Where is Geobuntu?
I’ve been playing around with a new distribution of Linux called Ubuntu Studio. It’s a pretty cool OS distribution because it includes lots of applications for video, audio, and graphics editing. In the midst of playing around with it, I thought, “Hey, wouldn’t it be cool if they included some of the open source geography/GIS stuff out there?” That’s when I went trolling around the OSGEO website looking for a Linux distribution geared toward GIS work. I can’t seem to find one anywhere. I don’t know the first thing about making a distribution, but Ubuntu was easy peasy lemon squeezy to install, so it seems like it’d be a good base for something like this. The distribution could include lots of good open source GIS solutions, like GRASS, Quantum GIS and MapServer not to mention more fundamental apps like POSTGRES.
Just a sort of random late night thought…
EDIT: For anyone interested in this, please check out the comments to this post. Our wonderful readers have posted a fairly impressive number of links to Linux distributions (mostly based upon Knoppix, it looks) that create GIS workstations. Reason #3821 why our readers are awesome!