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The Kororaa project is a way of installing Gentoo Linux easily and quickly, similar to Gentoo's ?Stage3 with GRP packages? install.
LearnTux is a German Linux live CD with a collection of educational software. The latest version is based on Mandriva Linux 2007.
Liberté Linux is a secure, lightweight, and easy to use Gentoo-based Linux distribution intended as a communication aid in hostile environments. Liberté installs on a USB key, and boots on any computer or laptop.
Lightweight Portable Security
Lightweight Portable Security (LPS) creates a secure end node from trusted media on almost any Intel-based computer (PC or Mac). LPS boots a thin Linux operating system from a CD or USB flash stick without mounting a local hard drive.
Linguas OS is a Linux live CD that includes OpenOffice.org, Omega T, Evince, and other basic tools that translators use on a daily basis for translation work. It includes Internet browsing and e-mail software.
LinuxConsole is a live modular Linux meta-distribution which includes OpenOffice, servers, firewall, music tools, and scanning/printing/faxing tools.
LUC3M is produced by the University Carlos III of Madrid. In Spanish.
Luit Linux is a small bootable live CD distribution based on KNOPPIX and DamnSmall Linux. Has XFCE-4 as the Desktop Manager. < 50MB.
MADbox Live is based on Mandriva.
Built on the Live-CD technology, Move enables you to run a full operating system from just one CD, anywhere, without the need for installation. Move is truly mobile. This is the only product of its kind to offer built-in handling of USB keys, allowing for automatic and seamless backup of configuration settings, as well as user data, up to 1.5 GB.
MCNLive is a complete operating system running from CD or USB stick. It is based on Mandriva Linux and designed for desktops and notebooks. Included software for all your needs: internet applications, office suite, networking tools, multimedia software. MCNLive operates in a so-called live mode.
Mentoppix is a Live CD remastered from Knoppix by Mento (Galuh Prasetyawan).
mGSTEP 0.536 is also available on a Linux-2.4.24 bootable Demo CD.
Microdrive is a tiny (3MB) live CD distribution and a set of scripts that generate it using isolinux, busybox, and your host system. An initrd image allows you to modify it to your hearts content. It is based on busybox, isolinux and slackware.
MiniKazit is small enough to fit on a MiniCD (180MB). MiniKazit is based on Morphix, base module version 0.4-1e and Debian Sid.
MIOLUX ia a Brazilian distribution based on Knoppix.
MooLux is a Slackware-based GNU/Linux
distribution which focuses on Internet applications, multimedia and programming tools. It is a complete system with software for Internet browsing, mail, chat, multimedia and office, game as well as for programming in C, Perl, and Python. The main objectives of MooLux Linux are to be simple and one task one application, be a complete development and desktop environment such KDE and to be small enough to fit on a 393MB ISO image.
NimbleX is a small but versatile operating system which is able to boot from a small 8 cm CD, USB, HDD and even LAN. It has a graphical interface and also a lot of built in software for browsing the internet, writing documents, listening to music, playing movies and many more. You even have basic server functionality. Read more
OGo Knoppix CD
The OGo Knoppix CD is a bootable CD which contains a complete Debian GNU/Linux system, a fully configured OGo installation, a Cyrus server and some more Linux software. It's based on the original Knoppix CD.
Onebase Linux is a community based operating system (OS) based on the linux kernel for PC (x86). It provides several inhouse features and comes with an enlarging Software gallery (with seemless support for source or binary installs).
openmamba GNU/Linux is a ready-to-use operating system for notebooks, desktop and server personal computers. It comes with a plenty of software programs for office, multimedia, internet, games and much more.
PapugLinux is a light (220 MB) Gentoo based operating system. This live CD contains Fluxbox windows manager & various desktop applications such as AbiWord, Firefox, Sylpheed, XMMS, ... Default keyboard mapping is french but polish and english are also supported. The server side has not been forgotten with Apache, Cups, Ssh and ProFTP.
Pardus Live CD
Pardus Live CD is a bootable CD edition of the Pardus National Operating System. It is distributed to the participants of Akademik Bilisim in Gaziantep University (Turkey).
Parsix GNU/Linux is based on Knoppix and Debian Sarge. It uses Gnome as its default desktop environment. Parsix GNU/Linux supports Persian keyboard and user can switch to Persian with Alt+Shift keys.
PCG-C1VN is built using Debian's testing branch as an installation base and the bootcd package to bundle the installation into a working bootable CD. Supported features include: Jog Dial, Audio, Motion Eye Camera, J-Mouse, USB Hotplugging, and more.
PLD Live CD
PLD Live CD is a bootable CD that contains a live Linux distribution based on the PLD Linux distribution. It uses squashfs transparent compression to fit huge amount of packages on a single CD, including OpenOffice, KDE, Gnome, WindowMaker, XFCE, and many more.
