Austrumi Linux

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Austrumi Linux
Austrumlatvijas Linukss
Austrumi logo
Developer Andrejs Meinerts
OS family Unix-like
Working state Current
Source model Open source
Latest release 3.4.7 / August 26, 2016; 7 months ago (2016-08-26)
Kernel type Linux (Monolithic)
License Various
Official website

Austrumi (‘east’, Austrum Latvijas Linukss) is a bootable live CD Linux distribution (size 305 MB for version 3.4.7[1]) . 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 December 2014, the latest official release of AUSTRUMI Linux is 3.0.8. The entire operating system and all the applications run from RAM,[2] 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.[3] 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.[3] 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.

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  1. ^ "austrumi-3.4.7.iso". 
  2. ^ Peña Millahual, Claudio Alejandro (2009). Creación de distribuciones Linux (in Spanish). Creative Andina Corp. pp. 40–41. ISBN 9789871347995. Retrieved 14 June 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "AUSTRUMI". AUSTRUMI website. Archived from the original on 22 April 2011. Retrieved 3 June 2011. 

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