution that's designed especially to work with USB devices
Download: list of download locations here

   Impi Linux   
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

   LNX-BBC   
Developer: LNX-BBC project
Website: http://www.lnx-bbc.org/
Languages: English
Categories: Minimalist
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: The LNX-BBC is a mini Linux-distribution, designed to fit on a CD-ROM business card. It can be used as a rescue disk, for temporary use of a machine as well as other tasks.
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

   ADIOS   
Developer: Queensland University of Technology
Website: http://dc.qut.edu.au/adios/
Languages: English
Categories: Minimalist, Power user
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: ADIOS stands for Automated Download and Installation of Operating Systems. It is a live-CD type system designed for testing of other operating systems (including non-Linux OSes) on one machine. With ADIOS you can boot other instances of Linux under an already running Linux system.
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

   LormaLINUX   
Developer: MIS Department of Lorma Colleges
Website: http://linux.lorma.edu
Languages: English
Categories: Mainstream/General Public, Red Hat based
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Mainstream Linux distribution from the Philippines. It's designed to handle different needs, from a corporate/enterprise desktop, educational desktop and personal home computing. Comes with the usual productivity applications (GNU Cash, OpenOffice) along with Wine for help with migrating from Windows programs.
Download: list of download locations here

   Morphix-NLP   
Developer: Zhang Le
Website: http://www.nlplab.cn/zhangl...
Languages: English
Categories: Debian based, Power user
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Based on Morphix, (whose roots go back to Knoppix and Debian) this live CD Linux distribution is designed to house Natural Language Processing (NLP) applications in one place. The project aims to help those students and researchers who are interested in NLP by having this software available in one package.
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

   EvilEntity Linux   
Developer: Undead Linux
Website: http://evilentity.com/
Languages: English
Categories: Minimalist
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: EvilEntity Linux is aimed at the those working in audio and video production. It is also disigned with a friendly desktop.
Download: list of download locations here

   Ares Desktop   
Developer: Ares Project
Website: http://www.ares-linux.com/
Languages: English
Categories: Mainstream/General Public
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Ares Desktop is a distribution aimed at home and business users. It offers an easy to use working environment.
Download: list of download locations here

   AbulÉdu   
Developer: AbulÉdu project
Website: http://www.abuledu.org/
Languages: French
Categories: Mainstream/General Public, Mandrake 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

   Eagle Linux   
Developer: Michael P. Angelo
Website: http://eaglelinux.w32.net/
Languages: English
Categories: Minimalist, Power user, Live CD
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Eagle Linux is a floppy/CD based distribution. At present it is not GUI based. It was designed primarily as a teaching tool.
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

   Bluewall   
Developer: Luis Araujo
Website: http://www.bluewall.za.net
Languages: English, Spanish
Categories: Mainstream/General Public, Debian based
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Bluewall is a GNU/Linux distribution that is installed only using commandline tools run by the user from a small live-CD enviroment.It splits the kernel and the root filesystem into two different packages visible to the user, and they have to be set manually, therefore it allows an installation almost at everywhere using a lot of different methods.Bluewall is the first Linux distribution developed in Venezuela.
Download: list of download locations here

   Definity Linux   
Developer: ESC Telecomunicações
Website: http://www.definitylinux.co...
Languages: Portuguese
Categories: Mainstream/General Public, Slackware based
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Slackware based distribution from Brazil. Can be used for servers, desktops or workstations.
Download: list of download locations here

   Kurumin   
Developer: Carlos E. Morimoto
Website: http://www.kurumin.org/
Languages: Portuguese
Categories: Live CD, Debian based
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Live CD distribution from Brazil based on Knoppix
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

   cAos -- Community Linux   
Developer: cAos Project
Website: http://caosity.org/
Languages: English
Categories: Mainstream/General Public, Power user
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Collaborative effort at creating a Linux distribution. The project's development model is based on Debian's Social Contract.
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

   Linux4Geeks   
Developer: Linux4Geeks Project
Website: http://www.linux4geeks.de
Languages: English
Categories: Minimalist, Power user
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Minimalist Linux distribution based on LinuxFromScratch
Download: list of download locations here

