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Uruk GNU/Linux-libre
DeveloperUruk Project developers
OS familyLinux (Unix-like)
Working stateCurrent
Source modelOpen source
Initial release13 April 2016 (7 years ago) (2016-04-13)
Latest releaseUruk GNU/Linux-libre 3.0[1] / 25 November 2022 (16 months ago) (2022-11-25)
Update methodlong term support
Package manager
Kernel typeMonolithic (Linux-libre)
user interface

Uruk GNU/Linux-libre is a PureOS-based Linux distribution. The name Uruk is an Iraqi city that states its Iraqi origin. Uruk GNU/Linux 1.0 was released on 13 April 2016[2][3][4] and it ships with the most common software for popular tasks.


Uruk uses Linux-libre kernel for the system and MATE desktop environment for its graphical interfaces.[5][6]

One of the special features of Uruk is the ability to run various types of package managers at ease (including GNU Guix, urpmi, pacman, dnf). It implements simple one-line command to do that, that use a program named Package Managers Simulator to simulate the commands of popular package managers.

Version history

Version Date Kernel version Desktop environment
1.0[3][5][6][4] 13.04.2016[7] 4.2 MATE
2.0[8][9] 05.12.2017 4.9.66 MATE, Xfce
3.0[1] 25.11.2022 5.15 MATE

See also


  1. ^ a b Uruk GNU/Linux 3.0 - The Uruk Project Blog
  2. ^ " Uruk GNU/Linux". Retrieved 2017-08-02.
  3. ^ a b " Uruk GNU/Linux". Retrieved 2016-05-09.
  4. ^ a b " Uruk: A New Distribution Based on Trisquel GNU/Linux". 18 July 2016. Retrieved 2016-12-16.
  5. ^ a b Introducing Uruk GNU/Linux, a 100% Free Ubuntu-Based OS Using Linux-libre Kernel
  6. ^ a b DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 680, 26 September 2016
  7. ^ URUK GNU/Linux - Browse /1.0 at
  8. ^ Uruk GNU/Linux 2.0 - The Uruk Project Blog
  9. ^ <distrowatch