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DistroWatch.com: Namib GNU/Linux

Namib GNU/Linux

Last Update: 2018-09-05 02:03 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: 296 (16), 6 months: 216 (33), 3 months: 178 (38), 4 weeks: 169 (40), 1 week: 152 (42)

Average visitor rating: 7.57/10 from 7 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/
Screenshots
Screencasts
Download Mirrors https://www.namiblinux.org/download/
Bug Tracker https://forum.namiblinux.org/category/23/bug-report
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Manjaro 17.1.11$5.95
Fedora 28$5.95
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Feature 18.08
Release Date 2018-08-11
End Of Life  
Price (US$) Free
Image Size (MB) 1600-2300
Free Download ISO
Installation Graphical
Default Desktop Budgie, Cinnamon, GNOME, KDE Plasma, MATE, Xfce
Package Management Pacman
Release Model Rolling
Office Suite LibreOffice
Processor Architecture x86_64
Init Software systemd
Journaled File Systems Btrfs, ext4
Multilingual Yes
Asian Language Support Yes
Full Package List 18.08
Package 18.08
abiword (3.0.2) --
alsa-lib (1.1.6) 1.1.6
ati-driver (18.30) --
bash (4.4.18) 4.4
bind (9.13.2) --
chromium (69.0.3497.100) --
cups (2.2.8) 2.2.8
dhcp (4.4.1) 4.4.1
e2fsprogs (1.44.4) 1.44.3
firefox (62.0) 61.0.2
freetype (2.9.1) 2.9.1
gcc (8.2.0) 8.2.0
gimp (2.10.6) 2.10.4
glibc (2.28) 2.28
gnome-shell (3.30.0) 3.28.3
gnucash (3.2) --
gnumeric (1.12.43) --
grub (2.02) 2.02
gtk+ (3.24.1) 2.24.32
httpd (2.4.34) 2.4.34
inkscape (0.92.3) --
k3b (18.08.1) 17.12.2
kmod (25) 25
krita (4.1.1) --
libreoffice (6.1.1) --
linux (4.18.8) 4.17.13
Package 18.08
lxpanel (0.9.3) --
mariadb (10.3.9) 10.1.35
mate-desktop (1.20.3) 1.20.3
mesa (18.2.0) 18.1.5
mysql (8.0.12) --
nautilus (3.30.0) 3.28.1
NVIDIA (396.54) --
openbox (3.6.1) --
openjdk (10.0.2) --
openssh (7.8p1) 7.7p1
openssl (1.1.1) 1.1.0h
perl (5.28.0) 5.28.0
php (7.2.10) --
plasma-desktop (5.13.5) 5.13.4
postfix (3.3.1) --
postgresql (10.5) --
Python (3.7.0) 3.7.0
qt (5.11.1) 5.11.1
samba (4.9.0) 4.8.3
systemd (239) 239.0
thunderbird (60.0) 60.0
vim (8.1) --
vlc (3.0.4) 3.0.3
xfdesktop (4.12.4) 4.12.4
xorg-server (1.20.1) 1.20.0

Reader Ratings
Reader supplied reviews for Namib GNU/Linux

Average rating
7.6
from 7 review(s)



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Version: 18.02
Rating: 9
Date: 2018-08-12
Votes: 1


Namib is perfect for me as a Mate DE user. This desktop is a bit neglected by my old favourite distro, Manjaro but very nicely maintained by frederic2ec, the dev of Namib Gnu/Linux.

+ Namib seems to run a bit faster than Manjaro
+ Namib is pretty close to upstream, many updates
+ 6 desktop environments to choose from: Budgie, Cinnamon, Gnome, KDE, Mate, Xfce
+ downloads from Sourceforge and OSDN

- one-man-operation
- almost dead forum



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Version: 18.02
Rating: 9
Date: 2018-08-12
Votes: 0


I started using Namib 1 1/2 months ago. I really like the xfce version. Found it easy to install and was a delightful surprise. Lot easier to use AUR than some of the other Arch based distrows I have
used the last 4 years. its pretty new so be patient. I think these folks are headed in the right direction for sure.
Regards
Danny


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Version: 18.02
Rating: 3
Date: 2018-05-27
Votes: 1


look good , slow download , would not run live medium . after install could not get past log in . when installed opt for auto log in . was a wast of time .


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