3. Other distributions

All these distributions are available on CD-ROM (some of the non-commercial ones only show up on network-archive snapshots). Most of these are available for free over the network (but the commercial ones won't support you if you buy this way). They are custom-assembled, rather than just being re-packagings of a pre-existing network release.

They are listed in alphabetical order.

3.1. KRUD - Kevin's Red Hat Uber Distribution

Name:

KRUD

Distributor:

           tummy.com, ltd
           200A North College Avenue
           Fort Collins CO 80524
          

           Net: 
           WWW: http://www.tummy.com/krud
           FTP: ftp://ftp.tummy.com
           Vox: (970)-494-0355
           Fax: (408)-490-2728
          

Provider's description:

KRUD logo

KRUD is a monthly updated distribution based on Red Hat. It includes all of the current Red Hat distribution with full errata, and is available by subscription or as a single CD. Also included are a variety of useful packages for Linux, including several security-related packages such as ssh and isinglass. These additions are hand-selected by the author of the Linux Security HOWTO. Requires standard RedHat-compatible hardware. Currently, KRUD is not for export because it contains crypto software.

Internet access:

Available on CD-ROM only because of export restrictions.

http://www.tummy.com/krud/

Ordering:

KRUD is available on CD. You can purchase a 12 month subscription for $65, a single issue for $7. Special rates available for subscription renewals. International shipping available.

https://www.tummy.com/krud/onlineorder.html (online) http://www.tummy.com/krud/mailorder.htm (by mail) $7/US each $65/US 12 issue subscription (monthly update). Visa/Mastercard/Discover/Amex credit cards accepted. University and large business purchase orders. Postal money orders are also accepted.

Support:

tummy.com is a full service Linux consulting firm. KRUD support is available on an hourly or contract basis from tummy.com, Ltd. Rates start at $150/hour.

KRUD helps you keep up with the flood of errata and package upgrades by offering a monthly CD-ROM subscription delivered to you at a reasonable price.

Last freeze date:

KRUD is updated monthly. Most recent version is dated 2001-01-01.

Entry last modified:

2001-01-30

Reviewer's comments:

(coming shortly)

3.2. Linux by Libranet

Name:

Linux by Libranet

Distributor:

            Libra Computer Systems Ltd.
            1860 Langworthy Street
            North Vancouver, BC
            V7K 1N8
    

            Net:  (orders)
            Net:  (support)
            Net:  (faq)
            WWW: http://www.libranet.com/
    

Provider's description:

Libranet logo

Based on the Debian distribution, it allows users to start with an already configured desktop complete with the most commonly used applications. The simple installation gets the system up and running easily. This is a major benefit to those new to Linux and a great time-saver for the experienced.

Internet access:

Ordering:

Available on CD for intel i386 and higher compatibles. Order via the web at http://www.libranet.com or fax/mail order One year free support via email and fax.

Support:

The Linux by Libranet Desktop brings Debian, traditionally the choice of developers, to the desktop user.

Last freeze date:

Updated CD about every 4 months.

Entry last modified:

1 November 1999

Reviewer's comments:

3.3. LinuxGT

Name:

LinuxGT

Distributor:

            Grey Technology
            PMB 205
            2479 Murphreesboro Rd.
            Nashville, TN 37217
    

            Net:  (orders)
            WWW: http://www.greysite.com/
            FTP:  ftp://metalab.unc.edu/pub/Linux/distributions/linuxGT
    

Provider's description:

LinuxGT logo

LinuxGT is based in the Linux 2.2 kernel, available for Intel only at this point, a PPC and SPARC are on the way! With a simple, to the point installation, we believe it is the easiest to get running server solutions available today! Creating a boot disk is a simple click of a button (from Windows), or running a simple script (DOS/Linux). Other installation methods are via ftp, http, NFS, or from your existing hard disk partition. By following the steps in the QuickStart Guide, you can't go wrong, most people won't NEED the Guide if they have ANY familiarity with Linux. Further product information can be found at our website (http://www.greysite.com) or via e-mail.

Internet access:

Ordering:

Available through Grey Technologies, GT Partners, and Distribution Vendors. Please contact Grey Technology for ordering details (on-line ordering is available through GreySite.Com). Suggested retail price is for the Intel Server version is $dollar;24.95. Other platforms will be priced at time of availability.

Support:

Technical support is available via telephone, e-mail, chatroom, or online Web Forum.

