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Star

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


Star is a desktop-oriented Linux distribution based on Devuan GNU/Linux. Star is available in a range of editions, each featuring a lightweight desktop environment. Star is small enough to fit on a CD and uses SysV init software.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 134 (70), 6 months: 180 (45), 3 months: 177 (40), 4 weeks: 171 (39), 1 week: 157 (39)

Average visitor rating: 9.58/10 from 19 review(s).


Star Summary
Distribution Star
Home Page https://sourceforge.net/projects/linnix/
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Feature 2.0.0 1.0.2
Release Date 2018-06-26 2017-11-05
End Of Life    
Price (US$) Free Free
Image Size (MB) 234-548 234-548
Free Download ISO ISO
Installation Graphical, Text Graphical, Text
Default Desktop Fluxbox, Openbox, Xfce Fluxbox, i3, JWM, Openbox, Xfce
Package Management DEB (apt) DEB (apt)
Release Model Fixed Fixed
Office Suite -- --
Processor Architecture x86_64 i586, x86_64
Init Software SysV SysV
Journaled File Systems Btrfs, ext3, ext4 Btrfs, ext3, ext4
Multilingual    
Asian Language Support    
Full Package List 2.0.0 1.0.2
Package 2.0.0 1.0.2
abiword (3.0.2) -- --
alsa-lib (1.1.9) 1.1.3 1.0.28
ati-driver (18.30) -- --
bash (5.0) 4.4 4.3
bind (9.15.1) -- --
chromium (75.0.3770.100) -- --
cups (2.2.11) 2.2.1 1.7.5
dhcp (4.4.1) 4.3.5 4.3.1
e2fsprogs (1.45.2) 1.43.4 1.42.12
firefox (67.0.4) 52.6.0 45.9.0
freetype (2.10.0) 2.6.3 2.5.2
gcc (9.1.0) -- --
gimp (2.10.12) -- --
glibc (2.29) 2.24 2.19
gnome-shell (3.32.2) -- --
gnucash (3.5) -- --
gnumeric (1.12.45) -- --
grub (2.02) -- --
gtk (3.24.9) 3.22.11 3.14.5
httpd (2.4.39) -- --
inkscape (0.92.4) -- --
k3b (19.04.2) -- --
kmod (26) 23 18
krita (4.2.1) --  
libreoffice (6.2.4) -- --
linux (5.1.12) 4.9.82 3.16.43
Package 2.0.0 1.0.2
lxpanel (0.10.0) -- --
mariadb (10.4.6) -- --
mate-desktop (1.22.0) -- --
mesa (19.1.0) 13.0.6 10.3.2
mysql (8.0.16) -- --
nautilus (3.32.1) -- --
NVIDIA (430.26) -- --
openbox (3.6.1) -- --
openjdk (12.0.1) -- --
openssh (8.0p1) -- --
openssl (1.1.1c) 1.1.0f 1.0.1t
perl (5.30.0) 5.24.1 5.20.2
php (7.3.6) -- --
plasma-desktop (5.16.1) -- --
postfix (3.4.5) -- --
postgresql (11.3) -- --
Python (3.7.3) 2.7.13 2.7.9
qt (5.13.0) -- --
samba (4.10.5) 4.5.12 --
systemd (242) -- --
thunderbird (60.7.1) -- --
vim (8.1) 8.0 7.4
vlc (3.0.7.1) -- --
xfdesktop (4.12.5) 4.12.3 4.10.2
xorg-server (1.20.5) 1.19.2 1.16.4

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Version: 2.0.0
Rating: 9
Date: 2019-05-08
Votes: 2


See some folks have had issues making a live USB but so far so good using
RUFUS.. I would observe this is very much a "lightweight" distro aimed at the
growing pile of old gear we have around the SHOULD NOT be tossed just
because micro$oft thinks we should all be running Windows 10 8) Runs
beautifully on an older Lenovo Thinkpad so far....

Does it have less bells and whistles...yeah, does it do what it needs to...yeah.


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Version: 2.0.0
Rating: 10
Date: 2019-04-26
Votes: 2


I did install Star some months ago , but some little things annoyed me about it , BUT , after many distro's i'm back at STAR .
This is by far the fastest , best running distro on my amd athlon x250 computer.

My annoyances where the theme and the login screen... i had to type ALSO my login name to boot , but now i've figured it out.

Install lightdm-gtk-greeter , lightdm (no problem using synaptic)
Add or uncomment the following in /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf (open as root) on "seatdefaults" -section :

greeter-session=lightdm-gtk-greeter
greeter-hide-users=false
greeter-show-manual-login=true
default-user=name (replace "name" with your login name)

I also had to install pavucontrol , pulseaudio , xfce4-pulseaudio-plugin to get the sound working

I also did install some icon themes and now i'm VERY happy with STAR !

For me it is almost the only distro which plays all my videos smooth and without any freezing or stuttering.
I suppose most distro's don't like my cpu or gpu (radeon hd5000 series).

I recommend everybody to try this distro !


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Version: 2.0.0
Rating: 9
Date: 2019-04-21
Votes: 1


Fast, responsive, stable. Bit of problem with backgrounds. No downside so far. Running it on my main machine. Better than Ubuntu.


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