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Neptune

Last Update: 2018-08-28 02:28 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: 101 (121), 6 months: 72 (144), 3 months: 45 (214), 4 weeks: 103 (99), 1 week: 117 (51)

Average visitor rating: 9.05/10 from 21 review(s).


Neptune Summary
Distribution Neptune
Home Page http://neptuneos.com/
Mailing Lists --
User Forums http://www.zevenos.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?fid=21
Alternative User Forums
Documentation http://neptuneos.com/en/tutorials.html
Screenshots http://neptuneos.com/en/screenshots.htmlDistroWatch Gallery
Screencasts
Download Mirrors http://neptuneos.com/en/download.html
Bug Tracker --
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases, download links and checksums:
 • 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
 • More Neptune releases...

  Headlines:
 •2018-03-20 Neptune provides repo of new KDE packages
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Feature 5.5 4.5.4
Release Date 2018-08-28 2017-04-06
End Of Life    
Price (US$) Free Free
Image Size (MB) 2100-2200 1900-2000
Free Download ISO ISO
Installation Graphical Graphical
Default Desktop KDE Plasma KDE Plasma
Package Management DEB DEB
Release Model Fixed Fixed
Office Suite LibreOffice LibreOffice
Processor Architecture x86_64 x86_64
Init Software systemd systemd
Journaled File Systems Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS
Multilingual    
Asian Language Support -- --
Full Package List 5.5 4.5.4
Package 5.5 4.5.4
abiword (3.0.2) -- --
alsa-lib (1.1.7) 1.1.3 1.0.25
ati-driver (18.30) -- --
bash (4.4.18) 4.4 4.2
bind (9.13.3) -- --
chromium (70.0.3538.67) 67.0.3396.87 57.0.2987.98
cups (2.2.8) 2.2.1 1.5.3
dhcp (4.4.1) 4.3.5 4.2.2
e2fsprogs (1.44.4) 1.44.2 1.42.5
firefox (62.0.3) -- --
freetype (2.9.1) 2.6.3 2.4.9
gcc (8.2.0) 6.3.0 4.7.2
gimp (2.10.6) 2.8.18 2.8.2
glibc (2.28) 2.24 2.19
gnome-shell (3.30.1) -- --
gnucash (3.3) -- --
gnumeric (1.12.43) -- --
grub (2.02) 2.02beta3 2.02beta2
gtk+ (3.24.1) 3.22.11 3.4.2
httpd (2.4.35) -- --
inkscape (0.92.3) 0.92.1 --
k3b (18.08.2) -- 2.0.2
kmod (25) 23 21
krita (4.1.5) -- --
libreoffice (6.1.2) 6.1.0 4.3.3
linux (4.18.14) 4.17.8 3.18.48
Package 5.5 4.5.4
lxpanel (0.9.3) -- --
mariadb (10.3.10) -- --
mate-desktop (1.20.3) -- --
mesa (18.2.2) 18.1.6 13.0.4
mysql (8.0.12) -- 5.5.54
nautilus (3.30.2) -- --
NVIDIA (396.54) -- --
openbox (3.6.1) -- --
openjdk (10.0.2) 8u181 7u121
openssh (7.8p1) 7.4p1 6.7p1
openssl (1.1.1) 1.1.0f 1.0.2d
perl (5.28.0) 5.24.1 5.14.2
php (7.2.11) -- --
plasma-desktop (5.14.1) 5.12.0 4.11.14
postfix (3.3.1) -- --
postgresql (10.5) -- --
Python (3.7.0) 2.7.13 2.7.9
qt (5.11.2) 5.7.1 4.8.6
samba (4.9.1) 4.5.12 4.1.17
systemd (239) 237 227
thunderbird (60.2.1) 52.9.1 45.6.0
vim (8.1) 8.0 7.4
vlc (3.0.4) 3.0.3 2.2.4
xfdesktop (4.12.4) -- --
xorg-server (1.20.2) 1.19.2 1.17.2

Reader Ratings
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Average rating
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Version: 5.5
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-10-02
Votes: 1


Just a quick note, as I'd reviewed previously to say about Ugee/pen pressure etc being fine ... kernel 4.18 update required deleting digimend drivers (and ptxconf, if you're using that) and then reinstall and reboot. I imagine all distros have hit this graphics bug regarding the kernel.


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Version: 5.5
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-09-13
Votes: 3


Made the switch from Ubuntu 18.04 and I have been very happy with Neptune. It just works. I love the fact that it comes with quite a few desktop theme options preinstalled. The software center has pretty much all you could ever want and if it isn't there, then you can use the terminal to install. The system installed easily and without problems and it boots reasonably fast. My touchscreen is supported which makes this OS great for design and artwork. It's a great distro for beginners and those who are focused on multimedia design.


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Version: 5.5
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-08-28
Votes: 9


To update a previous review, I've found out even more of what Neptune can do ... I found I can run dual monitors (standard and Ugee 2150 graphics monitor) using PTXConf. Ugee pen already works perfectly/pressure. Also, gaming is excellent due to Neptune's kernel/mesa/vulkan. Easy to install wine-staging as system default [look up wget -nc https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/Release.key instructions]. Updates never break anything; only on one occasion an update wouldn't install, and the developer fixed it within a couple of days ... no issues with the system in that time. I love Debian's privacy focus also, so am very happy to have found a system that is brilliant for art, gaming, and privacy. Thanks to the developer and all involved.


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