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DistroWatch.com: Devuan GNU+Linux

Devuan GNU+Linux

Last Update: 2017-05-28 06:50 UTC


Devuan GNU+Linux is a Linux distribution forked from Debian in 2015. The project's primary goal is to provide a variant of Debian without the complexities and dependencies of systemd, an init system and services manager originally developed by Red Hat and later adopted by most other Linux distributions. Devuan's initial beta release was made available in April 2016, together with an upgrade path from Debian 7.0 "Wheezy" and a possibility to switch to Devuan from Debian 8.0 "Jessie". The distribution adopted Xfce as its default desktop.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 89 (154), 6 months: 53 (224), 3 months: 36 (310), 4 weeks: 18 (544), 1 week: 12 (814)

Average visitor rating: 9.29/10 from 73 review(s).


Devuan Summary
Distribution Devuan GNU+Linux
Home Page https://devuan.org/
Mailing Lists https://devuan.org/os/community
User Forums https://dev1galaxy.org/
Alternative User Forums LinuxQuestions.org
Documentation https://devuan.org/os/documentation/
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Download Mirrors https://files.devuan.org/
Bug Tracker https://bugs.devuan.org/
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases, download links and checksums:
 • 2017-05-25: Distribution Release: Devuan GNU+Linux 1.0.0
 • 2017-05-05: Development Release: Devuan GNU+Linux 1.0.0 RC2
 • 2017-04-21: Development Release: Devuan GNU+Linux 1.0.0 RC
 • 2016-11-30: Development Release: Devuan GNU+Linux 1.0.0 Beta 2
 • More Devuan releases...

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Feature unstable
ceres
testing
ascii
1.0.0
jessie
Release Date 2017-05-28 2017-05-28 2017-05-25
End Of Life      
Price (US$) Free Free Free
CDs -- -- 1 DVD
Free Download DEB DEB ISO
Installation Graphical Graphical Graphical
Default Desktop Xfce Xfce Xfce
Package Management DEB DEB DEB
Office Suite GOffice, LibreOffice GOffice, LibreOffice GOffice, LibreOffice
Processor Architecture armhf, i386, x86_64 armhf, i386, x86_64 armhf, i386, x86_64
Journaled File Systems Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS
Multilingual Yes Yes Yes
Asian Language Support Yes Yes Yes
Full Package List unstable testing 1.0.0
Package unstable
ceres
testing
ascii
1.0.0
jessie
abiword (3.0.2) 3.0.2 3.0.2 3.0.0
alsa-lib (1.1.4) 1.1.3 1.1.3 1.0.28
ati-driver (16.40) -- -- --
bash (4.4) 4.4 4.4 4.3
bind (9.11.1) 9.10.3-P4 9.10.3-P4 9.9.5
chromium (58.0.3029.110) 58.0.3029.96 58.0.3029.81 57.0.2987.98
cups (2.2.3) 2.2.1 2.2.1 1.7.5
dhcp (4.3.5) 4.3.5 4.3.5 4.3.1
e2fsprogs (1.43.4) 1.43.4 1.43.4 1.42.12
firefox (53.0.3) 52.0.2 45.9.0 45.9.0
freetype (2.8) 2.6.3 2.6.3 2.5.2
gcc (7.1.0) 6.3.0 6.3.0 4.9.2
gimp (2.8.22) 2.8.20 2.8.18 2.8.14
glibc (2.25) 2.24 2.24 2.19
gnome-shell (3.24.2) 3.22.3 3.22.3 --
gnucash (2.6.16) 2.6.15 2.6.15 2.6.4
gnumeric (1.12.34) 1.12.32 1.12.32 1.12.18
grub (2.02) 2.02beta3 2.02beta3 2.02beta2
gtk+ (3.22.15) 3.22.12 3.22.11 2.24.25
httpd (2.4.25) 2.4.25 2.4.25 2.4.10
inkscape (0.92.1) 0.92.1 0.92.1 0.48.5
k3b (17.04.1) 2.0.3a 2.0.3a 2.0.2
kmod (24) 24 23 18
libgnome (2.32.1) 2.32.1 2.32.1 2.32.1
libreoffice (5.3.3) 5.2.7 5.2.7 4.3.3
linux (4.11.3) 4.9.25 4.9.25 3.16.43
Package unstable
ceres
testing
ascii
1.0.0
jessie
lxde-common (0.99.2) 0.99.2 0.99.2 0.99.0
mariadb (10.2.6) 10.1.23 10.1.23 --
mate-desktop (1.18.0) 1.16.1 1.16.1 --
mesa (17.1.1) 13.0.6 13.0.6 10.3.2
mysql (5.7.18) 5.7.18 -- 5.5.55
nautilus (3.24.1) 3.22.3 3.22.3 3.14.1
NVIDIA (381.22) -- -- --
openbox (3.6.1) 3.6.1 3.6.1 3.5.2
openjdk (8u131) 8u131 8u131 7u111
openssh (7.5p1) 7.4p1 7.4p1 6.7p1
openssl (1.1.0f) 1.1.0f 1.1.0e 1.0.1t
perl (5.24.1) 5.24.1 5.24.1 5.20.2
php (7.1.5) 7.1.5 7.0.19 5.6.30
plasma-desktop (5.9.5) 5.8.6 5.8.6 4.11.13
postfix (3.2.0) 3.1.4 3.1.4 2.11.3
postgresql (9.6.3) 9.6.3 9.6.3 9.4.11
Python (3.6.1) 3.6.1 3.5.3 2.7.9
qt (5.8.0) 5.7.1 5.7.1 4.8.6
samba (4.6.4) 4.5.8 4.5.8 4.2.14
systemd (233) 232 232 --
thunderbird (52.1.1) 45.8.0 45.8.0 45.8.0
vim (8.0) 8.0 8.0 7.4
vlc (2.2.6) 2.2.6 2.2.6 2.2.5
xfdesktop (4.12.3) 4.12.3 4.12.3 4.10.2
xorg-server (1.19.3) 1.19.3 1.19.2 1.16.4

