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:::::::::...::::::: version 2.4 :: codename DHORUBA ::::
100% FREE MULTIMEDIA GNU/LINUX OPERATING SYSTEM
FOR THE FREEDOM OF CREATION
the complete system is free to download and copy, go on
ISO CD image of 642 Mbytes
EASY TO USE - BOOT THE LIVE CD OR COPY A DIRECTORY
use it besides any other operating system without problems
:: WHAT IS DYNE:BOLIC ?
Dyne:bolic GNU/Linux is a live bootable cd, containing a whole
operating system that works straight from boot, without the need to
install or change anything on the hard disk.
If you like and want to have it on harddisk you can simply copy the
/dyne directory on your computer: the simpliest installation ever! Your
older system is untouched and comes back booting without CD.
Dyne:bolic is user-friendly: recognizes your hardware devices (sound,
video, firewire, modem, network and USB) and offers a vast range of
software for multimedia production: audio and video manipulation, sound
composition and synthesis, 3D modeling, photography, peer2peer
filesharing, web browsing, veejaying, desktop publishing, word
processing, cd burning, email, encryption, anonymity tools and more.
All software is free and there is no market operation behind
dyne:bolic, just a communal effort to widen access to modern technology
and let people be Free to Create.
Dyne:bolic is being developed since more than 5 years and optimized to
run also on older machines commonly found in Africa America Asia Europe
and Oceania. It includes code from hundreds of programmers all around
the world, with a lively community of artists, teachers and developers
who use, distribute and adapt this platform according to their needs
This operating system is a grassroot effort to share independent
knowledge, it keeps away from commercial speculations and capitalist
corporations, because CREATIONS WANT TO BE FREE.
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::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: AUTOMATIC CRYPTO AUTONOMISM
The distinction between what is public and what is private is becoming
more and more blurred with the increasing intrusiveness of the media
and advances in electronic technology. While this distinction is always
the outcome of continuous cultural negotiation, it continues to be
critical, for where nothing is private, democracy becomes impossible.
The internet offers plenty of free services, on the wave of the Web2.0
fuzz and the community boom, while all private informations are hosted
on servers owned by global corporations and monopolies.
We urge you to reflect on the importance of keeping privacy for
personal data. Our present world is full of prevarication and political
imprisonments, war rages in several places and media is mainly used for
propaganda by the powers in charge. Some of us face the dangers of
being tracked by oppressors opposing our self definition, independent
thinking and resistance to omologation.
People need the possibility to protect their legitimate privacy as much
as their freedom to express.
It is important to keep in mind that noone else than *you* can ensure
the privacy of your personal data. Server hosted services and web
integrated technologies gather all data into huge information pools
that are made available to established economical and cultural regimes.
This new version introduces support for strong encryption of your /home
private data with Linux dm-crypt i586 optimized Rijndael hashed SHA256,
to provide an efficient and user-friendly tool to protect your
bookmarks, addressbook, documents and emails by carrying them back with
you, protected with a fairly strong cryptographic algorithm.
A passkey to read your data is stored inside a file, which is also
protected by a password. It is possible to keep everything with you on
a small usb stick, still being sure that the data won't be easily
recovered in case you loose it. You can also give the passkey
protecting your data to a friend, to make the data unaccessible until
you meet again, which can be useful in case of tricky transports.
Some links to raise awareness:
=== WHAT'S NEW in 2.4
This release improves user-friendliness introducing Xfce-4.4 as the new
default desktop, customized for the scheme of interaction that is
familiar to dyne:bolic users. Another important new feature is the
ability to create an encrypted nest to prevent access to personal data
stored in home directories. No complicated notions are required, our
user friendly setup deals with usb and harddisk storages as usual, in
case the nest is encrypted you'll see your home icon upgraded to
fortress, then everything that goes in your nest is protected.
New software include QParted, among updated software is Cinelerra.
Several new software modules are being published and made available
online by a growing number of developers.
Multiuser operability has been fixed, along with a re-engineering of
the core architecture to modularize inclusion of different kernels.
