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Redcore Linux

Last Update: 2017-11-08 01:39 UTC


Redcore Linux explores the idea of bringing the power of Gentoo Linux to the masses. It aims to be a very quick way to install a pure Gentoo Linux system without spending hours or days compiling from source code, and reading documentation. To achieve this goal, Redcore provides a repository with pre-built binary packages which receives continuous updates, following a rolling release model.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 102 (108), 6 months: 60 (192), 3 months: 42 (274), 4 weeks: 38 (299), 1 week: 10 (891)

Average visitor rating: 7.25/10 from 32 review(s).


Redcore Summary
Distribution Redcore Linux
Home Page https://redcorelinux.org/
Mailing Lists --
User Forums --
Alternative User Forums LinuxQuestions.org
Documentation https://wiki.redcorelinux.org/doku.php
Screenshots --
Screencasts
Download Mirrors http://mirror.math.princeton.edu/pub/redcorelinux/iso/
Bug Tracker https://bugs.redcorelinux.org/
Related Websites https://gentoo.org/support/documentation/
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases, download links and checksums:
 • 2018-01-14: Development Release: Redcore Linux 1801 Beta
 • 2017-11-07: Distribution Release: Redcore Linux 1710
 • 2017-08-28: Distribution Release: Redcore Linux 1708
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Feature 1710
Release Date 2017-11-07
End Of Life  
Price (US$) Free
Image Size (MB) 2500-2600
Free Download ISO
Installation Graphical
Default Desktop LXQt
Package Management emerge
Release Model Rolling
Office Suite LibreOffice
Processor Architecture x86_64
Init Software OpenRC, SysV
Journaled File Systems ext3, ext4
Multilingual --
Asian Language Support --
Full Package List 1710
Package 1710
abiword (3.0.2) --
alsa-lib (1.1.5) 1.1.2
ati-driver (16.40) --
bash (4.4.12) 4.3
bind (9.11.2-P1) --
chromium (63.0.3239.132) --
cups (2.2.6) 2.1.4
dhcp (4.3.6) 4.3.5
e2fsprogs (1.43.8) 1.43.6
firefox (58.0) --
freetype (2.9) 2.8
gcc (7.2.0) 5.4.0
gimp (2.8.22) 2.8.22
glibc (2.26) 2.25
gnome-shell (3.26.2) --
gnucash (2.6.19) --
gnumeric (1.12.38) --
grub (2.02) 2.02
gtk+ (3.22.26) --
httpd (2.4.29) --
inkscape (0.92.2) 0.91
k3b (17.12.1) 17.08.2
kmod (25) 23
libgnome (2.32.1) --
libreoffice (5.4.4) 5.2.7
linux (4.14.14) 4.9.53
Package 1710
lxde-common (0.99.2) --
mariadb (10.2.12) --
mate-desktop (1.18.0) --
mesa (17.3.3) 17.2.4
mysql (5.7.21) --
nautilus (3.26.2) --
NVIDIA (387.22) --
openbox (3.6.1) 3.6.1
openjdk (8u151) --
openssh (7.6p1) 7.5p1
openssl (1.1.0g) 1.0.2m
perl (5.26.1) 5.24.3
php (7.2.1) --
plasma-desktop (5.11.5) --
postfix (3.2.4) --
postgresql (10.1) --
Python (3.6.4) 3.4.5
qt (5.10.0) 5.7.1
samba (4.7.4) 4.5.10
systemd (236) --
thunderbird (52.5.2) --
vim (8.0) 8.0
vlc (2.2.8) 2.2.6
xfdesktop (4.12.4) --
xorg-server (1.19.6) 1.19.5

Reader Ratings
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Average rating
7.3
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Version: 1710
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-01-04
Votes: 9


318MB of ram usage on fresh boot! LXQt was a very good choice here as it very lightweight and is highly configurable. Tear-free movies and Steam games. For what the repo lacks in binaries, you can always switch to mixedmode(bin/src) or pure source mode using vasile --mixedmode, vasile --srcmode, or go back to pure bin mode with vasile --binmode. The binary mode works smooth as silk. Happily running Redcore for almost 2 months now with zero problems. Check website news for important info regarding updates, etc. I like this distro so much that I removed Win 10 Pro in favor of it. The pre-installed wine makes running windows apps easy, as most of my preferred emulators are windows versions. They literally run better on this than they do on windows. I highly recommend this distro to anyone for any purpose.


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Version: 1710
Rating: 10
Date: 2017-12-14
Votes: 9


The goal of this distro is "to bring the power of Gentoo Linux to the masses."
It does exactly that by overcoming one of the biggest hurdles to using Gentoo - Installation.
That's big part done for you easy way.

The rest is up to the user to learn how to use Gentoo.
Yes choice of lxqt is bad but you don't have to use it. This distro shouldn't be judged by that.
You want to use Gentoo? Redcore does big part for you and don't complain!


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Version: 1710
Rating: 1
Date: 2017-12-10
Votes: 3


Suffers from the same problem as slackware.... Wifi doesnt works for RTL8723BE.

Wich makes impossible to use it since i dont have wired internet here.

Also lxqt is ugly...and unfinished....


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