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GoboLinux

Last Update: 2017-08-26 01:22 UTC


GoboLinux is a modular Linux distribution - it organizes the programs in a new, logical way. Instead of having parts of a program thrown at /usr/bin, other parts at /etc and yet more parts thrown at /usr/share/something/or/another, each program gets its own directory tree, keeping them all neatly separated and allowing the user to see everything that's installed in the system and which files belong to which programs in a simple and obvious way.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 103 (107), 6 months: 161 (48), 3 months: 197 (34), 4 weeks: 181 (34), 1 week: 203 (32)

Average visitor rating: 7.67/10 from 3 review(s).


GoboLinux Summary
Distribution GoboLinux
Home Page http://www.gobolinux.org/
Mailing Lists http://lists.gobolinux.org/mailman/listinfo/gobolinux-users
User Forums --
Alternative User Forums LinuxQuestions.org
Documentation http://www.gobolinux.org/?page=documentation
Screenshots http://www.gobolinux.org/?page=screenshotsDistroWatch Gallery
Screencasts
Download Mirrors http://www.gobolinux.org/?page=downloadsLinuxTracker.org
Bug Tracker http://bugs.gobolinux.org/
Related Websites GoboLinux Community Binary PackagesWikipedia
Reviews 016: DistroWatch
015: DistroWatch
014: Blogspot
013: Linux.com
010: LWN
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases, download links and checksums:
 • 2017-04-05: Distribution Release: GoboLinux 016.01
 • 2016-12-16: Distribution Release: GoboLinux 016
 • 2016-11-09: Development Release: GoboLinux 016 Beta
 • 2016-10-10: Development Release: GoboLinux 016 Alpha
 • 2014-05-08: Distribution Release: GoboLinux 015
 • 2014-04-21: Development Release: GoboLinux 015 Beta 3
 • 2014-04-08: Development Release: GoboLinux 015 Beta 2
 • 2014-03-05: Development Release: GoboLinux 015 Beta
 • 2014-01-22: Development Release: GoboLinux 015 Alpha
 • 2008-04-03: Distribution Release: GoboLinux 014.01
 • 2008-03-27: Development Release: GoboLinux 014.01 Beta 1
 • 2008-01-01: Distribution Release: GoboLinux 014
 • More GoboLinux releases...

