This is a really nice distro. I really gotta say how nice it looks. I was drawn to try it because of XFCE. After the install the first thing I check is mem use from the terminal. It was using 700mb after boot up which is quite high for XFCE even higher than LM Cinnamon but lower than Ubuntu Gnome. The animations make it look slower than it really is when opening up Thunar and other stuff. They should speed that up or allow you to change it. I didn't spend enough time to find out if you could. I also didn't see a setting for expanding the plank across the whole length of the screen. I am still very interested in playing with this distro and watching for later releases. It is a very interesting distro and different even though it pulls elements from Elementary OS I still found Enso .3 to be interesting enough on its own. Hoping they can get that memory usage down a bit but I will be watching this one.
Version: 0.2 Rating: 9 Date: 2018-07-17 Votes: 2
I ran Enso OS on an old laptop and it worked fine, any and all problems I encountered where solved hours after posting a question on the github or wherever. For a distro with a single developer you may expect quite a bit of hickups however, I did not experiance anything too detremental and the distro worked better than expected having only one developer and all that.
It's an absolutly beautiful looking distro that runs really well on at least my old asus laptop, so I approve of this distro!
Version: 0.3 Rating: 9 Date: 2018-06-22 Votes: 2
Like this distro too, I am looking for Debian Firefox/Thunderbird usually go back to LinuxMint but Enso OS seems to have a nicer (smoother) interface. Even works well under VMWare Workstation with no issues. Keep the Windows 7 Theme - when Windows 7 expires maybe a whole lot of people will choose Enso OS as replacement. Also suggest adding LiberOffice or OnlyOffice suite. Version .03 still has Thurnar file manager and the Icons show pretty large on screen OK for that small screen netbook/laptop. Going forward hope to see newer updated versions on a regular basis.
Thank you for the hard work on this...
Version: 0.2 Rating: 8 Date: 2018-03-05 Votes: 0
I actually use Enso 0.1. Love the look and feel and the eye candy provided by Gala and Plank. As I don't love Thunar (though it works flawlessy) I installed Nemo and I'm going on with it pretty nicely.
Nice distro, give it a try
Version: 0.2 Rating: 9 Date: 2018-02-23 Votes: 3
I really like this distro, the look and the feel is good. Installed easily without issue. It has more than a passing resemblance to elementaryos and would prefer a dock (be default) instead of the solid base bar. To make it really stand out, possibly find ways to make it look more different. Works well an will no doubt catch on.
Version: 0.2 Rating: 7 Date: 2018-01-23 Votes: 2
I tried Enso 0.2 for a day (only) and while I like the concept, decided that it is not for me. Install #1 went fine, but I kept getting password incorrect error. That is, before I read the comment on this page (keyboard set to UK English by default, and can be changed easily). This is not a deal breaker, but more clarity in the installation notes/ page could save some time and some heads from being banged against the wall. Post install, the menu is nice- but screen's real estate at the bottom is taken up (@ 10 percent) by 'plank'. Disabling it does the job and gives a wider screen. Granted this distro is in its early stages of infancy, but the U/Xububtu base is more than evident- makes me wonder why not use stock Xubuntu instead. Having said that, I wish the developers all the best for their work!
Version: 0.2 Rating: 9 Date: 2018-01-22 Votes: 4
Just installed Enso 2 and so far its a pleasure to use. A little unique and a great layout. Be patient as its in beta. After the install my keyboard was set to English UK even though i chose US English during install. No big deal just change it in keyboard after install. Nice clean desktop thats easy to configure. The window manager also appears to be non functional but not needed. Will work on that. Take it out for a spin and see what you think. I'm giving it a 9. Thks