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MakuluLinux

Last Update: 2021-07-14 03:35 UTC


MakuluLinux is a rolling-release, desktop distribution based either on Ubuntu's LTS (long-term support) release or Debian's "Testing" branch. It includes pre-installed multimedia codecs, device drivers and software for everyday use. MakuluLinux comes in four editions: "LinDoz" - featuring the Cinnamon desktop with the user interface customised to resemble that of Microsoft Windows, "Core" - presenting a highly customised Xfce desktop environment, "Flash" - providing a standard Xfce desktop, and finally "Shift" - delivering a pre-configured GNOME desktop environment.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 72 (168), 6 months: 58 (204), 3 months: 53 (208), 4 weeks: 58 (191), 1 week: 102 (96)

Average visitor rating: 7.17/10 from 47 review(s).


MakuluLinux Summary
Distribution MakuluLinux
Home Page http://www.makululinux.com/
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User Forums http://makululinux.discussion.community/
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Where To Buy or Try

Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases announcements with download links and checksums:
 • 2021-03-06: Distribution Release: MakuluLinux 2021-03-05
 • 2020-04-01: Distribution Release: MakuluLinux 2020 "Flash"
 • 2019-01-28: Distribution Release: MakuluLinux 2019.01.25
 • 2016-02-07: Distribution Release: MakuluLinux 10 "Xfce"
 • 2015-11-29: Distribution Release: MakuluLinux 10 "Aero"
 • 2015-05-04: Distribution Release: MakuluLinux 9 "Xfce"
 • 2015-04-15: Distribution Release: MakuluLinux 8.0 "LxFce"
 • 2015-04-05: Distribution Release: MakuluLinux 8 "Unity"
 • 2015-03-09: Distribution Release: MakuluLinux 8.0 "Cinnamon"
 • 2015-01-19: Distribution Release: MakuluLinux 2.0 "Cinnamon"
 • 2014-12-07: Distribution Release: MakuluLinux 7.0 "Xfce"
 • 2014-10-28: Distribution Release: MakuluLinux 1.0 "Cinnamon"
 • More MakuluLinux releases...

