Netrunner 14 released

The Netrunner Team today released Netrunner 14 Frontier – 32bit and 64bit versions.
The release follows Kubuntus support cycle, giving it a full 5 year support life via the backport repos.

Go straight to the Download page.

Release Notes
  • LTS Long Term Support
  • Firefox Instant start (on machines with >2GB RAM)
  • KDE Dreamdesktop for animated backgrounds
  • Baloo superseding Nepomuk
  • Single-Click activated default
  • New default Theme
  • Veromix Audio-Applet
  • and the latest available updates of packages* in the repos, e.g.
  • KDE 4.13.1, Firefox 30, VLC 2.1.4, Skype 4.3, Muon Discover 2.2 and many more…
    (for information about the software installed, please look here…)
Video showing how to enable animated wallpapers


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

Or report any issues directly on github:

Upgrade Script Netrunner 13.12 –> 14

These instructions upgrade Netrunner 13.12 to Netrunner 14


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:


chmod a+xr

sudo ./

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.

Rolling Update to 0.8.10 base

To do a complete update of Netrunner Rolling to 0.8.10 base (Ascella), please type these commands:

sudo pacman-mirrors -g
sudo pacman -Syy
sudo pacman -S manjaro-keyring
sudo pacman -Suu

Answer all questions with [Y], you should have all packages updated, like
KDE 4.13.2, Firefox 30, Skype 4.3 and Homerun 1.2.5.

To confirm you have updated to the new base, please type

lsb_release -a

If you encounter problems, please visit our forums:

A recent Review of Netrunner Rolling:

Homerun Kicker 1.2.5 updated

Homerun Kicker 1.2.5 just got updated and is available in the netrunner “frontier-14-updates” repository.

Kicker gains the feature to show and search for descriptions of applications via the Settings.

To update, simply use synaptic or type:
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install libhomerun0 plasma-widget-homerun plasma-widget-homerun-kicker

Then logout and login again for Homerun Kicker 1.2.5 to load.

Picture above: Kicker showing results based on name or description.

Netrunner 14 (deb) RC1 available

Netrunner 14 Frontier (RC1), the first Release Candidate of our upcoming standard version based on Kubuntu 14.04 LTS is available for testing here:
1.4 GB md5sum: 55ff078f23c03136bc2fe9f7d90c607c
1.4 GB md5sum: b676bce315a74dfc853abc07fbdbd564

It comes with the following features:

  • kernel 3.13-24
  • kde 4.13
  • telepathy 0.8.1
  • skype
  • firefox 29
  • thunderbird 24.5
  • Libre Office 4.2.3
  • vlc 2.1.2
  • and more…

Please help us test and report bugs in our forums: