Review of dyne:bolic 2.4.2

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dyne:bolic is a libre Linux distro aimed at multimedia enthusiasts. It comes with several music and video editing programs running on top of the lightweight XFCE desktop environment. Under the hood, dyne:bolic is powered by the 2.6.18 Linux kernel which adds support for many pieces of modern hardware. That's a good thing for a distro that aims to support multimedia hardware like cameras, sound and MIDI devices.

Like a lot of distro's, db is a Live CD, meaning it runs from the CD without having to install anything to the hard drive. If you're a musician that plays a lot of live gigs, this is a cool feature. Just burn dyne:bolic to a CD and you've always got the same environment to work with.

Extra software can be installed via "modules" downloaded from the dyne:bolic website. Some of the software includes the standard Open Office suite as well as live audiovisual performance software, radio broadcasting software, development tools and games. "There is no revolution without phun :^)"

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