Distribution** 
Version 
Description 
Libranet
 1.9.0  The Libranet distribution is built on top of Debian. This 
distribution addresses primarily new users with simple 
installation, automatic configuration and convenient selection of 
software packages. 
Debian
 2.2r2 Unlike most other current Linux installations, the Debian 
installation is text based, and is therefore not recommended for 
beginners. Many platforms are supported: x86 Intel machines, 
Alpha, ARM, Motorola 68K, PowerPC and SPARC. 
Storm
 Hail Linux distribution based on Debian 2.2r2. Similar to Libranet, 
2.06 
Storm Linux 2000 offers an easy installation process. Storm 
comes with some additional commercial software (Star Office, 
Acrobat Reader) 
Mandrake
 7.2 
Pre configured graphical Linux operating system with emphasis 
on the ease of installation. Claims full compatibility with Red 
Hat Linux. 
OpenLinux
  2.3 & 
Caldera, Inc. offers two Linux distributions, one for servers and 
2.4 
one for desktops. The server version eServer 2.3 includes 10 
major server products, and easy web based remote 
management. The desktop version eDesktop 2.4 is specifically 
targeted for Internet users. Technical support is available to 
registered users. 
Phat
 3.3 Phat Linux was the first Linux distribution that could be installed 
on a Windows partition. 
MkLinux
 DR3  Apple Computer s version of the GNU/Linux operating system 
based on the Mach 3 Open Source project. Versions of 
MkLinux run on the Intel, PA RISC, and PowerPC 
architectures. 
SuSE
 7.1 SuSE Linux AG, headquartered in Nuremberg, Germany, is a 
well established company with over 500 employees worldwide. 
The professional edition of version 7.1 includes easy 
installation, many development and server products, and 90 
days free installation support. It is available for a wide range of 
hardware architectures including Sparc, Alpha, S/390, 
RS/6000, and PowerPC, and can therefore be used in 
heterogeneous networks. 
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