Project Description

NOTICE! : This project is on hold indefinitely. 18.3, based off of Ubuntu 18.04 worked great. Recent Ubuntu updates have made a mess of installations. Dozens of errors, overwritten customizations, and inability to boot, means almost starting over from scratch. I no longer have time to maintain such a project with this many issues. It is on hold, indefinitely. The final ISO of 18.3 will be uploaded, and that is all.

Scion Linux is a lightweight and easy to use Ubuntu-based distro. The ISO's live session may ask for username and password. The username is 'live' and the password is 'password'.

IMPORTANT! Please read the Release Notes for important information before using!

To see what's actually going on now, what's been done, and what is left to do for the first stable release, click the Project Changelog here

Changelogs are available in the downloads section under each individual release.
The forum is available for help under the "Communication" tab.

System Requirements

1.4 GHz dual core processor
2 GiB RAM (system memory)
10 GB of hard-drive space
VGA capable of 1024x768 screen resolution
Either a CD/DVD drive or a USB port for the installer media
Internet access is helpful

(From Ubuntu desktop requirements)


Download the ISO file for the version you want to try. To test it out in a virtual machine, simply mount the ISO to your VM by following the directions for your virtualization software. To use on... Show How to Install


Scion Linux is extremely simple to use, yet very functional. Please see the following two videos which cover installation and use: If y... Show Usage

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2018-06-30 21:38
Review by shstudios_vwdev

(0 of 0 people found this review helpful)
It bricks on V18.3 even on live iso with major graphics glitch.

2018-06-03 11:20
Review by Tuxworx

(3 of 3 people found this review helpful)
I've been running Scion "live" - waiting for Venus to actually install it. So far I love it! Very fast, highly configurable, and obviously put together very carefully by someone who knows what he's doing.
"Lightweight" but fun to use and very attractive.

2018-03-18 03:01
Review by mangoz420

(9 of 12 people found this review helpful)
Great work in pgrogress build. You can tell the developer is putting a lot of love and a lot of effort into this distro. I like how lightweight and simple this distrobution is, while leaving room to be vastly customized.
Easy to install. Clean desktop. Interesting logo and branding.
Work in progress build so a little effort will need to go in to make this really work. The UI and logo could use a little polish but overall a very promising up-and-coming distrobution.
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