AV Linux review: A distro packed with audio and visual applications

In today's open source roundup: A review of AV Linux. Plus: Customize your Bash prompt, and Lenovo releases Chromebooks

By , ITworld |  Open Source, chromebooks, Linux

These days it seems like there's a Linux distro for every kind of user, including those who need robust audio and visual applications. Linux Insider looks at AV Linux and finds that it's a great tool for content creation. AV Linux comes bundled with a huge selection of audio and visual software.

According to Linux Insider:

With audio and video applications, you often need more than one package, and the assembled collection of multimedia packages in AV Linux is huge. The range of software offerings is a bonus. You do not get lightweight ware that leaves you yearning for more powerful features. The audio-visual tools are mature. Many of the productive apps are custom builds that enhance what you can do with them.

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AV Linux Review
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I haven't used AV Linux, but it seems like a powerful tool if you need an audio/visual workstation. Check out the following links to get more information about it:

AV Linux Site
AV Linux Forum
AV Linux Packages

Customize your Bash prompt
Linux.com has a tutorial on how to tweak your Bash prompt.

According to Linux.com:

We can program our humble Bash prompt to display all kinds of useful information, and pretty it up as well. We're sitting there staring at our computers all day long, so why not make it look nice? We will learn how to quickly test new configurations and quickly reverse them, how to make nice colors, how to display different types of information, customize it for different users, and make a multi-line prompt.

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Customize Bash Prompt
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Who says the Bash prompt has to be boring? You can take it and make it your own with just a few tweaks and suddenly the Bash prompt becomes cool!

Lenovo's Chromebooks
Muktware reports that Lenovo has released two Chromebooks.

According to Muktware:

The world’s leading PC maker Lenovo has also joined the Linux band-wagon and launched its first Linux-powered Chromebook for consumers space – earlier Lenovo offered Chromebooks for education. Lenovo has announced two Chromebooks – N20 and N20p. While both Chromebooks are identical, N20p offers a touchscreen display and its keyboard can flex 300° backward to convert from Laptop mode to Stand mode.

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It's great to see more manufacturers releasing Chromebooks. Lenovo wasn't the first and they certainly won't be the last. The Chromebook market has really begun to takeoff and we'll see more of them for sure.

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