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Netrunner 14.1 (Frontier)

LTS-version, shipping KDE4.x

Netrunner 15 (Prometheus)

9-months support, shipping KDE Plasma 5.2


Size 1.4 GB · md5sum: 0fa8be01c7669e3db33e275c837e2965


Size 1.3 GB · MD5: 229cfd1b291a6da2c363eca89da32922


Size 1.9 GB · md5sum: 4652e3fad5106eedea4b1f87ed2322f5


not available

Netrunner Rolling


Netrunner 2014.09.1 Snapshot


Size 2.3 GB · MD5: 8cf819f04b180ff887e215a896f5aad0


Size 2.0 GB · MD5: 68f97f93ae5808722317ec8e8b3c9fe7


  • We recommend using usb-creator-kde/usb-creator-gtk or imagewriter (Linux version or Windows version) for “burning” the ISO onto an USB stick.

  • Please turn Secure Boot OFF in your BIOS and select non-UEFI boot option from invoking boot menu (usually with pressing F12-key during boot).

  • If you want to run or install Netrunner in a VirtualBox, please make sure to give it an initial 16 GB diskspace, 1.5 GB RAM and 64 MB Video RAM.

  • German Ghermain

    Finally! … I’m already down to install it on my machine … Chao other distributions, I am alone with Netrunner, is wonderful.

    • Thefender91

      Ehm ehm…Not “Chao” but “Ciao” please..

      • Starbuck2001

        lol :)

      • Likk Mii

        Whatever. Time for some Chow !

      • Bernard Tremblay

        Or is it “Chaos” ??? ;=)

      • MaximoGeek

        Chao is used in south america.

      • Phoghat

        each is correct in certain locales

  • Jan-Arvid Arvidsen

    this is a linux distro isnt it? then how come its impossible to rightclick to get the download link and use it with wget? at least i couldnt figure out how. in the end i had to download with firefox and ended up with a md5 mismatch

    • technomancer

      go to firefox preferences, applications tab, check which file types you have set up to use wget, kget is what i used, but ktorrent is much better. just set to open torrent with your fav program. goes for any type of download. hope that helps.

    • German Ghermain

      Most of the downloads performed with Flareget, is a good alternative for Linux similar to Windows IDM.

      • Oddinary Man

        or you could run proz -k=30 -r from terminal

    • diensthunds

      Hover your mouse over the Download from Server tab. right click, select copy link location, in terminal type wget then hold shift and ctrl and press v then press enter. Don’t know how that is so complicated.

    • zoolasly2
    • Starbuck2001

      There is a mirror-switch in the links, here is our own public download server:

    • Hector Zelaya

      use wget -c –trust-server-name paste-your-link-here
      For example for the rolling 64 bit version:
      wget -c –trust-server-name

  • technomancer

    how to upgrade from 13.06 to 13.12 ?

    • Starbuck2001

      We are working on an upgrade script hopefully released this month, but we need to carefully test first to minimize possible fallbacks which could leave users with a non-working system.

      • technomancer

        Great! Thank you for all the hard work put into the best KDE Linux.

  • Kwabena

    Ok guys, I’ve just installed your beautiful OS..

    Wanna share some things:

    – installation: I had problems about “bad iso boot”, as you described, but it was about using Unetbootin, so I followed instructions on ubuntu forum how to “burn iso on usb” via command line, and after that, everything went smooooth. So, for me that worked for 64bit version on Acer Netbook (4gb ram, Intell Celeron).
    – OS: What to say…I’m not programmer but also not noobie in Linux, and I tried many KDEs and other ones, but when talk about KDE, you people did EVERYTHING PERFECT! Not a single glitch about anything! Bravo! Please, just be cool, and maintaine your “baby”, cuz it really deserves. Good luck!

    Greetings from Serbia!

  • Kaf Shiel

    Downloading now via torrent. I will test the live ISO with a USB pen. Wish I had a spare computer to test it properly but let’s see how it behaves in my netbook first. Thanks for your work. I got the news from Softpedia’s site.

  • Adam L. Ross

    Hey How can I install and run Sim City 5 and iTunes 11 on NetRunner OS?

