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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: 205 (38), 6 months: 205 (36), 3 months: 191 (34), 4 weeks: 174 (34), 1 week: 171 (32)

Average visitor rating: 8.92/10 from 61 review(s).

Robolinux Summary
Distribution Robolinux
Home Page http://www.robolinux.org/
Mailing Lists --
User Forums --
Alternative User Forums
Documentation http://www.robolinux.org/install/
Screenshots DistroWatch Gallery
Download Mirrors http://robolinux.org/free/SourceForgeDistroWatch Torrent Archive
Bug Tracker --
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Reviews 9.3: Dedoimedo
7.x: DistroWatch
Where To Donate, Buy, or Try

Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases announcements with download links and checksums:
 • 2020-06-19: Distribution Release: Robolinux 11.02
 • 2019-12-12: Distribution Release: Robolinux 10.6
 • 2019-05-19: Distribution Release: Robolinux 10.5
 • 2018-09-27: Distribution Release: Robolinux 10.1
 • 2018-05-03: Distribution Release: Robolinux 9.2
 • 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
 • More Robolinux releases...

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Feature 12.11 11.14 10.10 9.7 8.11 8.8.1 7.9.2 Feature
Release Date 2023-05-05 2020-10-28 2020-04-17 2019-07-23 2018-10-11 2017-06-10 2016-06-16 Release Date
End Of Life               End Of Life
Price (US$) Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Price (US$)
Image Size (MB) 1200-1700 1600-2600 1800-3400 1500-1600 2000-2250 1916-2200   Image Size (MB)
Free Download ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO Free Download
Installation Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Installation
Default Desktop Cinnamon, MATE, Xfce Cinnamon, MATE, Xfce Cinnamon, MATE, Xfce Cinnamon, MATE Cinnamon, LXDE, MATE, Xfce Cinnamon, LXDE, MATE, Xfce GNOME, KDE, LXDE, Xfce Default Desktop
Package Management DEB (apt) DEB (apt) DEB (apt) DEB (apt) DEB (apt) DEB (apt) DEB (apt) Package Management
Release Model Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Release Model
Office Suite LibreOffice -- LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice Office Suite
Processor Architecture x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 Processor Architecture
Init Software systemd systemd systemd systemd systemd systemd SysV Init Software
Journaled File Systems ext4 ext4 ext4 ext4 ext4     Journaled File Systems
Multilingual en en en en en en en Multilingual
Asian Language Support               Asian Language Support
Full Package List 12.11 11.14 10.10 9.7 8.11 8.8.1 7.9.2 Full Package List
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Version: 12.10
Rating: 10
Date: 2023-03-16
Votes: 48

I use mate version and t just works and looks excellent. It's very stable and elegant while retaining the resemblance to Windows OS so you don't need to sacrifice your current familiarity with the desktop layout; its very beginner friendly.

No problems during or after the installation process. Localization is perfect. Be sure to apply all updates. System settings are extensive, so you can tailor your system as you like. The most useful apps come preinstalled. No cons so far. This might be the distribution you are looking for.

So, it just works. What more can you ask for. A+

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Version: 12.10
Rating: 10
Date: 2023-03-09
Votes: 44

Robolinux is one of the best distributions I've used.
When I install it, I know everything will work and I'll have a dependable and light desktop (xfce).
I've never experienced any crashes or major issues that weren't a result of something I did.

Agree with the people who said that it's an underrated distro! I've already used Robolinux on both old (a 2005 HP Desktop) and newer (a 2016 HP notebook) machines and it was always thoroughly reliable and solid. The XFCE DE is awesome: fast, simple & cosy!

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Version: 12.10
Rating: 10
Date: 2023-03-05
Votes: 49

I switched to Robolinux a couple of years ago from another distribution. The reason for this was that I wanted to get rid of Windows, but the first distribution I tried turned out to be too difficult for me to use. I also needed a few windows programs because I couldn't find a similar linux program. I then found Robolinux with a Google search. It has proven to be very functional and stable in use. All peripherals and phones work flawlessly with it. I also use the plus package to support the project. Robolinux has one advantage over large distributions. Although it doesn't have its own forum, you can quickly get help directly from its developer. For me, Robolinux has been a working solution and I have particularly appreciated its security programs and the new browser.

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