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DistroWatch.com: BackSlash Linux

BackSlash Linux

Last Update: 2019-04-11 06:22 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: 9.38/10 from 13 review(s).

BackSlash Linux
Distribution BackSlash Linux
Home Page https://backslashlinux.com/
Mailing Lists --
User Forums http://backslashlinux.boards.net/board/1/general-discussion
Alternative User Forums https://askbackslash.com/
Documentation --
Screenshots DistroWatch Gallery
Download Mirrors SourceForge
Bug Tracker https://bugs.launchpad.net/backslashlinux
Related Websites --
Reviews Olaf: DistroWatch
Where To Buy https://www.backslashlinux.com/pro-support/

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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
Asian Language Support  
Full Package List kristoff
Package Kristoff
abiword (3.0.2) --
alsa-lib (1.1.9) 1.1.0
ati-driver (18.30) --
bash (5.0) 4.3
bind (9.15.5) --
chromium (78.0.3904.97) 63.0.3239.84
cups (2.3.0) 2.1.3
dhcp (4.4.1) 4.3.3
e2fsprogs (1.45.4) 1.42.13
firefox (70.0.1) 56.0
freetype (2.10.1) 2.6.1
gcc (9.2.0) --
gimp (2.10.14) --
glibc (2.30) 2.23
gnome-shell (3.34.1) --
gnucash (3.7) --
gnumeric (1.12.46) --
grub (2.04) 2.02beta2
gtk (3.24.12) 3.18.9
httpd (2.4.41) --
inkscape (0.92.4) --
k3b (19.08.3) --
kmod (26) 22
krita (  
libreoffice (6.3.3) --
linux (5.3.10) 4.13
Package Kristoff
lxpanel (0.10.0) --
mariadb (10.4.10) --
mate-desktop (1.22.2) --
mesa (19.2.3) 17.0.7
mysql (8.0.18) --
nautilus (3.34.1) 3.18.4
NVIDIA (440.31) --
openbox (3.6.1) --
openjdk (13) 8u151
openssh (8.1p1) 7.2p2
openssl (1.1.1d) 1.0.2g
perl (5.30.1) 5.22.1
php (7.3.11) --
plasma-desktop (5.17.2) 5.11.2
postfix (3.4.7) --
postgresql (12.0) --
Python (3.8.0) 3.5.2
qt (5.13.2) 5.9.1
samba (4.11.2) --
systemd (243) 229
thunderbird (68.2.2) --
vim (8.1) 7.4
vlc (3.0.8) 2.2.2
xfdesktop (4.14.1) --
xorg-server (1.20.5) 1.18.4

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Version: Kristoff
Rating: 10
Date: 2019-01-01
Votes: 1

This is an amazing distro. runs so nicely, so smooth. I installed it on my computer and my GF's computer. I have been using linux for a few years, but she is very new to it. She was a Windows user but low loves linux and this distro. She does have windows still installed Dual Boot, but she never goes into windows, not even for work!

Thanks BackSlash for putting this amazing distro together!

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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: 7

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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