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ALT Linux

Last Update: 2017-12-14 05:20 UTC


ALT Linux was founded in 2001 by a merge of two large Russian free software projects. By the year 2008 it became a large organization developing and deploying free software, writing documentation and technical literature, supporting users, and developing custom products. ALT Linux produces different types of distributions for various purposes. There are desktop distributions for home and office computers and for corporate servers, universal distributions that include a wide variety of development tools and documentation, certified products, distributions specialized for educational institutions, and distributions for low-powered computers. ALT Linux has its own development infrastructure and repository called Sisyphus, which provides the base for all the different editions of ALT Linux.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 135 (66), 6 months: 133 (66), 3 months: 125 (77), 4 weeks: 123 (86), 1 week: 113 (78)

Average visitor rating: 8.75/10 from 4 review(s).


ALT Linux Summary
Distribution ALT Linux
Home Page https://en.altlinux.org/ (English)
https://www.basealt.ru/ (Russian)
Mailing Lists https://lists.altlinux.org/mailman/listinfo/
User Forums http://forum.altlinux.org/
Alternative User Forums LinuxQuestions.org
Documentation https://en.altlinux.org/Main_Page (English)
http://www.altlinux.org/Main_Page (Russian)
http://heap.altlinux.org/ (Russian)
https://docs.altlinux.org/ (Russian)
Screenshots DistroWatch Gallery
Screencasts
Download Mirrors http://en.altlinux.org/download
Bug Tracker https://bugzilla.altlinux.org/
Related Websites OpenHubWikipedia
Reviews 5.x: LinuxBSDosLinuxBSDos
IXBT (Russian) • Computerra (Russian)
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases, download links and checksums:
 • 2016-11-25: Distribution Release: ALT Linux 8.1
 • 2015-05-27: Distribution Release: ALT Linux 7.0.5
 • 2013-07-02: Distribution Release: ALT Linux 7.0.0 "Centaurus", "Simply"
 • 2011-11-02: Distribution Release: ALT Linux 6.0.0 "Centaurus"
 • 2011-08-30: Distribution Release: ALT Linux 6.0.0
 • 2009-10-30: Distribution Release: ALT Linux 5.0 "Ark" and "School"
 • 2009-06-19: Development Release: ALT Linux 5.0 Beta
 • 2009-02-21: Distribution Release: ALT Linux 4.1.0 "School Server"
 • 2009-01-15: Distribution Release: ALT Linux 4.1.1
 • 2008-10-07: Distribution Release: ALT Linux 4.1 "Desktop"
 • 2007-08-28: Distribution Release: ALT Linux 4.0 "Personal Desktop"
 • 2004-03-25: Distribution Release: ALT Linux 2.3 Compact
 • More ALT releases...

