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DistroWatch.com: Bluestar Linux

Bluestar Linux

Last Update: 2017-02-19 02:05 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: 87 (157), 6 months: 68 (177), 3 months: 69 (171), 4 weeks: 39 (265), 1 week: 31 (322)

Average visitor rating: 10/10 from 1 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
Screenshots http://bluestarlinux.sourceforge.net/index.php?action=galleryDistroWatch Gallery
Screencasts
Download Mirrors https://sourceforge.net/projects/bluestarlinux/files/distro/
Bug Tracker https://sourceforge.net/p/bluestarlinux/tickets/
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Feature 4.9.8 4.8.4
Release Date 2017-02-10 2016-10-27
End Of Life    
Price (US$) Free Free
CDs 1 DVD 1 DVD
Free Download ISO ISO
Installation Graphical Graphical
Default Desktop KDE Plasma KDE Plasma
Package Management Pacman Pacman
Office Suite LibreOffice LibreOffice
Processor Architecture i686, x86_64 i686, x86_64
Journaled File Systems ext3, ext4 ext3, ext4
Multilingual Yes Yes
Asian Language Support    
Full Package List 4.9.8 4.8.4
Package 4.9.8 4.8.4
abiword (3.0.2) -- --
alsa-lib (1.1.4.1) 1.1.3 1.1.2
ati-driver (16.40) -- --
bash (4.4) 4.4 4.3
bind (9.11.1-P1) -- --
chromium (59.0.3071.109) 56.0.2924.87 54.0.2840.71
cups (2.2.3) 2.2.2 2.2.1
dhcp (4.3.5) 4.3.5 4.3.5
e2fsprogs (1.43.4) 1.43.4 1.43.3
firefox (54.0) 51.0.1 49.0.2
freetype (2.8) 2.7.1 2.7
gcc (7.1.0) 6.3.1 --
gimp (2.8.22) 2.8.18 2.8.18
glibc (2.25) 2.24 2.24
gnome-shell (3.24.2) -- --
gnucash (2.6.16) -- --
gnumeric (1.12.34) -- --
grub (2.02) 2.02rc1 2.02beta3
gtk+ (3.22.16) 3.22.7 3.22.1
httpd (2.4.26) -- --
inkscape (0.92.1) -- --
k3b (17.04.2) -- --
kmod (24) 23 23
libgnome (2.32.1) -- 2.32.1
libreoffice (5.3.4) 5.3.0 5.2.1
linux (4.11.6) 4.9.8 4.8.4
Package 4.9.8 4.8.4
lxde-common (0.99.2) -- --
mariadb (10.2.6) 10.1.21 10.1.18
mate-desktop (1.18.0) -- --
mesa (17.1.3) 13.0.4 12.0.3
mysql (5.7.18) -- --
nautilus (3.24.1) -- --
NVIDIA (381.22) -- --
openbox (3.6.1) -- --
openjdk (8u131) 8u121 8u112
openssh (7.5p1) 7.4p1 7.3p1
openssl (1.1.0f) 1.0.2k 1.0.2j
perl (5.26.0) 5.24.1 5.24.0
php (7.1.6) -- --
plasma-desktop (5.10.2) 5.9.1 5.8.2
postfix (3.2.2) -- --
postgresql (9.6.3) -- --
Python (3.6.1) 3.6.0 3.5.2
qt (5.9.0) 5.8.0 5.7.0
samba (4.6.5) 4.5.4 4.5.0
systemd (233) 232 231
thunderbird (52.2.0) 45.7.1 45.4.0
vim (8.0) 8.0 8.0
vlc (2.2.6) 2.2.4 2.2.4
xfdesktop (4.12.3) -- --
xorg-server (1.19.3) 1.19.1 1.18.4

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Version: 4.9.8
Rating: 10
Date: 2017-06-19
Votes: 2


I've been using Bluestar Linux for two years now and I really like it. I found it at SourceForge because it was featured there that week. It was quite a new experience for me because I was used to having an Ubuntu-based Linux OS. Pinguy OS was the previous one that I used.
I haven't regret making the switch to an Arch Linux based OS. Once you installed it, you can keep it on your computer because the new Linux kernels can be upgraded through their package manager PacMan, and that way you have an up-to-date operating system.
I like Bluestar Linux because it contains quite a lot of software but not too much.
The support is excellent. If you have a problem with the installation or anything else, you can easily contact the developer via the Facebook page of Bluestar, or through his email address.
I recently had to reinstall Bluestar because of an Arch Linux bug having to do with attaching external drives, or it could have been caused by a corrupt installation. And thus I installed the latest 4.11-3 version. It's only a 1.8 GB download. When installing you can choose to install Base, Lite, Desktop, DeskPro or the Developer version. It's recommended to put the ISO onto a flash drive so you don't run into problems when you install it from a burned DVD. The developer is even trying to improve this, he told me.
Previously Cairo-Dock was installed but because that's no longer being maintained by their developer, Bluestar now comes with Latte Dock which also gives ya a MacOS look and feel. If you like this too, try out this awesome Linux OS ! You won't regret it.


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