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ALT Linux

Last Update: 2019-07-20 05:20 UTC


ALT Linux was founded in 2001 by a merge of two large Russian free software projects. By the year 2008 it became a large organization developing and deploying free software, writing documentation and technical literature, supporting users, and developing custom products. ALT Linux produces different types of distributions for various purposes. There are desktop distributions for home and office computers and for corporate servers, universal distributions that include a wide variety of development tools and documentation, certified products, distributions specialized for educational institutions, and distributions for low-powered computers. ALT Linux has its own development infrastructure and repository called Sisyphus, which provides the base for all the different editions of ALT Linux.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 122 (80), 6 months: 124 (82), 3 months: 124 (83), 4 weeks: 114 (82), 1 week: 108 (80)

Average visitor rating: 9/10 from 11 review(s).


ALT Linux Summary
Distribution ALT Linux
Home Page https://en.altlinux.org/ (English)
https://www.basealt.ru/ (Russian)
Mailing Lists https://lists.altlinux.org/mailman/listinfo/
User Forums http://forum.altlinux.org/
Alternative User Forums
Documentation https://en.altlinux.org/Main_Page (English)
http://www.altlinux.org/Main_Page (Russian)
http://heap.altlinux.org/ (Russian)
https://docs.altlinux.org/ (Russian)
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Download Mirrors http://en.altlinux.org/download
Bug Tracker https://bugzilla.altlinux.org/
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases, download links and checksums:
 • 2017-12-31: Distribution Release: ALT Linux 8.2
 • 2016-11-25: Distribution Release: ALT Linux 8.1
 • 2015-05-27: Distribution Release: ALT Linux 7.0.5
 • 2013-07-02: Distribution Release: ALT Linux 7.0.0 "Centaurus", "Simply"
 • 2011-11-02: Distribution Release: ALT Linux 6.0.0 "Centaurus"
 • 2011-08-30: Distribution Release: ALT Linux 6.0.0
 • 2009-10-30: Distribution Release: ALT Linux 5.0 "Ark" and "School"
 • 2009-06-19: Development Release: ALT Linux 5.0 Beta
 • 2009-02-21: Distribution Release: ALT Linux 4.1.0 "School Server"
 • 2009-01-15: Distribution Release: ALT Linux 4.1.1
 • 2008-10-07: Distribution Release: ALT Linux 4.1 "Desktop"
 • 2007-08-28: Distribution Release: ALT Linux 4.0 "Personal Desktop"
 • More ALT releases...

