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Adamantix

The Adamantix project aims to create a highly secure but usable Linux platform. To accomplish this, the project will use currently available security solutions for Linux (like kernel patches, compiler patches, security related programs and techniques) and knit these together to a highly secure Linux platform.

Project Home Page :- http://www.adamantix.org/

APLINUX

APLINUX is a distribution based on Debian GNU/Linux focused on web servers, DNS servers and mail servers. Its main goal is automatize the tasks of installation and configuration of the system, with the purpose to achieve the maximum in trustworthiness, stability and security.

Project Home Page :- http://www.aplinux.com.br/

ASLinux Desktop

ASLinux Desktop is a Spanish Debian & KDE based GNU/Linux distribution aimed to desktop PCs, either workstations, corporative clients or domestic computers, and to any kind of user, whatever his/her expertise level with PCs and Linux. Available for 32-bit Intel and AMD CPUs, ASLinux Desktop offers a complete, stable and intuitive environment that easies access to Linux and that includes all the features that any end user may demand: office tools, Internet, multimedia, education, games and fun, etc., along with the most complete security systems, like a personal firewall, a Windows virus analyzer and a spam filter. ASLinux Desktop combines Linux's strength and stability, Debian Sarge's power and versatility and KDE's friendliness and usability. Its main strength is its great usability.

Project Home Page :- http://www.activasistemas.com/exec/men=aslinux/modulo=Publico/sc=aslinux

AbulÉdu

AbulÉdu is a French Linux distribution, specifically designed for data processing in educational establishments. Originally based on Mandrake Linux, the most recent release is based on Debian/Knoppix.

Project Home Page :- http://www.abuledu.org/

AGNULA GNU/Linux Audio Distribution

AGNULA (acronym for A GNU/Linux Audio distribution, pronounced with a strong g) is the name of a project funded by the European Commission. The project is coordinated by the Centro Tempo Reale in Firenze and involves important research centers and institutions. AGNULA's main task will be the development of two reference distributions for the GNU/Linux operating system completely based on Free Software (i.e. under a FSF approved Free Software license) and completely devoted to professional and consumer audio applications and multimedia development. One distribution will be Debian-based (DeMuDi) and
the other will be Red Hat-based (ReHMuDi). Both will be available on the network for download and on CD. The project started on the 1st April 2002 and will last for two years. In the second year the project will also extend to hardware platforms other than PCs (e.g. PowerPCs, 64-bit architectures).

Project Home Page :- http://www.agnula.org/

ANTEMIUM Linux

ANTEMIUM Linux is a French live CD distribution designed for desktops, and especially for older computers with only 64MB of RAM. The desktop environment is IceWM.

Project Home Page :- http://antemium.org/

Arabbix

Arabbix is the world's first Arabic Live-CD (run-from-CD) distribution that showcases Arabeyes' and others' accomplishments and results - it includes most of the applications an Arab user might require or need. Arabbix is not only intended to attract new users and to cement the virtues of Open Source and Linux as a fully functional Arabic desktop medium, but is also hoped that it will engrave into people's hearts and minds.

Project Home Page :- http://www.arabeyes.org/project.php?proj=Arabbix

ARMA aka Omoikane GNU/Linux

Omoikane GNU/Linux, known as OGL, is a Japanese distribution based on Debian's testing branch. It has a user friendly installer based on Scheme and GTK+. The commercial branch of the Omoikane GNU/Linux is knows as ARMA - it includes the most popular Japanese input method "ATOK", RICHO True Type Fonts and other features. A free version of OGL, containing fewer packages, is available from FTP servers and mirrors.

Project Home Page :- http://www.omoikane.co.jp/

Augustux

Augustux is a live CD GNU/Linux distribution based on Debian and Knoppix. It has full support for the Aragonese language.

Project Home Page :- http://www.zaralinux.org/proy/augustux/

BackTrack

BackTrack is a Slackware and SLAX-based live CD with a collection of security and forensics tools. It was created by merging Auditor Security Linux with WHAX (formerly Whoppix).

Project Home Page :- http://www.remote-exploit.org/

B2D Linux

B2D is a Debian-based Linux distribution developed in Taiwan, with user environment and read/write support for traditional Chinese.

Project Home Page :- http://b2d.tnc.edu.tw/

BeatrIX Linux

BeatrIX Linux is a compact (less than 200MB) operating system aimed at both office and home users who want something simpler, safer and superior to Microsoft Windows, and that will run on just about any IBM-compatible PC made in the past 10 years. It runs as a live CD or it can be installed to hard drive.

Project Home Page :- http://www.watsky.net/

BEERnix

BEERnix is a Linux live CD based on Knoppix.

Project Home Page :- http://beernix.berlios.de/

Biadix

Biadix is Knoppix-based Linux live CD with support for the Catalan language.

Project Home Page :- http://www.biada.org/noti_biadix.html

BIG LINUX

BIG LINUX is a Brazilian Linux live CD with support for hard disk install and localised into Brazilian Portuguese. It is based on the Knoppix live CD.

Project Home Page :- http://biglinux.codigolivre.org.br/

Bioknoppix

Bioknoppix is a customised distribution of the Knoppix live CD. With this distribution you just boot from the CD and you have a fully functional Linux OS with open source applications targeted at the molecular biologist. Besides using some RAM,Bioknoppix doesn't touch the host computer, being ideal for demonstrations, molecular biology students, workshops, etc.

Project Home Page :- http://bioknoppix.hpcf.upr.edu/

BlackRhino GNU/Linux

BlackRhino GNU/Linux is a free Debian-based GNU/Linux software distribution for the Sony PlayStation 2. It contains over 1,200 software packages to aid in using and creating programs for the Sony PlayStation 2 Linux kit. The programs range in functionality from simple games, to text editors, compilers, web servers, windowing systems, database systems, graphics packages, mail servers and a variety of other tools and utilities. The software distribution was created by xRhino for a commercial Sony PlayStation 2 title. It is released in the hopes that the distribution will help hobbyists create their own games and applications that utilize the advanced programmable hardware of the PS2.

