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DietPi

Last Update: 2019-04-11 06:22 UTC


DietPi is a Debian-based Linux distribution, primarily developed for single board computers such as the Raspberry Pi, Orange Pi or Odroid. DietPi also supplies builds for 64-bit x86 personal computers and virtual machines. DietPi ships with a number of menu-driven configuration tools which can be run from a terminal.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 229 (30), 6 months: 223 (31), 3 months: 215 (33), 4 weeks: 202 (35), 1 week: 211 (31)

Average visitor rating: 8.27/10 from 15 review(s).


DietPi Summary
Distribution DietPi
Home Page http://dietpi.com/
Mailing Lists --
User Forums http://dietpi.com/phpbb/viewforum.php?f=5
Alternative User Forums
Documentation http://dietpi.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=9#p9
Screenshots DistroWatch Gallery
Screencasts
Download Mirrors http://dietpi.com/downloads/images/
Bug Tracker https://github.com/Fourdee/DietPi/issues
Related Websites  
Reviews 6.x: DistroWatch
Where To Buy

Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases announcements with download links and checksums:
 • 2018-01-28: Distribution Release: DietPi 6.0
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Feature 6.0 159
Release Date 2018-01-28 2017-12-17
End Of Life    
Price (US$) Free Free
Image Size (MB) 80-440 175-193
Free Download IMG IMG
Installation -- --
Default Desktop -- --
Package Management DEB DEB
Release Model Fixed Fixed
Office Suite -- --
Processor Architecture armhf, x86_64 armhf, x86_64
Init Software systemd systemd
Journaled File Systems ext4 ext4
Multilingual Yes Yes
Asian Language Support    
Full Package List 6.0 159
Package 6.0 159
abiword (3.0.2) -- --
alsa-lib (1.2.1.1) 1.1.3 --
ati-driver (18.30) -- --
bash (5.0) 4.4 4.4
bind (9.15.6) -- --
chromium (78.0.3904.108) -- --
cups (2.3.0) -- --
dhcp (4.4.1) 4.3.5 4.3.5
e2fsprogs (1.45.4) 1.43.6 1.43.4
firefox (70.0.1) -- --
freetype (2.10.1) 2.8 2.6.3
gcc (9.2.0) -- --
gimp (2.10.14) -- --
glibc (2.30) 2.24 2.24
gnome-shell (3.34.1) -- --
gnucash (3.7) -- --
gnumeric (1.12.46) -- --
grub (2.04) 2.02 2.02beta3
gtk (3.24.12) -- --
httpd (2.4.41) -- --
inkscape (0.92.4) -- --
k3b (19.08.3) -- --
kmod (26) 24 23
krita (4.2.7.1)    
libreoffice (6.3.3) -- --
linux (5.3.12) 4.12.6 4.9.51
Package 6.0 159
lxpanel (0.10.0) -- --
mariadb (10.4.10) -- --
mate-desktop (1.22.2) -- --
mesa (19.2.6) -- --
mysql (8.0.18) -- --
nautilus (3.34.1) -- --
NVIDIA (440.31) -- --
openbox (3.6.1) -- --
openjdk (13) -- --
openssh (8.1p1) 7.5p1 --
openssl (1.1.1d) 1.1.0f 1.0.2l
perl (5.30.1) 5.26.0 5.24.1
php (7.3.12) -- --
plasma-desktop (5.17.3) -- --
postfix (3.4.7) -- --
postgresql (12.1) -- --
Python (3.8.0) -- --
qt (5.13.2) -- --
samba (4.11.2) -- --
systemd (243) 234 232
thunderbird (68.2.2) -- --
vim (8.1) 8.0 --
vlc (3.0.8) -- --
xfdesktop (4.14.1) -- --
xorg-server (1.20.5) -- --

Reader Ratings
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Average rating
8.3
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Version: 6.0
Rating: 9
Date: 2019-10-16
Votes: 1


An excellent solution for DIY/home headless servers for tasks such as NAS/Pi-Hole/media server.

The creators build a bunch of useful tools that help remove the complexity of managing a headless linux setup for non-pros.

The devs regularly releases new versions and are very responsive on github/forums/twitter.

I am surprised this distro is not more well known.


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Version: 6.0
Rating: 9
Date: 2018-12-21
Votes: 10


If you know what you want to do with your RPi headless and an optimized DietPi software is available, this is one of the most efficient ways to go.

It somehow lacks the promise of using your RPi as a desktop computer (even if some Desktops are available I didn't get them to work in a reliable fashion), but this is perfect to put your RPi to use as a set and forget server.

I'm running PiHole, a SAMBA server for quick file exchanges and a back-up tool on a Zero, set everything to unattended updates and just use the webinterface / the share.



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Version: 6.0
Rating: 9
Date: 2018-12-02
Votes: 3


I have been using for quite some time and it's all I use on my Raspberry Pi 1 and 3 as well as Orange Pi PC, and in Virtualbox. Great for low powered devices with small storage, although I'm currently experimenting with the native PC version with a Core 2 duo which is working quite well. I appreciate how it doesn't come bloated with software I won't use.


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