Netrunner Rolling 2016.01 released

3 months in the making, we are happy to announce the release of Netrunner Rolling 2016.01 – 64bit version.

Despite the versioning, 2016.01 comes with the latest of KDE like Plasma 5.5.4 and KDE Applications 15.12.2.

Netrunner Rolling 2016.01 Released

This release marks one change from previously released pre-packaged ISOs:

We’ve decided not to ship akonadi and the KDE PIM suite default with this release in favor of more lightweight alternatives.

Due to the power and flexibility of Arch packagemanagement it is easy for people who enjoy using Kdepim to install it via one single package called “kde-meta-kdepim”, that pulls in all previously shipped packages again.

Everything else is shipped as usual with their latest versions and should run as expected.

Everythings served as usual, can you spot the missing thing?

Calamares has been updated to the latest 2.0 release, bringing enhanced partition detection in BIOS and UEFI environments.

With the “Replace” feature, you can easily pick an already used partition and test-install Netrunner without further scattering your hard-disk.

Spectacle is now used for screenshot grabbing and offering a nice quick-save functionality.

New Wallpapers and LNF Enlightenment

The “Look and Feel” of Netrunner has also been refurbished, with Enlightenment being the default Plasma theme again.

Switching to a completely different style is as easy as ever, while still allowing for customization in full detail.

Rolling 2016.01 further ships with an additional set of wallpapers called “arti-one”.

Here are the Release Notes:

Get Rolling…

Linux Kernel 4.4.2
Plasma 5.5.4
Frameworks 5.19
Applications 15.12.2
Firefox 44.0.2
Thunderbird 38.6.0
LibreOffice 5
Virtualbox 5
VLC 2.2.2
Gmusicbrowser 1.1.15
Kamoso 3
and many more…

You can download the ISO here.

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  • Μάκης Μαρόπουλος

    Nice job!

  • Orbmiser

    Just a wonder. Since this is Feb. 27th released. Shouldn’t it be 2016.02?
    Just trying to understand the iso’s release cycle.

    Great job and yep agree about removing Pim. As what I did to save a couple of hundred mb of ram use on startup. Old iso startup chimed in at 725mb. Removed Pim some 41’ish packages and now chime in at 470mb +/- 10mb to desktop.

  • Orbmiser

    Why was my comment deleted?
    Was positive and sharing experiences.

  • Erkolay

    Thanks Netrunner and Blue Systems Teams.

    Turkish announcement is here and here

  • gericom

    Don’t hesitate to install it. It is more than advanced.

  • planhths

    So what is missing?

  • Sagar

    when can we expect Netrunner 18 LTS its already mid there any beta release section?

  • ZenithSpectrum

    Netrunner 2016.1 rolling release does not show the mixer when
    installed on an old HP Compaq 6910p unit. The volume control does not
    show detected devices.

    Also, Muon Discover shows to be broken in
    my earlier install. In this current install (I reinstalled it), Muon
    Discover does not show any category nor application, just a blank while

    I love the new launcher options by the way. Hope you can provide a new fix for the above items so I can enjoy the rolling release for audio and video.

    More power and netrunner!