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Neptune

Last Update: 2019-08-17 13:18 UTC


Neptune is a GNU/Linux distribution for desktops. It is based on Debian's Stable branch, except for a newer kernel, some drivers and newer versions of popular applications, such as LibreOffice. It also ships with the latest version of the KDE desktop. The distribution's main goals are to provide a good-looking general-purpose desktop with pre-configured multimedia playback and to offer an easy-to-use USB installer with a persistence option.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 111 (97), 6 months: 120 (83), 3 months: 142 (71), 4 weeks: 138 (57), 1 week: 128 (56)

Average visitor rating: 9.09/10 from 34 review(s).


Neptune Summary
Distribution Neptune
Home Page http://neptuneos.com/
Mailing Lists --
User Forums http://www.zevenos.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?fid=21
Alternative User Forums
Documentation http://neptuneos.com/en/tutorials.html
Screenshots http://neptuneos.com/en/screenshots.htmlDistroWatch Gallery
Screencasts
Download Mirrors http://neptuneos.com/en/download.html
Bug Tracker --
Related Websites  
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases announcements with download links and checksums:
 • 2019-08-17: Distribution Release: Neptune 6.0
 • 2018-11-05: Distribution Release: Neptune 5.6
 • 2018-07-22: Distribution Release: Neptune 5.4
 • 2018-03-10: Distribution Release: Neptune 5.0
 • 2016-01-29: Distribution Release: Neptune 4.5
 • 2015-07-20: Distribution Release: Neptune 4.4
 • 2015-03-21: Distribution Release: Neptune 4.3
 • 2014-06-25: Distribution Release: Neptune 4.0
 • More Neptune releases...

  Headlines:
 •2018-03-20 Neptune provides repo of new KDE packages
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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 6.0 5.6 4.5.4
Release Date 2019-08-17 2018-11-04 2017-04-06
End Of Life      
Price (US$) Free Free Free
Image Size (MB) 2400-2500 2100-2200 1900-2000
Free Download ISO ISO ISO
Installation Graphical Graphical Graphical
Default Desktop KDE Plasma KDE Plasma KDE Plasma
Package Management DEB DEB DEB
Release Model Fixed Fixed Fixed
Office Suite LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice
Processor Architecture x86_64 x86_64 x86_64
Init Software systemd systemd systemd
Journaled File Systems Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS
Multilingual      
Asian Language Support -- -- --
Full Package List 6.0 5.6 4.5.4
Package 6.0 5.6 4.5.4
abiword (3.0.2) -- -- --
alsa-lib (1.2.1.1) 1.1.8 1.1.3 1.0.25
ati-driver (18.30) -- -- --
bash (5.0) 5.0 4.4 4.2
bind (9.15.6) -- -- --
chromium (78.0.3904.108) 76.0.3809.100 70.0.3538.67 57.0.2987.98
cups (2.3.0) 2.2.10 2.2.1 1.5.3
dhcp (4.4.1) 4.4.1 4.3.5 4.2.2
e2fsprogs (1.45.4) 1.44.5 1.44.4 1.42.5
firefox (70.0.1) -- -- --
freetype (2.10.1) 2.9.1 2.6.3 2.4.9
gcc (9.2.0) 8.3.0 6.3.0 4.7.2
gimp (2.10.14) 2.10.8 2.8.18 2.8.2
glibc (2.30) 2.24 2.24 2.19
gnome-shell (3.34.1) -- -- --
gnucash (3.7) -- -- --
gnumeric (1.12.46) -- -- --
grub (2.04) 2.02 2.02beta3 2.02beta2
gtk (3.24.12) 3.24.5 3.22.11 3.4.2
httpd (2.4.41) -- -- --
inkscape (0.92.4) 0.92.4 0.92.1 --
k3b (19.08.3) -- -- 2.0.2
kmod (26) 26 23 21
krita (4.2.7.1) -- -- --
libreoffice (6.3.3) 6.1.5 6.1.3rc1 4.3.3
linux (5.3.12) 4.19.37 4.18.6 3.18.48
Package 6.0 5.6 4.5.4
lxpanel (0.10.0) -- -- --
mariadb (10.4.10) 10.3 -- --
mate-desktop (1.22.2) -- -- --
mesa (19.2.5) 18.3.6 18.1.9 13.0.4
mysql (8.0.18) -- -- 5.5.54
nautilus (3.34.1) -- -- --
NVIDIA (440.31) -- -- --
openbox (3.6.1) -- -- --
openjdk (13) 11.0.4 8u181 7u121
openssh (8.1p1) 7.9p1 7.4p1 6.7p1
openssl (1.1.1d) 1.1.1c 1.1.0f 1.0.2d
perl (5.30.1) 5.28.1 5.24.1 5.14.2
php (7.3.12) -- -- --
plasma-desktop (5.17.3) 5.14.5 5.12.0 4.11.14
postfix (3.4.7) -- -- --
postgresql (12.1) -- -- --
Python (3.8.0) 3.7.3 2.7.13 2.7.9
qt (5.13.2) 5.11.3 5.7.1 4.8.6
samba (4.11.2) 4.9.5 4.5.12 4.1.17
systemd (243) 241 239 227
thunderbird (68.2.2) 60.8.0 60.2.1 45.6.0
vim (8.1) 8.1 8.0 7.4
vlc (3.0.8) 3.0.7 3.0.3 2.2.4
xfdesktop (4.14.1) -- -- --
xorg-server (1.20.5) 1.20.4 1.19.6 1.17.2

Reader Ratings
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Version: 6.0
Rating: 6
Date: 2019-11-17
Votes: 1


Still the most beautiful KDE distro out there.

But it still locks root privileges so some .deb packages cannot be installed. Cannot install Brave, Cyberfox, Iridium, Opera, Vidladi or Watefox browsers. I installed Iridium and the OS became unbootable. Had to go into CLI to be able to manually edit repositories; but at least it had a GRUB Recovery option. Has one of the most beautiful GRUB themes out there.

Discovery is not tailored to distro so it will show KED, Xfce, Gnome, etc. & et. al. apps. What is not listed in Synaptics or Muon will not be able to be installed because of the lack of root privs., so installing some printer drivers will be impossible, like Kodak Verite printers.

Has exceptionally beautiful fonts which are very easy to read and do not cause eye strain. Beautiful Plymouth splash screens.


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Version: 6.0
Rating: 10
Date: 2019-10-30
Votes: 1


Great distro, very stable and solid. The only fault (not dependent on the distro) is the lack of a big community to solve problems but I'm using it for two years now and I had no problem...possibly Neptune don't need a big community.


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Version: 6.0
Rating: 10
Date: 2019-10-07
Votes: 1


Excellent distro. Very stable with all the software you need to get up and running without much bloat. Excalibur Menu is pretty slick and nice change from the standard menu options.

When Linux Mint dropped KDE (18.3 was the gold standard imo), I went distro hopping trying to find an adequate KDE replacement. Fedrora, Manjaro, OpenSUSE, Solus, Debian...nothing came close until now. Great job Team Neptune! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!


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