Please contact an admin for any modifications to this thread. Updated 3rd April 2007 with contributions from Tom Hill and cosmo_1847 Distributions: - Debian - Gentoo - Knoppix - Red Hat - Mandriva - Slackware - SuSE - Turbo Linux - Ubuntu | Kubuntu | Xubuntu - OpenSUSE - Fedora - Kororaa (also provided is an AIGLX/XGL-accelerated Live CD) - Yellow Dog Linux (x86/PS3 versions available) - Freespire (free version of the infamous Lindows project) GNU BSDs: - FreeBSD - NetBSD - OpenBSD Specialist Distributions: - FreeSco a free replacement for commercial routers supporting up to 3 ethernet/arcnet/token_ring/arlan network cards and up to 2 modems. - Freevo digital video jukebox for PVR & DVR based systems. - IPCop router/firewall software for use on that old computer gathering dust. - MoviX make a media cd bootable & self contained - Myth TV like Freevo also supports multiple tuner cards and simultaneous recordings. - m0n0wall similar to IPCop, but based upon FreeBSD for rock-solid stability. Productivity Tools: - Open Office 'includes Writer (Word), Calc (Excel), Impress (Powerpoint), Draw (Visio), Base (Access) and Math' - GIMP an open alternative to Photoshop Where to get *nix: - linuxtracker.org torrent files for all major distributions (remember that most distros will now have their own torrent trackers, also.) - If downloading, read the official distribution website for information and instructions. - Linux Emporium buy all of the latest distributions, from the download editions at a few pounds each to the official boxed sets. - Cheep Linux same as above, just a different business. - mirror.ac.uk one of the UK's best mirror sites, obviously screwing some universitys bandwidth up! - linuxiso.org Exactly what it says on the tin. Linux User Groups / Magazines - Edinburgh LUG - LUG UK Homepage - Linux Format IRC Resources - irc.freenode.net - previously openprojects irc network, a lot of main distro channels and LUG channels. - irc.nixhelp.org- Small IRC network with *nix help. Linux From Scratch should help to serve the needs of anyone looking to dive into the deep-end [head-first from 40,000ft]. Includes compiling info etc. Please Note: This is not a complete list, but will be maintained to keep up to date with new information.