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Ark Linux


Last Update: 2024-02-02 02:44 UTC


Ark Linux is a Linux distribution designed especially for desktop use, primarily for people without prior Linux experience. Its main goal is ease of use, and the inclusion of many tools end users will need. Ark Linux is fully Open Source and Free Software, meaning, basically, you can freely redistribute it in both modified and unmodified form.

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Ark Linux Summary
Distribution Ark Linux
Home Page http://www.arklinux.org/
Mailing Lists http://groups.google.com/group/arklinux-support
User Forums http://forum.arklinux.org/
Alternative User Forums
Documentation http://wiki.arklinux.org/
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases announcements with download links and checksums:
 • 2008-05-15: Distribution Release: Ark Linux 2008.1
 • 2007-08-17: Distribution Release: Ark Linux 2007.1
 • 2007-07-15: Development Release: Ark Linux 2007.1 RC1
 • 2006-08-03: Distribution Release: Ark Linux 2006.1
 • 2006-06-01: Development Release: Ark Linux 2006.1 RC2
 • 2006-04-28: Development Release: Ark Linux Live Alpha
 • 2006-03-18: Development Release: Ark Linux 2006.1 RC1
 • 2006-02-12: Development Release: Ark Linux 2006.1 Snapshot
 • 2005-12-10: Distribution Release: Ark Linux 2005.2
 • 2005-10-06: Development Release: Ark Linux 2005.2 RC3
 • 2005-09-01: Development Release: Ark Linux 2005.2 RC2
 • 2005-08-14: Development Release: Ark Linux 2005.2 RC1
 • More Ark releases...