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Feature Sisyphus 8.1 7.0.0 6.0.0 5.0.0 4.1.1 4.0 3.0 2.4 2.3 2.2 2.0 1.1 Feature
Release Date 2017-12-14 2016-11-24 2013-07-01 2011-08-30 2009-10-29 2009-01-14 2007-08-27 2005-12-08 2004-09-19 2004-03-25 2003-03-04 2002-04-17 2001-09-12 Release Date
End Of Life                           End Of Life
Price (US$)                           Price (US$)
Image Size (MB)   888-4478                       Image Size (MB)
Free Download RPMs 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 Graphical Installation
Default Desktop   MATE, KDE Plasma, Xfce MATE, Xfce KDE, Xfce KDE KDE KDE KDE KDE KDE KDE KDE KDE Default Desktop
Package Management RPM (APT) RPM (APT) RPM (APT) RPM (APT) RPM (APT) RPM (APT) RPM (APT) RPM (APT) RPM (APT) RPM (APT) RPM (APT) RPM (APT) RPM (APT) Package Management
Release Model Rolling Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Release Model
Office Suite Calligra, GOffice, KOffice, LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice KOffice, LibreOffice GOffice, KOffice, OO.o GOffice, KOffice, OO.o GOffice, KOffice, OO.o KOffice, OO.o KOffice, OO.o OO.o KOffice, OO.o KOffice, OO.o KOffice Office Suite
Processor Architecture arm64, armv7, i586, x86_64 i586, x86_64 i586, x86_64 i586, x86_64 i586, x86_64 i586 i586 i586 i586 i586 i586 i586 i586 Processor Architecture
Init Software systemd, SysV systemd systemd SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV Init Software
Journaled File Systems Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, ext4, XFS ext3, ext4, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS   Journaled File Systems
Multilingual Yes en, es, kk, pt, ru, tt, uk en, es, kk, pt, ru, tt, uk en, es, pt, ru, uk Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Multilingual
Asian Language Support -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Asian Language Support
Full Package List sisyphus 8.1 7.0.0 6.0.0 5.0.0 4.1.1 4.0 3.0 2.4 2.3 2.2 2.0 1.1 Full Package List
Package Sisyphus 8.1 7.0.0 6.0.0 5.0.0 4.1.1 4.0 3.0 2.4 2.3 2.2 2.0 1.1 Package
abiword (3.0.2) 3.0.2 -- -- -- -- 2.6.4 2.4.6 2.2.7 -- -- 1.0.3 1.0.2 0.9.2 abiword (3.0.2)
alsa-lib (1.1.5) 1.1.5 1.1.0 1.0.27 1.0.24.1 1.0.21a 1.0.15 1.0.14a 1.0.9 1.0.5 0.9.8 0.9.0rc7 0.9.0rc1 0.5.10 alsa-lib (1.1.5)
ati-driver (16.40) 15.301.1025 13.101 13.101 8.872 8.650 8.47.1 8.39.4 8.18.6 3.7.6 3.7.0 2.5.1 -- -- ati-driver (16.40)
bash (4.4.12) 4.2 3.2 3.2 3.2 3.2 3.2 3.1 2.05b 2.05b 2.05b 2.05b 2.05 2.05 bash (4.4.12)
bind (9.11.2) 9.11.2 9.9.8 9.9.2 -- 9.3.6 9.3.5 9.3.4 9.2.4 9.2.4rc5 9.2.3 9.2.2.rc1 8.3.1 8.2.4 bind (9.11.2)
chromium (63.0.3239.84) 62.0.3202.89 54.0.2840.59 -- 12.0.742.21 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- chromium (63.0.3239.84)
cups (2.2.6) 2.2.6 2.1.0 1.6.2 1.4.7 1.4.1 1.3.9 1.2.12 1.1.20 1.1.20 1.1.18 1.1.18 1.1.14 1.1.10 cups (2.2.6)
dhcp (4.3.6) 4.3.6 -- 4.2.5 -- 3.0.7 3.0.6 3.0.5 3.0.2 3.0.1 3.0.1 3.0.1 3.0.1rc8 2.0pl5 dhcp (4.3.6)
e2fsprogs (1.43.7) 1.43.7 1.42.13 1.42.7 1.41.14 1.41.9 1.40.5 1.39 1.37 1.35 1.34 1.32 1.27 1.19 e2fsprogs (1.43.7)
firefox (57.0.2) 57.0.1 45.5.0 21.0 5.0.1 3.5.3 3.0.4 2.0.0.6 1.0.7 -- -- -- -- -- firefox (57.0.2)
freetype (2.8.1) 2.8 2.6.3 2.4.11 2.4.4 2.3.11 2.3.6 2.3.4 2.1.9 1.3.1 2.1.4 2.1.2 2.0.9 2.0.4 freetype (2.8.1)
gcc (7.2.0) 6.3.1 4.7.2 4.7.2 4.5.1 4.4.1 4.1.2 4.1.1 3.4.4 3.3.3 3.2.3 3.2.1 -- 2.96 gcc (7.2.0)
gimp (2.8.22) 2.8.22 2.8.16 2.8.4 2.6.11 2.6.7 2.4.7 2.2.17 2.2.7 -- 1.2.5 1.2.3 1.2.3 1.2.2 gimp (2.8.22)
glibc (2.26) 2.25 2.23 2.17 2.11.3 2.10.1 2.5.1 2.5 2.3.5 2.3.3 2.2.6 2.2.6 2.2.5 2.2.4 glibc (2.26)
gnome-shell (3.26.2) 3.26.2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnome-shell (3.26.2)
gnucash (2.6.18-1) 2.6.18 -- -- -- 2.2.9 2.2.4 2.2.0 1.8.11 -- -- 1.7.7 -- -- gnucash (2.6.18-1)
