A few years ago we talked about Pear OS, an Ubuntu-based distribution that closely resembled OS X.. this one distro dazzled many users who wanted to be able to have the Mac experience on their PCs with Linux, but unfortunately Pear US was bought by a large company whose name was not revealed. To this day, what company this is is still a mystery.
Last year a Softpedia it was said that Portuguese developer Rodrigo Marques was developing a clone of Pear US known as PearOS, Which would later be published on SourceForge under the same name. The first incarnation of the operating system was quite disappointing, as Pear US users were used to having an almost perfect desktop environment that was closest to using OS X without having a Mac.
Now time has passed, and PearOS has been updated with a look vitamin to offer to the Linux community.
PearOS 9.3, based on Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS
PearOS 9.3 is based on Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS, and of course aroused our curiosity. I downloaded and tested the ISO on a virtual machine, and while the first version was disappointing in appearance and experience, we can say that this new iteration of the distro it comes very close to what Pear US was before.
the look OS X is placed on GNOME Shell with a GNOME desktop environment, and you’ll find a few interesting tweaks that will make you use this distribution. In general PearOS has improved the user experience over its version a year ago, And the appearance of operating system is what you would expect from a good emulation of OS X. It is true that, to put a glue, we could talk about the icons, which continue to show the reliefs of the skeumorphist design instead of the current flatter look they have in OS X, but these are minimal details.
can you download PearOS 9.3 des here.