21 Jun

Linux Distro To Try: Point Linux, Updated to 3.2

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.

 

  • OS Type: Linux
  • Based on: Debian (Stable)
  • Origin: Russia
  • Architecture: i386, x86_64
  • Desktop: MATE, Xfce

The announcement for Point Linux Update to 3.2 read:

We announce the availability of Point Linux 3.2. Despite this is a minor release it has some notable changes and bugfixes.

Specification

The purpose: Desktop PC distro
Target audience: Experienced users and business/IT sector
Based on: Debian 8 (jessie)
Kernel: 3.16
DE: MATE 1.8.1
DM: LightDM 1.10.3
Distro format: LiveDVD/USB
Supported architectures: i386 (i686-pae), amd64
Distro language: English in Live Session, Localized during installation
Installer: GUI Point Linux Installer 0.20.4

Changes in distribution

Inability to install from custom made flash drives fixed

Firefox package replaced with Debian’s firefox-esr

Thunderbird is not installed by default

Brasero is not installed by default

Flash plugin removed due to security reasons

Plymouth theme changed to spinner

Up to date Debian Packages

Do not show ‘virtualbox kernel service is not running’ banner

Boot from local drive ability fixed in LiveCD boot menu

You can download Point Linux here: http://pointlinux.org/download.html?version=3.2&flavour=mate&suite=full&arch=32&direct=true

 

 

 

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