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.
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.
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.
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.