Berry Linux

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Berry Linux
Berry Linux 1.18 Desktop
Berry Linux Live CD (version 1.18).
Company / developer Yuichiro Nakada
OS family Unix-like
Working state Current
Source model Open source
Latest release 1.18 / June 23, 2014; 61 days ago (2014-06-23)
Available in English, Japanese
Package manager RPM
Platforms IA-32
Kernel type Monolithic kernel (Linux)
Default user interface KDE
Official website

Berry Linux is a Live CD Linux distribution that has English and Japanese support. Berry Linux is based on and is compatible with Fedora 20 packages. The distribution is primarily focused on use as a Live CD, but it can also be installed to a live USB drive. Berry Linux can be used to try out and showcase Linux, for educational purposes, or as a rescue system, without the need to make changes to a hard disk. The current version is 1.18 released on 23 June 2014.


Berry includes read/write NTFS support, and AIGLX and Beryl are bundled for 3D desktop effects. Berry also uses bootsplash, giving it a graphical startup.

The full version (v1.12) includes and runs on Linux Kernel 3.0.4. It has the ALSA sound system, ACPI support, and SELinux. Berry Linux features automatic hardware detection, with support for many graphics cards, sound cards, SCSI, USB devices and many other peripherals. Network devices are automatically configured with DHCP.

The full version of Berry Linux uses KDE (Version 4.6.5) while Berry Linux Mini uses the Fluxbox window manager. The full version is 512.7MB, while the mini version is 273.4MB. To test Berry Linux it is not necessary to install the distribution to a hard disk, as the operating system runs entirely from CD-ROM. It is, however, possible to install Berry Linux to a hard disk, which requires 1.7 gigabytes of free space. Supporting Japanese, Berry includes Whiz, a sharp Kana-Kanji conversion system. It also comes with LibreOffice version 3.4.3, a Microsoft Office compatible office suite, as well as TextMaker/PlanMaker as Berry's office software. The GIMP, version 2.6.10, is bundled for graphics software.

Berry includes the media players Audacious, MPlayer, Xine, and Kaffeine. DVD and DivX codecs are installed by default.

Version history[edit]

Berry Linux's historical releases are as following.

Berry Linux
Release Date Version Number About
2003 November 11 Berry Linux 0.29 Fedora Core 1 Based
2004 January 21 Berry Linux 0.35 Kernel 2.6
2004 July 21 Berry Linux 0.43 Fedora Core 2 Based
2004 December 15 Berry Linux 0.51 Fedora Core 3 Based
2005 July 21 Berry Linux 0.60 Fedora Core 4 Based
2006 April 18 Berry Linux 0.69 Fedora Core 5 Based
2006 November 20 Berry Linux 0.76 Fedora Core 6 Based
2007 July 10 Berry Linux 0.87 Fedora 7 Based
2008 February 24 Berry Linux 0.88 Fedora 8 Based
2008 May 17 Berry Linux 0.91 Fedora 9 Based
2008 December 7 Berry Linux 0.94 Fedora 10 Based
2009 January 29 Berry Linux 0.95 Fedora 10 Based
2009 April 10 Berry Linux 0.96 Fedora 10 Based
2009 June 22 Berry Linux 0.97 Fedora 10 Based
2009 September 14 Berry Linux 0.98 Fedora 11 Based
2010 March 15 Berry Linux 1.01 Fedora 12 Based
2010 August 31 Berry Linux 1.04 Fedora 13 Based
2011 May 24 Berry Linux 1.10 Fedora 14 Based
2011 October 30 Berry Linux 1.12 Fedora 15 Based
2012 February 06 Berry Linux 1.13 Fedora 16 Based
2012 May 28 Berry Linux 1.14 Fedora 16 Based
2012 June 23 Berry Linux 1.15 Fedora 17 Based
2012 December 31 Berry Linux 1.17 Fedora 17 Based
2014 June 23 Berry Linux 1.18 Fedora 20 based

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