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AV Linux

Last Update: 2018-04-22 05:18 UTC


AV Linux is a versatile, Debian-based distribution featuring a large collection of audio and video production software. Additionally, it also includes a custom kernel with IRQ threading enabled for low-latency audio performance. AV Linux can be run directly from a live DVD or a live USB storage device, though it can also be installed on a hard disk and used as a general-purpose operating system for everyday tasks.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 117 (79), 6 months: 113 (101), 3 months: 79 (146), 4 weeks: 108 (108), 1 week: 120 (57)

Average visitor rating: 8.2/10 from 5 review(s).


AV Linux Summary
Distribution AV Linux
Home Page http://www.bandshed.net/avlinux/
Mailing Lists --
User Forums http://bandshed.net/forum/
Alternative User Forums
Documentation http://bandshed.net/pdf/AV604Manual.pdf
Screenshots DistroWatch Gallery
Screencasts
Download Mirrors http://www.bandshed.net/iso/
Bug Tracker --
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Reviews 6.x: Linux Insider
5.x: Linux Journal
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases, download links and checksums:
 • 2018-04-22: Distribution Release: AV Linux 2018.4.12
 • 2016-09-07: Distribution Release: AV Linux 2018.4.12
 • 2014-11-06: Distribution Release: AV Linux 6.0.4
 • 2014-02-25: Distribution Release: AV Linux 6.0.3
 • 2014-01-02: Distribution Release: AV Linux 6.0.2
 • 2013-06-05: Distribution Release: AV Linux 6.0.1
 • 2012-08-17: Distribution Release: AV Linux 6.0
 • 2012-02-10: Distribution Release: AV Linux 5.0.3
 • 2011-11-01: Distribution Release: AVLinux 5.0.2
 • 2011-06-14: Distribution Release: AV Linux 5.0
 • More AV Linux releases...

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Feature 2018.4.12 2017.4.9 2016.8.30 6.0.4 5.0.3 4.2
Release Date 2018-04-21 2017-04-10 2016-09-07 2014-11-07 2012-02-09 2010-12-21
End Of Life            
Price (US$) Free Free Free Free Free Free
Image Size (MB) 3400-3600 3611-3611        
Free Download ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO
Installation Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical
Default Desktop Xfce Xfce Xfce Xfce LXDE LXDE
Package Management DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB
Release Model Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed
Office Suite -- -- -- LibreOffice LibreOffice OO.o
Processor Architecture i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386 i386 i386
Init Software systemd systemd systemd SysV SysV SysV
Journaled File Systems            
Multilingual en en en en en en
Asian Language Support -- -- -- -- -- --
Full Package List 2018.4.12 2017.4.9 2016.8.30 6.0.4 5.0.3 4.2
Package 2018.4.12 2017.4.9 2016.8.30 6.0.4 5.0.3 4.2
abiword (3.0.2) -- -- -- -- -- --
alsa-lib (1.1.6) 1.1.3 1.1.3 1.1.0 1.0.25 1.0.24.1 1.0.23
ati-driver (16.40) -- -- -- -- -- --
bash (4.4.18) 4.4 4.4 4.3 4.1 4.1 4.1
bind (9.12.1-P2) -- -- -- -- -- --
chromium (66.0.3359.181) 65.0.3325.181 57.0.2987.133 52.0.2743.116 26.0.1410.63 -- --
cups (2.2.7) 2.2.1 2.2.1 2.1.4 1.4.4 1.4.4 1.4.4
dhcp (4.4.1) 4.3.5 4.3.5 4.3.4 4.1.1-P1 4.1.1-P1 4.1.1-P1
e2fsprogs (1.44.2) 1.43.4 1.43.4 1.43.1 1.41.12 1.41.12 1.41.12
firefox (60.0.1) 59.0.2 52.0.2 48.0 33.0 9.0.1 3.5.15
freetype (2.9.1) 2.6.3 2.6.3 2.6.3 2.4.2 2.4.2 2.4.2
gcc (8.1.0) 6.3.0 6.3.0 6.1.1 4.7.2 4.6.0 4.4.5
gimp (2.10.2) 2.8.18 2.8.18 2.8.16 2.6.10 2.6.10 2.6.10
glibc (2.27) 2.24 2.24 2.23 2.13 2.13 2.11.2
gnome-shell (3.28.2) -- -- -- -- -- --
gnucash (3.1-1) -- -- -- -- -- --
gnumeric (1.12.41) -- -- -- -- -- --
grub (2.02) 2.02beta3 -- 2.02beta2 1.98 1.98 --
gtk+ (3.22.30) 3.22.11 2.24.31 2.24.30 2.24.10 2.20.1 2.20.1
httpd (2.4.33) -- -- -- -- -- --
inkscape (0.92.3) 0.92.1 0.92.1 0.91 0.48.4 0.47.0 0.47.0
k3b (18.04.1) 2.0.3 -- -- -- -- --
kmod (25) 23 23 22 8 -- --
krita (4.0.3) -- -- -- -- -- --
libreoffice (6.0.4) -- -- -- 4.3.1 3.4.4 3.2.1
linux (4.16.11) 4.9.76 4.4.30 4.4.6 3.12.19 3.0.16 2.6.36
Package 2018.4.12 2017.4.9 2016.8.30 6.0.4 5.0.3 4.2
lxpanel (0.9.3) -- -- -- -- 0.5.6 0.5.6
mariadb (10.2.15) -- -- -- -- -- --
mate-desktop (1.20.1) -- -- -- -- -- --
mesa (18.1.0) 13.0.6 13.0.5 11.2.2 8.0.5 7.7.1 7.7.1
mysql (8.0.11) -- -- -- -- -- --
nautilus (3.28.1) -- -- -- 2.30.1 -- --
NVIDIA (390.48) -- -- -- -- -- --
openbox (3.6.1) -- -- -- -- 3.4.11.1 3.4.11.1
openjdk (10.0.1) -- -- -- 6b31 -- --
openssh (7.7p1) 7.4p1 7.4p1 7.2p2 5.5p1 5.5p1 5.5p1
openssl (1.1.0h) 1.1.0f 1.1.0e 1.0.2d 0.9.8o 0.9.8o 0.9.8o
perl (5.26.2) 5.24.1 5.24.1 5.22.2 5.10.1 5.10.1 5.10.1
php (7.2.6) -- -- -- -- -- --
plasma-desktop (5.12.5) -- -- -- -- -- --
postfix (3.3.1) -- -- -- -- -- --
postgresql (10.4) -- -- -- -- -- --
Python (3.6.5) 2.7.13 2.7.13 2.7.11 2.6.6 2.6.6 2.6.6
qt (5.11.0) 5.7.1 5.7.1 5.6.1 4.6.3 4.7.3 4.6.3
samba (4.8.2) 4.5.12 4.5.6 4.4.5 3.5.6 3.5.6 3.5.6
systemd (238) 232 232 230 -- -- --
thunderbird (52.8.0) -- -- -- 31.2.0 -- --
vim (8.1) 8.0 8.0 7.4 7.2 7.2 7.2
vlc (3.0.2) -- -- -- 2.0.1 -- 1.1.3
xfdesktop (4.12.4) 4.12.3 4.12.3 4.12.3 4.10.0 -- --
xorg-server (1.20.0) 1.19.2 1.19.2 1.18.4 1.12.4 1.7.7 1.7.7

