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DistroWatch.com: Finnix

Finnix

Last Update: 2017-08-26 01:22 UTC


Finnix is a small, self-contained, bootable Linux CD distribution for system administrators, based on Debian GNU/Linux. You can use it to mount and manipulate hard drives and partitions, monitor networks, rebuild boot records, install other operating systems, and much more.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 236 (34), 6 months: 226 (32), 3 months: 232 (29), 4 weeks: 220 (28), 1 week: 232 (28)

Average visitor rating: 10/10 from 1 review(s).


Finnix Summary
Distribution Finnix
Home Page http://www.finnix.org/
Mailing Lists http://lists.colobox.com/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/finnix
User Forums --
Alternative User Forums LinuxQuestions.org
Documentation FAQ
Screenshots http://www.finnix.org/ScreenshotsDistroWatch Gallery
Screencasts
Download Mirrors http://www.finnix.org/Download
Bug Tracker --
Related Websites Wikipedia
Reviews 105: Linux User
Where To Buy OSDisc.com (sponsored link)

Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases, download links and checksums:
 • 2015-06-05: Distribution Release: Finnix 111
 • 2013-11-15: Distribution Release: Finnix 109
 • 2012-12-25: Distribution Release: Finnix 107
 • 2012-10-29: Distribution Release: Finnix 106
 • 2012-07-13: Distribution Release: Finnix 105
 • 2012-02-15: Distribution Release: Finnix 104
 • 2011-10-23: Distribution Release: Finnix 103
 • 2011-07-23: Distribution Release: Finnix 102
 • 2010-12-25: Distribution Release: Finnix 101
 • 2010-10-28: Distribution Release: Finnix 100
 • 2009-08-11: Distribution Release: Finnix 93.0
 • 2008-12-04: Distribution Release: Finnix 92.1
 • More Finnix releases...