Last freeze date:

24 Jun 1999

Entry last modified:

24 Jun 1999

Reviewer's comments:

3.4. Linux Pro

Name:

Linux Pro

Distributor:

            WorkGroup Solutions, Inc.
            P.O. Box 460190
            Aurora, CO 80046-0190
    

            Vox: (303)-699-7470
            Fax: (303)-699-2793
            Net:  (orders)
            FTP: ftp://ftp.wgs.com/pub2/wgs
    

Provider's description:

Linux PRO logo

The charter of the WGS Linux Pro CD is different from all other distributions currently on the market. We are actively pursuing penetration into the commercial marketplace for Linux. Everything we do is aimed at increasing the size of the Linux community, and helping Linux to become THE one true operating system, not just an operating system.

WGS Linux Pro consists of our Main "Stable" Linux CD, for which we select what we consider to be the best Linux distribution available. Then we make bug fixes & minor enhancements. This CD often contains software older than the latest, under the theory that "the latest is not always the greatest". Together with this approach we provide technical support as well as support agreements. For this reason WGS Linux Pro is considered a primary Linux distribution. Optionally, and in addition to our primary CD, we supply supplemental CDs containing all the latest Linux software (including current archives of the tsx-11, metalab, and Red Hat sites). Virtually anything you will get with anyone's Linux product can be found on these supplemental CDs. We continually add more to these supplemental CDs as software becomes available. Even with all this, pricing on our product line is very favorable when correctly compared to other Linux distributions. Also optional (included with Linux Pro+) is a professionally produced and printed manual containing the Linux documentation project and more!

Current version is 4.0a; kernel is 1.2.13 with installable 2.0.x on the CD.

Internet access:

Look in http://www.wgs.com/ for a list of WGS products, and latest information on the CD-ROM.

Ordering:

WGS Linux Pro is available on CD from dealers and distributors worldwide, and soon from our FTP site.

You may call, fax, email, or mail us, to purchase, or request additional information. We will be happy to respond to any question you have. We accept American Express, Visa, Discover, and MasterCard, or purchase orders with approval of credit.

Support:

Complete information is available on our FTP site.

WGS publishes a free E-Mail newsletter on Linux and FlagShip to which you may subscribe by just emailing us your request.

In addition we carry Motif, FlagShip, A line of books, and other products to make your experience with Linux more complete and fulfilling. Check us out!

Last freeze date:

1 October 1996.

Entry last modified:

13 March 1997

Reviewer's comments:

They describe their current distribution as "Red Hat 3.03 plus".

3.5. Trans-Ameritech Linuxware

Name:

Linuxware

Distributor:

          Trans-Ameritech
          2342A Walsh Avenue
          Santa Clara, CA 95051
          

          Net: 
          WWW: http://www.trans-am.com
          Vox: (408)-727-3883
          Fax: (408)-727-3882
          BBS: (408)-980-9840
          

Provider's description:

Linuxware logo

Trans-Ameritech has published 10 releases of Linux by early 1997. Traditionally, Trans-Ameritech has set new standards for combining ease of use and straightforward installation, even for a first-time user, with its line of LinuxWare CD-ROMs. This is a flexible, easy-to-install operating system geared toward those interested in learning Unix as well as technical people, students and home PC users.

  • New Linux users will appreciate a Windows-based set up program from the CD.

  • To minimize the possibility of hardware conflicts many extra kernels are provided for different configurations. They are usable for installation and normal operation.

  • Many on-line documents are provided for quick reference, including the Linux Documentation Project files in source, dvi and ps formats.

Many applications are included:

  • MS-Windows based X configuration program

  • C/C++,Pascal and Ada compilers as well as converters fron Fortran

  • TCP/IP networking, UUCP, SLIP, CSLIP, PPP

  • Internet access with binaries and sources for FTP, Telnet, News and E-mail

  • Multiple terminals and X-Windows environment

  • Gnu and international versions of the ispell spell-checker

  • The communications apps: term, minicom, Seyon (X-Windows based)

  • Editors: elvis (vi clone), joe, jove, Emacs

  • PostScript clone ghostscript

  • Object oriented GNU Smalltalk and the Smalltalk interface to X

  • TCL/Tk (Powerful scripting language with Motif-like X interface)

  • Programs for electrical engineers and ham enthusiasts

  • Interviews libraries,include files and doc Word-processor and idraw drawing program

  • Typesetting: TeX, LaTeX, xdvi, dvips, Metafont, groff

  • Andrew multimedia word processor with hyperlinks

  • FAX send and receive on either class 1 or class 2 fax modems

  • DOOM for game enthusiasts

All the sources are available on the CD-ROM. The often needed sources are uncompressed and can be used directly from the CD-ROM.

