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DistroHopper • The Linux desktop in your pocket on Windows Pc

Developed By: Robin Jacobs

License: Free

Rating: 4,2/5 - 91 votes

Last Updated: September 04, 2019

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Compatible with Windows 7/8/10 Pc & Laptop

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App Details

Version2.4.0
Size3.7 MB
Release DateJune 02, 19
CategoryPersonalization Apps

App Permissions:
Allows applications to open network sockets. [see more (6)]

What's New:
v2.4.0=====* Added more customisation options to Cinnamon theme* Fixed low quality search bar asset in Cinnamon theme* Improved search performance* Removed... [see more]

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Description from Developer:
Are you a Linux/open-source enthusiast? Whether you are or not, if it seems cool to be able to have the Linux desktop on your Android device, then this app is... [read more]

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On this page you can download DistroHopper • The Linux desktop in your pocket and install on Windows PC. DistroHopper • The Linux desktop in your pocket is free Personalization app, developed by Robin Jacobs. Latest version of DistroHopper • The Linux desktop in your pocket is 2.4.0, was released on 2019-06-02 (updated on 2019-09-04). Estimated number of the downloads is more than 5000. Overall rating of DistroHopper • The Linux desktop in your pocket is 4,2. Generally most of the top apps on Android Store have rating of 4+. This app had been rated by 91 users, 48 users had rated it 5*, 6 users had rated it 1*. Older versions of DistroHopper • The Linux desktop in your pocket are also available with us 2.4.0 2.2.0 2.1.0 2.0.1 2.0.0 1.0.2

How to install DistroHopper • The Linux desktop in your pocket on Windows?

Instruction on how to install DistroHopper • The Linux desktop in your pocket on Windows XP/7/8/10 Pc & Laptop

In this post, I am going to show you how to install DistroHopper • The Linux desktop in your pocket on Windows PC by using Android App Player such as BlueStacks, Nox, KOPlayer, ...

Before you start, you will need to download the apk installer file, you can find download button on top of this page. Save it to easy-to-find location.

[Note]: You can also download older versions of this app on bottom of this page.

Below you will find a detailed step-by-step guide, but I want to give you a fast overview how it works. All you need is an emulator that will emulate an Android device on your Windows PC and then you can install applications and use it - you see you're actually playing it on Android, but this runs not on a smartphone or tablet, it runs on a PC.

If this doesn't work on your PC, or you cannot install, comment here and we will help you!

Step By Step Guide To Install DistroHopper • The Linux desktop in your pocket using BlueStacks

  1. Download & Install BlueStacks at: http://bluestacks.com
  2. Open the apk file: Double-click the apk file to launch BlueStacks and install the application. If your apk file doesn't automatically open BlueStacks, right-click on it and select Open with... Browse to the BlueStacks. You can also drag-and-drop the apk file onto the BlueStacks home screen
  3. After install, just click Run to open, it works like a charm :D.

How to install DistroHopper • The Linux desktop in your pocket on Windows PC using NoxPlayer

  1. Download & Install NoxPlayer at: http://bignox.com. The installation is easy to carry out.
  2. Drag the apk file to Nox and drop it. The File Manager will show up. Click the Open XXX Folder button under the file sign that turns blue.
  3. Then you will be able to install the apk you just download from your computer to Nox or move/copy the file to other locations in Nox.
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v2.4.0
=====
* Added more customisation options to Cinnamon theme
* Fixed low quality search bar asset in Cinnamon theme
* Improved search performance
* Removed theme screenshots
* Updated Russian translations
v2.3.0
=====
* Cinnamon desktop theme
* Fixed loading spinne

June 01, 2019

v2.2.0
=====
* Improved app icon caching
* Updated translations

April 20, 2019

v2.1.0
=====
* Dash now closes when you start dragging apps in the Launcher (to indicate that dragging them onto the Dash will not do anything)
* Added a delay to the Dash search progress wheel so the input box doesn't jump around as much while typing
* Fixed trash icon showing the wrong icon when dragging an app onto it
* Fixed crash when opening a search result from the Local Files lens
* Removed Google+ lens (as Google+ is shutting down)
* Updated Russian translations

March 30, 2019

v2.1.0
=====
* Dash now closes when you start dragging apps in the Launcher (to indicate that dragging them onto the Dash will not do anything)
* Added a delay to the Dash search progress wheel so the input box doesn't jump around as much while typing
* Fixed trash icon showing the wrong icon when dragging an app onto it
* Fixed crash when opening a search result from the Local Files lens
* Removed Google+ lens (as Google+ is shutting down)
* Updated Russian translations

December 02, 2018

v2.0.1
=====
* Fixed preferences icon appearing in the Launcher after dragging an icon (Gnome, Elementary)
* "Open Dash" button is now hidden while dragging apps (Gnome)
v2.0.0
=====
* Moved launcher icon size option into UI customisation
* Launcher can now be moved to different screen edges (depending on theme)
* Panel can now be hidden (for the Unity theme)
* Massive performance improvements
* Removed SnappyDB as a configuration storage backend

October 12, 2018

v2.0.0
=====
* Moved launcher icon size option into UI customisation
* Launcher can now be moved to different screen edges (depending on theme)
* Panel can now be hidden (for the Unity theme)
* Massive performance improvements
* Removed SnappyDB as a configuration storage backend (some configuration, like pinned apps, will be reset after this update as a result)
* Dropped support for Android 4.0
* Lots of bug fixes & other minor improvements

October 09, 2018

-- v1.0.2 --
* Fixed a bug that caused the app to show itself in the Dash
-- v1.0.1 --
* Potentially fixes a crash that some users were experiencing after applying a theme

June 22, 2017

-- v1.0.2 --
* Fixed a bug that caused the app to show itself in the Dash
-- v1.0.1 --
* Potentially fixes a crash that some users were experiencing after applying a theme

Allows applications to open network sockets.
Allows applications to access information about networks.
Allows using PowerManager WakeLocks to keep processor from sleeping or screen from dimming.
Allows an app to create windows using the type TYPE_APPLICATION_OVERLAY, shown on top of all other apps.
This constant was deprecated in API level 21. No longer enforced.
Allows an application to read from external storage.
Are you a Linux/open-source enthusiast? Whether you are or not, if it seems cool to be able to have the Linux desktop on your Android device, then this app is what you're looking for. Currently there is a choice between the Unity desktop, elementary OS' Pantheon desktop, and Gnome. Missing your desktop of choice? Get in touch and if there's enough interest I might just add it 😉

Features include a couple of different themes, a search feature which allows you to search from a multitude of different search sources (both local and remote), and customisation options.

If you have any suggestions or feedback, feel free to get in touch. The project is open-source with the source code publicly available at https://github.com/RobinJ1995/DistroHopper. If you're less technically-inclined but would still like to contribute, you can join the project's translation team over at https://www.transifex.com/distrohopper/.

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