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AUSTRUMI (Austrum Latvijas Linukss) is a bootable live Linux distribution based on Slackware Linux. It requires limited system resources and can run on any Intel-compatible system with a CD-ROM installed. The entire operating system and all of the applications run from RAM, making AUSTRUMI a fast system and allowing the boot medium to be removed after the operating system starts.



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AUSTRUMI Summary
Distribution AUSTRUMI
Home Page http://cyti.latgola.lv/ruuni/
Mailing Lists --
User Forums http://austrumi.mypunbb.com/
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Documentation --
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Download Mirrors ftp://austrumi.ru.lv/
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases, download links and checksums:
 • 2007-06-01: Distribution Release: AUSTRUMI 1.5.0
 • 2007-03-07: Distribution Release: AUSTRUMI 1.4.0
 • 2006-11-06: Distribution Release: AUSTRUMI 1.3.0
 • 2006-05-09: Distribution Release: AUSTRUMI 1.2.0
 • 2006-02-12: Distribution Release: AUSTRUMI 1.1.0
 • 2005-11-12: Distribution Release: AUSTRUMI 0.9.9
 • 2005-08-12: Distribution Release: AUSTRUMI 0.9.7
 • 2005-05-25: Distribution Review: AUSTRUMI 0.9.5
 • 2005-05-09: Distribution Release: AUSTRUMI 0.9.5
 • 2005-03-06: Distribution Release: AUSTRUMI 0.9.4
 • 2004-12-25: Distribution Release: AUSTRUMI 0.9.2
 • 2004-11-24: Distribution Release: AUSTRUMI 0.9.1
 • More AUSTRUMI releases...

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  • Notes: In case where multiple versions of a package are shipped with a distribution, only the default version appears in the table. For indication about the GNOME version, please check the "nautilus" and "gnome-shell" packages. The Apache web server is listed as "httpd" and the Linux kernel is listed as "linux". The KDE desktop is represented by the "plasma-desktop" package and the Xfce desktop by the "xfdesktop" package.
  • Colour scheme: green text = latest stable version, red text = development or beta version. The function determining beta versions is not 100% reliable due to a wide variety of versioning schemes.

Feature 3.8.1 3.7.5 3.4.7
Release Date 2018-06-04 2017-12-29 2016-08-26
End Of Life      
Price (US$) Free Free Free
Image Size (MB) 300-400 300-400  
Free Download ISO ISO ISO
Installation Graphical Graphical Graphical
Default Desktop FVWM FVWM FVWM
Package Management slapt-get slapt-get slapt-get
Release Model Fixed Fixed Fixed
Office Suite LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice
Processor Architecture x86_64 x86_64 i386
Init Software SysV SysV SysV
Journaled File Systems ext3, ext4, ReiserFS ext3, ext4, ReiserFS ext3, ext4, ReiserFS
Multilingual en, es, fr, gr, hu, it, lv, ru, uk en, es, fr, gr, hu, it, lv, ru, uk en, es, fr, gr, hu, it, lv, ru, uk
Asian Language Support -- -- --
Full Package List 3.8.1 3.7.5 3.4.7
abiword (3.0.2) -- -- --
alsa-lib (1.1.6) 1.1.6 1.1.5 1.1.2
ati-driver (16.40) -- -- --
bash (4.4.18) 4.4 4.4.12 4.3
bind (9.13.1) 9.13.0 9.11.2 9.10.4-P2
chromium (67.0.3396.87) -- -- 53.0.2785.15
cups (2.2.8) 2.2.8 2.2.6 2.1.4
dhcp (4.4.1) -- -- --
e2fsprogs (1.44.2) 1.44.2 1.43.7 1.43.1
firefox (60.0.2) 60.0.1 57.0.3 --
freetype (2.9.1) 2.9 2.8 2.6.5
gcc (8.1.0) 7.3.0 7.2.0 5.3.0
gimp (2.10.2) 2.10.2 2.99.0 2.9.4
glibc (2.27) 2.27 2.26 2.24
gnome-shell (3.28.2) -- -- --
gnucash (3.1-1) -- -- --
gnumeric (1.12.41) -- -- --
grub (2.02) -- -- --
gtk+ (3.22.30) 3.22.30 3.22.26 2.24.30
httpd (2.4.33) 2.4.33 2.4.29 --
inkscape (0.92.3) 0.92.3 0.92.2 --
k3b (18.04.2) -- -- --
kmod (25) 25 24 23
krita (4.0.4) -- -- --
libreoffice (6.0.5) 6.0.4 6.0.0 5.2.0
linux (4.17.2) 4.17 4.14 4.8rc3
lxpanel (0.9.3) -- -- --
mariadb (10.3.7) -- 10.1.23 10.1.16
mate-desktop (1.20.3) -- -- --
mesa (18.1.2) 18.1.1 17.3.1 12.0.1
mysql (8.0.11) -- -- --
nautilus (3.28.1) -- -- --
NVIDIA (396.24) -- -- 367.44
openbox (3.6.1) -- -- --
openjdk (10.0.1) -- -- --
openssh (7.7p1) 7.7p1 7.6p1 7.3p1
openssl (1.1.0h) 1.0.2o 1.0.2m 1.0.2h
perl (5.26.2) -- -- --
php (7.2.7) 7.2.6 7.2.0 7.0.10
plasma-desktop (5.13.1) -- -- --
postfix (3.3.1) 3.3.1 3.2.4 3.1.1
postgresql (10.4) 10.4 10.1 9.5.4
Python (3.6.5) -- -- --
qt (5.11.1) -- -- --
samba (4.8.2) 3.0.37 3.0.37 3.0.37
systemd (239) -- -- --
thunderbird (52.8.0) -- -- --
vim (8.1) -- -- --
vlc (3.0.3) -- -- --
xfdesktop (4.12.4) -- -- --
xorg-server (1.20.0) 1.20.0 1.19.6 1.18.4

