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Star is a desktop-oriented Linux distribution based on Devuan GNU+Linux. Star is available in a range of editions, each featuring a lightweight desktop environment. Star is small enough to fit on a CD and uses SysV init software.

Average visitor rating: 7.8/10 from 10 review(s).


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Feature 4.0.0
uhura
3.1.0
spock
2.1.0
kirk
1.0.2
morbius
Release Date 2022-06-09 2021-03-30 2019-11-04 2017-11-05
End Of Life        
Price (US$) Free Free Free Free
Image Size (MB) 200-750 200-600 300-600 200-600
Free Download ISO ISO ISO ISO
Installation Graphical, Text Graphical, Text Graphical, Text Graphical, Text
Default Desktop Fluxbox, i3, JWM, Openbox, Xfce Fluxbox, i3, JWM, Openbox, Xfce Fluxbox, Openbox, Xfce Fluxbox, i3, JWM, Openbox, Xfce
Package Management DEB (apt) DEB (apt) DEB (apt) DEB (apt)
Release Model Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed
Office Suite -- -- -- --
Processor Architecture x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 i586, x86_64
Init Software SysV SysV SysV SysV
Journaled File Systems Btrfs, ext3, ext4 Btrfs, ext3, ext4 Btrfs, ext3, ext4 Btrfs, ext3, ext4
Multilingual        
Asian Language Support        
Full Package List 4.0.0 3.1.0 2.1.0 1.0.2
Package 4.0.0
uhura
3.1.0
spock
2.1.0
kirk
1.0.2
morbius
abiword (3.0.5) -- -- -- --
alsa-lib (1.2.12) 1.2.4 1.1.8 1.1.3 1.0.28
amdgpu (23.0.0) -- -- -- --
bash (5.2.21) 5.1 5.0 4.4 4.3
bind (9.20.0) -- -- -- --
chromium (127.0.6533.72) -- -- -- --
cups (2.4.10) 2.3.3 -- -- --
dhcp (4.4.3-P1) 4.4.1 4.4.1 4.3.5 4.3.1
e2fsprogs (1.47.1) 1.46.2 1.44.5 1.43.4 1.42.12
firefox (128.0.2) -- -- 52.6.0 45.9.0
freetype (2.13.2) 2.10.4 2.9.1 2.6.3 2.5.2
gcc (14.1.0) -- -- -- --
gimp (2.10.38) -- -- -- --
glibc (2.40) 2.31 2.28 2.24 2.19
gnome-shell (46.3.1) -- -- -- --
gnucash (5.8) -- -- -- --
gnumeric (1.12.57) -- -- -- --
grub (2.12) -- -- -- --
gtk (4.14.4) -- 3.24.5 3.22.11 3.14.5
httpd (2.4.62) -- -- -- --
inkscape (1.3.2) -- -- -- --
k3b (24.05.2) -- -- -- --
kmod (32) 28 26 23 18
krita (5.2.3) -- -- -- --
LibreOffice (24.2.5) -- -- -- --
linux (6.10.1) 5.10.106 4.19.181 4.9.189 3.16.43
Package 4.0.0
uhura
3.1.0
spock
2.1.0
kirk
1.0.2
morbius
lxpanel (0.10.1) -- -- -- --
mariadb (11.4.2) -- -- -- --
mate-desktop (1.28.2) -- -- -- --
mesa (24.1.4) 20.3.5 18.3.6 13.0.6 10.3.2
mysql (9.0.1) -- -- -- --
nautilus (46.2) -- -- -- --
NVIDIA (555.58) -- -- -- --
openbox (3.6.1) 3.6.1 3.6.1 -- --
openjdk (22) -- -- -- --
openssh (9.8p1) -- 7.9p1 7.4p1 --
openssl (3.3.1) 1.1.1n 1.1.1d 1.1.0k 1.0.1t
perl (5.40.0) 5.32.1 5.28.1 5.24.1 5.20.2
php (8.3.9) -- -- -- --
plasma-desktop (6.1.3) -- -- -- --
postfix (3.9.0) -- -- -- --
postgresql (16.3) -- -- -- --
Python (3.12.4) 3.9.2 3.7.3 2.7.13 2.7.9
qt (6.7.2) -- -- -- --
samba (4.20.2) 4.13.13 -- -- --
systemd (256.4) -- -- -- --
thunderbird (128.0.1) -- -- -- --
vim (9.1) 8.2 8.1 8.0 7.4
vlc (3.0.21) -- -- -- --
wayland (1.23.0) -- -- -- --
xfdesktop (4.18.1) -- 4.12.4 4.12.3 4.10.2
xorg-server (21.1.13) 1.20.11 1.20.4 1.19.2 1.16.4

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Version: 4.0.0
Rating: 9
Date: 2023-04-26
Votes: 6


I installed it on my computer just for testing......it's incredibly fast , you can easily configure its environment , I installed one plank ...You can also configure easily the top bar , for example the seperators were made in the color of the bar (with right click to them),I changed the icons , (miya orange dark) ...usb and media mount automatically without problems . I installed : vlc - libbreoffice - google chrome - 4kvideodownloader & gimp without problems.....I rate it "9" because I think the best minimal distribution is antiX


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Version: 4.0.0
Rating: 1
Date: 2023-03-28
Votes: 0


I downloaded the Xfce version of Star 4.0 from Sourceforge. I noticed the newest ISO was uploaded almost one year ago.... mmmm...

I tried twice to install it in a partition in my testing machine that is running MX. Every time there was the same unintelligible message error at the end of the process and when I restarted into the installed system it didn't work properly, like not completely installed. It didn't recognise other partitions, there was no trash, every time I restarted the system went back to the initial condition, etc... A lot of weird behaviour.

There is no place to ask for help: no Star webpage, no Star forums... nothing.

A waste of time.


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Version: 4.0.0
Rating: 9
Date: 2022-11-13
Votes: 2


Just changed my laptop over to Star from Zorin to escape systemd. The installer said it failed, even though the install was fine.
the welcome splash page updater is nice, and handy.
the xfce version is more geared towards me as an end user, while the openbox version was too minimal without either menu or dock on the desktop.

everything seems to be working as intended and the software is very light while fairly complete. I did install the printer, laptop, libreoffice, and chromium upon installation.


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