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Netrunner

Last Update: 2019-08-21 02:10 UTC


Netrunner is a Debian-based distribution featuring a highly customised KDE desktop with extra applications, multimedia codecs, Flash and Java plugins, and a unique look and feel. The modifications are designed to enhance the user-friendliness of the desktop environment while still preserving the freedom to tweak. A separate "Rolling" edition, based on Manjaro Linux, was launched in 2014, was discontinued and was re-launched in 2017.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 50 (218), 6 months: 48 (227), 3 months: 49 (240), 4 weeks: 78 (165), 1 week: 68 (174)

Average visitor rating: 8.3/10 from 61 review(s).


Netrunner Summary
Distribution Netrunner
Home Page http://www.netrunner.com/
Mailing Lists --
User Forums http://forums.netrunner.com/
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Documentation http://www.netrunner.com/faq/
Screenshots http://www.netrunner.com/screenshots/DistroWatch Gallery
Screencasts
Download Mirrors http://www.netrunner.com/download/
Bug Tracker https://bugs.launchpad.net/netrunner
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases announcements with download links and checksums:
 • 2019-08-21: Distribution Release: Netrunner 19.08
 • 2019-04-20: Distribution Release: Netrunner 2019.04 "Rolling"
 • 2019-01-14: Distribution Release: Netrunner 19.01
 • 2018-08-05: Distribution Release: Netrunner 2018.08 "Rolling"
 • 2018-03-11: Distribution Release: Netrunner 18.03
 • 2018-01-26: Distribution Release: Netrunner 2018.01 "Rolling"
 • 2017-07-18: Distribution Release: Netrunner 2017.07 "Rolling"
 • 2017-07-01: Distribution Release: Netrunner 17.06
 • 2017-03-31: Distribution Release: Netrunner 17.03
 • 2017-01-02: Distribution Release: Netrunner 17.01
 • 2016-10-23: Distribution Release: Netrunner 16.09 "Core"
 • 2016-02-28: Distribution Release: Netrunner 2016.01 "Rolling"
 • More Netrunner releases...

