Vigyaan is an electronic workbench for bioinformatics, computational biology, and computational chemistry. It is a Linux-live CD containing all the required software to boot the computer with ready to use modeling software. It includes Artemis, Bioperl, BLAST (NCBI-tools), ClustalX, Cn3D, EMBOSS tools, Garlic, GROMACS, Ghemical, GNU R, Gnuplot, GIMP, ImageMagick, JMol, MPQC, NJPlot, Open Babel, Octave, PSI3, PyMOL, Rasmol, Raster3D, SMILE, TINKER, XDrawChem, Xmgr, and Xfig.
The Less Networks Hotspot Server is a free WiFi gateway that runs on a dedicated PC. The one-step installation process automatically installs NoCatAuth and lets you freely join the organic network of WiFi hotspots made famous by the Austin Wireless City Project. The Hotspot server is brandable by venue and provides free authentication for users.
The Auditor security collection is a live-system based on KNOPPIX. It provides tools for analyzing the security of a system. It features a menu structure that reflects the stages of a security check: foot-printing, analysis, scanning, wireless, brute-forcing, cracking. In addition to about 300 security tools, the collection includes background information regarding standard configuration and passwords, truly extensive word lists, and more mundane productivity tools.
KAZIT is a bootable CD translated into Hebrew that is based on Knoppix with a collection of GNU/Linux software, automatic hardware detection, and support for many graphics cards, sound cards, SCSI devices, and other peripherals. It can be used as a Linux demo, educational CD, rescue system, etc. It is not necessary to install anything on a hard disk due to on-the-fly decompression.
BeatrIX Linux is a 180-megabyte live CD that is also installable to hard drive. It features kernel 2.6.7, Gnome 2.8, Evolution 2.0, Firefox 1.0 with AdBlock, Open Office 1.1.2, Vim, Apt, xPDF and more. It tracks the Ubuntu package repository. It was originally built for the mini-ITX motherboards from Via, but it runs on just about any Pentium-class PC with 64 megs of RAM or more. It's a get-the-job-done distribution for people who want the basics.