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Quirky

Last Update: 2019-12-03 23:52 UTC


Quirky, a sister project of Puppy Linux, is a Linux distribution built with a custom tool called Woof. The underlying infrastructure, such as boot-up and shut-down scripts, setup tools, hardware detection, desktop management, user interface, speed and general ease-of-use are common across all distributions built with Woof, but a specific build will have a different package selection and further customisation (even totally different binary packages). Quirky is developed by the founder of Puppy Linux and Woof to push the envelope a bit further, to explore some new ideas in the underlying infrastructure -- some of which may be radical or odd, hence the name Quirky.

Average visitor rating: 6.4/10 from 10 review(s).


Quirky Summary
Distribution Quirky
Home Page http://bkhome.org/quirky/
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases announcements with download links and checksums:
 • 2018-09-22: Distribution Release: Quirky 8.7.1
 • 2018-08-17: Distribution Release: Quirky 8.6
 • 2018-02-09: Distribution Release: Quirky 8.4
 • 2017-07-19: Distribution Release: Quirky 8.2
 • 2017-01-15: Distribution Release: Quirky 8.1.6
 • 2016-10-26: Distribution Release: Quirky 8.1
 • 2016-04-21: Distribution Release: Quirky 8.0
 • 2015-11-11: Distribution Release: Quirky 7.3
 • 2015-10-07: Distribution Release: Quirky 7.2 "April"
 • 2015-08-25: Distribution Release: Quirky 7.1 "Appril"
 • 2015-02-26: Distribution Release: Quirky 7.0
 • 2014-10-26: Distribution Release: Quirky 6.2 "Unicorn"
 • More Quirky releases...

  Headlines:
 •2018-12-17 Quirky discontinued
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  • Colour scheme: green text = latest stable version, red text = development or beta version. The function determining beta versions is not 100% reliable due to a wide variety of versioning schemes.
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Feature 8.7.1 8.6 8.1 8.0 7.4 6.1 5.4.91 1.4 Feature
Release Date 2018-09-21 2018-08-17 2016-10-25 2016-04-21 2015-12-10 2014-01-01 2013-02-27 2010-11-27 Release Date
End Of Life                 End Of Life
Price (US$) Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Price (US$)
Image Size (MB) 460-470 413-418             Image Size (MB)
Free Download ISO ISO IMG ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO Free Download
Installation Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Installation
Default Desktop JWM JWM JWM JWM JWM JWM JWM JWM Default Desktop
Package Management PET PET PET PET PET PET PET PET Package Management
Release Model Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Release Model
Office Suite LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice GOffice GOffice GOffice GOffice GOffice Office Suite
Processor Architecture x86_64 x86_64 armhf x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386 i386 i386 Processor Architecture
Init Software other other other other other other other other Init Software
Journaled File Systems ext4 ext4 ext3 ext3 ext3 ext3 ext3 ext3 Journaled File Systems
Multilingual -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Multilingual
Asian Language Support -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Asian Language Support
Full Package List 8.7.1 8.6 8.1 8.0 7.4   5.4.91 1.4 Full Package List

