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SharkLinux RSS Feed DistroWatch.com: SharkLinux


Last Update: 2019-04-11 06:22 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: 199 (40), 6 months: 237 (30), 3 months: 239 (30), 4 weeks: 226 (32), 1 week: 207 (34)

Average visitor rating: 9.61/10 from 36 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/
Related Websites --
Reviews 2017: DistroWatchSMLR
Where To Buy

Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases announcements with download links and checksums:
 • 2017-11-11: Distribution Release: SharkLinux 4.13.0-17
 • 2017-07-06: Distribution Release: SharkLinux 2017.07
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  • 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 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 (1.2.1) 1.1.0
ati-driver (18.30) --
bash (5.0) 4.3
bind (9.15.5) --
chromium (78.0.3904.108) 67.0.3396.99
cups (2.3.0) 2.1.3
dhcp (4.4.1) 4.3.3
e2fsprogs (1.45.4) 1.42.13
firefox (70.0.1) 61.0
freetype (2.10.1) 2.6.1
gcc (9.2.0) 5.3.1
gimp (2.10.14) 2.8.20
glibc (2.30) 2.23
gnome-shell (3.34.1) --
gnucash (3.7) 1
gnumeric (1.12.46) --
grub (2.04) 2.02
gtk (3.24.12) 3.18.9
httpd (2.4.41) --
inkscape (0.92.4) --
k3b (19.08.3) --
kmod (26) 22
krita (  
libreoffice (6.3.3) 6.0.5
linux (5.3.11) 4.15.0
Package 4.15.0
lxpanel (0.10.0) --
mariadb (10.4.10) --
mate-desktop (1.22.2) 1.16.2
mesa (19.2.4) 18.0.5
mysql (8.0.18) --
nautilus (3.34.1) 3.18.4
NVIDIA (440.31) --
openbox (3.6.1) --
openjdk (13) 8u131
openssh (8.1p1) 7.2p2
openssl (1.1.1d) 1.0.2g
perl (5.30.1) 5.22.1
php (7.3.11) --
plasma-desktop (5.17.3) --
postfix (3.4.7) --
postgresql (12.1) --
Python (3.8.0) 2.7.12
qt (5.13.2) 5.5.1
samba (4.11.2) 4.3.11
systemd (243) 229
thunderbird (68.2.2) 57.0
vim (8.1) 7.4
vlc (3.0.8) 2.2.2
xfdesktop (4.14.1) --
xorg-server (1.20.5) 1.18.4

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Version: 4.15.0
Rating: 10
Date: 2019-11-19
Votes: 0

Very good. First time I've seen whisker menu in mate. Update after first boot was a bit more time

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Version: 4.15.0
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-11-26
Votes: 1

Both stable and surprisingly easy to use. I did have some trouble getting the sound working but that was easily fixed once I found the system settings panel. Pleased so far and would be excited to see a future release that adopts 18.04 as the base. Bravo

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Version: 4.15.0
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-08-16
Votes: 0

Definitely a hidden gem for running containers. I wasn't able to find a way to get the live system to work on the ISO so was forced to install it. My main delight was finding out LXDock was used as one of the tools offered. Although I found it surprising VirtualBox wasn't offered as a default the install was easy and it worked without any issue! Will continue to use this one for sure.

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