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ALT Linux

Last Update: 2019-11-20 05:20 UTC


ALT Linux was founded in 2001 by a merge of two large Russian free software projects. By the year 2008 it became a large organization developing and deploying free software, writing documentation and technical literature, supporting users, and developing custom products. ALT Linux produces different types of distributions for various purposes. There are desktop distributions for home and office computers and for corporate servers, universal distributions that include a wide variety of development tools and documentation, certified products, distributions specialized for educational institutions, and distributions for low-powered computers. ALT Linux has its own development infrastructure and repository called Sisyphus, which provides the base for all the different editions of ALT Linux.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 102 (110), 6 months: 89 (138), 3 months: 62 (196), 4 weeks: 26 (423), 1 week: 71 (178)

Average visitor rating: 8.71/10 from 14 review(s).


ALT Linux Summary
Distribution ALT Linux
Home Page https://en.altlinux.org/ (English)
https://www.basealt.ru/ (Russian)
Mailing Lists https://lists.altlinux.org/mailman/listinfo/
User Forums http://forum.altlinux.org/
Alternative User Forums
Documentation https://en.altlinux.org/Main_Page (English)
http://www.altlinux.org/Main_Page (Russian)
http://heap.altlinux.org/ (Russian)
https://docs.altlinux.org/ (Russian)
Screenshots DistroWatch Gallery
Screencasts
Download Mirrors https://getalt.org/
Bug Tracker https://bugzilla.altlinux.org/
Related Websites OpenHubWikipedia
Reviews 5.x: LinuxBSDosLinuxBSDos
IXBT (Russian) • Computerra (Russian)
Where To Buy

Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases announcements with download links and checksums:
 • 2019-10-28: Distribution Release: ALT Linux 9.0
 • 2017-12-31: Distribution Release: ALT Linux 8.2
 • 2016-11-25: Distribution Release: ALT Linux 8.1
 • 2015-05-27: Distribution Release: ALT Linux 7.0.5
 • 2013-07-02: Distribution Release: ALT Linux 7.0.0 "Centaurus", "Simply"
 • 2011-11-02: Distribution Release: ALT Linux 6.0.0 "Centaurus"
 • 2011-08-30: Distribution Release: ALT Linux 6.0.0
 • 2009-10-30: Distribution Release: ALT Linux 5.0 "Ark" and "School"
 • 2009-06-19: Development Release: ALT Linux 5.0 Beta
 • 2009-02-21: Distribution Release: ALT Linux 4.1.0 "School Server"
 • 2009-01-15: Distribution Release: ALT Linux 4.1.1
 • 2008-10-07: Distribution Release: ALT Linux 4.1 "Desktop"
 • More ALT releases...

