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Overclockix Is Still Around For Linux Stress-Testing

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Published on 07 May 2013 12:55 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Operating Systems
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Overclockix, a Linux distribution with a long and bumpy history, has seen a new release. Overclockix .017 is now available as a Debian/Knoppix-based platform for hardware tweaking, stress-testing / burn-in software, and network security.

Overclockix is a decade-old Linux distribution originally spawned from Knoppix that was formed around interests in hardware tuning, stress-testing, and of -- course -- overclocking. Overclockix .017 was released today and this release is its first to be based upon the recently released Debian Wheezy. Prior to the .017 release was a .016 release in February as its first release since early 2012. Overclockix was resurrected in 2011 after the distribution fell apart in 2005, two years after its original debut.

The Wheezy-based Overclockix .017 is still designed around its original purposes and includes programs like MPrime and Y-Cruncher for stress-testing. Sadly, that's about it for its specializations these days. You can get pretty much the same stress/load testing effect by choosing your favorite Linux distribution's LiveCD and then simply installing the Phoronix Test Suite and firing up your favorite subsystem's workload in a fully automated and streamlined manner.

More information on the new Overclockix .017 release and other details or to try out the i386/x86_64 copies, visit Overclockix.com.

About The Author
Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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