  Headlines:
 •2017-04-19 Finnix making changes
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Feature 111 110 109 107 103 102 101 93.0 92.1 91.1 90.0 89.2 88.0 Feature
Release Date 2015-06-04 2014-06-01 2013-11-14 2012-12-25 2011-10-23 2011-07-23 2010-12-25 2009-08-11 2008-12-04 2008-03-04 2007-10-23 2007-07-27 2006-08-02 Release Date
End Of Life                           End Of Life
Price (US$) Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Price (US$)
Image Size (MB) 109-160                         Image Size (MB)
Free Download ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO Free Download
Installation -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Installation
Default Desktop -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Default Desktop
Package Management DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB Package Management
Release Model Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Release Model
Office Suite -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Office Suite
Processor Architecture armhf, i386, powerpc i386, powerpc i386, powerpc i386, powerpc i386, powerpc i386, powerpc i386, powerpc i386, powerpc i386, powerpc i386, powerpc i386, powerpc i386, powerpc i386, powerpc Processor Architecture
Init Software SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV Init Software
Journaled File Systems -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Journaled File Systems
Multilingual -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Multilingual
Asian Language Support -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Asian Language Support
Full Package List 111 110 109 107 103 102 101 93.0 92.1 91.1 90.0 89.2 88.0 Full Package List
Package 111 110 109 107 103 102 101 93.0 92.1 91.1 90.0 89.2 88.0 Package
abiword (3.0.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- abiword (3.0.2)
alsa-lib (1.1.4.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- alsa-lib (1.1.4.1)
ati-driver (16.40) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- ati-driver (16.40)
bash (4.4.12) 4.3 4.3 4.2 4.2 4.1 4.1 4.1 3.2 3.2 3.1 3.1 3.1 3.1 bash (4.4.12)
bind (9.11.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- bind (9.11.2)
chromium (62.0.3202.62) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- chromium (62.0.3202.62)
cups (2.2.5) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- cups (2.2.5)
dhcp (4.3.6) 4.3.2 4.2.4 4.2.4 4.2.2 4.1.1-P1 4.1.1-P1 4.1.1-P1 3.1.2-P1 3.1.1 2.0pl5 2.0pl5 2.0pl5 2.0pl5 dhcp (4.3.6)
e2fsprogs (1.43.7) 1.42.13 1.42.9 1.42.8 1.42.5 1.42WIP 1.42WIP 1.41.12 1.41.3 1.41.3 1.40.3 1.40.2 1.39 1.39 e2fsprogs (1.43.7)
firefox (56.0.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- firefox (56.0.1)
freetype (2.8.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- freetype (2.8.1)
gcc (7.2.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gcc (7.2.0)
gimp (2.8.22) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gimp (2.8.22)
glibc (2.26) 2.19 2.18 2.17 2.13 2.13 2.13 2.11.2 2.9 2.7 2.7 2.6.1 2.6 2.3.6 glibc (2.26)
gnome-shell (3.26.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnome-shell (3.26.1)
gnucash (2.6.18-1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnucash (2.6.18-1)
gnumeric (1.12.35) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnumeric (1.12.35)
grub (2.02) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 grub (2.02)
gtk+ (3.22.24) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gtk+ (3.22.24)
httpd (2.4.28) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- httpd (2.4.28)
inkscape (0.92.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- inkscape (0.92.2)
k3b (17.08.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- k3b (17.08.2)
kmod (24) 20 16 9 9 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- kmod (24)
libgnome (2.32.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- libgnome (2.32.1)
libreoffice (5.4.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- libreoffice (5.4.2)
linux (4.13.9) 4.0 3.13 3.10 3.2 2.6.32 2.6.32 2.6.32 2.6.30 2.6.25 2.6.22 2.6.22 2.6.18 2.6.16 linux (4.13.9)
Package 111 110 109 107 103 102 101 93.0 92.1 91.1 90.0 89.2 88.0 Package
lxde-common (0.99.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- lxde-common (0.99.2)
mariadb (10.2.9) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mariadb (10.2.9)
mate-desktop (1.18.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mate-desktop (1.18.0)
mesa (17.2.3) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mesa (17.2.3)
mysql (5.7.20) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mysql (5.7.20)
nautilus (3.26.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- nautilus (3.26.0)
NVIDIA (384.90) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- NVIDIA (384.90)
openbox (3.6.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- openbox (3.6.1)
openjdk (8u151) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- openjdk (8u151)
openssh (7.6p1) 6.7p1 6.6p1 6.2p2 6.0p1 5.9p1 5.5p1 5.5p1 5.1p1 5.1p1 4.6p1 4.6p1 4.6p1 4.2p1 openssh (7.6p1)
openssl (1.1.0f) 1.0.2a 1.0.1g 1.0.1e 1.0.1c 1.0.0e 1.0.0d 0.9.8o 0.9.8k 0.9.8g 0.9.8g 0.9.8e 0.9.8e 0.9.8b openssl (1.1.0f)
perl (5.26.1) 5.20.2 5.18.2 5.18.1 5.14.2 5.12.4 5.12.4 5.10.1 5.10.0 5.10.0 5.8.8 5.8.8 5.8.8 5.8.8 perl (5.26.1)
php (7.1.10) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- php (7.1.10)
plasma-desktop (5.11.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- plasma-desktop (5.11.1)
postfix (3.2.3) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- postfix (3.2.3)
postgresql (10.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- postgresql (10.0)
Python (3.6.3) 2.7.9 2.7.5 2.7.5 2.7.3rc2 2.7.2 2.6.6 2.6.6 2.5.4 2.5.2 2.4.4 2.4.4 2.4.4 2.3.5 Python (3.6.3)
qt (5.9.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- qt (5.9.2)
samba (4.7.0) 4.1.17 4.1.7 3.6.19 3.6.6 3.5.11 3.5.8 3.5.6 3.3.4 3.2.4 3.0.28 3.0.26a 3.0.25b 3.0.22 samba (4.7.0)
systemd (235) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- systemd (235)
thunderbird (52.4.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- thunderbird (52.4.0)
vim (8.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- vim (8.0)
vlc (2.2.6) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- vlc (2.2.6)
xfdesktop (4.12.4) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- xfdesktop (4.12.4)
xorg-server (1.19.5) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- xorg-server (1.19.5)

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Version: 111
Rating: 10
Date: 2017-04-29
Votes: 2


A powerful swiss army knife for admin tasks.
And a MUST HAVE for recoveries and emergencies.
No GUI so better have some CLI experience.
But if you have then Finnix reigns supreme.
It comes closest to be truly forensic (doesn't write / touch drives).
Ultra small, fast, bloatfree.
Hasslefree USB installation, no tools / conversion needed, just dd the image file and you're ready to go.
Project seems to be asleep but it's not.
Updates (EFI, kernel, architectures etc) are coming so stay tuned.
But don't wait - make yourself a bootable Finnix USB stick right now.
Better safe than sorry and always be prepared.
Also consider similar projects like GRML and SystemRescueCD to be super safe.
GRML (also very powerful) comes in two flavors, a small one (also CLI only and less tools) and a big one (CLI and GUI and more tools).
SysResCD also has a GUI (Gentoo) included.
Stay safe.


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