• 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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Nov 23, 2018
Despite the name, a sophisticated, stable Linux distribution like Pop!_OS doesn’t just “pop” into existence. Traditionally many distros begin life when someone forks an existing project and tweaks the functionality to suit themselves. Other people might appreciate the differing feature set, and violà, a distro is born. If enough people contribute it will grow and mature. Most often the process of growth is time-consuming and complicated, and unless considerable funding and manpower is invested, it may take years or decades to really come of age. Although Pop!_OS shares a legacy with Ubuntu and, in turn, Debian it also has many new facets that have made it what it is today in little more than two years.
The urgency and circumstance that prompted Pop!_OS into life are almost unique among the hundreds of existing distributions. Ubuntu with the Unity desktop used to be the default operating system for System76 machines until the...
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