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elementary OS

Last Update: 2018-09-21 05:34 UTC


elementary OS is an Ubuntu-based desktop distribution. Some of its more interesting features include a custom desktop environment called Pantheon and many custom apps including Photos, Music, Videos, Calendar, Terminal, Files, and more. It also comes with some familiar apps like the Epiphany web browser and a fork of Geary mail.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 4 (1,415), 6 months: 3 (1,723), 3 months: 3 (1,975), 4 weeks: 3 (2,310), 1 week: 2 (2,760)

Average visitor rating: 8.61/10 from 145 review(s).


elementary Summary
Distribution elementary OS
Home Page http://elementary.io/
Mailing Lists --
User Forums --
Alternative User Forums
Documentation https://elementary.io/docs/learning-the-basics
Screenshots DistroWatch Gallery
Screencasts
Download Mirrors http://elementary.io/
Bug Tracker https://bugs.launchpad.net/elementary
Related Websites elementary Russia
Reviews 0.4: DedoimedoDistroWatchEveryday Linux UserThe Tao of MacDedoimedo
0.3: elastic2ls (German) • DistroWatchEveryday Linux UserLinux.com
0.2: Pro-Linux (German) • derStandard (German) • BinaryTidesWordpressLWNEveryday Linux UserLinux Za Sve (Croatian) • WEB UP8LinuxBSDosWordpress
0.1: DedoimedoLWNBlogspotTech Drive-inLinux UserBlogspotMuyComputer (Spanish) • OMG! Ubuntu!
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases, download links and checksums:
 • 2018-09-21: Development Release: elementary OS 5.0 Beta 2
 • 2018-07-04: Development Release: elementary OS 5.0 Beta 1
 • 2017-05-18: Distribution Release: elementary OS 0.4.1
 • 2016-09-09: Distribution Release: elementary OS 0.4
 • 2016-07-16: Development Release: elementary OS 0.4 Beta 2
 • 2016-06-14: Development Release: elementary OS 0.4 Beta
 • 2015-12-10: Distribution Release: elementary OS 0.3.2
 • 2015-09-04: Distribution Release: elementary OS 0.3.1
 • 2015-04-11: Distribution Release: elementary OS 0.3
 • 2015-02-09: Development Release: elementary OS 0.3 Beta 2
 • 2014-08-11: Development Release: elementary OS 0.3 Beta 1
 • 2013-08-11: Distribution Release: elementary OS 0.2
 • More elementary releases...

  Headlines:
 •2018-09-19 elementary team answers questions
 •2018-08-01 elementary gains full-time contributor
 •2018-04-10 elementary's new app improvements
 •2018-04-01 elementary's new shortcuts
 •2018-02-19 elementary OS improving OEM disk encryption
 •2018-02-06 Plans for the AppCentre
 •2017-10-28 elementary OS's AppCenter has 50 apps
 •2017-07-18 Starlabs sells Linux laptops
 •2017-03-01 elementary OS on the Litebook
 •2017-02-09 The elementary OS AppCenter
 • More elementary headlines...

