Netrunner Desktop & Core
All current Netrunner versions are based on Debian.
There are two Editions: Desktop and Core.
Netrunner Core is the minimal installation version, available as 64bit ISO and ODroid C1 ARM IMG.
Netrunner Desktop has many software applications added and preconfigured and is available as 64bit ISO.
|Releases||Based on||Release Date|
|Netrunner 17.01 Desktop (Baryon)||Debian Stretch – Snapshot “20161211”||2017-01-01|
|Netrunner 16.09 Desktop (Avalon)||Debian Jessie||2016-11-05|
|Netrunner 16.09 Core (Avalon)||Debian Jessie||2016-10-23|
below are the releases schedules of past, now discontinued legacy versions
Kubuntu Edition (discontinued, superseeded by Maui Linux)
Netrunner releases follow the same 6 months release cycle as Kubuntu.
Netrunner releases are targeted around ~8-12 weeks after a Kubuntu Release, having a 9 months support life for regular releases and a 2-year support life for LTS releases.
The official support for any LTS and all subsequent update releases (.point releases) ends with the release of the next LTS.
Each Release has a distinct version number and codename:
Preceding each new LTS release are 3 snapshot releases followed by the LTS release itself and 3 subsequent updates.
That means that each LTS cycle has a 2-year active support life and is replaced by a new LTS on its release date.
The update releases of the current LTS and the ongoing regular releases are happening in parallel.
The current active LTS version is Maui 1 (Aurora).
|Maui 1 LTS (Aurora)
||please visit mauilinux.org
|Netrunner 17 (Horizon)||2015-12|
|Netrunner 16 (Ozymandias)||Netrunner 14.2 (Frontier)||2015-04|
|Netrunner 15 (Prometheus)||Netrunner 14.1 (Frontier)||2015-01|
|Netrunner 14 LTS (Frontier)||2014-06|
|Netrunner 13.12 (Enigma II)||2014-01|
|Netrunner 13.06 (Enigma)||2013-07|
|Netrunner 12.12 (Dryland III)||2012-12|
|Netrunner 4.2 LTS (Dryland II)||2012-06|
|Netrunner 4 (Dryland)||2011-12|
|Netrunner 3 (Chromatic)||2011-04|
|Netrunner 2 (Blacklight)||2010-07|
|Netrunner 1 (Albedo)||2010-03|
Legacy Rolling Edition (discontinued, based on Manjaro/Arch)
Rolling Releases are done with “snapshots”. New snapshot ISOs are released on a regular basis.
Rolling Releases don’t have an extra codename and carry year and month (YYYY.MM) as their version number.
The latest snapshot ISO is 2016.01.