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Bluestar Linux

Last Update: 2018-07-10 00:19 UTC


Bluestar Linux is a GNU/Linux distribution that is based on Arch Linux. The Bluestar distribution features up to date packages, a full range of desktop and multimedia software in the default installation and a live desktop DVD.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 42 (240), 6 months: 36 (266), 3 months: 35 (281), 4 weeks: 48 (222), 1 week: 32 (279)

Average visitor rating: 7.67/10 from 12 review(s).


Bluestar Summary
Distribution Bluestar Linux
Home Page http://bluestarlinux.sourceforge.net/
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Feature 4.17.4 4.14.3 4.8.4
Release Date 2018-07-09 2017-12-05 2016-10-27
End Of Life      
Price (US$) Free Free Free
Image Size (MB) 2400-2600 2400-2600  
Free Download ISO ISO ISO
Installation Graphical Graphical Graphical
Default Desktop KDE Plasma KDE Plasma KDE Plasma
Package Management Pacman Pacman Pacman
Release Model Rolling Rolling Rolling
Office Suite OO.o LibreOffice LibreOffice
Processor Architecture x86_64 x86_64 i686, x86_64
Init Software systemd systemd systemd
Journaled File Systems ext3, ext4 ext3, ext4 ext3, ext4
Multilingual Yes Yes Yes
Asian Language Support      
Full Package List 4.17.4 4.14.3 4.8.4
Package 4.17.4 4.14.3 4.8.4
abiword (3.0.2) -- -- --
alsa-lib (1.1.6) 1.1.6 1.1.5 1.1.2
ati-driver (16.40) -- -- --
bash (4.4.18) 4.4 4.4 4.3
bind (9.13.2) -- -- --
chromium (67.0.3396.99) -- -- 54.0.2840.71
cups (2.2.8) 2.2.8 2.2.6 2.2.1
dhcp (4.4.1) 4.4.1 4.3.6 4.3.5
e2fsprogs (1.44.3) 1.44.2 1.43.7 1.43.3
firefox (61.0.1) 61.0.1 57.0.1 49.0.2
freetype (2.9.1) 2.9.1 2.8.1 2.7
gcc (8.1.0) 8.1.1 -- --
gimp (2.10.4) 2.10.4 2.8.22 2.8.18
glibc (2.27) 2.27 2.26 2.24
gnome-shell (3.28.3) -- -- --
gnucash (3.2) -- -- --
gnumeric (1.12.41) -- -- --
grub (2.02) 2.02 2.02 2.02beta3
gtk+ (3.22.30) 3.22.30 3.22.26 3.22.1
httpd (2.4.34) -- -- --
inkscape (0.92.3) -- -- --
k3b (18.04.3) 18.04.2 17.08.3 --
kmod (25) 25 24 23
krita (4.1.1) -- -- --
libreoffice (6.0.5) -- 5.4.3 5.2.1
linux (4.17.8) 4.17.4 4.14.3 4.8.4
Package 4.17.4 4.14.3 4.8.4
lxpanel (0.9.3) -- -- --
mariadb (10.3.8) 10.1.34 10.1.29 10.1.18
mate-desktop (1.20.3) -- -- --
mesa (18.1.4) 18.1.3 17.2.6 12.0.3
mysql (8.0.11) -- -- --
nautilus (3.28.1) -- -- --
NVIDIA (396.24) -- -- --
openbox (3.6.1) -- -- --
openjdk (10.0.1) 8u172 8u144 8u112
openssh (7.7p1) 7.7p1 7.6p1 7.3p1
openssl (1.1.0h) 1.1.0h 1.1.0g 1.0.2j
perl (5.28.0) 5.26.2 5.26.1 5.24.0
php (7.2.8) -- -- --
plasma-desktop (5.13.3) 5.13.2 5.11.4 5.8.2
postfix (3.3.1) -- -- --
postgresql (10.4) -- -- --
Python (3.7.0) 3.6.6 3.6.3 3.5.2
qt (5.11.1) 5.11.1 5.9.3 5.7.0
samba (4.8.3) 4.8.3 4.7.1 4.5.0
systemd (239) 239 235 231
thunderbird (52.9.1) 52.8.0 52.5.0 45.4.0
vim (8.1) 8.1 8.0 8.0
vlc (3.0.3) 3.0.3 2.2.7 2.2.4
xfdesktop (4.12.4) -- -- --
xorg-server (1.20.0) 1.20.0 1.19.5 1.18.4

Reader Ratings
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Average rating
7.7
from 12 review(s)



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Version: 4.16.3
Rating: 7
Date: 2018-04-27
Votes: 3


Really nice distro that seems to be very stable. But.... I find the darkness of the default themes rather depressing and changing them means that many things just aren't the same - changes in the way that the desktop functions and things like that. But the most annoying thing is the transparent menus, which, depending on the applications running, are sometimes unreadable. I failed to find a way to make them more readable.

Lastly the menu bar at the top of the screen is so sensitive in the way that it pops in the way every time you want to minimise or close an application is mega annoying. Sadly, in the end I have decided to go back to Deepin.

If these things were better I would be very happy to go with Bluestar but not at the moment.


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Version: 4.16.3
Rating: 9
Date: 2018-04-24
Votes: 0


There are a few applications (i.e. KFloppy) in the installed package that make no sense at all. This is the only "problem" I have with Bluestar and the reason behind the "9". Otherwise it runs smoothly on my (Core i3, 8GB RAM, Radeon HD 5000) Sony Vaio. Proper speed and reliability. (no crash, unexpected restart, or frozen screen) Maybe the KDE Plasma is not for everyone, especially not for the minimalists, but fortunately I am not one of them.


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Version: 4.14.3
Rating: 7
Date: 2018-03-04
Votes: 0


I've found KDE Plasma to be slow and very resource demanding on both my older and newer laptops so I prefer to run xfce or cinnamon desktops, as they seem more responsive.


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