Netrunner Rolling 64bit released

Following 32bit, today we released the 64bit version of Netrunner Rolling Release 2014.04 with bascially the same features:
SDDM Login Manager, Octopi (Qt-based Frontend for pacman), Thus installer, Linux kernel 3.10.33, KDE Plasma 4.12.3, Firefox 28.0, Thunderbird 24.4, VLC 2.1.4, LibreOffice 4.2, Skype 4.2, Steam, VirtualBox, Grub Customizer, webaccounts, sambamounter, vokoscreen, Kamoso webcam tool and Marble.

For a more complete list check out our Rolling Overview page.

You can find the ISO as always in our download section.

Netrunner Rolling Release: First Snapshot 2014.04 released

We decided to surprise with a new announcement:
Netrunner is available as Rolling Release!

Starting with the 32-bit ISO labeled 2014.04i (“i” as in infinite) this is our first version of a Rolling Release and based on the excellent Manjaro/(Arch).
Note that this is not replacing our Standard/Main Edition of Netrunner, which will continue to be released in sync with Kubuntu.
Netrunner Rolling fits a different glove, that is of the more experienced user, who want to keep their system up-to-date with the benefit of not having to switch bases between releases.
It is also meant for anyone not afraid of manual adjustments should they be needed due to the continous updates.

While most of the Standard Netrunner components like Homerun Kicker, Expanding Taskmanager, webaccounts, sambamounter, firefox-kde and others are included, Rolling also comes with different tools, like SDDM Login Manager, Octopi Package Manager and Thus installer. For more info check out our Rolling Release Page.

Without further ado, head straight to the download section and try it out.
And let us know what you think in the Netrunner Rolling forum section!


The Netrunner Team.

Package Updates (13.12)

Updated packages “muon” (2.1.2 with spinning wheel fixed) and “expanding-icons-taskmanager” (0.0+git20140121~ resolving the issue of some programs switching places during startup notifications phase) are available via the standard repos by using Muon Update Manager, Synaptic or typing these commands:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install expanding-icons-taskmanager muon

Netrunner 13.12 released

The Netrunner Team is proud to release Netrunner 13.12 – 32bit and 64bit stable.
Thanks to all for waiting a little longer than expected.

Go straight to the Download page.

New Features
  • Kicker Menu (Super/Windows/Meta-Key to invoke)
  • Expanding Taskbar (Drag’n'Drop support)
  • Sidebar panel (show/hide with F11 or mouse swipe)
  • Mouse Swipes (see video here)
  • New Look and Feel (Desktop Theme inspired by this idea)
  • and of course all the usual updates of packages* like
  • KDE 4.11.2, Firefox 25, VLC 2.1.1, Skype 4.2 and many more…
  • for all package versions look under Software List:
*Note that after feature freeze (beta), we do not upgrade to latest packages, but stabilize
on the version available at that time. Updates are available though as usual in the repos.
Above video is showing new Kicker and Expanding Taskbar


If you have questions or need help please go to our forums:

Or report any issues directly on github:

Netrunner 13.12 in the works

Just a short update from our labs:
We are working heavily on the next Netrunner release 13.12 based on Kubuntu 13.10, the current ISO is in an advanced Alpha stage, and will bring several new features and technologies, some being developed and prepared for the Plasma Next cycle. One of those bigger things is the new Menu called Kicker, the “little” cousin of Homerun.

For anyone interested to give it a try, you can add it right now to pretty much any debian based KDE distro from here:

When everything goes as planned, we will be able to announce the release of a public ISO for testing soon.