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Korora Project

Last Update: 2017-08-17 23:11 UTC


Korora was born out of a desire to make Linux easier for new users, while still being useful for experts. The main goal of Korora is to provide a complete, easy-to-use system for general computing. Originally based on Gentoo Linux in 2005, Korora was re-born in 2010 as a Fedora Remix with tweaks and extras to make the system "just work" out of the box.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 60 (189), 6 months: 80 (151), 3 months: 75 (135), 4 weeks: 73 (149), 1 week: 79 (129)

Average visitor rating: 9.58/10 from 12 review(s).


Korora Summary
Distribution Korora Project
Home Page https://kororaproject.org/
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User Forums https://kororaproject.org/support/engage
Alternative User Forums LinuxQuestions.org
Documentation https://kororaproject.org/support/documentation
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Download Mirrors https://kororaproject.org/downloadLinuxTracker.org
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases, download links and checksums:
 • 2016-12-07: Distribution Release: Korora 25
 • 2016-07-19: Distribution Release: Korora 24
 • 2016-02-07: Distribution Release: Korora 23
 • 2015-11-08: Development Release: Korora 23 Beta
 • 2015-08-02: Distribution Release: Korora 22
 • 2015-02-07: Distribution Release: Korora 21
 • 2015-01-03: Development Release: Korora 21 Beta
 • 2014-01-10: Distribution Release: Korora 20
 • 2013-11-29: Development Release: Korora 20 Beta
 • 2013-10-08: Distribution Release: Korora 19.1
 • 2013-07-02: Distribution Release: Korora 19
 • 2013-06-08: Development Release: Korora 19 Beta
 • More Korora releases...

  Headlines:
 •2017-07-24 Korora's desktop app guide
 •2017-04-17 Korora considers new GUI package manager
 •2016-11-21 Korora brings back Plasma edition
 • More Korora headlines...