   Feather Linux   
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

   Libertas   
Developer: PRODABEL
Website: http://www.libertas.pbh.gov...
Languages: Portuguese
Categories: Mainstream/General Public
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Mainstream distribution designed to be used by public administration employees in Brazil
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

   Rubyx   
Developer: Andrew Walrond
Website: http://www.rubyx.org/
Languages: English
Categories: Power user
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Distribution that grew out of a multi-player online game project. Aimed at users with some advanced skills.
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

   Cobind Desktop   
Developer: Cobind
Website: http://cobind.com/
Languages: English
Categories: Mainstream/General Public, Fedora Core based
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Distribution based on Fedora and designed to be minimalist yet fully functional. Cobind Desktop uses XFce for the window manager along with Nautilus for the user interface.
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, Portuguese
Categories: Power user
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

   Cooperative Linux (aka coLinux)   
Developer: coLinux Project
Website: http://www.colinux.org/
Languages: English
Categories: Runs on MS Windows, Power user
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Project aimed at implementing a free and open source method of running Linux natively under Microsoft Windows 2000/XP without the need for third party virtualization software.
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

   ION   
Developer: Element Computer
Website: http://www.elementcomputer....
Languages: English
Categories: Mainstream/General Public, Debian based
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: ION is a version of the Linux operating system designed especially for Element Computer's PCs. Based on Debian, it includes licensed Windows 98 code and Win4Lin software so that applications for Windows can run side by side with Linux programs.
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

   ProtOS   
Developer: ProtOS Project
Website: http://www.avangarda.co.yu/...
Languages: Serbian
Categories: Mainstream/General Public, Red Hat based
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: ProtOS is a stable, functional and professional Linux distribution with full support for Serbian native language (Serbian Cyrillic). It's based on kernel 2.4.20 and RedHat 9.0. There are two versions of the flavor, home and professional.
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

   UserLinux   
Developer: UserLinux Organization
Website: http://userlinux.com
Languages: English, Spanish, German, Italian, Portuguese, Hungarian
Categories: Mainstream/General Public, Debian based
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: A freely available, enterprise class operating system designed to compete with commercial offerings from RedHat and SUSE/Novell
Download: list of download locations here

   Munjoy Linux   
Developer: David Chester
Website: http://www.munjoylinux.org/
Languages: English
Categories: Mainstream/General Public, Debian based
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Distribution designed to be a desktop system based on Debian. Features latest Linux kernel and KDE
Download: list of download locations here

   Specifix Linux   
Developer: Specifix, Inc.
Website: http://www.specifixinc.com/
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/linux/eb...
Languages: English, Japanese
Categories: Live CD, Fedora Core based
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Live CD distribution based on Fedora Core.
Download: list of download locations here

   DNALinux   
Developer: GenesDigitales
Website: http://www.dnalinux.com/
Languages: English
Categories: Power user, Slackware based, Live CD
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Distribution that comes bundled with bioinformatics software. It is based on SLAX, a live CD distribution, itself based on Slackware.
Download: list of download locations here

   BeatrIX Linux   
Developer: BeatrIX Project
Website: http://www.watsky.net
Languages: English
Categories: Minimalist, Live CD
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Small (Less than 200) live CD distribution designed to run on any PC with a Pentium class processor.
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

   AGNULA   
Developer: The AGNULA project
Website: http://www.agnula.org/
Languages: English
Categories: Red Hat based, Debian based, Power user
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: AGNULA stands for 'A GNU/Linux Audio distribution'. The project is aimed at developing a distribution using completely free software for professional and consumer audio applications and multimedia development
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   
   
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

   Magic Linux   
Developer: Magic Linux Project
Website: http://www.magiclinux.org
Languages: Chinese
Categories: Mainstream/General Public
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Distribution developed in China to meet the demand for a Linux distribution with native Chinese support.
Download: list of download locations here

   Zesktop   
Developer: ZerahStar Pte. Ltd.
Website: http://www.zerahstar.com/Ze...
Languages: English
Categories: Live CD
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Distribution whose aim is to create a totally self-maintaining system. Zesktop is presently under development and has reached the stage of having a downloadable Live CD.
Download: list of download locations here

