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Pinguy OS

Last Update: 2018-08-25 10:53 UTC


Pinguy OS is an Ubuntu-based distribution targeted at beginning Linux users. It features numerous user-friendly enhancements, out-of-the-box support for multimedia codecs and browser plugins, a heavily tweaked GNOME user interface with enhanced menus, panels and dockbars, and a careful selection of popular desktop applications for many common computing tasks.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 76 (145), 6 months: 60 (173), 3 months: 102 (112), 4 weeks: 107 (116), 1 week: 100 (103)

Average visitor rating: 6.43/10 from 7 review(s).


Pinguy Summary
Distribution Pinguy OS
Home Page http://www.pinguyos.com/
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User Forums http://forum.pinguyos.com/
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases, download links and checksums:
 • 2018-07-02: Distribution Release: Pinguy OS 18.04
 • 2018-05-09: Development Release: Pinguy OS 18.04 Beta
 • 2018-05-03: Development Release: Pinguy OS 18.04 Alpha
 • 2015-09-11: Distribution Release: Pinguy OS 14.04.3
 • 2015-03-23: Distribution Release: Pinguy OS 14.04.2
 • 2014-05-12: Distribution Release: Pinguy OS 14.04
 • 2013-12-07: Development Release: Pinguy OS 13.10 Beta 2
 • 2013-05-25: Development Release: Pinguy OS 13.04 Beta
 • 2013-05-09: Development Release: Pinguy OS 13.04 Alpha
 • 2012-06-22: Distribution Release: Pinguy OS 12.04
 • 2011-11-15: Development Release: Pinguy OS 11.10 Beta
 • 2011-11-03: Development Release: Pinguy OS 11.10 Pre-Alpha
 • More Pinguy releases...

