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DistroWatch.com: Maui Linux

Maui Linux

Last Update: 2017-03-05 03:50 UTC


Maui Linux is a desktop Linux distribution based on KDE neon and featuring KDE's Plasma desktop. It was created in August 2016 as a continuation of Netrunner's Kubuntu-based "Desktop" edition, but it was re-based on KDE neon which is a more cutting-edge project with frequent updates and a semi-rolling release model. Besides providing a KDE-centric distribution with many popular KDE packages included on the live DVD, the project also focuses on integrating non-KDE software, such as Firefox, Thunderbird or VLC with the underlying infrastructure of the Plasma desktop.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 96 (138), 6 months: 56 (216), 3 months: 65 (207), 4 weeks: 39 (315), 1 week: 83 (162)

Average visitor rating: 10/10 from 2 review(s).


Maui Summary
Distribution Maui Linux
Home Page https://mauilinux.org/
Mailing Lists --
User Forums http://forums.mauilinux.org/
Alternative User Forums LinuxQuestions.org
Documentation https://community.kde.org/Neon
Screenshots LinuxQuestions.orgDistroWatch Gallery
Screencasts LinuxQuestions.org
Download Mirrors http://mauilinux.org/download/
Bug Tracker --
Related Websites  
Reviews 2.x: Dedoimedo
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases, download links and checksums:
 • 2017-03-05: Distribution Release: Maui Linux 17.03
 • 2016-11-27: Distribution Release: Maui Linux 2.1
 • 2016-10-28: Distribution Release: Maui Linux 2
 • 2016-08-14: Distribution Release: Maui Linux 1
 • More Maui releases...

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  • 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 17.03
cubalibre
2.1
bluetang
1
aurora
Release Date 2017-03-04 2016-11-26 2016-08-14
End Of Life      
Price (US$) Free Free Free
CDs 1 DVD 1 DVD 1 DVD
Free Download ISO ISO ISO
Installation Graphical Graphical Graphical
Default Desktop KDE Plasma KDE Plasma KDE Plasma
Package Management DEB (apt) DEB (apt) DEB (apt)
Office Suite LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice
Processor Architecture x86_64 x86_64 x86_64
Journaled File Systems Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS
Multilingual Yes Yes Yes
Asian Language Support Yes Yes Yes
Full Package List 17.03 2.1 1
Package 17.03
cubalibre
2.1
bluetang
1
aurora
abiword (3.0.2) -- -- --
alsa-lib (1.1.3) 1.1.0 1.1.0 1.1.0
ati-driver (16.40) -- -- --
bash (4.4) 4.3 4.3 4.3
bind (9.11.0-P3) -- -- --
chromium (57.0.2987.110) -- -- --
cups (2.2.2) 2.1.3 2.1.3 2.1.3
dhcp (4.3.5) 4.3.3 4.3.3 4.3.3
e2fsprogs (1.43.4) 1.43.1 1.43.1 1.42.13
firefox (52.0.1) 51.0.1 50.0 48.0
freetype (2.7.1) 2.6.1 2.6.1 2.6.1
gcc (6.3.0) 5.3.1 5.3.1 5.3.1
gimp (2.8.20) 2.8.16 2.8.16 2.8.16
glibc (2.25) 2.23 2.23 2.23
gnome-shell (3.24.0) -- -- --
gnucash (2.6.15) -- -- --
gnumeric (1.12.34) -- -- --
grub (2.00) 2.02beta2 2.02beta2 2.02beta2
gtk+ (3.22.11) 3.18.9 3.18.9 3.18.9
httpd (2.4.25) -- -- --
inkscape (0.92.1) 0.91 0.91 --
k3b (2.0.3a) 2.0.3 2.0.3 2.0.3
kmod (24) 22 22 22
libgnome (2.32.1) 2.32.1 2.32.1 2.32.1
libreoffice (5.3.1) 5.1.6rc2 5.1.4 5.1.4
linux (4.10.5) 4.4 4.4 4.4
Package 17.03
cubalibre
2.1
bluetang
1
aurora
lxde-common (0.99.2) -- -- --
mariadb (10.1.22) -- -- --
mate-desktop (1.18.0) -- -- --
mesa (17.0.2) 12.0.6 11.2.0 11.2.0
mysql (5.7.17) -- -- --
nautilus (3.24.0) -- -- --
NVIDIA (378.13) -- -- --
openbox (3.6.1) -- -- --
openjdk (8u121) 8u121 8u111 8u91
openssh (7.5p1) 7.2p2 7.2p2 7.2p2
openssl (1.1.0e) 1.0.2g 1.0.2g 1.0.2g
perl (5.24.1) 5.22.1 5.22.1 5.22.1
php (7.1.3) -- -- --
plasma-desktop (5.9.4) 5.9.3 5.8.3 5.7.3
postfix (3.2.0) -- -- --
postgresql (9.6.2) -- -- --
Python (3.6.1) 2.7.11 2.7.11 2.7.11
qt (5.8.0) 5.7.1 5.7.0 5.7.0
samba (4.6.1) 4.3.11 4.3.11 4.3.9
systemd (233) 229 229 229
thunderbird (45.8.0) 45.3.0 45.3.0 38.8.0
vim (8.0) 7.4 7.4 7.4
vlc (2.2.4) 2.2.2 2.2.2 2.2.2
xfdesktop (4.12.3) -- -- --
xorg-server (1.19.3) 1.18.4 1.18.4 1.18.3

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Average rating: 10   From 2 review(s)




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Version: 2.1
Rating: 10
Date: 2017-02-24
Votes: 2


Pros. Very functional. Root actions included in Dolphin in full. Update manager - from Mint. USB image writer - from openSUSE. Nice descktop themes.
Cons. Kernel management is not embedded in the update manager (Maui lags behindMint). USB Stick Formatter (mintstick) would be very helpfull.


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Version: 17.03
Rating: 10
Date: 2017-03-19
Votes: 0


Been using Maui since 1.0, and Netrunner before that. IMO, pretty darn-near bulletproof Linux with KDE plasma desktop.

In my experience, non-KDE programs like Firefox "just work." Developers do an excellent job of shielding one from the back-end stuff. Should one have problems with back-end stuff, user forum site receives prompt attention from those who know what's going on.

As other reviewer noted, kernel management not in Update Manager. Also, less than thrilled with appearance of Calligra in Maui 17.03. Libre Office works well enough for me. Not sure what the fuss about not having Calligra was about.

Again, IMO, this only affects power users. Overall philosophy of developers appears to be "KDE Plasma that works." Certainly worth a spin if exploring KDE-based distros.


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