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DistroWatch.com: Quirky

Quirky

Last Update: 2017-08-26 01:22 UTC


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: 111 (93), 6 months: 119 (74), 3 months: 130 (64), 4 weeks: 169 (36), 1 week: 171 (37)

Average visitor rating: 5.6/10 from 5 review(s).


Quirky Summary
Distribution Quirky
Home Page http://bkhome.org/quirky/
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Download Mirrors http://www.puppylinux.com/downloadLinuxTracker.org
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases, download links and checksums:
 • 2017-07-19: Distribution Release: Quirky 8.2
 • 2017-01-15: Distribution Release: Quirky 8.1.6
 • 2016-10-26: Distribution Release: Quirky 8.1
 • 2016-04-21: Distribution Release: Quirky 8.0
 • 2015-11-11: Distribution Release: Quirky 7.3
 • 2015-10-07: Distribution Release: Quirky 7.2 "April"
 • 2015-08-25: Distribution Release: Quirky 7.1 "Appril"
 • 2015-02-26: Distribution Release: Quirky 7.0
 • 2014-10-26: Distribution Release: Quirky 6.2 "Unicorn"
 • 2014-01-31: Distribution Release: Quirky 6.0 "Tahr"
 • 2014-01-01: Distribution Release: Quirky 6.1
 • 2013-12-16: Distribution Release: Quirky 6.0
 • More Quirky releases...

