The GNOME NetworkManager is a set of co-operative tools that make networking simple and straightforward. Whether wireless or wired, NetworkManager allows you to quickly move from one network to another: once a network has been configured and joined once, it can be detected and re-joined automatically at a later date. It was designed to auto-detect as much information as possible, seamlessly switches connections when necessary, and provides immediate feedback of the network state to users and applications.
BitRock InstallBuilder allows you to create easy-to-use multiplatform installers for Linux (x86/PPC/s390/x86_64/Itanium), Windows, Mac OS X, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, Solaris (x86/Sparc), IRIX, AIX, and HP-UX applications. The generated application installers have a native look-and-feel and no external dependencies, and can be run in GUI, text, and unattended modes. In addition to self-contained installers, the installation tool is also able to generate standalone RPM packages.
Rally is a software component with a user interface which allows a user to install, update, and remove packages on RPM based operating systems. Primary functions (downloading software packages from network repositories and their installation) may be performed in parallel. The user interface is split into two independent parts: a graphical one and a command line utility. The graphical interface contains package searching and category browsing functions. Rally assumes the Fedora project as a reference platform.
Ailurus is an application which tells its users about tricks for enhancing their use of Ubuntu Linux. It puts tricks in tool-tip text and a "Tip of the day" window. It also displays information about the system's BIOS, motherboard, CPU, and battery. It has an interface for changing some GNOME settings. It can install and remove some applications which are not provided in the official Ubuntu apt repository. It can detect the speed of apt mirrors and find the fastest one. It can enable and disable some third party repositories.
Konstruct is a build system which helps you install KDE releases and applications on your system. It downloads defined source tarballs, checks their integrity, decompresses, patches, configures, builds, and installs them. A complete KDE installation should be as easy as "cd meta/kde; make install". Optionally, you can install additional applications like KOffice or KDevelop (for example, "cd apps/office/koffice; make install").
OpenLab is the oldest African-developed GNU/Linux distribution. Started in 2001, it has built up a well-deserved reputation for ease-of-use, innovation, and user-oriented design. It was originally developed as a niche solution for the education sector, but has grown into a complete desktop operating system well suited to the home desktop, small business, and many other environments. Developed using principles from extreme programming, with constant involvement of a wide-range of participants in the process with frequent re-evaluation of designs, OpenLab is an innovative, vibrant, and above all fun platform that continuously evolves to meet the real needs of the desktop market.