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Litrix: Linux from Brazil to your desktop

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Litrix Linux is a distribution developed in Brazil and based on Gentoo Linux. As with Gentoo, users are left to do some of their own configuration, but with good hardware detection and the Litrix Central configuration tool, building your own personalized Linux system is a little easier than you might expect.

Litrix 7.12 was released last month as an installable live DVD, or rather a compressed file of the live DVD ISO. I'm not sure why they bother zipping it, as the download is 976MB and decompresses to 992MB. This release is optimized for i586 processors and includes support for symmetric multiprocessing (SMP) systems. I tested it on a Hewlett-Packard Pavilion laptop with an AMD 64 processor, Nvidia GeForce Go graphics, and a Broadcom 4311 wireless chip.

Since Litrix is developed in Brazil, the default language is Portuguese. Since I speak English, I needed to make a couple of changes. Litrix boots straight into the KDE 3.5.8 desktop, and it's easy to change the desktop environment language using KDE Control Center or Litrix Central.

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