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Bluestar Linux

Last Update: 2019-01-09 08:45 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: 40 (249), 6 months: 50 (230), 3 months: 53 (218), 4 weeks: 97 (124), 1 week: 90 (105)

Average visitor rating: 8.05/10 from 20 review(s).


Bluestar Summary
Distribution Bluestar Linux
Home Page https://sourceforge.net/projects/bluestarlinux/
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Feature 4.20 4.19.11 4.14.3 4.8.4
Release Date 2019-01-09 2018-12-23 2017-12-05 2016-10-27
End Of Life        
Price (US$) Free Free Free Free
Image Size (MB) 2400-2600 2400-2600 2400-2600  
Free Download ISO ISO ISO ISO
Installation Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical
Default Desktop KDE Plasma KDE Plasma KDE Plasma KDE Plasma
Package Management Pacman Pacman Pacman Pacman
Release Model Rolling Rolling Rolling Rolling
Office Suite OO.o OO.o LibreOffice LibreOffice
Processor Architecture x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 i686, x86_64
Init Software systemd systemd systemd systemd
Journaled File Systems ext3, ext4 ext3, ext4 ext3, ext4 ext3, ext4
Multilingual Yes Yes Yes Yes
Asian Language Support        
Full Package List 4.20 4.19.11 4.14.3 4.8.4
Package 4.20 4.19.11 4.14.3 4.8.4
abiword (3.0.2) -- -- -- --
alsa-lib (1.1.8) 1.1.7 1.1.7 1.1.5 1.1.2
ati-driver (18.30) -- -- -- --
bash (5.0) 4.4 4.4 4.4 4.3
bind (9.13.7) -- -- -- --
chromium (72.0.3626.119) -- -- -- 54.0.2840.71
cups (2.2.10) 2.2.10 2.2.10 2.2.6 2.2.1
dhcp (4.4.1) 4.4.1 4.4.1 4.3.6 4.3.5
e2fsprogs (1.44.5) 1.44.5 1.44.5 1.43.7 1.43.3
firefox (65.0.1) 64.0 64.0 57.0.1 49.0.2
freetype (2.9.1) 2.9.1 2.9.1 2.8.1 2.7
gcc (8.3.0) 8.2.1 8.2.1 -- --
gimp (2.10.8) 2.10.8 2.10.8 2.8.22 2.8.18
glibc (2.29) 2.28 2.28 2.26 2.24
gnome-shell (3.30.2) -- -- -- --
gnucash (3.4) -- -- -- --
gnumeric (1.12.44) -- -- -- --
grub (2.02) 2.02 2.02 2.02 2.02beta3
gtk+ (3.24.5) 3.24.2 3.24.2 3.22.26 3.22.1
httpd (2.4.38) -- -- -- --
inkscape (0.92.4) -- -- -- --
k3b (18.12.2) 18.12.0 18.12.0 17.08.3 --
kmod (26) 25 25 24 23
krita (4.1.7) -- -- -- --
libreoffice (6.2.0) -- -- 5.4.3 5.2.1
linux (4.20.12) 4.20 4.19.11 4.14.3 4.8.4
Package 4.20 4.19.11 4.14.3 4.8.4
lxpanel (0.9.3) -- -- -- --
mariadb (10.3.13) 10.1.37 10.1.37 10.1.29 10.1.18
mate-desktop (1.20.4) -- -- -- --
mesa (18.3.4) 18.3.1 18.3.1 17.2.6 12.0.3
mysql (8.0.15) -- -- -- --
nautilus (3.30.5) -- -- -- --
NVIDIA (415.27) -- -- -- --
openbox (3.6.1) -- -- -- --
openjdk (11.0.1) 10.0.2 10.0.2 8u144 8u112
openssh (7.9p1) 7.9p1 7.9p1 7.6p1 7.3p1
openssl (1.1.1a) 1.1.1a 1.1.1a 1.1.0g 1.0.2j
perl (5.28.1) 5.28.1 5.28.1 5.26.1 5.24.0
php (7.3.2) -- -- -- --
plasma-desktop (5.15.1) 5.14.4 5.14.4 5.11.4 5.8.2
postfix (3.3.2) -- -- -- --
postgresql (11.2) -- -- -- --
Python (3.7.2) 3.7.2 3.7.1 3.6.3 3.5.2
qt (5.12.1) 5.12.0 5.12.0 5.9.3 5.7.0
samba (4.9.4) 4.9.4 4.9.4 4.7.1 4.5.0
systemd (241) 239 239 235 231
thunderbird (60.5.1) 60.4.0 60.3.3 52.5.0 45.4.0
vim (8.1) 8.1 8.1 8.0 8.0
vlc (3.0.6) 3.0.4 3.0.4 2.2.7 2.2.4
xfdesktop (4.12.4) -- -- -- --
xorg-server (1.20.3) 1.20.3 1.20.3 1.19.5 1.18.4

Reader Ratings
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Average rating
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Version: 4.20
Rating: 9
Date: 2019-02-22
Votes: 0


BlueStar is a great KDE build based on Arch Linux. It looks great and works out of the box. I had difficulty choosing between BlueStar and Netrunner Rolling (based on Manjaro). BlueStar is a bit more stylized and bleeding edge. Netrunner Rolling looks great but has a more traditional style. I recommend trying both.


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Version: 4.20
Rating: 9
Date: 2019-01-18
Votes: 10


BlueStar 4.20 is not bad, Once you learn what is meant for their levels of install. Basic is what I ended up with, and desktop, prodesk are very large, 14 gigs and 22 gigs, that is larger than my Window 10. I removed 1.5 gigs out of basic and got it down to 8.5 gigs. Vbox was a pain until I removed it. Now all seems to be running very well. VLC media player's toolbar editor is working unlike Manjaro which is broken from a upgrade. I rate it as an A after getting it setup for a normal user.


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Version: 4.19.11
Rating: 5
Date: 2019-01-06
Votes: 0


Hi,

Have played with the live package of (4.19.11), on a flash drive, I was sufficiently impressed that I wanted to install it onto my spare netbook, (ASUS Seashell 901, 4Gb RAM - currently running Mint 18.2).

I use the ASUS frequently as it comfortably fits into my brief case, however with Mint it tends to be a little slow at times and I felt Bluestar might put less demands on the CPU.

Unfortunately it will not let me install, it lets me go through the process of selecting all the appropriate options for installation but when I select "Install" there is a brief pause and then I get a message something like "Unable to install Bluestar", it does not give me a reason, I have not been able to find any installation log, it simply drops me back to the live disk desktop.

I know the ASUS is not the most modern machine, but from what I have read I had been given the impression Bluestar would sit comfortably on it.

Am I doing something wrong, or is this a previously undetected bug?




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