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the first working free and open source method for optimally running Linux on Microsoft Windows natively. More generally, Cooperative Linux (short-named coLinux) is a port of the Linux kernel that allows it to run cooperatively alongside another operating system on a single machine. For instance, it allows one to freely run Linux on Windows 2000/XP, without using a commercial PC virtualization software such as VMware, in a way which is much more optimal than using any general purpose PC virtualization software
CRUX is a lightweight, i686-optimized Linux distribution targeted at experienced Linux users. The primary focus of this distribution is "keep it simple", which is reflected in a simple tar.gz-based package system, BSD-style initscripts, and a relatively small collection of trimmed packages. The secondary focus is utilization of new Linux features and recent tools and libraries. CRUX also has a ports system which makes it easy to install and upgrade applications.
CTKArch is a minimalistic Arch Linux setup that comes with a set of carefully selected applications and provides maximum hardware support, exclusively using free open-source software.
Digital Audio & Video Entertainment / Digital Interactive Networked Amusement: created to satisfy all the home entertainment needs of the average hacker.
This is a Custom Debian Distribution (CDD) project. Our goal is to make Debian an OS that children of all ages will want to use. Our initial focus will be on producing something for children up to age 8. Once we have accomplished this, our next target age range is 7 to 12.
DeLi Linux stands for "Desktop Light" Linux. It is a Linux Distribution for old computers, from 486 to Pentium MMX 166 or so. It's focused on desktop usage. It includes email clients, graphical web browser, an office package with word processor and spreadsheet, and so on. A full install, including XFree and development tools, needs not more than 250 MB of harddisk space.
DeniX aims to offer a user-friendly full-featured server operating system, pre-configured, well structured and easy to work with, and filled with the latest stable versions of Linux apps. It's easy to install and configure. Every package is downloaded from the author's source and compiled when installed.
Desktop ROCK Linux
Desktop ROCK Linux is an full-featured workstation and desktop distribution for end-user systems. Based upon ROCK Linux, it features the powerful auto-build system which allows easy customization of the included packages to adapt the distribution to personal needs.
Dettu[Xx] Linux is probably the world's nastiest Linux-Distribution. This is meant for the REALLY masochistic geeks out there.
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.
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.
eAR OS is a video- and audiophile Operating System with the eAR Media Center. It is built on top of Ubuntu and features a free version of the Acoustic Reality software technology used in the $100 eAR RT-OS Enterprise Edition
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
Element is an operating system for Home Theater or Media-Center Personal Computers featuring a ten-foot user interface and designed to be connected to your HDTV for a digital media and internet experience within the comforts of your own living room or entertainment area.
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.
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.
EzPlanet One Enterprise Linux
EzPlanet One Enterprise Linux is tuned for Enterprise solutions. EzPlanet One integrates advanced technologies, flexibility, quality, and a more appealing name in one product. Most of the latest advances in technologies available for Linux are also in the EzPlanet One distribution.
FaunOS is a portable (easy-to-carry), fully integrated Linux operating system with over 600 preinstalled packages. It is specifically designed to run from a portable USB memory device (such as a USB flash drive).
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.
Finnix WAS a self-contained, bootable Linux CD distribution, based on Red Hat Linux 6.1. Finnix was created as a system maintnence distribution.
Fluxbuntu is a LPAE-standard compliant, Ubuntu-based distribution. It is lightweight, swift and efficient. These features support the Fluxbuntu Linux Project's Goal of running on a wide range of mobile devices and computers (low-end & high-end).
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.
Future Technologies Operating System X: FTOSX Desktop 2004, today includes 743 software source packages that generates 1,512 binary packages for Intel platform.
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)
GNU/Linux Terminal Server for Schools
GNU/Linux Terminal Server for Schools is an approach to make administration of networks easier and to enable the reuse of older computers.
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.
Goodgoat Linux is a CD, usb key bootable Linux that can be installed on the hard drive. Goodgoat uses the portage (gentoo) package manager. The goal of goodgoat is too make an easy to use Linux that has few duplicated applications so that you don't have to dig through the menus to find the program that you want.
gOS is an Ubuntu based distribution that aims to be a simple, user friendly, beautiful desktop for normal people.
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.
Hedinux GNU/Linux is a french independently developed distribution inspired by the Linux From Scratch and Beyond Linux From Scratch books. Hedinux is optimized for i686 and have its own packages management system.
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.
IDMS Linux is not a home user distribution and is intended solely as the base for server software and hosting. It has no GUIs, no X, and no fancy stuff, just pure Linux.
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.
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.
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