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

   Minislack   
Developer: Minislack Team
Website: http://shweps.free.fr/minis...
Languages: English
Categories: Minimalist, Slackware based
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Minislack is a smaller version of Slackware Linux. It emphasises Internet applications and development tools and it fully compatible with Slackware.
Download: list of download locations here

   BuffaloLinux   
Developer: McAlester Linux
Website: http://www.mcalesterlinux.net/
Languages: English
Categories: Mainstream/General Public, Slackware based
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Distribution based on Slackware. Includes CodeWeavers software to allow use of Microsoft Office
Download: list of download locations here

   MoviX   
Developer: MoviX Project
Website: http://movix.sourceforge.net/
Languages: English
Categories: Minimalist, Live CD
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Live CD distro designed specificially for multi-media playback (DVDs, VCDs, audio/video files Audio CD etc.). The project also includes MoviX2, which has GUI support and eMoviX which is designed to be distributed on a CD along with the multi-media files.
Download: list of download locations here

   Onebase Linux   
Developer: Onebase Linux Project
Website: http://www.ibiblio.org/oneb...
Languages: English
Categories: Mainstream/General Public
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Linux distribution aimed at all levels of users. Has its own package management system: OLM - Onebase Linux Management and installs via a network.
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

   Hiweed-Debian GNU/Linux   
Developer: Hiweed-Debian GNU/Linux Project
Website: http://linux.hiweed.com/
Languages: Chinese
Categories: Debian based
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Chinese version of Debian.
Download: list of download locations here

   Klinux   
Developer: Klinux project
Website: http://www.daif.net/klinux/...
Languages: English, Arabic
Categories: Runs on MS Windows
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Distribution based on Slackware and designed to be installed and run under Windows 9x and more recent versions of Windows.
Download: list of download locations here

   MediainLinux   
Developer: Mediainlinux Project
Website: http://www.mediainlinux.org/
Languages: English
Categories: Live CD
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Live CD distribution aimed at multimedia developers.
Download: list of download locations here

   QiLinux   
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   
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

   Deep-Water Linux   
Developer: Deep-Water Experiment
Website: http://deep-water.berlios.d...
Languages: English
Categories: Minimalist, Live CD
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Live CD distribution that aims to be as minimalist as possible.
Download: list of download locations here

   Bayanihan Linux   
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

   Arabbix   
Developer: Arabeyes Project
Website: http://www.arabeyes.org/pro...
Languages: Arabic
Categories: Live CD
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Live CD distribution with full Arabic support.
Download: list of download locations here

   Resala Linux   
Developer: Resala Linux Project
Website: http://resala.linux-egypt.org/
Languages: English, Arabic
Categories: Mainstream/General Public, Fedora Core based
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Linux distribution based on Fedora Core and optimized for users in Arabic speaking countries
Download: list of download locations here

   CensorNet   
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

   Cinemix   
Developer: Cinemix
Website: http://www.cinemix.coe.pl/i...
Languages: English
Categories: Live CD
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Live CD distribution designed to play movies.
Download: list of download locations here

   Hancom Linux Desktop   
Developer: Hancom Linux Inc.
Website: http://en.hancom.com/produc...
Languages: Arabic
Categories: Mainstream/General Public
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Mainstream Linux desktop system available in Korean and Arabic languages.
Download: list of download locations here

   Ubuntu Linux   
Developer: Canonical Ltd.
Website: http://www.ubuntulinux.org/
Languages: English
Categories: Mainstream/General Public, Debian based
Platforms: Intel compatible, PPC, 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

   AMIGO Linux OS   
Developer: AMIGO Linux Project
Website: http://amigolinux.org
Languages: English
Categories: Minimalist, Runs on MS Windows
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Distribution designed to be unzipped on a Microsoft Windows system and run from there. Comes with a minimalist Linux desktop.
Download: list of download locations here

   Ankur Bangla Live! Desktop   
Developer: Ankur
Website: http://www.bengalinux.org/p...
Languages: English
Categories: Live CD
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Live CD distribution optimized for the Bengali language.
Download: list of download locations here