Polyspool combines the Common Unix Printing System, Ghostscript, Samba, and a live Linux CD to create an easy-to-use open source print spooler capable of supporting Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux clients. Polyspool provides a simple Web interface and requires no knowledge of Linux commands to successfully deploy. Because Polyspool uses the standard PostScript driver bundled with the Windows operating systems and Ghostscript to render the print job, only one driver needs to be installed for any supported printer.
Porteus is a lightweight and portable implementation of the Slackware Linux Operating System that boots directly from your storage media without needing to modify or utilize your existing operating system (your computer doesn't even need a hard drive!)
Privare Live CD
Privare is a live Linux CD that helps people learn Linux. You can boot it from a CD-ROM or watch the movies in Windows.
Rangoli is a multilingual Live CD from IndLinux.org based on Morphix project (which is based on KNOPPIX & Debian). It boots directly into the chosen language desktop as available on boot menus.
RTAI Testsuite LiveCD
The bootable CD-ROM provided on this website allows you to determine whether your system's hardware is capable of being used as a hard real-time system. Furthermore, this website provides information about the real-time performance of various systems, which might help you when buying hardware for building hard real-time systems. The LiveCD is based on RTAI (Realtime Application Interface) and provides easy-to-use menus that guide users through running the test suite and submitting the results and system configuration information to an Internet database.
Sabayon Linux is a distro that is based on Gentoo. It has live DVD functionality and a complete installer. Read more
SAM Linux Desktop
SAM Linux Desktop is a self-booting live CD containing a full linux desktop OS.
Sauver does require a minimal hardware to work properly. It depends on what you want to use Sauver for. The most important thing is memory. You need at least 32 MB of RAM to boot Sauver.
Scale-RT Real-time Linux with Live-CD
The SCALE-RT platform contains a fully tested and validated Linux distribution based on the Debian kernel. It has been further enhanced with the Xenomai real-time extension. Additionally, a feature-rich integrated development suite, which runs on a Windows-PC offers a unique yet powerful cross-development environment. Xenomai allows Scale-RT to execute simulation models in real-time
SystemC-Live is similar to Knoppix, but based on Slax and Slackware. It features the SystemC OSCI simulation kernel, the required g++ compilers and libraries, and an integrated development environment, debugger, and waveform viewer. Additionally, the distribution features essential utilities to make it a useful working environment such as a Web browser, a file manager, and more.
aptosid (previously sidux) is an operating system based on the Linux kernel, Debian's most modern branch (called "Sid") and many free and open source applications. Read more
SimpleSlax is a variant of SLAX LiveCD designed for compact size at 120 MB and lightweight for use with older hardware. Clean, minimalist GUI and file system settings with device information support and the option to use the Dillo web browser, built to load quickly and run smoothly on machines with under 300 MHz processing and less than 128 MB installed RAM.
SLAX is a small 185MB bootable CD containing the Linux operating system with X and KDE. It runs Linux directly from the CD without installing. Read more
Slax AoE LiveCD
Slax AoE LiveCD is a bootable CD with ATA over Ethernet (AoE) target and initiator programs. It can be used as an AoE server or client. It is based on Slax Frodo Edition with some modifications needed to simplify use of AoE. ATA over Ethernet (AoE) is a network protocol designed for accessing ATA storage devices over Ethernet networks.
Stanix Professional is a Chinese distribution which aims to provide a simple/stable/comfortable environment.
STUX is a bootable CD with a collection of GNU/Linux software, automatic hardware detection, and support for many graphics cards, sound cards, SCSI and USB devices and other peripherals. Stux target is to build a Live CD similar to KNOPPIX but based on Slackware Linux.
Syxoo Bizniz Linux is based on Kubuntu, which autodetects more modern hardware. Syxoo Bizniz Linux is customized to be used in a small or big business envirement.
Taprobane is a convenient GNU/Linux distribution based on Debian. It is a live CD, but can be installed, manual copying for the moment, to persistent media.
TCE Operating System Services
TOSS is a distro where the core of Ubuntu has been retained with minimal changes to the default Ubuntu Kernel enabling users to retain its more popular and useful features while giving the user a completely different look and feel.
TeaM-TL specialises in providing a TeX environment.
TheWanderer is a live linux CD distro for nomads.
Toorox is a Linux Live-DVD based on Gentoo with many free open source applications and KDE or GNOME
as working environment. It is multi-lingual (de,en)
and designed for easy using with a simple control
center, starter-help button for newbies, hard disk installer and a Live USB-Stick Creator.
Ubuntu Live CD
The live CD allows you to try Ubuntu without changing your computer at all, and is available for Intel x86, PowerPC and AMD64.
Ubuntu Privacy Remix
Ubuntu Privacy Remix is a modified live CD based on Ubuntu Linux. UPR is not intended for permanent installation on a hard disk. The goal of Ubuntu Privacy Remix is to provide an isolated working environment where private data can be dealt with safely. The system installed on the computer running UPR remains untouched. It does this by removing support for network devices as well as local hard disks. Ubuntu Privacy Remix includes TrueCrypt and GnuPG for encryption and introduces "extended TrueCrypt volumes".
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