gBootRoot makes the construction and development of distributions fun and simple with its Root Methods (Yard) and user-mode-linux test bed. Finish the product with a Boot Method (2-disk compression supported). Normal (non-root) users can make root filesystems and boot disks. It includes the make_debian script to create a testable user-mode-linux base Debian system, add-ons to enhance methods, and an MTD Emulator useful for running distributions made with the jffs/jffs2 filesystem.
JSX serializes Java objects to XML. You can persist objects, evolve them, and send them over the network and between applications. Your object data becomes human-readable and human-writable. You can test it, search it, profile it, audit it, and edit it with ordinary text and XML tools. JSX handles all POJOs and also all classes that require Java's own object serialization.
VDMFEC implements Block ECC using a Forward Error Correction (FEC) code based on Vandermonde (VDM) matrices in GF(2^8) due to Luigi Rizzo. Given the FEC parameters K and N, with N greater than K, N blocks are written for every K input blocks in such a way that any K blocks are sufficient to reconstruct the data. That is, up to N - K blocks out of every group of N blocks may be lost without loss of data. VDMFEC's primary application is intended to be in recovering data from unreliable media such as diskettes. With appropriate parameters, files may be recovered even with many read errors. (Note that you must write the data to the diskette using this program in order to be able to recover the data later!)
FIRE, the Forensic and Incident Response Environment, (formerly known as Biatchux) is a portable, bootable CD-ROM-based distribution providing an immediate environment for performing forensics analysis, data recovery, virus scanning, and pen-testing. It also provides the necessary tools for live forensics/analysis/incident response.
Storix Backup Administrator (SBAdmin) provides both an intuitive graphical user interface and command line options for performing backups of a standalone system, or managing backups of all Linux and AIX systems on a network. In addition to backing up data onto a network server, tape, or disk device, it can reinstall a complete system from scratch, clone or migrate systems, manage volumes and RAID devices, and restore data in any configuration you choose. It features easily accessible documentation.