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Feature Sisyphus 8.2 8.1 7.0.0 6.0.0 5.0.0 4.1.1 4.0 3.0 2.4 2.3 2.2 2.0 1.1 Feature
Release Date 2019-07-20 2017-12-31 2016-11-24 2013-07-01 2011-08-30 2009-10-29 2009-01-14 2007-08-27 2005-12-08 2004-09-19 2004-03-25 2003-03-04 2002-04-17 2001-09-12 Release Date
End Of Life                             End Of Life
Price (US$)                             Price (US$)
Image Size (MB)   2300-4900 800-4500                       Image Size (MB)
Free Download RPMs, ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO Free Download
Installation Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Installation
Default Desktop   MATE, KDE Plasma, Xfce MATE, KDE Plasma, Xfce MATE, Xfce KDE, Xfce KDE KDE KDE KDE KDE KDE KDE KDE KDE Default Desktop
Package Management RPM (APT) RPM (APT) RPM (APT) RPM (APT) RPM (APT) RPM (APT) RPM (APT) RPM (APT) RPM (APT) RPM (APT) RPM (APT) RPM (APT) RPM (APT) RPM (APT) Package Management
Release Model Rolling Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Release Model
Office Suite Calligra, GOffice, KOffice, LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice KOffice, LibreOffice GOffice, KOffice, OO.o GOffice, KOffice, OO.o GOffice, KOffice, OO.o KOffice, OO.o KOffice, OO.o OO.o KOffice, OO.o KOffice, OO.o KOffice Office Suite
Processor Architecture arm64, armhf, mipsel, riscv64, i586, x86_64 i586, x86_64 i586, x86_64 i586, x86_64 i586, x86_64 i586, x86_64 i586 i586 i586 i586 i586 i586 i586 i586 Processor Architecture
Init Software systemd, SysV systemd systemd systemd SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV Init Software
Journaled File Systems Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, ext4, XFS ext3, ext4, XFS ext3, ext4, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS   Journaled File Systems
Multilingual Yes en, es, kk, pt, ru, tt, uk en, es, kk, pt, ru, tt, uk en, es, kk, pt, ru, tt, uk en, es, pt, ru, uk Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Multilingual
Asian Language Support -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Asian Language Support
Full Package List sisyphus 8.2 8.1 7.0.0 6.0.0 5.0.0 4.1.1 4.0 3.0 2.4 2.3 2.2 2.0 1.1 Full Package List
Package Sisyphus 8.2 8.1 7.0.0 6.0.0 5.0.0 4.1.1 4.0 3.0 2.4 2.3 2.2 2.0 1.1 Package
abiword (3.0.2) 3.0.2 -- -- -- -- -- 2.6.4 2.4.6 2.2.7 -- -- 1.0.3 1.0.2 0.9.2 abiword (3.0.2)
alsa-lib (1.1.9) 1.1.9 1.1.0 1.1.0 1.0.27 1.0.24.1 1.0.21a 1.0.15 1.0.14a 1.0.9 1.0.5 0.9.8 0.9.0rc7 0.9.0rc1 0.5.10 alsa-lib (1.1.9)
ati-driver (18.30) -- -- 13.101 13.101 8.872 8.650 8.47.1 8.39.4 8.18.6 3.7.6 3.7.0 2.5.1 -- -- ati-driver (18.30)
bash (5.0) 4.4 4.2 3.2 3.2 3.2 3.2 3.2 3.1 2.05b 2.05b 2.05b 2.05b 2.05 2.05 bash (5.0)
bind (9.15.2) 9.11.8 9.10.6 9.9.8 9.9.2 -- 9.3.6 9.3.5 9.3.4 9.2.4 9.2.4rc5 9.2.3 9.2.2.rc1 8.3.1 8.2.4 bind (9.15.2)
chromium (75.0.3770.142) 74.0.3729.131 61.0.3163.100 54.0.2840.59 -- 12.0.742.21 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- chromium (75.0.3770.142)
cups (2.2.11) 2.2.11 2.1.0 2.1.0 1.6.2 1.4.7 1.4.1 1.3.9 1.2.12 1.1.20 1.1.20 1.1.18 1.1.18 1.1.14 1.1.10 cups (2.2.11)
dhcp (4.4.1) 4.4.1 4.3.3 -- 4.2.5 -- 3.0.7 3.0.6 3.0.5 3.0.2 3.0.1 3.0.1 3.0.1 3.0.1rc8 2.0pl5 dhcp (4.4.1)
e2fsprogs (1.45.3) 1.44.6 1.42.13 1.42.13 1.42.7 1.41.14 1.41.9 1.40.5 1.39 1.37 1.35 1.34 1.32 1.27 1.19 e2fsprogs (1.45.3)
firefox (68.0.1) 68.0 52.5.2 45.5.0 21.0 5.0.1 3.5.3 3.0.4 2.0.0.6 1.0.7 -- -- -- -- -- firefox (68.0.1)
freetype (2.10.1) 2.10.0 2.8 2.6.3 2.4.11 2.4.4 2.3.11 2.3.6 2.3.4 2.1.9 1.3.1 2.1.4 2.1.2 2.0.9 2.0.4 freetype (2.10.1)
gcc (9.1.0) 8.3.1 5.3.1 4.7.2 4.7.2 4.5.1 4.4.1 4.1.2 4.1.1 3.4.4 3.3.3 3.2.3 3.2.1 -- 2.96 gcc (9.1.0)
gimp (2.10.12) 2.10.12 2.8.20 2.8.16 2.8.4 2.6.11 2.6.7 2.4.7 2.2.17 2.2.7 -- 1.2.5 1.2.3 1.2.3 1.2.2 gimp (2.10.12)
glibc (2.29) 2.27 2.23 2.23 2.17 2.11.3 2.10.1 2.5.1 2.5 2.3.5 2.3.3 2.2.6 2.2.6 2.2.5 2.2.4 glibc (2.29)
gnome-shell (3.32.2) 3.32.2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnome-shell (3.32.2)