  Headlines:
 •2018-04-17 Netrunner offers ARM suport
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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 19.08
indigo
19.01
blackbird
18.03
idolon
17.10
voyager
16
ozymandias
14.1
frontier
13.12
enigma2
13.06
enigma
12.12.1
dryland
4.2.1
dryland
3.2
chromatic
2.0
blacklight
Feature
Release Date 2019-08-20 2019-01-12 2018-03-11 2017-11-11 2015-05-17 2015-01-24 2014-01-13 2013-07-05 2013-01-23 2012-09-05 2011-06-29 2010-07-15 Release Date
End Of Life                         End Of Life
Price (US$) Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Price (US$)
Image Size (MB) 2400-2500 2700-2800 2300-2400 2300-2400                 Image Size (MB)
Free Download 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 Installation
Default Desktop KDE Plasma KDE Plasma KDE Plasma KDE Plasma KDE Plasma KDE KDE KDE KDE KDE KDE KDE Default Desktop
Package Management DEB (APT) DEB (APT) DEB (APT) DEB (APT) DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB Package Management
Release Model Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed, Rolling Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Release Model
Office Suite LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice OO.o Office Suite
Processor Architecture x86_64 x86_64 aarch64, armhf, x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386 i386 Processor Architecture
Init Software systemd systemd systemd systemd systemd systemd Upstart Upstart Upstart Upstart Upstart Upstart Init Software
Journaled File Systems Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Journaled File Systems
Multilingual Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Multilingual
Asian Language Support Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Asian Language Support
Full Package List 19.08 19.01 18.03 17.10 16 14.1 13.12 13.06 12.12.1 4.2.1 3.2 2.0 Full Package List
Package 19.08
indigo
19.01
blackbird
18.03
idolon
17.10
voyager
16
ozymandias
14.1
frontier
13.12
enigma2
13.06
enigma
12.12.1
dryland
4.2.1
dryland
3.2
chromatic
2.0
blacklight
Package
abiword (3.0.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- abiword (3.0.2)
alsa-lib (1.1.9) 1.1.8 1.1.7 1.1.3 1.1.3 1.0.28 1.0.27.2 1.0.27.2 1.0.25 1.0.25 1.0.25 1.0.23 1.0.22 alsa-lib (1.1.9)
ati-driver (18.30) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 8.780 8.723 ati-driver (18.30)
bash (5.0) 5.0 4.4.18 4.4.18 4.4 4.3 4.3 4.2 4.2 4.2 4.2 4.1 4.1 bash (5.0)
bind (9.15.5) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- bind (9.15.5)
chromium (77.0.3865.120) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- chromium (77.0.3865.120)
cups (2.3.0) 2.2.10 2.2.10 2.2.6 2.2.4 2.0.2 1.7.2 1.7.0rc1 1.6.2 1.6.1 1.5.3 1.4.4 1.4.3 cups (2.3.0)
dhcp (4.4.1) 4.4.1 4.4.1 4.3.5 4.3.5 4.3.1 4.2.4 4.2.4 4.2.4 4.2.4 4.1.ESV-R4 3.1.3 3.1.3 dhcp (4.4.1)
e2fsprogs (1.45.4) 1.44.5 1.44.5 1.43.9 1.43.5 1.42.12 1.42.9 1.42.8 1.42.5 1.42.5 1.42 1.41.12 1.41.11 e2fsprogs (1.45.4)
firefox (70.0) 64.8.0 64.0 58.0.1 52.4.0 37.0 35.0 25.0.1 21.0 18.0 14.0.1 5.0 3.6.6 firefox (70.0)
freetype (2.10.1) 2.9.1 2.9.1 2.8.1 2.8 2.5.2 2.5.2 2.4.12 2.4.11 2.4.10 2.4.8 2.4.2 2.3.11 freetype (2.10.1)
gcc (9.2.0) 8.3.0 8.2.0 7.2.0 7.1.0 4.9.2 4.8.2 4.8.1 4.7.3 4.7.2 4.6.3 4.4.4 4.4.3 gcc (9.2.0)
gimp (2.10.12) 2.10.8 2.10.8 2.8.20 2.8.20 2.8.14 2.8.10 2.8.6 2.8.4 2.8.2 2.8.0 2.6.11 2.6.8 gimp (2.10.12)
glibc (2.30) 2.28 2.28 2.27 2.24 2.21 2.19 2.17 2.17 2.15 2.15 2.12.1 2.11.1 glibc (2.30)
gnome-shell (3.34.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnome-shell (3.34.1)
gnucash (3.7) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnucash (3.7)
gnumeric (1.12.45) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnumeric (1.12.45)
grub (2.04) 2.02 2.02 2.02 2.02 2.02beta2 2.02beta2 2.00 2.00 2.00 1.99 1.98 1.98 grub (2.04)
gtk (3.24.12) 3.24.5 3.24.2 3.22.28 3.22.19 3.14.12 3.10.8 3.8.6 3.6.4 3.6.0 3.4.2 2.22.0 2.20.0 gtk (3.24.12)
httpd (2.4.41) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- httpd (2.4.41)
inkscape (0.92.4) 0.92.4 0.92.3 0.92.2 0.92.2 -- -- -- -- 0.48.3.1 -- -- -- inkscape (0.92.4)
k3b (19.08.2) -- -- -- -- 2.0.3 2.0.2 2.0.2 2.0.2 2.0.2 2.0.2 2.0.1 1.91.0rc2 k3b (19.08.2)
kmod (26) 26 25 25 24 18 15 9 9 -- -- -- -- kmod (26)
krita (4.2.7.1) 4.1.7 4.1.7 3.3.3 3.2.1 2.9.2 2.8.5 2.7.2 2.6.3 2.5.3 2.4.3 -- -- krita (4.2.7.1)
libreoffice (6.3.2) 6.1.5 6.1.4 6.0.2 5.4.0 4.4.2 4.2.7 4.1.3 4.0.2 3.6.2rc2 3.5.3 3.3.2* 3.2.0 libreoffice (6.3.2)
linux (5.3.7) 4.19.37 4.19.12 4.14.17 4.12.6 3.19 3.13 3.11 3.8 3.5 3.2 2.6.35 2.6.32 linux (5.3.7)
Package 19.08
indigo
19.01
blackbird
18.03
idolon
17.10
voyager
16
ozymandias
14.1
frontier
13.12
enigma2
13.06
enigma
12.12.1
dryland
4.2.1
dryland
3.2
chromatic
2.0
blacklight
Package
lxpanel (0.10.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- lxpanel (0.10.0)
mariadb (10.4.8) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mariadb (10.4.8)
mate-desktop (1.22.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mate-desktop (1.22.2)
mesa (19.2.1) 18.3.6 18.2.8 17.3.6 13.0.6 10.5.2 10.1.3 9.2.1 9.1.1 9.0 8.0.2 7.9git 7.7.1 mesa (19.2.1)
mysql (8.0.18) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mysql (8.0.18)
nautilus (3.34.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 2.30.1 nautilus (3.34.1)
NVIDIA (435.21) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 260.19.06 195.36.15 NVIDIA (435.21)
openbox (3.6.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- openbox (3.6.1)
openjdk (13) 11.0.4 8u171 8u151 8u141 7u79 7u71 7u25 7u21 7u9 6b24 -- -- openjdk (13)
openssh (8.1p1) 7.9p1 7.9p1 7.6p1 7.5p1 6.7p1 6.6p1 6.2p2 6.1p1 6.0p1 5.9p1 5.5p1 5.3p1 openssh (8.1p1)
openssl (1.1.1d) 1.1.1c 1.1.1a 1.1.0g 1.1.0f 1.0.1f 1.0.1f 1.0.1e 1.0.1c 1.0.1c 1.0.1 0.9.8o 0.9.8k openssl (1.1.1d)
perl (5.30.0) 5.28.1 5.28.1 5.26.1 5.26.0 5.20.2 5.18.2 5.14.2 5.14.2 5.14.2 5.14.2 5.10.1 5.10.1 perl (5.30.0)
php (7.3.10) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- php (7.3.10)
plasma-desktop (5.17.0) 5.14.5.1 5.14.3 5.12.2 5.11.2 5.3.0 4.11.99 4.11.99 4.10.3 4.9.4 4.9.4 4.6.2 4.4.2 plasma-desktop (5.17.0)
postfix (3.4.7) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- postfix (3.4.7)
postgresql (12.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- postgresql (12.0)
Python (3.8.0) 3.7.3 2.7.15 2.7.14 2.7.13 2.7.9 2.7.5 2.7.5 2.7.4 2.7.3 2.7.3 2.6.6 2.6.5 Python (3.8.0)
qt (5.13.1) 5.11.3 5.11.3 5.9.2 5.9.1 5.4.1 4.8.5 4.8.4 4.8.4 4.8.3 4.8.1 4.7.0 4.6.2 qt (5.13.1)
samba (4.11.1) 4.9.5 4.9.4 4.7.4 4.6.7 4.1.13 4.1.6 3.6.18 3.6.6 3.6.9 3.6.3 3.5.4 3.4.7 samba (4.11.1)
systemd (243) 241 240 237 234 219 204 -- -- -- -- -- -- systemd (243)
thunderbird (68.1.2) 60.8.0 60.3.1 52.6.0 52.4.0 31.6.0 31.4.0 24.2.0 17.0.6 17.0.2 14.0 3.1.10 3.0.4 thunderbird (68.1.2)
vim (8.1) 8.1 8.1 8.0 8.0 7.4 7.4 7.4 7.3 7.3 7.3 7.2 7.2 vim (8.1)
vlc (3.0.8) -- -- -- -- 2.2.0 2.1.4 2.1.0 2.0.6 2.0.5 2.0.1 1.1.10 1.1.0 vlc (3.0.8)
xfdesktop (4.14.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- xfdesktop (4.14.1)
xorg-server (1.20.5) 1.20.4 1.20.3 1.19.6 1.19.3 1.17.1 1.15.1 1.14.3 1.13.3 1.13.0 1.11.4 1.9.0 1.7.6 xorg-server (1.20.5)

