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Clementine OS

Hello dear readers. As you may know, Pear Linux OS, the Ubuntu based distribution that mimics Apple’s OS X completely, is discontinued because the developer David Tavares has sold this distribution to an undisclosed company that will develop the Linux-based operating system for its own products.

All the download links have been removed from the official website, which is no longer active. Fortunately, a new team will continue the Pear OS by developing a new OS called Clementine OS.

pear_os_8_wallpaper

Clementine OS 10.8 will start development in April of 2014 based on the upcoming Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. The official website is out and now provides iso images for Pear OS 8.

Clementine OS WebSite:clementineos.hj.cx.

UPDATE 1: The developer received a letter from an American company that forced him to abandon the project. He later said that it was not Apple, but another major company. He could not disclose its name, however.

UPDATE: I found that the website is down after I spread this news around. If you’re interested in this OS, you can follow the developer on Google +

install pear os 8 from usb

Pear OS 8, a Linux distribution based on Ubuntu 12.04 Precise and inspired by iOS7 has been released today. It aims to be reliable, efficient and innovative.

It’s hard to run Virtualbox Guest OS on my old laptop, so I installed Pear OS 8 as a quintuple-boot. Now I have Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy, Linux Mint 15 Olivia, Elementary OS Luna, Windows 7 and Pear OS 8.

Tutorial Objectives:

  • Install Pear OS 8 from USB Stick
  • Enjoy!

Preparation:

  • Format your USB Stick (2G+) to FAT32 format without ‘Quick Format’ enabled.
  • Download Pear OS 8 from its official download page

Create bootable Pear OS USB from ISO image

The first step is going to burn the Pear OS iso into USB, so that you can boot up and start the install wizard. There are a few tools can do this job, here I used Unetbootin.

1. Download unetbootin executable from unetbootin.sourceforge.net. For Ubuntu, you can also install it in Ubuntu Software Center.

2. Plug-in your USB stick, then open Unetbootin. Choose Diskimage and browser to select the iso image.

create bootable bear os 8 usb

create bootable bear os 8 usb

3. Click on OK button and wait a few minutes for the burning process.

Install Pear OS 8 from the bootable USB

Insert the USB stick into the target computer. Start the machine and choose to boot up via USB in BIOS. You’ll see a blue background with a few options, choose to boot with ‘Start the installer directly’.

bootable pear os usb

bootable pear os usb

When you’re in the live system, you can totally follow this Ubuntu step by step installation guide to install Pear OS 8 on your machine.

NOTE: If you have Ubuntu based system previously installed as dual or triple boot, you may choose to install boot loader to local partition rather than whole hard disk.

Pear OS 8 Screenshots:

pear os 8 gdm login screen

pear os 8 gdm login screen


pear os 8 app launcher

pear os 8 app launcher


pear os 8 my pear 6 & contacts

pear os 8 my pear 6 & contacts


pear os 8 nautilus file manager 3.4

pear os 8 nautilus file manager 3.4


pear os 8 ppa manager & synapse indicator

pear os 8 ppa manager & synapse indicator