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DistroWatch.com: Lunar Linux

Lunar Linux

Last Update: 2017-09-22 10:20 UTC


Lunar is a source based Linux distribution with a unique package management system which builds each software package, or module, for the machine it is being installed on. Though it can take a while to do a complete Lunar installation it's worth it as it tends to be quite fast, once installed! In the beginning Lunar was a fork of Sorcerer GNU Linux (SGL). The fork occurred in late January to early February of 2002 and was originally made up of a small group of people who wanted to collaboratively develop and extend the Sorcerer technology. The original name for the project was Lunar-Penguin but the group decided to re-christen it Lunar Linux while the Lunar-Penguin name has become a sort of umbrella which the team could use if they decide to collaboratively develop something besides Lunar Linux.

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Lunar Summary
Distribution Lunar Linux
Home Page http://www.lunar-linux.org
Mailing Lists http://www.lunar-linux.org/mailing-lists/
User Forums --
Alternative User Forums LinuxQuestions.org
Documentation http://wiki.lunar-linux.org/
Screenshots --
Screencasts
Download Mirrors http://lunar-linux.org/mirrors
Bug Tracker https://github.com/lunar-linux/lunar-iso/issues
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases, download links and checksums:
 • 2014-10-12: Distribution Release: Lunar Linux 1.7.0
 • 2010-08-23: Distribution Release: Lunar Linux 1.6.5
 • 2010-07-10: Development Release: Lunar Linux 1.6.5 RC1
 • 2008-12-28: Distribution Release: Lunar Linux 1.6.4
 • 2008-10-18: Development Release: Lunar Linux 1.6.4 Beta 1
 • 2007-07-30: Development Release: Lunar Linux 1.6.2 Beta 1
 • 2007-02-18: Distribution Release: Lunar Linux 1.6.1
 • 2007-01-14: Development Release: Lunar Linux 1.6.1 RC2
 • 2006-11-14: Development Release: Lunar Linux 1.6.1 RC1
 • 2006-04-07: Distribution Release: Lunar Linux 1.6.0
 • 2006-02-10: Development Release: Lunar Linux 1.6.0 RC3
 • 2006-01-26: Development Release: Lunar Linux 1.6.0 RC2
 • More Lunar releases...

