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MakuluLinux

Last Update: 2022-02-07 06:23 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: 101 (125), 6 months: 102 (106), 3 months: 144 (58), 4 weeks: 141 (51), 1 week: 127 (51)

Average visitor rating: 7.34/10 from 53 review(s).


MakuluLinux Summary
Distribution MakuluLinux
Home Page http://www.makululinux.com/
Mailing Lists --
User Forums http://www.makululinux.com/wp/forums/
Alternative User Forums
Documentation --
Screenshots http://makululinux.com/gallery/DistroWatch Gallery
Screencasts
Download Mirrors http://www.makululinux.com/wp/downloads/DistroWatch Torrent Archive
Bug Tracker --
Related Websites  
Reviews 2019.x: Linux Insider
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4.x: Blogspot
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 2021-12-17 2020-08-16 2019-08-05 15 14 10 7.0 6.1 5.0 4.3 Feature
Release Date 2021-12-20 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) 1900-3300 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 2021-12-17 2020-08-16 2019-08-05 15 14 10 7.0 6.1 5.0 4.3 Full Package List
Package 2021-12-17 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 (1.2.6.1) 1.2.2 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 (1.2.6.1)
amdgpu (22.10.3) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- amdgpu (22.10.3)
bash (5.1.16) 5.0 5.0 5.0 4.4 4.3 4.3 4.3 4.3 4.2 4.2 bash (5.1.16)
bind (9.18.3) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- bind (9.18.3)
chromium (102.0.5005.61) 96.0.4664.93 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 (102.0.5005.61)
cups (2.4.2) 2.3.1 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 (2.4.2)
dhcp (4.4.3) 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 (4.4.3)
e2fsprogs (1.46.5) 1.45.5 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 (1.46.5)
firefox (100.0.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- 34.0 -- -- -- firefox (100.0.2)
freetype (2.12.1) 2.10.1 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 (2.12.1)
gcc (12.1.0) 9.3.0 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 (12.1.0)
gimp (2.10.30) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gimp (2.10.30)
glibc (2.35) 2.31 2.31 2.28 2.27 2.26 2.19 2.19 2.18 2.17 2.17 glibc (2.35)
gnome-shell (42.1) 3.36.9 3.36.4 -- -- -- -- 3.10.4 -- -- -- gnome-shell (42.1)
gnucash (4.10) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnucash (4.10)
gnumeric (1.12.52) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnumeric (1.12.52)
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 (4.6.4) 3.24.20 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 (4.6.4)
httpd (2.4.53) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- httpd (2.4.53)
inkscape (1.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- inkscape (1.2)
k3b (22.04.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- k3b (22.04.1)
kmod (29) 27 27 26 25 22 15 15 16 16 9 kmod (29)
krita (5.0.8) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- krita (5.0.8)
libreoffice (7.3.3) -- 6.4.4 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- libreoffice (7.3.3)
linux (5.18) 5.11 5.4 4.19.37 4.18.6 4.14 3.19 3.13 3.14.4 3.12.9 3.11.8 linux (5.18)
Package 2021-12-17 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 (10.8.3) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mariadb (10.8.3)
mate-desktop (1.26.0) -- -- -- 1.20.3 -- -- -- -- -- -- mate-desktop (1.26.0)
mesa (22.1.0) 21.3.1 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 (22.1.0)
mysql (8.0.29) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mysql (8.0.29)
nautilus (42.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- nautilus (42.2)
NVIDIA (510.73.05) -- -- 418.74 -- -- -- -- 331.67 319.76 319.72 NVIDIA (510.73.05)
openbox (3.6.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- openbox (3.6.1)
openjdk (18.0.1) -- 11.0.8 11.0.4 10.0.2 -- -- -- -- -- -- openjdk (18.0.1)
openssh (9.0p1) 8.2p1 8.2p1 8.0p1 7.8p1 7.2p2 6.6p1 6.6p1 6.6p1 6.4p1 6.4p1 openssh (9.0p1)
openssl (3.0.3) 1.1.1f 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 (3.0.3)
perl (5.34.1) 5.30.0 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 (5.34.1)
php (8.1.6) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- php (8.1.6)
plasma-desktop (5.24.5) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- plasma-desktop (5.24.5)
postfix (3.7.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- postfix (3.7.2)
postgresql (14.3) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- postgresql (14.3)
Python (3.10.4) 3.8.2 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 (3.10.4)
qt (6.3.0) 5.12.8 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 (6.3.0)
samba (4.16.1) 4.13.14 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 (4.16.1)
systemd (251.1) 245.4 245.4 241 239 229 204 204 204 -- -- systemd (251.1)
thunderbird (91.9.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- 31.3.0 24.4.0 24.3.0 24.1.0 thunderbird (91.9.1)
vim (8.2) 8.1 8.1 8.1 8.1 7.4 7.4 7.4 7.4 7.4 7.4 vim (8.2)
vlc (3.0.17.4) -- -- 3.0.7.1 3.0.4 4.0.0rc1 -- -- 2.1.4 2.1.2 2.1.0 vlc (3.0.17.4)
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 (21.1.3) 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 (21.1.3)

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Version: 2021-12-17
Rating: 9
Date: 2022-03-06
Votes: 15


I actually stumbled upon this distro looking for a rolling release debian , my debian opensuse tumbleweed if you will, yast is just awesome, which I highly regard more than the other distros, but don't quite love. I started out on ubuntu my first few years of dabbling in linux years ago and ended up on tumbleweed for the most part since, although I have always distro hopped.

I have to say I love the DE's in this distro, way better than Manjaros, and I can try all the different DE without wrecking my previous install to do so.
Pros, the Debian testing version installed on my old amd fm2+ mobo. Cons, I haven't found one yet, but will review when I do, however some will hate the fact that it comes with Chrome installed.

I've been this using for a few weeks now and I actually think I'm done distro hopping now, I hope the developer can continue to maintain this project!




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Version: 2021-12-17
Rating: 4
Date: 2021-12-21
Votes: 0


The developer would seem to focus his attentions mostly on eye-candy to the exclusion of functionality, at least in the "shift" version. This latest version begins with a video of the assorted desktops you can choose. In my virtual box and also to a disk it was glacially slow and, ironically, never offered an install feature. Bizarre. Perhaps in the future function will play a more important role. Until then......


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Version: 2021-08-25
Rating: 10
Date: 2021-12-10
Votes: 36


A great, easy-to-use, fast, stable and beautiful looking distro. This review is for the “Lindoz” version. It looks great, is light on resources, has lots of customization and other repositories already enabled, applications are carefully chosen, installing programs is a snap (not the spyware package thing called snap), great tweaks and optimizations. I’ll be using this more often, I came from Zorin, but that OS is a bloated joke that makes you pay for the other versions which only offer different themes.


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