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Robolinux

Last Update: 2018-02-10 00:45 UTC


Robolinux is a user-friendly and intuitive operating system based on the latest long term support release of Ubuntu. One of the project's more interesting features is the availability of a pre-configured virtual machine support pack with Windows XP or Windows 7 - a VirtualBox setup which allows the user to install and run the Windows operating system seamlessly alongside Robolinux. This is an optional add-on that must be downloaded from the project's online store.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 75 (148), 6 months: 73 (164), 3 months: 48 (240), 4 weeks: 39 (330), 1 week: 20 (534)

Average visitor rating: 7.81/10 from 31 review(s).


Robolinux Summary
Distribution Robolinux
Home Page http://www.robolinux.org/
Mailing Lists --
User Forums http://sourceforge.net/p/robolinux/discussion/
Alternative User Forums LinuxQuestions.org
Documentation http://www.robolinux.org/install/
Screenshots DistroWatch Gallery
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Download Mirrors http://robolinux.org/free/SourceForgeLinuxTracker.org
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases, download links and checksums:
 • 2018-02-10: Distribution Release: Robolinux 9.1
 • 2018-01-03: Distribution Release: Robolinux 8.10
 • 2017-06-10: Distribution Release: Robolinux 8.8.1
 • 2016-09-23: Distribution Release: Robolinux 8.6
 • 2016-06-17: Distribution Release: Robolinux 8.5
 • 2016-03-18: Distribution Release: Robolinux 8.4
 • 2015-12-05: Distribution Release: Robolinux 8.3
 • 2015-10-16: Distribution Release: Robolinux 8.2
 • 2015-09-05: Distribution Release: Robolinux 8.1 "Xfce"
 • 2015-08-13: Distribution Release: Robolinux 8.1 "MATE"
 • 2015-07-22: Distribution Release: Robolinux 8.1
 • 2015-06-19: Distribution Release: Robolinux 7.9.2
 • More Robolinux releases...

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Feature 9.1 8.10 8.8.1 7.9.2
Release Date 2018-02-09 2018-01-03 2017-06-10 2016-06-16
End Of Life        
Price (US$) Free Free Free Free
Image Size (MB) 2000-2250 2000-2250 1916-2200  
Free Download ISO ISO ISO ISO
Installation Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical
Default Desktop MATE Cinnamon, LXDE, MATE, Xfce Cinnamon, LXDE, MATE, Xfce GNOME, KDE, LXDE, Xfce
Package Management DEB (apt) DEB (apt) DEB (apt) DEB (apt)
Release Model Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed
Office Suite LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice
Processor Architecture i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64
Init Software systemd systemd systemd SysV
Journaled File Systems ext4 ext4    
Multilingual en en en en
Asian Language Support        
Full Package List 9.1 8.10 8.8.1 7.9.2
Package 9.1 8.10 8.8.1 7.9.2
abiword (3.0.2) -- -- -- --
alsa-lib (1.1.5) 1.1.0 1.0.28 1.0.28 1.0.25
ati-driver (16.40) -- -- -- --
bash (4.4.18) 4.3 4.3 4.3 4.2
bind (9.12.0) -- -- -- --
chromium (64.0.3282.167) -- 63.0.3239.84 59.0.3071.86 43.0.2357.125
cups (2.2.6) 2.1.3 1.7.5 1.7.5 1.5.3
dhcp (4.4.0) 4.3.3 4.3.1 4.3.1 4.2.2
e2fsprogs (1.43.9) 1.42.13 1.42.12 1.42.12 1.42.5
firefox (58.0.2) 58.0.1 45.9.0 45.9.0 31.7.0
freetype (2.9) 2.6.1 2.5.2 2.5.2 2.4.9
gcc (7.3.0) 5.3.1 4.9.2 4.9.2 4.7.2
gimp (2.8.22) 2.8.16 2.8.14 2.8.14 2.8.2
glibc (2.27) 2.23 2.19 2.19 2.19
gnome-shell (3.26.2) -- -- -- 3.4.2
gnucash (2.6.19) -- -- -- --
gnumeric (1.12.38) -- -- -- --
grub (2.02) 2.02 2.02 2.02beta2 1.99
gtk+ (3.22.28) 3.18.9 3.14.5 3.14.5 3.4.2
httpd (2.4.29) -- 2.4.10 2.4.10 --
inkscape (0.92.2) -- 0.48.5 0.48.5 0.48.3.1
k3b (17.12.2) -- 2.0.2 2.0.2 2.0.2
kmod (25) 22 18 18 9
libgnome (2.32.1) 2.32.1 2.32.1 2.32.1 2.32.1
libreoffice (6.0.1) 5.1.6 4.3.3 4.3.3 3.5.4
linux (4.15.4) 4.13.0 3.16.51 3.16.43 3.2.68
Package 9.1 8.10 8.8.1 7.9.2
lxde-common (0.99.2) -- 0.99.0 0.99.0 0.5.5
mariadb (10.2.13) -- -- -- --
mate-desktop (1.20.0) 1.12.1 1.8.1 1.8.1 --
mesa (17.3.4) 17.2.4 10.3.2 10.3.2 8.0.5
mysql (5.7.21) -- -- -- --
nautilus (3.26.2) -- 3.14.1 3.14.1 3.4.2
NVIDIA (390.25) -- -- -- --
openbox (3.6.1) -- 3.5.2 3.5.2 3.5.0
openjdk (8u161) 8u151 7u151 7u131 7u79
openssh (7.6p1) 7.2p2 6.7p1 6.7p1 6.0p1
openssl (1.1.0g) 1.0.2g 1.0.1t 1.0.1t 1.0.1e
perl (5.26.1) 5.22.1 5.20.2 5.20.2 5.14.2
php (7.2.2) -- -- -- --
plasma-desktop (5.12.1) -- -- -- 4.8.4
postfix (3.2.5) -- -- -- --
postgresql (10.2) -- -- -- --
Python (3.6.4) 2.7.11 2.7.9 2.7.9 2.7.3
qt (5.10.1) 4.8.7 4.8.6 4.8.6 4.8.2
samba (4.7.5) 4.3.11 4.2.14 4.2.14 3.6.6
systemd (237) 229 215 215 --
thunderbird (52.6.0) 52.6.0 52.5.0 -- --
vim (8.0) 7.4 7.4 7.4 7.3
vlc (3.0.0) 2.2.2 2.2.1 2.2.1 2.0.6
xfdesktop (4.12.4) -- 4.10.1 4.10.1 4.8.3
xorg-server (1.19.6) 1.18.4 1.16.4 1.16.4 1.12.4

