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RebeccaBlackOS

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


RebeccaBlackOS is a Debian-based live distribution which can be used to run Wayland desktop sessions. RebeccaBlackOS can run a number of popular open source desktop environments on top of a Wayland graphical session. The distribution was (and remains) one of the only Linux distributions to run a Wayland session from live media. The distribution is available in 32-bit and 64-bit builds for the x86 architecture.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 167 (52), 6 months: 182 (45), 3 months: 147 (60), 4 weeks: 203 (31), 1 week: 235 (27)

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


RebeccaBlackOS Summary
Distribution RebecaBlackOS
Home Page https://sourceforge.net/projects/rebeccablackos/
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User Forums https://sourceforge.net/p/rebeccablackos/discussion/general/
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Download Mirrors https://sourceforge.net/projects/rebeccablackos/files/
Bug Tracker https://sourceforge.net/p/rebeccablackos/tickets/
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 • 2016-02-09: Distribution Release: RebeccaBlackOS 2016-02-08
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Feature 2019-10-05 2018-08-13 2016-02-08
Release Date 2019-10-05 2018-08-21 2016-02-09
End Of Life      
Price (US$) Free Free Free
Image Size (MB) 1300-1400 1400-1500 1300-1400
Free Download ISO ISO ISO
Installation Graphical Graphical Graphical
Default Desktop Weston Weston Weston
Package Management DEB (APT) DEB (APT) DEB (APT)
Release Model Fixed Fixed Fixed
Office Suite -- -- --
Processor Architecture i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64
Init Software systemd systemd systemd
Journaled File Systems ext4 ext4 ext4
Multilingual -- -- --
Asian Language Support      
Full Package List 2019-10-05 2018-08-13 2016-02-08
Package 2019-10-05 2018-08-13 2016-02-08
abiword (3.0.4) -- -- --
alsa-lib (1.2.1.2) 1.1.8 1.1.3 1.1.0
ati-driver (18.30) -- -- --
bash (5.0) 5.0 4.4 4.3
bind (9.15.6) -- -- --
chromium (79.0.3945.79) -- -- --
cups (2.3.1) -- -- --
dhcp (4.4.1) 4.4.1 4.3.5 4.3.3
e2fsprogs (1.45.4) 1.44.5 1.43.4 1.42.13
firefox (71.0) -- -- --
freetype (2.10.1) -- 2.6.3 2.6.1
gcc (9.2.0) -- -- --
gimp (2.10.14) -- -- --
glibc (2.30) 2.28 2.24 2.21
gnome-shell (3.34.2) -- -- 3.18.1
gnucash (3.7) -- -- --
gnumeric (1.12.46) -- -- --
grub (2.04) 2.02 2.02beta3 2.02beta2
gtk (3.24.13) 2.24.32 2.24.31 3.18.6
httpd (2.4.41) -- -- --
inkscape (0.92.4) -- -- --
k3b (19.12.0) -- -- --
kmod (26) 26 23 22
krita (4.2.8.2) -- -- --
libreoffice (6.3.4) -- -- --
linux (5.4.3) 4.19.67 4.17.8 4.3.3
Package 2019-10-05 2018-08-13 2016-02-08
lxpanel (0.10.0) -- -- --
mariadb (10.4.11) -- -- --
mate-desktop (1.22.2) -- -- --
mesa (19.3.0) 18.3.6 13.0.6 11.1.1
mysql (8.0.18) -- -- --
nautilus (3.34.2) -- -- 3.18.5
NVIDIA (440.44) -- -- --
openbox (3.6.1) -- -- --
openjdk (13.0.1) -- -- --
openssh (8.1p1) 7.9p1 7.4p1 7.1p1
openssl (1.1.1d) 1.1.1c 1.1.0f 1.0.2f
perl (5.30.1) 5.28.1 5.24.1 5.22.1
php (7.4.0) -- -- --
plasma-desktop (5.17.4) -- -- --
postfix (3.4.8) -- -- --
postgresql (12.1) -- -- --
Python (3.8.0) 3.7.3 2.7.13 2.7.11
qt (5.14.0) 4.8.7 4.8.7 4.8.7
samba (4.11.3) -- -- 4.1.17
systemd (244) 241 232 228
thunderbird (68.3.0) -- -- --
vim (8.2) 8.1 8.0 7.4
vlc (3.0.8) -- -- --
xfdesktop (4.14.1) -- -- --
xorg-server (1.20.6) -- 1.19.2 1.18.0

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Version: 2019-05-06
Rating: 1
Date: 2019-05-08
Votes: 3


Thought I would give it a try, as it looked interesting.

What absolute rubbish!

So-called 'live' version will not run on Dell 1558.

Why a 'live' version requires a password is unbelievable.

A 'live' user name of 'beccaholic' is bordering on moronic.

Don't waste your time.


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Version: 2016-02-08
Rating: 10
Date: 2017-08-08
Votes: 24


I must I had the best Wayland experience on this Distro with my nvidia graphics card. I really like the os. It fits my music taste as well.


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