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Point Linux

Last Update: 2018-03-24 02:03 UTC


Point Linux is a GNU/Linux distribution that aims to combine the power of Debian GNU/Linux with the productivity of MATE, the GNOME 2 desktop environment fork. Point Linux provides an easy-to-set-up-and-use distribution for users looking for a fast, stable and predictable desktop.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 140 (60), 6 months: 156 (58), 3 months: 153 (53), 4 weeks: 137 (48), 1 week: 128 (52)

Average visitor rating: 9.58/10 from 59 review(s).


Point Summary
Distribution Point Linux
Home Page http://pointlinux.org/
Mailing Lists --
User Forums http://forums.pointlinux.org/
Alternative User Forums
Documentation http://wiki.pointlinux.org/
Screenshots http://pointlinux.org/screenshots.htmlDistroWatch Gallery
Screencasts
Download Mirrors http://pointlinux.org/download.htmlLinuxTracker.org
Bug Tracker --
Related Websites  
Reviews 3.2: DistroWatch
3.0: DistroWatch
2.2: Everyday Linux UserDistroWatchBlogspot
13.04: Linux Community (German)
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases, download links and checksums:
 • 2016-06-21: Distribution Release: Point Linux 3.2
 • 2015-07-09: Distribution Release: Point Linux 3.0
 • 2014-12-14: Development Release: Point Linux 3.0 Beta 3
 • 2014-03-05: Distribution Release: Point Linux 2.3
 • 2013-12-31: Development Release: Point Linux 3.0 Beta 1
 • 2013-10-06: Distribution Release: Point Linux 2.2
 • 2013-06-09: Distribution Release: Point Linux 13.04.1
 • More Point releases...

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Feature 3.2
agni
2.2
taya
Release Date 2016-06-21 2013-10-09
End Of Life    
Price (US$) Free Free
Image Size (MB) 1038-1122  
Free Download ISO ISO
Installation Graphical Graphical
Default Desktop MATE, Xfce MATE
Package Management DEB DEB
Release Model Fixed Fixed
Office Suite LibreOffice LibreOffice
Processor Architecture i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64
Init Software systemd SysV
Journaled File Systems    
Multilingual Yes Yes
Asian Language Support Yes Yes
Full Package List 3.2 2.2
Package 3.2
agni
2.2
taya
abiword (3.0.2) -- --
alsa-lib (1.1.6) 1.0.28 1.0.25
ati-driver (16.40) -- --
bash (4.4.18) 4.3 4.2
bind (9.12.1) -- --
chromium (66.0.3359.117) -- --
cups (2.2.7) 1.7.5 1.5.3
dhcp (4.4.1) 4.3.1 4.2.2
e2fsprogs (1.44.1) 1.42.12 1.42.5
firefox (59.0.2) 45.2.0 24.0
freetype (2.9) 2.5.2 2.4.9
gcc (7.3.0) 4.9.2 4.7.2
gimp (2.8.22) -- --
glibc (2.27) 2.19 2.13
gnome-shell (3.28.0) -- --
gnucash (3.0) -- --
gnumeric (1.12.39) -- --
grub (2.02) 2.02beta2 1.99
gtk+ (3.22.30) 2.24.25 2.24.10
httpd (2.4.33) -- --
inkscape (0.92.3) -- --
k3b (18.04.0) -- --
kmod (25) 18 9
krita (4.0.1)    
libreoffice (6.0.3) 4.3.3 4.1.0
linux (4.16.4) 3.16.7 3.2.39
Package 3.2
agni
2.2
taya
lxpanel (0.9.3) -- --
mariadb (10.2.14) -- --
mate-desktop (1.20.1) 1.8.1 1.4.2
mesa (18.0.1) 10.3.2 8.0.5
mysql (8.0.11) -- --
nautilus (3.28.1) -- --
NVIDIA (390.48) -- --
openbox (3.6.1) -- --
openjdk (9.0.4) 7u101 6b27
openssh (7.7p1) 6.7p1 6.0p1
openssl (1.1.0h) 1.0.1t 1.0.1e
perl (5.26.2) 5.20.2 5.14.2
php (7.2.4) -- --
plasma-desktop (5.12.4) -- --
postfix (3.3.0) -- 2.9.6
postgresql (10.3) -- --
Python (3.6.5) 2.7.9 2.7.3
qt (5.10.1) 4.8.6 4.8.2
samba (4.8.0) -- 3.6.6
systemd (238) 215 --
thunderbird (52.7.0) -- 24.0
vim (8.0) 7.4 7.3
vlc (3.0.2) 2.2.4 2.0.3
xfdesktop (4.12.4) 4.10.2 --
xorg-server (1.19.6) 1.16.4 1.12.4

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Average rating
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Version: 3.2
Rating: 4
Date: 2018-02-16
Votes: 0


It was looking like a great distro. Then, development stopped after the 3.2 version based on Debian Jessie oldstable. Now, more and more software is failing to run in Point Linux. For instance, GNOME Maps fails to display a map in Point Linux and Debian Jessie. The latest Chromium is not available on Point Linux. It's now no where near the top distro on distrowatch.



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Version: 3.2
Rating: 8
Date: 2018-02-15
Votes: 5


I think they are done and gone. I used them for a while will all things running well. So Sad to see a Linux distro go down.


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Version: 3.2
Rating: 8
Date: 2017-12-21
Votes: 1


small, stable with Mate upon an older Laptop with slow Connection to Internet- --
better keep Firefox 45 than Ff 57 - behind AVM Fritzbox Router
I use adblock plus + Ghostery and avoid google and I
clean all the history, the cookies +pw , when I close Ff.

I don't need a special program- except k3b for burning





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