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Pinguy OS

Last Update: 2017-11-19 22:06 UTC


Pinguy OS is an Ubuntu-based distribution targeted at beginning Linux users. It features numerous user-friendly enhancements, out-of-the-box support for multimedia codecs and browser plugins, a heavily tweaked GNOME user interface with enhanced menus, panels and dockbars, and a careful selection of popular desktop applications for many common computing tasks.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 170 (50), 6 months: 170 (48), 3 months: 127 (81), 4 weeks: 140 (56), 1 week: 130 (54)

Average visitor rating: 7/10 from 2 review(s).


Pinguy Summary
Distribution Pinguy OS
Home Page http://www.pinguyos.com/
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User Forums http://forum.pinguyos.com/
Alternative User Forums LinuxQuestions.org
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Download Mirrors http://sourceforge.net/projects/pinguy-os/files/LinuxTracker.org
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases, download links and checksums:
 • 2015-09-11: Distribution Release: Pinguy OS 14.04.3
 • 2015-03-23: Distribution Release: Pinguy OS 14.04.2
 • 2014-05-12: Distribution Release: Pinguy OS 14.04
 • 2013-12-07: Development Release: Pinguy OS 13.10 Beta 2
 • 2013-05-25: Development Release: Pinguy OS 13.04 Beta
 • 2013-05-09: Development Release: Pinguy OS 13.04 Alpha
 • 2012-06-22: Distribution Release: Pinguy OS 12.04
 • 2011-11-15: Development Release: Pinguy OS 11.10 Beta
 • 2011-11-03: Development Release: Pinguy OS 11.10 Pre-Alpha
 • 2011-08-05: Distribution Release: Pinguy OS 10.04.3
 • 2011-07-09: Distribution Release: Pinguy OS 11.04 "Ping-Eee"
 • 2011-05-15: Distribution Release: Pinguy OS 11.04
 • More Pinguy releases...

