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DistroWatch.com: Point Linux

Point Linux

Last Update: 2016-07-01 04:14 UTC


Point Linux is a GNU/Linux distribution that aims to combine the power of Debian GNU/Linux with the productivity of MATE, the GNOME 2 desktop environment fork. Point Linux provides an easy-to-set-up-and-use distribution for users looking for a fast, stable and predictable desktop.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 138 (73), 6 months: 172 (56), 3 months: 160 (59), 4 weeks: 146 (54), 1 week: 138 (49)

Average visitor rating: 9.87/10 from 30 review(s).


Point Summary
Distribution Point Linux
Home Page http://pointlinux.org/
Mailing Lists --
User Forums http://forums.pointlinux.org/
Alternative User Forums LinuxQuestions.org
Documentation http://wiki.pointlinux.org/
Screenshots http://pointlinux.org/screenshots.htmlDistroWatch Gallery
Screencasts
Download Mirrors http://pointlinux.org/download.htmlLinuxTracker.org
Bug Tracker --
Related Websites  
Reviews 3.2: DistroWatch
3.0: DistroWatch
2.2: Everyday Linux UserDistroWatchBlogspot
13.04: Linux Community (German)
Where To Buy OSDisc.com (sponsored link)

Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases, download links and checksums:
 • 2016-06-21: Distribution Release: Point Linux 3.2
 • 2015-07-09: Distribution Release: Point Linux 3.0
 • 2014-12-14: Development Release: Point Linux 3.0 Beta 3
 • 2014-03-05: Distribution Release: Point Linux 2.3
 • 2013-12-31: Development Release: Point Linux 3.0 Beta 1
 • 2013-10-06: Distribution Release: Point Linux 2.2
 • 2013-06-09: Distribution Release: Point Linux 13.04.1
 • More Point releases...

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  • Colour scheme: green text = latest stable version, red text = development or beta version. The function determining beta versions is not 100% reliable due to a wide variety of versioning schemes.

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Feature 3.2
agni
2.2
taya
Release Date 2016-06-21 2013-10-09
End Of Life    
Price (US$) Free Free
CDs 1 DVD 1 DVD
Free Download ISO ISO
Installation Graphical Graphical
Default Desktop MATE, Xfce MATE
Package Management DEB DEB
Office Suite LibreOffice LibreOffice
Processor Architecture i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64
Journaled File Systems    
Multilingual Yes Yes
Asian Language Support Yes Yes
Full Package List 3.2 2.2
Package 3.2
agni
2.2
taya
abiword (3.0.2) -- --
alsa-lib (1.1.4) 1.0.28 1.0.25
ati-driver (16.40) -- --
bash (4.4) 4.3 4.2
bind (9.11.1) -- --
chromium (58.0.3029.110) -- --
cups (2.2.3) 1.7.5 1.5.3
dhcp (4.3.5) 4.3.1 4.2.2
e2fsprogs (1.43.4) 1.42.12 1.42.5
firefox (53.0.3) 45.2.0 24.0
freetype (2.8) 2.5.2 2.4.9
gcc (7.1.0) 4.9.2 4.7.2
gimp (2.8.22) -- --
glibc (2.25) 2.19 2.13
gnome-shell (3.24.2) -- --
gnucash (2.6.16) -- --
gnumeric (1.12.34) -- --
grub (2.02) 2.02beta2 1.99
gtk+ (3.22.15) 2.24.25 2.24.10
httpd (2.4.25) -- --
inkscape (0.92.1) -- --
k3b (17.04.1) -- --
kmod (24) 18 9
libgnome (2.32.1) 2.32.1 2.32.1
libreoffice (5.3.3) 4.3.3 4.1.0
linux (4.11.3) 3.16.7 3.2.39
Package 3.2
agni
2.2
taya
lxde-common (0.99.2) -- --
mariadb (10.2.6) -- --
mate-desktop (1.18.0) 1.8.1 1.4.2
mesa (17.1.1) 10.3.2 8.0.5
mysql (5.7.18) -- --
nautilus (3.24.1) -- --
NVIDIA (381.22) -- --
openbox (3.6.1) -- --
openjdk (8u131) 7u101 6b27
openssh (7.5p1) 6.7p1 6.0p1
openssl (1.1.0f) 1.0.1t 1.0.1e
perl (5.24.1) 5.20.2 5.14.2
php (7.1.5) -- --
plasma-desktop (5.9.5) -- --
postfix (3.2.0) -- 2.9.6
postgresql (9.6.3) -- --
Python (3.6.1) 2.7.9 2.7.3
qt (5.8.0) 4.8.6 4.8.2
samba (4.6.4) -- 3.6.6
systemd (233) 215 --
thunderbird (52.1.1) -- 24.0
vim (8.0) 7.4 7.3
vlc (2.2.6) 2.2.4 2.0.3
xfdesktop (4.12.3) 4.10.2 --
xorg-server (1.19.3) 1.16.4 1.12.4

Reader Ratings
Reader supplied reviews for Point Linux

Average rating
9.9
from 30 review(s)



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Version: 3.2
Rating: 10
Date: 2017-05-20
Votes: 2


I can't also understand why this highly functional and easy to use Debian based distro is not near the top of the Distrowatch ratings.

PL is so good and stable. It just works. PL absolutely one of the best distros. It is the best distro for me. The only bad thing is I couldn't register in the forums. Is there anyone using this site?


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Version: 3.2
Rating: 9
Date: 2017-05-19
Votes: 4


I like Point because it just works. And blazingly fast. Nothing fancy, but there's everything I need, with nothing to get into the way. Beats Windows hands down. I put it on my production machine, so I can easily handle word processing, spreadsheets, graphic and photo editing, audio and video production with ease. I can't understand why this highly functional and easy to use Debian based distro is not near the top of the Distrowatch ratings.


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Version: 3.2
Rating: 9
Date: 2017-05-02
Votes: 0


it's really near to perfection talking about light distros, some work on the themes or more personalization is all it needs


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