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DistroWatch.com: Frugalware Linux

Frugalware Linux

Last Update: 2017-07-26 01:20 UTC


Frugalware Linux is an independently developed general purpose desktop Linux distribution designed for intermediate users. It follows simple Slackware-like design concepts and includes the "pacman" package management utility from Arch Linux.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 144 (65), 6 months: 193 (43), 3 months: 183 (40), 4 weeks: 164 (37), 1 week: 158 (38)

Average visitor rating: 8/10 from 1 review(s).


Frugalware Summary
Distribution Frugalware Linux
Home Page http://frugalware.org/
Mailing Lists http://frugalware.org/mailman/listinfo
User Forums http://forums.frugalware.org/
Alternative User Forums LinuxQuestions.org
Documentation http://wiki.frugalware.org/
Screenshots http://frugalware.org/screenshotsDistroWatch Gallery
Screencasts
Download Mirrors http://frugalware.org/download
Bug Tracker http://bugs.frugalware.org/
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases, download links and checksums:
 • 2016-09-05: Distribution Release: Frugalware Linux 2.1
 • 2015-02-17: Distribution Release: Frugalware Linux 2.0
 • 2013-11-05: Distribution Release: Frugalware Linux 1.9
 • 2013-09-17: Development Release: Frugalware Linux 1.9 RC2
 • 2013-09-02: Development Release: Frugalware Linux 1.9 RC1
 • 2013-07-01: Development Release: Frugalware Linux 1.9 Pre 2
 • 2013-04-08: Development Release: Frugalware Linux 1.9 Pre 1
 • 2013-02-06: Distribution Release: Frugalware Linux 1.8
 • 2012-12-10: Development Release: Frugalware Linux 1.8 Pre 2
 • 2012-08-20: Distribution Release: Frugalware Linux 1.7
 • 2012-07-23: Development Release: Frugalware Linux 1.7 RC1
 • 2012-06-04: Development Release: Frugalware Linux 1.7 Pre 2
 • More Frugalware releases...

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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" and "plasma-desktop" packages 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.

