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Last Update: 2018-03-24 02:02 UTC


Alpine Linux is a community developed operating system designed for x86 routers, firewalls, VPNs, VoIP boxes and servers. It was designed with security in mind; it has proactive security features like PaX and SSP that prevent security holes in the software to be exploited. The C library used is musl and the base tools are all in BusyBox. Those are normally found in embedded systems and are smaller than the tools found in GNU/Linux systems.

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Alpine Summary
Distribution Alpine Linux
Home Page http://www.alpinelinux.org/
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Feature 3.7.0 3.6.2 3.2.2 2.7.8 1.10.6
Release Date 2017-11-30 2017-06-17 2015-07-14 2014-05-21 2010-06-16
End Of Life          
Price (US$) Free Free Free Free Free
Image Size (MB) 70-400 70-300      
Free Download ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO
Installation Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode
Default Desktop -- -- -- -- --
Package Management APK APK APK APK APK
Release Model Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed
Office Suite -- -- -- -- --
Processor Architecture armhf, i386, x86_64 armhf, i386, x86_64 armhf, i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386
Init Software Busybox Busybox Busybox Busybox Busybox
Journaled File Systems ext3 ext3 ext3 ext3 ext3
Multilingual -- -- -- -- --
Asian Language Support -- -- -- -- --
Full Package List 3.7.0 3.6.2 3.2.2 2.7.8 1.10.6

