AV Linux 2020.4.10 Released: A Debian-Based OS For Multimedia Content Creator


The surge of digital media has driven artists and media creators to utilize various software tools. Apart from the traditional instruments, they now require a workstation for audio and video production with a broad set of applications.

One such operating system is the AV Linux that comes with pre-loaded audio, graphics, and video software. Along similar lines, AV Linux has released a new version v2020.4.10 with several new enhancements and tweaks for multimedia content creators.

AV Linux 2020.4.10: What’s New?

AV Linux is an alternative to Ubuntu Studio for artists and media creators. Though Ubuntu Studio has strong community support and backing from Canonical, AV Linux is maintained as an independent spare time project by a group of developers. Therefore, AV Linux does not come with a full-time support system. But it consistently follows the tradition of a new version release every year.

AV Linux 2020.4.10 Desktop
AV Linux 2020.4.10 Desktop

The 2020 edition v2020.4.10 moves its base to the latest Debian 10 “Buster,” including various new features and updates. Here I’m listing some notable new additions to AV Linux:

  • 5.4.28 new RT and low latency kernels
  • Pulseaudio Bluetooth module and BT support frontends
  • All KDE libs and Kdenlive removed
  • Latest KXStudio repositories
  • New Thunar Custom Actions
  • Rewritten ‘AV Linux Assistant’
  • New fonts for graphics projects
  • Surge and Tunefish4 synthesizer
  • Flameshot Screenshot Editor (replacing shutter)
  • XFCE4 ‘Whisker Menu’
AV Linux 2020.4.10 Cinelerra Tool
AV Linux 2020.4.10 Cinelerra Tool

Among the new updates, software, themes, and icons get synced to their latest versions. For instance, Numix icons 2020.3.20, Yoshimi, Polyphone 2.0.1, KXStudio and Noise-Repellent 0.1.5.

If you want to read the complete list, check out the official release notes here.

How To Download And Install AV Linux?

You can download the ISO image of AV Linux 2020.4.10 from the official site here. After downloading, burn the ISO into either DVD or USB. Then, boot the system with AV Linux bootable device and initiate the installation process.

You can also use AV Linux in the live system without installing it on your host machine. If you find any difficulty while installing, I would suggest you follow the step-by-step instructions given in the official manual here.

Sarvottam Kumar

Sarvottam Kumar

Sarvottam Kumar is a software engineer by profession with interest and experience in Blockchain, Angular, React and Flutter. He loves to explore the nuts and bolts of Linux and share his experience and insights of Linux and open source on the web/various prestigious portals.
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