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DistroWatch.com: Redcore Linux

Redcore Linux

Last Update: 2017-08-28 17:24 UTC


Redcore Linux explores the idea of bringing the power of Gentoo Linux to the masses. It aims to be a very quick way to install a pure Gentoo Linux system without spending hours or days compiling from source code, and reading documentation. To achieve this goal, Redcore provides a repository with pre-built binary packages which receives continuous updates, following a rolling release model.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 221 (37), 6 months: 123 (74), 3 months: 76 (148), 4 weeks: 53 (210), 1 week: 132 (51)

Average visitor rating: 8/10 from 12 review(s).


Redcore Summary
Distribution Redcore Linux
Home Page https://redcorelinux.org/
Mailing Lists --
User Forums --
Alternative User Forums LinuxQuestions.org
Documentation https://wiki.redcorelinux.org/doku.php
Screenshots --
Screencasts
Download Mirrors http://mirror.math.princeton.edu/pub/redcorelinux/iso/
Bug Tracker https://bugs.redcorelinux.org/
Related Websites https://gentoo.org/support/documentation/
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Feature 1708
Release Date 2017-08-28
End Of Life  
Price (US$) Free
Image Size (MB) 2390-2400
Free Download ISO
Installation Graphical
Default Desktop LXQt
Package Management emerge
Release Model Rolling
Office Suite LibreOffice
Processor Architecture x86_64
Init Software OpenRC, SysV
Journaled File Systems ext3, ext4
Multilingual --
Asian Language Support --
Full Package List 1708
Package 1708
abiword (3.0.2) --
alsa-lib (1.1.4.1) 1.1.2
ati-driver (16.40) --
bash (4.4) 4.3
bind (9.11.2) --
chromium (61.0.3163.100) --
cups (2.2.4) 2.1.4
dhcp (4.3.6) --
e2fsprogs (1.43.6) 1.43.3
firefox (55.0.3) --
freetype (2.8.1) 2.8
gcc (7.2.0) 5.4.0
gimp (2.8.22) 2.8.22
glibc (2.26) 2.23
gnome-shell (3.26.0) --
gnucash (2.6.18) --
gnumeric (1.12.35) --
grub (2.02) 2.02
gtk+ (3.22.21) --
httpd (2.4.27) --
inkscape (0.92.2) 0.91
k3b (17.08.1) 17.08.0
kmod (24) 23
libgnome (2.32.1) --
libreoffice (5.4.1) 5.2.7.2
linux (4.13.3) 4.9.40
Package 1708
lxde-common (0.99.2) --
mariadb (10.2.8) --
mate-desktop (1.18.0) --
mesa (17.2.1) 0.0.10
mysql (5.7.19) --
nautilus (3.26.0) --
NVIDIA (384.69) --
openbox (3.6.1) 3.6.1
openjdk (8u144) --
openssh (7.5p1) 7.5p1
openssl (1.1.0f) 1.0.2l
perl (5.26.1) 5.24.1
php (7.1.9) --
plasma-desktop (5.10.5) --
postfix (3.2.3) --
postgresql (9.6.5) --
Python (3.6.2) 3.4.5
qt (5.9.1) 5.7.1
samba (4.7.0) 4.5.10
systemd (234) --
thunderbird (52.3.0) --
vim (8.0) 8.0
vlc (2.2.6) 2.2.6
xfdesktop (4.12.4) --
xorg-server (1.19.3) 1.19.3

Reader Ratings
Reader supplied reviews for Redcore Linux

Average rating
8.0
from 12 review(s)



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Version: 1708
Rating: 10
Date: 2017-09-03
Votes: 0


1708 runs OK, and I have tried some aplications that are not in Redcore repository and I like how they work, some binaries or if not found, win....exe apps with wine emulator...
I tested also USB and DVD LIVE.


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Version: 1708
Rating: 5
Date: 2017-08-30
Votes: 2


I have tested Redcore when it first launched and thought it had some serious potential, Redcore does bring an easy Gentoo experience to the masses. It had/has many features that are unique to the distro. I see that the latest release was announced and thought I'd test it again to see what has changed, Redcore no longer works on my laptop as it has 2gb of RAM and the installer requires more to be able to work. I do not know why this is the case as by default LXQt is a lightweight DE and will work comfortably on older hardware. IMO the installer should not use 2gb of RAM to work! This is poor performance on the developers part. Many Linux/BSD users have older hardware and the majority of us look for light distros.

I have given Redcore a score of 5/10 because before this update it worked, it had some minor bugs but it worked. Now I cannot even install it.


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Version: 1706
Rating: 9
Date: 2017-08-22
Votes: 0


Wonderfully done gentoo based distro using customized XFCE desktop The distribution is . barbones but easy to update and upgrade. Software manager is intuitive and in some ways similar to Synaptic. It is streamlined and simple. Drawback is install one item individually but can install more than one at a time. Biggest con is it looks for specific names of programs and does not allow search by description. The operating system otherwise runs smooth. Is stable. Rock solid, clean, and fin to use.


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