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Dragora GNU/Linux-Libre


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Dragora GNU/Linux-Libre is a distribution created from scratch with the intention of providing a stable, multi-platform and multi-purpose operating system. It is built upon 100% free software. It has a very simple packaging system that allows installing, removing, upgrading and creating packages. Dragora can be an ideal distribution for those who wish to learn how a distribution works on the inside.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 210 (36), 6 months: 208 (35), 3 months: 190 (34), 4 weeks: 175 (33), 1 week: 156 (36)

Average visitor rating: 8/10 from 1 review(s).


Dragora Summary
Distribution Dragora GNU/Linux-Libre (formerly Dragora GNU/Linux)
Home Page http://www.dragora.org/
Mailing Lists https://lists.nongnu.org/mailman/listinfo/dragora-users
https://lists.nongnu.org/mailman/listinfo/dragora-bug
User Forums http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/dragora-gnu-linux-libre-110/
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Documentation http://www.dragora.org/en/manual/index.html
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases announcements with download links and checksums:
 • 2023-05-03: Development Release: Dragora GNU/Linux-Libre 3.0 Beta 2
 • 2019-10-19: Development Release: Dragora GNU/Linux-libre 3.0 Beta 1
 • 2012-04-25: Distribution Release: Dragora GNU/Linux 2.2
 • 2010-12-31: Distribution Release: Dragora GNU/Linux 2.1
 • 2010-04-13: Distribution Release: Dragora GNU/Linux 2.0
 • 2010-03-29: Development Release: Dragora GNU/Linux 2.0 RC2
 • 2009-10-09: Distribution Release: Dragora GNU/Linux 1.1
 • 2009-08-25: Development Release: Dragora GNU/Linux 1.1 RC1
 • More Dragora releases...

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Feature 3.0-beta2 2.2 2.1 2.0 1.1 1.0
Release Date 2023-05-03 2012-04-24 2010-12-31 2010-04-13 2009-10-08 2009-03-13
End Of Life            
Price (US$) Free Free Free Free Free Free
Image Size (MB) 3700-3800 600-700        
Free Download ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO
Installation Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode
Default Desktop Trinity Xfce Xfce -- Xfce Xfce
Package Management TLZ TLZ TLZ TLZ TBZ2, TLZ TBZ2
Release Model Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed
Office Suite -- -- -- -- -- --
Processor Architecture x86_64 i486, x86_64 i486, x86_64 i486 i686 i686
Init Software other SysV other other other other
Journaled File Systems ext3, ext4, JFS, XFS ext3, ext4, JFS, XFS ext3, ext4, JFS, XFS ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS
Multilingual en, es en, es en, es en, es en, es en, es
Asian Language Support -- -- -- -- -- --
Full Package List 3.0-beta2 2.2 2.1 2.0 1.1 1.0
Package 3.0-beta2 2.2 2.1 2.0 1.1 1.0
abiword (3.0.5) -- 2.8.6 -- -- -- --
alsa-lib (1.2.12) 1.2.8 1.0.25 1.0.23 -- 1.0.21a 1.0.19
amdgpu (23.0.0) -- -- -- -- -- --
bash (5.2.21)   4.2 4.1 4.1 3.2 3.2
bind (9.18.27) -- -- -- -- -- --
chromium (126.0.6478.182) -- -- -- -- -- --
cups (2.4.10) 2.4.2 1.4.8 1.4.5 -- 1.3.11 --
dhcp (4.4.3-P1) -- 4.2.3 3.1 3.1.3 3.0.7 3.0.7
e2fsprogs (1.47.1) 1.47.0 1.42.1 1.41.14 1.41.11 1.41.9 1.41.4
firefox (128.0) -- -- -- -- -- --
freetype (2.13.2) 2.13.0 2.4.9 2.4.4 -- 2.3.9 2.3.9
gcc (14.1.0) 8.2.2 4.5.3 4.5.1 4.4.3 4.3.4 4.2.4
gimp (2.10.38) -- 2.6.12 2.6.11 -- 2.6.7 2.6.5
glibc (2.39) -- 2.13 2.12.1 2.11.1 2.9 2.8
gnome-shell (46.3.1) -- -- -- -- -- --
gnucash (5.8) -- -- -- -- -- --
gnumeric (1.12.57) -- -- -- -- -- --
grub (2.12) 2.06 svn svn 1.98 svn svn
gtk (4.14.4) 3.24.36 2.24.10 2.22.1 -- 2.18.2 2.14.7
httpd (2.4.62) -- -- -- -- -- --
inkscape (1.3.2) -- -- -- -- -- --
k3b (24.05.2) -- -- -- -- -- --
kmod (32) 30 -- -- -- -- --
krita (5.2.3) -- -- -- -- -- --
LibreOffice (24.2.5) -- -- -- -- -- --
linux (6.10) 6.1.23 3.2.15 2.6.34.7 2.6.32.11 2.6.30.9 2.6.26.8
Package 3.0-beta2 2.2 2.1 2.0 1.1 1.0
lxpanel (0.10.1) -- -- -- -- -- --
mariadb (11.4.2) -- -- -- -- -- --
mate-desktop (1.28.2) -- -- -- -- -- --
mesa (24.1.4) 22.3.7 7.11.2 7.8.3 -- 7.5.2 7.2
mysql (9.0.0) -- -- -- -- -- --
nautilus (46.2) -- -- -- -- -- --
NVIDIA (555.58) -- -- -- -- -- --
openbox (3.6.1) -- -- -- -- -- --
openjdk (22) -- -- -- -- -- --
openssh (9.8p1) 9.1p1 5.9p1 5.6p1 -- 5.3p1 5.2p1
openssl (3.3.1) -- 1.0.0i 1.0.0c 1.0.0 0.9.8k 0.9.8j
perl (5.40.0)   5.14.2 5.12.2 5.10.1 5.10.0 5.8.8
php (8.3.9) -- -- -- -- -- --
plasma-desktop (6.1.3) -- -- -- -- -- --
postfix (3.9.0) -- -- -- -- -- --
postgresql (16.3) -- -- -- -- -- --
Python (3.12.4) 3.9.16 2.6.7 2.6.6 2.6.5 2.6.2 2.6.1
qt (6.7.2) -- -- -- -- -- --
samba (4.20.2) -- -- -- -- -- --
systemd (256.2) -- -- -- -- -- --
thunderbird (128.0) -- -- -- -- -- --
vim (9.1) 9.0 7.3 7.3 -- 7.2 7.2
vlc (3.0.21) -- -- -- -- -- --
wayland (1.23.0) -- -- -- -- -- --
xfdesktop (4.18.1) -- 4.8.3 4.8pre2 -- 4.6.1 4.6.0
xorg-server (21.1.13) 21.1.8 1.11.4 1.9.3 -- 1.6.4 1.5.3