    • technomancer

      Play on Linux, but i dont use iTunes its garbage software.
      google play on linux, it has a list of programs it can run. otherwise create a virtual machine of windows and run programs from there.

      • Adam L. Ross

        oh a VM good idea thanks

        • technomancer

          good luck with that apple stuff. Apple and Microsoft are exactly the same, everything on their terms. Thats why Linux is so important.

        • Keegan Choffat

          I know how that is. I used to have an iPod Touch and tried to sync it with Linux. Unfortunately Apple forces you to use iTunes. Thats why I picked up a cheap Android phone and never put a SIM card in it. The Moto G is only 99$ right now, no contract. But if you want to keep your iPod Touch, try installing Plex, then put all your music in one folder and tell Plex which folder it is in. Then buy the Plex app for 5$ and you can stream all your music from your home computer.

      • Keegan Choffat

        iTunes is garbage. Try Plex or Google Play for mobile support, or any of the thousands of amazing Linux music suites.

  • Rickard

    Netrunner is great, I love it !!!
    Easy to install with Universal USB Installer.

  • Christian Rumbinas

    so i need a lightweight os for the school partition of my hard drive that is kinda like the chromium os does the fit the bill?

    • Jim Kirkey

      Hello Christian; One of the smallest, lightest Linux OSs I’m aware of is Puppy Linux. You can check out the facts on “Distrowatch”, or Google “Puppy Linux” in your browser. Hoping this is of help to you. Jim

      P.S. If you really want a nice Linux distro, you can’t beat Netrunner!

    • Cosgun vistas

      Hey, try a variant of Ubuntu like Xubuntu or Lubuntu.

  • Archit Kaushik

    Isn’t there any mini or minimal edition?

    • roader

      Maybe you might want to make one yourself with manjaroiso (for the rolling release )

  • Saheel

    When is the 64 bit version coming out for infinity ? Can’t wait

    • Starbuck2001

      Hi Saheel, could be end of the week, meaning: as soon as its ready.

  • roader

    Great news , finally a Manjaro who cares about KDE.

  • Ken Bradley

    64 bit me please.

  • adrian adeva

    What for when netrunner rollign release 64bit?

  • Egor Orlov

    The best i ever used. And i tried a lot) x64

    Thank’s a lot!

  • Mitchell Theobald

    keen to give the rolling release a go!

  • Planet of Linux

    When will netrunner rolling version based on Manjaro 0.8.10 be out.

    • Starbuck2001

      4-5 weeks, doing 0.8.11 if available.

      • Planet of Linux

        What do you mean

        • Starbuck2001

          in 4-5 weeks, doing a snapshot of 0.8.11 if available.
          If you mean when is 0.8.10 update available for Netrunner Rolling: Right now if you install 2014.04, as it is _rolling_, that means you can enter at any snapshot point and be able to update to latest versions. Manjaro repos are available as is in Netrunner Rolling.

  • Jorge Enrique

    Nice Distro!!!

  • Pogo

    Maybe somebody here will make it clear what the differences are between the “rolling” releases and “ubuntu/debian,” besides the base system. Why can’t the “ubuntu/debian” releases be “rolling?”

    • Starbuck2001

      Ubuntu changes base every 6 months. Of course it could be made true rolling sticking to one base indefinately and porting back everything. Debian itself is rolling, so for a rolling debian-based KDE distro there are Tanglu and SolydK for example.

      • Pogo

        Can an ubuntu or Netrunner user (with the ubuntu/debian version) avoid having to start over every six months with configuration, etc?

        • Starbuck2001

          Sure, there are upgrade paths via scripts to get you on the new software base repositories. So depending on view and definition, one can manually turn any Ubuntu-based distro like Netrunner into a semi-rolling type.
          Arch-based system are said to have other advantages (and disadvantages) compared to Ubuntu (there Debian itself is rolling btw.), like supposed to being a slightly more snappy, more lightweighed-felt system, simpler packaging, while on the other hand being a little different/harder to manage (not such advanced graphical tools for installation and package management, but it’s getting there).