Reader Ratings
Reader supplied reviews for Devuan GNU+Linux

Average rating
9.3
from 73 review(s)



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Version: 1.0.0
Rating: 9
Date: 2017-05-27
Votes: 2


It's everything that Debian should be.
The only thing that kept me from giving it 10 out of 10 was concern for the permanence of their repos.


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Version: 1.0.0
Rating: 10
Date: 2017-05-27
Votes: 6


Long time Debian stable / xfce user here. I'm not enough of a technical expert to have strong pro or anti systemd opinions. But I do NOT like the heavy-handed approach that Debian takes in shoving systemd down my throat instead of offering a simple alternative at install time. I know that the stock answer to this is - "oh that would be way too hard, apps are implementing too many systemd dependencies". I take that with a very large grain of salt. After years developing, maintaining, and packaging software that runs on multiple platforms from common source files I know that this could be done. Maybe not easily, but not a huge difficulty IF systemd alternatives had been planned for during Jessie development.

My plan going forward is to dual boot Debian Stretch and Devuan 1.0 (after Stretch releases), test for a while, then decide on my long term release of choice. I suspect I am like many users who opt for some linux distro as their main OS for home office, as opposed to putting up with the madness that is Microsoft. I am only as technically competent as I need to be to fix a problem. Nowdays I prefer to spend my computing time getting my work done, not testing workarounds to problems, not becoming a sysadmin expert. So, over the years I have compiled a fairly extensive "fixit" and "how to" list for common problems - miscellaneous configuration issues I have come across over time - networking, device configuration, sharing, hardware problems specific to my office, etc... Things change occasionally from release to release but for the most part my list remains a useful and time saving reference. One thing I have already seen happen since systemd is that some of my old solutions have become useless. And I guess it is likely that as systemd continues feature creep it will only get worse.

My testing with Devuan so far has been very positive. Congratulations to the Devuan team! You have given users who do not need or want systemd a way to vote with their feet.


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Version: 1.0.0
Rating: 10
Date: 2017-05-26
Votes: 7


It's a great fork of debian, rockstable.
very smal and fast. I'm installed on all
of my server.


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