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Rhino Linux

Last Update: 2024-05-28 16:09 UTC

Rhino Linux is an Ubuntu-based distribution which offers a rolling-release upgrade approach. The distribution uses a customised Xfce desktop environment. Rhino features a custom meta package manager which unifies Deb, Pacstall and Flatpak software management.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 40 (214), 6 months: 64 (163), 3 months: 51 (196), 4 weeks: 110 (87), 1 week: 104 (80)

Average visitor rating: 4.76/10 from 21 review(s).

Rhino Linux Summary
Distribution Rhino Linux
Home Page https://rhinolinux.org/
Mailing Lists --
User Forums --
Alternative User Forums https://rhinolinux.org/contact.html
Documentation https://rhinolinux.org/wiki.html
Screenshots https://rhinolinux.org/unicorn.htmlDistroWatch Gallery
Download Mirrors https://rhinolinux.org/download.htmlDistroWatch Torrent Archive
Bug Tracker https://rhinolinux.org/tracker.html
Related Websites  
Reviews 2023.x: ZDnet
Beta: DistroWatch
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases announcements with download links and checksums:
 • 2024-05-28: Distribution Release: Rhino Linux 2024.1
 • 2023-12-20: Distribution Release: Rhino Linux 2023.4
 • 2023-08-08: Distribution Release: Rhino Linux 2023.1
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Feature 2024.1 2023.4
Release Date 2024-05-28 2023-12-20
End Of Life    
Price (US$) Free Free
Image Size (MB) 1200-2100 1200-2100
Free Download ISO ISO
Installation Graphical Graphical
Default Desktop Xfce Xfce
Package Management Deb, Flatpak, Pacstall Deb, Flatpak, Pacstall
Release Model Rolling Rolling
Office Suite -- --
Processor Architecture aarch64, x86_64 aarch64, x86_64
Init Software systemd systemd
Journaled File Systems Btrfs, ext4 Btrfs, ext4
Multilingual Yes Yes
Asian Language Support    
Full Package List 2024.1 2023.4
Package 2024.1 2023.4
abiword (3.0.5) -- --
alsa-lib (1.2.12) 1.2.11 1.2.9
amdgpu (23.0.0) -- --
bash (5.2.21) 5.2 5.2
bind (9.20.0) -- --
chromium (126.0.6478.182) -- --
cups (2.4.10) 2.4.7 2.4.6
dhcp (4.4.3-P1) -- 4.4.3
e2fsprogs (1.47.1) 1.47.0 1.47.0
firefox (128.0.2) 125.0.3 120.0.1
freetype (2.13.2) 2.13.2 2.13.2
gcc (14.1.0) 13.2.0 13.2.0
gimp (2.10.38) -- --
glibc (2.40) 2.39 2.38
gnome-shell (46.3.1) -- --
gnucash (5.8) -- --
gnumeric (1.12.57) -- --
grub (2.12) 2.12 2.12
gtk (4.14.4) 4.14.2 4.12.4
httpd (2.4.62) -- --
inkscape (1.3.2) -- --
k3b (24.05.2) -- --
kmod (32) 31 30
krita (5.2.3) -- --
LibreOffice (24.2.5) -- --
linux (6.10) 6.9.1 6.6.7
Package 2024.1 2023.4
lxpanel (0.10.1) -- --
mariadb (11.4.2) -- --
mate-desktop (1.28.2) -- --
mesa (24.1.4) 9.0.0 9.0.0
mysql (9.0.1) -- --
nautilus (46.2) -- --
NVIDIA (555.58) -- --
openbox (3.6.1) -- --
openjdk (22) -- --
openssh (9.8p1) -- --
openssl (3.3.1) 3.0.13u 3.0.10u
perl (5.40.0) 5.38.2 5.36.0
php (8.3.9) -- --
plasma-desktop (6.1.3) -- --
postfix (3.9.0) -- --
postgresql (16.3) -- --
Python (3.12.4) 3.12.3 3.11.4
qt (6.7.2) 5.15.13 5.15.10
samba (4.20.2) 4.19.5 4.18.6
systemd (256.3) 255.4 253.5
thunderbird (128.0) -- --
vim (9.1) 9.1 9.0
vlc (3.0.21) -- --
wayland (1.23.0) -- --
xfdesktop (4.18.1) 4.19.2 4.18.1
xorg-server (21.1.13) 21.1.12 21.1.10

Reader Ratings
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Version: 2023.4
Rating: 9
Date: 2024-02-28
Votes: 4

I'm extremely satisfied with Rhino. It boasts impressive speed and stability, and the regular updates haven't caused any issues so far. Naturally, being a new distribution, coupled with the fact that Xfce is a modified version, it's not surprising to encounter a few quirks here and there, which are promptly addressed anyway. However, I'm confident that once the development team regroups and gets back in full swing, we'll witness continuous improvements.

The only aspect I'm not particularly fond of is the use of Discord for communication between developers and users. It makes it challenging to effectively track discussions. Nevertheless, this doesn't deter me from using Rhino as my daily operating system.

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Version: 2023.4
Rating: 8
Date: 2024-01-09
Votes: 1

good distribution linux I'm still testing but it's a good start. Easy installation on an 8 year old laptop.keep going rhino. nothing to say, it will improve over time, like any other distribution. Everything works, wifi.. except the touchpad.. I plugged in a USB mouse and it works perfectly.Rhino is very pretty and even relatively neat. She deserves to be known, I have no doubt that she will improve! and I think it will surprise us.
I'm used to using the Gnome desktop, I'm going to try to install it, I hope it won't be too heavy for my laptop.

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Version: 2023.4
Rating: 1
Date: 2023-12-23
Votes: 1

Tried to install on RPI4 using 128 GB SD Card. After booting from the SD card, the Setup Wizard appeared appeared to hang. There was no login window presented and I could not login using the default user (rhino) and password (1234). However, the desktop seemed to function. It connected directly to my Ethernet connection to our modem. I was able to start Firefox and peruse the Rhino quick start guide. I was unable to shift the browser over to my 2nd monitor as it simply mirrored the primary monitor. Upon selecting shutdown, I saw an option to switch user, which I tried using the defaults. The Rhino Setup Wizard still refused to start.

It is difficult to fully assess this distribution as I could not get it setup properly. I will say that scrolling in the Firefox browser exhibits significant lag and is very "choppy" - not near as smooth as with Raspberry PI O/S. That is too bad as I was interested in evaluating Rhino's XFCE desktop on the RPI4.

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