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Robolinux

Last Update: 2019-05-21 00:38 UTC


Robolinux is a user-friendly and intuitive operating system based on the latest long term support release of Ubuntu. One of the project's more interesting features is the availability of a pre-configured virtual machine support pack with Windows XP or Windows 7 - a VirtualBox setup which allows the user to install and run the Windows operating system seamlessly alongside Robolinux. This is an optional add-on that must be downloaded from the project's online store.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 65 (165), 6 months: 88 (140), 3 months: 77 (158), 4 weeks: 115 (82), 1 week: 106 (83)

Average visitor rating: 7.68/10 from 41 review(s).


Robolinux Summary
Distribution Robolinux
Home Page http://www.robolinux.org/
Mailing Lists --
User Forums http://sourceforge.net/p/robolinux/discussion/
Alternative User Forums
Documentation http://www.robolinux.org/install/
Screenshots DistroWatch Gallery
Screencasts
Download Mirrors http://robolinux.org/free/SourceForge
Bug Tracker --
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Reviews 9.3: Dedoimedo
7.x: DistroWatch
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases, download links and checksums:
 • 2019-05-19: Distribution Release: Robolinux 10.5
 • 2018-09-27: Distribution Release: Robolinux 10.1
 • 2018-05-03: Distribution Release: Robolinux 9.2
 • 2018-02-10: Distribution Release: Robolinux 9.1
 • 2018-01-03: Distribution Release: Robolinux 8.10
 • 2017-06-10: Distribution Release: Robolinux 8.8.1
 • 2016-09-23: Distribution Release: Robolinux 8.6
 • 2016-06-17: Distribution Release: Robolinux 8.5
 • 2016-03-18: Distribution Release: Robolinux 8.4
 • 2015-12-05: Distribution Release: Robolinux 8.3
 • 2015-10-16: Distribution Release: Robolinux 8.2
 • 2015-09-05: Distribution Release: Robolinux 8.1 "Xfce"
 • More Robolinux releases...

