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DistroWatch.com: Stella

Stella

Last Update: 2017-11-06 06:08 UTC


Stella is a CentOS-based Linux distribution with focus on user-friendly desktop computing with GNOME 2 and out-of-the-box support for many popular multimedia formats. Besides standard upstream software, the project also maintains its own repository containing LibreOffice and a variety of useful desktop applications.

Average visitor rating: 9.5/10 from 4 review(s).


Stella Summary
Distribution Stella
Home Page http://li.nux.ro/stella/
Mailing Lists --
User Forums http://forums.nux.ro/
Alternative User Forums LinuxQuestions.org
Documentation --
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Download Mirrors http://li.nux.ro/stella/
Bug Tracker --
Related Websites  
Reviews 6.3: Dedoimedo
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 • 2012-07-31: Distribution Release: Stella 6.3
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Feature 6.7
Release Date 2015-08-15
End Of Life  
Price (US$) Free
Image Size (MB) 1400-1500
Free Download ISO
Installation Graphical
Default Desktop GNOME
Package Management RPM
Release Model Fixed
Office Suite LibreOffice
Processor Architecture i386, x86_64
Init Software other
Journaled File Systems ext3
Multilingual Yes
Asian Language Support Yes
Full Package List 6.7
Package 6.7
abiword (3.0.2) --
alsa-lib (1.1.5) 1.0.22
ati-driver (16.40) --
bash (4.4.12) 4.1
bind (9.11.2) --
chromium (62.0.3202.94) --
cups (2.2.6) 1.4.2
dhcp (4.3.6) 4.1.1-P1
e2fsprogs (1.43.7) 1.41.12
firefox (57.0) 38.2.0
freetype (2.8.1) 2.3.11
gcc (7.2.0) --
gimp (2.8.22) 2.6.9
glibc (2.26) 2.12
gnome-shell (3.26.2) --
gnucash (2.6.18-1) --
gnumeric (1.12.35) --
grub (2.02) 0.97
gtk+ (3.22.26) 2.24.23
httpd (2.4.29) --
inkscape (0.92.2) --
k3b (17.08.3) --
kmod (24) --
libgnome (2.32.1) 2.28.0
libreoffice (5.4.3) 4.2.8
linux (4.14) 2.6.32
Package 6.7
lxde-common (0.99.2) --
mariadb (10.2.10) --
mate-desktop (1.18.0) --
mesa (17.2.5) 10.4.3
mysql (5.7.20) --
nautilus (3.26.2) 2.28.4
NVIDIA (387.22) --
openbox (3.6.1) --
openjdk (8u151) 7u85
openssh (7.6p1) 5.3p1
openssl (1.1.0g) 1.0.1e
perl (5.26.1) 5.10.1
php (7.1.11) --
plasma-desktop (5.11.3) --
postfix (3.2.4) 2.6.6
postgresql (10.1) --
Python (3.6.3) 2.6.6
qt (5.9.2) 4.6.2
samba (4.7.2) 3.6.23
systemd (235) --
thunderbird (52.4.0) 31.8.0
vim (8.0) 7.4
vlc (2.2.6) --
xfdesktop (4.12.4) --
xorg-server (1.19.5) 1.15.0

Reader Ratings
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Average rating
9.5
from 4 review(s)



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Version: 6.7
Rating: 10
Date: 2017-09-12
Votes: 1


It has everything anyone could hope for. It has a beautiful desktop, all the multimedia stuff you could need, wireless working out of the box and a bunch of tools to take care of a good complete and stable system -- and keep it that way. Plus a huge repository for all a heart could ask for. It isn't absolutely perfect, but it's more than good enough and as close to perfection anyone could wish. And since it is sans systemd it get a 10 just because it has thus become the most prefect Linux distro out there.

Of course another great benefit is the very stable, reliable and beloved Gnome 2 desktop with no plans to go to Gnome 3. I applaud the effort behind Stella and look forward to a long happy relationship. Bravo!


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Version: 6.7
Rating: 10
Date: 2017-04-07
Votes: 2


Very stable and usefull. Remember a little of old fedora ou something like Red Hat/CentOS. It´s focus on Desktop user. Very good repo and a big list of stable software.


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Version: 6.7
Rating: 9
Date: 2017-02-10
Votes: 1


if you can forget your distro, means that is stable and reliable, used in my development server from years ago without a glitch, you can trust on it


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