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DistroWatch.com: Alpine Linux

Alpine Linux

Last Update: 2017-03-02 23:43 UTC


Alpine Linux is a community developed operating system designed for x86 routers, firewalls, VPNs, VoIP boxes and servers. It was designed with security in mind; it has proactive security features like PaX and SSP that prevent security holes in the software to be exploited. The C library used is musl and the base tools are all in BusyBox. Those are normally found in embedded systems and are smaller than the tools found in GNU/Linux systems.

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Alpine Summary
Distribution Alpine Linux
Home Page http://www.alpinelinux.org/
Mailing Lists http://lists.alpinelinux.org/
User Forums --
Alternative User Forums LinuxQuestions.org
Documentation http://wiki.alpinelinux.org/
Screenshots --
Screencasts
Download Mirrors http://alpinelinux.org/downloadsLinuxTracker.org
Bug Tracker http://bugs.alpinelinux.org/
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases, download links and checksums:
 • 2016-12-22: Distribution Release: Alpine Linux 3.5.0
 • 2016-05-31: Distribution Release: Alpine Linux 3.4.0
 • 2015-12-19: Distribution Release: Alpine Linux 3.3.0
 • 2015-05-26: Distribution Release: Alpine Linux 3.2.0
 • 2014-12-10: Distribution Release: Alpine Linux 3.1.0
 • 2014-06-04: Distribution Release: Alpine Linux 3.0.0
 • 2013-11-09: Distribution Release: Alpine Linux 2.7.0
 • 2013-05-17: Distribution Release: Alpine Linux 2.6.0
 • 2012-11-07: Distribution Release: Alpine Linux 2.5.0
 • 2011-11-01: Distribution Release: Alpine Linux 2.3.0
 • 2011-05-04: Distribution Release: Alpine Linux 2.2.0
 • 2011-03-09: Distribution Release: Alpine Linux 2.1.5
 • More Alpine releases...

  Headlines:
 •2016-10-12 Alpine to use LibreSSL
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Feature 3.5.2 2.7.8 1.10.6
Release Date 2017-03-02 2015-07-14 2014-05-21
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Free Download ISO ISO ISO
Installation Text mode Text mode Text mode
Default Desktop -- -- --
Package Management APK APK APK
Office Suite -- -- --
Processor Architecture armhf, i386, x86_64 armhf, i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64
Journaled File Systems ext3 ext3 ext3
Multilingual -- -- --
Asian Language Support -- -- --
Full Package List 3.5.2 2.7.8 1.10.6
Package 3.5.2 2.7.8 1.10.6
abiword (3.0.2) -- -- --
alsa-lib (1.1.3) -- 1.0.29 1.0.27.2
ati-driver (16.40) -- -- --
bash (4.4) 4.3 -- --
bind (9.11.1) -- 9.10.2 9.9.4-P2
chromium (58.0.3029.81) -- -- --
cups (2.2.3) -- -- --
dhcp (4.3.5) 4.3.4 4.3.2 4.2.5-P1
e2fsprogs (1.43.4) 1.43.3 1.42.13 1.42.8
firefox (53.0) -- -- --
freetype (2.7.1) -- -- 2.5.0.1
gcc (6.3.0) -- -- --
gimp (2.8.20) -- -- --
glibc (2.25) -- -- --
gnome-shell (3.24.1) -- -- --
gnucash (2.6.16) -- -- --
gnumeric (1.12.34) -- -- --
grub (2.00) -- -- --
gtk+ (3.22.12) -- -- --
httpd (2.4.25) -- -- --
inkscape (0.92.1) -- -- --
k3b (17.04.0) -- -- --
kmod (24) 23 -- --
libgnome (2.32.1) -- -- --
libreoffice (5.3.2) -- -- --
linux (4.10.12) 4.4.52 3.18.18 3.10.40
Package 3.5.2 2.7.8 1.10.6
lxde-common (0.99.2) -- -- --
mariadb (10.1.22) -- -- --
mate-desktop (1.18.0) -- -- --
mesa (17.0.4) -- -- --
mysql (5.7.18) -- -- --
nautilus (3.24.0) -- -- --
NVIDIA (378.13) -- -- --
openbox (3.6.1) -- -- --
openjdk (8u131) -- -- --
openssh (7.5p1) 7.4p1 6.8p1 6.4p1
openssl (1.1.0e) -- 1.0.2d 1.0.1g
perl (5.24.1) -- 5.20.2 5.18.1
php (7.1.4) -- -- --
plasma-desktop (5.9.5) -- -- --
postfix (3.2.0) -- 3.0.1 2.10.2
postgresql (9.6.2) -- 9.4.4 9.3.3
Python (3.6.1) -- 2.7.9 2.7.6
qt (5.8.0) -- -- --
samba (4.6.3) -- 4.2.1 4.1.3
systemd (233) -- -- --
thunderbird (52.0.1) -- -- --
vim (8.0) 8.0 7.4 7.4
vlc (2.2.4) -- -- --
xfdesktop (4.12.3) -- -- --
xorg-server (1.19.3) -- -- --

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