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DistroWatch.com: Point Linux

Point Linux

Last Update: 2017-08-26 01:22 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.

Average visitor rating: 9.88/10 from 49 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
Image Size (MB) 1038-1122  
Free Download ISO ISO
Installation Graphical Graphical
Default Desktop MATE, Xfce MATE
Package Management DEB DEB
Release Model Fixed Fixed
Office Suite LibreOffice LibreOffice
Processor Architecture i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64
Init Software systemd SysV
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 (1.1.5) 1.0.28 1.0.25
ati-driver (16.40) -- --
bash (4.4.12) 4.3 4.2
bind (9.11.2) -- --
chromium (62.0.3202.94) -- --
cups (2.2.6) 1.7.5 1.5.3
dhcp (4.3.6) 4.3.1 4.2.2
e2fsprogs (1.43.7) 1.42.12 1.42.5
firefox (57.0) 45.2.0 24.0
freetype (2.8.1) 2.5.2 2.4.9
gcc (7.2.0) 4.9.2 4.7.2
gimp (2.8.22) -- --
glibc (2.26) 2.19 2.13
gnome-shell (3.26.2) -- --
gnucash (2.6.18-1) -- --
gnumeric (1.12.36) -- --
grub (2.02) 2.02beta2 1.99
gtk+ (3.22.26) 2.24.25 2.24.10
httpd (2.4.29) -- --
inkscape (0.92.2) -- --
k3b (17.08.3) -- --
kmod (24) 18 9
libgnome (2.32.1) 2.32.1 2.32.1
libreoffice (5.4.3) 4.3.3 4.1.0
linux (4.14) 3.16.7 3.2.39
Package 3.2
agni
2.2
taya
lxde-common (0.99.2) -- --
mariadb (10.2.10) -- --
mate-desktop (1.18.0) 1.8.1 1.4.2
mesa (17.2.5) 10.3.2 8.0.5
mysql (5.7.20) -- --
nautilus (3.26.2) -- --
NVIDIA (387.22) -- --
openbox (3.6.1) -- --
openjdk (8u151) 7u101 6b27
openssh (7.6p1) 6.7p1 6.0p1
openssl (1.1.0g) 1.0.1t 1.0.1e
perl (5.26.1) 5.20.2 5.14.2
php (7.1.11) -- --
plasma-desktop (5.11.3) -- --
postfix (3.2.4) -- 2.9.6
postgresql (10.1) -- --
Python (3.6.3) 2.7.9 2.7.3
qt (5.9.2) 4.8.6 4.8.2
samba (4.7.2) -- 3.6.6
systemd (235) 215 --
thunderbird (52.4.0) -- 24.0
vim (8.0) 7.4 7.3
vlc (2.2.6) 2.2.4 2.0.3
xfdesktop (4.12.4) 4.10.2 --
xorg-server (1.19.5) 1.16.4 1.12.4

Reader Ratings
Reader supplied reviews for Point Linux

Average rating
9.9
from 49 review(s)



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Version: 3.2
Rating: 10
Date: 2017-10-27
Votes: 3


Today I noticed Point linux dorminat status. I am so sad about this distro. I have really
liked it. I have used it in my production computer (with photos, videos etc.). It seems now
that this is my farewell review. Many thanks for five years. It was reliable and stable. Mate
desktop was very beautiful and clear. It was my favourite distro.


Was this review helpful? Yes No
Version: 3.2
Rating: 10
Date: 2017-10-17
Votes: 1


I am now worried about the future of the Point linux or is it at all. I have installed it on two
computers for myself, my wife and my friends a replacement for Windows. The Point Linux
developer has not been in the forum for more than a year. There is also concern about the
fate of this distribution. The last sign of the developer was about a year ago when he
announced on his home page that he needed work.

I've been using Linux Point from 2013 onwards. I think it's the best, most confident and
stable distribution. I use it daily on my work machine and it never crashed.

Now it would be a good time to get information about its future. It's a pity if version 3.2 is
left for the last release as it is ranked #1 in DW's average rating.


Was this review helpful? Yes No
Version: 3.2
Rating: 10
Date: 2017-10-16
Votes: 5


We are just frustrating and waiting for and official update.

Because i ever never see a better Debian based distro like this one!
it's very fast, very easy to use, clever, stable, rock solid and no bugs at all.

in my no product laptop i did this update for fun and experiment :) and it work fine! :

in Synaptic, Settings, Repositories: i disabled the Pointlinux repositories
i replaced all "jessie" words with "stable" in the rest of the Deb repositories.

and than: Synaptic, Edit, Mark All Upgrades... \ / Mark.
N.B: i dont accept the upgrade of Grub..

and than reboot. :) huraaa!



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