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  • Colour scheme: green text = latest stable version, red text = development or beta version. The function determining beta versions is not 100% reliable due to a wide variety of versioning schemes.
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Feature Sisyphus 9.0 8.2 8.1 7.0.0 6.0.0 5.0.0 4.1.1 4.0 3.0 2.4 2.3 2.2 2.0 1.1 Feature
Release Date 2019-11-20 2019-10-28 2017-12-31 2016-11-24 2013-07-01 2011-08-30 2009-10-29 2009-01-14 2007-08-27 2005-12-08 2004-09-19 2004-03-25 2003-03-04 2002-04-17 2001-09-12 Release Date
End Of Life                               End Of Life
Price (US$)                               Price (US$)
Image Size (MB)   2900-7100 2300-4900 800-4500                       Image Size (MB)
Free Download RPMs, ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO Free Download
Installation Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Installation
Default Desktop   MATE MATE, KDE Plasma, Xfce MATE, KDE Plasma, Xfce MATE, Xfce KDE, Xfce KDE KDE KDE KDE KDE KDE KDE KDE KDE Default Desktop
Package Management RPM (APT) RPM (APT) RPM (APT) RPM (APT) RPM (APT) RPM (APT) RPM (APT) RPM (APT) RPM (APT) RPM (APT) RPM (APT) RPM (APT) RPM (APT) RPM (APT) RPM (APT) Package Management
Release Model Rolling Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Release Model
Office Suite Calligra, GOffice, KOffice, LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice KOffice, LibreOffice GOffice, KOffice, OO.o GOffice, KOffice, OO.o GOffice, KOffice, OO.o KOffice, OO.o KOffice, OO.o OO.o KOffice, OO.o KOffice, OO.o KOffice Office Suite
Processor Architecture aarch64, armhf, i586, mipsel, ppc64el, riscv64, x86_64 aarch64, i586, mipsel, ppc64el, x86_64 i586, x86_64 i586, x86_64 i586, x86_64 i586, x86_64 i586, x86_64 i586 i586 i586 i586 i586 i586 i586 i586 Processor Architecture
Init Software systemd, SysV systemd systemd systemd systemd SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV Init Software
Journaled File Systems Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, ext4, XFS ext3, ext4, XFS ext3, ext4, XFS ext3, ext4, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS   Journaled File Systems
Multilingual Yes en, es, kk, pt, ru, tt, uk en, es, kk, pt, ru, tt, uk en, es, kk, pt, ru, tt, uk en, es, kk, pt, ru, tt, uk en, es, pt, ru, uk Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Multilingual
Asian Language Support -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Asian Language Support
Full Package List sisyphus 9.0 8.2 8.1 7.0.0 6.0.0 5.0.0 4.1.1 4.0 3.0 2.4 2.3 2.2 2.0 1.1 Full Package List
Package Sisyphus 9.0 8.2 8.1 7.0.0 6.0.0 5.0.0 4.1.1 4.0 3.0 2.4 2.3 2.2 2.0 1.1 Package
abiword (3.0.2) 3.0.2 3.0.2 -- -- -- -- -- 2.6.4 2.4.6 2.2.7 -- -- 1.0.3 1.0.2 0.9.2 abiword (3.0.2)
alsa-lib (1.2.1.1) 1.1.9 1.1.9 1.1.0 1.1.0 1.0.27 1.0.24.1 1.0.21a 1.0.15 1.0.14a 1.0.9 1.0.5 0.9.8 0.9.0rc7 0.9.0rc1 0.5.10 alsa-lib (1.2.1.1)
ati-driver (18.30) -- -- -- 13.101 13.101 8.872 8.650 8.47.1 8.39.4 8.18.6 3.7.6 3.7.0 2.5.1 -- -- ati-driver (18.30)
bash (5.0) 4.4 4.4 4.2 3.2 3.2 3.2 3.2 3.2 3.1 2.05b 2.05b 2.05b 2.05b 2.05 2.05 bash (5.0)
bind (9.15.5) 9.11.12 9.11.6 9.10.6 9.9.8 9.9.2 -- 9.3.6 9.3.5 9.3.4 9.2.4 9.2.4rc5 9.2.3 9.2.2.rc1 8.3.1 8.2.4 bind (9.15.5)
