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SystemRescueCd

SystemRescueCd

SystemRescueCd is a Linux distro designed for repairing your system and your data after a crash. It ships with dozens of software packages used to carry out admin tasks on PC, and it’s usable on x86, SPARC, and PowerPC (Mac) architectures.

FreeNAS

FreeNAS

FreeNAS is a specialty distribution designed for build network attached storage (NAS) servers. It is based on FreeBSD and its development is sponsored by iXsystems, Inc., a software and hardware solutions provider based in San Jose, CA USA. Originally based on M0n0Wall, a distribution designed for security and firewall purposes, the FreeNAS code was overhauled after it gained official support […]

Parted Magic

Parted Magic

Parted Magic is a Linux-based distro designed mainly for disk partitioning, using programs like VisParted, while featuring other useful programs (e.g. Partition Image, TestDisk, fdisk, sfdisk, dd, ddrescue, etc.) and an excellent set of documentation to benefit the user. An extensive collection of fileystem tools are also included.

BackTrack

BackTrack

BackTrack is a Slackware-based Linux live CD security distro focused on penetration testing. Designed to be run from CD, it provides ready access to a wide range of security and penetration testing tools.

trixbox

trixbox

“trixbox®, spelled with a lowercase ‘t’, is a line of Asterisk®-based IP-PBX products designed to meet the needs of companies from 2 to 500 employees. trixbox comes in two flavors: the open-source community edition and a hybrid-hosted, commercially-proven solution.” Like other distros in its category, trixbox is a Linux distro with Asterisk® pre-installed, and that makes it easy for anyone […]

Vyatta

Vyatta

Vyatta is an enterprise-class, Linux-based firewall and routing solution. It is developed and maintained by a company of the same name. The company has been marketing its product as the open source answer to Cisco’s routing platform.

Gibraltar

Gibraltar

Gibraltar was founded as an open source project in 1999 by Dr. Rene Mayrhofer. Since that time, Gibraltar has been used by over 5.000 companies, organizations, public facilities, private users, schools and universities. Through permanent product development and significant participation of the open source community, Gibraltar has been evolved to one of the leading security products. Based on hardened Debian […]

Lunar

Lunar

Lunar is a source based Linux distribution developed by a very talented team of programmers from all over the world, working together to extend the Linux technology into better-tailored and more optimized software for the end user. Lunar uses and builds upon the Linux kernel, and offers a unique package management system which builds each software package, or module, from […]

Devil-Linux

Devil-Linux

“Devil-Linux is a distribution which boots and runs completely from CDROM. The configuration can be saved to a floppy diskette or a USB pen drive. Devil Linux was originally intended to be a dedicated firewall/router but now Devil-Linux can also be used as a server for many applications. Attaching an optional hard drive is easy, and many network services are […]

Astaro Security Gateway

Astaro Security Gateway

Astaro Security Gateway Home Edition is a Linux-based distro for protecting computer networks. It is one of the very first security products based on Linux, and “integrates complete Network, Web and Mail Security through an intuitive browser-based user interface.”

IPCop

IPCop

IPCop is a complete Linux distribution designed for protecting home and SOHO (Small Office Home Office) networks. It is completely free and Open Source, and easily extendable with addons.

EnGarde Secure Linux

EnGarde Secure Linux

EnGarde Secure Linux is a multi-functional, open source Internet security operating platform. It comes with all the tools needed to create a secure online presence.

Endian Firewall Community

Endian Firewall Community

Endian Firewall Community is a Linux network security operating system designed for personal use. It is a contribution to the Free Software community by Endian, a network security company based in Italy.

LiMo Foundation to Release LiMo Platform and APIs in March 2008

LiMo Foundation, a consortium dedicated to creating open, hardware-independent, Linux-based operating system for mobile devices, has announced that the LiMo Platform (their equivalent of the Android platform) will be released on schedule in March, 2008, along with the application programming interface (API) specifications.

Untangle Network Gateway

Untangle Network Gateway

The Untangle Network Gateway is a network security distro based on Debian GNU Linux. It is intended to be run from a hard drive, with application packages installed only if the function(s) enabled by any package is/are needed.

SmoothWall Express

SmoothWall Express

SmoothWall Express is a Linux-based network firewall distro designed for home and small business use. The SmoothWall project was founded in the summer of 2000 by Lawrence Manning (Principle Code Author) and Richard Morrell (Project Manager). With SmoothWall Express, you can convert a old PC into a hardened internet firewall device.

Nokia to Acquire Trolltech

“Nokia and Trolltech ASA today announced that they have entered into an agreement that Nokia will make a public voluntary tender offer to acquire Trolltech. Trolltech has its headquarters in Oslo, Norway, and Nokia is based in Finland. The obvious question is now is, what has this got to do with Android? We promised to bring you only Android-related news, […]

View Your Mind

View Your Mind

VYM (View Your Mind) is a tool to generate and manipulate maps which show your thoughts. Such maps can help you to improve your creativity and effectivity. You can use them for time management, to organize tasks, to get an overview over complex contexts, to sort your ideas etc. Maps can be drawn by hand on paper or a flip […]

TrueBSD

TrueBSD

TrueBSD is a LiveDVD operating system based on FreeBSD with many useful applications. All open programs will keep working even when you eject LiveDVD (using command cdcontrol eject) in order to get some data from your own CDs.

PC-BSD

PC-BSD

PC-BSD is a desktop-oriented distribution built atop FreeBSD. It provides all the goodies of FreeBSD for the desktop user, using primarily the K Desktop Environment. It is the most active BSD-based desktop distributions available, and its development is funded by iXsystems, Inc.