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Softpedia is proud to introduce today, February 7th, a new Linux distribution, called Comice OS, which is actually a redesigned version of the Pear OS Linux.
Remember Pear OS
? It's that Mac OS looking (see screenshots below) Ubuntu-based operating system introduced last year on our Linux section.
Well, it looks like David Tavares, the developer of Pear OS, prepares these days a revamped version of his Linux operating system, under the name of Comice OS.
Comice OS 4 will be built on top of the GNOME 3 interface, powered by Comice Shell, which is a modification of GNOME Shell to look exactly like a Mac OS desktop. It provides two views: Mission Control to view running apss and Launchpad to see installed apps.
Wait, that's not all! Comice OS 4 will be powered by Linux kernel 3.2 and GNOME 3.2.1. Will contain drivers for wireless networks and popular graphics cards, like Nvidia, ATI/AMD and Intel.
One of the most highlighted apps of Comice OS will be of course the Pear Appstore, which features parallel downloading, resuming of downloads, updates notifier, cache cleaner, and one-click installation. Click here to view the Comice OS 4 screenshot tour! Included apps:
· Mozilla Firefox web browser;
· Mozilla Thunderbird email client;
· LibreOffice office suite;
· Clementine audio player;
· Shotwell image organizer and editor;
· Totem Movie Player;
· BleachBit system cleaner;
· Adobe Flash Player plug-in. System requirements:
· Intel, AMD or VIA CPU
· At least 1 GB RAM (2 GB recommended);
· At least 8 GB HDD free space;
· Supported graphics card: Nvidia, ATI/AMD, Intel, SiS, Matrox, VIA (3D desktop effects require a video card with 3D acceleration).
At the moment, Comice OS 4 is distributed only as a 64-bit ISO image burnable on a DVD media or USB flash drive. Download Comice OS 4
right now from Softpedia.
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|Comment #1 by: Gh05tly on 07 Feb 2012, 19:34 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Until PearOS and ComiceOS offer a language choice during Live Disc Sessions and for the installation dialog they will remain irreleveant.
|Comment #1.1 by: Marius Nestor on 08 Feb 2012, 08:26 GMT|
What are you talking about? It's based on Ubuntu, of course it lets you choose your language at the installation!
See here -> http://www.freeimagehosting.net/cy1f6
|Comment #2 by: lala on 07 Feb 2012, 21:34 UTC|| reply to this comment|
What is the affiliation? Why is softpedia "proud" regarding this release?
"Wait, that's not all! Comice... will contain drivers for wireless networks and known graphics cards, like Nvidia, ATI/AMD and Intel."
The above is just SILLY. Really? No drivers included for UNknown cards?
|Comment #2.1 by: Marius Nestor on 08 Feb 2012, 08:51 GMT|
Dear reader, yes we are proud to announce this OS, as no other website on the Web has made such an announcement about Comice OS. The news article was also posted a couple of hours before the official release of the distribution.
No, there is no affiliation. Why? Do we need to be affiliated with someone to create a news article about a nice (yes, we think Comice OS looks amazing) operating system?
We've replaced "known" with "popular"
|Comment #2.2 by: roman on 08 Feb 2012, 11:46 GMT|
"The above is just SILLY. Really? No drivers included for UNknown cards?"
what is that supposed to mean?
does mac support unknown cards? or windows? if so, how? if they are, as you say unknown, it must be from another planet, and i wouldnt know how it could be supported at all...
how about just be happy that someone is taking the work for you?
oh wait! you probably write your own drivers i guess! well then, you're real badass.
softpedia editors: YAY! thanks for posting! :D
|Comment #3 by: fusilier on 08 Feb 2012, 02:16 UTC|| reply to this comment|
So why use Comice instead of Pear?
|Comment #3.1 by: Marius Nestor on 08 Feb 2012, 08:27 GMT|
You can use whatever you want :) But keep in mind that Pear OS will no longer be supported. Comice OS is the replacement of Pear OS.
|Comment #3.2 by: tye on 09 Feb 2012, 18:15 GMT|
jeseus man ..its a nice distro release why cant u accept what it is unknown obviously means cards and chips that have not been tested no need tto take it to extreme if u dont like it * off and dont install it u nerd
|Comment #3.3 by: Arkitekt on 15 Feb 2012, 05:47 GMT|
Comice is the french word for Pear. I don't believe that this is a new distro, just Pear renamed into Comice.
|Comment #3.4 by: Bibelo on 24 Feb 2012, 14:21 GMT|
Actually the french word for Pear is Poire (pronounce Pwar).
Comice is actually a variety of pear.