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  • 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 10.5 9.6 8.11 8.8.1 7.9.2
Release Date 2019-05-19 2019-01-26 2018-10-11 2017-06-10 2016-06-16
End Of Life          
Price (US$) Free Free Free Free Free
Image Size (MB) 1800-3150 1500-1600 2000-2250 1916-2200  
Free Download ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO
Installation Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical
Default Desktop Cinnamon, GNOME, LXDE, MATE, Xfce Cinnamon, MATE Cinnamon, LXDE, MATE, Xfce Cinnamon, LXDE, MATE, Xfce GNOME, KDE, LXDE, Xfce
Package Management DEB (apt) DEB (apt) DEB (apt) DEB (apt) DEB (apt)
Release Model Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed
Office Suite LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice
Processor Architecture x86_64 x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64
Init Software systemd systemd systemd systemd SysV
Journaled File Systems ext4 ext4 ext4    
Multilingual en en en en en
Asian Language Support          
Full Package List 10.5 9.6 8.11 8.8.1 7.9.2
Package 10.5 9.6 8.11 8.8.1 7.9.2
abiword (3.0.2) -- -- -- -- --
alsa-lib (1.1.9) 1.1.3 1.1.0 1.0.28 1.0.28 1.0.25
ati-driver (18.30) -- -- -- -- --
bash (5.0) 4.4 4.3 4.3 4.3 4.2
bind (9.15.2) -- -- -- -- --
chromium (75.0.3770.142) -- -- 57.0.2987.98 59.0.3071.86 43.0.2357.125
cups (2.2.11) 2.2.7 2.1.3 1.7.5 1.7.5 1.5.3
dhcp (4.4.1) 4.3.5 4.3.3 4.3.1 4.3.1 4.2.2
e2fsprogs (1.45.3) 1.44.1 1.42.13 1.42.12 1.42.12 1.42.5
firefox (68.0.1) 66.0.5 64.0 52.9.0 45.9.0 31.7.0
freetype (2.10.1) 2.8.1 2.6.1 2.5.2 2.5.2 2.4.9
gcc (9.1.0) 7.4.0 5.3.1 4.9.2 4.9.2 4.7.2
gimp (2.10.12) 2.8.22 2.8.16 2.8.14 2.8.14 2.8.2
glibc (2.29) 2.27 2.23 2.19 2.19 2.19
gnome-shell (3.32.2) 3.28.3 -- -- -- 3.4.2
gnucash (3.6) -- -- -- -- --
gnumeric (1.12.45) -- -- -- -- --
grub (2.04) 2.02 2.02beta2 2.02beta2 2.02beta2 1.99
gtk (3.24.10) 3.22.30 3.18.9 3.14.5 3.14.5 3.4.2
httpd (2.4.39) -- -- 2.4.10 2.4.10 --
inkscape (0.92.4) -- -- 0.48.5 0.48.5 0.48.3.1
k3b (19.04.3) -- -- 2.0.2 2.0.2 2.0.2
kmod (26) 24 22 18 18 9
krita (4.2.3) -- -- -- -- --
libreoffice (6.2.5) 6.0.7 5.1.6rc2 4.3.3 4.3.3 3.5.4
linux (5.2.1) 4.15 4.13 3.16.51 3.16.43 3.2.68
Package 10.5 9.6 8.11 8.8.1 7.9.2
lxpanel (0.10.0) 0.9.3 -- 0.7.2 0.7.2 0.5.10
mariadb (10.4.6) -- -- -- -- --
mate-desktop (1.22.1) 1.20.1 1.12.1 1.8.1 1.8.1 --
mesa (19.1.2) 18.2.8 18.0.5 10.3.2 10.3.2 8.0.5
mysql (8.0.16) -- -- -- -- --
nautilus (3.32.1) 3.26.4 3.18.4 3.14.1 3.14.1 3.4.2
NVIDIA (430.34) -- -- -- -- --
openbox (3.6.1) 3.6.1 -- 3.5.2 3.5.2 3.5.0
openjdk (12.0.1) 11.0.3 8u191 7u181 7u131 7u79
openssh (8.0p1) 7.6p1 7.2p2 6.7p1 6.7p1 6.0p1
openssl (1.1.1c) 1.1.0g 1.0.2g 1.0.1t 1.0.1t 1.0.1e
perl (5.30.0) 5.26.1 5.22.1 5.20.2 5.20.2 5.14.2
php (7.3.7) -- -- -- -- --
plasma-desktop (5.16.3) -- -- -- -- 4.8.4
postfix (3.4.6) -- -- -- -- --
postgresql (11.4) -- -- -- -- --
Python (3.7.4) 2.7.15 2.7.12 2.7.9 2.7.9 2.7.3
qt (5.13.0) 5.9.5 5.5.1 4.8.6 4.8.6 4.8.2
samba (4.10.6) 4.7.6 4.3.11 4.2.14 4.2.14 3.6.6
systemd (242) 237 229 215 215 --
thunderbird (60.8.0) 60.6.1 60.4.0 52.9.1 -- --
vim (8.1) 8.0 7.4 7.4 7.4 7.3
vlc (3.0.7.1) 3.0.4 2.2.2 2.2.8 2.2.1 2.0.6
xfdesktop (4.12.5) 4.12.3 -- 4.10.1 4.10.1 4.8.3
xorg-server (1.20.5) 1.19.6 1.18.4 1.16.4 1.16.4 1.12.4

Reader Ratings
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Average rating
7.7
from 41 review(s)



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Version: 10.5
Rating: 10
Date: 2019-05-31
Votes: 1


I tried the xfce version and I must say it's a top distro. I specially like the clear looks, color, fonts and theme. Robolinux is very fast and stable. I have nothing to complain. I really like it.


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Version: 10.5
Rating: 10
Date: 2019-05-26
Votes: 2


Totally awesome. I have been a Windows user for years. Never a Mac/Apple.

I have been wanting to jump to Linux for several years but I have not seen a distro that met my needs until 10.4. I wanted an OS that was light and powerful enough to do the VirtualBox demands that I had.

Well, after a week I had the Windows versions that I needed in my Support job loaded and operational. I say all this to give RoboLinux two thumbs up.

I could never have achieved this as a Linux noob using Wine in such a short time.

I can also say that Support has been great as well. Version 10.5 was pushed out and I just got my system upgraded. I had on glitch but Support got that fixed in no time.

I will be a long time user for sure!



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Version: 10.4
Rating: 8
Date: 2019-04-11
Votes: 1


As a Distro, Robolinux is unremarkable. The real benefit is in the Stealth VM Software that allows a user of take a snap shot of their Windows system and easily import it directly into linux. I imagine that for Windows refugees this is a real godsend. But you don't even have to use Robolinux to use the Stealth VM Software as there are dedicated versions for Ubuntu, Mint & OpenSUSE and one of these Distros may be a better choice in the long term.


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