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Top 20 Specialized Linux Distros

Handpicked Linux distros to create a media center, rescue Windows machines from crashes, clone disks for DR, build secure network gateways, and much more.We discuss some of them here

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Ubuntu: The Ubuntu OS powers millions of desktops, netbooks and servers around the world. And it comes with thousands of free apps.

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Trinity Rescue Kit: This distro aims specifically at recovery and repair operations on Windows machines, but is equally usable for Linux recovery issues.

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Clonezilla: This allows you to do bare metal backup and recovery. Two types of Clonezilla –Clonezilla live for for single machine backup and restore and Clonezilla SE Clonezilla live is for massive deployment.

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KNOPPIX: Knoppix is a bootable CD can be used as a Linux demo, educational CD, rescue system, or adapted and used as a platform for commercial software product demos.

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Fedora: Fedora is a popular Linux OS, that provides a collection of software that makes your computer run. You can use Fedora in addition to, or instead of, other operating systems such as Microsoft Windows or Mac OS X.

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PCLinuxOS: A user-friendly Linux distro with out-of-the-box support for many popular graphics and sound cards, as well as other peripheral devices. The bootable live CD provides an easy-to-use graphical installer and the distribution sports a wide range of popular applications for the typical desktop user.

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Debian: A free OS for your computer that uses the Linux kernel (the core of an operating system), but most of the basic OS tools come from the GNU project; hence the name GNU/Linux.

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Slax: A modern, portable, small and fast Linux OS with a modular approach and provides a wide collection of pre-installed software for daily use.

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Puppy Linux: One of the most amazing features of Puppy is the range of powerful applications yet such tiny size .and the speed.

OpenDiagnostics Live CD: This OpenDiagnostics Live CD was created a few years back when this guy named Brandon Perry thought it would be awesome to be able to scan computers on the fly regardless of the OS.

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Vyatta Core: Vyatta commercial customers get access to exclusive subscription-only features, proactive notifications of security alerts, software releases, patches & bug fixes.

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Adobe Air 2.7: This enables you to have your favorite web applications with you all the time.

Flash Player IE & Non-IE: A high performance, lightweight, highly expressive client runtime that delivers powerful and consistent user experiences across major operating systems, browsers, mobile phones and devices.

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Thunderbird 5.0: Thunderbird is a great email client from the same people who brought you the Firefox browser. It gives you IMAP/POP support, a built-in RSS reader, support for HTML mail, powerful quick search, saved search folders, etc.

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KeePass 1.20: A free open source password manager, which helps you to manage your passwords in a secure way.

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PhpMyAdmin 3.4: A free software tool written in PHP intended to handle the administration of MySQL over the World Wide Web.

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Opera 11.50: A full-featured Internet browser, Opera includes pop-up blocking, tabbed browsing, integrated searches, and advanced functions like Opera’s groundbreaking E-mail program, RSS Newsfeeds and IRC chat.

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Advanced SystemCare PRO 4: This provides an always-on, automated, all-in-one PC Healthcare Service with anti-spyware, privacy protection, performance tune-ups, and system cleaning capabilities.

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WinMend Disk Cleaner: This a quick and safe junk file cleaner.

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