Netrunner 21.01 Released For Customized KDE Desktop On Debian
Written by Michael Larabel in Operating Systems on 20 February 2021 at 06:21 PM EST. 4 Comments
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It's been nearly one year to the day since the release of Netrunner 20.01 as this desktop Linux distribution focused on providing a good KDE-based desktop environment and backed by Blue Systems. Today Netrunner 21.01 has been released as the latest step forward for this KDE desktop distribution built atop a Debian base.

Netrunner 21.01 "XOXO" is the new release that is based atop Debian 10.7 "Buster" but switching to the Linux 5.9 kernel and other backports. The Linux 5.9 usage allows for much better hardware support than is provided by the stock Buster kernel that tracks Linux 4.19.


Netrunner continues to be built off the KDE Plasma shell and pulls in a variety of extra packages like Thunderbird, LibreOffice, and more.

Lean more about Netrunner 21.01 at Netrunner.com.
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