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Feature 2021-06-29 2020-08-16 2019-08-05 15 14 10 7.0 6.1 5.0 4.3 Feature
Release Date 2021-06-30 2020-08-16 2019-08-05 2018-10-12 2018-01-01 2015-11-29 2014-12-06 2014-06-01 2014-02-13 2013-11-28 Release Date
End Of Life                     End Of Life
Price (US$) Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Price (US$)
Image Size (MB) 2000-2100 1500-2800 2100-2200 1700-2800 1600-2600 600-2100         Image Size (MB)
Free Download ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO Free Download
Installation Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Installation
Default Desktop GNOME Xfce Xfce Cinnamon Cinnamon Cinnamon Xfce Xfce Xfce Xfce Default Desktop
Package Management DEB (APT) DEB (APT) DEB (APT) DEB (APT) DEB (APT) DEB (APT) DEB DEB DEB DEB Package Management
Release Model Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Release Model
Office Suite -- LibreOffice           Kingsoft Kingsoft Kingsoft Office Suite
Processor Architecture x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 i386 i386 i386 i386 i386 Processor Architecture
Init Software systemd systemd systemd systemd systemd systemd systemd systemd SysV SysV Init Software
Journaled File Systems ext4 ext4 ext4 ext4 ext4           Journaled File Systems
Multilingual                     Multilingual
Asian Language Support                     Asian Language Support
Full Package List 2021-06-29 2020-08-16 2019-08-05 15 14 10 7.0 6.1 5.0 4.3 Full Package List
Package 2021-06-29 2020-08-16 2019-08-05 15 14 10 7.0 6.1 5.0 4.3 Package
abiword (3.0.5) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- abiword (3.0.5)
alsa-lib (1.2.5.1) 1.2.4 1.2.2 1.1.8 1.1.6 1.1.0 1.0.27.2 1.0.27.2 1.0.27.2 1.0.27.2 1.0.27.2 alsa-lib (1.2.5.1)
ati-driver (20.45) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- ati-driver (20.45)
bash (5.1.8) 5.1 5.0 5.0 4.4 4.3 4.3 4.3 4.3 4.2 4.2 bash (5.1.8)
bind (9.16.19) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- bind (9.16.19)
chromium (92.0.4515.107) 91.0.4472.114 84.0.4147.125 76.0.3809.87 69.0.3497.100 63.0.3239.108 45.0.2454.101 -- 34.0.1847.116 31.0.1650.63 31.0.1650.57 chromium (92.0.4515.107)
cups (2.3.3) 2.3.3 2.3.1 2.2.10 2.2.8 2.1.3 1.7.2 1.7.2 1.7.2 1.7.1 1.6.3 cups (2.3.3)
dhcp (4.4.2-P1) 4.4.1 4.4.1 4.4.1 4.3.5 4.3.3 4.2.4 4.2.4 4.2.4 4.2.4 4.2.4 dhcp (4.4.2-P1)
e2fsprogs (1.46.2) 1.46.2 1.45.5 1.45.3 1.44.4 1.42.13 1.42.9 1.42.9 1.42.10 1.42.9 1.42.8 e2fsprogs (1.46.2)
firefox (90.0.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- 34.0 -- -- -- firefox (90.0.2)
freetype (2.11.0) 2.10.4 2.10.1 2.9.1 2.8.1 2.8 2.5.2 2.5.2 2.5.2 2.5.2 2.4.9 freetype (2.11.0)
gcc (11.1.0) 10.2.1 9.3.0 8.3.0 8.1.0 5.3.1 4.8.4 4.8.2 4.8.2 4.8.2 4.8.1 gcc (11.1.0)
gimp (2.10.24) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gimp (2.10.24)
glibc (2.33) 2.31 2.31 2.28 2.27 2.26 2.19 2.19 2.18 2.17 2.17 glibc (2.33)
gnome-shell (40.3) 3.38.4 3.36.4 -- -- -- -- 3.10.4 -- -- -- gnome-shell (40.3)
gnucash (4.6) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnucash (4.6)
gnumeric (1.12.50) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnumeric (1.12.50)
grub (2.06) 2.04 2.04 2.04 2.02 2.02beta2 2.02beta2 2.02beta2 2.00 2.00 1.99 grub (2.06)
gtk (4.2.1) 3.24.24 3.24.20 3.24.10 3.24.1 3.18.9 3.10.8 2.24.23 2.24.23 2.24.22 2.24.22 gtk (4.2.1)
httpd (2.4.48) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- httpd (2.4.48)
inkscape (1.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- inkscape (1.1)
k3b (21.04.3) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- k3b (21.04.3)
kmod (29) 28 27 26 25 22 15 15 16 16 9 kmod (29)
krita (4.4.5) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- krita (4.4.5)
libreoffice (7.1.5) -- 6.4.4 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- libreoffice (7.1.5)