An uncompressed Linux filesystem is available for references and disk space conversaion. You can run programs directly from the CD-ROM! There is a large info directory for on-line reference and many manpages.

For hacker's reference, uncompressed FreeBSD and netBSD sources are provided.

Our distribution is targeted for Windows and DOS users who want an easy migration path upwards, rather than for UNIX experts.

Internet access:

Ordering:

Email orders are taken at

The price for our current release of LinuxWare 2.5 is $19.95

The price for a package order: LinuxWare 2.5,Supplement 5 and Supplement 4 (Ultimate LinuxWare Bundle) in one shipment is $30

If you order with a credit card (VISA, MC, AmEx, Discovery), please, indicate the card number, expiration date and your mailing address.

Shipping and handling in US: single CD-ROM or Ultimate LinuxWare Bundle is $5(first class US mail).

Overseas shipping is $8 for single CD-ROM , $12 for the bundle.

COD is available in the US only for $4.50. California residents, please add 7.75% sales tax.

Annual subscription (4 releases) is available for $80 plus S&H (note: there are 4 shipments in a subscription). Example: subscription in US is:$80+$5x4=$100. Subscription in Europe/Japan etc. $80 + $8x4 = $112.

Support:

If you have any further questions,please contact us through E-mail: info@trans-am.com or order@trans-am.com.

Last freeze date:

January 1997 (Supplement 5)

Entry last modified:

13 August 1998

Reviewer's comments:

3.6. Turbo Linux

Name:

Turbo Linux

Distributor:

          TurboLinux, Inc.
          2000 Sierra Point Parkway
          Suite 401
          Brisbane, CA 94005
          

          Net:  (orders)
          WWW: http://www.turbolinux.com/
          FTP: ftp://ftp.turbolinux.com/
          Vox: (650)-244-7777
          Fax: 650-244-7766
          

Provider's description:

Turbo Linux logo

TurboLinux makes a suite of high-performance Linux products for the workstation and server markets. Our products are available from our Web site, at more than 3,000 retail stores in North America and from our value-added reseller partners around the world. Our products:

Workstation 6.0

TurboLinux Workstation 6.0 is your high-performance choice for Linux on the desktop. The powerful office productivity suite StarOffice gives you full Microsoft Office compatibility and Netscape gets you quickly online for e-mail and Web surfing.

Server 6.0

TurboLinux Server 6.0, completely re-engineered as a secure, high-performance backend server for business workgroups in the enterprise, now includes robust e-commerce software for business-to-business transactions.

TurboCluster Server 4.0

Build affordable, scalable and available server clusters (25+ cluster nodes!) with TurboCluster Server 4.0, voted Best Web Solution by the editors of Linux Journal. TurboCluster Server, also named Corporate IT Best Product winner for enterprise-class customers at the IT 2000 Sydney computer show, integrates seamlessly into your existing IT environment to cluster Solaris and Windows NT server nodes as well as Linux..

enFuzion 6.0>

Turn your existing network into a supercomputer! Based on a simple but powerful concept called parametric execution, enFuzion turns your existing computer network into a high speed, fault tolerant, highly available supercomputer.

Internet access:

Ordering:

See http://www.turbolinux.com/products/ TurboLinux is also offered in retail stores and many online stores.

Support:

Last freeze date:

Workstation 6.0 - January 3. Server 6.0 - January 3. TurboCluster Server - October 4.

Estimated update frequency can vary from 2 weeks to 3 months depending on the product.

Entry last modified:

22 Mar 2000.

Reviewer's comments:

3.7. xxxxx Linux

Name:

xxxxx Linux

Distributor:

            xxxxxxxxxxx
            xxxxxxxxxxx
            xxxxxxxxxxx
    

            Net: 
            WWW: http://www.xxx.com
            FTP: ftp://ftp.xxx.com
            Vox: (000)-000-1234
            Fax: (000)-000-1234
    

Provider's description:

xxxxx Linux logo

Internet access:

Ordering:

Support:

Last freeze date:

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