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Devuan GNU+Linux

Last Update: 2018-06-18 13:57 UTC


Devuan GNU+Linux is a Linux distribution forked from Debian in 2015. The project's primary goal is to provide a variant of Debian without the complexities and dependencies of systemd, an init system and services manager originally developed by Red Hat and later adopted by most other Linux distributions. Devuan's initial beta release was made available in April 2016, together with an upgrade path from Debian 7.0 "Wheezy" and a possibility to switch to Devuan from Debian 8.0 "Jessie". The distribution adopted Xfce as its default desktop.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 45 (236), 6 months: 59 (200), 3 months: 57 (202), 4 weeks: 63 (203), 1 week: 61 (164)

Average visitor rating: 9.06/10 from 293 review(s).


Devuan Summary
Distribution Devuan GNU+Linux
Home Page https://devuan.org/
Mailing Lists https://devuan.org/os/community
User Forums https://dev1galaxy.org/
Alternative User Forums
Documentation https://devuan.org/os/documentation/
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Download Mirrors https://files.devuan.org/
Bug Tracker https://bugs.devuan.org/
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases, download links and checksums:
 • 2018-06-09: Distribution Release: Devuan GNU+Linux 2.0.0
 • 2018-05-10: Development Release: Devuan GNU+Linux 2.0.0 RC
 • 2018-02-14: Development Release: Devuan GNU+Linux 2.0.0 Beta
 • 2017-05-25: Distribution Release: Devuan GNU+Linux 1.0.0
 • 2017-05-05: Development Release: Devuan GNU+Linux 1.0.0 RC2
 • 2017-04-21: Development Release: Devuan GNU+Linux 1.0.0 RC
 • 2016-11-30: Development Release: Devuan GNU+Linux 1.0.0 Beta 2
 • More Devuan releases...

