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Redcore Linux

Last Update: 2018-07-01 22:05 UTC

Redcore Linux explores the idea of bringing the power of Gentoo Linux to the masses. It aims to be a very quick way to install a pure Gentoo Linux system without spending hours or days compiling from source code, and reading documentation. To achieve this goal, Redcore provides a repository with pre-built binary packages which receives continuous updates, following a rolling release model.

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Average visitor rating: 6.76/10 from 46 review(s).

Redcore Summary
Distribution Redcore Linux
Home Page https://redcorelinux.org/
Mailing Lists --
User Forums --
Alternative User Forums
Documentation https://wiki.redcorelinux.org/doku.php
Screenshots --
Download Mirrors http://mirror.math.princeton.edu/pub/redcorelinux/iso/
Bug Tracker https://bugs.redcorelinux.org/
Related Websites https://gentoo.org/support/documentation/
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases, download links and checksums:
 • 2018-07-01: Distribution Release: Redcore Linux 1806
 • 2018-04-01: Distribution Release: Redcore Linux 1803
 • 2018-01-28: Distribution Release: Redcore Linux 1801
 • 2018-01-14: Development Release: Redcore Linux 1801 Beta
 • 2017-11-07: Distribution Release: Redcore Linux 1710
 • 2017-08-28: Distribution Release: Redcore Linux 1708
 • More Redcore releases...

 •2018-02-20 Redcore enhances security
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Table Notes and Explanations
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  • To compare the software in this project to the software available in other distributions, please see our Compare Packages page.
  • Notes: In case where multiple versions of a package are shipped with a distribution, only the default version appears in the table. For indication about the GNOME version, please check the "nautilus" and "gnome-shell" packages. The Apache web server is listed as "httpd" and the Linux kernel is listed as "linux". The KDE desktop is represented by the "plasma-desktop" package and the Xfce desktop by the "xfdesktop" package.
  • Colour scheme: green text = latest stable version, red text = development or beta version. The function determining beta versions is not 100% reliable due to a wide variety of versioning schemes.
Feature 1806 1710
Release Date 2018-07-01 2017-11-07
End Of Life    
Price (US$) Free Free
Image Size (MB) 2400-2500 2500-2600
Free Download ISO ISO
Installation Graphical Graphical
Default Desktop LXQt LXQt
Package Management emerge emerge
Release Model Rolling Rolling
Office Suite LibreOffice LibreOffice
Processor Architecture x86_64 x86_64
Init Software OpenRC, SysV OpenRC, SysV
Journaled File Systems ext3, ext4 ext3, ext4
Multilingual -- --
Asian Language Support -- --
Full Package List 1806 1710
abiword (3.0.2) -- --
alsa-lib (1.1.6) 1.1.2 1.1.2
ati-driver (18.30) -- --
bash (4.4.18) 4.4 4.3
bind (9.13.3) -- --
chromium (69.0.3497.100) -- --
cups (2.2.8) 2.2.7 2.1.4
dhcp (4.4.1) 4.3.6 4.3.5
e2fsprogs (1.44.4) 1.43.9 1.43.6
firefox (62.0) -- --
freetype (2.9.1) 2.9.1 2.8
gcc (8.2.0) 7.3.0 5.4.0
gimp (2.10.6) 2.10.2 2.8.22
glibc (2.28) 2.26 2.25
gnome-shell (3.30.0) -- --
gnucash (3.2) -- --
gnumeric (1.12.43) -- --
grub (2.02) 2.02 2.02
gtk+ (3.24.1) -- --
httpd (2.4.34) -- --
inkscape (0.92.3) 0.92.2 0.91
k3b (18.08.1) 18.04.2 17.08.2
kmod (25) 24 23
krita (4.1.1) -- --
libreoffice (6.1.1) 6.0.5 5.2.7
linux (4.18.9) 4.16.16 4.9.53
lxpanel (0.9.3) -- --
mariadb (10.3.9) -- --
mate-desktop (1.20.3) -- --
mesa (18.2.0) 18.1.2 17.2.4
mysql (8.0.12) -- --
nautilus (3.30.0) -- --
NVIDIA (396.54) -- --
openbox (3.6.1) 3.6.1 3.6.1
openjdk (10.0.2) -- --
openssh (7.8p1) 7.7p1 7.5p1
openssl (1.1.1) 1.0.2o 1.0.2m
perl (5.28.0) 5.24.3 5.24.3
php (7.2.10) -- --
plasma-desktop (5.13.5) -- --
postfix (3.3.1) -- --
postgresql (10.5) -- --
Python (3.7.0) 2.7.14 3.4.5
qt (5.11.2) 5.9.5 5.7.1
samba (4.9.0) 4.5.15 4.5.10
systemd (239) -- --
thunderbird (60.0) -- --
vim (8.1) 8.0 8.0
vlc (3.0.4) 3.0.3 2.2.6
xfdesktop (4.12.4) -- --
xorg-server (1.20.1) 1.19.5 1.19.5

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Version: 1806
Rating: 2
Date: 2018-07-20
Votes: 0

Slow slow slow is all I can say. took so long it timed out with errors. tried noecpi got to part desktop then stalled. so could not install it. Waste of time needs much improvement. BTW my computer is AMD X86-64 ASUS A88XM-A /USB3-1 16 GB Ram 500 GB SSD. This is the only Distro I have not been able to run.

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Version: 1806
Rating: 6
Date: 2018-07-07
Votes: 1

Multiple issues with disk encryption... ID for the encrypted disk is not set correctly and then proceeds to totally skip it without asking for a password because why would it, it doesn't exist. So the only way to finish the install was totally not encrypted. The default mirror was set to Europe so I had to change it manually to the US. Again, a very poor selection of email clients Trojita (STILL) has parsing errors Kmail requires too many unnecessary services to run with LXQt and Thunderbird just sucks. The redcore team has done a great job with many aspects of this operating system but there are some issues with apps hanging (Firefox, Qterminal) Had to swap to tty1 to kill the apps to attempt to restart them but it was useless. Only a restart restored the functionality of my desktop. I think once all the "kinks" get worked out this will definately be the Linux distro to use. But for now it just needs to be tested at regular intervals until the stability is far greater than it currently is.

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Version: 1806
Rating: 9
Date: 2018-07-04
Votes: 10

I feel obligated to write another review. When 1801 came out I had all sorts of trouble from the network manager not working to certain oddities in various places, I decided to not use Redcore at that time. When 1803 came out I had very similar issues along with packages that would not uninstall. I decided to give Redcore 1806 one last try and be done with it if progress had not been made. . . Well, I must say to anyone that has had trouble with 1801/1803 you should 100 percent give it another go. The updates are fast enough with a snappy system (again) and so far, so good. I sure hope the team can keep this going in the correct direction. I used Redcore for months before the 1801 was release and that is when the problems began for me. Most of the issues I had seem to be corrected, only time will tell but it's looking good. The video overview of 1806 on the Redcore website should not be used as an indicator as he was having some speed issues on a VM. On real hardware my videos and games look great and my sound is alive and well. Again I would like to stress to everyone who has tried in the past and experienced random issues with the last two releases to give this another shot. I am sure glad I did. (Only reason for a 9 instead of a 10 was a minor issue directed at the installer).

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