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The full version of DoudouLinux is freely available for download without any use restrictions! If you like our work and want to support our project, you can later freely decide to make a donation or visit our online shop. We need your support to make the project better known, to develop it faster and to ensure it a long life. DVD’s can be purchased online from our shop and USB keys will be available soon.
To make DoudouLinux run, a PC or Macintosh computer  with 256 MB of memory and an 800 MHz processor inside is required (see Recommended configuration). Be aware that DoudouLinux is not a standard application: the files you can download from this page should not be considered as simple data files or as application installers. You will find on this page the latest stable version available, DoudouLinux Hyperborea 2.1. Please refer to the page What’s new in the latest release? to know what has changed since the previous releases.
With the downloadable files below you can create a DoudouLinux DVD to be inserted at computer boot up. As indicated on page Get DoudouLinux, to transfer the file onto DVD you need to use a special function of your DVD burning software. Writing the file as any other data file will surely fail. Moreover, as indicated on page Creating a DoudouLinux USB key, you can use these DVD image files to create a LiveUSB device and boot DoudouLinux from an USB storage device (USB key or disk) instead of a DVD. Since DoudouLinux 2.0, the USB device can be used as a standard storage device afterwards, you are just loosing on your device the space required to store DVD image files.
Important note: as the DVD image file size is suggesting, these files are too large to fit a single CD and should instead be burnt onto a writable DVD disk. Nonetheless these files are usually called LiveCD and never LiveDVD, that is why we may be still referring to a CD in the documentation even if a DVD is obviously required.
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|Portuguese (Portugal)||doudoulinux-hyperborea-2.1-pt.iso||1.1 GB||f39165b10662bfd193810373823373f126234451|
|Portuguese (Brazil)||doudoulinux-hyperborea-2.1-pt_BR.iso||1.1 GB||961f2c2338d78f936b198100999a6c8ab8e072ad|
|Serbian (Cyrillic)||doudoulinux-hyperborea-2.1-sr.iso||1 GB||755ebaaf2bec03b0939381be69d7a8b9864f2bf0|
|Chinese (China)||doudoulinux-hyperborea-2.1-zh_CN.iso||1.1 GB||fb2ba138a92e94696c18b1b694cd79d74ecb4fcf|
|Chinese (Taiwan)||doudoulinux-hyperborea-2.1-zh_TW.iso||1.1 GB||9be6954287051955ce87923000217966450b938e|
If you find our server slow for downloading, we propose you use our torrent files:
You only need a Bittorrent client that correctly handles web seeds – not all do this. Web seeds are standard downloadable files used as the first seed when nobody is sharing the file you are looking for. If you are the only one, it is just like a standard download, if not, your download speed should be increased by the additional seeds on the network. This way you are sure to get the file, whatever its level of activity on the Internet :).
Since DoudouLinux 2.0, each DoudouLinux DVD is shipping with all the variants of the main language plus American English. For example, the French DVD is shipping with French from Belgium, Canada, France, Luxembourg and Switzerland (plus American English), which means you can easily switch to one of these languages. However, except for Brazilian Portuguese, Chinese from Taiwan and Mexican Spanish, there is currently no translation work for the language variants, only the main language is being worked (but of course you can decide to start the translation work by yourself). Alphabet variants are concerned as well. For example the Serbian DVD is shipping with Serbian Cyrillic as the default and Serbian Latin as a variant available.
Note that Brazilian Portuguese is a DVD on its own because it is important for this language to be available as the main language without any user action. Chinese from China and from Taiwan are also separate DVD’s since they are using simplified and traditional Chinese respectively, which are not written the same way. Finally if you cannot find your language in our releases, please contact us to build a test DVD in your language or ask to create a language team on our translation portal on Transifex.
DoudouLinux is available in two flavors named “stable” and “development” plus “dailybuilds” that are unofficial snapshots of the development version. The stable version is the one that is tested and validated enough to be used by anyone without a second thought. You should a priori be interested in the stable version. However you may also be interested in helping us build the next major version of DoudouLinux. In this case you can:
Our standard builds can run on computers with a Pentium II processor (or equivalent) or higher. If you want to try it on an older computer, you can download an 486 build from our dailybuild section. These builds should run on Pentium I or older processors (down to 486).
DoudouLinux can run on ARM™ processors too, the processors that are used in most of smartphones and tablets. ARM™ disk images are available in the table below. We currently only support Efika Genesi and Raspberry PI hardware. Please note that our ARM™ port is still using the old Debian port called armel. It is built for ARM™ v4 and is not very efficient for modern ARM™ processors. Our ARM™ builds should then rather be considered as a developer preview than a production release. You have to wait for DoudouLinux 3.0 to be able to benefit from the more efficient armhf port (ARM™ v7) and most likely the Raspberry PI specific port Rasbian too.
Our previous stable release DoudouLinux Gondwana 1.2 is still available for people who need it.
The minimal recommended configuration to run DoudouLinux is:
DoudouLinux can easily work with a slower processor , but not for 3D games which are more computation-greedy . Moreover it is possible to use less than 256 MB memory, positive trials were conducted with 128 MB memory. Finally concerning screen resolution, some applications are designed to work with a minimal size of 800×600 dots. This is why it is better to opt for a screen and a video card that accept this mode.
Globally any machine dating from early 2000’s should be adequate concerning PC’s. Concerning Macintosh’s, their internal architecture became similar to the PC’s in 2006. This is why DoudouLinux will not run on older Macintosh’s. 
If you are already using the previous stable version of DoudouLinux or a development version, unfortunately there is currently no official support for upgrading to version 2.0. Managing the upgrade process would require that we spend much time in writing and testing update scripts. We currently have no task force to achieve this. As a result the recommended way for upgrading is to backup user data and reinstall the new version. Note however that, if you are using a real installation of DoudouLinux, you may want to perform a standard Debian package upgrade from within an administrative account, not from a DoudouLinux activity.
You may also download the PDF documentation for offline browsing. The files are available for download from the main documentation section page.
 Macintosh from 2006 a priori
 Successful trials were achieved with a 500 MHz processor.
 Anyway computers with slower processors are likely not to have a 3D compatible video card
 It is theoretically possible to generate DoudouLinux for these older architectures but it has never been tested.
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