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Pop!_OS

Last Update: 2019-10-19 20:24 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: 21 (453), 6 months: 18 (594), 3 months: 15 (688), 4 weeks: 11 (864), 1 week: 13 (803)

Average visitor rating: 8.79/10 from 154 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 announcements with 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
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  Headlines:
 •2019-06-02 System76 announces new Gazelle laptops
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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 19.10 19.04 18.10 18.04 17.10
Release Date 2019-10-19 2019-04-20 2018-10-19 2018-04-30 2017-10-18
End Of Life 2020-01 2020-01 2019-07    
Price (US$) Free Free Free Free Free
Image Size (MB) 2100-2400 2100-2400 2000-2300 1800-2100 1700-1800
Free Download ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO
Installation Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical
Default Desktop GNOME GNOME GNOME GNOME GNOME
Package Management DEB (apt) DEB (apt) DEB (apt) DEB (apt), Snap DEB (apt), Snap
Release Model Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed
Office Suite LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice
Processor Architecture x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64
Init Software systemd systemd systemd systemd systemd
Journaled File Systems Btrfs, ext4 Btrfs, ext4 Btrfs, ext4 Btrfs, ext4 Btrfs, ext4
Multilingual Yes -- -- -- --
Asian Language Support -- -- -- -- --
Full Package List 19.10 19.04 18.10 18.04 17.10
Package 19.10 19.04 18.10 18.04 17.10
abiword (3.0.2) -- -- -- -- --
alsa-lib (1.1.9) 1.1.9 1.1.8 1.1.6 1.1.3 1.1.3
ati-driver (18.30) -- -- -- -- --
bash (5.0) 5.0 5.0 4.4.18 4.4 4.4
bind (9.15.5) -- -- -- -- --
chromium (78.0.3904.97) -- -- -- -- --
cups (2.3.0) 2.2.12 2.2.10 2.2.8 2.2.7 2.2.4
dhcp (4.4.1) 4.4.1 4.4.1 4.3.5 4.3.5 4.3.5
e2fsprogs (1.45.4) 1.45.3 1.44.6 1.44.4 1.44.1 1.43.5
firefox (70.0.1) 69.0.3 66.0.3 63.0 59.0.2 56.0
freetype (2.10.1) 2.9.1 2.9.1 2.8.1 2.8.1 2.8
gcc (9.2.0) 9.2.1 8.3.0 8.2.0 7.3.0 7.2.0
gimp (2.10.14) -- -- -- -- --
glibc (2.30) 2.30 2.29 2.28 2.27 2.26
gnome-shell (3.34.1) 3.34.1 3.32.0 3.30.1 3.28.1 3.26.1
gnucash (3.7) -- -- -- -- --
gnumeric (1.12.46) -- -- -- -- --
grub (2.04) 2.04 2.02 2.02 2.02 2.02beta3
gtk (3.24.12) -- 3.24.8 3.24.1 3.22.30 3.22.24
httpd (2.4.41) -- -- -- -- --
inkscape (0.92.4) -- -- -- -- --
k3b (19.08.3) -- -- -- -- --
kmod (26) 26 25 25 24 24
krita (4.2.7.1) -- -- -- -- --
libreoffice (6.3.3) 6.3.2 6.2.2 6.1.2 6.0.3 5.4.1
linux (5.3.10) 5.3.0 5.0 4.18 4.15 4.13
Package 19.10 19.04 18.10 18.04 17.10
lxpanel (0.10.0) -- -- -- -- --
mariadb (10.4.10) -- -- -- -- --
mate-desktop (1.22.2) -- -- -- -- --
mesa (19.2.3) 19.2.1 19.0.2 18.2.2 18.0.0rc5 17.2.2
mysql (8.0.18) -- -- -- -- --
nautilus (3.34.1) 3.34.1 3.32.0 3.26.4 3.26.3 3.26.0
NVIDIA (440.31) -- 418.56 410.57 390.48 --
openbox (3.6.1) -- -- -- -- --
openjdk (13) -- -- -- -- --
openssh (8.1p1) 8.0p1 7.9p1 7.7p1 7.6p1 7.5p1
openssl (1.1.1d) 1.1.1c 1.1.1b 1.1.1 1.1.0g 1.0.2g
perl (5.30.1) 5.28.1 5.28.1 5.26.2 5.26.1 5.26.0
php (7.3.11) -- -- -- -- --
plasma-desktop (5.17.2) -- -- -- -- --
postfix (3.4.7) -- -- -- -- --
postgresql (12.0) -- -- -- -- --
Python (3.8.0) 3.7.5 2.7.16 2.7.15 2.7.15 2.7.14
qt (5.13.2) 5.12.4 5.12.2 -- -- --
samba (4.11.2) 4.10.7 -- -- -- --
systemd (243) 242 240 239 237 234
thunderbird (68.2.2) -- -- -- -- --
vim (8.1) 8.1 8.1 8.0 8.0 8.0
vlc (3.0.8) -- -- -- -- --
xfdesktop (4.14.1) -- -- -- -- --
xorg-server (1.20.5) 1.20.5 1.20.4 1.20.1 1.19.6 1.19.5

Reader Ratings
Reader supplied reviews for Pop!_OS

Average rating
8.8
from 154 review(s)



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Version: 19.10
Rating: 6
Date: 2019-11-11
Votes: 0


Nice distro, if you like Ubuntu with a few added goodies, but it's still Ubuntu.

Pros:
More eye candy
Easy to install
Recognizes most legacy hardware (NVIDIA)

Cons:
Heavy on system resources
GNOME only. It might help to introduce an XFCE version to improve performance.

The System 76 Laptops are expensive. The Darter Pro base model starts at $999.00.Properly configured the price jumps to $1,742 The Gazelle properly configured is $$2,423.Currently there is no option for AMD processors which would drop the price and improve performance. :~(

PoP is great for noobs but I recommend Arch based distros for any serious development work.


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Version: 19.04
Rating: 8
Date: 2019-11-07
Votes: 0


Clean crisp OS that apps work on when installed. I don't care much for the app stores in linux because I install and configure from cli. One thing I don't like is that tweak tools doesn't come natively installed. You can't save or mount things to the desktop, not sure why gnome has dropped this it just stupid. If I want to clutter my desktop let me. If it can't handle it with 16GB RAM then build a better man trap! I do like the battery management but Linux has a ways to go over MAC for battery life. Overall, Pop OS is much better than Elementary OS, not as pretty as Deepin Linux but at the end of the day its Ubuntu with different icons!


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Version: 19.10
Rating: 10
Date: 2019-11-02
Votes: 15


I've been running Pop!_OS as my daily OS for over a year now. I've gone through two version updates, most recently up to 19.10, and I've literally never had any problems. It was great on day 1 and it has only gotten better!

The most recent update process to 19.10 was super simple -- gone are the days where you need to dread updating a Linux OS. System76 has made it a breeze.

I also like the more modern icons and theming that they've added.

All around 10/10, no questions asked.


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