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 a (simple) remaster of Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise Pangolin). Shouldn't that be mentioned on the Summary page?
Beautiful but a lot of issues to resolve. For instance conky disappears, windows cannot be clicked, totally freezes with only keyboard access etc.