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Feature 14.04.5 12.04 11.04.1 10.10 10.04.3
Release Date 2017-11-19 2012-06-21 2011-05-27 2010-11-12 2011-08-05
End Of Life          
Price (US$) Free Free Free Free Free
Image Size (MB) 2949-2949        
Free Download ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO
Installation Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical
Default Desktop GNOME GNOME GNOME GNOME GNOME
Package Management DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB
Release Model Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed
Office Suite LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice OO.o LibreOffice
Processor Architecture i686, x86_64 i686, x86_64 x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64
Init Software systemd Upstart Upstart Upstart Upstart
Journaled File Systems Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS
Multilingual Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Asian Language Support          
Full Package List 14.04.5 12.04 11.04.1 10.10 10.04.3
Package 14.04.5 12.04 11.04.1 10.10 10.04.3
abiword (3.0.2) -- -- -- -- --
alsa-lib (1.1.5) 1.0.27.2 1.0.25 1.0.24.1 1.0.23 1.0.22
ati-driver (16.40) -- -- -- 8.780 8.723
bash (4.4.18) 4.3 4.2 4.2 4.1 4.1
bind (9.12.0) -- -- -- -- --
chromium (64.0.3282.167) -- -- -- -- --
cups (2.2.6) 1.7.2 1.5.3 1.4.6 1.4.4 1.4.3
dhcp (4.4.0) 4.2.4 4.1.ESV-R4 4.1.1-P1 3.1.3 3.1.3
e2fsprogs (1.43.9) 1.42.9 1.42 1.41.14 1.41.12 1.41.11
firefox (58.0.2) 52.5.0 13.0.1 4.0.1 3.6.12 5.0
freetype (2.9) 2.5.2 2.4.8 2.4.4 2.4.2 2.3.11
gcc (7.3.0) 4.8.2 4.6.3 4.5.1 4.4.4 4.4.3
gimp (2.8.22) -- -- -- -- --
glibc (2.27) 2.19 2.15 2.13 2.12.1 2.11.1
gnome-shell (3.26.2) 3.10.4 3.4.1 -- -- --
gnucash (2.6.19) -- -- -- -- --
gnumeric (1.12.38) -- -- -- -- --
grub (2.02) 2.02 1.99 1.99rc1 1.98 1.98
gtk+ (3.22.28) 3.10.8 3.4.2 2.24.4 2.22.0 2.20.1
httpd (2.4.29) -- -- -- -- --
inkscape (0.92.2) -- -- -- -- --
k3b (17.12.2) -- -- -- -- --
kmod (25) 15 -- -- -- --
libgnome (2.32.1) 2.32.1 2.32.1 2.32.1 2.32.0 2.30.0
libreoffice (6.0.1) 4.2.8 3.5.3 3.3.2 3.2.1 3.3.2
linux (4.15.4) 4.4.0 3.2 2.6.38 2.6.35 2.6.32
Package 14.04.5 12.04 11.04.1 10.10 10.04.3
lxde-common (0.99.2) -- -- -- -- --
mariadb (10.2.13) -- -- -- -- --
mate-desktop (1.20.0) -- -- -- -- --
mesa (17.3.4) 10.1.3 8.0.2 7.10.2 7.9git 7.7.1
mysql (5.7.21) -- -- -- -- --
nautilus (3.26.2) -- 3.4.2 2.32.2.2 2.32.0 2.31.1
NVIDIA (390.25) -- -- -- 260.19.06 195.36.24
openbox (3.6.1) -- -- -- -- --
openjdk (8u161) 7u151 6b24 -- -- 6b20
openssh (7.6p1) 6.6p1 5.9p1 5.8p1 5.5p1 5.3p1
openssl (1.1.0g) 1.0.1f 1.0.1 0.9.8o 0.9.8o 0.9.8k
perl (5.26.1) 5.18.2 5.14.2 5.10.1 5.10.1 5.10.1
php (7.2.2) 5.5.9 -- -- -- --
plasma-desktop (5.12.1) -- -- -- -- --
postfix (3.2.5) -- -- -- -- --
postgresql (10.2) -- -- -- -- --
Python (3.6.4) 2.7.5 2.7.3 2.7.1 2.6.6 2.6.5
qt (5.10.1) 4.8.5 4.8.1 4.7.2 4.7.0 4.6.2
samba (4.7.5) 4.3.11 3.6.3 3.5.8 3.5.4 3.5.8
systemd (237) 204 -- -- -- --
thunderbird (52.6.0) 38.6.0 13.0.1 3.1.10 3.1.6 5.0
vim (8.0) 7.4 7.3 7.3 7.2 7.2
vlc (3.0.0) 2.2.1 2.0.1 1.1.9 1.1.4 1.1.7
xfdesktop (4.12.4) -- -- -- -- --
xorg-server (1.19.6) 1.15.1 1.11.4 1.10.1 1.9.0 1.7.6

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Version: 14.04.5
Rating: 4
Date: 2017-11-25
Votes: 1


Few years ago I did play for quite long period the Pinguy 11 something, and I do remember
that it gave me tremendous positive impression the level of the detailed work was given on this distro. Not only the distro as such but also the functionality and the stability of the whole "thing"
was amazing as for [one man show] product. I remember that I kept experimenting with a lot of install-uninstall and other "weird ways" till the total collapse of the system and then back again.
By that time I was sure that the engineers were lets say Germans metaforically ofcauese, [I knew they weren't]... To make short the story the next version was a total disaster. Everything
was working but it was like trying to run WIN7 on 1gb. The current version it's much worse.
everything "runs" but, like a snail. Unbelievablly heavy and compicated, even without Unity, even with some old implementations the "thing" was tormenting my HD so I kept it only for two days and I had enough asking my self what has hapened to that greate mind of "that" distro.
I guess that it will perform much better on a SSD machine. But then the big QUESTION...


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Version: 14.04.4
Rating: 10
Date: 2017-03-29
Votes: 5


Interesting concept in Pinguy Builder. Install a Linux OS then customize, then burn a bootable ISO image to portable drive (CD, DVD, SD card) and just install your current system on another computer (based on remastersys & using squashfs file system) Also a handy backup utility if you want to clone your running system to say, a portable hard drive or another partition! Works with *buntu systems.
Much easier than some clone tools, or backup tools, and if you heavily customize your system, you can be sure it will run again the way you want it by burning the ISO to a bootable USB drive, and rebooting using that.


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