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Quirky Werewolf64 7.3 released

November 11, 2015 — BarryK
Quirky Werewolf 64-bit version 7.3 has been released.

Here is a brief announcement:

Quirky 7.3 is the start of the "Werewolf" series, able to install packages from the Ubuntu 15.10 Wily Werewolf repositories.
Version 7.3 has major improvements to running from live-CD, with fast bootup, zram compression and session saving. The live-CD has become viable for on-going usage, as an alternative to performing an installation to fixed or removable drive. These improvements also apply to the "frugal" mode of installation.
There have been numerous bug fixes and upgrades. The kernel is now 4.2.5 and SeaMonkey is 2.38.

A longer announcement, with some release notes, is here:

Ibiblio is the primary download site:

If uncertain which file to download, read the installation notes:

For those who want to compile source packages, the "devx" PET is available here (233MB):

For those who need the kernel source (130MB):

Please go here for all feedback:


The guys at the Netherlands Linux User Group very kindly mirror the Quirky distro at

Ibiblio can be rather slow, so if you want faster download, go here:

Bye the way, if there is a site administrator reading this who is interested in hosting Quirky, it would be most helpful.
Apart from NLUUG, there are only two other Quirky mirrors, in Australia and in Greece.
NLUUG uses rsync to mirror the Quirky files from ibiblio.

This is a bugfix release for 7.3, also with some package upgrades -- the Linux kernel is now 4.2.6, SeaMonkey is 2.39.

See blog announcement here:

Blog announcement here:

Tags: quirky, linux