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Feature 25 24 23 22 21 20 19.1 18 17 16 15.1 14 Feature
Release Date 2016-12-07 2016-07-19 2016-02-07 2015-08-02 2015-02-07 2014-01-10 2013-10-07 2013-05-02 2012-07-29 2011-12-16 2011-10-20 2011-05-31 Release Date
End Of Life   2017-08 2016-07 2015-12 2015-06 2015-01           End Of Life
Price (US$) Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Price (US$)
Image Size (MB) 1928-2132MB                       Image Size (MB)
Free Download ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO Free Download
Installation Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Installation
Default Desktop Cinnamon, GNOME, KDE Plasma, MATE, Xfce Cinnamon, GNOME, MATE, Xfce Cinnamon, GNOME, KDE, MATE, Xfce Cinnamon, GNOME, KDE, MATE, Xfce Cinnamon, GNOME, KDE, Xfce Cinnamon, GNOME, KDE, MATE, Xfce Cinnamon, GNOME, KDE, MATE GNOME, KDE GNOME, KDE GNOME, KDE GNOME, KDE GNOME, KDE Default Desktop
Package Management RPM RPM RPM RPM RPM RPM RPM RPM RPM RPM RPM RPM Package Management
Release Model Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Release Model
Office Suite LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice Office Suite
Processor Architecture x86_64 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, x86_64 i686, x86_64 Processor Architecture
Init Software systemd systemd systemd systemd systemd systemd systemd systemd Upstart Upstart Upstart Upstart Init Software
Journaled File Systems ext4 ext4 ext4 ext4 ext4 ext4 ext4 ext4 ext4 ext4 ext4 ext4 Journaled File Systems
Multilingual Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Multilingual
Asian Language Support                         Asian Language Support
Full Package List 25 24 23 22 21 20 19.1 18         Full Package List
Package 25 24 23 22 21 20 19.1 18 17 16 15.1 14 Package
abiword (3.0.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- abiword (3.0.2)
alsa-lib (1.1.4.1) 1.1.1 1.1.1 1.0.29 1.0.29 1.0.28 1.0.27.2 1.0.27.2 1.0.26 1.0.25 1.0.24 1.0.24.1 1.0.24 alsa-lib (1.1.4.1)
ati-driver (16.40) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- ati-driver (16.40)
bash (4.4) 4.3 4.3 4.3 4.3 4.3 4.2 4.2 4.2 4.2 4.2 4.2 4.1 bash (4.4)
bind (9.11.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- bind (9.11.2)
chromium (60.0.3112.101) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- chromium (60.0.3112.101)
cups (2.2.4) 2.2.0 2.1.4 2.1.2 2.0.3 1.7.5 1.7.0 1.6.3 1.5.4 1.5.2 1.5.0 1.4.8 1.4.6 cups (2.2.4)
dhcp (4.3.6) 4.3.5 4.3.4 4.3.3 4.3.2 4.3.1 4.2.5 4.2.5 4.2.5 4.2.4 4.2.3 4.2.1-P1 4.2.0-P2 dhcp (4.3.6)
e2fsprogs (1.43.5) 1.43.3 1.42.13 1.42.13 1.42.12 1.42.11 1.42.8 1.42.7 1.42.5 1.42.3 1.41.14 1.41.14 1.41.12 e2fsprogs (1.43.5)
firefox (55.0.2) 50.0.2 47.0.1 44.0 39.0 35.0.1 26.0 24.0 18.0.2 13.0.1 8.0 7.0.1 4.0 firefox (55.0.2)
freetype (2.8) 2.6.5 2.6.3 2.6 2.5.5 2.5.3 2.5.0 2.4.11 2.4.10 2.4.8 2.4.6 2.4.4 2.4.2 freetype (2.8)
gcc (7.2.0) 6.2.1 6.1.1 5.3.1 5.1.1 4.9.2 4.8.2 4.8.1 4.7.2 4.7.0 4.6.2 4.6.1 4.5.1 gcc (7.2.0)
gimp (2.8.22) 2.8.18 2.8.16 2.8.16 2.8.14 2.8.14 2.8.10 2.8.6 2.8.2 2.8.0 2.6.11 2.6.11 2.6.11 gimp (2.8.22)
glibc (2.26) 2.24 2.23.1 2.22 2.21 2.20 2.18 2.17 2.16 2.15 2.14.90 2.14 2.13 glibc (2.26)
gnome-shell (3.24.3) 3.22.2 3.20.3 3.18.3 3.16.3 3.14.3 3.10.2.1 3.8.4 3.6.3 3.4.1 3.2.1 3.0.2 2.31.5 gnome-shell (3.24.3)
gnucash (2.6.17) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnucash (2.6.17)
gnumeric (1.12.35) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnumeric (1.12.35)
grub (2.02) 2.02beta 2.02beta 2.02beta 2.02beta 2.02beta 2.00 2.00 2.00 2.0beta4 1.99 0.97 0.97 grub (2.02)
gtk+ (3.22.18) 3.22.4 3.20.6 3.18.7 3.16.6 3.14.8 3.10.6 3.8.4 3.6.4 3.4.3 3.2.2 3.0.12 2.22.0 gtk+ (3.22.18)
httpd (2.4.27) 2.4.23 2.4.23 2.4.18 2.4.16 2.4.10 2.4.6 -- -- -- -- -- 2.2.17 httpd (2.4.27)
inkscape (0.92.2) 0.92pre5 0.91 0.91 0.91 0.91 0.48.4 0.48.4 0.48.4 0.48.2 0.48.1 0.48.1 0.48.1 inkscape (0.92.2)
k3b (17.08.0) 2.0.3 -- 2.0.3 2.0.3 2.0.3 2.0.2 2.0.2 2.0.2 2.0.2 2.0.2 2.0.2 2.0.2 k3b (17.08.0)
kmod (24) 23 22 22 21 19 15 14 12 7 -- -- -- kmod (24)
libgnome (2.32.1) 2.32.1 2.32.1 2.32.1 2.32.1 2.32.1 2.32.1 2.32.1 2.32.1 2.32.1 2.32.1 2.32.1 2.32.0 libgnome (2.32.1)
libreoffice (5.4.0) 5.2.3 5.1.4 5.0.4 4.3.5 4.3.5 4.1.4 4.1.2 3.6.5 3.5.4 3.4.4 3.3.3 3.3.2 libreoffice (5.4.0)
linux (4.12.8) 4.8.11 4.6.3 4.3.4 4.1.3 3.18.3 3.12.6 3.11.2 3.7.7 3.4.4 3.1.5 2.6.40.6 2.6.35.13 linux (4.12.8)
Package 25 24 23 22 21 20 19.1 18 17 16 15.1 14 Package
lxde-common (0.99.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- lxde-common (0.99.2)
mariadb (10.2.7) 10.1.19 -- 10.0.21 10.0.20 10.0.15 5.5.34 5.5.32 -- -- -- -- -- mariadb (10.2.7)
mate-desktop (1.18.0) 1.16.1 1.14.1 1.12.1 1.10.1 -- 1.6.2 1.6.1 -- -- -- -- -- mate-desktop (1.18.0)
mesa (17.1.6) 12.0.4 12.0.1 11.1.0 10.6.1 10.4.3 9.2.5 9.2 9.0.1 8.0.3 7.11.2 7.11 7.9 mesa (17.1.6)
mysql (5.7.19) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 5.5.29 5.5.24 5.5.18 5.5.14 5.1.56 mysql (5.7.19)
nautilus (3.24.2.1) 3.22.1 3.20.1 3.18.5 3.16.2 3.14.2 3.10.1 3.8.2 3.6.3 3.4.2 3.2.1 3.0.2 2.32.2.1 nautilus (3.24.2.1)
NVIDIA (384.59) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- NVIDIA (384.59)
openbox (3.6.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- openbox (3.6.1)
openjdk (8u144) 8u111 8u92 8u71 8u51 8u31 1.7.0 1.7.0 1.7.0 1.7.0 1.6.0 1.6.0 1.6.0 openjdk (8u144)
openssh (7.5p1) 7.3p1 7.2p2 7.1p2 6.9p1 6.6p1 6.4p1 6.2p2 6.1p1 5.9p1 5.8p2 5.6p1 5.5p1 openssh (7.5p1)
openssl (1.1.0f) 1.0.2j 1.0.2h 1.0.2f 1.0.1k 1.0.1k 1.0.1e 1.0.1e 1.0.1c 1.0.0j 1.0.0e 1.0.0e 1.0.0d openssl (1.1.0f)
perl (5.26.0) 5.24.0 5.22.2 5.22.1 5.20.2 5.18.4 5.18.1 5.16.3 5.16.2 5.14.2 5.14.2 5.12.4 5.12.3 perl (5.26.0)
php (7.1.8) -- 5.6.23 5.6.17 5.6.11 5.6.4 5.5.7 -- -- -- -- -- -- php (7.1.8)
plasma-desktop (5.10.4) 5.8.4 -- 5.5.4 5.3.2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- plasma-desktop (5.10.4)
postfix (3.2.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- postfix (3.2.2)
postgresql (9.6.4) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- postgresql (9.6.4)
Python (3.6.2) 2.7.12 2.7.11 2.7.10 2.7.10 2.7.8 2.7.5 2.7.5 2.7.3 2.7.3 2.7.2 2.7.1 2.7 Python (3.6.2)
qt (5.9.1) 5.7.0 5.6.1 5.5.1 5.4.2 4.8.6 4.8.5 4.8.5 4.8.4 4.8.2 4.8.0rc1 4.7.4 4.7.2 qt (5.9.1)
samba (4.6.7) 4.5.1 4.4.5 4.3.4 4.2.2 4.1.15 4.1.3 4.0.9 4.0.3 3.6.6 3.6.1 3.5.11 3.5.8 samba (4.6.7)
systemd (234) 231 229 222 219 216 208 204 197 44 37 26 -- systemd (234)
thunderbird (52.3.0) 45.5.1 45.1.1 38.5.0 38.1.0 31.4.0 24.2.0 17.0.9 -- -- -- -- -- thunderbird (52.3.0)
vim (8.0) 8.0 7.4 7.4 7.4 7.4 7.4 7.4 7.3 7.3 7.3 7.3 7.3 vim (8.0)
vlc (2.2.6) 3.0.0git 3.0.0git 2.2.2 2.2.1 2.2.0beta 2.1.2 2.0.8 2.0.5 2.0.2 1.1.12 1.1.12 1.1.9 vlc (2.2.6)
xfdesktop (4.12.4) 4.12.3 4.12.3 4.12.3 4.12.3 4.10.3 4.10.2 -- -- -- -- -- -- xfdesktop (4.12.4)
xorg-server (1.19.3) 1.19.0 1.18.3 1.18.0 1.17.2 1.16.3 1.14.4 1.14.3 1.13.2 1.12.2 1.11.2 1.10.4 1.9.5 xorg-server (1.19.3)

