Introduction

Linux feat. KDE Plasma

Netrunner is a complete Linux Operating System for PCs, laptops/netbooks and ARM microcomputers, that makes exclusive use of the KDE Plasma desktop environment.

Rock Solid

Netrunner is based on the latest Debian Stable, which makes it rock solid.

Desktop Version

The standard version ships with a full set of pre-installed software for everyday usage.

Core Version

A slimmed down version allows you to build up your own system or run it on low-spec hardware like arm-boards.

High polished

KDE Plasma and apps are configured for easy and intuitive usage.

Great compatibility

Debian is one of the biggest independent FOSS Community, resulting in a huge library of application and software.

LTS version

Debian Stable means Netrunner receives continuous package and security updates.

Plasma finetuning

Netrunner is actively sponsoring development of Plasma and other KDE components, which then are included in Netrunner early on.

Here is how we configure KDE Plasma compared to a vanilla install:

Using Dash and Simplemenu (Core) as default


Task-Manager with Expanding Icons


Folderview – icons on a clean desktop, no overlays


Show Desktop Hot-Spot in lower right corner

Simplified System Settings putting all customizations under Plasma Tweaks


Unified Look for KDE and non-KDE-applications via GTK-Configuration


Shipping GTK apps without client-side decorations, but standard Kwin borders

Easily manage your Plasma services: Akonadi, Baloo, KRunner and KWallet.


System Settings > Workspace Behaviour > Plasma Services

Calamares installer for easy setup

Kvantum theme engine

Advanced dolphin toolbar

Firefox shipped with Ad-Blocker and Plasma Integration addons

Auto-started KWallet

Double-click instead of single-click

Applications

Firefox ESR

Netrunner ships Firefox with the Plasma Integration add-on that allows for download progress bar and media-navigation features under KDE Plasma.

Addons: uBlock Origin and Plasma Integration.


Included in Desktop · Core

Dolphin

Dolphin is the default file manager on Plasma. With extra dolphin extensions included, file navigation and manipulation is as easy as ever.


Included in Desktop · Core

SMPlayer

SmPlayer is the KDE-compatible Frontend of one of the most versatile and responsive media players out there: MPV.


Included in Desktop

GMusicbrowser

Gmusicbrowser is a very efficient music player, without draining your computer’s resources from other tasks. Drag and drop folders and individual song files, search for artists and albums in your entire music library, or create and edit your own custom playlists.


Included in Desktop

Krita

Krita is the full-featured free digital painting studio for artists who want to create professional work from start to end. Krita is used by comic book artists, illustrators, concept artists, matte and texture painters and in the digital VFX industry.


Included in Desktop

Inkscape

Inkscape is a free and open-source vector graphics editor; it can be used to create or edit vector graphics such as illustrations, diagrams, line arts, charts, logos and complex paintings.


Included in Desktop

Kdenlive

A video editing GUI for KDE that provides dual video monitor support, a multi-track timeline, clip list, customizable layout support with many effects and transitions.


Included in Desktop

Kate

Kate is KDEs clean, simple, yet powerful text-editor. It features a “mini-map” on the right and a document loader on the left.


Included in Desktop · Core

Pidgin and Skype

Pidgin and Skype are constantly developed for best integration into KDE workspace. Connect easily to MSN, Google Talk, Yahoo, AIM and other chat networks all at once.


Included in Desktop

Yakuake

Netrunners terminal is another Qt-native application and always within a clicks reach.


Included in Desktop · Core

Synaptic Package Manager

Synaptic Package Manager is a powerful tool, that lets you browse thousands of packages with ease and install via a click.


Included in Desktop · Core

Steam Client

Steam offers an ever growing catalog of Linux games, many of which support Steam Play so you can buy once and play anywhere with all your friends, no matter from where they log in.


Included in Desktop













A Free and Libre Platform

The Netrunner Operating System is the result of a team effort based on FOSS principles.

If you like to help or get involved, join in at the Netrunner Forums.

Minimum System Requirements

  • CPU 1.6-GHz Intel Atom
  • RAM 1GB
  • Hard Drive Size 15GB
  • Graphics Card Intel GMA 945
  • Video Memory 128MB

If you want to try Netrunner in VirtualBox, please make sure to allocate 1.5 GB RAM.