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DistroWatch.com: Helix

Helix

Last Update: 2014-11-20 03:02 UTC


Helix is a customised distribution based on Ubuntu with excellent hardware detection and many applications dedicated to incident response and forensics.


Helix Summary
Distribution Helix
Home Page http://www.e-fense.com/helix/
Mailing Lists --
User Forums http://www.e-fense.com/forums/
Documentation --
Screenshots LinuxScreenshots.org
Download Mirrors https://e-fenseinc.sharefile.com/d/sda4309a624d48b88
Bug Tracker --
Related Websites  
Reviews 2008: Dedoimedo
Where To Buy OSDisc.com (sponsored link)

Recent Related News
 • 2008-09-23: Distribution Release: Helix 2008R1
 • 2007-07-14: Distribution Release: Helix 1.9
 • 2006-10-06: Distribution Release: Helix 1.8
 • 2006-03-08: Distribution Release: Helix 1.7 (03-07-2006)
 • 2005-12-08: Distribution Release: Helix 1.7
 • 2005-03-05: Distribution Release: Helix 1.6

 • More Helix news...
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Table Notes and Explanations
  • Select view: Major packages only (52) All tracked packages (219)
  • 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" package 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.

Feature 2009R1 2008R1 1.9 1.8 1.7 1.6 1.5 Feature
Release Date 2009-01-16 2008-09-22 2007-07-13 2006-10-06 2006-03-07 2005-03-04 2004-12-07 Release Date
End Of Life               End Of Life
Price (US$) Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Price (US$)
CDs 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 CDs
Free Download ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO Free Download
Installation Graphical Graphical -- -- -- -- -- Installation
Default Desktop GNOME GNOME Xfce Xfce Xfce Xfce Fluxbox Default Desktop
Package Management DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB Package Management
Office Suite OpenOffice OpenOffice OpenOffice OpenOffice OpenOffice -- -- Office Suite
Processor Architecture i386 i386 i386 i386 i386 i386 i386 Processor Architecture
Journaled File Systems ext3, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS -- -- -- -- -- Journaled File Systems
Multilingual               Multilingual
Asian Language Support -- -- -- -- -- -- cn, jp, tw Asian Language Support
Full Package List     1.9 1.8 1.7 1.6 1.5 Full Package List
Package 2009R1 2008R1 1.9 1.8 1.7 1.6 1.5 Package
abiword (3.0.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- abiword (3.0.0)
alsa-lib (1.0.28) 1.0.15 1.0.15 1.0.10 1.0.10 1.0.9 1.0.8 1.0.5 alsa-lib (1.0.28)
ati-driver (14.501.1003) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- ati-driver (14.501.1003)
bash (4.3.30) 3.2 3.2 3.1 3.1 3.0 3.0 3.0 bash (4.3.30)
bind (9.10.1-P1) -- -- -- -- -- 9.2.4 9.2.4rc5 bind (9.10.1-P1)
chromium (39.0.2171.95) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- chromium (39.0.2171.95)
cups (2.0.1) 1.3.7 1.3.7 1.1.23 1.1.23 1.1.23 1.1.23 1.1.21rc1 cups (2.0.1)
dhcp (4.3.1) 3.0.6 3.0.6 3.0.3 3.0.3 3.0.1 3.0.1 3.0.1 dhcp (4.3.1)
e2fsprogs (1.42.12) 1.40.8 1.40.8 1.38 1.38 1.38 1.35 1.35 e2fsprogs (1.42.12)
firefox (34.0.5) 3.0.1 3.0.1 1.5 1.5 1.5.0.1 1.0 -- firefox (34.0.5)
freetype (2.5.4) 2.3.5 2.3.5 2.2.1 2.2.1 2.1.7 2.1.7 2.1.7 freetype (2.5.4)
