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DietLinux is a distribution based on dietlibc. It contains a 2.6.x linux kernel, and will never support older kernels that do not support for devfs and tmpfs. The boot process is optimized for small size, the upcoming 0.2-release should be able to boot from cdrom, floppy or usb-stick on all systems with at least 8mb of RAM.
DiscoverStation is a desktop Linux distribution specifically designed for public access computers. The software also includes Userful's unique "Desktop Multiplier" software. Desktop settings can be easily managed via session profiles which are created and stored via a central Web-portal which lets you customize, update, and view usage reports for hundreds of desktops at once. Key features include time management, Internet filtering, privacy protection, automated clean-up, print-job costing, and much more.
Distro Astro is a project to create a Linux distribution for astronomers and astronomy enthusiasts.
DMZS-Biatchux Bootable CD Distro
DMZS-Biatchux Bootable CD Distro is a Bootable CD Forensics/Virus Scanning/Recovery/PenTesting platform.
DNALinux is a Linux distribution with bioinformatics software pre-installed. If you find hard to install EMBOSS, Primer3, BLAST and other bioinformatics software, DNALinux is for you.
Dropline GNOME is a version of the GNOME Desktop that has been tweaked for Slackware Linux systems. It is available in Slackware's standard .tgz package format, in addition to the usual source code.
Edubuntu is a Linux distribution for education, designed for a teacher or network administrator to setup a classroom quickly and easily. It is a complete operating system built on Ubuntu and includes educational applications bundled in addition to the office suite, web browser, communication and productivity tools. Read more
elementary OS is a Linux distribution based on Ubuntu. It makes use of a desktop with its own shell named Pantheon, and is integrated with other elementary OS applications like Plank (a dock based on Docky), Midori (the default web browser) and Scratch (a simple text editor).
Elysium Project is a collection of projects designed to help improve Linux on the desktop in some way.
A set of Debian GNU / Linux distributions, which transforms in a few minutes a simple computer into a high performance server or firewall installed and configured.
A distro for the desktop-not a server. It is jam packed with all the Windows Killer applications for graphics, games and office work.
Evolve OS is a distribution that intends to be both modern and traditional at the same time, easing the transition for new users from other operating systems, or indeed other Linux distributions.
Ewrt is the Enhanced WRT linux distribution for the Linksys WRT54G and GS wireless routers. It was forked from the Linksys WRT54G 3.01.3 codebase by Irving Popovetsky and Brandon Psmythe of Portless Networks, a wireless networking company in Portland, OR. The goal of the project is to create a stable and easy to use hotspot-in-a-box for use in community wireless networking projects.
Exherbo is a distribution designed for people who know what they're doing with Linux. It is inspired in many places by Gentoo -- in particular, it supports flexible source-based installation with up-front configuration.
ExTiX Linux is a remaster of Ubuntu 11.10. Previous versions of ExTiX were based on KNOPPIX/Debian.
Fermi Linux LTS
Fermi Linux LTS is in essence RedHat Enterprise, recompiled. What we have done is taken the source code from RedHat Enterprise (in srpm form) and recompiled them.
Foresight Linux is a Distribution which showcases some of the latest and greatest from GNOME. Features include: Beagle, f-spot, Banshee, Avahi, Hal, Conary, OpenOffice, and Mono.
Franki and Earlgrey Linux
Franki and Earlgrey Linux are small but usable (busybox+uClibc, execute-only-environment) linux distributions designed to demonstrate the full extent of STUBS, the Toolchain and Utility Build Suite.
Frugalware is general purpose linux distribution, designed for intermediate users (who are not afraid of text mode). It uses the pacman package manager.
The FullPliant server layer is small (10 MB) and very consistent (written in a single language, with all configuration files stored as Pliant databases, most of these beeing organization wide), so it's easier to maintain.
Funtoo Linux is a Gentoo Linux variant which offers native UTF-u support, Git-based Portage tree and funtoo overlay, GPT/GUID boot support and streamlined boot configuration, and much more.
Gluster is a GNU cluster distribution aimed at commoditizing Supercomputing and Superstorage. Core of the Gluster provides a platform for developing clustering applications tailored for a specific tasks such as HPC Clustering, Storage Clustering, Enterprise Provisioning, Database Clustering etc.
GNU-Darwin aims to be the most free software distribution. Our mission is two-fold: Focus on projects that leverage our unique combination of Darwin and GNU, and help users to enjoy the benefits of software freedom. (founded November 2000)
GoboLinux is an alternative Linux distribution which redefines the entire filesystem hierarchy.
