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Pop!_OS

Last Update: 2018-10-20 07:50 UTC


Pop!_OS is an Ubuntu-based Linux distribution featuring a custom GNOME desktop. Pop!_OS is designed to have a minimal amount of clutter on the desktop without distractions in order to allow the user to focus on work. The distribution is developed by Linux computer retailer System76.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 47 (225), 6 months: 42 (253), 3 months: 43 (293), 4 weeks: 59 (223), 1 week: 47 (242)

Average visitor rating: 8.84/10 from 79 review(s).


Pop!_OS
Distribution Pop!_OS
Home Page https://system76.com/pop
Mailing Lists --
User Forums --
Alternative User Forums
Documentation http://pop.system76.com/docs/
Screenshots --
Screencasts
Download Mirrors https://system76.com/pop
Bug Tracker https://github.com/system76/pop-distro/issues
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases, download links and checksums:
 • 2018-10-20: Distribution Release: Pop!_OS 18.10
 • 2018-03-29: Development Release: Pop!_OS 18.04 Testing
 • More Pop!_OS releases...

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Feature 18.10 18.04 17.10
Release Date 2018-10-19 2018-04-30 2017-10-18
End Of Life      
Price (US$) Free Free Free
Image Size (MB) 2000-2300 1800-2100 1700-1800
Free Download ISO ISO ISO
Installation Graphical Graphical Graphical
Default Desktop GNOME GNOME GNOME
Package Management DEB (apt) DEB (apt), Snap DEB (apt), Snap
Release Model Fixed Fixed Fixed
Office Suite LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice
Processor Architecture x86_64 x86_64 x86_64
Init Software systemd systemd systemd
Journaled File Systems Btrfs, ext4 Btrfs, ext4 Btrfs, ext4
Multilingual -- -- --
Asian Language Support -- -- --
Full Package List 18.10 18.04 17.10
Package 18.10 18.04 17.10
abiword (3.0.2) -- -- --
alsa-lib (1.1.8) 1.1.6 1.1.3 1.1.3
ati-driver (18.30) -- -- --
bash (5.0) 4.4.18 4.4 4.4
bind (9.13.5) -- -- --
chromium (71.0.3578.98) -- -- --
cups (2.2.10) 2.2.8 2.2.7 2.2.4
dhcp (4.4.1) 4.3.5 4.3.5 4.3.5
e2fsprogs (1.44.5) 1.44.4 1.44.1 1.43.5
firefox (64.0.2) 63.0 59.0.2 56.0
freetype (2.9.1) 2.8.1 2.8.1 2.8
gcc (8.2.0) 8.2.0 7.3.0 7.2.0
gimp (2.10.8) -- -- --
glibc (2.28) 2.28 2.27 2.26
gnome-shell (3.30.2) 3.30.1 3.28.1 3.26.1
gnucash (3.4) -- -- --
gnumeric (1.12.44) -- -- --
grub (2.02) 2.02 2.02 2.02beta3
gtk+ (3.24.3) 3.24.1 3.22.30 3.22.24
httpd (2.4.37) -- -- --
inkscape (0.92.3) -- -- --
k3b (18.12.1) -- -- --
kmod (25) 25 24 24
krita (4.1.7) -- -- --
libreoffice (6.1.4) 6.1.2 6.0.3 5.4.1
linux (4.20.2) 4.18 4.15 4.13
Package 18.10 18.04 17.10
lxpanel (0.9.3) -- -- --
mariadb (10.3.12) -- -- --
mate-desktop (1.20.4) -- -- --
mesa (18.3.1) 18.2.2 18.0.0rc5 17.2.2
mysql (8.0.13) -- -- --
nautilus (3.30.5) 3.26.4 3.26.3 3.26.0
NVIDIA (415.25) 410.57 390.48 --
openbox (3.6.1) -- -- --
openjdk (11.0.1) -- -- --
openssh (7.9p1) 7.7p1 7.6p1 7.5p1
openssl (1.1.1a) 1.1.1 1.1.0g 1.0.2g
perl (5.28.1) 5.26.2 5.26.1 5.26.0
php (7.3.1) -- -- --
plasma-desktop (5.14.5) -- -- --
postfix (3.3.2) -- -- --
postgresql (11.1) -- -- --
Python (3.7.2) 2.7.15 2.7.15 2.7.14
qt (5.12.0) -- -- --
samba (4.9.4) -- -- --
systemd (240) 239 237 234
thunderbird (60.4.0) -- -- --
vim (8.1) 8.0 8.0 8.0
vlc (3.0.6) -- -- --
xfdesktop (4.12.4) -- -- --
xorg-server (1.20.3) 1.20.1 1.19.6 1.19.5

Reader Ratings
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Average rating
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Version: 18.04
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-12-27
Votes: 5


Been using for a week now on both my laptop and desktop. I changed the icon set to look like Gnome out of the box. So far the performance is fast and responsive on both my machines.

After installing a few Gnome Extensions like Dash-to-Dock and TopIcons Plus I really like the look and feel of the Desktop.

Since Pop_OS is using Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, I can use all the same PPA that I am used to for extra programs I like in my Ubuntu distro's.

I am still a avid LinuMint fan, been using LMDE 3 (Cindy) for some time now and it takes a lot to pull me away from that. So the Gnome theme and icon set is what makes me try Gnome.

So the next time I am in the market for a laptop, I will give System 76 a look and try to support them with all the great work with Linux systems.






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Version: 18.10
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-12-26
Votes: 10


One of the most stable linux disrtos out there.

I use it on my dell Inspiron 7567. Nvidia drivers for my gtx 1050ti m card works out of the box. It is definitely much more than a theme and icon pack of the Ubuntu. It has got much greater power efficiency than the standard Ubuntu distro and even better than the Windows 10. The best thing about this distro is that it's so aesthetically pleasing out of the box, that you don't have to spend ta lot of time in making the os look better and can focus on the productivity. This distro deserves much more attention than it is receiving.


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Version: 18.10
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-12-25
Votes: 5


I try many os but POP os work fine in my Legion labtop.


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