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My Five Favorite Not-Usual Linux Distros

Dec 17, 2010, 21:03 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Carla Schroder)


"ZoneMinder is for powering a home-built surveillance system. By doing it yourself you learn all the ins and outs of surveillance and monitoring, and can customize it exactly the way you want. For example, you might want a couple of night vision cameras here, some inexpensive black and white cameras there, full color elsewhere, and exactly as much disk storage as you want. It has a Web interface, supports X.10 automation protocols, montage views, extracting still images, pan, zoom, and tilt, disk quotas, and very many more features. It's real Linux so you get all the usual Linux networking, system administration, and security goodies.

"Qimo 4 Kids

"Qimo is a great XFCE customization designed to appeal to children. It has colorful, friendly artwork, and a batch of child-oriented applications such as TuxPaint, GCompris, Child's Play, and Laby. TuxPaint is great drawing and painting program."

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