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Pear OS Linux Panther 3 review

Dec 22, 2011, 18:04 (0 Talkback[s])

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"Though a Linux distribution running the GNOME 3 desktop, Pear OS's desktop is fashioned after Apple's Mac OS X, and each major version's code name is taken from the Mac OS release with a corresponding version number. So, "Panther," the code name of Pear OS Linux 3, is taken from the code name of Mac OS 10.3. If you have not been following Apple's flagship operating system, each Mac OS edition is named after a big cat. Like all reviews published on this website, this one is based on test installations of the 32-bit edition of Pear OS Linux Panther 3 (a 64-bit edition is available too) in virtual environments and on real hardware.

"The screen shot below shows the installer's boot options. Selecting any one of the first two options caused the system to boot into the Live Desktop. From there, you may start the installation by clicking on the "Install Pear OS" icon on the desktop. And that icon is on the desktop whether you choose the first or second boot menu option. So, do not expect that selecting the second option will boot straight into the installation program. That was the first minor bug I encountered while testing Pear OS Linux Panther 3. "Minor" means that the bug did not affect the functionality of the system in any significant manner."

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