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Berry Linux

Berry LinuxAbout Berry Linux

Berry Linux is a LiveCD distribution which is based on Fedora and Knoppix.  It has support for kernel-2.6, the overlay filesystem, and AIGLX, the 3D desktop, in conjunction with Beryl.  You can also install the distro to your hard disk if you wish, or boot it from USB.  Other features available include: Support for writing to NTFS partitions, automatic recognition of USB storage, uses free Japanese TrueType fonts, and has the ability to save personal settings.  It can be used as a Linux demo, educational CD, or rescue system.

Berry Linux 0.88 uses Fedora's Kudzu 1.2.71 and Klaus Knopper's hwdata 0.200 scripts for i386 hardware detection, features symmetric multiprocessing support, and includes ndev/udev and bootsplash patches. The mini version, the file system only takes up 148MB of space, and uses fluxbox as the window manager, keeping down the system requirements.

Berry 0.88 Key Facts

Developer:
Yuichiro Nakada
Price:
Free to download
Released:
16 February 2008
Installation Media:
CD (1)
Architectures supported:
x86
Package Management:
RPM
Official Website:
yui.mine.nu/berry/ (English)

Kernel
2.6.24.2
GNOME -
KDE 3.5.8
XOrg 1.3.0.0
Xfce -
OpenOffice 2.2.1
Evolution -
Firefox 2.0.0.12
Gimp 2.4.4
Python 2.5.1
Perl
5.8.8
Apache -
PHP
-
MySQL       
-
PostgreSQL -
Samba
3.0.28
GNU Compiler Collection 4.1.2

System:
    Kernel 2.6.24.2 SMP + ndev/udev + bootsplash
    > squashfs 3.3
    > unionfs 2.2.3
    > fuse 2.7.0 + sshfs + ntfs-3g
    > ndiswrapper 1.52
    > madwifi 0.9.4
    > xorg-x11-drv-nvidia 1.0.9639
   
    glibc 2.7
    gcc 4.1.2
    kudzu 1.2.71
    hwdata 0.200
    InitNG 0.6.10.1 (+initng-is for isplash)
    Busybox 1.5.1

Applications:
    KDE 3.5.8 (Fedora Core 8/Stable)
    AIGLX/X.Org 7.2 + Compiz-Fusion 0.6.99
    Rasp-UI 0.06 (WindowManager)
    OpenOffice 2.2.1 (Japanese/English)
    Audacious 1.3.2 - Multimedia Player like Winamp
    GIMP Version 2.4 - Gnu Image Manipulation Program
    MPlayer 1.0rc2 - DVD/DivX Player
    Xine 0.99.5 (xine-lib 1.1.7) - DVD/DivX Player
    Kaffeine 0.8.3
    K3b 1.0.4 - DVD/CD Writer
    Digikam 0.9.3 - Photo-retouch for Digital-Camera
    Flash Player 9.0.48
    Firefox 2.0.0.12 (Japanese and English) - Web Browser
    Thunderbird 2.0.0.9 - Mail Client
    Sylpheed 2.3.1 (Japanese and English)
    Whiz 0.56 (Hyrdra) + Kimera 1.40 - Japanese Kana-Kanji Conversion System
    Whiz in English (Machine translation)
    Timidity++ 2.13.2 - Softwear Synthsizer
    Inkscape 0.43 - Draw (SVG)
    Tvtime 1.0.1
    Samba 3.0.28
    Wine 0.9.54
    KPDF 0.5.8
    TextMaker & PlanMaker
    Vi IMproved 7.1
    SIM 0.9.4

Games:
    Miss Driller 0.05
    Mine Sweeper 0.01
    zsnes 1.42 & Packman - Snes Emulator

Fonts:
    IPA Fonts
   
    Aqua Font 2.8
    Mikachan Font 9.1
    YOzFontK 9.40
    Aoyagikouzan Font & Gyosyo 2
    Decoration Fonts 0.01
    XANO-Mincho 2004
  
Systema Font 2.1
  
M+ BITMAP FONTS

Minimum System Requirements:
    Intel-compatible CPU (i686 or later)
    20 MB of RAM for text mode, at least 96 MB for graphics mode with KDE
    (at least 128 MB of RAM is recommended to use the various office products)
    Bootable CD-ROM drive, or a boot floppy and standard CD-ROM (IDE/ATAPI or SCSI)
    Standard SVGA-compatible graphics card
    Serial or PS/2 standard mouse or IMPS/2-compatible USB-mouse.

Reviews

0.8x (current release)
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0.7x
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0.6x
gnuman, tuxmachines

Selected Websites

Other Official Websites
berry.sourceforge.jp
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