Ubuntu based Netrunner becomes Maui Linux

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The Netrunner Team is proud to announce “Maui Linux 1“.

What is Maui?

Maui will continue as the Ubuntu based version of Netrunner Desktop.

Maui also marks the transition from Kubuntu to KDE Neon, which itself is based exclusively on the LTS base, with the KDE software parts receiving regular updates during the entire lifecycle (so called “partially rolling”).

These parts are Plasma, Frameworks, KDE Applications and the Qt libraries.

This will allow Maui to frequently release updated ISOs shipping the latest of KDE software on a stable Ubuntu LTS base.

Please continue to read the full release announcement on the Maui website.

The Maui 1 ISO is available in the Maui Download section.

 

Regarding Netrunner:

Netrunner will not disappear, but continue in another form we are actively working on.
If Netrunner Rolling will be continued will be decided in the upcoming months.

  • Ade Malsasa Akbar

    Hello Netrunner,

    I am glad there is a new GNU/Linux distribution. But the link https://mauilinux.org/maui-1-released/ seems to be broken. Thank you.

    • Joeffel Faelnar

      No it’s not.

      • minda1975

        It is fixed 🙂

    • Starbuck2001

      Thanks for reporting the link, should be fixed now.

  • morleman

    Hi Starbuck, Thanks again for the new release. So to understand correctly:

    Netrunner LTS — Is now “Maui Linux” (release 1).
    Netrunner regular releases — Will continue on with version 18 and follow the ~ 6 month release as Kubuntu
    Netrunner Rolling — maybe deprecated by Blue Systems… deciding next month.

    Just trying to get a good perspective as to what direction I want to take. http://www.netrunner.com/release-schedules/

    Thanks again, you guys rock as usual!

    • Starbuck2001

      Hi morleman,
      since neon covers LTS to LTS, there won’t be any more interim releases for Netrunner on Kubuntu (similar like Mint skips those). As an opensource company, we’re seeking the most effective synergies working with upstream:
      Therefore Netrunner and eventually Maui Linux will start to share an upstream base in the future, which has the potential to strengthen synergies between Neon, Maui, Netrunner and that new upstream.

      • morleman

        Wow that’s very cool. Been running Maui for over a week now and love it! Thanks again!

  • Holger Nordmeyer

    ARRRRR, just installed and configured Netrunner 17 last week. But finally a new version, i’m SO in! 🙂

  • tripn62

    Maui image won’t boot, stops with errors.

  • http://opinadorcompulsivo.blogspot.com Miquel Mayol i Tur

    Why the Manjaro based Netrunner RR is going to probably be deprecated?
    Isn’t it a great way of being prepared to improve the LTS?
    And if not, i would like to read why, being only curious.
    Thanks in advance.

    • wyz

      @ Miquel I was never able to get it working on my machine, and I wasn’t the only one. This version easily installed for me. I love the idea of a rolling released based on KDE Neon and Ubuntu LTS, and hope Netrunner doing this is more than just an experiment. This is just what I was looking for.

    • Lord Obama

      If you want a Rolling Release based on Arch so you can use the AUR etc. then I suggest you try Manjaro. They have a brand new release and it seems to install for me this time (last time could not install). Anyway I have it looking and working exactly how I had Netrunner Rolling — no differece: got Oprn Offce and Viber on it from the AUR.

  • t3l3S

    LTS ? sorry for my englishSo there´s not going to have a Netrunner

    • Kalthrix

      I’m guessing not as they are moving away from Kubuntu. However, it is essentially going to be the same thing if you think about it, except based on KDE Neon. Not sure for the rolling release though. Hopefully somebody official can comment on here to provide more insight on their plans with Netrunner.

  • Владимир Стоянов

    I have problem with dual boots and last version on win 10 (14393.82) – my new maui does not install grub.

  • Roberto R.

    It’s great:), please add support for dual boot and add install manager like Muon or software center if debian/Ubuntu compatible. I create my stick with UUI and install with Netrunner open ISO with command “*.*” :/

  • wyz

    Netrunner 1 “maui” is just plain super! I never really liked the version based on Kubuntu LTS because it used the older KDE Plasma 5.5 desktop, and the one based on Manjaro rolling I could never get it installed on my machine. Already two version behind and soon to be three in mid October the Kubuntu version wasn’t the answer for me. This one, based on KDE Neon, is a godsend. Kudos to the developers for going in this direction. Hopefully this is not a “trial” release because I’m loving it.

