Gentoo Linux 20140826 LiveDVD – Iron Penguin Edition Released


Gentoo is a free operating system based on either Linux or FreeBSD that can be automatically optimized and customized for just about any application or need. Extreme configurability, performance and a top-notch user and developer community are all hallmarks of the Gentoo experience.

On August 26, 2014 Gentoo announced the release of a new LiveDVD, It comes with recent kernel, latest versions of the KDE and Gnome environments and software like Gimp, Chromium and others.

From the news release:

Gentoo Linux is proud to announce the availability of a new LiveDVD to celebrate the continued collaboration between Gentoo users and developers, The LiveDVD features a superb list of packages, some of which are listed below.

A special thanks to the Gentoo Infrastructure Team and likewhoa. Their hard work behind the scenes provide the resources, services and technology necessary to support the Gentoo Linux project.

The LiveDVD is available in two flavors: a hybrid x86/x86_64 version, and an x86_64 multi lib version. The livedvd-x86-amd64-32ul-20140826 version will work on 32-bit x86 or 64-bit x86_64. If your CPU architecture is x86, then boot with the default gentoo kernel. If your arch is amd64, boot with the gentoo64 kernel. This means you can boot a 64-bit kernel and install a customized 64-bit user land while using the provided 32-bit user land. The livedvd-amd64-multilib-20140826 version is for x86_64 only.

Packages included in this release:

  • Linux Kernel 3.15.6,
  • Xorg 1.16.0,
  • KDE 4.13.3,
  • Gnome 3.12.2,
  • XFCE 4.10,
  • Fluxbox 1.3.5,
  • LXQT Desktop 0.7.0,
  • i3 Desktop 2.8,
  • Firefox 31.0,
  • LibreOffice,
  • Gimp 2.8.10-r1,
  • Blender 2.71-r1,
  • Amarok 2.8.0-r2,
  • Chromium 37.0.2062.35 and much more …

You can download the x86 image or amd64 image file if you want to give it a try.

Source: Gentoo