Linux Genealogy CD

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The Linux Genealogy Desktop CD 2.0 has been released June 2, 2006. It has been reviewed by Dick Eastman in his Online Genealogy Newsletter.

This Live CD is based on Ubuntu 6.06 (Dapper Drake) Desktop CD and, in addition to the regular Dapper, features pre-installed GRAMPS, GeneWeb, and LifeLines applications, as well as the GraphViz program to draw pretty graphs in GRAMPS. The CD is available only for the x86 architecture.

In contrast with the previous release, this disk also allows permanent installation of Linux and genealogical software on your computer's hard drive. This way you achieve adequate speed and the ability to save your data, and can do real work with your Linux software. Everything is similar to the Live Session, except that this is a permanent setup.

Obtaining the CD

The disk can be obtained via a number of ways.

  • Centralized download. Thanks to the hosting opportunity donated to us, the CD images can be downloaded via http, ftp, or rsync (rsync://ftp.gwdg.de/pub/linux/gramps/) protocols.
  • BitTorrent download. Use these files to download and verify the CD image via BitTorrent: torrent file, its md5sum, and its gpg signature. Please keep in mind that the torrent downloads are provided by a few kind souls from their personal computers and that the speed and the very availability of the torrents depends entirely on them.
  • Purchase disks. An alternative to downloading the image is by purchasing the physical CDs. The CDs are currently available for purchase in Australia and the USA.