"A Linux distribution (also called GNU/Linux by some vendors and users) is a member of the family of Unix-like software distributions built on top of the Linux kernel. Such distributions (often called distros for short) consist of a large collection of software applications such as word processors, spreadsheets, media players and database applications."....Source and More info: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linux_distribution
"15 June 2011: LPS-Remote Access was certified by AFNIC to connect to the GIG for general telecommuting use. Lightweight Portable Security (LPS) creates a secure end node from trusted media on almost any Intel-based computer (PC or Mac). LPS boots a thin Linux operating system from a CD or USB flash stick.." more
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