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DeveloperVidalinux Desktop Project
OS familyUnix-like
Working stateAbandoned (2010)
Source modelOpen source
Kernel typeMonolithic kernel
Official[permanent dead link] (web archive)

VidaLinux (VLOS) was an operating system based on Gentoo Linux. A GNOME-based OS, VidaLinux installs with the Red Hat Anaconda installer. VidaLinux tries to provide most appropriate tools for home and office use, including:

  • ALSA Support
  • AMD 64-bit Support
  • PPC support
  • Anaconda Installer
  • CD Player
  • Epiphany
  • Evolution
  • Firefox
  • Gaim
  • GIMP
  • Mozilla
  • Mplayer
  • suite
  • PCMCIA Support
  • RealPlayer
  • Reiser4 Support
  • X-Chat
  • X.Org
  • Xine


As of December 3, 2009, VLOS has been rebuilt with Daniel Robbins' fork of Gentoo Linux called Funtoo.[1]


Vidalinux comes in two different flavors; one can be downloaded, while the other must be purchased. While the downloaded version technically has all the same software packages as the purchased version, the difference is that the purchased version (which can be bought for 25 USD) contains many binaries of often used programs, while the downloaded version forces the user to download ebuilds of these packages and build the binaries themselves, which requires more time.

Version History[edit]

  • 1.0 October 4, 2004
  • 1.1 December 20, 2004
  • 1.2 August 1, 2005
  • 1.2.1 January 18, 2006
  • 1.2.1-r2 January 30, 2006
  • 1.3 18 October 2006


  1. ^ "Development Release: VLOS 2.0 Alpha 1".

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