Project Home Page :- http://blackrhino.xrhino.com/

Bluewall GNU/Linux

Bluewall GNU/Linux is a Linux distribution based on Debian GNU/Linux with a twist - instead of apt, it uses NetBSD's pkgsrc as its package management software.

Project Home Page :- http://bluewall.es.gnu.org/


BRLSpeak

Debian for blind people. It includes support for braille and computer speech

Project Home Page :- http://www.brlspeak.net/

Bonzai Linux (formerly known as miniwoody, or tinyboner)

Bonzai Linux has been build to offer a Debian based Desktop-OS that fits on a 180MB CD-R(W). The Distribution includes the current stable version of KDE and has been modified for easier installation.

Project Home Page :- https://developer.berlios.de/projects/bonzai/

ClusterKnoppix

ClusterKnoppix is a modified Knoppix distro using the OpenMosix kernel.

Project Home Page :- http://clusterknoppix.sw.be/

Càtix

Càtix is a Linux live CD based on Knoppix and with support for the the Catalan language.

Project Home Page :- http://www.tecnocampus.com/catix/

CensorNet

CensorNet is an Internet Management Appliance designed to control and monitor individuals accessing Internet resources on a local area network. This dedicated server inspects all inbound and outbound data and decides, based on configurable rules, whether the individual or workstation concerned has the correct access profile to allow the request to be completed.

Project Home Page :- http://www.censornet.com/

Clusterix

Clusterix is a modular Linux live CD based on Morphix, Knoppix and Debian GNU/Linux. Clusterix features the openMosix clustering software for setting up clusters without much effort.

Project Home Page :- http://clusterix.livecd.net/

Condorux

Condorux is a Peruvian Linux distribution based on Knoppix.

Project Home Page :- http://ourproject.org/moin/Condorux

Danix

Danix is a Knoppix-based desktop-oriented Linux live CD designed with support for the Czech language.

Project Home Page :- http://www.danix.cz/

DebXPde

DebXPde is a Knoppix-based Linux distribution which integrates the XPde user interface into Linux in order to give new users a familiar, WindowsXP-like experience. The distribution also provides users with many useful tools for everyday tasks.

Project Home Page :- http://www.westnold-developments.uk.tt/

Dizinha Linux

Dizinha Linux is a Brazilian Linux live CD based on Debian GNU/Linux and Kurumin Linux.

Project Home Page :- http://dizinha.codigolivre.org.br/


Debian JP

Debian JP is a volunteer-driven effort intended to provide a Debian-based distribution oriented towards Japanese end-users. Improvements include internationalization of the Debian distribution, with all changes being later contributed to the main project. The project started distributing a set of packages for the Hamm distribution and now provides CDs based on the official releases.

Project Home Page :- http://www.debian.or.jp/

Demolinux

Demolinux is a distribution that allows a user to run Linux without installation, disk partitioning or any related issues, since it works from a bootable CD-ROM. Demolinux includes the GNOME and KDE environments, Enlightenment, StarOffice, lots of games, development tools, and a full load of utilities. It is probably the best distribution to use if you want to just give Linux a try and see how it works and what can it offer you.

Project Home Page :- http://www.demolinux.org/

Debian-BR-CDD

A Brazilian Custom Debian Distribution. GNOME desktop.

Project Home Page :- http://cdd.debian-br.org/project/

DeveLinux

A small Live CD for developers, students and teachers based on a Debian snapshot. It contains programming languages, compilers and a web development environment using Apache, MySQL and PHP

Project Home Page :- http://katolaz.homeunix.net/wiki/wikka.php?wakka=DeveLinux

DeadCD (Now this is Olive)

DeadCD is a minimalistic Linux livecd, based on the Debian distribution. It's goal is to provide small - the maximum size is 100 MB -, fast and feature-rich versatile system.

Project Home Page :- http://web.isteve.bofh.cz/deadcd/

Damn Small Linux

Damn Small Linux (also known as DSL) is a Linux distribution for the x86 architecture, originally a bootable business card LiveCD. It can be installed to, and run from hard disk, USB flash drive, CompactFlash card, Microsoft Windows or Linux emulated host environment via QEMU, and ZIP drive. It is capable of running quickly on older x86 computers due to its low memory requirements and small size (50 MB).

Project Home Page :- http://www.damnsmalllinux.org/

De2

Debian Depok. A 3rd party Ubuntu derivative in Indonesian

Project Home Page :- http://de2.vlsm.org/

DCC

The DCC Alliance is an association of organizations and individuals to assemble a common, standards-based core for Debian-based Linux distributions and accelerate worldwide commercial adoption of Debian GNU/Linux. While the DCC Alliance is an independent organization, we work closely with the Debian community in implementing common standards and enterprise features.

Project Home Page :- http://www.dccalliance.org/

ESware Linux

ESware Linux 365 is a Spanish commercial distribution that surfaced in 2001 (previous versions where derived from other GNU/Linux distributions, not Debian) it includes 7 CDs (including StarOffice and some other non-free tools) and 1 source CD as well as four Spanish manuals. The installation (it has a graphic installation, a text-only installation and a remote web-based one) is in Spanish and provides automatic hardware detection.

Project Home Page :- http://www.ibiblio.org/pub/Linux/distributions/esware/

eduKnoppix

eduKnoppix is an Italian educational distribution based on Knoppix, designed especially for teachers and pupils (age 12 up). eduKnoppix has two major features: it comes with a comprehensive range of various Mathematics packages, as well as resources to obtain the European Computer Driver's License ONLY with free software.

