Netrunner is a desktop Linux distribution based on Kubuntu. That means it uses KDE, the K Desktop Environment.

A Release Candidate of what would become Netrunner 13.12 has been released and ready for testing. It features a new Kicker menu, a new Expanding Taskmanager, Mouse Swipes enabled out of the box, as well as a few other goodies.

This edition of Netrunner is based on Kubuntu 13.10, so it packs the latest features of KDE 4.11.2. This article presents screen shots from a test installation in a virtual environment.

Here’s a screen shot of the default desktop.
Netrunner 13.12 KDE Desktop

Showing the default menu, which is a non-fullscreen version of Homerun.
Netrunner 13.12 KDE Desktop Kicker menu

The menu showing installed Internet applications.
Netrunner 13.12 Desktop Homerun

Related Post:  Netrunner

This window open when the Web Accounts icon on the desktop is clicked.
Netrunner 13.12 Web accounts

Though the non-fullscreen version of Homerun is the default menu, if you wish to use the fullscreen version, all you need to do is add the widget to the panel. If you’ve never used the fullscreen version of Homerun, you might want to read Homerun: Quite possibly the best app launcher for your desktop to see all its features. This screen shot shows the contents of the Home tab on the fullscreen menu.
Netrunner 13.12 KDE Desktop Homerun

Partial list of installed applications as seen from the fullscreen version of Homerun.
Netrunner 13.12 KDE Desktop Homerun apps

Related Post:  Netrunner Rolling 2014.09 review

Entries in the Settings application category. So what the heck is JacknJoe?
Netrunner 13.12 Desktop Homerun

It’s just a Web interface for installing applications on the system. A screen shot of the main page is shown below. Experience it live at jacknjoe.com.
JacknJoe Web app manager

Muon Discover is one of the graphical package managers installed on this distribution. The other is Synaptic Package Manager. This screen shot shows Muon’s main window.
Netrunner 13.12 Muon app manager

And this shows an app category window.
Netrunner 13.12 Muon discover

For KDE lovers, I think Netrunner presents a good option for desktop computing. Care to take this Release Candidate for spin? Download an installation image from here. Note: Only a 32-bit installation has been released.

Share:

Share on facebook
Facebook
Share on twitter
Twitter
Share on pinterest
Pinterest
Share on linkedin
LinkedIn

Hola! Did you notice that LinuxBSDos.com no longer runs network ads?  Yep, no more ads from the usual suspects that track you across the Internet.  But since  I still need to pay to keep the site running, feel free to make a small donation by PayPal.

Subscribe for updates. Trust me, no spam!

Mailchimp Signup Form

Sponsored links

1. Attend Algorithm Conference, a top AI and ML event for 2020.
2. Reasons to use control panel for your server.
3. DHgate Computers Electronics, Cell Phones & more.

2 Responses

  1. This Distro just keeps getting worse.It wouldn’t even recognize my dual monitors this time.Also,it’s less configurable than most KDEs.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Get the latest

On social media
Via my newsletter
Mailchimp Signup Form

Partner links

1. Attend Algorithm Conference, a top AI and ML event for 2021.
2. Reasons to use control panel for your server.
3. DHgate Computers Electronics, Cell Phones & more.
Hacking, pentesting distributions

Linux Distributions for Hacking

Experts use these Linux distributions for hacking, digital forensics, and pentesting.

Categories
Archives

The authors of these books are confirmed to speak during

Algorithm Conference

T-minus AI

Author was the first chairperson of AI for the U.S. Air Force.

The case for killer robots

Author is the Director of the Center for Natural and Artificial Intelligence.

Why greatness cannot be planned

Author works on AI safety as a Senior Research Scientist at Uber AI Labs.

Anastasia Marchenkova

An invitation from Anastasia Marchenkova

Hya, after stints as a quantum researcher at Georgia Tech Quantum Optics & Quantum Telecom Lab, and the University of Maryland Joint Quantum Institute, I’m now working on superconducting qubit quantum processors at Bleximo. I’ll be speaking during Algorithm Conference in Austin, Texas, July 16 – 18, 2020. Meet me there and let’s chat about progress and hype in quantum computing.