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DistroWatch.com: Quirky

Quirky

Last Update: Thursday 17 July 2014 04:51 GMT


Quirky, a sister project of Puppy Linux, is a Linux distribution built with a custom tool called Woof. The underlying infrastructure, such as boot-up and shut-down scripts, setup tools, hardware detection, desktop management, user interface, speed and general ease-of-use are common across all distributions built with Woof, but a specific build will have a different package selection and further customisation (even totally different binary packages). Quirky is developed by the founder of Puppy Linux and Woof to push the envelope a bit further, to explore some new ideas in the underlying infrastructure -- some of which may be radical or odd, hence the name Quirky.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 102 (136), 6 months: 133 (84), 3 months: 146 (61), 4 weeks: 177 (47), 1 week: 179 (49)


Quirky Summary
Distribution Quirky
Home Page http://bkhome.org/quirky/
Mailing Lists --
User Forums --
Documentation --
Screenshots LinuxScreenshots.org
Download Mirrors http://www.puppylinux.com/download
Bug Tracker --
Related Websites  
Reviews 6.x: Linux Insider
Where To Buy OSDisc.com (sponsored link)

Recent Related News
 • 2014-01-31: Distribution Release: Quirky 6.0
 • 2014-01-01: Distribution Release: Quirky 6.1
 • 2013-12-16: Distribution Release: Quirky 6.0
 • 2013-03-02: Distribution Release: Quirky 5.4.91
 • 2010-11-27: Distribution Release: Quirky 1.4
 • 2010-09-22: Distribution Release: Quirky 1.3

 • More Quirky news...
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  • 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 6.1 5.4.91 1.4
Release Date 2014/01/01 2013/02/27 2010/11/27
End Of Life      
Price (US$) Free Free Free
CDs 1 1 1
Free Download ISO ISO ISO
Installation Graphical Graphical Graphical
Default Desktop JWM JWM JWM
Package Management PET PET PET
Office Suite GOffice GOffice GOffice
Processor Architecture i386 i386 i386
Journaled File Systems ext3 ext3 ext3
Multilingual -- -- --
Asian Language Support -- -- --
Full Package List   5.4.91 1.4
Package 6.1 5.4.91 1.4
abiword (3.0.0) 2.8.6 2.8.6 2.8.6
alsa-lib (1.0.28) 1.0.27.2 1.0.21a 1.0.21a
ati-driver (14.10.1006) -- -- --
bash (4.3) 4.2 3.0 3.0
bind (9.10.0-P2) -- -- --
chromium (37.0.2062.94) -- -- --
cups (1.7.5) 1.4.8 1.4.8 1.3.11
dhcp (4.3.1) -- -- --
e2fsprogs (1.42.12) 1.41.14 1.41.14 1.41.9
firefox (31.0) -- -- --
freetype (2.5.3) 2.5.0.1 2.4.5 2.3.11
gcc (4.9.1) 4.7.3 4.3.4 4.3.4
gimp (2.8.14) -- -- --
glibc (2.19) 2.17 2.10.1 2.10.1
gnome-shell (3.12.2) -- -- --
gnucash (2.6.3) -- -- --
gnumeric (1.12.17) 1.10.17 1.10.16 1.10.9
grub (2.00) -- 0.97 0.97
gtk+ (3.12.2) 2.20.1 2.24.8 2.20.1
httpd (2.4.10) -- -- --
inkscape (0.48.5) 0.36.3 0.36.3 0.36.3
k3b (2.0.2) -- -- --
kdelibs (4.14.0) -- -- --
kmod (18) -- -- --
libgnome (2.32.1) -- -- --
libreoffice (4.3.1) -- -- --
Package 6.1 5.4.91 1.4
linux (3.16.1) 3.12.6 3.8 2.6.31.14
lxde-common (0.5.5) -- -- --
mariadb (10.0.13) -- -- --
mate-desktop (1.8.1) -- -- --
MesaLib (10.2.6) -- -- --
mysql (5.6.20) -- -- --
nautilus (3.12.2) -- -- --
NVIDIA (340.32) -- -- --
openbox (3.5.2) -- -- --
openjdk (7u40) -- -- --
openssh (6.6p1) 6.4p1 5.8p2 5.3p1
openssl (1.0.1i) 1.0.0e 1.0.0d 0.9.8k
perl (5.20.0) 5.16.1 5.10.1 --
php (5.6.0) -- -- --
postfix (2.11.1) -- -- --
postgresql (9.3.5) -- -- --
Python (3.4.1) -- 2.6.4 --
qt (5.3.1) -- -- --
samba (4.1.11) 3.6.9 3.0.37 3.0.37
systemd (216) -- -- --
thunderbird (31.0) -- -- --
vim (7.4) -- -- --
vlc (2.1.5) -- -- --
xfdesktop (4.10.2) -- -- --
xine-lib (1.2.6) -- -- --
xorg-server (1.16.0) 1.14.3 1.9.3 1.3.0.0


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