Project Home Page :- http://eduknoppix.dmf.unicatt.it/

ERPOSS

During LinuxTag 2004 the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) and the company credativ unveiled the Linux Government Desktop. The Linux Goverment Desktop has been developed within the scope of the project ERPOSS which evaluates Open Source Software in government environments.Composed entirely of free software the distribution is available as a live CD as well as an install CD. One of the highlights brought by the Government Desktop is the fact that it saves the whole data on encrypted filesystems.
Furthermore KMail is preconfigured to send and receive encrypted e-mail (GnuPG and S/MIME) and to make use of all kinds of authority certificates. The package is completed by integrated spam and virus protection and a preconfigured personal firewall.

Project Home Page :- http://www.bsi.bund.de/produkte/erposs/

Evinux

Evinux is a Linux live CD based on Knoppix, but with light-weight window managers - Fluxbox and XFce. It is developed by Linucie.net, a French organisation for promoting Free Software and GNU/Linux.

Project Home Page :- http://evinux.org/


Elive

Elive is a distribution based on the well known Debian, Etch branch providing recent packages and stability at the same time. Elive packages take place of the Debian packages if needed (about 180 packages have been added or customized.) For now the liveCD mode is built on Morphix, we hope to move to another system in the future to support more features like serial ATA.

Project Home Page :- http://www.elivecd.org/

Euronode

Euronode is 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 !

Built on the basis of Debian GNU / Linux Woody Release 2, Euronode includes most of the essential tools, without any superfluous software !

Project Home Page :- http://euronode.org/

Engarde

EnGarde Secure Linux is a Linux server distribution that is geared toward providing a open source platform that is highly secure by default as well as easy to administer. EnGarde Secure Linux includes a select group of open source packages configured to provide maximum security for tasks such as serving dynamic websites, high availability mail transport, network intrusion detection, and more. The Community edition of EnGarde Secure Linux is completely free and open source

Project Home Page :- http://www.engardelinux.org/

emdebian

Embedded Debian is a project to make Debian GNU/Linux a mainstream choice for embedded projects.

Project Home Page :- http://www.emdebian.org/

Edubuntu

Edubuntu is a GNU/Linux distribution designed for use in classrooms. It is a branch of Ubuntu. Included with Edubuntu is the Linux Terminal Server Project, a large number of educational applications including GCompris, KDE Edutainment Suite, Tux4Kids, Schooltool Calendar and OpenOffice.org. The first Edubuntu release coincided with the release of Ubuntu 5.10, which was codenamed Breezy Badger on October 13, 2005.

Project Home Page :- http://www.edubuntu.org/

Ebuntu

Ebuntu is a Linux distribution based on Ubuntu but with the Enlightenment 0.17 window manager. It is currently available only on live CD but the hard disk installer is in development.

Project Home Page :- http://wiki.ubuntu.com/Ebuntu

FAMELIX

Famelix is a GNU/Linux distribution developed by Brazil's Faculdade Metropolitana de Guaramirim (FAMEG) and based on the work of Kurumin Linux.Its peculiarity lies in the adaptation of the user interface so that it
resembles Windows XP as much as possible.

Project Home Page :- http://www.famelix.com.br/

Feather Linux

Feather Linux is a Linux distribution which runs completely off a CD or a USB pendrive and takes up under 128MB of space. It is a Knoppix remaster (based on Debian), and tries to include software which most people would use every day on their desktop.

Project Home Page :- http://featherlinux.berlios.de/

FoRK (Vital Data Forensic or Rescue Kit )

The team at Vital Data have been in development to adapt the Knoppix live CD for use as a forensic imaging and previewing tool. They have previously been using the Penguin Sleuth Kit to obtain images in the field, but wanted something more user-friendly for their staff and colleagues to be able to use efficiently without requiring a high level of Linux knowledge.

Project Home Page :- http://www.vitaldata.com.au/modules/tinycontent1/index.php?id=9

Freeduc-cd

Freeduc is a "run-from-CD" Linux distribution based on Knoppix and created by OFSET in France: "Until now - and probably for a while in most heads - the GNU/Linux system at school has been perceived as a good replacement of other proprietary servers. However the server is probably the least important thing in terms of freedom in a school network. It doesn't allow a teacher to share a workstation software with students. Supporting GNU/Linux in the workstation side can grant higher freedom and liberty between users in a school. Therefore, OFSET has setup Freeduc, a tool to help to list, to evaluate and to package only free - non GPL exclusive - edu soft."

Project Home Page :- http://www.ofset.org/freeduc-cd

Freeduc-Sup

Freeduc-Sup is a French distribution based on Morphix. It is specially designed for use in schools and educational institutions. It also includes a book in French derived from an Linux administration training course.

Project Home Page :- http://www.freeduc-sup.eu.org/


Finnix

Finnix is a Debian based LiveCD Linux distribution, developed by Ryan Finnie and intended for system administrators for tasks such as filesystem recovery, network monitoring and OS installation. Finnix is a relatively small distribution, with a ISO download size of approximately 100MiB, and is available for the x86, PowerPC, User Mode Linux and Xen architectures. Finnix can be run off a bootable CD, USB thumb drive, or hard drive.

Project Home Page :- http://www.finnix.org/

Familiar

The Familiar Project is composed of a group of loosely knit developers all contributing to creating the next generation of PDA OS. Currently, most of our development time is being put towards producing a stable, and full featured Linux distribution for the HP iPAQ series and other handheld computers, as well as apps to run on top of the distribution

Project Home Page :- http://familiar.handhelds.org/

GEOLivre Linux

GEOLivre Linux is a Kurumin-based Brazilian live CD geared towards geographical use. Among its specialist software one can find MapServer, GRASS, JUMP, QGIS, Thuban, GPSMan, GPSDrive and other related applications.

Project Home Page :- http://www.geolivre.org.br/

GNIX-Vivo

GNIX is a Morphix-based bootable live CD with support for the Galician (Gallego) language, as well as Spanish (Castellano). It is developed by the Asociación de Usuarios GNIX, Galicia, Spain.

Project Home Page :- http://www.agnix.org/

GNU/Linux Kinneret

GNU/Linux Kinneret is an operating system and a variety of applications supplied in a single package that is easy to operate and use (CD). The system does not mandate installation and/or complicated setup, and includes automatic hardware recognition, a wizard that facilitates easy connection to the Internet, as well as a rich and high-quality range of applications with maximum Hebrew support (with more languages to be supported later on).