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Version: 25
Rating: 10
Date: 2017-08-18
Votes: 0


coming from a hardened redhat environment, korora is like arriving home and putting on the fluffiest of slippers.

everything.
just.
works.

fedora is new, reliable, robust, modern but has a couple of niggles for the newest of users.
korora is my now go-to distro for the masses of fed up windows users who are looking for something that isn't a daunting and invasive experience every push of the power button.

korora's very refreshing, i recommend it to everyone looking for a painless powerful and happy place to be.

TLDR;
pros:lots of them.
cons: se linux has had some hiccups, but easily fixable with a google search if you are new to this.

recommend:install fedy, (look up "folkswithhats.org")




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Version: 25
Rating: 8
Date: 2017-07-25
Votes: 0


Like Mint for Ubuntu
In the past Korora was good at fixing Fedora annoyances, and delivering a working Fedora "Out of the box".
I like Fedora 26, little major annoyances:

What could be improved:
Bluetooth (again!) does not work.
Bluetooth was fixed by updates in Fedora 25...
Could not install Fedora 26 on F2FS (for SSD) file system
Could not (easily) install Netspeed widget on Gnome and LxQt desktops. It works fine on MATE.



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Version: 25
Rating: 10
Date: 2017-06-19
Votes: 4


This is my favorite distro by far. I have a mix of business and pleasure uses for Linux which Korora addresses nicely. It is based on Fedora and uses its repositories, so it is up to date. It also adds the non-free software that one needs for multimedia with its own repositories. I use XFCE which is fantastic especially in grouping the windows on the top bar by application; I cannot live without this option.


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