GeckoLinux

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GeckoLinux
OS familyLinux
Working stateCurrent
Source modelOpen source[1]
Initial release27 May 2016; 2 years ago (2016-05-27)[2]
Latest releaseStatic: 150.180616[3] / 16 June 2018; 4 months ago (2018-06-16)
Rolling: 999.180607[4] / 7 June 2018; 5 months ago (2018-06-07)
Platformsx86-64[5]
Default user interfaceCinnamon, Xfce, GNOME, KDE, MATE, Budgie Desktop, LXQt[5]
Official websitegeckolinux.github.io

GeckoLinux is a Linux distribution based on openSUSE.[5] It is available in two editions: Static, which is based on openSUSE Leap[6], and Rolling, which is based on openSUSE Tumbleweed.[7][5][8][9]

Features[edit]

The GeckoLinux's ISOs are based on openSUSE's images (around 1 GB). Different editions come with different desktop environments[10], installed open-source programs, and ready-to-work proprietary programs and/or drivers. GeckoLinux also comes with font rendering through open-source software and pre-installed TLP for power management. It is open-source, available in public repositories.[5][11][12][13]

Differences from openSUSE[edit]

GeckoLinux has an offline Live-USB/DVD installer for both Static and Rolling editions. It comes with pre-installed programs and downloaded applications packages from the Packman repository. Since it is a pre-configured distribution, desktop programs can be deleted with data and dependencies, and it does not offer installation of some additional packages after its OS installs.[5][9][11]

Version history[edit]

Static[edit]

Version[14] Date Kernel[15]
421.160527[16] 27.05.2016 Unknown.
421.160601 01.06.2016
421.160605 06.06.2016
421.160627 27.06.2016
421.161103 05.11.2016
422.161213 16.12.2016 4.4.36
422.161228 30.12.2016
422.170124 25.01.2017
422.170205 06.02.2017
422.170215 16.02.2017
422.170302 03.03.2017
422.170303 04.03.2017
423.171028 29.10.2017 4.4.104
423.180105 06.01.2018
423.180107 08.01.2018
150.180607[17][18][19][20][21] 07.06.2018 4.12.14
150.180616 16.06.2018

Rolling[edit]

Version[14] Date Kernel[15]
999.160614 16.06.2016[7] Unknown.
999.161031 04.11.2016
999.161218 20.12.2016
999.161230 31.12.2016
999.170124 25.01.2017
999.170205 06.02.2017
999.170302 04.03.2017
999.180607[4] 07.06.2018 4.16.12

Reception[edit]

Dedoimedo wrote a non-positive review of GeckoLinux 150.180616, saying that it had "issues with multimedia playback, visual glitches and the graphics driver".[22]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "geckolinux". GitHub.
  2. ^ "[all editions] Major re-spin of Plasma edition, Cinnamon 3.0, new Budgie version theme improvements". Google Groups.
  3. ^ "[Static] [NEXT] [Plasma] 150.180616 update with Plasma 5.13 - Google Groups". Google Groups. Retrieved 2018-08-27.
  4. ^ a b "Release [ROLLING] [all editions] 999.180607 update · geckolinux/geckolinux-project". GitHub.
  5. ^ a b c d e f "GeckoLinux - Linux for Detail Orientied Geckos".
  6. ^ "openSUSE-Based GeckoLinux Distro Getting Smoother and More Reliable Startup". Softpedia News.
  7. ^ a b "[Rolling] [all editions] New GeckoLinux "Rolling" editions based on openSUSE Tumbleweed". Google Groups.
  8. ^ "GeckoLinux: A Polished Distro Just Got Smoother" (Reviews). LinuxInsider.
  9. ^ a b "A look at OpenSUSE based GeckoLinux". gHacks Tech News.
  10. ^ "GeckoLinux: This Baby Know What It's Doing" (Reviews). LinuxInsider.
  11. ^ a b "GeckoLinux Review: A Hassle-Free openSUSE Spin". It's FOSS.
  12. ^ "GeckoLinux 421 Plasma review - It ain't no dragon". Dedoimedo.
  13. ^ "GeckoLinux Brigns Flexibility and Choice to openSUSE". Linux.com.
  14. ^ a b "GeckoLinux-updates". Google Groups.
  15. ^ a b "DistroWatch.com: Gecko".
  16. ^ "DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 667, 27 June 2016".
  17. ^ "[Static] [Next] [all editions] 150.180607 update". Google Groups.
  18. ^ "Distribution Release: GeckoLinux 150". DistroWatch.com News.
  19. ^ "Release [STATIC] [all editions] 150.180607 update · geckolinux/geckolinux-project". GitHub.
  20. ^ "Released Last Week". DistroWatch Weekly.
  21. ^ "GeckoLinux Is the First Linux Distro Based on openSUSE Leap 15, Download Now". Softpedia News.
  22. ^ "GeckoLinux 150 Static Plasma review - Not quite". Dedoimedo. Retrieved 2018-08-27.

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