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Feature 5.0-beta2
juno
0.4.1
loki
0.3.2
freya
0.2
luna
0.1
jupiter
Release Date 2018-09-21 2017-05-17 2015-12-09 2013-08-11 2011-04-01
End Of Life          
Price (US$) Free Free Free Free Free
Image Size (MB) 1400-1500 1000-1100      
Free Download ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO
Installation Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical
Default Desktop Pantheon Pantheon Pantheon Pantheon GNOME
Package Management DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB
Release Model Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed
Office Suite -- -- -- -- GOffice
Processor Architecture x86_64 x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386
Init Software systemd systemd Upstart Upstart Upstart
Journaled File Systems Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS
Multilingual          
Asian Language Support          
Full Package List 5.0-beta2 0.4.1 0.3.2 0.2 0.1
Package 5.0-beta2
juno
0.4.1
loki
0.3.2
freya
0.2
luna
0.1
jupiter
abiword (3.0.2) -- -- -- -- 2.8.6
alsa-lib (1.1.6) 1.1.3 1.1.0 1.0.27.2 1.0.25 1.0.23
ati-driver (18.30) -- -- -- -- 8.780
bash (4.4.18) 4.4.18 4.3 4.3 4.2 4.1
bind (9.13.3) -- -- -- -- --
chromium (69.0.3497.100) -- -- -- -- --
cups (2.2.8) 2.2.7 2.1.3 1.7.2 1.5.3 1.4.4
dhcp (4.4.1) 4.3.5 4.3.3 4.2.4 4.1.ESV-R4 3.1.3
e2fsprogs (1.44.4) 1.44.1 1.42.13 1.42.9 1.42 1.41.12
firefox (62.0.2) -- -- 42.0 -- --
freetype (2.9.1) 2.8.1 2.6.1 2.5.2 2.4.8 2.4.2
gcc (8.2.0) 7.3.0 5.3.1 4.8.2 4.6.3 4.4.4
gimp (2.10.6) -- -- -- -- --
glibc (2.28) 2.27 2.23 2.19 2.15 2.12.1
gnome-shell (3.30.0) -- -- -- -- --
gnucash (3.2) -- -- -- -- --
gnumeric (1.12.43) -- -- -- -- 1.10.8
grub (2.02) 2.02 2.02beta2 2.02beta2 1.99 1.98
gtk+ (3.24.1) 3.22.30 3.18.9 3.14.15 3.4.2 2.22.0
httpd (2.4.35) -- -- -- -- --
inkscape (0.92.3) -- -- -- -- --
k3b (18.08.1) -- -- -- -- --
kmod (25) 24 22 15 -- --
krita (4.1.1) -- -- -- -- --
libreoffice (6.1.1) -- -- -- -- --
linux (4.18.9) 4.15 4.8 3.19 3.2 2.6.35
Package 5.0-beta2
juno
0.4.1
loki
0.3.2
freya
0.2
luna
0.1
jupiter
lxpanel (0.9.3) -- -- -- -- --
mariadb (10.3.9) -- -- -- -- --
mate-desktop (1.20.3) -- -- -- -- --
mesa (18.2.1) 18.0.5 12.0.6 10.5.9 9.0.3 7.9git
mysql (8.0.12) -- -- -- -- --
nautilus (3.30.0) -- -- -- -- 2.32.2
NVIDIA (396.54) -- -- -- -- 260.19.06
openbox (3.6.1) -- -- -- -- --
openjdk (10.0.2) -- -- -- -- --
openssh (7.8p1) 7.6p1 7.2p2 6.6p1 5.9p1 5.5p1
openssl (1.1.1) 1.1.0g 1.0.2g 1.0.1f 1.0.1 0.9.8o
perl (5.28.0) 5.26.1 5.22.1 5.18.2 5.14.2 5.10.1
php (7.2.10) -- -- -- -- --
plasma-desktop (5.13.5) -- -- -- -- --
postfix (3.3.1) -- -- -- -- --
postgresql (10.5) -- -- -- -- --
Python (3.7.0) 2.7.15rc1 2.7.11 2.7.5 2.7.3 2.6.6
qt (5.11.2) 5.9.5 5.5.1 -- -- --
samba (4.9.1) -- -- 4.1.6 3.6.3 3.5.4
systemd (239) 237 229 -- -- --
thunderbird (60.0) -- -- -- -- --
vim (8.1) 8.0 7.4 7.4 7.3 --
vlc (3.0.4) -- -- -- -- --
xfdesktop (4.12.4) -- -- -- -- --
xorg-server (1.20.1) 1.19.6 1.18.4 1.15.1 1.11.4 1.9.0

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Version: 0.4.1
Rating: 8
Date: 2018-09-19
Votes: 7


looks OK and works fine although i experienced a few crashes after install. It works fine now though.

What I really miss is the minimize butten in the windows. I don't like closing and reopening and losing state of the window. Thinking about going to another distro because of this...


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Version: 0.3.2
Rating: 3
Date: 2018-09-16
Votes: 0


Last time I used it, it didn't feel like OSX. Was very frustrating. When I drag and drop something on my real OSX desktop, there it is. When I tried that with elementary, it would never drop anything on to the desktop. Very annoying for a distro that is obviously trying to mimic OSX but then fail at the basics. Appearances are important, but even more so is function.




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Version: 0.4.1
Rating: 5
Date: 2018-09-16
Votes: 3


elementaryOS is a perfect name for this distro. It's snappy but after running it for a few days I noticed that it was using more resources than normal. I'm not sure if it's due to Ubuntu as it's core, but it starts to get sluggish and will kill a process after running for 3 or 5 days. I don't particularly like the UI, but it's much better than most distros I have tried.

I'm going to install it as a VM for now and wait to see what the next release has to offer.


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