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VzLinux, a product of Virtuozzo International GmbH, is a free and open-source distribution built from the source code for Red Hat Enterprise Linux. It is available in three different flavors - optimized for running in high-dense system container, virtual environments and as a bare-metal image. It is also supported as a guest operating system under different hypervisors (Virtuozzo, OpenVZ and KVM) with templates in hyperscaler marketplaces. The project also provides a ready-to-use conversion utility for simple and on-the-fly conversion from CentOS 8 to VzLinux 8, plus the possibility to convert CentOS 7 directly to VzLinux 8.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 242 (31), 6 months: 236 (32), 3 months: 236 (31), 4 weeks: 232 (29), 1 week: 239 (26)

Average visitor rating: 7.7/10 from 10 review(s).

VzLinux Summary
Distribution VzLinux
Home Page https://vzlinux.org/
Mailing Lists --
User Forums --
Alternative User Forums
Documentation https://docs.virtuozzo.com/virtuozzo_linux_8_quick_start_guide/
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Download Mirrors http://repo.virtuozzo.com/vzlinux/8/iso/
Bug Tracker https://bugs.openvz.org/projects/VZL/issues
Related Websites  
Where To Buy or Try

Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases announcements with download links and checksums:
 • 2021-07-05: Distribution Release: VzLinux 8.4
 • 2021-05-27: Distribution Release: VzLinux 8.3
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Feature 8.4
Release Date 2021-07-05
End Of Life  
Price (US$) Free
Image Size (MB) 1500-4400
Free Download ISO
Installation Graphical
Default Desktop GNOME
Package Management RPM (dnf)
Release Model Fixed
Office Suite LibreOffice
Processor Architecture x86_64
Init Software systemd
Journaled File Systems Btrfs, ext4
Multilingual Yes
Asian Language Support --
Full Package List 8.4
Package 8.4
abiword (3.0.5) --
alsa-lib (1.2.9) 1.2.4
amdgpu (23.0.0) --
bash (5.2.15) 4.4
bind (9.18.15) --
chromium (114.0.5735.90) --
cups (2.4.3) 2.2.6
dhcp (4.4.3-P1) 4.3.6
e2fsprogs (1.47.0) 1.45.6
firefox (113.0.2) 78.10.0
freetype (2.13.0) 2.9.1
gcc (13.1.0) 8.4.1
gimp (2.10.34) 2.8.22
glibc (2.37) 2.28
gnome-shell (44.2) 3.32.2
gnucash (5.1) --
gnumeric (1.12.55) --
grub (2.06) 2.02
gtk (4.10.3) 3.22.30
httpd (2.4.57) 2.4.37
inkscape (1.2.2) --
k3b (23.04.1) --
kmod (30) 25
krita (5.1.5) --
libreoffice (7.5.3) 6.4.7
linux (6.3.5) 4.18
Package 8.4
lxpanel (0.10.1) --
mariadb (10.11.3) --
mate-desktop (1.26.1) --
mesa (23.1.1) 20.3.3
mysql (8.0.33) --
nautilus (44.2) 3.28.1
NVIDIA (530.41.03) --
openbox (3.6.1) --
openjdk (20.0.1) 8b292
openssh (9.3p1) 8.0p1
openssl (3.1.1) 1.1.1g
perl (5.36.1) 5.26.3
php (8.2.6) --
plasma-desktop (5.27.5) --
postfix (3.8.0) 3.5.8
postgresql (15.3) --
Python (3.11.3) 3.6.8
qt (6.5.1) 5.12.5
samba (4.18.3) 4.13.3
systemd (253.5) 239
thunderbird (102.11.2) 78.10.0
vim (9.0) 8.0
vlc (3.0.18) --
wayland (1.22.0) --
xfdesktop (4.18.1) --
xorg-server (21.1.8) 1.20.10

Reader Ratings
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Version: 8.4
Rating: 4
Date: 2022-05-16
Votes: 2

I really want to like this distribution but unfortunately it has serious problems with keeping up to date.

A lot of packages are outdated with breaking bugs, they have been reported on the official bug tracker but they are just not taken care of. They pride themselves for being faster than the other RHEL alternatives to ship releases but they are way behind. Officially it is at 8.5, but many packages are still on 8.0, which is obviously not good.

No, at the moment I would not recommend this distribution to anybody. Hopefully it will get better.

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Version: 8.4
Rating: 10
Date: 2022-05-14
Votes: 1

Update / Addendum to my review from 2021-09-18
"Very stable distro indeed. I' m using it as daily driver now. Gnome is okay, but it would be perfect with a xfce desktop."

8 months later: I don't need the xfce desktop, anymore. VZLINUX is still my daily driver, today. Let's say, we grew to each other. I learned to live with some difficulties, and changed many things to my needs. It is very safe and secure. This is no 'mainstream' distro, but if you go for it, it will make you more happy today than you were yesterday. I will keep it as long as possible. It is the perfect no-nonsens distro for me.

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Version: 8.4
Rating: 7
Date: 2022-01-30
Votes: 2

I gave this distribution a good try, here are my findings:

The install process does not recognize my very standard intel wifi chip, but it works after installation is finished.

They claim to be super fast, faster than CentOS was at keeping up with RHEL. It turns out that they are quite slow. At the time of writing this review every RHEL rebuild project offers kernel 4.18.0-348.12 while VzLinux is sitll on 4.18.0-348.7 so they are effectively the slowest of the pack.

Affter installing from ISO, there are 2 weird repositories called "Started10" and "Started12" enabled. All the repositories are merged into the virtuozzolinux-base repository.

No support for secure boot.

I don't think VzLinux is as good as the other options.

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