gnumeric (1.12.37) 1.12.37 -- -- -- -- 1.9.2 1.7.11 1.4.3 -- 1.2.0 1.0.10 1.0.6 0.70 gnumeric (1.12.37)
grub (2.02) 2.02 2.00 2.00 1.99 -- -- -- 0.95 0.94 0.93 0.92 0.92 0.90 grub (2.02)
gtk+ (3.22.26) 3.22.26 2.24.31 2.24.18 2.24.5 2.16.6 2.12.12 2.10.6 2.6.7 2.4.9 2.2.4 2.2.1 1.2.10 1.2.10 gtk+ (3.22.26)
httpd (2.4.29) 2.4.29 -- 2.2.24 2.2.19 2.2.14 2.2.8 2.2.4 2.0.55 -- -- -- -- -- httpd (2.4.29)
inkscape (0.92.2) 0.92.2 0.91 0.48.4 0.48.1 0.47 0.46 0.45.1 0.41 -- -- -- -- -- inkscape (0.92.2)
k3b (17.12.0) 17.08.3 2.10.0 -- 2.0.2 -- 1.0.4 1.0.3 0.12.4a -- 0.10.2 0.7.4 -- -- k3b (17.12.0)
kmod (24) 23 21 12 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- kmod (24)
libgnome (2.32.1) 2.32.1 -- 2.32.1 2.32.1 2.28.0 2.22.0 2.16.0 2.10.1 2.6.1.1 2.4.0 2.2.0.1 -- -- libgnome (2.32.1)
libreoffice (5.4.3) 5.4.3 5.2.0 4.0.0 3.4.2 3.1.1 3.0.0 2.2.1 1.1.5 1.1.2 1.1.0 1.0.2 1.0 638 libreoffice (5.4.3)
linux (4.14.6) 4.9.68 4.4.34 3.8.13 3.0.3 2.6.30 2.6.25 2.6.18 2.6.12 2.4.26 2.4.22 2.4.20 2.4.18 2.4.9 linux (4.14.6)
Package Sisyphus 8.1 7.0.0 6.0.0 5.0.0 4.1.1 4.0 3.0 2.4 2.3 2.2 2.0 1.1 Package
lxde-common (0.99.2) 0.99.2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- lxde-common (0.99.2)
mariadb (10.2.11) 10.1.29 10.1.19 5.5.30 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mariadb (10.2.11)
mate-desktop (1.18.0) 1.19.1 1.12.1 1.6.0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mate-desktop (1.18.0)
mesa (17.3.0) 17.2.6 12.0.3 9.1.3 7.10.3 7.6 7.0.4 7.0.4 6.8.2 5.0.2 5.0.1 4.0.3 4.0.2 3.5 mesa (17.3.0)
mysql (5.7.20) 5.5.57 -- 5.5.30 5.1.56 5.0.83 5.0.51 5.0.46 4.0.24 4.0.20 -- 3.23.55 -- -- mysql (5.7.20)
nautilus (3.26.2) 3.26.2 -- -- -- 2.26.4 2.22.5.1 2.16.0 2.10.1 2.6.3 -- 2.2.1 1.0.6 1.0.4 nautilus (3.26.2)
NVIDIA (387.22) 384.98 367.57 319.32 280.13 185.18.36 177.80 100.14.11 1.0-7676 1.0-6111 1.0-5328 1.0-4191 1.0-2880 -- NVIDIA (387.22)
openbox (3.6.1) 3.6.1 -- -- -- -- -- -- 3.1 -- -- -- -- -- openbox (3.6.1)
openjdk (8u151) 1.8.0.144 8u71 7u9 -- -- 1.6.0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- openjdk (8u151)
openssh (7.6p1) 7.2p2 7.2p2 5.9p1 5.6p1 5.3p1 5.0p1 4.6p1 3.6.1p2 3.6.1p2 3.6.1p2 3.4p1 3.1p1 2.9p2 openssh (7.6p1)
openssl (1.1.0g) 1.0.2n 1.0.2j 1.0.1e 1.0.0d 0.9.8k 0.9.8d 0.9.8d 0.9.7g 0.9.7d 0.9.6l 0.9.6h 0.9.6d 0.9.6b openssl (1.1.0g)
perl (5.26.1) 5.24.3 5.22.1 5.16.3 5.12.3 5.8.9 5.8.8 5.8.8 5.8.7 5.8.4 5.8.2 5.8.0 5.6.1 5.6.1 perl (5.26.1)
php (7.2.0) 7.1.12 -- 5.3.25 5.3.6 5.2.11 5.2.5 5.2.2 5.0.5 4.3.9 -- 4.3.0 -- -- php (7.2.0)
plasma-desktop (5.11.4) 5.11.3 5.8.3 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- plasma-desktop (5.11.4)
postfix (3.2.4) 2.11.7 2.11.7 2.9.5 2.5.14 2.5.9 2.4.9 2.3.12 2.2.4 2.0.20 2.0.16 1.1.12 1.1.11 20010714 postfix (3.2.4)
postgresql (10.1) 10.1 -- 9.1.9 9.0.4 -- 8.2.6 8.2.4 8.0.4 7.4.3 -- 7.3.1 -- -- postgresql (10.1)
Python (3.6.3) 3.5.1 2.7.11 2.7.4 2.6.6 2.5.4 2.5.2 2.4.4 2.4.1 2.3.3 2.2.3 2.2.2 2.2.1 2.1.1 Python (3.6.3)
qt (5.10.0) 5.9.3 5.6.2 4.8.4 4.7.3 3.3.8b 3.3.8b 3.3.8 3.3.4 3.3.3 3.1.2 3.1.1 3.0.4 2.3.1 qt (5.10.0)
samba (4.7.3) 4.6.11 4.5.1 4.0.5 3.5.10 3.0.37 3.0.30 3.0.25 3.0.14a 3.0.5 3.0.0 2.2.7 2.2.5 2.2.1a samba (4.7.3)
systemd (236) 235 230 201 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- systemd (236)
thunderbird (52.5.0) 52.5.0 45.5.0 17.0.6 5.0 -- 2.0.0.17 2.0.0.6 1.0.6 -- -- -- -- -- thunderbird (52.5.0)
vim (8.0) 8.0 7.3 7.3 7.3 7.2 7.2 7.1 6.3 6.3 6.2 6.1 6.1 6.0 vim (8.0)
vlc (2.2.8) 3.0.0 2.2.4 2.0.6 1.1.10 -- 0.8.7 0.8.6c -- -- -- -- -- -- vlc (2.2.8)
xfdesktop (4.12.4) 4.12.4 -- 4.10.2 4.8.2 -- 4.4.2 4.4.0 4.2.2 -- -- -- -- -- xfdesktop (4.12.4)
xorg-server (1.19.5) 1.19.5 1.18.4 1.14.1 1.10.3 1.6.5 1.4.2 1.3.0.0 (6.8.2) -- -- -- -- -- xorg-server (1.19.5)