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Feature current 2.1
derowd
2.0
rigel
1.9
arcturus
1.8
cinna
1.7
gaia
1.6
fermus
1.5
mores
1.4
nexon
1.3
haven
1.2
locris
1.1
getorin
1.0
anacreon
0.9
solaria
0.8
kalgan
0.7
sayshell
0.6
terminus
0.5
siwenna
0.4
wanda
0.3
trantor
0.2
aurora
0.1
genesis
Feature
Release Date 2017-07-26 2016-09-05 2015-02-17 2013-11-05 2013-02-06 2012-08-20 2012-02-13 2011-08-15 2011-02-13 2010-08-22 2010-03-08 2009-09-07 2009-03-22 2008-08-26 2008-03-11 2007-10-13 2007-03-22 2006-09-13 2006-03-30 2005-10-13 2005-04-27 2004-11-02 Release Date
End Of Life                                             End Of Life
Price (US$) Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Price (US$)
CDs -- 1 DVD 1 DVD 1 DVD 5 DVDs 5 DVDs 5 DVDs 3 DVDs 20 19 19 23 20 15 13 13 11 9 2 2 3 2 CDs
Free Download ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO Free Download
Installation Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Installation
Default Desktop KDE KDE KDE KDE KDE KDE KDE KDE KDE KDE KDE KDE KDE KDE KDE KDE KDE KDE KDE KDE KDE KDE Default Desktop
Package Management FPM (TAR.BZ2) FPM (TAR.BZ2) FPM (TAR.BZ2) FPM (TAR.BZ2) FPM (TAR.BZ2) FPM (TAR.BZ2) FPM (TAR.BZ2) FPM (TAR.BZ2) FPM (TAR.BZ2) FPM (TAR.BZ2) FPM (TAR.BZ2) FPM (TAR.BZ2) FPM (TAR.BZ2) FPM (TAR.BZ2) FPM (TAR.BZ2) FPM (TAR.BZ2) FPM (TAR.BZ2) FPM (TAR.GZ) FPM (TAR.GZ) FPM (TAR.GZ) FPM (TAR.GZ) FPM (TAR.GZ) Package Management
Office Suite Calligra, GOffice, LibreOffice Calligra, GOffice, LibreOffice Calligra, GOffice, LibreOffice Calligra, GOffice, LibreOffice Calligra, GOffice, LibreOffice Calligra, GOffice, LibreOffice GOffice, KOffice, LibreOffice GOffice, KOffice, LibreOffice GOffice, KOffice, LibreOffice GOffice, KOffice, OO.o GOffice, KOffice, OO.o GOffice, KOffice, OO.o GOffice, KOffice, OO.o GOffice, KOffice, OO.o GOffice, KOffice, OO.o GOffice, KOffice, OO.o GOffice, KOffice, OO.o GOffice, KOffice, OO.o GOffice, KOffice, OO.o GOffice, KOffice, OO.o KOffice, OO.o KOffice Office Suite
Processor Architecture i686, x86_64 i686, x86_64 i686, x86_64 i686, x86_64 i686, x86_64 i686, x86_64 i686, ppc, x86_64 i686, ppc, x86_64 i686, ppc, x86_64 i686, ppc, x86_64 i686, ppc, x86_64 i686, ppc, x86_64 i686, x86_64 i686, x86_64 i686, x86_64 i686, x86_64 i686, x86_64 i686, x86_64 i686, x86_64 i686, x86_64 i686 i686 Processor Architecture
Journaled File Systems Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, ext4, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, ext4, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, ext4, ReiserFS ext3, ext4, ReiserFS ext3, ext4, ReiserFS ext3, ext4, ReiserFS ext3, ext4, ReiserFS ext3, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, ReiserFS ext3 Journaled File Systems
