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Last Update: 2018-07-03 14:28 UTC

SharkLinux is an Ubuntu-based distribution featuring the MATE desktop. The distribution automatically upgrades packages on the system to apply security patches. The distribution also enables sudo access by default without requiring a password for user convenience. SharkLinux features the Ubuntu Hardware Enablement (HWE) kernel by default.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 110 (92), 6 months: 137 (64), 3 months: 142 (62), 4 weeks: 81 (121), 1 week: 143 (39)

Average visitor rating: 9.58/10 from 33 review(s).

SharkLinux Summary
Distribution SharkLinux
Home Page http://sharklinuxos.org/
Mailing Lists --
User Forums --
Alternative User Forums
Documentation http://sharklinuxos.org/documents
Screenshots --
Download Mirrors http://sharklinuxos.org/?page_id=7502
Bug Tracker http://support.sharklinuxos.org/
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 • 2017-11-11: Distribution Release: SharkLinux 4.13.0-17
 • 2017-07-06: Distribution Release: SharkLinux 2017.07
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Feature 4.15.0
Release Date 2018-07-02
End Of Life  
Price (US$) Free
Image Size (MB) 1500-1600
Free Download ISO
Installation GUI
Default Desktop MATE
Package Management DEB (APT)
Release Model Fixed
Office Suite LibreOffice
Processor Architecture x86_64
Init Software systemd
Journaled File Systems ext4
Multilingual --
Asian Language Support --
Full Package List 4.15.0
Package 4.15.0
abiword (3.0.2) --
alsa-lib (1.1.6) 1.1.0
ati-driver (16.40) --
bash (4.4.18) 4.3
bind (9.13.2) --
chromium (67.0.3396.99) 67.0.3396.99
cups (2.2.8) 2.1.3
dhcp (4.4.1) 4.3.3
e2fsprogs (1.44.3) 1.42.13
firefox (61.0.1) 61.0
freetype (2.9.1) 2.6.1
gcc (8.1.0) 5.3.1
gimp (2.10.4) 2.8.20
glibc (2.27) 2.23
gnome-shell (3.28.3) --
gnucash (3.2) 1
gnumeric (1.12.41) --
grub (2.02) 2.02
gtk+ (3.22.30) 3.18.9
httpd (2.4.34) --
inkscape (0.92.3) --
k3b (18.04.3) --
kmod (25) 22
krita (4.1.1)  
libreoffice (6.0.5) 6.0.5
linux (4.17.8) 4.15.0
Package 4.15.0
lxpanel (0.9.3) --
mariadb (10.3.8) --
mate-desktop (1.20.3) 1.16.2
mesa (18.1.4) 18.0.5
mysql (8.0.11) --
nautilus (3.28.1) 3.18.4
NVIDIA (396.24) --
openbox (3.6.1) --
openjdk (10.0.1) 8u131
openssh (7.7p1) 7.2p2
openssl (1.1.0h) 1.0.2g
perl (5.28.0) 5.22.1
php (7.2.8) --
plasma-desktop (5.13.3) --
postfix (3.3.1) --
postgresql (10.4) --
Python (3.7.0) 2.7.12
qt (5.11.1) 5.5.1
samba (4.8.3) 4.3.11
systemd (239) 229
thunderbird (52.9.1) 57.0
vim (8.1) 7.4
vlc (3.0.3) 2.2.2
xfdesktop (4.12.4) --
xorg-server (1.20.0) 1.18.4

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Version: 4.15.0
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-07-14
Votes: 0

I used this Linux in a cloud instance to test my remote desktop software. It was interesting enough I did an install on a portable hard disk to play around with.

I didn't find much to complain about but was not able to find directions on a lot of the tools. For example I installed web virt cloud but had to ask how to access it with a support ticket.

The best part of this Linux is that it automates most things to allow setup without user prompts where user errors could become a problem. Overall was impressed and had no major complaints

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Version: 4.13.0
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-02-22
Votes: 5

Loaded this distro just to see what it was like

So far Stable as a rock

The desktop is well organized and very pleasing. Software is current.

It is polished and very focused distro.

I am leaving it as my main driver for now as I have had trouble running VB on mint 18.3 and Makulu, no issues with Shark so far.

Really worth looking at.

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Version: 4.13.0
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-02-16
Votes: 1

Many improvements since the first time I used Shark Linux. I grabbed a copy to add to a multiboot project and noticed the boot menu had been changed. Curious about what else had been changed I booted into the system... or tried. It seems the live ISO has been changed and now you must install to use. Despite the initial disappointment I installed into a VM to have a look. Completely different from what I remember. Here's what I noted

The bad: Sadly deepin is no longer an option, or it was moved and I was unable to locate it. As mentioned the live ISO has been replaced by a standard install disk. Although it finished faster there is still a setup window after the install

The good: Seemed to run very smooth, I had zero hangtime or errors. The desktop is much more organized and esthetically pleasing. Software has been kept current. I wasnt even aware Libreoffice had a 6.0 until I noticed the version. Support tickets can be sent right from the desktop app. The offerings of kvm etc has grown a good deal, obviously this is the "bread and butter" area.

Overall it seems like a much more polished and focused distro than it was last summer. The main gripes were over options that have been removed but had this been my first go at it... cant miss what you never had. Good to see a smaller project that continues to grow while not trying to move in too many directions at once.

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