Version 4.5.3 Release Date: January 1, 2017
NOTE: This distro comes on a USB Flash Drive. Please ensure that your system has USB 2.0 + ports before ordering. Neptune Linux will come on a name brand USB flash drive. We use Kingston and SanDisk USBs.
Neptune is a GNU/Linux Distribution for desktops based fully upon Debian 7.0 ('Wheezy'), except for a newer kernel and some drivers. It ships with a modern KDE Plasma Desktop with its main view on a good looking multimedia system which allows for getting work done. It also is a system which is flexible and very useful on usb sticks. Therefore we developed easy to use applications like USB Installer aswell as a Persistent Creator that allows you to store changes to your system on your live usb stick.
The Debian repository is the major base for getting updates and new software. Furthermore Neptune ships with its own software repository to update our own applications. (see Neptune Repositories for more information)
Neptune tries to get the BeOS message of a fully supported multimedia OS to a next generation of users.
Neptunes focuses on providing an elegant out of the box experience for the users. Therefor we ship a nice and simple overall look and feel aswell as a whole bunch of multimedia tools, like codecs, flash player, audio and video player.
Multimedia being one of the core features of Neptune we also ship the greatest free and open source tools for audio and video editing.
Neptune is a GNU/Linux distribution.
Linux is the major core component of every GNU/Linux distribution which allows software to access hardware and communicate with it.
Neptune package and maintains its own version of the linux kernel which tries to be as close as possible to upstream vanilla kernel (the original linux kernel released on kernel.org).
Neptune is based upon the Debian GNU/Linux distribution
We use the Debian packagemanagement and software sources to provide our users with a great bunch of available applications.
Ontop of this we package and maintain the KDE Plasma Desktop aswell as the whole KDE SC which is updated regulary. Updated regulary means we provide our users with a rolling release model which updates the desktop regulary. However we don’t always provide the latest desktop releases which means we don’t ship bleeding edge software packages. We test and store new desktop versions in a seperate software source which is provided by Neptune by default.
Our main applications we ship also follow the rolling release principle without always shipping bleeding edge software. Therefor we provide our own neptune repository which also contains software developed by us aswell as default configurations and tweaks for the Neptune system.
One major application is the Office Suite LibreOffice which is provided by a seperate repository is updated regulary but for the sake of stability this repository is deactivated by default in Neptune.
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