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AV Linux


Last Update: 2023-11-10 04:12 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: 86 (137), 6 months: 105 (100), 3 months: 125 (75), 4 weeks: 120 (68), 1 week: 107 (61)

Average visitor rating: 8.29/10 from 21 review(s).


AV Linux Summary
Distribution AV Linux
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases announcements with download links and checksums:
 • 2022-12-16: Distribution Release: AV Linux MX-21.2.1
 • 2022-02-15: Distribution Release: AV Linux MX-21
 • 2021-05-23: Distribution Release: AV Linux 2021.05.22
 • 2020-11-25: Distribution Release: AV Linux 2020.11.23
 • 2020-04-10: Distribution Release: AV Linux 2020.4.10
 • 2019-04-03: Distribution Release: AV Linux 2019.4.10
 • 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
 • More AV Linux releases...

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Feature MX-21.3 2021.06.18 2020.12.03 2020.5.10 2019.4.10 2017.4.9 2016.8.30 6.0.4 5.0.3 4.2 Feature
Release Date 2023-01-25 2021-06-18 2020-12-04 2020-05-09 2019-04-10 2017-04-10 2016-09-07 2014-11-07 2012-02-09 2010-12-21 Release Date
End Of Life                     End Of Life
Price (US$) Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Price (US$)
Image Size (MB) 3900-4000 3000-3900 2800-3600 3100-3200 3400-3600 3600-3700         Image Size (MB)
Free Download ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO Free Download
Installation Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Installation
Default Desktop Openbox, Xfce Openbox, Xfce Openbox, Xfce Xfce Xfce Xfce Xfce Xfce LXDE LXDE Default Desktop
Package Management DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB Package Management
Release Model Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Release Model
Office Suite -- LibreOffice LibreOffice -- -- -- -- LibreOffice LibreOffice OO.o Office Suite
Processor Architecture x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386 i386 i386 Processor Architecture
Init Software SysV SysV SysV systemd systemd systemd systemd SysV SysV SysV Init Software
Journaled File Systems                     Journaled File Systems
Multilingual en en en en en en en en en en Multilingual
Asian Language Support -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Asian Language Support
Full Package List mx-21.3 2021.06.18 2020.12.03 2020.5.10 2019.4.10 2017.4.9 2016.8.30 6.0.4 5.0.3 4.2 Full Package List
Package MX-21.3 2021.06.18 2020.12.03 2020.5.10 2019.4.10 2017.4.9 2016.8.30 6.0.4 5.0.3 4.2 Package
abiword (3.0.5) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- abiword (3.0.5)
alsa-lib (1.2.10) 1.2.4 1.1.8 1.1.8 1.1.8 1.1.3 1.1.3 1.1.0 1.0.25 1.0.24.1 1.0.23 alsa-lib (1.2.10)
amdgpu (23.0.0) 22.0.0 19.1.0 19.1.0 18.1.99 -- -- -- -- -- -- amdgpu (23.0.0)
bash (5.2.21) 5.1 5.0 5.0 5.0 4.4 4.4 4.3 4.1 4.1 4.1 bash (5.2.21)
bind (9.18.20) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- bind (9.18.20)
chromium (119.0.6045.199) -- -- -- -- 73.0.3683.86 57.0.2987.133 52.0.2743.116 26.0.1410.63 -- -- chromium (119.0.6045.199)
cups (2.4.7) 2.3.3 2.2.13 2.2.10 2.2.10 2.2.1 2.2.1 2.1.4 1.4.4 1.4.4 1.4.4 cups (2.4.7)
dhcp (4.4.3-P1) 4.4.1 4.4.1 4.4.1 4.4.1 4.3.5 4.3.5 4.3.4 4.1.1-P1 4.1.1-P1 4.1.1-P1 dhcp (4.4.3-P1)
e2fsprogs (1.47.0) 1.46.2 1.44.5 1.44.5 1.44.5 1.43.4 1.43.4 1.43.1 1.41.12 1.41.12 1.41.12 e2fsprogs (1.47.0)
firefox (120.0.1) 109.0 89.0 83.0 75.0 66.0.2 52.0.2 48.0 33.0 9.0.1 3.5.15 firefox (120.0.1)
freetype (2.13.2) 2.10.4 2.9.1 2.9.1 2.9.1 2.6.3 2.6.3 2.6.3 2.4.2 2.4.2 2.4.2 freetype (2.13.2)
gcc (13.2.0) 10.2.1 8.3.0 8.3.0 8.3.0 6.3.0 6.3.0 6.1.1 4.7.2 4.6.0 4.4.5 gcc (13.2.0)
