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Choice Edition

Choice Edition

Gentoo Linux is proud to announce the availability of a new LiveDVD code named "Choice Edition Part Dos" to celebrate the continued collaboration between Gentoo users and developers. The FAQ for this release can be found here.

A special thanks to Fernando Reyes (likewhoa ), The Gentoo KDE project and the Gentoo Infrastructure Team for their hard work behind the scenes provide the resources, services, and technology necessary to support the Gentoo Linux project.

The LiveDVD is available in two flavors: a hybrid x86/x86_64 version, and an x86_64 multilib version. The livedvd-x86-amd64-32ul-20160704 ISO will work on 32-bit x86 or 64-bit x86_64:

  • If CPU architecture is x86, then boot with the default Gentoo kernel.
  • If the arch is amd64, boot with the gentoo64 kernel. This means you can boot a 64-bit kernel and install a customized 64-bit userland while using the provided 32-bit userland.

The livedvd-amd64-multilib-20160704 ISO is for x86_64 CPUs only and will not boot on x86 CPUs.

If you are ready to check it out, let our bouncer direct you to the closest x86 image or amd64 image.

If you need support or have any questions, please visit the discussion thread on our forum.

To thank likewhoa directly visit him in the #gentoo-ten (webchat) channel (click the channel name) via Freenode's webchat application.

Thank you for your continued support,

Gentoo Linux Developers, the Gentoo Foundation, and the Gentoo-Ten Project.


The code name 'Choice Edition' was delicately selected for this Gentoo LiveDVD release. According to Wiktionary[1] 'Choice' can mean:

  • n. The best or most preferable part.
  • adj. Especially good or preferred.
  • adj. Cool; excellent.

Gentoo is all of the above!


The LiveDVD features a superb list of packages, some of which are listed below:

  • Linux kernel 4.5.2
  • Xorg 1.18.3
  • KDE Plasma 5.7.0
  • Fluxbox-1.3.7-r2
  • Openbox-3.6.1
  • LXQT-0.10.0
  • XFCE-4.12
  • Firefox 47.0
  • LibreOffice
  • Gimp 2.9.2-r1
  • Blender 2.72b-r4
  • Chromium 52.0.2743.49
  • Thunderbird 45.1.1
  • Gparted 0.26.0-r1
  • And many, many more ...

To see if your package is included in the ISO please see the package lists:

DVD labels

DVD labels are located in the livedvd-changes/dvd-labels.tar file on the distribution mirrors.

Special features

Special features included with this release are as follows:

  • UEFI support
  • ZFSOnLinux
  • Writable file systems using AUFS so you can emerge new packages!