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AV Linux

Last Update: 2018-06-25 06:20 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: 103 (109), 6 months: 96 (117), 3 months: 107 (105), 4 weeks: 107 (113), 1 week: 98 (115)

Average visitor rating: 8.57/10 from 7 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 --
Related Websites  
Reviews 6.x: Linux Insider
5.x: Linux Journal
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases, download links and checksums:
 • 2018-06-25: Distribution Release: AV Linux 2018.6.25
 • 2018-04-22: Distribution Release: AV Linux 2018.4.12
 • 2016-09-07: Distribution Release: AV Linux 2016.8.30
 • 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 2018.6.25 2017.4.9 2016.8.30 6.0.4 5.0.3 4.2
Release Date 2018-06-25 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 2018.6.25 2017.4.9 2016.8.30 6.0.4 5.0.3 4.2
Package 2018.6.25 2017.4.9 2016.8.30 6.0.4 5.0.3 4.2
abiword (3.0.2) -- -- -- -- -- --
alsa-lib (1.1.7) 1.1.3 1.1.3 1.1.0 1.0.25 1.0.24.1 1.0.23
ati-driver (18.30) -- -- -- -- -- --
bash (4.4.18) 4.4 4.4 4.3 4.1 4.1 4.1
bind (9.13.3) -- -- -- -- -- --
chromium (70.0.3538.102) 67.0.3396.87 57.0.2987.133 52.0.2743.116 26.0.1410.63 -- --
cups (2.2.9) 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 (1.44.4) 1.43.4 1.43.4 1.43.1 1.41.12 1.41.12 1.41.12
firefox (63.0.3) 60.0.2 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 (8.2.0) 6.3.0 6.3.0 6.1.1 4.7.2 4.6.0 4.4.5
gimp (2.10.8) 2.8.18 2.8.18 2.8.16 2.6.10 2.6.10 2.6.10
glibc (2.28) 2.24 2.24 2.23 2.13 2.13 2.11.2
gnome-shell (3.30.2) -- -- -- -- -- --
gnucash (3.3) -- -- -- -- -- --
gnumeric (1.12.43) -- -- -- -- -- --
grub (2.02) 2.02beta3 -- 2.02beta2 1.98 1.98 --
gtk+ (3.24.1) 3.22.11 2.24.31 2.24.30 2.24.10 2.20.1 2.20.1
httpd (2.4.37) -- -- -- -- -- --
inkscape (0.92.3) 0.92.1 0.92.1 0.91 0.48.4 0.47.0 0.47.0
k3b (18.08.3) 2.0.3 -- -- -- -- --
kmod (25) 23 23 22 8 -- --
krita (4.1.5) -- -- -- -- -- --
libreoffice (6.1.3) -- -- -- 4.3.1 3.4.4 3.2.1
linux (4.19.2) 4.16.12 4.4.30 4.4.6 3.12.19 3.0.16 2.6.36
Package 2018.6.25 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 (10.3.10) -- -- -- -- -- --
mate-desktop (1.20.3) -- -- -- -- -- --
mesa (18.2.5) 13.0.6 13.0.5 11.2.2 8.0.5 7.7.1 7.7.1
mysql (8.0.13) -- -- -- -- -- --
nautilus (3.30.3) -- -- -- 2.30.1 -- --
NVIDIA (410.66) -- -- -- -- -- --
openbox (3.6.1) -- -- -- -- 3.4.11.1 3.4.11.1
openjdk (10.0.2) -- -- -- 6b31 -- --
openssh (7.9p1) 7.4p1 7.4p1 7.2p2 5.5p1 5.5p1 5.5p1
openssl (1.1.1) 1.1.0f 1.1.0e 1.0.2d 0.9.8o 0.9.8o 0.9.8o
perl (5.28.0) 5.24.1 5.24.1 5.22.2 5.10.1 5.10.1 5.10.1
php (7.2.12) -- -- -- -- -- --
plasma-desktop (5.14.3) -- -- -- -- -- --
postfix (3.3.1) -- -- -- -- -- --
postgresql (11.1) -- -- -- -- -- --
Python (3.7.1) 2.7.13 2.7.13 2.7.11 2.6.6 2.6.6 2.6.6
qt (5.11.2) 5.7.1 5.7.1 5.6.1 4.6.3 4.7.3 4.6.3
samba (4.9.2) 4.5.12 4.5.6 4.4.5 3.5.6 3.5.6 3.5.6
systemd (239) 232 232 230 -- -- --
thunderbird (60.3.1) -- -- -- 31.2.0 -- --
vim (8.1) 8.0 8.0 7.4 7.2 7.2 7.2
vlc (3.0.4) -- -- -- 2.0.1 -- 1.1.3
xfdesktop (4.12.4) 4.12.3 4.12.3 4.12.3 4.10.0 -- --
xorg-server (1.20.3) 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: 2018.6.25
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-10-07
Votes: 0


great. Stable. Tuned for music. Rather new and fast.
But no vlc at start(?). Earlier has vlc and I had install vlc.


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Version: 2017.4.9
Rating: 9
Date: 2018-06-29
Votes: 0


All the creative linix distros are great

whats not so great as they should be is the creative apps that come with it

maybe I am just unlucky in love but apps like adore, kdenlive, cinerella, qtract,etc,etc
while in spirit are all fantastic programs but in practice leave me wondering when will I only have to deal with the odd crash once ever six months instead of six times every week


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Version: 2018.4.12
Rating: 9
Date: 2018-05-14
Votes: 4


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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