gnucash (3.6) 3.6 -- -- -- -- 2.2.9 2.2.4 2.2.0 1.8.11 -- -- 1.7.7 -- -- gnucash (3.6)
gnumeric (1.12.45) 1.12.45 -- -- -- -- -- 1.9.2 1.7.11 1.4.3 -- 1.2.0 1.0.10 1.0.6 0.70 gnumeric (1.12.45)
grub (2.04) 2.02 2.00 2.00 2.00 1.99 -- -- -- 0.95 0.94 0.93 0.92 0.92 0.90 grub (2.04)
gtk (3.24.10) 3.24.10 2.24.31 2.24.31 2.24.18 2.24.5 2.16.6 2.12.12 2.10.6 2.6.7 2.4.9 2.2.4 2.2.1 1.2.10 1.2.10 gtk (3.24.10)
httpd (2.4.39) 2.4.39 2.4.29 -- 2.2.24 2.2.19 2.2.14 2.2.8 2.2.4 2.0.55 -- -- -- -- -- httpd (2.4.39)
inkscape (0.92.4) 0.92.4 0.91 0.91 0.48.4 0.48.1 0.47 0.46 0.45.1 0.41 -- -- -- -- -- inkscape (0.92.4)
k3b (19.04.3) 19.04.3 17.04.3 2.10.0 -- 2.0.2 -- 1.0.4 1.0.3 0.12.4a -- 0.10.2 0.7.4 -- -- k3b (19.04.3)
kmod (26) 26 21 21 12 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- kmod (26)
krita (4.2.3) 4.2.2                           krita (4.2.3)
libreoffice (6.2.5) 6.2.4 5.2.7 5.2.0 4.0.0 3.4.2 3.1.1 3.0.0 2.2.1 1.1.5 1.1.2 1.1.0 1.0.2 1.0 638 libreoffice (6.2.5)
linux (5.2.1) 5.1.18 4.9.72 4.4.34 3.8.13 3.0.3 2.6.30 2.6.25 2.6.18 2.6.12 2.4.26 2.4.22 2.4.20 2.4.18 2.4.9 linux (5.2.1)
Package Sisyphus 8.2 8.1 7.0.0 6.0.0 5.0.0 4.1.1 4.0 3.0 2.4 2.3 2.2 2.0 1.1 Package
lxpanel (0.10.0) 0.10.0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- lxpanel (0.10.0)
mariadb (10.4.6) 10.4.6 10.1.26 10.1.19 5.5.30 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mariadb (10.4.6)
mate-desktop (1.22.1) 1.22.1 1.12.1 1.12.1 1.6.0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mate-desktop (1.22.1)
mesa (19.1.2) 19.1.2 17.1.10 12.0.3 9.1.3 7.10.3 7.6 7.0.4 7.0.4 6.8.2 5.0.2 5.0.1 4.0.3 4.0.2 3.5 mesa (19.1.2)
mysql (8.0.16) 8.0.16 -- -- 5.5.30 5.1.56 5.0.83 5.0.51 5.0.46 4.0.24 4.0.20 -- 3.23.55 -- -- mysql (8.0.16)
nautilus (3.32.1) 3.32.1 -- -- -- -- 2.26.4 2.22.5.1 2.16.0 2.10.1 2.6.3 -- 2.2.1 1.0.6 1.0.4 nautilus (3.32.1)
NVIDIA (430.34) 430.34 384.98 367.57 319.32 280.13 185.18.36 177.80 100.14.11 1.0-7676 1.0-6111 1.0-5328 1.0-4191 1.0-2880 -- NVIDIA (430.34)
openbox (3.6.1) 3.6.1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 3.1 -- -- -- -- -- openbox (3.6.1)
openjdk (12.0.1) 1.8.0.212.b04 8u144 8u71 7u9 -- -- 1.6.0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- openjdk (12.0.1)
openssh (8.0p1) 7.9p1 7.2p2 7.2p2 5.9p1 5.6p1 5.3p1 5.0p1 4.6p1 3.6.1p2 3.6.1p2 3.6.1p2 3.4p1 3.1p1 2.9p2 openssh (8.0p1)
openssl (1.1.1c) 1.1.1b 1.0.2n 1.0.2j 1.0.1e 1.0.0d 0.9.8k 0.9.8d 0.9.8d 0.9.7g 0.9.7d 0.9.6l 0.9.6h 0.9.6d 0.9.6b openssl (1.1.1c)
perl (5.30.0) 5.28.2 5.22.3 5.22.1 5.16.3 5.12.3 5.8.9 5.8.8 5.8.8 5.8.7 5.8.4 5.8.2 5.8.0 5.6.1 5.6.1 perl (5.30.0)
php (7.3.7) 7.2.19 7.1.12 -- 5.3.25 5.3.6 5.2.11 5.2.5 5.2.2 5.0.5 4.3.9 -- 4.3.0 -- -- php (7.3.7)
plasma-desktop (5.16.3) 5.16.3 5.10.4 5.8.3 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- plasma-desktop (5.16.3)
postfix (3.4.6) 2.11.11 2.11.7 2.11.7 2.9.5 2.5.14 2.5.9 2.4.9 2.3.12 2.2.4 2.0.20 2.0.16 1.1.12 1.1.11 20010714 postfix (3.4.6)
postgresql (11.4) 11.4 10.1 -- 9.1.9 9.0.4 -- 8.2.6 8.2.4 8.0.4 7.4.3 -- 7.3.1 -- -- postgresql (11.4)
Python (3.7.4) 3.7.3 2.7.11 2.7.11 2.7.4 2.6.6 2.5.4 2.5.2 2.4.4 2.4.1 2.3.3 2.2.3 2.2.2 2.2.1 2.1.1 Python (3.7.4)
qt (5.13.0) 5.12.4 5.7.1 5.6.2 4.8.4 4.7.3 3.3.8b 3.3.8b 3.3.8 3.3.4 3.3.3 3.1.2 3.1.1 3.0.4 2.3.1 qt (5.13.0)
samba (4.10.6) 4.10.3 4.6.12 4.5.1 4.0.5 3.5.10 3.0.37 3.0.30 3.0.25 3.0.14a 3.0.5 3.0.0 2.2.7 2.2.5 2.2.1a samba (4.10.6)
systemd (242) 242 233 230 201 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- systemd (242)
thunderbird (60.8.0) 60.8.0 52.5.0 45.5.0 17.0.6 5.0 -- 2.0.0.17 2.0.0.6 1.0.6 -- -- -- -- -- thunderbird (60.8.0)
vim (8.1) 8.1 8.0 7.3 7.3 7.3 7.2 7.2 7.1 6.3 6.3 6.2 6.1 6.1 6.0 vim (8.1)
vlc (3.0.7.1) 3.0.7.1 2.2.6 2.2.4 2.0.6 1.1.10 -- 0.8.7 0.8.6c -- -- -- -- -- -- vlc (3.0.7.1)
xfdesktop (4.12.5) 4.13.5 -- -- 4.10.2 4.8.2 -- 4.4.2 4.4.0 4.2.2 -- -- -- -- -- xfdesktop (4.12.5)
xorg-server (1.20.5) 1.20.5 1.18.4 1.18.4 1.14.1 1.10.3 1.6.5 1.4.2 1.3.0.0 (6.8.2) -- -- -- -- -- xorg-server (1.20.5)

