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Robolinux

Last Update: 2018-04-17 06:50 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: 77 (150), 6 months: 67 (176), 3 months: 61 (190), 4 weeks: 116 (88), 1 week: 104 (92)

Average visitor rating: 7.76/10 from 33 review(s).


Robolinux Summary
Distribution Robolinux
Home Page http://www.robolinux.org/
Mailing Lists --
User Forums http://sourceforge.net/p/robolinux/discussion/
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Documentation http://www.robolinux.org/install/
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Download Mirrors http://robolinux.org/free/SourceForgeLinuxTracker.org
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases, download links and checksums:
 • 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"
 • 2015-07-22: Distribution Release: Robolinux 8.1
 • 2015-06-19: Distribution Release: Robolinux 7.9.2
 • More Robolinux releases...

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Feature 9.1 8.10 8.8.1 7.9.2
Release Date 2018-02-09 2018-01-03 2017-06-10 2016-06-16
End Of Life        
Price (US$) Free Free Free Free
Image Size (MB) 1400-1600 2000-2250 1916-2200  
Free Download ISO ISO ISO ISO
Installation Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical
Default Desktop Cinnamon, MATE Cinnamon, LXDE, MATE, Xfce Cinnamon, LXDE, MATE, Xfce GNOME, KDE, LXDE, Xfce
Package Management DEB (apt) DEB (apt) DEB (apt) DEB (apt)
Release Model Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed
Office Suite LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice
Processor Architecture i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64
Init Software systemd systemd systemd SysV
Journaled File Systems ext4 ext4    
Multilingual en en en en
Asian Language Support        
Full Package List 9.1 8.10 8.8.1 7.9.2
Package 9.1 8.10 8.8.1 7.9.2
abiword (3.0.2) -- -- -- --
alsa-lib (1.1.6) 1.1.0 1.0.28 1.0.28 1.0.25
ati-driver (16.40) -- -- -- --
bash (4.4.18) 4.3 4.3 4.3 4.2
bind (9.12.1) -- -- -- --
chromium (66.0.3359.117) -- 63.0.3239.84 59.0.3071.86 43.0.2357.125
cups (2.2.7) 2.1.3 1.7.5 1.7.5 1.5.3
dhcp (4.4.1) 4.3.3 4.3.1 4.3.1 4.2.2
e2fsprogs (1.44.1) 1.42.13 1.42.12 1.42.12 1.42.5
firefox (59.0.2) 58.0.1 45.9.0 45.9.0 31.7.0
freetype (2.9) 2.6.1 2.5.2 2.5.2 2.4.9
gcc (7.3.0) 5.3.1 4.9.2 4.9.2 4.7.2
gimp (2.8.22) 2.8.16 2.8.14 2.8.14 2.8.2
glibc (2.27) 2.23 2.19 2.19 2.19
gnome-shell (3.28.0) -- -- -- 3.4.2
gnucash (3.0) -- -- -- --
gnumeric (1.12.39) -- -- -- --
grub (2.02) 2.02beta2 2.02beta2 2.02beta2 1.99
gtk+ (3.22.30) 3.18.9 3.14.5 3.14.5 3.4.2
httpd (2.4.33) -- 2.4.10 2.4.10 --
inkscape (0.92.3) -- 0.48.5 0.48.5 0.48.3.1
k3b (18.04.0) -- 2.0.2 2.0.2 2.0.2
kmod (25) 22 18 18 9
krita (4.0.1) -- -- -- --
libreoffice (6.0.3) 5.1.6rc2 4.3.3 4.3.3 3.5.4
linux (4.16.3) 4.13 3.16.51 3.16.43 3.2.68
Package 9.1 8.10 8.8.1 7.9.2
lxpanel (0.9.3) -- 0.7.2 0.7.2 0.5.10
mariadb (10.2.14) -- -- -- --
mate-desktop (1.20.1) 1.12.1 1.8.1 1.8.1 --
mesa (18.0.1) 17.2.4 10.3.2 10.3.2 8.0.5
mysql (8.0.11) -- -- -- --
nautilus (3.28.1) 3.18.4 3.14.1 3.14.1 3.4.2
NVIDIA (390.48) -- -- -- --
openbox (3.6.1) -- 3.5.2 3.5.2 3.5.0
openjdk (9.0.4) 8u151 7u151 7u131 7u79
openssh (7.7p1) 7.2p2 6.7p1 6.7p1 6.0p1
openssl (1.1.0h) 1.0.2g 1.0.1t 1.0.1t 1.0.1e
perl (5.26.2) 5.22.1 5.20.2 5.20.2 5.14.2
php (7.2.4) -- -- -- --
plasma-desktop (5.12.4) -- -- -- 4.8.4
postfix (3.3.0) -- -- -- --
postgresql (10.3) -- -- -- --
Python (3.6.5) 2.7.11 2.7.9 2.7.9 2.7.3
qt (5.10.1) 5.5.1 4.8.6 4.8.6 4.8.2
samba (4.8.0) 4.3.11 4.2.14 4.2.14 3.6.6
systemd (238) 229 215 215 --
thunderbird (52.7.0) 52.6.0 52.5.0 -- --
vim (8.0) 7.4 7.4 7.4 7.3
vlc (3.0.2) 2.2.2 2.2.1 2.2.1 2.0.6
xfdesktop (4.12.4) -- 4.10.1 4.10.1 4.8.3
xorg-server (1.19.6) 1.18.4 1.16.4 1.16.4 1.12.4

