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Knoppix

Knoppix 3.9

KNOPPIX is a bootable Live system on CD or DVD, consisting of a representative collection of GNU/Linux software, automatic hardware detection, and support for many graphics cards, sound cards, SCSI and USB devices and other peripherals. KNOPPIX can be used as a productive Linux system for the desktop, educational CD, rescue system, or adapted and used as a platform for commercial software product demos. It is not necessary to install anything on a hard disk. Due to on-the-fly decompression, the CD can have up to 2 GB of executable software installed on it (over 8GB on the DVD "Maxi" edition).

Gentoo

Gentoo 2005

Thanks to a technology called Portage, Gentoo Linux can become an ideal secure server, development workstation, professional desktop, gaming system, embedded solution or something else -- whatever you need it to be. Because of its near-unlimited adaptability, we call Gentoo Linux a metadistribution. What is Portage?Portage is the heart of Gentoo Linux, and performs many key functions. For one, Portage is the software distribution system for Gentoo Linux. To get the latest software for Gentoo Linux, you type one command: emerge --sync. This command tells Portage to update your local "Portage tree" over the Internet. Your local Portage tree contains a complete collection of scripts that can be used by Portage to create and install the latest Gentoo packages. Currently, we have more than 8000 packages in our Portage tree, with new ones being added all the time.

Mandrake

Mandrake 10.1

  • Freeware
  • 20-Feb-2006
  • 2 B

Includes:E Linux Kernel 2.6.8 (and various fixes from 2.6.9rc)E Xorg 6.7.0E KDE 3.2.3E GNOME 2.6E Glibc 2.3.3, GCC 3.4.1E Apache 2.0.50, PHP 4.3.8E MySQL 4.0.18, Samba 3.0.6E Mozilla 1.7.2, GIMP 2.0.4E OpenOffice.org 1.1.3Oter features:E Mstly automated installation procedureE On the desktop: Mandrakegalaxy II, and MagicDevE Improved configuration, extended hardware supportE Simplified system maintenanceE All the best Office & Internet applicationsE Multimedia and gamesE Servers, Internet and Intranet servicesE Easy Printing with CUPSE Top-level SecurityE Everything for DevelopmentE Available in more than 60 languagesE Supported hardwareE All available packagesE Prices and ordering

Fedora Linux Core

Fedora Linux Core 4

Fedora Core 4 (FC4) promises the latest and greatest of the free and open source world, including GNOME 2.10 and KDE 3.4. Red Hat's developers also introduced a new default desktop theme called Clearlooks, which evolved from the Bluecurve theme, which has been the default since Red Hat Linux version 8.0. Some important features:E Support for the PowerPC (PPC) architecture.E GCC 4.0E GNOME 2.10E KDE 3.4 includes new accessibility features. You can manage these new features in KDS Control CenterRegional & AccessibilityAccessibility.E Native Eclipse 3.1M6 (part of a free Java stack)E MySQL 4.1E PHP 5.0E Xen 2 (virtualization to run multiple versions of an OS)E GFS 6.1-0.pre22 (cluster file system)E Evince 0.2.1 (universal document viewer)E GDM 2.6 - Includes early login capabilityE SELinux This release includes coverage for 80 new daemons by the targeted policy. There are changes to the handling of Booleans. The targeted policy is enabled by default.