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DistroWatch.com: Void

Void

Last Update: 2017-12-13 22:50 UTC


Void is an independently-developed, general-purpose operating system based on the monolithic Linux kernel. It features a hybrid binary/source package management system which allows users to quickly install, update and remove software, or to build software directly from sources with the help of the XBPS source packages collection. Other features of the distribution include support for Raspberry Pi single-board computers (both armv6 and armv7), rolling-release development model with daily updates, integration of OpenBSD's LibreSSL software, and native init system called "runit".

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 103 (99), 6 months: 103 (97), 3 months: 107 (109), 4 weeks: 110 (113), 1 week: 66 (148)

Average visitor rating: 9.47/10 from 66 review(s).


Void Summary
Distribution Void
Home Page http://www.voidlinux.eu/
Mailing Lists https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/voidlinux
User Forums https://forum.voidlinux.eu/
Alternative User Forums LinuxQuestions.org
Documentation https://wiki.voidlinux.eu/Main_Page
Screenshots --
Screencasts
Download Mirrors http://www.voidlinux.eu/download/LinuxTracker.org
Bug Tracker --
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Reviews 2017: Linux.comDistroWatchLinuxFR (French)
2015: Alv.me (Russian) • DistroWatch
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Feature current 20150221
Release Date 2017-12-13 2015-02-21
End Of Life    
Price (US$) Free Free
Image Size (MB)   71-637
Free Download XBPS ISO
Installation Text mode Text mode
Default Desktop Cinnamon, Enlightenment, MATE, Xfce Cinnamon, Enlightenment, MATE, Xfce
Package Management XBPS XBPS
Release Model Rolling Rolling
Office Suite -- --
Processor Architecture armv6, armv7, i686, x86_64 armv6, armv7, i686, x86_64
Init Software runit runit
Journaled File Systems btrfs, ext3, ext4, xfs btrfs, ext3, ext4, xfs
Multilingual    
Asian Language Support    
Full Package List current 20150221
Package current 20150221
abiword (3.0.2) 3.0.2 --
alsa-lib (1.1.5) 1.1.5 1.0.28
ati-driver (16.40) -- --
bash (4.4.12) 4.4 4.3
bind (9.11.2) 9.10.6 --
chromium (63.0.3239.84) 61.0.3163.100 --
cups (2.2.6) 2.2.6 --
dhcp (4.3.6) 4.3.6 --
e2fsprogs (1.43.7) 1.43.7 1.42.12
firefox (57.0.2) 57.0.2 35.0.1
freetype (2.8.1) 2.8.1 2.5.5
gcc (7.2.0) 7.2.0 --
gimp (2.8.22) 2.8.22 --
glibc (2.26) 2.26 2.21
gnome-shell (3.26.2) 3.26.2 --
gnucash (2.6.18-1) 2.6.17 --
gnumeric (1.12.37) 1.12.36 --
grub (2.02) 2.02 2.00
gtk+ (3.22.26) -- 2.24.26
httpd (2.4.29) 2.4.29 --
inkscape (0.92.2) 0.92.2 --
k3b (17.12.0) 17.08.2 --
kmod (24) 24 19
libgnome (2.32.1) -- --
libreoffice (5.4.3) 5.4.3.2 --
linux (4.14.6) 4.14 3.18.7
Package current 20150221
lxde-common (0.99.2) -- --
mariadb (10.2.11) 10.1.28 --
mate-desktop (1.18.0) 1.18.0 1.8.1
mesa (17.3.0) -- 10.4.4
mysql (5.7.20) 5.6.38 --
nautilus (3.26.2) 3.26.2 --
NVIDIA (387.22) -- --
openbox (3.6.1) 3.6.1 --
openjdk (8u151) 8u172b00 --
openssh (7.6p1) 7.6p1 6.7p1
openssl (1.1.0g) -- --
perl (5.26.1) 5.26.1 5.20.2
php (7.2.0) 7.2.0 --
plasma-desktop (5.11.4) 5.11.3  
postfix (3.2.4) 3.2.4 --
postgresql (10.1) 9.6.6 --
Python (3.6.3) 2.7.14 2.7.9
qt (5.10.0) 5.8.0 --
samba (4.7.3) 3.6.25 --
systemd (236) -- --
thunderbird (52.5.0) 52.5.0 --
vim (8.0) 8.0 --
vlc (2.2.8) 2.2.8 --
xfdesktop (4.12.4) 4.12.4 4.10.3
xorg-server (1.19.5) 1.19.5 1.17.1

Reader Ratings
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Average rating
9.5
from 66 review(s)



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Version: current
Rating: 10
Date: 2017-12-12
Votes: 2


package manager as good as pacman almost as stable as debian much easier to setup than arch or gentoo has never broken on me as is a very nice distro overall recommended to any mid to advanced linux user


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Version: current
Rating: 10
Date: 2017-12-10
Votes: 2


decent distro with hybrid package managment ....xpbs need more development but it totally rocks


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Version: current
Rating: 3
Date: 2017-12-08
Votes: 0


I really dislike xpbs, seems like a gimmick more than a real package manager. Hybrid package management? If I wanted to install packages from source I would choose Gentoo.

Other than that, pretty decent. Not the latest packages but still okay.


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