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Version: 3.0-beta2
Rating: 8
Date: 2023-05-20
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As an end user, I recently had the opportunity to explore Dragora GNU/Linux-Libre, a distribution that prides itself on being built entirely from scratch and offering a stable, multi-platform, and multi-purpose operating system. Designed with the goal of providing a fully free software experience, Dragora stands out for its simplicity and educational value, making it an intriguing choice for those interested in understanding the inner workings of a Linux distribution.

The installation process of Dragora was straightforward and hassle-free. The distribution's minimalistic approach to installation ensured that unnecessary bloatware was absent, resulting in a clean and efficient system. During the installation, I appreciated the clarity of the options presented, making it easy to customize the installation to suit my preferences. The process was relatively quick, and upon completion, I was greeted with a clean and minimal desktop environment.

One notable aspect of Dragora is its simple packaging system, which allows for easy management of software packages. Installing, removing, upgrading, and creating packages was a breeze. While the package selection might not be as extensive as some mainstream distributions, Dragora's commitment to free software ensures that you have access to a range of open-source applications and tools. This emphasis on freedom aligns with the distribution's philosophy and will resonate with those who prioritize software freedom.

Using Dragora on a day-to-day basis was a pleasant experience. The stability of the system stood out, as I encountered no crashes or major issues during my time with it. The lightweight nature of the distribution contributed to its overall responsiveness, ensuring smooth performance even on modest hardware. The simplicity of the user interface may not appeal to everyone, but for those who prefer a minimalist environment, Dragora delivers a clutter-free and distraction-free workspace.

Dragora's educational value is another aspect worth highlighting. The distribution's from-scratch approach and transparency in its design make it an excellent choice for users interested in delving into the inner workings of a Linux distribution. The clean and minimal environment provides an ideal platform for learning and understanding various aspects of Linux, making it suitable for those who wish to deepen their knowledge and explore the intricacies of an operating system.

In conclusion, Dragora GNU/Linux-Libre is a stable, multi-platform, and multi-purpose distribution that caters to individuals seeking a fully free software experience. With its simple packaging system, clean installation process, and lightweight performance, Dragora offers a streamlined and reliable environment. Furthermore, its educational value makes it a standout choice for users looking to grasp the inner workings of a Linux distribution. While it may not have the breadth of software options compared to some mainstream distributions, Dragora's commitment to software freedom and its user-centric approach make it an intriguing option for those who appreciate simplicity and value learning.


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