Uruk GNU/Linux

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DeveloperUruk Project developers
OS familyLinux (Unix-like)
Working stateCurrent
Source modelOpen source
Initial release13 April 2016 (2016-04-13)
Latest releaseUruk GNU/Linux-libre 3.0 / 25 November 2022 (2022-11-25)
Update methodlong term support
Package manager
Kernel typeMonolithic (Linux-libre)
user interface
Official websiteurukproject.org/dist/en.html

Uruk GNU/Linux-libre is a PureOS-based Linux distribution. The name Uruk is an Iraqi city that states its Iraqi origin. Uruk GNU/Linux 1.0 was released on 13 April 2016 and it ships with the most common software for popular tasks.


Uruk uses Linux-libre kernel for the system and MATE desktop environment for its graphical interfaces.

One of the special features of Uruk is the ability to run various types of package managers at ease (including GNU Guix, urpmi, pacman, dnf). It implements simple one-line command to do that, that use a program named Package Managers Simulator to simulate the commands of popular package managers.

Version history

Version Date Kernel version Desktop environment
1.0 13.04.2016 4.2 MATE
2.0 05.12.2017 4.9.66 MATE, Xfce
3.0 25.11.2022 5.15 MATE

See also


  1. ^ a b Uruk GNU/Linux 3.0 - The Uruk Project Blog
  2. ^ "DistroWatch.com: Uruk GNU/Linux". DistroWatch.com. Retrieved 2017-08-02.
  3. ^ a b "softpedia.com: Uruk GNU/Linux". softpedia.com. Retrieved 2016-05-09.
  4. ^ a b "itsfoss.com: Uruk: A New Distribution Based on Trisquel GNU/Linux". itsfoss.com. 18 July 2016. Retrieved 2016-12-16.
  5. ^ a b Introducing Uruk GNU/Linux, a 100% Free Ubuntu-Based OS Using Linux-libre Kernel
  6. ^ a b DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 680, 26 September 2016
  7. ^ URUK GNU/Linux - Browse /1.0 at SourceForge.net
  8. ^ Uruk GNU/Linux 2.0 - The Uruk Project Blog
  9. ^ <distrowatch

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