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|Title||Short Description||Platforms (key)||# of CDs|
|(K/X/Ed)Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy Heron)||Debian-based distribution with up-to-date packages, a set release schedule, financial backing, and a large and vibrant community.
|PCLinuxOS 2007||PCLinuxOS is an English only live CD initially based on Mandrake Linux that runs entirely from a bootable CD. Default desktop is KDE||i386||1 CD|
|Debian Etch||Community-based GNU/Linux distro, stable and has over 18,500 precompiled packages. Defaults to Gnome desktop, although KDE, Enlightment, XFCE, ICEWM, Fluxbox, Blackbox and more are avaliable||i386||1 DVD|
|DamnSmallLinux 4.0||Mini (50MB) Knoppix-based live-CD distro; lightweight apps; good on older hardware; easily installs on usb sticks.||i386||1 CD|
|Fedora 7||Community-based GNU/Linux distro; test bed for Red Hat Enterprise Linux; comes with a live CD, and an installation DVD||i386||1 CD or 1 DVD|
|Knoppix 5.1.1||*the* bootable live-CD distro; Debian-based w/ KDE desktop; just put in the CD and reboot (install optional)||i386||1 CD or 1 DVD|
|Linux Mint 4.0||Ubuntu based, community driven distribution whose purpose is to "produce an elegant, up to date and comfortable GNU/Linux desktop." Linux Mint shares repositories with Ubuntu and comes with pre-installed multimedia codecs.||i386||1 CD|
|Archlinux||Arch Linux is an community developed, i686-optimised Linux distribution targeted at competent Linux users. It uses 'pacman', a home-grown package manager which allows installation of officially maintained binaries, or community maintained source code. The default install provides a solid base that enables users to create a custom installation.||i686||1 CD|
|TheOpenCD SFD 2007 Edition||The OpenCD project aims to introduce users of MS-Windows to the benefits of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS).||Windows™||1|
|TTCS OSSWIN CD 1.74 (4/30/2007)||open source software for Windows™||Windows™||1|
Key: "i386" refers to the Intil 80386 CPU. Distributions that support this platform can be used on PCs with any Intel x86-compatible processor including 386, 486, 586 (Pentium™), AMD, and Cyrix. "x86_64" = "AMD64" = AMD's 64-bit PC platform, which is NOT compatible with Intel's Itanium™ architecture, but which is compatible with the x86 architecture. "PPC" is short for PowerPC, the processors in Apple iBook and Powerbook, G4 and G5.
If there's a distribution you want that is not listed above and you lack the bandwidth and/or burning facilities to make your own disks, feel free to make a special request. We'll see what we can do.