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DistroWatch.com: BackSlash Linux

BackSlash Linux

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


BackSlash Linux is an Ubuntu-based desktop distribution featuring a custom shell running on top of the KDE Plasma desktop. BackSlash features a user interface inspired by macOS.

Average visitor rating: 9.33/10 from 12 review(s).


BackSlash Linux
Distribution BackSlash Linux
Home Page https://backslashlinux.com/
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Bug Tracker https://bugs.launchpad.net/backslashlinux
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Feature Kristoff
Release Date 2017-12-25
End Of Life  
Price (US$) Free
Image Size (MB) 3600-3700
Free Download ISO
Installation Graphical
Default Desktop KDE Plasma
Package Management DEB (apt)
Release Model Fixed
Office Suite OO.o, WPS
Processor Architecture x86_64
Init Software systemd
Journaled File Systems Btrfs, ext3, ext4
Multilingual  
Asian Language Support  
Full Package List kristoff
Package Kristoff
abiword (3.0.2) --
alsa-lib (1.1.7) 1.1.0
ati-driver (18.30) --
bash (4.4.18) 4.3
bind (9.13.5) --
chromium (71.0.3578.98) 63.0.3239.84
cups (2.2.10) 2.1.3
dhcp (4.4.1) 4.3.3
e2fsprogs (1.44.4) 1.42.13
firefox (64.0) 56.0
freetype (2.9.1) 2.6.1
gcc (8.2.0) --
gimp (2.10.8) --
glibc (2.28) 2.23
gnome-shell (3.30.2) --
gnucash (3.3) --
gnumeric (1.12.44) --
grub (2.02) 2.02beta2
gtk+ (3.24.2) 3.18.9
httpd (2.4.37) --
inkscape (0.92.3) --
k3b (18.12.0) --
kmod (25) 22
krita (4.1.7)  
libreoffice (6.1.3) --
linux (4.19.9) 4.13
Package Kristoff
lxpanel (0.9.3) --
mariadb (10.3.11) --
mate-desktop (1.20.3) --
mesa (18.3.1) 17.0.7
mysql (8.0.13) --
nautilus (3.30.5) 3.18.4
NVIDIA (415.18) --
openbox (3.6.1) --
openjdk (10.0.2) 8u151
openssh (7.9p1) 7.2p2
openssl (1.1.1a) 1.0.2g
perl (5.28.0) 5.22.1
php (7.3.0) --
plasma-desktop (5.14.4) 5.11.2
postfix (3.3.2) --
postgresql (11.1) --
Python (3.7.1) 3.5.2
qt (5.12.0) 5.9.1
samba (4.9.3) --
systemd (239) 229
thunderbird (60.3.3) --
vim (8.1) 7.4
vlc (3.0.4) 2.2.2
xfdesktop (4.12.4) --
xorg-server (1.20.3) 1.18.4

Reader Ratings
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Average rating
9.3
from 12 review(s)



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Version: Kristoff
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-09-17
Votes: 2


Love this distro. It is really amazing for being so new. Excited to see the next version coming later this year as announced by the developer. It is beautiful and not terribly resource heavy. Been running this for almost a week now and have had zero glitches or issues. It has everything you need to get work done and powerful enough to handle most tasks that you will throw at it.


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Version: Kristoff
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-03-27
Votes: 6


I am a distro hopper but after using this distro for more than 2 weeks I decided to keep it as my main distro for the time bing. It runs smoothly in my old Dell Latitude E4300 laptop with 4GB RAM. In this two weeks no freeze session, even with Chrome open with 20 tabs.


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Rating: 8
Date: 2017-12-28
Votes: 6


This review is of Backslash Linux Kristoff, the 4th iteration of this OS from India. I have been using Backslash since Elsa/Anna were released. The developers have come a long way since then. The polish to the OS is very good, with a very usable interface based on KDE Plasma 5.11.2, KDE Frameworks 5.39.0 and QT 5.9.1. It runs on Linux kernel 4.13.0-21 generic. In essence the core elements of this OS are up to date and cutting edge technologies. Being based on KDE means that customization is limited only by your imagination, but the interface looks so nice out of the box you may not want to change it. The OS comes with Backslashes own customized menu that is very clean and simple. Slingscold (a full screen menu) is also accessible from the Latte Dock for those who like a more MacOS feel. New software can be downloaded through KDE's Discover application. While is is a good looking program it is still a bit immature. It can still be a bit buggy at times. I wish they had included Synaptic as an alternative. I was able to download Synaptic from Discover without issues. Backslash has also dropped WPS office suite in this version and replaced it with Apache Open Office suite. I do not know why the developers chose to do this, I was able to download WPS and install without any issues.Overall the Developers have done a good job of continuing to refine this OS. While it has only been available for a few days (12/25/17) it is running smoothly on my Acer Aspire V laptop (AMD dual core with 6 gb ram). This OS is a good choice for people looking for a stable "everyday driver" that is not only beautiful but functional, Thanks for reading; Jeffry (self-proclaimed Linux aficionado)


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