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DistroWatch.com: Bluestar Linux

Bluestar Linux

Last Update: 2017-10-24 00:44 UTC


Bluestar Linux is a GNU/Linux distribution that is based on Arch Linux. The Bluestar distribution features up to date packages, a full range of desktop and multimedia software in the default installation and a live desktop DVD.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 62 (179), 6 months: 57 (201), 3 months: 63 (187), 4 weeks: 69 (202), 1 week: 94 (117)

Average visitor rating: 10/10 from 4 review(s).


Bluestar Summary
Distribution Bluestar Linux
Home Page http://bluestarlinux.sourceforge.net/
Mailing Lists --
User Forums http://bluestarlinux.sourceforge.net/index.php?action=forum
Alternative User Forums LinuxQuestions.org
Documentation http://bluestarlinux.sourceforge.net/index.php?action=articles
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Screencasts
Download Mirrors https://sourceforge.net/projects/bluestarlinux/files/distro/
Bug Tracker https://sourceforge.net/p/bluestarlinux/tickets/
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Feature 4.13.7 4.8.4
Release Date 2017-10-23 2016-10-27
End Of Life    
Price (US$) Free Free
Image Size (MB) 2243-2417  
Free Download ISO ISO
Installation Graphical Graphical
Default Desktop KDE Plasma KDE Plasma
Package Management Pacman Pacman
Release Model Rolling Rolling
Office Suite -- LibreOffice
Processor Architecture i686, x86_64 i686, x86_64
Init Software systemd systemd
Journaled File Systems ext3, ext4 ext3, ext4
Multilingual Yes Yes
Asian Language Support    
Full Package List 4.13.7 4.8.4
Package 4.13.7 4.8.4
abiword (3.0.2) -- --
alsa-lib (1.1.5) 1.1.4.1 1.1.2
ati-driver (16.40) -- --
bash (4.4.12) 4.4 4.3
bind (9.11.2) -- --
chromium (62.0.3202.94) -- 54.0.2840.71
cups (2.2.6) 2.2.5 2.2.1
dhcp (4.3.6) 4.3.6 4.3.5
e2fsprogs (1.43.7) 1.43.6 1.43.3
firefox (57.0) 56.0.1 49.0.2
freetype (2.8.1) 2.8.1 2.7
gcc (7.2.0) -- --
gimp (2.8.22) 2.8.22 2.8.18
glibc (2.26) 2.26 2.24
gnome-shell (3.26.2) -- --
gnucash (2.6.18-1) -- --
gnumeric (1.12.35) -- --
grub (2.02) 2.02 2.02beta3
gtk+ (3.22.26) 3.22.24 3.22.1
httpd (2.4.29) -- --
inkscape (0.92.2) -- --
k3b (17.08.3) 17.08.2 --
kmod (24) 24 23
libgnome (2.32.1) -- 2.32.1
libreoffice (5.4.3) 5.4.2 5.2.1
linux (4.14) 4.13.7 4.8.4
Package 4.13.7 4.8.4
lxde-common (0.99.2) -- --
mariadb (10.2.10) 10.1.28 10.1.18
mate-desktop (1.18.0) -- --
mesa (17.2.5) 17.2.2 12.0.3
mysql (5.7.20) -- --
nautilus (3.26.2) -- --
NVIDIA (387.22) -- --
openbox (3.6.1) -- --
openjdk (8u151) 8u144 8u112
openssh (7.6p1) 7.6p1 7.3p1
openssl (1.1.0g) 1.1.0f 1.0.2j
perl (5.26.1) 5.26.1 5.24.0
php (7.1.11) -- --
plasma-desktop (5.11.3) 5.11.1 5.8.2
postfix (3.2.4) -- --
postgresql (10.1) -- --
Python (3.6.3) 3.6.2 3.5.2
qt (5.9.2) 5.9.2 5.7.0
samba (4.7.2) 4.7.0 4.5.0
systemd (235) 235 231
thunderbird (52.4.0) 52.4.0 45.4.0
vim (8.0) 8.0 8.0
vlc (2.2.6) 2.2.6 2.2.4
xfdesktop (4.12.4) -- --
xorg-server (1.19.5) 1.19.5 1.18.4

Reader Ratings
Reader supplied reviews for Bluestar Linux

Average rating
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Version: 4.13.3
Rating: 10
Date: 2017-10-11
Votes: 1


Great distro!

This is the first Arch based distro I've tried that actually detected and installed my Samsung printer fine.

Good out of the box range of apps. I also installed:
Nvidia drivers (GTX970 - also booted fine dual screen with the livecd! Very rare that this happens)
Wine-staging
Steam (also requires lib32-nvidia-utils)
Changed Latte bar to only bounce once when clicking an icon as otherwise it seemed apps were slow to load.

I like the customisations to the KDE desktop. XFCE was my go-to until bluestar.

Nice touches:
Latte bar, drop-down panel with app menu.
Desktop widgets for weather, diskspace and folders
Nice default wallpapers
Archbluey on by default in terminal

It's been solid as a rock so far, even used for gaming (Pyre, Grim Dawn, etc).


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Version: 4.12.8
Rating: 10
Date: 2017-09-12
Votes: 0


Just Awesome.
I want to stay with Archlinux for my Surface Pro 3.

i have tried Manjaro, Antegros, etc, Bluestar is the best !


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Version: 4.12.3
Rating: 10
Date: 2017-08-21
Votes: 0


been running blue star for about a year loving it easy install everything worked "out of the box"


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