Multilingual Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes de, en, fr, hu, it, pl, sk de, en, fr, hu, it, pl, sk de, en, fr, hu, it, pl, sk de, en, fr, hu, it, pl, sk de, en, hu, it, sk de, en, hu, it, sk Multilingual
Asian Language Support           id id -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Asian Language Support
Full Package List current 2.1 2.0 1.9 1.8 1.7 1.6 1.5 1.4 1.3 1.2 1.1 1.0 0.9 0.8 0.7 0.6 0.5 0.4 0.3 0.2 0.1 Full Package List
Package current 2.1
derowd
2.0
rigel
1.9
arcturus
1.8
cinna
1.7
gaia
1.6
fermus
1.5
mores
1.4
nexon
1.3
haven
1.2
locris
1.1
getorin
1.0
anacreon
0.9
solaria
0.8
kalgan
0.7
sayshell
0.6
terminus
0.5
siwenna
0.4
wanda
0.3
trantor
0.2
aurora
0.1
genesis
Package
abiword (3.0.2) -- -- 2.8.6 2.8.6 2.8.6 2.8.6 2.8.6 2.8.6 2.8.6 2.8.6 2.8.2 2.6.8 2.6.6 2.4.6 2.4.6 2.4.6 2.4.6 2.4.5 2.4.2 2.2.9 -- -- abiword (3.0.2)
alsa-lib (1.1.4.1) 1.1.4.1 1.1.1 1.0.27.2 1.0.26 1.0.26 1.0.25 1.0.24.1 1.0.24.1 1.0.23 1.0.23 1.0.22 1.0.20 1.0.19 1.0.17 1.0.16 1.0.14 1.0.13 1.0.12 1.0.10 1.0.9 1.0.8 1.0.6 alsa-lib (1.1.4.1)
ati-driver (16.40) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 8.632 8.573 8.522 8.42.3 8.40.4 8.34.8 8.28.8 8.23.7 8.16.20 8.12.10 -- ati-driver (16.40)
bash (4.4) 4.4 4.3 4.3 4.2 4.2 4.2 4.2 4.2 4.1 4.1 4.1 4.0 3.2.48 3.2 3.2 3.2 3.2 3.1 3.1 3.0 3.0 3.0 bash (4.4)
bind (9.11.1-P3) 9.9.10 9.9.9 9.9.6 9.9.6 9.9.2 9.9.1 9.8.1 9.8.0 9.7.2 9.7.1 9.6.1 9.6.1 9.6.0 9.5.0 9.4.2 9.4.1 9.4.0 9.3.2 9.3.2 9.3.1 9.3.1 9.3.0 bind (9.11.1-P3)
chromium (60.0.3112.78) 59.0.3071.86 52.0.2743.116 39.0.2171.96 35.0.1916.153 24.0.1312.57 21.0.1180.75 16.0.912.63 12.0.742.124 10.0.643.0 6.0.472 4.0.249.78 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- chromium (60.0.3112.78)
cups (2.2.4) 2.2.4 2.1.4 1.6.1 1.6.1 1.6.1 1.5.3 1.5.0 1.4.7 1.4.5 1.3.11 1.3.11 1.3.11 1.3.9 1.3.9 1.3.6 1.3.2 1.2.8 1.2.3 1.1.23 1.1.23 1.7.13.2.23 1.1.21 cups (2.2.4)
dhcp (4.3.5) 4.3.5 4.3.4 4.2.4 4.2.4 4.2.4 4.2.4 4.2.2 4.2.1 4.2.0 3.0.7 3.0.7 3.0.7 3.0.7 3.0.7 3.0.6 3.0.6 3.0.5 3.0.4 3.0.3 3.0.3 3.0.3b1 3.0.1 dhcp (4.3.5)
e2fsprogs (1.43.4) 1.43.4 1.43.1 1.42.6 1.42.6 1.42.6 1.42.4 1.42 1.41.14 1.41.14 1.41.12 1.41.10 1.41.8 1.41.4 1.41.0 1.40.6 1.40.2 1.39 1.39 1.38 1.38 1.37 1.35 e2fsprogs (1.43.4)
firefox (54.0.1) 54.0.1 48.0.2 35.0.1 30.0 18.0.1 14.0.1 10.0 5.0.1 3.6.13 3.6.8 3.6 3.5.2 3.0.7 3.0.3 2.0.0.12 2.0.0.7 2.0.0.2 1.5.0.6 1.5.0.1 1.0.7 1.0.3 0.10.1 firefox (54.0.1)
freetype (2.8) 2.7.1 2.6.5 2.4.11 2.4.11 2.4.7 2.4.7 2.4.7 2.4.4 2.4.2 2.4.1 2.3.9 2.3.9 2.3.8 2.3.7 2.3.5 2.3.5 2.3.2 2.2.1 2.1.10 2.1.10 2.1.9 2.1.9 freetype (2.8)
gcc (7.1.0) 6.3.1 5.4.0 4.8.3 4.7.2 4.7.2 4.7.1 4.6.2 4.5.3 4.5.2 4.5.0 4.4.3 4.4.1 4.3.3 4.3.1 4.2.3 4.2.1 4.1.2 4.1.1 4.0.3 4.0.2 3.4.3 3.4.2 gcc (7.1.0)
