Beehive Linux

Beehive Image 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.

BlueCat Linux

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.

Caldera OpenLinux

Caldera Image Developed by: Caldera Systems
Description: 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 surrounded 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.

Conectiva Linux

Conectiva Image 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.

Corel Linux

Corel Linux Image Developed by: Corel
Description: 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

Corel WP 2000 Image 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

Debian GNU/Linux

Debian Image Developed by: Debian
Description: 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
Description: 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.

Elfstone Linux

Developed by: Elfstone Software Elfstone Linux
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.

Gentoo Linux

Gentoo Linux
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).

Gentus Linux

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

Montavista Image 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 completely royalty-free.

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:

Icepack Linux

Icepack Image 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: 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.


Description: 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.

Linux Antarctica

Linux Antarctica Image 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

Libranet Image Developed by: Libranet
Description: 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.

Linux Mandrake

Mandrake Image 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.


Kheops Image Developed by: PowerPC Linux Project
Description: A Linux distribution for PowerPC's.

Linux Pro

LinuxPro Image Developed by: WorkGroup Solutions
Description: 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.


LinuxWare Image Developed by: Trans-Ameritech
Description: 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 DOS supports.


LuteLinux Image 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 system.


MaxOS Image 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!


MkLinux Image Developed by: Apple Computer / The Open Group Research Group
Description: A Linux distribution for Power Macintosh platform.

Progeny Debian

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).

RedHat Linux

RedHat Image 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.

Redmond Linux

Redmond Linux Image 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."

Rock Linux

Rock Linux Image 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

Slackware Linux

Slackware Image Developed by: The Slackware Linux Project
Description: 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 relativly small

Stampede Linux

Stampede Image Developed by: Stampede
Description: New distribution designed for the power user.

SuSE Linux

SuSE Image Devloped by: SuSE GmbH
Description: 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


TurboLinux Image Developed by: TurboLinux
Description: 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

Description: 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.

Yggdrasil Linux

Yggdrasil Image Developed by: Yggdrasil Computing, Inc.
Description: 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.