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Pearl Linux OS RSS Feed DistroWatch.com: Pearl Linux OS

Pearl Linux OS


Last Update: 2023-04-02 15:14 UTC


Pearl Linux OS is a distribution based on Ubuntu. Pearl uses components of the LXDE and Xfce desktop environments to create a desktop experience which looks similar to Apple's OS X desktop environment. The project calls this hybrid desktop PearlDE. Pearl Linux OS is available in several editions, including GNOME, MATE and PearlDE.

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Average visitor rating: 8.25/10 from 4 review(s).


Pearl Linux OS Summary
Distribution Pearl Linux OS
Home Page https://www.pearllinux.net/
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Feature 13
rolling
11
cade
10
buster
9.3
qanon+
8
qanon
7.1
rolltide
5.0
elle
4.0
neeko
Feature
Release Date 2023-04-02 2022-05-23 2021-06-04 2021-11-05 2019-05-06 2018-09-18 2016-12-26 2016-07-17 Release Date
End Of Life                 End Of Life
Price (US$) Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Price (US$)
Image Size (MB) 2800-3200 3000-3100 1800-1900 2700-2800 2400-2500 1700-2000 1700-1700   Image Size (MB)
Free Download ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO Free Download
Installation Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Installation
Default Desktop MATE, Xfce PearlDE PearlDE PearlDE PearlDE PearlDE MATE PearlDE Default Desktop
Package Management DEB (apt) DEB (apt) DEB (apt) DEB (apt) DEB (apt) DEB (apt) DEB (apt) DEB (apt) Package Management
Release Model Rolling Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Release Model
Office Suite SoftMaker SoftMaker GOffice LibreOffice GOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice GOffice Office Suite
Processor Architecture x86_64 x86_64 i386, x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 arm64, armhf, i686, x86_64 i686, x86_64 i686, x86_64 Processor Architecture
Init Software systemd systemd systemd systemd systemd systemd systemd systemd Init Software
Journaled File Systems ext3, ext4 ext3, ext4 ext3, ext4 ext3, ext4 ext3, ext4 ext3, ext4 ext3, ext4 ext3, ext4 Journaled File Systems
Multilingual                 Multilingual
Asian Language Support                 Asian Language Support
Full Package List 13 11 10 9.3 8 7.1 5.0 4.0 Full Package List
Package 13
rolling
11
cade
10
buster
9.3
qanon+
8
qanon
7.1
rolltide
5.0
elle
4.0
neeko
Package
abiword (3.0.5) -- 3.0.2 3.0.2 -- 3.0.2 -- -- 3.0.1 abiword (3.0.5)
alsa-lib (1.2.10) 1.2.8 1.2.6.1 1.1.8 1.2.2 1.1.8 1.1.3 1.1.0 1.1.0 alsa-lib (1.2.10)
amdgpu (23.0.0) -- 22.0.0 18.1.99 19.1.0 19.0.1 18.0.1 -- -- amdgpu (23.0.0)
bash (5.2.15) 5.2 5.1 5.0 5.0 5.0 4.4.18 4.3 4.3 bash (5.2.15)
bind (9.18.19) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- bind (9.18.19)
chromium (117.0.5938.132) -- 101.0.4951.64 -- -- -- -- -- -- chromium (117.0.5938.132)
cups (2.4.7) 2.4.2 2.4.1 2.2.10 2.3.1 2.2.10 2.2.7 2.1.3 2.1.3 cups (2.4.7)
dhcp (4.4.3-P1) 4.4.3 4.4.1 4.4.1 4.4.1 4.4.1 4.3.5 4.3.3 4.3.3 dhcp (4.4.3-P1)
e2fsprogs (1.47.0) 1.46.6 1.46.5 1.44.5 1.45.5 1.44.6 1.44.1 1.42.13 1.42.13 e2fsprogs (1.47.0)
firefox (118.0.1) 102.9.0 101.0 78.11.0 94.0 66.0.3 63.0 50.1.0 -- firefox (118.0.1)
freetype (2.13.2) 2.12.1 2.11.1 2.9.1 2.10.1 2.9.1 2.8.1 2.6.1 2.6.1 freetype (2.13.2)
gcc (13.2.0) 12.2.0 11.2.0 8.3.0 9.3.0 8.3.0 7.3.0 5.3.1 -- gcc (13.2.0)
gimp (2.10.34) 2.10.34 2.10.30 2.10.8 2.10.18 2.10.8 2.8.22 2.8.16 2.8.16 gimp (2.10.34)
glibc (2.38) 2.36 2.35 2.28 2.31 2.29 2.27 2.23 2.23 glibc (2.38)
gnome-shell (45.0) -- -- 3.30.2 3.36.9 3.32.0 -- -- -- gnome-shell (45.0)
gnucash (5.4-1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnucash (5.4-1)
gnumeric (1.12.55) -- 1.12.51 1.12.44 1.12.46 1.12.44 -- -- -- gnumeric (1.12.55)
grub (2.06) 2.06 2.06 2.02 2.04 2.02 2.02 2.02beta2 2.02beta2 grub (2.06)
gtk (4.12.3) 4.8.3 4.6.2 3.24.5 3.24.20 3.24.8 3.22.30 3.18.9 3.18.9 gtk (4.12.3)
httpd (2.4.57) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- httpd (2.4.57)
inkscape (1.3) 1.2.2 1.1.2 0.92.4 0.92.5 0.92.4 0.92.3 0.91 -- inkscape (1.3)
k3b (23.08.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- k3b (23.08.1)
kmod (31) 30 29 26 27 25 24 22 22 kmod (31)
krita (5.2.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- krita (5.2.0)
libreoffice (7.6.2) 7.4.5 -- -- 6.4.7 -- 6.0.6 5.1.4 -- libreoffice (7.6.2)
linux (6.5.5) 6.1.20 5.15 4.19.181 5.4 4.19 4.15 4.4 4.4 linux (6.5.5)
Package 13
rolling
11
cade
10
buster
9.3
qanon+
8
qanon
7.1
rolltide
5.0
elle
4.0
neeko
Package
lxpanel (0.10.1) -- 0.10.1 0.10.0 0.10.0 0.9.3 0.9.3 -- 0.8.2 lxpanel (0.10.1)
mariadb (11.0.3) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mariadb (11.0.3)
mate-desktop (1.26.2) 1.26.0 -- -- -- -- -- 1.14.0 -- mate-desktop (1.26.2)
mesa (23.2.1) 22.3.6 22.0.1 18.3.6 21.0.3 19.0.2 18.0.5 11.2.0 11.2.0 mesa (23.2.1)
mysql (8.1.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mysql (8.1.0)
nautilus (45.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- nautilus (45.0)
NVIDIA (535.113.01) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- NVIDIA (535.113.01)
openbox (3.6.1) -- 3.6.1 3.6.1 3.6.1 3.6.1 3.6.1 -- 3.6.1 openbox (3.6.1)
openjdk (21) -- -- -- 11.0.11 -- -- -- -- openjdk (21)
openssh (9.4p1) 9.2p1 8.9p1 7.9p1 8.2p1 7.9p1 7.6p1 7.2p2 7.2p2 openssh (9.4p1)
openssl (3.1.3) 3.0.8 3.0.2 1.1.1d 1.1.1f 1.1.1b 1.1.0g 1.0.2g 1.0.2g openssl (3.1.3)
perl (5.38.0) 5.36.0 5.34.0 5.28.1 5.30.0 5.28.1 5.26.1 5.22.1 5.22.1 perl (5.38.0)
php (8.2.11) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- php (8.2.11)
plasma-desktop (5.27.8) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- plasma-desktop (5.27.8)
postfix (3.8.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- postfix (3.8.2)
postgresql (16.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- postgresql (16.0)
Python (3.12.0) 3.11.2 3.10.4 3.7.3 3.8.2 3.7.3 2.7.15rc1 2.7.12 2.7.11 Python (3.12.0)
qt (6.5.3) 5.15.8 5.15.3 5.11.3 5.12.8 5.12.2 5.9.5 5.5.1 5.5.1 qt (6.5.3)
samba (4.19.0) 4.17.6 4.15.5 4.9.5 4.11.6 4.10.0 4.7.6 4.3.11 4.3.9 samba (4.19.0)
systemd (254.5) 252.6 249.11 241 245.4 240 237 229 229 systemd (254.5)
thunderbird (115.3.1) 102.9.0 -- -- -- -- 60.2.1 45.5.1 -- thunderbird (115.3.1)
vim (9.0) -- 8.2 8.1 -- 8.1 8.0 7.4 7.4 vim (9.0)
vlc (3.0.18) 3.0.18 3.0.16 3.0.12 3.0.9.2 3.0.6 3.0.3 2.2.2 2.2.2 vlc (3.0.18)
wayland (1.22.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- wayland (1.22.0)
xfdesktop (4.18.1) 4.18.1 4.16.0 4.12.4 4.14.2 4.13.3 4.12.3 -- -- xfdesktop (4.18.1)
xorg-server (21.1.8) 21.1.7 21.1.3 1.20.4 1.20.11 1.20.4 1.19.6 1.18.4 1.18.3 xorg-server (21.1.8)

