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DistroWatch.com: Polar Bear Linux

Polar Bear Linux

Last Update: 2019-04-11 06:22 UTC


Polar Bear Linux is a source-based GNU/Linux distribution derived from Linux From Scratch. All software packages are provided in the form of source code, which are compiled during installation. This has many advantages, as well as a major drawback in the time it takes to install the system (approximately 9 hours for a base system). Polar Bear Linux uses a simple package manager called Tarball Package Manager (TBPKG).

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Polar Bear Summary
Distribution Polar Bear Linux
Home Page http://pblinux.pblx.ru/
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Download Mirrors http://pblinux.pblx.ru/cdrom/ •
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Table Notes and Explanations

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  • Select view: Major packages only (52) All tracked packages (226)
  • To compare the software in this project to the software available in other distributions, please see our Compare Packages page.
  • 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 0
Release Date 2003-06-04
End Of Life  
Price (US$) Free
Image Size (MB) 0-0
Free Download --
Installation Text mode
Default Desktop  
Package Management TBPKG
Release Model Fixed
Office Suite --
Processor Architecture ix86
Init Software other
Journaled File Systems  
Multilingual  
Asian Language Support --
Full Package List 0
Package 0
abiword (3.0.2) --
alsa-lib (1.1.9) --
ati-driver (18.30) --
bash (5.0) 2.05b
bind (9.15.4) --
chromium (77.0.3865.120) --
cups (2.3.0) --
dhcp (4.4.1) --
e2fsprogs (1.45.4) 1.32
firefox (69.0.3) --
freetype (2.10.1) --
gcc (9.2.0) 3.2.2
gimp (2.10.12) --
glibc (2.30) 2.2.6
gnome-shell (3.34.1) --
gnucash (3.7) --
gnumeric (1.12.45) --
grub (2.04) 0.93
gtk (3.24.12) 2.2.1
httpd (2.4.41) --
inkscape (0.92.4) --
k3b (19.08.2) --
kmod (26)  
krita (4.2.7.1)  
libreoffice (6.3.2) --
linux (5.3.6) 2.4.20
Package 0
lxpanel (0.10.0) --
mariadb (10.4.8)  
mate-desktop (1.22.2)  
mesa (19.2.1) --
mysql (8.0.18) --
nautilus (3.34.1) --
NVIDIA (435.21) --
openbox (3.6.1) --
openjdk (13) --
openssh (8.1p1) 3.6.1p2
openssl (1.1.1d) 0.9.7b
perl (5.30.0) 5.8.0
php (7.3.10) --
plasma-desktop (5.17.0)  
postfix (3.4.7) --
postgresql (12.0) --
Python (3.8.0) --
qt (5.13.1) --
samba (4.11.0) --
systemd (243)  
thunderbird (68.1.2) --
vim (8.1) 6.1
vlc (3.0.8) --
xfdesktop (4.14.1) --
xorg-server (1.20.5) --


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