Garbure is a collection of dedicated distributions. Each distribution provides carefully selected tools for a specific target domain, and is completed with examples and documentation. The set of distributions forms an entity, but each distribution works also on its own. All elements are arranged in the same way for each distribution.
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.
NimbleX is a small but versatile operating system that is able to boot from a small 8cm CD, USB, or from the network. It doesn’t require installation or even much hardware. It is based on Slackware with the use of Linux live scripts, which provides it with thousands of free software packages that can be downloaded from the Internet. It has a GUI, a lot of built in software for browsing the Internet, writing documents, listening to music, playing movies, and more. It also has basic server functionality.
NuFW.Live is a live CD based on knoppix. This is the simplest way to test the authenticating firewall NuFW and its associated tools. NuFW.Live features all NuFW's related software. It includes identity-based filtering rules to Netfilter, Nulog 2, a powerful firewall log analysis Web interface, Nuface 2, an ACL management interface, and pyctd, a Netfilter connection tracking display and modification interface.
ZeroShell is a Linux distribution with Web administration aimed at providing the main network services a LAN requires: Kerberos and x.509 authentication, LDAP and RADIUS authorization, routing, bridging, VLAN 802.1q management, VPN LAN-to-LAN and host-to-LAN, support for authenticated WI-FI access with WPA and WPA2, DNS and DHCP servers, and Captive Portal to access the network using Web login (Internet hotspot). The distribution is now available in the form of a LiveCD or Compact Flash image for embedded network devices. The image size is 103 MB. The distribution is produced directly from the source code of any installed packages.
Trustix™ Enterprise Firewall is a WYSIWYG firewall for iptables. It provides drag and drop security policy deployment and allows you to visualise DMZs, integrate branch offices with 3DES encrypted VPN tunnels, accelerate Internet access times with proxy caching server, and authenticate remote workers with PKI X.509 certificates. The unique GUI also allows you to manage traffic for all your zones (up to 24) as well as port forwarding and network address translation (NAT).
Olive is a GNU/Linux live distribution which uses several unusual technologies, as well as some of the more common pieces of software. The init scripts use a new scripting langugage, and run in parallel for faster start-up, while satisfying dependencies. It uses the UniPKG package manager, a compressed ramdisk, Keith Packard's X server, and many features of the 2.6 series of kernels. Olive is designed to display how easy to use Linux may be, yet without losing any of the features required for heavy-duty work.
Gentoox is a 'port' of Gentoo Linux to the Xbox. It comes in Pro and Home flavors, where Pro is a Stage 3 bootable distribution with nothing else added (for developers and pros to customize themselves), and Home comes with many packages precompiled and installed, making it ideal for beginners or people who want their Linux to work straight out of the box. Installation time is minimal and totally fuss free.