Reader Ratings
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Average rating
7.8
from 31 review(s)



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Version: 9.1
Rating: 7
Date: 2018-02-19
Votes: 0


Installed smooth with Live CD but couldn’t find anyway in install KDE in the 9.1 version. Searched all day looking for a way to get KDE desktop installed from Live CD. Nothing found.

Web site of no help and question posted to Linuxquestions.org got one reply trying to help but pointed back to Robolinux web site and an old 7.x install document.

Would like to use KDE but no instructions how to either do this during the installation process or there after.

Still interested in getting Windows 7 installed but again no specific instructions how to do this. How sad, this is a nice running Linux Destro but don’t care for the Mate GUI.



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Version: 9.1
Rating: 3
Date: 2018-02-16
Votes: 3


Nice effort but it falls a little short.

Pros:
Nice interface.
3D looks cool but you need a good graphics card to make it work properly.
Relatively small footprint.
Codecs work out-of-the-box.

Cons:
The security for Windows is just Oracle VirtualBox.
Screens disappear until you hover over them and then click on them.
The one-click VirtualBox only sets up the container. You need to assign you own disk.
The one-click setup for other apps is similar to using Synaptic Package Manager.
Too many requests for donations.
System would not auto-update. I had to manually run APT to get updates.
64-Bit only.
ClamTK AV crashes the system.

I'm going to keep it around for the cool factor and wait for the next release.

Good job!



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Version: 9.1
Rating: 8
Date: 2018-02-12
Votes: 0


It is a very pretty OS.

I was looking for a client who has had a major investment in a custom designed POS and Accounting system, on XP and would like (needs) a secure environment in which to run their FE/BE. I see that the OS runs VB (VirtualBox) but I was hoping for a more exotic solution to running MS OSes. KVM, Containers, Flatpac, Snap package etc. The VB will run slow and will require each POS have an update to 16GB RAM.

I have tried many OS versions in the pass but have mostly settled for Ubuntu but Robolinux is really nice...slick and fast. The 3D windows are very nice eye candy. I will continue to put the OS through its paces. Very good 8 out of 10.


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