Ubuntu is a complete Linux-based operating system suitable for both desktop and server use. Ubuntu includes more than 16,000 pieces of software, but the core desktop installation fits on a single CD.
debianhelp for system administrators
This website is aimed at providing simple and easy help, tips and tricks and valuable support articles to Debian user community ranging from beginners to Experts.
Linux Standard Base
Their goal is to develop a set of standards that will increase compatibility among Linux distributions.
A site dedicated to the production of CD Roms that allow to run Linux without installation, disk paritioning and other hassles that prevent people from giving Linux a try.
Hard Hat Linux
Free Journeyman Edition designed as an evaluation distribution for all types of developers. Packaged to target readily-available reference boards for some of the more popular CPU architectures.
Spinix is a new complete GNU/Linux distribution geared toward ease of use.
ChainSaw Linux is a new cutting edge GNU/Linux based on the development kernels and a second version based on the stable kernels.
CRUX is a lightweight, i686-optimized Linux distribution targeted at experienced Linux users which is reflected in a simple tar.gz-based package system, BSD-style initscripts, and a relatively small collection of trimmed packages.
Pocket Linux is an almost minimal, one floppy linux system designed to quickly convert PC workstation into secure linux-based workstation.
Ramdisk-based distribution. Boots from a single floppy. Contains precompiled versions of popular network security tools for port scanning, packet sniffing, vulnerability scanning, detection, monitoring, intrusion detection, and more. Provides support for
Briefly, FreeBSD is a UN*X-like operating system for the i386 and Alpha/AXP platforms based on U.C. Berkeley's 4.4BSD-Lite release, with some 4.4BSD-Lite2 enhancements. FreeBSD is used by many ISP's, companies, and people all over the world.
Comparison of Linux Distributions
Comparison of Linux Distributions. The site compares the main Linux distributions in a simple table format. The comparison includes features such as price, support, documentation and packages included.
Finnix was created as a system maintnence distribution. You can mount hard drives, set up network devices, repair filesystems, and pretty much do anything you can do with a regular distribution.
Tiny Linux is a small Linux distribution designed especially for old recycled computers.
ThinLinux is a minimal Linux package expressed as a basic kit. The kit contains a minimal system, just enough to get it to boot. Additional packages may be defined and loaded over top of the basic structure.
Rabid Squirrel Linux
Unix 98 compatibility, Glibc 2.1, RPM incompatible, no pluggable authentication modules.
Linux for S/390
Linux brings the power of Open Source Unix tools to the S/390 mainframe. All the current versions of standard Unix services may run in a Linux partition gaining the advantages of mainframe hardware.
Independence is a free distribution designed by users for the users and particularly those who are left out by present distributions. It aims at being a distribution allowing the users to make hear their voice in distribution design.
Gentoo Linux is a versatile and fast, completely free x86-based Linux distribution geared towards developers and network professionals.
Linux Distribution with a powerful auto-build process, mostly designed for skilled Linux/Unix Administrators. Available for multiple platforms. Small distribution but it comes with over 200 packages including X11 and the GNOME Desktop.
DragonLinux is a complete Linux operating system distribution that has been customized to install on top of versions of Microsoft Windows or any version of DOS. Ideal for the new user who needs to learn, evaluate, teach or demonstrate Linux.
Based on Debian Linux; easy to install and maintain. Progeny combines Debian's mature system administration with a much improved installer to create a low-maintenance distribution that's suitable for enterprise deployment.
SmoothWall is a secure operating system that converts a redundant PC, workstation, fileserver, rackmount device into a firewall and VPN gateway, but goes way beyond that. Need a reliable Internet gateway? Here is everything you need.
Multiple-platform installation gives developers testing options. Good distribution for developers or users who need strong Japanese language support, but other desktop distributions are easier to install and use.
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