• 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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Mar 23, 2019
Boston, MA
Hey guys! I'm whiis (or kev, whichever is fine:)) I'm a ~11 year macOS user who's dabbled with linux before (Mint and Ubuntu) and has finally decided to make the switch. I ran Ubuntu on my 2012 rMBP for a few months, learned about Pop!_OS and decided to give it a try. I fell in love immediately and quickly realized the major shortcomings to a closed ecosystem like Apple's. For me, it just wasn't working anymore. I recently picked up a Darter Pro from System76 and I'm on day 2 of usage, so far so good!

I learned about this new community from Reddit, and I really think System76/Pop!_OS have an incredible shot at bringing Linux to a much wider audience. As consumers, we need more options. The market is being dumbed down to just a few major competitors and as privacy and security grow in desirability, not many (if any at all) of these competitors are distributing products that meets the needs of users. I'd love to play a part in helping more people learn about this wonderful OS and hopefully by participating on this site I'll be able to contribute!

A bit about me: I love gaming, cycling, reading, and programming. I work as an IT consultant at the moment and I'm building the skills to transition to a Ruby on Rails developer role. I'm a pretty big Anime guy and I'm definitely team tea > coffee.

Feel free to get in touch!



Mar 7, 2019
Welcome to the whatever you want to call it :)

I find Pop!_OS quite interesting thingie in the toyNIX ecosystem, since it seem to gather new users from windows/mac OS as well as oldtimer UNIX users, for some reason Ubuntu/Mint and such haven't resonate that well nor did any other distros for that matter.

As a old BSD guy myself I have never felt as relaxed with any of these GNU infested systems before. But one grows old and don't feel the urge to tinker everything-always-allthetime. Sometimes it's so fine to kliketi-klik and things just works :D

What ever it is, I'll dig it!



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Founding Member
Nov 23, 2018
I can dig it! ;)

Hi and welcome Whiis, I'm a long time mac user also if you want to discuss anything related to the change-over.

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