Berry Linux

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Berry Linux
Berry Linux Live CD (version 1.17)
Developer Yuichiro Nakada
OS family Unix-like
Working state Current
Source model Open source
Latest release 1.22 / December 31, 2015; 7 months ago (2015-12-31)
Available in English, Japanese
Package manager RPM
Platforms IA-32
Kernel type Monolithic kernel (Linux)
Default user interface LXDE, Maynard
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 1.19 released on 8 January 2015.


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
2003-11-11 Berry Linux 0.29 Fedora Core 1 Based
2004-01-21 Berry Linux 0.35 Kernel 2.6
2004-07-21 Berry Linux 0.43 Fedora Core 2 Based
2004-12-15 Berry Linux 0.51 Fedora Core 3 Based
2005-07-21 Berry Linux 0.60 Fedora Core 4 Based
2006-04-18 Berry Linux 0.69 Fedora Core 5 Based
2006-11-20 Berry Linux 0.76 Fedora Core 6 Based
2007-07-10 Berry Linux 0.87 Fedora 7 Based
2008-02-24 Berry Linux 0.88 Fedora 8 Based
2008-05-17 Berry Linux 0.91 Fedora 9 Based
2008-12-07 Berry Linux 0.94 Fedora 10 Based
2009-01-29 Berry Linux 0.95 Fedora 10 Based
2009-04-10 Berry Linux 0.96 Fedora 10 Based
2009-06-22 Berry Linux 0.97 Fedora 10 Based
2009-09-14 Berry Linux 0.98 Fedora 11 Based
2010-03-15 Berry Linux 1.01 Fedora 12 Based
2010-08-31 Berry Linux 1.04 Fedora 13 Based
2011-05-24 Berry Linux 1.10 Fedora 14 Based
2011-10-30 Berry Linux 1.12 Fedora 15 Based
2012-02-06 Berry Linux 1.13 Fedora 16 Based
2012-05-28 Berry Linux 1.14 Fedora 16 Based
2012-06-23 Berry Linux 1.15 Fedora 17 Based
2012-12-31 Berry Linux 1.17 Fedora 17 Based
2014-06-23 Berry Linux 1.18 Fedora 20 based
2015-01-08 Berry Linux 1.19 Fedora 21 based
2015-05-29 Berry Linux 1.20 Fedora 21 based
2015 Berry Linux 1.21 Fedora 23 based
2015-12-31 Berry Linux 1.22

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