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Pixel for Linux

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Key Details of Pixel

  • Install full-featured Debian-based Linux OS on your x86 platform.
  • Last updated on February 29, 2024
  • Virus scan status:

    Unscannable (this software program could not be scanned for compliance. Its safety status is unknown, and caution is advised)

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Developer's Description

Install full-featured Debian-based Linux OS on your x86 platform.
Pixel represents our best guess as to what the majority of users are looking for in a desktop environment: a clean, modern user interface; a curated suite of productivity software and programming tools, both free and proprietary; and the Chromium web browser with useful plugins, including Adobe Flash, preinstalled. And all of this is built on top of Debian, providing instant access to thousands of free applications. Put simply, it's the GNU/Linux we would want to use.

We asked ourselves one simple question: if we like PIXEL so much, why ask people to buy Raspberry Pi hardware in order to run it? There is a massive installed base of PC and Mac hardware out there, which can run x86 Debian just fine. Could we do something for the owners of those machines?So, after three months of hard work from Simon and Serge, we have a Christmas treat for you: an experimental version of Debian+PIXEL for x86 platforms. Simply download the image, burn it onto a DVD or flash it onto a USB stick, and boot straight into the familiar PIXEL desktop environment on your PC.


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