PureOS
PureOS 10.0 with GNOME
DeveloperPurism and community contributors
OS familyLinux (Unix-like)
Working stateCurrent
Source modelOpen source
Latest release10.3[1] / 14 June 2023; 12 months ago (14 June 2023)
Repository
Kernel typeLinux kernel
Default
user interface
GNOME, KDE
LicenseFree software licenses
(mainly GPL)
Official websitepureos.net Edit this at Wikidata

PureOS is a Linux distribution focusing on privacy and security, using the GNOME or KDE Plasma desktop environment.[2][3][4] It is maintained by Purism for use in the company's Librem laptop computers as well as the Librem 5 smartphone.[5][6]

PureOS is designed to include only free software, and is included in the list of Free Linux distributions published by the Free Software Foundation.[7][8]

PureOS is a Debian-based Linux distribution, merging open-source software packages from the Debian “testing” main archive using a hybrid point release and rolling release model.[9] The default web browser in PureOS is GNOME Web.[10] The default search engine is DuckDuckGo.

The mobile interface of PureOS, Phosh, the GNOME mobile shell, developed by Purism and GNOME (2018-05)[11]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Download Byzantium Version: PureOS 10.3 Media Size: 2 GB". 14 June 2023. Retrieved 24 July 2023.
  2. ^ Vaughan-Nichols, Steven (2019-03-07). "PureOS: One Linux for both PCs and smartphones". ZDNet. Archived from the original on 2019-03-25. Retrieved 2019-07-23.
  3. ^ Evangelho, Jason (2019-03-25). "My First 24 Hours With Purism's Librem 15 v4 Laptop And PureOS". Forbes. Archived from the original on 2019-07-23. Retrieved 2019-07-23.
  4. ^ Roston, Brittany (2015-06-22). "Librem 13 laptop focuses on privacy with PureOS". SlashGear.com. Archived from the original on 2019-07-23. Retrieved 2019-07-23.
  5. ^ "PureOS – a pure Linux phone experience". Purism. Archived from the original on 13 August 2019. Retrieved 13 August 2019.
  6. ^ "Exploring the Librem 5 Free Phone". Linux Magazine. Archived from the original on 4 October 2017. Retrieved 13 August 2019.
  7. ^ Robertson, Donald (2017-12-21). "FSF adds PureOS to list of endorsed GNU/Linux distributions". Free Software Foundation. Archived from the original on 2019-06-22. Retrieved 2019-07-23.
  8. ^ "Free GNU/Linux distributions". www.gnu.org. Archived from the original on 2014-12-16. Retrieved 2019-07-23.
  9. ^ "PureOS Rolls On as Stable". puri.sm. 6 September 2019. Archived from the original on 2021-10-10. Retrieved 2021-10-10.
  10. ^ "An Epiphany regarding Purebrowser". Purism. 13 December 2019. Archived from the original on 13 June 2021. Retrieved 13 June 2021.
  11. ^ "Librem 5 design report #5". Purism (company). 10 May 2018. Archived from the original on 13 June 2020. Retrieved 30 May 2020.