Full Package List:   Alpine Linux 1.10.6
  Number of packages: 304 (download as TXT)
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  •  acf-alpine-baselayout-0.7.2-r0.apk
  •  acf-alpine-conf-0.4.0-r1.apk
  •  acf-amavisd-new-0.1.0-r0.apk
  •  acf-apk-tools-0.5.0-r1.apk
  •  acf-asterisk-0.2.3-r0.apk
  •  acf-chrony-0.2.2-r1.apk
  •  acf-clamav-0.2.4-r0.apk
  •  acf-clamsmtp-0.2.1-r0.apk
  •  acf-core-0.10.4-r0.apk
  •  acf-dansguardian-0.3.3-r0.apk
  •  acf-dhcp-0.4.3-r0.apk
  •  acf-dnscache-0.2.2-r1.apk
  •  acf-dnsmasq-0.2.2-r0.apk
  •  acf-dovecot-0.2.1-r0.apk
  •  acf-fetchmail-0.4.2-r0.apk
  •  acf-gross-0.2.1-r0.apk
  •  acf-heimdal-0.2.0-r0.apk
  •  acf-iproute2-qos-0.1.2-r0.apk
  •  acf-ipsec-tools-0.6.1-r0.apk
  •  acf-iptables-0.3.1-r0.apk
  •  acf-jquery-0.1.0-r1.apk
  •  acf-kamailio-0.2.0-r0.apk
  •  acf-lib-0.1.3-r0.apk
  •  acf-lvm2-0.2.1-r0.apk
  •  acf-mdadm-0.2.1-r0.apk
  •  acf-opennhrp-0.6.1-r0.apk
  •  acf-openntpd-0.4.1-r0.apk
  •  acf-openssh-0.4.2-r0.apk
  •  acf-openssl-0.3.1-r0.apk
  •  acf-openvpn-0.6.0-r0.apk
  •  acf-pingu-0.2.1-r0.apk
  •  acf-postfix-0.3.2-r0.apk
  •  acf-postgresql-0.3.2-r0.apk
  •  acf-ppp-0.2.0-r0.apk
  •  acf-quagga-0.5.0-r0.apk
  •  acf-samba-0.4.0-r0.apk
  •  acf-shorewall-0.6.2-r0.apk
  •  acf-skins-0.3.0-r0.apk
  •  acf-snort-0.5.1-r0.apk
  •  acf-squid-0.6.0-r0.apk
  •  acf-tcpproxy-0.2.0-r0.apk
  •  acf-tinydns-0.5.4-r0.apk
  •  acf-weblog-0.5.5-r0.apk
  •  alpine-base-2.0-r1.apk
  •  alpine-baselayout-2.0_rc1-r0.apk
  •  alpine-conf-2.4-r0.apk
  •  alsa-lib-1.0.22-r0.apk
  •  amavisd-new-2.6.4-r1.apk
  •  apk-tools-2.0.5-r0.apk
  •  arpon-1.90-r1.apk
  •  arpwatch-2.1a15-r1.apk
  •  asterisk-1.6.2.8-r0.apk
  •  asterisk-odbc-1.6.2.8-r0.apk
  •  asterisk-pgsql-1.6.2.8-r0.apk
  •  asterisk-tds-1.6.2.8-r0.apk
  •  bash-4.0.035-r0.apk
  •  bbsuid-0.3-r0.apk
  •  bind-9.6.1_p3-r0.apk
  •  bind-libs-9.6.1_p3-r0.apk
  •  bind-tools-9.6.1_p3-r0.apk
  •  bkeymaps-1.13-r0.apk
  •  bridge-utils-1.4-r0.apk
  •  busybox-1.16.1-r1.apk
  •  busybox-initscripts-2.0-r10.apk
  •  bwm-ng-0.6-r0.apk
  •  c-ares-1.7.0-r0.apk
  •  chrony-1.23-r5.apk
  •  cksfv-1.3.14-r0.apk
  •  clamav-0.96.1-r0.apk
  •  clamsmtp-1.10-r6.apk
  •  confuse-2.6-r0.apk
  •  conntrack-tools-0.9.13-r1.apk
  •  curl-7.19.7-r0.apk
  •  cutter-1.03-r1.apk
  •  cyrus-sasl-2.1.23-r2.apk
  •  dahdi-linux-2.2.0.2-r0.apk
  •  dahdi-linux-grsec-2.6.32.15-r9.apk
  •  dahdi-tools-2.2.0-r0.apk
  •  dansguardian-2.10.1.1-r5.apk
  •  db-4.8.26-r0.apk
  •  device-mapper-2.02.60-r0.apk
  •  dhcp-4.1.0_p1-r8.apk
  •  dhcpcd-5.1.5-r0.apk
  •  djbdns-common-1.05-r35.apk
  •  dnscache-1.05-r35.apk
  •  dnsmasq-2.52-r0.apk
  •  dosfstools-3.0.9-r0.apk
  •  dovecot-1.2.11-r3.apk
  •  e2fsprogs-1.41.9-r3.apk
  •  email-3.1.2-r0.apk
  •  espeak-1.42.04-r0.apk
  •  ethtool-6-r0.apk
  •  expat-2.0.1-r1.apk
  •  fetchmail-6.3.13-r0.apk
  •  file-5.04-r0.apk
  •  fping-2.4_beta2-r1.apk
  •  freetds-0.82-r1.apk
  •  freetype-2.3.8-r0.apk
  •  gettext-0.17-r2.apk
  •  glib-2.22.4-r0.apk
  •  groff-1.20.1-r1.apk
  •  gross-1.0.2-r0.apk
  •  haserl-0.9.25-r1.apk
  •  heimdal-1.3.1-r4.apk
  •  htop-0.8.3-r0.apk
  •  igmpproxy-0.1-r0.apk
  •  ip6tables-1.4.6-r0.apk
  •  iproute2-2.6.31-r0.apk
  •  iproute2-qos-0.4-r0.apk
  •  ipsec-tools-0.8_alpha20090903-r7.apk
  •  iptables-1.4.6-r0.apk
  •  iptraf-3.0.0-r2.apk
  •  iputils-20071127-r1.apk
  •  irssi-0.8.14-r1.apk
  •  iscsitarget-1.4.19-r0.apk
  •  iscsitarget-grsec-2.6.32.15-r7.apk
  •  kamailio-1.5.4-r0.apk
  •  lftp-4.0.5-r0.apk
  •  libart-lgpl-2.3.20-r0.apk
  •  libblkid-2.17-r0.apk
  •  libcap-2.19-r0.apk
  •  libcom_err-1.41.9-r3.apk
  •  libcrypto-0.9.8o-r1.apk
  •  libdnet-1.12-r0.apk
  •  libgcc-4.4.3-r0.apk
  •  libiconv-1.12-r0.apk
  •  libldap-2.4.19-r5.apk
  •  libltdl-2.2.6b-r0.apk
  •  libmysqlclient-5.1.43-r2.apk
  •  libnet-1.1.4-r0.apk
  •  libnetfilter_conntrack-0.0.100-r0.apk
  •  libnfnetlink-1.0.0-r0.apk
  •  libpcap-1.0.0-r2.apk
  •  libpng-1.4.0-r0.apk
  •  libpq-8.4.2-r0.apk
  •  libpri-1.4.11.2-r0.apk
  •  libsasl-2.1.23-r2.apk
  •  libstdc++-4.4.3-r0.apk
