Netrunner Core

A slimmed down version of the Netrunner Desktop providing a very similar experience but with only a few essential applications on top of KDE Plasma.

Stability first

Based on Debian Stable

The Debian Stable branch is the most popular edition for personal computers and servers, and is the basis for many distributions.

Safe browsing

Comes with the ESR version of Firefox

Firefox ESR does not come with the latest features but it has the latest security and stability fixes.


Pre-installed apps

Ships a reduced selection of pre-installed apps including Dolphin, Kate, Ark, Synaptic and Update Manager.

Quick access

Simple Menu

A new menu that resembles ChromeOS for fast browsing the available applications.

Plasma Services KCM

Easy to activate/deactivate Core Plasma Services, like Kwallet, Akonadi or Baloo.

Browser Based VNC support

Access Core from any computer on the same network by typing in a browser:
URL: live-pc.local:5900
Credentials: live / live.

Optimized for Speed

Netrunner Core is carefully tailored to use approx. 350-400 MB RAM on a fresh start,
showcasing that Plasma is performing nicely and responsive even on low-spec computing devices.

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