Reader Ratings
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Average rating
7.8
from 33 review(s)



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Version: 9.1
Rating: 9
Date: 2018-04-15
Votes: 0


I'm the same reviewer - Gary T. - who reviewed version 8.8.1 lower down in this listing. Since I wrote that the Robo crew have released a new version - 9.1 - and I now feel that I ought to review that too.

Basically I'm pleased as punch! My only whines with the previous major version were that it was impossible to get rid of superfluous drivers in the drivers folder and Robolinux lacked an easily accessible search box. They have now addressed both issues in this new version so it is obvious that the Robolinux people do read these user reviews and ACT on suggestions made for improvements! Hats off to them for that. I appreciate it.

I've been happy to reward them for a great new version with $25. If I was more financially affluent than I am I would happily give more.

The old version is gone and has been replaced with this one. The re-jiggered system menu is reminiscent of Windows 7 or 10 and is easier to navigate. One little touch that I particularly appreciate is the default parking of the recycle bin on the extreme right hand edge of the main panel. This way it's out of your way when you don't need it - I like a clear desktop with not many icons on it - maybe 5 or 6 at most - but easy to access when you do. I don't seriously believe that perfection exists in this world - everything is in a constant state of flux and appears to be evolving towards some distant state of perfection (some metaphysicians would argue that the incessant change is, itself, the perfection) but this is now close to being a perfect OS for me so 9/10 .


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Version: 9.1
Rating: 5
Date: 2018-02-25
Votes: 1


I tend to think that the Robolinux team write check that its software can't cash.

I appreciate that it's developed an app to migrate the "C" drive from Windows to a virtual environment but it was fairly obvious that they don't understand the restrictive Windows node-based licencing.

"This genuine copy" - we're told by the narrator despite the product being tagged as non-genuine.

I'm not here to judge the rights and wrongs of that - but that's how Microsoft does business and why I chose to avoid doing business with it in the first place.

Speedwise... well, hey, it's just another Linux so it's not going to blow your hair off any more than a comparable 'buntu or Debian mix.

It's a shame as I had hoped it would have done something new - and I would pay for that.


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Version: 9.1
Rating: 7
Date: 2018-02-19
Votes: 0


Installed smooth with Live CD but couldn’t find anyway in install KDE in the 9.1 version. Searched all day looking for a way to get KDE desktop installed from Live CD. Nothing found.

Web site of no help and question posted to Linuxquestions.org got one reply trying to help but pointed back to Robolinux web site and an old 7.x install document.

Would like to use KDE but no instructions how to either do this during the installation process or there after.

Still interested in getting Windows 7 installed but again no specific instructions how to do this. How sad, this is a nice running Linux Destro but don’t care for the Mate GUI.



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