Last Updated on: 5th November 2023, 12:04 pm

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Origin: USA
Category: Desktop, Server
Desktop environment: Xfce
Architecture: x86, x86_64
Based on: Independent
Media: Install CD/DVD
The last version | Released: 2.0 alpha1 | November 18, 2018

Cucumber Linux – an independent Linux distribution targeted to desktop and server machine users.

Cucumber Linux aims to provide a Linux distribution that is usable as an every day, general purpose operating system. It aims to do this in as minimalistic a way as possible and in a way that follows the Unix Philosophy. Our mission is three fold: to focus on the distribution’s simplicity, stability and security.

Cucumber Linux favors simplicity and modularity of design over simplicity of use. We believe that if the Unix Philosophy is followed and the system is designed in a simple and modular way, then simplicity of use will follow; simplicity of use should be a byproduct of good design, not the main goal.

Cucumber Linux follows the old addage “if it ain’t broke don’t fix it.” To achieve this, we employ a stable, fixed release model and support policy. We publish patches for security and bug fixes regularly, however we do not update software just for the sake of having new software.

Cucumber Linux places a strong emphasis on security. Every vulnerability always receives a full disclosure on our security tracker. We believe in the OpenBSD philosophy of patching all vulnerabilities in a timely manner, no matter how small they may seem. Since we are an independent distribution, we can place a large emphasis on security and apply patches quickly, without having to wait for an upstream distribution to publish them. For this reason, Cucumber Linux is often one of the first distributions to release security patches for a vulnerability.

Also, since Systemd blatantly violates all 17 of Eric Raymond’s Unix Rules, Cucumber Linux will always strive remain a Systemd free distribution.

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