Kuki Linux

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Kuki Linux
Kuki Linux logo
Kuki linux screenshot 17.png
Kuki 3.0 Pre Release 1.7
OS familyUnix-like
Working stateInactive
Source modelOpen source
Initial releaseOctober 21, 2008 (2008-10-21)
Latest release2.8 / 2009-08-30
Update methodAPT
Package managerAPT, with several front-ends
Kernel typeLinux
Default user interfaceXfce
LicenseFree software licenses
(mainly GPL)
Official websitewww.kuki.me (archive)
Kuki 3.0 Pre Release 1.7 desktop screen
User picture of an Acer Aspire One ZG5 netbook running Kuki Linux (dec. 2009)

Kuki Linux (pronounced "cookie") was a lightweight Ubuntu based distribution that was active in 2008 and 2009. It was created to be a replacement for the Fedora based Linpus Linux distribution bundled with the Acer Aspire One with the aim of being lightweight, fast, and optimized for netbooks. Like Ubuntu, Kuki Linux was free software.

Development goals[edit]

Kuki Linux was developed as a replacement for the Linpus Operating System installed on the Linux variant of the Acer Aspire One. Kuki's aims included backwards compatibility with Ubuntu, to make optimal use of the netbook's hardware, and to provide an intuitive user interface.

Main characteristics[edit]

Kuki Linux's key aim was to deliver full hardware compatibility with the Acer Aspire One without additional configuration or modification. It used the Xfce desktop environment.

Kuki Linux Custom Kernel[edit]

The Kuki Linux Kernel contained driver modules chosen to make it work better with the Acer Aspire One's hardware.

Past Kuki Linux Team[edit]

Kuki Linux was maintained by a small group of developers from around the world:

  • Joao Ferro, also known as leak, was the project's founder.
  • Joseph Braddock, also known as vw72, was the project's kernel maintainer.
  • Pedro Quintas, also known as linxisp, was the website maintainer. He also hosted the project's website.
  • Dulcidio Costa, also known as dcosta or hades_pt, contributed professionally designed wallpapers to the project.


Kuki Linux was developed from 2008 to 2009.

Release history[edit]

Version Features Codename Release date
Kuki Linux 1.0 alpha Joining the ingredients release name November 2008
Kuki Linux 2.0 alpha Stable, Ubuntu 8.04 based Bavarian Bretzel December 2008
Kuki Linux 2.6 alpha Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty, new theme Bavarian Bretzel February 2009
Kuki Linux 2.7 alpha Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty everything works Bavarian Bretzel May 2009
Kuki Linux 2.8 alpha Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty minor updates, kernel revisions Bavarian Bretzel September 2009

Latest Kuki linux release screenshots[edit]

See also[edit]

Easy Peasy operative system for netbooks

External links[edit]