Project Home Page :- http://kinneret.berlios.de/

GNUstep Live CD

GNUstep Live CD is a Morphix-based Linux distribution containing 220 megabytes of software for GNUstep, an implementation of the OPENSTEP framework. Display Postscript is one of its powerful features.

Project Home Page :- http://www.linuks.mine.nu/gnustep/

grml

grml is a bootable CD (live CD) based on Knoppix and Debian. grml includes a collection of GNU/Linux software especially for users of text tools and system administrators. grml provides automatic hardware detection. You can use grml as a rescue system, for analysing systems/networks, or as a working environment. It is not necessary to install anything on a hard disk. Due to on-the-fly decompression, grml includes about 2GB of software and documentation on the CD.

Project Home Page :- http://www.grml.org/

Guadalinex

Guadalinex is a Linux distribution based on Ubuntu Linux and developed by the government of Andalucía (Junta de Andalucía) in Spain.

Project Home Page :- http://www.guadalinex.org/


Gibraltar

Gibraltar is a project that tries to produce a router and firewall package directly bootable from CD-ROM (it can be installed on hardisk too, however). There is both a commercial version (with a proprietary web interface) and a free version.

Project Home Page :- http://www.gibraltar.at/

GenieOS

A CD to help new users to install a stock Debian desktop along with common third-party plug-ins that are not distributable through the official Debian package repository (DVD player, Flash, Sun's Java, and Mplayer). Includes GNOME or KDE desktops. Previously known as Debian Pure, but renamed at the request of Debian developers to avoid confusion

Project Home Page :- http://genieos.toluenterprises.com/Home.html

Gnoppix

A version of the Knoppix distribution that uses the GNOME desktop environment. This distribution is now based on the Live CD architecture used for Ubuntu.

Project Home Page :- http://www.gnoppix.org/

Hiweed Linux

Hiweed Linux is a distribution of GNU/Linux based on Debian GNU/Linux. It is tailored for Chinese speakers in that it includes preconfigured Chinese applications such as simplified Chinese input methods, Chinese dictionaries, and Chinese truetype fonts.

Project Home Page :- http://linux.hiweed.com/

Helix

Helix is a customized distribution of the Knoppix Live Linux CD. Helix is more than just a bootable live CD. You can still boot into a customized Linux environment that includes customized linux kernels, excellent hardware detection and many applications dedicated to Incident Response and Forensics.

Project Home Page :- http://www.e-fense.com/helix/

Hikarunix

Hikarunix ["hee-kah-roo-nix"] is a Linux live CD based on Damn Small Linux and dedicated to Go - a popular Asian strategy game. It is known as Baduk in Korea and Wei Qi in China where the game started somewhere between 3,000 and 4,000 years ago.Today it is played in nearly every country in the world and has even been played in space. This CD was designed especially for Go players of all levels. Whether you've been playing for decades or have never heard of the game until now, this CD is for you. Any machine that can boot to CD can boot to Hikarunix instead of the computer's regular operating system. Since it boots entirely in RAM and only borrows the peripherals, Hikarunix doesn't touch the host machine at all.

Project Home Page :- http://www.hikarunix.org/

IndLinux

The goal of the IndLinux project is to create a Linux distribution that supports Indian languages at all levels. This "Indianisation" project will strive to bring the benefits of Information Technology down to the Indian masses. We want to make technology accessible to the majority of India that does not speak English. The task of localisation has several pieces that need domain expertise. Some examples are I/O modules, development of fonts, kernel enhancements, word translation etc.The project is looking for experts and volunteers to champion the cause of Indian language computing. You may volunteer and participate here. The Indian Linux project is open source and completely free. It is licensed under the GNU General Public
License.

Project Home Page :- http://www.indlinux.org/
 

Impi Linux

Impi Linux is a South African Linux distribution based on Debian (and Knoppix). It was created from the best software available in the open source world, to give South African users a stable, virus free and very cost effective business operating system. Currently, it focuses on providing an office desktop system, but a server version is in the pipeline

Project Home Page :- http://www.impi.org.za/

Julex

Julex is a Knoppix-based live CD distribution. Its aim is to be light-weight so that it works on older computers and is a small file to download.

Project Home Page :- http://julexlinux.sourceforge.net/

K-DEMar

K-DEMar is a live CD distribution based on Knoppix and fully translated into Catalan (included messages and help files).

Project Home Page :- http://www.k-demar.org/

Kaella, Knoppix Linux Azur

La Kaella (Knoppix Linux Azur) is a French effort at remastering the Knoppix live CD with a complete support for French.

Project Home Page :- http://kaella.linux-azur.org/

KlusTriX

KlusTriX is not "yet another CD-based Linux distribution". Actually, it really is, but it is intended primarily to be "the world's easiest-to-install, completely pre-packaged Debian-based distribution complete with built-in openMosix clustering"! In other words, we are seeking a happy medium between the slowness and inflexibility/lack of upgradeability of CD-based distros and the complexities and difficulties of standard hard-disk-based distributions.

Project Home Page :- http://klustrix.ghuug.org/

knopILS

knopILS is a variant of the Knoppix live CD with support for Italian

Project Home Page :- http://knopils.linux.it/

Knoppel

Knoppel is a Greek variant of the Knoppix live CD.

Project Home Page :- http://www.knoppel.org/

Knoppix 64

The Knoppix 64 project provides a 64-bit development system with an up-to-date gcc 3.4 and with -march=k8 flag for AMD64 optimisations, 64-bit linker and debugger (gdb), and a very stable 2.4.21 Linux kernel. It is suitable for benchmarking 64-bit machines. It includes a fully functional KDE desktop.

