Upgrade script 13.06 ==> 13.12

These instructions upgrade Netrunner 13.06 to Netrunner 13.12


Please use at your own risk and make sure to make a backup of your personal data first before attempting the upgrade.

To perform the upgrade, open a terminal (yakuake or konsole) and type the following commands:

wget http://pub.netrunner-os.com/upgrade-13.06_to_13.12.sh

chmod a+xr upgrade-13.06_to_13.12.sh

sudo ./upgrade-13.06_to_13.12.sh

During the upgrade, you’ll see a lot of information appear in the terminal and you might see a few warnings/errors. As long as they don’t halt the upgrade, you can ignore them.

The upgrade may take a while (up to 1:30 hours, depending on your machine and you Internet connection), so be prepared for that.

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: http://www.netrunner-os.com/tech-specs-13-12/
*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.