Web site: www.ussysadmin.com/operator
Desktop environment: KDE
Based on: Debian
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 3.3.20 | November 2, 2005
Operator – a Debian based Linux distribution that runs from a single bootable CD and runs entirely in RAM.
The Operator contains an extensive set of Open Source network security tools that can be used for monitoring and discovering networks. This virtually can turn any PC into a network security pen-testing device without having to install any software. Operator also contains a set of computer forensic and data recovery tools that can be used to assist you in data retrieval on the local system.
Up to version older than 3.3 Operator was based on KNOPPIX.
Starting with the 3.3 version, Operator was built from scratch by installing a basic Debian installation then adding the KNOPPIX functionality afterwards.
The latest version of Operator featured:
– Linux-Kernel 2.4.31
– KDE V3.3.2-1
– wine Windows Emulator
– Konqueror and Mozilla Firebird Web Browsers
– X Multimedia System (xmms) an MPEG-video, MP3
– Internet connection software kppp, pppoeconf (DSL)
– utilities for data recovery and system repairs, even for other operating systems
– network and security analysis tools for network administrators
– many programming languages, development tools
– more than 900 installed software packages with over 2000 executable user programs and utilities
– 100+ Unix/Windows Exploits and Tools ready to run
Minimum system requirements:
– Intel-compatible CPU (i486 or later),
– 20 MB of RAM for text mode, at least 96 MB for graphics mode with KDE (at least 128 MB of RAM is recommended to use the various office products),
– bootable CD-ROM drive, or a boot floppy and standard CD-ROM (IDE/ATAPI or SCSI),
– standard SVGA-compatible graphics card,
– serial or PS/2 standard mouse or IMPS/2-compatible USB-mouse.