Last Updated on: 25th June 2023, 11:27 am

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Origin: USA
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: MATE
Architecture: x86, x86-64, PowerPC
Based on: Ubuntu
Media: Live DVD
The last version | Released: 5.0 RC1 | September 8, 2016

Descent OS (previously: Descent|OS) – a Linux distribution designed around usability and resources. Descent OS utilizes the MATE Desktop Environment for functionality, and is prettied up and utilized for everyone’s needs.

Descent|OS is based on Ubuntu, features a traditional desktop environment (GNOME 2 up to 2.x version, MATE in later versions) and the first appeared in February 2012.

In 2016 the project was closed down, but the developer started preparing a new GNU/Linux distribution called Arkas OS, which is based on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) and built around a customized, modern KDE Plasma 5 desktop environment.

The project developer is Brian Manderville.

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