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Feature 8.2 8.1 8.0 7.4 6.1 5.4.91 1.4 Feature
Release Date 2017-07-19 2016-10-25 2016-04-21 2015-12-10 2014-01-01 2013-02-27 2010-11-27 Release Date
End Of Life               End Of Life
Price (US$) Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Price (US$)
Image Size (MB) 294-358             Image Size (MB)
Free Download ISO IMG ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO Free Download
Installation Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Installation
Default Desktop JWM JWM JWM JWM JWM JWM JWM Default Desktop
Package Management PET PET PET PET PET PET PET Package Management
Release Model Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Release Model
Office Suite LibreOffice LibreOffice GOffice GOffice GOffice GOffice GOffice Office Suite
Processor Architecture x86_64 armhf x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386 i386 i386 Processor Architecture
Init Software other other other other other other other Init Software
Journaled File Systems ext4 ext3 ext3 ext3 ext3 ext3 ext3 Journaled File Systems
Multilingual -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Multilingual
Asian Language Support -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Asian Language Support
Full Package List 8.2 8.1 8.0 7.4   5.4.91 1.4 Full Package List
Package 8.2 8.1 8.0 7.4 6.1 5.4.91 1.4 Package
abiword (3.0.2) -- -- 3.0.1 3.0.1 2.8.6 2.8.6 2.8.6 abiword (3.0.2)
alsa-lib (1.1.4.1) 1.1.0 1.1.0 1.1.0 1.0.29 1.0.27.2 1.0.21a 1.0.21a alsa-lib (1.1.4.1)
ati-driver (16.40) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- ati-driver (16.40)
bash (4.4.12) 4.3 4.3 4.3 4.3 4.2 3.0 3.0 bash (4.4.12)
bind (9.11.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- bind (9.11.2)
chromium (62.0.3202.62) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- chromium (62.0.3202.62)
cups (2.2.5) 2.1.3 2.1.3 2.1.3 2.1.0 1.4.8 1.4.8 1.3.11 cups (2.2.5)
dhcp (4.3.6) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- dhcp (4.3.6)
e2fsprogs (1.43.7) 1.42.13 1.42.13 1.42.13 1.42.12 1.41.14 1.41.14 1.41.9 e2fsprogs (1.43.7)
firefox (56.0.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- firefox (56.0.1)
freetype (2.8.1) 2.6.1 2.6.1 2.6.1 2.5.2 2.5.0.1 2.4.5 2.3.11 freetype (2.8.1)
gcc (7.2.0) -- -- -- -- 4.7.3 4.3.4 4.3.4 gcc (7.2.0)
gimp (2.8.22) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gimp (2.8.22)
glibc (2.26) 2.23 2.23 2.23 2.21 2.17 2.10.1 2.10.1 glibc (2.26)
gnome-shell (3.26.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnome-shell (3.26.1)
gnucash (2.6.18-1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnucash (2.6.18-1)
gnumeric (1.12.35) -- -- 1.10.17 1.10.17 1.10.17 1.10.16 1.10.9 gnumeric (1.12.35)
grub (2.02) -- -- -- -- -- 0.97 0.97 grub (2.02)
gtk+ (3.22.24) 3.18.9 3.18.9 2.24.30 2.24.28 2.20.1 2.24.8 2.20.1 gtk+ (3.22.24)
httpd (2.4.28) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- httpd (2.4.28)
inkscape (0.92.2) -- 0.91 0.36.3 0.36.3 0.36.3 0.36.3 0.36.3 inkscape (0.92.2)
k3b (17.08.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- k3b (17.08.2)
kmod (24) 22 22 22 21 -- -- -- kmod (24)
libgnome (2.32.1) 2.32.1 2.32.1 2.32.1 2.32.1 -- -- -- libgnome (2.32.1)
libreoffice (5.4.2) 5.1.6 5.1.2 -- -- -- -- -- libreoffice (5.4.2)
linux (4.13.9) 4.4 4.4.7 4.2.6 3.12.6 3.8 2.6.31.14 linux (4.13.9)
Package 8.2 8.1 8.0 7.4 6.1 5.4.91 1.4 Package
lxde-common (0.99.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- lxde-common (0.99.2)
mariadb (10.2.9) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mariadb (10.2.9)
mate-desktop (1.18.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mate-desktop (1.18.0)
mesa (17.2.3) 12.0.6 11.2.0 11.2.0 11.0.2 -- -- -- mesa (17.2.3)
mysql (5.7.20) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mysql (5.7.20)
nautilus (3.26.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- nautilus (3.26.0)
NVIDIA (384.90) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- NVIDIA (384.90)
openbox (3.6.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- openbox (3.6.1)
openjdk (8u151) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- openjdk (8u151)
openssh (7.6p1) 7.2p2 7.2p2 7.2p2 6.9p1 6.4p1 5.8p2 5.3p1 openssh (7.6p1)
openssl (1.1.0f) 1.0.2g 1.0.2g 1.0.2g 1.0.2d 1.0.0e 1.0.0d 0.9.8k openssl (1.1.0f)
perl (5.26.1) 5.22.1 5.22.1 5.22.1 5.20.2 5.16.1 5.10.1 -- perl (5.26.1)
php (7.1.10) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- php (7.1.10)
plasma-desktop (5.11.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- plasma-desktop (5.11.1)
postfix (3.2.3) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- postfix (3.2.3)
postgresql (10.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- postgresql (10.0)
Python (3.6.3) 2.7.11 2.7.11 2.7.11 2.7.9 -- 2.6.4 -- Python (3.6.3)
qt (5.9.2) -- -- -- 5.4.2 -- -- -- qt (5.9.2)
samba (4.7.0) 4.3.11 4.3.8 4.3.8 4.1.17 3.6.9 3.0.37 3.0.37 samba (4.7.0)
systemd (235) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- systemd (235)
thunderbird (52.4.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- thunderbird (52.4.0)
vim (8.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- vim (8.0)
vlc (2.2.6) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- vlc (2.2.6)
xfdesktop (4.12.4) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- xfdesktop (4.12.4)
xorg-server (1.19.5) 1.18.4 1.18.3 1.18.3 1.17.2 1.14.3 1.9.3 1.3.0.0 xorg-server (1.19.5)

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Version: 7.4
Rating: 10
Date: 2017-08-21
Votes: 3


Best portable OS. I use it from USB flash drive every day.


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Version: 8.2
Rating: 5
Date: 2017-07-29
Votes: 0


a a linux beginner I activated the live session it was very nice but i could not install it to my hard desk because you changed the standard regular installer (from a cd disk)


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Version: 8.2
Rating: 2
Date: 2017-07-22
Votes: 0


Doesn't seen to want to install. Can't recognize space on the hard drive.


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