Pear OS 8 Has Been Released

Pear OS 8 Has Been Released

There isn’t any official announcement yet in the Pear OS official blog, Pear OS 8 has been made available for download. The download links for Pear OS 8 has been updated in the download page.

As you know already, Pear OS is a French distribution based on Ubuntu/Debian for Desktops, Laptops and Tablets developed by David Tavares. It is operating out of the box, with a complete multimedia experience and is extremely easy to use. It is quite similar to Mac OS X user interface, elegant, simple and yet powerful distribution. The purpose of Pear Linux is to create an operating system based on Linux and propose a simple but powerful interface.

Softwares Included

Pear OS 8 has been shipped with new set of pre-installed applications with an impressive repository that contains thousands of softwares. Also it has some useful applications such as Pear Cloud, Clean My Pear 2, My Pear 6, Pear PPA manager, Pear Contacts, Pear System Info and Pear Updater.

Pear-OS-8-Has-Been-Officially-ReleasedPear Cloud: It stores your content and allows you to access your music, photos, documents and more, regardless of the device you are using. And it is integrated with Pear OS 8.

Clean My Pear 2: It is a cleaning software designed to keep your system clean and efficient.

My Pear 6: You can use it to customize your desktop, dock, panel, theme, notifications and active corners.

Pear PPA Manager: It can be used to add you ppa source easily in your system.

Pear Contacts: You can easily manage your contacts with Pear Contacts.

Pear System Info: Show the configuration of your computer easily.

Pear Updater: Pear Updater automatically searches for available updates to Pear OS and allow you to install one click.


The new release has come with two new themes, Mac OS X and iOS 7 theme. The iOS 7 avid users are going to love this new theme which is developed by Ivan Matias Suarez.

System Requirements

The minimum system requirements to run Pear OS X 8 is given below.

– 700 MHz processor (about Intel Celeron or better, 32 or 64 bit)
– 512 MiB RAM (system memory)
– 8 GB of hard-drive space (or USB stick, memory card or external drive or LiveCD)
– VGA capable of 1024×768 screen resolution
– Either a CD/DVD drive or a USB port for the installer media
– Internet access is helpful
– ATI (some may require the proprietary fglrx driver)
– Intel (i915 or better, except GMA 500, aka “Poulsbo”)
– NVidia (with their proprietary driver)

Download Pear OS 8

Pear OS X 8 is available in two editions. Click on the following links to get it depending upon your architecture.

Download Pear OS 8 32 bit Edition

Download Pear OS 8 64 bit Edition

  • Jerome

    Hi, in fact, the distribution is just developed by David Tavares. The Deux-Sèvre is not a person but the french region where he lives.

  • Aditya Kulkarni

    The theme in screenshot.. Is it by default?

  • SK

    Yes it is. Now corrected. Thanks.

  • Saul Uribe

    Looks great, but I’m confuse, do I need to pay for it, or is just a suggest? I’ll try it anyway

  • daniel55

    A pleasant surprise SK! Just when i was giving up on Linux, you dug one up that might just make take the definite plunge! ;)

  • SK

    No. It’s completely free. You don’t have to pay anything.

  • Gaetano

    Hey where can I download the theme’s, and I don’t see the point in coming out with a new distro that just has different themes that can be easily downloaded. I guess it can help those who are completely new. I will never understand why people form their own distributions instead of just helping the original ones. Thank God for Steam which will start helping everyone standardize or die as distributions.

  • unity1

    Gaetano if only it was just a theme. It is a full fledged operating system with many user friendly interfaces built in. You should try a live version. Why is pear OS 8 great to a whole lot of folks is its simplicity by design to mimic if you will OS X. If a user who is been using a mac as their main OS and wasn’t sure if they could handle linux then this would be a great OS to point them towards. They will not have any issues navigating linux as a result. Another good use when the OS X folks realize that their 2007 Mac mini’s wont upgrade to Mavericks and they dont want to shell out $’s to the Apple eco system their machines can be reborn with Pear OS 8 and avoid the unspoken planned obsolescence that Apple planned for them.