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DistroWatch.com: FreedomBox

FreedomBox

Last Update: 2023-01-30 01:12 UTC


FreedomBox is a Debian-based distribution, primarily used as a server operating system for home users. FreedomBox supports point-and-click settings up a number of services ranging from a calendar or jabber server to a wiki or VPN through a web interface. Firewall, domain names, user accounts, backups, and Btrfs snapshots can also be managed through a simple web-based control centre.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 240 (29), 6 months: 243 (28), 3 months: 235 (29), 4 weeks: 248 (29), 1 week: 238 (31)

Average visitor rating: 9/10 from 4 review(s).


FreedomBox Summary
Distribution FreedomBox
Home Page https://freedombox.org/
Mailing Lists https://alioth-lists.debian.net/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/freedombox-discuss
User Forums https://discuss.freedombox.org/
Alternative User Forums
Documentation https://wiki.debian.org/FreedomBox/Manualhttps://wiki.debian.org/FreedomBox
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Download Mirrors https://freedombox.org/download/
Bug Tracker https://salsa.debian.org/freedombox-team/plinth/issues/
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Feature 2021-08-28 2020-08-30
Release Date 2021-08-28 2020-08-30
End Of Life    
Price (US$) Free Free
Image Size (MB) 500-600 500-600
Free Download IMG IMG
Installation Text mode Text mode
Default Desktop WebUI WebUI
Package Management APT APT
Release Model Fixed, Rolling Fixed, Rolling
Office Suite -- --
Processor Architecture armhf, i686, x86_64 armhf, i686, x86_64
Init Software systemd systemd
Journaled File Systems Btrfs Btrfs
Multilingual -- --
Asian Language Support    
Full Package List 2021-08-28 2020-08-30
Package 2021-08-28 2020-08-30
abiword (3.0.5) -- --
alsa-lib (1.2.8) -- --
amdgpu (22.40) -- --
bash (5.2.15) 5.1 5.0
bind (9.18.11) -- --
chromium (109.0.5414.119) -- --
cups (2.4.2) -- --
dhcp (4.4.3-P1) 4.4.1 4.4.1
e2fsprogs (1.47.0) 1.46.2 1.44.5
firefox (109.0.1) -- --
freetype (2.12.1) 2.9.1 2.9.1
gcc (12.2.0) -- 8.3.0
gimp (2.10.32) -- --
glibc (2.37) 2.31 2.28
gnome-shell (43.2) -- --
gnucash (4.13) -- --
gnumeric (1.12.55) -- --
grub (2.06) 2.04 2.02
gtk (4.8.3) -- --
httpd (2.4.55) 2.4.48 2.4.38
inkscape (1.2.2) -- --
k3b (22.12.2) -- --
kmod (30) 28 26
krita (5.1.5) -- --
libreoffice (7.5.0) -- --
linux (6.1.10) 5.10.46 4.19.132
Package 2021-08-28 2020-08-30
lxpanel (0.10.1) -- --
mariadb (10.10.3) -- --
mate-desktop (1.26.0) -- --
mesa (22.3.4) -- --
mysql (8.0.32) -- --
nautilus (43.2) -- --
NVIDIA (525.85.05) -- --
openbox (3.6.1) -- --
openjdk (19.0.2) -- --
openssh (9.2p1) 8.4p1 7.9p1
openssl (3.0.7) 1.1.1k 1.1.1d
perl (5.36.0) 5.32.1 5.28.1
php (8.2.2) 7.4.21 7.3.19
plasma-desktop (5.26.5) -- --
postfix (3.7.4) -- --
postgresql (15.1) -- --
Python (3.11.1) 3.9.2 3.7.3
qt (6.4.2) -- --
samba (4.17.5) -- --
systemd (252.5) 247.3 241
thunderbird (102.7.1) -- --
vim (9.0) 8.2 8.1
vlc (3.0.18) -- --
wayland (1.21.0) -- --
xfdesktop (4.18.1) -- --
xorg-server (21.1.7) -- --

Reader Ratings
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Average rating
9.0
from 4 review(s)



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Version: 2019-07-10
Rating: 10
Date: 2020-04-29
Votes: 0


This is an amazingly ambitious project to put cloud services and privacy/security tools in the hands of noob and the developers are pulling it off. Very clean and easy to use interface provides powerful tool like self hosted encrypted chat to the user. Freedombox is under very active development with new features being released almost weekly. This is more than a distro. It is a necessary tool kit for every house hold.


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Version: 2019-07-10
Rating: 9
Date: 2019-10-04
Votes: 0


Setup is a snap. I would like to see a way to format drives ,but I can do that from cmd. Nice work!



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Version: 2019-07-10
Rating: 8
Date: 2019-09-30
Votes: 0


I've tried Freedombox testing on Raspberry Pi 3B. Cockpit doesn't run.
Generally well suited but neeed's some touch.


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