GIS Knoppix

GIS-Knoppix is a bootable Linux CD with pre-installed GIS software. It is based on Knoppix. It can be very useful for classes without a working Linux installation, or just for demo purposes.

It features:

Linux with KDE and many applications
GRASS 6.0.0beta with Spearfish dataset
Raster/vector GIS, image processing system, and graphics production system
UMN MapServer 4.4.1
Environment for building spatially enabled Internet applications
PostgreSQL 7.4.6 / PostGIS
Postgres database with PostGIS extension
MySQL 4.1.9
MySQL database with spatial extensions
QGis 0.6
Viewer and data analysis for vector and raster data with PostGIS support
TerraView 2.0
Viewer and data analysis for vector with DB support
Jump 1.1.2
Workbench for viewing, editing, and processing spatial datasets
Thuban 1.0.0
Interactive geographic data viewer
MapLab 2.0.1
Suite of web-based tools to create and manage MapServer applications and map files
MapDesk 0.7
Viewer/editor for UMN Mapserver
Compiler and UML editor for Interlis formats
and other software
GPSdrive, GPSMan, ...

Current version is 1.2, which you can buy trough an e-store. Version 1.0 has less applications and they aren’t the latest releases (GRASS 5.4, etc), but can be downloaded as an ISO image. Please note this is free/libre open source software.