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OS family Unix-like
Working state Current
Source model Open source
Latest release (6.0.3 [1]) / 25 Feb 2014
Update method downloadable .ISO file
Package manager Advanced Packaging Tool
Platforms i386
Kernel type Monolithic (Linux)
Official website .html/

AVLinux is a Linux-based operating system aimed for multimedia content creators. Available for the i386 architecture with a kernel customised for maximum performance and low latency audio production, it has been recommended as a supported linux platform for the Harrison Mixbus.[2]


The system is built on top of Debian, and was originally made with remastersys. It runs a 32 bit linux kernel with the IRQ threading and rtirq-init patches activated by default. For computers with more than 4 GB of RAM there is a PAE version available. Window management as of version 6.0.2 is handled by the Xfce Desktop Environment; previous versions use the LXDE Desktop Environment. It is possible to either boot AVLinux from a live CD or a hard drive. Audio playback and routing is handled by JACK (for advanced audio operation) or ALSA (for basic audio operation). Most any audio interface compatible with FFADO is usable out of the box.

Though there are AVLinux specific packages available at the official website, it is quite possible to install software from Debian repositories issue-free.[3]


AVLinux is bundled with a wide range of software for both everyday use and media production.


Programs in this section are either free and open software or proprietary demo versions. The most prominent are: Ardour, Audacity, Hydrogen, LMMS, Mixxx, Rakarrack, Renoise (demo), Rosegarden, Seq24, linuxDSP plugin pack (demo), calf plugin pack, loomer plugin pack (demo), and yoshimi.


The preinstalled programs are: MyPaint, Simple Scan, and gThumb.


This section contains software for video editing, playback, capture and for 3d animation. Some of these are: Avidemux, Blender, Cinelerra, Kdenlive, LiVES, and Xine.

Everyday use

For typical day-to-day activities there are several programs available including Iceweasel (Debian's rebranded version of Firefox) and LibreOffice Suite.


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External links

  • Official Website
  • AVLinux at DistroWatch
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