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Void

Last Update: 2018-04-21 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: 104 (102), 6 months: 108 (108), 3 months: 110 (103), 4 weeks: 108 (104), 1 week: 107 (88)

Average visitor rating: 9.26/10 from 80 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
Documentation https://wiki.voidlinux.eu/Main_Page
Screenshots --
Screencasts
Download Mirrors http://www.voidlinux.eu/download/LinuxTracker.org
Bug Tracker --
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Feature current 20150221
Release Date 2018-04-21 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 (1.1.6) 1.1.5 1.0.28
ati-driver (16.40) -- --
bash (4.4.18) 4.4 4.3
bind (9.12.1) 9.10.6 --
chromium (66.0.3359.117) 65.0.3325.181 --
cups (2.2.7) 2.2.7 --
dhcp (4.4.1) 4.4.1 --
e2fsprogs (1.44.1) 1.44.1 1.42.12
firefox (59.0.2) 59.0.2 35.0.1
freetype (2.9) 2.9 2.5.5
gcc (7.3.0) 7.3.0 --
gimp (2.8.22) 2.8.22 --
glibc (2.27) 2.26 2.21
gnome-shell (3.28.0) 3.28.0 --
gnucash (3.0) 2.6.19 --
gnumeric (1.12.39) 1.12.39 --
grub (2.02) 2.02 2.00
gtk+ (3.22.30) -- 2.24.26
httpd (2.4.33) 2.4.29 --
inkscape (0.92.3) 0.92.3 --
k3b (18.04.0) 17.12.3 --
kmod (25) 25 19
krita (4.0.1) 4.0.0  
libreoffice (6.0.3) 6.0.3.2 --
linux (4.16.3) 4.15 3.18.7
Package current 20150221
lxpanel (0.9.3) 0.9.3 --
mariadb (10.2.14) 10.1.30 --
mate-desktop (1.20.1) 1.18.0 1.8.1
mesa (18.0.1) -- 10.4.4
mysql (8.0.11) 5.6.38 --
nautilus (3.28.1) 3.28.1 --
NVIDIA (390.48) -- --
openbox (3.6.1) 3.6.1 --
openjdk (9.0.4) 8u182b00 --
openssh (7.7p1) 7.7p1 6.7p1
openssl (1.1.0h) -- --
perl (5.26.2) 5.26.1 5.20.2
php (7.2.4) 7.2.4 --
plasma-desktop (5.12.4) 5.12.0  
postfix (3.3.0) 3.3.0 --
postgresql (10.3) 9.6.8 --
Python (3.6.5) 2.7.14 2.7.9
qt (5.10.1) 5.10.1 --
samba (4.8.0) 3.6.25 --
systemd (238) -- --
thunderbird (52.7.0) 52.7.0 --
vim (8.0) 8.0 --
vlc (3.0.1) 2.2.8 --
xfdesktop (4.12.4) 4.12.4 4.10.3
xorg-server (1.19.6) 1.19.6 1.17.1

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Average rating
9.3
from 80 review(s)



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Version: current
Rating: 9
Date: 2018-04-20
Votes: 1


Void is a great distro if you like Arch but are tired of systemd. In my experience it's also more stable than Arch or Manjaro. If you aren't comfortable being dropped into a terminal after install I'd recommend using one of the images that comes with a desktop environment pre-installed.


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Version: current
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-03-19
Votes: 15


This is a great distro if you liked how Arch used to be. Good for tinkering. Excellent alternative to systemd. Wide range of packages and a great package manager to go along with it. With a nice little wm, it can be the perfect lightweight distro.


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Version: current
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-02-22
Votes: 27


What I want in a Linux distro:
1. Stability
2. LXQt
3. Not-systemd init system
It just so happens Void is the best distro for me. Although the initial setup is a little bit time consuming it gives the user greater control over what software they want installed.

Void is a great Linux distro for those who just want everything to werk
(thanks /tech/)


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