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Netrunner

Last Update: 2017-02-17 00:46 UTC


Netrunner is a Debian-based distribution featuring a highly customised KDE desktop with extra applications, multimedia codecs, Flash and Java plugins, and a unique look and feel. The modifications are designed to enhance the user-friendliness of the desktop environment while still preserving the freedom to tweak. A separate "Rolling" edition, based on Manjaro Linux, was launched in 2014 but has since been discontinued.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 39 (268), 6 months: 39 (304), 3 months: 35 (330), 4 weeks: 77 (181), 1 week: 77 (168)

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


Netrunner Summary
Distribution Netrunner
Home Page http://www.netrunner.com/
Mailing Lists --
User Forums http://forums.netrunner.com/
Alternative User Forums LinuxQuestions.org
Documentation http://www.netrunner.com/faq/
Screenshots http://www.netrunner.com/screenshots/LinuxQuestions.orgDistroWatch Gallery
Screencasts LinuxQuestions.org
Download Mirrors http://www.netrunner.com/download/LinuxTracker.org
Bug Tracker https://bugs.launchpad.net/netrunner
Related Websites Netrunner MagWikipedia
Reviews Rolling: Everyday Linux UserOrdinatechnicDedoimedoBlogspot
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases, download links and checksums:
 • 2017-01-02: Distribution Release: Netrunner 17.01
 • 2016-10-23: Distribution Release: Netrunner 16.09 "Core"
 • 2016-02-28: Distribution Release: Netrunner 2016.01 "Rolling"
 • 2015-11-23: Distribution Release: Netrunner 17
 • 2015-11-14: Distribution Release: Netrunner 2015.11 "Rolling"
 • 2015-10-03: Distribution Release: Netrunner 15.09 "Rolling"
 • 2015-09-01: Distribution Release: Netrunner 14.2
 • 2015-05-17: Distribution Release: Netrunner 16
 • 2015-02-16: Distribution Release: Netrunner 15
 • 2015-01-24: Distribution Release: Netrunner 14.1
 • 2014-09-27: Distribution Release: Netrunner 2014.09.1 "Rolling"
 • 2014-06-22: Distribution Release: Netrunner 14
 • More Netrunner 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 17.01.2
horizon
16
ozymandias
14.1
frontier
13.12
enigma2
13.06
enigma
12.12.1
dryland
4.2.1
dryland
3.2
chromatic
2.0
blacklight
Feature
Release Date 2017-01-21 2015-05-17 2015-01-24 2014-01-13 2013-07-05 2013-01-23 2012-09-05 2011-06-29 2010-07-15 Release Date
End Of Life                   End Of Life
Price (US$) Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Price (US$)
CDs 1 DVD 1 DVD 1 DVD 1 DVD 1 DVD 1 DVD 1 DVD 1 DVD 1 DVD CDs
Free Download ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO Free Download
Installation Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Installation
Default Desktop KDE Plasma KDE Plasma KDE KDE KDE KDE KDE KDE KDE Default Desktop
Package Management DEB (APT) DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB Package Management
Office Suite LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice OO.o Office Suite
Processor Architecture x86_64 x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386 i386 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 Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Journaled File Systems
Multilingual Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Multilingual
Asian Language Support Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Asian Language Support
Full Package List 17.01.2 16 14.1 13.12 13.06 12.12.1 4.2.1 3.2 2.0 Full Package List
Package 17.01.2
horizon
16
ozymandias
14.1
frontier
13.12
enigma2
13.06
enigma
12.12.1
dryland
4.2.1
dryland
3.2
chromatic
2.0
blacklight
Package
abiword (3.0.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- abiword (3.0.2)
alsa-lib (1.1.3) 1.1.2 1.0.28 1.0.27.2 1.0.27.2 1.0.25 1.0.25 1.0.25 1.0.23 1.0.22 alsa-lib (1.1.3)
ati-driver (16.40) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 8.780 8.723 ati-driver (16.40)
bash (4.4) 4.4 4.3 4.3 4.2 4.2 4.2 4.2 4.1 4.1 bash (4.4)
bind (9.11.0-P3) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- bind (9.11.0-P3)
chromium (57.0.2987.110) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- chromium (57.0.2987.110)
cups (2.2.2) 2.2.1 2.0.2 1.7.2 1.7.0rc1 1.6.2 1.6.1 1.5.3 1.4.4 1.4.3 cups (2.2.2)
dhcp (4.3.5) 4.3.5b1 4.3.1 4.2.4 4.2.4 4.2.4 4.2.4 4.1.ESV-R4 3.1.3 3.1.3 dhcp (4.3.5)
e2fsprogs (1.43.4) 1.43.3 1.42.12 1.42.9 1.42.8 1.42.5 1.42.5 1.42 1.41.12 1.41.11 e2fsprogs (1.43.4)
firefox (52.0.1) 50.1.0 37.0 35.0 25.0.1 21.0 18.0 14.0.1 5.0 3.6.6 firefox (52.0.1)
