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Yoper Linux
Yoper "Y" logo
OS familyUnix-like
Working stateDiscontinued
Source modelOpen source
Latest release2010 (Rolling release) / April 30, 2010 (2010-04-30)
Update methoddpkg
Kernel typeMonolithic
Default user interfaceKDE Plasma Desktop[1]
Official websiteyoper-linux.org

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

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

Yoper was discontinued and was operationally dismantled on December 31, 2012.[5]


  1. ^ "DistroWatch.com: Yoper Linux". Retrieved 27 January 2012.
  2. ^ "About Yoper". Archived from the original on 7 March 2012. 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". 1 November 2012. Archived from the original on 9 January 2014. Retrieved 2012-11-23.

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