Project Home Page :- http://www.applia.fr/contents/knoppix64.html

Knoppix STD

Knoppix STD is a customised distribution of the Knoppix live Linux CD. STD focuses on information security and network management tools. It is meant to be used by both the novice looking to learn more about information security and the security professional looking for another swiss army knife for their tool kit. The tools are divided into the following categories:authentication, encryption utilities, firewalls, penetration tools, vulnerability assessment, forensic tools, honeypots,intrusion detection, packet sniffers and assemblers, network utilities, wireless tools, password auditing (crackers) and servers.

Project Home Page :- http://www.knoppix-std.org/

KnoppiXMAME

KnoppixMAME is a bootable arcade machine emulator with hardware detection and autoconfiguration. It works automatically on all modern and not-so-modern hardware, including gameports and joysticks. It is powered by Knoppix Debian GNU/Linux, X-MAME, and gxmame.

Project Home Page :- http://sourceforge.net/projects/knoppixmame/

KnoSciences

KnoSciences is a Knoppix-based 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. It is designed for use in educational institutions.

Project Home Page :- http://gistlabs.homelinux.net/Knosciences/

Kanotix

Kanotix is a Linux LiveCD based on Debian unstable (and to a lesser degree Knoppix) with advanced hardware detection. According to the Kanotix website, it recognises "more modern hardware than any other operating system in use today". It can run from a CD or DVD drive without using the hard drive.

Project Home Page :- http://kanotix.com/

Kurumin

Kurumin Linux is a LiveCD Linux distribution based on Debian via Knoppix and Kanotix. Its main features are the advanced hardware auto-detection (inherited from Knoppix), high quality Brazilian Portuguese language and content (instead of the usual low quality translations), and ease of use. The first releases of Kurumin were small enough to fit on a mini-CD, but that project goal was removed with the release of Kurumin 4.0 and packages like Openoffice and a JVM were included. As of May 2006, the size of the disk image is about 508MB. According to distrowatch.com, it is the most popular linux distribution in Brazil.

Project Home Page :- http://www.guiadohardware.net/kurumin/

Knoppix

Knoppix is a computer operating system which runs entirely from a CD or DVD drive, without performing an installation process or using the hard drive. Knoppix is a Debian based GNU/Linux distribution LiveCD, developed by GNU/Linux consultant Klaus Knopper.

Project Home Page :- http://www.knopper.net/

Kalango Linux

Kalango Linux is a Brazilian Linux distribution based on Knoppix and Kurumin Linux. Kalango has strong visual appeal and is directed to people that consider this. Kalango gives automatic graphical scripts and routines, and Portuguese translated applications.

Project Home Page :- http://www.kalangolinux.org/

kubuntu

Kubuntu is a user friendly operating system based on KDE, the K Desktop Environment. With a predictable 6 month release cycle and part of the Ubuntu project, Kubuntu is the GNU/Linux distribution for everyone.

Project Home Page :- http://www.kubuntu.org/

KnoppMyth

KnoppMyth is my attempt at making the Linux and MythTV installation as trivial as possible.

Project Home Page :- http://mysettopbox.tv/knoppmyth.html

LAMPPIX

LAMPPIX is a Linux live CD based on Knoppix and Damn Small Linux. It comes with the XAMPP web server, MySQL database, PHP and Perl scripting languages, as well as other tools to run PHP-driven web pages directly off a CD-ROM.

Project Home Page :- http://lamppix.tinowagner.com/

LIIS Linux

LIIS Linux is a Latvian Linux distribution based on Debian GNU/Linux.

Project Home Page :- http://apg.liis.lv/

LinEspa

LinEspa is a Spanish Linux distribution based on Knoppix and optimised for Spanish and Latin American users.

Project Home Page :- http://www.linespa.com/

Linux Live Game Project

LLGP is a Knoppix-based live CD that makes it easy to play games on Linux. It includes a solid collections of free and open source games, such as TuxRacer, Cube, Egoboo, FreeCiv, Pingus, Chromium, Foobillard, Frozen Bubble, Power Manga and many others.

Project Home Page :- http://tuxgamers.altervista.org/llgp.php?tg_lang=en

Linux Loco

Linux Loco is an Argentinian GNU/Linux distribution based on Debian GNU/Linux. Its objective is to offer a simple installation, an up to date desktop, and a secure base. However, the most ambitious objective of Loco Linux is to create consciousness about Free Software in Argentina, and generate a framework for the development of Free Software in public and private environments. Linux Loco is based on Progeny Componentized Linux and shares some components with gnuLinEx.

Project Home Page :- http://loco.logiclinux.com/

LinuxDefender Live! CD

LinuxDefender Live! CD is a BitDefender re-mastered Knoppix distribution. It was designed to provide users of both Windows and Linux computers with virus incident rescue tools. Whether your Linux mailserver just got rootkited or your Windows gamestation just got Slammer'd, it's LinuxDefender to the rescue! Just put the bootable CD in your drive to start a turn-key Linux OS which comes packed with almost 1.5 gigabytes of utilities. This distribution contains two world premieres: the world's first ever SAMBA 3 compatible commercial antivirus and FULL NTFS write support - available using the captive NTFS write project.

Project Home Page :- http://www.bitdefender.com/index.php?tab=2

LiVux

LiVux is a live CD with a collection of educational software. Based on Knoppix and created in Valencia, Spain.

Project Home Page :- http://www.livux.com/

Local Area Security Linux (L.A.S.)

Local Area Security Linux is a 'Live CD' distribution with a strong emphasis on security tools and small footprint. We currently have 2 different versions of L.A.S. to fit two specific needs - MAIN and SECSERV. This project is released under the terms of GPL.

Project Home Page :- http://www.localareasecurity.com/

Luinux

Luinux is an Internet Gateway for your home network equipment (PC, VideoConsole, TV, oven, ...). Luinux comes preconfigured so, ideally, you just have to install it and play. Once installed in your server PC, you get a Debian/Linux based installation with many features.

