• Pop!_Planet is still very much under development. Data for the wiki is being sourced from the Arch Linux and Ubuntu wikis, along with a bunch of completely unique content specific to Pop!_OS, and sourcing, converting and updating that content takes time; please be patient. If you can't find what you're looking for here, check the Arch Linux and Ubuntu wikis.
  • Welcome!

    I'll get straight to the point.

    When I started Pop!_Planet, I launched it because I saw a need for a centralized community for Pop!_OS. To be frank, I never expected the level of popularity it has achieved. Over the last year, we have gone from under 50 users, to almost 400 users. That's awesome! However... it also comes with a downside. We are rapidly running out of disk space on our server, and the bandwidth costs go up every month.

    Pop!_Planet is not affiliated with System76 in any way, and is funded completely out of pocket. From day one, I said that I'd never use on-site ads (I hate them as much as you do), so the only monetization we get is through donations. Right now, the donations we receive don't even cover our overhead.

    I know that most users will ignore this message, and that's ok. However, if even a few of our users are willing and able to donate a few dollars to help offset our expenses, it would be greatly appreciated.

    Support Pop!_Planet

    Thank you for your time,

    Dan Griffiths
    Pop!_Planet Founder

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  1. derpOmattic

    Some things you should know about Zoom, if you value privacy.

    This article from the intercept was created to help anyone who is intending to leak Zoom video. However, what it exposes can only be described as proprietary spyware. Unless you purposely opt out of functions, and change a lot of things, a truck load of your personal data is being embedded in...
  2. derpOmattic

    New Pop-Shell Launcher Plugin feature.

    System76's tiling extension for the GNOME desktop environment has proven to be yet another game-changer in the Linux universe. Since it's official release with the upgrade to 20.04, Pop-Shell has continually and consistently improved. Pop-Shell's stability and unique integration with GNOME has...
  3. derpOmattic

    Guide Beginner Getting Started With Command-Line: Beginner's Crash course.

    Back in April I wrote Getting Started With Command-Line: Autojump, which introduced some basic use, but focused on some excellent navigation tools. As an addendum to that guide I'm posting an excellent crash course to Bash that I thought would be significantly helpful to a beginner. It's easy to...
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    2021 Screenshot Thread

    Posting Guidelines Do not post full resolution screenshots directly to this thread! You're welcome to post full resolution screenshots, as long as they're posted as thumbnails. Please be courteous and remember that not everyone has great internet. You're also welcome to use a third-party image...
  5. derpOmattic

    Beginner Mattermost themes to suit Pop, OR, learn how to do it yourself.

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    Keep your chicken warm with the KFCONSOLE.

    That's right! A gaming console that keeps your chicken warm. :ROFLMAO: I'm posting this for the fun of it, but it is a serious collaboration between KFC and Coolmaster, powered by Intel Core i9 9th Gen. It has a "Hot swappable GPU slot", which they claim is "first-of-its-kind". Additionally...
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    Have you ever checked Linux?

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  8. derpOmattic

    Update the recovery partition after upgrade.

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  9. derpOmattic

    Pop!_OS 20.10 is officially released!

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  10. derpOmattic

    GTK4 on the way

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    Important for USA residents.

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  13. derpOmattic

    [NEWS] GNOME will implement a new versioning scheme with the next release.

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  14. derpOmattic

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    Popsicle is now available as a Flatpak

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  16. derpOmattic

    Kernels: Installing and Removing.

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  17. derpOmattic

    The "Things to consider before upgrading to 20.04" thread.

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