Point Linux

Point Linux 3.0 Beta 2 is out!

The new Point Linux 3.0 Beta 2 brings you the latest MATE 1.8.1 desktop built on top of the upcoming Debian 'Jessie' release. Just like its predecessor, Point Linux 3.0 is focused on stability and ease of use.

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Built on Debian. Optimized for Desktops.

Point Linux is built on and fully compatible with Debian, which is known for its stability. Point Linux optimizes it for desktop use giving you experience not many other Linux distros can offer.

Latest Firefox and Thunderbird.

Point Linux has latest versions of Mozilla Firefox and Mozilla Thunderbird applications in its repository, so all you have to do to get them is upgrade your system.

LinuxUser Deutschland:

"The Combination of Debian 'Wheezy' and Mate seems very attractive in Point Linux. It combines the proven Debian foundation along with a huge software package archive and first class management with a straight Gnome 2 like desktop."

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What is Point Linux?

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.

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Debian under the hood

Point Linux is built on top of the popular Debian GNU/Linux operating system. However, being a desktop oriented distro, Point Linux has many things that make the desktop user life easier, such as sudo enabled by default or extended hardware support*. Point Linux also localizes applications during installation, giving you desktop in your native language.

Traditional look and feel

Point Linux uses the MATE desktop environment, trying to fully mimic the Gnome 2 look and feel and provide a comfortable desktop experience for the old school and corporate Linux users, migrating to the modern Debian platform. Point Linux comes with carefully selected minimal set of tools and desktop applications required to start using it to the full.

Mozilla powered*

Point Linux comes with the Mozilla Firefox web browser and Mozilla Thunderbird mail client, bringing these two popular applications on your Debian desktop. Point Linux uses DuckDuckGo, the search engine that does not track your search results. You can easily install Google Chrome or Opera having non-free repositories enabled with a single package installation.

Read Point Linux 2.3.1 release notes

*Installed by default on Full LiveDVD version only.