Uruk is a NEW GNU/ Linux Operating System That is Looking to Make its Mark in The Linux Community

The Linux Community is large, large enough to accommodate a long list of distribution. If you are new to Linux, chances are you might find it hard to decide on which of the numerous distros to choose from.

A new addition to the list today is a GNU/Linux distribution that is looking to stand apart from the rest. The operating system is called Uruk and it is based on the low latency Linux Libre 4.2 Kernel and an old school Mate desktop environment. Despite its old-school appearance, the developers chose a modern plank dock.

The project aims to add only free and open source software to Uruk and uses the Trisquel GNU/Linux core to base its first stable release.

The OS comes packed with everything Libre among which are, LibreOffice, GNU Emacs, Xfburn, Icedove, California, Abrowser, GIMP, Pidgin, Liferea, Curlew, Atril, Terminator, Gigolo, Deluge, VLC Media Player, XTerm, and all the MATE utilities.

Uruk also comes with the project designed cleaner tool called the Uruk cleaner which users can use to clean up old system logs as well as apt-get cache.

The developers decided to make instaling the downloaded image easy by providing them in a Docker format – meaning you can install it running the docker command “”docker run alimiracle/urukos /bin/bash”.

Like almost every Linux distribution, Uruk is available in both 32-bit and 64-bit versions. If you are interested in learning more about Uruk and the team behind the project or you want to help by way of contributions and means, visit their nicely built website.

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Lamin Kanteh
Lamin loves smartphones and was introduced to the world of mobile devices with Android. Ubuntu is new to him, but he is enjoying writing about it so far.

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