gimp (2.8.22) 2.9.4 2.9.4 2.8.10 2.8.4 2.8.2 2.8.0 2.6.11 2.6.11 2.6.11 2.6.9 2.6.8 2.6.7 2.6.5 2.4.6 2.4.5 2.2.17 2.2.13 2.2.13 2.2.10 2.2.8 2.2.6 2.0.5 gimp (2.8.22)
glibc (2.25) 2.25 2.22 2.19 2.16.0 2.16.0 2.15 2.14.1 2.13 2.12.1 2.11.2 2.11.1 2.10.1 2.9 2.8 2.7 2.6.1 2.5 2.4 2.3.6 2.3.5 2.3.5 2.3.3 glibc (2.25)
gnome-shell (3.24.3) 3.24.3 3.20.4 3.12.2 3.8.3 3.6.2 3.4.2 3.2.2.1 3.0.2 2.31.2 2.29.1 2.28.0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnome-shell (3.24.3)
gnucash (2.6.17) -- -- 2.6.2 2.4.8 2.4.8 2.4.8 2.4.8 2.4.5 2.2.9 2.2.9 2.2.9 2.2.9 2.2.8 2.2.5 2.2.2 2.2.0 -- -- -- -- -- -- gnucash (2.6.17)
gnumeric (1.12.35) 1.12.35 1.12.32 1.12.18 1.12.3 1.11.6 1.11.2 1.10.17 1.10.16 1.10.12 1.10.8 1.10.0 1.8.4 1.8.4 1.8.3 1.7.91 1.7.10 1.7.7 1.7.0 1.6.2 1.4.3 -- -- gnumeric (1.12.35)
grub (2.02) 2.02 2.02beta 2.00 2.00 2.00 1.99 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.96 0.95 grub (2.02)
gtk+ (3.22.17) 3.22.17 3.20.9 3.12.2 3.8.2 3.6.4 3.4.4 3.2.3 3.0.12 2.22.0 2.20.1 2.18.7 2.16.5 2.14.7 2.12.11 2.12.8 2.12.0 2.10.11 2.10.3 2.8.16 2.8.6 2.6.7 2.4.13 gtk+ (3.22.17)
httpd (2.4.27) 2.4.27 2.2.31 2.2.27 2.2.23 2.2.23 2.2.22 2.2.21 2.2.19 2.2.17 2.2.15 2.2.14 2.2.11 2.2.11 2.2.9 2.2.8 2.2.6 2.2.4 2.2.3 2.2.0 2.0.54 2.0.54 2.0.52 httpd (2.4.27)
inkscape (0.92.1) 0.92.1 0.91 0.48.5 0.48.4 0.48.3.1 0.48.3.1 0.48.2 0.48.2 0.48.0 0.47 0.47 0.46 0.46 0.46 0.45.1 0.45.1 0.45 0.44.1 0.43 0.42.2 0.41 -- inkscape (0.92.1)
k3b (17.04.3) 17.04.3 2.9.90 2.0.2 2.0.2 2.0.2 2.0.2 2.0.2 2.0.2 2.0.1 2.0.0 1.70.0 1.0.5 1.0.5 1.0.5 1.0.4 1.0.3 0.12.17 0.12.17 0.12.14 0.12.4a 0.11.23 0.11.17 k3b (17.04.3)
kmod (24) 24 23 16 12 12 9 4 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- kmod (24)
libgnome (2.32.1) -- -- 2.32.1 2.32.1 2.32.1 2.32.1 2.32.1 2.32.1 2.32.0 2.30.0 2.28.0 2.26.0 2.24.1 2.22.0 2.20.1.1 2.20.0 2.18.0 2.16.0 2.14.0 2.12.0.1 2.10.0 -- libgnome (2.32.1)
libreoffice (5.3.4) 5.3.4 5.2.1 4.3.3 4.1.2 3.6.3 3.5.4 3.4.5 3.4.2 3.2.1 3.2.1 3.2.0 3.1.0 3.0.1 2.4.1 2.4rc2 2.3.0 2.1.0 2.0.3 2.0.2 1.1.4 1.1.4 -- libreoffice (5.3.4)
linux (4.12.3) 4.12.3 4.7.2 3.14 3.10 3.7 3.4 3.1 2.6.39 2.6.37 2.6.35 2.6.32 2.6.30 2.6.28 2.6.26 2.6.24 2.6.22 2.6.20 2.6.17 2.6.16 2.6.13.3 2.6.11 2.6.9 linux (4.12.3)
Package current 2.1
derowd
2.0
rigel
1.9
arcturus
1.8
cinna
1.7
gaia
1.6
fermus
1.5
mores
1.4
nexon
1.3
haven
1.2
locris
1.1
getorin
1.0
anacreon
0.9
solaria
0.8
kalgan
0.7
sayshell
0.6
terminus
0.5
siwenna
0.4
wanda
0.3
trantor
0.2
aurora
0.1
genesis
Package
lxde-common (0.99.2) -- -- 0.99.0 0.5.5 0.5.5 0.5.5 0.5.5 0.5.5 0.5.0 0.5.0 0.5.0 0.4.2 0.3.2.1 0.3.2.1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- lxde-common (0.99.2)
