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Devuan GNU+Linux

Last Update: 2018-06-18 13:57 UTC


Devuan GNU+Linux is a Linux distribution forked from Debian in 2015. The project's primary goal is to provide a variant of Debian without the complexities and dependencies of systemd, an init system and services manager originally developed by Red Hat and later adopted by most other Linux distributions. Devuan's initial beta release was made available in April 2016, together with an upgrade path from Debian 7.0 "Wheezy" and a possibility to switch to Devuan from Debian 8.0 "Jessie". The distribution adopted Xfce as its default desktop.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 33 (288), 6 months: 33 (299), 3 months: 30 (304), 4 weeks: 20 (401), 1 week: 22 (384)

Average visitor rating: 9.04/10 from 249 review(s).



Devuan Summary
Distribution Devuan GNU+Linux
Home Page https://devuan.org/
Mailing Lists https://devuan.org/os/community
User Forums https://dev1galaxy.org/
Alternative User Forums
Documentation https://devuan.org/os/documentation/
Screenshots DistroWatch Gallery
Screencasts
Download Mirrors https://files.devuan.org/
Bug Tracker https://bugs.devuan.org/
Related Websites Friends of DevuanWikipedia
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases, download links and checksums:
 • 2018-06-09: Distribution Release: Devuan GNU+Linux 2.0.0
 • 2018-05-10: Development Release: Devuan GNU+Linux 2.0.0 RC
 • 2018-02-14: Development Release: Devuan GNU+Linux 2.0.0 Beta
 • 2017-05-25: Distribution Release: Devuan GNU+Linux 1.0.0
 • 2017-05-05: Development Release: Devuan GNU+Linux 1.0.0 RC2
 • 2017-04-21: Development Release: Devuan GNU+Linux 1.0.0 RC
 • 2016-11-30: Development Release: Devuan GNU+Linux 1.0.0 Beta 2
 • More Devuan releases...

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  • Notes: In case where multiple versions of a package are shipped with a distribution, only the default version appears in the table. For indication about the GNOME version, please check the "nautilus" and "gnome-shell" packages. The Apache web server is listed as "httpd" and the Linux kernel is listed as "linux". The KDE desktop is represented by the "plasma-desktop" package and the Xfce desktop by the "xfdesktop" package.
  • 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 unstable
ceres
testing
2.0.0
ascii
1.0.0
jessie
Release Date 2018-06-11 2018-06-11 2018-06-09 2017-05-25
End Of Life        
Price (US$) Free Free Free Free
Image Size (MB)     200-4500  
Free Download DEB DEB ISO ISO
Installation Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical
Default Desktop Cinnamon, LXQt, KDE Plasma, MATE, Xfce Xfce Xfce Xfce
Package Management DEB DEB DEB DEB
Release Model Rolling Semi-Rolling Fixed Fixed
Office Suite GOffice, LibreOffice GOffice, LibreOffice LibreOffice GOffice, LibreOffice
Processor Architecture armhf, i386, x86_64 armhf, i386, x86_64 armhf, i386, x86_64 armhf, i386, x86_64
Init Software SysV SysV SysV SysV
Journaled File Systems Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, ext4 Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS
Multilingual Yes Yes Yes Yes
Asian Language Support Yes Yes Yes Yes
Full Package List unstable testing 2.0.0 1.0.0
Package unstable
ceres
testing
2.0.0
ascii
1.0.0
jessie
abiword (3.0.2) 3.0.2 3.0.2 -- 3.0.0
alsa-lib (1.1.6) 1.1.6 1.1.3 1.1.3 1.0.28
ati-driver (16.40) -- -- -- --
bash (4.4.18) 4.4.18 4.4 4.4 4.3
bind (9.13.1) 9.11.3 9.10.3-P4 9.10.3-P4 9.9.5
chromium (67.0.3396.87) 67.0.3396.62 62.0.3202.89 62.0.3202.89 57.0.2987.98
cups (2.2.8) 2.2.8 2.2.1 2.2.1 1.7.5
dhcp (4.4.1) 4.3.5 4.3.5 4.3.5 4.3.1
e2fsprogs (1.44.2) 1.44.2 1.43.4 1.43.4 1.42.12
firefox (60.0.2) 60.0.2 52.6.0 52.6.0 45.9.0
freetype (2.9.1) 2.8.1 2.6.3 2.6.3 2.5.2
gcc (8.1.0) 8.1.0 6.3.0 6.3.0 4.9.2
gimp (2.10.2) 2.10.2 2.8.18 2.8.18 2.8.14
glibc (2.27) 2.27 2.24 2.24 2.19
gnome-shell (3.28.2) 3.28.2 3.22.3 3.22.3 --
gnucash (3.1-1) 2.6.19 2.6.15 2.6.15 2.6.4
gnumeric (1.12.41) 1.12.39 1.12.32 -- 1.12.18
grub (2.02) 2.02 2.02beta3 2.02beta3 2.02beta2
gtk+ (3.22.30) 3.22.30 3.22.11 3.22.11 2.24.25
httpd (2.4.33) 2.4.33 2.4.25 2.4.25 2.4.10
inkscape (0.92.3) 0.92.3 0.92.1 0.92.1 0.48.5
k3b (18.04.2) 2.0.3a 2.0.3a 2.0.3a 2.0.2
kmod (25) 25 23 23 18
krita (4.0.4) 4.0.3 3.1.1 -- --
libreoffice (6.0.4) 6.0.5~rc1 5.2.7 5.2.7 4.3.3
linux (4.17.2) 4.16.12 4.9.82 4.9.82 3.16.43
Package unstable
ceres
testing
2.0.0
ascii
1.0.0
jessie
lxpanel (0.9.3) 0.9.3 0.9.3 0.9.3 0.7.2
mariadb (10.3.7) 10.1.29 10.1.26 10.1.26 --
mate-desktop (1.20.3) 1.20.1 1.16.2 1.16.2 --
mesa (18.1.2) 18.0.5 13.0.6 13.0.6 10.3.2
mysql (8.0.11) 5.7.22 -- -- 5.5.55
nautilus (3.28.1) 3.26.3.1 3.22.3 3.22.3 3.14.1
NVIDIA (396.24) -- -- -- --
openbox (3.6.1) 3.6.1 3.6.1 3.6.1 3.5.2
openjdk (10.0.1) 8u171 8u151 8u151 7u111
openssh (7.7p1) 7.7p1 7.4p1 7.4p1 6.7p1
openssl (1.1.0h) 1.1.0h 1.1.0f 1.1.0f 1.0.1t
perl (5.26.2) 5.26.2 5.24.1 5.24.1 5.20.2
php (7.2.7) 7.2.4 7.0.27 7.0.27 5.6.30
plasma-desktop (5.13.1) 5.12.5 5.8.6 5.8.6 4.11.13
postfix (3.3.1) 3.3.0 3.1.8 3.1.8 2.11.3
postgresql (10.4) -- 9.6.7 9.6.7 9.4.11
Python (3.6.5) 3.7.0~b5 3.5.3 2.7.13 2.7.9
qt (5.11.1) 5.10.1 5.7.1 5.7.1 4.8.6
samba (4.8.2) 4.8.2 4.5.12 4.5.12 4.2.14
systemd (238) 238 232 -- --
thunderbird (52.8.0) 52.8.0 52.6.0 52.6.0 45.8.0
vim (8.1) 8.0 8.0 8.0 7.4
vlc (3.0.3) 3.0.3 2.2.7 2.2.7 2.2.5
xfdesktop (4.12.4) 4.12.4 4.12.3 4.12.3 4.10.2
xorg-server (1.20.0) 1.20.0 1.19.2 1.19.2 1.16.4

