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Devuan GNU+Linux

Last Update: 2018-05-23 06:50 UTC


Devuan GNU+Linux is a Linux distribution forked from Debian in 2015. The project's primary goal is to provide a variant of Debian without the complexities and dependencies of systemd, an init system and services manager originally developed by Red Hat and later adopted by most other Linux distributions. Devuan's initial beta release was made available in April 2016, together with an upgrade path from Debian 7.0 "Wheezy" and a possibility to switch to Devuan from Debian 8.0 "Jessie". The distribution adopted Xfce as its default desktop.

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Average visitor rating: 9/10 from 224 review(s).


Devuan Summary
Distribution Devuan GNU+Linux
Home Page https://devuan.org/
Mailing Lists https://devuan.org/os/community
User Forums https://dev1galaxy.org/
Alternative User Forums
Documentation https://devuan.org/os/documentation/
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Download Mirrors https://files.devuan.org/LinuxTracker.org
Bug Tracker https://bugs.devuan.org/
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases, download links and checksums:
 • 2018-05-10: Development Release: Devuan 2.0.0 RC
 • 2018-02-14: Development Release: Devuan GNU+Linux 2.0.0 Beta
 • 2017-05-25: Distribution Release: Devuan GNU+Linux 1.0.0
 • 2017-05-05: Development Release: Devuan GNU+Linux 1.0.0 RC2
 • 2017-04-21: Development Release: Devuan GNU+Linux 1.0.0 RC
 • 2016-11-30: Development Release: Devuan GNU+Linux 1.0.0 Beta 2
 • More Devuan releases...

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Feature unstable
ceres
testing
ascii
1.0.0
jessie
Release Date 2018-05-23 2018-05-23 2017-05-25
End Of Life      
Price (US$) Free Free Free
Image Size (MB)   252-4469  
Free Download DEB DEB ISO
Installation Graphical Graphical Graphical
Default Desktop Xfce Xfce Xfce
Package Management DEB DEB DEB
Release Model Rolling Fixed Fixed
Office Suite GOffice, LibreOffice GOffice, LibreOffice GOffice, LibreOffice
Processor Architecture armhf, i386, x86_64 armhf, i386, x86_64 armhf, i386, x86_64
Init Software SysV SysV SysV
Journaled File Systems Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS
Multilingual Yes Yes Yes
Asian Language Support Yes Yes Yes
Full Package List unstable testing 1.0.0
Package unstable
ceres
testing
ascii
1.0.0
jessie
abiword (3.0.2) 3.0.2 3.0.2 3.0.0
alsa-lib (1.1.6) 1.1.6 1.1.3 1.0.28
ati-driver (16.40) -- -- --
bash (4.4.18) 4.4.18 4.4 4.3
bind (9.12.1-P2) 9.11.3 9.10.3-P4 9.9.5
chromium (66.0.3359.181) 66.0.3359.181 62.0.3202.89 57.0.2987.98
cups (2.2.7) 2.2.7 2.2.1 1.7.5
dhcp (4.4.1) 4.3.5 4.3.5 4.3.1
e2fsprogs (1.44.2) 1.44.2 1.43.4 1.42.12
firefox (60.0.1) 60.0.1 52.6.0 45.9.0
freetype (2.9.1) 2.8.1 2.6.3 2.5.2
gcc (8.1.0) 8.1.0 6.3.0 4.9.2
gimp (2.10.2) 2.10.2 2.8.18 2.8.14
glibc (2.27) 2.27 2.24 2.19
gnome-shell (3.28.2) 3.28.2 3.22.3 --
gnucash (3.1-1) 2.6.19 2.6.15 2.6.4
gnumeric (1.12.41) 1.12.39 1.12.32 1.12.18
grub (2.02) 2.02 2.02beta3 2.02beta2
gtk+ (3.22.30) 3.22.30 3.22.11 2.24.25
httpd (2.4.33) 2.4.33 2.4.25 2.4.10
inkscape (0.92.3) 0.92.3 0.92.1 0.48.5
k3b (18.04.1) 2.0.3a 2.0.3a 2.0.2
kmod (25) 25 23 18
krita (4.0.3) 4.0.3 3.1.1 --
libreoffice (6.0.4) 6.0.4 5.2.7 4.3.3
linux (4.16.11) 4.16.5 4.9.82 3.16.43
Package unstable
ceres
testing
ascii
1.0.0
jessie
lxpanel (0.9.3) 0.9.3 0.9.3 0.7.2
mariadb (10.2.15) 10.1.29 10.1.26 --
mate-desktop (1.20.1) 1.20.1 1.16.2 --
mesa (18.1.0) 18.0.3 13.0.6 10.3.2
mysql (8.0.11) 5.7.21 -- 5.5.55
nautilus (3.28.1) 3.26.3.1 3.22.3 3.14.1
NVIDIA (390.48) -- -- --
openbox (3.6.1) 3.6.1 3.6.1 3.5.2
openjdk (10.0.1) 8u171 8u151 7u111
openssh (7.7p1) 7.7p1 7.4p1 6.7p1
openssl (1.1.0h) 1.1.0h 1.1.0f 1.0.1t
perl (5.26.2) 5.26.2 5.24.1 5.20.2
php (7.2.5) 7.2.4 7.0.27 5.6.30
plasma-desktop (5.12.5) 5.12.5 5.8.6 4.11.13
postfix (3.3.1) 3.3.0 3.1.8 2.11.3
postgresql (10.4) -- 9.6.7 9.4.11
Python (3.6.5) 3.7.0~b4 3.5.3 2.7.9
qt (5.11.0) 5.10.1 5.7.1 4.8.6
samba (4.8.2) 4.8.2 4.5.12 4.2.14
systemd (238) 238 232 --
thunderbird (52.8.0) 52.8.0 52.6.0 45.8.0
vim (8.1) 8.0 8.0 7.4
vlc (3.0.2) 3.0.2 2.2.7 2.2.5
xfdesktop (4.12.4) 4.12.4 4.12.3 4.10.2
xorg-server (1.20.0) 1.19.6 1.19.2 1.16.4

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Version: testing
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-05-23
Votes: 1


stable as debian, but without systemd, much less hasle.
OpenRC working really great.
for you, who hate systemd, you must try this distro!!!


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Version: testing
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-05-18
Votes: 13


OpenRC is working well. Issues with KDE shutdown and restart have been addressed. There are still issues present from upstream like plasma-nm seeing wifi networks but not connecting. The synaptic issue was resolved. My preferred install is LXQt + Kwin as it uses less than 350MB of ram and is highly configurable and runs very smooth. As with anything labeled experimental, use caution if you select OpenRC, it is working fine for me now, but problems may arise if you do a dist-upgrade or something. Hopefully not, but caution is always a good idea. Great job by the Devuan team. I thank them for all their hard work to offer a useable Linux for me and my family.


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Version: 1.0.0
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-05-15
Votes: 9


Runs just as well as Debian jessie without the unnecessary systemd files.


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