Full Package List:   Quirky 5.4.91
  Number of packages: 471 (download as TXT)
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  •  915resolution 0.5.3-patched20110617
  •  a52dec 0.7.4
  •  abiword 2.8.6-w52
  •  align 1.7.1
  •  alsaequal 0.6-i486
  •  alsa-lib21a 1.0.21a
  •  alsa-utils21 1.0.21
  •  apr 1.4.5
  •  apr-util 1.2.12
  •  asunder 2.1
  •  atk 1.30.0
  •  audiofile 0.2.7
  •  aufs3-util 3.0
  •  autoconf 2.64
  •  automake 1.10.2
  •  axel 1.0a
  •  ayttm 20100923-1
  •  bacon 1.0.29
  •  bacongui 1.0.29
  •  bash 3.0.16-1
  •  bbc_provided 2003-static
  •  bc 1.06.95-patched_debian
  •  bcrypt 1.1
  •  bdb 4.7.25
  •  bin86 0.16.18
  •  binutils 2.20.51.0.2
  •  bison 2.4.1
  •  boehm-gc 7.1
  •  bones 0.2.2
  •  busybox 1.21.0-patched_f2fs-x86
  •  bzip2 1.0.6
  •  cairo 1.10.2
  •  caps_eq 0.4.8-i486-up
  •  cddetect 2.0
  •  cdparanoia-III 10.2-1
  •  cdrkit 1.1.11
  •  cgtkcalc 2.1.9
  •  chmlib 0.40
  •  close-dvd+rwtools 1
  •  cmake 2.8.2
  •  coreutils 6.12-w52
  •  cpio 2.10
  •  cups 1.4.8
  •  cups_pdf 0.8-1
  •  curl 7.21.7
  •  cvs 1.11.23
  •  dbus 1.2.4.2permissive-1
  •  dbus-glib 0.82
  •  ddcprobe 0.4.23
  •  defaults-chooser 0.8.6
  •  desk_background_racy1 1.0
  •  desk_background_racy2 20130226
  •  desk_icon_theme_lagabluenight 1.1
  •  desk_icon_theme_smooth_color 1
  •  desk_icon_theme_stark042 1
  •  dhcpcd 5.2.12-1
  •  dialog 1.1-20111020-widechar
  •  dictd_client 1.10.9
  •  didiwiki 0.8-p4
  •  dietlibc 0.32
  •  diffstat 1.54
  •  diffutils 3.0
  •  disktype 9-patched_pardus_bk
  •  dmidecode 2.11
  •  docbookx 5.0
  •  dosfstools 3.0.11
  •  dpkg-deb 1.16.4.3
  •  dvdauthor 0.7.0
  •  dvd+rwtools 7.1
  •  e2fsprogs 1.41.14
  •  e3_utf8 2.8
  •  edid 1.4.1
  •  eject 2.1.0
  •  elspci 0.0.6-1
  •  embutils_cut 0.19
  •  enchant 1.6.0
  •  epdfview 0.1.7
  •  ethtool 6
  •  exiv2 0.21
  •  expat 2.0.1
  •  faac 1.28
  •  faad2 2.7
  •  ffconvert 1.3.1
  •  ffmpeg 0.8.12-1
  •  file 5.03
  •  file_sharing-curlftpfs-mpscan 0.2-0.9.1-0.1.0
  •  findutils 4.4.2
  •  firmware_linux_module_ar5523 20130224
  •  firmware_linux_module_b43 120920
  •  firmware_linux_module_b43legacy 20120920
  •  firmware_linux_module_brcm 20120920
  •  firmware_linux_module_mwave 20121004
  •  firmware_linux_module_wl 20120920
  •  flac 1.2.1
  •  flashplayer10 10.3.183.23
  •  flex 2.5.33
  •  floppy_format 1.7-p4
  •  flsynclient 0.6-p4
  •  fontwizard 0.0.1-1
  •  foomatic-filters 4.0.7
  •  fossil 1.20-x86
  •  fpm2 0.75-pup4
  •  freeglut 2.6.0
  •  freememapplet_tray 2.4
  •  freetype 2.4.5
  •  fribidi 0.19.2
  •  fuse 2.8.5-1
  •  gawk 4.0.0
  •  gcc_dev 4.3.4-1-w52
  •  gcc_lib 4.3.4-1-w52
  •  gccmakedep 1.0.2
  •  gcolor2 0.4
  •  gdb 7.2
  •  gdbm 1.8.3
  •  gdk-pixbuf 2.22.1
  •  gdmap 0.8.0
  •  geany 0.19.1-3
  •  getcurpos 2007
  •  getflash 1.2
  •  gettext 0.17-1
  •  gettext-tools 0.17
  •  gexec 0.4-pup1
  •  gfnrename 0.5
  •  gfontsel 1.0.0
  •  gftp 2.0.19-patched_2ubuntu1_expandedpathsigsegv_ttuuxxx
  •  ghasher 1.2.1-patched1
  •  ghostscript 8.15.4
  •  gifsicle 1.40
  •  git 1.7.5.4
  •  glade3 3.6.7-1
  •  glib 2.28.8
  •  glibc 2.10.1
  •  glibc_dev 2.10.1
  •  glibc_locales 2.10.1
  •  glipper 0.89-2-puppy4
  •  gmeasures 0.7
  •  gmp 4.3.1
  •  gnome-menus 2.14.3-pup4
  •  gnumeric 1.10.16
  •  goffice 0.8.16