  • Lord Obama

    Well, I needed to configure a computer for work, Netrunner Rolling was outdated upon install and no way to update because of dependancy cycles. I tried the Maui and could not find where to install Open Office, I tried Antergos but it just blinked a lot sometimes freezing. I tried Manjaro and it worked like every bit as well as Netrunner Rolling. Being as Manjaro is always updated first I think I will end up keeping it. Always hated how netrunner was always so outdated that it was broke upon install, this happen December of 2015 as well. I just wanted to share for all those who loved the functionality of the Rolling Release. You can make it just like you want it.

    • Roberto R.

      Last time I’m use Netrunner Rolling and have fully updated to the last version, I check now soon thanks:)

  • Nick Mc

    Please don’t change the start button icon. I prefer the black arrow that’s currently used.

    • Wojciech

      Who not?

  • Nick Mc

    There is nowhere near enough information in this for the less overall informed. Any chance someone can fill me. One of the main reasons I used netrunner was because it was KDE, Ubuntu/Kubuntu and Deb based, so I got a huge range of software packages I was able to use. Plus it was by far the easiest and most user friendly one I could pick up and use while also having the full customization/full access to work with. Basically I got the user friendliness for moving from a windows system, but didn’t get the overly heavy handed blocks/hand-holding of Macs. It was just by far the best OOT experience for me for learning Linux, and I tried many, many distros before settling on Netrunner. Based on some of these comments below, I have to ask the questions, because I am still far to new to linux to piece the small bits and pieces of info together to form a cohesive whole picture to understand what’s going on and how it will affect my usage of this OS.

    1: What is KDE Neon and what impact will this have on OS useability vs previous iterations of KDE
    2: Someone said something about Netrunner phasing away from Kubuntu. So will I still be able to use both Ubuntu and Debian packages like before.
    3: What impact specifically will maui have compared to vanilla Netrunner. They’re talking about being more specialized. What do they mean by that. Are they saying Netrunner is becoming Maui and what should I expect out of Maui.
    4: If I choose to stay with traditional Netrunner, what will I lose.

    You don’t have to answer every question specifically, but I need a better overall picture of what exactly is happening, what I should expect, and how exactly this will affect us. What considerations we should take into account when deciding which version we should use. Thanks to anyone who helps my understanding with this.

    P.S. This news really pisses me off tbh. I have been promoting the benefits of Netrunner over many Linux Distros to friends of mine who are windows bound but are interested in trying a competent variant of Linux. I’ve been promoting NR over Mint repeatedly because I do think Netrunner is easily the better OS. Plus Netrunner has been getting more and more popular over the years, and now they’re going to all of a sudden change the name to Maui? Even going so far as to give it a new separate/different website? Why? Why start back at the bottom? And why do you need the 1 after maui. Mint doesn’t need a number after it, why do you? Either way, I don’t like the way this is going. Just seems to needlessly create a lot of confusion that doesn’t need to be there. At least it does for me.

    P.P.S. If you absolutely had to change the name of the Distro. Aurora would’ve been far better as the Distro name instead of Maui. You should reverse your designations to make Maui the version name and Aurora the Distro name. That’s just an opinion, I’m sure everyone will disagree with.

  • koesherbacon

    Am I correct in my assumption that Netrunner Rolling based on Manjaro will continue to be supported? Or, perhaps it too will be renamed Maui, but it will functionally still work? Or, a third option, will it go the way of the Dodo bird?

    • Roberto R.

      I think Maui is not have Manjaro support:/ and I hope with new Netrunner Rolling release:) in future

      • Apolzan Marius

        manjaro support ? did u even read what is maui based on ? did u saw anywhere written manjaro ? i think u have to read again

  • LeCelt

    Cette distribution est toute prête pour les débutants comme moi.

    Un grand merci pour le travail effectué 🙂

  • przem188

    I uprgade Plasma to 5.8. And i have problem – when turn on in desktop Folder view (not pulpit) and restart computer, then i have again pulpit (desktop) view.

    • Apolzan Marius

      if you really read about things for linux,you would know that the version 5.8 it’s still in beta,so yeah,you know that that means

    • Starbuck2001

      Maui will get Plasma 5.8.3 from neon the next days via the backports repository, which could have this problem fixed.
      Stay tuned for more infos on the Maui website.

  • Phil Ram

    Please please, don’t give up on Netrunner Rolling! I love it.

    • Starbuck2001

      Maybe there will be something official in the upcoming weeks.

    • Michał Dybczak

      I don’t see the reason for netrunner rolling nowadays. Manjaro KDE fulfils that niche already.

  • Wojciech

    Maui Linux looks ugly!!

    • Starbuck2001

      It’s all personal taste. 🙂

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