| Founded:||2001 (edit)|
|Release Date:||July 1, 2013 (edit)|
|Next Release:||Unknown (edit)|
|Platform(s):||x86, x86-64 (edit)|
|Interface(s):||MATE, Xfce (edit)|
|Derivative of:||Independent (edit)|
|Home Page:||http://www.alinux.ru/ (edit)|
ALT Linux is a set of Linux distributions based upon its development project, ALT Linux Sisyphus. There are single-disk desktop versions (Junior and Compact) and a "huge" universal product suiting server, desktop and development uses (Master).
Unstable branch, Sisyphus, is a repository tailored for being a convenient base for production subsets (practiced since ca. 2002 by 3rd party vendors like ApplianceWare).
The strong points for the distribution are:
- correct localization
- advanced package management with APT and Synaptic
ALT Linux Sisyphus repository won a prestigious CNews award in 2007.