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BunsenLabs Linux


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


BunsenLabs Linux is a distribution offering a light-weight and easily customizable Openbox desktop. The BunsenLabs distribution is based on Debian's Stable branch and is a community continuation of the CrunchBang Linux distribution.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 101 (107), 6 months: 78 (136), 3 months: 96 (119), 4 weeks: 98 (116), 1 week: 83 (114)

Average visitor rating: 8.53/10 from 34 review(s).


BunsenLabs Linux Summary
Distribution BunsenLabs Linux
Home Page https://www.bunsenlabs.org/
Mailing Lists  
User Forums https://forums.bunsenlabs.org
Alternative User Forums
Documentation --
Screenshots DistroWatch Gallery
Screencasts
Download Mirrors https://www.bunsenlabs.org/installation.html
Bug Tracker https://www.bunsenlabs.org/resources.html#packages-and-bug-reports
Related Websites  
Reviews Boron: GNU/Linux.ch (German)
Lithium: DistrocrunchDistroWatch
Helium: DistroWatch
Deuterium: Dedoimedo
Hydrogen: DistroWatchLinux Insider
Where To Donate, Buy, or Try

Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases announcements with download links and checksums:
 • 2024-01-24: Distribution Release: BunsenLabs Linux Boron
 • 2022-12-19: Distribution Release: BunsenLabs Linux Beryllium
 • 2020-08-02: Distribution Release: BunsenLabs Linux Lithium
 • 2018-04-30: Distribution Release: BunsenLabs Linux Helium
 • More BunsenLabs releases...

  Headlines:
 • 2019-12-10 BunsenLabs releases preview of "Lithium"
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Feature boron-1 beryllium-1 lithium-3 helium-5 20170429
deuterium
20160710
hydrogen
Release Date 2024-01-24 2022-12-19 2021-09-06 2019-07-09 2017-04-29 2016-07-10
End Of Life            
Price (US$) Free Free Free Free Free Free
Image Size (MB) 1200-1800 1200-1600 600-1300 600-1200 600-900 600-900
Free Download ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO
Installation Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical
Default Desktop Openbox Openbox Openbox Openbox Openbox Openbox
Package Management DEB (apt) DEB (apt) DEB (apt) DEB (apt) DEB (apt) DEB (apt)
Release Model Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed
Office Suite LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice
Processor Architecture i686, x86_64 i686, x86_64 i686, x86_64 i686, x86_64 i686, x86_64 i386, x86_64
Init Software systemd systemd systemd systemd systemd systemd
Journaled File Systems ext3, ext4 ext3, ext4 ext3, ext4 ext3, ext4 ext3, ext4 ext3, ext4
Multilingual Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Asian Language Support            
Full Package List boron-1 beryllium-1 lithium-3 helium-5 20170429 20160710
Package boron-1 beryllium-1 lithium-3 helium-5 20170429
deuterium
20160710
hydrogen
abiword (3.0.5) -- -- -- -- -- --
alsa-lib (1.2.11) 1.2.8 1.2.4 1.1.8 1.1.3 1.0.28 1.0.28
amdgpu (23.0.0) 23.0.0 19.1.0 18.1.99 -- -- --
bash (5.2.21) 5.2.15 5.1 5.0 4.4 4.3 4.3
bind (9.18.27) -- -- -- -- -- --
chromium (125.0.6422.112) -- -- -- -- -- --
cups (2.4.8) -- -- -- -- -- --
dhcp (4.4.3-P1) 4.4.3 4.4.1 4.4.1 4.3.5 4.3.1 4.3.1
e2fsprogs (1.47.1) 1.47.0 1.46.2 1.44.5 1.43.4 1.42.12 1.42.12
firefox (126.0) 115.6.0 102.6.0 78.13.0 60.7.2 45.9.0 45.2.0
freetype (2.13.2) 2.12.1 2.10.4 2.9.1 2.6.3 2.5.2 2.5.2
gcc (14.1.0) -- -- -- -- -- --
gimp (2.10.38) -- -- -- -- -- --
glibc (2.39) 2.36 2.31 2.28 2.24 2.19 2.19
gnome-shell (46.1) -- -- -- -- -- --
gnucash (5.6) -- -- -- -- -- --
gnumeric (1.12.57) -- -- -- 1.12.32 1.12.18 1.12.18
grub (2.12) -- -- -- -- -- --
gtk (4.14.4) 3.24.38 3.24.24 3.24.5 3.22.11 3.14.5 3.14.5
httpd (2.4.59) -- -- -- -- -- --
inkscape (1.3.1) -- -- -- -- -- --
k3b (24.05.0) -- -- -- -- -- --
kmod (32) 30 28 26 23 18 18
krita (5.2.2) -- -- -- -- -- --
LibreOffice (24.2.3) 7.4.7 7.0.4 6.1.5 5.2.7 4.3.3 4.3.3
linux (6.9.1) 6.1.69 5.10.158 4.19.194 4.9.168 3.16.39 3.16.7
Package boron-1 beryllium-1 lithium-3 helium-5 20170429
deuterium
20160710
hydrogen
lxpanel (0.10.1) -- -- -- -- -- --
mariadb (11.2.3) -- -- -- -- -- --
mate-desktop (1.28.2) -- -- -- -- -- --
mesa (24.1.0) 22.3.6 20.3.5 18.3.6 13.0.6 10.3.2 10.3.2
mysql (8.4.0) -- -- -- -- -- --
nautilus (46.1) -- -- -- -- -- --
NVIDIA (550.78) 535.54.03 470.103.01 -- -- -- --
openbox (3.6.1) 3.6.1 3.6.1 3.6.1 3.6.1 3.5.2 3.5.2
openjdk (22) -- -- -- -- -- --
openssh (9.7p1) 9.2p1 8.4p1 7.9p1 7.4p1 6.7p1 6.7p1
openssl (3.3.0) 3.0.11 1.1.1n 1.1.1d 1.1.0f 1.0.1k 1.0.1k
perl (5.38.2) 5.36.0 5.32.1 5.28.1 5.24.1 5.20.2 5.20.2
php (8.3.7) -- -- -- -- -- --
plasma-desktop (6.0.5) -- -- -- -- -- --
postfix (3.9.0) -- -- -- -- -- --
postgresql (16.3) -- -- -- -- -- --
Python (3.12.3) 3.11.2 3.9.2 3.7.3 2.7.13 2.7.9 2.7.9
qt (6.7.1) 5.15.8 5.15.2 5.11.3 5.7.1 4.8.6 4.8.6
samba (4.20.1) -- -- -- -- -- --
systemd (255.6) 252.19 247.3 241 232 215 215
thunderbird (125.0) -- -- -- -- -- --
vim (9.1) 9.0 8.2 8.1 8.0 7.4 7.4
vlc (3.0.20) 3.0.20 3.0.18 3.0.12 3.0.7 2.2.4 2.2.1
wayland (1.22.0) -- -- -- -- -- --
xfdesktop (4.18.1) -- -- -- -- -- --
xorg-server (21.1.13) 21.1.7 1.20.11 1.20.4 1.19.2 1.16.4 1.16.4

