The Gentoo Linux project has been very quiet for the last year and a half. But now the deveopers celebrates the good collaboration between themselves and the Gentoo users by releasing LiveDVD version 11.
Gentoo Linux is proud to announce the availability of a new LiveDVD to celebrate the continued collaboration between Gentoo users and developers. The LiveDVD features a huge list of packages, some of which are listed below.
- System packages include: Linux Kernel 2.6.37 (with Gentoo patches), Accessibility Support with Speakup 3.1.6, bash 4.1, glibc 2.12.2, gcc 4.5.2, binutils 2.21, python 2.7.1 and 3.1.3, perl 5.12.3, and more.
- Desktop environments and window managers include: GNOME 2.32, KDE SC 4.6, Xfce 4.8, Enlightenment 1.0.7, Openbox 188.8.131.52, Fluxbox 1.3.1, XBMC 10.0 and more.
- Office, graphics, and productivity applications include: OpenOffice 3.2.1, XEmacs 21.5.29, gVim 7.3.102, Abiword 2.8.6, GnuCash 2.2.9, Scribus 1.9.3, GIMP 2.6.11, Inkscape 0.48.1, Blender 2.49b, XSane 0.997, and much more.
- Web browsers include: Epiphany 2.30.6, Mozilla Firefox 3.6.13, Arora 0.11.0, Opera 11.0, Seamonkey 2.0.11, and other favorites.
- Communication tools include: Pidgin 2.7.10, Quassel 0.7.1, Mozilla Thunderbird 3.1.7, Claws Mail 3.7.8, Qtwitter 0.10.0, irssi 0.8.15, and many more.
- Development applications include: Anjuta 184.108.40.206, KDevelop 4.2, KDESvn 1.5.5, qt-creator 2.1.0, Bluefish 2.0.2, and many more.
- Multimedia applications include: Amarok 2.4, MPlayer 1.0_rc4, DVDAuthor 0.6.14, LAME 3.98.4, ffmpeg 0.6, GNOME-MPlayer 1.0.0, SMPlayer 0.6.9, and several others.
- Special Features:
- Writable AUFS support so you can emerge new packages!
- Persistence for $HOME is available; press F9 for more info!
The LiveDVD is available in two variants, a hybrid x86/x86_64 version, and an x86_64 multilib version. The first one supporting both 32 bit and 64 bit systems.
Gentoo Linux is a rolling release distribution, so according to Gentoo, the LiveDVD is primarily ment as an easy way to check out what Gentoo is about.
Gentoo Linux Live DVD version 11 can be downloaded here or you can use the links below.
LiveDVD (released March 8, 2011)
(up to 2.6 gigabytes depending on arch)
- Gentoo Linux LiveDVD 11.0 Released (gentoo.org)
- This is New in openSUSE 11.4 (skuggen.com)
- Ubuntu Replaces OpenOffice With LibreOffice (skuggen.com)
- Long-awaited Feature Comes to openSUSE (skuggen.com)
- Fedora 15 Alpha Available Now (skuggen.com)