gimp (2.10.36) 2.10.28 2.10.22 2.10.12 2.10.8 2.8.18 2.8.18 2.8.16 2.6.10 2.6.10 2.6.10 gimp (2.10.36)
glibc (2.38) 2.31 2.28 2.28 2.28 2.24 2.24 2.23 2.13 2.13 2.11.2 glibc (2.38)
gnome-shell (45.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnome-shell (45.2)
gnucash (5.4-1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnucash (5.4-1)
gnumeric (1.12.56) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnumeric (1.12.56)
grub (2.06) 2.06 2.04 2.04 2.02 2.02beta3 -- 2.02beta2 1.98 1.98 -- grub (2.06)
gtk (4.12.4) 3.24.24 3.24.5 3.24.5 3.24.5 3.22.11 2.24.31 2.24.30 2.24.10 2.20.1 2.20.1 gtk (4.12.4)
httpd (2.4.58) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- httpd (2.4.58)
inkscape (1.3.1) 1.1.1 1.0.2 0.92.5 0.92.4 0.92.1 0.92.1 0.91 0.48.4 0.47.0 0.47.0 inkscape (1.3.1)
k3b (23.08.3) -- 19.04.2 19.04.2 -- 2.0.3 -- -- -- -- -- k3b (23.08.3)
kmod (31) 28 26 26 26 23 23 22 8 -- -- kmod (31)
krita (5.2.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- krita (5.2.2)
libreoffice (7.6.3) -- 7.0.4rc1 7.0.1rc1 -- -- -- -- 4.3.1 3.4.4 3.2.1 libreoffice (7.6.3)
linux (6.6.4) 6.1.7 5.9.1 5.9.1 5.4.28 4.16.12 4.4.30 4.4.6 3.12.19 3.0.16 2.6.36 linux (6.6.4)
Package MX-21.3 2021.06.18 2020.12.03 2020.5.10 2019.4.10 2017.4.9 2016.8.30 6.0.4 5.0.3 4.2 Package
lxpanel (0.10.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 0.5.6 0.5.6 lxpanel (0.10.1)
mariadb (11.1.3) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mariadb (11.1.3)
mate-desktop (1.26.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mate-desktop (1.26.2)
mesa (23.3.0) 22.0.5 20.3.4 20.1.8 18.3.6 13.0.6 13.0.5 11.2.2 8.0.5 7.7.1 7.7.1 mesa (23.3.0)
mysql (8.2.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mysql (8.2.0)
nautilus (45.2.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 2.30.1 -- -- nautilus (45.2.1)
NVIDIA (545.29.06) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- NVIDIA (545.29.06)
openbox (3.6.1) -- 3.6.1 3.6.1 -- -- -- -- -- 3.4.11.1 3.4.11.1 openbox (3.6.1)
openjdk (21.0.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 6b31 -- -- openjdk (21.0.1)
openssh (9.5p1) 8.4p1 7.9p1 7.9p1 7.9p1 7.4p1 7.4p1 7.2p2 5.5p1 5.5p1 5.5p1 openssh (9.5p1)
openssl (3.2.0) 1.1.1n 1.1.1d 1.1.1d 1.1.1d 1.1.0j 1.1.0e 1.0.2d 0.9.8o 0.9.8o 0.9.8o openssl (3.2.0)
perl (5.38.2) 5.32.1 5.28.1 5.28.1 5.28.1 5.24.1 5.24.1 5.22.2 5.10.1 5.10.1 5.10.1 perl (5.38.2)
php (8.3.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- php (8.3.0)
plasma-desktop (5.27.10) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- plasma-desktop (5.27.10)
postfix (3.8.3) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- postfix (3.8.3)
postgresql (16.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- postgresql (16.1)
Python (3.12.0) 3.9.2 3.7.3 3.7.3 3.7.3 2.7.13 2.7.13 2.7.11 2.6.6 2.6.6 2.6.6 Python (3.12.0)
qt (6.6.1) 5.15.2 5.11.3 5.11.3 5.11.3 5.7.1 5.7.1 5.6.1 4.6.3 4.7.3 4.6.3 qt (6.6.1)
samba (4.19.3) 4.13.13 4.9.5 4.9.5 4.9.5 4.5.16 4.5.6 4.4.5 3.5.6 3.5.6 3.5.6 samba (4.19.3)
systemd (254.7) 247.3 241 241 241 232 232 230 -- -- -- systemd (254.7)
thunderbird (115.5.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 31.2.0 -- -- thunderbird (115.5.1)
vim (9.0) 8.2 8.1 8.1 8.1 8.0 8.0 7.4 7.2 7.2 7.2 vim (9.0)
vlc (3.0.20) 3.0.18 3.0.12 3.0.11.1 -- -- -- -- 2.0.1 -- 1.1.3 vlc (3.0.20)
wayland (1.22.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- wayland (1.22.0)
xfdesktop (4.18.1) 4.18.0 -- 4.14.2 4.12.4 4.12.3 4.12.3 4.12.3 4.10.0 -- -- xfdesktop (4.18.1)
xorg-server (21.1.9) 1.20.14 1.20.8 1.20.8 1.20.4 1.19.2 1.19.2 1.18.4 1.12.4 1.7.7 1.7.7 xorg-server (21.1.9)