  •  libusb-1.0.1-r0.apk
  •  libusb-compat-0.1.0-r0.apk
  •  libuuid-2.17-r0.apk
  •  libxml2-2.7.6-r2.apk
  •  links-2.2-r0.apk
  •  linux-firmware-2.6.32.15-r7.apk
  •  linux-grsec-2.6.32.15-r7.apk
  •  lm_sensors-3.1.1-r0.apk
  •  lm_sensors-detect-3.1.1-r0.apk
  •  logrotate-3.7.8-r2.apk
  •  lsof-4.83-r0.apk
  •  lua-5.1.4-r3.apk
  •  lua-bitlib-26-r0.apk
  •  lua-bitlib-dev-26-r0.apk
  •  lua-dev-5.1.4-r3.apk
  •  lua-discount-1.2.10.1-r0.apk
  •  lua-dns-20080404-r0.apk
  •  lua-doc-5.1.4-r3.apk
  •  lua-expat-1.1-r0.apk
  •  lua-json4-0.9.20-r0.apk
  •  lua-md5-1.1.2-r0.apk
  •  lua-openrc-0.1-r0.apk
  •  lua-pc-1.0.0-r1.apk
  •  lua-posix-5.1.4-r0.apk
  •  lua-socket-2.0.2-r0.apk
  •  lua-sql-mysql-2.1.1-r0.apk
  •  lua-sql-postgres-2.1.1-r1.apk
  •  lua-sql-sqlite3-2.1.1-r0.apk
  •  lua-zlib-0.4-r0.apk
  •  lvm2-2.02.60-r0.apk
  •  lzo-2.03-r0.apk
  •  man-1.6f-r1.apk
  •  mdadm-3.1.1-r2.apk
  •  mini_httpd-1.19-r3.apk
  •  miniperl-5.10.1-r0.apk
  •  mkinitfs-2.0_rc7-r0.apk
  •  mpg123-1.10.0-r0.apk
  •  mtools-4.0.10-r2.apk
  •  nano-2.2.4-r0.apk
  •  ncurses-5.7-r1.apk
  •  ncurses-terminfo-5.7-r1.apk
  •  net-snmp-5.4.2.1-r3.apk
  •  net-snmp-tools-5.4.2.1-r3.apk
  •  newt-0.52.10-r0.apk
  •  nmap-5.21-r0.apk
  •  opennhrp-0.11.5-r0.apk
  •  openntpd-3.9_p1-r6.apk
  •  openrc-0.6.0-r0.apk
  •  openssh-5.3_p1-r0.apk
  •  openssh-client-5.3_p1-r0.apk
  •  openssl-0.9.8o-r1.apk
  •  openvpn-2.1.1-r0.apk
  •  p7zip-9.04-r0.apk
  •  parted-2.1-r0.apk
  •  paxctl-0.5-r0.apk
  •  pax-utils-0.2-r0.apk
  •  pciutils-3.1.6-r0.apk
  •  pcre-8.01-r0.apk
  •  perl-5.10.1-r0.apk
  •  perl-archive-zip-1.30-r0.apk
  •  perl-convert-binhex-1.119-r0.apk
  •  perl-convert-tnef-0.17-r0.apk
  •  perl-convert-uulib-1.12-r0.apk
  •  perl-crypt-openssl-random-0.04-r0.apk
  •  perl-crypt-openssl-rsa-0.26-r0.apk
  •  perl-db-0.41-r0.apk
  •  perl-io-stringy-2.110-r0.apk
  •  perl-mail-dkim-0.36-r0.apk
  •  perl-mail-tools-2.04-r0.apk
  •  perl-mime-tools-5.427-r0.apk
  •  perl-net-dns-0.66-r0.apk
  •  perl-net-ip-1.25-r0.apk
  •  perl-net-server-0.97-r0.apk
  •  perl-test-pod-1.26-r0.apk
  •  perl-time-date-1.16-r0.apk
  •  perl-unix-syslog-1.1-r0.apk
  •  pingu-0.5-r0.apk
  •  popt-1.15-r0.apk
  •  postfix-2.6.5-r2.apk
  •  postgresql-8.4.2-r0.apk
  •  postgresql-client-8.4.2-r0.apk
  •  ppp-2.4.5-r0.apk
  •  quagga-0.99.15-r3.apk
  •  readline-6.1.001-r0.apk
  •  rrdtool-1.2.30-r1.apk
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  •  screen-4.0.3-r0.apk
  •  sed-4.2.1-r0.apk
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  •  shorewall-common-doc-4.2.10-r0.apk
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  •  sqlite-3.6.15-r0.apk
  •  squid-2.7.7-r3.apk
  •  squid-errors-armenian-2.7.7-r3.apk
  •  squid-errors-azerbaijani-2.7.7-r3.apk
  •  squid-errors-bulgarian-2.7.7-r3.apk
  •  squid-errors-catalan-2.7.7-r3.apk
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  •  squid-errors-turkish-2.7.7-r3.apk
  •  squid-errors-ukrainian-1251-2.7.7-r3.apk
  •  squid-errors-ukrainian-koi8-u-2.7.7-r3.apk
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Version: 3.7.0
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-03-19
Votes: 8


Small, minimalistic, configurable distro.
Based on fanfastic non-bloat musl libc.


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Version: 3.7.0
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-02-07
Votes: 10


Comes with almost everything you need. And it is:
- fast
- secure
- stable
- slim
- well-maintained
- good documented
- perfect for docker (host AND guest)

With a small bootstrapping script you will have an unattended installation method that fits your personal needs. See https://gist.github.com/thde/5312a42665c5c901aef4




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Version: 3.7.0
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-01-22
Votes: 6


Pro:
- Hardened Kernel
- OpenRC init
- Secure
- Quick installation
- Low RAM usage
- Easy to use
- Stable

This is excellent Linux Operating System for server!


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