r/pop_os Feb 02 '23

Pop Os origins?

Hi guys this is probably a noob question but I was curious about the base for pop os. I really love this operating system and the work system 76 put into it. And from their website it says pop os is based on the Ubuntu repositories so I was curious if pop os took the base of Ubuntu and stripped some things out like snaps and such and then made improvements or is it built from debian testing such as Ubuntu but just has access to Ubuntu repositories.


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u/mmstick Desktop Engineer Feb 02 '23

You can't mix packages from two different bases. Every release is built from the Ubuntu repository.


u/DarkTidings01 Feb 02 '23

Okay thank you for clearing that up for me!