Project Home Page :- http://www.masilla.org/luinux/

Luit Linux

Luit Linux is a small bootable live CD distribution based on KNOPPIX and Damn Small Linux. A small compact live distribution with tools and applications for day to day needs, without compromising on its look and feel and ease of use.

Project Home Page :- http://luitlinux.sarovar.org/


Linex

Linex is a Debian-based distribution being developed by the regional government of Extremadura (Spain). The main goal is to migrate all the computer systems, from government offices, to businesses to schools into Linux.

Project Home Page :- http://www.linex.org/

Linuxin

Linuxin is a distribution based on Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 (woody) and is oriented towards the Spanish end-user (desktop) with a simplified installation that includes hardware autodetection and a small package selection directed towards users with little experience. All changes are distributed under the GPL and some of the improvements will probably be merged with the main Debian project.

Project Home Page :- http://linuxin.paislinux.net/

Libranet

Libranet is a GNU/Linux operating system based on the Debian distribution. This makes Libranet a system that is both powerful and easy to use for home computers users, system administrators, and developers.

Project Home Page :- http://www.libranet.com/

Linspire

Linspire, previously known as LindowsOS (also Lin---s, pronounced as Lindash), is a GNU/Linux distribution based on Debian. Linspire's focus is on ease-of-use for home, school and business users. Linspire strives to make a GNU/Linux distribution that is easy for the average person to use and not one that will necessarily cater to the demands of a power user

Project Home Page :- http://www.linspire.com/

MAX: Madrid_Linux

Madrid_Linux, or MAX for short, is a GNU/Linux distribution created by the Council of Education of Madrid, Spain. It is a live operating system based on Knoppix, with "live DVD" and "live CD" editions. Besides the ability to boot the operating system on any computer, the distribution includes a graphical installer with an option to resize FAT or NTFS partition and create space for installing MAX on hard disk.

Project Home Page :- http://www.educa.madrid.org/web/madrid_linux/

Mediainlinux

Mediainlinux is a Knoppix-based multimedia Debian distribution on a bootable live CD. It includes nearly 200 audio, graphics and video software. All packages are up from unstable/experimental versions and updated often.

Project Home Page :- http://www.mediainlinux.org/

Metadistro-Pequelin

Pequelin is a Knoppix-based Spanish live CD distribution designed specifically for children and educational use.

Project Home Page :- http://www.pequelin.org/

MIKO GNYO/Linux

MIKO GNYO/Linux is a Debian-based live CD with Japanese language support.

Project Home Page :- http://miko.gnyo.org/

MoLinux

MoLinux is an Ubuntu-based Linux distribution developed by the government of Castilla la Mancha in Spain.

Project Home Page :- http://www.molinux.info/

Munjoy Linux

Munjoy Linux is a desktop distribution based on Debian GNU/Linux and KDE. This general-purpose desktop distribution focuses on user interface consistency, automation, and ease-of-use. Munjoy Linux is created by David Chester, a developer renowned for his famous Xft and FreeType hacks. The distribution includes a new set of TrueType fonts based on Bitstream Vera.

Project Home Page :- http://www.munjoylinux.org/

Morphix

Morphix, is designed as a modular framework to easily create and customize livecd's, with a range of modules for different purposes. Based on Debian and KNOPPIX, it emphasises ease-of-use, ease-of-install and, thanks to Debian and apt, ease-of-updating. In such, it is a hybrid: the usefulness of a regular livecd, and a dependable way to get a Debian install on your harddisk. It does contain certain non-free drivers (nvidia driver), which can be chosen at boottime, but these can be disabled for full Debian compliance.

Project Home Page :- http://www.morphix.org/

MeNTOPPIX

MeNTOPPIX is an Knoppix-based LiveCD. It is a complete Linux distribution running on a CD or DVD drive without using a hard drive.

Project Home Page :- http://www.mentoppix.blogspot.com/

MEPIS

MEPIS Linux is a desktop Linux system that is also easy to configure as a dedicated server. It is designed for both personal and business purposes. It includes cutting-edge features such as a live/installation/recovery CD, automatic hardware configuration, NTFS partition resizing, ACPI power management, WiFi support, anti-aliased TrueType fonts, a personal firewall, KDE, and much more.

Project Home Page :- http://www.mepis.org/

Nature's Linux

Nature's Linux is a Linux-based operating system developed by Japan's Nature's Linux Alliance. Its main focus is security.

Project Home Page :- http://www.n-linux.com/

NordisKnoppix

NordisKnoppix is a version of Klaus Knopper's Knoppix, supporting Nordic and Baltic languages, and maintained by Conrad Newton. Presently, the supported languages include Danish, Estonian, Finnish, Faroese, Icelandic, Latvian, Lithuanian,Northern sami, Norwegian bokmål, Norwegian nynorsk, Swedish and US English, to the extent that Debian packages for these languages are available, and that they fit on the CD. Aside from the Nordic/Baltic language components, NordisKnoppix is the same as standard Knoppix.

Project Home Page :- http://home.broadpark.no/~aklepp/newton/knoppix/NORDISKNOPPIX/nordisknoppix.html

NepaLinux

NepaLinux is a Debian and Morphix based GNU/Linux distribution focused for desktop usage in Nepali language computing. It contains applications for desktop users like: OpenOffice.org, Nepali Gnome Desktop, Nepali input systems, etc. The development and distribution of Nepalinux is done by Madan Puraskar

Project Home Page :- http://www.nepalinux.org/

NUbuntu

nUbuntu or Network Ubuntu is a project to take the existing Ubuntu distribution and remaster it as a LiveCD and Full Install with tools needed for penetration-testing servers and networks. The main idea is to keep Ubuntu's ease of use and mix it with the popular pen testing tools used by pen testers. Besides usage for network and server testing, nUbuntu will be made to be a desktop distribution for advanced Linux users.

Project Home Page :- http://www.nubuntu.org/

OpenGroupware.org Knoppix CD

The OpenGroupware.org (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 created by Knopper.Net Consulting. It's certainly the fastest way to get a usable OpenGroupware.org demo up and running!

