LinuxConsole 2019

LinuxConsole 2019 is available for download, for both 64 and 32 bits.

Its comes with the latest kernel 5.4.5, that support Extfat natively

This Linux distribution is designed to be easy to use, and powerful.

You can try it with a LiveUSB, and then install it on an hard drive.

It is also possible to use it on old computers, with the lightweight desktop Mate.

Available Locales :

  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Arabic
  • Japanese
  • Portuguese
  • Italian
  • Polska
  • Czech
  • Chinese
  • Russian
  • Breton
  • Quebec

Download 64 Bits ISO

MD5SUM : fe4b91d943b1b6e3a8578e3627f36575

Download 32 Bits ISO

MD5SUM : 7b9647c3cea62716948f9c2cd909691d

What is new

  • Kernel 5.4.5 (64 or 32 bits)
  • 865 libraries and programs are in the core module
  • Build for “YourDistroFromScratch 2.7″, with docker
  • Hybrid ISO
  • Parental control tool, for controlling the access time of user accounts.
  • Modular concept
  • Mate desktop 1.22
  • Chromium becomes the default Web browser
  • Wine 4.0.3

Installing LinuxConsole 2019 to LiveUSB

The ISO is now “hybrid”, and then you can install it with Etcher.

You can also install it with software like unetbootin or rufus  (this last one can write on legacy or hybrid mode)

Once the LiveUSB ready, you can try it, and if your are interested with some kind of software, you can download optional modules (squashfs files) from this link  then install them in the “modules” folder, on USB key and enjoy with the modular concept.

Installing LinuxConsole 2019 on a hard drive

1 – Dual boot with Windows XP

To make a  dual boot, for Windows XP (on old computers !) , sometimes it works also with Windows 7, you just have to download and run the installer,  it is a Wubi fork.

2 – Installing LinuxConsole 2019 on an empty hard disk

Note : If the hard disk is not empty, you can use “gparted” tool in liveUSB/Live CD mode, to delete the partitions

3 – Dual boot with Ubuntu

On recent computers, dual boot is not easy to setup, then it is recomanded to install Ubuntu 18.04 near Windows 10, and run this scripts :

wget https://bitbucket.org/yourdistrofromscratch/ydfs/raw/master/2.7/install-from-ubuntu.sh

sudo bash install-from-ubuntu.sh

Then you will have a “trial boot”, between Windows 10 , Ubuntu 18.04 and LinuxConsole 2019

Note : home directories from Ubuntu and LinuxConsole can be shared

Controlling user access time

A new tool has be designed, to limit access time, for specific users. Once time elapsed, the session ends up.

Modularity

The modules are available, by usage, and can be downloaded at http://jukebox.linuxconsole.org/modules.

You can view the source list at  http://jukebox.linuxconsole.org/modules/sources/

Today there are 9 modules

  • emulators
  • fps
  • games
  • graphics
  • multimedia
  • music
  • network
  • office
  • video

If LinuxConsole is installed on your hard disk, install them inside /media/ydfs/modules folder, then reboot for using.

The games

LinuxConsole 2019 comes with some games, more games are available with the modules “games” and “fps”.
You can also try to install games from  Gog.com by using the Wine emulator

Make music

LMMS has been build with native VST support, some other extensions are available, like  LV2, VSTL, and DSSI plugins
Some tools like Ardour, zyn-fusion or Helm could be also useful.

Installing Other sofwtares

LinuxConsole and his modules comes with lot of free software,  but if you want to install other ones, you can do like this :

Wine

You can install “Windows” software with wine.
fro exemple, to installe Scratch, just download ScratchInstaller1.4.exe and run it with Wine

Opkg

The package manager for LinuxConsole is opkg

This tool can help to install optional packages, which sources are from the “list-opkg-linuxconsole”  (that should grow in 2020):

– opkg-cl update
– opkg-cl list
– opkg-cl install (package name)

apt-get install

A “wrapper” can be used to install packages fom Debian buster.
Then if you run “apt-get install teeworlds” (in root mode) and by accepting accepting sub packages, this will be installed , with launcher inside the menu.