open source software projects
- SEUL: Simple End-User Linux Project
- Belangrijke distributies
- The Fedora Project (Fedora Core) is a
community-run Linux distribution sponsored by Red Hat.
is the longest-running distribution of the Linux operating system.
Slackware offers a stable and secure version of Linux that is perfect
for home, office, or educational use. Slackware is easy for beginners
to install, but contains all the advanced features required by the
experienced UNIX power-user.
(bootable CD with NTFS support)
- Suse (Enterprise)
(bootable CD with OpenOffice installed)
- Minder belangrijke distributies
miniature Linux distribution focusing on four capabilities: maintenance
(by using it as a system rescue live CD), multimedia (for example, for
playing video DVDs), miniserver (using the inetd daemon), and mystery
(meaning console games).
Linux is a community developed operating system designed for
x86 routers, firewalls, VPNs, VoIP boxes, and servers
- Blag (single CD)
- blueflops is a two-floppy Linux
distribution with a graphical Web browser (links) and an IRC client
is a Linux image executing from a USB storage device into a running OS,
so the machine does not have to support booting from the USB device
is an OS package that is intended to boot from a USB stick or other
mutable removable media. Its purpose is to let you carry your whole
computing environment in your pocket and let you use any computer
available as if it were your own.
is a Libre GNU/Linux distribution for old computers, starting from a
computer with a 586 processor, 64 MB RAM, and a 2 GB HD drive
- Coyote Linux (single floppy
intended for firewall and to share internet connection)
- Damn Small Linux (bootable from
- DeLi Linux is a Linux distribution
for old computers.
- Devil-Linux is a special secure
Linux distribution which is used for firewalls, routers, gateways, and
- DiscoverStation is a Linux
distribution specifically designed for publicly accessible computers.
- DistroWatch: overview of Linux
- DNALinux is a live Linux
distribution with bioinformatics software preloaded.
- Dyne:bolic GNU/Linux is a live
- FreeWRT: a meta GNU/Linux
distribution for embedded systems.
is a general-purpose Linux distribution designed for intermediate users
who are not afraid of text mode.
standalone media player Linux distribution, similar to MoviX. It's a
small bootable CD that allows you to play your favorite video (DivX,
XviD, H.264, MPEG 1/2, VCD, DVD, OggMedia, Windows Media, RealMedia,
etc.) and audio (MP3, Audio CD, Ogg Vorbis, FLAC, MPC, etc.) files.
(GNU On Windows)
is a lightweight alternative to Cygwin. It uses a convenient Windows
installer that installs about 130 extremely useful open source Unix
applications compiled as native Win32 binaries. It is designed to be as
small as possible, about 10 MB, as opposed to Cygwin which can run well
over 100 MB depending upon options.
- Inside security: bootable
distribution with NTFS support
- JayOS is a live CD OS distribution
based on Linux From Scratch.
- Knoppix: GNU/Linux distribution
that boots and runs completely from cd.
is a Linux distribution that is based on Ubuntu. The main difference
from standard Ubuntu is that KDE is used instead of GNOME. Its aim is
to be a great integrated distribution that uses the full potential of
the KDE desktop.
- Kuliax, "Bringing Linux to Campus"
is a Live Linux distribution with focus on education; it is usually
installed on USB sticks
OS is a Linux live CD that includes OpenOffice.org
USB Creator is a free software for Windows that allows you to
create a bootable Live USB key with a Linux on it.
- Linux Multimedia Player is a tiny
Linux-based Live distribution that converts your computer into a
is a single-disk, miniature Linux distribution that just includes a
client for Windows Terminal Server 2000, VNCview, and a telnet client.
- Myrinix - Digital Home Edition is
meant to be a smart and centralized OS that can be implemented in a
is a small but versatile operating system that is able to boot from a
small 8cm CD, USB, or from the network.
- Orange Linux
is not Ghost (PING)
- ProTech is a security orientated
Linux distribution based on Ubuntu Feisty. It works as a live CD or
from hard disk installations.
- QEMU-Puppy is an OS and a set of
applications on a USB memory stick.
is a GNU/Linux rescue CD that comes with Rescapp, a nice wizard that
will guide you through your rescue tasks. It can restore Grub to the
MBR update a Grub configuration, perform filesystem checks, fix a
Windows MBR, and more. Features that can indirectly assist the rescue
process include chat programs to let you reach human online help, a
share log (automatic pastebin), and a share log that uses formatting
appropriate for posting on a forum
- SystemRescueCd is a Linux system
available from a bootable CDROM that provides an easy way to perform
administrative tasks on your computer
- Thinstation: to make diskless thin
- TINY Linux
is a small CD-ROM/USB disk/PXE-based Linux distribution that targets
repairing dead systems, or at least rescuing important data.
is a minimalistic GNU/Linux distribution that can fit in 8 MB of disk
bootable distrivution with integrated CMS (Joomla, Drupal, MediaWiki)
Linux booting from a USB stick
is a Linux distribution that gives you the ability to install a PBX
platform with an easy to use Web-based GUI.
is a Live Web kiosk Linux distribution for public places.
is a proxy firewall suite with its core architecture is built around
today's security demands