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DistroWatch.com: Swift Linux

Swift Linux

Last Update: 2017-08-26 01:22 UTC


Swift Linux is a lightweight, MX Linux-based distribution featuring the Xfce desktop environment. While Swift previously included forensic analysis and data recovery utilities, since version 16 the distribution has presented itself as MX Linux with alternative wallpaper.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 233 (35), 6 months: 271 (25), 3 months: 268 (26), 4 weeks: 226 (32), 1 week: 158 (44)

Average visitor rating: 5.5/10 from 2 review(s).


Swift Summary
Distribution Swift Linux
Home Page http://www.swiftlinux.org//
Mailing Lists https://groups.google.com/forum/?fromgroups#!forum/linux-swift-users
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Documentation --
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Download Mirrors https://sourceforge.net/projects/swiftlinux/files/
Bug Tracker http://launchpad.net/swiftlinux
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 • 2012-04-25: Distribution Release: Swift Linux 0.2.0
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Feature 16 0.2.0 0.1.2
Release Date 2017-01-28 2012-04-23 2011-08-21
End Of Life      
Price (US$) Free Free Free
Image Size (MB) 1200-1300    
Free Download ISO ISO ISO
Installation Graphical Graphical Graphical
Default Desktop Xfce IceWM IceWM
Package Management DEB (apt) DEB DEB
Release Model Fixed Fixed Fixed
Office Suite LibreOffice LibreOffice GOffice, OO.o
Processor Architecture i386, x86_64 i386 i486, i686
Init Software systemd SysV SysV
Journaled File Systems ext3, ext4 ext3, ext4, ReiserFS ext3, ext4, ReiserFS
Multilingual      
Asian Language Support -- -- --
Full Package List 16 0.2.0 0.1.2
Package 16 0.2.0 0.1.2
abiword (3.0.2) -- -- 2.8.6
alsa-lib (1.1.5) 1.0.28 1.0.25 1.0.23
ati-driver (16.40) -- -- --
bash (4.4.12) 4.3 4.1 4.1
bind (9.11.2) -- -- --
chromium (62.0.3202.94) -- -- --
cups (2.2.6) 1.7.5 1.4.6 1.4.6
dhcp (4.3.6) 4.3.1 4.1.1-P1 4.1.1-P1
e2fsprogs (1.43.7) 1.42.12 1.42WIP 1.41.12
firefox (57.0) 50.0.2 10.0.2 --
freetype (2.8.1) 2.7 2.4.4 2.4.4
gcc (7.2.0) 4.9.2 4.4.6 4.5.2
gimp (2.8.22) 2.8.18 -- --
glibc (2.26) 2.19 2.13 2.11.2
gnome-shell (3.26.2) -- -- --
gnucash (2.6.18-1) -- -- --
gnumeric (1.12.36) -- -- 1.10.14
grub (2.02) 2.02 1.99 0.97
gtk+ (3.22.26) 3.14.5 2.24.4 2.24.4
httpd (2.4.29) -- -- --
inkscape (0.92.2) -- -- --
k3b (17.08.3) -- -- --
kmod (24) 18 -- --
libgnome (2.32.1) 2.32.1 2.32.1 2.30.0
libreoffice (5.4.3) 5.2.2 3.3.2 2.4.1
linux (4.14.1) 4.7.8 2.6.39 2.6.36
Package 16 0.2.0 0.1.2
lxde-common (0.99.2) -- -- --
mariadb (10.2.10) -- -- --
mate-desktop (1.18.0) -- -- --
mesa (17.2.5) 12.0.3 7.10.3 7.10
mysql (5.7.20) -- -- --
nautilus (3.26.2) -- -- --
NVIDIA (387.22) -- -- --
openbox (3.6.1) -- -- --
openjdk (8u151) 8u102 -- --
openssh (7.6p1) 6.7p1 5.5p1 5.5p1
openssl (1.1.0g) 1.0.1t 1.0.0d 1.0.0d
perl (5.26.1) 5.20.2 5.14.2 5.10.1
php (7.1.12) -- -- --
plasma-desktop (5.11.3) --    
postfix (3.2.4) -- -- --
postgresql (10.1) -- -- --
Python (3.6.3) 2.7.9 2.6.6 2.6.6
qt (5.9.2) 4.8.6 4.7.4 4.7.2
samba (4.7.3) 4.2.10 -- 3.5.8
systemd (235) 215 -- --
thunderbird (52.4.0) 45.5.1 -- --
vim (8.0) 7.4 -- --
vlc (2.2.8) 2.2.4 -- --
xfdesktop (4.12.4) 4.12.2 -- --
xorg-server (1.19.5) 1.16.4 1.10.2.902 1.9.5

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Version: 16
Rating: 1
Date: 2017-11-07
Votes: 0


Overall good but
Not that great
lack of software
runs slower
older interface


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Version: 16
Rating: 10
Date: 2017-10-02
Votes: 1


I woke up to a real surprise with respect to this distro. At first I had it in memory, then I installed it.
Wonderful distro all up. Smooth, fast and full of goodies. This is just about the first distro since 2013, where korganizer is working - and it works well - including colours, despite the distro being an XFCE turnout !! Orage is also there, a pleasure to work with !

A little problem I had with languages and passwords. The AltGr button was being ignored by the distro and I was using it in my password.
Although during installation I stipulated English as my language of choice, using a German Keyboard in Germany, it all finished up German.
I got around the password problem by using a different one, but the language problem I don't seem to be able to correct.

But these are minor glitches. All in all it's a wonderful distro, it looks a million dollars, works extremely well, is very stable - yes - top marks and I hope we'll see more of it in the future :))


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