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DistroWatch.com: Void

Void

Last Update: 2017-03-28 22:50 UTC


Void is an independently-developed, general-purpose operating system based on the monolithic Linux kernel. It features a hybrid binary/source package management system which allows users to quickly install, update and remove software, or to build software directly from sources with the help of the XBPS source packages collection. Other features of the distribution include support for Raspberry Pi single-board computers (both armv6 and armv7), rolling-release development model with daily updates, integration of OpenBSD's LibreSSL software, and native init system called "runit".

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 131 (77), 6 months: 130 (83), 3 months: 121 (104), 4 weeks: 124 (102), 1 week: 124 (67)

Average visitor rating: 10/10 from 7 review(s).


Void Summary
Distribution Void
Home Page http://www.voidlinux.eu/
Mailing Lists https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/voidlinux
User Forums https://forum.voidlinux.eu/
Alternative User Forums LinuxQuestions.org
Documentation https://wiki.voidlinux.eu/Main_Page
Screenshots --
Screencasts
Download Mirrors http://www.voidlinux.eu/download/LinuxTracker.org
Bug Tracker --
Related Websites  
Reviews 2015: Alv.me (Russian) • DistroWatch
Where To Buy OSDisc.com (sponsored link)

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Feature current 20150221
Release Date 2017-03-28 2015-02-21
End Of Life    
Price (US$) Free Free
CDs -- 1
Free Download XBPS ISO
Installation Text mode Text mode
Default Desktop Cinnamon, Enlightenment, MATE, Xfce Cinnamon, Enlightenment, MATE, Xfce
Package Management XBPS XBPS
Office Suite -- --
Processor Architecture armv6, armv7, i686, x86_64 armv6, armv7, i686, x86_64
Journaled File Systems btrfs, ext3, ext4, xfs btrfs, ext3, ext4, xfs
Multilingual    
Asian Language Support    
Full Package List current 20150221
Package current 20150221
abiword (3.0.2) 3.0.2 --
alsa-lib (1.1.3) 1.1.3 1.0.28
ati-driver (16.40) -- --
bash (4.4) 4.3 4.3
bind (9.11.0-P3) 9.10.4-P6 --
chromium (57.0.2987.110) 57.0.2987.98 --
cups (2.2.3) 2.2.2 --
dhcp (4.3.5) 4.3.5 --
e2fsprogs (1.43.4) 1.43.4 1.42.12
firefox (52.0.2) 52.0.1 35.0.1
freetype (2.7.1) 2.7.1 2.5.5
gcc (6.3.0) 6.3.0 --
gimp (2.8.20) 2.8.20 --
glibc (2.25) 2.25 2.21
gnome-shell (3.24.0) 3.22.3 --
gnucash (2.6.16) 2.6.16 --
gnumeric (1.12.34) 1.12.33 --
grub (2.00) 2.02~rc2 2.00
gtk+ (3.22.11) -- 2.24.26
httpd (2.4.25) 2.4.25 --
inkscape (0.92.1) 0.92.1 --
k3b (2.0.3a) 2.0.3a --
kmod (24) 24 19
libgnome (2.32.1) -- --
libreoffice (5.3.1) 5.2.5.1 --
linux (4.10.6) 4.10 3.18.7
Package current 20150221
lxde-common (0.99.2) -- --
mariadb (10.1.22) 10.1.22 --
mate-desktop (1.18.0) 1.18.0 1.8.1
mesa (17.0.2) -- 10.4.4
mysql (5.7.17) 5.6.30 --
nautilus (3.24.0) 3.22.3 --
NVIDIA (378.13) -- --
openbox (3.6.1) 3.6.1 --
openjdk (8u121) 8u121 --
openssh (7.5p1) 7.4p1 6.7p1
openssl (1.1.0e) -- --
perl (5.24.1) 5.24.1 5.20.2
php (7.1.3) 7.1.2 --
plasma-desktop (5.9.4) --  
postfix (3.2.0) 3.2.0 --
postgresql (9.6.2) 9.5.6 --
Python (3.6.1) 2.7.13 2.7.9
qt (5.8.0) 5.8.0 --
samba (4.6.1) 3.6.25 --
systemd (233) -- --
thunderbird (45.8.0) 45.8.0 --
vim (8.0) 8.0 --
vlc (2.2.4) 2.2.4 --
xfdesktop (4.12.3) 4.12.3 4.10.3
xorg-server (1.19.3) 1.18.4 1.17.1

Reader Ratings
Reader supplied reviews for Void

Average rating
10
from 7 review(s)



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Version: current
Rating: 10
Date: 2017-02-10
Votes: 4


Supports a lot of hardware, new, old, slow, quick, low, high memory available.
Low memory footprint.
Supports all Desktop environments from OpenBox to GNOME3 ...
Very high performance.
Most BSD-like GNU/Linux distribution (ports, ...).
Joint Linux kernel development (in contrast to BSD where each project|distro has its own kernel).
Simplistic init system, state of the art (runit).
Secure.
Source & Binary packages, cross compiling supported.
Bleeding edge.
Rolling release.
Supports steam, skype, ... in non-free, multilib repositories.
Robotics suitable in Realtime ARM images.
Unresolved shlibs resolve within hours usually (use xbps-install -Syu).


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Version: current
Rating: 10
Date: 2017-02-25
Votes: 4


The best distribution if you want to avoid Systemd, hands down.


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Version: current
Rating: 10
Date: 2017-01-24
Votes: 1


Quite good, no systemd, very good pkg-manager, very relyable.


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