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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: 57 (191), 6 months: 44 (243), 3 months: 41 (261), 4 weeks: 31 (315), 1 week: 8 (789)

Average visitor rating: 8.67/10 from 63 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 (1.1.7) 1.1.6 1.1.3 1.1.3
ati-driver (18.30) -- -- --
bash (4.4.18) 4.4.18 4.4 4.4
bind (9.13.3) -- -- --
chromium (70.0.3538.67) -- -- --
cups (2.2.8) 2.2.8 2.2.7 2.2.4
dhcp (4.4.1) 4.3.5 4.3.5 4.3.5
e2fsprogs (1.44.4) 1.44.4 1.44.1 1.43.5
firefox (63.0) 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 (2.10.6) -- -- --
glibc (2.28) 2.28 2.27 2.26
gnome-shell (3.30.1) 3.30.1 3.28.1 3.26.1
gnucash (3.3) -- -- --
gnumeric (1.12.43) -- -- --
grub (2.02) 2.02 2.02 2.02beta3
gtk+ (3.24.1) 3.24.1 3.22.30 3.22.24
httpd (2.4.35) -- -- --
inkscape (0.92.3) -- -- --
k3b (18.08.2) -- -- --
kmod (25) 25 24 24
krita (4.1.5) -- -- --
libreoffice (6.1.2) 6.1.2 6.0.3 5.4.1
linux (4.19) 4.18 4.15 4.13
Package 18.10 18.04 17.10
lxpanel (0.9.3) -- -- --
mariadb (10.3.10) -- -- --
mate-desktop (1.20.3) -- -- --
mesa (18.2.3) 18.2.2 18.0.0rc5 17.2.2
mysql (8.0.13) -- -- --
nautilus (3.30.2) 3.26.4 3.26.3 3.26.0
NVIDIA (410.66) 410.57 390.48 --
openbox (3.6.1) -- -- --
openjdk (10.0.2) -- -- --
openssh (7.9p1) 7.7p1 7.6p1 7.5p1
openssl (1.1.1) 1.1.1 1.1.0g 1.0.2g
perl (5.28.0) 5.26.2 5.26.1 5.26.0
php (7.2.11) -- -- --
plasma-desktop (5.14.1) -- -- --
postfix (3.3.1) -- -- --
postgresql (11.0) -- -- --
Python (3.7.1) 2.7.15 2.7.15 2.7.14
qt (5.11.2) -- -- --
samba (4.9.1) -- -- --
systemd (239) 239 237 234
thunderbird (60.2.1) -- -- --
vim (8.1) 8.0 8.0 8.0
vlc (3.0.4) -- -- --
xfdesktop (4.12.4) -- -- --
xorg-server (1.20.2) 1.20.1 1.19.6 1.19.5

Reader Ratings
Reader supplied reviews for Pop!_OS

Average rating
8.7
from 63 review(s)



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Version: 18.04
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-10-20
Votes: 1


Very stable, excellent workflow changes to the standard ubuntu experience. I find I keep coming back to PopOS after lots of other distros letting me down.

This is a stable and functional OS without the extra crap.


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Version: 18.04
Rating: 6
Date: 2018-10-18
Votes: 5


After trying to get hangul keyboard to work for two hours, I gave up and installed Mint 19; hangul keyboard up and running in minutes.

Pros: Clean interface - minimal clutter; aesthetically pleasing
Well organized - easy to access apps and features
Snappy and responsive
Nvidia drivers supported out of the box

Cons: Very little documentation or support provided - have to rely on Ubuntu forums to troubleshoot problems.
Poor implementation of keyboard languages - only displayed US English; not intuitive on how to switch between two keyboards languages
Software center, Pop Shop, seriously lacking in program choices.

If you like a crisp, gnome based experience, need only one keyboard language, and are comfortable relying on 3rd party ppas and software packages, then Pop!_OS might be a great choice. It just wasn't right for me.



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Version: 18.04
Rating: 9
Date: 2018-10-16
Votes: 2


Not Many Linux distributions gets me as excited as POP!_OS.
In a few words I would say: Extremely polished.
Great look and feel, very stable and a joy to work on.

You get that warm feeling when people ask you what distro this is and you respond with a Silly name such as POP_OS. I'm all for this distro and hope this will strive in the future.

- Great UI.
- Easy to work on and very intuitive during installation (Even alongside Win10).
- Never crashed on me... so far.

Con's... If I should nit pick, a better log in experience, which you can change yourself if you want.

Love it


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