Distribution Release: GoboLinux 017



  • Lucas Villa Real has announced the release of GoboLinux 017, a new stable build of the project’s independently-developed Linux distribution which departs from the standard UNIX filesystem hierarchy by replacing it with an database-like structure. The new GoboLinux also introduces a Homebrew-style package management and the latest version of the Awesome window manager: “We are pleased to present release 017 of GoboLinux, the Linux distribution featuring a re-thought file system structure. GoboLinux was created out of a desire to try new approaches in the Linux distribution design space. GoboLinux 017 continues this journey, with a focus on the exploration of novel ideas aiming to make the system simpler yet functional. The GoboLinux ISO image serves both as an installation disc and a Live environment, with a graphical desktop featuring Awesome WM. In fact, due to the modular nature of the GoboLinux filesystem, every program available in the image can be used directly from the Live environment - the work of the installer is to simply copy the user’s selection to the destination partition (respecting dependency chains).” See the release announcement and the release notes for further details. Download (SHA256): GoboLinux-017-x86_64.iso (1,931MB, torrent, pkglist).

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