Point Linux 2.3 / 3.0 Beta 1

An Open Source Debian-based Linux operating system that uses the MATE desktop environment
Point Linux is an easy-to-set-up-and-use Linux distribution, designed especially for users who are looking for a stable, fast and predictable workstation. It is targeted at experienced users, as well as at the business/IT sector.

It is distributed as two editions, Full and Core. While the first one provides users with a complete collection of open source applications and utilities, as well as a full-featured desktop environment, the latter doesn’t include all the apps that are available in the first edition.

It is a Mozilla powered Linux distribution, featuring the latest version of the well known Firefox web browser and Thunderbird email client. Both 64-bit and 32-bit architectures are supported.

The project provides Live CDs, allowing users to deeply test the operating system before installing it. It comes with a standard boot menu that lets users to start the live environment in safe graphics mode, test the computer’s system memory (RAM) for errors, and boot the currently installed operating system.

Default applications include the Pidgin multi-protocol instant messenger, Transmission BitTorrent client, VLC Media Player, Brasero CD/DVD burning tool, Remmina remote desktop client, as well as the entire LibreOffice office suite (Calc, Writer, Math, Draw, Base and Impress).

Its live session is powered by the lightweight MATE desktop environment, a fork of the GNOME 2 window manager. It comes with the default applications, such as the Caja file manager, Eye of MATE image viewer, pluma text editor, and MATE Terminal.

It is very important to mention here that while the Full Edition is bundled with proprietary hardware drivers and multimedia codecs, the Core Edition includes only free multimedia codecs and drivers.

Point Linux is a fast, small and stable operating system that can be used on any type of hardware platform. If you’re a GNOME 2 nostalgic, you should really use the this distro.

Reviewed by Marius Nestor on March 5th, 2014

last updated on:
March 5th, 2014, 16:23 GMT
developed by:
Peter Ryzhenkov
license type:
GPL (GNU General Public License) 
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Point Linux - The default desktop environment of the Point Linux operating system
What's New in version 2.3
  • Firefox 27.0.1
  • Thunderbird 24.3.0
  • LibreOffice
  • New debian-backports package
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