GNUSTEP Live CD contains a lot of software for GNUstep, a free implementation of the OPENSTEP framework (which is also directly used in Mac OS X as Cocoa). It includes excellent applications for RAD (GORM and ProjectCenter). The CD is available for i486, AMD64, Apple Mac PowerPC, and Sun UltraSPARC computers.
NSFileHandleExt is an Objective-C extension (Cocoa/GNUstep) for the NSFileHandle class (which handles files/sockets). This extension provides support for much easier network programming for protocols like HTTP, IRC, telnet, etc. (everything that sends messages in lines suffixed by \n).