  •  gpart 0.1h-patched_11debian-i486
  •  gparted 0.7.0-staticgtkmm-1
  •  gperf 3.0.4
  •  gphoto2 2.4.11
  •  gphotofs 0.4.0
  •  gpptp 0.2
  •  grep 2.9
  •  groff 1.20.1
  •  grub 0.97-29ubuntu53
  •  grub4dos 0.4.4.v1.8.0-1
  •  gtk+ 2.24.8-1
  •  gtk-chtheme 0.3.1
  •  gtkdialog3 0.7.20-patriot-e-2
  •  gtkdialog4 0.8.3-i486
  •  gtklp 1.2.7-1
  •  gtksourceview 2.10.5
  •  gtk_theme_citrus_cut 1.2
  •  gtk_theme_flatbluecontrast 1
  •  gtk_theme_gradient_grey 1.2
  •  guess_fs 20130215-x86-static
  •  gutenprint 5.2.7
  •  gview 0.9.1a
  •  gwhere 0.2.3-1
  •  gxmessage 2.12.4-1
  •  gzip 1.4
  •  hardinfo 0.5.2pre-20130116git-patched_i18n_pupver20130223-i486
  •  helpsurfer 0.0.7
  •  hiawatha 6.17.1-1-p4
  •  hicolor-icon-theme 0.5
  •  homebank 4.4
  •  hotplug2stdout 1.2.1
  •  hunspell 1.2.12
  •  hunspell-en-us 2
  •  iconfinder 1.2
  •  id3lib 3.8.3
  •  ifplugd 0.28
  •  ifplugd_old 0.18-1
  •  imake 1.0.2
  •  inkscapelite 0.36.3-no_gnomeprint
  •  inotail 0.5
  •  inotify-tools 3.13
  •  installwatch 0.7-i486
  •  intltool 0.40.6
  •  iptables 1.4.12
  •  isomaster 1.3.9
  •  jasper 1.900.1
  •  jimtcl 0.70
  •  jwm2 574
  •  jwmconfig2 20130129
  •  jwm_theme_deepbluebold 1-1
  •  jwm_tools 0.8
  •  ktsuss cae185d-1
  •  lame 398-2
  •  lcms 1.19
  •  leafpad 0.8.18.1-1
  •  libao 1.1.0
  •  libart 2.3.21
  •  libcap 2.17
  •  libcddb 1.3.2
  •  libcdio 0.82
  •  libdaemon 0.14
  •  libdc1394 2.1.3
  •  libdv 1.0.0
  •  libdvdcss 1.2.10
  •  libdvdnav 4.1.3-7
  •  libdvdplay 1.0.1
  •  libdvdread 4.1.3-9
  •  libexif 0.6.19
  •  libexif-gtk 0.3.5
  •  libgif 4.1.6
  •  libglade2 2.6.4
  •  libgnomecanvas 2.30.3
  •  libgnomecups 0.2.3
  •  libgnomeprint 2.18.8
  •  libgnomeprintui 2.18.6
  •  libgphoto2 2.4.11
  •  libgsf 1.14.21
  •  libgtkhtml 2.11.1
  •  libical 0.44
  •  libid3tag 0.15.1b
  •  libidl 0.8.14
  •  libidn 1.22
  •  libieee1284 0.2.11
  •  libjpeg 7
  •  libjpeg_old 6b-p4
  •  libltdl 2.2.6a
  •  libmad 0.15.1b
  •  libmng 1.0.10
  •  libofx 0.9.1
  •  libogg 1.2.2
  •  libpcap 1.1.1
  •  libpciaccess 0.12.1
  •  libpng 1.2.44-patched_apng_t2
  •  libpthread-stubs 0.1
  •  libraw1394 2.0.7
  •  librsvg 2.32.1
  •  libsigc++ 2.2.10
  •  libsndfile 1.0.20
  •  libstdc++ 5.0.6
  •  libtheora 1.1.1
  •  libtiff 3.9.5
  •  libtool 2.2.6a
  •  libusb 1.0.8
  •  libusb-compat 0.1.3
  •  libvorbis 1.3.2
  •  libvpx0 0.9.7-p1
  •  libvpx 1.1.0
  •  libxml2 2.7.8
  •  libxscrnsaver 1.1.2
  •  libxslt 1.1.26
  •  libyahoo2 1.0.1
  •  linux_firewall 2.0rc9-patched3-1
  •  linux_firmware_dvb 1.20
  •  linux_header_t2 2.6.32
  •  linuxwacom 0.8.8-10
  •  m4 1.4.13
  •  madplay 0.15.2b
  •  make 3.81
  •  makebootfat 1.4-patched1-1
  •  man 1.6f
  •  man_cut 1.6e
  •  metamail 2.7
  •  mhwaveedit 1.4.21
  •  mingetty 1.08
  •  minixcal 1.1.1
  •  mirdir 2.1
  •  mktemp 1.7
  •  modem_stats 1.0.1
  •  module-init-tools 3.16
  •  mp 3.2.13
  •  mpfr 3.0.1
  •  mplayer_codecs_basic 20071007
  •  mplayer_gui 20110929-1
  •  mplayerplug-in 20100117-patched
  •  mscw 2.2
  •  ms-sys 2.1.2
  •  mtpaint 3.40-1
  •  mtr 0.80
  •  nasm 2.07
  •  nbtscan 1.5.1a-james-patched
  •  ncurses 5.9
  •  ndiswrapper 3090
  •  nenscript 1.13.3
  •  neon 0.29.6
  •  netpbm 10.34
  •  net_setup 20121101
  •  net-tools 1.60
  •  network_tray 2.6-20130215
  •  normalize 0.7.7
  •  notecase 1.9.8-1