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  • 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.
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Feature dockyard
(devel)
dockyard
(stable)
2008.1 2007.1 2006.1 2005.2 2005.1 Feature
Release Date 2024-02-02 2024-02-02 2008-05-15 2007-08-17 2006-08-02 2005-12-10 2005-03-30 Release Date
End Of Life               End Of Life
Price (US$) Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Price (US$)
Image Size (MB)   0-0           Image Size (MB)
Free Download RPMs RPMs ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO Free Download
Installation Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Installation
Default Desktop KDE KDE KDE KDE KDE KDE KDE Default Desktop
Package Management RPM(Zypper) RPM(APT) RPM(APT) RPM(APT) RPM(APT) RPM(APT) RPM(APT) Package Management
Release Model Rolling Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Release Model
Office Suite KOffice, OO.o KOffice, OO.o KOffice, OO.o KOffice, OO.o KOffice, OO.o KOffice, OO.o KOffice, OO.o Office Suite
Processor Architecture i586, i686, x86_64 i586, i686 i586, i686 i586, i686 i586, i686 i586, i686 i586, i686 Processor Architecture
Init Software other other other other other other other Init Software
Journaled File Systems ext3, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, ReiserFS ext3, ReiserFS ext3, ReiserFS Journaled File Systems
Multilingual Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Multilingual
Asian Language Support cn, jp, kr, tw, th cn, jp, kr, tw, th cn, jp, kr, tw, th cn, jp, kr, tw, th cn, jp, kr, tw, th cn, jp, kr, tw, th cn, jp, kr, tw, th Asian Language Support
Full Package List           2005.2   Full Package List
Package dockyard
(devel)
dockyard
(stable)
2008.1 2007.1 2006.1 2005.2 2005.1 Package
abiword (3.0.5) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- abiword (3.0.5)
alsa-lib (1.2.12) 1.0.24.1 1.0.16 1.0.16 1.0.14a 1.0.11 1.0.10 1.0.9rc2 alsa-lib (1.2.12)
amdgpu (23.0.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- amdgpu (23.0.0)
bash (5.2.21) 4.2 3.2 3.2 3.2 3.1 3.1 3.0 bash (5.2.21)
bind (9.20.0) 9.8.1 9.5.0 9.5.0b1 9.4.1-P1 9.3.2 9.3.1 9.3.1 bind (9.20.0)
chromium (127.0.6533.72) 0.9.12 0.9.12           chromium (127.0.6533.72)
cups (2.4.10) 1.5.0 1.2.12 1.2.12 1.2.12 1.1.23 1.1.23 1.1.23 cups (2.4.10)
dhcp (4.4.3-P1) 4.1.1 3.0.6 3.0.6 3.0.6 3.0.4 3.0.4b2 3.0.3beta1 dhcp (4.4.3-P1)
e2fsprogs (1.47.1) 1.41.14 1.40.9 1.40.9 1.40.2 1.39 1.38 1.37 e2fsprogs (1.47.1)
firefox (128.0.2) 8.0 2.0.0.14 2.0.0.14 2.0.0.6 1.5.0.4 1.5cvs 1.0.2 firefox (128.0.2)
freetype (2.13.2) 2.4.8 2.3.5 2.3.5 2.3.5 2.2.1 2.1.10 2.1.9 freetype (2.13.2)
gcc (14.1.0) 4.6.3_2012.01 4.3.1 4.3.1 4.2.1 4.1.1 3.4.5cvs 3.4.4cvs gcc (14.1.0)
gimp (2.10.38) 2.6.8 2.4.5 2.4.5 2.2.17 2.2.10 2.2.9 2.2.4 gimp (2.10.38)
glibc (2.40) -- 2.8 2.8 2.6.1 2.4 2.3.6 2.3.4 glibc (2.40)
gnome-shell (46.3.1) -- --           gnome-shell (46.3.1)
gnucash (5.8) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnucash (5.8)
gnumeric (1.12.57) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnumeric (1.12.57)
grub (2.12) 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.95 0.95 grub (2.12)
gtk (4.14.4) -- 2.12.8 2.12.8 2.10.14 2.8.17 2.8.6 2.6.1 gtk (4.14.4)
httpd (2.4.62) 2.2.21 2.2.8 2.2.8 2.2.4 2.2.2 2.2.0 2.0.53 httpd (2.4.62)
inkscape (1.3.2) 0.46 0.46 0.46 0.45.1 0.43 -- -- inkscape (1.3.2)
k3b (24.05.2) 2.0.2 1.0.4 1.0.4 1.0.3 0.12.16 0.12.8 0.11.23 k3b (24.05.2)
kmod (32)               kmod (32)
krita (5.2.3)               krita (5.2.3)
LibreOffice (24.2.5) 3.4.4.2 -- 2.4.0 2.2.1 2.0.3 2.0.0 1.1.4 LibreOffice (24.2.5)
linux (6.10.1) 3.1.0 2.6.25.4 2.6.25.3 2.6.22.3 2.6.18rc2 2.6.15rc5 2.6.12rc1 linux (6.10.1)
Package dockyard
(devel)
dockyard
(stable)
2008.1 2007.1 2006.1 2005.2 2005.1 Package
lxpanel (0.10.1) -- --           lxpanel (0.10.1)
mariadb (11.4.2)               mariadb (11.4.2)
mate-desktop (1.28.2)               mate-desktop (1.28.2)
mesa (24.1.4) -- --           mesa (24.1.4)
mysql (9.0.1) 5.5.16 5.1.24 5.1.24 5.0.45 5.0.22 5.0.16 4.1.10 mysql (9.0.1)
nautilus (46.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- nautilus (46.2)
NVIDIA (555.58) 285.05.09 100.14.11 100.14.11 100.14.11 -- -- -- NVIDIA (555.58)
openbox (3.6.1) -- --           openbox (3.6.1)
openjdk (22) -- --           openjdk (22)
openssh (9.8p1) 5.8p2 5.0p1 5.0p1 4.6p1 4.3p2 4.2p1 4.0p1 openssh (9.8p1)
openssl (3.3.1) 1.0.0e 0.9.8g 0.9.8g 0.9.8e 0.9.8b 0.9.8a 0.9.7f openssl (3.3.1)
perl (5.40.0) 5.14.2 5.10.0 5.10.0 5.8.8 5.8.8 5.8.7 5.8.6 perl (5.40.0)
php (8.3.9) 5.3.9 5.2.6 5.2.6 5.2.3 5.1.4 5.1.1 5.0.3 php (8.3.9)
plasma-desktop (6.1.3)               plasma-desktop (6.1.3)
postfix (3.9.0) 2.8.3 2.5.2 2.5.2 2.4.5 2.3.2 2.2.6 2.2.1 postfix (3.9.0)
postgresql (16.3) 9.0.2 8.3.1 8.3.1 8.2.4 8.1.4 8.1.0 8.0.1 postgresql (16.3)
Python (3.12.4) 2.7.2 2.5.2 2.5.2 2.5.1 2.4.3 2.4.2 2.4 Python (3.12.4)
qt (6.7.2) 3d -- 3.3.8b 3.3.8 3.3.6 3.3.5 3.3.4 qt (6.7.2)
samba (4.20.2) 3.5.8 3.0.28a 3.0.28a 3.0.25b 3.0.22 3.0.20b 3.0.13 samba (4.20.2)
systemd (256.4)               systemd (256.4)
thunderbird (128.0.1) 7.0 2.0.0.14 2.0.0.14 2.0.0.6 1.5 1.0.7 1.0 thunderbird (128.0.1)
vim (9.1) 7.3 7.1 7.1 7.1 6.4 6.4 6.3 vim (9.1)
vlc (3.0.21) 1.1.12 0.9.0 0.9.0cvs 0.9.0cvs 0.8.6 -- -- vlc (3.0.21)
wayland (1.23.0)               wayland (1.23.0)
xfdesktop (4.18.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- xfdesktop (4.18.1)
xorg-server (21.1.13) 1.11.2 1.5 1.5cvs 1.3.0.0 1.1.1 (6.9.0cvs) (6.8.2) xorg-server (21.1.13)

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