Liberté Linux 2012.3

A Gentoo-based Live Linux operating system that keeps your anonymity online and is free

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What's new in Liberté Linux 2012.3:

  • Kernel 3.4.7 with better hardware support (e.g., brcmsmac), and Unionfs replaced by overlayfs, which is expected to be eventually accepted into mainline. Incidentally, overlayfs allows for stricter read-write layer permissions (changed executables cannot be run).
  • EFI boot binaries are signed for Secure Boot (tested in OVMF), establishing a trusted boot chain starting with a KEK / DB certificate (located in EFI directory). The certificate signs GRUB EFI images, which verify GRUB configuration files and the Linux kernel. Kernel's initramfs (now embedded into kernel image) then verifies the compressed root filesystem image. With regular BIOS-based Syslinux boot, only the last stage is performed (as was done in previous releases). However, a minimal bootstrap .iso image (lacking a compressed root filesystem) is now shipped, which can be burned to read-only media and used to boot a regular install of Liberté on writable media.
  • Xorg server 1.12 and Mesa 8.0 with Gallium3D for Radeon cards, nouveau driver for Nvidia cards, and support for accelerated VMware graphics virtualization.
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Liberté Linux is an open-source distribution of Linux derived from the Gentoo operating system and built around the LXDE (Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment) project as its default graphical desktop environment. It is an anonymous operating system designed for mission-critical stealth communication.

It is available for download as a minimal, dual-arch Live CD

Users can download this Gentoo-based distribution as a dual-arch Live CD ISO image that supports both 32-bit and 64-bit hardware platforms and has only 200MB in size, which means that it can be deployed to either a CD disc or a USB thumb drive.

The Liberté Linux boot menu is comprehensive and oldish

The distribution’s Live CD contains a comprehensive and oldish boot menu that allows the user to start the live system with default drivers, in safe graphics mode using the VESA display server or by accessing the administration console.

In addition, you will be able to boot from the first or second hard disk/solid state drives, view detailed information about your computer’s hardware components, perform a system memory diagnostic test, as well as to reboot or shutdown the machine.

A true lightweight and anonymous operating system

Liberté Linux is a true lightweight and anonymous operating system that uses LXDE (Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment) and several tools for connecting to the Tor anonymous network.

Default applications include the gFTP file transfer client, emelFM2 file manager, Audacious audio player, ISO Master CD/DVD image editor, Totem movie player, AbiWord word processor, Gnumeric spreadsheet editor, Claws Mail email client, Epiphany web browser, Pidgin instant messenger, uGet download manager, XChat IRC client, Geeqie image viewer and Figaro’s Password Manager.

The perfect anonymous OS for low-end machines

All in all, Liberté Linux is the perfect anonymous operating system for low-end machines. It will keep your anonymity online and protect your privacy.

Liberté Linux was reviewed by , last updated on July 14th, 2014

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