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Yoper Linux
Yoper "Y" logo
OS family Unix-like
Working state Current
Source model Open source
Latest release 2010 (Rolling release) / April 30, 2010 (2010-04-30)
Update method dpkg
Supported platforms IA-32
Kernel type Monolithic
Default user interface KDE Plasma Desktop[1]
License Various
Official website yoper-linux.org

Yoper Linux—Your Operating System—is a Linux distribution for PCs with i686 (Pentium Pro) or higher processor types. It can be used for both personal computers and server use and uses hardware recognition tools known from Knoppix. The defining feature of the distribution is a set of custom optimizations intended to make it the "fastest out-of-the-box distribution."[2]

The project was originally founded by Andreas Girardet and is currently maintained by Tobias Gerschner.[3] The distribution is scratch-built as opposed to modifying one of the more popular distributions to create a new distribution.[4]

Yoper is also the Auckland, New Zealand based company which is developing and selling Yoper Linux.

Due to a lack of interest & resources from the sole maintainer, Yoper concluded and shut down all servers on 31 December 2012.[5]


  1. ^ "DistroWatch.com: Yoper Linux". Retrieved 27 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "About Yoper". Retrieved 27 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "Yoper 3.0 Beta (Blacksand) released". Archived from the original on 2007-05-06. Retrieved 2007-05-19. 
  4. ^ "What are the best features of Linux that are part of Yoper?". Archived from the original on 2007-05-06. Retrieved 2007-05-19. 
  5. ^ "Yoper shutdown". Retrieved 2012-11-23. 

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