"Every once in a while I run into a distro that has me
scratching my head and wondering what the developers were thinking.
PureOS is just such a distribution. Version 3.0 was just released
and announced on DistroWatch, so I thought I'd give it a download
and see what it was like.
"I had initially planned to do a full review of it on Desktop
Linux Reviews, but I ran into a snag with the install (which I'll
talk more about in that section of this quick look) so I decided to
do a quick look instead. This quick look is based on the live
"PureOS is based on Debian's testing branch and it includes
software from it. There are two versions, PureOS and PureOS Slight.
Pure OS Slight users Xfce instead of GNOME, and the download weighs
in at 400 MB instead of 700 MB for Pure OS. The selection of
software is slightly different for PureOS Slight (Abiword and
Gnumeric instead of LibreOffice, etc.)."