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Dynebolic GNU/Linux

Dyne:bolic GNU/Linux is a live bootable operating system equipped with a wide range of multimedia applications: editors and streamers of audio and video, 3D modelers, image processors, P2P file-sharing tools, Web browsers, an office suite, and full encryption of storage and communication. Dyne:bolic is optimized to run on old computers, runs the Linux-Libre kernel, and omits all non-free software. It can be well used without a network connection, and it comes with all the tools and libraries needed to customize the OS.

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Last announcement

dyne:bolic GNU/Linux version 3 22 Sep 2011 17:58

After almost 5 years of inactivity, justified by the fact that so far the version 2 of our distribution worked perfectly for what it needed to do, the dyne:bolic project now gets revamped with a new development course: dyne:III We have a shiny new website you can visit on and a new release you can download from there, where everything is new... the software, the libraries and the desktop. To run it you will need a minimum of a Pentium3 with 256MB RAM (or a virtual machine). The new desktop is based on Gnome 2 and includes many configuration tools also to facilitate alternative access. Regarding the software, it really would be too long to list changes in details now, have a look around and let us know what do you think, the dyne:bolic mailinglist is the best place where to share your impressions and suggestions; we’ll be listening and we will be developing dyne:III further in the coming months. Ciao!

Recent releases

  •  22 Sep 2011 19:58

    Release Notes: This build runs on the Linux-Libre kernel and excludes any non-free software. Packaging is based on .deb packages aggregated from pure:dyne, Ubuntu karmic, and various upstream sources. The boot process is based on debian-live scripts and the desktop is based on Gnome2. In 1.6GB of space are included many multimedia applications, encryption tools to grant users privacy, games, and the tools needed to customize the distribution itself. While this is the start of a new development season, a new user manual and more features are in the works.

    •  11 Nov 2007 17:31

      Release Notes: This release adds support for Java and for thin-client PXE network booting, along with improvements to Web browsing and {DF reading, upgrades to Xorg, K3b, and MPlayer, and more documentation and bugfixes.

      •  02 Oct 2007 13:34

        Release Notes: This version includes writable support for NTFS partitions, an enhanced USB nesting mechanism, support for FireWire audio cards, and new and updated applications including as Ardour2, Ekiga, and Pidgin. Command-line and console-based software as Mutt, Procmail, Fetchmail, SpamAssassin, and Msmtp have been included to support a secure text based mail system out of the box. GTK+, Cairo, and other libraries have been updated and several bugs fixed.

        •  11 Mar 2007 11:52

          Release Notes: This release fixes a bug of version 2.4.1 which prevented correct booting from CD.

          •  09 Mar 2007 14:08

            Release Notes: The docking mechanism (boot from CD and run from HD) has been fixed, along with other stability and usability issues. New software includes DVDStyler, StreamTuner, and bluetooth core and graphical tools. Abiword has been reintroduced, Cinelerra and Firefox-fs have been updated, the documentation has been expanded, and boot scripts have been reorganized and cleaned.


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