Pear Linux 6.1 Is Based on Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS

The distro features two new applications and updated packages

By on January 13th, 2013 21:21 GMT

David Tavares had the pleasure of announcing a few minutes ago, January 13, that the first maintenance release of the stable Pear Linux 6 operating system is now available for download.

Being based on the Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS (Precise Pangolin) operating system, Pear Linux 6.1 is the first point release from the sixth branch of Pear Linux, bringing two new applications, updated software and an updated Linux kernel package.

This release of the Mac OS X-like Linux distribution, previously known as PearOS, includes the Pear PPA Manager and Pear Cleaner applications.

“Pear Linux 6.1 builds on top of our popular previous release of Pear Linux 6 with newly updated software. As Pear Linux 6.1 is based on Ubuntu 12.04.1 it is an LTS (Long-Term Support) release, provided with 5 years of security updates,” David Tavares said in the official release announcement.

Existing Pear Linux 6 users don’t need to download these new ISO images, instead they are now able to run the Update Manager software in order to upgrade their system to the new release, Pear Linux 6.1.

We kindly remind everyone that Pear Linux 6 brings amazing features like a new dock, a new window manager (Pear Aurora), the ability to automatically install Windows Wi-Fi drivers (Pear WiFi), as well as the new Snap utility, which allows users to resize windows like in Ubuntu.

Among other features of Pear Linux 6 we can mention the Pear Web Browser Manager, which allows users to choose between Firefox, Opera, Google Chrome and Midori web browsers, and the integration of the Medibuntu software repository.

As usual, Pear Linux 6.1 is distributed as Live DVD ISO images supporting both 32-bit and 64-bit architectures.

Download Pear Linux 6.1 right now from Softpedia.

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