PCLinuxOS Based Distros

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.

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 is a minimalist distribution of Linux aimed to making your computing experience as bloat and lag-free as possible. We do this for those of you who have old computers, like to mess around with small/fast systems, or just want a minimal environment. TinyMe is comparable to distributions like Puppy, AntiX, and DSL. If you like small distributions of Linux, give TinyMe a try.
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
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.
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, 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 - Inactive
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 an 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 the Downloads button at:
Linux EduCD - Polish
LinuxEduCD is an 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.
DFPE includes 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.
SaxenOS 2008
SaxenOS is a full fledged Linux office desktop and based on PCLinuxOS. SaxenOS 2008 isn't as lightweight as the former versions. The full OpenOffice package was added to the speedy XFCE desktop. Also, multimedia apps and games were cut in favour of productivity.
Bugnux is a complete Linux (Mandriva) distribution that runs from a single bootable CD and runs entirely in RAM. Bugnux contains an extensive set of Open Source software testing tools that can be used for functional and performance testing. Standalone tools to test GUI applications and Mozilla Firefox extensions pre-installed to aid in web application testing have been packaged. This virtually can turn any PC into black-box testing device without having to install any software.