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Pinguy OS

Last Update: 2019-12-03 23:52 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: 150 (61), 6 months: 184 (44), 3 months: 171 (45), 4 weeks: 149 (45), 1 week: 144 (46)

Average visitor rating: 5.8/10 from 10 review(s).


Pinguy Summary
Distribution Pinguy OS
Home Page http://www.pinguyos.com/
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases announcements with download links and checksums:
 • 2018-07-02: Distribution Release: Pinguy OS 18.04
 • 2018-05-09: Development Release: Pinguy OS 18.04 Beta
 • 2018-05-03: Development Release: Pinguy OS 18.04 Alpha
 • 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
 • More Pinguy releases...

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  • Notes: In case where multiple versions of a package are shipped with a distribution, only the default version appears in the table. For indication about the GNOME version, please check the "nautilus" and "gnome-shell" packages. The Apache web server is listed as "httpd" and the Linux kernel is listed as "linux". The KDE desktop is represented by the "plasma-desktop" package and the Xfce desktop by the "xfdesktop" package.
  • 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 18.04.2 14.04.5 12.04 11.04.1 10.10 10.04.3
Release Date 2019-03-30 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 Free
Image Size (MB) 1600-3000 2900-3000        
Free Download ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO
Installation Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical
Default Desktop GNOME GNOME GNOME GNOME GNOME GNOME
Package Management DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB
Release Model Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed
Office Suite LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice OO.o LibreOffice
Processor Architecture x86_64 i686, x86_64 i686, x86_64 x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64
Init Software systemd 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 Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS
Multilingual Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Asian Language Support            
Full Package List 18.04.2 14.04.5 12.04 11.04.1 10.10 10.04.3
Package 18.04.2 14.04.5 12.04 11.04.1 10.10 10.04.3
abiword (3.0.4) -- -- -- -- -- --
alsa-lib (1.2.1.2) 1.1.3 1.0.27.2 1.0.25 1.0.24.1 1.0.23 1.0.22
ati-driver (18.30) -- -- -- -- 8.780 8.723
bash (5.0) 4.4 4.3 4.2 4.2 4.1 4.1
bind (9.15.6) -- -- -- -- -- --
chromium (79.0.3945.79) -- -- -- -- -- --
cups (2.3.1) 2.2.7 1.7.2 1.5.3 1.4.6 1.4.4 1.4.3
dhcp (4.4.1) 4.3.5 4.2.4 4.1.ESV-R4 4.1.1-P1 3.1.3 3.1.3
e2fsprogs (1.45.4) 1.44.1 1.42.9 1.42 1.41.14 1.41.12 1.41.11
firefox (71.0) 66.0.2 52.5.0 13.0.1 4.0.1 3.6.12 5.0
freetype (2.10.1) 2.8.1 2.5.2 2.4.8 2.4.4 2.4.2 2.3.11
gcc (9.2.0) 7.3.0 4.8.2 4.6.3 4.5.1 4.4.4 4.4.3
gimp (2.10.14) -- -- -- -- -- --
glibc (2.30) 2.27 2.19 2.15 2.13 2.12.1 2.11.1
gnome-shell (3.34.2) 3.28.3 3.10.4 3.4.1 -- -- --
gnucash (3.7) -- -- -- -- -- --
gnumeric (1.12.46) -- -- -- -- -- --
grub (2.04) 2.02 2.02beta2 1.99 1.99rc1 1.98 1.98
gtk (3.24.13) 3.22.30 3.10.8 3.4.2 2.24.4 2.22.0 2.20.1
httpd (2.4.41) -- -- -- -- -- --
inkscape (0.92.4) -- -- -- -- -- --
k3b (19.12.0) -- -- -- -- -- --
kmod (26) 24 15 -- -- -- --
krita (4.2.8.2) -- -- -- -- -- --
libreoffice (6.3.4) 6.0.7 4.2.8 3.5.3 3.3.2 3.2.1 3.3.2
linux (5.4.3) 4.15 4.4 3.2 2.6.38 2.6.35 2.6.32
Package 18.04.2 14.04.5 12.04 11.04.1 10.10 10.04.3
lxpanel (0.10.0) -- -- -- -- -- --
mariadb (10.4.11) -- -- -- -- -- --
mate-desktop (1.22.2) -- -- -- -- -- --
mesa (19.3.0) 18.2.8 10.1.3 8.0.2 7.10.2 7.9git 7.7.1
mysql (8.0.18) -- -- -- -- -- --
nautilus (3.34.2) -- -- 3.4.2 2.32.2.2 2.32.0 2.31.1
NVIDIA (440.44) -- -- -- -- 260.19.06 195.36.24
openbox (3.6.1) -- -- -- -- -- --
openjdk (13.0.1) -- 7u151 6b24 -- -- 6b20
openssh (8.1p1) 7.6p1 6.6p1 5.9p1 5.8p1 5.5p1 5.3p1
openssl (1.1.1d) 1.1.0g 1.0.1f 1.0.1 0.9.8o 0.9.8o 0.9.8k
perl (5.30.1) 5.26.1 5.18.2 5.14.2 5.10.1 5.10.1 5.10.1
php (7.4.0) -- 5.5.9 -- -- -- --
plasma-desktop (5.17.4) -- -- -- -- -- --
postfix (3.4.8) -- -- -- -- -- --
postgresql (12.1) -- -- -- -- -- --
Python (3.8.0) 2.7.15 2.7.5 2.7.3 2.7.1 2.6.6 2.6.5
qt (5.14.0) 5.9.5 4.8.5 4.8.1 4.7.2 4.7.0 4.6.2
samba (4.11.3) 4.7.6 4.3.11 3.6.3 3.5.8 3.5.4 3.5.8
systemd (244) 237 204 -- -- -- --
thunderbird (68.3.0) -- -- 13.0.1 3.1.10 3.1.6 5.0
vim (8.2) 8.0 7.4 7.3 7.3 7.2 7.2
vlc (3.0.8) 3.0.4 2.2.1 2.0.1 1.1.9 1.1.4 1.1.7
xfdesktop (4.14.1) -- -- -- -- -- --
xorg-server (1.20.6) 1.19.6 1.15.1 1.11.4 1.10.1 1.9.0 1.7.6

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Version: 18.04.2
Rating: 10
Date: 2019-11-13
Votes: 0


Now it work :) Great distro. Stable and fast with my ten year old core2duo cpu and 4gb ram. After install it you will have many application for ready to use like spotify, skype etc. Thanks to developers.


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Version: 18.04.2
Rating: 1
Date: 2019-04-02
Votes: 2


There were literally no pros. Only cons. My laptop has 8gb of ram and it STILL ran like absolute trash. Thought that was because of the USB, so I stuck it in my de-googled chromebook and tried to install? It crashes.


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Version: 18.04.1
Rating: 2
Date: 2019-01-31
Votes: 1


Cannot multi boot on hard drive install . Error is : format type is not recognized.


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