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Neptune

Last Update: 2019-08-17 13:18 UTC


Neptune is a GNU/Linux distribution for desktops. It is based on Debian's Stable branch, except for a newer kernel, some drivers and newer versions of popular applications, such as LibreOffice. It also ships with the latest version of the KDE desktop. The distribution's main goals are to provide a good-looking general-purpose desktop with pre-configured multimedia playback and to offer an easy-to-use USB installer with a persistence option.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 87 (134), 6 months: 114 (95), 3 months: 116 (91), 4 weeks: 64 (182), 1 week: 16 (632)

Average visitor rating: 9.1/10 from 29 review(s).


Neptune Summary
Distribution Neptune
Home Page http://neptuneos.com/
Mailing Lists --
User Forums http://www.zevenos.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?fid=21
Alternative User Forums
Documentation http://neptuneos.com/en/tutorials.html
Screenshots http://neptuneos.com/en/screenshots.htmlDistroWatch Gallery
Screencasts
Download Mirrors http://neptuneos.com/en/download.html
Bug Tracker --
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases, download links and checksums:
 • 2019-08-17: Distribution Release: Neptune 6.0
 • 2018-11-05: Distribution Release: Neptune 5.6
 • 2018-07-22: Distribution Release: Neptune 5.4
 • 2018-03-10: Distribution Release: Neptune 5.0
 • 2016-01-29: Distribution Release: Neptune 4.5
 • 2015-07-20: Distribution Release: Neptune 4.4
 • 2015-03-21: Distribution Release: Neptune 4.3
 • 2014-06-25: Distribution Release: Neptune 4.0
 • More Neptune releases...

  Headlines:
 •2018-03-20 Neptune provides repo of new KDE packages
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  • Notes: In case where multiple versions of a package are shipped with a distribution, only the default version appears in the table. For indication about the GNOME version, please check the "nautilus" and "gnome-shell" packages. The Apache web server is listed as "httpd" and the Linux kernel is listed as "linux". The KDE desktop is represented by the "plasma-desktop" package and the Xfce desktop by the "xfdesktop" package.
  • Colour scheme: green text = latest stable version, red text = development or beta version. The function determining beta versions is not 100% reliable due to a wide variety of versioning schemes.
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Feature 6.0 5.6 4.5.4
Release Date 2019-08-17 2018-11-04 2017-04-06
End Of Life      
Price (US$) Free Free Free
Image Size (MB) 2400-2500 2100-2200 1900-2000
Free Download ISO ISO ISO
Installation Graphical Graphical Graphical
Default Desktop KDE Plasma KDE Plasma KDE Plasma
Package Management DEB DEB DEB
Release Model Fixed Fixed Fixed
Office Suite LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice
Processor Architecture x86_64 x86_64 x86_64
Init Software systemd systemd systemd
Journaled File Systems Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS
Multilingual      
Asian Language Support -- -- --
Full Package List 6.0 5.6 4.5.4
Package 6.0 5.6 4.5.4
abiword (3.0.2) -- -- --
alsa-lib (1.1.9) 1.1.8 1.1.3 1.0.25
ati-driver (18.30) -- -- --
bash (5.0) 5.0 4.4 4.2
bind (9.15.2) -- -- --
chromium (76.0.3809.100) 76.0.3809.100 70.0.3538.67 57.0.2987.98
cups (2.2.12) 2.2.10 2.2.1 1.5.3
dhcp (4.4.1) 4.4.1 4.3.5 4.2.2
e2fsprogs (1.45.3) 1.44.5 1.44.4 1.42.5
firefox (68.0.2) -- -- --
freetype (2.10.1) 2.9.1 2.6.3 2.4.9
gcc (9.2.0) 8.3.0 6.3.0 4.7.2
gimp (2.10.12) 2.10.8 2.8.18 2.8.2
glibc (2.30) 2.24 2.24 2.19
gnome-shell (3.32.2) -- -- --
gnucash (3.6) -- -- --
gnumeric (1.12.45) -- -- --
grub (2.04) 2.02 2.02beta3 2.02beta2
gtk (3.24.10) 3.24.5 3.22.11 3.4.2
httpd (2.4.41) -- -- --
inkscape (0.92.4) 0.92.4 0.92.1 --
k3b (19.08.0) -- -- 2.0.2
kmod (26) 26 23 21
krita (4.2.5) -- -- --
libreoffice (6.3.0) 6.1.5 6.1.3rc1 4.3.3
linux (5.2.9) 4.19.37 4.18.6 3.18.48
Package 6.0 5.6 4.5.4
lxpanel (0.10.0) -- -- --
mariadb (10.4.7) 10.3 -- --
mate-desktop (1.22.1) -- -- --
mesa (19.1.4) 18.3.6 18.1.9 13.0.4
mysql (8.0.17) -- -- 5.5.54
nautilus (3.32.3) -- -- --
NVIDIA (430.40) -- -- --
openbox (3.6.1) -- -- --
openjdk (12.0.1) 11.0.4 8u181 7u121
openssh (8.0p1) 7.9p1 7.4p1 6.7p1
openssl (1.1.1c) 1.1.1c 1.1.0f 1.0.2d
perl (5.30.0) 5.28.1 5.24.1 5.14.2
php (7.3.8) -- -- --
plasma-desktop (5.16.4) 5.14.5 5.12.0 4.11.14
postfix (3.4.6) -- -- --
postgresql (11.5) -- -- --
Python (3.7.4) 3.7.3 2.7.13 2.7.9
qt (5.13.0) 5.11.3 5.7.1 4.8.6
samba (4.10.6) 4.9.5 4.5.12 4.1.17
systemd (242) 241 239 227
thunderbird (60.8.0) 60.8.0 60.2.1 45.6.0
vim (8.1) 8.1 8.0 7.4
vlc (3.0.8) 3.0.7 3.0.3 2.2.4
xfdesktop (4.14.1) -- -- --
xorg-server (1.20.5) 1.20.4 1.19.6 1.17.2

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9.1
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Version: 6.0
Rating: 9
Date: 2019-08-18
Votes: 3


A good slick operating system which is simple to install. The usual browsers, media players and Steam installed without a hitch. The desktop is nice and clean as KDE should be. Overall a good operating system. If you want something more vanilla, install Debian 10.


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Version: 5.6
Rating: 8
Date: 2019-05-13
Votes: 1


This is my first significant test drive of a KDE distro, and it's been mostly a pleasure after a full week; I'll be running Neptune for the indefinite future, and will throw some money toward the development team. Not having to supply a password when switching between users (unless the session was explicitly locked) is a very, very welcome feature in our household - we have separate users for personalization, not security.

Minor quibbles to watch out for:
- Konsole (the terminal application) has segfaulted on me a few times when handling some fast typing
- Two of the groups created during installation are given group IDs >=1000, which is traditionally the range left for administrators. That caused some me heartache with my standard user/group creation scripts; I'd prefer the OS stick to IDs


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Version: 5.6
Rating: 10
Date: 2019-04-04
Votes: 12


excellent...best of various debian based distros plus kde


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