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Get the latest Piumalinux release from SourceForge server: Piumalinux2012-1.3!

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Wiki

Read the Docs about installation, administration and creation of Piumalinux!

Resources:

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Information

Here you can find some infos about the project, about the features of our OS and about the developers.

Art & Design

Look at Piumalinux Theme, browse other Mate Themes, discover new Piumalinux Icons and find wallpapers!

Bugs

Check the known bugs and find out how to fix them. If you want to report a bug, use the Forum.

Roadmap

The main release is ready every 2 years in conjunction with Ubuntu LTS. Find the roadmap for the next version!

The BLOG

Here you’ll find all the news concerning Piumalinux development, apps and other stuff. Read more…

The FORUM

Getting help: the Forum is the place you must go first. Feel free to open a new topic or to contribute to the existing ones! Read more…

Develop

There are many ways in which you can support Piumalinux: tracking, testing, developing, translating, designing etc.

Overview on Piumalinux

Matembiance Theme

Matembiance theme - piuma linux
Update: The Matembiance theme is no longer supported. You may continue to use it, but we advise that you choose another theme for your Linux distro.

Ambiance MATE Theme

The current version of Piumalinux is based on Ubuntu Precise Pangolin 12.04 LTS. It means that Piumalinux receives all the long term support updates. Nonetheless Piumalinux’s desktop environment is not Ubuntu’s Unity, or Xubuntu’s Xfce, or Kubuntu’s KDE. In fact, its DE is Mate, the so called “Traditional Desktop Environment”, that is a fork of Gnome2. Piumalinux sets up a special theme for Mate 1.6, called Matembiance, very similar to Ubuntu 10.04’s Gnome2 theme.

Piumalinux system is very light, lighter than many other distros which run Mate DE: this is possible because of pure Mate DE, not many startup services and only a few graphical tweaks. Everyday users don’t need lots of services, but the right services at the right time. We tried to keep a reasonable number of running apps and services, avoiding the unnecessary ones. Just like every Ubuntu based OS, also Piumalinux is very scalable, and if you do not find an application or a service you need at that time, you will install it very easily.

The word “Piuma” inside Piumalinux means in Italian “feather”, referring to lightness and agility. If you want to recap Piumalinux in an algorithm, you can say: “Ubuntu’s Core + Mate Desktop Environment”. Under the surface of the current release, Piumalinux2012, you’ll find these main features:

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Help, Info

Download Piumalinux

Here you can get the last stable release of Piumalinux (and the old ones). You can download it directly through SourceForge or SpiderOak (please note that SourceForge is quicker).

Date release: July 2013
Size: ca. 768 mb
Architecture: 32 bit (PAE kernel)
Checksum: f69e093d49bafd81f46e16abb0fff36b piumalinux2012-1.3_x86_PAE.iso
SourceForge

Piumalinux2012-1.3_x86_PAE
Piumalinux2012-1.3_x86_64

Date release: July 2013
Size: ca. 782 mb
Architecture: 64 bit
Checksum: 0bd6c3f6e19201b0781bee0d77f2d270 piumalinux2012-1.3_x86_64.iso
SourceForge

Piumalinux2012-1.3_x86_64
Note for the live session

When you launch the live session of Piumalinux (via CD or USB) Casper (the tool that runs a live preinstalled system from read-only media) asks you the username and the password. You must insert:

username: piuma
password: blank (no password: just give enter)
Of course, when you install the system, you can choose your personal username and password!

Piumalinux2012-1.2

Date release: May 2013
Size: ca. 695 mb
Architecture: 32 bit (PAE kernel)
Checksum: f8bec7b8042fa22366d05c6816e9b850 piumalinux2012-1.2.iso
Note for the live session

When you launch the live session of Piumalinux (via CD or USB) Casper (the tool that runs a live preinstalled system from read-only media) asks you the username and the password. You must insert:

username: piuma
password: blank (no password: just give enter)
Of course, when you install the system, you can choose your personal username and password!

Help

Welcome to Piuma Linux Forms!

Update: Do to heavy spamming, the forums have been closed. The forums themselves have been kept here for archiving purposes only. You will not be able to post anything new here.

piuma linux forums archived

Help, Info

Develop

You can help the development in a lot of ways:

Testing Piumalinux

Reporting bugs: via the Forum or writing to our contact form.

Suggesting ideas for the new release (look above)

Translating in your language site, blog, forum, wiki etc. (look above and use this Wiki)

Creating wallpaper, icons set, Mate Theme etc. (same as above)

Working at the new Piumalinux-Repo

Spreading and publicizing Piumalinux!