We’ve had a love/hate relationship with Pear OS, with each release we tried having good ideas somewhere, but bugs in other places. In general, it always seemed like a promising project, and not just because it might help Mac users convert to Linux. So it’s with mixed feelings that we learn today that Pear OS is in its current state is no more.
Developer David Tavares took to Google+ to explain the situation:
“Pear OS is no longer available for download.” he wrote. “Its future is now in hands of a company who wants to remain anonymous for the moment. The concept has pleased them it and now wants to continue and improve the system for their own products. I can not give a name but it is a very large company well known…”
True to his word, downloads for all versions of the ISOs have been removed from the Pear OS site. We’ll be interested to see how the technology is used by the anonymous company in the future.