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Point Linux

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

Average visitor rating: 9.55/10 from 65 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 announcements with 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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  • 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 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 (1.2.1) 1.0.28 1.0.25
ati-driver (18.30) -- --
bash (5.0) 4.3 4.2
bind (9.15.5) -- --
chromium (78.0.3904.97) -- --
cups (2.3.0) 1.7.5 1.5.3
dhcp (4.4.1) 4.3.1 4.2.2
e2fsprogs (1.45.4) 1.42.12 1.42.5
firefox (70.0.1) 45.2.0 24.0
freetype (2.10.1) 2.5.2 2.4.9
gcc (9.2.0) 4.9.2 4.7.2
gimp (2.10.14) -- --
glibc (2.30) 2.19 2.13
gnome-shell (3.34.1) -- --
gnucash (3.7) -- --
gnumeric (1.12.46) -- --
grub (2.04) 2.02beta2 1.99
gtk (3.24.12) 2.24.25 2.24.10
httpd (2.4.41) -- --
inkscape (0.92.4) -- --
k3b (19.08.3) -- --
kmod (26) 18 9
krita (4.2.7.1) -- --
libreoffice (6.3.3) 4.3.3 4.1.0
linux (5.3.11) 3.16.7 3.2.39
Package 3.2
agni
2.2
taya
lxpanel (0.10.0) -- --
mariadb (10.4.10) -- --
mate-desktop (1.22.2) 1.8.1 1.4.2
mesa (19.2.4) 10.3.2 8.0.5
mysql (8.0.18) -- --
nautilus (3.34.1) -- --
NVIDIA (440.31) -- --
openbox (3.6.1) -- --
openjdk (13) 7u101 6b27
openssh (8.1p1) 6.7p1 6.0p1
openssl (1.1.1d) 1.0.1t 1.0.1e
perl (5.30.1) 5.20.2 5.14.2
php (7.3.11) -- --
plasma-desktop (5.17.3) -- --
postfix (3.4.7) -- 2.9.6
postgresql (12.1) -- --
Python (3.8.0) 2.7.9 2.7.3
qt (5.13.2) 4.8.6 4.8.2
samba (4.11.2) -- 3.6.6
systemd (243) 215 --
thunderbird (68.2.2) -- 24.0
vim (8.1) 7.4 7.3
vlc (3.0.8) 2.2.4 2.0.3
xfdesktop (4.14.1) 4.10.2 --
xorg-server (1.20.5) 1.16.4 1.12.4

Reader Ratings
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Average rating
9.6
from 65 review(s)



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Version: 3.2
Rating: 10
Date: 2019-07-20
Votes: 3


Best distro ever: nice and fast and fully functional!


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Version: 3.2
Rating: 10
Date: 2019-03-14
Votes: 12


I miss this distro. Now and then I look if there is something happend but in vain. I used this distro for a long time. It was very stable and looks good. I hope that the developer will announce something for the future.


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Version: 3.2
Rating: 10
Date: 2019-03-11
Votes: 2


I have tried about every Linux distro and have 10 different ones on my laptops and desktops.
Out of any that I have used, Point is the smoothest and trouble free of all.
Yes, it is simple, but powerful and has the ability to do almost anything.
And you can install the Gnome, Cinnamon, XVCE, LMDE.... Sessions and chose which you want to use when booting up.

I have to rate it as the best of all.


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