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Special purpose distributions - usefull tools

I like these useful distributions that have special purpose. I write some down below, do you have any tips about other useful distributions of this kind?

Backup and recovery:

http://www.clonezilla.org/

System rescue:

http://www.sysresccd.org/

Fix Boot:

http://www.supergrubdisk.org/

Firewall:

http://www.ipfire.org/

Network-Attached Storage (NAS):

http://www.freenas.org/

HTPC (more fun than useful maybe):

http://www.geexbox.org

http://xbmc.org

Comments

  • For kids (little kids, I mean, pre-teens) there's Qimo4Kids. I put it on some old throw-away 'puters and donated them to a children's charity. They love it!
  • Goineasy9Goineasy9 Posts: 1,116
    I'm a fan of Parted Magic. Lives in RAM and has many utilities.
    http://partedmagic.com/doku.php?id=start
  • asedtasedt Posts: 96
    dixiedancer wrote:
    For kids (little kids, I mean, pre-teens) there's Qimo4Kids. I put it on some old throw-away 'puters and donated them to a children's charity. They love it!


    I have to try that one out sometime, that Laby Programming Game sounds interesting to test.
  • saqman2060saqman2060 Posts: 777
    I will add grml based on debian. It's handy, saved me a few times.

    http://grml.org/

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  • Interesting topic.

    Ubuntu also joins this list:

    Edubuntu
    www.edubuntu.org

    Kubuntu
    www.kubuntu.org

    And the list goes on.
  • asedtasedt Posts: 96
    kiran.kankipati wrote:
    ...
    Kubuntu
    www.kubuntu.org
    ...

    Kubuntu? Is it not a regular desktop release?

    Mythbuntu and Ubuntu Studio on the other hand are more special purpose.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ubuntu_(operating_system)#Variants
  • asedt wrote:
    ...

    Kubuntu? Is it not a regular desktop release?

    Mythbuntu and Ubuntu Studio on the other hand are more special purpose.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ubuntu_(operating_system)#Variants

    True, but I think I understand what Kira was aiming at... it's "special" because it isn't the "default" flagship distro from Canonical. I'm a Xubunter user and kinda sort feel it's "special" too.

    But you're right, it's a "regular desktop" distro, not aimed at a special purpose or special use like "security," "sysop," or "education."
  • ednei.meloednei.melo Posts: 1
    edited April 2012
    I love Slax. You can do it as you like... &;-D
  • saqman2060saqman2060 Posts: 777
    Debian is my special purpose OS. I can tune it to anything I like.
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