Welcome To Pearl Linux OS
The latest release from Pearl Linux OS is PearlDDE. Pearl
DDE based on the deepin desktop environment (DDE) ,
and based on Ubuntu 22.04 / Pearl 11. The default look and feel for this release was left to the DDE defaults to
preserve the powerful and beautiful look of the desktop environment itself. The main difference, of course, is the
lack of a top panel as with every Pearl release to date has defaulted with a Mac OS X look and feel. Specifically
the Snow Leopard version of OS X. We of course added most of the Pearl tools including standard look and feel
standards of Pearl such as wobbly windows and the minimize window effects. The main bonus you have by choosing
Pearl to run this desktop environment is the Pearls Software Manager for adding much more software than the App
Store that DDE provides which is also included. Enjoy this release from Pearl Linux ... a bit of a twist from our norm.
Just Released PearlMATE Studio 13. This is the only
Complete Audio Workhorse that runs on the latest Debian
To have the latest available software for any of the Pearl 13 series of releases simply open up Pearl Sources and
put a check beside Debian sid repository under Additional Software Sources then do a update and full-upgrade.
Linux OS has just released our first Semi Rolling
Release. Runs on the soon to be released Debain 12
which is codenamed Bookworm. This currently is very
stable and runs most Pearl packages without issues
with exception of the Software Manager which we are
still working on. Installs everything you need
to undergo most every computer need out of the box.
codenamed "Preslee", will feature at least 3
desktop environments of which MATE and XFCE have
already been just released and our own DE, PDE, The
Pearl Desktop Environment, will follow within a month
of the first two DE's for the Pearl 13 series of
PearlLinux for RPi with
TwisterOS Is the only release in the Pearl
12 series which is based on Debian 11 (Bullseye). At Pearl
Linux we also build for the armhf and arm64 platforms.
Pearl creates releases for the Odroid C1+ Odroid C2 as
well as the Raspberry PI 3 and the more recent Raspi4 64
bit ARM64 arch of the Raspberry PI 4. All Pearl releases
using these archs are all great inexpensive project
New release Pearl 11 now out and available for download.
Pearl 11 comes in two desktop environments one is MATE and
the other is our customized DE called PDE The Pearl
Pearl hits 10... version 10 that is and it is based on
Debian instead of our normal Ubuntu base. Just released
the Xfce 32bit and Cinnamon 32bit Desktop Environments.The
64 bit Xfce should be out within a couple days. These will
be the only DE's planned for the Pearl 10 series. Took a
while on this lots of headaches and bit of leaning as
well. Starting with version 11 in the near future we will
continue back with Ubuntu base. And little down the line a
Debian Bulleye backed release.
It's been a while since we have updated the website just
no time in a day anymore. Well it's been many years
and I feel compiz has earned it's place at least for a
while in the Linux community, when Pearl started their was
alot of support for completely dropping Compiz. We are so
glad to see other distros show some interest as well as
much of the noobs to Linux base. Now then, that being
said, we all like change right and as far as alternatives
to my favorite, Compiz I really like the Cinnamon Desktop.
A more Windows ...actually a much more Windows layout and
I personally work with multimedia software such as the
Mix Bus DAW (multitrack) on Pearl Studio. Using The
Cinnamon desktop as oppose to MATE which our layout points
that DE toward a Mac OS X feel The advantage .. no more
dodging that bottom dock when MixBus uses every bit of
that screen. My favorite developer Clement at Linux Mint
is behind Cinnamon and it's very polished workings. I feel
the Linux Mint version of Cinnamon is one of the
most solid OS to date... Thats my opinion and I am the
Compiz freak.. Please enjoy the new Debian Buster (10)
built upon system from Pearl Linux.
Pearl Linux OS has been available for free download since
12/2014 with our first release simply titled Pearl Linux.
It was based on the 14.04 released version of Ubuntu. That
release was using the XFCE desktop environment. Since then
we now offer the MATE, GNOME, LXDE and soon to come our
own DE PDE which is a DE that revolves around the Compiz
Window Manager and uses elements from LXDE and XFCE4
desktops. Since the release of Pearl OS 3.0 we are now
maintaining our own repository on site. The reason I felt
Pearl was needed early on was the overall exceptance from
the developer communities to allow pretty much Compiz to
disappear. With the Linux platform you may if you
choose, to maintain your own repository that can be added
to whatever Linux base you choose to build on to maintain
the elements you choose to keep active. Thankfully many
others felt the same as I did and Compiz these days is
These days its not that easy to find many distros
still using compiz for the desktop effects. Since the
start of Pearl over a year ago every release at least
has the option to use compiz. When using compiz it does
require a bit more of the computer power to run smoothly
however I, like many others really do like at least the
option to play a little. For newbies to Linux there is a
word of caution I'll through out there, if playing
around beyond what we setup as default beware you may
end up with a computer that simply wont respond at all.
For this reason we have a file in your home directory
called " Pearl-Compiz-Default-Settings". It's very easy
to regain control if you went a bit too far while
playing with the more wild effects offered through the
compiz window manager.
For many years now I modeled Pearl as a mix between
Linux Mint / Ubuntu for the system level workings. In
short Ubuntu is used as the Linux Mint backend as well
but like the looks of Linux Mint...acually I love Linux
Mint and their awesome developer. Now as
for Ubuntu...their not ranked so high for no reason.
Very stable is why they are a big part in Pearl's
exisistance. Not to mention the security of the system
itself is maintained by them as all derivitives from Ubuntu is. What was
lacking was the look and feel of Mac OS X as the
main layout as Linux Mint is more like a Windows layout.
Also I liked OS X in the Snow Leopard days so I keep
that option inside Pearl on all releases to acually come
pretty close to what Snow Leopard was back in the day.
I'm not about the FLAT look which Linux has been on that
kick for some time now can't wait till their is
something to replace that one day. To me some themes are
so flat all windows get lost inside each other... yuck.
That being said, thats why everyone will soon migrate to
Linux from both Mac and Windows and that is the users
choice. You can make your own Linux with the tools we
provide you on all of our releases. Currently we use
wasta-remastersys to create our images.
We have a small basic user manual now available at http://www.pearllinux.com/Pearl3.0UserManual.
There are many versions of Pearl available for download at SourceForge.net Follow the link below to browse the many versions currently available. Each release has all the detailed information about that release at sourceforge.