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Version: 8.1
Rating: 8
Date: 2017-12-08
Votes: 0


Im using version 8.2 Alt Simple Linux iso from the official repo!

Thats one of the best distros ive ever used!

Wonderfully fast, stable, lots of packages to install, easy to use!

I feel like this is what fedora should have been! hehe

Perfect for desktop user like me! Love ya

What could be better to get 10/10...hum actually would love to see nvidia installer ! i need proprietary drivers to run and im having problems to set up optimus.


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Version: 8.1
Rating: 9
Date: 2017-11-25
Votes: 7


using plasma desktop on 32 bit laptop; Very good distro
+ quite fast on old laptop ( 1G RAM )
+ most packages needed are in repo
+ lots of different DE available and choice for rolling or stable.
+ excellent hardware recognition, my canon pixma scanner/printer worked out of the box
+ more or less compatible with mageia if some extra packages are needed
+ still maintaining 32 bit
+ alt control center is a very helpfull tool to manage e.g. services

- slow boot
- unusual installer
- slow package installer
- installer and live Kdesktop iso boot in russian, you have to change the language with F2 and add the boot parameter en_GB to start in English




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Version: Sisyphus
Rating: 9
Date: 2017-11-04
Votes: 1


Hi,
good OS, can be better if the team include "pyrit" package :)


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