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Feature moonbase 1.7.0
sinussuccessus
1.6.5
mareingenii
1.6.4
lacus
1.6.1
moosedrool
1.5.1
gallium
1.4.0
generalpfault
1.3.3
pvtvariables
1.3
mousex
1.2
pico
1.1.2
nano
Feature
Release Date 2017-09-22 2014-10-11 2010-08-22 2008-12-28 2007-02-18 2005-08-23 2004-03-09 2004-01-19 2003-03-17 2003-01-21 2002-11-26 Release Date
End Of Life                       End Of Life
Price (US$) Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Price (US$)
Image Size (MB)   361-361                   Image Size (MB)
Free Download ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO Free Download
Installation 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 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Default Desktop
Package Management SRC SRC SRC SRC SRC SRC SRC SRC SRC SRC SRC Package Management
Release Model Rolling Rolling Rolling Rolling Rolling Rolling Rolling Rolling Rolling Rolling Rolling Release Model
Office Suite GOffice, Calligra, OO.o GOffice, Calligra, OO.o GOffice, KOffice, OO.o GOffice, KOffice, OO.o GOffice, KOffice, OO.o GOffice, KOffice, LibreOffice GOffice, KOffice, LibreOffice GOffice, KOffice, OO.o KOffice, OO.o KOffice, OO.o KOffice, OO.o Office Suite
Processor Architecture i686, x86_64 i686, x86_64 i686, x86_64 i386, i686, x86_64 i386, i686, x86_64 i686 i386 i386 i386 i386 i386 Processor Architecture
Init Software other other other other other other other other other other other Init Software
Journaled File Systems Btrfs, ext3, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Journaled File Systems
Multilingual Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Multilingual
Asian Language Support                       Asian Language Support
Full Package List moonbase 1.7.0                   Full Package List
Package moonbase 1.7.0
sinussuccessus
1.6.5
mareingenii
1.6.4
lacus
1.6.1
moosedrool
1.5.1
gallium
1.4.0
generalpfault
1.3.3
pvtvariables
1.3
mousex
1.2
pico
1.1.2
nano
Package
abiword (3.0.2) 3.0.2 2.9.4 2.8.6 2.4.6 2.2.9 2.0.4 2.0.2 1.0.4 1.0.3 1.0.3 1.0.3 abiword (3.0.2)
alsa-lib (1.1.4.1) 1.1.4.1 1.0.28 1.0.23 1.0.13 1.0.9 1.0.3a 1.0.1 0.9.0rc6 0.9.0rc6 0.9.0rc5 0.9.0rc3 alsa-lib (1.1.4.1)
ati-driver (16.40) 9.4 9.4 9.4 --               ati-driver (16.40)
bash (4.4) 4.4.12 4.3 4.1 3.1 3.0 2.05b 2.05b 2.05b 2.05b 2.05b 2.05b bash (4.4)
bind (9.11.2) 9.11.1-P1 9.10.1 9.7.1-P2 9.3.4 9.3.1 9.2.3 9.2.3 9.2.2 9.2.1 9.2.1 9.2.1 bind (9.11.2)
chromium (61.0.3163.100) 58.0.3029.110 40.0.2175.0 4.0.249.43                 chromium (61.0.3163.100)
cups (2.2.4) 2.2.3 1.7.5 1.4.4 1.2.8 1.1.23 1.1.20 1.1.20 1.1.18 1.1.14 1.1.14 1.1.14 cups (2.2.4)
dhcp (4.3.6) 4.3.5 4.3.1 4.2.0 3.0.5 3.0.3 3.0pl2 3.0pl2 3.0pl2 3.0pl1 3.0pl1 3.0pl1 dhcp (4.3.6)
e2fsprogs (1.43.6) 1.43.5 1.42.12 1.41.12 1.39 1.38 1.35 1.34 1.32 1.32 1.31 1.29 e2fsprogs (1.43.6)
firefox (55.0.3) 53.0.3 32.0.3 3.6.8 2.0.0.1 1.0.6             firefox (55.0.3)
freetype (2.8.1) 2.8 2.5.3 2.4.2 2.1.10 2.1.7 2.1.5 2.1.5         freetype (2.8.1)
gcc (7.2.0) 7.2.0 4.9.1 4.4.3 3.4.6 3.3.3 3.3.3 3.2.3 3.2.2 3.2.1 3.2 3.2 gcc (7.2.0)
gimp (2.8.22) 2.8.22 2.8.14 2.6.10 2.2.13 2.2.8 1.2.5 1.2.5 1.2.3 1.2.3 1.2.3 1.3.8 gimp (2.8.22)
glibc (2.26) 2.25 2.19 2.11.2 2.3.6 2.3.3 2.3.2 2.3.2 2.3.2 2.3.1 2.3.1 2.2.5 glibc (2.26)
gnome-shell (3.26.0) -- --                   gnome-shell (3.26.0)