linux (5.13.4) 5.10.40 5.4 4.19.37 4.18.6 4.14 3.19 3.13 3.14.4 3.12.9 3.11.8 linux (5.13.4)
Package 2021-06-29 2020-08-16 2019-08-05 15 14 10 7.0 6.1 5.0 4.3 Package
lxpanel (0.10.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- lxpanel (0.10.1)
mariadb (10.6.3) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mariadb (10.6.3)
mate-desktop (1.24.1) -- -- -- 1.20.3 -- -- -- -- -- -- mate-desktop (1.24.1)
mesa (21.1.5) 21.1.3 20.3git 19.1.2 18.1.7 17.3.1 11.2 10.1.3 10.1.2 9.2.2 9.2.2 mesa (21.1.5)
mysql (8.0.26) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mysql (8.0.26)
nautilus (40.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- nautilus (40.2)
NVIDIA (470.57.02) -- -- 418.74 -- -- -- -- 331.67 319.76 319.72 NVIDIA (470.57.02)
openbox (3.6.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- openbox (3.6.1)
openjdk (16.0.2) -- 11.0.8 11.0.4 10.0.2 -- -- -- -- -- -- openjdk (16.0.2)
openssh (8.6p1) 8.4p1 8.2p1 8.0p1 7.8p1 7.2p2 6.6p1 6.6p1 6.6p1 6.4p1 6.4p1 openssh (8.6p1)
openssl (1.1.1k) 1.1.1k 1.1.1f 1.1.1c 1.1.0h 1.0.2g 1.0.1f 1.0.1f 1.0.1g 1.0.1f 1.0.1e openssl (1.1.1k)
perl (5.34.0) 5.32.1 5.30.0 5.28.1 5.26.2 5.22.1 5.18.2 5.18.2 5.18.2 5.18.2 5.18.1 perl (5.34.0)
php (8.0.8) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- php (8.0.8)
plasma-desktop (5.22.3) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- plasma-desktop (5.22.3)
postfix (3.6.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- postfix (3.6.1)
postgresql (13.3) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- postgresql (13.3)
Python (3.9.6) 3.9.2 3.8.2 3.7.3 2.7.15 3.6.3 -- 2.7.5 2.7.6 2.7.5 2.7.5 Python (3.9.6)
qt (6.1.2) 5.15.2 5.12.8 5.11.3 5.11.1 5.9.2 4.8.5 4.8.5 4.8.6 4.8.5 4.8.5 qt (6.1.2)
samba (4.14.6) 4.13.5 4.11.6 4.9.11 4.8.5 4.3.11 4.1.6 4.1.6 4.1.7 4.1.3 4.0.11 samba (4.14.6)
systemd (249.2) 247.3 245.4 241 239 229 204 204 204 -- -- systemd (249.2)
thunderbird (78.12.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- 31.3.0 24.4.0 24.3.0 24.1.0 thunderbird (78.12.0)
vim (8.2) 8.2 8.1 8.1 8.1 7.4 7.4 7.4 7.4 7.4 7.4 vim (8.2)
vlc (3.0.16) -- -- 3.0.7.1 3.0.4 4.0.0rc1 -- -- 2.1.4 2.1.2 2.1.0 vlc (3.0.16)
xfdesktop (4.16.0) -- 4.12.4 4.13.2 -- -- -- 4.11.6 4.10.2 4.10.2 4.10.2 xfdesktop (4.16.0)
xorg-server (1.20.12) 1.20.11 1.20.8 1.20.4 1.20.1 1.18.4 1.15.1 1.15.1 1.15.1 1.14.5 1.14.3 xorg-server (1.20.12)

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Version: 2021-06-29
Rating: 5
Date: 2021-07-01
Votes: 0


Lindoze version, tested in virtualbox. The UI is pretty nice and not just another cookie-cutter reference desktop environment. That being said, I found little helpful documentation on configuring the Variety implementation, with the Variety config program itself not seeming to effect things, other than to double up on whatever Item I am trying to toggle off on the display. I also found the brand promotion a bit much. I would much rather be told how to turn something on than have to figure out how to turn it off. So, an interesting technology demonstration, but with enough quirks that I won't be running it outside of a VM


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Version: 2021-05-28
Rating: 10
Date: 2021-06-03
Votes: 0


Awesomely beautiful. Extremely fast and just works and works. Running the Core Makulu version. Awesome work, development team!!!!!!


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Version: 2020-04-26
Rating: 5
Date: 2020-08-19
Votes: 6


I just started the live USB.on a old PC No wifi card recognition. Tried install two kind of linux drivers: nothing. Tried two kind of windows drivers with Wine: nothing.
Result: me, sadly alone in my room, cutted off from internet (and world) with an unuseful machine in front of me.

Obviously, not even installed.


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