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DistroWatch.com: VortexBox

VortexBox

Last Update: 2017-08-17 23:17 UTC


VortexBox is a Fedora-based Linux distribution that turns an unused computer into an easy-to-use music server or jukebox. Once VortexBox has been loaded it will automatically rip CDs to FLAC and MP3 files, ID3-tag the files, and download the cover art. VortexBox will then serve the files to network media player. The file can also be streamed to a Windows or Mac OS X system.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 243 (33), 6 months: 253 (29), 3 months: 257 (26), 4 weeks: 247 (26), 1 week: 229 (27)

Average visitor rating: 8/10 from 1 review(s).


VortexBox Summary
Distribution VortexBox
Home Page http://vortexbox.org/
Mailing Lists --
User Forums http://vortexbox.org/forum.php
Alternative User Forums LinuxQuestions.org
Documentation http://wiki.vortexbox.org/
Screenshots --
Screencasts
Download Mirrors http://wiki.vortexbox.org/available_images
Bug Tracker --
Related Websites  
Reviews 2.x: DistroWatch
1.x: Linux User
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases, download links and checksums:
 • 2014-04-10: Distribution Release: VortexBox 2.3
 • 2012-07-25: Distribution Release: VortexBox 2.1
 • 2011-09-07: Distribution Release: VortexBox 1.10
 • 2011-05-05: Distribution Release: VortexBox 1.9
 • 2011-03-02: Distribution Release: VortexBox 1.8
 • 2010-12-30: Distribution Release: VortexBox 1.7
 • 2010-11-22: Distribution Release: VortexBox 1.6
 • 2010-09-21: Distribution Release: VortexBox 1.5
 • 2010-06-05: Distribution Release: VortexBox 1.4
 • 2010-04-13: Distribution Release: VortexBox 1.3
 • 2010-03-10: Distribution Release: VortexBox 1.2
 • 2010-02-02: Distribution Release: VortexBox 1.1
 • More VortexBox releases...

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Feature 2.4 2.3 2.2 1.10 1.5
Release Date 2015-11-25 2014-04-09 2012-11-08 2011-09-07 2010-09-21
End Of Life          
Price (US$) Free Free Free Free Free
Image Size (MB) 38-38MB        
Free Download ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO
Installation Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode
Default Desktop -- -- -- -- --
Package Management RPM RPM RPM RPM RPM
Release Model Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed
Office Suite -- -- -- -- --
Processor Architecture x86_64 i386 i386 i386 i386
Init Software SysV systemd Upstart Upstart Upstart
Journaled File Systems          
Multilingual -- -- -- -- --
Asian Language Support -- -- -- -- --
Full Package List 2.4 2.3 2.2 1.10 1.5
Package 2.4 2.3 2.2 1.10 1.5
abiword (3.0.2)   -- -- -- --
alsa-lib (1.1.4.1)   1.0.27.2 1.0.26 1.0.24 1.0.23
ati-driver (16.40)   -- -- -- --
bash (4.4)   4.2 4.2 4.1 4.0
bind (9.11.2)   -- -- -- --
chromium (60.0.3112.101)   -- -- -- --
cups (2.2.4)   -- -- -- --
dhcp (4.3.6)   4.2.6 4.2.4-P2 4.2.0-P1 4.1.0p1
e2fsprogs (1.43.5)   1.42.8 1.41.14 1.41.12 1.41.9
firefox (55.0.2)   -- -- -- --
freetype (2.8)   2.5.0 2.4.6 2.4.2 2.3.9
gcc (7.2.0)   -- -- -- --
gimp (2.8.22)   -- -- -- --
glibc (2.26)   2.18 2.14.90 2.13 2.10.2
gnome-shell (3.24.3)   -- -- -- --
gnucash (2.6.17)   -- -- -- --
gnumeric (1.12.35)   -- -- -- --
grub (2.02)   2.00 1.99 0.97 0.97
gtk+ (3.22.18)   -- 3.2.4 2.22.0 2.16.6
httpd (2.4.27)   -- 2.2.22 2.2.17 2.2.15
inkscape (0.92.2)   -- -- -- --
k3b (17.08.0)   -- -- -- --
kmod (24)   15 -- -- --
libgnome (2.32.1)   -- -- -- --
libreoffice (5.4.0)   -- -- -- --
linux (4.12.8)   3.12.5 3.6.5 2.6.35.14 2.6.30.10
Package 2.4 2.3 2.2 1.10 1.5
lxde-common (0.99.2)   -- -- -- --
mariadb (10.2.8)   -- -- -- --
mate-desktop (1.18.0)   -- -- -- --
mesa (17.1.6)   10.0.4 7.11.2 7.9 --
mysql (5.7.19)   -- -- 5.1.58 5.1.47
nautilus (3.24.2.1)   -- -- -- --
NVIDIA (384.59)   -- -- -- --
openbox (3.6.1)   -- -- -- --
openjdk (8u144)   -- -- -- --
openssh (7.5p1)   6.4p1 5.8p2 5.5p1 5.2p1
openssl (1.1.0f)   1.0.0e 1.0.0j 1.0.0d 0.9.8n
perl (5.26.0)   5.18.2 5.14.2 5.12.3 5.10.0
php (7.1.8)   -- -- -- --
plasma-desktop (5.10.4)   -- -- -- --
postfix (3.2.2)   2.8.12 2.8.12 2.7.5 2.5.6
postgresql (9.6.4)   -- -- -- --
Python (3.6.2)   2.7.5 2.7.3 2.7 2.6
qt (5.9.1) -- -- -- -- --
samba (4.6.7)   4.1.6 3.6.6 3.5.11 3.4.7
systemd (234)   208 37 10 --
thunderbird (52.3.0)   -- -- -- --
vim (8.0)   7.4 7.3 7.3 7.2
vlc (2.2.6)   -- -- -- --
xfdesktop (4.12.4)   -- -- -- --
xorg-server (1.19.3)   -- -- -- --

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Version: 2.4
Rating: 8
Date: 2017-04-03
Votes: 1


Pretty much does what it claims - provide a turnkey solution for ripping CDs to HD, and serving them over the local net, or playing them through your hi-fi. Recommended.


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