gcc (4.9.2) 4.2.3 4.2.3 4.0.2 4.0.2 4.0.1 3.3.5 3.3.4 gcc (4.9.2)
gimp (2.8.14) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gimp (2.8.14)
glibc (2.20) 2.7 2.7 2.3.6 2.3.6 2.3.5 2.3.2 2.3.2 glibc (2.20)
gnome-shell (3.14.3) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnome-shell (3.14.3)
gnucash (2.6.5) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnucash (2.6.5)
gnumeric (1.12.18) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnumeric (1.12.18)
grub (2.00) 0.97 0.97 0.96 0.96 0.96 0.95 0.95 grub (2.00)
gtk+ (3.14.6) 2.12.9 2.12.9 2.8.9 2.8.9 2.6.10 2.4.13 2.4.4 gtk+ (3.14.6)
httpd (2.4.10) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- httpd (2.4.10)
inkscape (0.48.5) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- inkscape (0.48.5)
k3b (2.0.3) -- -- -- -- -- 0.11.17 0.11.13 k3b (2.0.3)
kdelibs (4.14.3) -- -- -- -- -- 3.3.1 3.2.3 kdelibs (4.14.3)
kmod (19) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- kmod (19)
libgnome (2.32.1) 2.22.0 2.22.0 2.10.1 2.10.1 2.10.1 2.8.0 2.6.1.1 libgnome (2.32.1)
libreoffice (4.3.5) 2.4.1 2.4.1 2.0.1 2.0.1 2.0.0 -- -- libreoffice (4.3.5)
Package 2009R1 2008R1 1.9 1.8 1.7 1.6 1.5 Package
linux (3.18.1) 2.6.24 2.6.24 2.6.18 2.6.14 2.6.14 2.6.10 2.6.7 linux (3.18.1)
lxde-common (0.99.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- lxde-common (0.99.0)
mariadb (10.0.15) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mariadb (10.0.15)
mate-desktop (1.8.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mate-desktop (1.8.1)
MesaLib (10.4.0) 7.0.3rc2 7.0.3rc2 6.8.2 6.8.2 4.3.0 4.3.0 4.3.0 MesaLib (10.4.0)
mysql (5.6.22) -- -- 5.0.18 5.0.18 -- 4.0.22 4.0.20 mysql (5.6.22)
nautilus (3.14.2) 2.22.3 2.22.3 -- -- -- -- -- nautilus (3.14.2)
NVIDIA (343.36) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- NVIDIA (343.36)
openbox (3.5.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- openbox (3.5.2)
openjdk (8u20) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- openjdk (8u20)
openssh (6.7p1) 4.7p1 4.7p1 4.2p1 4.2p1 4.2p1 3.8.1p1 3.8.1p1 openssh (6.7p1)
openssl (1.0.1j) 0.9.8g 0.9.8g 0.9.8a 0.9.8a 0.9.7g 0.9.7e 0.9.7d openssl (1.0.1j)
perl (5.20.1) 5.8.8 5.8.8 5.8.7 5.8.7 5.8.7 5.8.4 5.8.4 perl (5.20.1)
php (5.6.4) -- -- -- -- -- 4.3.9 4.3.8 php (5.6.4)
postfix (2.11.3) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- postfix (2.11.3)
postgresql (9.4.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- postgresql (9.4.0)
Python (3.4.2) 2.5.2 2.5.2 2.3.5 2.3.5 2.3.5 2.3.4 2.3.4 Python (3.4.2)
qt (5.4.0) -- -- 3.3.5 3.3.5 3.3.5 3.3.3 3.2.3 qt (5.4.0)
samba (4.1.14) 3.0.28a 3.0.28a 3.0.20b 3.0.20b 3.0.14a 3.0.9 3.0.5 samba (4.1.14)
systemd (218) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- systemd (218)
thunderbird (31.2.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- thunderbird (31.2.0)
vim (7.4) 7.1 7.1 6.4 6.4 6.3 6.3 6.3 vim (7.4)
vlc (2.1.5) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- vlc (2.1.5)
xfdesktop (4.10.3) -- -- 4.2.3 4.2.3 4.2.2 4.2.0 -- xfdesktop (4.10.3)
xine-lib (1.2.6) -- -- 1.0.1 1.0.1 1.0.1 1-rc7 1-rc5 xine-lib (1.2.6)
xorg-server (1.16.3) 1.4.1git 1.4.1git (6.8.2) (6.8.2) -- -- -- xorg-server (1.16.3)


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