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
I rarely write a review but this time I really HAVE to. What kind of people do a distro with a good design but a freaking ugly layout? WHEN I FIRST LOGGED INTO THAT THING THE MIDORI BROWSER DIDN'T WORKED. THE FREAKING MENU AT THE LEFT IS SOME SORT OF THING WE CAN«T USE PROPERLY. WHEN I AM WRITING A DOCUMENT SOMETHING HAPPENS AND IT VANISHES. WHAT THE HECK IS THAT? YOU PEOPLE NEED TO HAVE A DECENT CLASSICAL MENU THAT WE THE USERS WANT AND NOT WHAT YOU DEVELOPERS THINK WE WANT. THESE DUDES WHO COME HERE TO WRITE WITH 5 STARS BLA BLA BLA MUST BE GEEKS CAUSE I DON'T SEE HOW A NORMAL GUY CAN WORK WITH A DISTRO LIKES THIS. FIX YOUR BUGS AND PUT A DECENT LAYOUT OF THINGS. AND ALSO MAKE IT WITH SOFTWARE THAT WE RECOGNIZE AND DOESN'T FAIL!!!. THAT THING MIDORI BROWSER IS PURE JUNK!!!! THIS IS MY REVIEW. NOW GO FIX YOUR THINGS AND MAKE ELEMETARY OS FUNCTIONAL. MAYBE THEN YOU CAN MAKE IT TO THE 1ST PLACE OF DISTROWATCH....
The Luna (still in development) OS works well and very fast. There's only one downside to it: you can't minimize windows, so you can't multitask. Switching between windows just doesn't work. Devs say: You don't need to minimize windows, just close them. I don't think that it is handy to close and reopen for example a office programme every time.