mariadb (10.2.7) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mariadb (10.2.7)
mate-desktop (1.18.0) -- -- 1.8.1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mate-desktop (1.18.0)
mesa (17.1.5) 17.1.5 12.0.1 10.2.4 9.1.6 9.0.2 8.0.3 7.11.2 7.10.3 7.10 7.8.2 7.7 7.4.4 7.0.2 7.0.2 7.0.2 7.0.1 6.5.2 6.5 6.4.2 -- -- -- mesa (17.1.5)
mysql (5.7.19) 5.5.56 5.5.50 5.5.41 5.5.40 5.5.29 5.5.25 5.5.18 5.5.14 5.5.8 5.1.45 5.1.43 5.1.37 5.0.77 5.0.67 5.0.51 5.0.45 5.0.37 5.0.24 5.0.19 4.1.14 4.1.11 4.1.7 mysql (5.7.19)
nautilus (3.24.2.1) 3.24.2.1 3.20.3 3.12.2 3.8.2 3.6.3 3.4.2 3.2.1 3.0.2 2.32.2.1 2.30.1 2.28.4 2.26.3 2.24.2 2.22.5.1 2.20.0 2.20.0 2.18.0 2.16.0 2.14.0 2.12.1 2.10.1 -- nautilus (3.24.2.1)
NVIDIA (384.59) 384.47 367.35 304.121 304.88 304.64 295.59 290.10 275.09.07 260.19.36 195.36.24 190.53 185.18.31 180.29 173.14.12 169.12 100.14.11 1.0-9746 1.0-8774 1.0-8178 1.0-7676 1.0-7174 -- NVIDIA (384.59)
openbox (3.6.1) 3.6.1 3.6.1 3.5.2 3.5.2 3.5.0 3.5.0 3.5.0 3.4.11.2 3.4.11.2 3.4.11.2 3.4.9 3.4.7.2 3.4.7.2 3.4.7.2 3.4.6.1 3.4.4 3.3.1 3.3.1 3.2 3.2 3.2 3.2 openbox (3.6.1)
openjdk (8u141) 8u131 8u91 7u75 7 7 6 6 6 6 6 1.6.0 1.6.0 1.6.0 1.6.0 1.6.0 1.6.0 1.6.0 -- -- -- -- -- openjdk (8u141)
openssh (7.5p1) 7.5 7.3 6.7p1 6.1p1 6.1p1 6.0p1 5.9p1 5.8p2 5.6p1 5.5p1 5.3p1 5.2p1 5.1p1 5.1p1 4.7p1 4.7p1 4.6p1 4.3p2 4.3p2 4.2p1 4.0p1 3.9p1 openssh (7.5p1)
openssl (1.1.0f) 1.0.2 1.0.2 1.0.1 1.0.1 1.0.1 1.0.1 1.0.0 1.0.0 1.0.0 1.0.0 0.9.8 0.9.8 0.9.8 0.9.8 0.9.8 0.9.8 0.9.8 0.9.8 0.9.8 0.9.8 0.9.7g 0.9.7e openssl (1.1.0f)
perl (5.26.0) 5.24.1 5.24.0 5.14.1 5.14.1 5.14.1 5.14.1 5.14.1 5.10.1 5.10.1 5.10.1 5.10.1 5.10.0 5.10.0 5.10.0 5.10.0 5.8.8 5.8.8 5.8.8 5.8.8 5.8.7 5.8.6 5.8.5 perl (5.26.0)
php (7.1.7) 5.6.31 5.6.24 5.5.18 5.3.26 5.3.18 5.3.15 5.3.9 5.3.6 5.3.5 5.3.2 5.3.1 5.3.0 5.2.9 5.2.6 5.2.5 5.2.4 5.2.1 5.1.6 5.1.2 5.0.5 5.0.4 5.0.2 php (7.1.7)
plasma-desktop (5.10.4) 5.10.4 5.7.3 4.11.14 4.11.1 4.9.5 4.8.4 4.7.4 4.6.5 4.5.5 4.4.5 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- plasma-desktop (5.10.4)
postfix (3.2.2) 2.11.8 2.11.7 2.10.0 2.10.0 2.9.5 2.9.1 2.8.0 2.8.0 2.7.0 2.7.0 2.6.5 2.6.2 2.5.6 2.5.4 2.4.6 2.4.5 2.3.6 2.3.3 2.2.9 2.2.5 2.2.2 2.1.5 postfix (3.2.2)
postgresql (9.6.3) 9.6.3 9.4.7 9.1.12 9.1.12 9.1.4 9.1.4 8.4.3 8.4.3 8.4.3 8.4.3 8.4.2 8.4.0 8.2.12 8.2.9 8.2.6 8.2.5 8.2.3 8.1.4 8.1.3 8.0.4 8.0.2 7.4.6 postgresql (9.6.3)
Python (3.6.2) 3.5.3 3.5.2 2.7.8 2.7.5 2.7.3 2.7.3 3.2.2 3.2.1 2.7.1 2.6.5 2.6.4 2.6.2 2.6.1 2.5.2 2.5.2 2.5.1 2.5 2.4.3 2.4.2 2.4.2 2.4.1 2.3.4 Python (3.6.2)
qt (5.9.1) 5.9.1 5.7.0 4.8.6 4.8.4 4.8.4 4.8.2 4.7.4 4.7.3 4.7.1 4.6.3 4.6.2 3.3.8 3.3.8 3.3.8 3.3.8 3.3.8 3.3.7 3.3.6 3.3.5 3.3.4 3.3.4 3.3.3 qt (5.9.1)
