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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.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 149 (57), 6 months: 146 (59), 3 months: 132 (63), 4 weeks: 128 (69), 1 week: 114 (74)

Average visitor rating: 9.86/10 from 42 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 (1.1.4.1) 1.0.28 1.0.25
ati-driver (16.40) -- --
bash (4.4) 4.3 4.2
bind (9.11.2) -- --
chromium (61.0.3163.100) -- --
cups (2.2.4) 1.7.5 1.5.3
dhcp (4.3.6) 4.3.1 4.2.2
e2fsprogs (1.43.6) 1.42.12 1.42.5
firefox (55.0.3) 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 (3.26.0) -- --
gnucash (2.6.18) -- --
gnumeric (1.12.35) -- --
grub (2.02) 2.02beta2 1.99
gtk+ (3.22.21) 2.24.25 2.24.10
httpd (2.4.27) -- --
inkscape (0.92.2) -- --
k3b (17.08.1) -- --
kmod (24) 18 9
libgnome (2.32.1) 2.32.1 2.32.1
libreoffice (5.4.1) 4.3.3 4.1.0
linux (4.13.3) 3.16.7 3.2.39
Package 3.2
agni
2.2
taya
lxde-common (0.99.2) -- --
mariadb (10.2.8) -- --
mate-desktop (1.18.0) 1.8.1 1.4.2
mesa (17.2.1) 10.3.2 8.0.5
mysql (5.7.19) -- --
nautilus (3.26.0) -- --
NVIDIA (384.69) -- --
openbox (3.6.1) -- --
openjdk (8u144) 7u101 6b27
openssh (7.5p1) 6.7p1 6.0p1
openssl (1.1.0f) 1.0.1t 1.0.1e
perl (5.26.1) 5.20.2 5.14.2
php (7.1.9) -- --
plasma-desktop (5.10.5) -- --
postfix (3.2.3) -- 2.9.6
postgresql (9.6.5) -- --
Python (3.6.2) 2.7.9 2.7.3
qt (5.9.1) 4.8.6 4.8.2
samba (4.7.0) -- 3.6.6
systemd (234) 215 --
thunderbird (52.3.0) -- 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 (1.19.3) 1.16.4 1.12.4

Reader Ratings
Reader supplied reviews for Point Linux

Average rating
9.9
from 42 review(s)



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Version: 3.2
Rating: 10
Date: 2017-09-15
Votes: 0


This is my favorite. Absolutely superior quality distribution. Reliable, simple and stable.

It just work!!!


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Version: 3.2
Rating: 10
Date: 2017-09-12
Votes: 0


A solid distro. Easy to install, use, and update. Totally reliable. Awesomely fast.

It does everything I want it to do.


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Version: 3.2
Rating: 10
Date: 2017-09-10
Votes: 9


I have downloaded and installed the Point linux on my computer at the same day as it was
released and I still use it. I have found it extremely stable and reliable. It has not crashed
once and has no bugs. It is comparable to Windows XP. There is nothing wrong with the
distribution itself, but I hope the developer should have little contact with the forum.

There is a little fear of whether Point linux is dead as the developer has last contacted the
forum in July 2016. I hope that its development will continue as I think it is one of the best
distributions


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