Uruk GNU/Linux-libre
Logo of Uruk Project.svg
DeveloperUruk Project developers
OS familyLinux (Unix-like)
Working stateCurrent
Source modelOpen source
Initial release13 April 2016 (6 years ago) (2016-04-13)
Latest releaseUruk GNU/Linux-libre 2.0[1][2] / 5 December 2017 (4 years ago) (2017-12-05)
Update methodlong term support
Package manager
Platformsamd64 and i386
Kernel typeMonolithic (Linux-libre)
user interface
Official websiteurukproject.org/dist/en.html

Uruk GNU/Linux-libre is a Trisquel-based GNU system. The name Uruk is an Iraqi city that states its Iraqi origin. Uruk GNU/Linux 1.0 was released on 13 April 2016[3][4][5] 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.[6][7]

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[4][6][7][5] 13.04.2016[8] 4.2 MATE
2.0[1][2] 05.12.2017 4.9.66 MATE, Xfce

See also


  1. ^ a b Uruk GNU/Linux 2.0 - The Uruk Project Blog
  2. ^ a b Distribution Release: Uruk GNU/Linux 2.0 (DistroWatch.com News)
  3. ^ "DistroWatch.com: Uruk GNU/Linux". DistroWatch.com. Retrieved 2017-08-02.
  4. ^ a b "softpedia.com: Uruk GNU/Linux". softpedia.com. Retrieved 2016-05-09.
  5. ^ a b "itsfoss.com: Uruk: A New Distribution Based on Trisquel GNU/Linux". itsfoss.com. Retrieved 2016-12-16.
  6. ^ a b Introducing Uruk GNU/Linux, a 100% Free Ubuntu-Based OS Using Linux-libre Kernel
  7. ^ a b DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 680, 26 September 2016
  8. ^ URUK GNU/Linux - Browse /1.0 at SourceForge.net