|Source model||Open source|
|Latest release||3.0.0 / October 11, 2014|
|Kernel type||Linux (Monolithic)|
Austrumi (‘east’, Austrum Latvijas Linukss) is a bootable live CD Linux distribution (size 280 MB for version 3.0.0) . It is based on Slackware. It was created, and is currently being maintained by, a group of programmers from Latgale region of Latvia. As of February 2014, the latest official release of AUSTRUMI Linux is 3.0.0. The entire operating system and all the applications run from RAM, making AUSTRUMI faster than larger distros that must read from a disk, and allowing the boot medium to be removed after the operating system has booted.
It claims to be the fastest Linux distribution with 3D support for Nvidia and Intel video cards. It has a modern user interface that has been translated into Latvian, Russian, English, Italian and Greek. It supports booting from CD, flash drive or hard disk.
It currently contains many packages including graphic editors, office suite, networking tools, Internet browsers, FTP and mail clients, multimedia packages, classic games and system tools. It used openbox as its window manager prior to release 1.2.0. In release 1.2.0 it switched over to the Enlightenment window manager and in release 1.5.0 to the Metacity window manager. Austrumi currently uses the FVWM window manager. My version of 1.8.5 was found by Microsoft Security Essentials to contain C99.PHP backdoor. Security Essentials claims this gives someone remote access to the machine on which it is installed. So maybe it contains other software that may be useful to someone.
- Comparison of Linux Live Distros
- Lightweight Linux distribution
- List of Linux distributions that run from RAM
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