Developed by: The Beehive Team
Description: Scaled down distribution "without all the clutter" that promises
to be "tighter and cleaner" than mainstream distributions. Beehive is
geared toward the experienced Linux user.
Developed by: SOT Finnish Software Engineering Ltd.
Description: Available in English, Swedish, Finnish, Russian and Estonian. Best Linux is perfectly suited for use in the home, as a workstation or an internet server. The Best Linux operating system is easy to install with no complicated options. Graphical installation goes smoothly, either on a new computer or beside another operating system. Selecting which operating system to start is simple thanks to an advanced graphical boot menu. Best Linux starts straight into a graphical Windows-like KDE-desktop which includes almost all of the software that might you use daily. The multilingual desktop consist of multiple workspaces to help you group your tasks. You can use one workspace for work matters, another to surf the internet and a third for writing a book. All this is possible due to Best Linux's superior multi-tasking.
Developed by: LynuxWorks
Description: BlueCat is LynuxWorks' distribution of open source Linux, enhanced to meet the requirements of embedded developers. BlueCat includes a
royalty-free, open source Linux distribution and is compatible with the LynxOS RTOS, an industry leader in hard, real-time embedded software. With its heritage of reliability, availability, and serviceability, BlueCat has a common
source base and development tools for multiple embedded targets.
Developed by: Caldera Systems
The Caldera OpenLinux Product line is a multi-tasking, multi-user operating
system that gives you the power and reliability of UNIX on a personal computer.
OpenLinux is Caldera's "distribution" or package of Linux and is
with utilities, graphical interfaces, installation procedures, third party applications, and much more. OpenLinux is ideal for small, medium, and large companies who must optimize their investment in existing systems, hardware & training. Several versions are available.
Developed by: Conectiva
Description: Mainstream distribution developed in Brazil. Offers all of the major advantages
of a mainstream distribution including ease of installation and setup. The edition for workstations and clients comes with major software packages including StarOffice, Netscape (in native languages), games, image manipulation applications and other utilities. The Server Edition comes with software for network administration, e-commerce and support for RAID and clusters.
Developed by: Corel
Experience Linux® power built specifically for the desktop with Corel® LINUX® OS. Based on Debian and featuring an incredible four-step installer and a KDE-based, drag-and-drop desktop environment, Corel LINUX OS is easy to install and configure.
Corel WordPerfect Office 2000 with Corel Linux OS
Developed by: Corel
Description: WordPerfect Office 2000 for Linux is designed specifically for the robust Linux operating system. The suite delivers world-class applications
for powerful word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, databases and personal information management. Wide compatibility lets you import and export
Corel LINUX OS is also included in the suite WordPerfect Office 2000 for Linux is available in two versions-Standard and Deluxe
Developed by: Debian
Debian GNU/Linux is a free distribution of the Linux based operating system.
It is maintained and updated through the work of many users who volunteer
their time and effort. Along with its large selection of prepackaged
software is contains advanced package management tools that allow for easy
installation and maintenance on individual systems and workstation clusters.
Extensive pre-release testing is done to ensure the highest degree of
reliability possible, and a publicly accessible bug tracking system provides
an easy way to monitor customer feedback.
Developed by: DragonLinux
Description: Now Linux can co-exist with Windows on the same partition and take up less space than your word processor! DragonLinux is a tiny Internet-ready distribution of Linux.
At only 20MB installed, it is a fully functional UMSDOS Linux installation complete with
networking tools and documentation.
Developed by: easy Information Technology
Until today Linux had the reputation to be a system which is difficult to install,
without knowledge of Unix an installation was often condemned to fail. A lot of
configurations require the usage of a text editor - in our opinion this is
intolerable for the common user. Other distributions have finally produced useful
scripts and programs which make the installation easier, but generally without a
graphically user interface. We are taking another approach: initially, as with
other operating systems, a VGA X Server is started and the complete installation
is run GUI based, i.e. graphically. Only in rare exceptions will you need a text
based console. We offer three different installation modes.
Developed by: Elfstone Software
Description: Elfstone Linux is a highly stable Linux distribution specifically designed for
programmers, engineers, and network administrators. As a real working network OS
and, perhaps, the most Unix-like of all commercial distributions, Elfstone Linux is built
around the OSF Motif 2.1 API with a universal package management feature. This
distribution currently based on the .RPM format easily allows for the installation of both
RPMs and Tar/Tar.gz packages.