  • TK

    Netrunner 14 64x give a error when i’m going to install it….
    something about a keyboard layout….can i know what’s wrong with it…because i love this OS…. <3

    • Starbuck2001

      Can you try this:
      Make sure the internet connection is OFF (disconnect from cable or dont provide any password to wifi), boot into the Live desktop
      session, then execute the installer, and at the ‘Keyboard setup’,
      Netrunner will fall back to its default setting (‘US’).

      • TK

        will try it and get back to you…. :)

  • bigbadassassin

    downloading netrunner rolling with proz -k=30 -r

  • Krzysztof Kiersznowski

    which wersion is beter to using onli live dvd

  • The Uknown Guy

    Hey guys I have a toshiba laptop with secure boot selected to eufi This is the error maessage read as-“the grub-efi-amd64-signed package failed to install into /target/. Without the GRUB bootloader the system will not load” how can I fix this

  • The Uknown Guy

    I have a toshiba laptop and I This is the error maessage read as-“the grub-efi-amd64-signed package failed to install into /target/. Without the GRUB bootloader the system will not load” how can I fix this netrunner runs fine from live usb

  • saga

    Hi guys, I’m trying to install de distro netrunner 14 frontier in a
    virtual machine, and it doesn’t work because when I select the option
    “start Netrunner” the program hang up and do nothing. can you help me?
    thank’s. I saw some pictures and I’ve reading about linux distros and this seems interesting. If you could help me I’ll be very grateful.

    • Starbuck2001

      Hi saga, hard to tell what’s causing this, if you join our forums, we might help you there better…

      • saga

        thank’s… really, I’m going to do it…

  • Mi Pen

    I have Netrunner Frontier running on my main i3 dual boot PC…with steam on it i’ve barely touched my Windows partition.

  • Alfonso Hernandez Montoya

    Tengo Netrunner 13 pero como le hago para actualizarlo a Netrunner 14 Frontier Amigos Saludos

  • Guest

    Hi I want to do a complete uninstall of my current netrunner rolling
    release, and install de 2014.09 version. What folders I have to delete
    in my home folder?

  • Jakk

    You say to use ImageWriter to burn to a flash drive… is this a program? I looked in the Kubutu repository and nothing came up.

    • Starbuck2001

      Yes, added some link to packaged versions of imagewriter in case it is not available.

    • Kevin Winn

      Open a konsole window. Copy this and paste it in:

      dd if=foo.iso of=/dev/bar bs=14M

      Where foo.iso is your netrunner iso, and /dev/bar is your usb drive.

  • sateesh reddy

    which kde version it have??

    • Starbuck2001

      Main Version has KDE4.13, Rolling has KDE4.14.

  • GR Gaudreau

    I installed Netrunner Rolling early this morning and have been running it all day since. This is a very nice distro. I’m a Manjaro fan, but I have to say that I prefer the look of Net Runner. I’m not crazy about Manjaro’s green look. Don’t get me wrong, Manjaro is great, but Netrunner is better looking. The NR team has done a a really great job, ad not just on the looks.

  • Gabriela Knoll

    There is still no updated 14 iso ? So the Installer is still buggy and not correct translated ??

  • Christopher Robert Evans

    Can you add an existing linux upgrade feature ? be nice to finally upgrade this ubuntu 12.10 linux server with out damaging existing LAMP stack applications.

    • Starbuck2001

      Hi Christopher,
      Ubuntu for server seems like a good choice.
      Since Netrunner is mainly for desktop use, I personally wouldn’t risk updating to Netrunner on that server machine just for the interface change…

  • richirich1954

    torrent or server over 3 hours to download, you’ll lose out to other distros

  • Greg Zeng

    Netrunner (Kubuntu-derived) is better than the “Rolling” (Manjaro) base. It is quicker, easier to update to the latest versions of kernels, apps, due to Ubuntu’s PPA method.

    I found that the Arch AUR updates don’t always work. Often they are not available, though the PPA method is available.

  • Huw McNamara

    Why does it have such specific requirements for use in VirtualBox?

  • Justan

    Does the Arch/Manjaro version use KDE5.x?