Indiana was a binary distribution of an operating system built out of the OpenSolaris source code. The distribution was a point of integration for several current projects on OpenSolaris.org, including those to make the installation experience easier, to modernise the look and feel of OpenSolaris on the desktop, and to introduce a network-based package management system into Solaris. The resulting distribution was a live CD install image, and was fully permissible to be redistributed by anyone.
The SharkLinux project produces a distribution based on Ubuntu and offers frequently updated installation media. The SharkLinux project has announced the release of a new snapshot, built on July 5, 2017. The new build offers improved hardware support through Ubuntu's Hardware Enablement (HWE) kernel, fixes for secure shell key generation and a slimmer default install of LibreOffice: "After a hiatus SharkLinux is releasing a new ISO build introducing several changes of significance. While normally an update to the ISO occurs each week, this will be the first update since mid June as builds were halted until several changes were completed and passed testing. Some of the most notable changes since June's build: Base System no longer supporting 4.4.* Generic kernel and will now be including Ubuntu-HWE-Edge series 4.10.* as the default. Mainline builds are still made available starting from 4.8* to most recent build. Finally offline installs are no longer required. The install media will no longer disable Internet connectivity when the install is started. Now using whiskermenu's 1.7.2 version instead of 1.5.1. Tooltips now show description of application on hover. Slight menu changes although nothing too significant. All configurations remain open to customization. Power/boot options relocated from the menu to the panel. Labeling is more clear with the icon clearly that of an on/off icon, with the location being next to the clock in the bottom right corner of the screen. LibreOffice no longer ships full suite. Base system now ships with word processor and spreadsheet by default with an option to install the remaining applications via dedicated cloud repo." Additional changes can be found in the project's release announcement. Download (MD5): SharkLinux.iso (1,474MB, pkglist).
SharkLinux is an Ubuntu-based distribution featuring the MATE desktop. The distribution automatically upgrades packages on the system to apply security patches. The distribution also enables sudo access by default without requiring a password for user convenience. SharkLinux features the Ubuntu Hardware Enablement (HWE) kernel by default.