freetype (2.7.1) 2.6.3 2.5.2 2.5.2 2.4.12 2.4.11 2.4.10 2.4.8 2.4.2 2.3.11 freetype (2.7.1)
gcc (6.3.0) 6.2.1 4.9.2 4.8.2 4.8.1 4.7.3 4.7.2 4.6.3 4.4.4 4.4.3 gcc (6.3.0)
gimp (2.8.20) 2.8.18 2.8.14 2.8.10 2.8.6 2.8.4 2.8.2 2.8.0 2.6.11 2.6.8 gimp (2.8.20)
glibc (2.25) 2.24 2.21 2.19 2.17 2.17 2.15 2.15 2.12.1 2.11.1 glibc (2.25)
gnome-shell (3.24.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnome-shell (3.24.0)
gnucash (2.6.15) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnucash (2.6.15)
gnumeric (1.12.34) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnumeric (1.12.34)
grub (2.00) 2.02beta3 2.02beta2 2.02beta2 2.00 2.00 2.00 1.99 1.98 1.98 grub (2.00)
gtk+ (3.22.11) 3.22.4 3.14.12 3.10.8 3.8.6 3.6.4 3.6.0 3.4.2 2.22.0 2.20.0 gtk+ (3.22.11)
httpd (2.4.25) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- httpd (2.4.25)
inkscape (0.92.1) 0.91 -- -- -- -- 0.48.3.1 -- -- -- inkscape (0.92.1)
k3b (2.0.3a) -- 2.0.3 2.0.2 2.0.2 2.0.2 2.0.2 2.0.2 2.0.1 1.91.0rc2 k3b (2.0.3a)
kmod (24) 23 18 15 9 9 -- -- -- -- kmod (24)
libgnome (2.32.1) 2.32.1 2.32.1 2.32.1 2.32.1 -- -- 2.32.1 2.32.0 2.30.0 libgnome (2.32.1)
libreoffice (5.3.1) 5.2.3 4.4.2 4.2.7 4.1.3 4.0.2 3.6.2rc2 3.5.3 3.3.2* 3.2.0 libreoffice (5.3.1)
linux (4.10.5) 4.8.7 3.19 3.13 3.11 3.8 3.5 3.2 2.6.35 2.6.32 linux (4.10.5)
Package 17.01.2
horizon
16
ozymandias
14.1
frontier
13.12
enigma2
13.06
enigma
12.12.1
dryland
4.2.1
dryland
3.2
chromatic
2.0
blacklight
Package
lxde-common (0.99.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- lxde-common (0.99.2)
mariadb (10.1.22) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mariadb (10.1.22)
mate-desktop (1.18.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mate-desktop (1.18.0)
mesa (17.0.2) 13.0.2 10.5.2 10.1.3 9.2.1 9.1.1 9.0 8.0.2 7.9git 7.7.1 mesa (17.0.2)
mysql (5.7.17) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mysql (5.7.17)
nautilus (3.24.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 2.30.1 nautilus (3.24.0)
NVIDIA (378.13) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 260.19.06 195.36.15 NVIDIA (378.13)
openbox (3.6.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- openbox (3.6.1)
openjdk (8u121) 8u111 7u79 7u71 7u25 7u21 7u9 6b24 -- -- openjdk (8u121)
openssh (7.5p1) 7.3p1 6.7p1 6.6p1 6.2p2 6.1p1 6.0p1 5.9p1 5.5p1 5.3p1 openssh (7.5p1)
openssl (1.1.0e) 1.0.2j 1.0.1f 1.0.1f 1.0.1e 1.0.1c 1.0.1c 1.0.1 0.9.8o 0.9.8k openssl (1.1.0e)
perl (5.24.1) 5.24.1 5.20.2 5.18.2 5.14.2 5.14.2 5.14.2 5.14.2 5.10.1 5.10.1 perl (5.24.1)
php (7.1.3) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- php (7.1.3)
plasma-desktop (5.9.4) 5.8.2 5.3.0 4.11.99 4.11.99 4.10.3 4.9.4 4.9.4 4.6.2 4.4.2 plasma-desktop (5.9.4)
postfix (3.2.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- postfix (3.2.0)
postgresql (9.6.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- postgresql (9.6.2)
Python (3.6.1) 2.7.11 2.7.9 2.7.5 2.7.5 2.7.4 2.7.3 2.7.3 2.6.6 2.6.5 Python (3.6.1)
qt (5.8.0) 5.7.1 5.4.1 4.8.5 4.8.4 4.8.4 4.8.3 4.8.1 4.7.0 4.6.2 qt (5.8.0)
samba (4.6.1) 4.4.7 4.1.13 4.1.6 3.6.18 3.6.6 3.6.9 3.6.3 3.5.4 3.4.7 samba (4.6.1)
systemd (233) 232 219 204 -- -- -- -- -- -- systemd (233)
thunderbird (45.8.0) 45.5.1 31.6.0 31.4.0 24.2.0 17.0.6 17.0.2 14.0 3.1.10 3.0.4 thunderbird (45.8.0)
vim (8.0) 8.0 7.4 7.4 7.4 7.3 7.3 7.3 7.2 7.2 vim (8.0)
vlc (2.2.4) 2.2.4 2.2.0 2.1.4 2.1.0 2.0.6 2.0.5 2.0.1 1.1.10 1.1.0 vlc (2.2.4)
xfdesktop (4.12.3) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- xfdesktop (4.12.3)
xorg-server (1.19.3) 1.19.0 1.17.1 1.15.1 1.14.3 1.13.3 1.13.0 1.11.4 1.9.0 1.7.6 xorg-server (1.19.3)

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Version: 17.01
Rating: 8
Date: 2017-02-16
Votes: 0


Really nice system. Fast, lightweight despite of using Plasma 5.
Under Debian, network manager does not work on my Lenovo G70 but here it's ok, no problems, finally. Looks fantastically, it's a beautiful Plasma even better than under Manjaro and Suse.
Its weakness is Calamares installer which requires from a user manual allocating /boot/efi partition to install it next to Windows. I cannot understand why this installer cannot do this automatically.
Generally it works fine, I have not faced any serious problem, only some small problems here and there but it is nothing.
The system is usable in the current shape and I hope it will not be worse.
It is worth to try.


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