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DistroWatch.com: Alpine Linux

Alpine Linux

Last Update: Tuesday 26 August 2014 12:37 GMT


Alpine Linux is a community developed operating system designed for x86 routers, firewalls, VPNs, VoIP boxes and servers. It was designed with security in mind; it has proactive security features like PaX and SSP that prevent security holes in the software to be exploited. The C library used is musl and the base tools are all in BusyBox. Those are normally found in embedded systems and are smaller than the tools found in GNU/Linux systems.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 69 (216), 6 months: 67 (225), 3 months: 56 (242), 4 weeks: 54 (254), 1 week: 53 (214)


Alpine Summary
Distribution Alpine Linux
Home Page http://www.alpinelinux.org/
Mailing Lists http://lists.alpinelinux.org/
User Forums --
Documentation http://wiki.alpinelinux.org/
Screenshots --
Download Mirrors http://alpinelinux.org/downloads
Bug Tracker http://bugs.alpinelinux.org/
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Reviews  
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Recent Related News
 • 2014-06-04: Distribution Release: Alpine Linux 3.0.0
 • 2013-11-09: Distribution Release: Alpine Linux 2.7.0
 • 2013-05-17: Distribution Release: Alpine Linux 2.6.0
 • 2012-11-07: Distribution Release: Alpine Linux 2.5.0
 • 2011-11-01: Distribution Release: Alpine Linux 2.3.0
 • 2011-05-04: Distribution Release: Alpine Linux 2.2.0

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  • Notes: In case where multiple versions of a package are shipped with a distribution, only the default version appears in the table. For indication about the GNOME version, please check the "nautilus" and "gnome-shell" packages. The Apache web server is listed as "httpd" and the Linux kernel is listed as "linux". The KDE desktop is represented by the "kdelibs" package and the Xfce desktop by the "xfdesktop" package.
  • Colour scheme: green text = latest stable version, red text = development or beta version. The function determining beta versions is not 100% reliable due to a wide variety of versioning schemes.

Feature 3.0.4 2.7.8 1.10.6
Release Date 2014/08/26 2014/05/21 2010/06/16
End Of Life      
Price (US$) Free Free Free
CDs 1 1 1
Free Download ISO ISO ISO
Installation Text mode Text mode Text mode
Default Desktop -- -- --
Package Management APK APK APK
Office Suite -- -- --
Processor Architecture i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386
Journaled File Systems ext3 ext3 ext3
Multilingual -- -- --
Asian Language Support -- -- --
Full Package List 3.0.4 2.7.8 1.10.6
Package 3.0.4 2.7.8 1.10.6
abiword (3.0.0) -- -- --
alsa-lib (1.0.28) 1.0.27.2 1.0.27.2 1.0.22
ati-driver (14.10.1006) -- -- --
bash (4.3) -- -- 4.0
bind (9.10.0-P2) 9.10.0-P2 9.9.4-P2 9.6.1-P3
chromium (37.0.2062.94) -- -- --
cups (1.7.5) -- -- --
dhcp (4.3.1) 4.3.0 4.2.5-P1 4.1.0-P1
e2fsprogs (1.42.11) 1.42.10 1.42.8 1.41.9
firefox (31.0) -- -- --
freetype (2.5.3) -- 2.5.0.1 2.3.8
gcc (4.9.1) -- -- --
gimp (2.8.14) -- -- --
glibc (2.19) -- -- --
gnome-shell (3.12.2) -- -- --
gnucash (2.6.3) -- -- --
gnumeric (1.12.17) -- -- --
grub (2.00) -- -- --
gtk+ (3.12.2) -- -- --
httpd (2.4.10) -- -- --
inkscape (0.48.5) -- -- --
k3b (2.0.2) -- -- --
kdelibs (4.14.0) -- -- --
kmod (18) -- -- --
libgnome (2.32.1) -- -- --
libreoffice (4.3.0) -- -- --
Package 3.0.4 2.7.8 1.10.6
linux (3.16.1) 3.14.17 3.10.40 2.6.32.15
lxde-common (0.5.5) -- -- --
mariadb (10.0.13) -- -- --
mate-desktop (1.8.1) -- -- --
MesaLib (10.2.6) -- -- --
mysql (5.6.20) -- -- --
nautilus (3.12.2) -- -- --
NVIDIA (340.32) -- -- --
openbox (3.5.2) -- -- --
openjdk (7u40) -- -- --
openssh (6.6p1) 6.6p1 6.4p1 5.3p1
openssl (1.0.1i) 1.0.1i 1.0.1g 0.9.9o
perl (5.20.0) 5.18.2 5.18.1 5.10.1
php (5.5.16) -- -- --
postfix (2.11.1) 2.11.1 2.10.2 2.6.5
postgresql (9.3.5) 9.3.5 9.3.3 8.4.2
Python (3.4.1) 2.7.6 2.7.6 --
qt (5.3.1) -- -- --
samba (4.1.11) 4.1.9 4.1.3 3.4.7
systemd (216) -- -- --
thunderbird (31.0) -- -- --
vim (7.4) 7.4 7.4 7.2
vlc (2.1.5) -- -- --
xfdesktop (4.10.2) -- -- --
xine-lib (1.2.6) -- -- --
xorg-server (1.16.0) -- -- --


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