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DistroWatch.com: Redcore Linux

Redcore Linux

Last Update: 2017-07-07 18:59 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: 282 (12), 6 months: 282 (24), 3 months: 162 (50), 4 weeks: 73 (151), 1 week: 30 (362)

Average visitor rating: 8.71/10 from 7 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 --
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 1706
Release Date 2017-06-28
End Of Life  
Price (US$) Free
Free Download ISO
Installation Graphical
Default Desktop LXQt
Package Management emerge
Office Suite LibreOffice
Processor Architecture x86_64
Journaled File Systems ext3, ext4
Multilingual --
Asian Language Support --
Full Package List 1706
Package 1706
abiword (3.0.2) --
alsa-lib ( 1.1.2
ati-driver (16.40) --
bash (4.4) 4.3
bind (9.11.1-P3) --
chromium (59.0.3071.115) --
cups (2.2.4) 2.1.4
dhcp (4.3.5) --
e2fsprogs (1.43.4) 1.43.3
firefox (54.0.1) --
freetype (2.8) 2.8
gcc (7.1.0) 5.4.0
gimp (2.8.22) 2.8.22
glibc (2.25) 2.23
gnome-shell (3.24.3) --
gnucash (2.6.17) --
gnumeric (1.12.35) --
grub (2.02) 2.02
gtk+ (3.22.17) --
httpd (2.4.27) --
inkscape (0.92.1) 0.91
k3b (17.04.3) 2.10.0
kmod (24) 23
libgnome (2.32.1) --
libreoffice (5.3.4)
linux (4.12.3) 4.9.30
Package 1706
lxde-common (0.99.2) --
mariadb (10.2.7) --
mate-desktop (1.18.0) --
mesa (17.1.5) 0.0.10
mysql (5.7.19) --
nautilus ( --
NVIDIA (381.22) --
openbox (3.6.1) 3.6.1
openjdk (8u131) --
openssh (7.5p1) 7.5p1
openssl (1.1.0f) 1.0.2k
perl (5.26.0) 5.24.1
php (7.1.7) --
plasma-desktop (5.10.4) --
postfix (3.2.2) --
postgresql (9.6.3) --
Python (3.6.2) 2.7.12
qt (5.9.1) 2.0.0
samba (4.6.6) --
systemd (234) --
thunderbird (52.2.1) --
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
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Version: 1706
Rating: 9
Date: 2017-07-17
Votes: 4

Just started testing this distro, my first attempt with a Gentoo distro. Stating that it's a "SRC " based distro is a bit of a furfy. It is & it isn't, Redcore has included multiple modes within it's Os. Primarily it provides binary packages using "Sisyphus" command "apt" like package management. But by switching to either " SRC or Mixed Mode" with the "Vasile" command, will give you full access to the Gentoo Portage & Overlay repositories.Using Gentoo will allow building from source. Then you can switch back to Redcore binaries when you like.

It works straight of the Box, Picked up dual GPU (Intel Hd 3000 & radeon Turks 6630M) works perfectly. Like wise my wifi card worked straight of the box. Yes being a brand new Distro, there are bugs to be ironed out. More Binaries need to be added, they will come shortly. But you can always build from source or from Gentoo .Works brilliantly on my Desktop.

The 1 on 1 support on #Redcore @freenode was and is "incredible ". There is also a Facebook group. This Os is Lightning fast, Low on resources. Really throws a punch not only for the ease of setup for a Gentoo base system, and the added installed packages are refreshing, a number of surprise packages that may become the norm in other OSers. This is not an Os to appeal to just Gentoo luddies, but all Linux distro users. A interesting surprise awaits that enter this realm of REDcore. Go, enter & discover a new world of Linux & prosper

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Version: 1706
Rating: 3
Date: 2017-07-11
Votes: 0

I was excited at first, but became very disappointed because Redcore would not detect wi-fi. Just like most BSD distros. That's not good here in the 21st Century.

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Version: 1706
Rating: 10
Date: 2017-07-09
Votes: 2

I'm testing this and I am left with a very positive impression so far, Redcore comes with many handy tools out of the box to get you started - and then some extras.

Redcore feels fast and stable and has some unique customisations for LXQt that I have not seen before (I do not know if its Gentoo specific as this is my first time using a Gentoo based distro?), but it does add a nice touch to LXQt.

With Redcore being VERY easy to install, I think many users should try it out, there is plenty of documentation/support from Gentoo forums/wikis.

My only gripe is due to my lack of experience compiling my own software/programmes to install and use, it does have a slight learning curve, however it comes with the software to compile what you want. I just need to learn how to use it properly. So I won't mark Redcore down for this as its not a distro specific issue.

10/10, I would recommend for all user types, beginners and intermediates should try Redcore as it will teach you (and me) a lot.

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