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2018-01-26 NEW • Distribution Release: Netrunner 2018.01 “Rolling” One of Netrunner‘s editions is a rolling release based on Manjaro and offering users a rolling release platform with the KDE Plasma desktop environment. The Netrunner team has published a new snapshot, version 2018.01, which features KDE Plasma 5.11.5, Firefox 57 “Quantum” and the YaRock music player. “For the first time, we ship YaRock, a Qt-based music player which also happens to greatly support a wide selection of free on-line Radio stations. A nice bonus feature is when clicking on any artist or song name during play will automatically open the browser and perform a search. SUSE’s ImageWriter is back, as is the Firefox Pre-Load to make the browser appear almost in an instant when clicked. Discover also re-enters the default list of applications with its integrated update feature via PackageKit/AppStream. Using the new sidebar layout, we resorted the various modules so now almost all theming related settings can now be found under ‘Plasma Tweaks’.” Additional information and screen shots can be found in the project’s release announcement. Download (SHA256): netrunner-rolling-2018.01-64bit.iso (2,367MB, torrent).
About Netrunner Netrunner is a Debian-based distribution featuring a highly customised KDE desktop with extra applications, multimedia codecs, Flash and Java plugins, and a unique look and feel. The modifications are designed to enhance the user-friendliness of the desktop environment while still preserving the freedom to tweak. A separate “Rolling” edition, based on Manjaro Linux, was launched in 2014, was discontinued and was re-launched in 2017.
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2017-07-18 Distribution Release: Netrunner 2017.07 “Rolling” The Netrunner team has announced a new snapshot of the project’s rolling release edition, which is based on Manjaro Linux. The rolling release, which was last updated about 18 months ago, includes package updates across the board. The new snapshot, Netrunner 2017.07, features the KDE Plasma 5.10.3 desktop environment, Firefox 54 and version 4.11.8 of the Linux kernel. “Yes, it’s back: An up-to-date Netrunner Rolling ISO has been released today after 18 months from the last release. That means Netrunner is now available again as part of the two biggest non-commercial, community-driven distributions since our split from Maui: Debian and Manjaro/Arch. While it would have been possible to simply update the previous system due to its inherent rolling nature, we recommend a fresh install. Our plan is to release an updated install medium regularly 2-3x times a year. What’s new? Compared to the 2016.01 version which featured KDE Plasma 5.5.4, Qt 5.5.1 and Firefox 44 at that time, here is what’s changed: KDE Plasma 5.10.3, KDE Frameworks 5.35, KDE Applications 17.04.2, Qt 5.9.0, Linux Kernel 4.11.8, Firefox 54.0.1, Thunderbird 52.2.1, LibreOffice 5.2.7.” Additional information and screen shots can be found in the project’s release announcement. Download (SHA256): netrunner-rolling-2017.07-64bit.iso (2,389MB, torrent, pkglist).
2017-07-01 Distribution Release: Netrunner 17.06 The Netrunner project has announced the availability of Netrunner 17.06, a desktop Linux distribution built from Debian’s “Testing” packages. The new version ships with the KDE Plasma 5.10 desktop, Linux kernel 4.9 and Firefox 52 ESR (Extended Support Release). “The Netrunner team is happy to announce the immediate availability of Netrunner 17.06 ‘Daedalus’ 64-bit ISO image. Netrunner 17.06 ships with an upgraded stack of KDE Plasma, Frameworks and Applications on top of an updated Debian ‘Testing’, plus the usual selection of applications like LibreOffice, Kdenlive, GIMP, Audacious, Steam, Skype, Transmission, VirtualBox, Krita, Inkscape and many more. Here is an excerpt of some major version numbers shipped in Netrunner 17.06: Linux Kernel 4.9, Plasma 5.10, Frameworks 5.34, Qt 5.7.1, KDE Applications 17.04, Firefox 52 ESR, Thunderbird 52.1. Besides the software updates, we have overall refined the stack and also included a new set of default wallpapers.” Information on the new update to the Netrunner distribution, along with screen shots, can be found in the project’s release announcement. Download (SHA256) the live DVD image from SourceForge: netrunner-1706-64bit.iso (2,131MB, torrent, pkglist).
2017-03-31 Distribution Release: Netrunner 17.03 Netrunner is a Debian-based Linux distribution which features a customized KDE Plasma desktop environment. The Netrunner project has announced the release of an update to their distribution, Netrunner 17.03 “Cyclotron”. The new release features KDE’s Plasma 5.9 desktop, version 4.9.0 of the Linux kernel and the extended support release of Firefox 52. “Netrunner 17.03 ‘Cyclotron’ ships with an upgraded stack of KDE Software plus its usual selection of applications like LibreOffice, Kdenlive, GIMP, Audacious, Steam, Skype, Transmission, VirtualBox, Krita, Inkscape and many more. Here are some versions of what is shipped in Netrunner Desktop 17.03: Linux Kernel 4.9, Plasma 5.9.3, Frameworks 5.31, Qt 5.7.1, KDE Applications 16.12.2, Firefox 52-ESR, Thunderbird 45. With Cyclotron, we took the chance and switched some parts in while replacing others: Firefox-Plasma 52.0.1 has been updated to the Firefox ESR release channel, meaning it will keep receiving security fixes, but stay stable as to not break kmozillahelper as easily.” Further information on Netrunner 17.03, along with screen shots, can be found in the project’s release announcement. Download (SHA256): netrunner-desktop-1703-64bit.iso (2,192MB, torrent, pkglist).
