LinuxConsole: a distribution geared towards videogames

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LinuxConsole is a Linux distribution coming loaded with a wide range of software and games open source, with a focus on kids and old computers. LinuxConsole also provides support for many new and old graphics cards.

Among its main features we can highlight the easy installation of this distribution, it has a wide selection of software in the form of modules and excellent hardware detection.

LinuxConsole can be easily installed on 32-bit or 64-bit computers, making it an excellent alternative to those distributions that have abandoned support for 32-bit architecture, plus it comes pre-installed with ready-to-use software and games.

It has an independently developed with different editions designed for desktops, servers, game consoles, and older computers.

What's new in LinuxConsole 2018

The distribution was recently updated reaching its version LinuxConsole 2.5 which brings with it new changes and above all a wide range of updates to the utilities already included from previous versions.

LinuxConsole 2.5 brings updated components, like the Linux kernel 4.9.66 LTS for 64-bit version and Linux kernel 4.1.48 LTS for 32-bit version.

The developer of this distribution shared a small comment about this new release of their distribution.

Yann Le Doaré commented:

«With linuxconsole 2018, you can easily install a modern linux distribution with many software that are out of the box. Linuxconsole is a distribution that has been around for 15 years. the 32-bit release can perform recent software like firefox 57 on older computers "

This distribution has remained steadfast in offering the user easy installation either as a single system on the computer or also together with other operating systems.

In this new version LinuxConsole 2.5 brings to the MATE 1.18 desktop environment as a standard desktop, allowing management of Bluetooth devices and simplifying wireless network setup.

It also comes with the Mozilla Firefox 57 Quantum web browser as the default browser on the system.

Software included in LinuxConsole 2.5

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As mentioned, LinuxConsole is a distribution oriented to videogames, so we can highlight that in this new version the Linux games included on the LinuxConsole are the following popular titles:

  • Minecraft (demo)
  • The Steam client
  • Open arena
  • Tous les jeux KDE
  • Supertux
  • megaglest
  • freedroidRPG
  • xmoto
  • gcompris
  • hedgewars
  • neverball
  • armageddon
  • aisleriot
  • astromenace
  • wesnoth
  • torcs

Regarding applications, we can find the QupZilla web browser, Filezilla FTP client, BitTorrent Transmission client, LMMS and Hydrogen music production tools, VLC Media Player, Audacity audio editor, Audaz audio player, zynaddsubfx, Qjackctl, fluidsynth, editor Image library, the Office LibreOffice Suite, the Scribus desktop publishing program, and the AbiWord text editor.

Using the software repositories users can also install Google Chrome and other web browsers, as well as Microsoft's Skype VoIP clients, XMOTO games, Oracle VirtualBox virtualization software, and Tux Paint raster graphics editor.

As for the the differences between the 64-bit and 32-bit version stand out:

In the 32-bit version we have:

  • kernel 4.1.31 (LTS)
  • LXDE desktop
  • Runs on old (no PAE) CPU

While in the 64-bit version we have:

  • kernel 4.4.19 (LTS)
  • Mate 1.2 desktop
  • UEFI Compliant

Download LinuxConsole 2.5

If you want to download this Linux distribution you can do it from the following links In which you will obtain an image of the system, to be able to record it in a pendrive or DVD according to the architecture of the processor that you want.

Download LinuxConsole 2.5 32-bit

Download LinuxConsole 2.5 64-bit

We can emphasize that LinuxConsole 2.5 It can both be installed as the main operating system on your computer, as well as be installed together with another system without any problem.. Besides that it can be tested in a Live version without compromising your system or important files.

If you know of any other distribution geared towards Linux games, feel free to share it with us in the comments.


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  1.   Sairac said

    Hi, will this distro work on a very old Toshiba Satellite with just 16MB of video and 256MB of RAM. If not, which distro would you recommend for a laptop this old? Thanks, very interesting this article.

  2.   Noel gutierrez said

    The truth is that your computer has very little RAM, but check this distro:
    http://www.tinycorelinux.net/downloads.html

  3.   Noel gutierrez said

    You can also try Lubuntu

  4.   Ing. Jose Albert said

    The one that I am preparing humbly has greater potential. MinerOS 1.1 (Onix) Edition Multimedia Studio and Games Room.