In GoboLinux you don't need a package manager because the filesystem is the package manager: each program resides in its own directory, such as /Programs/Xorg/6.7.0/ and /Programs/KDE/3.2.2.
Hanthana is a Linux based operating system and a Fedora remix suitable for desktop and laptop users. Hanthana comes to you in the form of a Live CD for regular PC (i686 arc) systems. Hanthana uses ?XFCE, the fast, lightweight desktop environment.
Hybryde Linux is an Ubuntu-based distribution for the desktop. It has the unique ability to switch rapidly between multiple desktop environments and window manager without logging out.
Ignalum Linux is committed to bridging the gap between collaborative open source projects by developing a unique brand of Linux that offers smooth and unequalled integration among programs and between the operating system and system software.
illume OS is an open source and full-featured Linux operating system based on Debian designed to be used in many ways and many areas.
Independence is a free distribution designed by users for the users and particularly those who are left out by present distributions.
Instant OGo is a Linux-based groupware server distribution. It contains all components required to set up a mail and collaboration server from scratch, including the Linux system software, the Cyrus mail server, and the OpenGroupware.org groupware server.
The IPCop Firewall is a Linux firewall distribution. IPCop offers an IPChains based firewall with DHCP server, caching DNS, the Squid web proxy, Snort intrusion detection system, port forwarding, DMZ support and IPSec based VPN support using FreeS/WAN. There is an easy to use web-based admin interface and an SSH server is also available. Read more
IPFire is a source-based linux firewall distribution that brings additional features with it. The easy-to-set-up system defeats its competitiors like IPCop, Smoothwall and Endian-Firewall potty. A stateful-inspection-firewall with a luxuriant content-filtering-engine plus traffic-control (QoS) rounded with latest vpn-technology and a lot of logging is foolproof to administer with just a very few clicks.
Jeoss Linux is a compact install-everywhere Ubuntu based server oriented distribution. It is directly-installable even on legacy, limited resource, and embedded x86 platforms.
K12LTSP is based on RedHat Fedora Linux and the LTSP terminal server packages. It's easy to install and configure. It's distributed under the GNU General Public License . That means it's free and it's based on Open Source software.
Keepod is a pocketable version of Linux for those of us without a computer science degree. It?s a smiling, hardware-encrypted USB card that?ll load a secure, custom OS on top of any public terminal--along with your documents and other media--in just 20 to 30 seconds.
A graphics rich, desktop-enhanced GNU/Linux distribution for newbies and casual users focusing on ease of use.
The Kubuntu project aims to be to KDE what Ubuntu is to Gnome: a great integrated distro with all the great features of Ubuntu, but based on the KDE desktop. Read more
Leeenux is a complete netbook Linux distribution made for the Asus eee 701G with 2GB and 4GB SSD, but other netbooks can run it as well.
Leetnux is specifically designed for Linux users who want maximum configuratibility. Therefore, the installation is quite hard, absolutely nothing is done "automagically" as in modern Linux distributions, but the user has total control over the installation. The idea behind Leetnux comes from Linux From Scratch, but a Leetnux system is not as "pure" as an LFS system, because a minimal pre-compiled system must be installed.
Lilblue Linux is a security-enhanced, fully featured XFCE4, amd64 Gentoo desktop, built on uClibc.
Lintrack is a small, easy to configure and highly integrated GNU/Linux distribution for routers, firewalls, network access servers, content filters and more. It is targetted especially to small and medium-sized wireless Internet service providers.
Linux Deepin is a Ubuntu derivative that is targeted at improved usability, featuring a carefully tweaked Gnome3 experience.
The goal of Linux Lite is to introduce Windows users to an intuitively simple, alternative operating system. Linux Lite is a showcase for just how easy it can be to use Linux. It is based on Ubuntu, but using the lightweight Xfce as its default desktop environment.
Linux Mint's purpose is to produce an elegant, up to date and comfortable GNU/Linux desktop distribution. Read more
LormaLINUX is Lorma Colleges' very own Linux Distribution that has been optimized and customized to meet the needs of educational institutions and its students.
The objective of the lubuntu project is to create a faster, more lightweight and energy saving variant of Ubuntu by using LXDE, The Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment, as its default GUI.
Lunar-Linux is a source based Linux distribution with a unique package management system that builds each software package or module for the machine it is being installed on.
LXLE is based on Lubuntu which is an Ubuntu OS using the LXDE desktop enviroment. It is designed to be a drop-in and go OS, primarily for aging computers. Its intention is to be able to install it on any computer and be relatively done after install.
M.N.I.S LINUX is a Debian metadistribution, fully configured KDE and additional software like RTLinux.
Mageia is a community project which offers a fork of Mandriva.
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