Dyne:Bolic 2.4.2: A live CD multimedia studio Tuesday April 10, 2007 (08:01 AM GMT) By: Mayank Sharma The Dyne:Bolic distribution is a live CD designed for creating, broadcasting, and publishing all kinds of audio, video, and graphic content. It includes some of the best free and open source tools with which you can compose music, mix video streams, and create 3-D animations. Since version 1.4.1, which we reviewed last year, Dyne:Bolic has changed little on the outside. The developers have shuffled the application menu, swapped out some applications, and upgraded all apps to their respective stable versions. The major change is that the 2.x releases are based on a new dyne:II core which has been written from scratch. The new core makes it easier to create new customized versions of Dyne:Bolic. Dyne:Bolic is built from scratch using the Linux From Scratch procedure. Its developers have tweaked every aspect of the distro. Dyne:Bolic 2.4.2 runs on a custom 2.6.18 Linux kernel. The desktop manager is a streamlined version of Xfce 4.4. The custom application menu lets you locate an application by purpose -- so if you need to find an application for streaming video, for instance, it will be available under Video -> Stream. Similarly, there's an audio submenu. Both audio and video menus list applications based on four main functions -- play, perform, record/edit, and stream.