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Robolinux

Last Update: 2018-11-16 03:18 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: 58 (189), 6 months: 61 (173), 3 months: 50 (221), 4 weeks: 50 (250), 1 week: 56 (213)

Average visitor rating: 7.49/10 from 37 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:
 • 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"
 • 2015-08-13: Distribution Release: Robolinux 8.1 "MATE"
 • More Robolinux releases...

Table Notes and Explanations

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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 10.2 9.4 8.11 8.8.1 7.9.2
Release Date 2018-11-02 2018-10-17 2018-10-11 2017-06-10 2016-06-16
End Of Life          
Price (US$) Free Free Free Free Free
Image Size (MB) 1400-2800 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 10.2 9.4 8.11 8.8.1 7.9.2
Package 10.2 9.4 8.11 8.8.1 7.9.2
abiword (3.0.2) -- -- -- -- --
alsa-lib (1.1.7) 1.1.3 1.1.0 1.0.28 1.0.28 1.0.25
ati-driver (18.30) -- -- -- -- --
bash (4.4.18) 4.4.18 4.3 4.3 4.3 4.2
bind (9.13.3) -- -- -- -- --
chromium (70.0.3538.102) -- -- 57.0.2987.98 59.0.3071.86 43.0.2357.125
cups (2.2.9) 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 (1.44.4) 1.44.1 1.42.13 1.42.12 1.42.12 1.42.5
firefox (63.0.3) 63.0 62.0.3 52.9.0 45.9.0 31.7.0
freetype (2.9.1) 2.8.1 2.6.1 2.5.2 2.5.2 2.4.9
gcc (8.2.0) 7.3.0 5.3.1 4.9.2 4.9.2 4.7.2
gimp (2.10.8) 2.8.22 2.8.16 2.8.14 2.8.14 2.8.2
glibc (2.28) 2.27 2.23 2.19 2.19 2.19
gnome-shell (3.30.2) 3.28.3 -- -- -- 3.4.2
gnucash (3.3) -- -- -- -- --
gnumeric (1.12.43) -- -- -- -- --
grub (2.02) 2.02 2.02beta2 2.02beta2 2.02beta2 1.99
gtk+ (3.24.1) 3.22.30 3.18.9 3.14.5 3.14.5 3.4.2
httpd (2.4.37) -- -- 2.4.10 2.4.10 --
inkscape (0.92.3) -- -- 0.48.5 0.48.5 0.48.3.1
k3b (18.08.3) -- -- 2.0.2 2.0.2 2.0.2
kmod (25) 24 22 18 18 9
krita (4.1.5) -- -- -- -- --
libreoffice (6.1.3) 6.0.6 5.1.6rc2 4.3.3 4.3.3 3.5.4
linux (4.19.2) 4.15 4.13 3.16.51 3.16.43 3.2.68
Package 10.2 9.4 8.11 8.8.1 7.9.2
lxpanel (0.9.3) 0.9.3 -- 0.7.2 0.7.2 0.5.10
mariadb (10.3.10) -- -- -- -- --
mate-desktop (1.20.3) 1.20.1 1.12.1 1.8.1 1.8.1 --
mesa (18.2.5) 18.0.5 18.0.5 10.3.2 10.3.2 8.0.5
mysql (8.0.13) -- -- -- -- --
nautilus (3.30.3) -- 3.18.4 3.14.1 3.14.1 3.4.2
NVIDIA (410.78) -- -- -- -- --
openbox (3.6.1) 3.6.1 -- 3.5.2 3.5.2 3.5.0
openjdk (10.0.2) 8u181 8u181 7u181 7u131 7u79
openssh (7.9p1) 7.6p1 7.2p2 6.7p1 6.7p1 6.0p1
openssl (1.1.1) 1.1.0g 1.0.2g 1.0.1t 1.0.1t 1.0.1e
perl (5.28.0) 5.26.1 5.22.1 5.20.2 5.20.2 5.14.2
php (7.2.12) -- -- -- -- --
plasma-desktop (5.14.3) -- -- -- -- 4.8.4
postfix (3.3.1) -- -- -- -- --
postgresql (11.1) -- -- -- -- --
Python (3.7.1) 2.7.15 2.7.12 2.7.9 2.7.9 2.7.3
qt (5.11.2) 5.9.5 5.5.1 4.8.6 4.8.6 4.8.2
samba (4.9.2) 4.7.6 4.3.11 4.2.14 4.2.14 3.6.6
systemd (239) 237 229 215 215 --
thunderbird (60.3.1) 60.2.1 60.2.1 52.9.1 -- --
vim (8.1) 8.0 7.4 7.4 7.4 7.3
vlc (3.0.4) 3.0.3 2.2.2 2.2.8 2.2.1 2.0.6
xfdesktop (4.12.4) 4.12.3 -- 4.10.1 4.10.1 4.8.3
xorg-server (1.20.3) 1.19.6 1.19.6 1.16.4 1.16.4 1.12.4

Reader Ratings
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Version: 10.1
Rating: 3
Date: 2018-10-05
Votes: 0


Annoying donatware.
Problems with updates, the apt directory from etc is gone.
Many software is outdated.



Was this review helpful? Yes No
Version: 10.1
Rating: 4
Date: 2018-09-27
Votes: 0


Any distro that ships with out of date software is a non-starter. LIbreOffice is now on v6.1. It's not rocket science to keep a distro up to the latest edition of software packages. As a previous reviewer has said, "it's easy for those of us who know", but not everyone is that confident using the terminal to grab the latest packages.

My preferred DE is xfce, so I'm happy with that one.

Sort it out guys. You've failed in the detail. Xubuntu works so should this, it's allegedly based on the same data.




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Version: 9.3
Rating: 5
Date: 2018-08-09
Votes: 3


i tried tweeking firefox about config setting to prevent leaks enhance privacy ect only to find lots of settings already changed that i dont know what they do,but not the recomended privacy ones,i find this strange when startpage (privacy based)is the default homepage and cant be changed to say duckduck, such a shame i really liked it but wont trust something that wont even allow me to set something as basic as homepage and settings.


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