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Korora Project

Last Update: 2018-03-24 02:02 UTC


Korora was born out of a desire to make Linux easier for new users, while still being useful for experts. The main goal of Korora is to provide a complete, easy-to-use system for general computing. Originally based on Gentoo Linux in 2005, Korora was re-born in 2010 as a Fedora Remix with tweaks and extras to make the system "just work" out of the box.

Average visitor rating: 8.78/10 from 32 review(s).


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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases, download links and checksums:
 • 2017-09-24: Distribution Release: Korora 26
 • 2016-12-07: Distribution Release: Korora 25
 • 2016-07-19: Distribution Release: Korora 24
 • 2016-02-07: Distribution Release: Korora 23
 • 2015-11-08: Development Release: Korora 23 Beta
 • 2015-08-02: Distribution Release: Korora 22
 • 2015-02-07: Distribution Release: Korora 21
 • 2015-01-03: Development Release: Korora 21 Beta
 • 2014-01-10: Distribution Release: Korora 20
 • 2013-11-29: Development Release: Korora 20 Beta
 • 2013-10-08: Distribution Release: Korora 19.1
 • 2013-07-02: Distribution Release: Korora 19
 • More Korora releases...

  Headlines:
 •2018-05-02 Korora developers taking a break
 •2018-02-01 Korora to slow release cycle
 •2017-11-22 Korora uses Canvas to build ISOs
 •2017-07-24 Korora's desktop app guide
 •2017-04-17 Korora considers new GUI package manager
 •2016-11-21 Korora brings back Plasma edition
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Feature 26 25 24 23 22 21 20 19.1 18 17 16 15.1 14 Feature
Release Date 2017-09-21 2016-12-07 2016-07-19 2016-02-07 2015-08-02 2015-02-07 2014-01-10 2013-10-07 2013-05-02 2012-07-29 2011-12-16 2011-10-20 2011-05-31 Release Date
End Of Life   2017-12 2017-08   2016-07 2015-12 2015-06 2015-01           End Of Life
Price (US$) Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Price (US$)
Image Size (MB) 2332-2710 1928-2132                       Image Size (MB)
Free Download ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO Free Download
Installation Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Installation
Default Desktop Cinnamon, GNOME, KDE Plasma, MATE, Xfce Cinnamon, GNOME, KDE Plasma, MATE, Xfce Cinnamon, GNOME, MATE, Xfce Cinnamon, GNOME, KDE, MATE, Xfce Cinnamon, GNOME, KDE, MATE, Xfce Cinnamon, GNOME, KDE, Xfce Cinnamon, GNOME, KDE, MATE, Xfce Cinnamon, GNOME, KDE, MATE GNOME, KDE GNOME, KDE GNOME, KDE GNOME, KDE GNOME, KDE Default Desktop
Package Management RPM RPM RPM RPM RPM RPM RPM RPM RPM RPM RPM RPM RPM Package Management
Release Model Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Release Model
Office Suite LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice Office Suite
Processor Architecture x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 i686, x86_64 i686, x86_64 i686, x86_64 i686, x86_64 i686, x86_64 i686, x86_64 i686, x86_64 i686, x86_64 i686, x86_64 i686, x86_64 Processor Architecture
Init Software systemd systemd systemd systemd systemd systemd systemd systemd systemd Upstart Upstart Upstart Upstart Init Software
Journaled File Systems ext4 ext4 ext4 ext4 ext4 ext4 ext4 ext4 ext4 ext4 ext4 ext4 ext4 Journaled File Systems
Multilingual Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Multilingual
Asian Language Support                           Asian Language Support
Full Package List 26 25 24 23 22 21 20 19.1 18         Full Package List
Package 26 25 24 23 22 21 20 19.1 18 17 16 15.1 14 Package
abiword (3.0.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- abiword (3.0.2)
alsa-lib (1.1.6) 1.1.4.1 1.1.1 1.1.1 1.0.29 1.0.29 1.0.28 1.0.27.2 1.0.27.2 1.0.26 1.0.25 1.0.24 1.0.24.1 1.0.24 alsa-lib (1.1.6)
ati-driver (16.40) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- ati-driver (16.40)
bash (4.4.18) 4.4 4.3 4.3 4.3 4.3 4.3 4.2 4.2 4.2 4.2 4.2 4.2 4.1 bash (4.4.18)
bind (9.12.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- bind (9.12.1)
chromium (66.0.3359.181) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- chromium (66.0.3359.181)
cups (2.2.7) 2.2.2 2.2.0 2.1.4 2.1.2 2.0.3 1.7.5 1.7.0 1.6.3 1.5.4 1.5.2 1.5.0 1.4.8 1.4.6 cups (2.2.7)
dhcp (4.4.1) 4.3.5 4.3.5 4.3.4 4.3.3 4.3.2 4.3.1 4.2.5 4.2.5 4.2.5 4.2.4 4.2.3 4.2.1-P1 4.2.0-P2 dhcp (4.4.1)
e2fsprogs (1.44.2) 1.43.4 1.43.3 1.42.13 1.42.13 1.42.12 1.42.11 1.42.8 1.42.7 1.42.5 1.42.3 1.41.14 1.41.14 1.41.12 e2fsprogs (1.44.2)