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Feature unstable
ceres
testing
2.0.0
ascii
1.0.0
jessie
Release Date 2018-06-11 2018-06-11 2018-06-09 2017-05-25
End Of Life        
Price (US$) Free Free Free Free
Image Size (MB)     200-4500  
Free Download DEB DEB ISO ISO
Installation Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical
Default Desktop Cinnamon, LXQt, KDE Plasma, MATE, Xfce Xfce Xfce Xfce
Package Management DEB DEB DEB DEB
Release Model Rolling Semi-Rolling Fixed Fixed
Office Suite GOffice, LibreOffice GOffice, LibreOffice LibreOffice GOffice, LibreOffice
Processor Architecture armhf, i386, x86_64 armhf, i386, x86_64 armhf, i386, x86_64 armhf, i386, x86_64
Init Software SysV SysV SysV SysV
Journaled File Systems Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, ext4 Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS
Multilingual Yes Yes Yes Yes
Asian Language Support Yes Yes Yes Yes
Full Package List unstable testing 2.0.0 1.0.0
Package unstable
ceres
testing
2.0.0
ascii
1.0.0
jessie
abiword (3.0.2) 3.0.2 3.0.2 -- 3.0.0
alsa-lib (1.1.8) 1.1.6 1.1.3 1.1.3 1.0.28
ati-driver (18.30) -- -- -- --
bash (5.0) 4.4.18 4.4 4.4 4.3
bind (9.13.6) 9.11.3 9.10.3-P4 9.10.3-P4 9.9.5
chromium (72.0.3626.109) 67.0.3396.62 62.0.3202.89 62.0.3202.89 57.0.2987.98
cups (2.2.10) 2.2.8 2.2.1 2.2.1 1.7.5
dhcp (4.4.1) 4.3.5 4.3.5 4.3.5 4.3.1
e2fsprogs (1.44.5) 1.44.2 1.43.4 1.43.4 1.42.12
firefox (65.0.1) 60.0.2 52.6.0 52.6.0 45.9.0
freetype (2.9.1) 2.8.1 2.6.3 2.6.3 2.5.2
gcc (8.2.0) 8.1.0 6.3.0 6.3.0 4.9.2
gimp (2.10.8) 2.10.2 2.8.18 2.8.18 2.8.14
glibc (2.29) 2.27 2.24 2.24 2.19
gnome-shell (3.30.2) 3.28.2 3.22.3 3.22.3 --
gnucash (3.4) 2.6.19 2.6.15 2.6.15 2.6.4
gnumeric (1.12.44) 1.12.39 1.12.32 -- 1.12.18
grub (2.02) 2.02 2.02beta3 2.02beta3 2.02beta2
gtk+ (3.24.5) 3.22.30 3.22.11 3.22.11 2.24.25
httpd (2.4.38) 2.4.33 2.4.25 2.4.25 2.4.10
inkscape (0.92.4) 0.92.3 0.92.1 0.92.1 0.48.5
k3b (18.12.2) 2.0.3a 2.0.3a 2.0.3a 2.0.2
kmod (26) 25 23 23 18
krita (4.1.7) 4.0.3 3.1.1 -- --
libreoffice (6.2.0) 6.0.5~rc1 5.2.7 5.2.7 4.3.3
linux (4.20.10) 4.16.12 4.9.82 4.9.82 3.16.43
Package unstable
ceres
testing
2.0.0
ascii
1.0.0
jessie
lxpanel (0.9.3) 0.9.3 0.9.3 0.9.3 0.7.2
mariadb (10.3.12) 10.1.29 10.1.26 10.1.26 --
mate-desktop (1.20.4) 1.20.1 1.16.2 1.16.2 --
mesa (18.3.4) 18.0.5 13.0.6 13.0.6 10.3.2
mysql (8.0.15) 5.7.22 -- -- 5.5.55
nautilus (3.30.5) 3.26.3.1 3.22.3 3.22.3 3.14.1
NVIDIA (415.27) -- -- -- --
openbox (3.6.1) 3.6.1 3.6.1 3.6.1 3.5.2
openjdk (11.0.1) 8u171 8u151 8u151 7u111
openssh (7.9p1) 7.7p1 7.4p1 7.4p1 6.7p1
openssl (1.1.1a) 1.1.0h 1.1.0f 1.1.0f 1.0.1t
perl (5.28.1) 5.26.2 5.24.1 5.24.1 5.20.2
php (7.3.2) 7.2.4 7.0.27 7.0.27 5.6.30
plasma-desktop (5.15.1) 5.12.5 5.8.6 5.8.6 4.11.13
postfix (3.3.2) 3.3.0 3.1.8 3.1.8 2.11.3
postgresql (11.2) -- 9.6.7 9.6.7 9.4.11
Python (3.7.2) 3.7.0~b5 3.5.3 2.7.13 2.7.9
qt (5.12.1) 5.10.1 5.7.1 5.7.1 4.8.6
samba (4.9.4) 4.8.2 4.5.12 4.5.12 4.2.14
systemd (241) 238 232 -- --
thunderbird (60.5.1) 52.8.0 52.6.0 52.6.0 45.8.0
vim (8.1) 8.0 8.0 8.0 7.4
vlc (3.0.6) 3.0.3 2.2.7 2.2.7 2.2.5
xfdesktop (4.12.4) 4.12.4 4.12.3 4.12.3 4.10.2
xorg-server (1.20.3) 1.20.0 1.19.2 1.19.2 1.16.4

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Average rating
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Version: testing
Rating: 9
Date: 2019-02-19
Votes: 0


Testing & Unstable - with priorities on APT
Openbox
4.19 kernel
SlimDM enabled for Teamviewer only
non-UEFI system
non-free Linux-firmware

Pro:
14 sec boot time on user space - hdd, dual core notebook
No systemd
Fast and responsive

Con:
if installed - LightDM has problems with policykit
installed Pulseaudio not started by default


Was this review helpful? Yes No
Version: 2.0.0
Rating: 8
Date: 2019-02-04
Votes: 14


Devuan 2.0.0 Ascii
Xfce
4.9 kernel (LTS; supported 4 more years)
SlimDM
non-UEFI system


Pros:
Boots, gets to desktop, shuts down in half the time as MX Xfce or LM Xfce (all using the same theme, window decoration, icons, fonts, cursor, wallpaper).

No Systemd
No browser keyring "nonsense"
Desktops can have individual wallpapers

Cons:
DVD install only, no LiveDVD.
Must be careful when installing GRUB as it cannot be installed to root.
Application Menu is default
Had to disable DVD in repositories
Speakers turned off by default
Installing LightDM causes instabilities (program startups and shutdowns)
Battery applet incorrect
Added user directories in Thunar (right click directory, "send to side panel")
Had to enable network mirrors

Had to install:
Whisker Menu (+ move and configure)
non-free Linux-firmware
firmware-amd-graphics
gufw (firewall)
gebi (Debian installer)
gnome-system-tools (user manager)
libdvdcss2 (dvd codec)







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Version: 2.0.0
Rating: 9
Date: 2019-01-30
Votes: 1


Great stuff. Install, remove pusleaudio and you're set


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