The accumulated work of elementary, all in one great OS.
elementary is a software platform; a unified computer operating system. We have a commitment to a particular toolkit (GTK+) and support a preferred programming language (Vala). We decide how our apps will behave. Sometimes we take control and shape the out-of-the-box experience as much as we possibly can by creating our own apps. We've created an application development framework (Granite) and other developer tools that are designed to help developers build apps specifically for our platform.
- System-wide extensions (with Contractor)
- Notification Bubbles, Badges, and Sounds
- Apps save their state when closed (Web Browser, Text Editor, Music Player)
- Music Player
- Video Player
- Web Browser
- Dynamic Workspace Management
- Software Center
- Spell Check
- App Search
- 32bit and 64bit
- Live CD
elementary OS is far and away the most pleasant Linux distribution I've found to date - it is elegant, straightforward, and fast. It helps me get things done by staying out of my way. I've used it daily with fewer problems than commercial alternatives and can't imagine using anything else. Thanks to the elementary team for all their hard work making this wonderful OS a reality!
Using the current Beta and find it already more beautiful, consistent and stable than latest Ubuntu with Unity. You guys rock!
I have been using elementary Luna since the early alpha on my production desktop machine and I have to say it has been the smoothest and loveliest distro experience bar none. Besides the obvious quirks you will get with any alpha/beta OS (though seriously, I have not had many) elementaryOS Luna has been an absolute joy to use, has an incredibly well thought out UX experience, and is in my humble opinion the finest looking distro out there. I would have to say the only downside is that they need more developers. But I think once Luna goes gold and people start to fall in love with it, the developers will come. :)
Linux just got even more serious!
Best looking Distro out there!
Excellent operating system for the rest of us. Will revolutionize the market, given time.