   CHRONOMIUM   
Developer: ANTESIS.Org
Website: http://www.antesis.org/inde...
Languages: English, French
Categories: Security enchanced, Live CD
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Live CD distribution that's designed to clean Windows systems of viruses. That is done via Clam AntiVirus.
Download: list of download locations here

   APAWS   
Developer: Rick Philbrick
Website: http://www.swimmingbird.com...
Languages: English
Categories: Minimalist
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: APAWS stands for 'Automated Photo Album Web Server'. This distribution is essentially a minimalist system for creating photo albums.
Download: list of download locations here

   Asianux   
Developer: Red Flag/Miracle Linux Cooperation
Website: http://www.asianux.com/abou...
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

   Augustux   
Developer: ZaraLinux
Website: http://www.zaralinux.org/pr...
Languages: English, Spanish
Categories: Live CD
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Live CD distribution from Aragon, Spain.
Download: list of download locations here

   basilisk   
Developer: basilisk project
Website: http://www.linux4all.de/liv...
Languages: English, German
Categories: Live CD, Fedora Core based
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Live CD distribution based on Fedora Core
Download: list of download locations here

   BEERnix   
Developer: BEERnix Project
Website: http://beernix.berlios.de/
Languages: English
Categories: Live CD
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Live CD distribution based on Knoppix. Features many major packages for multimedia and development. Reportedly developed while drinking beer.
Download: list of download locations here

   Biadix   
Developer: IES Miquel Biada
Website: http://www.biada.org/noti_b...
Languages: English, Catalan
Categories: Live CD
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Live CD distribution developed by and for Catalán speakers.
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   
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

   Bioknoppix   
Developer: HPCf and the BRIN-PR
Website: http://bioknoppix.hpcf.upr....
Languages: English, Spanish
Categories: Power user, Live CD
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Modified version of the Knoppix Live CD distribution aimed at molecular biologists
Download: list of download locations here

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

   Blin   
Developer: Blin Project
Website: http://blin.zp.ua/
Languages: Russian, Ukranian
Categories: Live CD
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Live CD distribution with support for the Cyrillic alphabet
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   
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

   Buhawi Linux   
Developer: Bluepoint Institute
Website: http://www.bluepoint.com.ph...
Languages: English
Categories: Minimalist, Fedora Core based
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Distribution which downplays emphasis on the desktop in favor of running a lean, complact system. Based on Fedora Core.
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

   Burnix   
Developer: Projecte Burnix
Website: http://burnix.hopto.org
Languages: English, Spanish, Catalan
Categories: Debian based, Power user, Live CD
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Debian-based live CD distribution optimized for clustering and in the Catalán language.
Download: list of download locations here

   RedHawk Linux   
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

   CDlinux   
Developer: CDlinux
Website: http://cdlinux.berlios.de/i...
Languages: English, Chinese
Categories: Minimalist, Live CD
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: CD based minimalist distribution enhanced for the Chinese language.
Download: list of download locations here

   Chinese 2000   
Developer: Chinese 2000 Technology Ltd
Website: http://chinese2000.sniic.co...
Languages: Chinese
Categories: Mainstream/General Public, Red Hat based
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Mainstream distribution with maximum optimization for Chinese. Based on Red Hat.
Download: list of download locations here

   ClusterKnoppix   
Developer: Wim Vandersmissen
Website: http://bofh.be/clusterknoppix/
Languages: English
Categories: Power user, Live CD
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Version of the popular live CD distribution Knoppix optimized for clustering. Includes the OpenMosix kernel.
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

   Condorux   
Developer: Condorux Project
Website: http://ourproject.org/cgi-b...
Languages: Spanish
Categories: Live CD
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Live CD distribution based on Knoppix and developed in Peru.
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

   CPUBuilders Linux   
Developer: Stratitec, Inc.
Website: http://updates.cpubuilders....
Languages: English
Categories: Mainstream/General Public
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Mainstream system designed for desktops and servers.
Download: list of download locations here

   Danix   
Developer: Danix Project
Website: http://www.danix.cz/english...
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

