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DistroWatch.com: Namib GNU/Linux

Namib GNU/Linux

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


Namib GNU/Linux is a desktop operating system based on (and compatible with) the Arch Linux distribution. Namib is available in multiple desktop editions and can be set up using the Calamares system installer.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 189 (42), 6 months: 179 (45), 3 months: 166 (47), 4 weeks: 149 (48), 1 week: 137 (51)

Average visitor rating: 8.38/10 from 13 review(s).


Namib GNU/Linux
Distribution Namib GNU/Linux
Home Page https://www.namiblinux.org/
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User Forums https://forum.namiblinux.org/categories/
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Documentation https://wiki.namiblinux.org/
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Download Mirrors https://www.namiblinux.org/download/
Bug Tracker https://forum.namiblinux.org/category/23/bug-report
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Feature 19.01 18.08
Release Date 2019-01-26 2018-08-11
End Of Life    
Price (US$) Free Free
Image Size (MB) 1600-2300 1600-2300
Free Download ISO ISO
Installation Graphical Graphical
Default Desktop Budgie, Cinnamon, GNOME, KDE Plasma, MATE, Xfce Budgie, Cinnamon, GNOME, KDE Plasma, MATE, Xfce
Package Management Pacman Pacman
Release Model Rolling Rolling
Office Suite LibreOffice LibreOffice
Processor Architecture x86_64 x86_64
Init Software systemd systemd
Journaled File Systems Btrfs, ext4 Btrfs, ext4
Multilingual Yes Yes
Asian Language Support Yes Yes
Full Package List 19.01 18.08
Package 19.01 18.08
abiword (3.0.2) -- --
alsa-lib (1.1.9) 1.1.8 1.1.6
ati-driver (18.30) -- --
bash (5.0) 4.4 4.4
bind (9.15.4) -- --
chromium (77.0.3865.120) -- --
cups (2.3.0) 2.2.10 2.2.8
dhcp (4.4.1) 4.4.1 4.4.1
e2fsprogs (1.45.4) 1.44.5 1.44.3
firefox (69.0.3) 64.0.2 61.0.2
freetype (2.10.1) 2.9.1 2.9.1
gcc (9.2.0) 8.2.1 8.2.0
gimp (2.10.12) 2.10.8 2.10.4
glibc (2.30) 2.28 2.28
gnome-shell (3.34.1) 3.30.2 3.28.3
gnucash (3.7) -- --
gnumeric (1.12.45) -- --
grub (2.04) 2.02 2.02
gtk (3.24.12) 3.24.4 3.22.30
httpd (2.4.41) 2.4.38 2.4.34
inkscape (0.92.4) -- --
k3b (19.08.2) -- --
kmod (26) 25 25
krita (4.2.7.1) -- --
libreoffice (6.3.2) 6.1.4 6.0.6
linux (5.3.6) 4.20.4 4.17.13
Package 19.01 18.08
lxpanel (0.10.0) -- --
mariadb (10.4.8) 10.3.12 10.1.35
mate-desktop (1.22.2) 1.20.4 1.20.3
mesa (19.2.1) 18.3.2 18.1.5
mysql (8.0.18) -- --
nautilus (3.34.1) 3.30.5 3.28.1
NVIDIA (435.21) -- --
openbox (3.6.1) -- --
openjdk (13) -- --
openssh (8.1p1) 7.9p1 7.7p1
openssl (1.1.1d) 1.1.1a 1.1.0h
perl (5.30.0) 5.28.1 5.28.0
php (7.3.10) -- --
plasma-desktop (5.17.0) 5.14.5 5.13.4
postfix (3.4.7) -- --
postgresql (12.0) -- --
Python (3.8.0) 3.7.2 3.7.0
qt (5.13.1) 5.12.0 5.11.1
samba (4.11.0) 4.9.4 4.8.3
systemd (243) 240 239
thunderbird (68.1.2) 60.4.0 60.0
vim (8.1) -- --
vlc (3.0.8) 3.0.6 3.0.3
xfdesktop (4.14.1) 4.12.4 4.12.4
xorg-server (1.20.5) 1.20.3 1.20.0

Reader Ratings
Reader supplied reviews for Namib GNU/Linux

Average rating
8.4
from 13 review(s)



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Version: 19.01
Rating: 10
Date: 2019-06-20
Votes: 29


I am a long time Arch user. I downloaded the plasma edition of Namib Linux and installed it on VM and my low-resource daily laptop (Aspire N3050 2GB-RAM 16GB-SSD) and so far I'm totally impressed with settings and default apps.

Highlights:
+ Plasma desktop setup and theme is awesome
+ Low resources required; surprisingly less than Manjaro/ArcoLinuxB
+ Default installed apps are good enough to start with.
+ Arch based
+ Qt 5 dev tools, VLC and all codecs are included
+ text-based boot menu
+ live iso kept my kernel parameters (quiet, etc.) for installation.

Areas that need to be improved:
. up-to-date packages; even though first pacman -Syu handles that!
. wireless should be enabled by default
. yay should be included by default (IMHO)

My personal updates (all went smooth):
. enabled tap-to-click for my touchpad
. removed yay -Rcc python2 (not my need unless kodi is req'd)
. installed youtube-dl, chromium and visual-studio-code-bin

That's it. My experience with Namib Plasma was pleasant and I highly recommend it.


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Version: 19.01
Rating: 10
Date: 2019-03-29
Votes: 14


As close to upstream as possible, Calamares installer, wide range of desktops, no bullshit hullabaloo. frederic2ec is active and helpful in case you run into trubbelz. What else could you possibly want?



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Version: 18.08
Rating: 9
Date: 2019-02-13
Votes: 21


I like Namib. It’s fast and light and easy on the eyes (if you like the default red/black colors).


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