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Pop!_OS

Last Update: 2018-05-02 20:17 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: 99 (123), 6 months: 55 (197), 3 months: 45 (226), 4 weeks: 56 (183), 1 week: 44 (202)

Average visitor rating: 8.66/10 from 44 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 --
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Download Mirrors https://system76.com/pop
Bug Tracker https://github.com/system76/pop-distro/issues
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Feature 18.04 17.10
Release Date 2018-04-30 2017-10-18
End Of Life    
Price (US$) Free Free
Image Size (MB) 1800-2100 1700-1800
Free Download ISO ISO
Installation Graphical Graphical
Default Desktop GNOME GNOME
Package Management DEB (apt), Flatpak, Snap DEB (apt), Flatpak, Snap
Release Model Fixed Fixed
Office Suite LibreOffice LibreOffice
Processor Architecture x86_64 x86_64
Init Software systemd systemd
Journaled File Systems Btrfs, ext4 Btrfs, ext4
Multilingual -- --
Asian Language Support -- --
Full Package List 18.04 17.10
Package 18.04 17.10
abiword (3.0.2) -- --
alsa-lib (1.1.6) 1.1.3 1.1.3
ati-driver (16.40) -- --
bash (4.4.18) 4.4 4.4
bind (9.13.2) -- --
chromium (67.0.3396.99) -- --
cups (2.2.8) 2.2.7 2.2.4
dhcp (4.4.1) 4.3.5 4.3.5
e2fsprogs (1.44.3) 1.44.1 1.43.5
firefox (61.0.1) 59.0.2 56.0
freetype (2.9.1) 2.8.1 2.8
gcc (8.1.0) 7.3.0 7.2.0
gimp (2.10.4) -- --
glibc (2.27) 2.27 2.26
gnome-shell (3.28.3) 3.28.1 3.26.1
gnucash (3.2) -- --
gnumeric (1.12.41) -- --
grub (2.02) 2.02 2.02beta3
gtk+ (3.22.30) 3.22.30 3.22.24
httpd (2.4.34) -- --
inkscape (0.92.3) -- --
k3b (18.04.3) -- --
kmod (25) 24 24
krita (4.1.1) -- --
libreoffice (6.0.5) 6.0.3 5.4.1
linux (4.17.8) 4.15 4.13
Package 18.04 17.10
lxpanel (0.9.3) -- --
mariadb (10.3.8) -- --
mate-desktop (1.20.3) -- --
mesa (18.1.4) 18.0.0rc5 17.2.2
mysql (8.0.11) -- --
nautilus (3.28.1) 3.26.3 3.26.0
NVIDIA (396.24) 390.48 --
openbox (3.6.1) -- --
openjdk (10.0.1) -- --
openssh (7.7p1) 7.6p1 7.5p1
openssl (1.1.0h) 1.1.0g 1.0.2g
perl (5.28.0) 5.26.1 5.26.0
php (7.2.8) -- --
plasma-desktop (5.13.3) -- --
postfix (3.3.1) -- --
postgresql (10.4) -- --
Python (3.7.0) 2.7.15 2.7.14
qt (5.11.1) -- --
samba (4.8.3) 4.7.6 --
systemd (239) 237 234
thunderbird (52.9.1) -- --
vim (8.1) 8.0 8.0
vlc (3.0.3) -- --
xfdesktop (4.12.4) -- --
xorg-server (1.20.0) 1.19.6 1.19.5

Reader Ratings
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Average rating
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Version: 18.04
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-07-17
Votes: 0


very, very good. even the installer just gets out of the way and lets you do whatever it is you set out to do.


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Version: 18.04
Rating: 10
Date: 2018-07-15
Votes: 1


Excellent Distro, Fast, stable and runs great on my Gazelle. I have also run it on Non-System 76 hardware with the same results. Upon first look I thought this was Ubuntu with a fresh theme, but it goes much deeper than that. System 76 is actually developing it's own unique OS that just gets out of your way and lets you focus on the content you are creating, or the media you are browsing. System 76 keep up the good work!


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Version: 18.04
Rating: 9
Date: 2018-07-10
Votes: 2


Very nice user experience, I use a Dell 7559 (intel/nvidia) everything working oob, I've only noticed that some applications, such as VLC, doesn't get the os theme like in other distros. I really enjoy its stability.


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