Audiophile Linux 2.1 / 3.0 Beta 1
Distributed as a 32-bit Live DVD
This custom Linux Mint operating system is distributed as a single Live DVD ISO image of approximately 1.5GB in size, tagged with the i386 architecture, which means that you can only use 32-bit applications, but it runs on both 32-bit (i386) and 64-bit (x86_64) hardware platforms.
Being based on Linux Mint, the ISO image has been instructed to automatically start the live environment with default boot options in 10 seconds from the moment the user boot it from the BIOS of a PC.
Pressing any keyboard key during the 10-second timeout will unveil the boot menu, from where the user can start the live environment in compatibility mode, run a memory test, boot from the local drive or check the integrity of the bootable medium (only if using a CD disc).
Modern and familiar desktop environment powered by Cinnamon
The Cinnamon desktop environment used in this distribution has not been modified in any way, providing users with a pure Cinnamon desktop experience. It comprises of a single taskbar (panel) located on the bottom edge of the screen, from where you can launch apps and interact with opened programs.
Includes a standard set of open source applications
No surprises here, as the distro includes a standard set of open source applications, among which we can mention the DeaDBeeF, Banshee and Audacious audio players, VLC Media Player, Totem video player, LibreOffice office suite, Mozilla Firefox web browser, Mozilla Thunderbird email and news client, Transmission torrent downloader, Pidgin IM client and XChat IRC client.
In conclusion, Audiophile Linux is a really great distribution of Linux for audiophiles. The audio signal travels from the playback software to the external sound card with much greater efficiency and speed, when using Audiophile Linux.
Reviewed by Marius Nestor on June 20th, 2014
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Application descriptionAudiophile Linux is an open source Linux operating system based on the popular Linux Mint distribution, using a pre-in...