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Bluestar Linux

Last Update: 2018-09-25 00:19 UTC


Bluestar Linux is a GNU/Linux distribution that is based on Arch Linux. The Bluestar distribution features up to date packages, a full range of desktop and multimedia software in the default installation and a live desktop DVD.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 38 (262), 6 months: 35 (271), 3 months: 41 (263), 4 weeks: 54 (192), 1 week: 81 (94)

Average visitor rating: 8.07/10 from 15 review(s).


Bluestar Summary
Distribution Bluestar Linux
Home Page http://bluestarlinux.sourceforge.net/
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User Forums http://bluestarlinux.sourceforge.net/index.php?action=forum
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Documentation http://bluestarlinux.sourceforge.net/index.php?action=articles
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Download Mirrors https://sourceforge.net/projects/bluestarlinux/files/distro/
Bug Tracker https://sourceforge.net/p/bluestarlinux/tickets/
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Table Notes and Explanations

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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 4.18.9 4.14.3 4.8.4
Release Date 2018-09-24 2017-12-05 2016-10-27
End Of Life      
Price (US$) Free Free Free
Image Size (MB) 2400-2600 2400-2600  
Free Download ISO ISO ISO
Installation Graphical Graphical Graphical
Default Desktop KDE Plasma KDE Plasma KDE Plasma
Package Management Pacman Pacman Pacman
Release Model Rolling Rolling Rolling
Office Suite OO.o LibreOffice LibreOffice
Processor Architecture x86_64 x86_64 i686, x86_64
Init Software systemd systemd systemd
Journaled File Systems ext3, ext4 ext3, ext4 ext3, ext4
Multilingual Yes Yes Yes
Asian Language Support      
Full Package List 4.18.9 4.14.3 4.8.4
Package 4.18.9 4.14.3 4.8.4
abiword (3.0.2) -- -- --
alsa-lib (1.1.7) 1.1.6 1.1.5 1.1.2
ati-driver (18.30) -- -- --
bash (4.4.18) 4.4 4.4 4.3
bind (9.13.3) -- -- --
chromium (70.0.3538.67) -- -- 54.0.2840.71
cups (2.2.8) 2.2.8 2.2.6 2.2.1
dhcp (4.4.1) 4.4.1 4.3.6 4.3.5
e2fsprogs (1.44.4) 1.44.4 1.43.7 1.43.3
firefox (62.0.3) 62.0.2 57.0.1 49.0.2
freetype (2.9.1) 2.9.1 2.8.1 2.7
gcc (8.2.0) 8.2.1 -- --
gimp (2.10.6) 2.10.6 2.8.22 2.8.18
glibc (2.28) 2.28 2.26 2.24
gnome-shell (3.30.1) -- -- --
gnucash (3.3) -- -- --
gnumeric (1.12.43) -- -- --
grub (2.02) 2.02 2.02 2.02beta3
gtk+ (3.24.1) 3.24.1 3.22.26 3.22.1
httpd (2.4.35) -- -- --
inkscape (0.92.3) -- -- --
k3b (18.08.2) 18.08.1 17.08.3 --
kmod (25) 25 24 23
krita (4.1.5) -- -- --
libreoffice (6.1.2) -- 5.4.3 5.2.1
linux (4.18.16) 4.18.9 4.14.3 4.8.4
Package 4.18.9 4.14.3 4.8.4
lxpanel (0.9.3) -- -- --
mariadb (10.3.10) 10.1.36 10.1.29 10.1.18
mate-desktop (1.20.3) -- -- --
mesa (18.2.3) 18.2.0 17.2.6 12.0.3
mysql (8.0.12) -- -- --
nautilus (3.30.2) -- -- --
NVIDIA (410.66) -- -- --
openbox (3.6.1) -- -- --
openjdk (10.0.2) 10.0.2 8u144 8u112
openssh (7.9p1) 7.8p1 7.6p1 7.3p1
openssl (1.1.1) 1.1.1 1.1.0g 1.0.2j
perl (5.28.0) 5.28.0 5.26.1 5.24.0
php (7.2.11) -- -- --
plasma-desktop (5.14.1) 5.13.5 5.11.4 5.8.2
postfix (3.3.1) -- -- --
postgresql (11.0) -- -- --
Python (3.7.0) 3.7.0 3.6.3 3.5.2
qt (5.11.2) 5.11.2 5.9.3 5.7.0
samba (4.9.1) 4.8.5 4.7.1 4.5.0
systemd (239) 239 235 231
thunderbird (60.2.1) 60.0 52.5.0 45.4.0
vim (8.1) 8.1 8.0 8.0
vlc (3.0.4) 3.0.4 2.2.7 2.2.4
xfdesktop (4.12.4) -- -- --
xorg-server (1.20.2) 1.20.1 1.19.5 1.18.4

Reader Ratings
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Average rating
8.1
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Version: 4.17.13
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-08-22
Votes: 8


Excellent distro. Everything I am using works out of the box incl bluetooth!
Rolling release, everything else for me is not acceptable.
Coming from Gentoo -> Debian -> bluestar working with linux for 15 years now this is clearly the best distro I have tested yet.



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Version: 4.17.13
Rating: 9
Date: 2018-08-21
Votes: 1


excellent distro
even installed black-arch tools on it

Nice and stable, no restarts or crashes, and applied various extra themes etc with no problem



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Version: 4.8.4
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-08-06
Votes: 4


One of the best linux distros, stable, nice and fast.


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