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Star

Last Update: 2019-11-04 14:50 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: 160 (57), 6 months: 151 (63), 3 months: 125 (87), 4 weeks: 75 (182), 1 week: 118 (66)

Average visitor rating: 9.5/10 from 22 review(s).


Star Summary
Distribution Star
Home Page https://sourceforge.net/projects/linnix/
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User Forums https://sourceforge.net/p/linnix/discussion/
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Documentation --
Screenshots https://sourceforge.net/projects/linnix/DistroWatch Gallery
Screencasts
Download Mirrors https://sourceforge.net/projects/linnix/files/
Bug Tracker https://sourceforge.net/p/linnix/tickets/
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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 2.1.0 1.0.2
Release Date 2019-11-04 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 2.1.0 1.0.2
Package 2.1.0 1.0.2
abiword (3.0.2) -- --
alsa-lib (1.2.1.1) 1.1.3 1.0.28
ati-driver (18.30) -- --
bash (5.0) 4.4 4.3
bind (9.15.6) -- --
chromium (78.0.3904.108) -- --
cups (2.3.0) 2.2.1 1.7.5
dhcp (4.4.1) 4.3.5 4.3.1
e2fsprogs (1.45.4) 1.43.4 1.42.12
firefox (70.0.1) 52.6.0 45.9.0
freetype (2.10.1) 2.6.3 2.5.2
gcc (9.2.0) -- --
gimp (2.10.14) -- --
glibc (2.30) 2.24 2.19
gnome-shell (3.34.1) -- --
gnucash (3.7) -- --
gnumeric (1.12.46) -- --
grub (2.04) -- --
gtk (3.24.12) 3.22.11 3.14.5
httpd (2.4.41) -- --
inkscape (0.92.4) -- --
k3b (19.08.3) -- --
kmod (26) 23 18
krita (4.2.7.1) --  
libreoffice (6.3.3) -- --
linux (5.3.12) 4.9.189 3.16.43
Package 2.1.0 1.0.2
lxpanel (0.10.0) -- --
mariadb (10.4.10) -- --
mate-desktop (1.22.2) -- --
mesa (19.2.6) 13.0.6 10.3.2
mysql (8.0.18) -- --
nautilus (3.34.1) -- --
NVIDIA (440.31) -- --
openbox (3.6.1) -- --
openjdk (13) -- --
openssh (8.1p1) 7.4p1 --
openssl (1.1.1d) 1.1.0k 1.0.1t
perl (5.30.1) 5.24.1 5.20.2
php (7.3.12) -- --
plasma-desktop (5.17.3) -- --
postfix (3.4.7) -- --
postgresql (12.1) -- --
Python (3.8.0) 2.7.13 2.7.9
qt (5.13.2) -- --
samba (4.11.2) 4.5.16 --
systemd (243) -- --
thunderbird (68.2.2) -- --
vim (8.1) 8.0 7.4
vlc (3.0.8) -- --
xfdesktop (4.14.1) 4.12.3 4.10.2
xorg-server (1.20.5) 1.19.2 1.16.4

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Version: 2.1.0
Rating: 7
Date: 2019-11-20
Votes: 1


Very quick, stable and esthetically pleasing. Everything you need without all the stuff you dont


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Version: 2.1.0
Rating: 10
Date: 2019-11-10
Votes: 1


Best distro I have tried out of many. Fast, light, and not bloated.

Gerry


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Version: 2.1.0
Rating: 10
Date: 2019-11-07
Votes: 18


Star Linux is undoubtedly one of the best distributions available. My choice because of minimalism that is quite evident. Very sophisticated approach delivering a few basic applications to get any user started, plus a highly functional welcome-screen for additional applications.

What is the most beneficial and certainly the most awesome aspect is extremely light on consuming resources, for a laptop or desktop it is amazingly fast! Simple, and yet sophisticated to the core with the base requiring and having a powerful and robust distribution is essential. Star is not a new bloomer on the horizon, well-establish and is a choice among the most discriminating users. For one it is what I want and need to work with and use as a daily driver. Highly capable production type distribution.

Regardless of your Linux background believe you will find Star to be that "one" distro you won't be able to walk away from. Star simply just works, culled to be the best systemd-free distribution readily available and error-free as I have found!

Assure you this developer takes his distribution quite seriously...and you should too!

Take a test drive...you'll see and experience!


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