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DistroWatch.com: Pearl Linux OS

Pearl Linux OS

Last Update: 2019-04-11 06:22 UTC


Pearl Linux OS is a distribution based on Ubuntu. Pearl uses components of the LXDE and Xfce desktop environments to create a desktop experience which looks similar to Apple's OS X desktop environment. The project calls this hybrid desktop PearlDE. Pearl Linux OS is available in several editions, including GNOME, MATE and PearlDE.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 195 (40), 6 months: 184 (40), 3 months: 173 (41), 4 weeks: 169 (40), 1 week: 154 (42)

Average visitor rating: 8/10 from 11 review(s).


Pearl Linux OS Summary
Distribution Pearl Linux OS
Home Page http://www.pearllinux.com/
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Feature 7.0 5.0 4.0
Release Date 2018-07-19 2016-12-26 2016-07-17
End Of Life      
Price (US$) Free Free Free
Image Size (MB) 1700-1700 1700-1700  
Free Download ISO ISO ISO
Installation Graphical Graphical Graphical
Default Desktop Cinnamon MATE PearlDE
Package Management DEB (apt) DEB (apt) DEB (apt)
Release Model Fixed Fixed Fixed
Office Suite LibreOffice LibreOffice GOffice
Processor Architecture x86_64 x86_64 i686, x86_64
Init Software systemd systemd systemd
Journaled File Systems ext3, ext4 ext3, ext4 ext3, ext4
Multilingual      
Asian Language Support      
Full Package List 7.0 5.0 4.0
Package 7.0 5.0 4.0
abiword (3.0.2) -- -- 3.0.1
alsa-lib (1.1.9) 1.1.3 1.1.0 1.1.0
ati-driver (18.30) -- -- --
bash (5.0) 4.4 4.3 4.3
bind (9.15.2) -- -- --
chromium (76.0.3809.100) -- -- --
cups (2.2.12) 2.2.7 2.1.3 2.1.3
dhcp (4.4.1) 4.3.5 4.3.3 4.3.3
e2fsprogs (1.45.3) 1.44.1 1.42.13 1.42.13
firefox (68.0.2) 59.0.2 50.1.0 --
freetype (2.10.1) 2.8.1 2.6.1 2.6.1
gcc (9.2.0) 7.3.0 5.3.1 --
gimp (2.10.12) 2.8.22 2.8.16 2.8.16
glibc (2.30) 2.27 2.23 2.23
gnome-shell (3.32.2) -- -- --
gnucash (3.6) -- -- --
gnumeric (1.12.45) -- -- --
grub (2.04) 2.02 2.02 2.02
gtk (3.24.10) 3.22.30 3.18.9 3.18.9
httpd (2.4.41) -- -- --
inkscape (0.92.4) 0.92.3 0.91 --
k3b (19.08.0) -- -- --
kmod (26) 24 22 22
krita (4.2.5) --    
libreoffice (6.3.0) 6.0.3 5.1.4 --
linux (5.2.9) 4.15.0 4.4.0 4.4.0
Package 7.0 5.0 4.0
lxpanel (0.10.0) -- -- 0.99.1
mariadb (10.4.7) -- -- --
mate-desktop (1.22.1) -- 1.14.0 --
mesa (19.1.4) 18.0.0 11.2.0 11.2.0
mysql (8.0.17) -- -- --
nautilus (3.32.3) -- -- --
NVIDIA (430.40) -- -- --
openbox (3.6.1) -- -- 3.6.1
openjdk (12.0.1) -- -- --
openssh (8.0p1) 7.6p1 7.2p2 7.2p2
openssl (1.1.1c) 1.1.0g 1.0.2g 1.0.2g
perl (5.30.0) 5.26.1 5.22.1 5.22.1
php (7.3.8) -- -- --
plasma-desktop (5.16.4) -- -- --
postfix (3.4.6) -- -- --
postgresql (11.5) -- -- --
Python (3.7.4) 2.7.15 3.5.1 3.5.1
qt (5.13.0) 5.9.5 4.8.7 4.8.7
samba (4.10.6) 4.7.6 4.3.11 4.3.9
systemd (242) 237 229 229
thunderbird (60.8.0) 52.7.0 45.5.1 --
vim (8.1) 8.0 7.4 7.4
vlc (3.0.7.1) 3.0.1 2.2.2 2.2.2
xfdesktop (4.14.1) -- -- --
xorg-server (1.20.5) 1.19.6 1.18.4 1.18.3

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8.0
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Version: 7.0
Rating: 8
Date: 2018-12-11
Votes: 3


Pearl Desktop 7.1 Actually:
Most responsive Linux GUI I have ever seen on a T400 (Core2 Duo with 8GB of RAM).

The program launcher failed to work OOTB the first install for me.

Keep this up and it will surpass what Pear Linux OS was doing, and it will take off, even if more than minimal hardware is required. You are going to get some Linux converts if the back-end issues get resolved.


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Rating: 8
Date: 2018-04-14
Votes: 0


Testing version 6.0 on virtualbox, I really appreciate the look an feel of this distro and the ready to use with a complete applications (LibreOffice, Gimp, Inkskape, simpleScan, ...and a lot of system parameters and tools). Very confortable for eyes.
I encourage the teamwork to continue on this way and 1000 thanks to the developpers.


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Version: 5.0
Rating: 3
Date: 2017-10-31
Votes: 7


A rather coarse and unrefined distro compared to most other active distros. Huge memory overhead. Really not ready for prime time. There are many other much better distros to choose from.


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