As you may know, Pear OS was an Ubuntu-based operating system that used similar artwork and theme with Apple’s Mac OS X. There were rumors that a big (still unknown) company has acquired the OS and discontinued the project.
Last year, Rodrigo Marques, a third party Brazilian developer has decided to clone the Pear OS project under a new name, PearOS.
For now, PearOS does not satisfy the community users of the old OS, but the developer does his best and needs our entire support. PearOS 9.3 is based on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr LTS, is available as a Live CD and uses GNOME Shell as the default DE. The OS can be downloaded for free, on sourceforge.