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Last Update: 2023-01-30 01:13 UTC

SpiralLinux is a selection of desktop spins built from Debian GNU/Linux, with a focus on simplicity and out-of-the-box usability across all the major desktop environments. SpiralLinux serves as an alternative live installation method for a highly reliable customized Debian system using only official Debian package repositories. Unlike Debian's official install media, SpiralLinux includes non-free firmware. It also provides popular media codecs out of the box.

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Average visitor rating: 8.7/10 from 27 review(s).

SpiralLinux Summary
Distribution SpiralLinux
Home Page https://spirallinux.github.io/
Mailing Lists --
User Forums https://github.com/SpiralLinux/SpiralLinux-project/discussions
Alternative User Forums
Documentation https://github.com/SpiralLinux/SpiralLinux-project/wiki
Screenshots DistroWatch Gallery
Download Mirrors https://sourceforge.net/projects/spirallinux/files/DistroWatch Torrent Archive
Bug Tracker https://github.com/SpiralLinux/SpiralLinux-project/issues
Related Websites --
Reviews 11.x: DistroWatchZDNET
Where To Buy or Try

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 • 2022-09-27: Distribution Release: SpiralLinux 11.220925
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Feature 11.220925
Release Date 2022-09-27
End Of Life  
Price (US$) Free
Image Size (MB) 1800-2100
Free Download ISO
Installation Graphical
Default Desktop Budgie, Cinnamon, GNOME, KDE Plasma, LXQt, MATE, Xfce
Package Management Deb (APT), Flatpak
Release Model Fixed
Office Suite LibreOffice
Processor Architecture x86_64
Init Software systemd
Journaled File Systems Btrfs, ext4
Multilingual No
Asian Language Support --
Full Package List 11.220925
Package 11.220925
abiword (3.0.5) --
alsa-lib (1.2.9) 1.2.4
amdgpu (23.0.0) --
bash (5.2.15) 5.1
bind (9.18.15) --
chromium (113.0.5672.126) --
cups (2.4.2) 2.3.3
dhcp (4.4.3-P1) 4.4.1
e2fsprogs (1.47.0) 1.46.2
firefox (113.0.2) 102.3.0
freetype (2.13.0) 2.10.4
gcc (13.1.0) 10.2.1
gimp (2.10.34) --
glibc (2.37) 2.31
gnome-shell (44.1) 3.38.6
gnucash (5.1) --
gnumeric (1.12.55) --
grub (2.06) 2.06
gtk (4.10.3) --
httpd (2.4.57) --
inkscape (1.2.2) --
k3b (23.04.1) --
kmod (30) 28
krita (5.1.6) --
libreoffice (7.5.3) 7.0.4
linux (6.3.4) 5.10.140
Package 11.220925
lxpanel (0.10.1) --
mariadb (10.11.3) --
mate-desktop (1.26.1) 1.24.1
mesa (23.1.1) 20.3.5
mysql (8.0.33) --
nautilus (44.2) 3.38.2
NVIDIA (530.41.03) --
openbox (3.6.1) 3.6.1
openjdk (20.0.1) --
openssh (9.3p1) 8.4p1
openssl (3.1.0) 1.1.1n
perl (5.36.1) 5.32.1
php (8.2.6) --
plasma-desktop (5.27.5) 5.20.5
postfix (3.8.0) --
postgresql (15.3) --
Python (3.11.3) 3.9.2
qt (6.5.1) 5.15.2
samba (4.18.2) 4.13.13
systemd (253.4) 247.3
thunderbird (102.11.2) 91.13.0
vim (9.0) 8.2
vlc (3.0.18)
wayland (1.22.0) --
xfdesktop (4.18.1) 4.16.0
xorg-server (21.1.8) 1.20.11

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Version: 11.220925
Rating: 9
Date: 2023-05-11
Votes: 2

Love this distro! It's light, fast, stable and has so many desktop environment options! I have very few criticisms other than the inclusion of some software and settings that weren't my finicky personal preference, selection of themes and wallpapers are a little sparse out of the box, and I think the default wallpaper is kinda ugly, but that's all minor nonsense. This is a really nice distro for both of my Lenovo Thinkpads after moving on from Peppermint. It is one of the few distros I've tried where the bluetooth support actually works reliably for me.

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Version: 11.220925
Rating: 10
Date: 2023-04-26
Votes: 4

Had been using Debian stable for years, then moved to Linux Mint Debian Edition after its last major release, as it seemed to offer a much more useful set of defaults for me. The Timeshift running indicator is probably my single favourite feature. However, the Cinnamon desktop environment, while it had many great features, just was not as responsive as XFCE for me. This is what led me to trying Spiral Linux XFCE.

— Screenshots on the site are not what I had once installed. That's purely an aesthetic issue, quickly tweaked.
— No obvious update notifier as standard (have installed Package Update Indicator).
— Spiral Linux definitely does not get enough love or attention, publicity wise.

— Great selection of default apps.
— Moving to testing or Sid is very straightforward thanks to the wiki.
— Completely based on standard Debian repos, Spiral Linux can disappear tomorrow, and you have nothing to worry about.
— Synaptic, and Gnome Software (Flatpak ready to go) is all there from the start.
— AppImages work straight away, too.

Overall great to be back on XFCE, the responsiveness is by far the best for me. Spiral has to offer the easiest way to get onto Debian without having to worry about long term support. Really impressed with what Spiral Linux have achieved.

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Version: 11.220925
Rating: 10
Date: 2023-03-18
Votes: 6

Easiest Debian install I ever used. I'm not worried about super up-to-date software, which matters to many. I can't say much negative about it, since it correctly found both our network printers, and not a hiccup when connecting to ethernet or wifi.
i haven't used Debian specifically in years, mostly due to how finicky installation can get sometimes, due to non free requirements to make this laptop (and others) usable, a ten to fifteen minute install, followed by all kinds of tweaking, installing proprietary drivers, etc.
Spiral nailed it, and I'm giving it a solid 10.

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