PCLOS Based Distros - Update

by Papawoob

Just thought I would try and bring everyone a list of currently active PCLinuxOS based distros. If I have missed any, I apologize. If anyone knows of any others that are being actively developed please drop me a note at the Magazine website or at Papawoob@pclosmag.com.

ArcheOS is an acronym for Archaeological Operating System. It is a GNU/Linux live DVD distribution, based on PCLinuxOS, with specialist software for archaeological purposes.
CAElinux is based on PCLinuxOS and is designed for computer aided engineering. Based on the open-source CAE softwares Salomé & Code_Aster, you can load STEP / IGES geometry in Salomé and start partitioning and meshing your problem in just 5 minutes.
Granular Linux
Granular Linux is an easy-to-use, desktop Linux distribution based on PCLinuxOS. Its main features are a carefully selected set of applications for common tasks, the ability to customize the distribution, and the inclusion of two popular desktop environments - the flexible KDE and the lightweight Xfce.
Karoshi is a free and open source school server operating system based on PCLinuxOS. Karoshi provides a simple graphical interface that allows for quick installation, setup and maintenance of a network.
Ruby on Rails
Rails Live CD is a specialist distribution providing a pre-configured and fully operating Ruby on Rails development environment on a bootable CD. The distribution is derived from PCLinuxOS.
SAM Linux Desktop
SAM Linux Desktop, a live and installation CD based on PCLinuxOS, is an easy-to-use, fast and clean XFce Linux desktop for home users. The distribution is enhanced by several popular non-free applications, such as Macromedia Flash plugin, Java and RealPlayer.
VideoLinux is a PCLinuxOS-based distribution with focus on DVD backups, video encoding and transcoding, DVD authoring, format conversion and pretty much anything else you want to do with video.
TinyMe 2008.0 “Final” has been released! TinyMe is a PCLinuxOS-based distribution, which is targeted at older computers and people who want a very light and fast desktop environment. Although TinyMe comes as a small, 200MB ISO, it provides tools for most all of your everyday wants and needs.
PCFluxboxOS is a series of remasters of PCLinuxOS catering for different end-user needs. All the following remasters are installable live-CDs and all come with the i586 'Legacy' Kernel for increased compatibility with older hardware. Newer kernels can be installed via Synaptic.
TinyFlux - Version 1.0
TinyFlux 1.0 was released on 2 November 2007. This is the first stable release of the PCFluxboxOS series and a very proud moment. The aim for TinyFlux is to be as small an ISO as possible whilst providing a near-complete desktop linux experience which just works, even on older hardware.
MidiFlux - 0.6b
A large selection of applications in a relatively small ISO 340MB in size. This distro should appeal to those who love TinyFlux but want to do more with it.
Keldix Linux
Keldix is a Linux distribution primarily for the Small business Office and Home Office (SOHO) market. Keldix is a live-dvd built on PCLinuxOS.
All new bootsplash, backgrounds, and really nice features, upgraded to a great looking operating system and the best out-of-the-box look, and user experience possible!
Business Edition Linux (BEL)
BEL or Business Edition Linux is a business implementation of PCLinuxOS 2007. Our goal is to provide solutions for small business needs using one of the easiest to use Linux Distributions available.
MythTVOS 2008 is based on MiniMe 2008 and has MythTV and all plugins installed and (pre)configured. Just boot from the livecd, select your TV / SAT / CABLE card and scan for channels.
EeePCLinuxOS is a PCLinuxOS remaster specifically for the EeePC.
PCLinux Educator
A new name and a new, initial, new way of releasing. EduLos will now be called PCLinux Educator and will in first instance be distributed as a 'meta'package. This means that you can just use your vanilla pclinuxos setup and in synaptic select one package that will immediately install all softwares that we think are useful as a primary student, a secondary student or a educator.
This is a minimal LiveCD that is bootable, plus it can be installed. Add in your own background, window decoration, localizations, preferred applications and supporting libraries to fully trick out your desktop. In addition you can remaster your own custom version of PCLinuxOS. Have fun! You can find the .iso image under "Get PCLinuxOS -> Downloads -> [+] -> [more]": http://www.pclinuxos.com/index.php?option=com_frontpage&Itemid=1
Linux EduCD
LinuxEduCD is education-scientist version of livecd type. It can be installed on hard drive but it is not a must. System is maximally simple because for learning purposes in schools. It contains education, graphical, business and multimedia packets.
Pre-installed packages for everything concerning the managing and editing of digital images. These are in almost all cases standard PCLOS packages out of the official repositories. In only one case, a package has been upgraded to a newer version and the upgraded packages have been provided upstream to the PCLOS development team.