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Backtrack, a Linux pentesting distribution:

Fast, with a staggering number of attack frameworks and tools, this is popular and well-maintained.
Use it for an attacking OS - and, with VMWare or Virtualbox's ability to pass-through the host machine's USB devices, you can practice wireless security auditing with a virtual machine.

More exploitation targets:

The linked article has a very good list of target distributions and VMs, along with a short discussion of each.

DVL is another project like Metasploitable:

DVL hasn't been updated recently, but this seems to be a working mirror of the most recent version (1.5).

Some sites with other useful materials: