Readers should note this not a standard Linux. It is a real-time Linux created for one task, audiophile quality music server which it does extremely well.
Version: 4.0 Rating: 1 Date: 2017-06-07 Votes: 1
Yes. the other two reviews are correct. I have been downloading now for the better part of two days now. There is still supposed to be 28 hours remaining. Decided this is not on, its supposed to be open source, it should be available, and this is not availability.
Like the previous reviewer, I shall let it continue - doubtless with several restarts as it has already cut off once, and then see what we do.
It should not feature on Distrowatch. Having a free download link which does not work marks it as a scam.
The other worrying thing about the site is the usb board, which costs several hundred euros and is supposed to be of superlative low noise quality. Well, think about it. You take usb out, which is data, and you pipe it into an outboard DAC. Or mostly nowadays any audiophile would actually take it out over optical, which is also data, and pipe it into your outboard DAC.
So how is the several hundred spent on this low noise usb card going to make the slightest difference to the quality of the bits that come over the link?
It has all the marks of being a scam, and one suspects the technical expertise of the people who put the distro together. It would probably be a lot safer to get the real time Arch kernel and load the music packages on it oneself.
Version: 4.0 Rating: 1 Date: 2017-06-05 Votes: 12
As mentioned by others, without paying you will be downloading at 3-4kb/sec. it will take you 4-5 days. In the end, you will get an iso with a mismatching md5 (happened in my case).
I agree that this NOT AN OPEN-SOURCE. The guy is just making money by uploading an arch with a real time kernel (you can get this yourself). He says he needs to offset the hosting payment, but that's a total BS, as he could just torrent the iso.
I ask people who downloaded and made it work to torrent the iso, so everyone can download it. I would do that once I have a working copy.
Version: 4.0 Rating: 3 Date: 2017-05-07 Votes: 6
Perhaps the distro is great, I don't know, but the product is "scam-ware" The "free" version DL rate is (no lie) about 2kb/sec. If you want it for free, DL it on a computer you can devote a week to it untouched.
Or, you can pay for a faster DL link. So much for free. As far as open-source, there is no source-code available as the previous reviewer mentions.
I also did not see a live version available. I may be wrong, but haven't found it yet.
When software is labeled as free, it should never be incapable of being downloaded with any reasonable expectations. When it is labeled "open-source," it need to include links to the source as well.
Version: 4.0 Rating: 1 Date: 2017-05-02 Votes: 15
The sarcasm cannot be overviewed, because the only (!) free download alternative (for an open-source project) will take 5 to 6 days(!!!), the server speed is about 2 (!!) kb/second, just to oblige you to get the paid download version, which is indeed much higher.
I love Arch Linux but this is absolutely no go!
By the way, where is the source code (mandatory for an open-source project)?
I am *very* angry and sad about such methods, because they are destroying the real sense of open source distribution!
Such practices should really be prohibited by law, i take this arrogance (2 kb/s download offer) as an insult against myself!
Please believe me, i wil never ever try again audiophile linux, which i will ban from yet on and for lifetime!