=== new dyne:II core features:
- - - - it is a multiuser system, private data can be encrypted
- - - - it includes all compiler and development tools needed to build dyne
- - - - you can easily modify the system, pack a new CD and redistribute it
- - - - it has advanced thin client functionality, booting from usb and net
- - - - it's modular, so you can easily add and combine different software
- - - - it's slick and snappy like the preceeding dyne:bolic, even better ;)
=== upgrading from version 2
To upgrade just replace the dyne/ directory with the new one, or run
the CD and answer yes when prompted.
To upgrade your nest to encrypted the easieast way is
- backup your home data on the harddisk outside the nest
- create a new encrypted nest overwriting the old one
- import manually your data into the new one
=== upgrading from version 1
Upgrade from version 1, or not? here is an overview of reasons:
- better usability and stability, support for more devices
- possibility to run from usb and solid state devices
- ability to run in thin-client setups
- cryptographic protection for your privacy
- gathers more software and can be customized easily
- version 2 is not running on XBOX game consoles
- version 2 does not include the OpenMosix clustering system
:: FOR ACTIVISM IN CRISIS AREAS http://streamtime.org
We imagine improvised expressive devices like a CD that turns your PC
into an on line streaming studio. Imagine a mob that creates a traffic
jam. Think of the religious policeman in London, the konfused kollege
kid and the jealous dentist in Baghdad and the jailed blogger blogging
on in Cairo. Building autonomous networks in extreme conditions.
Streamtime uses old and new media for the production of content and
networks in the fields of media, arts, culture and activism in crisis
areas, like Iraq. Streamtime offers a diffuse environment for
developing do-it-yourself media. We focus on a cultural sense of
finding your own way in the quagmire that is Iraq, and its
representation in the global media. We should not try to change
politics in order to foster cultural change; we should support cultural
manifestation in order to force political change.
:: FOR THE GNU MEDIA ART
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The Goto10 collective of artists tailored a unique piece of
craftmanship, gathering together most hard to install bleeding-edge
audio-visual open source software in their customization, free as in
media on http://puredyne.goto10.org
:: THIS IS RASTA SOFTWARE
Jah Rastafari Livity bless our Freedom! This is free software, share it
for the good of yourself and your people, respect others and let them
express, be free and let others be free. Live long and prosper in
But, no Peace without Justice. This software is about Resistence inna
Babylon world which tries to control more and more the way we
communicate and share information and knowledge. This software is for
all those who cannot afford to have the latest expensive hardware to
speak out their words of consciousness and good will. This software has
a full range of applications for production and not only consumption of
information, it's a full multimedia studio, you don't need to buy
anything to express yourself. Freedom and sharing of knowledge are
solid principles for evolution and that's where this software comes
Inna babylon, money is the main requirement to make a voice possible to
be heard by others. Capitalist and fundamentalist governments all
around the world rule with huge TV monopolies spreading their
propaganda, silencing all criticism.
This is a struggle for Redemption from existing operating systems which
always require new expensive hardware for doing the same as ever: give
us free players but make us pay for producing our own voices. And the
one who protects you rips you off, as the Arabs say.
Dyne:bolic is a tool to produce and publish yourself, freely. There is
nothing to consume here, there is all you need to create.
:: ON THE PRESS
Since the first release of the dyne:II series our efforts received a
lot of attention, version 2.0 and 2.1 have been already redistributed
on several publications worldwide.... online you can read
// Jaromil's interview about dyne:bolic, freedom and independence
// dyne:II reviewed on LinuxJournal
// DHORUBA RELEASE - read about it on METAMUTE
// and the interview to Dhoruba Bin Wahad of the Black Panthers Party
=== ROLL THE GEEK DRUMS - tell Slashdot about the dyne:II release
dyne:II development reached a sufficiently advanced stage of
development to be reviewed by the geek community worldwide.
=== dyne:II development history
The dyne:II core has been compiled from scratch by Jaromil and Smilzo
in 2005. During 2006 Jaromil completed a full rewrite of startup,
nesting, docking, configuration and sdk scripts, aided by the
experienced testing of Aymeric Antonios and Chun of Goto10.
The new foundation of the dyne:II core opens up the development to more
people, providing a modular packaging system for software collections
and the possibility to customize the liveCD with your favourite
applications. So it is born Pure:dyne, as the first dyne:II
customization focusing on real time audio/video processing with pure
visit the Developers Lounge -> http://dev.dynebolic.org
We salute and support all development done outside the capitalist
empire, to produce and distribute low power and affordable computers.
