Pinguy OS

14.04.3 LTS GPL (GNU General Public License)    
3.4/5 147
A complete fork of the Ubuntu Linux operating system, designed for everyone and anyone

editor's review






Pinguy OS is an open source Linux distribution that provides users with an out-of-the-box computing experience. It is based on Canonical's Ubuntu Linux operating system and powered by the GNOME desktop environment.

The distribution’s main goal is to be easy-to-use by novice Linux users, helping them to accommodate to the open source computing environment and achieve their daily tasks without much hassle.

Distributed as two Live DVDs

It is distributed as a two Live DVD ISO images, which support both the 64-bit instruction set architecture and the 32-bit hardware platform. The ISO images can be deployed on either USB flash drives or on blank DVD discs.

Offers standard boot options

The boot medium provides users with a traditional boot menu found on other Linux-based operating system and engineered to allow users to run a memory test, boot the currently installed OS, start the live environment in safe graphics mode, and install the system directly, without testing it (not recommended).

GNOME has been crafted to perfection

As mentioned, the operating system uses the GNOME desktop environment. It has been crafted to perfection, bringing various user-friendly enhancements, out-of-the-box support for multimedia files, as well as enhanced panels, menus and dockbars.

Default applications

Default applications include the LibreOffice suite, Mozilla Firefox web browser, Mozilla Thunderbird email client, Clementine audio player, VLC Media Player, Plex Media Server, Shotwell image viewer and organizer, Pinta image editor, Deluge BitTorrent client, Empathy instant messenger, Steam for Linux client, and many others.

In addition, the Nautilus file manager has been replaced for the Elementary-Nautilus software, which is bundled with a plethora of useful plugins designed to allow users to achieve various tasks easily, for example to get artwork for video and music file from the web.

Bottom line

All in all, Pinguy OS is a modern and reliable Linux-based operating system that not only uses a stable Ubuntu base, but also includes a handpicked collection of open source desktop applications for common tasks.

Pinguy OS was reviewed by Marius Nestor
Last updated on August 16th, 2015
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