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DistroWatch.com: Pop!_OS


Last Update: 2017-10-30 00:53 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: 275 (25), 6 months: 164 (50), 3 months: 119 (101), 4 weeks: 135 (67), 1 week: 113 (91)

Average visitor rating: 8.67/10 from 21 review(s).

Distribution Pop!_OS
Home Page https://system76.com/pop
Mailing Lists --
User Forums --
Alternative User Forums LinuxQuestions.org
Documentation http://pop.system76.com/docs/
Screenshots --
Download Mirrors https://system76.com/pop
Bug Tracker https://github.com/system76/pop-distro/issues
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Reviews 17.10: DedoimedoDistroWatchMakeUseOf
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Feature 17.10
Release Date 2017-10-18
End Of Life  
Price (US$) Free
Image Size (MB) 1700-1800
Free Download ISO
Installation Graphical
Default Desktop GNOME
Package Management DEB (apt), Flatpak, Snap
Release Model Fixed
Office Suite LibreOffice
Processor Architecture x86_64
Init Software systemd
Journaled File Systems Btrfs, ext4
Multilingual --
Asian Language Support --
Full Package List 17.10
Package 17.10
abiword (3.0.2) --
alsa-lib (1.1.5) 1.1.3
ati-driver (16.40) --
bash (4.4.12) 4.4
bind (9.11.2-P1) --
chromium (63.0.3239.132) --
cups (2.2.6) 2.2.4
dhcp (4.3.6) 4.3.5
e2fsprogs (1.43.8) 1.43.5
firefox (58.0) 56.0
freetype (2.9) 2.8
gcc (7.2.0) 7.2.0
gimp (2.8.22) --
glibc (2.26) 2.26
gnome-shell (3.26.2) 3.26.1
gnucash (2.6.19) --
gnumeric (1.12.38) --
grub (2.02) 2.02beta3
gtk+ (3.22.26) 3.22.24
httpd (2.4.29) --
inkscape (0.92.2) --
k3b (17.12.1) --
kmod (25) 24
libgnome (2.32.1) --
libreoffice (5.4.4) 5.4.1
linux (4.14.14) 4.13
Package 17.10
lxde-common (0.99.2) --
mariadb (10.2.12) --
mate-desktop (1.18.0) --
mesa (17.3.3) 17.2.2
mysql (5.7.21) --
nautilus (3.26.2) 3.26.0
NVIDIA (387.22) --
openbox (3.6.1) --
openjdk (8u151) --
openssh (7.6p1) 7.5p1
openssl (1.1.0g) 1.0.2g
perl (5.26.1) 5.26.0
php (7.2.1) --
plasma-desktop (5.11.5) --
postfix (3.2.4) --
postgresql (10.1) --
Python (3.6.4) 2.7.14
qt (5.10.0) --
samba (4.7.4) --
systemd (236) 234
thunderbird (52.5.2) --
vim (8.0) 8.0
vlc (2.2.8) --
xfdesktop (4.12.4) --
xorg-server (1.19.6) 1.19.5

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Version: 17.10
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-01-09
Votes: 7

I love this distro. It is basically Ubuntu with all of the problems fixed. I haven't had a single issue or even minor bug. I have used Pop!_OS for over a month now and it will now be my distro of choice for quite some time. The quality of the distro made me buy a System76 laptop.

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Version: 17.10
Rating: 9
Date: 2018-01-03
Votes: 1

Great distro. Works extremely well with laptops and desktops alike. Very stable and haven't found any driver or kernel issues. The Pop_Shop package repository is clean and easy to navigate. I really feel System 76 has put in a lot of time and effort in creating a one of a kind distro, and not a re-skin like so many others feel this is. I Have been using Pop!_OS for a few weeks now and I really enjoy it. Can't wait for an LTS version.

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Version: 17.10
Rating: 9
Date: 2017-12-27
Votes: 0

Ubuntu Gnome was a great distro, now defunct so Pop has taken it's place and added FUNKY ROBOT themes!

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