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Feature 016.01 015 014.01 013 012 011 010 007 006 005 Feature
Release Date 2017-04-04 2014-05-07 2008-03-04 2006-11-03 2005-06-02 2004-06-04 2004-01-07 2003-10-22 2003-05-19 2002-10-11 Release Date
End Of Life                     End Of Life
Price (US$) Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Price (US$)
Image Size (MB) 1442-1442                   Image Size (MB)
Free Download ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO Free Download
Installation Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Installation
Default Desktop Awesome Enlightenment KDE               Default Desktop
Package Management                     Package Management
Release Model Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Release Model
Office Suite -- LibreOffice OO.o* OO.o* OO.o* OO.o* OO.o* OO.o* OO.o* KOffice, OO.o* Office Suite
Processor Architecture x86_64 i686 i686 i686 i686 i686 i686 i686 i686 i686 Processor Architecture
Init Software other other other other other other other other other other Init Software
Journaled File Systems     ext3, ReiserFS ext3, ReiserFS ext3, ReiserFS ext3, ReiserFS ext3, ReiserFS       Journaled File Systems
Multilingual de, en, es, hu, pt de, en, es, hu, pt de, en, hu, pt de, en, pt de, en, pt en, pt en, pt       Multilingual
Asian Language Support -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Asian Language Support
Full Package List 016.01 015 014.01 013 012 011   007 006 005 Full Package List
Package 016.01 015 014.01 013 012 011 010 007 006 005 Package
abiword (3.0.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 1.0.2 abiword (3.0.2)
alsa-lib (1.1.4.1) 1.1.2 1.0.27.2 1.0.14a 1.0.11 1.0.8 1.0.4 1.0.0rc2 0.9.6 0.9.2 0.9.0rc6 alsa-lib (1.1.4.1)
ati-driver (16.40) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- ati-driver (16.40)
bash (4.4.12) 4.4 4.3 3.1 3.1 3.0 2.05b 2.05b 2.05b 2.05b 2.05a bash (4.4.12)
bind (9.11.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 8.3.4 bind (9.11.2)
chromium (62.0.3202.62) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- chromium (62.0.3202.62)
cups (2.2.5) 2.2.0 1.7.0 1.2.8 1.2.1 1.1.23 1.1.20 1.1.19 1.1.19 -- 1.1.4 cups (2.2.5)
dhcp (4.3.6) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- dhcp (4.3.6)
e2fsprogs (1.43.7) 1.43.3 1.42.8 1.39 1.39 1.36 1.35 1.32 1.32 1.27 1.25 e2fsprogs (1.43.7)
firefox (56.0.1) 52.0 28.0 2.0.0.3 1.5.0.7 1.0.4 -- -- -- -- -- firefox (56.0.1)
freetype (2.8.1) 2.6 2.5.2 2.1.10 2.1.10 2.1.9 2.1.5 2.1.5 -- 2.1.3 2.1.0 freetype (2.8.1)
gcc (7.2.0) 6.2.0 4.8.2 4.1.2 4.1.1 3.4.3 3.3.2 3.3.2 3.3.1 3.2.2 2.95.3 gcc (7.2.0)
gimp (2.8.22) 2.8.18 2.8.10 2.2.13 2.2.12 2.2.4 2.0.1 1.2.5 1.2.5 1.2.3 1.2.3 gimp (2.8.22)
glibc (2.26) 2.24 2.18 2.5 2.4 2.3.2 2.3.2 2.3.2 2.3.2 -- 2.2.5 glibc (2.26)
gnome-shell (3.26.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnome-shell (3.26.1)
gnucash (2.6.18-1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnucash (2.6.18-1)
gnumeric (1.12.35) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnumeric (1.12.35)
grub (2.02) 2.02beta3 2.00 0.97 0.97 0.95 0.93 0.93 0.93 -- 0.92 grub (2.02)
gtk+ (3.22.24) 3.21.4 3.10.6 2.10.11 2.8.19 2.6.4 2.4.1 2.2.4 2.2.4 2.2.2 2.0.6 gtk+ (3.22.24)
httpd (2.4.28) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- httpd (2.4.28)
inkscape (0.92.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- inkscape (0.92.2)
k3b (17.08.2) -- -- 1.0 0.12.16 0.11.23 -- -- -- 0.8.1 -- k3b (17.08.2)
kmod (24) 23 15 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- kmod (24)
libgnome (2.32.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 2.0.2 libgnome (2.32.1)
libreoffice (5.4.2) -- 4.2.3 2.3.1* 2.0.3* 1.1.4* 1.1.1* 1.1.0* 1.1rc4* 1.0.2* 1.0.2* libreoffice (5.4.2)
linux (4.13.9) 4.9.16 3.14.2 2.6.24.4 2.6.16.20 2.6.11.9 2.6.6 2.4.23 2.4.20 2.4.20 2.4.18 linux (4.13.9)
Package 016.01 015 014.01 013 012 011 010 007 006 005 Package
lxde-common (0.99.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- lxde-common (0.99.2)
mariadb (10.2.9) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mariadb (10.2.9)
mate-desktop (1.18.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mate-desktop (1.18.0)
mesa (17.2.3) 12.0.1 10.0.1 6.5.2 6.5 5.0 5.0 5.0 5.0 5.0 5.0 mesa (17.2.3)
mysql (5.7.20) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 3.23.49 mysql (5.7.20)
nautilus (3.26.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 2.0.4 nautilus (3.26.0)
NVIDIA (384.90) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 1.0-4496 -- 1.0-4191 NVIDIA (384.90)
openbox (3.6.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- openbox (3.6.1)
openjdk (8u151) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- openjdk (8u151)
openssh (7.6p1) 7.3p1 6.4p1 4.6p1 4.3p2 4.0p1 3.8.1p1 3.7.1p1 3.7.1p1 3.6.1p2 3.4p1 openssh (7.6p1)
openssl (1.1.0f) 1.0.2k 1.0.1g 0.9.8d 0.9.8b 0.9.7f 0.9.7d 0.9.6c 0.9.6c 0.9.6c 0.9.6c openssl (1.1.0f)
perl (5.26.1) 5.24.0 5.18.1 5.8.8 5.8.8 5.8.6 5.8.4 5.8.0 5.8.0 5.8.0 5.8.0 perl (5.26.1)
php (7.1.10) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- php (7.1.10)
plasma-desktop (5.11.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- plasma-desktop (5.11.1)
postfix (3.2.3) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- postfix (3.2.3)
postgresql (10.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- postgresql (10.0)
Python (3.6.3) 3.6.0 2.7.6 2.5 2.4.3 2.4.1 2.3.3 2.3.2 2.2.2 2.2.2 2.2 Python (3.6.3)
qt (5.9.2) 4.8.7 4.8.5 3.3.7 3.3.6 3.3.4 3.3.2 3.1.2 3.1.2 3.1.2 3.1 qt (5.9.2)
samba (4.7.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 2.2.4 samba (4.7.0)
systemd (235) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- systemd (235)
thunderbird (52.4.0) -- -- 2.0.0.0 1.5.0.4 1.0.2 -- -- -- -- -- thunderbird (52.4.0)
vim (8.0) 8.0 7.4 7.0 7.0 6.2 6.2 6.2 6.2 6.1 -- vim (8.0)
vlc (2.2.6) -- 2.1.2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- vlc (2.2.6)
xfdesktop (4.12.4) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- xfdesktop (4.12.4)
xorg-server (1.19.5) 1.18.4 1.15.0 (7.2) (7.1) (6.8.1) (6.7.0) -- -- -- -- xorg-server (1.19.5)

Reader Ratings
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Average rating
7.7
from 3 review(s)



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Version: 016.01
Rating: 10
Date: 2017-09-24
Votes: 0


The support is mostly given on a mailing list and even on facebook. Never had a problem with the support team.


Was this review helpful? Yes No
Version: 016.01
Rating: 6
Date: 2017-08-14
Votes: 0


It certainly is different.
Not for the new to Linux.
The "Awesome" desktop looks awesome, but that's about it.
As the other review says, there doesn't appear to be any support.
The IRC channel is empty.
If you want something to play around with and explore.
You'll have fun since you'll need to compile any programs to make use of the unique file structure.
Want a Linux that works out of the box? Not this one.


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Version: 016
Rating: 7
Date: 2017-02-08
Votes: 6


I really liked the behind this distro, it was exciting to see something different. Disappointed with the lack of help? It looks like a runner for Win 7.

Peter


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