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  • 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 18.04.1 14.04.5 12.04 11.04.1 10.10 10.04.3
Release Date 2018-08-05 2017-11-19 2012-06-21 2011-05-27 2010-11-12 2011-08-05
End Of Life            
Price (US$) Free Free Free Free Free Free
Image Size (MB) 1600-3000 2900-3000        
Free Download ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO
Installation Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical
Default Desktop GNOME GNOME GNOME GNOME GNOME GNOME
Package Management DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB
Release Model Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed
Office Suite LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice OO.o LibreOffice
Processor Architecture x86_64 i686, x86_64 i686, x86_64 x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64
Init Software systemd systemd Upstart Upstart Upstart Upstart
Journaled File Systems Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS
Multilingual Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Asian Language Support            
Full Package List 18.04.1 14.04.5 12.04 11.04.1 10.10 10.04.3
Package 18.04.1 14.04.5 12.04 11.04.1 10.10 10.04.3
abiword (3.0.2) -- -- -- -- -- --
alsa-lib (1.1.7) 1.1.3 1.0.27.2 1.0.25 1.0.24.1 1.0.23 1.0.22
ati-driver (18.30) -- -- -- -- 8.780 8.723
bash (4.4.18) 4.4 4.3 4.2 4.2 4.1 4.1
bind (9.13.3) -- -- -- -- -- --
chromium (70.0.3538.102) -- -- -- -- -- --
cups (2.2.9) 2.2.7 1.7.2 1.5.3 1.4.6 1.4.4 1.4.3
dhcp (4.4.1) 4.3.5 4.2.4 4.1.ESV-R4 4.1.1-P1 3.1.3 3.1.3
e2fsprogs (1.44.4) 1.44.1 1.42.9 1.42 1.41.14 1.41.12 1.41.11
firefox (63.0.3) 61.0.1 52.5.0 13.0.1 4.0.1 3.6.12 5.0
freetype (2.9.1) 2.8.1 2.5.2 2.4.8 2.4.4 2.4.2 2.3.11
gcc (8.2.0) 7.3.0 4.8.2 4.6.3 4.5.1 4.4.4 4.4.3
gimp (2.10.8) -- -- -- -- -- --
glibc (2.28) 2.27 2.19 2.15 2.13 2.12.1 2.11.1
gnome-shell (3.30.2) 3.28.1 3.10.4 3.4.1 -- -- --
gnucash (3.3) -- -- -- -- -- --
gnumeric (1.12.43) -- -- -- -- -- --
grub (2.02) 2.02 2.02beta2 1.99 1.99rc1 1.98 1.98
gtk+ (3.24.1) 3.22.30 3.10.8 3.4.2 2.24.4 2.22.0 2.20.1
httpd (2.4.37) -- -- -- -- -- --
inkscape (0.92.3) -- -- -- -- -- --
k3b (18.08.3) -- -- -- -- -- --
kmod (25) 24 15 -- -- -- --
krita (4.1.5) -- -- -- -- -- --
libreoffice (6.1.3) 6.0.3 4.2.8 3.5.3 3.3.2 3.2.1 3.3.2
linux (4.19.2) 4.15 4.4 3.2 2.6.38 2.6.35 2.6.32
Package 18.04.1 14.04.5 12.04 11.04.1 10.10 10.04.3
lxpanel (0.9.3) -- -- -- -- -- --
mariadb (10.3.10) -- -- -- -- -- --
mate-desktop (1.20.3) -- -- -- -- -- --
mesa (18.2.5) 18.1.5 10.1.3 8.0.2 7.10.2 7.9git 7.7.1
mysql (8.0.13) -- -- -- -- -- --
nautilus (3.30.3) -- -- 3.4.2 2.32.2.2 2.32.0 2.31.1
NVIDIA (410.78) -- -- -- -- 260.19.06 195.36.24
openbox (3.6.1) -- -- -- -- -- --
openjdk (10.0.2) -- 7u151 6b24 -- -- 6b20
openssh (7.9p1) 7.6p1 6.6p1 5.9p1 5.8p1 5.5p1 5.3p1
openssl (1.1.1) 1.1.0g 1.0.1f 1.0.1 0.9.8o 0.9.8o 0.9.8k
perl (5.28.0) 5.26.1 5.18.2 5.14.2 5.10.1 5.10.1 5.10.1
php (7.2.12) -- 5.5.9 -- -- -- --
plasma-desktop (5.14.3) -- -- -- -- -- --
postfix (3.3.1) -- -- -- -- -- --
postgresql (11.1) -- -- -- -- -- --
Python (3.7.1) 2.7.15 2.7.5 2.7.3 2.7.1 2.6.6 2.6.5
qt (5.11.2) 5.9.5 4.8.5 4.8.1 4.7.2 4.7.0 4.6.2
samba (4.9.2) 4.7.6 4.3.11 3.6.3 3.5.8 3.5.4 3.5.8
systemd (239) 237 204 -- -- -- --
thunderbird (60.3.1) -- -- 13.0.1 3.1.10 3.1.6 5.0
vim (8.1) 8.0 7.4 7.3 7.3 7.2 7.2
vlc (3.0.4) 3.0.3 2.2.1 2.0.1 1.1.9 1.1.4 1.1.7
xfdesktop (4.12.4) -- -- -- -- -- --
xorg-server (1.20.3) 1.19.6 1.15.1 1.11.4 1.10.1 1.9.0 1.7.6

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Version: 18.04
Rating: 3
Date: 2018-07-04
Votes: 0


Loaded the live DVD. Using 1.5GB of memory at idle. Ouch! Very bloated and inefficient. There are much better distros to choose from.


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Version: 14.04.5
Rating: 3
Date: 2018-06-19
Votes: 0


Every now and then I like to start from the bottom of the DistroWatch list and install some old forgotten distro.

PinguyOS is exactly where it should be, at the bottom of the heap. The only thing going for it was it recognized my old NVIDIA card and installed the correct driver. Other than that it's a hodge poge mix of Debian, Mint and Ubuntu.


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Version: 18.04-beta2
Rating: 9
Date: 2018-06-09
Votes: 3


Great to see this feature rich distro is back. Tried it about for years ago, when I first discovered Linux, but then it fell off the cliff.

Yes, this new version is based on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS with all its faults but a great comeback package.

Everything seems to work straight out of the box. It's up against the big boys, like Elementary, with its look. But, the bigger they are the further they have to fall.

Good luck, and welcome back.

Installing 18.04-RC.




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