samba (4.6.6) 4.5.10 4.4.5 3.6.24 3.6.24 3.6.9 3.6.5 3.6.1 3.5.8 3.0.37 3.0.37 3.0.37 3.0.32 3.0.32 3.0.31 3.0.28 3.0.26 3.0.24 3.0.23 3.0.21 3.0.20 3.0.14a 3.0.7 samba (4.6.6)
systemd (234) 231 231 208 204 196 44 38 30 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- systemd (234)
thunderbird (52.2.1) 52.2.1 45.2.0 31.4.0 24.6.0 17.0 14.0 10.0 5.0 3.1.7 3.1.1 3.0.1 2.0.0.23 2.0.0.19 2.0.0.16 2.0.0.12 2.0.0.6 1.5.0.10 1.5.0.5 1.5 1.0.7 1.0.2 -- thunderbird (52.2.1)
vim (8.0) 8.0.0738 7.4 7.4 7.3 7.3 7.3 7.3 7.3 7.3 7.2 7.2 7.2 7.2 7.2 7.1 7.1 7.0 7.0 6.4 6.3 6.3 6.3 vim (8.0)
vlc (2.2.6) 2.2.6 2.2.4 2.0.9 2.0.8 2.0.4 2.0.3 1.1.13 1.1.11 1.1.4 1.1.0 1.0.4 1.0.1 0.9.8 0.9.4 0.8.6 0.8.6 0.8.6 0.8.5 0.8.4 0.8.2 -- -- vlc (2.2.6)
xfdesktop (4.12.4) -- -- 4.10.2 4.10.2 4.10.0 4.10.0 4.8.3 4.8.2 4.6.2 4.6.2 4.6.1 4.6.1 4.4.3 4.4.2 4.4.2 4.4.1 4.4.0 4.2.3 4.2.3 4.2.2 4.2.1 -- xfdesktop (4.12.4)
xorg-server (1.19.3) 1.19.3 1.18.4 1.15.2 1.14.2 1.13.2 1.12.3 1.11.2 1.10.3 1.9.3 1.8.2 1.7.5 1.6.1 1.4.2 1.4.2 1.4.0.90 1.2.0 1.2.0 1.1.1 1.0.2 (6.8.2) (6.8.2) (6.8.1) xorg-server (1.19.3)

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Version: current
Rating: 8
Date: 2017-04-12
Votes: 5


Pros:
- comes as Gnome, KDE or basic (no GUI) edition
- very good cli based installer with options to install to xfs and btrfs file systems (zfs available as a seperate package)
- good hardware recognition
- up-to-date package repository
- packages available for almost every task from the online repositories
- custom packages manager called pacman-g2 which is fast and stable

Cons:
- has no option to try it as live system
- it is not user friendly
- systemd distro
- no 32-bit support
- the system is somewhat heavy - around 800MB in graphics mode
- no virtualbox-guest-dkms, not even in the repos
- not many packages in the repos - they need help for that...

Nice distro to try and maybe for some people it will be good for a stable everyday use. I personally use it as a second boot system for emergency and to have an alternative. It is made for intermediate users so no fancy GUI stuff everywhere. Up to date packages as it turns out they are a rolling distro now. The first time I tried this distro was in 2015 when things were different - fixed release model with more packages available. The only desktops that they can offer now are Gnome and KDE which is not so bad as I thought, because the system is still very fast and stable.

As of 12-04-2017 the distro has applications for almost every task. This is a unique distro which is using some custom made tools not suitable for everyone. I like it because it's different! I just hope it has a good future.


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