Project Home Page :- http://gnu.kookel.org/ftp/opengroupware.org/en/knoppix/

Overclockix

This Knoppix-based distribution features a host of tools for network security, low-level hardware tweaking, burn-in applications like memtest, lucifer, cpuburn, and distributed computing clients - folding@home, seti@home, and prime-net. The GUIs include KDE, Fluxbox, IceWM, and twm with a good deal of customisation to KDE and Fluxbox. It even has Windows virus scanning capability and an ability install-on-demand 3D Radeon and NVIDIA drivers. Overclockix is a great tool to test out and fix systems and a cheap way to build distributed computing clusters Transparency and other tweaks can be found throughout
the Window managers. It also includes support for NForce2 and KT400 integrated network cards, as well as some winmodem drivers.

Project Home Page :- http://overclockix.octeams.com/

Oralux

Oralux is Knoppix variant for vision impaired people

Project Home Page :- http://oralux.org/

PAIPIX

PAIPIX is a compilation of Free Software, based on the KNOPPIX live CD that is meant to be used in any environment, but with special vocation for educational use in the Information and Instrumentation technologies. It is developed by the College of Sciences at the University of Lisbon.

Project Home Page :- http://aamorimsrv.fis.fc.ul.pt/

ParallelKnoppix

ParallelKnoppix is a remastered edition of Knoppix that allows setting up a cluster of machines for parallel processing using the LAM-MPI and/or MPICH implementations of MPI. Getting the cluster up and running takes less than 15 minutes, if the machines have PXE network cards.

Project Home Page :- http://pareto.uab.es/mcreel/ParallelKnoppix/

Parsix GNU/Linux

Parsix GNU/Linux is a live CD based on Knoppix and Debian. It uses GNOME as its default desktop environment. Parsix GNU/Linux supports Persian keyboard and user can switch to Persian with Alt+Ctrl or Ctrl+Shift keys. We also included xFarDic English-Persian dictionary and Persian free fonts from FarsiWeb and FPF projects.

Project Home Page :- http://www.parsix.org/

Penguin Sleuth Bootable CD

Containing many useful tools, Penguin Sleuth is an adapted version of the Knoppix Linux Live CD. It includes tools that are useful when performing a forensic computer analysis.

Project Home Page :- http://www.linux-forensics.com/

PHLAK

PHLAK (Professional Hacker's Linux Assault Kit) is a modular security distribution, geared to be used as a live CD. PHLAK was created to become the only tool security professionals would need to perform security analysis, penetration testing,forensics, and security auditing. PHLAK comes with two light GUIs (fluxbox and XFCE4), packages for printing, publishing, a little multimedia, many security tools, and a file cabinet full of security related documentation for your reading/educational purposes. This distro is based off of Morphix

Project Home Page :- http://www.phlak.org/

PilotLinux

PilotLinux is a thin client live CD. This means that when you boot from a PilotLinux CD your PC has been temporarily transformed into a thin client machine. If a settings file is supplied booting from a PilotLinux CD will automatically connect you to your terminal server. Otherwise the PilotLinux GUI will be displayed and give you the ability to manually enter the server address.

Project Home Page :- http://www.pilotlinux.nl/

Progeny Debian

Founded in March 2000, Progeny Linux Systems develops Linux-based software and services for networking computing environments. Progeny Componentized Linux is a new kind of Linux "distribution", built bottom-up as a set of interchangeable parts that closely track their counterpart "upstream" open-source projects, rather than top-down as a monolithic, difficult-to-change whole. By being constructed in this fashion, the componentized Linux is easier to customise and modify than traditional Linux distributions.

Project Home Page :- http://componentizedlinux.org/

PingOO

PingOO is a communication server based on Debian.

Project Home Page :- http://www.pingoo.org/

Quantian

Quantian is Knoppix variant tailored to numerical and quantitative analysis tasks

Project Home Page :- http://dirk.eddelbuettel.com/quantian.html

ROSLIMS Live CD

ROSLIMS (ROmanian Simple LInux for Medical Students) is Knoppix-based live CD with full Romanian localisation of Knoppix 3.4,and additional software for medical students: (Medical) Reference Manager (Pybliographer) and Medline Query Interface,molecule editors - XDrawChem and ChemTool, true type fonts with Eastern European language support, and a 72-page tutorial in Romanian. The graphical user interface is in Romanian and English.

Project Home Page :- http://www.umftgm.ro/roslims/

RAYS LX

RAYS LX,is a desktop distribution based on Debian sarge and sid aimed for the mainland Chinese market. RAYS LX features a GUI installer (based on the new debian-installer), GUI configuration tools, a simplified selection of best-of-breed desktop applications, and popular Chinese input methods, all designed to enhance the desktop experience.

Project Home Page :- http://www.swhss.com.cn/core/enrayst.php

Salvare

Salvare (from the Latin "to rescue") is a small Linux distribution designed for small, credit-card sized CDs which typically hold less than 50MB of data. More Linux than tomsrtbt but less than Knoppix, it aims to provide a useful workstation as well as a rescue disk.

Project Home Page :- http://salvare.sourceforge.net/

Santa Fe Linux

Santa Fe Linux is a commercial desktop distribution with advanced hardware auto-detection and some of the best desktop applications open source has to offer. Santa Fe Linux is a Debian-based live CD and features X.org with automatic binary driver configuration for NVIDIA and ATI video cards.

Project Home Page :- http://www.santafelinux.com/

Slavix

Slavix is an operating system based on Morphix, Knoppix, Debian GNU/Linux. Its purpose is to make it easy for anyone to switch to GNU/Linux and start using free (as in freedom) software. Slavix is oriented towards a home computer user. It is a live CD system, which means you can run it off CD-ROM without having to install anything to hard drive. All you need to do is burn the Slavix image file to a CD, put it in your CD-ROM and reboot. It will start up, auto configure itself and in about 3 - 5 minutes it's ready to use! Slavix will not touch your hard drive or mess with you data! Hard disk installer is included and it is fairly easy to use.

