Netrunner and various parts of the Plasma system are developed by:


Netrunner is shipped with many day-to-day applications, and also available as a Core Version for minimal installation on microcomputers like arm boards.

We go by the principles:

Power-up, don’t dumb-down

Add-ons, codecs, customizations

Avoid lock-ins, favor libre alternatives

You can participate in the KDE Community on many levels, from simply giving advice to users or becoming a maintainer of various software parts. We welcome new drive and ideas and any contributions to improve Netrunner and spread Free Software.

Here are a few ways to help Netrunner if you like:

  • Get involved and work on projects like KDE or other FOSS programs, for example:
  • Help Design Plasma: http://forum.kde.org/viewforum.php?f=285
  • Give feedback and let us know how to improve Netrunner
  • Mention Netrunner on your site/blog/forums
  • in the near future: Make a Donation (which fully goes to improving Netrunner)

A BIG “Thank You!” for all, who made and continue to make this possible!

  • Kalthrix

    So, Netrunner is becoming Maui Linux? What prompted the name change other than basing it off of KDE Neon?

    • Starbuck2001

      Basically, we split the Ubuntu version for reasons not to be confusing with the various Netrunner Debian based versions coming out.

      • Kalthrix

        Ah, I see. Thanks for the heads up! Good choice imo.

  • Oliver Nagel

    There actually is a card game called “Netrunner”.
    Maybe that has something to do with it.

  • Freddy Niche

    What’s Netrunner Core? And when will it be available?

    • Starbuck2001

      Hi Freddy,

      Netrunner Core is our minimalized Netrunner version based on Debian Stable and is available now!
      The Desktop version will follow soon, as it requires more work to port everything to Debian.
      Meanwile if you are looking for a continuation of the Netrunner Desktop Experience on Ubuntu, you might like to try Maui Linux, which we split for reasons of not to be confusing with the Netrunner: Debian Stable versions coming out.

  • Taylor Street

    Your “About” page says absolutely nothing regarding what Netrunner is about. Brilliant.

    • Starbuck2001

      Hi Taylor,

      I’m sorry!
      We have restructured our site and forgot to put back the link to our “Overview” Page:
      I hope this is more like what you were looking for!

      Greetings, Clemens.

  • http://aurodeus.xyz Ariady Putra

    with Maui and all the restructuring it’s getting confusing, I think you need to make a comparison table somewhere listing the differences between your distros, so one doesn’t have to dig the comments to find the explanation.

    also why Maui is it not listed under your parent site? http://www.blue-systems.com/projects/
    I’ve give Maui a try and I love it so far, great job.

    • Starbuck2001

      Fixed (Maui now listed).

  • Peter Hellstrand

    hello, I am new in this distribution. I have tried many distros, like ubuntu, Fedora and Opensuse. But they all were so boring. This one is so exciting, because it has both KDE and Gnome inside. And it works very fast. The look and feelings are very nice. One Question I have about the releases. Is every third month a new version of this distro coming out? Greetings Peter

    • Starbuck2001

      Hi Peter,
      yes, the current plan is to release up-to-date Install Mediums every 3-4 months, somewhat flexibly synching with new KDE Plasma main releases.
      Next Debian release is therefore 17.10, supposed to be freshly shipping latest Plasma 5.11.

  • notthenewsreader

    Hi all, so if the plan is to release a new ISO ever 3 months or so, is there going to be one for the rolling version soon?

    • Starbuck2001

      Yes, updated installer mediums are planned every 3-4 months, including Rolling.

  • Stephen Green

    Don’t you guys pay attention to postings on this site. This guy Andrevan posts ads for sneakers? How’s that..