chromium (78.0.3904.108) 78.0.3904.97 76.0.3809.87 61.0.3163.100 54.0.2840.59 -- 12.0.742.21 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- chromium (78.0.3904.108)
cups (2.3.0) 2.2.12 2.2.11 2.1.0 2.1.0 1.6.2 1.4.7 1.4.1 1.3.9 1.2.12 1.1.20 1.1.20 1.1.18 1.1.18 1.1.14 1.1.10 cups (2.3.0)
dhcp (4.4.1) 4.4.1 4.4.1 4.3.3 -- 4.2.5 -- 3.0.7 3.0.6 3.0.5 3.0.2 3.0.1 3.0.1 3.0.1 3.0.1rc8 2.0pl5 dhcp (4.4.1)
e2fsprogs (1.45.4) 1.44.6 1.44.6 1.42.13 1.42.13 1.42.7 1.41.14 1.41.9 1.40.5 1.39 1.37 1.35 1.34 1.32 1.27 1.19 e2fsprogs (1.45.4)
firefox (70.0.1) 70.0.1 68.0.1 52.5.2 45.5.0 21.0 5.0.1 3.5.3 3.0.4 2.0.0.6 1.0.7 -- -- -- -- -- firefox (70.0.1)
freetype (2.10.1) 2.10.1 2.10.0 2.8 2.6.3 2.4.11 2.4.4 2.3.11 2.3.6 2.3.4 2.1.9 1.3.1 2.1.4 2.1.2 2.0.9 2.0.4 freetype (2.10.1)
gcc (9.2.0) 9.2.1 8.3.1 5.3.1 4.7.2 4.7.2 4.5.1 4.4.1 4.1.2 4.1.1 3.4.4 3.3.3 3.2.3 3.2.1 -- 2.96 gcc (9.2.0)
gimp (2.10.14) 2.10.14 2.10.12 2.8.20 2.8.16 2.8.4 2.6.11 2.6.7 2.4.7 2.2.17 2.2.7 -- 1.2.5 1.2.3 1.2.3 1.2.2 gimp (2.10.14)
glibc (2.30) 2.30 2.27 2.23 2.23 2.17 2.11.3 2.10.1 2.5.1 2.5 2.3.5 2.3.3 2.2.6 2.2.6 2.2.5 2.2.4 glibc (2.30)
gnome-shell (3.34.1) 3.34.1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnome-shell (3.34.1)
gnucash (3.7) 3.7 -- -- -- -- -- 2.2.9 2.2.4 2.2.0 1.8.11 -- -- 1.7.7 -- -- gnucash (3.7)
gnumeric (1.12.46) 1.12.46 -- -- -- -- -- -- 1.9.2 1.7.11 1.4.3 -- 1.2.0 1.0.10 1.0.6 0.70 gnumeric (1.12.46)
grub (2.04) 2.02 2.02 2.00 2.00 2.00 1.99 -- -- -- 0.95 0.94 0.93 0.92 0.92 0.90 grub (2.04)
gtk (3.24.12) 3.24.12 3.20 2.24.31 2.24.31 2.24.18 2.24.5 2.16.6 2.12.12 2.10.6 2.6.7 2.4.9 2.2.4 2.2.1 1.2.10 1.2.10 gtk (3.24.12)
httpd (2.4.41) 2.4.41 2.4.39 2.4.29 -- 2.2.24 2.2.19 2.2.14 2.2.8 2.2.4 2.0.55 -- -- -- -- -- httpd (2.4.41)
inkscape (0.92.4) 1.0 0.92.4 0.91 0.91 0.48.4 0.48.1 0.47 0.46 0.45.1 0.41 -- -- -- -- -- inkscape (0.92.4)
k3b (19.08.3) 19.08.3 -- 17.04.3 2.10.0 -- 2.0.2 -- 1.0.4 1.0.3 0.12.4a -- 0.10.2 0.7.4 -- -- k3b (19.08.3)
kmod (26) 26 26 21 21 12 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- kmod (26)
krita (4.2.7.1) 4.2.7.1 --                           krita (4.2.7.1)
libreoffice (6.3.3) 6.3.0 6.2.7 5.2.7 5.2.0 4.0.0 3.4.2 3.1.1 3.0.0 2.2.1 1.1.5 1.1.2 1.1.0 1.0.2 1.0 638 libreoffice (6.3.3)
linux (5.3.12) 5.3.11 4.19.79 4.9.72 4.4.34 3.8.13 3.0.3 2.6.30 2.6.25 2.6.18 2.6.12 2.4.26 2.4.22 2.4.20 2.4.18 2.4.9 linux (5.3.12)
Package Sisyphus 9.0 8.2 8.1 7.0.0 6.0.0 5.0.0 4.1.1 4.0 3.0 2.4 2.3 2.2 2.0 1.1 Package
lxpanel (0.10.0) 0.10.0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- lxpanel (0.10.0)
mariadb (10.4.10) 10.4.8 -- 10.1.26 10.1.19 5.5.30 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mariadb (10.4.10)
mate-desktop (1.22.2) 1.22.2 1.22.2 1.12.1 1.12.1 1.6.0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mate-desktop (1.22.2)
mesa (19.2.5) 19.2.4 19.1.5 17.1.10 12.0.3 9.1.3 7.10.3 7.6 7.0.4 7.0.4 6.8.2 5.0.2 5.0.1 4.0.3 4.0.2 3.5 mesa (19.2.5)
mysql (8.0.18) 8.0.17 -- -- -- 5.5.30 5.1.56 5.0.83 5.0.51 5.0.46 4.0.24 4.0.20 -- 3.23.55 -- -- mysql (8.0.18)
nautilus (3.34.1) 3.34.1 -- -- -- -- -- 2.26.4 2.22.5.1 2.16.0 2.10.1 2.6.3 -- 2.2.1 1.0.6 1.0.4 nautilus (3.34.1)
NVIDIA (440.31) 440.31 -- 384.98 367.57 319.32 280.13 185.18.36 177.80 100.14.11 1.0-7676 1.0-6111 1.0-5328 1.0-4191 1.0-2880 -- NVIDIA (440.31)
