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.
LiveCDserver is a live CD Linux system that does not require you to install any operating system in advance. Upon booting, your PC will immediately become a network server. It includes a Web server, mail server, mail auditing, mail backup, mail filter, anti-virus, anti-spam, virtual hosting, FTP server, DHCP server, DNS server, LDAP server, NAS server, proxy server, data backup server, firewall, and NAT.
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.
IBM PS/2 Model 57 Linux is a small Linux distribution for the IBM PS/2 Model 57 (or any other 32-bit x86 PC). It can run fine even on a FPU-less 80386 with 4 megabytes of RAM. It is based on a Linux 2.4 kernel and uClibc. It is mostly meant as an install disk that installs a system on which you have to compile your own software. Providing the standard library shared files or compiling binaries statically is your own responsibility. This avoids the hassle of getting something to run. Installation is done with a simple installer and the installation media is just two floppy disks.