AV Linux 6.0.4
Distributed as a 32-bit Live DVD
It is distributed as a single, and quite big, Live DVD ISO image that supports only the 32-bit (i386) PAE architecture which, in combination with the lightweight Xfce window manager, it is perfect for low-end computers.
A distribution of Linux for digital content creation
As mentioned before, the distribution provides users with a large collection of video and audio production software, ranging from simple audio and video players to sophisticated video editors and CD rippers. Additionally, it comes with a patched Linux kernel package that allows for low-latency audio performance. The Live DVD can be used as-is or installed on a local disk drive.
Xfce is in charge of the graphical environment
The Xfce live environment loads very fast and comprises a dock (application launcher) on the right side of the screen, as well as a taskbar on the top, from where users can manage opened windows, switch desktops, and launch apps.
Default applications include the Google Chrome and Iceweasel web browsers, Icedove email clent, Skype, Steam for Linux, Transmission BitTorrent client, XChat IRC client, KompoZer, and Mumble.
Contains a vast amount of multimedia related apps
Among the video-oriented apps, we can mention Blender, Cinerella, DeVeDe, FFMultiplex, HandBrake, LiVES, Kdenlive, OpenShot, TV-Viewer, VLC Media Player, WinFF, Xine, Xjadeo, Totem, Cheese, and Desktop Recorder.
Audio-oriented applications include Amsynth, Ardour, Audacity, Clementine, EasyTAG, FeSTige, guitarix, harmonySEQ, Luppp, Non suite, QMidiArp, Qsampler, Qsynth, Qtractor, Renoise, Rosengarden, and much more.
Of course, AV Linux comes with many other utilities and useful software. Because of this, we strongly recommend AV Linux if you own a computer from the 21th century and you want to transform it into a powerful and professional multimedia production machine. It can also be used as a general-purpose operating system for your everyday tasks.
Reviewed by Marius Nestor, last updated on November 6th, 2014
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- Updated Ardour3 builds to a special preview 3.5-3368 to prevent possible MIDI/Audio data loss (thanks Paul Davis and Robin Gareus!)
- Reverted JACK 0.124.1 utility scripts to utilize A2JMIDID because 'alsa_midi' doesn't hotplug when new MIDI hardware is plugged in...
Application descriptionAV Linux is an open source, free and actively maintained distribution of Linux derived from the Debian GNU/Linux opera...