This release is powered by Linux kernel 3.8.0 and Ubuntu 13.04
On October 3, David Tavares has announced the immediate availability for download and testing of the third and last Beta release of the upcoming Pear OS 8 Linux operating system.Pear OS 8 Beta 3 uses Linux kernel 3.8.0 and it's based on the unstable branch of Debian GNU/Linux and on the Ubuntu 13.04 (Raring Ringtail) operating system.
The following applications have been updated in this third Beta version of Pear OS 8: My Pear 6, Pear Security, Pear Contacts, Pear Cloud, Pear Updater, and Pear Icons theme.
"As with every new release, packages–applications and software of all kinds–are being updated at a rapid pace. Many of these packages came from an automatic sync from Debian‘s unstable branch; others have been explicitly pulled in for 13.04 Raring Ringtail," said David Tavares in the blog announcement.
As usual, Pear OS 8 Beta 3 is distributed as Live DVD ISO images supporting both 32-bit and 64-bit architectures.
Download Pear OS 8 Beta 3 right now from Softpedia. Remember that this is a beta version and it should NOT be installed on production machines. It is intended for testing purposes only.