PS : I'm french.
|Comment #4 by: Miggs on 08 Feb 2012, 10:52 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Is it stable? Why can't you upgrade from the previous version?
|Comment #4.1 by: Marius Nestor on 08 Feb 2012, 12:27 GMT|
Yes, it is stable. I really don't know if Pear OS 3 can be upgraded to Comice OS 4. Please take a look on their forum: http://pear-os-linux.fr/index.php?option=com_kunena&func=showcat&catid=2&Itemid=83
|Comment #5.1 by: esmirlin on 09 Feb 2012, 16:13 GMT|
Yeah right! I also want to know what about global menu integration, it seems gnome 3.4 it's already integrating it but as far as i know Comice OS 4 is using 3.2 version so no idea... :(
|Comment #6 by: lowercase_space on 08 Feb 2012, 17:22 UTC|| reply to this comment|
It looks like normal Gnome 3 with Docky as a launcher
|Comment #6.1 by: Marius Nestor on 09 Feb 2012, 10:19 GMT|
Yes, but also notice the modification of the GNOME 3 panel, made to look and act like Mac OS :)
|Comment #7 by: TanKe on 08 Feb 2012, 17:35 UTC|| reply to this comment|
How could you install Comice 4? It has a severe installer bug
|Comment #8 by: parkie on 08 Feb 2012, 17:41 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I downloaded this from Softpedia and the Pear OS website, unfortunately neither versions work! according to the Pear website, a working copy will be available this weekend. Pear is quite good except for some missing titles and French headings, so I hope this has been fixed in the new Comice OS4.
|Comment #8.1 by: Marius Nestor on 09 Feb 2012, 10:20 GMT|
It worked pretty well on our 64-bit Intel machine with Nvidia dedicated graphics card. See the screenshot tour: http://news.softpedia.com/news/Comice-OS-4-Screenshot-Tour-251558.shtml
|Comment #9 by: McLobo on 08 Feb 2012, 18:24 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Why ppl want to imitate MacOS? Linux is better than that .... Anyway it is a free world =)
|Comment #10 by: K-jo on 08 Feb 2012, 19:20 UTC|| reply to this comment|
The iso file seems to be missing from SourceForge.
|Comment #10.1 by: Marius Nestor on 09 Feb 2012, 10:17 GMT|
Yeah, looks like the developer removed it last night. It will be available after the weekend, as written on the iproject's website.
|Comment #11.1 by: Marius Nestor on 09 Feb 2012, 10:13 GMT|
Unfortunately, Live CD mode is not available for this build.
|Comment #11.2 by: Nemesis on 09 Feb 2012, 14:15 GMT|
Can we expect a Live CD soon? Thanks
|Comment #12.1 by: Marius Nestor on 09 Feb 2012, 10:09 GMT|
Yes, only for 64-bit machines.
|Comment #13 by: mahdi on 09 Feb 2012, 20:12 UTC|| reply to this comment|
if its just 64bits whats the use for 32bit users? I have a lenovo laptops, and im tired of windows but by making it 64bit the 32bit user is being discriminated against..i just have 2gb of ram not 4 so whats the use of installing a 64bit system??
by the way, i really wanna know whats the easiest linux for a noob like me? i really wanna use it, but i hated ubuntu and kubuntu, and i didnt like xubuntu either...i guess its just the distro i dont like...what can i do?? please help
|Comment #13.1 by: Craig on 10 Feb 2012, 17:19 GMT|
Linux Mint 12 main edition with Cinnamon Desktop added on...that would be your best bet...go to their site and read about it...www.linuxmint.com
|Comment #13.2 by: nixnine on 16 Feb 2012, 15:29 GMT|
Linux Mint 12 is pretty good so far. I haven't run into any problems other than my computer freezing while in a playlist in banshee or rhythymbox. I am running it with gnome shell and absolutely love it.
|Comment #13.3 by: You're wrong on 31 Jul 2012, 14:33 GMT|
Comice isn't just 64 bit, they have a netbook addition and a regular 32 bit addition
|Comment #14 by: mrasdf on 10 Feb 2012, 07:14 UTC|| reply to this comment|
when it will support live mode and x86 architecture ...and where can i see the change log from pear os to comice os.
|Comment #15 by: aneesh on 18 Feb 2012, 02:46 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I am using macubuntu http://sourceforge.net/projects/macbuntu/
|Comment #16 by: kohoutek on 27 Apr 2012, 19:08 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I've had my GNOME 3.2 looking and acting just like this for months. GNOME 3.4 now, too. On Ubuntu 11.10/12.04. Basically, it's just a theming and remastering. I don't see any difference between this and a GNOME Shell themed like Mac.
I think that for any distro to really take off, it's got to offer something other distros don't. Some significant improvement on what's out there. A set of apps or a package management system of its own.
Nothing like that here.
Thanks to GNOME extensions, you can do all of this yourself.
|Comment #17 by: solomon alvin k on 15 Oct 2012, 08:22 UTC|| reply to this comment|
this is the new generation of unlimited mac os what else will i need an apple laptop for if i can have mac os in the palm of my hands
and its even open source
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