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Point Linux

Last Update: 2018-07-15 13:05 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.

Average visitor rating: 9.52/10 from 61 review(s).


Point Summary
Distribution Point Linux
Home Page http://pointlinux.org/
Mailing Lists --
User Forums http://forums.pointlinux.org/
Alternative User Forums
Documentation http://wiki.pointlinux.org/
Screenshots http://pointlinux.org/screenshots.htmlDistroWatch Gallery
Screencasts
Download Mirrors http://pointlinux.org/download.html
Bug Tracker --
Related Websites  
Reviews 3.2: DistroWatch
3.0: DistroWatch
2.2: Everyday Linux UserDistroWatchBlogspot
13.04: Linux Community (German)
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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 (1.1.7) 1.0.28 1.0.25
ati-driver (18.30) -- --
bash (4.4.18) 4.3 4.2
bind (9.13.3) -- --
chromium (70.0.3538.67) -- --
cups (2.2.8) 1.7.5 1.5.3
dhcp (4.4.1) 4.3.1 4.2.2
e2fsprogs (1.44.4) 1.42.12 1.42.5
firefox (62.0.3) 45.2.0 24.0
freetype (2.9.1) 2.5.2 2.4.9
gcc (8.2.0) 4.9.2 4.7.2
gimp (2.10.6) -- --
glibc (2.28) 2.19 2.13
gnome-shell (3.30.1) -- --
gnucash (3.3) -- --
gnumeric (1.12.43) -- --
grub (2.02) 2.02beta2 1.99
gtk+ (3.24.1) 2.24.25 2.24.10
httpd (2.4.35) -- --
inkscape (0.92.3) -- --
k3b (18.08.2) -- --
kmod (25) 18 9
krita (4.1.5) -- --
libreoffice (6.1.2) 4.3.3 4.1.0
linux (4.18.14) 3.16.7 3.2.39
Package 3.2
agni
2.2
taya
lxpanel (0.9.3) -- --
mariadb (10.3.10) -- --
mate-desktop (1.20.3) 1.8.1 1.4.2
mesa (18.2.2) 10.3.2 8.0.5
mysql (8.0.12) -- --
nautilus (3.30.2) -- --
NVIDIA (396.54) -- --
openbox (3.6.1) -- --
openjdk (10.0.2) 7u101 6b27
openssh (7.8p1) 6.7p1 6.0p1
openssl (1.1.1) 1.0.1t 1.0.1e
perl (5.28.0) 5.20.2 5.14.2
php (7.2.11) -- --
plasma-desktop (5.14.1) -- --
postfix (3.3.1) -- 2.9.6
postgresql (10.5) -- --
Python (3.7.0) 2.7.9 2.7.3
qt (5.11.2) 4.8.6 4.8.2
samba (4.9.1) -- 3.6.6
systemd (239) 215 --
thunderbird (60.2.1) -- 24.0
vim (8.1) 7.4 7.3
vlc (3.0.4) 2.2.4 2.0.3
xfdesktop (4.12.4) 4.10.2 --
xorg-server (1.20.2) 1.16.4 1.12.4

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Average rating
9.5
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Version: 3.2
Rating: 7
Date: 2018-08-08
Votes: 1


Good distro but it brings little advantage over using Vanilla Debian.

Alas, PL it's dormant as of writing this review.

~ Torin


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Version: 3.2
Rating: 9
Date: 2018-04-27
Votes: 6


When Ubuntu Mate no longer worked on my old HP Windows Vista machine, I realized that Ubuntu Mate was no longer an option for a 32 bit computer. I tried a live CD of Point Linux and liked it right away. Since installing, it works well, and anything that did not, is easily corrected using Synaptic Package Manager and the Internet. Point Linux seems quicker to start up and to open Firefox than Ubuntu Mate. I have been able to customize it enough that it even looks like what I had been using, so I am happy with it. My needs are not that great, and as long as it keeps working, I am staying with it.
Point Linux is a nice Distro for an old computer. I will use it again.


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Version: 3.2
Rating: 4
Date: 2018-02-16
Votes: 2


It was looking like a great distro. Then, development stopped after the 3.2 version based on Debian Jessie oldstable. Now, more and more software is failing to run in Point Linux. For instance, GNOME Maps fails to display a map in Point Linux and Debian Jessie. The latest Chromium is not available on Point Linux. It's now no where near the top distro on distrowatch.



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