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Version: 3.7.5
Rating: 5
Date: 2018-04-22
Votes: 0


Pros: a beautiful distro, fast boot, low on resources, including all essential software, iso just 300Mb

Cons: every time, after booting Austrumi from a Live USB (into RAM), Windows10 runs chkdsk to check disks integrity (had this problem on two different notebooks). Why is that - it shouldn't actually touch the host hard drive at all!? A no-go for me, thus giving 5 until it is fixed.


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Version: 3.7.5
Rating: 9
Date: 2018-02-13
Votes: 6


To discard my recent 5/10 review for AL 3.7.7 (inability to connect to wifi):

Compaq Presario CQ32, i5-M450 2.4Mhz (4) 64-Bit, 6GB RAM, 120G SSD, ATI HD5470, Wifi BCM4313 (14e4:4727).

USB Installation of an older Austrumi version (AL 3.7.3, Kernel 4.14.0, downloadable from distro website), still has broadcom-sta (wl) driver can be easily brought to work (unfortunately removed in later AL versions probably due to switch to kernel 4.15.0). To enable this driver/ wlan0 interface: -rmmod b43, rmmod bcma, modprobe -r wl, modprobe wl

Pros:
-Lightning fast distro (both boot and functioning), bootable to RAM
-For 300MB packed with clever selection of latest soft (LO, FF, Editors, etc.)
-Clean and polished, half dozen nice themes (some imitate Windows, GNOME, tiling, MX17, etc) per mouce click, default Latvian can be easily switched to Englis, etc.
-Very usable distro

Cons (rather minor vs Pros):
-fancy color themes. Author seems unable to decide/ limit to just 3-4 themes, makes sense for a mini distro
-suggest re-adding broadcom-sta (wl) driver to newest versions and fixing conflict wl with bcma/ b43 (loaded without rmmod/ modprobe at every boot). Could add option at boot menu to set driver if need keep all 3 drivers.
-too many languages, Latgalian, do even Latvians use it on PCs!? Make it default to English at boot with a selection of other languages as option - best promo. Some may already hesitate looking at origin country (don't misinterpret me I like Latvia).
-slapt-get package manager seems very slow to find things and inconvenient vs say synaptics in Debian.
-I cannot say how safe is your distro, your website is very limited, forum very inactive... Basically great first impression of the distro why people dont use or review it!?



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Version: 3.7.1
Rating: 5
Date: 2017-10-17
Votes: 4


LAN services and SAMBA is out of touch and out of date. Security in latest versions missing.


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