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Pop!_OS

Last Update: 2019-04-20 14:39 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: 39 (261), 6 months: 39 (282), 3 months: 35 (308), 4 weeks: 21 (481), 1 week: 8 (1,104)

Average visitor rating: 8.97/10 from 97 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:
 • 2019-04-20: Distribution Release: Pop!_OS 19.04
 • 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 19.04 18.10 18.04 17.10
Release Date 2019-04-20 2018-10-19 2018-04-30 2017-10-18
End Of Life 2020-01      
Price (US$) Free Free Free Free
Image Size (MB) 2100-2400 2000-2300 1800-2100 1700-1800
Free Download ISO ISO ISO ISO
Installation Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical
Default Desktop GNOME GNOME GNOME GNOME
Package Management DEB (apt) DEB (apt) DEB (apt), Snap DEB (apt), Snap
Release Model Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed
Office Suite LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice
Processor Architecture x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64
Init Software systemd systemd systemd systemd
Journaled File Systems Btrfs, ext4 Btrfs, ext4 Btrfs, ext4 Btrfs, ext4
Multilingual -- -- -- --
Asian Language Support -- -- -- --
Full Package List 19.04 18.10 18.04 17.10
Package 19.04 18.10 18.04 17.10
abiword (3.0.2) -- -- -- --
alsa-lib (1.1.8) 1.1.8 1.1.6 1.1.3 1.1.3
ati-driver (18.30) -- -- -- --
bash (5.0) 5.0 4.4.18 4.4 4.4
bind (9.14.0) -- -- -- --
chromium (73.0.3683.103) -- -- -- --
cups (2.2.11) 2.2.10 2.2.8 2.2.7 2.2.4
dhcp (4.4.1) 4.4.1 4.3.5 4.3.5 4.3.5
e2fsprogs (1.45.0) 1.44.6 1.44.4 1.44.1 1.43.5
firefox (66.0.3) 66.0.3 63.0 59.0.2 56.0
freetype (2.10.0) 2.9.1 2.8.1 2.8.1 2.8
gcc (8.3.0) 8.3.0 8.2.0 7.3.0 7.2.0
gimp (2.10.10) -- -- -- --
glibc (2.29) 2.29 2.28 2.27 2.26
gnome-shell (3.32.1) 3.32.0 3.30.1 3.28.1 3.26.1
gnucash (3.5) -- -- -- --
gnumeric (1.12.44) -- -- -- --
grub (2.02) 2.02 2.02 2.02 2.02beta3
gtk (3.24.8) -- 3.24.1 3.22.30 3.22.24
httpd (2.4.39) -- -- -- --
inkscape (0.92.4) -- -- -- --
k3b (19.04.0) -- -- -- --
kmod (26) 25 25 24 24
krita (4.1.8) -- -- -- --
libreoffice (6.2.3) 6.2.2 6.1.2 6.0.3 5.4.1
linux (5.0.9) 5.0.0 4.18 4.15 4.13
Package 19.04 18.10 18.04 17.10
lxpanel (0.10.0) -- -- -- --
mariadb (10.3.14) -- -- -- --
mate-desktop (1.22.0) -- -- -- --
mesa (19.0.2) 19.0.2 18.2.2 18.0.0rc5 17.2.2
mysql (8.0.15) -- -- -- --
nautilus (3.32.0) 3.32.0 3.26.4 3.26.3 3.26.0
NVIDIA (418.56) -- 410.57 390.48 --
openbox (3.6.1) -- -- -- --
openjdk (12.0.1) -- -- -- --
openssh (8.0p1) 7.9p1 7.7p1 7.6p1 7.5p1
openssl (1.1.1b) 1.1.1b 1.1.1 1.1.0g 1.0.2g
perl (5.28.2) 5.28.1 5.26.2 5.26.1 5.26.0
php (7.3.4) -- -- -- --
plasma-desktop (5.15.4) -- -- -- --
postfix (3.4.5) -- -- -- --
postgresql (11.2) -- -- -- --
Python (3.7.3) 2.7.16 2.7.15 2.7.15 2.7.14
qt (5.12.3) 5.12.2 -- -- --
samba (4.10.2) 4.10.0 -- -- --
systemd (242) 240 239 237 234
thunderbird (60.6.1) -- -- -- --
vim (8.1) 8.1 8.0 8.0 8.0
vlc (3.0.6) -- -- -- --
xfdesktop (4.12.4) -- -- -- --
xorg-server (1.20.4) 1.20.4 1.20.1 1.19.6 1.19.5

Reader Ratings
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Average rating
9.0
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Version: 19.04
Rating: 9
Date: 2019-04-23
Votes: 0


Pop OS is very stable distro that looks good, has great performance and fantastic driver support.

Pop store doesn't have that much, but getting the gnome software center solves the problem
Just type : sudo apt-get install gnome-software


The new 19.04 help only made it better.
Pop OS is my distribution of choice.


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Version: 19.04
Rating: 8
Date: 2019-04-23
Votes: 0


A good progres for sure... idk or its me or my hardware but Boot time 1:20s 1.4Gigs RAm eat on idle. (i like test linux} Some apps not work..

meanwhile my arch Boot 36s 1Gigs ram on idle ...


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Version: 19.04
Rating: 10
Date: 2019-04-23
Votes: 0


What can I say... works out of the box.. pretty... a pleasure to install and use.

Further... it worked where other distros failed. I am a veteran sysadmin.. and sometimes I just want it to work.. I don't want to have to meddle with modifying the base ISOs to make it work on for my immediate needs. POP is just crisp.

last comment:
Gaming is a reality in POP.. Steam, Lutris.. all install and most games just WORK... no hassle with config files.. they just work. I felt like an average user :) I tried about a dozen games in Steam, and LoL in Lutris.. ALL worked on the first try. I could not believe it.

I hope the company is successful in staying in business... PC competition is fierce.. I browsed their products.. great looking gear!


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