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An Ubuntu-based Linux distribution created for the University of the Basque Country

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ABC GNU/Linux is an open source Linux distribution created especially for the Automatic Control Group at the E.U.I.T.I. of Bilbao, University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU). It is a server-oriented operating system derived from the world’s most popular distribution of Linux, Ubuntu.

It is available for download as a dual-arch Live DVD

The ABC GNU/Linux distribution can be downloaded from its official website or via Softpedia (see download link above) as a dual-arch Live DVD ISO image, allowing you to boot the operating system on computers supporting either of the 32-bit or 64-bit instruction set architectures.

How to use the ISO image

The ISO image is hybrid, which means that the user can burn in onto a DVD disc with any CD/DVD burning utility or write in on a USB flash drive of 2GB or higher capacity in order to create a bootable medium that can be booted from the BIOS of a computer.

Boot menu à la Ubuntu Linux

Being based on Ubuntu, the Live DVD inherits its boot menu, which allows the user to run the operating system in live mode with normal startup options, start the installer directly, perform a memory test, as well as to boot an existing OS from the local drive.

Automatically builds Beowulf clusters

It has been designed from the ground up to allow students to automatically build Beowulf clusters, both in live mode or by installing the software in the front-end. Keep in mind though, that all nodes run diskless (no disk drive is required).

It is no longer under active development

The ABC GNU/Linux operating system is no longer under active development, which means that all the pre-installed packages are old and won’t receive any software updates or security patches. It has been archived for historical references purposes only.

ABC GNU/Linux was reviewed by Marius Nestor
Last updated on August 26th, 2014

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