Developed by: Gentoo Technologies, Inc.
Description: Gentoo Linux is designed for the developer, power user and enthusiast.
It incorporates the latest sources and technologies (such as ReiserFS and the Portage system).
Developed by: ABit
Description: Gentus Linux comes complete with ATA/66 support. No more need to install in ATA/33 mode and upgrade. Gentus appears to be built from RedHat and therefore inherits its features.
Hard Hat Linux
Developed by: MontaVista Software, Inc
Description: Hard Hat Linux
and the Hard Hat Linux CDK are built from 100% pure Linux components and are maintained and distributed as an open source tool kit. MontaVista ships both source and easy-to-use pre-built binary packages on
the same media. Hard Hat Linux includes no hidden proprietary components, and is always
The MontaVista Software Hard Hat Linux Cross Development Kit (CDK), version
1.2, targets the broadest array of CPU architectures and board and
system-level platforms of any embedded Linux development solution available
today. Whether you are building Internet appliances, portable devices,
networking equipment, telephony interfaces, or other embedded and pervasive
applications, you can count on MontaVista Hard Hat Linux to provide robust
Linux kernel ports, device drivers, middleware, and development tools to
streamline your development effort. These MontaVista products are available for download at:
Developed by: icepack linux
Description: Full-featured Linux distribution
for home and beginners to Linux. User-friendly graphical installation
manager, icepack config manager for an easy configuration of your
hardware settings, pre-configured software, unlimited support for
individuals, manual with comprehensive installation guide.
Version 1.0 comes with the graphical icepack boot manager and the
following software: Office (including StarOffice), Multimedia, Graphics
(with Gimp), Internet (with Netscape), Games (plus Loki demos) and more.
Updates. Available in English and German.
KRUD (Kevin's RedHat Über Distribution)
Developed by: Tummy.com Ltd.
Description: This distribution is based on Red Hat and emphasizes security. Kevin Fenzi, co-author of the Linux Security HOW-TO
is the creator.
A new Linux distribution has been born. It's name is L13Plus. Don't ask us what this means.
Doesn't matter! It's a big project that will deliver a high quality Linux distribution.
Our goals are security, stability, support, automatic update of packages and all
packages (with sources) on CDs.
Developed by: Linux Antarctica
Description: A Linux distribution that includes its own configuration tool as well as the mainstream applications found in the other major distributions.
Includes KDE and Netscape as well as the Apache web server.
Linux by LibraNet
Developed by: Libranet
Built from Debian GNU/Linux this distribution provides all of the
benefits of a Debian system. By packaging the best and most commonly
used applications into a simple to install CD, you can have a complete
desktop up and running in a short time. All the power of Debian is now
available to users with little or no Linux experience. The Libranet
distribution is backed by solid support and online documentation.
Software upgrades are available free to download, or on a CD. Debian's
unique package manager takes care of software updates automatically.
Developed by: Mandrake
Description: Linux-Mandrake is a friendly Linux Operating System which comes
with KDE, Gnome, Window Maker, Enlightenment and other graphical
interfaces. It provides ease of use for both home/office and servers.
It is freely available in many languages, all over the world.
Developed by: PowerPC Linux Project
Description: A Linux distribution for PowerPC's.
Developed by: WorkGroup Solutions
Linux Pro Plus includes the Linux Pro 6 CD Set plus the Linux Encyclopedia ; a 1600+
page reference manual of information with tutorials on setup, configuration, kernel
hacking, and more! Includes CD with much more online text than is possible to print on
paper including all Linux Usenet News group postings and Mini-HOWTOS. There are a
total of 7 CDs in Linux Pro Plus.
Developed by: Trans-Ameritech
This is a flexible, easy-to-install UNIX clone operating system geared toward those
interested in learning UNIX as well as technical people, students and home PC
users. Installs through Windows, Windows 95 or DOS from any CD-ROM drive that
Developed by: LuteLinux
Description: LuteLinux combines the 2.2 Linux kernel with application
programs such as Netscape Communicator, games and utilities. It also
includes an easy-to-use installer and step by step booklet to guide users
through the installation and configuration process of Linux and the X Window
Developed by: Alta Terra Ventures Corp.
Description: MaxOS™ is a Linux operating system for everyday use. The Linux system platform
provides users with the most stable PC desktop environment available today. MaxOS™ provides users
with a friendly, easy to navigate desktop environment, and comes bundled with numerous applications
and utilities, making it a much better value than Windows. The MaxOS™ operating system is built
around the GNU Linux kernel, X-Windows and the KDE Desktop. MaxOS™ features an easy installation
utility for novice and experienced users alike. Make MaxOS™ your OS of choice!
Developed by: Apple Computer / The Open Group Research Group
Description: A Linux distribution for Power Macintosh platform.
Developed by: Progeny Linux Systems
Description: Progeny Debian
is an open source, commercial enhancement of Debian. Current release is Beta 2. The distribution is available as a stand-alone install or as an update for Debian 2.2 (potato).
Developed by: RedHat Software
Description: Red Hat Linux is one of the most popular distributions in the world. It is geared toward all levels of users. The beginner will find ease of installation and configuration. The advanced user will find a robust and highly configurable computing enviroment adaptable to any need.
Developed by: Joseph Cheek
Description: Redmond Linux (yes, as in Redmond, Washington) is a Linux distribution that, at the time of this writing, is still in the Beta stage. It is based on Caldera and is designed to be attractive to people migrating from non-unix platforms. Mr. Cheek, the developer, states: ".. this product will be something so easy to use that even my mother would use (and want to use) it."
Developed By: Clifford Wolf
Description: ROCK Linux
is a modern Linux Distribution with a powerful auto-build process. It's mostly designed for skilled Linux/Unix Administrators. It's available for multiple platforms. ROCK Linux is a small distribution, but
it's not a "mini distribution". It comes with over 200 packages including
X11 and the GNOME Desktop - but excluding manu driven configuration tools
(most professional users prefer configuration files). A reasonably well
configured installation of Rock Linux should be useful for any computer
user (even beginners).
Developed by: RT-Linux
Description: RT-Linux is a Linux operating system in which a small real-time kernel coexists with the Posix-like Linux kernel
Developed by: The Slackware Linux Project
Slackware Linux is compatible with most Intel PC hardware & supports most CDROM
drives, sound, ethernet, and mice. Slackware will provide stellar performance on high-end systems, including support for symmetric multi-processing (up to 16 processors), PCI, and special code optimizations for the 486, Pentium, and Pentium Pro.
Developer: Joseph Spainhour
Description: Spinix is a complete GNU/Linux distribution
geared for ease of use and functionality. It is very streamlined and
Developed by: Stampede
Description: New distribution designed for the power user.
Devloped by: SuSE GmbH
The current version is SuSE Linux 7.2, released in June 2001.
It contains 7 CD-ROMs (or 1 DVD) with more than 1.500 applications
SuSE can be installed and maintained easily with their YAST program, currently
in version 2. SuSE Linux is also available for IA 32, IA 64, PowerPC, Alpha, S/390...
The complete list of our products can be found at
Developed by: TurboLinux
TurboLinux provides a suite of high performance Linux products
for the workstation and server markets. Avialable in English, Japanese and
Chinese, Turbolinux offers Linux solutions geared towards corporate needs as
well as the home desktop. TurboLinux also offers a unique clustering
solution that allows for the construction of highly available and scalable
networks based on low-cost commodity components. TurboLinux currently offers
the choice of Gnome, KDE or the TurboDesk GUI and is distributed with
powerful desktop applications such as StarOffice and Netscape.
Yellow Dog Linux
Yellow Dog Linux
is a distribution for the
PowerPC architecture. There are two versions: YDL Champion Server, which is the version
designed for internet, intranet, development, and other mission-critical environments
that require the most out of their operating system. The second is YDL
Gone Home, which is the version for the home or small office.
Developed by: Yggdrasil Computing, Inc.
Plug & Play Linux has now grown to two CD-ROM's. The first CD-ROM includes all
system programs, while the second CD-ROM is source code. Like previous Plug & Play
releases, the Fall 1995 edition of Plug & Play Linux can be started on supported hardware
configurations by simply plugging in the included boot floppy and the first CDROM, and
turning the computer on. Users with other hardware configurations can use the new DOS
installation or the new network (NFS) installation. These alternative methods work not
only for the initial installation, but also for installing optional software packages later.