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Pop!_OS

Last Update: 2019-07-18 22:07 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: 26 (362), 6 months: 20 (469), 3 months: 19 (516), 4 weeks: 17 (561), 1 week: 21 (576)

Average visitor rating: 8.75/10 from 129 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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Reviews 18.04: CMS CriticDistroWatchDominickm
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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...

  Headlines:
 •2019-06-02 System76 announces new Gazelle laptops
 • More Pop!_OS headlines...

Table Notes and Explanations

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  • Notes: In case where multiple versions of a package are shipped with a distribution, only the default version appears in the table. For indication about the GNOME version, please check the "nautilus" and "gnome-shell" packages. The Apache web server is listed as "httpd" and the Linux kernel is listed as "linux". The KDE desktop is represented by the "plasma-desktop" package and the Xfce desktop by the "xfdesktop" package.
  • 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 19.04 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 2019-07    
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 (1.1.9) 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 (9.15.3) -- -- -- --
chromium (76.0.3809.100) -- -- -- --
cups (2.2.12) 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 (1.45.3) 1.44.6 1.44.4 1.44.1 1.43.5
firefox (68.0.2) 66.0.3 63.0 59.0.2 56.0
freetype (2.10.1) 2.9.1 2.8.1 2.8.1 2.8
gcc (9.2.0) 8.3.0 8.2.0 7.3.0 7.2.0
gimp (2.10.12) -- -- -- --
glibc (2.30) 2.29 2.28 2.27 2.26
gnome-shell (3.32.2) 3.32.0 3.30.1 3.28.1 3.26.1
gnucash (3.6) -- -- -- --
gnumeric (1.12.45) -- -- -- --
grub (2.04) 2.02 2.02 2.02 2.02beta3
gtk (3.24.10) 3.24.8 3.24.1 3.22.30 3.22.24
httpd (2.4.41) -- -- -- --
inkscape (0.92.4) -- -- -- --
k3b (19.08.0) -- -- -- --
kmod (26) 25 25 24 24
krita (4.2.5) -- -- -- --
libreoffice (6.3.0) 6.2.2 6.1.2 6.0.3 5.4.1
linux (5.2.9) 5.0 4.18 4.15 4.13
Package 19.04 18.10 18.04 17.10
lxpanel (0.10.0) -- -- -- --
mariadb (10.4.7) -- -- -- --
mate-desktop (1.22.1) -- -- -- --
mesa (19.1.4) 19.0.2 18.2.2 18.0.0rc5 17.2.2
mysql (8.0.17) -- -- -- --
nautilus (3.32.3) 3.32.0 3.26.4 3.26.3 3.26.0
NVIDIA (430.40) 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 (1.1.1c) 1.1.1b 1.1.1 1.1.0g 1.0.2g
perl (5.30.0) 5.28.1 5.26.2 5.26.1 5.26.0
php (7.3.8) -- -- -- --
plasma-desktop (5.16.4) -- -- -- --
postfix (3.4.6) -- -- -- --
postgresql (11.5) -- -- -- --
Python (3.7.4) 2.7.16 2.7.15 2.7.15 2.7.14
qt (5.13.0) 5.12.2 -- -- --
samba (4.10.7) -- -- -- --
systemd (242) 240 239 237 234
thunderbird (60.8.0) -- -- -- --
vim (8.1) 8.1 8.0 8.0 8.0
vlc (3.0.8) -- -- -- --
xfdesktop (4.14.1) -- -- -- --
xorg-server (1.20.5) 1.20.4 1.20.1 1.19.6 1.19.5

Reader Ratings
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Average rating
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Version: 19.04
Rating: 10
Date: 2019-08-20
Votes: 0


Very light very fast, what a distro came from system76! I am using it for a few months. It gave me a lot of work enhancement. And the user interface, Superbly fantastic. Maybe I will be a Pop!_os fanboy!


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Version: 19.04
Rating: 6
Date: 2019-08-17
Votes: 0


I recommended the hell out of this distro but it got some big minus points today, it showed some nvidia driver updates in the update center so I updated them. Got a massive io.appcenter issue which I couldn't click away due to the close button being off screen at the bottom and impossible to reach. Rebooted and after that no working distro anymore.. I guess the graphics driver got scrambled and now there's no driver to work with.

I hope they remove distro exploding update buttons like this in the next version.


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Version: 19.04
Rating: 2
Date: 2019-08-11
Votes: 0


Failed to install.
twice.
went back to ubuntu.
2, becouse at least it booted.


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