  •  nrg2iso 0.4-i486
  •  ntfs-3g 2010.8.8
  •  ntfsprogs 2.0.0
  •  ntpdate 4.2.6p5-i486
  •  numlockx 1.2
  •  ogle 0.9.2-patched_debian5.2_libdvdread4.1.3bk
  •  ogle_gui 0.9.2-patched4.2-1
  •  opencore-amr 0.1.2
  •  OpenSP 1.5.2
  •  openssh_client 5.8p2
  •  openssl 1.0.0d
  •  orc 0.4.14
  •  osmo 0.2.10
  •  pango 1.28.4
  •  panoramixproto 1.1
  •  parted 2.4-w52
  •  patch 2.6.1
  •  patchutils 0.3.2
  •  pbackup 3.1.9
  •  pburn 3.7.14
  •  pcd 1.5
  •  pciutils 3.1.7
  •  pcmciautils 017
  •  pcre 8.12
  •  pdiag 20130207
  •  pdvdrsab 0.2
  •  peasypdf 2.4
  •  peasyport 1.8
  •  peasyprint 2.2
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  •  perl-digest-sha1 2.12
  •  perl-extutils-depends 0.302
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  •  perl-html-parser 3.64
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  •  perl-uri 1.40
  •  perl-xml-parser 2.36
  •  perl-xml-simple 2.18
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  •  pfind 5.04
  •  phash 2
  •  picocom 1.2
  •  picscale 0.1b
  •  pixman 0.22.2
  •  pkgconfig 0.26
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  •  pmetatagger 2.1
  •  pmirror 0.6.1
  •  pmirrorget 0.2.1
  •  pmusic 3.2.3
  •  pmusic_tray 0.1-x86_32
  •  pnethood 0.7.i18n
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  •  popt 1.16
  •  powerapplet_tray 2.6
  •  pplog 1.1.3
  •  ppp 2.4.5
  •  pprocess 2.3.2
  •  pptp 1.7.1
  •  precord 8.1.4
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  •  procps 3.2.8-patched_11debian_t2
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  •  pschedule 1.1.2
  •  psmisc 22.14
  •  psync 2.8
  •  ptiming 0.8.1
  •  ptooltips 0.2
  •  puppyinputdetect 1.1i
  •  puppyphone 1.2-psip32-1
  •  puppy-podcast-grabber 1.1
  •  puppyserialdetect 1.1h
  •  pupradio 0.18
  •  pupx 0.4
  •  pure_ftpd 1.0.22-2
  •  pwallpaper 1.1.2-1
  •  pwsget 0.1
  •  python 2.6.4
  •  pzchmview 1.0d-1
  •  radeon_firmware 120829
  •  readline 6.0
  •  replaceit 1.0.0
  •  retrovol 0.12
  •  rman 3.2
  •  rox_filer 20111022-patched3
  •  rp_pppoe_cli 3.8-patched3-p4
  •  rsync 3.0.8
  •  rubix 1.03
  •  rxvt-unicode 9.05-1
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  •  samba_mount_cifs 3.0.37-s131
  •  sane-backends 1.0.22-w52
  •  scale2x 2.0
  •  schroedinger 1.0.10
  •  screeny 0.7-noarch
  •  scrollkeeper 0.3.14
  •  seamonkey 2.12.1-x86
  •  sed 4.2.1
  •  setserial 2.17
  •  setvol 1.1
  •  sfs-converter 1.3.2-1
  •  shared-mime-info 0.70-6
  •  snap2 4.21
  •  speex 1.2rc1
  •  sqlite 3.7.14
  •  squashfs-tools 3.3
  •  squashfs-tools4 4.2-gzip-xz
  •  ssh_gui 0.7.1-1-p4
  •  startup-notification 0.9
  •  strace 4.5.19
  •  streamripper 1.64.6
  •  subversion 1.6.17
  •  sudo 1.8.1p1
  •  sys-freedos 200706
  •  sysfsutils 2.1.0
  •  syslinux 3.73
  •  sysprof 1.1.8
  •  sysvinit 2.86
  •  tar 1.26
  •  texinfo 4.13a
  •  transmission 2.22-1-i386
  •  truncate 1.0
  •  udev_167p 167-patched_t2-i486
  •  unclutter 0.8-11
  •  unionfs_utils 0.2.1
  •  unrar 3.7.8-x86
  •  unzip 60
  •  urxvtset 0.5
  •  usb-modeswitch 1.2.4-up
  •  usb-modeswitch-data 20120815
  •  usbutils 0.91-1
  •  util-linux 2.18-1
  •  vala 0.13.1
  •  vamps 0.9.5
  •  vcdimager 0.7.23
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  •  vobcopy 1.1.1
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