openbox (3.6.1) 3.6.1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 3.1 -- -- -- -- -- openbox (3.6.1)
openjdk (13) 1.8.0.212.b04 -- 8u144 8u71 7u9 -- -- 1.6.0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- openjdk (13)
openssh (8.1p1) 7.9p1 7.9p1 7.2p2 7.2p2 5.9p1 5.6p1 5.3p1 5.0p1 4.6p1 3.6.1p2 3.6.1p2 3.6.1p2 3.4p1 3.1p1 2.9p2 openssh (8.1p1)
openssl (1.1.1d) 1.1.1d 1.1.1d 1.0.2n 1.0.2j 1.0.1e 1.0.0d 0.9.8k 0.9.8d 0.9.8d 0.9.7g 0.9.7d 0.9.6l 0.9.6h 0.9.6d 0.9.6b openssl (1.1.1d)
perl (5.30.1) 5.28.2 5.28.1 5.22.3 5.22.1 5.16.3 5.12.3 5.8.9 5.8.8 5.8.8 5.8.7 5.8.4 5.8.2 5.8.0 5.6.1 5.6.1 perl (5.30.1)
php (7.3.12) 7.3.10 7.2.23 7.1.12 -- 5.3.25 5.3.6 5.2.11 5.2.5 5.2.2 5.0.5 4.3.9 -- 4.3.0 -- -- php (7.3.12)
plasma-desktop (5.17.3) 5.17.3 5.16.5 5.10.4 5.8.3 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- plasma-desktop (5.17.3)
postfix (3.4.7) 2.11.11 2.11.11 2.11.7 2.11.7 2.9.5 2.5.14 2.5.9 2.4.9 2.3.12 2.2.4 2.0.20 2.0.16 1.1.12 1.1.11 20010714 postfix (3.4.7)
postgresql (12.1) 12.1 11.5 10.1 -- 9.1.9 9.0.4 -- 8.2.6 8.2.4 8.0.4 7.4.3 -- 7.3.1 -- -- postgresql (12.1)
Python (3.8.0) 3.7.4 3.7.4 2.7.11 2.7.11 2.7.4 2.6.6 2.5.4 2.5.2 2.4.4 2.4.1 2.3.3 2.2.3 2.2.2 2.2.1 2.1.1 Python (3.8.0)
qt (5.13.2) 5.12.5 5.12.5 5.7.1 5.6.2 4.8.4 4.7.3 3.3.8b 3.3.8b 3.3.8 3.3.4 3.3.3 3.1.2 3.1.1 3.0.4 2.3.1 qt (5.13.2)
samba (4.11.2) 4.10.10 4.10.8 4.6.12 4.5.1 4.0.5 3.5.10 3.0.37 3.0.30 3.0.25 3.0.14a 3.0.5 3.0.0 2.2.7 2.2.5 2.2.1a samba (4.11.2)
systemd (243) 243 242 233 230 201 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- systemd (243)
thunderbird (68.2.2) 60.8.0 60.8.0 52.5.0 45.5.0 17.0.6 5.0 -- 2.0.0.17 2.0.0.6 1.0.6 -- -- -- -- -- thunderbird (68.2.2)
vim (8.1) 8.1 8.1 8.0 7.3 7.3 7.3 7.2 7.2 7.1 6.3 6.3 6.2 6.1 6.1 6.0 vim (8.1)
vlc (3.0.8) 3.0.8 3.0.8 2.2.6 2.2.4 2.0.6 1.1.10 -- 0.8.7 0.8.6c -- -- -- -- -- -- vlc (3.0.8)
xfdesktop (4.14.1) 4.14.1 4.14.1 -- -- 4.10.2 4.8.2 -- 4.4.2 4.4.0 4.2.2 -- -- -- -- -- xfdesktop (4.14.1)
xorg-server (1.20.5) 1.20.5 1.20.5 1.18.4 1.18.4 1.14.1 1.10.3 1.6.5 1.4.2 1.3.0.0 (6.8.2) -- -- -- -- -- xorg-server (1.20.5)

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Version: Sisyphus
Rating: 10
Date: 2019-11-04
Votes: 2


Used Rufus to create bootable USB stick with Alt Linux Sysyphus (regular xfce/mate environment). YUMI does not support ALtLinux (yet) This distro is fast and stable ,even regular/rolling edition works without any problems so far. Very light on laptop resources (low usage of cpu and Ram). Works great on my old laptop (Asus EeePC with Intel Atom 1.6GHz, 2GB RAM). Mobile Broadband Internet (3G USB dongle/modem) works out of the box. Very impressive. AltLinux iso file downloads are a little confusing (regular iso=rolling iso). But overall very good and stable distro. Deserves higher average rating than 8.6 in my opinion.


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Version: 8.2
Rating: 10
Date: 2019-11-01
Votes: 3


My secondary OS, a few months without any problem. Everything works, including networking and wi-fi. I am satisfied.
I d like to try version with sysV instead systemd next time.


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Version: 9.0
Rating: 3
Date: 2019-10-29
Votes: 0


Sounded interesting so downloaded but did not offer wifi support on my Dell laptops. Too bad.


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