Pear OS 8 Released – Review and Installation Guide with Screenshots

Pear OS 8 was released recently. Pear OS main goal is to be an Ubuntu/Debian based Linux Operating System for Desktop, Notebook, Phones and Tablets. Pear OS 8 is based on GNOME but look and feel is similar and inspired from newly released Apple iOS7. Pear Cloud is the newly included feature in Pear OS 8 to backup and sync data over the internet.

You’ll get 2 GB of space to organize your data on Pear Cloud. This post describes the installation of newly released Pear OS 8 version. Pear OS is freely available to download and use which has a simple and powerful interface. You will experience complete multimedia functions and for those users who prefer Apple iOS like operating system.

Recommended Minimum System Requirements

  1. 700 Mhz CPU Processor
  2. 512 MB Memory
  3. 8 GB Free Disk Space
  4. 1024×768 Screen resolution
  5. Removable Media drive or USB port

Applications included in Pear OS 8

  1. Pear Software Center
  2. Shotwell
  3. Empathy IM
  4. Firefox
  5. Pear Cloud
  6. Thunderbird Mail
  7. Brasero Disc Burner
  8. Musique
  9. VLC Media Player
  10. Pear Contacts
  11. PPA Manager

Pear OS 8 Download

Pear OS 8 is available for 32bit and 64bit. I’ve used 32bit version in this installation. Click on below links to download Pear OS 8.

  1. Download pearos8-i386.iso
  2. Download pearos8-64.iso

Installation of Pear OS 8

1. Boot your system with bootable Pear Media or ISO. In this post we have used Live ISO file

Boot Pear OS 8
Boot Pear OS 8

2. Pear OS 8 Live Desktop. Click on CD icon shown in Desktop to start installation

Pear OS 8 Live Desktop
Pear OS 8 Live Desktop

3. Installation started and select Language.

Pear OS Installation
Pear OS Installation

4. Preparing to install Pear OS. You may download updates and add third party software during your install

Preparing Pear OS Install
Preparing Pear OS Install

5. Installation type. Select the appropriate one. It is recommended to use “Erase disk and install Pear” for New Users. Please note this will erase data

Select Installation Type
Select Installation Type

6. Time zone settings

Time Zone Settings
Time Zone Settings

7. Keyboard layout settings

Keyboard Layout Settings
Keyboard Layout Settings

8. Fill up user informations.

Submit User Information
Submit User Information

9. Pear OS getting installed

Pear OS Install Process
Pear OS Install Process

10. That’s it. Installation Completed. Eject bootable media and restart system.

Installation Completed
Installation Completed

11. Login screen.

Pear OS 8 Login Screen
Pear OS 8 Login Screen

Post Installation Activities

Welcome to Pear OS
Welcome to Pear OS
Welcome to Pear OS
Terms and Conditions
Terms and Conditions
Terms and Conditions
New Desktop
New Desktop
New Desktop
Pear Software
Pear Software
Pear Software
Pear Software Security
Pear Software Security
Pear Software Security
Pear User ID
Pear User ID
Pear User ID
Thanks Your Screen
Thanks Your Screen
Thanks Your Screen
Pear OS 8 Desktop
Pear OS 8 Desktop
Pear OS 8 Desktop

Features of Pear Linux OS 8

System Settings
System Settings
System Settings
My Pear 6
My Pear 6
My Pear 6
My Pear 6 Dock
My Pear 6 Dock
My Pear 6 Dock
Pear PPA Manager
Pear PPA Manager
Pear PPA Manager
Pear Cloud
Pear Cloud
Pear Cloud

Reference Links

  1. Pear OS Homepage

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9 thoughts on “Pear OS 8 Released – Review and Installation Guide with Screenshots”

  1. Had to go to: “http://linux.softpedia.com/get/System/Operating-Systems/Linux-Distributions/Pear-Linux-76309.shtml#download” to get version 8

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  2. The download links doesn’t work as they continue to download only OS version 5, it was a waste of time downloading the OS, only to find it after installing it was older version. And the desktop appearance is nothing like what you have posted in this article. Any suggestions where I can get the version you have narrated in the article?

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