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DistroWatch.com: StartOS

StartOS

Last Update: 2016-07-01 04:14 UTC


StartOS is an independent Chinese Linux distribution with the GNOME desktop tweaked to resemble Microsoft Windows XP. In the beginning it was based on Ubuntu, but starting from version 4.0 it adopted custom package management (called YPK) and system installer, though the underlying live medium is still built using Ubuntu's Casper tool.

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StartOS Summary
Distribution StartOS (formerly Ylmf OS)
Home Page http://www.startos.org/
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Feature 6.0-beta 5.1 4.0 3.0 2.0 1.0
Release Date 2013-07-04 2013-01-17 2011-05-31 2010-05-31 2010-03-10 2009-12-26
End Of Life            
Price (US$) Free Free Free Free Free Free
CDs 1 DVD 1 DVD 1 1 1 1
Free Download ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO
Installation Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical
Default Desktop GNOME, KDE GNOME GNOME GNOME GNOME GNOME
Package Management YPK YPK YPK DEB DEB DEB
Office Suite -- LibreOffice LibreOffice OO.o OO.o OO.o
Processor Architecture x86_64 i386 i386 i386 i386 i386
Journaled File Systems Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS
Multilingual en -- -- -- -- en
Asian Language Support zh_CN, zh_TW zh_CN zh_CN zh_CN zh_CN zh_CN, zh_TW
Full Package List 6.0-beta 5.1        
Package 6.0-beta 5.1 4.0 3.0 2.0 1.0
abiword (3.0.2) -- -- -- -- -- --
alsa-lib (1.1.3) 1.0.27 1.0.26 1.0.24.1 1.0.22 1.0.20 1.0.20
ati-driver (16.40) -- -- -- 8.723 8.660 8.660
bash (4.4) 4.2 4.2 4.2 4.1 4.0 4.0
bind (9.11.1) -- -- -- -- -- --
chromium (58.0.3029.81) 27.0.1453.110 20.0.1132.57 13.0.762.0 -- -- --
cups (2.2.3) 1.6.1 1.5.3 1.4.3 1.4.3 1.4.1 1.4.1
dhcp (4.3.5) -- -- -- 3.1.3 3.1.2 3.1.2
e2fsprogs (1.43.4) 1.42.6 1.42.4 1.41.12 1.41.11 1.41.9 1.41.9
firefox (53.0) -- -- -- 3.6.3 3.5.8 3.5.7
freetype (2.7.1) 2.4.11 2.4.8 2.4.4 2.3.11 2.3.9 2.3.9
gcc (6.3.0) -- -- 4.4.3 4.4.3 4.4.1 4.4.1
gimp (2.8.20) -- -- -- 2.6.8 -- --
glibc (2.25) 2.17 2.14 2.11.1 2.11.1 2.10.1 2.10.1
gnome-shell (3.24.1) 3.8.3 -- -- -- -- --
gnucash (2.6.16) -- -- -- -- -- --
gnumeric (1.12.34) -- -- -- -- -- --
grub (2.00) 2.00 1.99 1.98 1.98 1.97beta4 1.97beta4
gtk+ (3.22.12) 3.8.2 2.24.10 2.20.1 2.20.1 2.18.3 2.18.3
httpd (2.4.25) -- -- -- -- -- --
inkscape (0.92.1) -- -- -- -- -- --
k3b (17.04.0) -- -- -- -- -- --
kmod (24) 12 9 -- -- -- --
libgnome (2.32.1) -- 2.32.0 2.30.0 2.30.0 2.28.0 2.28.0
libreoffice (5.3.2) -- 3.6.0 3.3.2 3.2.0 3.1.1 3.1.1
linux (4.10.12) 3.8.2 3.4.6 2.6.38.3 2.6.32 2.6.31 2.6.31
Package 6.0-beta 5.1 4.0 3.0 2.0 1.0
lxde-common (0.99.2) -- -- -- -- -- --
mariadb (10.1.22) 5.5.30 -- -- -- -- --
mate-desktop (1.18.0) -- -- -- -- -- --
mesa (17.0.4) 9.0.1 8.0.4 cvs 7.7.1 7.6.0 7.6.0
mysql (5.7.18) -- -- -- -- -- --
nautilus (3.24.0) 3.8.2 2.32.1 2.30.1 2.30.1 2.28.1 2.28.1
NVIDIA (378.13) -- -- -- 195.36.24 185.18.36 185.18.36
openbox (3.6.1) -- -- -- -- -- --
openjdk (8u131) -- -- -- -- -- --
openssh (7.5p1) 6.1p1 -- -- 5.3p1 5.1p1 5.1p1
openssl (1.1.0e) 1.0.1 1.0.0 1.0.0 0.9.8k 0.9.8g 0.9.8g
perl (5.24.1) 5.16.2 5.14.0 5.12.0 5.10.1 5.10.0 5.10.0
php (7.1.4) -- 5.3.10 -- -- -- --
plasma-desktop (5.9.4) -- -- -- -- -- --
postfix (3.2.0) -- -- -- -- -- --
postgresql (9.6.2) 9.2.2 -- -- -- -- --
Python (3.6.1) 2.7.3 2.7.3 2.6.2 2.6.5 2.6.4 2.6.4
qt (5.8.0) 4.8.4 -- -- 4.6.2 -- --
samba (4.6.3) 3.6.9 3.5.8 3.5.8 3.4.7 3.4.0 3.4.0
systemd (233) 204 44 svn -- -- --
thunderbird (52.0.1) -- -- -- 3.0.4 2.0.0.23 --
vim (8.0) 7.3 7.3 -- 7.2 7.2 7.2
vlc (2.2.4) -- -- -- -- -- --
xfdesktop (4.12.3) -- -- -- -- -- --
xorg-server (1.19.3) 1.13.4 1.12.2 1.9.3 1.7.6 1.6.4 1.6.4

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