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elementary OS

Last Update: 2018-10-17 07:11 UTC


elementary OS is an Ubuntu-based desktop distribution. Some of its more interesting features include a custom desktop environment called Pantheon and many custom apps including Photos, Music, Videos, Calendar, Terminal, Files, and more. It also comes with some familiar apps like the Epiphany web browser and a fork of Geary mail.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 4 (1,736), 6 months: 4 (2,007), 3 months: 4 (1,969), 4 weeks: 4 (1,671), 1 week: 4 (1,682)

Average visitor rating: 8.15/10 from 191 review(s).


elementary Summary
Distribution elementary OS
Home Page http://elementary.io/
Mailing Lists --
User Forums --
Alternative User Forums
Documentation https://elementary.io/docs/learning-the-basics
Screenshots DistroWatch Gallery
Screencasts
Download Mirrors http://elementary.io/
Bug Tracker https://bugs.launchpad.net/elementary
Related Websites elementary Russia
Reviews 5.0: OrdinatechnicDistroWatchHeise (German)
0.4: DedoimedoDistroWatchEveryday Linux UserThe Tao of MacDedoimedo
0.3: elastic2ls (German) • DistroWatchEveryday Linux UserLinux.com
0.2: Pro-Linux (German) • derStandard (German) • BinaryTidesWordpressLWNEveryday Linux UserLinux Za Sve (Croatian) • WEB UP8LinuxBSDosWordpress
0.1: DedoimedoLWNBlogspotTech Drive-inLinux UserBlogspotMuyComputer (Spanish) • OMG! Ubuntu!
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Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases, download links and checksums:
 • 2018-10-16: Distribution Release: elementary OS 5.0
 • 2018-09-21: Development Release: elementary OS 5.0 Beta 2
 • 2018-07-04: Development Release: elementary OS 5.0 Beta 1
 • 2017-05-18: Distribution Release: elementary OS 0.4.1
 • 2016-09-09: Distribution Release: elementary OS 0.4
 • 2016-07-16: Development Release: elementary OS 0.4 Beta 2
 • 2016-06-14: Development Release: elementary OS 0.4 Beta
 • 2015-12-10: Distribution Release: elementary OS 0.3.2
 • 2015-09-04: Distribution Release: elementary OS 0.3.1
 • 2015-04-11: Distribution Release: elementary OS 0.3
 • 2015-02-09: Development Release: elementary OS 0.3 Beta 2
 • 2014-08-11: Development Release: elementary OS 0.3 Beta 1
 • More elementary releases...

  Headlines:
 •2018-09-19 elementary team answers questions
 •2018-08-01 elementary gains full-time contributor
 •2018-04-10 elementary's new app improvements
 •2018-04-01 elementary's new shortcuts
 •2018-02-19 elementary OS improving OEM disk encryption
 •2018-02-06 Plans for the AppCentre
 •2017-10-28 elementary OS's AppCenter has 50 apps
 •2017-07-18 Starlabs sells Linux laptops
 •2017-03-01 elementary OS on the Litebook
 •2017-02-09 The elementary OS AppCenter
 • More elementary headlines...