   Defora GNU/Linux   
Developer: Defora Project
Website: http://khorben.nerim.net/in...
Languages: English
Categories: Mainstream/General Public
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Project to create a user friendly operating system with a new approach to filesystem design.
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

   distccKNOPPIX   
Developer: Open Door Software inc.
Website: https://opendoorsoftware.co...
Languages: English
Categories: Minimalist, Live CD
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Live CD distribution which is a stripped-down version of Knoppix. Includes distcc, a C/C++ complier (hence the name)
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

   Eadem Enterprise AS   
Developer: Eadem Systems Corporation
Website: http://www.eadem.com/
Languages: English
Categories: Power user
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Distribution aimed at professional grade servers in data centers. Will support machines with up to eight CPUs and 16GB of memory.
Download: list of download locations here

   eduKnoppix   
Developer: eduKnoppix Project
Website: http://eduknoppix.dmf.unica...
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

   EduLinux   
Developer: Faculty of Engineering, Universite de Sherbrooke
Website: http://www.edulinux.org/
Languages: English, French
Categories: Mainstream/General Public, Mandrake based
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Mandrake-based distribution aimed at education and office use. Optimized for the French language.
Download: list of download locations here

   EduMorphix   
Developer: FSF India
Website: http://freesoftware.keltron...
Languages: English
Categories: Debian based, Live CD
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Live CD distribution based on Debian and designed for educational purposes. All packages include are released under the GNU GPL. The packages can then be installed to create a permanent system.
Download: list of download locations here

   Elearnix   
Developer: Elearnix Project
Website: http://freeloaderlinux.sour...
Languages: English
Categories: Live CD
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Live CD distribution designed as a demo of Linux for the curious.
Download: list of download locations here

   ERPOSS   
Developer: ERPOSS Project/German Government
Website: http://www.bsi.bund.de/prod...
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

   Euronode   
Developer: Euronode Project
Website: http://euronode.org/
Languages: English
Categories: Security enchanced, Minimalist, Debian based
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Minimalist version of Debian stable with configuration enhancements and optimized for security.
Download: list of download locations here

   FAMELIX   
Developer: Factultade Metropolitana de Guaramirim
Website: http://www.fameg.com.br/pag...
Languages: Portuguese
Categories: Live CD
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Live CD distribution that attempts to look exactly like WindowsXP.
Download: list of download locations here

   Fermi Linux   
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

   F.I.R.E.   
Developer: F.I.R.E. Project
Website: http://biatchux.dmzs.com/
Languages: English
Categories: Security enchanced, Power user, Live CD
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: CD-ROM based distribution aimed at security and data recovery.
Download: list of download locations here

   FLOSS-CD   
Developer: Lethbridge LUG
Website: http://llug.linux.ab.ca/mod...
Languages: English
Categories: Live CD
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Live CD distribution designed to give Linux newcomers a demonstration of what the best Free and Open Source software.
Download: list of download locations here

   Freedows   
Developer: http://www.freedows.com/
Website: Freedows Consortium
Languages: English, Portuguese
Categories: Mainstream/General Public, Fedora Core based
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Mainstream Linux distribution from Brazil based on Fedora Core.
Download: list of download locations here

   FRUSTIX   
Developer: Alexander Werner Günzel
Website: http://frustix.cjb.net/
Languages: English
Categories: Live CD
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Live CD distribution that aims to be somewhat more streamlined than Knoppix.
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

   Generations Linux   
Developer: Softcraft Impresa
Website: http://www.softcraft.org/
Languages: English
Categories: Live CD
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Live CD distribution that includes the most recent and most popular packages, including K Desktop Environment.
Download: list of download locations here

   Genthree Linux   
Developer: David Cantrell, et al
Website: http://genthree.burdell.org/
Languages: English
Categories: Mainstream/General Public
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Distribution that designed to be a "no-frills" system - no GNOME or KDE. Just one application for every purpose. Comes with its own packaging system called 'dist-tools'
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

