Still based on GNOME 3 and modified for Mac OS fans!
David Tavares, the developer of Pear Linux, has announced today, July 16th, that the fifth iteration of the Pear Linux operating system is now available for download.Pear Linux 5 (previously known as Pear OS and Comice OS) comes with thousands of free applications and it is designed to do everything you need it to.
"Pear Linux 5 is a fast, stable, and powerful operating system for everyday use. It's completely free to use, study, and share," David Tavares said in the official release announcement.
Pear Linux 5 is built on top of the GNOME 3 interface, powered by Pear Linux Shell, which is a modification of GNOME Shell to look like a Mac OS desktop. It also includes a Launchpad viewer, which creates pages for all your apps, allowing you to switch between them using your trackpad.
One of the most highlighted apps of Pear Linux 5 is the Pear Appstore, which features parallel downloading, resuming of downloads, updates notifier, cache cleaner, and one-click installation.
"Software Repository gives you a handy way to choose and install desired applications by one click. With powerful mufti-threaded download back-end, they are available to you in a shortest time limited only by your network connection," said David Tavares, Pear Linux developer.
Above you can enjoy some screenshots of the Pear Linux 5 distribution, provided by David Tavares. The following system requirements are recommended for a fresh Pear Linux 5 installation:
· Intel Pentium III 500 MHz or higher CPU;
· At least 512 GB of RAM (1 GB recommended);
· At least 8 GB HDD free space;
· Supported graphics card capable of 800x600 or 1024x768 resolution: Nvidia, ATI/AMD, Intel, SiS, Matrox, VIA (3D desktop effects require a video card with 3D acceleration).
Pear Linux 5 is distributed as Live DVD ISO images supporting both the 32-bit and 64-bit architectures.
Download Pear Linux 5 right now from Softpedia.