Netrunner (operating system)

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Netrunner Logo.png
Netrunner 17.01 Desktop Screenshot
Developer Blue Systems
OS family Unix-like
Working state Active
Source model Open source
Latest release Netrunner Desktop 17.01 / January 1, 2017; 3 months ago (2017-01-01)[1]
Available in Multilingual (more than 55)
Package manager dpkg (Debian GNU/Linux Package Manager)
Platforms x86, amd64, armhf
License Free software licenses
(mainly GPL)
Official website
Dock preview of Linux Netrunner 13.12

Netrunner is a free operating system for Intel and AMD based desktop computers, laptops, netbooks and arm microcomputers like the Odroid C1.[2] It comes in two versions: Netrunner Desktop and Netrunner Core.[3] Both versions feature recent versions of Qt, KDE Plasma and Frameworks on top of Debian, with the Desktop version shipping extra applications, multimedia codecs, Flash and Java plugins. The former Kubuntu based version of Netrunner has been superseeded by Maui Linux,[4] which is now based on KDE Neon.[5]


Blue Systems, the company that sponsored Kubuntu,[6] offers Netrunner as a desktop system for everyday use based on Plasma Desktop by KDE. It targets new users as well as users experienced with Linux. Plasma Desktop allows for easy customization of the desktop to ones personal liking. Netrunner is further meant for users that want an operating system that works "out-of-the-box", reducing the time to add codecs and essential enhancements manually after installation.

Netrunner Desktop is only available as 64-bit version, while Netrunner Core is available as 64-bit and also Odroid C1 ARM Image.[7]

Default software[edit]

Among the default software selection of Netrunner Desktop are many applications such as:


Netrunner comes with the following features:

Release history[edit]

The following is the release history for Netrunner Core and Desktop:

Version release date based on
Netrunner Desktop 17.01[8] 2017-01-01 Debian Stretch/Testing Snapshot (20161211)
Netrunner Desktop 16.09[9] 2016-11-05 Debian Jessie 8
Netrunner Core 16.09[10] 2016-10-23 Debian Jessie 8

The following is the release history for previously Kubuntu based Netrunner versions (now continued as Maui Linux):[11]

Version release date based on
Maui 1, Aurora[12] 2016-08-14 KDE neon (Xenial LTS)
Netrunner 17 Horizon[13] 2015-11-23 Kubuntu "wily"
Netrunner 16 Ozymandias[14] 2015-05-16 Kubuntu "vivid"
Netrunner 15 Prometheus[15] 2015-02-15 Kubuntu "utopic"
Netrunner 14.2 Frontier[16] 2015-09-16 Kubuntu "trusty"(LTS)
Netrunner 14.1 Frontier 2015-01-24 Kubuntu "trusty"(LTS)
Netrunner 14 Frontier 2014-06-22 Kubuntu "trusty"(LTS)
Netrunner 13.12 Enigma II 2014-01-13 Kubuntu "saucy"
Netrunner 13.06 Enigma 2013-07-05 Kubuntu "raring"
Netrunner 12.12 Dryland - Third Edition 2012-12-22 Kubuntu "quantal"
Netrunner 4.2 Dryland-2 2012-06-20 Kubuntu "precise"
Netrunner 4.0 Dryland 2011-12-29 Kubuntu "oneiric"
Netrunner 3 Chromatic 2011-04-14 Kubuntu "natty"
Netrunner 2 Blacklight 2010-07-15 Kubuntu "lucid"
Netrunner 1 Albedo 2010-03-18 Linux Mint "karmic"

The following is the release history for the now discontinued Netrunner Rolling Edition:

Version release date based on
Netrunner Rolling 2016.01[17] 2016-02-27
Netrunner Rolling 2015.11[18] 2015-11-13 Manjaro KDE 15.09 UP6
Netrunner Rolling 2015.09[19] 2015-10-03 Manjaro KDE 15.09
Netrunner Rolling 2014.09.1[20] 2014-09-25 Manjaro KDE 0.8.10
Netrunner Rolling 2014.04 2014-04-04 Manjaro KDE 0.8.9


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