The KDE Plasma OS
Netrunner is a complete Linux Operating System for desktop computers, netbooks and ARM microcomputers, that exclusively uses the KDE Plasma desktop environment.
The Desktop version ships with a full set of pre-installed software for everyday usage.
The Core version allows you to build up your own system or run it on low-spec hardware like arm-boards.
Netrunner Desktop and Core are both Debian-based, whereas Netrunner Rolling is based on Arch/Manjaro.
Netrunner is using KDE Plasma and tuning it to be as snappy and responsive as possible. We actively sponsor development of Plasma’s core and new components are included in Netrunner early on, for example:
– Simplemenu and Dash
– Task-Manager with Expanding Icons
– Desktop Workspace (icons on a clean desktop, no overlays)
– Hot-Spot “Show Desktop” in lower right corner
– Auto-started KWallet
– Simplified System Settings
– Firefox-ESR and Thunderbird with Plasma Integration
– Unified Look for KDE and non-KDE-applications via GTK-Configuration
KDE Plasma is the default desktop environment in all Netrunner versions.
Themes and Window Decorations
Netrunner ships several Window- and Desktop-Themes to choose from, so you can start customizing right away.
For most of our Window Themes, we are using the Aurorae-3 engine of KWin, which allows blur and transparency even on low-end machines.
Simplemenu is included and default in Netrunner Core. It is fully themeable and has features like quick mousewheel scrolling to navigate quickly within the pages.
It can easily be invoked via pressing the Meta/Windows-Key.
Firefox Quantum w/ Plasma-integration
The Firefox-KDE-Support package allows for native file-dialog-and-mimetype-extension for the Plasma Workspace.
SmPlayer is the KDE-compatible Frontend of one of the most versatile and responsive media players out there: MPV.
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.
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.
Pidgin & Skype
Synaptic Package Manager
Minimum System Reqirements
- 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.
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.