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Version: boron-1
Rating: 9
Date: 2024-05-03
Votes: 0


Used this for a long time on Asus EE pc903 and as a OS for parents machine. It is wonderful albeit the idea that usually when you want to customize something a editor opens. Like tint2 editor now in latest Boron is not perhaps the best when you are on 'what is Ubuntu even?' level but if you are looking into a favorite distro with no frills and dont get scared of editors opening then this is the thing.

I always comes back to this one. I guess old Crunchbang left it's impression on me. Though i was mesmerized by blackbox back in the late 90's already.


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Version: lithium-3
Rating: 9
Date: 2024-04-22
Votes: 1


Been using BL on an old Acer Asipre laptop (4GB RAM, SSD, Intel Graphics) this machine is ver 10 years old now . I used BL - for over 2 years with no major problems. After I setup the config with launcers / icons on the bottom bar (I think it is tint) I was good to go - as I just have those and the keyboard shorcuts I don't need icons on the desktop (like I had with Xubuntu) .For this old hardware this distro is responsive as I'm able to do my web dev (Visual Studio code as the editor) without much bother. (side note - I don't use hibernate / suspend functions )


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Version: boron-1
Rating: 9
Date: 2024-04-04
Votes: 4


I found this disto because I wanted a light system for my old imac core2 duo 24. This computer is not upgraded and still have his "old" hard disk and 8G of memory.
The installation was easy and everything even wifi is functionnal.
After a few hours I found this distro very easy to use and very simple even if I am not a computer geek.
I installed it on my two other computers.
After a few days my wife has understood the way to use it (she is a nurse and not fond of computers). I do not ear any complain.........
very nice distro, not as flashy as ubuntu, but at the end it works perfectly....
Thank you !!!!

eric; France


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