Netrunner 20.01 – “Twenty” released

The Netrunner Team is happy to announce the immediate availability of Netrunner 20.01 “Twenty” – 64bit ISO.

This version marks the twentieth release of Netrunner Desktop for Debian/Ubuntu (not counting the incremental updates), and its 10th year since Netrunner started back in 2010.
It is based upon the current Debian Stable 10.3 (‘buster’), including all updates since the previous release.


Updated Packages and Tweaked “Birthday” Theme

Netrunner 20.01 ships with all the latest security updates provided by Debian and a polished “Indigo” Global Theme, making use of Kvantum theming engine.
Firefox-ESR and Thunderbird were updated to the latest stable LTS (long term supported) versions, which get regular security updates provided by Debian security.
Theming-wise, the switch to the Breeze Window decoration with its darker color increases the contrast and makes it easier to distinguish between active and inactive windows. The red colored cursor (RED-Theme) allows to quickly locate the cursor on the screen and has a retro vibe to it. As always we provide a uniquely drafted wallpaper, which fits the milestone of 10 years of Netrunner and the 20th version release.

Application Mix

As always Netrunner provides a wide variety of tools and applications that can be used day to day (Note: If you prefer a minimal install, please look out for the “Netrunner Core” version in our download section, which will be updated shortly to the same 20.01 base).

There is LibreOffice as Office suite for writing documents, calculating spreadsheets or creating stunning presentations.

If you like editing images Gimp (GNU Image Manipulation Program) offers a lot of tools for tweaking, editing and manipulating images. Drawing masterpieces with your mouse or pen is possible with the wonderful professional free and open source painting software called Krita. Both are extendable via plugins to allow even a wider variety of creative work to shine.

Designing logos, icons and scalable graphics can be done with Inkscape which is known to be the favorite vector based image editor of choice for many creators of great Icon packs.

Besides still images videos are more and more popular and so we provide one of the best free and open source video editors available on the market called Kdenlive. It provides you with familiar video editing concepts like timeline, audio and video tracks and combines this with a large variety of audio visual effects that help you creating wonderful video clips.

Creativity needs relaxation. This is why we ship with GMusicbrowser and Yarock to manage your music data and listen to songs. Or you can watch a video with SMplayer. With a bunch of games Netrunner allows you to break out of reality for a while and enjoy puzzles or a nice game of chess. If you want to get serious with games the largest Linux gaming platform Steam  is at your service.

Connecting to the world via Skype or Pidgin is possible as well as having fun developing small applications with Kate or enjoy typing commands into a sliding down terminal like Yakuake.

We hope you enjoy the latest Netrunner 20.01 release after getting it from our Download page here.

Existing users of Netrunner 19.08 can just update their system normally to get the same software versions provided in 20.01, except the new theme settings. As 19.08 and 20.01 are both based upon Debian stable updating them regulary does not require to reinstall Netrunner even if new release mediums appear (unless we recommend otherwise).

If you need help or want to give feedback please reach out via our forums.