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DistroWatch.com: SharkLinux


Last Update: 2017-11-12 05:35 UTC

SharkLinux is an Ubuntu-based distribution featuring the MATE desktop. The distribution automatically upgrades packages on the system to apply security patches. The distribution also enables sudo access by default without requiring a password for user convenience. SharkLinux features the Ubuntu Hardware Enablement (HWE) kernel by default.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 124 (75), 6 months: 75 (151), 3 months: 81 (142), 4 weeks: 36 (330), 1 week: 26 (434)

Average visitor rating: 9.42/10 from 24 review(s).

SharkLinux Summary
Distribution SharkLinux
Home Page http://sharklinuxos.org/
Mailing Lists --
User Forums --
Alternative User Forums LinuxQuestions.org
Documentation http://sharklinuxos.org/documents
Screenshots --
Download Mirrors http://sharklinuxos.org/downloads
Bug Tracker http://support.sharklinuxos.org/
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 • 2017-11-11: Distribution Release: SharkLinux 4.13.0-17
 • 2017-07-06: Distribution Release: SharkLinux 2017.07
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Feature 4.13.0
Release Date 2017-11-11
End Of Life  
Price (US$) Free
Image Size (MB) 1500-1600
Free Download ISO
Installation GUI
Default Desktop MATE
Package Management DEB (APT)
Release Model Fixed
Office Suite LibreOffice
Processor Architecture x86_64
Init Software systemd
Journaled File Systems ext4
Multilingual --
Asian Language Support --
Full Package List 4.13.0
Package 4.13.0
abiword (3.0.2) --
alsa-lib (1.1.5) 1.1.0
ati-driver (16.40) --
bash (4.4.12) 4.3
bind (9.11.2) --
chromium (62.0.3202.94) 62.0.3202.89
cups (2.2.6) 2.1.3
dhcp (4.3.6) 4.3.3
e2fsprogs (1.43.7) 1.42.13
firefox (57.0) 58.0
freetype (2.8.1) 2.6.1
gcc (7.2.0) 5.3.1
gimp (2.8.22) 2.8.20
glibc (2.26) 2.23
gnome-shell (3.26.2) --
gnucash (2.6.18-1) 1
gnumeric (1.12.36) --
grub (2.02) 2.02beta2
gtk+ (3.22.26) 3.18.9
httpd (2.4.29) --
inkscape (0.92.2) --
k3b (17.08.3) --
kmod (24) 22
libgnome (2.32.1) --
libreoffice (5.4.3) 5.4.3
linux (4.14.1) 4.13
Package 4.13.0
lxde-common (0.99.2) --
mariadb (10.2.10) --
mate-desktop (1.18.0) 1.16.2
mesa (17.2.5) 17.0.7
mysql (5.7.20) --
nautilus (3.26.2) 3.18.4
NVIDIA (387.22) --
openbox (3.6.1) --
openjdk (8u151) 8u131
openssh (7.6p1) 7.2p2
openssl (1.1.0g) 1.0.2g
perl (5.26.1) 5.22.1
php (7.1.11) --
plasma-desktop (5.11.3) --
postfix (3.2.4) --
postgresql (10.1) --
Python (3.6.3) 2.7.11
qt (5.9.2) 5.5.1
samba (4.7.3) --
systemd (235) 229
thunderbird (52.4.0) 56.0
vim (8.0) 7.4
vlc (2.2.6) 2.2.2
xfdesktop (4.12.4) --
xorg-server (1.19.5) 1.18.4

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Version: 4.13.0
Rating: 10
Date: 2017-11-20
Votes: 2

SharkLinux does exactly what I want it to and then some!

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Version: 4.13.0
Rating: 10
Date: 2017-11-19
Votes: 0

SharkLinux was easy to install and runs fine on an older system that couldnt handle newer versions of Windows

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Version: 4.13.0
Rating: 5
Date: 2017-11-16
Votes: 4

I was very impressed with the look and feel of the desktop environment. The developers have put a lot of thought and effort into this distro and it really shows.

After replacing it with Mint 18.2 I found that it had more features and an elegant look. I started to put it through it's paces and found that it performed well. Unfortunately after the first update which was 3 days after the initial install things started to go wonky. I searched for some information and found very little in the way of useful solutions. I put it aside and started to use my trusty 8 year old Dell XPS M1530 with Debian 9 as I had a project that needed to be finished and didn't want to contend with the error messages and the occasional freeze-ups.

I went back to my other LT which is a new Acer Predator 21 running the Shark OS and it was frozen. Mind you I hadn't touched this machine for 3 days. I reinstalled the OS with the basic settings and left it running with only the resource monitor open. Again within 3 or 4 days after performing the update it froze.

I like the distro but have relegated it to a VM until the developers can figure out why it keeps freezing on my system. I look forward to the next release and hope that whatever is causing the problem goes away.

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