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Pop!_OS

Last Update: 2018-10-20 07:50 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: 51 (202), 6 months: 41 (241), 3 months: 41 (283), 4 weeks: 25 (418), 1 week: 55 (218)

Average visitor rating: 8.74/10 from 70 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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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases, download links and checksums:
 • 2018-10-20: Distribution Release: Pop!_OS 18.10
 • 2018-03-29: Development Release: Pop!_OS 18.04 Testing
 • More Pop!_OS releases...

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Feature 18.10 18.04 17.10
Release Date 2018-10-19 2018-04-30 2017-10-18
End Of Life      
Price (US$) Free Free Free
Image Size (MB) 2000-2300 1800-2100 1700-1800
Free Download ISO ISO ISO
Installation Graphical Graphical Graphical
Default Desktop GNOME GNOME GNOME
Package Management DEB (apt) DEB (apt), Snap DEB (apt), Snap
Release Model Fixed Fixed Fixed
Office Suite LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice
Processor Architecture x86_64 x86_64 x86_64
Init Software systemd systemd systemd
Journaled File Systems Btrfs, ext4 Btrfs, ext4 Btrfs, ext4
Multilingual -- -- --
Asian Language Support -- -- --
Full Package List 18.10 18.04 17.10
Package 18.10 18.04 17.10
abiword (3.0.2) -- -- --
alsa-lib (1.1.7) 1.1.6 1.1.3 1.1.3
ati-driver (18.30) -- -- --
bash (4.4.18) 4.4.18 4.4 4.4
bind (9.13.3) -- -- --
chromium (70.0.3538.102) -- -- --
cups (2.2.9) 2.2.8 2.2.7 2.2.4
dhcp (4.4.1) 4.3.5 4.3.5 4.3.5
e2fsprogs (1.44.4) 1.44.4 1.44.1 1.43.5
firefox (63.0.3) 63.0 59.0.2 56.0
freetype (2.9.1) 2.8.1 2.8.1 2.8
gcc (8.2.0) 8.2.0 7.3.0 7.2.0
gimp (2.10.8) -- -- --
glibc (2.28) 2.28 2.27 2.26
gnome-shell (3.30.2) 3.30.1 3.28.1 3.26.1
gnucash (3.3) -- -- --
gnumeric (1.12.43) -- -- --
grub (2.02) 2.02 2.02 2.02beta3
gtk+ (3.24.1) 3.24.1 3.22.30 3.22.24
httpd (2.4.37) -- -- --
inkscape (0.92.3) -- -- --
k3b (18.08.3) -- -- --
kmod (25) 25 24 24
krita (4.1.5) -- -- --
libreoffice (6.1.3) 6.1.2 6.0.3 5.4.1
linux (4.19.2) 4.18 4.15 4.13
Package 18.10 18.04 17.10
lxpanel (0.9.3) -- -- --
mariadb (10.3.10) -- -- --
mate-desktop (1.20.3) -- -- --
mesa (18.2.5) 18.2.2 18.0.0rc5 17.2.2
mysql (8.0.13) -- -- --
nautilus (3.30.3) 3.26.4 3.26.3 3.26.0
NVIDIA (410.66) 410.57 390.48 --
openbox (3.6.1) -- -- --
openjdk (10.0.2) -- -- --
openssh (7.9p1) 7.7p1 7.6p1 7.5p1
openssl (1.1.1) 1.1.1 1.1.0g 1.0.2g
perl (5.28.0) 5.26.2 5.26.1 5.26.0
php (7.2.12) -- -- --
plasma-desktop (5.14.3) -- -- --
postfix (3.3.1) -- -- --
postgresql (11.1) -- -- --
Python (3.7.1) 2.7.15 2.7.15 2.7.14
qt (5.11.2) -- -- --
samba (4.9.2) -- -- --
systemd (239) 239 237 234
thunderbird (60.3.1) -- -- --
vim (8.1) 8.0 8.0 8.0
vlc (3.0.4) -- -- --
xfdesktop (4.12.4) -- -- --
xorg-server (1.20.3) 1.20.1 1.19.6 1.19.5

Reader Ratings
Reader supplied reviews for Pop!_OS

Average rating
8.7
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Version: 18.10
Rating: 9
Date: 2018-11-14
Votes: 3


This is a polished OS! I had no problems installing and have been running with minimal trouble for several days now. I tried other distributions (Manjaro, Elementary, Ubuntu) but either had too much trouble, had compatibility issues, or just flat out didn't like them, so I tried Pop!_OS. Glad I did. Very impressed with this distribution.


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Version: 18.10
Rating: 9
Date: 2018-11-14
Votes: 0


I love it. It is my daily distro on my laptop at home.

Zero concerns about drivers. You install it, and the most recent nvidia proprietary driver is there, the bluetooth on my laptop worked perfectly and the touchpad (the only Linux it worked)!
It has some cons... The Ubuntu Shop has much more software than Pop's, and it has some learning curve because it has a different workflow. However, once you get things doing, you'll love it.


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Version: 18.10
Rating: 9
Date: 2018-10-28
Votes: 5


I decided to give that OS a try because I own a System 76 computer and I like what the folks in Denver are doing. The OS has been around for very long so I was expecting an immature product. But boy I was wrong! This thing is as solid sa Ubuntu. I'm using it on as my daily drivers on my 3 linux computers. It's basically Ubuntu with better visuals and better default options and no bloatware like amazon or games. I personally like it better than Ubuntu. Icons are nice and the design language is consistant across the OS. The only thing I don't like it ships with the Pop!_OS Store and not Gnome Software. You can easily install it though using apt-get.


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