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  • Colour scheme: green text = latest stable version, red text = development or beta version. The function determining beta versions is not 100% reliable due to a wide variety of versioning schemes.
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Feature 5.0
juno
0.4.1
loki
0.3.2
freya
0.2
luna
0.1
jupiter
Release Date 2018-10-16 2017-05-17 2015-12-09 2013-08-11 2011-04-01
End Of Life          
Price (US$) Free Free Free Free Free
Image Size (MB) 1400-1500 1000-1100      
Free Download ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO
Installation Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical
Default Desktop Pantheon Pantheon Pantheon Pantheon GNOME
Package Management DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB
Release Model Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed
Office Suite -- -- -- -- GOffice
Processor Architecture x86_64 x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386, x86_64 i386
Init Software systemd systemd Upstart Upstart Upstart
Journaled File Systems Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS Btrfs, ext3, ext4, JFS, ReiserFS, XFS
Multilingual Yes        
Asian Language Support          
Full Package List 5.0 0.4.1 0.3.2 0.2 0.1
Package 5.0
juno
0.4.1
loki
0.3.2
freya
0.2
luna
0.1
jupiter
abiword (3.0.2) -- -- -- -- 2.8.6
alsa-lib (1.1.8) 1.1.3 1.1.0 1.0.27.2 1.0.25 1.0.23
ati-driver (18.30) -- -- -- -- 8.780
bash (5.0) 4.4 4.3 4.3 4.2 4.1
bind (9.13.5) -- -- -- -- --
chromium (71.0.3578.98) -- -- -- -- --
cups (2.2.10) 2.2.7 2.1.3 1.7.2 1.5.3 1.4.4
dhcp (4.4.1) 4.3.5 4.3.3 4.2.4 4.1.ESV-R4 3.1.3
e2fsprogs (1.44.5) 1.44.1 1.42.13 1.42.9 1.42 1.41.12
firefox (64.0.2) -- -- 42.0 -- --
freetype (2.9.1) 2.8.1 2.6.1 2.5.2 2.4.8 2.4.2
gcc (8.2.0) 7.3.0 5.3.1 4.8.2 4.6.3 4.4.4
gimp (2.10.8) -- -- -- -- --
glibc (2.28) 2.27 2.23 2.19 2.15 2.12.1
gnome-shell (3.30.2) -- -- -- -- --
gnucash (3.4) -- -- -- -- --
gnumeric (1.12.44) -- -- -- -- 1.10.8
grub (2.02) 2.02 2.02beta2 2.02beta2 1.99 1.98
gtk+ (3.24.4) 3.22.30 3.18.9 3.14.15 3.4.2 2.22.0
httpd (2.4.38) -- -- -- -- --
inkscape (0.92.4) -- -- -- -- --
k3b (18.12.1) -- -- -- -- --
kmod (25) 24 22 15 -- --
krita (4.1.7) -- -- -- -- --
libreoffice (6.1.4) -- -- -- -- --
linux (4.20.3) 4.15 4.8 3.19 3.2 2.6.35
Package 5.0
juno
0.4.1
loki
0.3.2
freya
0.2
luna
0.1
jupiter
lxpanel (0.9.3) -- -- -- -- --
mariadb (10.3.12) -- -- -- -- --
mate-desktop (1.20.4) -- -- -- -- --
mesa (18.3.2) 18.0.5 12.0.6 10.5.9 9.0.3 7.9git
mysql (8.0.14) -- -- -- -- --
nautilus (3.30.5) -- -- -- -- 2.32.2
NVIDIA (415.27) -- -- -- -- 260.19.06
openbox (3.6.1) -- -- -- -- --
openjdk (11.0.1) -- -- -- -- --
openssh (7.9p1) 7.6p1 7.2p2 6.6p1 5.9p1 5.5p1
openssl (1.1.1a) 1.1.0g 1.0.2g 1.0.1f 1.0.1 0.9.8o
perl (5.28.1) 5.26.1 5.22.1 5.18.2 5.14.2 5.10.1
php (7.3.1) -- -- -- -- --
plasma-desktop (5.14.5) -- -- -- -- --
postfix (3.3.2) -- -- -- -- --
postgresql (11.1) -- -- -- -- --
Python (3.7.2) 2.7.15 2.7.11 2.7.5 2.7.3 2.6.6
qt (5.12.0) 5.9.5 5.5.1 -- -- --
samba (4.9.4) -- -- 4.1.6 3.6.3 3.5.4
systemd (240) 237 229 -- -- --
thunderbird (60.4.0) -- -- -- -- --
vim (8.1) 8.0 7.4 7.4 7.3 --
vlc (3.0.6) -- -- -- -- --
xfdesktop (4.12.4) -- -- -- -- --
xorg-server (1.20.3) 1.19.6 1.18.4 1.15.1 1.11.4 1.9.0

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Version: 5.0
Rating: 7
Date: 2019-01-21
Votes: 0


The AppCenter will crash. Count on it, especially when trying to do multiple things at once.

It looks fantastic, but as others suggest it has strange behaviors on certain machines. Both of mine are older, but it has a ton of bugs on the old AMD Athlon 5400+ HP with 4GB of RAM and a solid state drive from Crucial. I also have a Dell Optiplex 960 with a 3.0 E8400 Core 2 Duo, 8GB of RAM and a Crucial 3D NAND drive and it beats the pants off of anything else in speed and stability. Give it a try at least. It may work good, it may not. Its designed for simplicity. Do not think of it as a multitasking workstation OS. It can do a lot if you know the ins and outs, but its not for the rookie for sure.

With some stability increase, it will be phenomenal.


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Version: 5.0
Rating: 4
Date: 2019-01-19
Votes: 0


I am finally switching over from Windows, elementary 5.0 was my first Linux choice because it is minimalist/simple looking, yet pretty, and with a bit of quality assurance over 3rd-party apps if I understood correctly.

Unfortunately, after only a few days, I am looking for the right Linux distro for me, as elementary 5.0 was very "buggy". Unfortunately, I do not recall the exact issues or write them down. When they resolve these issues, I'll likely give it another try, until then, I am distro hopping - which is not what I want to do at all.


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Version: 5.0
Rating: 1
Date: 2019-01-17
Votes: 1


Beautiful Distro, but buggy as all get out. If I breath wrong it freezes.


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