We look forward to support chinese dragons and simputers, solid state
workstations and all kind of 100$ laptops. In fact, we are there
already, the next step in this development will be adoption of a
cross-platform build environment to cover all kinds of hardware around.
:: BIG UP \o/ to DEVELOPERS & FRIENDS
First of all salutes and great respect to the many developers who have
written software included in dyne:bolic: a long list of names that is
impossible to include here, you'll find information about them inside
the CD and in the documentation of each software.
Special thanks for this release go to the Freaknet hackers who made all
this possible, recovering a recent technical desaster and keeping our
server fleet functional. Also thanks to the Montevideo Artlab in
Amsterdam for hosting the development.
Dyne:II is being mantained by Jaromil with help and inspirations from:
=== Dyne.org / FreakNet hackers http://dyne.org http://freaknet.org
Alpt, Asbesto, Kysucix, Xant, Newmark, Nightolo, DinDon,
Sandman, Crash, Godog, Voyager, Pallotron, Fredd, Kobaiashi,
Mr.Goil, Godog, Nelburg, Acme, Adam, Robert, Cjm, Cerin0
=== Metro Olografix http://olografix.org
Neuro, Smilzo, Superattilius, Groucho/K6, SugoDiPesce,
Blended, Hunicus, Isazi
=== Netherlands Media Art Institute http://www.montevideo.nl/en
Montevideo / Time Based Arts
=== Radio Ondarossa 87.9FM Roma http://www.ondarossa.info
=== Streamtime crew http://streamtime.org
=== ASCII http://www.scii.nl and the robotic resistance crew
=== SERVUS:AT netz-kultur platform http://www.servus.at
=== the Xiph foundation http://www.xiph.org
=== Indymedia http://www.indymedia.org
=== BlagBlagBlag & Blasterisk http://www.blagblagblag.org/BLASTERISK
And more... Ish, Kapel, Jagadeesh, Lawrence, Arun M., Melindo, the FSF
India and the NID Ahmedabad, BEK.no, the Folk Festival in Louga
(Senegal), the squatters of Amsterdam, Neural.it, Stomfi, Paul Davis,
Abortigeno, Menglef, Maikel, Ivana, Gisle, Armin, Lambru, Chmod, Xaver,
Jojo, Rino, Marko, Lupone, Kingdom of Piracy, Macchina, Giacomo Verde,
Artificialia, the Italian Hackmeeting, WhatTheHack, Ecoteca, the Chaos
League, MetaMute, Pippin, Jebba, Emillo, Adam...
.... and even more .....
to all the many people sending good vibes, sharing ospitality,
suggestions and helping organizing the things that keep all this alive:
:: contribute TO DYNE:BOLIC
Please consider that the dyne:bolic project is an independent effort
relying on occasional support from non-profit, grant-making and
business organizations willing to sustain development of free and
opensource software like this.
Dyne:bolic relies on support from individuals like you to preserve,
protect and promote the freedom it gives to its users.
Please show your appreciation with an act of generosity!
If you use it then make a donation -> http://dyne.org/donate.php
In case you are an organization, company or official institution,
consider Dyne.org is a foundation and can provide you with official
papers about donations, plus you can be mentioned and linked on the
upcoming BIG THANKS page.
We struggle to keep this effort independent, therefore the only income
for this project is the community itself. thanks everyone!
dyne:bolic GNU/Linux is copyleft (C)2001-2007 by Denis "Jaromil" Rojo
This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it
under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the
Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your
option) any later version.
This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but
WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU
General Public License for more details.
You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along
with this program; if not, write to: Free Software Foundation, Inc.,
675 Mass Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA.
Several redistributed binaries are copyrighted by the respective
authors, it is documented in the accompanying manual of the
dyne.org is available to provide the source of the included binaries
upon request, all the included software can be redistributed under the
terms of the GNU GPL license and, in some cases, the X/BSD license.
For more informations refer to the web pages on http://dynebolic.org
(_ jaromil _)(_ http://korova.dyne.org _)
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