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Last Update: 2018-07-03 14:28 UTC

SharkLinux is an Ubuntu-based distribution featuring the MATE desktop. The distribution automatically upgrades packages on the system to apply security patches. The distribution also enables sudo access by default without requiring a password for user convenience. SharkLinux features the Ubuntu Hardware Enablement (HWE) kernel by default.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 139 (63), 6 months: 157 (52), 3 months: 179 (41), 4 weeks: 181 (39), 1 week: 184 (36)

Average visitor rating: 9.59/10 from 34 review(s).

SharkLinux Summary
Distribution SharkLinux
Home Page http://sharklinuxos.org/
Mailing Lists --
User Forums --
Alternative User Forums
Documentation http://sharklinuxos.org/documents
Screenshots --
Download Mirrors http://sharklinuxos.org/?page_id=7502
Bug Tracker http://support.sharklinuxos.org/
Related Websites --
Reviews 2017: DistroWatchSMLR
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases, download links and checksums:
 • 2017-11-11: Distribution Release: SharkLinux 4.13.0-17
 • 2017-07-06: Distribution Release: SharkLinux 2017.07
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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 4.15.0
Release Date 2018-07-02
End Of Life  
Price (US$) Free
Image Size (MB) 1500-1600
Free Download ISO
Installation GUI
Default Desktop MATE
Package Management DEB (APT)
Release Model Fixed
Office Suite LibreOffice
Processor Architecture x86_64
Init Software systemd
Journaled File Systems ext4
Multilingual --
Asian Language Support --
Full Package List 4.15.0
Package 4.15.0
abiword (3.0.2) --
alsa-lib (1.1.7) 1.1.0
ati-driver (18.30) --
bash (4.4.18) 4.3
bind (9.13.3) --
chromium (70.0.3538.102) 67.0.3396.99
cups (2.2.9) 2.1.3
dhcp (4.4.1) 4.3.3
e2fsprogs (1.44.4) 1.42.13
firefox (63.0.3) 61.0
freetype (2.9.1) 2.6.1
gcc (8.2.0) 5.3.1
gimp (2.10.8) 2.8.20
glibc (2.28) 2.23
gnome-shell (3.30.2) --
gnucash (3.3) 1
gnumeric (1.12.43) --
grub (2.02) 2.02
gtk+ (3.24.1) 3.18.9
httpd (2.4.37) --
inkscape (0.92.3) --
k3b (18.08.3) --
kmod (25) 22
krita (4.1.5)  
libreoffice (6.1.3) 6.0.5
linux (4.19.2) 4.15.0
Package 4.15.0
lxpanel (0.9.3) --
mariadb (10.3.10) --
mate-desktop (1.20.3) 1.16.2
mesa (18.2.5) 18.0.5
mysql (8.0.13) --
nautilus (3.30.3) 3.18.4
NVIDIA (410.78) --
openbox (3.6.1) --
openjdk (10.0.2) 8u131
openssh (7.9p1) 7.2p2
openssl (1.1.1) 1.0.2g
perl (5.28.0) 5.22.1
php (7.2.12) --
plasma-desktop (5.14.3) --
postfix (3.3.1) --
postgresql (11.1) --
Python (3.7.1) 2.7.12
qt (5.11.2) 5.5.1
samba (4.9.2) 4.3.11
systemd (239) 229
thunderbird (60.3.1) 57.0
vim (8.1) 7.4
vlc (3.0.4) 2.2.2
xfdesktop (4.12.4) --
xorg-server (1.20.3) 1.18.4

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Version: 4.15.0
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-08-16
Votes: 0

Definitely a hidden gem for running containers. I wasn't able to find a way to get the live system to work on the ISO so was forced to install it. My main delight was finding out LXDock was used as one of the tools offered. Although I found it surprising VirtualBox wasn't offered as a default the install was easy and it worked without any issue! Will continue to use this one for sure.

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Version: 4.15.0
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-07-14
Votes: 0

I used this Linux in a cloud instance to test my remote desktop software. It was interesting enough I did an install on a portable hard disk to play around with.

I didn't find much to complain about but was not able to find directions on a lot of the tools. For example I installed web virt cloud but had to ask how to access it with a support ticket.

The best part of this Linux is that it automates most things to allow setup without user prompts where user errors could become a problem. Overall was impressed and had no major complaints

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Version: 4.13.0
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-02-22
Votes: 9

Loaded this distro just to see what it was like

So far Stable as a rock

The desktop is well organized and very pleasing. Software is current.

It is polished and very focused distro.

I am leaving it as my main driver for now as I have had trouble running VB on mint 18.3 and Makulu, no issues with Shark so far.

Really worth looking at.

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