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Version: MX-21.3
Rating: 9
Date: 2023-08-02
Votes: 11


I tried a few distros as a replacement for KXStudio (which I really liked and have used for over 5 years). Install for usb was easy and straightforward. There were a few tweaks needed to get some of the functionality with Jack that just worked in KXStudio but no real deal breaker there. Ardour works well as it always seems to but having some named setups within plugins in KX meant that the plugin was not recognised in AVL; I still had my old distro running so could take a note the settings and update the new distro. All in all for audio production AVL is great.

Found issues getting Wine to work properly, mostly from fonts in Windows packages not being recognised. I needed to add fonts to wine one at a time because some just won't install. This is still work in progress.

M (Scotland).


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Version: MX-21.3
Rating: 1
Date: 2023-03-01
Votes: 0


Could not get past the password setting screen during install as the rules don't work. It would be better to remove this. I would have loved to have tested it, but I could not come up with a password it would accept, as it didn't matter how long or how many characters, special characters, numbers caps I used, it would not accept it. Even Google's create password failed.

It would be better to remove the password check and just refer users to a good password creation site in the tool tip.

If this should get fixed, I would try again.


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Version: MX-21.3
Rating: 7
Date: 2023-01-26
Votes: 3


The GOOD:

UI: AV Linux is a much, much gui improvement over MX 21.3. Icons, layouts, choice of colors and wallpapers are beautifully done.

Installation: The installation process was a breeze and there was no hiccup. Most required infos are consolidated so that there is not a lot of pop ups requesting for infos.

Usage: Menus and options are placed properly. Standard Xfce4 menus but organized properly. Right mouse click menus are nice but seems crowded to me for some reason.

CONS:

Since I tested this out on VMware, the only issue I have is that the internet is not working. I have gone into networking settings and checked the internet card. The status on it says that it is enabled but for some reason it still cannot reach the internet. I tried enabling dhpcd and it say file is missing (along that line). I tried other internet solutions that people seem to recommend but still no connection. I can't remember too much if other distros that I have come across have an internet problem, especially using VMware. For the time being, I'll wait to see if other people have the same issue as me using VMware.

Not being able to connect to the internet for any distro at this point is a major downer so I can took 3 points off.I know that there are many nic cards out there but I think vmware nic is almost the same for as long as I've used it and there has not being internet issue with it for me for many distros that I have tried out.


Overall:

The distro is very professional looking and would impress many people to use it. It looks very stable and fast with miminal ram and cpu usage.


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