AV Linux is NOT a Linux Distribution in the ‘proper’ sense…
It is a freely shared 32 and 64bit downloadable and installable ISO Image created from a carefully pre-configured snapshot of the Debian GNU/Linux “Testing” Distribution. This ISO image is provided to facilitate and initiate the use of Linux as an Audio/Video/Graphics content creation platform. AV Linux is essentially a collected showcase of the phenomenal work of Open-Source developers from all over the planet and celebrates and presents their work organized in an easy-to-use fashion. In addition to a hardware-friendly efficient XFCE4 Desktop a low-latency Audio environment is provided with a custom ‘RT’ kernel and JACK Audio Connection Kit. Are you a Linux developer? A full, robust development suite is included for software developers and the leading Audio/Video/Graphics applications are included or available for installation from the Debian or included KXStudio software repositories.
Read All About It:
Before downloading AV Linux it is essential to read it’s User Manual, Most FAQ’s and many specific operational details including Installation are covered in it’s 87 illustrated pages. The User Manual is also included within AV Linux and can be found in the ‘Accessories’ Menu.
AV Linux uses Systemback as an installation method and therefore inherits it’s limitations, at the current time UEFI boot is only possible with 64bit and is not fully implemented, GPT Partition tables are also not supported yet. AV Linux will also automatically alter the permissions of Hard Drive partitions for Read/Write Access, this is not malicious in nature it is simply a convenience feature to facilitate accessing media files to demo with the Audio/Video Applications. After evaluating the AV Linux LiveISO you may want to check and reset the permissions of your Hard Drive partitions if you do not proceed with an install.
Distribution of the AV Linux ISO files would not be possible without the generous assistance of the following people: Allen Tate, Anahata, James Lawrie and Robin Gareus. Thanks also to any volunteers seeding the Torrents.
Torrents (Preferred Method):
*Hosting provided by the Virginia Tech Department of Music
*Hosting provided by Bytemark
Bandshed FTP (Limited Bandwidth!):
ISO Login Username and Passwords:
64bit – Username: isotester Password: avl64 Root Password: avl64admin
32bit – Username: isotester Password: avl32 Root Password: avl32admin