Reader Ratings
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Average rating
8.3
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Version: 11
Rating: 8
Date: 2023-02-02
Votes: 1


I personally find this distro stable reliable and fairly polished. Based on Xubuntu 22.04 it provides the reliability that ubuntu is known for and the ease that xfce and lxde are based upon. the plank makes a nice alternative to the xfce or the lxde panel but we still have the options included with the xfce toolbar above. it has a nice Macish appearance and even though it uses thunar for the file browser it has the MacOS skin over it. I think it would be nice to offer a way to pear our phones to the os OOTB but over all as a Mac lookalike linux distro I think it is doing a very good job with the flexability of a linux based OS.


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Version: 11
Rating: 6
Date: 2022-06-10
Votes: 1


During bootup I encountered several "failed to ....." messages and , naturally, being a large distro, it took its time.
When finished booting I had no mouse cursor and no internet. I was not able to check out and download programmes from the repositories and actually i was quite disappointed. Even then everything I pressed took e n d l e s s .....
A cup of coffee was brewed faster than Pearls grasp for the non-existant internet .....

Everything else was alright but :)
This distro might still need a fair bit of work to do on it .......


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Version: 11
Rating: 9
Date: 2022-05-26
Votes: 6


For live system this looks great to me. I'm still wondering how did they put together so many apps with only 3.2GB ISO. There are some few things I would be missing, like fsarchiver, clonezilla, and midnight commander but that's fine. Oh yeah, the FreeOffice suite is a great choice and a surprise to see available, especially on live system.
Maybe it would be nice if some of those rtl88.. wifi drivers would be included as well but I never saw those working in live systems except with ALT Linux and PC Linux OS.
Anyway, this looks like a great distro to me!
Thank you for developer/s!


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