   Giboia Linux   
Developer: Giboia Linux Project
Website: http://www.giboia.org/
Languages: Portuguese
Categories: Debian based, Live CD
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Live CD from Brazil based on Debian
Download: list of download locations here

   GIS-Knoppix   
Developer: Sourcepole
Website: http://www.sourcepole.com/s...
Languages: English
Categories: Power user, Live CD
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Live CD distribution based on Knoppix that centers on GIS software.
Download: list of download locations here

   GNIX-Vivo   
Developer: AGNIX
Website: http://agnix.cesga.es/
Languages: Spanish
Categories: Live CD
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Live CD distribution developed in Galicia, Spain.
Download: list of download locations here

   Gnoppix   
Developer: Gnoppix Project
Website: http://www.gnoppix.org/
Languages: English
Categories: Mainstream/General Public, Live CD
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Debian-based Live CD distribution that uses GNOME as its desktop environment. Features an installer for easy installation to the hard disk.
Download: list of download locations here

   gNOX   
Developer: gnox.org
Website: http://www.gnox.org/
Languages: English
Categories: Slackware based, Live CD
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Live CD distribution based on Slackware.
Download: list of download locations here

   Good-Day GNU/Linux HA Server   
Developer: Good-Day.Inc
Website: http://gnulinux.good-day.ne...
Languages: English, Japanese
Categories: Debian based, Power user
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Debian based distribution that's designed for high availabilty but at the same time, only contains Free Software.
Download: list of download locations here

   Julex   
Developer: Nick Clark
Website: http://www.julex.silentgods...
Languages: English
Categories: Live CD
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Live CD distribution based on Knoppix. Scaled down to be able to run on older hardware.
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

   H3Knix   
Developer: H3Knix Project
Website: http://vietnow.net:81/h3k/h...
Languages: English
Categories: Mainstream/General Public, Minimalist
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Small footprint distribution aimed at desktop users. Comes with its own package management system called 'Capsules'
Download: list of download locations here

   Happy MacLinux   
Developer: Happy MacLinux Project
Website: http://opentechlab.org/
Languages: English, Japanese
Categories: Power user
Platforms: m68k
Description: Developed in Japan, this distribution is designed to run on m68k Macintosh hardware
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

   Holon Linux   
Developer: Holon Inc.
Website: http://www.holonsoft.co.jp/...
Languages: Japanese
Categories: Runs on MS Windows
Platforms: Intel compatible, PPC
Description: Holon is a Japanese distribution designed to be run under either Windows using Cygwin or Mac OS X.
Download: list of download locations here

   Honeywall CDROM   
Developer: Honeynet Project
Website: http://honeynet.xfocus.net/...
Languages: English
Categories: Security enchanced, Live CD
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Live CD distribution that can be used to set up a honeynet.
Download: list of download locations here

   Ignalum Linux   
Developer: Ignalum
Website: http://www.ignalum.com
Languages: English
Categories: Mainstream/General Public
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Red Hat and RPM-based operating system designed for higher-end systems. Promises ease of installation and use.
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

   JoLinux   
Developer: Projecto JoLinux
Website: http://xoomer.virgilio.it/j...
Languages: English, Portuguese
Categories: Mainstream/General Public, Slackware based
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Distribution for desktop users based on Slackware
Download: list of download locations here

   Jollix   
Developer: Oliver Schwinn, et al
Website: http://www.jollix.de/en/en_...
Languages: English, German
Categories: Live CD
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Live CD distribution designed for games and multimedia. It's capable of automatic hardware detection and configuration. Based on Gentoo.
Download: list of download locations here

   JUSIX   
Developer: JUSIX Project
Website: http://jusix.rulez.pl/
Languages: English
Categories: Minimalist, Live CD
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Live CD distribution optimized to run video and audio software.
Download: list of download locations here

   Pingo   
Developer: Pingo Team
Website: http://www.pingo.org/
Languages: English
Categories: Mainstream/General Public, Red Hat based, Fedora Core based
Platforms: Intel compatible
Description: Pingo is Slovenian general purpose Linux operating system, with free multimedia packages compliant with Slovenian legislation and patents. The intention is to have solid based distribution, that can be used by newcomers, schools and general public
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