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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: 142 (61), 6 months: 135 (65), 3 months: 145 (64), 4 weeks: 133 (69), 1 week: 122 (66)

Average visitor rating: 9.7/10 from 57 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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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-P1) -- --
chromium (63.0.3239.132) -- --
cups (2.2.6) 1.7.5 1.5.3
dhcp (4.3.6) 4.3.1 4.2.2
e2fsprogs (1.43.8) 1.42.12 1.42.5
firefox (57.0.4) 45.2.0 24.0
freetype (2.9) 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 (2.6.19) -- --
gnumeric (1.12.38) -- --
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 (17.12.1) -- --
kmod (25) 18 9
libgnome (2.32.1) 2.32.1 2.32.1
libreoffice (5.4.4) 4.3.3 4.1.0
linux (4.14.14) 3.16.7 3.2.39
Package 3.2
agni
2.2
taya
lxde-common (0.99.2) -- --
mariadb (10.2.12) -- --
mate-desktop (1.18.0) 1.8.1 1.4.2
mesa (17.3.2) 10.3.2 8.0.5
mysql (5.7.21) -- --
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 (7.2.1) -- --
plasma-desktop (5.11.5) -- --
postfix (3.2.4) -- 2.9.6
postgresql (10.1) -- --
Python (3.6.4) 2.7.9 2.7.3
qt (5.10.0) 4.8.6 4.8.2
samba (4.7.4) -- 3.6.6
systemd (236) 215 --
thunderbird (52.5.2) -- 24.0
vim (8.0) 7.4 7.3
vlc (2.2.8) 2.2.4 2.0.3
xfdesktop (4.12.4) 4.10.2 --
xorg-server (1.19.6) 1.16.4 1.12.4

Reader Ratings
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Average rating
9.7
from 57 review(s)



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Version: 3.2
Rating: 8
Date: 2017-12-21
Votes: 0


small, stable with Mate upon an older Laptop with slow Connection to Internet- --
better keep Firefox 45 than Ff 57 - behind AVM Fritzbox Router
I use adblock plus + Ghostery and avoid google and I
clean all the history, the cookies +pw , when I close Ff.

I don't need a special program- except k3b for burning





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Version: 3.2
Rating: 1
Date: 2017-12-20
Votes: 2


The Live Version looked really great - so I installed it - that is, tried to install it.

First grub did not install correctly - ok, looked up how to do it manually.

Then it turned that - without any notification - no user had been added, so no graphical login -
ok, added user - only to be greeted with new error messages.

Gave up and tried to install Voyager Live X8 (the Debian version), which i have on my 2 other Computers and which just works, only to find that the non-standard Point Linux installer had somehow f*cked up the hard-disk - first time with any distro I've had that problem. Ok, could correct this by googling a little, but that was it for me with Point Linux.

Verdict:

Could be a fantastic minimal and elegant distro - if it worked.

Or if you want to tinker for an indeterminate time and need to be forced to find out how things work ;) - then it could be a distro for you.



Was this review helpful? Yes No
Version: 3.2
Rating: 10
Date: 2017-12-17
Votes: 5


Vers 2.2 and 3.2
- secure, stable, friendly and quick. Pointlinux is the best OS


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