On the DVD

On the DVD

Article from Issue 196/2017

GeckoLinux (64-bit Live) and Android-x86 (32-bit Live)

GeckoLinux (64-bit Live): Linux for Detail-Oriented Geckos

GeckoLinux is an openSUSE spin with a focus on out-of-the-box usability. On this DVD, you'll find the Static edition (based on openSUSE Leap 42.2) with an optimized Cinnamon desktop environment (the password is linux). Unlike openSUSE, which includes a non-Live installer that requires you know how to install patterns and packages for different desktop environments, GeckoLinux comes as an offline installable Live DVD/USB image, and whereas openSUSE omits patent-restricted codecs and drivers, GeckoLinux includes proprietary media codecs. Other refinements include improved font rendering and the ability to uninstall desktop programs with all their dependencies without the fear of the packages being re-installed automatically.


Android-x86 (32-bit Live): Run Android on Your PC

The Android-x86 project has ported the Android open source software stack for mobile devices to the x86 platform. The version on your DVD is the first stable release of the Android Marshmallow-MR2 release with the latest security updates. Other highlights include:

  • Kernel 4.4.20.
  • 3D graphics library update to Mesa 12.0.2.
  • HDMI audio support.
  • Flash-friendly filesystem (F2FS) support
  • Multitouch, audio, WiFi, Bluetooth, sensor, camera, and Ethernet support.
  • External USB drives and SD cards automounted.


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