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DistroWatch.com: Nova

Nova

Last Update: 2018-03-24 02:03 UTC


Nova is a user-friendly, desktop-oriented Linux distribution developed by the University of Computer Sciences in Havana, Cuba. In the product's early days the operating system was based on Gentoo Linux and Sabayon Linux, but starting from version 2.1 the developers have chosen Ubuntu as the base system. The project releases three separate editions - "Escritorio" (with GNOME Shell), "Ligero" (with a Nova-developed lightweight desktop called "Guano") and "Servidor" (a variant for servers).

Average visitor rating: 5.5/10 from 2 review(s).


Nova Summary
Distribution Nova
Home Page https://www.nova.cu/
Mailing Lists --
User Forums --
Alternative User Forums
Documentation --
Screenshots --
Screencasts
Download Mirrors https://www.nova.cu/es/descarga
Bug Tracker --
Related Websites HumanOS
Reviews 1.1.2: It's A Binary World
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Feature 5.0 2013
(4.0)
2.1 2.0 1.1.2
Release Date 2015-09-22 2014-05-07 2010-06-04 2009-12-02 2009-02-20
End Of Life          
Price (US$) Free Free Free Free Free
Image Size (MB) 875-875 0-0      
Free Download ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO
Installation Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical
Default Desktop GNOME GNOME GNOME GNOME GNOME
Package Management DEB DEB DEB Equo Equo
Release Model Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed
Office Suite LibreOffice LibreOffice OO.o OO.o OO.o
Processor Architecture i686 i686 i386 i386 i386
Init Software systemd Upstart Upstart SysV SysV
Journaled File Systems ext4   ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS    
Multilingual en, es es en en, es es
Asian Language Support -- -- -- -- --
Full Package List 5.0 2013 2.1 2.0 1.1.2
Package 5.0 2013
(4.0)
2.1 2.0 1.1.2
abiword (3.0.2) -- -- -- -- --
alsa-lib (1.1.7) 1.0.27.2 1.0.25 1.0.22 1.0.20 1.0.16
ati-driver (18.30) -- -- 8.723 -- --
bash (4.4.18) 4.3 4.2 4.1 3.2 3.2
bind (9.13.3) -- -- -- -- --
chromium (70.0.3538.67) -- -- -- -- --
cups (2.2.8) 1.7.2 1.5.3 1.4.3 1.3.10 1.3.7
dhcp (4.4.1) 4.2.4 4.1.ESV-R4 3.1.3 3.1.2p1 3.1.0
e2fsprogs (1.44.4) 1.42.9 1.42 1.41.11 1.41.9 1.40.9
firefox (62.0.3) 38.0 19.0.2 3.6.3 3.5.3 3.0rc1
freetype (2.9.1) 2.5.2 2.4.8 2.3.11 2.3.9 2.3.7
gcc (8.2.0) 4.8 4.6.3 4.4.3 4.3.3 4.1.2
gimp (2.10.6) -- -- -- -- --
glibc (2.28) 2.19 2.15 2.11.1 2.10.1 2.6.1
gnome-shell (3.30.1) -- 3.4.1 -- -- --
gnucash (3.3) -- -- -- -- --
gnumeric (1.12.43) 1.12.9 -- -- -- --
grub (2.02) 2.02 1.99 1.98 0.97 0.97
gtk+ (3.24.1) 3.12.2 3.4.2 2.20.0 2.18.3 2.12.9
httpd (2.4.35) -- -- -- -- --
inkscape (0.92.3) -- -- -- -- --
k3b (18.08.2) -- -- -- -- --
kmod (25) 15 -- -- -- --
krita (4.1.5)          
libreoffice (6.1.2) 4.2.8 3.5.7 3.2.0 3.1.1 2.4.1
linux (4.18.15) 3.13.0 3.2 2.6.32 2.6.30 2.6.28
Package 5.0 2013
(4.0)
2.1 2.0 1.1.2
lxpanel (0.9.3) -- -- -- -- --
mariadb (10.3.10) -- -- -- -- --
mate-desktop (1.20.3) -- -- -- -- --
mesa (18.2.2) 10.1.3 8.0.4 7.7.1 7.5.2 7.0.3
mysql (8.0.12) -- -- -- -- --
nautilus (3.30.2) -- 3.4.2 2.30.1 2.26.3 2.22.4
NVIDIA (396.54) -- -- 195.36.15 -- --
openbox (3.6.1) 3.5.2 -- -- -- --
openjdk (10.0.2) 7u79 -- -- -- --
openssh (7.9p1) 6.6p1 5.9p1 5.3p1 5.2p1 4.7p1
openssl (1.1.1) 1.0.1f 1.0.1 0.9.8k 0.9.8k 0.9.8g
perl (5.28.0) 5.18.2 5.14.2 5.10.1 5.8.8 5.8.8
php (7.2.11) -- -- -- -- --
plasma-desktop (5.14.1) -- -- -- -- --
postfix (3.3.1) -- -- -- -- --
postgresql (11.0) -- -- -- -- --
Python (3.7.0) 2.7.5 2.7.3 2.6.5 2.5.4 2.5.2
qt (5.11.2) 4.8.5 -- -- -- --
samba (4.9.1) 4.1.6 3.6.3 3.4.7 3.0.36 3.0.28a
systemd (239) 204 -- -- -- --
thunderbird (60.2.1) -- 17.0.3 3.0.4 -- --
vim (8.1) 7.4 7.3 7.2 -- 7.1
vlc (3.0.4) -- -- -- -- 0.8.6g
xfdesktop (4.12.4) -- -- -- -- --
xorg-server (1.20.2) 1.15.1 1.11.4 1.7.6 1.6.3.901 1.4.0.90

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Version: 5.0
Rating: 10
Date: 2017-12-28
Votes: 4


Fast boot on +16 year old laptops and pcs.
Needs more apps.


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Version: 5.0
Rating: 1
Date: 2017-11-25
Votes: 0


The development of this fork I consider it a very good idea. But I see very little development.
We will now see what decision he takes with systemd, if he also plays the FSA


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