firefox (60.0.1) 55.0.3 50.0.2 47.0.1 44.0 39.0 35.0.1 26.0 24.0 18.0.2 13.0.1 8.0 7.0.1 4.0 firefox (60.0.1)
freetype (2.9.1) 2.7.1 2.6.5 2.6.3 2.6 2.5.5 2.5.3 2.5.0 2.4.11 2.4.10 2.4.8 2.4.6 2.4.4 2.4.2 freetype (2.9.1)
gcc (8.1.0) 7.1.1 6.2.1 6.1.1 5.3.1 5.1.1 4.9.2 4.8.2 4.8.1 4.7.2 4.7.0 4.6.2 4.6.1 4.5.1 gcc (8.1.0)
gimp (2.10.2) 2.8.22 2.8.18 2.8.16 2.8.16 2.8.14 2.8.14 2.8.10 2.8.6 2.8.2 2.8.0 2.6.11 2.6.11 2.6.11 gimp (2.10.2)
glibc (2.27) 2.25 2.24 2.23.1 2.22 2.21 2.20 2.18 2.17 2.16 2.15 2.14.90 2.14 2.13 glibc (2.27)
gnome-shell (3.28.2) 3.24.3 3.22.2 3.20.3 3.18.3 3.16.3 3.14.3 3.10.2.1 3.8.4 3.6.3 3.4.1 3.2.1 3.0.2 2.31.5 gnome-shell (3.28.2)
gnucash (3.1-1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnucash (3.1-1)
gnumeric (1.12.41) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnumeric (1.12.41)
grub (2.02) 2.02 2.02beta 2.02beta 2.02beta 2.02beta 2.02beta 2.00 2.00 2.00 2.0beta4 1.99 0.97 0.97 grub (2.02)
gtk+ (3.22.30) 3.22.19 3.22.4 3.20.6 3.18.7 3.16.6 3.14.8 3.10.6 3.8.4 3.6.4 3.4.3 3.2.2 3.0.12 2.22.0 gtk+ (3.22.30)
httpd (2.4.33) 2.4.27 2.4.23 2.4.23 2.4.18 2.4.16 2.4.10 2.4.6 -- -- -- -- -- 2.2.17 httpd (2.4.33)
inkscape (0.92.3) 0.92.1 0.92pre5 0.91 0.91 0.91 0.91 0.48.4 0.48.4 0.48.4 0.48.2 0.48.1 0.48.1 0.48.1 inkscape (0.92.3)
k3b (18.04.1) 17.04.3 2.0.3 -- 2.0.3 2.0.3 2.0.3 2.0.2 2.0.2 2.0.2 2.0.2 2.0.2 2.0.2 2.0.2 k3b (18.04.1)
kmod (25) 24 23 22 22 21 19 15 14 12 7 -- -- -- kmod (25)
krita (4.0.3)                           krita (4.0.3)
libreoffice (6.0.4) 5.3.6 5.2.3 5.1.4 5.0.4 4.3.5 4.3.5 4.1.4 4.1.2 3.6.5 3.5.4 3.4.4 3.3.3 3.3.2 libreoffice (6.0.4)
linux (4.16.11) 4.12.13 4.8.11 4.6.3 4.3.4 4.1.3 3.18.3 3.12.6 3.11.2 3.7.7 3.4.4 3.1.5 2.6.40.6 2.6.35.13 linux (4.16.11)
Package 26 25 24 23 22 21 20 19.1 18 17 16 15.1 14 Package
lxpanel (0.9.3) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- lxpanel (0.9.3)
mariadb (10.2.15) 10.1.26 10.1.19 -- 10.0.21 10.0.20 10.0.15 5.5.34 5.5.32 -- -- -- -- -- mariadb (10.2.15)
mate-desktop (1.20.1) 1.18.0 1.16.1 1.14.1 1.12.1 1.10.1 -- 1.6.2 1.6.1 -- -- -- -- -- mate-desktop (1.20.1)
mesa (18.1.0) 17.1.7 12.0.4 12.0.1 11.1.0 10.6.1 10.4.3 9.2.5 9.2 9.0.1 8.0.3 7.11.2 7.11 7.9 mesa (18.1.0)
mysql (8.0.11) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 5.5.29 5.5.24 5.5.18 5.5.14 5.1.56 mysql (8.0.11)
nautilus (3.28.1) 3.24.2.1 3.22.1 3.20.1 3.18.5 3.16.2 3.14.2 3.10.1 3.8.2 3.6.3 3.4.2 3.2.1 3.0.2 2.32.2.1 nautilus (3.28.1)
NVIDIA (390.48) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- NVIDIA (390.48)
openbox (3.6.1) 3.6.1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- openbox (3.6.1)
openjdk (10.0.1) 8u144 8u111 8u92 8u71 8u51 8u31 1.7.0 1.7.0 1.7.0 1.7.0 1.6.0 1.6.0 1.6.0 openjdk (10.0.1)
openssh (7.7p1) 7.5p1 7.3p1 7.2p2 7.1p2 6.9p1 6.6p1 6.4p1 6.2p2 6.1p1 5.9p1 5.8p2 5.6p1 5.5p1 openssh (7.7p1)
openssl (1.1.0h) 1.1.0f 1.0.2j 1.0.2h 1.0.2f 1.0.1k 1.0.1k 1.0.1e 1.0.1e 1.0.1c 1.0.0j 1.0.0e 1.0.0e 1.0.0d openssl (1.1.0h)
perl (5.26.2) 5.24.2 5.24.0 5.22.2 5.22.1 5.20.2 5.18.4 5.18.1 5.16.3 5.16.2 5.14.2 5.14.2 5.12.4 5.12.3 perl (5.26.2)
php (7.2.5) -- -- 5.6.23 5.6.17 5.6.11 5.6.4 5.5.7 -- -- -- -- -- -- php (7.2.5)
plasma-desktop (5.12.5) 5.10.5 5.8.4 -- 5.5.4 5.3.2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- plasma-desktop (5.12.5)
postfix (3.3.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- postfix (3.3.1)
postgresql (10.4) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- postgresql (10.4)
Python (3.6.5) 3.6.2 2.7.12 2.7.11 2.7.10 2.7.10 2.7.8 2.7.5 2.7.5 2.7.3 2.7.3 2.7.2 2.7.1 2.7 Python (3.6.5)
qt (5.10.1) 5.7.1 5.7.0 5.6.1 5.5.1 5.4.2 4.8.6 4.8.5 4.8.5 4.8.4 4.8.2 4.8.0rc1 4.7.4 4.7.2 qt (5.10.1)
samba (4.8.2) 4.6.7 4.5.1 4.4.5 4.3.4 4.2.2 4.1.15 4.1.3 4.0.9 4.0.3 3.6.6 3.6.1 3.5.11 3.5.8 samba (4.8.2)
systemd (238) 233 231 229 222 219 216 208 204 197 44 37 26 -- systemd (238)
thunderbird (52.8.0) 52.3.0 45.5.1 45.1.1 38.5.0 38.1.0 31.4.0 24.2.0 17.0.9 -- -- -- -- -- thunderbird (52.8.0)
vim (8.1) 8.0 8.0 7.4 7.4 7.4 7.4 7.4 7.4 7.3 7.3 7.3 7.3 7.3 vim (8.1)
vlc (3.0.2) 3.0.0git 3.0.0git 3.0.0git 2.2.2 2.2.1 2.2.0beta 2.1.2 2.0.8 2.0.5 2.0.2 1.1.12 1.1.12 1.1.9 vlc (3.0.2)
xfdesktop (4.12.4) 4.12.4 4.12.3 4.12.3 4.12.3 4.12.3 4.10.3 4.10.2 -- -- -- -- -- -- xfdesktop (4.12.4)
xorg-server (1.20.0) 1.19.3 1.19.0 1.18.3 1.18.0 1.17.2 1.16.3 1.14.4 1.14.3 1.13.2 1.12.2 1.11.2 1.10.4 1.9.5 xorg-server (1.20.0)

