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Devuan GNU+Linux

Last Update: 2019-12-03 23:52 UTC


Devuan GNU+Linux is a Linux distribution forked from Debian in 2015. The project's primary goal is to provide a variant of Debian without the complexities and dependencies of systemd, an init system and services manager originally developed by Red Hat and later adopted by most other Linux distributions. Devuan's initial beta release was made available in April 2016, together with an upgrade path from Debian 7.0 "Wheezy" and a possibility to switch to Devuan from Debian 8.0 "Jessie". The distribution adopted Xfce as its default desktop.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 52 (215), 6 months: 51 (233), 3 months: 44 (278), 4 weeks: 23 (430), 1 week: 45 (263)

Average visitor rating: 9.1/10 from 327 review(s).


Devuan Summary
Distribution Devuan GNU+Linux
Home Page https://devuan.org/
Mailing Lists https://devuan.org/os/community
User Forums https://dev1galaxy.org/
Alternative User Forums
Documentation https://devuan.org/os/documentation/
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Screencasts
Download Mirrors https://files.devuan.org/
Bug Tracker https://bugs.devuan.org/
Related Websites Friends of DevuanDevuan BrazilWikipedia
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases announcements with download links and checksums:
 • 2019-11-25: Distribution Release: Devuan 2.1
 • 2018-06-09: Distribution Release: Devuan GNU+Linux 2.0.0
 • 2018-05-10: Development Release: Devuan GNU+Linux 2.0.0 RC
 • 2018-02-14: Development Release: Devuan GNU+Linux 2.0.0 Beta
 • 2017-05-25: Distribution Release: Devuan GNU+Linux 1.0.0
 • 2017-05-05: Development Release: Devuan GNU+Linux 1.0.0 RC2
 • 2017-04-21: Development Release: Devuan GNU+Linux 1.0.0 RC
 • 2016-11-30: Development Release: Devuan GNU+Linux 1.0.0 Beta 2
 • More Devuan releases...

