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DistroWatch.com: Namib GNU/Linux

Namib GNU/Linux

Last Update: 2019-03-06 07:46 UTC


Namib GNU/Linux is a desktop operating system based on (and compatible with) the Arch Linux distribution. Namib is available in multiple desktop editions and can be set up using the Calamares system installer.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 209 (37), 6 months: 192 (40), 3 months: 187 (38), 4 weeks: 181 (36), 1 week: 163 (38)

Average visitor rating: 8.09/10 from 11 review(s).


Namib GNU/Linux
Distribution Namib GNU/Linux
Home Page https://www.namiblinux.org/
Mailing Lists --
User Forums https://forum.namiblinux.org/categories/
Alternative User Forums
Documentation https://wiki.namiblinux.org/
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Download Mirrors https://www.namiblinux.org/download/
Bug Tracker https://forum.namiblinux.org/category/23/bug-report
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Feature 19.01 18.08
Release Date 2019-01-26 2018-08-11
End Of Life    
Price (US$) Free Free
Image Size (MB) 1600-2300 1600-2300
Free Download ISO ISO
Installation Graphical Graphical
Default Desktop Budgie, Cinnamon, GNOME, KDE Plasma, MATE, Xfce Budgie, Cinnamon, GNOME, KDE Plasma, MATE, Xfce
Package Management Pacman Pacman
Release Model Rolling Rolling
Office Suite LibreOffice LibreOffice
Processor Architecture x86_64 x86_64
Init Software systemd systemd
Journaled File Systems Btrfs, ext4 Btrfs, ext4
Multilingual Yes Yes
Asian Language Support Yes Yes
Full Package List 19.01 18.08
Package 19.01 18.08
abiword (3.0.2) -- --
alsa-lib (1.1.8) 1.1.8 1.1.6
ati-driver (18.30) -- --
bash (5.0) 4.4 4.4
bind (9.13.7) -- --
chromium (73.0.3683.86) -- --
cups (2.2.10) 2.2.10 2.2.8
dhcp (4.4.1) 4.4.1 4.4.1
e2fsprogs (1.45.0) 1.44.5 1.44.3
firefox (66.0) 64.0.2 61.0.2
freetype (2.10.0) 2.9.1 2.9.1
gcc (8.3.0) 8.2.1 8.2.0
gimp (2.10.8) 2.10.8 2.10.4
glibc (2.29) 2.28 2.28
gnome-shell (3.32.0) 3.30.2 3.28.3
gnucash (3.4) -- --
gnumeric (1.12.44) -- --
grub (2.02) 2.02 2.02
gtk+ (3.24.7) 3.24.4 3.22.30
httpd (2.4.38) 2.4.38 2.4.34
inkscape (0.92.4) -- --
k3b (18.12.3) -- --
kmod (26) 25 25
krita (4.1.8) -- --
libreoffice (6.2.2) 6.1.4 6.0.6
linux (5.0.3) 4.20.4 4.17.13
Package 19.01 18.08
lxpanel (0.10.0) -- --
mariadb (10.3.13) 10.3.12 10.1.35
mate-desktop (1.22.0) 1.20.4 1.20.3
mesa (19.0.0) 18.3.2 18.1.5
mysql (8.0.15) -- --
nautilus (3.32.0) 3.30.5 3.28.1
NVIDIA (418.56) -- --
openbox (3.6.1) -- --
openjdk (12) -- --
openssh (7.9p1) 7.9p1 7.7p1
openssl (1.1.1b) 1.1.1a 1.1.0h
perl (5.28.1) 5.28.1 5.28.0
php (7.3.3) -- --
plasma-desktop (5.15.3) 5.14.5 5.13.4
postfix (3.4.4) -- --
postgresql (11.2) -- --
Python (3.7.2) 3.7.2 3.7.0
qt (5.12.2) 5.12.0 5.11.1
samba (4.10.0) 4.9.4 4.8.3
systemd (241) 240 239
thunderbird (60.6.0) 60.4.0 60.0
vim (8.1) -- --
vlc (3.0.6) 3.0.6 3.0.3
xfdesktop (4.12.4) 4.12.4 4.12.4
xorg-server (1.20.4) 1.20.3 1.20.0

Reader Ratings
Reader supplied reviews for Namib GNU/Linux

Average rating
8.1
from 11 review(s)



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Version: 18.08
Rating: 9
Date: 2019-02-13
Votes: 8


I like Namib. It’s fast and light and easy on the eyes (if you like the default red/black colors).


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Version: 18.08
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-12-27
Votes: 36


Namib is basically Manjaro-lite with a better color palette and faster updates. I'm surprised it's not more popular. I usually prefer an Xfce desktop, but their Gnome DE is really nice. Looking forward to testing the Budgie version. If it's as good as their Gnome version I predict a bunch of Solus users will start defecting.


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Version: 18.08
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-12-07
Votes: 39


Namib is a really good distro. Fairly similar to Manjaro but Namib updates are faster and it has a somewhat more refined Gnome desktop.


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