Reader Ratings
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Average rating
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Version: 2.0.0
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-06-21
Votes: 3


Devuan is great, really a 10/10, it's easy and smooth going.
Awesome sysV, no sysD, no more 1.5 min. hang ups!
Clean simple minimal net install that includes wifi drivers I need (non-free?)
Easy to install!
KDE plasma 5.12 works really well with the Neptune repository (for up to date KDE)
MX Linux repository adds nicely, no problems (previous review has the right idea)
Easily installed Bumblebee and nvidia without a hiccup
Everything I've done has gone without a hitch, just wonderful.

I have been distro hopping a lot the past 6 months, played with some Arch, Manjaro, Suse, Fedora, Netrunner, MX Linux, PCLinuxOS, Maui, Neon, Calculate ...etc... But I've decided I like Apt and KDE, but aslo I don't like waiting for 1 minute and 30 seconds for systemD to finish shuting down from time to time. I also always keep a mxlinux on a partition for emergencies and tools, with it's sysVinit, awesome tools like mxsnapper, boot repair, etc.. however I can never seem to get a really solid recent version of Plasma on it (digging 5.12, not so much 5.8) and MX ends up quite bloated with KDE plasma on top.

So I'm building my system upon Devuan, and it's going so smooth, really it's top notch, not a hiccup yet, perhaps I'm being premature but If it keeps going this way I'm going to be here a very long time...

Great work on a solid distro.

Is it pronounced Dev-one?



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Version: 2.0.0
Rating: 9
Date: 2018-06-19
Votes: 4


We can install Devuan and add extra packages (acroread, languages, wine, virtualbox, „mx-packages”,...) from MX Repository (info on http://mxrepo.com/)
MX-packageinstaller is useful.



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Version: 2.0.0
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-06-18
Votes: 12


I just put the live version on a 64GB flash drive and was blown away at the speed of how Devuan started and ran.

Everything ran beautifully and everything looked great using the xfce desktop environment.

I am so extremly impressed with how it ran and what all was installed and the ease of installing things *I* want.

I'm pretty sure I'll be installing this as a regular desktop on my dual-boot linux system (currently I run Slackware 14.1 32 bit on one drive...because it still uses alsa and makes my music sound and work correctly compared to the Slackware 14.2 with the useless 'other' thing for sound, the escaped abortion known as 'pulseaudio')...more than likely I'll be installing this over the Slackware 14.2 64 bit I currently use (the 14.1 32 bit is for backup and music).

I'm not putting Slackware down, it's my one and only best distro yet, but Devuan has certainly caught my interest wiht this live version I'm playing around with!


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