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DistroWatch.com: Hamara


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

Hamara is a Debian-based desktop distribution featuring the MATE desktop. Hamara is developed in India and the team works to provide improved translations for the more popular spoken languages in India. Downloading and using Hamara can be done free of charge though the company behind Hamara also provides commercial technical support.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 253 (25), 6 months: 259 (25), 3 months: 257 (26), 4 weeks: 237 (27), 1 week: 235 (27)

Average visitor rating: 7.5/10 from 6 review(s).

Hamara Summary
Distribution Hamara
Home Page https://www.hamaralinux.org/
Mailing Lists https://lists.hamaralinux.org/listinfo/
User Forums https://forum.hamaralinux.org/
Alternative User Forums
Documentation https://wiki.hamaralinux.org/
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Download Mirrors https://www.hamaralinux.org/download/
Bug Tracker https://bugs.hamaralinux.org/
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Feature 2.1
Release Date 2018-06-17
End Of Life  
Price (US$) Free
Image Size (MB) 1500-1600
Free Download ISO
Installation Graphical
Default Desktop MATE
Package Management DEB (APT)
Release Model Fixed
Office Suite LibreOffice
Processor Architecture armhf, i686, x86_64
Init Software systemd
Journaled File Systems ext4
Multilingual Yes
Asian Language Support Yes
Full Package List 2.1
Package 2.1
abiword (3.0.4) --
alsa-lib ( 1.1.6
ati-driver (18.30) --
bash (5.0) 4.4
bind (9.15.6) --
chromium (78.0.3904.108) --
cups (2.3.0) 2.2.8
dhcp (4.4.1) 4.3.5
e2fsprogs (1.45.4) 1.44.3
firefox (71.0) 61.0
freetype (2.10.1) 2.8.1
gcc (9.2.0) 8.1.0
gimp (2.10.14) 2.8.22
glibc (2.30) 2.27
gnome-shell (3.34.1) --
gnucash (3.7) --
gnumeric (1.12.46) --
grub (2.04) 2.02
gtk (3.24.13) 3.22.30
httpd (2.4.41) --
inkscape (0.92.4) --
k3b (19.08.3) --
kmod (26) 25
krita ( --
libreoffice (6.3.3) 6.1.0
linux (5.4.2) 4.17.8
Package 2.1
lxpanel (0.10.0) --
mariadb (10.5.0) --
mate-desktop (1.22.2) 1.20.3
mesa (19.2.7) 18.1.4
mysql (8.0.18) --
nautilus (3.34.2) --
NVIDIA (440.36) --
openbox (3.6.1) --
openjdk (13.0.1) 10.0.2
openssh (8.1p1) 7.7p1
openssl (1.1.1d) 1.1.0h
perl (5.30.1) 5.26.2
php (7.4.0) --
plasma-desktop (5.17.4) --
postfix (3.4.8) --
postgresql (12.1) --
Python (3.8.0) 2.7.15
qt (5.13.2) 5.10.1
samba (4.11.3) 4.8.2
systemd (244) 239
thunderbird (68.3.0) 52.9.1
vim (8.1) 8.1
vlc (3.0.8) 3.0.3
xfdesktop (4.14.1) --
xorg-server (1.20.6) 1.20.0

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Version: 2.1
Rating: 6
Date: 2019-12-04
Votes: 0

The first time I installed Hamara, it was nice.
It is probably still nice, if you can install it; the installation will not make it past the first starting step. The icon just continues spinning forever.

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Version: 2.1
Rating: 9
Date: 2019-10-22
Votes: 0

Mate is by far my favorite Linux Distro.
I like the format better than most Linux Mate Distros

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Rating: 9
Date: 2019-07-03
Votes: 0

This is the best Linux operating system that is out of India. It's based upon Debian. And it has everything needed to give you a great experience with your computer

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