Today, August 3, David Tavares has just announced the immediate availability for download and testing of the second Alpha release of the upcoming Pear OS 8 Linux operating system.
Pear OS 8 Alpha 2 comes with a new panel, a new boot splash screen, updated look and feel (including the desktop theme and icons), as well as the Pear Spotlight app for search your entire system).
A new version of the Notification Center was added in this second Alpha release of the upcoming Pear OS 8 Linux distribution, and Miro is now the default player app for multimedia files.
The upcoming Beta version of Pear OS 8 will bring in-house software, such as MyPear or Clean My Pear, as well as the latest version of the LibreOffice open source office suite.
Pear OS 8 Alpha 2 is distributed as Live DVD ISO images for both 32-bit and 64-bit architectures. More details can be found in the official release announcement.
Download Pear OS 8 Alpha 2 right now from Softpedia. Remember that this is an alpha version and it should NOT be installed on production machines. It is intended for testing purposes only.