PureOS

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PureOS
ScreenshotPureOS8.png
PureOS
DeveloperPurism (company) and community contributors
OS familyLinux (based on Debian)
Working stateCurrent
Source modelOpen source
Latest releasePureOS 9.0 / 26 September 2019; 18 months ago (2019-09-26)[1]
Repository Edit this at Wikidata
Kernel typeLinux kernel
Default user interfaceGNOME
LicenseFree software licenses
(mainly GPL)
Official websitepureos.net

PureOS is a Linux distribution focusing on privacy and security, using the GNOME 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/libre and open-source software (FOSS/FLOSS), 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 rolling release model[needs update].[9] The default web browser in PureOS is called PureBrowser, a variant of Firefox focusing on privacy. The default search engine in PureBrowser is DuckDuckGo.

The mobile interface of PureOS, Phosh, the GNOME mobile shell, developed by Purism and GNOME (2018-05)[10]

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  1. ^ "Download PureOS". pureos.net. Retrieved 2019-09-11.
  2. ^ Vaughan-Nichols, Steven (2019-03-07). "PureOS: One Linux for both PCs and smartphones". ZDNet. Retrieved 2019-07-23.
  3. ^ Evangelho, Jason (2019-03-25). "My First 24 Hours With Purism's Librem 15 v4 Laptop And PureOS". Forbes. Retrieved 2019-07-23.
  4. ^ Roston, Brittany (2015-06-22). "Librem 13 laptop focuses on privacy with PureOS". SlashGear.com. Retrieved 2019-07-23.
  5. ^ "PureOS – a pure Linux phone experience". Purism. Purism. Retrieved 13 August 2019.
  6. ^ "Exploring the Librem 5 Free Phone". Linux Magazine. Retrieved 13 August 2019.
  7. ^ Robertson, Donald (2017-12-21). "FSF adds PureOS to list of endorsed GNU/Linux distributions". Free Software Foundation. Retrieved 2019-07-23.
  8. ^ "Free GNU/Linux distributions". www.gnu.org. Retrieved 2019-07-23.
  9. ^ "What is PureOS and how is it built?". puri.sm. Retrieved 2019-07-23.
  10. ^ "Librem 5 design report #5". Purism (company). Retrieved 30 May 2020.

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