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
Well XP is gone but here comes eOS! I am an Old time Windows guy - and this stupid internet thing took off thanks to Unix and Linux OS - and after trying different Distros nothing has come close to eOS for just design and ease of use. Please understand that I still hit some issues (Printers) however I was able to find the help with eOS when Ubuntu (I know eOS is based on it) wasn't doing the job. I will not take the time to understand Linux better when I have an interface like eOS! Please get it and Donate!
Really a good OS - Really easy on the eyes as well >>=----------> A reminder amd64 is nothing more than 64 version and will work on intel 64 processor.
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I like everything about it... except my mouse is glitchy and for some reason it makes my computer heat up much faster than any other distro I've ever used.
Fast, stylish and very easy to use as well as highly customizable! The only downside being that Luna's kernel doesn't support newer hardware but that should be fixed with Freya along with touch + EFI support! Definitely worth installing if you're a OSX lover who can't afford a Mac / need a smooth transfer from Windows or you just love Linux.