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Average rating
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Version: 2018.4.12
Rating: 9
Date: 2018-05-14
Votes: 1


It is a stable Debian distribution and include all the best features of Debian (stability, many package, automations), but with unofficial repositories (KXstudio, Ubuntu, etc) of compatible software Debian based. It's wonderful to find everything ready and installed, such many audio plug-in by default, Ardour, MixBus, Carla, a optimized Kernell RT.
If you wish, you can customize an official debian yourself and install the same AVLInux software and the RT kernel or compile your own custom RT kernel, but with AVLinux this is a big time saver.

I'm using AVLinux for audio production with the Presonus Firepod 10/10 sound card and it works well with Jack or qjackctl. I'm also surprised that firefox's audio works on youtube and that the whole system can interface to jack. So Vlc works and I can hear other songs and videos.
I mainly record acoustic drums and some midi tracks with the synthesizer. For now I can not make the Focusrite Saffire Liquid 56 well recognized, but I am hopeful.


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Version: 2017.4.9
Rating: 9
Date: 2017-11-20
Votes: 13


Great distro , solid , has the best tuned rt-kernel for (very) low latency audio.


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Version: 2016.8.30
Rating: 8
Date: 2017-06-29
Votes: 13


Like this operating system for several reasons:
I do not have a computer with on-line internet access, this operating system is just about complete as is with ISO disk and also the Debian Operating System 3 ISO disks.
I have managed to manually install My Paint on AV and it works great. My interest are generally graphic arts and programs to help with my web site design (have my own on-line web site type of art gallery).

I am learning and using Blender a lot, also included with AV and find the .tar downloads for the latest versions work easily by placing them in the download directory into a folder and then extracting them at that location.
On reason I like AV and Debian together is that Debian which has a large amount of software you can install (through the Synaptic Package Manager and three iso burned discs) without an internet connection to the repository, Debian has just about everything available as open source software. One thing Debian does not include is a codec for playing more current DVD movies and TV series releases through VLC media player, although some older ones will work. Here AV Linux does have the necessary codec to watch retail bought current and older release DVDs on the VLC media player. There may be some package available to update the Debian operating system codec yet I have not been able to figure that one out yet, so AV does have this ability.

AV also includes Inkscape and GIMP, two programs I also use a lot for graphic arts. Like the program Clementine for listening to music placed on computer from CDs, tapes, and records I bought in the past that were converted to mp3 or WAV format. Audacity is helpful here for editing.


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