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GeckoLinux

Last Update: 2021-02-22 20:34 UTC


GeckoLinux is a Linux spin based on the openSUSE distribution, with a focus on polish and out-of-the-box usability on the desktop. The distribution features many desktop editions which can be installed from live discs. Some patent encumbered open source software is included in GeckoLinux which is not available in the default installation of openSUSE. Special attention has been given to the quality of the font rendering. GeckoLinux provides two main editions, Static (which is based on openSUSE Leap) and Rolling (based on openSUSE Tumbleweed).

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 55 (217), 6 months: 42 (257), 3 months: 31 (363), 4 weeks: 32 (418), 1 week: 25 (480)

Average visitor rating: 8.73/10 from 40 review(s).


GeckoLinux Summary
Distribution GeckoLinux
Home Page http://geckolinux.github.io/
Mailing Lists  
User Forums https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/geckolinux
Alternative User Forums
Documentation https://github.com/geckolinux/geckolinux-project/wiki
Screenshots http://geckolinux.github.io/DistroWatch Gallery
Screencasts
Download Mirrors http://geckolinux.github.io/#download
Bug Tracker https://github.com/geckolinux/geckolinux-project/issues
Related Websites
Reviews 152: DedoimedoDistroWatch
150: Dedoimedo
421.x: DistroWatch
Where To Buy

Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases announcements with download links and checksums:
 • 2021-02-22: Distribution Release: GeckoLinux 999.210221.0
 • 2020-12-11: Distribution Release: GeckoLinux 152.201210.0
 • 2020-07-31: Distribution Release: GeckoLinux 999.200729.0
 • 2020-07-20: Distribution Release: GeckoLinux 152
 • 2018-06-08: Distribution Release: GeckoLinux 150
 • 2018-01-07: Distribution Release: GeckoLinux 423
 • 2017-10-29: Development Release: GeckoLinux 423 Beta
 • 2016-12-16: Distribution Release: GeckoLinux 422
 • 2016-11-04: Distribution Release: GeckoLinux 999.161031.0 "Rolling"
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  Headlines:
 •2016-06-16 GeckoLinux launches Rolling
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Feature 999.210221 152 150 423 422
Release Date 2021-02-21 2020-12-11 2018-06-08 2018-01-05 2016-12-13
End Of Life          
Price (US$) Free Free Free Free Free
Image Size (MB) 1000-1500 900-1400 900-1200 700-1100 900-1100
Free Download ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO
Installation Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical
Default Desktop Budgie, Cinnamon, GNOME, IceWM, KDE Plasma, LXQt, MATE, Pantheon, Xfce Cinnamon, GNOME, IceWM, KDE Plasma, LXQt, MATE, Xfce Cinnamon, GNOME, KDE Plasma, LXQt, MATE, Xfce Cinnamon, GNOME, KDE Plasma, LXQt, MATE, Openbox, Xfce Cinnamon, GNOME, KDE Plasma, MATE
Package Management RPM (zypper) RPM (zypper) RPM (zypper) RPM (zypper) RPM (zypper)
Release Model Rolling Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed
Office Suite LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice
Processor Architecture x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64
Init Software systemd systemd systemd systemd systemd
Journaled File Systems Btrfs, ext3, ext4 Btrfs, ext3, ext4 Btrfs, ext3, ext4 Btrfs, ext3, ext4 Btrfs, ext3, ext4
Multilingual          
Asian Language Support          
Full Package List   152 150 423 422
Package 999.210221 152 150 423 422
abiword (3.0.4) -- -- -- -- --
alsa-lib (1.2.4) 1.2.4 1.1.5 1.1.5 1.1.4 1.1.2
ati-driver (20.45) -- -- -- -- --
bash (5.1) 5.1 4.4 4.4 4.3 4.2
bind (9.17.10) -- -- -- -- --
chromium (89.0.4389.72) -- -- -- -- --
cups (2.3.3) 2.3.3 2.2.7 2.2.7 1.7.5 1.7.5
dhcp (4.4.2) 4.4.2 4.3.5 4.3.5 4.3.3 4.3.3
e2fsprogs (1.46.2) 1.45.6 1.43.8 1.43.8 1.42.11 1.42.11
firefox (86.0) 78.0.2 78.0.1 60.0.1 52.5.3 50.0.2
freetype (2.10.4) 2.10.4 2.10.1 2.9 2.6.3 2.6.3
gcc (10.2.0) -- -- -- -- --
gimp (2.10.22) -- -- -- -- --
glibc (2.33) 2.33 2.26 2.26 2.22 2.22
gnome-shell (3.38.3) 3.38.3 3.34.5 3.26.2 3.20.4 3.20.4
gnucash (4.4) -- -- -- -- --
gnumeric (1.12.48) -- -- -- -- --
grub (2.04) 0.97 0.97 2.02 2.02 2.02beta2
gtk (4.0.3) 3.24.21 3.24.14 3.22.30 3.20.10 3.20.9
httpd (2.4.46) -- -- -- -- --
inkscape (1.0.2) -- -- -- -- --
k3b (20.12.3) -- -- -- -- --
kmod (28) 28 25 25 17 17
krita (4.4.2) -- -- -- -- --
libreoffice (7.1.1) 7.1.0.3 6.4.5.2 6.0.4 5.3.5 5.2.3
linux (5.11.3) 5.10.16 5.3.18 4.12.14 4.4.104 4.4.36
Package 999.210221 152 150 423 422
lxpanel (0.10.1) -- -- -- -- --
mariadb (10.5.9) -- -- -- -- --
mate-desktop (1.24.1) 1.24.1 1.24.0 1.20.1 1.18.0 1.16.1
mesa (20.3.4) 20.1.4 19.3.4 18.02 17.0.5 11.2.2
mysql (8.0.23) -- -- -- -- --
nautilus (3.38.2) 3.38.2 3.34.2 3.26.2 3.20.3 3.20.3
NVIDIA (460.56) -- -- -- -- --
openbox (3.6.1) 3.6.1 3.6.1 3.6.1 3.6.1 3.6.1
openjdk (15.0.2) -- -- -- -- --
openssh (8.5p1) 8.4p1 8.1p1 7.6p1 7.2p2 7.2p2
openssl (1.1.1j) 1.1.1h 1.1.1d 1.1.0h 1.0.2j 1.0.2j
perl (5.32.1) 5.32.0 5.26.1 5.26.1 5.18.2 5.18.2
php (8.0.3) -- -- -- -- --
plasma-desktop (5.21.2) 5.19.3 5.18.5 5.12.5 5.8.7.1 5.8.3
postfix (3.5.9) -- -- -- -- --
postgresql (13.2) -- -- -- -- --
Python (3.9.2) 2.7.18 3.6.12 2.7.14 2.7.13 2.7.12
qt (6.0.2) 5.15.2 5.12.7 5.9.4 5.6.2 5.6.1
samba (4.13.4) 4.13.4 4.11.14 4.7.6 4.6.9 4.4.2
systemd (247.3) 246.10 234 234 228 228
thunderbird (78.8.0) 78.7.1 78.5.0 52.8.0 52.5.2 45.5.1
vim (8.2) 8.2 8.0 8.0 7.4 7.4
vlc (3.0.12.1) 3.0.12 3.0.11.1 3.0.2 2.2.6 2.2.4
xfdesktop (4.16.0) 4.16.0 4.14.2 4.12.4 4.12.4 --
xorg-server (1.20.10) 1.20.8 1.20.3 1.19.6 1.18.3 1.18.3

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Version: 999.210221
Rating: 5
Date: 2021-02-25
Votes: 0


Looks nice, responsive, but still cumbersome because of suse lineage. Not a fan of yast.


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Version: 999.201205
Rating: 9
Date: 2021-02-04
Votes: 6


Rolling KDE Edition

VERY nice distro. It just works - not much more to say. Extremely polished with excellent font rendering. For some reason this is a difficult for a majority of distros to accomplish. Very stable. YaST is a wonderful tool. Most impressive and highly recommended.

Why 9 instead of 10 - not the fastest distro out there. Not slow be any means, but it does start to lag after some time.



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Version: 152
Rating: 8
Date: 2021-01-30
Votes: 3


I use XFCE Static edition. Everything work well on my core 2 duo with 2 gig ram. The instalation process was only about 10 minutes. So far It good for my old x86_64. And it now as my daily drive.


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