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Version: 26
Rating: 8
Date: 2018-04-02
Votes: 7


Korora runs good, its a nice distro and has Fedora under its hood ...runs smooth on my laptop that is a ACER from 2009.... my wifi and graphics were all installed without me doing anything ....big plus over the way Debian does it.

My only complaints and they are petty ones are ....the login screen....I set my desktop to auto login and for whatever reason it still shows a login name and wants me to click on something before it opens to the main screen....dont understand this at all.

My next complaint is screen resolution ...I have MxLINUX 17 on the same pc and when I get on Firefox or Google Chrome the pages are a lot clearer than when I get on them on Korora 26 and I cant figure out why.

Its a good distro runs good and seems to be stable....I read the crew that keep Korora up are not going to release a Korora 27 when Fedora makes its next release instead they are going to release Korora 28....not sure what is going on there but it kinda spooks me wanting to stay with Korora...thought I would let everyone know before they add Korora .....this may be nothing but it got my attention.


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Version: 26
Rating: 9
Date: 2018-02-24
Votes: 4


I installed Korora 26 with the KDE desktop and it worked pretty well on my HP Laptop. My only issue was when plugging in a TV to the DVI port which causes a known issue to appear. My opinion is the Gnome desktop works well and is more stable than KDE. At this point until they can fix some of the bugs in Plasma I would say to try the Gnome version instead.


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Version: 26
Rating: 7
Date: 2018-02-12
Votes: 0


I installed Korora 26 on a Dell Latitude E6420 from 2012 with a Core i5 processor, 4 GB of RAM and a 500Gb HDD.
I was not expecting lightning fast speed, and I did not get it. Korora probably needs a bit more RAM and an SSD drive to run really well.
What I did enjoy is the great KDE setup. After installing 700-odd updates it worked pretty well.
I set up the Desktop wallpapers to run a slideshow, which worked well and looked good, I ran a few programmes, all of which went pretty well too.
On the whole it is a really nice distro, if you have modern hardware. The default installed programmes are pretty good choices also.
If you are new to Linux this would be a good place to start.


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