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GeckoLinux

Last Update: 2018-01-06 10:21 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: 58 (194), 6 months: 52 (219), 3 months: 45 (244), 4 weeks: 85 (147), 1 week: 68 (147)

Average visitor rating: 8.68/10 from 19 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 LinuxQuestions.org
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 421.x: DistroWatch
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases, download links and checksums:
 • 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"
 • More Gecko releases...

  Headlines:
 •2016-06-16 GeckoLinux launches Rolling
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  • 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 423 422
Release Date 2018-01-05 2016-12-13
End Of Life    
Price (US$) Free Free
Image Size (MB) 700-1100 900-1100
Free Download ISO ISO
Installation Graphical Graphical
Default Desktop Cinnamon, GNOME, KDE Plasma, LXQt, MATE, Openbox, Xfce Cinnamon, GNOME, KDE Plasma, MATE
Package Management RPM (zypper) RPM (zypper)
Release Model Fixed Fixed
Office Suite LibreOffice LibreOffice
Processor Architecture x86_64 x86_64
Init Software systemd systemd
Journaled File Systems Btrfs, ext3, ext4 Btrfs, ext3, ext4
Multilingual    
Asian Language Support    
Full Package List 423 422
Package 423 422
abiword (3.0.2) -- --
alsa-lib (1.1.5) 1.1.4 1.1.2
ati-driver (16.40) -- --
bash (4.4.18) 4.3 4.2
bind (9.12.0) -- --
chromium (64.0.3282.167) -- --
cups (2.2.6) 1.7.5 1.7.5
dhcp (4.4.0) 4.3.3 4.3.3
e2fsprogs (1.43.9) 1.42.11 1.42.11
firefox (58.0.2) 52.5.3 50.0.2
freetype (2.9) 2.6.3 2.6.3
gcc (7.3.0) -- --
gimp (2.8.22) -- --
glibc (2.27) 2.22 2.22
gnome-shell (3.26.2) 3.20.4 3.20.4
gnucash (2.6.19) -- --
gnumeric (1.12.38) -- --
grub (2.02) 2.02 2.02beta2
gtk+ (3.22.28) 3.20.10 3.20.9
httpd (2.4.29) -- --
inkscape (0.92.2) -- --
k3b (17.12.2) -- --
kmod (25) 17 17
libgnome (2.32.1) -- --
libreoffice (6.0.1) 5.3.5 5.2.3
linux (4.15.4) 4.4.104 4.4.36
Package 423 422
lxde-common (0.99.2) -- --
mariadb (10.2.13) -- --
mate-desktop (1.20.0) 1.18.0 1.16.1
mesa (17.3.5) 17.0.5 11.2.2
mysql (5.7.21) -- --
nautilus (3.26.2) 3.20.3 3.20.3
NVIDIA (390.25) -- --
openbox (3.6.1) 3.6.1 3.6.1
openjdk (8u161) -- --
openssh (7.6p1) 7.2p2 7.2p2
openssl (1.1.0g) 1.0.2j 1.0.2j
perl (5.26.1) 5.18.2 5.18.2
php (7.2.2) -- --
plasma-desktop (5.12.2) 5.8.7.1 5.8.3
postfix (3.2.5) -- --
postgresql (10.2) -- --
Python (3.6.4) 2.7.13 2.7.12
qt (5.10.1) 5.6.2 5.6.1
samba (4.7.5) 4.6.9 4.4.2
systemd (237) 228 228
thunderbird (52.6.0) 52.5.2 45.5.1
vim (8.0) 7.4 7.4
vlc (3.0.0) 2.2.6 2.2.4
xfdesktop (4.12.4) 4.12.4 --
xorg-server (1.19.6) 1.18.3 1.18.3

Reader Ratings
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Average rating
8.7
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Version: 423
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-01-29
Votes: 1


Gecko is the fastest XFCE I've ever used. It's as fast as any LXDE I've ever used, for that matter. Everything is just perfect and flawless. Installing/removing software couldn't be easier with Yast2, which isn't full of bugs like Debian/Ubuntu's Synaptic. The whole system is just smooth as can be. My days of distro-hopping are over.


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Version: 423
Rating: 5
Date: 2018-01-15
Votes: 1


It's ok... Not great. I installed this OS 2 days ago and have had numerous issues. I installed a Firefox dark theme and half the websites I go to are all blacked out. Don't they TEST this stuff??
I tried changing it and then back to stock and no change on those sites,either. Still blacked out. There are several issues but I am now removing it from my desktop.


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Version: 423
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-01-13
Votes: 4


So far I rate this equal to Mint. And totally portable.


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