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Version: Sisyphus
Rating: 9
Date: 2019-07-06
Votes: 0


Installed Cinnamon edition and am very impressed.
I have all my "gotta have" programs installed and everything works great.
I had a little trouble getting my Brother printer/scanner working but finally figured it out.
I have 17 other linux distros installed on separate drives in my pc and altlinux is one of my favorites.
Give it a try and I think you might be impressed too.


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Version: 8.2
Rating: 7
Date: 2018-12-04
Votes: 1


Thats a very polished distribution, linux at its best!

Using P8 LXDE because LXDE is my favorite desktop, i dont like LXQT or others and actually installed it on an Old Dell optilex 330...very very impressed, runs faster than anything else that i have tried, not even manjaro with openbox or vector linux were capable of beat its speed!

The Apt package manager is very familiar and friendly to those used to debian!

The only thing i miss and prevents me from using it as my main system is the lack of optimus drivers, couldnt find any solution like nvidia prime select found on ubuntu or optimus manager from manjaro.

Also steam and lutris are not on the repository and selecting São Paulo time zone gives me some bug...

Other than that its one of the best distros i have ever used! Fix these things and i will be back to give you 10!


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Version: Sisyphus
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-10-22
Votes: 11


A great GNU/Linux distribution. There's everything you need. A huge repository of software. Two distribution branches: with systemd and sysvinit. This gives the user a choice. And when there is a choice - it is good. Recommend. 10 points.


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