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CDlinux is a compact Linux distribution. It is small in size, yet rich in features. It ships with an up-to-date version of the Linux kernel, Xorg, Xfce, and many popular applications. It has good internationalization and locale support and is highly user-configurable.

Operating Systems

Recent releases

  •  19 Mar 2012 07:04

    Release Notes: This is a development release with a few bugfixes and many new features. The amountd scripts are revised to make them more robust. The init scripts are also revised for the udev to devtmpfs shift. The networking manager is changed to NetworkManager. Media Players are changed to VLC and XBMC. Chromium is added to the CE edition. Support for the proprietary nVidia driver is added to the CE edition. Support for IPv6 and VPN is enhanced.

    •  09 Nov 2011 18:47

      Release Notes: This is a development release. Every bit was rebuilt from scratch. Almost all of the components were upgraded to their latest stable version. Major user noticeable changes include use of the new squashfs 4 filesystem. The ISO images are "hybrid"; you can boot them from a USB stick. There is a new amount hotplug daemon.

      •  26 Apr 2010 02:31

        Release Notes: This is a bugfix release with no new features. The following bugs found in 0.9.6 were fixed: X wouldn't start on the standard edition; "X -configure" couldn't generate, Alt+Shift couldn't toggle between keyboard layouts, and the Java Plug-in for Firefox didn't work.

        •  14 Apr 2010 01:46

          Release Notes: This release is a major upgrade. Almost all components were upgraded to their latest stable version, like Linux-, Xorg-server-1.8.0, and Mesa-7.8.1. 2D/3D support is fairly good on almost all video cards based on ATi and Intel chips. PAE is also enabled in this release, allowing support for up to 64G of RAM. However, this means that you can't run this version of CDlinux on older CPUs (such as 586, K6, or Pentium), not even the mini edition.

          •  04 Dec 2009 15:44

            Release Notes: This is yet another maintenance release concentrating on stability and usability. It adds a UTF-8 console (use the 'fbcon' command). It adds AbiWord back and upgrades it to 2.8.1. Korean support has been added. There are more optional add-on modules. A bug in the drcom package has been fixed. rc.font has been modified to omit removable devices. Package upgrades: Linux kernel, X.Org Server 1.6.5, CUPS 1.4.2, Poppler 0.12.2, Samba 3.4.2, Firefox 3.5.5, and JRE 6 u17. This will be the last version using X.Org 7.4.

            Recent comments

            20 Nov 2011 22:46 jqball2u

            Hmmm...I now see a comment left over a year ago with no reply? NOT so good....

            20 Nov 2011 22:44 jqball2u

            I downloaded CDLinux from a few days ago and I am evaluating it via VMware Workstation. I've been looking through the main menu and see no program or utility to install new programs? I especially need to be able to install web extensions for firefox (like flash). Thanks! ;)

            22 May 2010 16:14 patrick013


            I'm trying to use the CDLinux standard iso. Is there an install program available to install other packages than .tgz ?
            I messed one install up by deleting the desktop icon, am having trouble finding alot of .tgz files, and really don't know
            how to install others or make a .md file. Any support help would be useful.




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