Pardus Linux 17.2 release, based-Debian Linux distribution

Pardus is a GNU/Linux distribution jointly developed by the Scientific & Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK) and National Academic Network and Information Centre (ULAKBİM). It started its life as a Gentoo-based project before developing its own unique identity. Since late 2012 the distribution, developed in two separate branches as “Corporate” and “Community” editions, is based on Debian. This page focuses on the Corporate version of Pardus.

Pardus Linux

Pardus has open source subprojects that meet institutional needs for easy dissemination in public institutions and organizations and SMEs. Leader Ahenk Central Management System, Viper Identity Management System, Octopus Integrated Cyber Security System, Interactive Board Interface Project (ETAP), ULAKBÜS Integrated University System are the main ones.

In addition to being a Linux distribution, Pardus has become more of a program than a project, with open source and free software prevalent in the public, efforts to develop open source / free software ecosystem in our country. Under Pardus umbrella, original projects are developed transparently and shared with the free software world.

Pardus Linux 17.2 is released. Pardus 17 comes with a Xfce 4.12 desktop environment (Deepin Desktop Environment with DDE Deep Desktop Environment) and Linux Kernel 4.9, as well as Firefox 52.2 and LibreOffice 5.2. Pardus also offers a separate version as a server.

Some of the changes in Pardus 17.2 include:

  • LibreOffice has been upgraded to 6.0.1
  • Fix the navigation rectangle in the start menu, no longer follow the mouse cursor
  • Updated most Xfce components to the latest version
  • Incorrect Turkish translation fixed in some Xfce components
  • Other package updates, including security patches
  • Dock improvements in DDE, such as new features for hidden plug-ins, web list refresh buttons, new ‘Forced Quit’ added to the context menu, improved auto-hide, improved Window preview.


  • Pardus-17.2-XFCE-amd64.iso
  • Pardus-17.2-DDE-amd64.iso
  • Pardus-17.2-SERVER-amd64.iso