2017-01-02 Distribution Release: Netrunner 17.01 Clemens Toennies has announced a new version of the desktop-oriented Netrunner Linux distribution. Netrunner is available in a few different flavours, with one branch based on Debian and the other on Manjaro Linux. The latest release, Netrunner 17.01, is based on Debian ‘Stretch’ and features KDE’s Plasma 5.8.2 desktop environment. “The Netrunner Team is happy to announce the immediate availability of Netrunner Desktop 17.01 64-bit ISO. Netrunner Desktop 17.01 ‘Baryon’ has jumped from Debian Jessie to snapshot ‘20161211’ of the upcoming Debian Stretch. This means the system can be kept on a certain version stack, while it is also easy to enable the corresponding repositories for continuously tested updates. Netrunner Desktop adds the usual selection of software applications like Kdenlive, Gimp, VLC, LibreOffice, Audacious, Steam, Skype, Transmission, VirtualBox, Krita, Inkscape and many more.” Further information and key package versions can be found in the project’s release announcement. Download (SHA256): netrunner-desktop-1701-64bit.iso (2,069MB, pkglist).
2016-10-23 Distribution Release: Netrunner 16.09 “Core” The Netrunner project has released a new version of their distribution. The new version is Netrunner 16.09 “Core” which carries the code name “Avalon”. Netrunner’s new Core edition is based on Debian’s Stable (Jessie) branch and ships with modern KDE Plasma packages. “Netrunner Core (like its upcoming big brother Netrunner Desktop) is based on Debian Stable with the latest Qt, Plasma, Framework and KDE Applications. Core is the streamlined version of the upcoming full Desktop version, and therefore provides only a few essential applications on top of the latest Plasma Desktop. Here is an overview of the Core features: Based on Debian Stable (Jessie 8) Provides latest KDE packages of: Plasma 5.7.5 + Frameworks 5.27 + KDE Applications 16.04 + Qt 5.7.0” Further details can be found in the project’s release announcement. The Core edition is available in a 64-bit for x86 computers and there is an image for the Odroid C1 ARM device. Download (MD5): netrunner-core-1609-64bit.iso (1,257MB, torrent, pkglist).
2016-02-28 Distribution Release: Netrunner 2016.01 “Rolling” Clemens Toennies has announced the release Netrunner 2016.01 “Rolling” edition, the latest version of the project’s Manjaro-based rolling-release distribution featuring the KDE Plasma desktop: “Three months in the making, we are happy to announce the release of Netrunner Rolling 2016.01, 64-bit edition. Despite the version number, 2016.01 comes with the latest KDE, including Plasma 5.5.4 and KDE Applications 15.12.2. This release marks one change from previously released pre-packaged ISO image – we’ve decided not to ship Akonadi and the KDE PIM suite with this release, favouring more lightweight alternatives instead. Due to the power and flexibility of Arch’s package management it is easy for people who enjoy using KDE PIM to install it via one single package called ‘kde-meta-kdepim’; this will pull in all previously shipped packages again. Everything else is shipped as usual in their latest versions and should run as expected. The Calamares installer has been updated to the latest 2.0 release, bringing enhanced partition detection in BIOS and UEFI environments.” Read the rest of the release announcement further information and screenshots. Downloads (MD5): netrunner-rolling-2016.01-64bit.iso (2,066MB, torrent).
2015-11-23 Distribution Release: Netrunner 17 The developers of Netrunner, a Kubuntu-based Linux distribution with useful extras such as Java, Flash and multimedia codecs, have announced the launch of Netrunner 17. The new release features a number of package updates, including the Plasma 5.4 desktop, VirtualBox 5, LibreOffice 5, Firefox 42 and version 4.2 of the Linux kernel. “The Netrunner team is happy to announce the release of Netrunner 17 (codename Horizon) – 64-bit version. (Note that the 32-bit version remains at 16 until 18 LTS). Netrunner 17’s codename was chosen as an indication of a mature Plasma finally emerging at the horizon with another update of KDE Plasma, Frameworks and Applications. The desktop is now at Plasma 5.4.3 together with KDE Applications 15.08.2 and many more programs and libraries updated to their latest versions. Firefox with built-in Plasma support ships as 42.0.3.” Further information and screen shots for Netrunner 17 can be found in the project’s release announcement. Downloads (MD5): netrunner-17-64bit.iso (2,050MB, torrent, pkglist).
2015-11-14 Distribution Release: Netrunner 2015.11 “Rolling” Clemens Toennies has announced the availability of new installation media for the Netrunner project’s rolling release edition. The new media, Netrunner 2015.11 “Rolling”, is based on packages from the Manjaro distribution and is currently available for the 64-bit x86 architecture exclusively. “The Netrunner team is happy to announce the release of Netrunner Rolling 2015.11 64-bit edition. (Note that the 32-bit version currently remains at 2015.09). Netrunner Rolling 2015.11 has been updated with packages from KDE Plasma and KDE Applications. The desktop is at Plasma 5.4.2 together with KDE Applications 15.08.2 and many more applications and libraries updated to their latest versions. Firefox with built-in Plasma support is at 42.0. Gmusicbrowser and Pidgin now fully integrate into Plasma 5’s new system tray. Calamares received several minor fixes with 1.4.2 and offers an easy way to use the same user password also as root password. Also with Calamares, you can pick and replace an already occupied partition easily, so you can keep one partition with your favorite OS and re-use another partition to try and test anything else without cluttering your hard-disk further.” Further information can be found in the project’s release announcement. Download (MD5): netrunner-rolling-2015.11-64bit.iso (2,042MB, torrent, pkglist).