gnucash (2.7.0) -- -- 2.2.9 2.0.4 1.8.11 1.8.8 1.8.8 1.8.2 1.6.8 1.6.8 1.6.8 gnucash (2.7.0)
gnumeric (1.12.35) 1.12.34 1.12.9 1.10.9 1.6.3 1.4.3 1.2.6 1.2.2 1.0.12 1.0.11 1.0.10 1.0.9 gnumeric (1.12.35)
grub (2.02) 2.02 2.00 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.94 0.93 0.93 0.93 0.92 0.92 grub (2.02)
gtk+ (3.22.21) 3.22.15 3.12.2 2.20.1 2.10.9 2.6.9 2.2.4 2.2.4 2.2.1 2.0.9 2.0.9 2.0.6 gtk+ (3.22.21)
httpd (2.4.27) 2.2.31 2.2.27 2.2.16 2.2.4 2.0.54 2.0.48 2.0.48         httpd (2.4.27)
inkscape (0.92.2) 0.92.1 0.48.5 0.48.0 0.45 0.42             inkscape (0.92.2)
k3b (17.08.1) 2.0.3a 2.0.80 2.0.0 0.12.17 0.12.3 0.11.6 0.10.3         k3b (17.08.1)
kmod (24) 24 18                   kmod (24)
libgnome (2.32.1) 2.32.1 2.32.1 2.30.0 2.16.0 2.10.0 2.4.0 2.4.0 2.2.0.1 2.0.6 2.0.5 2.0.4 libgnome (2.32.1)
libreoffice (5.4.1) 5.3.3 4.3.2 3.2.1 2.1.0 1.1.4 1.1.1b 1.1.0 1.0.2 1.0.2 1.0.1 1.0.1 libreoffice (5.4.1)
linux (4.13.3) 4.12.10 3.16.3 2.6.35.2 2.6.20 2.4.31 2.4.25 2.4.24 2.4.20 2.4.20 2.4.19 2.4.19 linux (4.13.3)
Package moonbase 1.7.0
sinussuccessus
1.6.5
mareingenii
1.6.4
lacus
1.6.1
moosedrool
1.5.1
gallium
1.4.0
generalpfault
1.3.3
pvtvariables
1.3
mousex
1.2
pico
1.1.2
nano
Package
lxde-common (0.99.2) 0.99.2 0.5.6 0.5.0                 lxde-common (0.99.2)
mariadb (10.2.8) 10.1.22 5.5.37                   mariadb (10.2.8)
mate-desktop (1.18.0) -- --                   mate-desktop (1.18.0)
mesa (17.2.1) -- 10.2.7                   mesa (17.2.1)
mysql (5.7.19) 5.1.70 5.1.70 5.1.49 5.0.33 4.1.13a 4.0.18 4.0.17 3.23.56 3.23.54a 3.23.53 3.23.52 mysql (5.7.19)
nautilus (3.26.0) 3.26.0 3.12.2 2.30.1 2.16.3 2.10.1 2.4.2 2.4.1 2.2.2 2.0.8 2.0.8 2.0.7 nautilus (3.26.0)
NVIDIA (384.69) 384.69 340.24 195.36.31 1.0-9746               NVIDIA (384.69)
openbox (3.6.1) 3.6.1 3.5.2 3.4.11.2                 openbox (3.6.1)
openjdk (8u144) -- -- --                 openjdk (8u144)
openssh (7.5p1) 7.5p1 6.6p1 5.5p1 4.5p1 4.1p1 3.8p1 3.7.1p2 3.5p1 3.5p1 3.5p1 3.4p1 openssh (7.5p1)
openssl (1.1.0f) 1.0.2l 1.0.1i 1.0.0a 0.9.8d 0.9.7g 0.9.7c 0.9.7c 0.9.6i 0.9.6h 0.9.6g 0.9.6g openssl (1.1.0f)
perl (5.26.0) 5.26.0 5.20.1 5.12.1 5.8.8 5.8.7 5.8.3 5.8.1 5.8.0 5.8.0 5.8.0 5.8.0 perl (5.26.0)
php (7.1.9) 7.1.6 5.5.16 5.2.13 5.2.1 5.0.4 4.3.4 4.3.4 4.3.1 4.3.0 4.2.3 4.2.3 php (7.1.9)
plasma-desktop (5.10.5) 5.7.2                     plasma-desktop (5.10.5)
postfix (3.2.2) 3.2.2 2.11.1 2.7.1 2.3.7 2.2.5 2.0.18 2.0.16 2.0.6 2.0.0.1 1.1.11 1.1.11 postfix (3.2.2)
postgresql (9.6.5) 9.6.3 9.3.5 8.4.4 8.2.3 8.0.3 7.4.1 7.4.1 7.3.2 7.3.1 7.2.3 7.2.2 postgresql (9.6.5)
Python (3.6.2) 2.7.13 2.7.8 2.6.5 2.5 2.4.1 2.3.3 2.3.3 2.2.2 2.2.2 2.2.2 2.2.1 Python (3.6.2)
qt (5.9.1) 4.8.7 4.8.6 4.6.3 3.3.7 3.3.4 3.2.3 3.2.3 3.1.1 3.0.4 3.0.4 3.0.4 qt (5.9.1)
samba (4.7.0) 4.6.5 3.6.23 3.5.4 3.0.24 3.0.14a 3.0.2a 3.0.1 2.2.8 2.2.7a 2.2.7 2.2.5 samba (4.7.0)
systemd (234) 234 216                   systemd (234)
thunderbird (52.3.0) 45.5.1 31.1.1 3.1.2 1.5.0.9 1.0.6             thunderbird (52.3.0)
vim (8.0) 8.0 7.4 7.3 7.0 6.3 6.2 6.2 6.1 6.1 6.1 6.1 vim (8.0)
vlc (2.2.6) 2.2.6 2.1.5 1.1.3 0.8.6a 0.8.2             vlc (2.2.6)
xfdesktop (4.12.4) 4.12.3 4.11.8 4.6.2 4.4.0 4.2.2 4.0.3.1 4.0.3 3.8.18 3.8.18 3.8.18 3.8.16 xfdesktop (4.12.4)
xorg-server (1.19.3) 1.19.3 1.16.0 1.8.2 (7.1) (6.8.2)             xorg-server (1.19.3)

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