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Version: 19.01
Rating: 10
Date: 2019-10-10
Votes: 4


After several years of trying various distros and desktop environments, I have settled on Netrunner Rolling. :)
I’m a big fan of KDE’s customizability. However, I really appreciate Netrunner’s default settings (but I switched to Dexie icons). I’m also a fan of the AUR so I started testing Arch distros. I found that I like Manjaro, especially their “semi-rolling” update model. However, I personally don’t love Manjaro’s default styling or bloat. Then I found Netrunner Rolling. I used it on an OLD laptop for about a year without incident. Then 3 months ago I upgraded to a new laptop and Netrunner has worked almost flawlessly. My only issue is I had to fiddle for about an hour to get my wireless printer to work. After that it’s been smooth sailing.
If you have similar values, I HIGHLY recommend giving it a try.


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Version: 19.08
Rating: 9
Date: 2019-09-23
Votes: 4


Netrunner Indigo, and not the Rolling release, is a very good distro. It is stable and working fine even on not so new machines. However not everything is ready (for instance you have to work a little to see audio cd's, but there are other small things here and there) to use immediately, but with a little effort you have a distro that is stable and that works fine.
By the way I used Indigo and not the Rolling release because the last one has some working problem with Skype.


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Version: 19.08
Rating: 10
Date: 2019-08-25
Votes: 26


A truly outstanding distribution. Being based on Mint (and Manjaro) means having huge community resources to tap into. The developers have put together a highly polished version of the KDE desktop that is Pleasing to the eye and intuitive for users of all levels. I really like their focused approach.


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