Point Linux 13.02 Release Notes
These release notes for Point Linux 13.02 (Taya) provide an overview of the release and document the known issues with Point Linux 13.02.
Point Linux 13.02 overview
Point Linux 13.02 (Taya) is based on Debian 7 (Wheezy) and MATE 1.4.2. Point Linux aims to provide a traditional, fast and easy to use Gnome 2 like desktop for Linux users migrating to a new Debian platform. Point Linux is about getting things done, that's why it can be a good solution for experienced users. It is also good for business users because it will give them a well-known and predictable desktop environment.
|The purpose:||Desktop PC distro|
|Target audience:||Experienced users and business/IT sector|
|Based on:||Debian 7 (Wheezy)|
|Compiz:||Yes. Not installed by default.|
|Supported architectures:||i386 (i686-pae), amd64|
|Installer:||Optimized (partially preseeded) text Debian Installer|
Point Linux 13.02 comes in two editions, Full and Core.
Key packages present in Core and Full editions
- Virtualbox Guest Additions
Key applications present in Core and Full editions
- Network Manager Gnome
- Update Manager
- Eye of Mate (the Eye of Gnome analog)
- Atril (the Evince analog)
- Engrampa (the File Roller analog)
- Printer Configuration Tool (system-config-printer)
- BootStick (installed with updates in 13.02)
Key applications present in Full edition only
- Mozilla Firefox
- Mozilla Thunderbird
- Mateconf Editor (the GСonf Editor analog)
- Simple Scan
- Adobe Flash Player (licensed)
Full edition also includes non-free firmware drivers.
Core edition can be easily upgraded to the Full edition by installing the
Non-free Google Chrome, Opera, Dropbox and Virtualbox repos can be added by installing the
pointlinux-repos-nonfree package and updating package lists.
Compiz is not installed by default, but it can be easily enabled with
pointlinux-compiz metapackage installation and restart.
Point Linux 13.02 uses text-based Debian Installer for the system installation. It's preseeded so the overall installation is simplified.
Internet connection required for successful installation.
Once enabled in GUI Vino requires relogin to enable the desktop sharing.
There's no choice to run Brasero on blank CD/DVD media insertion.
LightDM: Additional language selection is ignored in multilingual environments. Debian Bug #679386.
No sound on Intel 5 Series/3400 Chipset HDA sound card. Debian Bug #679056
"Error mounting: mount exited with exit code 1" on external USB storage devices with NTFS. Debian Bug #631504 Solved here.