kuki linux

Kuki Linux is a custom Linux distribution designed for Intel Atom powered netbooks. It’s based on Ubuntu, and optimized to work with Acer Aspire One netbooks.

Like many netbook-specific Linux distros, Kuki is maintained by just a few people — in this case, just two. And due to personal issues (health and unemployment related), neither has much time to maintain the OS at the moment. That means the project is currently on hold.

You can still download and install Kuki from the project web site, or participate in the user forum. But it sounds like we shouldn’t expect any major updates for a while.

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5 replies on “Kuki Linux development put on hold indefinitely”

  1. How the heck does anyone keep track of all of these netbook-specific Linux distros? How many people are even using them? Most of them just seem to be Ubuntu with a few tweaks here and there, yet the people putting this stuff together think it warrants the existence of a whole new distro. Good lord.

    1. I am using Kuki on one of my netbooks and another netbook specific distro another netbook. Because the OS can be optimized for specific hardware, these flavors have their place. Though that place indeed seems a tenuous one since Ubuntu is itself taking on more and more netbook duty.

      Still, I applaud the effort these people put it into such specific distros. It is what drives development in the Linux world at breakneck speed. Stop and think where Linux was when XP first came on the scene almost a decade ago and where it is now as XP is finally on its way out. Windows only moves when the ground under its feet moves. It is passion that moves that ground.

    2. i settled on Kuki after a good bit of research. it has a custom kernel and runs like a dream. i’m very sorry that it’s on hold.

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