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Neptune

Last Update: 2022-02-07 06:23 UTC


Neptune is a GNU/Linux distribution for desktops. It is based on Debian's Stable branch, except for a newer kernel, some drivers and newer versions of popular applications, such as LibreOffice. It also ships with the latest version of the KDE desktop. The distribution's main goals are to provide a good-looking general-purpose desktop with pre-configured multimedia playback and to offer an easy-to-use USB installer with a persistence option.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 119 (75), 6 months: 102 (106), 3 months: 142 (62), 4 weeks: 138 (48), 1 week: 137 (44)

Average visitor rating: 9.36/10 from 53 review(s).


Neptune Summary
Distribution Neptune
Home Page http://neptuneos.com/
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases announcements with download links and checksums:
 • 2022-01-01: Distribution Release: Neptune 7.0
 • 2020-07-08: Distribution Release: Neptune 6.5
 • 2019-08-17: Distribution Release: Neptune 6.0
 • 2018-11-05: Distribution Release: Neptune 5.6
 • 2018-07-22: Distribution Release: Neptune 5.4
 • 2018-03-10: Distribution Release: Neptune 5.0
 • 2016-01-29: Distribution Release: Neptune 4.5
 • 2015-07-20: Distribution Release: Neptune 4.4
 • 2015-03-21: Distribution Release: Neptune 4.3
 • 2014-06-25: Distribution Release: Neptune 4.0
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 • 2018-03-20 Neptune provides repo of new KDE packages
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Feature 7.0 6.5 5.6 4.5.4
Release Date 2021-12-23 2020-07-08 2018-11-04 2017-04-06
End Of Life        
Price (US$) Free Free Free Free
Image Size (MB) 2500-2600 2400-2500 2100-2200 1900-2000
Free Download ISO ISO ISO ISO
Installation Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical
Default Desktop KDE Plasma KDE Plasma KDE Plasma KDE Plasma
Package Management DEB DEB DEB DEB
Release Model Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed
Office Suite LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice
Processor Architecture x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64
Init Software systemd systemd systemd systemd
Journaled File Systems Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS
Multilingual        
Asian Language Support -- -- -- --
Full Package List 7.0 6.5 5.6 4.5.4
Package 7.0 6.5 5.6 4.5.4
abiword (3.0.5) -- -- -- --
alsa-lib (1.2.7.1) 1.2.4 1.1.8 1.1.3 1.0.25
amdgpu (22.10.3) -- -- -- --
bash (5.1.16) 5.1 5.0 4.4 4.2
bind (9.18.4) -- -- -- --
chromium (103.0.5060.53) 90.0.4430.212 83.0.4103.116 70.0.3538.67 57.0.2987.98
cups (2.4.2) 2.3.3 2.2.10 2.2.1 1.5.3
dhcp (4.4.3) 4.4.1 4.4.1 4.3.5 4.2.2
e2fsprogs (1.46.5) 1.45.5 1.45.5 1.44.4 1.42.5
firefox (101.0.1) -- -- -- --
freetype (2.12.1) 2.10.4 2.9.1 2.6.3 2.4.9
gcc (12.1.0) 10.2.1 8.3.0 6.3.0 4.7.2
gimp (2.10.32) 2.10.22 2.10.8 2.8.18 2.8.2
glibc (2.35) 2.31 2.28 2.24 2.19
gnome-shell (42.2) -- -- -- --
gnucash (4.10) -- -- -- --
gnumeric (1.12.52) -- -- -- --
grub (2.06) 2.04 2.02 2.02beta3 2.02beta2
gtk (4.6.5) 3.24.24 3.24.5 3.22.11 3.4.2
httpd (2.4.54) -- -- -- --
inkscape (1.2) 1.0.2 1.0 0.92.1 --
k3b (22.04.2) -- -- -- 2.0.2
kmod (29) 28 26 23 21
krita (5.0.8) -- -- -- --
libreoffice (7.3.4) 7.0.4 6.4.5 6.1.3rc1 4.3.3
linux (5.18.7) 5.10.84 5.6.14 4.18.6 3.18.48
Package 7.0 6.5 5.6 4.5.4
lxpanel (0.10.1) -- -- -- --
mariadb (10.8.3) 10.3.27 10.3.22 -- --
mate-desktop (1.26.0) -- -- -- --
mesa (22.1.2) 20.3.5 18.3.6 18.1.9 13.0.4
mysql (8.0.29) -- -- -- 5.5.54
nautilus (42.2) -- -- -- --
NVIDIA (515.48.07) -- -- -- --
openbox (3.6.1) -- -- -- --
openjdk (18.0.1) 11.0.13 11.0.7 8u181 7u121
openssh (9.0p1) 8.4p1 7.9p1 7.4p1 6.7p1
openssl (3.0.4) 1.1.1k 1.1.1d 1.1.0f 1.0.2d
perl (5.36.0) 5.32.1 5.28.1 5.24.1 5.14.2
php (8.1.7) -- -- -- --
plasma-desktop (5.25.1) 5.20.5 5.14.5.1 5.12.0 4.11.14
postfix (3.7.2) -- -- -- --
postgresql (14.4) -- -- -- --
Python (3.10.5) 3.9.2 3.7.3 2.7.13 2.7.9
qt (6.3.1) 5.15.2 5.11.3 5.7.1 4.8.6
samba (4.16.2) 4.13.13 4.9.5 4.5.12 4.1.17
systemd (251.2) 247.3 245 239 227
thunderbird (91.10.0) 78.14.0 68.10.0 60.2.1 45.6.0
vim (8.2) 8.2 8.1 8.0 7.4
vlc (3.0.17.4) 3.0.16 3.0.11 3.0.3 2.2.4
xfdesktop (4.16.0) -- -- -- --
xorg-server (21.1.3) 1.20.11 1.20.4 1.19.6 1.17.2

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Version: 7.0
Rating: 10
Date: 2022-04-05
Votes: 2


Date 2022-04-05 Installed on Acer ES1-512 500gig HD.2014
Tried Legacy live mode first. Mouse pad would not work.
Installed in secure boot and restarted and imported efi key into bios.
Now all the hardware works perfect.
At last I am rid of that useless Windows 10 that takes ages to boot up and hours to update.
I have another Acer 11 inch touchscreen same Celeron laptop witch Broadcom wireless card BCM43142 and Bluetooth works OK with USB Dongle but no Bluetooth
This distro does not work with my Broadcom wireless card BCM43142.
IF anyone can find a way to install in Secure boot please post here.


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Version: 7.0
Rating: 10
Date: 2022-02-15
Votes: 2


Does what it is supposed to do: no bloat, fast, stable, huge Debian repo, nice desktop layout. What else could you ask for?


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Version: 7.0
Rating: 10
Date: 2022-02-06
Votes: 6


I came across Neptune 7 while testing various Debian and Ubuntu-based distros using KDE Plasma. Surely Neptune is seriously underrated! Very stable, and kudos to the developers for creating a beautifully themed desktop experience. The Excalibur menu for KDE is a very welcome discovery that I had not known about previously; I will now be using this for all my Plasma-based distros.

The only thing missing to make it perfect was Firefox, but of course that is easily remedied. By all means give Neptune a try if you haven't already.


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