Absolute Linux is a lightweight Slackware derivative that uses an Icewm, pcmanfm, ROX-Filer, ivman, and others to create a lightweight yet easy to use distribution. Installation is text-based but simplified, and all packages are installed at once. It can run on a Pentium II and above, including SMP systems. A minimum 128MB RAM is recommended. It features ease of browsing any connected device in pcmanfm, and an auto-popup menu for inserted playable media. "Restricted" codecs are available to those eligible via a root-user installer. There is a large range of software included: Google Chromium (compiled on Absolute), OpenOffice, Mplayer, GIMP, K3B, FileZilla, and many more.
neko-install-cd is a development tool for modifying System Rescue CD images. It can also perform many other operations. It has a simple interface with excellent inline help. Operations it can perform include: booting your modified image in a virtual machine, burning the original or modified image to a USB drive, creating patch sets from your modifications (using aufs or built-in helper scripts). All of these operations can be performed directly from your Linux distribution, without having to first boot into the system rescue CD as with the system rescue CD equivalents.
openmamba is a fully featured GNU/Linux distribution for desktops, notebooks, netbooks, and servers. It runs on computers based on the 32-bit Intel x86 architecture, or on 64-bit AMD processors in 32-bit mode. openmamba comes with both free and closed source drivers for the most frequently used video cards. It supports compiz out of the box. It has preinstalled multimedia codecs, and can install the most frequently used closed source applications for GNU/Linux (such as Flash Player or Skype) very easily.
openSUSE Medical is a distribution of openSUSE made especially to address the needs of doctors. It is based on openSUSE 11.3. It is distributed in the form of ISO image files and VirtualBox/VMWare images. It includes carefully selected software for doctors' practices, clinical environments, and medical students. The software selection encompasses everything required to make computers productive for either home or medical use. This distribution includes a LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP) stack that is needed for developing or hosting PHP-based Web sites and all other major development tools. The aim of this distribution is to provide complete resources for medical doctors, clinics, and medical students as well as IT admins running labs at educational institutes.
OpenBricks is an enterprise-grade embedded Linux framework that provides easy creation of custom distributions for industrial embedded devices. It features a complete embedded development kit for rapid deployment on x86, ARM, PowerPC, and MIPS systems with support for industry leaders. It is meant for individuals and companies that are looking for rapid board bring-up with fine-grain embedded Linux distribution setup with complete customization. It eliminates the need to care about BSP and toolchain.
iGolaware Linux is an Ubuntu 10.10 derivative intended for beginners.. It adds many codecs and plugins and extra applications in the base installation including XBMC 10.0 media center, ClamAv anti-virus, Firestarter firewall, kdenlive NLE, GIMP and Inkscape for image manipution, Nanny parental control, PlayOnLinux (for Windows compatibility), and more. It is an ideal distribution for anyone new to Linux or even to computing itself.