Project Home Page :- http://slavix.org/index.php

Slix

Slix is a Slovenian live CD distribution based on GNU, Debian and Knoppix.

Project Home Page :- http://slix.ljudmila.org/sl/about/

Slo-Tech Linux

Slo-Tech Linux is a Slovenian desktop Linux distribution based on Debian GNU/Linux and Morphix.

Project Home Page :- http://slo-tech.com/linux/

Soyombo Mongolian Linux

Soyombo is a Mongolian live CD distribution based on Morphix and built by the OpenNM project

Project Home Page :- http://openmn.sourceforge.net/

SphinxOS

SphinxOS 4.0 is a Debian- and MEPIS-based Linux distribution targetted at German speakers.

Project Home Page :- http://www.sphinxos.com/

Stonegate

Stonegate,is a high-availability firewall with virtual private network, and load balancing capabilities. These capabilities are closed-source (proprietary) but the base operating system (even if it's not widely publicized) is Debian GNU/Linux.

Project Home Page :- http://www.stonesoft.com/products/stonegate/

Symphony OS

Symphony OS, or Symphony Linux, started out as a Knoppix-based LiveCD Linux distribution, created by Ryan Quinn and Jason Spisak. It is under active development and is beta software.

Project Home Page :- http://www.symphonyos.com/

Skolelinux

Skolelinux is School desktop distribution based on Debian

Project Home Page :- http://developer.skolelinux.no/

Tablix on Morphix

Tablix on Morphix is yet another bootable CD-based Linux distribution. As the name suggests, it is based on Morphix, a modular CD distribution based on Debian GNU/Linux. What is special about Tablix on Morphix is the automatic cluster configuration. This means that all you need for a functioning PVM3 cluster is a bunch of computers and a pile of Tablix on Morphix CDs.

Project Home Page :- http://www.kiberpipa.org/~tomaz/tom/

Tilix Linux

Tilix Linux is a Bulgarian Linux distribution based on Knoppix. Its goal is to introduce more Bulgarians to the world of Linux and Open Source software. It contains useful software, much of which has been translated into Bulgarian.

Project Home Page :- http://www.tilix.org/

TupiServer Linux

TupiServer Linux is a Linux distribution designed for servers and based on Kurumin Linux. It can be used as a live CD without a need to install it on hard disk.

Project Home Page :- http://www.tupiserver.com.br/

UserLinux

UserLinux is a GNU/Linux distribution based from Debian, but streamlined to a smaller set of default applications. The UserLinux variants (server, desktop, etc.) will be freely available in both source and ISO formats. Application specifics are being worked out right now. The desktop environment will be GNOME featuring OpenOffice.org for word processing. The server configuration will include Apache and Postfix. UserLinux will be complemented by a network of service providers offering
certification, support, and professional services.

Project Home Page :- http://www.userlinux.com/


Ubuntu Linux

Ubuntu,  is a predominantly desktop-oriented Linux distribution, based on Debian GNU/Linux. It is sponsored by Canonical Ltd (owned by Mark Shuttleworth), and the name of the distribution comes from the South African concept of ubunturoughly, "humanity towards others". It is released roughly every six months, more frequently than Debian. Each release comes shortly after new GNOME editions. It also has a stronger focus on usability than Debian.

Project Home Page :- http://www.ubuntu.com/

Ubuntu Lite

Ubuntu Lite is a Linux distribution derived from Ubuntu for use in legacy computer systems. It is currently in early stages of development.

To accomplish Ubuntu Lite's goal of Ubuntu Power for Slow Machines, the IceWM is used, along with mostly GTK+ applications. Its goals are similar to that of Xubuntu.

Project Home Page :- http://www.ubuntulite.org/

X-evian

X-evian is a Spanish live CD based on Knoppix and Debian GNU/Linux.

Project Home Page :- http://www.x-evian.org/

Xfld

Xfld provides an alternative operating system for common i386 machines which are able to boot from CD-ROM. Xfld provides approximately 2GB of (transparently compressed) software. Among those you can find tools like the GIMP, OpenOffice.org, which is partly compatible with MS Office, Mozilla for browsing the web, Apache web-server, and many more. Xfld features XFce as its default desktop environment and therefore enables the user to test-drive this extensive and fancy desktop enviroment at will.

Project Home Page :- http://www.xfld.org/

Xarnoppix

Xarnoppix is a Knoppix-based live CD with support for Catalan and Spanish.

Project Home Page :- http://xarnoppix.software-libre.org/

Xebian

Ed's Xebian is a full Debian-based Linux distribution, with over 8000 precompiled application packages for you to download. It is actively maintained and usually contains the latest Xbox Linux patches.

Project Home Page :- http://xbox-hq.com/html/downloads-cat31.html

Zen Linux

Zen Linux is a bootable live CD distribution. Most configuration is done automatically upon boot and requires no user interaction. It includes the ability to to create remastered, personalised editions of the product.

Project Home Page :- http://www.zenlinux.org/

ZoneCD

The Public IP ZoneCD is a re-mastered variant of the Morphix CD. Public IP's ZoneCD is a bootable CD with a collection of GNU/Linux software pre-configured to create a WiFi gateway. The CD is a mini operating system with automatic hardware detection, and support for many graphics cards, sound cards and other peripherals. The gateway includes support for WiFi end-user authentication and web content filtering. Public IP ZoneCD is distributed under the GNU General Public License.

Project Home Page :- http://www.publicip.net/

Zopix

Zopix is a Linux distribution derived from Knoppix. It is a live CD, a ready-to-use Zope working environment consisting of open-source and free software distributed under GPL.

Project Home Page :- http://www.zopix.org/

zUbuntu

zUbuntu is a port of the Ubuntu linux distribution to the IBM eServer zSeries mainframe computers by Thomas Uhl. It is currently a work in progress, as there are no releases available.

Project Home Page :- https://launchpad.net/distros/zubuntu