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Bluestar Linux

Last Update: 2019-10-17 18:14 UTC


Bluestar Linux is a GNU/Linux distribution that is based on Arch Linux. The Bluestar distribution features up to date packages, a full range of desktop and multimedia software in the default installation and a live desktop DVD.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 47 (221), 6 months: 43 (252), 3 months: 53 (227), 4 weeks: 54 (253), 1 week: 73 (165)

Average visitor rating: 7.74/10 from 27 review(s).


Bluestar Summary
Distribution Bluestar Linux
Home Page https://sourceforge.net/projects/bluestarlinux/
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Bug Tracker https://sourceforge.net/p/bluestarlinux/tickets/
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Reviews 4.18.x: Verummeum
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Feature 5.3.6 4.19.11 4.14.3 4.8.4
Release Date 2019-10-17 2018-12-23 2017-12-05 2016-10-27
End Of Life        
Price (US$) Free Free Free Free
Image Size (MB) 2900-3000 2400-2600 2400-2600  
Free Download ISO ISO ISO ISO
Installation Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical
Default Desktop KDE Plasma KDE Plasma KDE Plasma KDE Plasma
Package Management Pacman Pacman Pacman Pacman
Release Model Rolling Rolling Rolling Rolling
Office Suite OO.o OO.o LibreOffice LibreOffice
Processor Architecture x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 i686, x86_64
Init Software systemd systemd systemd systemd
Journaled File Systems ext3, ext4 ext3, ext4 ext3, ext4 ext3, ext4
Multilingual Yes Yes Yes Yes
Asian Language Support        
Full Package List 5.3.6 4.19.11 4.14.3 4.8.4
Package 5.3.6 4.19.11 4.14.3 4.8.4
abiword (3.0.2) -- -- -- --
alsa-lib (1.1.9) 1.1.9 1.1.7 1.1.5 1.1.2
ati-driver (18.30) -- -- -- --
bash (5.0) 5.0 4.4 4.4 4.3
bind (9.15.5) -- -- -- --
chromium (78.0.3904.97) -- -- -- 54.0.2840.71
cups (2.3.0) 2.3.0 2.2.10 2.2.6 2.2.1
dhcp (4.4.1) 4.4.1 4.4.1 4.3.6 4.3.5
e2fsprogs (1.45.4) 1.45.4 1.44.5 1.43.7 1.43.3
firefox (70.0.1) 69.0.3 64.0 57.0.1 49.0.2
freetype (2.10.1) 2.10.1 2.9.1 2.8.1 2.7
gcc (9.2.0) 9.2.0 8.2.1 -- --
gimp (2.10.14) 2.10.12 2.10.8 2.8.22 2.8.18
glibc (2.30) 2.30 2.28 2.26 2.24
gnome-shell (3.34.1) -- -- -- --
gnucash (3.7) -- -- -- --
gnumeric (1.12.46) -- -- -- --
grub (2.04) 2.04 2.02 2.02 2.02beta3
gtk (3.24.12) 3.24.11 3.24.2 3.22.26 3.22.1
httpd (2.4.41) -- -- -- --
inkscape (0.92.4) -- -- -- --
k3b (19.08.3) 19.08.2 18.12.0 17.08.3 --
kmod (26) 26 25 24 23
krita (4.2.7.1) -- -- -- --
libreoffice (6.3.3) -- -- 5.4.3 5.2.1
linux (5.3.11) 5.3.6 4.19.11 4.14.3 4.8.4
Package 5.3.6 4.19.11 4.14.3 4.8.4
lxpanel (0.10.0) -- -- -- --
mariadb (10.4.10) 10.4.8 10.1.37 10.1.29 10.1.18
mate-desktop (1.22.2) -- -- -- --
mesa (19.2.4) 19.2.1 18.3.1 17.2.6 12.0.3
mysql (8.0.18) -- -- -- --
nautilus (3.34.1) -- -- -- --
NVIDIA (440.31) -- -- -- --
openbox (3.6.1) -- -- -- --
openjdk (13) 10.0.2 10.0.2 8u144 8u112
openssh (8.1p1) 8.1p1 7.9p1 7.6p1 7.3p1
openssl (1.1.1d) 1.1.1d 1.1.1a 1.1.0g 1.0.2j
perl (5.30.1) 5.30.0 5.28.1 5.26.1 5.24.0
php (7.3.11) -- -- -- --
plasma-desktop (5.17.3) 5.17.0 5.14.4 5.11.4 5.8.2
postfix (3.4.7) -- -- -- --
postgresql (12.0) 11.5 -- -- --
Python (3.8.0) 3.7.4 3.7.1 3.6.3 3.5.2
qt (5.13.2) 5.13.1 5.12.0 5.9.3 5.7.0
samba (4.11.2) 4.10.8 4.9.4 4.7.1 4.5.0
systemd (243) 243.51 239 235 231
thunderbird (68.2.2) 68.1.1 60.3.3 52.5.0 45.4.0
vim (8.1) 8.1 8.1 8.0 8.0
vlc (3.0.8) 3.0.8 3.0.4 2.2.7 2.2.4
xfdesktop (4.14.1) -- -- -- --
xorg-server (1.20.5) 1.20.5 1.20.3 1.19.5 1.18.4

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Version: 5.3.1
Rating: 1
Date: 2019-09-28
Votes: 0


can not install on Dell 630. System does not like it!


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Version: 5.2.1
Rating: 10
Date: 2019-08-04
Votes: 19


I run Bluestar Linux Exclusively and have been running it for quit some time without a hitch Id recommend this distribution to anyone looking for stability and reliability


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Version: 5.2.1
Rating: 8
Date: 2019-07-30
Votes: 5


I like KDE Plasma. I like the AUR. I like a rolling release. So I tried Bluestar. It wasn’t bad. It has a Mac-like layout. That’s not my thing...but it’s KDE so it’s easy to re-configure. Other than that, my only criticism is it seemed slightly more geared to advanced users or developers...which I am not. I ended up switching to Netrunner Rolling which I think is a bit more suited for noobs and armchair enthusiasts without feeling too bloated. All in all, I would not dissuade anyone from trying Bluestar.


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