Short Bytes: Linux machine vendor System76 has launched their own operating system named Pop!_OS. Based on Ubuntu GNOME, this new Linux distro’s Alpha version is right now available for download. The first final release of Pop!_OS will be shipped on October 19, 2017. System76 has described it as an operating system built for creators.System76 is known for its Linux machines that come loaded with Ubuntu as default operating system. Now the company has released their own Linux distro called Pop!_OS.
Pop!_OS is based on Ubuntu GNOME 17.04 and it’s first release will be made available on October 19, 2017. However, you can download Pop!_OS Alpha right now.
Shedding more light on Pop!_OS, their website writes that it’s designed for the creators and aims to serve the complicated and professional needs of the users. “The Pop user interface stays out of the way while offering extensive customization to perfect your workflow. Built on Ubuntu, you have access to vast repositories of open source software and development tools,” the website adds.
From the first look, Pop!_OS looks like a clean and modern-looking operating system, which borrows a lot from GNOME shell.
Wondering about the release cycle of Pop!_OS? Well, they are looking to rebase their releases on each Ubuntu release. However, it might be more like a rolling release, reports Phoronix.
Coming back to System76’s relationship with Ubuntu, after Canonical announced that Ubuntu is making a shift to GNOME and ditch Unity, System76 was bound to get affected. The company’s business depended a lot on Ubuntu, and it had to take some concrete decision to make sure that the fans weren’t looking for some other alternative.
You can find more details about Pop!_OS on their website. The Alpha Release is also available for download, so go ahead and give it a try. After the stable release in October, users will get Pop!_OS preinstalled on new System76 devices.
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