  Headlines:
 •2019-03-10 Devuan considers machine IDs
 •2019-02-28 Devuan conference planned
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  • Notes: In case where multiple versions of a package are shipped with a distribution, only the default version appears in the table. For indication about the GNOME version, please check the "nautilus" and "gnome-shell" packages. The Apache web server is listed as "httpd" and the Linux kernel is listed as "linux". The KDE desktop is represented by the "plasma-desktop" package and the Xfce desktop by the "xfdesktop" package.
  • 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 unstable
ceres
testing
2.1
ascii
1.0.0
jessie
Release Date 2019-12-03 2019-12-03 2019-11-25 2017-05-25
End Of Life        
Price (US$) Free Free Free Free
Image Size (MB)     200-4500  
Free Download DEB DEB ISO ISO
Installation Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical
Default Desktop Cinnamon, LXQt, KDE Plasma, MATE, Xfce Xfce Xfce Xfce
Package Management DEB DEB DEB DEB
Release Model Rolling Semi-Rolling Fixed Fixed
Office Suite GOffice, LibreOffice GOffice, LibreOffice LibreOffice GOffice, LibreOffice
Processor Architecture armhf, i386, x86_64 armhf, i386, x86_64 armhf, i386, x86_64 armhf, i386, x86_64
Init Software SysV SysV SysV SysV
Journaled File Systems Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, ext4 Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS
Multilingual Yes Yes Yes Yes
Asian Language Support Yes Yes Yes Yes
Full Package List unstable testing 2.1 1.0.0
Package unstable
ceres
testing
2.1
ascii
1.0.0
jessie
abiword (3.0.4) 3.0.2 3.0.2 -- 3.0.0
alsa-lib (1.2.1.2) 1.1.6 1.1.3 1.1.3 1.0.28
ati-driver (18.30) -- -- -- --
bash (5.0) 4.4.18 4.4 4.4 4.3
bind (9.15.6) 9.11.3 9.10.3-P4 9.10.3 9.9.5
chromium (79.0.3945.79) 67.0.3396.62 62.0.3202.89 70.0.3538.110 57.0.2987.98
cups (2.3.0) 2.2.8 2.2.1 2.2.1 1.7.5
dhcp (4.4.1) 4.3.5 4.3.5 4.3.5 4.3.1
e2fsprogs (1.45.4) 1.44.2 1.43.4 1.43.4 1.42.12
firefox (71.0) 60.0.2 52.6.0 60.7.1 45.9.0
freetype (2.10.1) 2.8.1 2.6.3 2.6.3 2.5.2
gcc (9.2.0) 8.1.0 6.3.0 6.3.0 4.9.2
gimp (2.10.14) 2.10.2 2.8.18 2.8.18 2.8.14
glibc (2.30) 2.27 2.24 2.24 2.19
gnome-shell (3.34.1) 3.28.2 3.22.3 3.22.3 --
gnucash (3.7) 2.6.19 2.6.15 2.6.15 2.6.4
gnumeric (1.12.46) 1.12.39 1.12.32 -- 1.12.18
grub (2.04) 2.02 2.02beta3 2.02 2.02beta2
gtk (3.24.13) 3.22.30 3.22.11 3.22.11 2.24.25
httpd (2.4.41) 2.4.33 2.4.25 2.4.25 2.4.10
inkscape (0.92.4) 0.92.3 0.92.1 0.92.1 0.48.5
k3b (19.08.3) 2.0.3a 2.0.3a 2.0.3 2.0.2
kmod (26) 25 23 23 18
krita (4.2.8.2) 4.0.3 3.1.1 -- --
libreoffice (6.3.3) 6.0.5~rc1 5.2.7 5.2.7 4.3.3
linux (5.4.2) 4.16.12 4.9.82 4.9.189 3.16.43
Package unstable
ceres
testing
2.1
ascii
1.0.0
jessie
lxpanel (0.10.0) 0.9.3 0.9.3 0.9.3 0.7.2
mariadb (10.5.0) 10.1.29 10.1.26 10.1.26 --
mate-desktop (1.22.2) 1.20.1 1.16.2 1.16.2 --
mesa (19.2.7) 18.0.5 13.0.6 13.0.6 10.3.2
mysql (8.0.18) 5.7.22 -- 5.5.9999 5.5.55
nautilus (3.34.2) 3.26.3.1 3.22.3 3.22.3 3.14.1
NVIDIA (440.44) -- -- -- --
openbox (3.6.1) 3.6.1 3.6.1 3.6.1 3.5.2
openjdk (13.0.1) 8u171 8u151 8u222 7u111
openssh (8.1p1) 7.7p1 7.4p1 7.4p1 6.7p1
openssl (1.1.1d) 1.1.0h 1.1.0f 1.1.0k 1.0.1t
perl (5.30.1) 5.26.2 5.24.1 5.24.1 5.20.2
php (7.4.0) 7.2.4 7.0.27 7.0 5.6.30
plasma-desktop (5.17.4) 5.12.5 5.8.6 5.8.6 4.11.13
postfix (3.4.8) 3.3.0 3.1.8 3.1.12 2.11.3
postgresql (12.1) -- 9.6.7 9.6 9.4.11
Python (3.8.0) 3.7.0~b5 3.5.3 2.7.13 2.7.9
qt (5.13.2) 5.10.1 5.7.1 5.7.1 4.8.6
samba (4.11.3) 4.8.2 4.5.12 4.5.16 4.2.14
systemd (244) 238 232 -- --
thunderbird (68.3.0) 52.8.0 52.6.0 60.8.0 45.8.0
vim (8.1) 8.0 8.0 8.0 7.4
vlc (3.0.8) 3.0.3 2.2.7 3.0.8 2.2.5
xfdesktop (4.14.1) 4.12.4 4.12.3 4.12.3 4.10.2
xorg-server (1.20.6) 1.20.0 1.19.2 1.19.2 1.16.4

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Version: 2.1
Rating: 9
Date: 2019-11-27
Votes: 29


Really fast, completely steady, not one little glitch during my testing with the live version. I'd gotten so caught up with being comfortable using it, that after a couple of days I'd realized I was still using a flashdrive and needed to get back to my regular system! It ran that well!

This would actually make a fantastic distro to carry around all the time on a flashdrive if they'd make it persistent. I still have a lot to do to get used to Openbox, because it just isn't easy for me to wrap my head around how it works, but I'm slowly getting there after 19 years of KDE. That's the only reason I gave it a 9 out of 10 - Openbox instead of a choice maybe of two or three DE's for the live version (I really have my mind set on trying one of the LX's).

Devuan has hit it out of the park with their distro, and this version, 2.1 works just fine, is fast and does anything one needs.


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Version: 2.0.0
Rating: 8
Date: 2019-11-21
Votes: 0


Sometimes I've crushing on xfce, on Lenovo Ideapad z500.
dualboot with Win 8.1


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Version: 2.0.0
Rating: 10
Date: 2019-11-16
Votes: 44


I have some pretty basic desktop needs, and I love Devuan. No crap (systemd), blazing fast, straightforward.


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