Novo Builder is a Debian GNU/Linux tool for creating your own up-to-date Ubuntu variants customized to include the programs, themes, and customized settings that you want. It provides a convenient interface for editing and building your very own OS in under one hour (depending on your Internet speeds). Novo is so simple that a general Linux user will produce results on their very first try, but it's also powerful enough that advanced hackers are able to make it preform tasks in the way they want with full control of the end results. One of the best features of Novo is how simple it is to share what you create, so others can use your ideas in their own projects. Novo can store any number of projects, so you can have a large collection of pre-sets that you can run. Novo is able to build an OS for i386 and amd64 (if your host uses the amd64 architecture) and is able to customize which repositories you use to build and which packages you include.
Qosmos NI_DUMP (“Network Intelligence Dump”) is Linux-based tool inspired by the popular tcpdump, enabling you to read, print, or save packet data related to traffic traveling over your network. Qosmos NI_DUMP is a light and versatile packet capture tool that recognizes 120 of the most commonly used protocols and applications, including SMTP, HTTP, MySQL, and NFs. This represents a small but useful sample of the full Qosmos Protocol Portfolio, comprising over 300 protocols and 4000 metadata. Unlike conventional packet dump tools, Qosmos NI_Dump can identify protocols using non-standard TCP or UDP ports, and incorporates an easy-to-use advanced filter expression language that enables users to zoom in on data of most interest to them, such as FTP transfers matching a particular filename or HTTP requests containing a particular keyword.
fsprotect is a set of scripts that combine tmpfs and aufs to make existing filesystems immutable. After the filesystems are protected, everything that is written will be lost when the computer powers off. It is a great tool for testing and for public computers like those in schools, libraries, etc. It is also very easy to use. It is currently available only for Debian-based systems.
Histwi is a Linux desktop program for Twitter account management. It allows you to download and save all your Tweets to a database, view and export all saved Tweets to HTML or text files, compare your Following to Followers, follow/unfollow any your friends, track new followers and unfollowers, and manage multiple Twitter accounts.
timekpr will track and control the computer usage of your user accounts. You can limit their daily usage based on a timed access duration and configure periods of day when they can or cannot log in. With this application, administrators can limit account login time duration or account access hours. It has support for GNOME, KDE, and XFCE and uses time and access Linux PAM modules. It is currently limited to Ubuntu only.
PlugPBX is a prebuilt, ARM-based Debian system for end users to run Asterisk and FreePBX on the Marvell SheevaPlug low power platform. It includes Asterisk 1.6.1 with compiled DAHDI kernel mods, FreePBX 2.5, Apache2, MySQL, Samba, Munin, Webmin, Avahai, and OpenSSH. It is built on top of Debian Squeeze.
CryptBackup is an encrypted backup application for Linux desktop users. It allows even a layperson to backup their home directory (including the desktop) on an encrypted external device with just a few clicks. Even the setup is only to choose the external device (such as an external hard drive) and to set a password.