• 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.
  • Happy New Year!

    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

Hello World!


Founding Member
Nov 21, 2018
Denver, CO
Hello everyone, and welcome to the official Pop!_Planet Introductions forum. This thread serves two purposes: to give you an idea of what should (and shouldn't) be posted here, and to introduce myself to the community.

What should go here?

Who you are! We don't have any specific requirements for posting your introductory post, other than that we encourage you to post something. Communities only work if they maintain a social nature, so we encourage you to post something, introduce yourself, tell us about your background with Linux, etc.

What shouldn't go here?

Support requests, screenshots, etc. There are dedicated parts of the site for support, posting screenshots, general discussion, and the like. Please keep content where it belongs. Besides, if you post a support request here it'll probably get overlooked. We encourage our users to be social, but let's be honest... we don't look for support requests here.

Who am I?

Hi! I'm Dan, and I'm the founder of Pop!_Planet. I was born at a very young age... or is that going back a little too far? I've never been any good at these little intro things, but if I'm going to ask you all to be social, it's only fair that I try to as well! I suppose what anyone who is actually taking the time to read this is interested in would be my technical background, so I'll focus on that.

My first computer was a Tandy TRS-80. By modern standards, it might as well have been a fancy paperweight, but I loved it. In fact, not only was it my first computer, but it was the device which inspired my love of development. Back in the day, I actually wrote a sort of shell replacement for my Trash-80. To this day, I consider it the crowning achievement of my programming career. It wasn't fancy, in fact it didn't do much more than the stock system. However, it had one revolutionary feature... it was a multi-user system. For its day, that was unheard of, but I was tired of people messing with my stuff... so I found a way to keep them from doing it. Unfortunately, I was too young to understand the importance of what I had created. Such is life I guess.

I've been using Linux in one form or another since the early Red Hat days (back when it was still a desktop-oriented distro). Over the years I've been involved with a number of distros in various capacities, and contributed patches to numerous open source projects. I spent several years as a Trusted User, then a Developer for Arch Linux, and eventually stumbled onto Pop!_OS.

If I had to describe Pop!_OS in one sentence, it would be "Ubuntu done right." The Pop!_OS team has put a ton of effort into making their distro the streamlined, user-friendly, efficient system that we all know and love, and I couldn't be happier with the results. Since I always try to give back, I looked for ways to help out the community and realized that there wasn't a great resource for community (Reddit is great and all, but come on), and there wasn't a great documentation system available yet. Those are problems I knew how to solve! Hence, Pop!_Planet was born. With the help and support of various users from the Pop!_OS community, as well as System76 engineers, I'm hoping to bring you the definitive Pop!_OS community resource. Feel free to drop me a note here, or you can find me on the official Pop!_OS chat server using the name Evertiro.

Welcome to Pop!_Planet everyone!
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